Mary Sharp1,2

b. 1786
Father*Isaac Sharp1,2,3 b. 13 Apr 1750, d. 12 Feb 1831
Mother*Mary Wolverton1,2,3 b. 22 Apr 1761, d. 26 Aug 1822
Birth*1786Mary Sharp was born in 1786 in what was then Washington County, Pennsylvania. Her place of birth was probably near what would become Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, in 1796.1,2,3
Marriage*She married William Sharon.3,1

Citations

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

Mary Jane Sharp1

b. 1822
Father*Isaac Sharp Jr.1 b. 1792, d. c 1866
Mother*Eliza Ann Naylor1 b. 1796
Birth*1822Mary Jane Sharp was born about 1822 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*She married James Crouch probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2,3
Census 1850*23 July 1850Mary and James Crouch appeared on the 1850 census taken on 23 July 1850 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. James was 24 years of age and a farmer, and Mary J. was age 28. They lived with their two children, R.E. who was 2, and Eliza Ann (enumerated as E.A.) who was 3 months.2
Census 1860*14 August 1860Mary Jane and James Crouch appeared on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in Somerset, Washington County, Pennsylvania. James was 34 years of age, a farmer with a personal estate valued at $1000. Mary Jane was enumerated as Jane, and her age was reported as 33, losing 5 years from her age on the previous census. They lived with their children Eliza Ann, enumerated as Anna, who was age 10 and had attended school within the year, Emma Jane, enumerated as Jane, who was age 7 and had attended school within the last year, and Eva, who was 2.4

Family

James Crouch b. 1826

Citations

  1. [S1436] J.H. Beers, Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania, containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of many of the Early Settled Families, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Chicago, Illinois: J.H. Beers, 1893), The Sharp Family, pages 170-174. Hereinafter cited as Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James Crouch, East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_833; page: 112A; Image: 231. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family, miscellaneous notes from previous generations. Handwritten notes from multiple hands, not dated, LHB Notebook - Document Copies, Summerlin, Nevada. Hereinafter cited as Extended Heaton Family.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James Crouch, Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1192; Page: 889; Image: 324; Family History Library Film: 805192. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Rachel Sharp1

b. 1827
Father*Isaac Sharp Jr.1 b. 1792, d. c 1866
Mother*Eliza Ann Naylor1 b. 1796
Birth*1827Rachel Sharp was born about 1827 in Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*She married Jacob Grabill in Washington County, Pennsylvania.3,4
Census 1850*9 August 1850Rachel and Jacob Grabill appeared on the 1850 Census taken on 9 August 1850 in Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania. They were enumerated in the household next to Rachel's sister Rebecca and her husband, Weaver Heaton. Jacob's name was enumerated as "Joel", he was age 24, Rachel was age 23, and they had no children.4
Census 1860*14 August 1860Jacob and Rachel Grabill appeared on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in Somerset, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Jacob's surname was spelled "Grable" and they were enumerated in the next household of Rachel's sister Mary Jane and her husband James Crouch. Jacob was 34 years of age and a shoemaker, Rachel was 32, and they had five children. Ellen was 10 and Mary was 8, and both had attended school within the year. The younger children were Emma, age 6, Charles 3, and William was 1.5,6

Family

Jacob Grabill b. 1826

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. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Joel Grabill, Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_833, page 137A, image 280. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family, miscellaneous notes from previous generations. Handwritten notes from multiple hands, not dated, LHB Notebook - Document Copies, Summerlin, Nevada, his name reported as "Jacob Grabill". Hereinafter cited as Extended Heaton Family.
  4. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Joel" Grabill, Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_833, page 137A, image 280.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jacob "Grable", Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1192; Page: 889; Image: 324; Family History Library Film: 805192. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  6. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family. not dated. LHB Notebook - Document Copies, reporting they would have a sixth child, Oliver, in 1867.

