Craig Sharrow's Ancestors
800,000 Ancestors & Relatives of Craig Sharrow . . .
This genealogy includes all relatives of Craig Sharrow discovered thru January 20, 2008. See below for most current online genealogy database.
Welcome to Craig Sharrow's Family Tree Website.
The genealogies listed here will grow and be updated
as more information about ancestors and relatives
is obtained. The primary paternal line is Sharrow-Charron.
In addition, I've uncovered hundreds of other
surnames belonging to ancestors' matrilineal lines.
Fortuitously, one maternal ancestor, Ann Blount is linked to many of the ancient royal families of Europe, and even back to the Roman, Marc Anthony. Otherwise two main branches of the patrilineal line trace their North American roots to 17th century Quebec and to Massachusetts. My matrilineal line is currently "stuck" c.1760 in Gorlice, Galicia [Austrian-occupied], Poland with slightly over 2,000 names.
. . . Including Descendants of Pierre Charron with an Emphasis on the Simon [Charron] Sharrow (1827-1879) Line
I believe that many if not most of the SHARROWs in North America are descendants of a Frenchman who emigrated to Quebec, Canada in the 1600s named Pierre Charron.
Information about these early Sharrow/Charron ancestors can be found at the Association du Charron et Ducharme.
My website focuses on one of the Charron descendants, Simon [Charron] Sharrow, who was born in St. Pierre Parish, Thames River or Tilbury East Twp., Kent County, Ontario, Canada,
married Elizabeth Armstrong in Saginaw, MI (1858) and moved to East Tawas, Iosco County, Michigan in the 1860-70s.
Other Sharrows are welcome to send email to Craig Sharrow and forward their Sharrow ancestries in GEDCOM5.5 or PAF5.0 format. We hope to create a central resource for SHARROWs across the United States and Canada.
For the most current family tree, visit the Rootsweb craigsharrow database.
???Sharrows in Yorkshire?
There is a possibility (currently unproven) that some Michigan Sharrows may have originated in Yorkshire, England -- perhaps even from the village called Sharow, near Ripon.
There's even an eponymous manor house, called Sharow Hall. Unfortunately, Sharow Hall does not appear to be our ancestoral manor house -- it was built by someone with a totally unrelated surname.
Some other information about this village can be found at:
Sharow Village Website
Sharow Village History
Sharow Historical Overview
There are definitely Sharrows in Yorkshire. Here's a start for your Yorkshire Sharrows search
Table of Contents
NOTE: The next three "search lists" and some PDF charts and register files may not be as current as the GEDCOM file (which is updated regularly). You may want to go to Craig's Genealogy Page at RootsWeb.com if you need to do a name search -- this site (@sharrow.com) is a hassle to update, so the search information is a bit older and smaller than what is posted at Rootsweb.com and Ancestry.com -- the correct database is named craigsharrow.
- Selected Families/Individuals (One generation per page).
- Surname List - All surnames of 20 generations of direct ancestors
- Name Index - (alphabetical by last name - with individuals' first names)
Definition of terms used below: Register is a narrative format. Chart is a graphical tree with boxes.
The Charts and Registers are in PDF format requiring the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program
Charrons & Sharrows
View Acrobat file of Pierre Charron's Descendant Lines (Register Format) (WARNING - HUGE FILE: PDF - 1,905,000 bytes). Craig Sharrow's family is on page 473. The Descendant Name Index begins on page 578
View Acrobat file of Pierre Charron's Descendants (Chart Format) (PDF - 1,698,099 bytes) NOTE: Craig Sharrow's family is on page 129.
View Acrobat file of Simon (Charron) Sharrow Descendant Lines (Register Format) (PDF - 25,303 bytes)
View Acrobat file of Simon (Charron) Sharrow Family - Copy of 1870 Michigan Census Form (PDF - 533,033 bytes). The Sharrows are on lines 2-7 of the census form.
