Eleanor Ann Sharp

Female14 February 1828–6 December 1915

Brief Life History of Eleanor Ann

When Eleanor Ann Sharp was born on 14 February 1828, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, Joseph "Hof" Sharp, was 25 and her mother, Ann "Nancy" Armstrong, was 31. She married Elijah Jones on 21 August 1851, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Springdale, Lincoln, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880 and Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States in 1900. She died on 6 December 1915, in Spooner, Washburn, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Jones
Eleanor Ann Sharp
Marriage: 21 August 1851
Alfred Edwin Jones
John Wesley Jones
Leonard Elbert Jones
Edwin Jones
Francis Asbury Jones
Silvia A Jones
Lewis J Jones

Sources (9)

  • Ellen Jones in household of Elijah Jones, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen A. Sharp, "Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958"
  • Eleanor in entry for John W Jones, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1851Miami, Ohio, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 18

    Iowa is the 29th state.

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 29

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English sharp(e) ‘sharp, quick, smart, acute, keen-witted’ (Old English scearp).

    Irish: when not the English or Scots name in 1 above, an Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin ‘descendant of Géarán’, a personal name based on a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German Scharf ‘sharp-cutting’ or of any of several other European names with similar meaning.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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