Thomas Sharp1,2

b. 1781
Father*Isaac Sharp1,2,3 b. 13 Apr 1750, d. 12 Feb 1831
Mother*Mary Wolverton1,2,3 b. 22 Apr 1761, d. 26 Aug 1822
Birth*1781Thomas Sharp was born in 1781 in what was then Washington County, Pennsylvania. His place of birth was probably near what would become Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, in 1796.1,2,3
Marriage*He married Unity ______.1,3
Residence*Unity and Thomas Sharp were early settlers of Ohio.3

Family

Unity ______

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 456. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1435] Charles Evans Wolverton, History, Origin and Heritage of the Wolverton and Woolverton Family, 2nd Edition, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Clarksburg, West Virginia: C.E. Wolverton, 1963), pages 123-124. Hereinafter cited as Wolverton and Woolverton Family, 2nd Edition.
  3. [S1436] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania, containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the Early Settled Families, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Chicago, Illinois: J.H. Beers, 1893), The Sharp Family, pages 170-174. Hereinafter cited as Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania.

William Sharp1

Marriage*He married Mary ______.1
Immigration*1749 Reported by the Washington County source to have been of Scotch-Irish ancestry, Mary and William Sharp emigrated from their native land in 1749 and settled first in South Carolina.2
Relocation*After the birth of their son, William and Mary moved their family to Virginia.2
Death*A 1776 letter from his wife to their son Isaac may have indicated that William was then deceased and that his wife had remarried.2,1
(Father) Research Notes The 1776 letter to Isaac from his mother is of special interest to us. The Wolverton source stated that his mother had signed her name to the letter as Mrs. Mary Wilson, indicating that her husband, Isaac's father was deceased and that she had married again. However, the same source, on the same subject, referred to Isaac's mother as Mary (Wolverton) Sharp, who was actually his wife. The Washington County source included a transcription of Isaac's mother's 1776 letter to him. The transcription, however, did not include a reference to how she signed her name. Of interest, though, is the fact that she wrote in her letter, "We are talking of going to South Carolina again next spring. John's son John, who lives there was here, but I hardly think we will go." Her words have made us think that her second husband may have been a John Wilson, who had a son, John, who lived in South Carolina in 1776.1,2

Family

Mary ______
Child1.Isaac Sharp+1 b. 13 Apr 1750, d. 12 Feb 1831

Citations

  1. [S1435] Charles Evans Wolverton, History, Origin and Heritage of the Wolverton and Woolverton Family, 2nd Edition, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Clarksburg, West Virginia: C.E. Wolverton, 1963), pages 123-124. Hereinafter cited as Wolverton and Woolverton Family, 2nd Edition.
  2. [S1436] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania, containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the Early Settled Families, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Chicago, Illinois: J.H. Beers, 1893), The Sharp Family, pages 170-174. Hereinafter cited as Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania.

William Sharp1,2

b. 1790
Father*Isaac Sharp1,2,3 b. 13 Apr 1750, d. 12 Feb 1831
Mother*Mary Wolverton1,2,3 b. 22 Apr 1761, d. 26 Aug 1822
Birth*1790William Sharp was born in 1790 in what was then Washington County, Pennsylvania. His place of birth was probably near what would become Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, in 1796.1,2,3
Marriage*He married Ruth ______.1,3
Relocation*Ruth and William Sharp moved "west."3

Family

Ruth ______

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 456. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1435] Charles Evans Wolverton, History, Origin and Heritage of the Wolverton and Woolverton Family, 2nd Edition, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Clarksburg, West Virginia: C.E. Wolverton, 1963), pages 123-124. Hereinafter cited as Wolverton and Woolverton Family, 2nd Edition.
  3. [S1436] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania, containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the Early Settled Families, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Chicago, Illinois: J.H. Beers, 1893), The Sharp Family, pages 170-174. Hereinafter cited as Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Dr. William A. Sharp1

b. 1879
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Birth*1879Dr. William A. Sharp was born in 1879 in Iowa.
Marriage*7 August 1905He married Emma B. Conger, daughter of Crayton Hall Conger and Louisa Agnes Shove, on Monday evening 7 August 1905 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The ceremony was performed by Reverend Eleanor Gordon, assistant minister of the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, at the home of Emma's sister, Dr. Alice Conger Hunter.2,1
Residence*Following their marriage, Emma and Dr. William A. Sharp lived at Forty-third and Grand, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.3
Name VariationHe was called Will.
Census 1910*15 April 1910William and Emma Sharp appeared on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. They were lodgers in the home of a family, had been married for four years and had no children.4
Occupation*According to the census of 1910, Dr. William A. Sharp was a Dentist and was an employer in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

Family

Emma B. Conger b. 29 Jan 1880, d. 14 Dec 1911

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S243] Pioneer Sons and Daughters Genealogical Society, Polk County, Iowa Marriages, Book 12, 1905-1906 (Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1986), pages 11 and 46. Hereinafter cited as Polk County, Iowa Marriages 1905-1906.
  3. [S783] Richard Conger Heaton, "The Richard Heaton Box of Treasures" (a personal collection of his saved remembrances, collected over multiple years and received from JDH in September 2010 by LHB, Santa Barbara, California), newspaper articles and photos were found among the collection. Hereinafter cited as "Richard Heaton Box of Treasures."
  4. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Charles A. Dudley, 2-Wd, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, series T624, roll 419, page 237A, Enumeration District 112, part 2, line 11. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.

