14. Jonathan3 Sturgis (John2, John1) was born about 1708. Jonathan died 1756 in Somerset Co., MD, at 48 years of age.

He married Esther Outten about 1730. Esther was born about 1708. Esther was the daughter of John Outten(Sr.) and Mary Gray. Esther died after 1755. John Outten said in his will that his wife was pregnant and this is probably that child. She was named in her mother's will. Jonathan is shown in his father's household in 1724 Pocomoke Hundred. Esther's brother, Abraham, deeded them land in 1733. Jonathan was named next-of-kin to Esther's brother, Abraham Outten, in 1747. In 1753, with his wife Esther, he sold land to John Sturgis of Accomack, VA. Next of kin are shown as Joshua Sturgis and Rachel Davis.

Jonathan Sturgis and Esther Outten had the following children:

child 55 i. Elijah4 Sturgis. Elijah died 1758 in Worcester Co., MD. Intestate.

child 56 ii. ?Abraham Sturgis. ?Abraham died before 1788. An Abraham Sturgis was witness to the will of a Mary Purnell in 1772; he was witness to a will in 1778. He is not on the 1783 tax list. An Abraham Sturgis served as Private, Worcester Militia, Wicomico Battalion, Capt. Fisher Walton's Company, 5th Class, July 15, 1780. Took the Oath of Allegiance in Worcester in 1778 before the Honorable John Selby. And an Abraham Sturgis rendered patriotic service by collecting cattle for the use of the military on September 25, 1781. (Henry C. Peden, Jr., Revolutionary Patriots of Worcester & Somerset Counties, p. 285)

child + 57 iii. Outten Sturgis(Capt.) was born about 1730.

child 58 iv. Mary Sturgis was born before 1737. She was of age in 1758.

child 59 v. Esther Sturgis was born before 1737. She was of age in 1758.

child + 60 vi. Jonathon Sturgis was born after 1737.

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