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Francis Sturgill was born about 1755 in Present Greene Co., Virginia. He was the son of James Sturgill & Ann Calloway. This last name has also been spelled STURGEON, STOGILL, STROEGEL
Rebecca Hash was born about 1760 in Virginia. She was the daughter of John Hash & Rebecca Anderson.

THE FAMILY OF FRANCIS STURGILL & REBECCA HASH

Francis Sturgill & Rebecca Hash

Francis Sturgill & Rebecca Hash were married in 1776 in Wythe (became Grayson in 1793) Co., Virginia, and they had 12 children. I do not find the family on any census records before 1810, but the 1790 & 1800 census records for Virginia were destroyed in August 1814. The famly moved from Virginia to North Carolina about 1801 to join oldest son John there, and they settled in the part of Ashe County that later became Alleghany County in 1859. Son James was married in Ashe Co., North Carolina in 1802, and Francis & Rebecca's daughter Nancy was born there on January 15, 1803. Francis Sturgill died in December 1807 in Ashe (now Alleghany) Co., North Carolina. Rebecca is listed as head of household on the 1810, 1820, & 1830 censuses of Ashe Co., North Carolina. There ia a female the right age group to be Rebecca, age 82, in the household of her son Francis R. Sturgill on the 1840 census of Ashe Co., North Carolina. Rebecca Hash Sturgill died in 1841 in Helton Creek, Ashe (now Alleghany) Co., North Carolina. There is a memorial in Old Sturgill Cemetery, Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., North Carolina the includes the names of James Sturgill (1725) & Ann Calloway Sturgill (parents of Francis Sturgill); Francis Sturgill (1755) & Rebecca Hash Sturgill; two of Francis & Rebecca's daughters, Rebecca Sturgill Weaver & Ann Sturgill Perkins; and seven unnamed grandchildren of Francies & Rebecca Hash Sturgill. Thanks to FindAGrave submitter Tricia Crumpley for this photo of the Sturgill memorial.
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The Children of Francis Sturgill & Rebecca Hash

John SturgillJohn Sturgill was born about 1779 in Wythe (became Grayson in 1793) Co., Virginia. Census records do not exist for Virginia for 1790, but John married Jemima Wells about 1799, either in Virginia or North Carolina, and they had 11 children. John moved from Virginia to North Carolina about 1799, and he is listed as head of household on the 1800 census of Morgan, Ashe, North Carolina. His parents and several siblings joined him there in1801. His father died in January 1807, and John is listed as head of household on the 1810 census of Ashe Co., North Carolina. John & his brother James moved with their families to Virginia, and they are listed together on the 1820 census 0f Scott (became Wise in 1856) Co., Virginia, both with the last name spelled Sturgeon. John Sturgeon is still listed in Scott Co., Virginia in 1830, but his brother James is listed in Ashe Co., North Carolina. John moved with his family from Virginia to Kentucky, and they are listed on the 1840 & 1850 censuses of Harlan Co., Kentucky. Jemima Wells Sturgill died on March 15, 1856 in Letcher Co., Kentucky, and John was married second to Jane Abbott about 1857. At the time of this marriage John was age 78 & Jane was age 21. John & Jane are listed on the 1860 census of District, Letcher Co., Kentucky, with a 6 year old daughter named Arminda in the household that is probably Jane's from a previous relationship since she was born 2 years before Jemima's death. John & Jane had at least 2 more children. At some time between 1862-1865 the family returned from Kentucky to Virginia. John Sturgill died on March 15, 1865 in Wise Co., Virginia. I'm not sure if Jane died also, but children Lydia and John are living with John's son Francis on the 1870 of Gladeville, Wise Co., Virginia, and the 1880 census of Richmond, Wise Co., Virginia. On the 1880 census they are listed as being Francis' half-sister and half-brother. Children of John Sturgill & Jemima Wells were: John (1799), David (1800), Abigail (1801), Mary Ann (1803), Solomon D. (1804), Francis (1808), Andrew Jackson (1810), Sarah "Sally" (1812), Rachel (1816), Nancy (1819), Elizabeth (1823) & Agnes (1828) Sturgill. Children of John Sturgill & Jane Abbott were: Lydia (1859) & John (1862) Sturgill.