William Naylor Sharp1,2

Father*Isaac Sharp Jr.1 b. 1792, d. c 1866
Mother*Eliza Ann Naylor1 b. 1796
Birth*William Naylor Sharp was born in Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*He married Melinda ______.2
Death*He died in Pennsylvania.3

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family, miscellaneous notes from previous generations. Handwritten notes from multiple hands, not dated, LHB Notebook - Document Copies, Santa Barbara, California. Hereinafter cited as Extended Heaton Family.
  3. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family. not dated. LHB Notebook - Document Copies, noting that "William Sharp died in Pennsylvania leaving a widow Melinda who afterwards married Jonathan West who went to war and was never afterwards heard from", however also noting, on another page, that "William Naylor Sharp married Melinda ______ and died leaving a widow, but no children. The widow married Jonathan West and raised a family."

Zachariah Sharp1,2

b. 1800
Father*Isaac Sharp1,2,3 b. 13 Apr 1750, d. 12 Feb 1831
Mother*Mary Wolverton1,2,3 b. 22 Apr 1761, d. 26 Aug 1822
Birth*1800Zachariah Sharp was born in 1800, probably near Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Yoder.1

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 456. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1435] Charles Evans Wolverton, History, Origin and Heritage of the Wolverton and Woolverton Family, 2nd Edition, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Clarksburg, West Virginia: C.E. Wolverton, 1963), pages 123-124. Hereinafter cited as Wolverton and Woolverton Family, 2nd Edition.
  3. [S1436] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania, containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the Early Settled Families, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Chicago, Illinois: J.H. Beers, 1893), The Sharp Family, pages 170-174. Hereinafter cited as Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Daughter Sharples1

Father*Geoffrey Sharples1 d. 15 Dec 1661
Mother*Margaret Ashley1
Birth*Daughter Sharples was born at Wybunbury, Cheshire, England,1,2
Death* and probably died before her baptism.2
Burial*21 January 1620/21She was buried as "a daughter of Jeffrey Sharples" on 21 January 1620/21 at Wybunbury.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 55-57. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Ellen Sharples1

b. 4 March 1614/15
Father*Geoffrey Sharples1 d. 15 Dec 1661
Mother*Margaret Ashley1
Baptism*4 March 1614/15Ellen Sharples was baptized on 4 March 1614/15 at Wybunbury, Cheshire, England.1,2,3
Marriage*She married ______ Jennings in England. Their marriage was not found in the Wybunbury registers.1,2
Residence*They lived in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.3
(Sister) Will4 May 1682Her brother John Sharples made a will dated 4 May 1682 before immigrating to America. His wife Jane and son John were his primary beneficiaries, with the rest of his goods divided equally among his younger children. In the event, though, that all of his children were to have died before his wife, his will then divided all of his goods between his sisters Mary Ellis, Rebecca Caldwell and her child, and the three children of Ellen Jennings of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.4,5,6

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 67-68. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 55-57.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 58-59.
  5. [S1431] The Free Dictionary, online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, Messuage: A dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household. Hereinafter cited as The Free Dictionary.
  6. [S1431] The Free Dictionary, online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, Tenement: A property of a permanent nature that is possessed or owned, such as land or a building, along with the rights associated with such possession or ownership.

Geoffrey Sharples1

d. 15 December 1661
Marriage*27 April 1611He married Margaret Ashley, spinster, of Wich Malbank (Nantwich), Cheshire on 27 April 1611 in Cheshire, England. They were married under a license obtained from the Bishop of Chester on that date.1,2,3
Residence*Margaret and Geoffrey Sharples lived in or near Wybunbury, Cheshire.1
(Husband) Burial21 January 1643/44Geoffrey became a widower when Margaret (Ashley) Sharples died. She was buried on 21 January 1643/44 at Wybunbury.2
Death*15 December 1661He died on 15 December 1661.2

Family

Margaret Ashley
Children1.Richard Sharples1 b. 4 Sep 1612
2.Ellen Sharples1 b. 4 Mar 1614/15
3.Margery Sharples2 b. 12 Jul 1618, d. 24 Dec 1670
4.Daughter Sharples2
5.John Sharpless+1 b. 15 Aug 1624, d. 11 Jun 1685
6.Mary Sharples2 b. 19 Aug 1627, d. 26 Apr 1703
7.Rebecca Sharples2 b. 30 Jan 1630/31, d. 25 Apr 1703

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 67-68. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 55-57.

