Mary, Here's what I have on Hugh and Jane. I sent (I think)this to Sharon Goldman. If you want a better copy, I can send this via e-mail as well.
THE SHARON FAMILY IN KENTUCKY
Most of the family remained in Kentucky, but one son, Robert Sharon, continued on westward in 1831 and settled in Brown County, Illinois. Another son, John Sharon, moved to Fountain County, Indiana about the same time.
Hugh Sharron was born in Fermanagh township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania in the late 1760s.
There were two young Hugh Sharrons about the same age. One would have been the son of James Sharron and the other the son of Hugh Sharron his brother. Both James and Hugh were the sons of William and Margaret Sherron.
I believe that this Hugh Sharron was the son of Hugh. James' son Hugh seems to have gone with his brother William to the Westmoreland County area in the early 1790s. Further evidence was shown in the section covering the senior Hugh Sharron. Here I showed how he was involved with Jane Fisher and more than likely married her. Since this Hugh Sharon and Jane Barhill named
At any rate, this Hugh Sharron was born in the 1760s in the Lost Creek Valley of Fermanagh township in what was to become Juniata County. He served in the Revolution in the Cumberland Militia. After the War, he returned to Lost Creek and married Jane Barnhill some time around 1790.
Hugh and Jane's first two children were born in Fermanagh Township; Samuel Sharon in 1792 and James Fisher Sharon in 1794.
Shortly thereafter, Hugh and most of the other branches of the Sharon family headed southwest to take up bounty lands. While several Sharon families settled for a while in Westmoreland and Fayette counties, Hugh and Jane seem to have headed further afield and ended up in Scott County, Kentucky. Scott County is in north central Kentucky just below the Ohio border. They more than likely traveled by boat down the Ohio River.
Now comes an interesting part. There was a newspaper article in the SHARON (Pennsylvania) HERALD on Friday October 5, 1956 which investigated the origin of the name of the town, Sharon. A descendant of this Hugh Sharon, Harold Culbertson, stimulated interest in trying to prove that Sharon, Pennsylvania was named after his Hugh Sharon and not after the biblical Plains of Sharon as originally thought.
Further investigation indicated that although the town was formed in 1815 by William Budd, the first recorded deeds were handwritten in the name of Aaron. It is now believed that Aaron was in fact a misreading of the name Sharon and this early Sharon was the one who sold property to William Budd who built and named his Sharon Tavern after this early family. This fact was recorded apparently in a 1830 family bible of James Fisher Sharon.
This may well have been the case, but I tend to doubt it. By 1796 this Hugh Sharon and his wife, Jane, were in Fayette County, Kentucky where their third child, John Sharon, was born in June of that year.
The 1800 Pennsylvania census shows a Hugh Sharran in Beaver County. Beaver and Mercer counties were both formed in 1800 out of Allegheny County. Sharon is in Mercer County. It would therefore seem to me that there was obviously a Hugh Sharon in the vicinity of Sharon, Pennsylvania in the 1790s, but that it could not have been the Hugh Sharon who was in Kentucky at the time.
The Hugh in the Sharon, Pennsylvania area had a son, also Hugh, who went just over the border into Trumbull County, Ohio in the very early 1800s and appears there in the 1810 Ohio Census. This young Hugh Sharon's life was included in the section on the OHIO SHARONS.
Now...., back to Hugh and Jane. They remained in Fayette County, Kentucky only a short time and then moved to adjacent Scott County. In fact they may not have moved as these two counties were established in the 1790s from Virginia counties and the borders may have been ill-defined at the time. The births of their next three children are all recorded as occurring in Scott County; Robert in 1798, Jane in 1800 and Nancy in 1804.
Hugh and Jane remained for the rest of their lives on their farm in Scott County, Kentucky. Jane died sometime in the early 1840s and Hugh in early 1847. The will of Hugh Sharon was proved in court on June 21, 1847.
The following is what I know about the children of Hugh and Jane Barnhill Sharon.
