I am still researching the parents of my husband's great grandfather Silas N. Sturman. William Sturman b. abt 1821 was married twice. First wife was Anna UNKNOWN (probably married in Indiana, as the first two children were born in Indiana). Second wife was Martha Jane Phipps (married 12 May 1857 Scott County, Illinois).
William STURMAN Birth:abt 1821 Virginia Census:21 Nov 1850 Town 3S4W, (Pike Co), Illinois Census:26 Jul 1860 Greenfield PCT, (Greene Co), Illinois
Children of William & Anna: Charles F. Sturman - b. abt 1846 Indiana Mary E. Sturman - b. abt 1848 Indiana Maria Sturman - b. abt 1850 Illinois Lucinda Sturman - b. abt 1854 Illinois
Children of William & Martha: Elizabeth Sturman - b. abt 1857 Illinois Silas N. Sturman - b. 29 Jul 1859 Illinois- d. 18 Jan 1919 Terre Haute, (Vigo Co), Indiana
Elizabeth and Silas were living with their aunt Mary Phipps and her husband Daniel Goodpasture in the 1870 census (Rose Twp, (Shelby Co), Illinois), which leads me to believe that William and Martha Sturman had died prior to the 1870 census (5 Jul 1870).
So William was born in Virginia, migrated to Indiana for a bit, and then ended up in Illinois.
Thanks in advance, Carol Sturman email@example.com