Margery Sharples1

b. 12 July 1618, d. 24 December 1670
Father*Geoffrey Sharples1 d. 15 Dec 1661
Mother*Margaret Ashley1
Baptism*12 July 1618Margery Sharples was baptized on 12 July 1618 at Wybunbury, Cheshire, England.1,2
Marriage*2 February 1667/68She married Daniel Moor of Hankelow in an assembly of Friends in Cheshire on 2 February 1667/68.3,4
Name-SpellingsThe more common spelling of the MOOR surname has, over time, become MOORE. In the earlier years in England, this family's name was most often spelled MOOR. Later, in America, their name was most often spelled MOORE.5,6
Death*24 December 1670She died on 24 December 1670 in Hankelow, Cheshire, England, at age 52.7,8

Family

Daniel Moor

Citations

  1. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 67-69. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore, pages 49-50, the date written as "12 mo. 2, 1667" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December, of 1667/68.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-69, the date written as "12 mo. 2, 1667" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December, of 1667/68.
  5. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  6. [S1428] Joseph Sharpless, Family Record; containing the settlement, and genealogy to the present time, of the Sharples Family, in North America, downloaded from the Delaware County, Pennsylvania Website, Genealogy Resources at http://www.delawarecountyhistory.com/genresources_home.html. Contains memorials of the dying sayings of several deceased members of the family not before published. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: published by the author, 1816), page 13. Hereinafter cited as Family Record of the Sharples Family in North America.
  7. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore, pages 49-50, the date written as "10-24-1670" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.
  8. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-69, the date written as "10 mo. 24, 1670" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.

Mary Sharples1

b. 19 August 1627, d. 26 April 1703
Father*Geoffrey Sharples1 d. 15 Dec 1661
Mother*Margaret Ashley1
Baptism*19 August 1627Mary Sharples was baptized on 19 August 1627 at Wybunbury, Cheshire, England.1
Marriage*16 February 1667/68She married first Richard Clowes of Nantwich, Cheshire on 16 February 1667/68 in Cheshire.1,2
(Wife) Death20 May 1671Mary became a widow when Richard Clowes died on 20 May 1671.1,3
Marriage*19 June 1673She married second Samuel Ellis of Nantwich on 19 June 1673 in Cheshire, England.1,2
(Sister) Will4 May 1682Her brother John Sharples made a will dated 4 May 1682 before immigrating to America. His wife Jane and son John were his primary beneficiaries, with the rest of his goods divided equally among his younger children. In the event, though, that all of his children were to have died before his wife, his will then divided all of his goods between his sisters Mary Ellis, Rebecca Caldwell and her child, and the three children of Ellen Jennings of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.4,5,6
(Sister) Immigration14 August 1682Mary and Samuel Ellis immigrated with the family of Mary's brother, John Sharples, from England to Pennsylvania, landing at what would become Chester, Chester County, on 14 August 1682, more than two months before the arrival of William Penn.7,1,8
Immigration*Mary and Samuel Ellis immigrated to America and settled in Pennsylvania.1
Death*26 April 1703She died on 26 April 1703 in Pennsylvania at age 75.1,9

Family 1

Richard Clowes d. 20 May 1671

Family 2

Samuel Ellis

Citations

  1. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 55-57. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore, pages 49-50, the date written as "3-20-1671" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 58-59.
  5. [S1431] The Free Dictionary, online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, Messuage: A dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household. Hereinafter cited as The Free Dictionary.
  6. [S1431] The Free Dictionary, online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, Tenement: A property of a permanent nature that is possessed or owned, such as land or a building, along with the rights associated with such possession or ownership.
  7. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as the "14th of 6th mo., 1682" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  8. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-68.
  9. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore, pages 49-50, the date written as "2-26-1703" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.

Rebecca Sharples1

b. 30 January 1630/31, d. 25 April 1703
Father*Geoffrey Sharples1 d. 15 Dec 1661
Mother*Margaret Ashley1
Baptism*30 January 1630/31Rebecca Sharples was baptized on 30 January 1630/31 at Wybunbury, Cheshire, England.1
Marriage*1671She married Richard Caldwell of Rope, Cheshire in 1671 at the house of Mary Fletcher in Edlestone, Cheshire, England.1,2
(Wife) Death13 October 1678Rebecca became a widow when Richard Caldwell died on 13 October 1678.1,2
(Sister) Will4 May 1682Her brother John Sharples made a will dated 4 May 1682 before immigrating to America. His wife Jane and son John were his primary beneficiaries, with the rest of his goods divided equally among his younger children. In the event, though, that all of his children were to have died before his wife, his will then divided all of his goods between his sisters, Mary Ellis, Rebecca Caldwell and her child, and the three children of Ellen Jennings of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.3,4,5
(Sister) Immigration14 August 1682Rebecca, with her daughter Mary, immigrated with the family of her brother John Sharples from England to Pennsylvania, landing at what would become Chester, Chester County, on 14 August 1682, more than two months before the arrival of William Penn.6,1,7
Death*25 April 1703She died on 25 April 1703 in Pennsylvania at age 72.8

Family

Richard Caldwell d. 13 Oct 1678

Citations

  1. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 55-57. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 58-59.
  4. [S1431] The Free Dictionary, online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, Messuage: A dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household. Hereinafter cited as The Free Dictionary.
  5. [S1431] The Free Dictionary, online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, Tenement: A property of a permanent nature that is possessed or owned, such as land or a building, along with the rights associated with such possession or ownership.
  6. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as the "14th of 6th mo., 1682" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-68.
  8. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore, pages 49-50, the date written as "2-25-1703" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.

