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Contents ^^'^5520 

Volume II 

William Sterling of Haverhill, Mass., and of Lyme, Conn., and 

HIS Descendants (continued from Volume I) 675 

\ i^^ James Sterling of Cornwall, Conn., and his Descendants ... 899 
( ^ The Sterlings of Crisf.eld, Maryland. John Sterling of 

i Cy Somerset County, Maryland, and his Descendants ... 964 
\^ Joseph Starling of Windham and Bri.stol, Maine, and the 

Stirlings of Monhegan Island 1033 

' The Starling Family of Virginia and Kentucky lO.U 

Hugh Sterling of Conway, New Hampshire 1102 

J ^ Major James Sterling of Burlington, New Jersey, and his 

^ Descendants jj04 

^^ vDr. Henry Stirling of Providence, Rhode Island 1149 

William Sterling of Newport, Nova Scotia 1150 

The Descendants OF John Sterling OF Woodbury, New Jersey . 1153 
Joseph Sterling of Derry Township, Westmoreland County" 

P'^-^^ .' 1156 

Andrew, Roger, and Robert Starling; Their Family and 

v^ ' Descendants j^gg 

\ John, Mark, and Samuel Sterling of Northampton and Craw- 
ford Counties, Penn Ug- 

The Family and Descendants of Margaret Stirling, Heiress 

OF Herbertshire J2„, 

James Stirling of Baltimore, Maryland, 1775 1220 

Alexander Stirling of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana . . 1224 

William Sterling of Strasburg. Ohio, and his Descendants . . 1236 

Miscellaneous -04,0 

Sterlings in North Carolina jg.. 

Miscellaneous Records not Elsewhere Mentioned 1246 

Name Index _ 



Jllustrationsi 

Volume II 

PAGE 

John W. Sterling, LL.D Frontispiece 

Mrs. Joseph H. Choate facing 682 

Garden Front of the Choate Summer Home, Stockbridge, Mass. facing 68-1 

The Hon. J. Sterling Morton facing 71'2 

Arbor Lodge, Estate of the Morton Family, Nebraska City, 

Neb facing 714 

The Postley Home, 817 Fifth Ave., New York City 733 

The Hon. Paul Morton faei7ig 866 

Madame Antoinette Sterling in her London Home 932 

The Home of Isaac Sterling, Crisfield, Md 998 

The Starling Medical College and Hospital, Columbus, 1063 

Edward B. Sterling ; 1104 

Consuelo, the Duchess of Marlborough facing 1218 

Mrs. J. Lee Tailer facing 1220 

The Hon. John A. Sterling 1239 

Ruth McEnery Stuart 1254 



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Continued 



1603 JUNIUS LEE STERLING (William, ElisJia, William,. 
Joseph, Daniel, William), b at Salisbury, Conn., June 28, 1815; 
m. May 28, 1839, Eunice Everett Pettee of Salisbury. 

Junius L. Sterling was a merchant. He d. at Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., Feb. 11, 1853; she d. Nov. 18, 1890. 

Children : 

3310 Hannah Moore Lee Sterling, b. in Salisbury, July 5, 

1840; d. May 10, 1874. 

3311 Caroline Lathrop Sterling, b. in Springfield, Mass., Jan. 

10, 1843; m. Sept. 11, 1866, William Kasson of 
Buffalo. He d. May 23, 1893; no issue. 

3312 WiHiam Canfield Sterling, b. in Newton, Mass., Oct. 15, 

1845 ; d. there Nov. 13, 1846. 

3313 Eliza Ticnor Sterling, b. Jan. 22, 1848; d. Sept. 30, 

1849. 

3314 Flora Harriet Sterling, b. in Newton, May 26, 1850; m. 

Apr. 5, 1876, J. Watson Vail of Poughkeepsie; no 
issue. 

1606 SAMUEL STERLIN"" '^rother of the above), b. at 
Salisbury, Sept. 4, 1821; m. 1st, , 6, 1855, Jane C. Gardner, 
who d. Feb. 18, 1868; m. 2d, Feb. 15, 1870, Sarah E. Hairl, b. 
Nov. 5, 1843. Samuel Sterling was a merchant at Cleveland, 
Ohio. He d. Mar. 5, 1891. Sirs. Sarah Sterling lives in Cleve- 
land (1902). 



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Children : 

3315 Alice Lee Sterling, b. Nov. 7, 1856; unm. ; lives in Cleve- 

land. 

3316 Louise W. Sterling, b. Jan. 31, 1858. 

3317 Gardner Sterling, b. June 1, 1863; d. Mar. 17, 1884. 

3318 tRobcrt W. Sterling, b. Nov. 4, 1865; m. Blanche B. 

Shumway. 

1607 ELIZABETH HANNAH STERLING (sister of the 
above), b. Apr. 24, 1823; m. Sept. 9, 1846, Dr. Samuel P. Church, 
son of the Hon. Samuel Church of Salisbury, Conn., Chief Justice 
of the State of Connecticut. He was a graduate of Trinity Col- 
lege and a physician ; resided at Newburg and at Ithaca, N. Y. 

Children : 

3319 Wilham Sterling Church, b. Nov. 21, 1847; d. while a 

cadet at West Point, which he entered in 1867. 

3320 timing Porter Church, b. July 22, 1851 ; m. Elizabeth P. 

Holley. 

1608 HARRIET ALMA STERLING (sister of the above), 
h. Oct. 29, 1825; m. Sept. 9, 1846, John B. Waring, b. Oct. 4, 
1818. He was president of the Cleveland & Toledo R. R. ; resi- 
dence in Cleveland; d. Nov. 10, 1860. 

Child : 

3321 t Julia Waring, b. Jan. 27, 1852; m. James L. Parks. 

1609 ELISHA STERLING (brother of the above), b. Feb. 
15, 1828; m. 1st, Sept. 11, 1855, Mary Pettee, who d. June 30, 
1864; m. 2d, Jan. 13, 1869, Josephine Dikeman Hawley, b. Mar. 
20, 1850, dau. of Harmon and Emma (Freeman) Hawlej' of 
Wilton, Conn. (See No. 41.) He d. at Poughkecpsie, N. Y., 
May 30, 1885. 

Children by first marriage: 

3322 WilHam Canfield Sterling, b. Nov. 15, 1859; lives in 

Poughkecpsie. 

3323 tGraham Lee Sterling, b. Mar. 4, 1864; m. Mary F. 

Tourney. 
Children by second marriage: 
8325 George Waring Sterling, b. Nov. 22, 1874. 

3326 Enmia Hawley Sterling, b. May 23, 1879. 

3327 Majoric Canfield Sterling, b. Oct. 31, 1880. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, ^NIASS. 677 

1616 HENRY CHAPIN (Harriet, Elisha, William, Joseph, 
Daniel, William), b. Jan. 25, 1817; m. in N. Y. City, Apr. 6, 
1838, Caroline Thomas Child, b. Nov. 15, 1820, dau. of Lewis and 
Elizabeth (Jarvis) Child. 

Henry Chapin removed to Canaan, Conn., where he was suc- 
cessful in his enterprises until 1855 when disastrous floods finan- 
cially ruined him. He returned to New York and continued in 
active business until 1878. Mr. Chapin d. Jan. 1, 1889. Henry 
Chapin d. May 13, 1892. 

Children : 

3328 Harriet Elizabeth Chapin, b. Feb. 26, 1840 ; m. Apr. 15, 

1863, Theodore Dana Boughton; residence, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. ; no issue. 

3329 'Henry Chapin, b. July 2, 1842; m. Martha C. E. Riecks. 

3330 Mary Alice Chapin, b. Feb. 23, 1844 ; d. June 15, 1845. 

3331 tMary Louise Chapin, b. July 1, 1846; m. John S. Griggs. 

3332 tEHsha Sterling Chapin, b. Feb. 29, 1848; m. Laura C. 

Shaw. 

3333 tGilbert Granger Chapin, b. Jan. 14, 1851; m. Mary E. 

Eagle. 

3334 tCharles Wesley Chapin, b. Nov. 6, 1853; m. 1st, Anne 

Hopson, 2d, Julia Hopson. 

1617 ELISHA STERLING CHAPIN (brother of the above), 
h. Mar. 24, 1818; m. Oct. 15, 1843, Almira Bryant, b. in 1818. 
He d. June 8, 1872. She d. in Minneapolis, July 19, 1871. 

Children : 

3335 Arthur Graham Chapin, b. in 1852; m. and has two 

children, Edward and Pearl W. 

3338 Caroline A. Chapin, b. in 1855 ; m. a Dr. Nicholson who 

d. without issue. 

3339 Andrew A. Chapin, b. Mar. 18, 1858 ; m. Harriet Warner, 

and has Henry W., Arthur S., and Douglas B. 

1618 HARRIET AVIS CHAPIN (sister of the above), b. 
Nov. 12, 1821; m. Oct. 15, 1843, Gilbert L. Granger, b. at Ty- 
ringham, Mass., Feb. 1, 1816, son of Thaddeus and Eunice 
(Mather) Granger of Southwick. He m. 1st, Nov. 29, 1837, 
Mary Curtis of Tyringham, who d. in 1841. Had by her Henry 
C, who d. aged 10 mos. 

Mr. Granger was a merchant at Great Barrington, Mass.; 



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removed to Chicago and engaged in the wholesale shoe trade. He 
d. in Chicago, Feb. 15, 1865. She d. in Dec, 1899. 
Children: 

3343 Henry Chapin Granger, b. Dec. 21, 1847; rector of St 

Luke's Protestant Episcopal church at Dixon, 111. ; 
unm. 

3344 William Sterling Granger, b. Nov. 12, 1857 ; m. May 19, 

1886, Marion Gates, b. at Troy, N. Y., May 22, 
1858, dau. of James P. and Catharine B. (Taylor) 
Gates of Troy ; residence, Chicago ; no issue. 

3345 Harriet Avis Granger, b. Aug. 31, 1861 ; lives at Dixon, 

111. 

1620 PROF. THEODORE STERLING, M.D. (Frederick, 
Elisha, William, Joseph Daniel, William), h. at Falls Village, 
Berkshire Co., Mass., Feb. 8, 1827 ; m. Oct. 18, 1854, Charlotte 
M. Higgins, b. in Boston, Feb. 22, 1833, dau. of Uriah and Sylva 
(Hall) Higgins. 

Dr. Sterhng, after four years of preparatory training, entered 
Hobart College, at Geneva, N. Y. Immediately after graduation 
he was appointed to the principalship of Rock Hill Institute at 
Ellicott City, Md., and there gained his first practical experience 
in his life-work. His ambition, however, centered in the study of 
medicine, so after a year of teaching he resigned and entered the 
medical department of Western Reserve University. In 1851 he 
began the practice of medicine in Ohio City, now a part of Cleve- 
land, where he soon won popularity and high rank. His reputation 
was further extended by his courage and assiduity among the 
poorer classes during the cholera epidemic of 1852. The benefit 
of his skill was freely given to the sufferers and the danger to him- 
self unthought of. 

The winter of 1853-54 wa.s spent in the hospitals of New York 
and Boston and in the following summer he resumed his practice 
in Cleveland. In 1859 he accepted the principalship of the Cen- 
tral High School of Cleveland and for eight years thereafter con- 
ducted it on broad and progressive lines. The trying nature of 
his office, the arduousness of his duties, and the unremitting energy 
with which he worked soon told heavily on his health and spirits. 
In 1867, however, he was offered and accepted the professorship 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 679 

of mathematics in Kenyon College, a Protestant Episcopal insti- 
tution at Gambler, Ohio, where he displayed his wonted energy and 
industry, taking his place among the most popular members of 
the faculty. 