Rachel Sharp1,2

b. 1788
Father*Isaac Sharp1,2,3 b. 13 Apr 1750, d. 12 Feb 1831
Mother*Mary Wolverton1,2,3 b. 22 Apr 1761, d. 26 Aug 1822
Birth*1788Rachel Sharp was born in 1788 in what was then Washington County, Pennsylvania. Her place of birth was probably near what would become Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, in 1796.1,2,3
Marriage*She married David Conger.4,5

Family

David Conger

Citations

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

Rebecca Sharp1,2

b. 1794
Father*Isaac Sharp1,2,3 b. 13 Apr 1750, d. 12 Feb 1831
Mother*Mary Wolverton1,2,3 b. 22 Apr 1761, d. 26 Aug 1822
Birth*1794Rebecca Sharp was born in 1794 in what was then Washington County, Pennsylvania. Her place of birth was probably near what would become Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, in 1796.1,2,3
Marriage*She married Ephraim Corwin.3,1

Citations

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

Rebecca Naylor Sharp1,2

b. 4 July 1816, d. 26 February 1879
Rebecca Naylor (Sharp) Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Isaac Sharp Jr.1 b. 1792, d. c 1866
Mother*Eliza Ann Naylor1 b. 1796
Birth*4 July 1816Rebecca Naylor Sharp was born on 04 June 1815 or 4 July 1816 in Pennsylvania.3,4,2,5
Marriage*26 October 1834She married Weaver Heaton, son of Jacob Bowen Heaton and Rachel Weaver, on 26 October 1834 in Pennsylvania.1,2,6,7,8,9
Residence*Weaver and Rebecca established their home in Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.10,11
Census 1840*1840Rebecca's husband, Weaver Heaton, was enumerated as Head of Household on the 1840 census taken in Millsboro, Washington County, Pennsylvania, on the same page as Rebecca's father. Weaver's household contained more people than his own family, and one wonders who the others were. Weaver, himself, was likely the one male between the ages of 30 through 39 and his wife Rebecca was likely the one female between the ages of 20 through 29. Their two children, Emaline and James, would be the one male and one female under 5. That leaves one male ages 60 through 69, two males ages 20 through 29 and two females ages 15 through 19 unaccounted for.10
Census 1850*9 August 1850Weaver and Rebecca Heaton appeared on the 1850 Census taken on 9 August 1850 in Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Weaver was 40 years old, and his occupation was millwright. There was nothing shown for the value of his real estate. Rebecca was age 34, and living with the couple were their six children. Emaline was 14, James 12, Rachel 9, Eliza 7, Henry 4 and William 2. John H. Sharp, who was age 19 and had attended school within the year, also resided with the family. Although he has not yet been identified, he is thought to have probably been a relative of Weaver's wife, Rebecca. All members of the household had been born in Pennsylvania. Enumerated in the next household was Rebecca's sister Rachel with her husband, Joel Grabill.5
RelocationSometime between the dates of the 1850 and 1860 censuses, Weaver and Rebecca Heaton moved to Greenfield, Washington County, Pennsylvania, a community which later became Coal Center.8,11,12
Census 1860*17 July 1860Weaver and Rebecca Heaton appeared on the 1860 census taken on 17 July 1860 in the borough of Greenfield, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Weaver's age was 49, he was a millwright and the value of his real estate was shown as $700 and of his personal estate as $200. They lived with their children. James was age 21 and working as a ship carpenter. Rachel was 18, Eliza 17, Henry 14, William 11, and twins George and Ella, who were 8 years of age.13
Census 1870*21 June 1870Weaver and Rebecca Heaton appeared on the 1870 census taken on 21 June 1870 in the borough of New Haven, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Weaver was age 60, a millwright, and the estimated value of his personal estate was $400. Rebecca was age 55, and keeping house. Three of their children were still living in the household. William was 22 years of age and working in a sash factory, George was 18 years of age, had attended school within the year and was also working in a sash factory, Ella was age 18 and had not attended school within the year. Rebecca's mother, Eliza A. Sharp, who was 73 years of age with real estate valued at $500, also lived with the family.14
(Sister) Census 187029 July 1870Their son Henry appeared on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of her brother and his wife, John and Ann Sharp, in Taylor, Appanoose County, Iowa. Henry was 24 years old and working as a carpenter. Also living in the household were eight of her brother's children, ranging in age from 26 to 8 years.15,16
Relocation*In the early 1870s, Weaver and Rebecca moved to Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.8
(Wife) DeathDecember 1873Rebecca became a widow when Weaver Heaton died in December 1873.2,6,7
Death*26 February 1879She died on 26 February 1879 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, at age 622,17
Burial* and was buried in Block 14, Lot 00224 of the Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines. Her gravestone recorded her birth as 04 July 1816.3

