John Sharples baptized at Wybunbury,Cheshire,England,Aug.15,1624,died near Chester,Pa.,4 mo.11,1685;son of Geoffrey and Margaret (Ashley) Sharples; m.2 mo.(April) 27,1662, Jane Moore, born 1638; died near Chester,Pa.,9 mo.1, 1722.They became members of the Society of Friends,in Cheshire,whence they migrated to Pennsylvania, arriving in Upland, now Chester, on the 14th of the 6th month (August),1682.Their children were: Phebe, John, Thomas, James, Caleb, Jane and Joseph,of whom Thomas died on the passage and Phebe, Caleb and Jane within a few years after their arrival. John Sharples Jr., born at Blakenhall, 11 mo.16, 1666; died near Chester, Pa. 9 mo.7, 1747; married 9 mo.23, 1692, at a meeting at John Bowater's house, Middletown, Hannah Pennell, b.7 mo.23, 1673; d.10 mo.31, 1721; dau.of Robert and Hannah Pennell, of Middletown. Jane, their 2nd child, married George Smedley Jr. William Hammans, son of Henry Hammans, of the parish of Nimpsfield, in the county of Gloucester, England, and Margaret Staples, daughter of William Staples, of the parish of Minchinghampton, in the said country, were married at a Friends' meeting at Naylsworth, 30th of 4th month, 1709.
Joseph Sharpless, b.at Hatherton, Cheshire, England,9-28-1678; d.in Middletown, Pa., 1757; son of John and Jane (Moore) Sharples (pg.53);m.3-31-1704, at Haverford Meeting, Lydia Lewis, b. Glamorganshire, Wales, 3-8-1683 d.1763; dau.of Ralph and Mary Lewis, of Upper Darby. They resided in Nether Providence till about 1713, and afterwards in Middletown. Their children were Susanna, Joseph, Benjamin, Samuel, Lydia, Nathan, Jane, Abraham, Jacob and William, of whom the last married Abigail Sharp. Samuel Sharpless, b. Nether Providence, 12-7-1710-11; d. Middletown, 11-24-1790; m.3-26-1736, at Concord Meeting, Jane Newlin, b.about 1715; d.10-28-1798, aged 83 years; dau. of John and Mary (Woodward) Newlin,of Middletown.Their children were Mary, John, Thomas, Lydia, Abigail, Samuel, Hannah, Susanna, Phebe, Rachel, Samuel (2nd) and Joel.