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Phebe Sharpsteen Colister
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1789
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1838
Michigan, USA

Although no name is giving, if the stone says 'wife of Robert' then this fits with his first wife, Phebe Sharpsteen, who we know died 11 Feb 1838. Mostly I see her name spelled as Phebe, but some sources spell it Phoebe. Her parents were John Henry Sharpsteen and Jane Simpson.

The Sharpsteens were a German family who settled in Dutchess County, NY but I am not sure if she was born there or in Cayuga County, where she was married to Robert Colister 10 Mar 1805. It is stated that she and Robert had 13 children. She died in 1838, either in Milford (Oakland County) or here in Bath, where she is buried.

Note re: Headstone.
Find-a-Grave volunteers noted that there is a base for a headstone next to Robert but the headstone is missing. This is likely Phebe's.

Second Note re: Headstone.

The general problem they reported is:
Cemetery office confirmed that this burial is unmarked

They also reported, specifically:
Cemetery records confirm that the marker is no longer there.
Family links: 
  John Henry Sharpsteen (1766 - 1848)
  Jane Simpson Sharpsteen (1766 - 1840)
  Robert Colister (1777 - 1857)*
  Phebe Sharpsteen Colister (1789 - 1838)
  Samuel Sharpsteen (1796 - 1865)*
*Calculated relationship
Feb. 11, 1838
49 yrs 5 mos 19 dys
Note: Wife of Robert
Rose Cemetery
Clinton County
Michigan, USA
Maintained by: jhb
Originally Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: Nov 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22767829
Phebe <i>Sharpsteen</i> Colister
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