42. Stephen4 Sturgis (Richard3, John2, John1) was born after 1724. Stephen died 1798 in Worcester Co., MD, at 73 years of age.

He married Elizabeth Ball. Elizabeth died 1799 in Worcester Co., MD. Buried at All Hallows Church. (query to Baltimore Sun-notes of Vern Skinner) Stephen was under age in 1744. The 1783 Tax List shows him with "Littleworth" 4M, 4F

He served as a Private, Worcester Militia, Snow Hill Battalion, Capt. John Parramore's Company, 1777. He took the Oath of Allegiance in Worcester County in 1788 before the Hon. Joshua Townsend. (Henry C. Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of Worcester & Somerset Cos.) Will dated August 6, 1798, probate October 12, 1798 named wife Elizabeth and left her plantation; son Stephen, plantation after wife's death; son Shadrack 50A "Worse Than Nothing;" granddaughter Sally Sturgis Hosier; children Peter Sturgis, Mary Tarr, Easther Hudson; Daniel Jones and Jessee Bennitt to divide estate; witnesses: John Houston, Nancy Bennitt and Jessee Bennitt. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Will Book JWB, f.376.

Stephen Sturgis and Elizabeth Ball had the following children:

child 89 i. Stephen5 Sturgis.

child 90 ii. Shadrack Sturgis. Shadrack died 1829 in Worcester Co., MD. Shadrack is listed in the 1800 census with 1M26-45, 3F__, 1F26-45

child 91 iii. Peter Sturgis.

child 92 iv. Mary Sturgis. She married (N) Tarr before 1798.

child 93 v. Esther Sturgis. She married Samuel Hudson before 1798.

child + 94 vi. Daughter Sturgis.

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