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.

Mary Sharpless1

b. 27 April 1702, d. circa 1780
Father*James Sharpless1,2 b. 5 Mar 1670/71, d. c 1746
Mother*Mary Lewis1,2 b. 10 Jul 1674, d. c 1753
Birth*27 April 1702Mary Sharpless was born on 27 April 1702 at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3,4
Marriage*25 April 1722She married Joseph Garrett, son of Samuel Garrett and Jane Pennell, on 25 April 1722 at the Providence Meeting in Chester County.5,6
(Wife) Deathcirca 1770Mary became a widow when Joseph Garrett died circa 1770.7
Death*circa 1780She died circa 1780 in the township of Goshen.7

Family

Joseph Garrett b. 25 Apr 1701, d. c 1770
Child1.Jane Garrett8

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 "2, 27, 1702" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 153-156, the date written as "ye twentith Seventh day of ye Seckond month" 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, Garrett, pages 560-561, the date written as "2, 25, 1722" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 153-156, the date written as "2 mo. 25, 1722" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 153-156.
  8. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 153.

Mary Sharpless1

b. 17 April 1730, d. between 1763 and 1770
Father*John Sharpless2 b. 16 Oct 1699, d. 17 Aug 1769
Mother*Elizabeth Ashbridge2 b. 6 Feb 1708/9, d. 18 Dec 1767
Birth*17 April 1730Mary Sharpless was born on 17 April 1730 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.3
Marriage*18 May 1749She married Thomas Swayne of East Marlborough, son of William Swayne and Elizabeth Dell, on 18 May 1749 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.4
Residence*Mary and Thomas Swayne lived at East Marlborough, Chester County.5
Religion*They were Quakers and attended New Garden Monthly Meeting at New Garden, Chester County.5
Relocation*24 November 1750 On 24 November 1750, three months after his grandfather's death and while his grandmother was still alive, Mary's husband transferred both of their memberships from New Garden Monthly Meeting to Chester Monthly Meeting.6
Relocation23 March 1759Mary's husband received a certificate to transfer his membership, and the membership of his wife and three children, from Chester Monthly Meeting to New Garden Monthly Meeting on 23 March 1759.5
Relocation2 April 1763Mary's husband transferred his family's membership again, for himself, his wife and three children, on 2 April 1763, from New Garden Monthly Meeting back to Chester Monthly Meeting.5
Death*between 1763 and 1770She died between 1763 and 1770 in Chester County.5

Family

Thomas Swayne b. 19 Nov 1726

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), Swayne, pages 731-735. 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.
  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 "2 mo. 17, 1730" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was April, not February. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Swayne, pages 731-735, the date written as "3, 18, 1749" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 189-190.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 189-190, the date written as "9 mo. 24, 1750" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.

Phebe Sharpless1,2

b. 20 December 1663, d. 2 June 1685
Father*John Sharpless1,2 b. 15 Aug 1624, d. 11 Jun 1685
Mother*Jane Moore1,2 b. 1638, d. 1 Nov 1722
Birth*20 December 1663Phebe Sharpless was born on 20 December 1663 at Mearemore, Cheshire, England.3,4,5
(Daughter) Immigration14 August 1682Phebe 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 Penn.6,7,8
Death*2 June 1685She died unmarried on 2 June 1685 near Chester at age 21.9,10,11

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. [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.
  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), , page 68, the date written as "10 mo. 20, 1663" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "10, 20, 1663" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.
  5. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "10 mo. 20, 1663" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.
  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. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 68, the date written as "4 mo. 2, 1685" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.
  10. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "4, 2, 1685" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.
  11. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "4 mo. 2, 1685" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was June, not April.

Phebe Sharpless1

b. 9 January 1701/2
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 16 Jan 1666/67, d. 7 Sep 1747
Mother*Hannah Pennell1 b. 23 Sep 1673, d. 31 Dec 1721
Birth*9 January 1701/2Phebe Sharpless was born on 9 January 1701/2 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 "11, 9, 1701-2" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was January, not November.

