Benton Sharpe

History of Fulton County, Illinois; together with Sketches of its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Peoria, Illinois, 1879, page 460, Astoria Township
  Benton Sharpe, farmer, sec. 22; P. O., Astoria; is a native of Fulton Co. and one of the oldest residents of this township. His father, Jacob Sharpe, founder of Sharpe's Landing and a well-known, prominent farmer, we speak of below. Nov. 25, 1840, in the town of Astoria, Benton Sharpe was born. Reared amid pioneer associates, he received a good common-school education. In 1865 he married Lucy, a daughter of W. B. Carter, a well-known early settler of this county.
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