Richard Sharples1

b. 4 September 1612
Father*Geoffrey Sharples1 d. 15 Dec 1661
Mother*Margaret Ashley1
Baptism*4 September 1612Richard Sharples was baptized on 4 September 1612 at Wybunbury, Cheshire, England. As was common at the time in England, Richard was probably named for his paternal grandfather.1,2,3
Death*He may have died young, or moved away from Wybunbury, as there is no record of his burial there nor does his name appear again in the register. He had clearly died before his brother John wrote his will in 1682, as Richard is not mentioned, while the will does mention all of his sisters and their children.1,3

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 67-68. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 55-57.

Ann Sharpless1

b. 23 August 1708
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 16 Jan 1666/67, d. 7 Sep 1747
Mother*Hannah Pennell1 b. 23 Sep 1673, d. 31 Dec 1721
Birth*23 August 1708Ann Sharpless was born on 23 August 1708 at Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "6, 23, 1708" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.

Caleb Sharpless1

b. 22 April 1673, d. 17 September 1686
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 15 Aug 1624, d. 11 Jun 1685
Mother*Jane Moore1 b. 1638, d. 1 Nov 1722
Birth*22 April 1673Caleb Sharpless was born on 22 April 1673 or September at Hatherton, Cheshire, England.2,3,4
(Son) Immigration14 August 1682Caleb immigrated with his parents and siblings from England to Pennsylvania, landing at what would become Chester, Chester County, on 14 August 1682, more than two months before the arrival of William Penn.5,6,7
Death*17 September 1686He died from the bite of a snake on 17 September 1686 near Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, at age 13.8,9,10

Citations

  1. [S1415] John W. Jordan, A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. In three volumes; includes index in Volume III only. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914), Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974. Hereinafter cited as History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 68, the date written as "2 mo. 22, 1673" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724, the place spelled "Hadderton" and the date written as "7, 22, 1673" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "2 mo. 22, 1673" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  5. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as the "14th of 6th mo., 1682" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  6. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-68.
  8. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "7 mo. 17, 1686" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.
  9. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "7, 17, 1686" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.
  10. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 68, the date written as "7 mo. 17, 1686" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.

Caleb Sharpless1

b. 27 September 1693, d. 29 April 1720
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 16 Jan 1666/67, d. 7 Sep 1747
Mother*Hannah Pennell1 b. 23 Sep 1673, d. 31 Dec 1721
Birth*27 September 1693Caleb Sharpless was born on 27 September 1693 at Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania,2
Death*29 April 1720 and died unmarried on 29 April 1720 at age 26.3

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "7, 27, 1693" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "2, 29, 1720" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.

Daniel Sharpless1

b. 24 February 1710/11
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 16 Jan 1666/67, d. 7 Sep 1747
Mother*Hannah Pennell1 b. 23 Sep 1673, d. 31 Dec 1721
Birth*24 February 1710/11Daniel Sharpless was born on 24 February 1710/11 at Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "12, 24, 1710-11" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.

David Sharpless1

b. 24 June 1715
Father*James Sharpless1,2 b. 5 Mar 1670/71, d. c 1746
Mother*Mary Lewis1,2 b. 10 Jul 1674, d. c 1753
Birth*24 June 1715David Sharpless was born on 24 June 1715 in Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3,4
Marriage*He married Priscilla Powell, daughter of Joseph Powell.1

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 100. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "4, 24, 1715" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 161-163, the date written as "4 mo, 24, 1715" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.

Esther Sharpless1

Father*James Sharpless1,2 b. 5 Mar 1670/71, d. c 1746
Mother*Mary Lewis1,2 b. 10 Jul 1674, d. c 1753
Birth*Esther Sharpless was born in Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,3
Marriage*18 May 1738She married first Mordecai Taylor, son of Peter Taylor and Elizabeth Jarman, at the Providence Meeting on 18 May 1738 in Providence, Chester County.4,1
(Wife) Deathbefore 19 October 1747Esther became a widow when Mordecai Taylor died before 19 October 1747.3
Estate*Her husband's will bequeathed to his wife, Esther, during her life, the use of his real estate after which it was to be divided between their two daughters. The land consisted of 150 acres which Mordecai had purchased by deed in 1737, and his total estate was valued at £200.3
Marriage*She married second Richard Gorman of Providence, Chester County.3

Family 1

Mordecai Taylor b. 7 Feb 1713/14, d. b 19 Oct 1747

Family 2

Richard Gorman

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 100. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 163-165, the date written as "3 mo. 18, 1738" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.

Hannah Sharpless1

b. 5 October 1697
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 16 Jan 1666/67, d. 7 Sep 1747
Mother*Hannah Pennell1 b. 23 Sep 1673, d. 31 Dec 1721
Birth*5 October 1697Hannah Sharpless was born on 5 October 1697 at Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "8, 5 1697" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.