View Acrobat file of Simon (Charron) Sharrow's Direct Descendants (Chart Format). Simon William is the first Charron in this genealogy to be spelled Sharrow.
This spelling apparently occurred during the American Civil War when U.S. Army company payroll clerks may have spelled William Simon's surname phonetically (it's possible that he was illiterate and did not know how to spell "Charron"). (PDF - 26,066 bytes)
View Civil War Documents Civil War Documents that show the evolution of Simon Charron's surname, with variations including Charrow, Carrow, Cherron, and Sharrow.
View Acrobat file of Elizabeth Armstrong's (Simon Sharrow's wife) Ancestors (Chart Format) (PDF - 29,187 bytes)
View Acrobat file of Eva May Carveth (Frank Sharrow's wife)Ancestors (Chart Format) (PDF - 54,700 bytes)
View Acrobat file of Frank Sharrow's Descendants
& Ancestors(Chart Format). (Note: you have to rotate the PDF image once the file opens). Frank is Craig's paternal grandfather. WARNING - Large File (PDF - 411,808 bytes)
A FIRST! "Bay City Michigan Sharons", "Algonac Sharrows", and "Tawas Sharrows" all descend from Jacques Charron (b.1710).
There are still some ""iffy" areas, such as the two brothers James and Anthony Sharrow (Jacques et Antoine Charron), and which one of them owns the Algonac Sharrows.
Take a look at the Jacques Charron Descendants Chart (PDF file 203,500 bytes)
Other French/Canadian Families
A number of other French Canadian families married into my Charron ancestors, among them are many of the "first families of the Detroit River region" including:Beaubien
Campau . . . View the descendants of Louis Campau, b.1550 [Acrobat Chart, 186,700 bytes]
Godfroy & Balard . . .View the descendants of Pierre Balard, b.1623 [Acrobat Chart, 204,300 bytes]
Tremblay . . View the 2,500 descendants of Jacques Tremblay, b.1500 [Acrobat Chart, WARNING - HUGE FILE - 1,127,250 bytes] NOTE: Sharrows are on page 2.
Yax . . . View the 5,500 descendants of Michel Johannes Yax, b. 1709 [Acrobat Chart, WARNING - HUGE FILE - 2,100,000 bytes] NOTE: Sharrows are on page 9.
Additional French-Canadian Information
French Canadian Emigration to the United States, 1840-1930
Canada, French Canadians and Franco-Americans in the Civil War Era (1861-1865)
Canadian Population in Each Stateby Annie Marion MacLean, American Journal of Sociology, 1904-1905, p. 816
American-French Genealogical Society, French Canadian Surnames: Variants, Dit, Anglicization, etc.
Canada, French Canadians and Franco-Americans in the Civil War Era, 1861-1865 by Damien-Claude Belanger
French Canadian Peasantry
More Links to Franco-American History, Sociology & Ethnography
French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
List of Quebec Counties, Cities & Parishes
View Acrobat file of the "Massachusetts Connection: the Abbott, Phelps, Ballard, and Adams families,(Chart Format) circa 1500-1700. These are ancestors of Craig's paternal great-great-grandmother, Sarepta Abbott (PDF - 51,442 bytes)
Hulda Collins and
husband Anson Abbott
View Acrobat file of Hulda Collins's (Sarepta Abbott's mother)Ancestors (Chart Format) (PDF - 57,183 bytes)
View Acrobat file of Anson Abbott & Hulda Collin's descendants (Chart Format) (PDF - 321,335 bytes)
View the will of Robert Adams, 1602-1682, Newbury, MA.
View Acrobat file of the Buck Family History a narrative and photos of Bucks, some of whom married into the Abbotts
see Amy M. Abbott (1899-1991)-- Courtesy of Diane Graves Adams
View Acrobat file of Ann Blount Ancestors to c.800AD (Chart Format). The Blounts are ancestors of one of the Ballards WARNING (PDF - 557,373 bytes)
Other Websites which address the early Massachusetts Bay Colony include:
The USGenWeb Andover Project
Andover, Massachusetts Historical Society
The New England Historic Genealogy Society
The Polish Relatives
Learn all about Craig's Polish roots in a small farming community in the Carpathian mountain region of southeastern Poland called Szymbark, (in Gorlice, Tarnow, Poland) which was called Schonberg when it was part of Austrian Galicia.
