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Benjamin Tharp

Also Known As: "Thorp"
Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: New Jersey
Death: April 15, 1804 (31)
Salem, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Zebulon Tharp and Jane Tharp
Husband of Elisabeth Tharp and Phoebe Tharp
Father of Susannah Hall; Experience Davis; Hezekiah Tharp; Hannah Cox; Bethia Davis and 2 others
Brother of Andrew Tharp; Elizabeth Ewing (Tharp); Joshua Tharp and Isaac Tharp

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Immediate Family

About Benjamin Tharp

DAVIS, THE SETTLERS OF SALEM, WEST VIRGINIA, by Susie Davis Nicholson, Salem, West Virginia, 1992. p. 14, 27


Although this lineage became established early on in the state of Virginia, the history of Benjamin Tharp begins further north, in either New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Researchers estimate that Benjamin was born between 1765-1770. He married Elizabeth Maxson in the late 1780's in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey, though others researching this line believe the couple may have been married in Pennsylvania. There was been speculation for years that Benjamin is a descendant of Thomas Thorpe (1631) of Woodbridge; however, Benjamin's parentage has never been conclusively established. [DNA evidence now establishes the connection; see below.]

Benjamin and Elizabeth Tharp were one of ten families of the Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Seventh Day Baptist Church, to migrate to Virginia in 1789. After first settling in Monongalia County, Virginia, by 1791, Benjamin had purchased 200 acres of land on Ten Mile Creek, in Harrison County, Virginia. He continued to purchase land in Harrison County, Virginia until his early death at 31 years of age. He was one of the first trustees of New Salem, Virginia, which was established as a town in 1794 (now Salem, West Virginia). Benjamin's occupation was shipbuilding and carpentry.

Benjamin and Elizabeth had the following children: Susanna (abt 1790), Experience (1790), Hezekiah D (1792), Hannah (1797), Bethia (1798), Nancy (1800), Timothy (1802). After the early death of their parents (Benjamin in 1804 and Elizabeth in 1811), five of the children were indentured to friends and family to raise. Hezekiah and his wife Huldah Cox, built the first mill in Lewis County (formerly Harrison), Virginia, but later relocated to Iowa, where many of there descendants continue to reside. Nancy Tharp and her husband, Wilford Drummond, also moved to Monroe County, Iowa. Many other descendants, however, remained in Harrison & Lewis Counties, Virginia, and Richie County, West Virginia.

(Information on this line was obtained from Joan D. Tharp's family compilation on the Thorpe lineage, particularly Benjamin's line, as well as from researcher/descendant Jim Lawson.)


1. Thomas Thorpe (1631) of Woodbridge, New Jersey.

2. Thomas Tharp (1640) of Maryland.

3. Zebulon Tharp (early 1700's) of Virginia.

4. John Henry Tharp (1830) of Somerset County, New Jersey.

5. Benjamin Tharp (1770) of Virginia.

...We found a genetic match between Thomas Thorpe of Woodbridge (#1), Zebulon Tharp of Virgina (#3), Benjamin Tharp of Virginia (#5),

...Additionally, the results for Benjamin Tharp (abt 1770) of Virginia show an almost complete genetic match between this lineage and that of Thomas Thorpe (#1) and Zebulon Tharp (#3). The match is 24/25 with both #1 & #3; however, the mismatch between Benjamin's results and that of Thomas Thorpe (#1) is marker 459(b), a quick mutating marker. Thus, the time to the most recent common ancestor between these two lines is approximately 9 generations or 225 years (50% probability), fitting exactly with birthdate of Benjamin himself about 1770. The single mismatch between Benjamin's line and that of Zebulon Tharp (#3) is marker 389(1) & (2). The estimated time to the most recent common ancestor between these two lineages is 17 generations, or about 425 years. However, these estimates are extremely conservative. It must be remembered that a mutation, either on a quick or slow moving marker, can happen at any time, even between fathers and sons (or between brothers). Studies are now being performed by Family Tree DNA to better determine the mutation rates of marker #389, along with remaining 24 markers used for this analysis.