Rachel Sharpless1,2

b. 9 July 1708, d. circa 1738
Father*James Sharpless1,2,3 b. 5 Mar 1670/71, d. c 1746
Mother*Mary Lewis1,2,3 b. 10 Jul 1674, d. c 1753
Birth*9 July 1708Rachel Sharpless was born on 9 July 1708 at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.4,5
Marriage*17 October 1728She married Thomas Dell Jr. of Ridley Township, son of Thomas Dell and Mary Eldershaw, on either 07 or 17 October 1728 at the Providence Meeting, Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,6,7,8,2
Religion*Rachel and Thomas Dell Jr. were Quakers.9,10
Residence*Rachel and Thomas Dell Jr. lived in Ridley, Chester County.11
Death*circa 1738She probably died circa 1738 at Ridley at about age 30.11

Family

Thomas Dell Jr. b. 29 Nov 1701, d. 1748
Children1.Abraham Dell11
2.Sarah Dell+1,12 b. 1731, d. 1814
3.Mary Dell13 b. 16 Sep 1734, d. 5 Oct 1801
4.Lydia Dell11

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. [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.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "5, 9, 1708" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "ye ninth day of ye fifth month" of 1708 which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  6. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "8, 7, 1728" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "8 mo. 17, 1728" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  8. [S1414] John W. Jordan, Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1921), Weaver-Dell, page 222, noting the date of their marriage as August 17, 1728. Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography.
  9. [S1414] John W. Jordan, Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, Weaver-Dell, page 222, noting the date of their marriage as 17 August 1728.
  10. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, noting the date of their marriage as 7 August 1728.
  11. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160.
  12. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Weaver, pages 759-760.
  13. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518.

Rebecca Sharpless1

b. 17 February 1703/4
Father*John Sharpless1 b. 16 Jan 1666/67, d. 7 Sep 1747
Mother*Hannah Pennell1 b. 23 Sep 1673, d. 31 Dec 1721
Birth*17 February 1703/4Rebecca Sharpless was born on 17 February 1703/4 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, 17, 1703-4" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.

Sarah Sharpless1

b. 27 March 1710, d. circa 1800
Father*James Sharpless1,2 b. 5 Mar 1670/71, d. c 1746
Mother*Mary Lewis1,2 b. 10 Jul 1674, d. c 1753
Birth*27 March 1710Sarah Sharpless was born on 27 March 1710 at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3,4
Marriage*21 March 1733/34She married first Edward Woodward Jr. of Middletown, son of Edward Woodward and Abigail Edge, on 21 March 1733/34 at the Providence Meeting in Providence, Chester County.1,5
(Wife) Death1746Sarah became a widow when Edward Woodward died in 1746.6
Marriage*9 April 1760She married second, as his second wife, George Gilpin, widower of Birmingham township, son of Joseph Gilpin, on 9 April 1760 at the Providence Meeting in Providence, Chester County.6
Religion*27 October 1760Sarah Gilpin took a certificate of transfer from the Providence Monthly Meeting to the Concord Monthly Meeting for herself and children, Lydia and Edward Woodward on 27 October 1760.6
(Wife) Burial17 December 1773Sarah became a widow for the second time when George Gilpin died. He was buried on 17 December 1773, probably at the Concord Meeting in Chester County.7
Religion3 August 1774She received a certificate of transfer from Concord to Chester dated 3 August 1774.6
Death*circa 1800She died circa 1800, probably near Chester, Chester County.6

Family 1

Edward Woodward b. 28 Dec 1707, d. 1746

Family 2

George Gilpin b. 16 Apr 1708, d. Dec 1773

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 "1, 27, 1712" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 160-161, the date written as "ye twenty Seventh day of ye First month" of 1710 which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 160-161, the date written as "1 mo. 21, 1733-4" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was March, not January.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 160-161.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 160-161, the date written as "10 mo. 17, 1773" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.

Thomas Sharpless1

b. 12 January 1668/69, d. 17 July 1682
Father*John Sharpless1,2 b. 15 Aug 1624, d. 11 Jun 1685
Mother*Jane Moore1,2 b. 1638, d. 1 Nov 1722
Birth*12 January 1668/69Thomas Sharpless was born either 02 or 12 January 1668/69 at Hatherton, Cheshire, England,3,4,5,6
Death*17 July 1682 and died on 17 July 1682, at sea, on his family's immigration voyage to America, at age 13.7,8,2

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. [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. [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 place spelled "Hatherton" and the date written as "11 mo. 2, 1668" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was January, not November, of 1668/69. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the place spelled "Hatherton" and the date written as "11 mo. 2, 1668" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was January, not November, of 1668/69.
  5. [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 "11, 12, 1668" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was January, not November, of 1668/69.
  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), pages 13-15, the place spelled "Hadderton". Hereinafter cited as Family Record of the Sharples Family in North America.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 68, the date written as "5 mo. 17, 1682" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  8. [S1415] John W. Jordan, History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and its People, Sharpless, Volume III, pages 971-974, the date written as "5 mo. 17, 1682" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.