In 1870, he was elected to the Bowler professorship of natural 
philosophy and chemistry which he held until his resignation. 
When President Bodine resigned in 1891 Professor Sterling was 
called upon to act as president pro tempore. His first year of 
administration (1891-92) was fraught with uncertainty and in- 
creased responsibility, on account of the adoption of the new con- 
stitution whereby the president became head of all departments. 
Professor Sterling, however, displayed such rare qualities as execu- 
tive and so skillfully guided the affairs of the college that he was 
unaminously elected president and duly inaugurated in 1892. The 
autumn brought an increased number of students of nearly 100 
per cent, an enlarged faculty and a more extensive course of study. 
Professor Sterling resigned in 1896 and is still living at Gambler 
(1902). (Extracts from an account of Prof. Sterling's life in 
the National Encyclopedia of Am. Biog., Vol. VII, p. 9.) 
Children, bom in Cleveland: 

331.6 tPaul Sterling, b. Oct. 18, 1855; m. 1st, Mary B. Banks, 
2d, Helen Harris. 

3347 tGuy Sterling, b. May 1, 1860; m. Harriot Brewer. 

8348 tMaude Sterling, b. Dec. 14, 1861; m. Carl F. Brusie. 

3349 Theodora Sterhng, b. Jan. 2, 1863 ; d. Sept. 12, 1863. 

3350 tHugh Sterling, b. Sept. 20, 1865; m. Mary G. Jones. 

3351 Robert Sterhng, b. Mar. 1, 1868; graduate of Kenyon 

College; civil engineer at Kellogg, Ida. 

1621 ROBERT STERLING (brother of the above), h. at Salis- 
bury, Conn., Feb. 24, 1829 ; m. Penelope Campbell, b. at Nashville, 
Tenn., June 13, 1835. Robert Sterhng d. at Mobile, Ala., while in 
the Confederate army, Oct. 6, 1864. Mrs. Sterling d. at Jackson, 
Tenn., Aug. 19, 1873. 
Children : 

3352 Jane Sterling, b. at Jackson, Tenn., Mar. 25, 1857; m. a 

Mr. Porter and d. at Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 19, 1883. 

3353 Caroline Mary Sterling, b. at Jackson, Mar. 18, 1860; m. 

Charles G. Currier of New York City. 



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1622 FREDERICK AUGUSTINE STERLING (brother of 
the above), b. May 22, 1831; m. May 13, 1856, Mary Emma 
Betts of Meadville, Penn., b. in 1837, dau. of Eliphalet and Jen- 
nette C. (Benedict) Betts. F. A. Sterling came to Cleveland with 
his father's family in 1849. He had been one of the leading mer- 
chants there for the past fift}' years, is the senior member of the firm 
of Sterling, Welch and Co., wholesale and retail dealers in carpets, 
draperies, etc., the largest in this line of trade in the State of Ohio. 
His relations with his employees have always been of the most 
cordial character, many of them being associated with him for 
thirty years and more. Mr. Sterling is a director of several banks 
and manufacturing concerns and a member of the leading clubs 
of Cleveland. 

Children : 

3354 Jeannette Caroline Sterling, b. Sept. 7, 1857; m. May 

7, 1882, Everard De Renne; d. in Vienna, Austria, 
Apr. 18, 1883. 

3355 Willis Betts Sterling, b. Apr. 20, 1859 ; m. Jan. 14, 1890, 

Mary Ingersoll; have Jeanette I. and Frederick C. 
Reside Erie, Penn. 

1623 EDWARD CANFIELD STERLING (brother of the 
above), h. in Chapinsville, Conn., Aug. 3, 1834; m. Cordelia 
Scavcy, b. at Bradford, Me., May 5, 1834, dau. of Marcian and 
Jane (Sturdivant) Scavey. (See No. 1591.) 

E. C. Sterling worked in his father's sawmill at Cleveland, Ohio, 
1850 to 1856, and afterward operated a sawmill at Oshkosh, Wis., 
with a brother. In 1860 he established a plant at Memphis, Tenn., 
to manufacture brick from dry clay under hydraulic pressure but 
the breaking out of the war caused that enterprise to fail. He 
later started in the same line with success at St. Louis, afterward 
consolidated his plant with otiiers in the same line all over the 
United States as the Hydraulic Pressed Brick Company' of Amer- 
ica, with offices in all the larger cities. Of this company I\Ir. Ster- 
ling was president until his retirement in 1905. He also has many 
other large interests. Residences, St. Louis, Mo., Seymour, Texas, 
and Rcdlands, Cal. (AVho's Who in America.) 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 681 

Children : 

3358 Alma Sterling, b. at IMemphis, Tenn., ]Mar. 19, 1863 ; m. 

Nov. 29, 1893, William Townsend Porter, b. in Ply- 
mouth, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1862, son of Dr. Frank 
Gibson and Martha (Townsend) Porter. Prof. 
Porter graduated from the St. Louis Medical Col- 
lege, M.D., 1885, took post-graduate studies at the 
Universities of Kiel, Breslau, and Berlin, Germany. 
Was resident physician of the St. Louis City Hos- 
pital, 1886-87, professor of physiology of St. Louis 
Medical College, 1887-93 ; assistant professor of 
physiology, 1893-98 ; associate professor, 1898- 
1906; professor of comparative physiology of Har- 
vard University since. Author of " Introduction to 
Physiology," 1900, also monographs and papers on 
the subject. 

3359 Hildegarde Sterling, b. at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 15, 1865; 

m. May 9, 1888, Thomas Harrington McKittrick of 
St. Louis. 

3360 Edith Sterling, b. in St. Louis, Dec. 30, 1867 ; m. Charles 

Fitzhugh Simon ; res., IMexico, 1906. 

3361 Marian Sterling, b. in St. Louis, Feb. 19, 1870 ; d. there 

Aug. 29, 1870. 

3362 Edward Canfield Sterling, b. Nov. 3, 1871 ; d. May 16, 

1872, in St. Louis. 

3363 Ruth Sterling, b. in St. Louis, Mar. 28, 1873 ; m. Apr. 

24, 1900, James R., son of Gen. D. M. Frost. 

3364 Robert Dutcher Sterling, b. in St. Louis, Jan. 18, 1875 ; 

m. in N. Y. City, Nov. 18, 1905, Ruth L. Hoe, dau. of 
Robert Hoe. 

3365 Frederick Augustine Sterling, b. in Lake City, Minn., 

Aug. 13, 1876; res., Seymour, Texas. 

3366 Marjorie Sterhng, b. in St. Louis, Oct. 30, 1878; d. 

Dec. 29, 1878. 

1624 CAROLINE DUTCHER STERLING (sister of the 
above), b in Salisbury, Conn., June 16, 1837; m. Oct. 16, 1861, 
Joseph Hodges Choate, b. in Salem, Mass., Jan. 24, 1832, son of 
Dr. George and Margaret Manning (Hodges) Choate. 

The Honorable Joseph H. Choate has borne a very conspicuous 
and eminent part in the affairs of the Empire State and of the 
nation for many years. He was graduated A.B. from Harvard 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



University in 1852, A.M. 1860, and LL.B. from Harvard Law 
School in 1854. He has received the degree of LL.D. from Am- 
herst, 1887, Harvard, 1888, Cambridge (England), 1900, Edin- 
burgh (Scotland), 1900, Yale, 1901, St. Andrews (Scotland), 
1902, and Williams, 1905. The degree of D.C.L. was conferred 
upon him by Oxford University in 1902. 

Mr. Choate was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1855, 
and to the New York bar in 1856, in which year he established 
himself in New York Citj'. He has been identified with many 
famous cases throughout his long legal career; was one of the 
Committee of Seventy which broke up the Tweed Ring in New 
York in 1871 ; secured the reinstatement of General Fitz-John 
Porter to his army rank, etc. 

He was president of the New York State Constitutional Con- 
vention in 1894; was candidate for the United States Senate in 
1897 and in Jan., 1899, was appointed by President McKinley 
United States Ambassador to Great Britain, a post to which he 
did great honor, until his retirement upon his own request in the 
spring of 1905. He was elected Bencher of the Inner Temple, 
London, Apr. 10, 1905, and was United States delegate to the 
International Peace Conference at The Hague in 1907. 

Mr. Choate has been president of the Union League Club, the 
Harvard Club, the New England Society of New York, the New 
York City Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and of 
the Harvard Law School Association. He has been a trustee of 
the Metropolitan Museum of Art and of the American Museum of 
Natural History since their foundations, governor of the New 
York Hospital since 1877, member of the American Philosophical 
Society and of other organizations and is a member of the leading 
clubs of New York City. He has a wide reputation as an after- 
dinner and public speaker. This brief sketch provides but an out- 
line of Mr. Choate's eminent career. For a more extended notice 
see Vol. IX, National Encyclopedia of American Biography. 

Since returning to New York from London Mr. and Mrs. 
Choate have resided at No. 8 East Sixty-third Street. 

Children : 
3367 Ruluff Sterling Choate, b. Sept. 24, 1864; d. Apr. 5, 
1884. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 683 

3368 George Choate, b. Jan. 28, 1867. 

3369 Josephine Choate, b. Jan. 9, 1869 ; d. July 20, 1896. 

3370 Mabel Choate, b. Dec. 26, 1870. 

3371 Joseph H. Choate, b. Feb. 2, 1876; m. at Albany, N. Y., 

June 6, 1903, Cora Lyman Oliver, dau. of Brig. Gen. 
Robert Shaw Oliver of Albany. They reside in New 
York ; have a dau. Marian, b. in 1904. 

1625 ALFRED ELISHA STERLING {brother of the above), 
b. in Geneva, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1843; m. Dec. 19, 1872, Hellena 

Townsend Bradley, b. Apr. 23, 1842, dau. of and Mary 

Ann (Canfield) Bradley. 

Mr. Sterling was connected with the carpet firm of T. S. Beck- 
with & Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, for twenty-two years. In Jan., 1887, 
he removed to Redlands, Cal., where he has since engaged in orange 
culture. 

Children : 

3372 WilHam Townsend Sterling, b. Dec. 12, 1873 ; living in 

1901 in Mexico. 

3373 Alfred Elisha Sterling, b. Apr. 17, 1875 ; living in 1901 

in Texas. 

3374 Mary Sterling, b. Oct. 11, 1878. 

3375 Edward Canfield Sterling, b. Mar. 3, 1884. 

1626 DR. ELISHA STERLING {John, Elisha, William, Jo- 
seph, Daniel, William), b. in Salisbury, Conn., Aug. 29, 1825; 
m. in Cleveland, Oliio, May 12, 1855, Mary Hilliard. 

Dr. Sterling was educated in Paris, France ; practiced medicine 
and surgery in Cleveland, where he d. in Dec, 1890. 
Children, born in Cleveland: 

3376 Richard Hilliard Sterling, b. Nov. 30, 1856 ; m. in Denver, 

Colo., Nov. 24, 1885, Helen M. Rockwell, b. in Pitts- 
field, 111., Jan. 6, 1864, who d. Jan. 1, 1886. 

3377 Agnes Barton Hilliard Sterling, b. Apr. 16, 1858. 

3378 Mary Hilliard Sterling, b. Aug. 15, 1860 ; m. in Cleve- 

land, June 3, 1885, the Rev. Y. P. Morgan; have 
Marianne, b. in Cleveland, Apr. 9, 1886. 

