Date of Service: 1870-1873
1824: Mary Jane Bell is born in Portsmouth, VA.
1842: William P. Sturtevant marries Mary Jane Bell in Portsmouth, VA. On November 15th.
1870-1873: Mary J. Sturtevant is named the First Assistant at Craney Island Lighthouse. Her beginning salary is $400/year, and her ending salary is $420/year. (Her husband William P. Sturtevant served as Principal Keeper)
1874: Mary Jane Sturtevant dies. She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA.
Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org; The Norfolk Landmark, November 10, 1898