Although not conclusive, it appears likely that both Zebulon Tharp and Benjamin Tharp are direct descendants of Thomas Thorpe of Woodbridge. While it is possible that both Benjamin and Zebulon descend from Thorpe ancestors closely related to Thomas of Woodbridge, no evidence of another Thorpe relation has ever been found in the records. Additionally, while it is possible that Benjamin is a direct descendant of Zebulon of Virginia, this appears unlikely for the following reasons:

1. Benjamin Tharp makes his first appearance in the records as part of the Shrewsbury Baptist Chruch in Monmouth County, NJ. While Thomas Thorpe's lineage is centered in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, by the early 1700's descendants had moved out into neighboring Union & Monmouth Counties. 2. The DNA results show a connection between Benjamin and Thomas Thorpe on DNA marker #389. It is also likely that Zebulon's marker #389 mutated sometime after the lineage split from the other two in the early 1700's.

It is possible that Zebulon Tharp and Benjamin Tharp both match on marker #459b because they both descend from the same son of Thomas Thorpe. This marker may have mutated with this son, before the two lineages split from each other. However, it is also possible is that this marker represents a mutation within the branch of descent of the Thomas Thorpe volunteer, and that the other two lineages have remained unchanged on this marker.

It should be noted that a second volunteer from the Thomas Thorpe of Woodbridge line has participated in the DNA Project using the 12-marker test. Since the two volunteers from this line had exact matches on their DNA test, the DNA fingerprint of the Woodbridge line has been determined.


Benjamin Tharp married Elizabeth Maxson. I've not been able to locate a date or place, but would guess Shrewsbury, NJ. They were married prior to Oct 1789 in that is when they moved from Monmouth County to Monongalia and then Harrison Co., Va.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Zebulon Maxson and Experience Davis. She was born ca 1770 and died in 1811. Benjamin is unknown prior to the departure from Shrewsbury and dies in 1804 in New Salem, VA.

They were members of the 7th Day Baptist Church and were founding members of the town of New Salem (now Salem, WV). No place of burial is known for either.

           Husband: Benjamin Tharp    
     Also known as: Benjamin Thorp 1
              Born:                      in   
              Died: Apr-15-1804          in   
              Wife: Elizabeth Maxson     
           Married: ca 1788              in   1
              Born: ca 1770              in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co, NJ  1
              Died: 1811                 in Harrison Co, (W)VA  1
            Father: Zebulon Maxson 
            Mother: Experience Davis 
         F Child 1: Experience Tharp      
              Born: Nov- 9-1790          in Monongalia Co, (W)VA  2
              Died: Jan- 6-1866          at Rock Run (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV  2
         M Child 2: Timothy Tharp      
              Born: Jul-24-1802          in Harrison Co, (W)VA  3
              Died: Jul-12-1881          in   4,5


(1) Susie Davis Nicholson, Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Gordon

Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged), p. 15.

(2) Susie Davis Nicholson, Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Gordon

Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged), p. 51.

(3) Headstone - Date calculated from age at death.

(4) Headstone.

(5) Ritchie County Historical Society (David M. Scott, Editor), Ritchie County,

West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993, McClain Printing Co, Parsons, WV, 1995.


Below is a list of all the THARP children and to whom they were indentured/ married and what children they had.

child #1.

Experience THARP/ or THORP goes to Samuel Fitz Randolph.

[this Samuel Fitz Randolph? Samuel Fitz Randolph ]

Experience as a grown up lady married William Johnson "Rock Run Billy" DAVIS;

WILLIAM DAVIS data and some Experience data: Notes: quote from DAVIS book:

"Because of the several William Davises who lived in the Doddridge, Harrison Counties area, he came to be known as “Rock Run Billy”, or “Billy Rock”, to distinguish him form the others. An extensive land owner , he willed the remainder of his holdings to his sons, with Stephen T. Davis, as the Executor, but not receiving land. (Doddridge County Wills)

We have accounted for all the sons, but except Rebecca Davis, we were unable to find any direction on the daughters.”

--all text from page 80 in Davis book. ["DAVIS-The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia-Their Ancestors and Some of Their Descendants" authors: Walter W. Nicholson and Susie Davis Nicholson, Library of Congress Catalog Card No. #91-77804, Clothbound

Published by: The Seventh Day Baptist Church,1992]


William born: 1 Mar 1790, in Monmouth County,New Jersey, migrated/ moved with his family &step mom 1906 to West Virginia from New Jersey.

PARENTS: He was the son of William Gifford "Jarsey Billy" DAVIS[1762-1840] and Catherine Sarah JOHNSTON.[1787-aft 1800]

Died: 15 Jul 1878, in Rock Run Near West Union,WV. Buried:Old Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery At West Union, West Virginia

Residence: Rock Run, Hardy Co., West Virginia. Just after Experience and William marriage/reared family there.