3380 Dora Hilliard Sterling, b. May 12, 1862. 

3381 Katherine Hilliard Sterling, b. Apr. 6, 1873. 

1628 MARY ANNE STERLING (sister of the above), b. in 
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1829; m. in New York City, May 3, 
1860, Thomas Prichard Rossiter of New Haven, Conn. 



684 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Mr. Rossiter was an artist, a painter of wide repute. One of 
his canvases hangs in the Capitol at Washington, D. C. He d. 
at Cold Spring on the Hudson, May 17, 1871. Mrs. Rossiter was 
living in New York City in 1903. 

Child: 

3382 Sterling Rossiter, b. at Cold Spring on Hudson, Sept. 6, 

1861 ; d. in New York, June 6, 1883, while in his 

senior year at Columbia College. 
1632 THEODORE WELD STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. in Cleveland, Oct. 1, 1836; m. in Washington, D. C, Nov. 21, 
1888, Susan Delvin Price. They resided in Paris, France, where 
he d. at his home, 94 Ave. Kleber, Mar. 21, 1893. 
Child: 

3383 Theodore Weld Sterling, b. in Paris, May 18, 1892. 
1635 COL. JAMES TUTTLE STERLING (Elisha, Elisha, 
William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 
29, 1834 ; m. July 19, 1862, at Washington, D. C, Sarah Mygatt 
Webster, b. in Detroit, Mich., Oct. 26, 1842, dau. of Matthew 
Howard Webster (b. July 4, 1816) and ^lartha Ininicl Koarsley 
(b. Oct. 26, 1819, at Chambersburg, Penn.). Matthew removed 
from Albany, N. Y., to Detroit in 1836. His father, a 
publisher and bookseller of Albany, was a cousin of Noah 
Webster, the lexicographer, and published the first copy of 
" Webster's Spelling Book." Martha's father was Maj. Jona- 
than Kearsley, who lost a leg at the Battle of Lundy's Lane 
in the War of 1812; was made Receiver of Public Moneys 
for INIichigan ; was mayor of Detroit in 1824, and one of 
the first Board of Regents of Ann Arbor University. He was a 
son of Samuel and Sarah (Kirkpatrick) Kearsley. Samuel was a 
captain in the Revolution. Washington gave him the sword he 
carried at Braddock's Defeat, now in possession of Jonathan 
Kearsley Webster, ]Mrs. J. T. Sterling's onlj' brother. 

James T. Sterling graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, 
Ohio, in 1856. At the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted 
as lieutenant in the 7th Ohio Vols., Apr. 22, 1861, at Cleveland. 
Was made captain of Co. B, same regiment, July 25, 1861, and 
lieutenant colonel of the 103d Ohio Vols., Sept. 1, 1862. He con- 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA^^RHILL, MASS. 685 

tinued with the 103d regiment until July, 1863, when he was made 
inspector-general on the staff of Gen. Samuel Carter. He con- 
tinued in the service until Aug. 30, 1863, when he was called home 
on account of sickness in the family. About Sept. 24, 1863, he was 
ordered to report to Gen. J. D. Cox for staff duty and acted as 
inspector-general during the Knoxville and Atlanta campaigns. 
He resigned Oct. 10, 1864. He was brevetted colonel " for gallant 
and meritorious service " in 1865. 

Colonel Sterling resumed a connection with the Cuyahoga 
Steam Furnace Co. at the close of the war and during the suc- 
ceeding years served as purchasing agent, paymaster, and civil 
engineer on railroads and as general manager of the Ohio Coal Co. 

He was adjutant, junior and senior vice-commander of Detroit 
Post, G. A. R. ; was on General Russell A. Alger's staff when he 
was commander-in-chief of the G. A. R. ; recorder of the Loyal 
Legion for five years and senior vice-commander for 1898—99. 
During the last eight years of his life Colonel Sterling held office 
in Detroit as chief accountant. He was a trustee of Kenyon Col- 
lege for twenty years, was active in church work, and a communi- 
cant of the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was superintendent 
of St. Barnabas' Mission and president of the Newsboys Associa- 
tion of Detroit, institutions which have built for him a monument _ 
in the love and regard of his fellow-men. 

Mrs. Sterling is a member and has served as an officer in vari- 
ous patriotic societies; the Society of Colonial Dames, U. S. 
Daughters of 1812, Colonial Governors, Mount Vernon Associa- 
tion, and as president of the Woman's Relief Corps of the G. A. R. 

Col. SterHng d. at his summer home at Grosse He, Mich., Nov. 
1, 1899. 

Children : 

3384 Howard Webster Sterling, b. in Detroit, Sept. 4, 1863; 

m. Oct. 26, 1895, Marie Cook of Grass Lake, Mich. 
He is a railway employee at Muscogee, Indian Terri- 
tory. No issue. 

3385 Emily Bates Sterling, b. in Detroit, Nov. 3, 1867 ; d. there 

Jan. 16, 1872. 

3386 Edmund Kearsley Sterling, b. in Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 28, 

1875 ; appointed cadet at West Point Military Acad- 



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emy in June, 1897; graduated in 1901. Was ap- 
pointed 2d lieutenant, 3d Cavalry, and went at once 
to the Philippine Islands; returned in Aug., 1902, 
and was stationed at Fort Assiniboine, Mont., as 
troop commander, squadron quartermaster, and com- 
missary ; unm. 

3387 James Tuttle Sterhng, b. at Grosse He, Aug. 15, 1877; a 

member of the Michigan Naval Reserves ; served on 
board U. S. S. Yosemite during the Spanish- American 
War ; a commission merchant in N. Y. City ; m. Mrs. 
Minnie Hickox of Cortland, N. Y. 

3388 Oscar Frederick Heyerman Sterling, b. at Grosse He, Oct, 

11, 1879; d. at Adrian, Mich., Mar. 3, 1881. 

1637 RUTH ANN STERLING {Theodore, Elislia, William, 
Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at Beekman, N. Y., Apr. 17, 1837; 
m. at Iron Ridge, Wis., Apr. 27, 1862, Martin Van Buren Gillette. 

They removed to Nevada where they lived for a short time, 
then returned to Iron Ridge and eventually to Greeley, Colo., 
where he was engaged in mining and where he d. Sept. 25, 1885. 
Mrs. Gillette was Hving at Greeley in 1902. 

Child: 

3389 Florence Mary Gillette, b. Jan. 2, 1873; m. PHnv W. 

Allen at Greeley, Oct. 2, 1895. Have Rispah Gillette, 
b. July 15, 1896, and Watson Gilbert, b. Sept. 4, 
1898; d. Sept. 20, 1902. Residence, Greeley, Colo. 

1638 MARY DIANNA STERLING (sifter of the above), b. 
in Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 21, 1848; m. 1st, at Iron Ridge, Apr. 
20, 1871, William B. Doohttle, who d. at Omaha, Neb., Feb. 23, 
1875; m. 2d, at Greeley, Colo., Sept. 12, 1879, Jarcd L. Brush, a 
banker; lieutenant governor of Colorado, 1896—97. They re- 
sided at Greeley, Colo. She d. there July 31, 1901. 

Children by first marriage: 

3392 Margaret Doohttle, b. at Omaha, Jan. 19, 1872; unm. 

1902. 

3393 Frank Watson Doohttle, b. at Greeley, Sept. 24, 1874; 

unm. 
Children by second marriage, born at Greeley: 

3395 Ruth G. Brush, b. June 20, 1880. 

3396 Ada Brush, b. July 24, 1882. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 687 

3397 Mary J. Brush, b. Jan. 20, 1885. 

3398 Jared L. Brush, b. Oct. 27, 1888. 

3399 Sterling Brush, b. Jan. 11, 1891. All living at Greeley. 

1639 MARGARET JENNET STERLING (sister of the 
above), h. at Iron Ridge, Wis., July 3, 1850; m. at Greeley, 
Colo., Nov. 14, 1878, Charles A. Moodey, a banker and mill owner 
of Painesville, Ohio. Margaret d, at Painesvllle, Nov. 22, 1902. 

Children : 

3400 Harry S. Moodey, b. Oct. 10, 1879, at Greeley. 

3401 George R. Moodey, b. July 30, 1881, at Painesville. 

3402 Mary Moodey, b. July 26, 1882, at Painesville. 

3403 Theodore B. Moodey, b. Dec. 8, 1883, at Painesville, 

3404 Florence G. Moodey, b. Nov. 24, 1886, at Painesville, 

3405 Margaret J. Moodey, b. Oct. 29, 1888, at Painesville, 

3406 Laura A. Moodey, b. Feb. 12, 1891, at Painesville. 
2407 Charles W. Moodey, b. Jan. 10, 1893. 

3408 Sterhng A. Moodey, b. June 6, 1896. 

1640 ALMA STERLING (Henry, Elisha, William, Joseph, 
Daniel, William), b. at Poughquag, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1835; m. in 
1865, J. H. Green of Poughkeepsie, N. Y, 

Children : 

3409 Cora D. Green, b. June 20, 1866; unm.; living in 

Poughkeepsie. 

3410 Laura S. Green, b. May 12, 1871 ; m. Oct. 1, 1902, Henry 

Sheehan of N. Y. City. 

1642 LUCINDA RUTH STERLING (George, Elisha, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Great Barrington, Mass., 
July 12, 1842 ; m. Oct. 22, 1862, John Coffing Holley, b. Dec. 20, 
1837, son of Gov. Alexander H. Holley of Salisbury, Conn., and 
his wife Marcia CofEng. He d. Nov. 3, 1865. She m. 2d, J. 
Frank Hull of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Children : 

3411 Alma Sterling Holley, b. May 9, 1864. 

3412 John Coffing Holley, d. in infancy. 

1644 WILLIAM STERLING COGSWELL (Alma, Elisha, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Dec. 29, 1840; m. Apr. 18, 
1872, Henrietta Spader, b. Jan. 6, 1852, dau. of John Stephen 
and Serena L. (Smith) Spader of Jamaica, L. I, 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



He graduated from Trinity College in 1861 ; enlisted in May, 
1861, in the Union army; commissioned first lieutenant Co. I, 5th 
Regt, Conn. Vol. ; made captain Nov. 9, 1861 ; advanced to the 
grade of major, Aug., 1863, and lieutenant colonel in Oct., 1864. 
Participated in the battles of Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, 
Gettysburg, and Sherman's March to the Sea. Studied law and 
was admitted to the Bar in May, 1866. Residence, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Children : 

3413 Henrietta Virginia Cogswell, b. Mar. 6, 1873. 

3414 William Spader Cogswell, b. Sept. 9, 1874; d. Oct. 21, 

1874. 

3415 Lorena Cogswell, b. Oct. 6, 1875. 

3416 George Edward Cogswell, b. Jan. 6, 1877. 

3417 May Parmenter Cogswell, b. Mar. 31, 1879. 

3418 James Sterling Cogswell, b. in May, 1880; d. in July, 

1880. 

3419 John Frederick Cogswell, b. Feb. 10, 1882 ; d. Feb. 12, 

1883. 

1646 THEODORE JOHNSON COGSWELL {brother of the 
above), b. in Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1845; m. Feb. 
4, 1871, Maria Brown Parmenter, b. in Boston, Mass., June 5, 
1844, dau. of WilHam B. and Margaret E. Parmenter. 

He was admitted to the bar, I\Iay 16, 1866 ; resided at Ja- 
maica, where he d. Nov. 22, 1877. She removed to Walthani, 
Mass. 

