Theopelos Sturtevant: Birth: 8 MAR 1746/47.
Thomas Sturtevant: Birth: 26 JAN 1748/49.
Thomas Sturtevant: Birth: 24 JUN 1748. Death: 1 JUL 1748
Priscilla Sturtevant: Birth: 11 OCT 1751.
Josiah Sturtevant: Birth: 20 SEP 1753. Death: 13 MAR 1754
Betsey Sturtevant: Birth: 12 MAY 1755. Death: 21 JAN 1756
Croade Sturtevant: Birth: 20 JAN 1757. Death: 19 AUG 1758
Foster Sturtevant: Birth: 12 AUG 1763.
Lois Sturtevant: Birth: 30 JUN 1765.
Friend Sturtevant: Birth: 19 FEB 1767. Death: 26 AUG 1830
Deborah Sturtevant: Birth: 3 NOV 1768.
George Sturtevant: Birth: 13 AUG 1771. Death: 9 JUN 1773
Rufus Sturtevant: Birth: 22 APR 1773.
Note: children of Josiah and Priscilla Croade 1. Parnel b June 27, 1745 2. Theophilis b March 8, 1746-47 d. April 12, 1747 3. Thomas b June 24, 1748 d. July 1, 1748 4. Thomas b January 26, 1749 - studied medicine with friend - married Sarah Soule 5. Priscilla b Oct 11, 1751 married Joseph Whitman 6. Josiah b. Sept 20, 1753 d. March 13, 1754 7. Elizabeth b May 12, 1755 d. Jan 21, 1756 8. Croade b Jan 20, 1756-57 d Aug 19, 1758
children of Josiah and Lois Fuller Foster
a son stillborn Feb 18, 1759 9. Josiah b. Aug 9, 1760 He died on board a whaling ship (Hussey) commanded by Capt. Halsey from Nantucket and sailed out of Dunkirk, France (age 30) 10 Hannah b Jan 1, 1762 m. Nathan Perkins Jan 5, 1780 11 Foster b Aug 12, 1763 d Bridgewater, Mass Dec 14, 1779 12 Lois b June 30, 1765 m. Joshua Palmer 13 Friend b Feb 19, 1767 d Aug 26, 1830 14 Deborah b Nov 3, 1768 m. Dr Day 15 Salome b Aug 6, 1770 d June 19, 1790 Wareham 16 George b Aug 13, 1771 d June 9, 1773 17 Rufus b Apr 22, 1773 18 George b Jan 23, 1775 m Betsey Washburn
"Dr. Josiah Sturtevant of Plymouth and Halifax (1720-1775) had been a man of prominence and wealth in pre-revolutionary Massachusetts. A surgeon, lawyer, justice of the peace, deputy sheriff, and a captain of Provinchal troops. He begat eighteen children by his two wives - Priscilla Croade and Lois Foster (widow). Throughout the increasing tension with English rule, Josiah remained uncompromisingly loyalist, despite the patriot stand of his brothers and most others of his clan and the majority of his neighbors. For this, he suffered increasing persecutions. At the outbreak of hostilities he galloped from Hakifax to Boston during the nights of April 19 and 20, 1775, so closely pursued that he lost his saddle bags in the chase. There he was confirmed in his Captains commission by the British Commander, Gage, and put in charge of a military hospital, in which he contracted small pox and died Aug 18, 1775.
He was buried in the crypt of the Old South Church, at Boston, Mass. Much of Dr Josiah`s estate was confiscated, including 1488 acres of land he had in the Hartland- Woodstock areas of the New Hampshire grants. Aided by relatives his widow and younger children had a most difficult time in Plymouth County for the next decade. In the fall of 1788 widow Lois Sturtevant remarried in Halifax. She married Sam Savery of Wareham and soon after they moved to Woodstock, Vermont
On the death of her husband Josiah she wrote: "August 18th, 1775 my dear husband departed life. He was in his Fifty-fifth year. At Boston whither he was driven by a mad and deluded mob for no other offence but his loyalty to his Sovereign - God forgive them and grant that his death may be sanctified to me and all the children for our souls everlasting good."