Occupation: Stockholder/director West Union Academy-3 Children Went There-

Religion: November 1829 Recieved Into The Seventh Day Baptist Church, 10 Years After Wife Experience THARP,

Both Joined Newly Organized Middle Island Sventh Day Baptist Church Prior To 19 August 1831/active Member

13 children from the DAVIS book:

i. Irene Davis, born 4 June 1811,married 9 Nov 1841 in Harrison County to Cyrus Cunningham, b. 13 May 1818, s/o David Cunningham and Sarah Randall.

ii. Elizabeth Davis, born 23 June 1813,married 12 Oct 1830 in Burdict Dormer (Benedict?)

iii. Rececca Davis, b. 4 April 1815, ma. Alford Newlon Davis #186

iv. Stephen Tharp DAVIS, #327, b. 3 Sept 1817, ma. Elizabeth Jeffrey, #67-ii.

v. Tabitha DAVIS, b. 27 May 1819, d.y.

vi. Hezekiah T. Davis,#328, b. 4 March 1821, ma. Statira Davis #61-ix.

vii. Eli R. Davis,#329, born 17 December 1822, married Caroline Sutton. #205-iii; Margaret Spenser.

viii. Nathan N. Davis,#330, born 9 Sept 1824, m. Alcinda Ashburn; m. Nancy Kinney

ix.Sarah S. DAVIS, b. 27 Aug 1826, not on the 1850 Census of Doddridge County.

x. Gamble Shannon DAVIS, #331, b. 28 Feb 1828, ma. Elizabeth Dayton

xi. Catherine, born Dec 14, 1830; no on the 1850 Census of Doddridge County

xii. William G. DAVIS, #332, b. July 4, 1833, ma. Martha A. Hall, #235-ii.

xiii. Samuel Preston DAVIS, #333, b 23 Jan 1835, m Melissa Williams (SEE WILLIAMS)”

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child #2.

Susannah THARP/ or THORP ; b: 1790 in ,Monongalia,VA

Not Bound Out As An Indentured Servant As Were Her Sisters, Hannah, Experience. Susannah grows up and married Elisha Hall. Note: Elisha purchased a farm in Allen County but Susannah is in the 1840 c ensus of Lewis County so presumed Elisha died.

Susannah and Elisha have 3 children:


1. Lemule Hall birth b: 9 Aug 1820 in ,Lewis,VA

2. Elisha M Hall birth b: 1 Sep 1829 in ,Allen,OH

3. Lawson Hall birth b: 4 Oct 1831 in ,Lewis,VA

[SOURCE: Clay County, West Virginia Ancestors

21393 total entries, last updated Tue May 29 15:26:11 2001. All questions, comments or suggestions regarding information on this page should be addressed to:

Alma Frame <> ]

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child #3.

Hannah THARP / or THORP, went to Stephen C. Davis

Hannah THARP{#80 in Davis book), born 1 Aug 1797, went to Stephen C. Davis.

[b: 1 AUG 1797 d: 25 MAR 1873]

She later married John ESLACK of which nothing is known.

Hannah married a second time to: David SUTTON COX (brother to sisters Hulda COX and Sarah COX}.

David SUTTON COX (brother to Hulda and Sarah COX}. Son of Philip Cox [1760-1854] and Christiana STEELE [1764-1856]

Hannah THARP and DAVID SUTTON COX had child:

i. Philip D. {probably David} Cox. born:?

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child #4.

Hezekiah Davis THARP was Indentured Out As Was His Brother Timothy To:?- I will have to check on my Hezekiah data and research him. cls.

      Hezekiah D Tharp was born 1792 in ,Harrison,VA, and died 17 Aug 1867 in ,Van Buren,IA. He was buried in Harness Cem,Mount Sterling,Van Buren,IA. He was the son of 2. Benjamin Tharp and 3. Elizabeth Maxon. He married Huldah Cox 1 Jun 1817 in ,Harrison,VA, daughter of Philip Cox and Christiana Stelle. She was born 31 Mar 1797 in ,Harrison,VA, and died 21 Sep 1893 in ,Van Buren,IA. She was buried in Harness Cem, Mount Sterling, Van Buren, IA.