Samuel was the eldest child. He was born in Pennsylvania in about the year 1792. His wife's name was Sarah (Sally) and according to her tombstone, she was born March 19, 1799 and died September 13, 1857 in Scott County, Kentucky.
Samuel was in the War of 1812, and received a pension for being accidentally shot in the foot at the battle of Miami Rapids on January 23, 1813.
Samuel died sometime in the 1850s as he was not alive for the 1860 census.
The information on their children is as follows.
Nancy was born January 2, 1824 and died August 23, 1855. She spent her entire life in Scott County.
She married John Marshall Fleming there on November 23, 1843. John was born May 26, 1819 and he died June 10, 1906 in Scott County, Kentucky.
They had six children.
MARIA JANE FLEMMING was born in Scott County on September 21, 1844 and she died there September 6, 1905. She married John A. Cox on August 2, 1870. John was born March 27, 1833 and died December 1, 1922. He was a son of John and Eliza Cox. Their children were:
Warren Dale Cox born May 7, 1871. He married Anna Sharon.
ELIZABETH ELLEN FLEMMING was born in 1847 and died in 1925. She married A. Thornton Tucker in Scott County.
SARAH MARTHA FLEMMING was born about 1848. She married Benjamin Franklin Anderson about 1864.
MARY F. FLEMMING was born about 1850.
AMANDA J. FLEMMING was born in 1851 and died February 15, 1938 in Scott County. She married George Washington Williamson on February 21, 1873.
JOHN SHARON FLEMMING was born August 15, 1855 and he died in Corbin, Kentucky on May 30, 1928. He married Addie Smith Tolbert.
Hulda was born in 1826 and married Flemming Cox on September 10, 1851.
Jane was born in 1822 and married Edward Holland on September 7, 1839.
James Fisher Sharon was born on February 7, 1794 when the family was still in Pennsylvania. He went with his family to Scott County, Kentucky where he married Elizabeth Sutton, the daughter of James Sutton, sometime around 1816 or 1817. Elizabeth was born March 23, 1795.
Elizabeth died April 16, 1839. On May 12, 1840, James Fisher Sharon married Nancy Price Bailey in Scott County about 1840. They had six more children.
James Fisher Sharon died in Scott County on January 6, 1869 and his second wife, Nancy, died there on February 10, 1888. Both are buried in the Sharon Cemetery, near Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky.
The house he lived in is still standing and occupied. It is on Sharon Road in Georgetown, Kentucky.
He had the following children, by his first wife:
James was born December 13, 1818 and died February 1, 1895. He first married Mary Bailey on November 25, 1840 and secondly married Julia Margaret Jane Barnhill on October 2, 1851.
The children were:
JAMES NEWTON SHARON born October 18, 1852 and died April 5, 1916. He married Josephine Williamson on October 25, 1883. They had these children:
Grover Cleveland Sharon born December 21, 1884.
JOHN B. SHARON born August 25, 1854 and died March 11, 1939. He married Ann Marie Shirley in Scott County on January 25, 1876. They had two daughters as of the 1880 census of Scott County:
Cordelia Sharon born in 1877.
NATHANIEL CLINTON SHARON born March 24, 1856 and died September 5, 1894.
HUGH SHARON born March 8, 1858 and died November 19, 1936. He married Mary Brown Fields in Scott County on January 6, 1876. Their children were:
Mary Jane Sharon born in 1877. She married William T. Traylor on July 18, 1907.
DANIEL SHARON born April 28, 1860.
JEMIMA J. SHARON born September 5, 1862 and died December 1900.
HENRY SHARON born October 6, 1864 and died September 5, 1937. He married Sadie Muddiman in Scott County on November 7, 1900.
THOMAS J. SHARON born February 16, 1867 and died August 2, 1897. He married Mary Alice Beals on October 29, 1887. There were no children. His will was dated May 17, 1897.
ROSA A. SHARON born May 3, 1870 and died July 5, 1893.
Hugh was born January 4, 1821. He married Julia Ann Swain on December 27, 1846 in Brown County, Illinois. Julia was born in Kentucky on December 24, 1824.
