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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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father in 1749, which was resurveyed in 1755,
1761, and 1764, each time in order to add vacan-
cies, finally totaling 1,891 acres in 1764; pur-
chased 881 acres and at least 2 lots in Elizabeth
Town; sold 2,099 acres of his land in the seven
years preceding his first election). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH: purchased at least 49 acres in Washington
County, plus 1 lot in Elizabeth Town, 1778-1785;
along with six other justices, purchased a lot in
Elizabeth Town, 1784; sold 24 acres in Washing-
ton County, plus a lot in Elizabeth Town, 1785-
1788. He also sold during this period of time 7
lots which he had partitioned out of tracts he
owned adjoining Elizabeth Town. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: on April 9, 1791, in Elizabeth Town,
Washington County, of an illness of several weeks'
duration. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £2,770.12.4
current money (including 10 slaves, 9 books, 2
stills, 12 still tubs, a still house, and an unspecified
number of ground rents); FB, £315.4.7. LAND:
ca. 630 acres in Washington County, which in-
cluded his dwelling plantation plus some adjoin-
ing acreage; unspecified acreage mentioned in his
will, plus an unspecified number of houses and
lots in his addition to Elizabeth Town; "lots and
improvements" in Bath, Berkeley County, Vir-
ginia, are also mentioned in his will.

STURGIS, OUTTEN (?-1796). NATIVE: possibly
third generation. RESIDED: in Mattapony Hundred,
Worcester County. MARRIED first, Martha (?-ca.
1794), daughter of John Purnell (?-ca. 1742) and
his second wife Martha. Martha was the niece of
Thomas Purnell (?-1723). Her brothers were He-
zekiah (?-ca. 1768); John. Her sisters were Mary
(?-ca. 1760); Bathsheba. Her half sisters were
Sophia; Sarah; Joyce; Tabitha; and Elizabeth. Her
first cousin was John Purnell (?-1755). MARRIED
second, Sarah (?-1816), widow of both (first name
unknown) Atkinson and (first name unknown)
Townsend, possibly daughter of William Cord (?-
1764) and wife Rachel. CHILDREN. SONS. Thomas
Purnell (?-1782), who married Mary, daughter
of Zadock Selby; Joshua (?-by 1798). DAUGH-
TERS: Mary (Polly), who married James Selby (?-
1801); Martha, who married Benjamin Aydelatt
(?-1826); and Esther, who married Benjamin
Gunby (?-1823). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent.,
by 1771. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: mariner in 1753;
in partnership with Daniel Gore, owned a sawmill
and a gristmill, 1763-1771. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Worcester

County, 1778-1779 (Grievances 3). LOCAL OF-
FICES: Committee of Observation, Worcester
County, elected 1776; commissioner of the tax,
Worcester County, appointed 1777 and 1778;
judge. Court of Appeals under the Act to Procure
Troops, 1778; justice, Worcester County, 1787-

1795. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROP-
ERTY: assessed value £756.6.0, including 16 slaves
and 32 oz. plate, 1783; 13 slaves, 1790. LAND AT
FIRST ELECTION: 595 acres; had disposed of half
of his real estate, including a sawmill and a grist-
mill owned in partnership with Daniel Gore, by
1771; one of his two remaining tracts was a gift
to his wife, Martha. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES BE-
TWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: Sold 295 acres

to his son, Joshua, in 1790. WEALTH AT DEATH.
DIED: will probated in Worcester County on Oc-
tober 25, 1796. PERSONAL PROPERTY: size of CS-

tate unknown. LAND: 300 acres in Worcester
County.

STURMAN (STEEVEMAN, STERMAN, SHER-
MAN), THOMAS (ca. 1584-by 1654). BORN. ca.
1584, in the parish of Hadam Bucks, England.
IMMIGRATED: in 1636, as an indentured servant
with George Evelyn (1592/93-?). RESIDED, on Kent
Island in St. Michael's Hundred, St. Mary's
County, by 1642. MARRIED name unknown. CHIL-
DREN. SON: John. DAUGHTERS: Ann; Elizabeth.

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: illiterate. RELI-
GIOUS AFFILIATION, probably Protestant. SOCIAL
STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: arrived with his son John
as a servant of Cloberry & Co. He later claimed
rights for transporting himself, his wife, son John,
two daughters, and two servants, ca. 1640. OC-
CUPATIONAL PROFILE: servant of Cloberry & Co.,
1636; cooper, 1641; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEG-
ISLATIVE SERVICE: Assembly, St. Michael's
Hundred, St. Mary's County, 1642A, present
1642B; Lower House, St. Michael's Hundred, St.
Mary's County, 1650-1650/51. STANDS ON PUB-
LIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: probably a supporter of
Richard Ingle. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: held 1,000 acres in partner-
ship with Thomas Yewell. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
by April 1654.

SUDLER, EMORY (1725-ca. 1797). BORN: in
1725, probably in Queen Anne's County. NATIVE:
at least second generation. RESIDED: in Queen
Anne's County; Kent County, by 1768. FAMILY

BACKGROUND. FATHER: Joseph Sudler (?-1756) of

Kent Island, Queen Anne's County. MOTHER:
Ann, daughter of Arthur Emory, Jr. (1666-1747),

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