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James SturgillJames Sturgill was born on November 10, 1781 in Wythe (became Grayson in 1793) Co., Virginia. He moved with his parents from Virginia to North Carolina about 1801. James married Mary Herrin in 1802 in Ashe (became Alleghany) Co., North Carolina, and they had at least 13 children. The family is listed on the 1810 census of Ashe Co., North Carolina. James moved with his brother John & family to Virginia, and they are listed on the 1820 census of Scott (became Wise) Co., Virginia. John stayed in Virginia but James returned to North Carolina, and he is listed as head of houssehold on the 1830, 1840 & 1850 censuses of Ashe Co., North Carolina. James Sturgill died on July 9, 1855 in Ashe Co. North Carolina. Alleghany County was formed in 1859 from Eastern Ashe Co., North Carolina, and Mary Sturgill is listed as head of household on the 1860 census of Alleghany Co., North Carolina. Mary Herrin Sturgill died on September 4, 1864 in Alleghany Co., North Carolina. James & Mary are buried in South Fork Cemetery, Alleghany Co., North Carolina. Children of James Sturgill & Mary Herrin were: Francis (1804), Daniel (1805), Joshua (1808), David (1810), Elijah (1812), John (1813), Sarah (1815), James (1816), Rebecca (1820), Nancy Sophia (1824) and Joseph King "Joel" (1829) Sturgill.
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Francis R. SturgillFrancis R. Sturgill was born on September 22, 1782 in Wythe (became Grayson in 1793) Co., Virginia. He moved with his parents to Ashe (became Alleghany) Co., North Carolina in 1801. Francis married Phoebe Weaver about 1807 in Ashe Co., North Carolina, and they had 8 children. The family is listed on the 1810, 1820 & 1840 censuses of Ashe, North Carolina. In 1840, his widowed mother Rebecca Hash Sturgill, age 82, is living with them. She died in 1841. Francis R. Sturgill died on August 13, 1846 in Ashe Co., North Carolina. He is buried in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sturgills, Ashe Co., North Carolina. Phoebe is listed with some of the children on the 1850 census of Ashe, North Caroline. She died on June 13, 1855 in Sturgills, Ashe, North Carolina. Children of Francis R. Sturgill & Phoebe Weaver were: Joel (1808), Mary (1810), John (1811), Nancy (1815), Joshua (1816), Jane (1820), Rachel (1822) & Rebecca (1825) Sturgill.
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William SturgillWilliam Sturgill was born about 1784 in Wythe (became Grayson in 1793) Co., Virginia. His father died in January 1807 when he was age 21. William married Sophia King in 1806, and they had 8 children. At the time of their marriage William was age 22 and Sophia was age 13. The family is listed on the 1810 & 1820 census of Ashe Co., North Carolina. William sold part of his farm in Ashe Co., North Carolina in 1823, and the family moved to Grayson Co., Virginia. They are listed on the 1830 census of Grayson Co., Virginia. Sophia King Sturgill became ill and died in 1832 in Big Stone Mountain, Wise Co., Virginia when the family was visiting William's brother John there. There is a land record for a William Sturgill who bought land in Lawrence Co., Ohio on August 8, 1837 that is probably this William as his sister Jane and her husband William Jones also emigrated to Lawrence Co., Ohio sometime between 1830 & 1840. William was married second to Katherine Brown in 1839 in Lawrence co., Ohio. The family is listed on the 1840 census of Lymins (Symmes), Lawrence, Ohio, on the same page as William & Jane (Sturgill) Jones. William Sturgill died in 1845 in Arkansas Territory or Lawrence Co., Ohio. Family story is that it was in a sawmill accident in Arkansas, but that has not been documented. I do not find William on any census records in 1850.
