Biography - John Sturgeon

John STURGEON, farmer, P. O. Irving, is a son of David and Mary (MCCARTY) STURGEON; the former, a farmer, was born in Indiana, and died in Montgomery County in 1851; the latter, born in Indiana, and died in Jasper County, Ill., in 1840. Our subject, the eldest of six children, received his education in Montgomery County, and began life as a farmer, which occupation he has followed ever since. He married, in Montgomery County, April 16, 1846, Charity CINDOFF, born in Kentucky, who died in Montgomery County February 14, 1851. In Montgomery County, April 2, 1854, he married his second wife, Sarah J. DAVIS, born in Montgomery County Feb. 27, 1831, daughter of Thomas and Nancy (MARTIN) DAVIS. Mr. STURGEON has eleven children - Austin W., John H., E. H., David B., M. F., Robert Lee, William M., W. R., Mary E., Charles E., Savilla F. and his step-son William T. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and in politics is a Democrat.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 316.

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