John SHARP born 13 January 1836 in Blechford Lincolnshire England met Hannah Catherine MURPHY in NY in 1855. John came on to Evanston, IL. John sent for Hannah and married her in 1857. He had a Butcher packing house, buying his cattle in Chicago, driving it up to Calvery Cemetary and resting there for the ngiht. The next day he would start out for south Evanston. he gave up the business in 1868 and died 01 November 1869 in Evanston, IL. Hannah raised her family by owning and running a dry goods store. Hannah died in 1903 in Rogers Park, IL.
Hannah Catherine was born 17 January 1836 in Glentainn County Cork Ireland. Her parents were Patrick MURPHY and Hannah MULCHINACH from Mallow Ireland. Her father Patrick MURPHY drowned in the Blackbackwater River in Mallow Ireland. Her parents were born in or around 1803. Hannah had three brothers, John, Patrick (Veteran of Civil War) and Edmund (Veteran of Civil War) who married Bridget Cox.
John SHARPs parents were James SHARP and Catherine COLE of Horncastle Lincolnshire England. He had a few siblings...I believe (though this is not 100% accurate) they were Susan, Ruby, Hammerton and Cole
John SHARP and Hannah Murphy SHARP had seven children as follows:
James Charles SHARP born 12 February 1858, died 27 December 1920, married Anna M. Smith on 14 october 1884. Anna was born 17 March 1861 and died 22 July 1930.
Edward Anthony SHARP born 26 August 1859 and died 18 April 1952. Edward married Katherine Salisbury who was born 1874 and died 1894 (burned to death when house caught on fire). They had two children. Edward remarried to Catherine M. Atkinson who was born 25 April 1875 and died 24 January 1947. They had 16 children together. Edward and Catherine Atkinson are my maternal great grandparents.
Elizabeth SHARP who was born in 1861 and died 1894. Elizabeth married Peter ROWE.
Hannah Catherine (Kate) SHARP born January 1863 and died February 1963.
John Baptist SHARP born 1865 and died 1952. John married Mary SCHINNICK.
Joseph SHARP born 01 November 1866 and died 06 November 1866.
Susan SHARP born 14 January 1868 and died 11 September 1954. Married Francis P. SULLIVAN on 14 July 1892. Francis died 07 December 1926.
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