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Joel C. SturgillJoel Cass/Case Sturgill was born on March 20, 1786 in Wythe (became Grayson in 1793) Co., Virginia. His middle name is listsed as Cass or Case on several online trees. Joel probably grew up in Virginia, as the family lived there until December 1807, when Joel's father Francis Sturgil died.Joel married Rachel Waters about 1808, probably in Ashe Co., North Carolina. Joel & Rachel had 14 children. The family is listed on 1810, 1815, 1820 & 1830 census and tax records for Ashe Co., North Carolina. The family moved from North Carolina to Virginia between 1830-1838, and they are listed on the 1840 census of Lee Co., Virginia. The family moved from Virginia to Missouri sometime between 1841-1848, and they are listed on the 1850 & 1860 censuses of Sullivan Co, Missouri. Rachel Waters Sturgill died on May 10, 1862 in Milan, Sullivan Co., Missouri. Joel moved back to Virginia after her death, and he is listed in the household of his married son Lewis on the 1870 census of Powell, Scott Co., Virginia. Joel Cass Sturgill died on May 15, 1878 in Scott Co., Virginia. He was age 92 when he died. Joel is buried in Speers Cemetery, Pattonsville, Scott Co., Virginia. Thanks to Ancestry.com tree submitter Robin Baugess for the portrait of Joel. Children of Joel Sturgill & Rachel Waters were: Lydia (1809), Catherine Ann (1811), William M. (1813), Sarah Jane (1815), Francis Harvey (1816), Rebecca (1817), Malinda (1820), Esther/Easter (1821), John Carter (1823), Lewis James (1826), James George (1828), Jacob Peck (1830), Solomon Waters (1831) & Joel (1835) Sturgill.
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Lydia SturgillLydia Sturgill was born about 1788 in Wythe (became Grayson in 1793) Co., Virginia. She was the oldest daughter of Francis & Rebecca (Hash) Sturgill. Her gravestone states that she was born on February 25, 1778, but all census records exept one indicate a birth year 1786-1790, and records indicate she had children born through 1833, which would put her birthyear after 1784. The death date on her gravestone has also been questioned, as noted below. Census records for Virginia in 1790 & 1800 no longer exist for the state of Virginia, but Lydia probably moved with her parents from Virginia to North Carolina about 1801. Lydia married Solomon Parsons about 1804 in North Carolina. Some online trees state that the marriage occurred in 1796, but Solomon didn't arrive in the area until 1801, and their first known child was born in 1805. The family is listed on the 1810, 1820, 1830 & 1850 censuses of Ashe Co., North Carolina. In 1859, Alleghany County was formed from an eastern part of Ashe Co., North Carolina. Solomon died on June 18, 1860. Lydia Sturgill Parsons died on June 15, 1861 OR February 18, 1862 in North Carolina. The first date is from her gravestone, and the second is from the family Bible of her son John Parsons Sturgill. On March 28, 1862, court records show that son Joseph B. Parsons paid each of his surviving siblings $1 each for their share of the land inherited when Lydia died. Children of Lydia Sturgill & Solomon Parsons were: "Squire" John (1805), Rebecca (1806), Robert S. (1807), Marion (1810), Caleb (1812), William B (1815), James (1818), Joseph B (1820), David (1822), Nancy Lydia (1825), Mary (1828), Alvin D. (1829) & Craig S. (1833) Parsons.
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David Sturgill
(Child of Francis Sturgill??)

