||If our William Sharp was among this group is not known, but he was imported by Lord Neil Campbell. He sailed from Leith (near Edinburgh) Scotland, September 5, 1685 on the "Henry and Francis" and arrived in New Jersey, probably at Perth Amboy, in December. At this time William was probably twenty two years old. In 1686 he settled on the north side of the Raritan River near where the north and south branches meet. (See the picture to the left). He lived there for nine years and completed the purchase of' this land from Lord Neil Campbell by 1695.|
|The SHARP / SHARPE
Surname Y-chromosome, DNA Project was officially begun on June 2, 2003
when we registered with FamilyTreeDNA.com for our Group and were given
the discounted rate for each individual test. Having read many success
stories in matches with DNA for genealogical purposes, we decided that
it is time to try to advance our research in the many cases where there
are no written documents to help to prove our ancestry.
The success of our Project will depend on the number of participants who join our testing group, as well the documentation of the research connected with each line reqarding dates and locations of birth, death, marriage, etc.
Information on this site has come from many sources
Sharp Genealogy...The Descendants of William & Mary Sharp of New Jersey By Howard Sharpe 5th. Edition 1993
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