They moved to Davies County, Missouri where he died December 8, 1871. Julia died there as well on August 5, 1881.
Their children were:
JAMES E. SHARON was born in Brown County, Illinois in 1848. He married in Daviess County, Missouri to Mary E. Smith on November 11, 1866. They were divorced, and on September 13, 1872, he married Emma Jefferson. He died June 20, 1900 in Tyndall, South Dakota and Emma remarried on January 8, 1920 to Charles H. Newall. His first wife, Mary, died in Butler Missouri on February 6, 1936. The children, the first two by Mary, the rest by Emma, were:
Vera Alice Sharon born November 23, 1867. Married first to Thomas Clark Harbert, then to a Morris and finally to James Johnson. She had four children all in the first marriage, Edna Bell Harbert, Ruth Ellen Harbert, Thomas Harbert Jr who never married and Ruby Eunice Harbert who married John Franklin Wells in Kansas City.
WARREN 'BARNEY' SHARON was born December 24, 1849 in Brown County. He married Ida Buzzard in Davies County on December 12, 1880.
ELIZABETH SHARON was born in 1852. She married John H. Whitman on March 12, 1871.
JOHN WILLIAM SHARON was born in Brown County, Illinois on November 1, 1854. He married Mary Mirandy Carter on April 10, 1881 in Davies County, Missouri. Mary was born in June 1861 and died in Urbana, Missouri on February 25, 1935. John died in Camden County, Missouri on January 13, 1926. They had two children:
Ora Earl Sharon born January 14, 1885 in Mitchel County, Kansas and died November 14, 1974 in Centralia, Missouri. He married Andro McClanahan in Branch, Missouri on October 30, 1910. She died March 14, 1932 and Ora married Hazel La Verne Lyon in 1934. There were twelve children all together.
CALYSTIA SHARON was born about 1858. She married John L. Grimes in Grundy County, Missouri on December 16, 1877. She died March 2, 1915.
NATHAN SHARON was born about 1859. He died November 18, 1918. He never married.
IDA SHARON was born in 1864.
ISADORA SHARON was born in Missouri in 1868. She married Jack Williams.
William Sharon was born on March 26, 1823. He first married Lucinda Pribble on December 30, 1845 and then later married Delilah Jane Wilson on February 3, 1874. Both marriages were in Pendleton County, Kentucky. I do not have dates for any of their deaths.
The children of William and Lucinda Sharon were:
LETITIA SHARON was born about 1847. She married William Thomas Wilson February 9, 1871.
JANE A. SHARON was born about 1850. She married Jetson Fields on November 17, 1873. They had one child:
Bertha Sharon who married Edward C. Kidwell.
JOSEPH P. SHARON was born in 1854. He married Louella J. Davis on November 7, 1883.
IRA FISHER SHARON was born in 1860 and was single.
NANCY M. SHARON was born in 1864. She married Benjamin Franklin Long on February 16, 1888.
EMMA SHARON died as a child.
The children of William and Delilah Sharon were:
LAURA BELL SHARON born December 9, 1874. She married J. P. Burlew on February 10, 1898.
MARTHA M. (PATSY) SHARON never married.
WILLIAM Y. SHARON married a Black (last name) girl.
Jane Sharon was born on April 21, 1825. She married John B. Pribble on August 24, 1843.
Nancy Sharon was born on February 19, 1827. She married Thomas C. Peacher on February 4, 1847.
They had the following children:
John Sharon was born on October 9, 1828. He married Amelia Cox in 1861. He later was remarried to Mary Hannah Carnagy.
In the 1880 census of Troy Township, Fountain County, Indiana, they had two children:
GEORGE SHARON born 1867 in Scott County, Kentucky.
ELLA D. SHARON born in the second marriage on November 22, 1871 in Fountain County, Indiana. She married George E. Galloway on October 12, 1892.
Rebecca Sharon was born on June 12, 1830. She married Jacob Price on January 26, 1850.
Patsy Sharon was born on January 10, 1833. She married Griffin Cox on December 4, 1851.
