Rebecca Jane Higley

26 January 1845–8 October 1906 (Age 61)
Yellow Creek, Stephenson, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca Jane

When Rebecca Jane Higley was born on 26 January 1845, in Yellow Creek, Stephenson, Illinois, United States, her father, Truman Higley, was 27 and her mother, Lucy Adams Fisher, was 27. She married Joseph Smith Sharp on 13 March 1862, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Erin Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died on 8 October 1906, in Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Sharp
Rebecca Jane Higley
Marriage: 13 March 1862
Joseph Truman Sharp
James Irven Sharp
William Franklin Sharp
Anna Rebecca Sharp
Lucy Ellen Sharp
John Henry Sharp
Araminta Elizabeth Sharp
George Albert Sharp
Daniel Higley Sharp

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 March 1862Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Stephenson, Illinois, United States
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Highley (Shropshire), recorded as Hugelei in 1086, from an Old English personal name Hugga + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The modern form Highley is probably due to folk etymology (see Highley ).

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

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    REBECCA JANE HIGLEY Very little has been discovered about Rebecca Jane Higley. She was born June 26, 1845 at Yellow Creek, Illinois. This was just one year after the martyrdom of Joseph Smith. He …

    Sources (27)

    • Rebecca E Higby in household of Truman Higly, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Rabecca Higley in entry for William F. Sharp and Bertha M. Kelly, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Rebecca J. Higley in entry for Arminta E. Packer, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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