Evening Shade, Sharp County, Arkansas
Photos Copyright of Dwight Sharp
Submitted by Tootie Dennis
(This is a partial transcription)
Evening Shade Cemetery, until recent years, was known as the Sharp Cemetery at Evening Shade.
The property it covers was probably once owned by William H. Sharp (brother to Old Isaac Sharp).
William and both of his wives and several children who died young are believed to be buried here, but their graves cannot be located.
The gravestones of his oldest son, Isaac Elston Sharp, and Isaac’s wife, Nancy, are still standing.
For many years, the cemetery was surrounded by a fence of fieldstone and concrete and had an entry of large concrete steps on the East side.
All of that has been removed in recent years, and the cemetery is now open on all sides. (This information provided by Dwight Sharp).
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1889 – 1972
Daughter of William Mordeci and Betty Davis Sharp. Wife of Landon A. Greene.
1887 – 1945
Husband of Ora Belle Sharp
1890 – 1891
Infant daughter of John Medley and his 2nd wife, Lillie B. Greene Medley. Maude is buried beside her father.
John Samuel Medley
1848 – 1904
He was the foreman of the Sharp Mills. He married Nancy Luce Sharp after the death of her first husband, Isaac Sharp.
Nancy soon died after her marriage to John Medley. John raised the 4 children of Isaac and Nancy.
1843 – 1879
Nancy Luce married Isaac E. Sharp. After Isaac’s death, she married John Samuel Medley.
1838 – 1875
Oldest son of William H. and Catherine Barnes Sharp.
When William died, Isaac took ownership of the Sharp Mill and other properties at Evening Shade.
1885 - 1930
Mattie Sharp Thomas
1887 - 1957
(oldest child of William Mordeci Sharp and his first wife, Betty Davis.)
1909 – 1972
One of 5 sons of John and Mattie Sharp Thomas
1905 – 2001
Oldest child of John and Mattie Sharp Thomas. Buried near first husband, Fred Taylor
1930 – 1999
Oldest child of J.W. “Bill” Thomas
1907 – 1978
Oldest son of John & Mattie Sharp Thomas
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