Samuel Sharon was born on October 31, 1836. He married Harriet Reed on February 5, 1867 in Scott County.
They had one Daughter:
Robert Sharon was born on March 9, 1841 and married Ann E. Bonds.
They had one son:
KELLER SHARON born June 4, 1874.
Miranda Sharon was born on June 2, 1843. She married John Young on February 18, 1858 in Scott County.
Almyra Sharon was born on February 19, 1846. She married Parker Liegh on September 28, 1863 in Scott County.
Benjamin Sharon was born on October 22, 1848. He married Lutte Metcalf on August 3, 1875.
He died on February 23, 1916.
The children, all born in Scott County, were:
MARY ELIZABETH SHARON born August 15, 1876.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SHARON JR. born September 7, 1878 and died December 25, 1953.
ALMIRA SHARON born October 11, 1883 and died January 8, 1962. She married J. D. Barnhill.
Polly Sharon was born on March 31, 1851. She married John A. Barnhill. She died on May 21, 1933.
James Sharon junior was born on April 14, 1853 and died on March 3, 1855 as a child.
John Sharon was born in Fayette County, Kentucky, near Lexington on June 19, 1796. In the early 1800s, he moved with his father to Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky.
He was married first to Elizabeth Richey, daughter of Captain John Richey, on September 26, 1820 in Scott County, Kentucky.
They had seven children, one of which died in childbirth in 1823.
They moved to Fountain County, Indiana near the town of Covington in October of 1830. Here Elizabeth died on April 8, 1844.
John Sharon remarried on July 2, 1846 to Rhoda Denton. There were no more children in this second marriage.
Rhoda died in Covington on March 4, 1871 and John Sharon died there on October 16, 1881.
John and Elizabeth Sharon had the following children:
He was born in Scott County, Kentucky in 1822 and married Nancy Pearson and after her death, married a widow, Mary J. Grady on December 11, 1879. He died on September 2, 1915 in Fountain County, Indiana. He was a farmer all his life and took over his father's farm.
All the children were by his first wife:
SUSAN ESTELLA SHARON was born April 14, 1847. She married Burns R. Smith on April 15, 1868. They moved to Daviess County, Missouri in 1878. They had two children:
Myrtle Smith who married Samuel Nichols.
MARGARET S. SHARON was born in 1851. She married Michael F. Myers on November 28, 1878.
SARAH E. SHARON was born in 1853. She married William W. Carnagy on September 23, 1873.
JOHN S. SHARON was born December 28, 1854. He married Ida Clark on February 6, 1876. He died July 8, 1890. She was born June 14, 1851 in Indiana and died July 30, 1881. They were both in their thirties when they died. They had two daughters:
Flossie Sharon born in 1878.
JAMES P. SHARON was born in 1857 and died April 16, 1911.
WILLIAM J. SHARON was born in 1863. He married and lived in Hoopstown, IIlinois.
John Hugh Sharon was born in Scott County on August 3, 1823. He married Margaret Rabb on November 13, 1851 in Fountain County, Indiana. She was born September 5, 1833 and died January 17, 1880.
He was a partner with his brother James in the wagon making business in Covington, Indiana. John Hugh Sharon died in Fountain County on March 17, 1875.
He had two daughters:
OVILLA F. SHARON born July 2, 1857 in Fountain County and died there on April 1, 1942. She Married Lorenzo Myers, born August 23, 1851 and died August 7, 1937. They were married May 8, 1881. They had one daughter:
Lulu M. Myers born February 2, 1887 and died May 2, 1964. She married Oscar W. Grimes on August 17, 1916.
LULIE SHARON born January 20, 1859 and died August 18, 1895. She married Noah W. Myers on September 27, 1881.
James Sharon was born on October 5, 1825 in Scott County. He married Susan H. Dicken on July 22, 1851 in Fountain County, Indiana.
He enlisted at age 21 and served in the Mexican War. He was a member of the school board in Covington. James died on April 27, 1886 in an accident while building a barn at the home of his brother, Willam Sharon.
