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    Rolla Y. Sharp, of Troy, Ohio, was born in this city April 12, 1862, the son of Richard and Emily (Tullis) Sharp, the former of whom was born in Virginia, and the latter in Miami county, Ohio. Richard Sharp came to Ohio in young manhood, and being a wagon maker, located at Troy. When the Civil war broke out, he patriotically offered his services to the Union cause, and served with distinction as a lieutenant in the One Hundred and Forty seventh regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To him and his wife six children were born, three boys and three girls, all of whom are now deceased with the exception of Ada, who has been engaged in teaching for the past thirty-five years and is at present instructing at the Edwards School, and Rolla Y., the subject of this biography. Rolla Y. Sharp was educated in the Troy common schools, and when he left took up work with his father in the carriage shop at Troy. He continued in this occupation until the year 1910, when he was appointed chief of the fire department. He served his community well in this capacity for four years, and then withdrew. After two years, however, he was again called to give his services to the fire department, and was thus engaged for another year. At this time he was appointed deputy sheriff, a position which he retains at the present time, having complete charge of the jail at Troy. Mr. Sharp married Clara Kellog and the following children have been born to them: Ada, died when but seven years of age; Robert, attending Cincinnati University, and Richard, attending high school. Robert served in the armed forces of the country during the World war, and saw five months active service in France as a member of the coast artillery. Mr. Sharp is a popular member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and has the trust and confidence of his fellow townsmen, whom he so conscientiously serves.

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