David Sturgill is listed on several online trees as being born about 1788 in Wythe (became Grayson in 1793) Co., Virginia. The online trees also state that he married Rebecca Richardson in 1810, that Rebecca died in 1838 in Sullivan Co., Missouri, and that David died 1849 in Ashe Co., North Carolina. That indicates that there should be a David Sturgill (last name spelled creatively), that is head of household on census records from 1810-1840, and I do not find him on even one. David A. Sturgill's book states "David first appears in public records in the census of 1810, when he is still living with his mother. In 1822, he was witness to a deed in which Lydia (Sturgill) Parsons sold her share of her father's estate to her brother Francis Jr. David witnessed other deeds in 1836 and 1838 and is listed in the 1840 Ashe County census, but for no other year." The David Sturgill who witnessed the deed in 1822 could be David (b.1800), son of John & Jemima (Wells) Sturgill. He was married in 1820 and his first child was born in 1821 in North Carolina, so he could have been in the area and of legal age in 1822 before moving on to Kentucky. The other David's listed are probably David (b. 1810), son of James & Mary (Herrin) Sturgill. The 1840 census is almost certainly this David, as the head of household is age 30-39 (born 1801-1810). Children listed on online trees as being children of David Sturgill & Rebecca Richardson are John (1810), John W., (1812), Patsy (1815), Elijah (1818), Nelly (1831) & James (1835). Most of these are children or grandchildren of James Sturgill & Mary Herrin. There is a Mrs. Nellie Richardson who died in 1917 in Letcher Co., North Carolina whose son put on her death certificate that her father had been David Stingill, born North Carolina, but he did not know her mother's name. The birth certificate also states "Unknown" for Nellie's birthdate, but the 1900 census states it was June 1832 in North Carolina, and all other census records for her are consistent with this. Family story is that Francis & Rebecca had 6 sons and 6 daughters, but there are only records for 11 of them. Possibly there was a sixth son (named David?) who died young, which would make the family story true.
I do not find evidence that David Sturgill was a son of Francis Sturgill & Rebecca Hash. If anyone has other records for him, please contact me at kari.northup@sbcglobal.net.
Rebecca SturgillRebecca Sturgill was born on March 01, 1791 in Wythe (became Grayson in 1793) Co., Virginia. The family moved from Virginia to North Carolina about 1801, and they settled in the part of Ashe County that later became Alleghany County in 1859. Rebecca's father died in January 1807 when she was age 16. Rebecca married William Weaver on December 20, 1811 in Alleghany Co., North Carolina, and they had 6 children. Rebecca Sturgill Weaver died on January 1, 1828 in Alleghany Co., North Carolina. There is a memorial in Old Sturgill Cemetery, Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., North Carolina the includes the names of James Sturgill (1725) & Ann Calloway Sturgill (parents of Francis Sturgill); Francis Sturgill (1755) & Rebecca Hash Sturgill; two of Francis & Rebecca's daughters, Rebecca Sturgill Weaver & Ann Sturgill Perkins; and seven unnamed grandchildren of Francis & Rebecca Hash Sturgill. Thanks to FindAGrave submitter Tricia Crumpley for this photo of the Sturgill memorial. William Weaver was married second to Sarah Griffith Johnson in 1839, and they had 3 more children.
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Jane SturgillJane Sturgill was born about 1793 in Grayson Co., Virginia. The family moved from Virginia to North Carolina about 1801, and they settled in the part of Ashe County that later became Alleghany County in 1859. Jane's father died in January 1807 when she was age 14. Jane married William Jones about 1815, probably in Virginia. William & Jane had at least 5 children. The family is listed in a book on the Sturgill family as living in Grayson Co., Virginia in 1819, and they are listed on the 1820 & 1830 censuses of Grayson Co., Virginia. They moved sometime between 1830 to 1838 from Virginia to Ohio. Their youngest child was born on March 20, 1838 in Ohio, and their daughter Elizabeth married in Lawrence Co., Ohio on December 6, 1838. The households of William Jones & oldest son John Jones are listed together on the 1840 census of Lymins (Symmes), Lawrence Co., Ohio. Jane Sturgill Jones died on Aug. 14, 1848, probably in Symmes Twp., Lawrence Co., Ohio. She is buried in Sandfork Cemetery, Walnut Twp., Gallia Co., Ohio. William is listed on the 1850 census of Symmes Twp, Lawrence Co., Ohio , living with Martin & Evalina (Jones) Thompson & family, and his youngest son Isaac. William was married to Matilda McDaniel Chick about 1852 in Gallia Co., Ohio. Matilda's first husband William T. Chick died February 28, 1851, so the marriage was after that. Matilda died on July 25, 1858 in Gallia Co., Ohio and she is buried with her first husband William Chick in Sandfork Cemetery, Walnut Twp, Gallia, Ohio. William moved about 1858, probably after Matilda's death, from Ohio to Nebraska. He most likely went to join son Samuel who moved from Ohio to Kansas about 1855 and was in Nebraska by 1858. William Jones died on September 08, 1859 in Gage Co., Nebraska. He is buried in the Austin Creek Cemetery, Midland Twp, Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska. Samuel Jones is listed with his family on the 1860 census of Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska Territory, with his widowed sister Elizabeth also in his household. Another married child of William & Jane who settled in Beatrice Gage Co., Nebraska in 1866 was Evalina Jones Thompson.
