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Hargraves of Logan county, Ky.. and Wayne county, 111.).
Born April 28, 1799, Logan county, Ky. Came to Utah 1847,
Contingent Mormon battalion.

Married Lucretia Haws 1820, White county, 111. (daughter
of Jacob Haws and Hannah Nail), who was born Nov. 22,
1802. Their children: John b. Aug. 22, 1821, m. Emeline
Sessions July 1846; Sarah Ann and Richard, Jr., died; Wil-
liam Bradford b. Jan. 23, 1827, m. Cathrine Yeger; Daniel
Alexander b. Jan. 11, 1829, m. Janette Baum; Mary, died;
Louisa b. July 26, 1833, d. 1891; Eliza Jane, died; Melissa
b. March 11, 1836, m. Isaac Baum; Emeline b. May 1, 1840,
m. Charles Carter Thomas; Elizabeth b. Aug. 31, 1842, m.
David Condon; Hannah b. Jan. 19, 1846, m. William Gallagher.

Seventy. Counselor to Bishop Terry of Mosquito Creek,
Iowa; 2d counselor to Bishops Fawsett and William Wall of
Provo. Member of 30th regiment, 1st brigade Illinois
mounted volunteers in the Illinois Black Hawk Indian war.
Farmer and stockraiser. Died March 1879, Heber, Utah.

SESSIONS, DANIEL ALEXANDER (son of Richard Sessions
and Lucretia Haws). Born Jan. 11, 1829.

Married Janette Baum. Their children: Rachael b. 1861,
m. Thomas G. Clagg; Adolphus b. May 13, 1862, m. Rachael
Hickens; m. Mary J. Nelson; Dolphy b. May 13, 1862, m.
Rachael Neil; m. Isabelle Richardson; William; Jane, m.
Andrew Nelson; Alfred, m. Matilda Poulson; Agnes, m.
Joseph Fratillio.

Farmer and cattleman. Died Sept. 1905, Heber, Utah.

SESSIONS, ADOLPHUS (son of Daniel Alexander Sessions
and Janette Baum). Born May 13, 1862, at Heber, Utah.

Married Rachael Hickens, July 1892, Heber, Utah (daugh-
ter of Thomas Hickens and Margret Powell, of Heber City,
Utah). Their child: Charles, b. Oct. 13, 1899.

Married Mary J. Nelson Dec. 26, 1900, Heber, Utah (daugh-
ter of Henry T. Nelson and Mary E. McMillan of Heber).
Their children: Cordon b. Oct. 21, 1901; Chloe Ellen b. Jan.
29, 1903; Ella Janette b. Jan. 22, 1906; Bernal Alex b. Aug.
1, 1906; Agnes Larna b. Aug. 24, 1908; Irwin b. Dec. 11, 1910.
Families resided Heber, Utah.

Farmer and cattleman.



SEVERE, HARRISON (son of James Severe and Polly Harris
of Knox county, Ohio). Born Sept. 17, 1820, in Knox county.
Came to Utah Oct. 30, 1850, Joseph Toung company.

Married Dorcas McBride Dec. 31, 1839, in Adams county,
111. (daughter of Thomas McBride and Cathrine Johns), who
was born Aug. 16, 1822. Their children: Lyman W. b. Aug.
31, 1840, m. Malinda Mclntosh; Ann J. b. Dec. 6, 1844, m.
George Whittle; Arminta b. Aug. 6, 1849, m. John Craner;
Hyrum H. b. Feb. 6, 1852, m. Leonora Eastham; Deseret b.
May 18, 1856, m. F. M. Cummins; Don C. b. Oct. 6, 1868; Emily
b. May 19, 1865, m. James F. Walker. Family home Grants-
ville, Tooele Co., Utah.

Captain in Nauvoo legion; pony express rider; bodyguard
of President Brigham Toung. Died Dec. 1901.

SEVERE, HYRUM H. (son of Harrison Severe and Dorcas
McBride). Born Feb. 6, 1852. Grantsville, Utah.

