Jonathan Sturges- Merchant of Old New York

Robin McPhillips

Gems of History Publishing, LLC

33 Office Park Rd A-#151

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


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"The search of any modern philosopher for an "honest man" need not be in vain...the honest man lives personified in this retired merchant"- Self Made Man of Our Times

The Honest Man

About the author

     Robin McPhillips has been researching and writing about the life of Jonathan Sturges and his family since 2012. She obtained her Master of Arts Degree in American Studies from Fairfield University in 2009.  Her master's thesis on the effect of immigration on an Old New England town (Fairfield, CT) is on file at the Fairfield History Center and Museum and was a docent there for several years.

​     Robin was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. After a career in the active Navy and Naval Reserves she retired as a Captain in 2006 and in 2003 as an Aerospace Program/ Project Manager with Sikorsky Aircraft.  

    Robin is a member of Biographer's International (BIO); the Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA), the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and the  Organization of American Historians (OAH) .  She is married to Tom McPhillips and has two adult children.  After residing in Fairfield, Connecticut, for 24 years she now lives in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Recently published article:   www.minutemannewscenter.com/articles/2014/07/16/entertainment/art/doc53c6ce649764a290799984.txt