She married John Sturgis (IV). John was the son of John Sturgis(III) and Elinor (Johnson). John died 1797 in Worcester Co., MD. John was living in Accomack in 1763. He bought land from Daniel Sturgis, son of John of Worcester, in 1767. 1783 Tax List shows him with "Rochester," "Double Purchase" and "Sturgis' Chance," 2M, 3F. 1790 census: 1M-16, 1M16+, 3F. John's first wife is unknown. It is thought that his second wife was Molly Purnell, daughter of Matthew & Martha McClemmy Purnell. Research of Dr. George Bishop indicates that Mary was the wife of John Sturgis. His wife at the time of his death was called Molly and she was most probably a second wife and mother of his three youngest children. Proof for this marriage is not known.
Mary Purnell and John Sturgis(IV) had the following children:
+ 249 ii. John Sturgis(V) was born after 1774.
+ 250 iii. Eleanor "Nelly" Sturgis was born about 1788.
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