Married Leonora Eastham July 18, 1870, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Eastham and Jane Huntington, pioneers
Nov. 1864, Captain Walker company). She was born Jan.
9, 1853. Their children: Hyrum H., Jr. b. June 10, 1871, m.
Nellie Smith; John G. b. Nov. 26, 1872, m. Mary Wixom;
James R. b. Jan. 5, 1876, m. Grace Cummins; George H. b.
Sept. 18, 1877, m. Bertha Bates; Dorcas J. b. May 11, 1879.
m. Edward Hunter; Joseph W. b. Sept. 25, 1880, m. Lillie
Briggs; Lyman C. b. Feb. 11, 1882, m. Retta Grant: m.
Myrtle Hunter; Jane L. b. July 11, 1874, m. Samuel Poulton:
Emma L. b. May 22, 1885, m. Cyrus Hunter; Althera b. Nov.
12, 1893, d. May 7, 1897.

First child born iu Grantsville. High priest; high coun-
cilor at Cassia stake.



SEVERN, WILLIAM (son of Enoch Severn and Ann Allen of
Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire. Eng.). Born Oct. 4,
1836, Hucknall Torkard. Came to Utah Dec. 1, 1856, Martin
and Tyler handcart company.

Married Mary Astle May 29, 1856, on ship Orrizon (daugh-
ter of Frank Astle and Fleischa Raynor of Hucknall Tor-
kard, pioneers Oct. 1861, Joseph Home company). She was
born March 16, 1837, and died Aug. 6, 1898.

Married Ann Baguley May 16, 1870, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Thomas Baguley and Grace Wayne of Derbyshire,
Eng., who came to Utah 1874). She was born Nov. 10, 1850.
Their children: Mary Ann, m. J. S. Robinson; William
Thomas, m. Bertha Myer; Enoch Daniel, died: Elizabeth
Sarah, m. J. J. Jones; Harry Allen, m. May Hoff; Daniel
Enoch, m. Flora Lewis. Family home Montpelier, Idaho.
This wife deserted him.

Married Marie Kowallis July 11, 1899, Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of Otto Kowallis and Pauline Worbs of Berlin, Germany;
latter came to Utah June 24, 1890). She was born Aug. 10,
1872. They have one child, Pauline.

Missionary to Sioux Falls, S. D., 1887-90; high priest;
ward teacher. Farmer.



SEWELL, JOSEPH (son of Thomas Sewell, born 1758, andf
Ann Bacchus, born 1750, both of England). He was born Jan.
2, 1796, Essex, Eng. Came to Utah in September, 1862.
Married Sarah Stevens Jan. 10, 1814, Norfolk, Eng. (daugh-



ter of Barnard Stevens and Elizabeth Rivett), who was born
April 9, 1797, and died Oct. 16, 1881. Their children: Eliza-
beth b. June 13, 1816, m. George Wlntle; Sarah b. Dec. 19,
1817; Joseph, Jr. b. Nov. 13, 1819, m. Emily Ellett Jan.
17, 1841; Barnard b. March 18, 1821. Family home Woods
Cross, Utah.

Left without a father at an early age, he helped to sup-
port his mother and a large family, but married at 18 years
of age. By insistent economy became the owner of two small
sailing vessels, which were used for fishing expeditions.
These, with his other belongings, he sold, and with the
funds he and his wife came to America to become a part
in building up the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, which faith they had embraced, -having previously
been allied with the Presbyterian sect. Immediately after
arriving in Salt Lake he located in Davis county, where
he lived until March 24, 1880, dying at the age of 84.

SEWELL, JOSEPH (son of Joseph Sewell and Sarah Ste-
vens). Born Nov. 13, 1819, Norfolk, Eng. Came to Utah
Sept. 8, 1861.

Married Emily Ellett Jan. 17, 1841, at Yarmouth, Eng.
(daughter of James Ellett and Esther Balls), who was born
May 18, 1816, at Yarmouth. Their children: Emily b Jan
23, 1842; Joseph B. b. Oct. 5, 1843; George B b Nov 22
1845; Mary Ann b. Sept. 26, 1847; William b. Feb 1 1850
m. Elizabeth Ann Robins Aug. 29, 1871; Edward b. Jan
27, 1856; Sarah Ann b. Feb. 4, 1858. Family home Weber
Co., Utah.