Hezekiah :Married: 1 JUN 1817in Harrison Co,West Virginia, USA, to Huldah COX, and they had 14 children.

v. Huldah Cox was born 31 Mar 1797 in ,Harrison,VA, and died 21 Sep 1893 in ,Van Buren,IA. She married Hezekiah D Tharp 1 Jun 1817 in ,Harrison,VA, son of Benjamin Tharp and Elizabeth Maxon. He was born 1792 in ,Harrison,VA, and died 17 Aug 1867 in ,Van Buren County, Iowa {IA}

Huldah Cox and Hezekiah THARP had 14 children:


1. Christina Tharp birth b: 13 Apr 1818 in Freemans Creek,Lewis,VA

2. Rebecca Tharp birth b: Abt 1817 in ,Harrison,VA

3. Emily Tharp birth b: Abt 1820 in ,Lewis,VA

4. Helen Martha Tharp birth b: Abt 1822 in ,Lewis,VA

5. Susannah Tharp birth b: 29 Jan 1822 in ,Lewis,VA

6. Benjamin F Tharp birth b: 1824 in ,Harrison,VA

7. Hulda Tharp birth b: Abt 1825 in ,Harrison,VA

8. Sarah Jane Tharp birth b: 24 Jan 1828 in ,Harrison,VA

9. Isaac D Tharp birth b: Abt 1830 in ,Harrison,VA

10. Juliet Tharp birth b: 1833 in ,Harrison,VA

11. Nancy Tharp birth b: 20 Feb 1835 in ,Harrison,VA

12. Timothy Smith Tharp birth b: 27 Feb 1836 in ,Lewis,VA

13. Elmira Tharp birth b: Abt 1839 in ,Harrison,VA

14. William Marshall Tharp birth b: 28 Jun 1840 in ,Harrison,VA

{Source: Alma Frame <>

Clay County, West Virginia Ancestors]

Final note: Migaration: after 1840, or the birth of their last son William Marsahll THARP, they migrated from West Virginia to VanBuren County, IOWA.

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Child #5.

Bethia THARP / or THORP.

I have as : bound out as an indentured servant to #76 Thomas Maxson on Monday, 20 May 1811. She was age 13 years at that time and worked as an indentured servant to Thomas Maxson and until she was age 18 years when she married Jonathan. Her marriage to Jonathan lasted for 25 years.

m. Jonathan L Davis

  • Name: Bethia Tharp
  • Given Name: Bethia
  • Surname: Tharp
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1798 , Harrison Co, West Virginaia, USA
  • Death: age 44, aft 13 Sep 1842, Probably Parkersburg, West Virginia; when last son Benjamin Allen Darow DAVIS born.

Buried: Bethel Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.VA

Indenture date: 20 May 1811, “to Be A Spinster, (Age Not Given)” To Thomas MAXSON#76(Who Had Her Sister Nancy; along with her brother Timothy, after their Mom Elizabeth died)

At age 23 years Thomas had married 7 December 1791, in Harrison County, West Virginia. This marriage will last 30 years. Thomas's

spouse was: Mary DAVIS, daughter of Pioneer to Salem WV, William DAVIS and his wife Jane - - -?

.[See Pioneer DAVIS family section in the rear end pages of the DAVIS book, by Nicolson.]

Marriage: 27 Nov 1816, Harrison Co, West Virginaia, USA

Spouse: Jonathan L. DAVIS, Son Of William J. Davis And Hannah Lambert.

Jonathan born: 8 Oct 1797

Jonathan died: 21 Aug 1851

Buried: Bethel Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.VA

Bethia Tharp and Jonathan had 7 children:

Bethia Tharp b: 1798

+ Jonathan L. Davis b: 8 OCT 1797 d: 21 AUG 1851

3 Thomas Davis, born after 1817

3 Hezekiah Tharp Davis,born after 1817

3 Elizabeth Davis

3 William Ahi Davis

3 Lewis A. G. Davis

3 Jonathan Alfred Davis

3 Benjamin Allen Darrow Davis

[Source: Lee Taylor<, Taylor Genealogy]

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child #6. is Nancy THARP,

Nancy THARP / or THORP goes to Thomas Maxson.