Children : 

3420 Alma Cogswell, b. Nov. 5, 1871. 

3421 Elizabeth Cogswell, b. Jan. 30, 1873. 

3422 Ruth Sterling Cogswell, b. Sept. 5, 1874.; d. Nov. 6, 

1877. 

3423 Theodore Johnson Cogswell, b. Oct. 20, 1877; d. July 

15, 1878. 
1648 EMMA STERLING COGSWELL {sister of the above), 
b. in Jamaica, Feb. 23, 1851 ; m. Apr. 22, 1874, William L. Can- 
field, b. in New York City, Jan. 14, 1849, son of David W. and 
Caroline (Shaw) Canfield. Residence, New York. 
Child: 

3424 Francis Cogswell Canfield, b. Jan. 21, 1881. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 689 

1651 WILLIAM STERLING {Thomas, William, William, Jo- 
seph, Daniel, William). He was a graduate of the University of 
Virginia; m. in 1851 Amanda Burton of Demopolis, Ala., and d. 
in the sixties. 

Children : 
SiSJi" Thomas S. Sterling, m. in Texas. 
M^-^^ William Sterling. 
SiSJ)" Edward Sterling, m. in Texas. 
3424'' Craig Sterling of Paterson, Waller Co., Texas. 
3424*' Clara Sterling, d. young. 

1652 THOMAS FALCONER STERLING {brother of the 
above), graduated from the University of Virginia in 1850; m. in 
1854 Sarah T. Cooper of Camden, Ala., and d. in the sixties. 

Children : 
3424'^ Thomas S. Sterling, unm. 

3424'' Clara C. Sterling, m. Boynton of Catherine, Wilcox 

Co., Ala., and has Myron and Abigail. 

3424'' Mattie E. Sterling, m. Harris of Home, Miss., who 

d. in 1900 ; had Mary P., Sarah T., Sterling, Jennie, 
Annie, Robert E., and James W. Residence, Home, 
Miss. 

3424' Sallie A. Sterling, m. Murphy of Catherine; have 

one child, Leslie. 
1655 EMILY PARSONS STERLING {WUliam, William, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Gouvemeur, N. Y., July 3, 
1842 ; m. May 15, 1867, John Doud, Jr., b. at Louisville, St. Law- 
rence Co., N. Y., Aug. 19, 1826, son of John (b. at Johnstown, 
N. Y., in 1795) and Elizabeth (Power) Doud of Louisville. 

Mr. Doud was an attorney at Ft. Dodge, la., where he d. 
in May, 1902. 
Children: 

3425 William Sterling Doud, b. May 1, 1868; d. Aug. 17, 

1868. 

3426 Elizabeth Sterling Doud, b. Oct. 3, 1870. 

3427 Robert Parsons Doud, b. June 5, 1879; living at Ft. 

Dodge. 

1659 LEWIS THOMAS STERLING {brother of the above), 
b. in Gouverneur, Oct. 7, 1851; m. June 26, 1884, Ehzabeth 
Borden Nichols, b. in Geneseo, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1853, dau. of 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



James and Sarah Jane (Hastings) Nichols. A real estate agent 
at Iron Mountain, Mich. 
Child: 

3428 Ruth Hastings Sterling, b. in Rochester, N. Y., June 

4, 1890. 

1661 WILLIAM ROBERT DODGE (Jerusha, WilUam, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Gouvenieur, N. Y., June 
16, 1834 ; m. Sept. 5, 1866, Martha Jane Noyes, b. Apr. 15, 1841, 
dau. of Dr. Richard and Dorothy (Griffin) Noyes of Lyme, Conn. 

William R. Dodge entered into a partnership with C. H. Rus- 
sell, in a pony express line between Watertown and Ogdcnsburg, 
N. Y., which was later sold to the R., W. & O. Railroad Company. 
For twenty years he operated a tannery at Harrisville, in the 
Adirondacks, as partner in the firm of Beach and Dodge. He 
returned to Gouverneur in 1873 and some time later formed a 
partnership with John Webb, and engaged in iron ore mining 
in the Rossie mines. He was appointed by President Cleveland 
postmaster at Gouverneur in 1885, which office he held four years. 
At the time of liis death he was vice-president of the Gouverneur 
Wood Pulp Co., of the U. S. Talc Co., and of the Empire Marble 
Co., and a director of the Bank of Gouverneur. He d. in the old 
home of his father Oct. 30, 1900. 

Children : 

3429 Edwin Dodge, b. in 1868; unm. 1901. 

3430 Robert Griffin Dodge, b. in 1870; m. Nov. 9, 1899, 

Anna Laura Bowne, dau. of Charles Hicks and Mary 
(Whitne}') Bowne of Gouverneur. Robert Dodge is 
in the hardware business in Gouverneur. No issue. 

3431 Katharine Noyes Dodge, b. in 1873; m. Sept. 25, 1901, 

John L. Gill, son of John L. and Phcbe Manin 
(Ely) Gill of Philadelphia, Penn., a mechanical en- 
gineer in Pittsburg, Penn. 

3432 Richard Percival Dodge, b. in 1876; unm. 1901. 

3433 Infant son, b. in 1884 ; d. in 1885. 

3434 Gertrude Lansing Dodge, b. in 1886. 

1662 MARIA LAY DODGE (sister of the ahorr), b. in Gou- 
verneur, Sept. 5, 1837 ; m. Jan. 27, 1864, Jolm Lansing, b. in 
Watertown, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1832, son of Robert Lansing and 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 691 

Maria Hubbard, his wife, sister of Ward Hubbard who m. Clar- 
issa Fish, dau. of Calvin and Clarissa (Sterling) Fish (No. 687). 

Mr. Lansing has been a prominent lawyer in Watertown for 
many years. He was city attorney in 1873-74 ; president of the 
Board of Education, 1886-88; president of the Jefferson Co. 
Orphan Asylum and a director of the Jefferson Co. National 
Bank of Watertown. 

Children : 

3435 Robert Lansing, b. Oct. 17, 1864; m. Jan. 15, 1890, 

Eleanor Foster, dau. of John W. Foster of Wash- 
ington, Secretary of State of the U. S. He is a 
lawyer in Watertown ; was council for the U. S. 
in the litigation with Canada over the Alaskan seal- 
ing award. No issue (1901). 

3436 Edwin Dodge Lansing, b. Apr. 21, 1867; d. Mar. 5, 

1870. 

3437 Emma Sterling Lansing, b. Dec. 7, 1872; unm. 

3438 Katharine Ten Eyck Lansing, b. Mar. 10, 1875; unm. 

1664 MARY MATSON SILL (WilUam SUl, Jemima, William, 
Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Rodman, N. Y., July 19, 1817; 
m. Feb. 21, 1839, Horace Brown, b. Dec. 20, 1813, son of Amasa 
Brown of Henderson, N. Y. He was a farmer at Henderson in 
1858 ; removed to Adams, N. Y., where both d. 

Children : 

3439 John Orville Brown, b. Oct. 20, 1840. 

3440 Amasa William Brown, b. Jan. 8, 1844 ; d. Mar. 8, 1844. 

3441 William Amasa Brown, b. Mar. 13, 1846. 

3442 Mary Ehzabeth Brown, b. Oct. 31, 1848. 

3443 Charles Hopkins Brown, b. Aug. 24, 1853. 

1665 JOHN STERLING SILL (brother of the above), h. Oct. 
27, 1820, in Rodman, N. Y. ; m. Arietta V. Winslow, b. July 16, 
1819, dau. of Capt. Wilham M. and Ehzabeth (Boynton) Wins- 
low of Rodman. 

He was a farmer on his father's homestead; his wife d. Mar, 
20, 1900. 
Children : 

3444 John Sterling Sill, b. Aug. 1, 1858 ; a hardware merchant 

of Watertown, N. Y. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



3445 William Elisha Sill, b. Dec. 24, 1860; m. Mar. 21, 1900, 

Anna Gates, b. Oct. 27, 1868, dau. of Simeon Gates 
of Rodman; residence, Rodman. 

1671 WILLL\M EDMUND BECKWITH (Jerusha SUl, Je- 
mima, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Lyme, Conn., Jan. 
9, 1819; m. at Saratoga Springs in 1849, Sarah Doe, dau. of Wal- 
ter and Mary (Emerson) Doe of Wilton, N. Y. He was a mer- 
chant in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Children : 

3446 Frederick Augustus Beckwith, b. in Dec, 1850; living 

in Cleveland in 1889. 

3447 Mary Louisa Beckwith, b. in Aug., 1857; d. in Mar., 

1858. 

1672 THOMAS STERLING BECKWITH (brother of the 
above), h. in Lyme, Jan. 11, 1821 ; m. in Sept., 1848, Sarah Oli- 
phant, dau. of Robert O. and ]Mary (Raymond) Oliphant of Gran- 
ville, N. Y. He was a merchant in Cleveland, Oliio, where he d. 
She d. there in 1901. 

Children : 

3448 Mary OHphant Beckwith, b. July, 1849; d. Sept., 1849. 

3449 Wilham Beckwith, d. in Cleveland about 1895. 

3450 Sterling Beckwith, Hving in Cleveland in 1901, unm. 

1673 CORNELIA E. BECiaVITH (sister of the above), b. in 
Lyme, Sept. 9, 1822; m. in 1843 Edward Sackett, son of Augus- 
tus and IMincrva Sackett of Sackctts Harbor, N. Y., where Cornelia 
d. in Nov., 1854. He m. 2d, in 1856, Louisa Doe, dau. of Walter 
and Mary (Emerson) Doe of Wilton, N. Y., and removed to 
Chicago. 

Children : 

3451 Hobart Sackett, b. Feb. 14, 1844. 

3452 George B. Sackett, b. in June, 1849. 

3453 Frederick Sackett, b. in July, 1852. 

1675 MARIA STERLING BECKWITH (sister of the above), 
h. at Granville, N. Y., June 22, 1826 (posthumous) ; m. in Sept., 
1850, Jesse Healy Morlcy, son of Albert and Philena Morley of 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 693 

Painesville, Ohio. He was a merchant in Cleveland, where she d. 
Sept. 4, 1856. 
Children: 

3454 Cornelia Beckwith Morley, b. in Sept., 1851. 

3455 Frederick Healy Morley, b. in July, 1855. 

1676 CHARLOTTE BRADLEY MARVIN {Lucij Sill, Je- 
mima, William, Joseph, Daniel, WiRiam), b. May 3, 1822; m. 
at Watertown, N. Y., Apr. 22, 1840, Henry Hovey Cozzens, b. at 
New Hartford, N. Y., July 30, 1819, son of Levi and Pamelia 
(Hovey) Cozzens. H. H. Cozzens was educated at Hamilton Col- 
lege, was a lawyer by profession and practiced mostly in Oswego. 
He raised a battery of artillery for the Civil War and was its first 
lieutenant. Owing to ill health he was detailed North on recruit- 
ing service. He d. while on that service Feb. 18, 1864. Mrs. Char- 
lotte Cozzens is living (1901) in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Children : 

3456 Silas Marvin Cozzens, b. in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 6, 1841 ; 

member of the 24th N. Y. Vol. Infty. Fell mortally 
wounded at the second battle of Bull Run ; d. in 
Sept., 1862. 

3457 t Henry Arthur Cozzens, b. June 29, 1843; m. 1st, Helen 

M. Copeland, 2d, Mary A. Richardson. 

3458 John Sill Cozzens, b. in Oswego, N. Y., in 1846 ; cor- 

poral in 21st N. Y. Battery; captured by the enemy 
in Mississippi, and d. in Andersonville prison June 
29, 1863. 