Began working as apprentice in shipyard at fifteen years
of age after having received common school education and
continued at this trade seven years. His father had pre-
ceded him to America and he, likewise, turned his all Into
money and on March 21, 1860, set sail for New York City.
Reached St. Louis May 15, 1861. Joined a company of im-
migrants who were starting to Utah, arriving In Salt Lake
City Sept. 8, 1861, and locating at Ogden the same year.
There, after much hard labor, with the characteristic energy
for which he was noted, he placed his family in comfortable
circumstances. Soon after arriving there he decided the
teachings and principles of the Mormon faith were so en-
tirely contrary to his idea and belief that he withdrew
from this church and never had anything further to do
with it. However, he took an active part in developing
and building up that section of the west. He took up a
homestead just west of Ogden, making this his perma-
nent home. Helped to erect the first schoolhouse built In
this section, and labored incessantly in the upbuilding of
the industrial life of Ogden. He died in September, 1894,
and his wife passed away four years later. His son, George
. Sewell, was drowned Nov. 30, 1861. while fording the
Weber river with a yoke of oxen. Of the three remaining
sons none ever had any connection with the Mormon
church, and like their father, were opposed to the teach-
ings of that faith.

SEWELL, WILLIAM (son of Joseph Sewell and Emily
Ellett). Born Feb. 1, 1850, Yarmouth, Eng.

Married Elizabeth Ann Robins Aug. 29, 1871, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Edmund Robins and Ann Douglas) who
was born Nov. 30. 1854, Kaysville, Utah. Their children:
Frederick George b. Jan. 16, 1874, m. Sarah E. Cole June
6, 1900; Rosa Bell b. Feb. 8, 1876, m. P. K. Smith Sept 1,
1904; Mary Ella b. May 3, 1879, m. F. D. Hyland June 15,
1905; Clara Emily b. May 10, 1881; Henry William b. Oct
10, 1883; Charles Barnard b. April 21, 1886. Family home
Weber Co., Utah.

Attended school at St. Louis, but grew up In Weber
county and has resided permanently on the old homestead
ever since. He has taken an active part in the industrial
and political development of that part of the state, having
filled many important positions of trust by appointment.

SEWELL, FREDERICK GEORGE (son of William 3ewell
and Elizabeth Ann Robins). Born Jan. 16, 1874, Ogden,
Utah.

Married Sarah E. Cole June 6, 1900, Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of George Cole and Mary Painter), who was born Oct.
20, 1876, at Logan.

Assayer and chemist.



SHAFER, JOHN o. (son of Johan Shafer and Hannah Rossa).
Came to Utah October, 1849.

Married Hannah Casto (daughter of Abel Casto and
Mary Galland). Their children: Orson W. b. Dec. 2, 1846,
m. Elizabeth Kingdom; Mary A. b. Nov. 19, 1848 (deceased),
m. Jacob Hunter; John H. b. March 1851; Eliza b. Oct. 22,
1853, m. John William Snell July 21, 1873; Oliver b. Nov.
2, 1855, m. Mary Coon; James A. b. March 1857, m. Eliza-
beth Hagel; Frank b. Oct. 30, 1859, m. Emma J. Cooper-
Charles b. Sept. 1862, d. aged 30; Mabel b. Aug. 12, 1867.
m. W. R. Smith. Family home. Salt Lake City.



SHAFFER, HENRY (son of Jacob Shaffer). Came to Utah
1858.

Married Eve Beard, who came to Utah 1858 and died at
Ogden. Their children: John Isaac, m. Nancy Hill; Joseph
Russell, m. Glllead Taylor: George Henry, m. Esther Ann
Jessop; Elizabeth, m. John Rolph; Nancy, m. Sylvester
Perry; William, m. Mary Ann Bradshaw; Abigail, m. Levl
Dougherty. Family resided Ogden, Slaterville and Mlll-
vllle. Utah.

Elder. Farmer. Died about 1869 at Millville.



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SHAFFER, JOSEPH RUSSELL, (son of Henry Shaffer and
Eve Beard). Born March 31, 1830, In Virginia. Came to
Utah 1858.

Married Glllead Taylor, Who was born May 3, 1840. Came
to Utah 1858. Their children: Mary Ellen, m. Richard
Jessop; George Henry, d. aged 20; Margarett Eve, m. Thomas
Jessop; Joseph Kinnion, m. Helen Weaver; William Heber;
John Franklin, m. Elizabeth Buckley; Jeanette Larona, m.
Richard Jessop; James Marion, m. Lydia M. Rolfe; Isaac
Newton, m. Ellen McKowen; Louisa Esther, m. John F. Ses-
sions; Martin Luther, m. Matilda Hunt; Samuel Lafayette,
m. Irene Jackson; Laura Elphy, died.

High priest; ward teacher. Justice of peace 15 years.
Died June 23, 1901, Millville, Utah.

