Francis Sharp, Immigrant

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Francis Sharp

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Death: Died
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Husband of Mary Jane Watson Sharp, Immigrant and Dorothy Gill Sharp, Immigrant
Father of Mary Sharp Young

Occupation: LDS Patriarch, High Priest, Ward clerk, Justice of the peace
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About Francis Sharp

Francis Sharp, son of Michael Pearson Sharp of Wellington and Jane Armstrong (19 born August 1811 Biggsmain, Northumberlandshire, England), was born 24 January 1834. Came to Utah 19 October 1862 with the Francis M. Lyman company. Family resided Smithfield, Utah, and Lyman, Idaho. High Priest. Ward clerk many years under Bishop Samuel Roskelly and Bishop Ferrell. Justice of the peace of Smithfield several terms. Ordained patriarch 6 May 1889 at Logan. Died February, 1891.

Marriages and Children

  1. Dorothy Gill (daughter of William Gill, pioneer 19 October 1862, Francis M. Lyman company, and Mary Chicken). She was born 21 April 1840; married October 1855. Their children were:
    1. Mary Jane Sharp, 5 September 1856 - 22 November 1857
    2. Ann Sharp born 20 July 1858, married Edward A. Galbraith on 8 February 1875
    3. Elizabeth Sharp, 16 December 1860 - 1867
    4. Jane Sharp born 24 September 1863, married John C. Reid on 24 December 1880
    5. John Gill Sharp born 10 February 1866, married Lydia Millgate
    6. Francis Sharp , Jr. born 17 February 1868
      1. Lydia Ann Pilkington on 14 November 1887
      2. May Seymour Neff on 7 January 1903
    7. Michael Pearson Sharp born 7 May 1870
    8. William Thomas Sharp born 10 April 1872, married Adeline Farrell
    9. Isaac Gill Sharp, 30 March 1874 - 31 March 1874
    10. Mary Sharp born 5 February 1876, married William J. Young
    11. Dora Clarissa Sharp born 29 March 1878, married Moroni Robison
    12. Sarah Sharp born 24 November 1880
  2. Mary Jane Watson (daughter of William Watson, pioneer 1862, Francis M. Lyman company), who was born 26 May 1853 Marley Hill, Durham, England; married 30 May 1870, Salt Lake City. Their children:
    1. Robert Sharp born 7 April 1873
    2. George Armstrong Sharp born 13 July 1874, married Maud Zimmerman in June 1911
    3. Henry Watson Sharp born 26 December 1876
    4. James William Sharp born 27 March 1879
    5. Margaret Chloe Sharp born 30 March 1881
    6. Frances Sharp born 19 October 1882
    7. Hugh Sharp born 25 December 1884
    8. Estelle Pearl Sharp born 20 April 1887
    9. Ruby Isabel Sharp born 15 September 1889

Sources

  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 568
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1155
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Francis Sharp, Immigrant's Timeline

1834
January 24, 1834
1855
1855
Age 20
1870
May 30, 1870
Age 36
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
1876
1876
Age 41
1891
February 1891
Age 57