Samuel Sturgeon Family
b. abt. 1680 Ireland
d. abt 1740 Paxtang Twp., Dauphin Co., PA
b. ? d.
her father: mother:
his mother: unknown
Samuel b. abt 1706 d. March 1749/50 Paxtang m. Sarah
Sturgeon Ireland Twp., Dauphin Co., PA Ferguson
Jeramiah b. abt 1708 d. 1 Jan 1795 Paxtang Twp.,
m. Lydia Lee
Sturgeon Ulster, Ireland Lancaster Co., PA
Thomas b. abt 1710
Peter b. abt 1712
Henry b. abt 1712-14
d. abt 1797 m. Letitia
William b. abt 1716
d. m. Lindsay
Robert b. abt 1718
Sarah b. abt 1720
b. abt 1722
John Sturgeon d. abt 1832 Hart Co., KY m. Eleonor ?
We have little information on this family except for the list based on the submitted
computer files of David J. Chapman and Byrona Wadworth. It has not been discovered
who Samuel's wife may have been or even if she came over with the other children. Some
of the family history says that Samuel was one of three brothers, William, Jeremiah and
Samuel, to have come to the colonies at the same time. They are said to have first settled
in Donegal Township, Lancaster Co., PA.
According to Chapman, Samuel Sturgeon quot;migrated to America in 1730 and settled near
Harrisburg, Pennsylvannia. He had likely married around 1702-1705 but his wife's name
is not known or whether she was alive at the time the family came to America.quot;
To quote from the McCoy: Samuel, propositus, died about sixty, and Samuel I about
forty-five, while Jeremiah I and Henry I having safely passed these points, lived well into
the eighties and John I is said to have died in his 110th year.
1740 - Samuel Sturgeon dies about this year.
AN INDEX TO THE WILL BOOKS AND INTESTATE RECORDS OF LANCASTER
COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 1729-1850
INDEX to the WILL BOOKS OF LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 1729 -
1850 page 46
Name: Sturgeon, Samuel
WILL OF SAMUEL STURGEON I
Recorded at Lancaster, Pa-Book J-page 235
Samuel Sturgeon of the township of Paxton, and county of Lancaster, farmer,
being sick and weak of body, but perfect mind and memory, prased be God for all
his mercy's and knowing ye certainty of death and ye uncertainty of ye time
therof, do make my last will and testment in manner and form following, that is to
Imprimis, I give and bequeath my soul unto God who gave it me, in sure an
certain hope of ye resurruection at ye last day: my body I recommend to ye grave
to be decently buried as my executors of this my last will in their judgement shall
I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Sturgeon, all my real and personal
estate wherever it may be found, after al burial charges and just debts are full
satisfied and paid, reserving all such legacys as I shall hereafter be mention.
I give and bequeath my daughter Jean one great but one black gown, and one
calamanko paty coat and one black cloak. I do order my son Thomas to pay my
daughter Jean, forty one pounds, of the above mentioned estate: if Thomas Ury
recovers the note of fifteen pounds which I gave him, it is to be allowed in ye
above forty one pounds and if he does not recover it, the above forty one pound
must be paid by my son Thomas.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah one feather bed and beding of cloes
for it, one side saddle and bridle, and the remainder of her mother cloes. I order
my son Thomas to pay my daughter Saray, fifty pounds out of ye above estate and
I order my son Thomas to keep my daughter Sarah in mentenance and cloathing,
with schooling, free of all cost until she comes of age.
I give and bequeath unto my brother Henry Sturgeon my best streat coat.
I give and bequeath unto my brother Jeremiah Sturgeon, one certain bay horse and
I give and bequeath unto Mr John Roan forty shill, to be paid by my son Thomas.
I give and bequeath unto Samuel Sturgeon, a son of Jeremiah Sturgeon one
certain cow named Browny Lisk.
And any further I order, that if my son Thomas should die before he comes to age,
that my plantation should go to my daughter Sarah, and the remainder of my
effects to be divided equally between my daughter Sarah and my daughter Jean's
children, failing of children it is to be divided between my daughters Jean and
Sarah, and if my daughter Sarah dies before maturity, I order her part to be
divided between my son Thomas and my daughter Jean, too parts of ye devide to
my son Thomas.
I do hereby constitute and appont my true and loving friend James Armstrong and
Thomas Sturgeon my sole executors of this my last wil and testament. Ratifying
and confirming this and no other to be last will and testament, revoking and
disanuling all other wills, legacys, bequeaths by me formerly made. And I Samuel
Sturgeon the testator have in ye presence of those underneath witnesses
pronounce and declared this to be my last will and testament in former before set
forth and as a testimony thereof. I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second
day of December, ano domini 1740.
(seal) Samuel Sturgeon
Signed sealed pronounced and declared in ye presence of us who subscribe our
names in his presence.
Tho. Simpson, Samuel Simpson
Land Records of Cumberland Co., PA.
Samuel Sturgeon York Co Strabaum Twp 160acres -3-21-116
Samuel Sturgeon 1768 3/2/363-378 Lands office Sept 23, 1766 Cumberland Co
Samuel Sturgeon Land office 23 Sept 1766 granted a patent Cumberland Co
Samuel Sturgeon Land office Jan 16, 1767 3/2/378 North side of Juniata RIver in
Beasley, Loretta. Sturgeon family records in an email of 9/22/00 -
Loretta's Family Records for the Sturgeon family among many others It also
includes much valuable documentation.
Mc Coy, Claudius T. quot;Genealogical History of the Sturgeons of North America.quot;
1926 F# 442833, P#153, )#00956 Source LDS-IGI
Chapman, David J. web pages on The Squire Sturgeon Family
Wadworth, Byrona Wadsworth. computer files of the LDS on the Sturgeon
family. 2522 Kilmaron Circle, Henderson NV 89014, submission
Ancestoral Chart #9 | More complete list of Sturgeon family members
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