SHAFFER, JAMES MARION (son of Joseph Russell Shaffer
and Gillead Taylor). Born Jan. 7. 1861, Slatervllle, Utah.

Married Lydia Mandania Rolfe March 31, 1884, Vernal,
Utah (daughter of William Jasper Rolfe and Ellen Wilk-
shire of Vernal, Utah). She was born March 22, 1865. Their
children: Marion Kinnion b. Dec. 5, 1884, m. Susan String-
ham; Estella b. March 23, 1887; Ethel b. April 24, 1889,
m. Clifford Hatch; Ellen b. Aug. 25, 1891; Ernest b. Jan.
5, 1894; Barth Cannon b. Jan. 19, 1896; William Jasper
Rolfe b. Feb. 22, 1898, d. April 22, 1898, at Lehi, Utah;
Pearl b. June 5, 1900; Gorilla b. Nov. 12, 1902; Joseph
Alden b. Sept. 12, 1904; Newell Waldo b. Dec. 5, 1907. Fam-
ily home Vernal, Utah.

Ordained bishop of Naples ward May 17, 1891, and was
honorably released Dec. 29, 1909; counselor to Bishop
Thomas J. Caldwell of Naples ward 1887-91; superintend-
ent Sunday school; ward teacher; secretary to Y. M. M. I. A.;
member high council. Treasurer Uinta county 1910-12.
President Ashley Central Irrigation Co., 1897-1902. Clerk
Ashley Co-op., Vernal, 6 years.



b. Dec. 5, 1875. m. George A. Sand; Jesse B. March 6, 1887,
m. Minnie Creer; Clyde b. May 9, 1889, died; June b. Jan.
17, 1892; Leo b. June 18, 1894; Ira b. Oct. 30, 1896; Willey
b. Jan. 30, 1898. Family home, Salt Lake City.
Seventy. Cattleman and sheep raiser.



SHA1VKS, JAMES (son of James Shanks and Marion Leckie
of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland). Born Aug. 31, 1810,
at Paisley. Came to Utah Oct. 29, 1855, Charles H. Harper
company.

Married Isabella Dock 1832 (daughter of Robert and
Euphemia Dock of Paisley), who was born 1809 and came
to Utah with husband. Their children: James Dock b.
Nov. 29, 1833, m. Isabella Muir Dec. 21, 1855, m. Eva Erick-
son March 10, 1875, m. Caroline M. Homan Nov. 16, 1899;
Marion b. July 19, 1836, m. Alexander Perry Dec. 21, 1855;
Isabella; William D. b. Feb. 10. 1840. Family resided at
Paisley, Scotland; St. Louis, Mo., and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Elder. Pattern setter. Crossed plains sixteen times.
Died Jan. 22, 1866, St. Louis, Mo.

SHANKS, JAMES DOCK (son of James Shanks and Isabella
Dock). Born Nov. 29, 1833, Paisley, Scotland. Came to
Utah September, 1853, Jacob Gates company.

Married Isabella Muir Dec. 21, 1855, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Muir, born at Muchling, and Mary
Muney of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, pioneers Oct. 9,
1853, Appleton Harmon company). She was born Aug. 15,
1837. Their children: Mary E. Shanks b. Oct. 8, 1856, m. Gus-
tave Woldberg March 25, 1880; Isabella b. Feb. 18, 1859;
James M. b. Jan. 16, 1861; William b. April 20, 1863; Marion
b. Aug. 12, 1865, m. William J. Doyle July 19, 1888; Elizabeth
b. Sept. 10, 1867, m. William Fister Aug. 20, 1895; John M.
b. Nov. 23, 1869; Archibald b. March 29, 1872, m. Lilly Buke;
Margaret b. Aug. 3, 1874, m. Mr. McEwan; George A. b.
Jan. 1, 1878.

Married Eva Erickson March 10, 1875, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Eric Erickson and Fredericka Carlson of
Upland, Sweden, who came to Utah by railroad). She was
born Nov. 27, 1845, Upland, Sweden. Their children: Cat-
rina Amelia b. May 11, 1876; Joseph b. Sept. 29, 1877, m.
Mary Jacobs Dec. 24, 1902; Louise b. Sept. 29, 1879; Josephine
b. July 10, 1881, m. C. M. Gorin Dec. 29, 1910; Hyrum b.
March 29, 1884; Evelyn b. July 1, 1887; Fredericka b. March
11, 1889, d. June 27, 1891.