James Sharpless1,2

b. 5 March 1670/71, d. circa 1746
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 15 Aug 1624, d. 11 Jun 1685
Mother*Jane Moore1 b. 1638, d. 1 Nov 1722
Birth*5 March 1670/71James Sharpless was born on 5 March 1670/71 at Hatherton, Cheshire, England.3,4,5
(Son) Immigration14 August 1682James immigrated with his parents and siblings from England to Pennsylvania, landing at what would become Chester, Chester County, on 14 August 1682, more than two months before the arrival of William Penn.6,7,8
Marriage*3 March 1697/98He married first Mary Edge, daughter of John Edge and Jane ______, on 3 March 1697/98 at the home of his future father-in-law in Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.9,10,11,12
(Husband) Death17 April 1698James became a widower when Mary (Edge) Sharpless died on 17 April 1698.13,14
Marriage*20 February 1699He married second Mary Lewis, daughter of Ralph Lewis and Mary ______, on 20 February 1699 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,15,9,16
Residence*Mary and James Sharpless settled in Nether Providence, Chester County.17
Death*circa 1746He died circa 1746 in the township of Nether Providence.18

Family 1

Mary Edge d. 17 Apr 1698

Family 2

Mary Lewis b. 10 Jul 1674, d. c 1753
Children1.Lydia Sharpless17,18 b. 20 Feb 1700/1, d. 20 Jan 1760
2.Mary Sharpless+17,18 b. 27 Apr 1702, d. c 1780
3.James Sharpless17,18 b. 6 Nov 1703, d. 1775
4.Rachel Sharpless+1,17,18 b. 9 Jul 1708, d. c 1738
5.Sarah Sharpless17,18 b. 27 Mar 1710, d. c 1800
6.Thomas Sharpless17,18 b. 6 Oct 1712, d. 2 Oct 1713
7.David Sharpless17,18 b. 24 Jun 1715
8.Esther Sharpless17,18

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 100-115. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724, the place spelled "Hadderton" and the date written as "1, 5, 1670-1" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S1415] John W. Jordan, A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. In three volumes; includes index in Volume III only. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914), Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "1 mo. 5, 1670" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January. Hereinafter cited as History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 100, the date written as "1 mo. 5, 1670-1" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January.
  6. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as the "14th of 6th mo., 1682" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  7. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  8. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-68.
  9. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974.
  10. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "1, 3, 1697-8" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January.
  11. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 100, the date written as "1 mo. 3, 1697-8" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January.
  12. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 101-102.
  13. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "2, 17, 1698" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  14. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 100, the date written as "2 mo. 17, 1698" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  15. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "12, 20, 1699" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.
  16. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 100, the date written as "12 mo. 20, 1699" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.
  17. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724.
  18. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 100.

James Sharpless1

b. 6 November 1703, d. 1775
Father*James Sharpless1,2 b. 5 Mar 1670/71, d. c 1746
Mother*Mary Lewis1,2 b. 10 Jul 1674, d. c 1753
Birth*6 November 1703James Sharpless was born on 05 or 6 November 1703 in Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3,4
Marriage*12 June 1729He married Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of Isaac Taylor and Sarah Broadwell, on 12 June 1729 at the Springfield Meeting in Springfield, Chester County.1,5
(Neighbor) Land Records20 March 1764James was identified as a neighbor, with a tract on the south side, when John Hinkson, of Philadelphia, purchased, from Charles Norris and his wife, two adjoining farms in Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania, for £860 by deed dated 20 March 1764.6
Death*1775He died in 1775 in Nether Providence.7

Family

Elizabeth Taylor b. 9 Jun 1705

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 100. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "9, 6, 1603" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 156-157, the date written as "ye fifth day of ye ninth month" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 156-157, the date written as "4 mo. 12, 1729" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 355-356.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 156-157.

Jane Sharpless1

b. 13 August 1676, d. 28 May 1685
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 15 Aug 1624, d. 11 Jun 1685
Mother*Jane Moore1 b. 1638, d. 1 Nov 1722
Birth*13 August 1676Jane Sharpless was born on 13 August 1676 at Hatherton, Cheshire, England.2,1,3
(Daughter) Immigration14 August 1682Jane immigrated with her parents and siblings from England to Pennsylvania, landing at what would become Chester, Chester County, on 14 August 1682, more than two months before the arrival of William Penn4,5,6
Death*28 May 1685 and died on 28 May 1685 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, at age 8.7

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 68, the date written as "6 mo. 13, 1676" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the place spelled "Hadderton" and the date written as "6, 13, 1676" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as the "14th of 6th mo., 1682" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  5. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-68.
  7. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "3, 28, 1685" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.

