The three Sharp family members whose housholds were listed on the first Federal Census for the city of Albany in 1790 have at least two distinctive historic origins. One line descended from the first Thomas Sharp - a seventeenth century soldier at the Albany fort. Perhaps the other began with "Andries Hanse Scherp" who was living in New Netherland before 1660.
The possible connection of Albany resident Joseph Sharp (1749-1813) has not yet been determined.
Sources: This outline of the Sharp family of early Albany isiderived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
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