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Nathan Sturges Jarvis, MD
Date: 1801 - 1862
MD Nathan Sturges Jarvis
Remarks: Nathan Sturges Jarvis, the second son of Nathaniel Jarvis (1775-1840), studied surgery with Dr. Valentine Mott and received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons. He first practiced in Ithaca, New York, but was commissioned assistant surgeon in the U.S. army in 1833 and promoted to major surgeon in 1838. Jarvis was on the staff of Gen. Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War; he also served in the Seminole and Black Hawk wars. He was stationed at Fort Snelling on the Upper Mississippi and later on the Mexican border; he donated the Indian artifacts which he collected in these locations to The New-York Historical Society, of which he was a member. Dr. Jarvis married Mrs. Jane B. Mumford in 1854 and they had three children: William Chapman Jarvis, Edmund A. Jarvis, and Nathan S. Jarvis.