Family

Weaver Heaton b. 8 Aug 1810, d. Dec 1873
Children1.Emaline Heaton+1 b. 10 Dec 1835
2.James Heaton+1 b. 5 Feb 1838, d. 27 Jun 1876
3.Rachel Heaton+1 b. 26 Dec 1840
4.Eliza Heaton+1 b. 26 Sep 1842
5.Henry C. Heaton+1 b. 19 Apr 1846, d. 27 Feb 1927
6.William Naylor Heaton+1 b. 31 Oct 1847, d. 30 Aug 1916
7.George Heaton+1 b. 16 Sep 1851, d. 6 Dec 1927
8.Ella M. Heaton+1 b. 16 Sep 1851, d. 1878

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. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 261. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca Naylor (Sharp) Heaton, Memorial# 30161223, recording her date of birth as 04 July 1816. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family, miscellaneous notes from previous generations. Handwritten notes from multiple hands, not dated, LHB Notebook - Document Copies, Summerlin, Nevada, her date of birth added later by another hand as 04 June 1815. Hereinafter cited as Extended Heaton Family.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Weaver Heaton, Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_833, page 137A, image 280. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  6. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 294. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  7. [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 610. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  8. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 1114.
  9. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family. not dated. LHB Notebook - Document Copies, the date of their marriage added later by another hand as 26 August 1834.
  10. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Weaver Heaton, Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Roll M432_833, page 137A, image 280. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Federal Census.
  11. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Weaver Heaton, Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_833, page 137A, image 280; reporting his occupation as a millwright.
  12. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Weaver Heaton, Greenfield, Washington County, Pennsylvania; Roll M653_1191, page 511, image 518; reporting his occupation as a millwright. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  13. [S18] 1860 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Weaver Heaton, Greenfield, Washington County, Pennsylvania; Roll M653_1191, page 511, image 518.
  14. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Weaver and Rebecca N. Heaton, New Haven Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Roll M593_1342, page 124B, image 253, Family History Library Film# 552841. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  15. [S37] 1870 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Sharp, Taylor, Appanoose, Iowa; Roll: M593_375; Page: 497B; Image: 298; Family History Library Film: 545874.
  16. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family. not dated. LHB Notebook - Document Copies.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca Naylor (Sharp) Heaton, Memorial# 30161223.

Thomas Sharp1,2

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

Family

Unity ______

Citations

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

William Sharp1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

William Sharp1,2

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

Family

Ruth ______

Citations

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

Dr. William A. Sharp1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

William Naylor Sharp1,2

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

Citations

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

Zachariah Sharp1,2

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

Citations

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

Daughter Sharples1

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

Citations

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

Ellen Sharples1

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

Citations

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

Geoffrey Sharples1

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

Family

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

Citations

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

Margery Sharples1

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

Family

Daniel Moor

Citations

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

Mary Sharples1

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

Family 1

Richard Clowes d. 20 May 1671

Family 2

Samuel Ellis

Citations

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

Rebecca Sharples1

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

Family

Richard Caldwell d. 13 Oct 1678

Citations

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

Richard Sharples1

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

Citations

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

Ann Sharpless1

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

Citations

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

Caleb Sharpless1

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

Citations

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

Caleb Sharpless1

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

Citations

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

Daniel Sharpless1

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

Citations

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

David Sharpless1

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

Citations

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

Esther Sharpless1

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

Family 1

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

Family 2

Richard Gorman

Citations

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

Hannah Sharpless1

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

Citations

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

James Sharpless1,2

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

Family 1

Mary Edge d. 17 Apr 1698

Family 2

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

Citations

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

James Sharpless1

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

Family

Elizabeth Taylor b. 9 Jun 1705

Citations

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

Jane Sharpless1

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

Citations

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

Jane Sharpless1

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

Family

George Smedley b. 2 Mar 1692/93

Citations

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