Thomas Sharpless1

b. 6 October 1712, d. 2 October 1713
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 October 1712Thomas Sharpless was born on 6 October 1712 in Chester County, Pennsylvania,3
Death*2 October 1713 and died on 2 October 1713, just four days short of his first birthday.4

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 "8, 6, 1712" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724, the date written as "8, 2, 1713" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.

Susanna Shattuck1

d. 16 March 1716
Father*William Shattuck1
Marriage*11 February 1660/61She married first Joseph Morse on 11 February 1660/61 in Watertown, Litchfield County, Connecticut.1,2
(Wife) Death1677Susanna became a widow when Joseph Morse died in 1677.2
Marriage*5 July 1678She married second, as his second wife, John Fay on 5 July 1678 in Watertown, Litchfield County, Connecticut.1,3
(Wife) Death5 May 1690Susanna became a widow for the second time when John Fay died on 5 May 1690.4
Marriage*30 July 1695She married third, as his second husband, Thomas Brigham, son of Thomas Brigham and Mercy Hurd, on 30 July 1695 in Marlborough, Middlesex County.1,5
Death*16 March 1716She died on 16 March 1716 in Marlborough at age 74.6

Family 1

Joseph Morse d. 1677

Family 2

John Fay d. 5 May 1690

Family 3

Thomas Brigham b. c 1640, d. 25 Nov 1717

Citations

  1. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 64-70. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 521. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 260.
  4. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas, pages 63-64.
  5. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 99.
  6. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths, Marlborough Deaths, Volume 1, page 350. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.

William Shattuck1

Family

Child1.Susanna Shattuck1 d. 16 Mar 1716

Citations

  1. [S1221] W. I. Tyler Brigham, The History of the Brigham Family : a record of several thousand descendants of Thomas Brigham the emigrant, 1603-1653, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (New York, New York: The Grafton Press, 1907), pages 64-70. Hereinafter cited as History of the Brigham Family : Descendants of Thomas.

Abigail Shaw1

b. 1707, d. 26 February 1793
Father*Benjamin Shaw2
Mother*Hannah Bicknell2
Birth*1707Abigail Shaw was born in 1707 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*16 February 1726/27She married Samuel Leonard Jr., son of Samuel Leonard and Katherine Deane, on 16 February 1726/27 in Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were both from Taunton at the time, and were married in Raynham by Seth Williams, Esq.3,4
(Wife) Death24 December 1747Abigail became a widow when Samuel Leonard died on 24 December 1747.1
Death*26 February 1793She died on 26 February 1793 in Raynham.5

Family

Samuel Leonard b. 17 May 1702, d. 24 Dec 1747
Child1.Bethiah Leonard+3,2,6 b. 20 Apr 1739, d. bt 1769 - 1770

Citations

  1. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, ironmaster. In four volumes: Volume 1, 1st-5th generations, Volume 2, 6th generation, Volume 3, 7th generation, Volume 4, 8th generation. James Leonard was born in England and came to America about 1660 settling in Massachusetts where he was an ironworker. He may have worked at the iron works at Jamestown before it was destroyed. He married twice and had 4 children. Information on many of his descendants to the 8th generation is included in these volumes. Descendants live throughout the United States especially in New England. Includes index: pages 56 and 99; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster.
  2. [S1140] Elisha Clarke Leonard, James Leonard of Taunton, Massachusetts, ironmaster: page 56; FHL Film# 1598012, Items 7-10.
  3. [S481] First Book of Raynham (MA) Records, 1700-1835 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, page 16, citing page 21. Hereinafter cited as Raynham, Massachusetts Records-NEHGS.
  4. [S1141] Margaret Harris Stover, compiler, Vital Records of Raynham, Massachusetts (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), page 10. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Raynham.
  5. [S1141] Margaret Harris Stover, Vital Records of Raynham, page 158.
  6. [S1141] Margaret Harris Stover, Vital Records of Raynham, page 17.

Abraham Shaw1

Residence*Abraham Shaw lived at Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1

Family

Child1.Susanna Shaw+1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Byram, pages 127-130. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Benjamin Shaw1

Marriage*He married Lucy ______.1

Family

Lucy ______
Child1.Martha Shaw+1 b. 18 Jun 1749, d. 17 Jun 1832

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.