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Nathaniel Sturgeon

Nathaniel Sturgeon

Male 1789 - 1878  (89 years)

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  • Name Nathaniel Sturgeon 
    Born 1789  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Apr 1878  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bogard Creek, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5143  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2015 

    Father John Sturgeon,   b. 25 Dec 1766, Dauphin, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1830, Riddle, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 63 years) 
    Mother Susannah Beard,   b. Abt 1766,   d. Bef 1828  (Age < 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1783  Bourbon, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Messa Combs,   b. Abt 1789 
    Married 21 Mar 1817  Harrison, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel Sturgeon,   b. 14 Oct 1823,   d. 26 Mar 1891  (Age 67 years)
     2. Jane Sturgeon,   b. 1825, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1869, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Tamer Jane Sturgeon,   b. 1826, English, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. English, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F2734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Underhill,   b. 1810, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1832  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Sturgeon,   b. Abt 1840, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F2735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Christenia Mills,   b. 18 Feb 1809, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1909, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1846  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F2736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • Nathaniel Sturgeon was married three times and had a total of 23 children. He came to Crawford Co. IN from KY in about 1809 with his father John II and three brothers. Most of them settled on the banks of the Blue River. Nathaniel built himself a log cabin the first year he was there on the Bogard Creek. The Cabin consisted of a one room with a stone fireplace and loft. One door and no windows, just gun holes so that he could protect himself by shooting at bears, mountain lions and hostile Indians in the area. He tapped Mable trees for Sugar cure and syrup that he sold in Louisville Ky.

      Nathaniel married his first wife Messa Combs 21 March 1817 they made their home on Bogard Creek where they raised 9 children.

      After Messa died Nathaniel married Nancy Underhill from Perry Co., IN. June 23, 1832. Together had 4 children and raised them with the first marriage children. This marriage only lasted till 1843 when Nancy died in child birth. Most of the older children were married and gone from home by now.

      Sept 27, 1846 He married for the third time to Christina Mills. They married in Crawford Co., IN, which was once part of Harrison Co., IN. This union brought forth the last set of 11 children. Christina would out live Nathaniel; she lived to be 100 they say.

      When Nathaniel's father John died, he land was divided among his living children. Nathaniel brought several of his sibling's parcels of land that they inherited from their father John. At one time Nathaniel was well to do for that period of time. He would loan money to family members and friends with of course a good percentage return.

      Nathaniel died in 1878. He had never registered the deed to the land that he brought from his brothers and sisters so his probate was the largest in Crawford Co. IN containing 80 pages.

      Nathaniel was buried in the Sturgeon Cemetery on Bogard Creek just about a mile from the log cabin that he built and raised his 23 children. Although there are no grave marks for all the children or wives, I believe that they are buried there in the family cemetery.

      (Source: Lou Sturgeon bhwitch@aol.com; Sturgeon Genealogy Web Page http://sturgeon.com-2011)