Nancy THARP,{#81 in DAVIS book}

Born: 16 Mar 1800, Nancy was the sixth child and next to last (last born child that was Timothy). Nancy went to church with Deacon Thomas MAXSON and his wife Mary DAVIS. "[His DAVIS line is: Thomas 5 MAXSON, Mary Babcock4, Judith DAVIS 3, John DAVIS 2, William DAVIS 1}{West Fork Seventh Day Baptist Church} {Thomas had 3 THARP children indentured to him, Bethia, Nancy and Timothy.} NANCY THARP later married Wilford DRUMMOND.

Reverend Wilford Drummond:

born: 16 Aug 1799; West Fork,Harrison,VA

Died: 18 May 1869, Polk Twp. , Wapello Co, Iowa

Migrated: 1856m Moved From Harrison County, WV To Wapello County, IA

Census: 1856:, IA State Census; source:Verna L. Benedict


son of Thomas Drummond and Sarah Unknown.

Married: 4 Jan 1821, Harrison Co, WV

Religion: Seventh Day Baptist

Spouse: Nancy THARP, who is buried;

Cuba Cemetery, Monroe, Iowa

Had 11 Children With Wilford Drummond , All Listed In Alma Frame Site.

Clay County, West Virginia Ancestors

Children of Nancy Tharp and Wilford Drummond are:

i. Thomas Drummond was born Abt 1820 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA, and died 1 Mar 1865 in Battle Of 5 forks,WV. He married Rhoda Ann "Sukey" Harper 14 Nov 1844 in ,Harrison,VA.

         ii.       Benjamin Drummond was born 1823 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA. He married Mary Ann Shahan, daughter of Richard Shahan and Elizabeth Dakon. She was born 1826 in Bristol,Harrison,VA.
         iii.       Emaline Drummond was born 5 Jul 1826 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA, and died 24 Feb 1874 in Eddyville,Wapello,IA. She married John William Shahan 16 Sep 1849 in ,Harrison,VA, son of Richard Shahan and Elizabeth Dakon. He was born 17 Feb 1828 in Cherry Camp,Bristol,VA, and died 5 Sep 1913 in ,Monroe,IA.
         iv.       Granville Drummond was born 1828 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA, and died 1894 in ,Vernon,MO. He married Anne McIntire 19 Feb 1850 in ,Harrison,VA. She was born 1838 in ,,VA.
         v.       Pendleton Drummond was born 11 Jul 1829 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA, and died 18 Dec 1902 in ,Braxton,WV. He married E Carolyn "Mary" McIntire 25 Dec 1849 in ,Harrison,VA. He married Elizabeth Peace Gawthrop 26 May 1870 in Clarksburg,Harrison,WV, daughter of James Gawthrop and Hulda Waldo. She was born 8 May 1830 in Pruntytown,Taylor,VA, and died 8 May 1921 in Bridgeport,Harrison,VA.
         vi.       Hezekiah Drummond was born 1832 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA, and died 22 May 1863 in Vicksburg,Warren,MS. He married Sarah Jane Speery 7 Apr 1859 in ,Monroe,IA, daughter of Israel Sperry and Elizabeth "Betty" Judson. She was born 1843 in ,,MO.
         vii.       Ervin "Pent" Drummond was born 1834 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA, and died Abt 1870. He married Nancy Webb 14 Feb 1867 in ,Monroe,IA. She was born 1847, and died 1915.
         viii.       Elvin Drummond was born 1834 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA, and died 22 May 1863 in Vicksburg,Warren,MS. He married Virginia Berry 25 Aug 1859 in ,Walpello,IA, daughter of Isaac Berry and Name Missing. She was born 1841 in ,Clay,IL, and died 27 Mar 1907.
         ix.       Matilda Drummond was born 10 May 1836 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA, and died in Christainburg,Walpello,IA. She married Richard Wilford Shahan in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA, son of Jones Shahan and Parthena Missing. He was born 2 Aug 1824 in Morgantown,Monogalia,VA, and died 8 Aug 1863. She married Absolam Brooks.
         x.       Mary A Drummond was born 1838 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA. She married Andrew Bergstron 13 Apr 1878 in ,Walpello,IA.
         xi.       Minerva Drummond was born 3 Oct 1840 in Clarksburg,Harrison,VA, and died 12 Oct 1912 in Tulsa,Tulsa,OK. She married James T Layne 19 Mar 1862 in ,Wapello,IA.

