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Sarah (Steel) Gurley (1769 - 1804)

Sarah Gurley formerly Steel
Born in Tolland, Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 29 Mar 1792 in Mansfield, Windham, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 34 in Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Sarah (Steel) Gurley was born on 25 Feb 1769 in Tolland, Connecticut Colony. Her parents were John Steele (1738 - ) and Mrs. Sarah (Cobb) Steele (1744 - 1805).

Sarah married Artemus Gurley (1769 - 1822) on 29 Mar 1792 in Mansfield, CT. Their children were:

  1. Lovina (Gurley) Storrs (1794 - 1882)
  2. Sarah Steele Gurley (1796 - 1870)
  3. Abigail (Gurley) Hovey (1799 - 1877)
  4. Uriah Brigham Gurley (1801 - 1873).


On 16 January 1804, Sarah Gurley died in Bloomfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. Inscription reads: This monument is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Sarah Gurley, wife of Captain Artemus Gurley, who died of smallpox January 16, 1804 aetat 35." [1]

Sarah died on 16 Jan 1804 in Mansfield aged 34.


  1. Vital Records from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.)
  • Family: "North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000"
    Book Title: Peabody Genealogy
    Ancestry Record 61157 #226915 (accessed 17 April 2022)
    Name: Artemas Gurley; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 9 Apr 1769; Birth Place: of Mansfield, Conn; First Marriage Date: 29 Mar 1792; Second Marriage Date: 24 Mar 1805; Death Date: 18 May 1822; Father: Jacob Baker Gurley; Mother: Hannah Brigham; Spouse: Sarah Steele Martha Shepard; Child: Lovinia Gurley Sarah Steele Gurley Abigail Gurley Uriah Brigham Gurley Artemas Shepard Gurley George Gurley Charles Artemas Gurley Mary Gurley.

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Thanks for the correction.

posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers

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