- Birth Date
- 8 July 1830
- Death Date
- 7 September 1864
He initially emigrated to the Valley with his parents and siblings in 1850, but several years later, he captained his own freight company. He died en route at Willow Springs and was buried near the Sweetwater, then after arriving in Salt Lake, "a tinker from Salt Lake City came and wanted four men to go with them to the station to dig Sharp's body up and place him in a metal coffin." His body was returned to Utah.
He sailed to America in 1848 on the ship Erin's Queen.
- Age at Departure: 19
- Head of Household
- Died en Route
- Age at Departure: 32
- Age at Departure: 33
- Company Captain
- "Died on the Plains," Salt Lake Daily Telegraph , 9 Sep. 1864, 3.
- Excerpt from Ove C. Oveson journal, 1860-1920.
- Jenson, Andrew, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia , 2:479.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1850, 24.
- List of arrivals in the Salt Lake Valley, 1850 August 28, Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports, 1850-1862.
- Nielson, Andrew Christian, Autobiography [ca. 1890], 5.
- Peterson, Peter, [Interview], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 23:125-27.
- Pickett, John W., "Pioneer Sketch: Story of John W. Pickett"
- "Sudden Death on the Plains," Deseret News [Weekly], 14 Sep. 1864, 400.
- Twentieth Ward history, 1856-1979, p. 47-48