Biography of Harlan P. Sturdevant
Yates County, NY Biographies





Sturdevant, Harlan Page, son of Joseph G. and Rebecca (Mahan) Sturdevant, was born March 1, 1838, in Prattsburgh, N. Y., was educated at the common schools and Prattsburgh Academy and was brought up on a farm, learning the lumber business with his father. When the war broke out he enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and First Regiment New York Infantry, and went on garrison duty at Washington, D. C. He was with General Kearney's Division in the Virginia campaign, and was captured at Chancellorsville, and kept about ten days; was exchanged and went back to his regiment, but was captured a. second time June 1, 1864, and taken to Andersonville and Millen, where he was held prisoner until November 20. His term of enlistment had expired during his imprisonment, and he was mustered out in New York City, January 3o, 1864. He then came home and for occupation purchased an interest in the vineyard lands on the east side of Bluff Point, with G. W. Nichols and Rev. Stephen Vorhis, owning now two thirds of this beautiful vineyard, which comprises fifty two acres. Mr. Sturdevant is a member of the G. A. R. at Puitney, N. Y. He and his family are members of the Baptist Church of Wayne, N. Y. February 15, 1886, he married Ella A. Williams, a widow and daughter of Anson Hill. She had one child by her first husband, Guy Williams, and by her second marriage has a daughter, Celia A. Sturdevant.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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