15. Daniel3 Sturgis (John2, John1) was born about 1708. Daniel died 1749 in Worcester Co., MD, at 41 years of age.

He married twice. He married Mary Outten about 1730. Mary was the daughter of John Outten(Jr.) and Sarah Purnell. She was called Mary Sturgis in her father's 1733 will.

He married Priscilla (wife of Daniel Sturgis) after 1730. Daniel had his own household in 1733. He received land from his father in 1739. He left part of tract "Robinsons Inheritance" to his sons, John Outten Sturgis and Shadrack Sturgis, in 1749. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records) John's will was written as he was dying from "being shott with a ball" on November 11, 1749, probate December 5, 1749. The Maryland Gazette reported "Sturges, Daniel, was shot dead by a person unknown some weeks ago at Matapony Hundred, Worcester County." (Floyd L. Otter, Origins of the Sturgis Family in Virginia and Maryland, Ash Tree Echo, April, 1979, Vol. XIV #2, p. 75-80)

His will gave son John Outten 250A "Inheritance"; wife, Negro man Essix; son Shadrack, dwelling plantation and water mill; son Daniel, Negro Sepie; daughter Elizabeth, Negro Sothey after wife's death; wife, chest, bed & furniture; executor was brother Joshua Sturgis; witness: Joachim White, William Beachboard and Daniel Selby. Widow Priscilla elected to take her thirds. (Worcester Co. MD Wills JW2, f.59, Neil & Leslie Keddie, Family Tree Bookshop)

Daniel Sturgis and Priscilla(wife of Daniel Sturgis) had the following children:

child 61 i. Shadrack4 Sturgis. Shadrack died 1796 in DE. He married Comfort(wife of Shadrack Sturgis). Shadrack and wife Comfort sold 450 acres of "Robinsons Inheritance" to Parker Selby of Parker in 1763. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Land Records) He may be the Shadrack Sturgis who was shown on the 1782 Delaware tax list.

child 62 ii. Daniel Sturgis. He is no doubt the Daniel Sturgis of Daniel who paid tax on 100 acres "Partnership" in 1768 and 1769. He is cited as Capt. Daniel Sturgis in 1774. In 1773, Daniel Sturgis of Accomack Co. VA sold 100 acres "Partnership" to William Andrews (Worcester deeds). In 1788, Daniel Sturgis witnessed the will of William Elliott in Accomack Co., VA.

child 63 iii. Elisabeth Sturgis.

Daniel Sturgis and Mary Outten had the following child:

child + 64 iv. John Outten Sturgis(Sr.) was born 1731.

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