3459 Levi Cozzens, d. in infancy. 

3460 ^Laura Wheaton Cozzens, b. Feb. 28, 1858; m. Harrison 

B. Starr. 

1680 HENRY CLAY CONE (Clarissa Sill, Jemima, William, 
Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Lyme, Conn., Feb. 1, 1819; m. at 
Fort Ann, N. Y., Mar. 19, 1848, Sarah Elizabeth Kincaid, b. at 
Hartford, N. Y., June 10, 1821, dau. of James and Margaret 
(McCoy) Kincaid of Hartford. 

Henry C. Cone was a dentist in Syracuse, later he removed 
to Fort Collins, Colo., and eventually in Mar., 1888, to California, 
where he d. at Sanger, Fresno Co., Oct. 3, 1901. Mrs. Sarah 
E. Cone d. May 16, 1893. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

3461 De Carroll Cone, b. May 26, 1851, at Syracuse; m. at 

Henry, 111., Feb. 5, 1878, Estelle Gillespie. Resi- 
dence, Chicago ; no issue. 

3462 Frank Brother Cone, b. Oct. 22, 1854, at Syracuse; m. 

June 22, 1885, Mrs. Ella Nora Simmonds of Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, from whom he eventually separated. 
She was the mother of three children by a former 
marriage, George, Viola, and Silas, who assumed the 
name of " Cone." Mr. Cone was a graduate phy- 
sician. No issue. 

3463 Valentine Friend Cone, b. at Syracuse, Feb. 14, 1857; 

d. there Nov. 13, 1857. 
8464 Jen Lillie Cone, b. at Syracuse, Aug. 9, 1858 ; d. Mar. 
25, 1859. 

3465 tidah Maud Cone, b. June 18, 1860; m. William E. 

Loomis. 

3466 Frederick Worth Cone, b. in Chicago, Oct. 3, 1866: d. 

Oct. 24, 1867. 

1681 CHARLES STERLING CONE (brother of the above), 
h. at Lee, Mass., Jan. 15, 1821 ; m. 1st, Jan. 22, 1850, Lucy Ann 
B. Parsons, b. Jan. 1, 1820, at Homer, N. Y., dau. of Lewis B. Par- 
sons of Buffalo. She d. at Gouvemeur, N. Y., May 10, 1851. He 
m. 2d, in 1871, Mary Thomas. 

Charles S. Cone was a bookkeeper in the offices of the Ohio 
and Mississippi Railway Co. at Cincinnati, then treasurer of the 
Ohio and Cincinnati Railway. In 1902 he was connected with the 
State Bank in St. Louis, Mo. 

Child: 

3467 Charles S. Cone, b. Dec. 16, 1850; m. 1st, Mary Crom- 

well, 2d, Caroline Mills; was killed in a railway ac- 
cident Feb. 17, 1882. Left issue. 

1683 DELIA CONE (sister of the above), b. at Fort Ann, 
N. Y., Oct. 1, 1825; m. 1st, David Chamberlain ef Lacon, III, 
who d. at Gouvemeur about 1859; m. 2d, at Gouverneur, June 
19, 1860, Orville Ebenezer Van Buren, b. at Gouverneur, Nov. 
5, 1821, son of Thomas Harvey Van Buren (b. at May field, 
N. Y., Sept. 22, 1795 ; d. at Gouverneur, June 9, 1869, who m. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 695 

at Johnstown, Sept. 17, 1817, Betsey Ayres, b. at Johnstown, N. 
Y., Mar. 4, 1796, d. at Gouverneur in June, 1881). 

Orville E. Van Buren m. 1st, at Broadalbin, Sept. 6, 1843, 
Lucy J. Lawrence, b. at Ballston Springs, Mar. 12, 1824, who 
d. at Gouverneur, July 25, 1859, leaving one dau., Emma Jane, 
b. at Gouverneur, Oct. 26, 1850, who m. Oct. 26, 1869, at Gou- 
verneur, Albert M. Smith. They reside in Toledo, Ohio. Orville 
Van Buren d. at Gouverneur, June 27, 1898. Delia d. at Richfield 
Springs, Oct. 13, 1901. 

Child by first marriage : 

3468 t Frederick Chamberlain, b. Feb. 29, 1854; m. lola M. 

Timmerman. 
Children by second marriage: 

3469 Francis Harvey Van Buren, b. Dec. 15, 1861; m. at 

Wauseon, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1883, Nellie, dau. of Dr. 
Hollister. Residence, Cleveland. 

3470 tGrace Dennison Van Buren, b. July 6, 1863; m. Frank 

A. Thompson. 

3471 Clarissa Betsey Van Buren, b. Jan. 6, 1867; m. at Wau- 

seon, Ohio, Sept. 2, 1887, Myron Norton, a railway 
postal clerk. Clarissa d. Nov. 27, 1897. 

1684 FRANCES CONE (sister of the above), h. at Fort Ann, 
Sept. 10, 1826; m. at Gouverneur, N. Y., June 30, 1845, William 
Malcolm, b. at Sullivan, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1823, son of William Mal- 
colm (b. in Perthshire, Scotland, Jan. 1, 1782, and who d. Sept. 9, 
1844, in Syracuse) and Ann Thompson, who d. Aug. 4, 1864, 
aged 74. 

William Malcolm was employed in the custom house in N. Y. 
City under President Buclianan. He invented, patented, and 
manufactured in Syracuse, N. Y., the Malcolm Rifle Telescope, 
now extensively used throughout the world. About 1869 he lost 
the sight of his right eye while testing a gun. He d. in Syracuse, 
N. Y., July 12, 1890. Mrs. Frances C. Malcolm resides (1906) 
in Syracuse. 

Children: 

3472 Mary Jannett Malcolm, b. in Syracuse, May 21, 1846; 

d. there Aug. 8, 1887, unm. 

3473 t Anna Malcolm, b. Oct. 31, 1847 ; m. Edward Foord. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Sm William Malcolm, b. in Gouvemeur, May 30, 1849 : m. 
Nov. 28, 1878, Rosalie S. Senn. Resided in Syracuse 
where he d. Feb. 14, 1880. Rosalie d. in Jersey 
City, N. J., Mar. 3, 1886. No issue. 

3475 t Frances Elizabeth Malcolm, b. Mar. 4, 1851 ; m. Jolm 

F. Williams. 

1685 CAROLINE WHITE CONE (sister of the above), b. 
at Fort Ann, June 30, 1829; m. Apr. 23, 1856, her cousin Junius 
Marvin Backus (No. 1688), b. in Nov., 1832, who d. at Antioch, 
Cal., Oct. 1, 1896. Carohne was living in 1902 at Gouvemeur, 
N. Y. 

Children : 

3476 tAnna Sterling Backus, b. Feb. 1, 1862; m. Benjamin 

F. Brown. 

3477 Frederick Cone Backus, b. at Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 21, 

1866; d. July 4, 1867. 

1687 FRANK STERLING SILL (EUsha S. Sill, Jemima, Wih 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Watertown, N. Y., Dec. 
17, 1843; m. there 1st, Feb. 13, 1866, Alice A. Johnson, b. in 
June, 1845, dau. of John B. and Myrtle Ann Johnson, who d. at 
]Monroe, Mich., Apr. 15, 1882; m. 2d, EHzabeth Manning. 

Mr. Sill continued the boot and shoe business at Monroe, 
Mich., which his father had established. He d. there Oct. 14, 
1899. 

Children : 

3478 Anna Mae Sill, b. Aug. 2, 1868; m. 1st, Sept. 26, 1888, 

L. E. Campbell, from whom she obtained a divorce; 
m. 2d, in Pontiac, 111., June 10, 1898, Charles A. 
Ilgenfritz, nurseryman at Monroe, Mich. ; no issue 
(1902). 

3479 Fred Johnson Sill, b. Nov. 5, 1875; living at IMonroe 

in 1902, unm. 

1689 GEORGE M. BACKUS (Emeline Sill, Jemima, William, 
Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Elmira, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1834; 
m. Mary Jane Randall, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 27, 1836, 
dau. of Thomas Randall, a native of Martha's Vineyard, and 
Hilah A. Donham, dau. of Col. Able Donham. 

Mr. Backus when a young man went on a three years' whaling 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 697 

trip, was in China in 1853. He was a worker in wood and being 
of an inventive turn made many labor-saving devices. He traveled 
much in the South building and repairing rice mills. He d. 
Aug. 12, 1888. Mrs. Backus resides in Cincinnati (1902). 
Children : 

3480 George Bodwell Backus, b. in Cincinnati, Mar. 14, 1857 ; 

corporal in 6th Ohio Infty., Guthrie Greys ; d. Nov. 
13, 1898. 

3481 Annie Wood Backus, b. in St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 28, 

1858; m. Edward K. Wrede, an upholsterer; resi- 
dence, Dayton, Ohio. 

3482 Jennie March Backus, b. in St. Paul, Sept. 18, 1860; 

m. Samuel Smith, a carpenter; residence, Mobile, 
Ala. 

3483 Waldo Cromwell Backus, b. in Cincinnati, Nov. 13, 1862. 

3484 Thomas Colville Backus, b. in Cincinnati, Dec. 21, 1864; 

d. Dec. 30, 1864. 

3485 Thomas Colville Backus, b. in Cincinnati, Mar. 4, 1866; 

m. 1st, Carrie Buring, 2d, Loretta Hensley ; resi- 
dence, Shreveport, La. 

3486 Katie Randall Backus, b. in Mitchell, Ind., June 27, 

1869 ; m. Orville White ; residence, Plainfield, Wis. 

3487 Ross Backus, b. in Oil City, Miss., Apr. 6, 1871 ; d. in 

Sept., 1875. 

3488 Jared Backus, b. in Oil City, Dec. 1, 1873; d. in June, 

1875. 

3489 Frank Sill Backus, b. in Cincinnati, Jan. 27, 1877; m. 

Cora Maddick. 

3490 Bessie Wrede Backus, b. in Cincinnati, Apr. 27, 1880. 

1690 ELISHA STERLING ELMORE (Phebe, Dudley, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in East Canaan, Conn., Feb. 4, 
1823; m. Sept. 23, 1845, Lucia W. Drake, b. Apr. 29, 1827, 
dau. of Hezekiah and Lucy (Covey) Drake. 

Sterling Elmore, as he was called, was a flour agent. He d. 
in Torrington, Conn., Oct. 11, 1867. His widow m. 2d, Henry 
Drake, her husband's brother-in-law (No. 1693). 

Children : 

3491 EHsha Samuel Elmore, b. Dec. 24, 1846; m. Nov. 25, 

1873, Harriett L. Perkins, and d. May 23, 1884. 

3492 Lucy J. Elmore, b. Apr. 5, 1849 ; d. Jan. 30, 1861. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



1691 JOHN D. ELMORE (brother of the above), b. in East 
Canaan, Feb. 10, 1825; m. 1st, at Columbia, Chenango Co., N. 
Y., Sept. 7, 1849, Lydia Ann Carrier, b. at Paris, N. Y., June 
16, 1828, who d. Nov. 16, 1865 ; he m. 2d, Feb. 17, 1868, Ohva 
Vermilya, b. Nov. 19, 1842, dau. of Samuel and Catharine (Rob- 
inson) Vcrmilya. He was a tanner at Winchester, Conn., and at 
Griffins Corners, N. Y. ; d. at the latter place Jan. 27, 1874. 
His widow m. 2d, June 13, 1883, S. R. Hewitt. 

