Sharp Family Cemetery
Section 3, Worth Township,
Woodford County, Illinois

Photos taken by Marilyn Buie, April 2010. Information obtained from Kerwin Brown, who helped Marilyn during this walk.  Kerwin is very knowledgable about the Ayers/Sharp family. For additional information on this cemetery/family, please contact Marilyn, as she will forward the information to Kerwin.

Phebe Ann Munier (Meinyer)
October 28, 1865
Aged 30Ys.3Ms.19Ds.
Wife of Augustus Munier (Meinyer)
(dau. of John & Phebe Sharp)


Amanda Sharp

Daughter of J & P Sharp

Aged 18 Months

  Phebe Sharp

(Mar. 1, 1807 Ohio) - d. March 12, 1898

Aged 91 Yrs. 11 Ds.
Wife of John Sharp

Phebe Ayers and John Sharp were married by Rev. Curtis of Pleasant Grove, and theirs was the first marriage in Partridge Township.
Marriage source:  Illinois Marriages 1790-1860
7 March 1833 in Tazewell Co., Illinois
Additional Source:
John Sharp's marriage to Phoebe Ayers on Mar 7, 1833, under "Early Marriages in Tazwell County" was the first one recorded in that county
Author: Illinois State Historical Society
Volume: 14, no.1-2, yr.1921-1922
Publisher: Springfield, Illinois State Historical Society
Call number: 31833017765667 (contributed by Sue Meinyer Rocha)

John Sharp
(Aug. 9, 1800 Maryland ) - May 29, 1875
Aged 74Yrs.9Ms. & 20Ds.


Geo.  (George) W. Sharp

( Jan. 15) 1843 - ( Dec. 19) 1918

One of the two barns located on the Ayers homestead. Ayers & Sharp homestead were side by side.

Chicken coop located on the Ayers homestead. Log cabin was located to the left.

Barn located on the Sharp homestead.

Contributed by Sue Meinyer Rocha:
The land originally belonged to John Sharp and Phoebe Ayres Sharp, and later to their oldest daughter, Mary Sharp Wagner and her husband, Dan Wagner.  George Sharp was their oldest son and is buried at the cemetery.  Their daughter Phebe Sharp Munier (later changed to Meinyer) was married to Augustus Munier, who owned the farm next to John and Phoebe Sharps.  She died in 1867, perhaps in childbirth. 

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