NEW FACT via email to Carol:

Elizabeth Maxon Did Not Fall On Hard Times. Her Husband Was A Chronic Alcoholic And Probably Died Of Cirrhosis Of The Liver Or Acute Alcoholism Leaving Her Penniless.“ quote From Decendent Of Nancy Tharp/Drummond, Alma Frame

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child #6: (#82, in Davis book)

Timothy THARP {Thorp}

born: 25 July 1802,Lewis County, West Virginia died:12 Jul 1881, Bone Creek, Auburn, Ritchie County, West Virginia

Indentured out: same day has his older sister Bethia; after the death of his mother Elizabeth MAXSON. on 20 May 1811 to Thomas MAXSON (Who already Had His older Sister Nancy)

[This Thomas Maxson, Thomas Maxson ?]

-- married Sarah Cox on Christmas day, Dec 25, 1824 in Lewis County, West Virginia.

source: Alma FRAME

2. Timothy Tharp was born 4 Jul 1802 in Lewis, VA, and died 12 Jul 1881 in Bone Creek Auburn, Ritchie, WV. He was the son of 4. Benjamin Tharp and 5. Elizabeth Maxon.

3. Sarah "Sally" Cox was born 18 Dec 1805 in Harrison, VA, and died 6 Sep 1884 in Auburn, Ritchie, WV. She was the daughter of 6. Philip Cox and 7. Christiana Stelle.


Children of Sarah "Sally" Cox and Timothy Tharp are:

         i.       Matilda Tharp was born 29 Jan 1826 in Auburn,Ritchie,VA, and died 1900 in ,Davis,IA. She married Henry Haden 2 Feb 1843 in ,Harrison,VA.
         ii.       Lovina Tharp was born 29 Jan 1826 in Auburn,Ritchie,VA, and died in Spruce Creek,Ritchie,WV. She married Felix Collins 13 Jan 1842 in ,,VA.
         iii.       Hezekiah Tharp was born 1827 in Auburn,Ritchie,VA, and died in Middle Fork Hughes R,Ritchie,VV. He married Elizabeth Wass 23 Mar 1847 in ,Ritchie,VA.
         iv.       Christina Tharp was born 23 Mar 1829 in Auburn,Ritchie,VA. She married Nicholas Waggoner 10 Jan 1850 in ,,VA.
         v.       Hulda Tharp was born 1831 in Auburn,Ritchie,VA, and died 1857 in ,Appanoose,IA. She married Josiah Mitchell 26 Jul 1849 in ,Harrison,VA.
         vi.       Wilford Drummond Tharp was born 23 Dec 1832 in ,Lewis,VA, and died 24 Mar 1910 in Mt Pleasant,Henry,IA. He married Sarah E Standley 18 Sep 1856 in Monterey,Davis,IA. She was born 24 Nov 1839 in ,Putnam,IN, and died 14 Dec 1925 in Moulton,Appanoosa,IA.
         vii.       Elizabeth Ann Tharp was born 17 Aug 1834 in ,Harrison,VA. She married Isaac Hayden 20 Feb 1851.

1. viii. Ebenezer Hayes Tharp was born 9 Feb 1837 in ,Harrison,VA, and died 13 Apr 1884 in Auburn,Ritchie,WV. He married Amanda Wass 10 Feb 1857 in ,,VA.

         ix.       David Cox Tharp was born 1838 in ,Harrison,VA, and died Bef 1850 in ,,VA.
         x.       Cordelia Isabella Tharp was born 1840 in ,Harrison,VA, and died 15 Jan 1853 in Auburn,Ritchie,VA.
         xi.       Elsy Caroline Tharp was born 21 Apr 1844 in ,Harrison,VA, and died 1877 in ,,WV. She married Edward Marshal Brown 29 Feb 1860 in ,,WV.
         xii.       Sampson S Tharp was born 1845 in ,Harrison,VA, and died 1865 in Anderson Prison.
         xiii.       Phineas Randolph Tharp was born 13 Jan 1849 in ,Harrison,VA, and died 24 Nov 1921 in ,Ritchie,WV. He married Sarah Moyers 25 Nov 1869 in ,Ritchie,WV.
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Benjamin Tharp's Timeline

New Jersey
November 9, 1790
Age 17
Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
Age 17
Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
Age 19
Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
August 1, 1797
Age 24
Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
Age 25
Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
March 16, 1800
Age 27
Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
July 4, 1802
Age 29
Virginia (now West Virginia), United States
April 15, 1804
Age 31
Salem, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), United States