Cliildren by first marriage, born at Winchester: 

3493 Charles W. Elmore, b. Apr. 29, 1850; d. Apr. 21, 1863. 

3494 Francis M. Elmore, b. Jan. 6, 1852; d. Feb. 14, 1877; 

unm. 

3495 t Frederick J. Elmore, b. Mar. 8, 1854; m. Celia L 

Murray. 
Child by second marriage: 

3496 tHattie Elmore, b. Feb. 9, 1873; m. Henry Sanboe. 

1692 FREDERICK W. ELMORE (brother of the above), b. 
in East Canaan, May 25, 1827; m. Mar. 14, 1849, Helen M. 
Drake, b. June 9, 1829, dau. of Moses and Lucy (Shepard) Drake. 
He was a farmer in Mapleton, la., where his widow resides. He 
d. Feb. 26, 1896. 

Children : 

3497 tAugusta F. Elmore, b. Mar. 12, 1852; m. Alfred 

jMorrison. 

3498 t Harriett J. Elmore, b. Mar. 6, 1853; m. Francis E. 

Fierce. 

3499 tDclia H. Elmore, b. May 4, 1855; m. Olin Mullison. 

3500 Henry M. Elmore, b. Apr. 24, 1859; d. Nov. 20, 1860. 

3501 Frank W. Elmore, b. Oct. 25, 1862; d. June 10, 1875. 

3502 tSarah M. Elmore, b. Jan. 14, 1864; m. D. O. Newman. 

3503 tLucv Mae Elmore, b. May 10, 1868; m. Albert K. 

'DeWolf. 

1693 HARRIETTE JULIA ELMORE (sister of the above), 
b. in East Canaan, Aug. 29, 1829 ; m. Dec. 25, 1850, Henry Drake, 
b. June 9, 1829, twin brother of Helen IM. Drake above. Har- 
riette d. Sept. 28, 1872. Henry m. 2d, Dec. 25, 1877, Lucia 
W. (Drake) Elmore, b. Apr. 29, 1827, widow of Elisha Sterling 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 699 

Elmore above. Mr. Drake lives at Winchester Center, Conn., 
on his father's farm. ^ ^ ^ » — r- ,^ ,^ 

Children: iXo;3520 

3504. tElla Drake, b. Nov. 8, 1851; m. Roger Starks. 

3505 Edward M. Drake, b. June 15, 1855; d. Mar. 4>, 1861. 

1694 GEORGE W. ELMORE (brother of the above), b. in 
East Canaan, Aug. M, 1831 ; m. Nov. 29, 1851, Julia A. Johnson, 
who d. Sept. 8, 1892, aged 58. Mr. Elmore was a Union soldier 
in the Civil War. Has been a day laborer at Torrington, Conn., 
where he lived in 1903. 
Childi-en : 

3506 t James W. Elmore, b. Dec. 6, 1852; m. Delphine Weigold. 

3507 Sarah E. Elmore, b. Sept. 12, 1854; d. Jan. 1, 1860. 

3508 tGeorge S. Elmore, b. Apr. 29, 1856; m. Nellie R. Peck. 

3509 tJda J. Elmore, b. May 1, 1858; m. Miner Drake. 

3510 Edward J. Elmore, b. July 30, 1860; d. Mar. 23, 1861. 

3511 tHarriett C. Elmore, b. Jan. 21, 1862; m. George W. 

Drake. 

3512 Charles H. Elmore, b. May 19, 1867; hves at Shelton, 

Conn. 

3513 t Addle L. Elmore, b. Mar. 12, 1869 ; m. James 0. Bailey. 

3514 Theodore S. Elmore, b. Mar. 3, 1871; Hves at 

Torrington. 

3515 t Sarah E. Elmore, b. Jan. 7, 1873; m. Lucius F. Leonard. 

3516 tElla D. Elmore, b. Nov. 23, 1877 ; m. Burton H. Leonard. 

1698 WILLIAM ALEXANDER STERLING (Erastus, Eras- 
tus, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in 1833; m. in 1860, 
Mary Helen Marsh, b. in 1836, dau. of Lewis Ebenezer and Eliza- 
beth Cotton (Dorr) Marsh. 

Mr. Sterling was a lawyer for years at Wausau, W^is. ; re- 
moved to Racine. 

Children : 

3517 Walter Erastus Sterling, b. in 1861 ; d. in 1870. 

3518 Florilla Eliza Sterling, b. in 1862. 

3519 Ella Marsh SterHng, b. in 1866. 

3520 AHce Dixon Sterling, b. in 1869; d. in 1870. 

3521 William Albert Sterling, b. in 1872 ; a traveling salesman, 

resides in Racine. 

3522 Ely Dorr SterHng, b. in 1877. 



700 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

1700 FREDERICK STERLING MASSEY {Frances, Erastus, 
William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Brownville, N. Y., Apr. 
8, 1839; m. in N. Y. City in 1869 Minnie Masson, b. in Paris, 
France, in 1848, dau. of Theodore Alfred and Virginia (Sereto) 
Masson. 

Mr. Massey has been a lawyer and judge in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Mrs. Massey d. in Portland, Ore., in 1902. 
Children : 
3523 Grace Sterling Massey, b. in N. Y. City in 1870; m. in 
Mar., 1893, George Crook. Have one ch., ]\Iinion 
Hibbard, b. in Brooklyn in 1894. 

3525 Frances Sterling Massey, b. in Brooklyn in 1875 ; m. 

John K. Kallock of Portland, Ore. No issue (1903). 

1704 HARRIET CORNELIA MOORE (Eliza A. Fish, Oar- 
Issa, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. Oct. 10, 1824; m. 
Mar. 11, 1841, Lucien Bonaparte Leach. She d. Feb. 9, 1877. 

Children : 

3526 Louis B. Leach, b. Jan. 5, 1842; m. Jan. 12, 1891, EUa 

Leaman ; have one ch., Virginia Louise, b. Jan. 5, 
1898. 

3528 t Julius C. Leach, b. Oct. 9, 1845; m. Julia Godfrey. 

3529 t Jessie Leach, b. Feb. 22, 1855; m. Horace W. Parsons. 

1705 GEORGE C. WHITE (Abble M. Fish, Clarissa, William, 
Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at Pamclia, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1825; 
m. in 1848, IMary Jane Chapman. They removed to California 
in 1850; last known to be living in Santa Cruz. 

Children : 

3530 John White. 

3531 Cornelia White (twin with above). 

1708 CORNELIA MARIA WHITE (sister of the above), b. 
at Watertown, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1832; m. Dec. 4, 1855, Dr. Ar- 
temus Chapel, b. at Avon, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1824, son of Daniel and 
Mercy (Dickinson) Chapel. 

Artemus Chapel was a graduate physician from the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, New York City. Removed from Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., to Omaha, Neb. He d. in Chicago, III, Nov. 8, 1868. 
Corneha d. at St. James, Mo., Nov. 23, 1889. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 701 

Children : 

3532 George White Chapel, d. at Omaha, aged 5 mos. 

3533 Harry Talbot Chapel, b. at Omaha, Mar. 1, 1862; d. at 

Quincy, 111., Aug. 19, 1878. 

3534 t Charles Sterling Chapel, b. June 23, 1865; m. Mary J. 

Stewart. 

1709 JOHN SYLVESTER WHITE (brother of the above), 
b. at Rutland, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1835 ; m. 1st, Jan. 8, 1862, Mary 
Annette Farmer, b. in Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1835, who d. 
Mar. 25, 1873; m. 2d, Sept. 4, 1874, Sabrina Lockwood Rath- 
bun, b. at Orange, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1835, dau. of Sexton and Maria 
(Landor) Rathbun. Residence, La Grange, 111. 
Children by first wife, born at Dupage, 111. : 

3535 Cornelia Mary White, b. May 23, 1868 ; d. Aug. 12, 1868. 

3536 Carrie Belle White, b. May 17, 1870, unm. 

3537 Willie Grove White, b. June 7, 1872; d. Mar. 9, 1875. 

1713 ELLEN STERLING HUBBARD (Clarissa Fish, Clar- 
issa, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. June 20, 1835; m. 
July 11, 1860, William Lyle Bones, b. Mar. 18, 1837, son of Wil- 
liam and Mary (Budd) Bones of Carthage, N. Y. Ellen d. at 
Plainfield, N. J., Aug. 23, 1873. Mr. Bones m. 2d, Aug. 11, 1880, 
Iva Harpster. He has been a business man in New York City ; re- 
tired in the winter of 1901-2, and removed to Watertown, N. Y. 
Children : 

3538 Ward Hubbard Bones, b. July 21, 1861 ; m. June 8, 1889, 

Olive Barnhart ; live at Marion, Ohio. No issue 
(1902). 

3539 William Peck Bones, b. in 1863; d. in 1865. 

3540 tEmma Sterhng Bones, b. Mar. 27, 1865; m. Medad E. 

Stone. 

3541 tLouis Simmons Bones, b. June 27, 1867; m. Marie Louise 

Clawson. 

3542 George Sherman Bones, b. Jan. 21, 1869; m. Mrs. Ger- 

trude Haight; living in Omaha, Neb. 

3543 Mary Budd Bones, b. and d. in 1871. 

1717 MARY JANE MATTESON (Mart/ Fish, Clarissa, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Watertown, N. Y., July 



702 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

19, 1833; m. at Springfield, III., Nov. 1, 1853, Roswell Eaton 
Goodell, b. at Ottawa, 111., Oct. 21, 1825. 

]\Ir. Goodell was a prominent banker at Joilet, 111. Li^•ing at 
Denver, Colo., 1902. 
Children : 
85:14. t Annie Althea Goodell, b. July 25, 1855; m. James D. 
Whitmore. 

3545 tjMary Matteson Goodell, b. July 9, 1857; m. James B. 

Grant. 

3546 t Jennie Matteson Goodell, b. Sept. 18, 1860; m. Albert 

A. Blow. 

3547 'Clara Matteson Goodell, b. July 27, 1863; m. John C. 

Mitchell. 

3548 tOlive Matteson Goodell, b. Nov. 10, 1866; m. Zeph. Tur- 

ner Hill. 

3549 tRoswell Eaton Goodell, b. July 26, 1870; m. ]Mabel 

Atkinson. 

1718 CHARLES STERLING MATTESON (brother of the 
above), h. at Joliet, 111., Apr. 7, 1835; m. Mar. 13, 1860, Elizabeth 
Maxwell, b. Feb. 28, 1834, dau. of Thomas Maxwell and Ellen 
Bartholomew (Ellen b. at Valley Forge, Penn.) of Peoria, 111. 

Charles S. Matteson was a banker, broker, and insurance 
agent. He d. of yellow fever Sept. 7, 1877. Mrs. Matteson was 
living in Washington, D. C, in 1902. 

Children : 

3550 Ellen Maxwell Matteson, b. Jan. 30, 1861 ; m. Jan. 3, 

1899, Abraham Stocker Dcichman, b. May 7, 1841, 
son of Dr. John and Catharine (Stocker) Deichman. 
Live at Easton, Penn. No issue (1902). 

3551 tFrederick William Matteson, b. Feb. 22, 1863 ; m. Mary 

M. Skerrett. 

3552 Mary Elizabeth Matteson, b. Nov. 23, 1865; unm. ; re- 

sides in Washington, D. C. 

