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  • Born: 2 Mar 1789
  • Marriage (1): PICKERING, John circa 1813
  • Died: 17 Dec 1820, Little Britain Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Story. Sidney Sharpless, dau of Joseph and Mary (Hibberd) Sharples, was b 3 mo 2 1789 and died 12 Mo 17 1820 in Little Britain Twp, Lancaster Co, PA. About 1813 she married John Pickering, son of Jesse and Ann (Kemble) Pickering. He was born 2 Mo 11 1788 and died 12 mo 29 1857 near Kirk's Mills, Lancaster Co. He married second Mary Wilkinson and third Phebe King. Daughter Mary Ann married Samuel Overholt. Dau Hannah married Pearson Holcomb. Dau Mercy b 6 Mo 10, 1818. (from The Sharples-Sharpless Family, Vol 1, Bart Anderson editor, 1966, found at

2. Appearance in Document. John Pickering rptd 9-1-1813 by Eastland PM as mcd before a Justice of the Peace (by whom he was m to a mbr of this mtg) as follows: 1st w Sidney Sharpless, mcd ca 12 mo-1812 b 2- 3-1789 d 17-12-1820, dt Joseph & Mary (Hibberd) neither denies their mcd; their ack's were acc 10-4-1813; ret mbrs. Ch: (of 1st w) Mary Ann b 26- 1-1815 m Samuel Overholt Hannah b 3- 8-1816 m Pearson Holcomb (no issue) Mercy b 10- 6-1818 d young (unm). (Pennsylvania Quaker Records, found at


Sidney married John PICKERING, son of Jesse* PICKERING and Ann* KIMBLE, circa 1813. (John PICKERING was born on 2 Nov 1788 in Pennsylvania, United States and died on 29 Dec 1857 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.)

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