Jonathan Clark Sturdevant

12 August 1810–4 March 1873 (Age 62)
New York, United States

The Life of Jonathan Clark

When Jonathan Clark Sturdevant was born on 12 August 1810, in New York, United States, his father, James Nelson Sturdevant SR, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Wheat, was 25. He married Lucinda Jenkins on 8 September 1831, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 4 March 1873, at the age of 62, and was buried in Pierce Cemetery, Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States.

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Jonathan Clark Sturdevant
Lucinda Jenkins
Marriage: 8 September 1831
Jonathan Wheat Sturdevant
Almira Sturdevant
Abel G Sturdevant
James C Sturdevant
William Nathaniel Sturdevant
Issac O Sturdevant
Sarah Sturdevant
Joseph I Sturdevant

Spouse and Children

8 September 1831
Vermont, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings





    Samuel Sanford Sturdevant


    Samuel Smith Sturdevant


    Chloe Ann Sturdevant


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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 17

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Sturtevant .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jonathan Sturtevant, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clark Sturdevant, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Clark Sturdevant, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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