1719 LYDIA OLIVIA MATTESON (sister of the above), h. 
at Joliet, Jan. 1, 1837; m. Nov. 27, 1856, at Springfield, 111., 
John McGinnis, Jr., b. in New Jersey, May 20, 1831. 

Mr. McGinnis was president of the Quincy Bank at Quincy, 
111. He d. in New York City, June 11, 1901. Mrs. Lydia McGin- 
nis d. in Paris, France, Mar. 17, 1898. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 703 

Children : 
3553 tBelle Matteson McGInnls, b. Feb. 5, 1859; m. Henry E. 

Wood. 
3554. Clara Matteson McGinnIs, b. at Springfield, 111., Sept. 2, 

1860; m. 1st, in 1878, George McC. Derby; ni. 2d, 

H. L. Wilbur; 3d, in 1905, Clinton P. McAllister; 

reside in California. No issue. 

3555 Edward Matteson McGinnis, b. in Chicago, Aug., 1865; 

d. in 1866. 

3556 tAdele L. McGinnis, b. Feb. 27, 1869; m. Albert Herter. 

3557 Bessie Woodruff McGinnis, b. in N. Y. City, Sept. 2, 

1871; m. in Feb., 1899, in N. Y., John Van Vorst, 
who d. the same day. Mrs. Van Vorst is a well- 
known writer. She corresponded for the New York 
Evening Post, 1898 ; contributed to Harper's Maga- 
zine, Century Magazine, Revue des Deux Mondes, 
Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal; 
novels published in Journal des Debats, Paris, in 
Corriere dela Sera, ]\Iilan, and the Churchman, N. Y. 
Author of " Bagsby's Daughter," 1901 ; " The 
Woman Who Toils," 1903; "The Issues of Life," 
1904; "Letters to Women in Love," 1906; "The 
Children Who Toil," 1907. It was in his preface to 
" The Woman Who Toils " that President Roose- 
velt made his famous declaration respecting race 
suicide. Mrs. Van Vorst lives in Paris. 

3558 Mabel Earl McGinnis, b. in N. Y., May 16, 1876. 
1722 CLARA STERLING MATTESON {sister of the above), 
b. at Joliet, July 2, 1844; m. 1st, Nov. 7, 1867, Thomas Percy 
Hart, b. in England in 1838, who d. in Chicago, Mar. 28, 1868; 
m. 2d, Nov. 4, 1869, James Reuben Doohttle, b. at Warsaw, 
Wyoming Co., N. Y., Apr. 2, 1845, son of James Rood Doolittle, 
U. S. Senator from Wisconsin, and Mary Cutting. 

James R. Doolittle graduated from the University of Rochester 
(N. Y.) and began the practice of law in N. Y., went to Chicago 
to join the law firm of which his father was the head and with 
whom he continued in practice until his death. He was a member 
of the Chicago Board of Education for six years, president of 
the board one year and had just been reappointed when he d. in 
Chicago, Aug. 8, 1889. Mrs. Doolittle was living in Chicago in 
1902. 



704 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Children: 

3559 Sterling Doolittle, b. at Springfield, 111., Jan. 30, 1871 ; 

d. at Cliicago, Sept. 18, 1871. 

3560 t James Reuben Doolittle, b. Mar. 10, 1872; ni. Frances 

S. Golsen. 

3561 tClara Sterling Doolittle, b. Dec. 9, 1873; m. Harry R. 

Parsons. 

3562 tMary Matteson Doolittle, b. Mar. 5, 1876; m. Jolin 

Stirlen. 

1723 BELLE MATTESON (sister of the above), h. at Joliet, 
Mar. 19, 1849; m. Mar. 7, 1867, Adolphus Hugh Powell. Resi- 
dence, Chicago, 111. 

Children : 

3563 Tallulah Octavia Powell, b. in N. Y. City, June 20, 1869 ; 

m. Mar. 26, 189-t, Henry Temple Bellamy, b. in 
England, son of Allen Bruce Charles and jMary 
Halfhide (Fuller) Bellamy. Child, Walworth Temple 
Bruce, b. Nov. 2, 1897 ; residence, Chicago. 

3565 Mary Matteson Powell; b. in Chicago, Sept. 11, 1872; 

m. 1st, Nov. 7, 1892. Robert Moody Critchcll; one 
child, Phyllis Powell, b. Nov. 10, 1894 ; ni. 2d, Jan. 
25, 1902, Frederick Edmond Lyster, b. Feb. 11, 
1850, son of Col. Frederick Torrens L\'ster, of the 
21st Royal No. British (England) Fusilcers. Resi- 
dence, Fredonia, Kan. 

3566 Richard Sterling Powell, b. in Chicago, I\Iav 26, 1876; 

m. May 2, 1906, Marinette, dau. of J. W. P. Lom- 
bord. He is a bank cashier in Iron Mountain, Mich. 

1724 HENRY E. LOWE (Elkabcth Fish, Clarissa, WiUiam, 
Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Joliet, 111., Feb. 10, 1841 ; m. Oct. 
27, 1864, Ellen Matilda Bishop, b. in Chicago, June 25, 1845. 
Residence, Chicago. 

Children : 

3567 Annie Eveheth Lowe, b. Dec. 10, 1865 ; m. June 16, 1899, 

in Chicago, S. Marsh Young, b. in N. Y. City, June 
19, 1867, son of James Sampson and Caroline (Gar- 
rison) Young. No issue. Reside in N. Y. Citv. 

3568 Henry Alexander Lowe, b. Jan. 11, 1873 ; d. Feb. 1, 1873. 

3569 tMarie Bishop Lowe, b. Dec. 12, 1875; m. Harry Hodgson. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 705 

1728 JOHN FISH (William Fish, Clarissa, William, Joseph, 
Daniel, William) , b. in Okala, Fla., Oct. 4, 1849; m. June 12, 
1874, Sarah W. Kemble, b. June 17, 1859. Residence, South Bend, 
Ind. 

Children : 

3570 Mary V. Fish, b. June 29, 1876 ; m. Apr. 9, 1902, Adelbert 

D. Frick. 

3571 Clarissa Fish, b. Dec. 13, 1877; m. Oct. 11, 1900, Clyde 

M. Frick; children: Mildred G., b. July 15, 1901; 
Russell S., b. June 12, 1903. 

3574 George F. Fish, b. Sept. 13, 1879; d. June 29, 1880. 

3575 Florence Belle Fish, b. Feb. 24, 1881 ; m. Apr. 5, 1899, 

Lervia Brewer; child, Russell Wayne, b. Jan. 29, 
1901. 

3577 William Fish, b. Aug. 27, 1885. 

3578 John M. Fish, b. Feb. 2, 1891. 

3579 Manning Fish, b. Oct. 24, 1892. 

1729 J. B. FISH (brother of the above), h. at Okala, Fla., in 
1855; m. Jan. 3, 1880, — — Smith, b. in 1857. Residence, 
Baxter, Fla. 

Children, born in Baxter: 

8580 N. W. Fish, b. Dec. 2, 1880. 

3581 G. M. Fish, b. Feb. 22, 1882. 

3582 L. L. Fish, b. Oct. 4, 1883. 

3583 W. Fish, b. Jan. 26, 1886. 

3584 Katie J. Fish, b. Jan. 12, 1889. 

3585 Swatie Fish, b. Aug. 29, 1892. 

3586 B. G. Fish, b. Sept. 4, 1894. 

3587 G. D. Fish, b. June 15, 1899. 

3589 J. S. Fish, b. Dec. 6, 1902. 

1732 CALVIN FISH BOARDMAN (Emma Fish, Clarissa, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at Joliet, 111., Feb. 24, 1841; 
m. at Ridott, 111., Oct. 22, 1870, Sarah Griffin. He d. at Rockford, 
111., Dec. 21, 1897. She resides at Manson, la. 
Children : 

3590 Lillian Mary Boardman, b. at Ridott, Sept. 5, 1871 ; m. 

Jan. 1, 1890, at Oregon, 111., Frank B. Reed. Resi- 
dence, Manson ; children : Franklin Albert, b. at 
Quincy, 111., Feb. 3, 1891, d. in infancy; Vera Fern, 
b. at Rockford, Sept. 6, 1893. 



THE STERLING GENE.^LOGY 



3593 Julia Pearl Boardman, b. at Rockford, Jan. 1, 1873; 

m. June 27, 189J;, John Vernon Marsh. Reside at 

Manson; children: Joy Albert, b. Sept. 20, 1896; 

Elma Boardman, b. Sept. 3, 1899; Henry Albert, 

b. May 4, 1905. 
S597 Myrtle Anna Boardman, b. at Rockford, July 28, 1876; 

m. June 6, 1900, Charles J. Johnson. Residence, 

Wilkes-Barre, Penn. Child: Percy Boardman, b. 

Mar. 13, 1901. 

1733 CLARA M. BOARDMAN (sister of the abme), b. at 
Joliet, Sept. 20, 1843; m. Sept. 29, 1868, William B. Keese, b. at 
Peru, N. Y., in 1846. Residence, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Children : 
3599 William A. Keese, b. at Marysville, Kan., Oct. 6, 1870; 
m. Sept. 2, 1903, Edith M. Hills. Reside at West 
Chicago, in. Child: Helen Clara, b. July 22, 1905. 

3601 David Becker Keese, b. at Chicago, 111., July 19, 1872; 

d. at West Chicago, Mar. 31, 1883. 

3602 Roy Boardman Keese, b. Sept. 3, 1876 ; unm. ; resides 

in Chicago. 

1734 LILLY C. BOARDMAN (sister of the above), h. at 
Waukegan, 111., May 23, 1850; m. 1st, at Joliet, Dec. 14, 1869, 
Byron Van Dyke, who d. at Chicago ; m. 2d, July 27, 1893, J. L. 
Le Sieur, who d. July 19, 1904. She lives at Dallas, Texas. 

Children by first marriage: 

3603 Alfred Byron Van Dyke, b. at Chicago, July 13, 1873; 

m. June 14, 1905, Elizabeth Hall. Reside in Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

3604 Charles Boardman Van Dyke, b. at Chicago, Jan. 25, 

1876; m. Feb. 12, 1902, Bertha Louise Morley ; 
child: a son, b. Apr. 25, 1903; d. July 11. 1903. 
3606 Emma Louise Van Dyke, b. in Chicago, Mar. 7, 1878; 
m. Oct. 31, 1901, Zebina Earle Marvin; reside at 
Dallas, Texas ; child : a son, b. Jan. 27, 1905. 

1737 CHARLES MANNING FISH (Henry Fish, Clarissa, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, WilUain), b. at Johet, 111., Aug. 1, 1859; 
m. 1st, Feb. 1, 1887, Louise Steel, b. Sept. 23, 1866, who d. Feb. 
8, 1892, dau. of Hon. William A. Steel, b. at Blairsville, Penn., 
Oct. 11, 1836, d. at Joliet, Nov. 28, 1879, who m. Frances Louise 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 707 

Sanger, b. at Ottawa, EL, Nov. 9, 1842, d. at Joliet, July 30, 1880. 
Charles m. 2d, May 18, 1898, Helen E. Thompson, b. at Joliet, 
Apr. 8, 1872, dau. of John M. Thompson, b. Oct. 22, 1832, and 
Mary Jane Davidson, b. at Joliet, Dec. 30, 1840. 

Charles Fish is a broker in Chicago, in partnership with his 
brother George. Residence, Joliet. 

