Rev. Solomon Tharp

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Solomon Tharp, Rev

Birthplace: Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Death: August 06, 1849 (98)
Cassopolis, MI, United States
Place of Burial: Cass, MI, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Tharp, Sr.; Thomas Tharp; Elizabeth Jane Jordan-Tharp (Curry) and Hannah Horsley
Husband of Rebecca Ann Tharp and Hanna Ruckman-Tharp (Tate)
Father of Ruth Tharp Reed; William B. Tharp; Thomas R Tharp; William B. Tharp; Martha Tharp Grubb and 6 others
Brother of Isaac Tharp; John Tharp, Jr.; A\nna Tharp and Elizabeth Tharp

Occupation: Reverand
Managed by: Linda York Janesko
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About Rev. Solomon Tharp

Solomon was born in 1750 in Woodbridge, New Jersey to John and Elizabeth Jane Jordan Tharp. He married Hannah Tate on June 16, 1774, when he was 23 years old. After the birth of their first two children, he joined the military to fight in the Revolutionary War. He served from January 15, 1777 until November 3, 1783 in Valley Forge, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Springtown and Yorktown. He enlisted "for the duration of the war", at Sussex County, New Jersey as a private in Captain William Bond's Company, Fourth Regiment and was under the command of Col. Ephraim Martin. As forces were reorgainized, he subsequently served in Captain Jonathan Forman's Company, Fourth Regiment; Captain Forman's Company in Lt. Col. Francis Berber's Light Infantry Battalion; and then Captain Alexander Mitchell's Company in Col. Matthias Ogden's Light Infantry Regiment, all in the New Jersey Line. He received a monthly pay of $6.66. After the war he and Hannah took their family to tha Shenandoah area in Culpepper County, Virginia near the Rapidan River. They were devout Baptists and along with other pioneers of similar religious backgrounds, emigrated through the Valley of Virginia into North Carolina. In 1799 Solomon and his family removed to Bedford Co., Virginia and then to Champaign Co., Ohio, settling at King's Creek in Wayne Township sometime before 1811. He served as one of 30 electors of the Township. By 1820 they moved to Logan County, Ohio.They had eight children. It was here in Logan County that Hannah Tate Tharp died between the years of 1820 and 1830, according to the census. After Hannah died, Solomon moved to Cass County, Michigan with some of his children in 1842 and lived with his son Levi's family. He lived to be 99 years old. He was buried in the Reams-Norton Cemetery in Cass County, Michigan. The Daughters of the American Revolution erected a marker for him which reads," A memorial to Solomon Tharp, ancestor of many buried here, who was a Revolutionary War Soldier, 1777-1783; Was at Valley Forge 1777 and 8, fought for his countrymens liberty at Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Springfield and Yorktown. He marched with the New Jersey Continental Army through western New York, Seneca Indian Settlements. Eternal vigilance and sacrifice are the price of liberty and freedom."

Siblings:	William THARP Sr. 1740-1812                                       Children: 	Ruth REED (THARP)   22 Feb 1774-1850
               James THARP    1741-1812                                                           William B THARP   18 Mar 1776-26 Oct 1853
               Thomas THARP     1744-1800                                                        Thomas R THARP  1778-30 Sep 1862
                Isaac V. THARP    1747-1783                                                        Martha (Patsey) GRUBB  (THARP)  1779-1821   
                Ruth LONG (THARP) 1751-1800                                                   Nathaniel (Nathan) D. THARP  1781-1814
                Mary CAMPBELL(THARP)  1752-Feb 1806                                  Abner THARP  18 Apr 1787-:	7 Aug 1869
                Nathan THARP  1754-1786                                                            Mary (Polly) NORTON (THARP) 1789-1850
                John THARP Jr.    1756-1844                                                         Levi Dixon THARP  	1 May 1792-1869
                Zebulon THARP                                                                              Pleasant Martin (Plessy)LUNDY (THARP)1797-1846
                Henry D. THARP                                                                             Leroy THARP
                David THARP                                                                                  Enoch THARP
                Beverly THARP
                Susannah Thorpe THARP
                Elisha THARP
                Elizabeth PETTYJOHN (THARP)
                Samuel THARP
                Zachariah THARP
                Maria LONGFELLOW (THARP)
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 April 2019), memorial page for Solomon Tharp (16 Oct 1750–6 Aug 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18073733, citing Reames-Norton Cemetery, Cassopolis, Cass County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by B Tharp (contributor 46842467) .
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Rev. Solomon Tharp's Timeline

October 16, 1750
Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
February 22, 1774
Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
March 18, 1776
Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
Lewisburg, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States
March 28, 1779
Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States of America
May 1, 1779
Bedford, Virginia, United States
August 18, 1781
Culpeper, VA, United States
April 18, 1787
Virginia, United States
March 12, 1789
Virginia, United States