She is buried in Windsor, Vermont - the stone inscription: "widow Lois Savery died Feby 20, 1815 ae 79 yrs. formerly the widow of Doct. Josiah Sturtevant - Halifax County of Plymouth. Mass" "
(2003 - The above I copied from the papers of Basil S. Hammond, a desc of Josiah and Lois. I do not as yet know the source - GJR)
Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth Project web-site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~macplymo/plyalp.html
JOSIAH, Halifax, son of 2d Samuel, m. Hannah, d. of Nathaniel Church, 1719, and had Josiah, 1720, probably m. a Croade and wid. Lois
from Barclay-Parker Links Entries: 4069 Updated: Tue Jun 17 15:46:37 2003 Contact: Vonda Eggleston
/Sammuel STURTEVANT b: 1622 d: 16 Oct 1669 /Samuel STURTEVANT b: 19 Apr 1653 d: 21 Apr 1736 | | /Robert LEE b: 1600 | \Ann LEE b: Abt 1625 d: 30 Mar 1697 | \Mary ATWOOD b: 1606 d: Oct 1681 /Josiah STURTEVANT b: Abt 1690 d: 17 Feb 1774 | \Mercy (Mary) CORNISH b: 4 Aug 1654 d: 4 Aug 1714 Josiah STURTEVANT b: 4 Sep 1720 d: 18 Aug 1775 | /Richard CHURCH | /Nathaniel CHURCH b: 1642 d: 29 Oct 1689 | | \Elizabeth WARREN | /Richard CHURCH b: 24 Mar 1668/1669 d: Bef 17 Jun 1703 | | | /Matthew BARSTOW | | | /William BARSTOW b: 1612 d: Abt 1668 | | | | \Isabel HILL b: Abt 1592 | | \Sarah BARSTOW b: Abt 1646 | | \Anne HUBBARD b: Abt 1614 \Hannah CHURCH b: 22 Oct 1699 d: 14 Mar 1788 | /Sylvester STOVER b: 1634 d: 14 Feb 1689 \Hannah STOVER b: 17 Aug 1674 d: 21 Jun 1731 \Elizabeth NORTON [from Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windsor Co., VT, 1883-1884- Hamilton Child, Syracuse , NY 1884] "Dr. Friend Sturtevant, son of Dr. Josiah and Lois (Foster) Sturtevant, was born in Halifax [MA], February 19, 1767, studied medicine at Middleboro [MA] with an older brother, Dr. Thomas Sturtevant, and married Sarah Porter, April 25, 1793.After his marriage, Dr. Sturtevant went to New York State, thence to Pittsfield, Mass., thence, in 1804, to Woodstock, Vt., and, in 1807, to Hartland, where he was the only educated physician for some years and had an extensive practice. During the war of 1812 he enlisted in the U.S. army, as surgeon, was quarted [quartered?] at Plattsburgh, but was taken sick and returned home before the close of the war and continued the practice of his profession until his death, August 26, 1830."
[from Men of Vermont: an illustrated biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, compiled by Jacob G. Ullery, Brattleboro, VT: Transcript Pub. Co., 1894] STURTEVANT, WILBER R., of Hartland, son of Cullen F. and Harriet (Morey) Sturtevant, was born in Hartland, Nov. 22, 1844. He comes from Puritan lineage, being the grandson of Friend Sturtevant, who was born in Halifax, Mass., and settled in Hartland in 1804, where he was a medical practitioner. His mother was a near relative of Capt. Samuel Morey, of Fairlee, whose claims as the original inventor of the steam-boat have been lately urged with so much authority and force. Mr. Sturtevant received the customary course of school instruction in the town of Hartland, and then served an apprenticeship in his father's mill to learn the art of woolen manufacturing. His father was widely known as the maker of the Sturtevant Sheep's Grey, an article noted for its extreme durability. At the age of twenty-three Mr. Sturtevant commenced his business career as a merchant in the town of Hartland, where he has continued till the present time, conducting a successful and remunerative trade, and winning the respect of all by the honorable and straightforward manner in which he has dealt with the community. He was appointed postmaster in 1880, and has held the office since that time, except under President Cleveland's administrations. He has creditably filled the position of town clerk for many years and been called to various other offices of public trust, in which he has never disappointed the expectations formed of his ability and integrity. In 1886 he represented Hartland in the Legislature. Mr. Sturtevant has knelt at the altar of Free Masonry and is united with Vermont Lodge, No. 18, of Hartland. He was wedded, Oct. 18, 1871, to Lenora, daughter of Cornelius and Mary (Pike) Robinson. Their children are: Florence H., Alice R., and Helen. R.
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