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  • ID: I10983
  • Name: Dr. Josiah Sturtevant
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 SEP 1720 in Halifax, Plyymouth, Mass
  • Death: 18 AUG 1775 in Boston, Mass
  • Burial: Old South Church Cemetary
  • 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)

    following from

    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

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    /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.

    Father: Josiah Sturtevant , Capt b: ABT 1690 in Plymouth, (Halifax), Plymouth, Mass
    Mother: Hannah Church b: 22 OCT 1699 in Scituate, Plymouth, Mass

    Marriage 1 Priscilla Croade b: 1728 in Halifax, Plyymouth, Mass
    • Married: 7 AUG 1744 in Halifax, Plymouth, Mass
    1. Has No Children Parnel Sturtevant b: 6 JUN 1745 in Halifax, Plymouth, Mass
    2. Has No Children Theopelos Sturtevant b: 8 MAR 1746/47
    3. Has No Children Thomas Sturtevant b: 24 JUN 1748
    4. Has No Children Thomas Sturtevant b: 26 JAN 1748/49
    5. Has No Children Priscilla Sturtevant b: 11 OCT 1751
    6. Has No Children Josiah Sturtevant b: 20 SEP 1753
    7. Has No Children Betsey Sturtevant b: 12 MAY 1755
    8. Has No Children Croade Sturtevant b: 20 JAN 1757

    Marriage 2 Lois (widow Fuller) Foster b: 9 JUN 1735 in Plymouth, Mass
    • Married: 21 NOV 1757 in Halifax, Plymouth, Mass
    1. Has No Children Josiah Sturtevant b: 9 AUG 1760
    2. Has Children Hannah Sturtevant b: 1 JUN 1762 in Prob Halifax, Mass
    3. Has No Children Foster Sturtevant b: 12 AUG 1763
    4. Has No Children Lois Sturtevant b: 30 JUN 1765
    5. Has Children Friend Sturtevant b: 19 FEB 1767
    6. Has No Children Deborah Sturtevant b: 3 NOV 1768
    7. Has No Children Salomen Sturtevant b: 6 AUG 1770
    8. Has No Children George Sturtevant b: 13 AUG 1771
    9. Has No Children Rufus Sturtevant b: 22 APR 1773
    10. Has Children George* Sturtevant b: 23 JAN 1775 in Halifax, Plymouth, Mass (Bridgwater, Mass?)
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