Married Caroline M. Homan Nov. 16, 1899, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Andrew Homan and Sophia Esing of
Lattdrof, Germany), who was born Oct. 19. 1848.

High priest; home missionary; superintendent Sunday
school at Riverdale. Assisted in building wall around Salt
Lake for protection from Indians. Veteran Black Hawk
war.



SHARP, ADAM (son of John Sharp and Mary Hunter, both
of Scotland). Born in Scotland. Came to Utah Dec. 18,
1850.

Married Elizabeth Cook 1848 (daughter of David Cook
and Mary Pattersen, both of Scotland, pioneers Dec. 18,
1850). She was born April 6, 1828. Their children: John
A., m. Rebecca Bennion; David, m. Emma S. A.iax; Eliza-
beth, m. Samuel Bennion; Mary Anna, m. Joseph Bennion;
Jennett, died; Jennett 2d, m. Israel Bennion; Adam, Joseph,
Agnes and Isabella, latter four died; Adam 2d. Family
home, Salt Lake City.

Elder. Cattleman. Died March 8, 1890.

SHARP, JOHN A. (son of Adam Sharp and Elizabeth Cook).
Born June 27, 1850, at South Platte, Neb. Came to Utah Dec.
18, 1850.

Married Rebecca Bennion Dec. 23, 1872, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Samuel Bennion and Mary Bushel of Taylors-
ville, Utah, pioneers Oct. 5, 1847, John Taylor company).
She was born March 17, 1853. Their children: Mary Emma



SHARP, FRANCIS (son of Michael Pearson Sharp of Wel-
lington and Jane Armstrong born Aug. 19, 1811, both in
Biggsmain, Northumberlandshire, Eng. married Sept. 16,
1833). He was born Jan. 24, 1834. Came to Utah Oct. 19,
1862, Francis M. Lyman company.

Married Dorothy Gill October, 1855 (daughter of William
Gill, pioneer Oct. 19, 1862, Francis M. Lyman company, and
Mary Chicken). She was born April 21, 1840. Their children:
Mary Jane b. Sept. 5, 1856, d. Nov. 22, 1857; Ann b. July 20
1858, m. Edward A. Galbraith Feb. 8, 1875; Elizabeth b. Dec.
16, 1860, d. 1867; Jane b. Sept. 24, 1863, m. John C. Reid
Dec. 24, 1880; John Gill b. Feb. 10, 1866, m. Lydia Millgate;
Francis, Jr. b. Feb. 17, 1868, m. Lydia Ann Pilkington Nov.

14, 1887, m. May Seymour Neff Jan. 7, 1903; Michael Pearson,
b. May 7, 1870; William Thomas b. April 10, 1872, m. Adeline
Farrell; Isaac Gill b. March 30, 1874, d. next day; Mary b.
Feb. 6, 1876, m. William J. Young; Dora Clarissa b. March
29, 1878, m. Moroni Robison; Sarah b. Nov. 24, 1880.

Married Mary Jane Watson May 30, 1870, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Watson, pioneer 1862, Francis M.
Lyman company), who was born May 26, 1853, Marley Hill,
Durham, Eng. Their children: Robert b. April 7, 1873, died;
George Armstrong b. July 13, 1874, m. Maud Zimmerman
June 1911; Henry Watson b. Dec. 26, 1876; James William
b. March 27, 1879; Margaret Chloe b. March 30, 1881, and
Frances b. Oct. 19, 1882, latter four died; Hugh b. Dec. 25,
1884; Estelle Pearl b. April 20, 1887; Ruby Isabel b. Sept.

15, 1889. Family resided Smithfleld, Utah, and Lyman,
Idaho.

High priest. Ward clerk many years under Bishop Samuel
Roskelly and Bishop Ferrell. Justice of the peace of Smith-
neld several terms. Ordained patriarch May 6, 1889, at
Logan. Died February, 1891.

SHARP, FRANCIS (son of Francis Sharp and Dorothy Gill).
Born Feb. 17, 1868, Smithfleld, Cache Co., Utah.

Married Lydia Ann Pilkington Nov. 14, 1887, Smithfleld,
Utah (daughter of William and Lydia Pilkington, who came
to Utah 1876). She was born Nov. 22, 1866, in England.
Their children: Francis, Jr. b. Oct. 26, 1888; William
Hugh b. Oct. 13, 1892; Earl Pilkington b. July 23, 1896;
Gerald Ray b. Jan. 6, 1898; Leo Alvin b. Nov. 30, 1900.

