[from Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windsor Co., VT, 1883-1884- Hamilton Child, Syracuse , NY 1884]
"Dr. Friend Sturtevant, son of Dr. Josiah and Lois (Foster) Sturtevant, was born in Halifax [MA], February 19, 1767, studied medicine at Middleboro [MA] with an older brother, Dr. Thomas Sturtevant, and married Sarah Porter, April 25, 1793.After his marriage, Dr. Sturtevant went to New York State, thence to Pittsfield, Mass., thence, in 1804, to Woodstock, Vt., and, in 1807, to Hartland, where he was the only educated physician for some years and had an extensive practice.During the war of 1812 he enlisted in the U.S. army, as surgeon, was quarted [quartered?] at Plattsburgh, but was taken sick and returned home before the close of the war and continued the practice of his profession until his death, August 26, 1830."
[from Men of Vermont: an illustrated biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, compiled by Jacob G. Ullery, Brattleboro, VT: Transcript Pub. Co., 1894]
STURTEVANT, WILBER R., of Hartland, son of Cullen F. and Harriet (Morey) Sturtevant, was born in Hartland, Nov. 22, 1844.He comes from Puritan lineage, being the grandson of Friend Sturtevant, who was born in Halifax, Mass., and settled in Hartland in 1804, where he was a medical practitioner.His mother was a near relative of Capt. Samuel Morey, of Fairlee, whose claims as the original inventor of the steam-boat have been lately urged with so much authority and force.
Mr. Sturtevant received the customary course of school instruction in the town of Hartland, and then served an apprenticeship in his father's mill to learn the art of woolen manufacturing.His father was widely known as the maker of the Sturtevant Sheep's Grey, an article noted for its extreme durability.At the age of twenty-three Mr. Sturtevant commenced his business career as a merchant in the town of Hartland, where he has continued till the present time, conducting a successful and remunerative trade, and winning the respect of all by the honorable and straightforward manner in which he has dealt with the community.
He was appointed postmaster in 1880, and has held the office since that time, except under President Cleveland's administrations.He has creditably filled the position of town clerk for many years and been called to various other offices of public trust, in which he has never disappointed the expectations formed of his ability and integrity.In 1886 he represented Hartland in the Legislature.
Mr. Sturtevant has knelt at the altar of Free Masonry and is united with Vermont Lodge, No. 18, of Hartland.
He was wedded, Oct. 18, 1871, to Lenora, daughter of Cornelius and Mary (Pike) Robinson.Their children are: Florence H., Alice R., and Helen. R.
[there is a photo of Wilber included in the article.]