Jane Sharpless1

b. 24 February 1695/96
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 16 Jan 1666/67, d. 7 Sep 1747
Mother*Hannah Pennell1 b. 23 Sep 1673, d. 31 Dec 1721
Birth*24 February 1695/96Jane Sharpless was born on 24 February 1695/96 at Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*2 May 1717She married George Smedley, son of George Smedley and Sarah Kitchen, on 2 May 1717 at Chester Meeting, Chester County.1,3,4

Family

George Smedley b. 2 Mar 1692/93

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "12, 24, 1695-6" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.
  3. [S1426] Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family : descended from George and Sarah Smedley, settlers in Chester County, Penna. with brief notices of other families of the name, and abstracts of early English wills, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Wickersham Printing Company, 1901), pages 50-58, the date written as "3 mo. 2, 1717" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Smedley, pages 725-726.

John Sharpless1,2,3,4

b. 15 August 1624, d. 11 June 1685
Father*Geoffrey Sharples5 d. 15 Dec 1661
Mother*Margaret Ashley5
Baptism*15 August 1624John Sharples was baptized on 15 August 1624 at Wybunbury, Cheshire, England.6,3,7
Name-SpellingsThe SHARPLESS surname was initially spelled SHARPLES, both in England and in Pennsylvania. Over the years, the surname became universally spelled SHARPLESS.3
Marriage*27 April 1662He married Jane Moor on 27 April 1662, or possibly April, in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.1,8,9,10,11
Land Grant*5 April 1682 On 5 April 1682, before leaving England, John Sharples of Hatherton, Cheshire, purchased for £20 a land grant for 1000 acres in the newly created province of Pennsylvania from William Penn. Esq. of Worminghurst, in the County of Sussex.3,12
Will*4 May 1682Before leaving England, John Sharples of Hatherton, in the County of Chester, yeoman, made a will dated 4 May 1682. The will named his primary beneficiaries as his wife, Jane Sharples, and son, John Sharples the younger. The will described his property in England as his messuage and tenement in Blakenhall, which he held from Sir Thomas Delves of Dodington, in the County of Chester, Baronet, for a period of 99 years. One-half was bequeathed to his son John, and the other half to his wife Jane for her life, with the remainder to his son John. He gave £50 to his wife Jane, and divided the rest of his goods equally among his younger children, but if all had died before receiving their shares, then each of his executors was to receive £5. Additionally, if all of his children were dead at his wife's death, then all of his goods were to be divided between his sister Mary Ellis, his sister Rebecca Caldwell and her child, and the three children of his sister Ellen Jennings of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.13,14,15
Immigration*14 August 1682John and Jane Sharples immigrated with their family from England to Pennsylvania, landing at what would become Chester, Chester County, on 14 August 1682, more than two months prior to the arrival of William Penn. John had not disposed all of his home property before leaving England, in case he was unhappy in the New World and wanted to return home.16,7,5
Residence*John had purchased 1000 acres from William Penn by lease and release, part of which the family took possession of on Ridley Creek, about two miles northwest of Chester. They cut down a large tree and took shelter among the boughs for about six weeks while they built a cabin against a rock. The rock became the back of their chimney and, as late as 1881, could still be seen to contain the date of 1682, the date their cabin was built. The family lived in the cabin for about twenty years. The remaining land purchased from Penn was possessed partly in Middletown, and partly in Nether Providence.2
Death*11 June 1685He died on 11 June 1685 near Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, at age 60.17,18,19,20

Family

Jane Moore b. 1638, d. 1 Nov 1722
Children1.Phebe Sharpless2,3 b. 20 Dec 1663, d. 2 Jun 1685
2.John Sharpless+3 b. 16 Jan 1666/67, d. 7 Sep 1747
3.Thomas Sharpless3,2 b. 12 Jan 1668/69, d. 17 Jul 1682
4.James Sharpless+1 b. 5 Mar 1670/71, d. c 1746
5.Caleb Sharpless3 b. 22 Apr 1673, d. 17 Sep 1686
6.Jane Sharpless2 b. 13 Aug 1676, d. 28 May 1685
7.Joseph Sharpless2 b. 28 Nov 1678, d. 1757

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  3. [S1415] John W. Jordan, A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. In three volumes; includes index in Volume III only. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914), Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974. Hereinafter cited as History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 67-69. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-68.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 68.
  7. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  8. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-69, the date written as "2 mo. (April) 27, 1662" which is correct because, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, the 2nd month was April, not February.
  9. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, noting her name as "Jane" and spelling the place as "Ratherton."
  10. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "4 mo. (April) 27, 1662" which is incorrect because, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, April was the 2nd month and not the 4th.
  11. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore, pages 49-50, the date written as "2-27-1662" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  12. [S1428] Joseph Sharpless, Family Record; containing the settlement, and genealogy to the present time, of the Sharples Family, in North America, downloaded from the Delaware County, Pennsylvania Website, Genealogy Resources at http://www.delawarecountyhistory.com/genresources_home.html. Contains memorials of the dying sayings of several deceased members of the family not before published. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: published by the author, 1816), pages 7-12, with a transcription of the indenture between John Sharples and William Penn noting Sharples was "of Ratherton, in the County Pallatine of Chester". Whether Hatherton was transcribed in error as "Ratherton", or Ratherton later became Hatherton, has not been learned by this researcher. A county palatine or palatinate was an area ruled by a hereditary nobleman possessing special authority and autonomy from the rest of a kingdom or empire. William the Conqueror founded the County Palatine of Chester, ruled by the Earls of Chester. Chester had its own parliament, consisting of barons of the county, and was not represented in the parliament of England until 1543, while it retained some of its special privileges until 1830. Hereinafter cited as Family Record of the Sharples Family in North America.
  13. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 58-59.
  14. [S1431] The Free Dictionary, online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, Messuage: A dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household. Hereinafter cited as The Free Dictionary.
  15. [S1431] The Free Dictionary, online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, Tenement: A property of a permanent nature that is possessed or owned, such as land or a building, along with the rights associated with such possession or ownership.
  16. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as the "14th of 6th mo., 1682" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  17. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 68, the date written as "4 mo. 11, 1685" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.
  18. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "4 mo. 11, 1685" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.
  19. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "4, 11, 1685" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.
  20. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore, pages 49-50, the date written as "4-11-1685" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.