Married May Seymour Neff Jan. 7, 1903, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Franklin Neff, pioneer 1848, and Frances Maria
Stillman, pioneer 1853). She was born Oct. 30, 1866, East
Mill Creek, Salt Lake county. Their children: Dorothy
Marie b. Sept. 23. 1904; Mary Frances b. Sept. 3, 1907, d.
same day; Zelma Fern b. May 11, 1909. Families resided
Mill Creek, Salt Lake Co., Utah, and Lyman, Idaho.

Ordained seventy July 1911; assistant superintendent of
the Lyman ward Sunday school. Resides at Lyman, Idaho.



SHARP, JOHN (son of John Sharp of Clackmannanshire,
Scotland). Born Nov. 9, 1820, in Clackmannanshire. Came
to Utah Sept. 1, 1850, John Sharp company.

Married Jane Patterson 1839 at Clackmannanshire, Scot-
land (daughter of James Patterson of same place). She
was born July 26, 1818. Their children: John, m. Hannah
Neslen; James, m. Lizzie Rogers; Margaret, m. John
Cahoon; Kate, m. Parley L. Williams; Adam; Agnes, m.
Abram W. Caine; Secelia; Elizabeth Alice, m. Harry Nesblt.
Family home, Salt Lake City.

Bishop of 20th ward for 30 years. Manager of the Temple
Stone quarries. Police captain. Member of city council;
superintendent public works; member of legislature. Rail-
road contractor and builder. Died Dec. 23, 1901.

SHARP, JOHN (son of John Sharp and Jane Patterson).
Born Dec. 28, 1841, in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Came to
Utah Sept. 1, 1860, John Sharp company.

Married Hannah Neslen Sept. 8, 1866, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Samuel Neslen and Eunice Francis, both of
Salt Lake City, pioneers Sept. 20, 1863, C. Spencer company).
She was born June 1, 1844. Their children: Eunice Jane b.
Sept. 29, 1867, d. child; John N. b. June 11, 1869, m. Margaret
E. Miles. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Member of high council. State flsh and game commis-
sioner 11 years. Mining man; capitalist.

SHARP, JOHN N. (son of John Sharp and Hannah Neslen).
Born June 11, 1869, at Salt Lake City.

Married Margaret E. Miles November, 1892, at Salt Lak-e
City (daughter of Orson Miles and Margaret Lawrence, of
Salt Lake City, pioneers 1850). She was born December,
1872, died Jan. 7, 1912. Their children: Phylis M. b. 1893;
John N. b. 1899. Family home, Salt Lake City.

City councilman 1906-08. Representative of Selby Smelting
& Lead Co.

SHARP, JAMES (son of John Sharp and Jane Patterson).
Born Nov. 18, 1843, in Scotland.

Married Lizzie Rogers Oct. 31, 1864, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Francis and Jemima Rogers of England,
pioneers 1856, Edward Martin handcart company). She was
born Sept. 13, 1847. Their children: Lizzie b. Sept. 24,
1866, m. Ben R. Eldredge; Kate b. June 11, 1870, m. Ern R.



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Eldredge; Celia b. July 7, 1872, m. M. M. Young; Aggie b.
April 14, 1876, m. James R. Hay; John Francis b. May 2,
1878, m. Luella Ferrin; Heber Chase b. Feb. 10, 1880, m.
Vera Cannon; Joseph Hyrum b. Sept. B, 1882, m. Maud
Shirley; Chloe b. Jan. 2, 1888; William Hooper b. April 3,
1884. Family home, Salt Lake City.

House representative. Mayor of Salt Lake City 1884.
Chairman board of regents University of Utah. Died May
7. 1904.

SHARP, JOHN FRANCIS (son of James Sharp and Lizzie
Rogers). Born May 2, 1878, at Salt Lake City.

Married Luella Ferrin Sept. 18, 1903, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Josiah M. Ferrin and Martha Brunson, both
lived in Ogden Valley, Utah; former pioneer 1856, latter
1847). She was born May 12, 1877. Their children: Denner
Francis b. June 23, 1904; Marion b. May 2, 1906; Harlow
Brooks b. March 29, 1909; Martha b. Feb. 27, 1912. Family
home, Salt Lake City.

