112. Zadock5 Sturgis (John4, John3, John2, John1) was born in Worcester Co., MD about 1757. Zadock died 1835 in Worcester Co., MD, at 78 years of age.

He married Zipporah (wife of Zadock Sturgis). Zipporah's surname is not known. She was named in the will of Zipporah Rackliffe Rownds Teague in 1822. Jacob Teague was married to Zipporah Rackliffe Rownds. Zadock is linked on several occasions to Jacob Teague and John Bishop (son of Benjamin). Dr. William R. Bishop indicates that this Zipporah is not the sister of John Bishop and daughter of Benjamin Bishop d. 1767. Zadock received "Rochester" from his father. 1783 Tax List - no land, 1M, 0F. 1790 census: 2M-16, 2M16+, 4F. 1800 census: 3M-10, 2M10-16, 1M16-26, 1M26-45, 1F-10, 2F10-16, 1F26-45. 1810 census: 2M10-16, 1M45+, 2F16-26, 1F45+. 1830 census: 1M40-50, 1M70-80, 2F40-50.

Research of Vern Skinner from Worcester Estate Dockets: Zadock Sturgis and Jacob Teague were sureties for estate of Esther Pettit in 1801, administered by John Bishop. Zadock Sturgis and Jacob Teague were sureties for estate of John Wright in 1800, administered by Atlanta Wright and John Bishop. Zadock Sturgis and Jacob Teague were sureties for estate of Hannah Riggen in 1795 with John Bishop, administrator. Zadock rejected administration of the estate of Esther Sturgis in 1806.

Zadock werved as Private, Worcester Militia, Sinepuxent Battalion, Capt. William Purnell's Co., 8th Class, 1779/1780. He rendered patriotic service by collecting cattle for the use of the military on October 25, 1781. (Henry C. Peden, Revolutionary Patriots of Worcester & Somerset Cos.)

Zadock made his will May 27, 1831, probate August 21, 1835. He named children: Mary, Elizabeth, John and Thomas and left real estate to two daughters. A codicil dated May 17, 1835 gave his daughters authority to sell 100 acres purchased of Samuel Ennis called "Wright Farm." Witnesses to will: David K. Hopkins, Thomas R. Rownd and John Sturgis Jr.; witness to codicil: Jacob Wonnell. (Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co. MD Will Book LPS, f.50)

Zadock Sturgis and Zipporah(wife of Zadock Sturgis) had the following children:

child 167 i. Mary6 Sturgis.

child 168 ii. Elisabeth Sturgis.

child + 169 iii. Littleton Sturgis was born about 1780.

child + 170 iv. John Sturgis was born 1795.

child + 171 v. Thomas Sturgis was born 1798.

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