John Balfour Sharp

ID No.566, (13 May 1871 - )
John Balfour Sharp
Father*James Sharp1,2,3 b. 30 Sep 1836, d. 1 Feb 1917
Mother*Euphemia Fowler Funkie1,3 b. 5 Feb 1835, d. 1 Oct 1930
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Patricia Elizabeth Chalmers
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Descendent Chart for Robert Sharp
13 May 1871 James Sharp, Euphemia Fowler Funkie and John Balfour Sharp lived at Dubbyside, Innerleven, Parish of Markinch, Fife, Scotland.1 
Birth*13 May 1871 He was born in Dubbyside, Innerleven, Parish of Markinch, Fife, Scotland.1,2,3 
Census 1881
3 Apr 1881 The 1881 UK Census enumerated John Balfour Sharp as being son of James Sharp, Head of the household at Dubbyside Street, Innerleven, Parish of Markinch, Fife, Scotland.2 
Occupation*3 Apr 1881 John Balfour Sharp was a scholar.2 
Residence*14 Aug 1889 He lived at Innerleven, Fife, Scotland.3 
Occupation14 Aug 1889 He was a pattern maker.3 
Marriage*14 Aug 1889 He married Annie Dewar Cation, daughter of John Cation and Mary Arnott, in Methil, Parish of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland. The marriage was solemnised by Rev. Alexander Aytoun Young.3,4 
Occupation31 Oct 1889 John Balfour Sharp was a patternmaker.4 
31 Oct 1889 He became a widower on the death of his wife Annie.4 
Migration*3 Mar 1893 John Balfour Sharp emigrated to New York, USA, sailing from Glasgow aboard "SS.Anchoria."5
Marriage*30 Jun 1893 He married Isabella Campbell Neilson, daughter of Walter Neilson and Jane Brown, in Connecticut, USA.6,7 
Migration As he married in the USA, but his daughter was born in Scotland, John must have returned to Scotland some time between 1893 and 1905 (no records so far found.) 
Occupation4 Apr 1905 John Balfour Sharp was a joiner journeyman.6 
Occupation26 Jan 1907 He was a joiner journeyman.7 
Migration4 Apr 1911 He emigrated to New York, USA, sailing from Glasgow aboard "SS.Furnessia."8

Family 1

Annie Dewar Cation (31 Jul 1871 - 31 Oct 1889)

Family 2

Isabella Campbell Neilson (4 Dec 1874 - )
Last Edited24 Apr 2016


  1. [S1] Birth Cert: 1871: Markinch (447),79.
  2. [S53] Census UK: 1881: 447,17,12 sch:66.
  3. [S11] Marr Cert: 1889: Buckhaven (459/2),26.
  4. [S21] Death Cert: 1889: Scoonie (456),63.
  5. [S65] Migration, New York Passenger Lists 1893: Roll M237_603,page5.
  6. [S1] Birth Cert: 1905: Buckhaven (459/2),136.
  7. [S21] Death Cert: 1907: Buckhaven (459/2),18.
  8. [S65] Migration, New York Passenger Lists 1911: Roll T715_1652,page31.
  9. [S92] Ext. Research: WS Thomson (2607).
  10. [S91] Ext. Research: Mrs SA Collins (854).