Rachel Moore who married James Edward Sharp,
is the daughter of Levi Moore, Jr. and Mary
"Polly" McCarty. Levi Moore, Jr. is the son
of Levi Moore, Sr. and Susannah Crist.
Levi Moore, Jr. was married twice. Levi, Jr.'s
1st marriage was to Nancy Sharp:
Levi Jr. & Nancy Sharp had five children - 3 girls
and two boys:
(1) Rebecca married Leonard Irvine & lived on Back Creek. Their children were Levi, Lizzie, Cornelia, Wilton, Susannah, and Herron.
(2) Margaret married Eli McCarty near Laurel Run. Their children were Margaret (m. John Simmons) & Paul who
died in the west
(3) Martha married Rev. John Waugh of Indian Draft.
Their children were Levi, Beverly, John, Samuel, Miriam, Ann, Eveline.
(4) Andrew married Rebecca Waugh & lived on Stony Creek prior to moving to Jackson County. Andrew was a noted weather forecaster.
(5) Levi Moore III went to Nebraska, where he amassed a fortune in the fur trade. Having no children of his own he adopted his nephew John Moore - one of Andrew's sons.
Levi Jr. married a second time to Mary McCarty.
LEVI MOORE & POLLY McCARTY 09 September 1819 Bath
Levi & Mary had the following children:
(1) Rachel Moore married James Sharp of Thorny Creek & later migrated to Iowa.
(2) Susannah Crist Moore married Stephen Hadden and also went to Iowa.
(3) Mary Jane Moore made her home with her daughter
Matilda Moore near Mt. Zion Church
(4) George Moore was as tall as his father. He went west for some years & then returned to Pocahontas County where he went to the Pocahontas Academy at Hillsboro with the intent of going into the practice of medicine. He contracted a disease and died at the home of
his sister Rebecca.
Now let me clarify the SHARPS:
James Edward Sharp was the son of James and
Margaret Wanless Sharp. The elder James was the
son of John and Margaret Blaine Sharp, of Frost,
Pocahontas Co. WV
Nancy Sharp, was the daughter of William Sharp, Sr.
a pioneer of Pocahontas Co. WV and his wife,
There has been no known connection made between
John Sharp of Frost and William Sharp, Sr.
although BOTH were very prominent citizens
and settlers of Pocahontas Co. The TWO Sharp
lines become entwined with the marriages of