John Sharpless1

b. 16 January 1666/67, d. 7 September 1747
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 15 Aug 1624, d. 11 Jun 1685
Mother*Jane Moore1 b. 1638, d. 1 Nov 1722
Birth*16 January 1666/67John Sharpless was born on 16 January 1666/67 at Blakenhall, Cheshire, England.2,3
(Eldest Son) Will4 May 1682Before his family's immigration to America, John's father made a will dated 4 May 1682. The will named his primary beneficiaries as his wife, Jane Sharples, and son, John Sharples the younger. The will described his property in England as his messuage and tenement in Blakenhall, which he held from Sir Thomas Delves of Dodington, in the County of Chester, Baronet, for a period of 99 years. One-half was bequeathed to his son John, and the other half to his wife Jane for her life, with the remainder to his son John.4,5,6
(Son) Immigration14 August 1682John immigrated with his parents and siblings from England to Pennsylvania, landing at what would become Chester, Chester County, on 14 August 1682, more than two months before the arrival of William Penn.7,8,9
Marriage*23 November 1692He married Hannah Pennell, daughter of Robert Pennell and Hannah ______, on 23 November 1692 at a Friends' Meeting held at the home of John Bowater in the township of Middletown, Chester County, Pennsylvania.10,11,12
Residence*Hannah and John Sharpless raised their family in Ridley, Chester County.13
(Husband) Death31 December 1721John became a widower when Hannah (Pennell) Sharpless died on 31 December 1721.14,15
Death*7 September 1747He died on 7 September 1747 near Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, at age 80.16

Family

Hannah Pennell b. 23 Sep 1673, d. 31 Dec 1721
Children1.Caleb Sharpless13 b. 27 Sep 1693, d. 29 Apr 1720
2.Jane Sharpless13 b. 24 Feb 1695/96
3.Hannah Sharpless13 b. 5 Oct 1697
4.John Sharpless+13 b. 16 Oct 1699, d. 17 Aug 1769
5.Phebe Sharpless13 b. 9 Jan 1701/2
6.Rebecca Sharpless13 b. 17 Feb 1703/4
7.Margaret Sharpless13 b. 21 Jun 1706
8.Ann Sharpless13 b. 23 Aug 1708
9.Daniel Sharpless13 b. 24 Feb 1710/11

Citations

  1. [S1415] John W. Jordan, A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. In three volumes; includes index in Volume III only. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914), Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974. Hereinafter cited as History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 68, the date written as "11 mo. 16, 1666" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was January, not November of 1666/67. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "11 mo. 16, 1666" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was January, not November of 1666/67.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 58-59.
  5. [S1431] The Free Dictionary, online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, Messuage: A dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household. Hereinafter cited as The Free Dictionary.
  6. [S1431] The Free Dictionary, online at http://www.thefreedictionary.com, Tenement: A property of a permanent nature that is possessed or owned, such as land or a building, along with the rights associated with such possession or ownership.
  7. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as the "14th of 6th mo., 1682" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  8. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  9. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-68.
  10. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "9 mo. 23, 1692" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  11. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Pennell, page 679, the date written as "9, 23, 1692" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  12. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 86-87, the date written as "9 mo. 23, 1692" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  13. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724.
  14. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "10 mo, 31, 1721" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.
  15. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 86-87, the date written as "10 mo. 31, 1721" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.
  16. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "7 mo. 9, 1747" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July.

John Sharpless1

b. 16 October 1699, d. 17 August 1769
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 16 Jan 1666/67, d. 7 Sep 1747
Mother*Hannah Pennell1 b. 23 Sep 1673, d. 31 Dec 1721
Birth*16 October 1699John Sharpless was born on 16 October 1699 at Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*18 November 1725He married first Mary Key of Aston, daughter of Moses Key and Elizabeth Yearsley, on 18 November 1725 at Concord Meeting, Chester County.1,3
(Husband) Death24 December 1727John became a widower when Mary (Key) Sharpless died on 24 December 1727 at age 20.4
Marriage*6 June 1729He married second Elizabeth Ashbridge of Goshen, daughter of George Ashbridge and Mary Malin, on 6 June 1729 at Goshen Meeting, Chester County.1,5
(Husband) Death18 December 1767John became a widower when Elizabeth (Ashbridge) Sharpless died on 18 December 1767.6
Death*17 August 1769He died on 17 August 1769 at Nether Providence at age 69.1,6

Family 1

Mary Key b. 8 May 1707, d. 24 Dec 1727

Family 2

Elizabeth Ashbridge b. 6 Feb 1708/9, d. 18 Dec 1767
Child1.Mary Sharpless1 b. 17 Apr 1730, d. bt 1763 - 1770

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "8, 16, 1699" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 138-142, the date written as "9 mo. 18, 1725" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 138-142, the date written as "10 mo. 24, 1727" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 138-142, the date written as "4 mo. 6, 1729" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 138-142.