The Family of William Jones & Jane Sturgill
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Ann SturgillAnn Sturgill was born about 1795 in Grayson Co., Virginia. The family moved from Virginia to North Carolina about 1801, and they settled in the part of Ashe County that later became Alleghany County in 1859. Ann's father died in January 1807 when she was age 12. From Ancestry.com tree submitter mrsoul_29: "Ann married Timothy Perkins Sr. (his second wife) about 1812 but no record of this marriage has been found. She (Ann Sturgill Perkins) apparently died as a result of childbirth in 1813 as Timothy signed over all his claim to the estate of Francis Sturgill Sr. to Francis Sturgill Jr. in that year. In an interview with Isom Sturgill in 1948 (the grandson of Francis Jr.) he stated that his grandfather raised a niece who later married a Price. The 1820 census of his grandfather's family supports this statement. Ashe Co. records show that in 1838 the other heirs of Francis Sturgill Sr. signed over to brothers Francis Sturgill Jr. and James Sturgill jointly all their claims to slaves owned by Francis Sr. This deed was signed by Lydia Price who could have been none other than a daughter of Ann Sturgill and Timothy Perkins." There is a memorial in Old Sturgill Cemetery, Piney Creek, Alleghany Co., North Carolina the includes the names of James Sturgill (1725) & Ann Calloway Sturgill (parents of Francis Sturgill); Francis Sturgill (1755) & Rebecca Hash Sturgill; two of Francis & Rebecca's daughters, Rebecca Sturgill Weaver & Ann Sturgill Perkins; and seven unnamed grandchildren of Francies & Rebecca Hash Sturgill.Thanks to FindAGrave submitter Tricia Crumpley for this photo of the Sturgill memorial. Child of Ann Sturgill & Timothy Perkins was Lydia (1813) Sturgill.
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Elizabeth SturgillElizabeth Sturgill was born on October 24, 1799 in Grayson Co., Virginia. The family moved from Virginia to North Carolina about 1801, and they settled in the part of Ashe County that later became Alleghany County in 1859. Elizabeth's father died in January 1807 when she was age 8.
Nancy SturgillNancy Sturgill was born on January 15, 1803 in Ashe (became Alleghany) Co., North Carolina. The family moved from Virginia to North Carolina about 1801, and they settled in the part of Ashe County that later became Alleghany County in 1859. Nancy's father died in January 1807 when she was age 4. Nancy married Andrew Osborne about 1829 and they had at least 4 children. Andrew died in January 1844 in Grayson Co., Virginia. Nancy is listed on the 1850, 1870, & 1880 censuses of Grayson Co., Virginia. In 1870 & 1880 she is listed as living in the town of Elk Creek.. Nancy Sturgill Osborne died on November 30, 1894 in Elk Creek, Grayson Co., Virginia. A memorial for Nancy on www.findagrave.com states that, according to family story, Andrew & Nancy are buried in the Riley Ward Family Cemetery, Grayson Co., Virginia, but an online tree on www.Ancestry.com states that she is buried at the Fielden Ward Farm, Turkey Knob, Alleghany, North Carolina. Children of Nancy Sturgill & Andrew Osborne were: Evaline (1830), Rebecca (1831), Mary "Polly" (1833) & Enoch (1836) Osborne.
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