He was also a wagon maker. They had two daughters:
ALORA SHARON was born in 1854. She married Phillip Hunt on March 31, 1882. She died January 20, 1905.
ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) M. SHARON was born in 1860. She married Edward Hunt on November 7, 1886.
Sally was born in the late 1820s. She married Caleb Bennett on December 3, 1865 in Fountain County, Indiana. They lived in Missouri and had one daughter:
DORA BENNETT married and lived in Danville, Illinois.
Sam Sharon was born about 1831 in Fountain County. He died as a youngster.
Ira Sharon was born in Fountain County, Indiana in 1837.
He began working as a blacksmith until he was about 21, when he moved back to Kentucky and operated a ferry and ran a farm with Joel Bonar. He fell in love with one of Joel's daughters while working with him.
He married Jane Armilde Bonar there on January 3, 1860. Right after they were married, they moved back to Fountain County, Indiana.
In 1865, they returned to Kentucky to take over the old farm as Joel Bonar had died and his wife needed help running the place.
In 1890 Ira and Jane moved to Mt. Auburn, Indiana with their son George. It was here Ira died in 1920.
The children of Ira Sharon were:
WILLIAM HUGH SHARON born 1860 and died 3 days later.
JAMES ARDEN SHARON born about 1862 and died a year and a half later.
CHARLES JOEL SHARON born in 1864 and died in his eleventh month.
JOHN ALBERTUS SHARON born in 1867. He married Sallie M. Yelton on February 28, 1889 and after her death married Edith Davis.
ELIZABETH KATHERINE SHARON born in Kentucky about 1869 and married to John Lewis Perry on November 20, 1890. Their children were:
GEORGE LORENZO SHARON born in Kentucky November 18, 1873 and died in 1965. He married Minnie Hall April 4, 1899. She was born April 4, 1876 and died in 1965. They had four children:
William Hall Sharon born in 1900. He married Mary M. Cummins on January 15, 1922.
SALLIE EVANGELINE SHARON was born in 1879. She married Albert Douglas Moore on March 11, 1899.
Robert Sharon was born about 1798 in Scott County and was a farmer. Sometime around 1820, he married his wife Nancy (her maiden name is unknown). They had four children in Kentucky and then the family moved to Mount Sterling Township in Brown County, Illinois in 1831. Their fifth child was born here in 1839.
Robert Sharon died in Mount Sterling on June 14, 1840. His will, dated February 17, 1840, was the first will probated in Brown County.
Nancy later moved with her son, Ira Sharon, to Indiana township in Marion County, Iowa where she died at age eighty six on March 5, 1886.
Their children were:
Theopolis Sharon was born in 1820. He married Cynthia Ann Bridwell on March 2, 1844 in Mount Sterling.
He died in Brown County, Illinois on August 1, 1861. Cynthia never remarried and spent most of her life raising the children by herself. She died March 18, 1908 also in Brown County.
The children were:
THEODORE SHARON who married Elizabeth McConnell.
COLUMBIA ELLEN SHARON who married Lewis Cass Perry. The children were:
Helen Gertrude Perry
CORDELIA CUMI SHARON who married Ethan Allen Perry.
VIRGINIUS V. SHARON was born January 22, 1862. He married Hester L. Perry and they had the first two children. Hester died September 11, 1882 and he then married Harriet E. Stevens, born March 16, 1868 and died March 12, 1912. V. V. Sharon died July 30, 1911. The children, the first two by Lucinda, were:
Clarence Oscar Sharon born October 12, 1880. He married Alta Jane Rexroat on December 27, 1905. He died December 2, 1957. Alta Jane was born August 31, 1883 and died June 21, 1967. They had two children: Perry Rexroat Sharon born August 11, 1908 and Kathryn L. Sharon born September 12, 1915.
Fanny Sharon was born in 1824. She married William Thomas on November 26, 1841 in Mount Sterling, Illinois.
Their children were:
HARRIET THOMAS born 1842.
ROBERT THOMAS born 1844.
JOHN THOMAS born 1847.
NANCY THOMAS born February 1850.
