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
1840–1899
Rebecca Jane Higley
1845–1906
Marriage: 13 March 1862
Joseph Truman Sharp
1864–1949
James Irven Sharp
1867–1939
William Franklin Sharp
1868–1959
Anna Rebecca Sharp
1871–1887
Lucy Ellen Sharp
1872–1969
John Henry Sharp
1876–1883
Araminta Elizabeth Sharp
1877–1921
George Albert Sharp
1884–1918
Daniel Higley Sharp
1887–1887

Spouse and Children

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

    (9)

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Stephenson, Illinois, United States
    1863
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Highley

    Story Highlight

    REBECCA JANE HIGLEY

    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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