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Tabitha Dorcas (Martin) Sturm (abt. 1794 - abt. 1867)

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Tabitha Dorcas Sturm formerly Martin
Born about in Virginia, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married 1812 in Harrison, Virginiamap
Died about in Marion, West Virginia, USAmap
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Tabitha Martin was the daughter of Spencer Martin (1771-1849) and Polly (also known as Mary) Snider.[1]

Tabitha was born about 1794 in western Virginia. She and her husband farmed and raised their family in what would become West Virginia. She passed away in 1867 or 1869.


  1. Genealogy of the Sturm Family, pg 40
  • "Genealogy of the Sturm Family, A Record of the Descendants of Jacob Sturm, of Sharpsburg, Maryland from 1750 to 1936", Clarksburg Publishing, 1938. Edited by Margaret H. Sturm, [1]
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch [2] : 12 April 2016), Tabitha Sturms in household of John Sturms, Marion county, Marion, Virginia, United States; citing family 937, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch [3] : 12 December 2017), Tobitha Sturm, 1860.
  • Find A Grave Memorial for Tabitha Martin Sturm [4]
BIRTH 1794, Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA
Parents: Spencer Martin and Mary Snider Martin
DEATH 1867 (aged 72–73) Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, USA
BURIAL Gilboa Cemetery, Barrackville, Marion County, West Virginia, USA
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 161 : 1920. Database and images available on [5]
Name Tabitha Dorcas Martin
Gender Female
Age 75
Birth Date 1794
Death Date 1869
Father Spencer Martin
Mother Polly Snider
Spouse John Sturm
Child Felix Sturm
  • "West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932," database, FamilySearch [6] : 11 February 2018), Tabitha Sturm in entry for Felix L. Sturm, born 1816, died 17 Feb 1882; citing Clay District, Harrison, West Virginia, reference P 338; FHL microfilm 250,017.
  • "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch ([7] : 11 February 2018), John and Dorcas Sturm, parents, in entry for Caroline Cunningham, born 1826, died 26 Sep 1865; citing Harrison, West Virginia, County Records, v 1 p 45, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 847,170.
  • "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch [8] : 10 March 2018), J. Sturm and T. Sturm, parents, in entry for John A. Sturm, born 18311, died 24 Dec 1899; citing Marion, West Virginia, County Records, v 1 p 158, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 834,815.
  • "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), John Sturm and Tabitha, parents, in entry for Thorton F Sturm and Minerva Davis, 24 Mar 1857; citing Marion County, West Virginia, reference rec bk c pg 9 #4; FHL microfilm 464,957.

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