Physician and surgeon.



SHARP, JOSEPH (son of John Sharp of Clackmannanshlre,
Scotland). Born in 1817, in Clackmannanshire, Scotland.
Came to Utah Aug. 28, 1850, independent company.

Married Janet Condie 1849, St. Louis, Mo. (daughter of
Thomas Condie and Janet Sharp of Clackmannanshire, Scot-
land, pioneers 1855). She was born Jan. 30, 1851. Their
children: John C. b. May 28, 1850, m. Sarah Bethula Palmer;
Helen; Mary Jane, m. Joseph J. Daynes; Margaret Ann, m.
H. T. McCune; Janet, m. E. A. Senroot. Family home, Salt
Lake City.

Married Margaret Condie at Salt Lake City (daughter of
Thomas Condie and Janet Sharp). Their children: Celia,
m. F. E. Barker; Joseph C., m. Jane Bennett.

Elder. Furnished stone for Salt Lake temple. Freighter.
Died Sept. 5, 1864, Sweetwater, Wyo.

SHARP, JOHN C. (son of Joseph Sharp and Janet Condie).
Born May 28, 1850, Kaw River, Kansas. Came to Utah 1850
with parents.

Married Sarah Bethula Palmer Feb. 12, 1872, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Mifflin Palmer and Katherine K. Dolbey of Salt
Lake City, pioneers 1861). She was born Jan. 30, 1851. Their
children: Joseph P. b. Sept. 6, 1874, m. Emma Irene Merrill;
James P. b. Aug. 17, 1876, m. Olive Saumsan. Family home,
Salt Lake City.

Bishop of Vernon, Tooele county; member high council.
Trustee of State Agricultural college. Stockraiser and
capitalist.

SHARP, JOSEPH C. (son of Joseph Sharp and Margaret
Condie). Born Dee. 17, 1864, Salt Lake City.

Married Jane Bennett June, 1893, Salt Lake City (daughter
of Richard Bennett and Mina Foster of Salt Lake City,
pioneers 1867). Their children: J. Clyde; Lavon. Family
home. Salt Lake City.

Member 13th quorum seventies; missionary to Scotland
1890-92. Sheriff of Salt Lake county 1909-13. General fore-
man of Utah Central shops.



SHARP, JOSEPH S. (son of James R. Sharp, born June 20,
1809, and Martha Griffin, born Aug. 7, 1820, of Tennessee).
Born July 17, 1840, in Calhoun county, 111. Came to Utah
with his own company.

Married Rebecca Higby March 13, 1862, In Tooele Co., Utah
(daughter of Truman and Lucy A. Higby). Their children:
Joseph b. 1864, m. Elsie Lamb 1887; James Ervin b. 1866. m.
Melissa Ellsworth; William F. b. 1868, m. Miss Smith;
Anna R. b. 1870, died; Lucy Ellen b. 1872, m. Isaac Packer;
John Henry b. 1876, died; Arminta E. b. 1877, m. William
Packer; George A. b. 1884; Daniel H. b. 1887, died; Emily Zet
b. 1887, m. Elif Hoglin. Family home Preston, Idaho.

SHARP, JOSEPH TRUMAN (son of Joseph S. Sharp and
Rebecca Higby). Born Sept. 4, 1864, Tooele, Utah.

Married Elsie Lamb April 1, 1887, Logan, Utah (daughter
of Suel Lamb and Elizabeth Zimmerman), who was born
April 1, 1869, Hyde Park, Utah. Their children: Myra b.
July, 1888, m. Hugh Kid Nov. 14, 1906; Alvin Joseph b. March
17, 1891; Clarence John b. July 20, 1893; Vernon T. b. Dec.
20, 1896; Elmer A. b. May 10, 1900; Elizabeth b. May 2,
1904; Delbert b. March IB, 1907. Family home Preston, Idaho.

Married Annie Woodhead Nov. 10, 1910 (daughter of Albert
Woodhead and Sarah Fast), who was born Jan. 1887, Hed-
dersfull, Eng.



SHAW, ABRAHAM (son of Abram Shaw and Nancy Hartley
of Ruthle. Lancastershire, Eng.). Born Dec. 8, 1808, Ruthle,
Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 22, 1862, Isaac Bullock company.

Married Margaret Thornber 1828 (daughter of Richard
and Hannah Thornber), who was born Aug. 9, 1811, and



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