My gr-gr-grandfather Edward Sharon was born in 1809 (according to his tombstone) and died 13 May 1881 in Morgan Co. WV. Family lore has it he came from Ireland at a VERY young age w/ 2 brothers, that did not settle in the same area and are unknown.They came into the U.S. through the NY harbor.It is believed Edward may have worked his way into VA (later became WV) through PA.Children: James b. 1841; Thomas b. 1848 - Killed in Civil War; Mary Ann (Annie) b. 12/15/1848; Michael b. 11/17/1854; Henry F. P. b. ca 1858; John b. 1860; Joseph Wilson b. 8/11/1861; John (second one) b. 2/7/1864 and Thomas b. ca. 1869 (after the first one died)Edward's first wife was May ?? and the first two sons were by his first marriage.He married Nancy Gross from Morgan Co. WV in 1847 in Cumberland, MD. All of the children are listed in the census records as VA born.