Date of Service: 1870-1873
1820: William P. Sturtevant is born in Edenton, NC.
1842: William P. Sturtevant marries Mary Jane Bell in Portsmouth, VA. On November 15th.
1860: In the U.S. Census, William P. Sturtevant’s occupation is a painter.
1870-1873: William P. Sturtevant, Sr., is named Principal Keeper at Craney Island Lighthouse, VA. His beginning salary is $600/year, and his ending salary is $540/year. (His wife Mary J. Sturtevant served as First Assistant)
1880: In the U.S. Census, William P. Sturtevant is listed as a painter.
1898: William P. Sturtevant, Sr., dies on November 9th, in Portsmouth, VA. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth
Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database; familysearch.org; uslhs.org; The Norfolk Landmark, November 10, 1898