Telling my family's stories
Here’s Ellen (Hoy) Sharp, the half-sister of my great-great-great-grandmother Mary Ann (Boyd) Sharp, and her children. Ellen was born in February of 1853 in Illinois, the daughter of Lawrence Hoy and Lucinda O’Neill. She married Richard Sharp on January 9, 1871 and they had (on my count) 13 children. Some of them are listed in this picture.
Lucinda O’Neill had been married previously, to William Boyd. He died in 1844, but they had two children (at least) before that. One was Mary Ann Boyd, born on Feburary 9, 1845. Mary Ann married twice, the second time being my great-great-great-grandfather Andrew Sharp. So this Ellen Hoy is Mary Ann’s half-sister.