Limestone County Historical Commission
Limestone County Historical Commission

Alice A. Sanders Sharp

Tombstone of Zachary Taylor and Alice A. Sharp - Fort Parker Memorial Park

Alice A. Sanders was born in Arkansas on March 30, 1850 and was the daughter of James Monroe and Nancy Jane Ratliff Sanders.  She moved to Texas with her parents in 1860, settling near Palestine in Anderson County.  The Sanders Family later settled near Willow Springs in Limestone County in 1870.  On December 8, 1875, she married Zachary Taylor Sharp.


Z. T. and Alice resided on his parent’s homestead in the Honest Ridge community.  They had six children who lived to adulthood: Zelda T., Junius S., James Earl, Lura Jane, Bertha May and Laura T.  Two children died at about four years of age and one in infancy.


In 1909, Z. T. and Alice Sharp moved to Mexia where they lived for four years before moving to Groesbeck.  The Sharps were members of the Methodist Church.  Both died in Groesbeck, Alice on November 4, 1916 and Z. T. on May 28, 1922, and were buried in Glenwood Cemetery, which is now known as Fort Parker Memorial Park.

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