Sixth Generation

160. Levi6 Sturgis (Richard5, Richard4, Richard3, John2, John1) was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1770. Levi died after 1822.

He married (N) Williams in Worcester Co., MD, about 1795. (N) was born about 1774. (N) was the daughter of John Williams and Nancy "Nanny" Guthrie. John Williams died intestate in 1782. He was the son of Littleton Williams, who left a will dated January 10, 1769. John Williams married Nancy "Nanny" Guthery/Guthrie, daughter of Joshua & Mary Guthery. Joshua Guthery's will dated 1787 and probated October 6, 1788 named his daughter, Nancy Williams, and his grandson, John Williams (wills at Ocean City Lifesaving Museum transcribed by Susanne B. Hurley). Orphans court records show young John Williams, Jr. as age 5 on 25 June last, and appointed guardian Nancy Williams; sureties were Joshua Guthery and Zadock Selby, August 15, 1788. Then on August 2, 1797, John Williams of John, now over 14, selects Levi Sturgis as his guardian; sureties: Richard Sturgis & Thomas Jones. (David V. Heise, Worcester Co. MD Orphans Court Proceedings, Vol. I) It would appear that young John Williams' mother, Nancy Guthery Williams, is deceased by 1797 and he selects his sister's husband, Levi Sturgis, as his guardian. Levi is shown born between 1755-1774 in 1800 census. In 1800, he is enumerated on the same page as his father, Richard, and his name appears "Levin:" 2M-10, 1M26-45, 1F26-45. In 1810: 2M10-16, 2M16-26, 1M26-45, 1F-10, 1F10-16, 1F16-26, 1F45+. In 1820 he is shown as Levi of Richard and is enumerated one line away from Zadock Sturgis, next to Parker Selby, then William Selby of Zadock: 2M16-26, 1M45+, 1F16-18, 1F16-26, 1F26-45. Levi does not appear in the 1830 census for Worcester or Somerset.

At court on August 2, 1797, Levi Sturgis was chosen guardian by John Williams, orphan of John. Sureties were Richard Sturgis and Thomas Jones. (David V. Heise, Worcester County, MD Orphans Court Proceedings, Vol. I) John Williams is over age 14 and it would appear that his mother, Nancy Williams, is now deceased and that young John Williams, Jr. selected his sister's husband as his guardian.

In 1803, Levi purchased 7 1/2 acres of The Hammer from Hugh Nelson. He is shown in the deed as Levi of Richard. In the 1820 census, he is also shown as Levi of Richard. The land at The Hammer would have put Levi in close proximity to cousin, James Sturgis d. 1828, who also owned land that was part of this tract. Levi's granddaughter would marry James' son, John Raymond Sturgis, who inherited his father's lands at The Hammer.

In a deed dated December 19, 1822, Littleton Sturgis, Levi Sturgis and Isaac Sturgis deed to James B. Robins, Chattel., Worcester Co. (Liber AO, f.243, researched by Vern Skinner)

Levi Sturgis and (N) Williams had the following children:

child + 222 i. Littleton7 Sturgis was born about 1797.

child 223 ii. Isaac Sturgis was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1800. Isaac died after 1822. Isaac appears on a deed with Levi and Littleton in 1822, Worcester County.

child 224 iii. Daughter Sturgis was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1803.

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