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Pam Shenefield Long
I am not a Covill, I was researching this line for my previous boss, Doug Covill.
He is descended through the line of Elijah DeWitt Covill and Christian Roberts, through George Walter Covill b 08 May 1870. I could find no family research that had been done at that time, so started it. I have had contact via Eunice Covill Brady in the past and she has shared many pictures with me.
Added by Pam Shenefield Long on Mar 12, 2015 6:17 PM
Pam Shenefield Long
I appreciate the info, I posted only the info from the obituary which is posted on this page. thank you.
Added by Pam Shenefield Long on Mar 10, 2015 1:37 PM
RE: William Pearson
Sorry, I don't remember. That is a very sad cemetery. It was hit by vandals a few years ago and they broke stones and really tore up the place. The people of Hoisington tried as best they could to fix things, but lots of stones are unreadable.
Added by Ermadean on Oct 12, 2014 6:06 PM
Jim & Chris
RE: Ophelia Sharp Find A Grave Memorial #114642252
I've added Theodore Sharp headstone and the Bedell's.

Jim & Chris
Added by Jim & Chris on May 27, 2014 2:30 PM
Jim & Chris
RE: Ophelia Sharp Find A Grave Memorial #114642252

I've checked online for Rose Hill for the Bedell's.
Same plot area as Ophelia.

Bedell, Forris F - 1856/1934 - Blk A, Sec V, Lot 12, Gr 1
Bedell, Nellie M - 1856/1932 - Blk A, Sec V, Lot 12, Gr 2 - Mrs. F.F.
Bedell, Ray - 1887/1909 - Blk A, SEc V, Lot 12, Gr 3

Am guessing Ray is their child. Do you know? Will see what I can do next month for headstones and then add memorials for them.

I only added the memorials to Find A Grave because of there significance to my grandparents home and had seen those wonderful headstones for years when I visited the graves of some of my family buried there. Despite the years the headstones are in wonderful shape. I'm not related in anyway to the Sharp's.

Jim & Chris
Added by Jim & Chris on Apr 22, 2014 11:16 AM
Jim & Chris
RE: Ophelia Sharp Find A Grave Memorial #114642252
Thanks for the info--thought that is where I would look first. Will let you know what I find next month. I believe there is another relative or two buried in the same cemetery. If you would like me to transfer the memorials to you, I would be more than happy to do so.

Jim & Chris
Added by Jim & Chris on Apr 21, 2014 2:33 PM
Jim & Chris
RE: Ophelia Sharp Find A Grave Memorial #114642252
Just me again. I've attached Ophelia's father to her. One of us can request that Frances Find A Grave # 122419666 and Willie Find A Grave # 122419610 their mother be added to their memorial. What do you think?

Jim & Chris
Added by Jim & Chris on Apr 21, 2014 1:33 PM
Jim & Chris
RE: Ophelia Sharp Find A Grave Memorial #114642252
Forgot to mention that Richard Wheeler, he added photos to William & Grace Sharp, might per chance have some information for you.

Jim & Chris
Added by Jim & Chris on Apr 21, 2014 12:39 PM
Jim & Chris
RE: Ophelia Sharp Find A Grave Memorial #114642252
Jo Ellen,

This is the link for the information below. I've attempted to contact Mr. Krueger but unable to send per e-mail address given. Most likely I will come back and edit at a later date to add to the Find a Grave memorial.

My grandfather's paternal 1st cousin married Edna T. Benjamin whose mother was a Sharp. In addition, William and Grace Sharp built a home in Clark, SD which my grandparents purchased in 1943 (second owners) and my son and his family live there today. I will be making a trip to Clark next month and hope to find a headstone for Theodore.

Jim & Chris

William A. Sharp Biography

This biography appears on pages 1683-1684 in "History of South
Dakota" by Doane Robinson, Vol. II (1904) and was scanned,
OCRed and edited by Maurice Krueger,

This file may be freely copied by individuals and non-profit
organizations for their private use.

Any other use, including publication, storage in a retrieval
system, or transmission by electronic, mechanical, or other
means requires the written approval of the file's author.

WILLIAM A. SHARP, successfully established in the real-estate
business, in the city of Clark, Clark county, was born on the home farm
in Oldtown township, McLean county, Illinois, on the 21st of November,
1858. and is the son of Theodore and Ophelia M. (Watson) Sharp. Theodore Sharp was born in New Jersey on the 8th of October, 1820, and when eighteen years of age went to Chatam, that state, where he engaged with A. & W. C. Wheeler to learn the machinist's trade, becoming a skilled artisan in the line and also a successful inventor. He may be said to have inherited much mechanical ability, for as far back as records are in evidence the family have been allied with the machinist's trade and business. Christian Sharp, an uncle of Theodore, was the inventor of the Sharp rifle and was a manufacturer of firearms. John H. Sharp, an uncle of our subject, was likewise a machinist by vocation, and the same is true of Jacob Sharp, his son. Ancestors of Mr. Sharp were participants in the war of the Revolution and also in that with Mexico, but as the family records were unfortunately destroyed by fire no definite data is accessible at this time. Ophelia M. Sharp, the mother of the subject, was born in Glencoe, Columbia county, New York, on the 20th of April, 1832, and her marriage to Theodore Sharp was solemnized, in the city of Albany, that state, on the 31st of December, 1849. They became the parents of one son and three daughters, one of the latter being now

Ophelia Sharpe in household of Theodore Sharpe, "United States Census, 1870"
Name: Ophelia Sharpe
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Illinois, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 38
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1831-1832
Birthplace: New York
Page Number: 3
Household ID: 24
Line Number: 33
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000545758

Digital Folder Number: 004263697

Image Number: 00634
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Theodore Sharpe
M 49 New Jersey
Ophelia Sharpe F 38 New York
Fanny Sharpe
F 16 New York
Ella Sharpe
F 13 New York
William Sharpe
M 11 Illinois
Harriett Sharpe
F 7 Illinois

Added by Jim & Chris on Apr 21, 2014 12:27 PM
Kevin Mittge
William Johnson
Thanks for the additional information. I've added it to his biography. Kevin
Added by Kevin Mittge on Mar 23, 2014 7:19 PM
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