Joseph Sharpless1

b. 28 November 1678, d. 1757
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 15 Aug 1624, d. 11 Jun 1685
Mother*Jane Moore1 b. 1638, d. 1 Nov 1722
Birth*28 November 1678Joseph Sharpless was born on 28 November 1678 at Hatherton, Cheshire, England.2,3,4
(Son) Immigration14 August 1682Joseph immigrated with his parents and siblings from England to Pennsylvania, landing at what would become Chester, Chester County, on 14 August 1682, more than two months before the arrival of William Penn.5,6,7
Marriage*31 May 1704He married Lydia Lewis, daughter of Ralph Lewis and Mary ______, on 31 May 1704 in Chester County.8,9
Residence*Lydia and Joseph Sharpless settled first in Nether Providence, Chester County, and then later in Middletown. About 1737 they relocated to West Caln, also in Chester County, with their younger children and remained there seven years.1
Occupation*While his parents and older siblings were building their cabin in Pennsylvania in 1682, Joseph learned the trade of house carpenter. When he was of age, he built his first dwelling house, which was still standing in 1816 and occupied by one of his descendants. Parts of the original floors were still in use, being fastened down with wooden pins, instead of nails, of about an inch in diameter. It was a sizeable two-story house, the walls of stone.1
Death*1757He died in the Spring of 1757 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Lydia Lewis d. 1763

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 68, the date written as "9 mo. 28, 1678" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the place spelled "Hadderton" and the date written as "5, 28, 1678" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  4. [S1415] John W. Jordan, A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. In three volumes; includes index in Volume III only. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914), Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "9 mo. 28, 1678" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September. Hereinafter cited as History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People.
  5. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as the "14th of 6th mo., 1682" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  6. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 67-68.
  8. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "3, 31, 1704" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.
  9. [S1429] George Smith M.D., History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, from the discovery of the territory included within its limits to the present time, downloaded from the Delaware County, Pennsylvania Website, Genealogy Resources at http://www.delawarecountyhistory.com/genresources_home.html. Contains a notice of the geology of the county, catalogues of its minerals, plants, quadrupeds and birds. Written under the direction and appointment of the Delaware County Institute of Science. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Henry B. Ashmead, 1862), Lewis, Ralph, page 478. Hereinafter cited as History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 1862, Smith.

Lydia Sharpless1

b. 20 February 1700/1, d. 20 January 1760
Father*James Sharpless1,2 b. 5 Mar 1670/71, d. c 1746
Mother*Mary Lewis1,2 b. 10 Jul 1674, d. c 1753
Birth*20 February 1700/1Lydia Sharpless was born on 20 February 1700/1 at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3,4
Marriage*14 December 1726She married first Abraham Vernon, son of Jacob Vernon and Ann Yearsley, on 14 December 1726 at Providence Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,5
(Wife) Deathbefore 2 May 1749Lydia became a widow when Abraham Vernon died intestate before 2 May 1749, the date Lydia was granted administration of his estate.6
Estate*26 November 1757 The inventory of Abraham's estate was valued at £210 : 6 : 1, and the accounts filed on 26 November 1757 show disbursements amounting to £ 245 : 16 : 5 to persons who were not thought to be heirs.6
Marriage*3 July 1758She married second, as his third wife, Jacob Way, widower, son of Robert Way and Hannah Hickman, on 3 July 1758 at Concord Meeting, Chester County.7,8
Death*20 January 1760She died on 20 January 1760 at Thornbury, Chester County, at age 58.6

Family 1

Abraham Vernon b. 5 Jul 1706, d. b 2 May 1749

Family 2

Jacob Way

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 100. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "12, 20, 1701" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 153, the date written as "ye twentith day of ye twelveth month" of 1701 which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 153, the date written as "10 mo. 14, 1726" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 153.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 153, noting 3 July 1758 as the date of Lydial's marriage to Jacob Way.
  8. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Way, pages 756-757, noting 18 June 1767 as the date of Jacob's marriage to Lydial (Sharpless) Vernon.

Margaret Sharpless1

b. 21 June 1706
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 16 Jan 1666/67, d. 7 Sep 1747
Mother*Hannah Pennell1 b. 23 Sep 1673, d. 31 Dec 1721
Birth*21 June 1706Margaret Sharpless was born on 21 June 1706 at Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "4, 21, 1706" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.