Ira Sharon was born on July 26, 1827. He married Getty Maria Probasco in Brown County, Illinois on March 12. 1847. Maria was born in New Jersey on November 11, 1825.
They moved to Hamilton in Marion County, Iowa in 1853. They remained there until 1875 when they moved to Attica also in Marion County.
Maria died December 7, 1883 and in November of 1884 Ira married Perlina Cooley. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker. He fought in the 36th Iowa Infantry in the Civil War.
Ira died on January 28, 1912.
The children, all in his first marriage were:
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS SHARON born May 7 (17), 1848. He served in the same company as his father in the Civil War. In Marion County, Iowa on December 29, 1870, he married Lucinda A. Dunkin. She was born February 6, 1850 in Fountain County, Indiana. Chris died in Knoxville, Marion County on September 7, 1927 and Lucinda died there January 14, 1933. They had four children:
Rosa E. Sharon born in 1872. She married Clarence Smith. She died in November 1927. They had a son Seth Smith.
WILLIAM KENDRICK SHARON born November 10, 1850 and died March 22, 1927. His wife was named Electa B.
OLIVE SHARON born September 23, 1852 and died October 11, 1877. She married P. M. Wilsey.
ROBERT ALONZO SHARON born in 1856. He was a twin to H. L. Sharon who died at birth. His wife was Ella B. He died in 1931 and she in 1941. Their children, all born in Marion County, Iowa were:
Myrtle M. Sharon born in 1883.
JOHN PROBASCO SHARON born May 8, 1858 and died December 6, 1892. His wife was named Rebecca.
THOMAS SHARON born in 1868 and died in his first year.
William Sharon was born in July, 1830 in Scott County, Kentucky. He married Martha Cassell in Brown County, Illinois on April 22, 1852. William moved to Marion County, Iowa with his brother.
He died there on November 18, 1886 and Martha died there on July 16, 1902.
Their children were:
MELISSA SHARON born in Illinois in 1853.
CHARLES B. SHARON born in Iowa in January 1860. He died July 2, 1865.
EMMA SHARON was born in 1863.
ALMINA SHARON was born in 1865
Mary Jane Sharon was the only child born in Mount Sterling, Illinois. She was born in 1839 and married Benjamin F. Kendall there on May 20, 1858. They remained in Brown County, Illinois.
Benjamin died March 10, 1923 and she died on April 8, 1925, both in Brown County, Illinois.
Their children were:
ALICE BELLE KENDALL born 1863. She married Lararcus Harry Wyatt on October 4, 1885. She died December 17, 1931.
ELLA A. KENDALL born 1866. She married John T. Cox on February 1, 1893.
WARREN F. KENDALL born 1868. He married Mary Bartlett on November 6, 1890. He died February 16, 1931.
HARRIET R. KENDALL born 1874. She married a Stephens.
AMY A. KENDALL born 1876. She first married James F. Paisley on November 21, 1894. She later married a Taylor.
Jane Sharon was born about 1800. She married William Sutton in Scott County, Kentucky. They remained in Scott County. William Sutton died there in 1844.
The will was administered in 1844 and in the 1850 census Jane was 50 and the three youngest were at home. That is the last record I have of her.
The children were:
WILLIAM HENRY SUTTON
JOHN T. SUTTON
MARY JANE SUTTON
I have no other information on these children.
Nancy Sharon was born in 1804. She married Benjamin N. McDaniel in Scott County, Kentucky.
EDMOND SHARRON married Ann Taylor in Mercer County, Kentucky on July 28, 1828.
ALLEN SHARRON was born in Scott County on April 7, 1855. He is listed as a son of B. F. SHARRON (probably Benjamin Franklin Sharron) and Eliza J. Cox.
MARY SHARON married Basil Williams in Bourbon County on October 5, 1797.
WILLIAM SHARREN married Martha Wood in Girard County on December 1, 1798.
LOUISE SHARON married John Hawkins in Christian County on May 2, 1814.
I really haven't delved deeply into Kentucky yet except for the family of Hugh Sharon. Hopefully more news and film on the 11:00 News.
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