See the most current genealogy database of Miarecki ancestors.
British Ancestors & Peerage
Where in England did Craig's ancestors originate? View an tagged map of England.[WARNING PDF file 300,000 bytes]
The following two links are borrowed from the genealogical research of Homer Beers James.
(These links will take you to another website)
Listing of people directly involved in the Magna Charta including a number of "our" ancestors.
Narrative Genealogies of Ancestors of British & European Nobility
British and European Nobility - excellent and very detailed information
Habitants and Merchants in Seventeenth Century Montreal; Louise Dechene; McGill-Queen's University Press; 1992; ISBN 0-7735-0951-8
The First French Canadians: Pioneers in the St. Lawrence Valley; Charbonneau, Desjardins, Guillemette, Landry, Legare and Nault; University of Delaware Press; 1993; ISBN 0-87413-454-4
Introduction to New France; Marcel Trudel;1997; Quintin Publications; ISBN 1-886560-65-X
The Canadian Frontier: 1534-1760; W. J. Eccles; 1969; University of New Mexico Press; ISBN 0-8263-0706-X
All Our Yesterdays: A Brief History of Detroit; Frank Woodford and Arthur Woodford; 1969; Wayne State University Press; ISBN 0-8143-1381-7
The Windsor Border Region (1640-1800); Ernest Lajeunesse; 1960; The Champlain Society for the Government of Ontario; University of Toronto Press
Genealogy of the French Families the Detroit River Region 1701-1936;Rev. Christian Denissen; 1987 Revised (Two Volume) edition (1976);
Detroit Genealogical Society; ISBN 0-94311-2028
The City of Detroit, Michigan 1701-1922; Vol.I-V; Clarence M. Burton;1922; The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company
The Robert Adams Genealogy of Newbury, Massachusetts; Andrew N. Adams;1900; New England Historical Genealogical Society Bookstore
The Descendants of Thomas and George Abbott of Andover & George Abbott of Rowley, Massachusetts; Revs. Abiel and Ephraim Abbot; 1847; New England Historical Genealogical Society Bookstore
Polish Roots; Rosemary Chorzempa;1993; Genealogy Publishing Company; ISBN 0-8063-1378-1
Craig Sharrow is:
Sir Winston Churchill's 4th cousin 2 times removed
U.S. President John Adam's 5th cousin 8 times removed
U.S. President John Quincy Adam's 6th cousin 7 times removed
U.S. President James A. Garfield's 7th cousin 4 times removed
Princess Diana Spencer's 29th cousin 3 times removed
Prince William (Diana's son) Arthur Philip Louis Windsor's 30th cousin 2 times removed
Ernest Hemingway's 9th cousin 1x removed
John McCain's 18th cousin 2 times removed
Ludwig IV de Bavare, Holy Roman Emperor's 10th cousin 27 times removed
Louis X, King of France's 13th cousin 24 times removed
William the Conqueror, King of England's 30th great-grandson
Mieszko I Piast, Prince of Poland's 36th great-grandson
Alfred the Great, King of England's 37th great-grandson
Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne's 37th great-grandson
See the 43 Presidents of the United States and their ancestral/descendant lines.
Craig Michael Sharrow [Scrapbook Pictures]
Craig's Father: Verne Lee Sharrow [Scrapbook Pictures]
Craig's Mother: Marie Elizabeth Prebicin Pelant Sharrow [Scrapbook Pictures]
Craig's g-, gg-, and ggg-grandparents: Atlanta (Rouse) Sharrow, Sarepta (Abbott) Rouse and Anson Abbott & Hulda (Collins) Abbott [Scrapbook Pictures]
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