John Sturgeon Family
Ireland, Pennsylvania and Kentucky

John Sturgeon
b. abt. 1722 Ireland
d. after 1832 Hart Co. (previously Barren Co.), KY

1m.Elenor 1745 Lancaster Co., PA
b. ?
d. betwn 1782-783 Greenwood Twnsp, PA#
her father: ? mother: ?

his father: Samuel Sturgeon born Ireland
his mother: unknown
Children with Elenor
Isham Sturgeon b. 1745 - 50 probably in Lancaster Co., PA d. m.
Hobart Sturgeon b. 1750-1755 PA d. after Sept 1812 m.
Robert Sturgeon
(Rev. Soldier)
b. 1755 PA d. Sept 1812
killed by Indians
m. Charity Heady McAdoo, 6 Jul 1788 Bourbon Co., KY,
(dau of Thomas Heady)
her 1m. 1785 John McAdoo in PA (d. killed 1787 by Indians), her 3m. James Bates 10/20/1819 Jackson Co., IN
Jeremiah Sturgeon b. abt 1757 Cumberland Co., PA d. 1824-1827 Crawford Co., IN m. Mary, abt 1779
James Sturgeon b. abt 1758 Cumberland Co., PA d. 1860 Hart Co., KY m. Mary Shearman, 21 Aug. 1788 Bourbon Co., KY
John Sturgeon b. 25 Dec 1766 Cumberland Co., PA d. bef. Nov. 1830 near Riddle, Crawford Co., IN 1m. Susannah Beard abt 1783 Bourbon Co., KY (b. bef. 1775 d. bef. Jan 1828 Crawford Co., IN )
2m. Elizabeth Lynch 31 Jan 1828 Crawford Co., IN
Mary S. Sturgeon b. 1770-1780 Cumberland Co., PA d. m. James Underhill 30 Jan 1792 Nelson Co., KY
Martha Sturgeon* b. abt 1771 d. 1m. William Gifford 5 Jan 1789 Bourbon Co., KY(b. PA d. 1791 Fort Recovery, OH
2m. Samuel Sturgeon 26 Apr 1792 Nelson Co., KY
3m. Daniel Johnston 14 Nov 1796 Barren Co., KY
Sarah Sturgeon* b. abt 1773 d. m. Jesse Satterfield, bef 1790 Barren Co., KY
Eleanor "Nellie" Sturgeon* b. abt 1774 d. m. Obediah Truax, Jr. 17 Oct 1797 Shelby Co., KY (b. abt. 1773 Nelson, KY)
Barbara Sturgeon* b. abt 1776 d . m. Abraham Goodwin 9 Jul 1792 Nelson Co., KY

*in the Hart County, Kentucky census of1850, Hart County p. 237 of Squire Sturgeon]
#records of Loretta Beasley

1740- There is a John Sturgeon who came to the Colonies at this time but it is impossible to know for certain that this is our particular John Sturgeon.
1767 - John Sturgeon filed for land in Greenwood Township, Cumberland Co. in 1767. He was awarded the land in 1783. Elenor signed the deed with him. He sold more land there in 1784 and Elenor did not sign. This could indicate that she may have died by this date. [Deeds, Cumberland Co., PA]

1768- John Sturgeon is listed on the tax list of Cumberland Co., PA[]

1775- Warrant Register Index, Cumberland Co., PA

1778-1781 John Sturgeon served in the Revolutionary Army. [Beasley]

by 1784 - John Sturgeon shows up next in Kentucky.

1790- John Sturgeon is listed in the tax list of Hart Co., KY.

1810 Nelson Co KY
Sturgeon, John 1 male 10-16, 1 male 45 & over 1 female 45 & over, 1 slave

John Sturgeon and his son James had settle in the area now known as Hart County, Kentucky. Another son John also went with them but soon joined his brother Robert in Crawford County, Indiana.

1830- John is listed in the census as part of the James Sturgeon family. His age is listed in the "over 100" column. He could have been 110 years old when he died according to some researchers of the McCoy family. [Chapman, GENE3-0006.html]


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