With related families
Cook - Ewing - Hannah - Hutto - Isham - Jeffcoat - Leeper - Luker - McCarley - Powell - Stanton


Welcome to the Sturkie Family Website, a work in progress. This line of the Sturkie family had its roots in Switzerland and was transplanted to America in the 1750's with the emigration of Heinrich Sterchi and his wife along with his son Hans Caspar and his wife, Ulrich Sterchi (born 1694) and his wife with their son Christian, Ulrich Sterchi (born 1704) and his daughter Margaret and son Ulrich to the Orangeburgh District of South Carolina.

My grandfather, William D. Sturkie, was very interested in family genealogy and corresponded with his South Carolina cousins in the 1930's. Inheriting his papers has been an incentive to me in following up on his work. My mother, Kathleen Sturkie Powell, and Cousin Sandra Bell, have been tireless in their efforts to search, support, identify and verify information. This website is built largely on the diligent work of many Sturkie family researchers and is dedicated to them. I hope that it will be a bridge to future generations both as a cooperative research base and link to our rich and wonderful family heritage

Sturkey/Sturkie Private Y-DNA Project

A private Y-DNA project has been set up for direct male descendants of the Sturkey/Sturkie family, who immigrated to the old Orangeburgh District of South Carolina in the 1750s from Interlaken, Switzerland.  The purpose of this project is to hopefully tease apart the various branches of the family tree, some of which are already fairly well documented by good old-fashioned genealogical research, and even possibly help us with some of those elusive individuals whom we have been unable to definitively connect to parents.

Since this is a Private Project, test results are available only to the Project Administrator, Patricia C. Sturkey, who will notify you of your test results.  Each test is identified only by a kit number – no name – so that even the lab will not know the name of the person being tested.  Each participant will determine who their results will be shared with.  You will be told how your test results compare with the other participants, but not their names.

Please consider participating.  For additional information, contact:

Patricia C. Sturkey
17129 Red Feather Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
704 540 7594

Missing Persons
As time goes by more and more family connections materialize. The more we learn, the more we need to learn. The website has been a great vehicle for getting other people involved in developing our family history. As more participate we become aware of relatives that are missing in action--our brick walls. If you have knowledge of any of the following please email me. Together we accomplish so much more.

  • Margaret Alta Elizabeth Roberts Sturkie, bn. 1838 (Information concerning her parents)
  • Barbary Sturkie bn 1835
  • Andrew J. Sturkie, bn 1864 (married to Sarah J. Flake)
  • Lewis J. Sturkie bn. Aug. 1821 (Info concerning his parents.)
  • Lewellen Sturkie bn. ca 1874


"I borrowed from all, without any exception.
I am sewn between ancestry and posterity.
I am a drop of water in a flowing river of time; a molecule in a
mountain; a cell in a great family tree."

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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