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James Sharplin

Male 1758 -


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  • Name James Sharplin 
    Born 1758  Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I113392335  Earnest
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2008 

    Family Elizabeth Pyland 
    Married 1783 
    Children 
    +1. William Sharplin,   b. 1784, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Sharplin,   b. 1786
     3. Mary Magdeleine Sharplin,   b. 1788
    +4. Sarah Sharplin,   b. 1790,   d. Apr 1854  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F50271959  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Enlisted @ Chesterfield, Va., August 30, 1780, in the Revolutionary Army
      Deserted at Chesterfield Courthouse in December of 1780
      Residence of Henrico
      Appears in Claremont Co., So. Carolina 1800 Census

      His occupation is listed as blacksmith,it was also noted that his forefinger was missing to the first joint.

      1800 Census of Claremont Co., South Carolina

      Pyland, Ishiam 1 male 0-10 1 male 26-45
      1 female 18-25

      Pyland, George 1 male 0-10 1 10-16 1 18-25
      1 female 10-16 2 18-25

      Sharplin, James 2 males 0-10 1 male 10-16 1 male 26-45
      2 females 10-16 1 female 26-45
    • James Sharplin was christened on 15 Jun 1746 in Bromsgrove, Worcester County, England. It is not known if this is the
      same James Sharplin. The date doesn't agree with other source records. If it is correct, James' mother is listed as Mary Sharplin. No father's name was listed. He was born about 1759 in Middlesex County, England (London Area). He served in the military in 1778. He was shown as a private on the rolls of Capt. James Lang's Company, 10th Pennsylvania Regiment on 10 Sep 1778. He served in the military in 1780 in Virginia during the American Revolution. He enlisted in the Continental Army on August 30, 1780 in Chesterfield, Virginia but apparently deserted from the Chesterfield (County, Virginia) Courthouse in December of that same year. His occupation was listed as blacksmith and it was noted that his right forefinger
      was missing to the first joint. He lived in Lunenburg County, Virginia in Sep 1780. He appeared in the census in 1800 in Sumter District, Claremont County, South Carolina. James and his wife are shown as being between 26 and 45 years of age. There were two males under 10 and one male and two females between 10 and 16 years of age in the household. Living nearby was a George Pyland. In 1812 George wrote a will leaving some things to one of his daughters who was named Elizabeth Sharplin. It is assumed that Elizabeth was James Sharplin's wife. George Pyland was still in Sumter District in 1810, being listed as George Pilott, but there were no Sharplins found.
      James Sharplin and Elizabeth Pyland were married about 1783. Elizabeth Pyland (daughter of George Pyland) birthdate
      unknown