Child by first marriage : 

3608 Mary Louise Fish, b. at Joliet, June 5, 1889. 
Children by second marriage: 

3609 Jennie Fish, b. at Joliet, Feb. 20, 1899. 

3610 Manning Fish, b. Nov. 20, 1903. 

3611 Charles Thompson Fish, b. May 11, 1906. 

1740 GEORGE AUGUSTINE STERLING, M.D. {George, 
Ansel, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Huntington, 
Conn., Jan. 21, 1843; m. Dec. 25, 1868, Mary Parker Havens, 
b. Dec. 12, 1845, dau. of Wickham Sayre and Sarah Walker 
(Darling) Havens. 

Mr. Sterling was educated for the medical profession at Belle- 
vue College, New York City. He practiced at Sag Harbor, Long 
Island, for thirty years, removed to Southampton, Long Island, 
and to California in search of health. Dr. Sterling was for many 
years senior warden of Christ church at Sag Harbor, but a few 
years before his death he, with all his family, joined the Roman 
Catholic church. He d. at Oakland, Mar. 8, 1897. Mrs. Sterling 
was living in 1902 at Piedmont, Cal. 

Children, all born in Sag Harbor: 

3612 George Augustine Sterling, b. in Dec, 1869 ; m. Feb. 7, 

1896, Caroline Rand, b. in Oakland, Jan. 1, 1872, 
dau. of David Harriman and Eliza (Abbott) Rand, 
natives of New Hampshire. Educated at St. Charles 
Seminary, Maryland. Engaged in business in San 
Francisco in the Realty Syndicate, one of the largest 
concerns on the coast, until his retirement in 1907. 
Mr. Sterling is a poet of unusual ability. Ambrose 
Bierce, one of the leading critics of the day, said 
of a Memorial Day ode, written by Mr. Sterling and 
appearing in the Washington Post in 1902: "He 
has touched a higher note than has been reached by 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



an American poet for many a weary age. There has 
been nothing finer since Lowell's ' Commemoration 
Ode.' » 

Mr. Sterling's first book of poems, entitled " The 
Testimony of the Suns, and Other Poems," was issued 
in San Francisco in 190-1. He is a contributor to 
the leading monthly magazines of New York and 
in Sept., 1907, there appeared a six-page poem by 
him entitled " A Wine of Wizardry," a remarkable 
production which the editors thought of such im- 
portance that they supplemented it with a two-page 
editorial comment. 

From this we quote in part: 

" Whatever length of days may be accorded to 
this magazine, it is not likely to do anything more 
notable in literature than it accomplishes in this 
issue by the publication of Mr. George Sterling's 
poem, ' A Wine of Wizardry.' Doubtless the full 
significance of this event will not be immediately ap- 
prehended by more than a select few, for understand- 
ing of poetry has at no time been a very general 
endowment of our countrymen. After a not incon- 
siderable acquaintance with American men of letters 
and men of affairs I find myself unable to name a 
dozen of whom I should be willing to aflirm their 
possession of the precious gift — for a gift it in- 
dubitably is; and of these not all would, in my judg- 
ment, be able to discern the light of genius in a 
poem not authenticated by a name already famous, 
or credentialed by a general assent already familiar. 
It is not commonl}' permitted to even the luckiest 
of poets to ' set the Thames on fire ' with his first 
match ; and I venture to add that the Hudson is 
less combustible than the Thames. Anybody can see, 
or can tliink he sees, what has been pointed out, but 
original discovei-y is another matter. Carlyle, in- 
deed, has noted that the first impression of a work 
of genius is disagreeable — which is unfortunate for 
its author if he is unknown, for upon editors and 
publishers a first impression is usually all that he is 
permitted to make. 

. . . ]\Ir. Sterling is not altogether unknown. His 
book, 'The Testimony of the Suns, and Other Poems,' 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA\^RHILL, MASS. 709 



brought him recognition in the literary Nazareth 
beyond the Rocky ]\Iountains, whose passes are so 
vigilantly guarded by cismontane criticism. In- 
deed, some sense of the might and majesty of the 
book's title poem succeeded in crossing the dead-line 
while watch-worn sentinels slept ' at their insuper- 
able posts.' Of that work I have the temerity to 
think that in both subject and art it nicks the rock 
as high as anything of the generation of Tennyson, 
and a good deal higher than anything of the genera- 
tion of Kipling; and this despite its absolute desti- 
tution of what contemporary taste insists on having 
— the ' human interest.' Naturally, a dramatist of 
the heavens, who takes the suns for his characters, 
the deeps of space for his stage, and eternity for his 
' historic period,' does not ' look into his heart and 
write ' emotionally ; but there is room in literature 
for more than emotion." 

Mr. Sterling's second volume, entitled " A Wine of 
Wizardry, and Other Poems," was issued in Jan., 
1909. He is now retired and hving quietly at Carmel- 
by-the-Sea, Cal., fortunate in conditions wherein 
he can best pursue his ambitious avocation. No 
issue. 
3613 Wickham Havens Sterling, b. in Aug., 1871 ; m. in Sag 
Harbor, Charlotte Gregory Halsey. Residence, Oak- 
land. Children: Mary Dorothy, b. in Pittsburg, 
Dec. 11, 1897, James Sayre, b. in Oakland, Nov., 
1899. 

3616 James Davenport Sterling, b. in Aug., 1873. A priest 

of the Roman Catholic Church. Stationed at St. 
Matthew's church, Washington, D. C, as first 
curate. 

3617 Mary Isabella Sterhng, b. in Apr., 1875; m. Aug. 23, 

1898, Joseph Stanford Brown of Oakland. 

3618 Flora Chamberlayne Sterling, b. in Aug., 1880; m. Aug. 

29, 1901, Guy Homer Liliencrantz, M.D., of Oak- 
land. 

3619 Laura Madeleine Sterling, b. in Sept., 1882. 

3620 aiarian Darling Sterling, b. in July, 1885. 

3621 Avis Canfield Sterhng, b. in Apr., 1887. 

3622 Ahce Chrystal Sterhng, b. in Dec, 1890. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



1745 CHARLES FREDERICK STERLING, M.D. (Charles, 
Ansel, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Oct. 3, 1846; m. 
1st, May 23, 1877, Maiy C. Anthony of Cincinnati, Ohio, who 
d. Mar. 8, 1888; m. 2d, Jan. 18, 1889, Jeanne Loreau. 

Mr. Sterling is a retired physician, Hving (1902) at Mid- 
land, Va. 

Children by first marriage: 

3623 Cecile Augusta Sterling, b. Jan. 13, 1879. 

3624 Charles Phillips Sterling, b. Mar. 28, 1881 ; d. Aug. 6, 

1881. 

3625 Freida Sterling, b. Dec. 23, 1884. 

1746 ISABELLA CANFIELD STERLING (sister of the 
above), b. June 6, 1850; m. Oct. 19, 1876, William Charnley 
Atwater, b. in New Haven, Conn., in Apr., 1842, eldest son of 
Henry and Martha (Slater) Atwater of Derby, Conn. Mr. At- 
water m. as his first wife, Sept. 14, 1864, Mary Bryan, b. Dec. 3, 
1842, dau. of Asa and Lucy (Bull) Bassett of Milford, who d. 
Mar. 14, 1875. 

W. C. Atwater is an insurance man in Derby, Conn. He has 
been selectman of his town, judge of probate, and mayor. His 
children by first marriage were Henrj', b. Oct. 26, 1866, and 
Thomas Elmer, b. Dec. 17, 1867. 

Children : 

3626 Mary Sterling Atwater, b. July 21, 1878; m. in Derby, 

June 12, 1907, Frank :\Ierritt Clark. 

3627 Katharine Isabella Atwater, b. Dec. 5, 1879. 

3628 William Sterling Atwater, b. Feb. 4, 1886. 

1747 GEORGE ANSEL STERLING RYERSON (Isabella, 
Ansel, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Toronto, Jan. 21, 
1855; m. Nov. 14, 1882, in Toronto, Mary Amelia Crowther, b. 
Oct. 21, 1862, dau. of James Crowther of Toronto, barrister. 

G. Sterling Ryerson served in the Fenian Raid in Canada, in 
the Queen's Own Rifles in 1870, though only fifteen years old. He 
was educated at Gait grammar school and Trinity Medical Col- 
lege, Toronto, graduating in 1875. Later, graduated from the 
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons at Edinburgh, Scot- 
land, and was appointed oculist and aurist of Toronto General 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 711 

Hospital, 1880. Was appointed assistant surgeon Royal Grena- 
diers, Canadian Militia, 1881, and served with that corps in the 
North Rebellion in Canada. Was mentioned in despatches for 
distinguished conduct and was promoted and decorated with the 
fourth class of the Order of St. John. 

He gradually arose and was promoted to deputy surgeon gen- 
eral in 1895. In 1897 was promoted to the grade of Esquire in 
the Order of St. John on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond 
Jubilee and to the grade of Knight in 1900, for services in South 
Africa. He went to South Africa as Red Cross Commissioner in 
1900 and served with Lord Robert's staff. He is the founder of 
the St. John Ambulance Association in Canada and is chairman 
of the Canadian Red Cross Society, which he founded in 1896. 
He is professor of Eye and Ear Diseases in Trinity Medical Col- 
lege at Toronto, is a member of the Senate of the University of 
Toronto, and was a member of the Ontario Legislature from 1895 
to 1898 inclusive. (Condensed from Morgan's Canadian Men and 
Women of the Time.) 

Children : 

3629 George Crowther Ryerson, b. Oct. 21, 1883. 

3630 Toris Sterling Ryerson, b. Apr. 26, 1886. 

3631 Eric Egerton Ryerson, b. Sept. 17, 1888. 

3632 Arthur Connaught Ryerson, b. June 28, 1890, 

3633 Laura Mary Ryerson, b. Mar. 14, 1892. 

1753 NATHANIEL PHILIPS WARDWELL (Emma, Micah, 
William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Watertown, N. Y., June 
6, 1846; m. Sept. 17, 1874, Ella T. Farwell. 

]Mr. Wardwell was clerk of the Board of Water Commissioners, 
Watertown, from July 1, 1869, until Jan. 1, 1898; trustee of 
the Jefferson Co. Savings Bank and Brookside cemetery; treas- 
urer of the Historical Society of his county and cashier of the 
Watertown National Bank. Residence, Watertown. 

Children : 

3634 Addison F. Wardwell, b. Aug. 25, 1875. 

3635 Nathaniel P. Wardwell, b. July 4, 1878 ; d. Apr. 30, 1893. 

3636 Samuel B. Wardwell, b. May 9, 1880. 



712 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

1758 THE HON. J. STERLING MORTON (Emeline, Joseph, 
William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Adams, Jefferson Co., 
N. J., Apr. 22, 1832 ; m. Oct. 30, 1854, at Detroit, Mich., Caro- 
line Joy, b. at Hallowellj Me., Aug. 9, 1834, dau. of Hiram and 
Caroline (Hayden) Joy of Chicago. The following sketch of J. 
Sterling Morton is taken from the National Cyclopaedia of Ameri- 
can Biography, Vol. VI, p. 485: 

"Our subject's parents removing to Michigan in 1834, he at- 
tended a private school at Monroe, until fourteen j-ears of age, 
and was then sent to a Methodist seminary at Albion, in that state, 
and there prepared for college. In 1850 he entered ^lichigan 
University, where he remained through most of liis course, but was 
graduated at Union College in 1854. 

Immediately after his marriage he settled in Bellevue, Nebraska 
Territory. He, however, remained at that point only a few months. 
He then removed to what is now Nebraska City, and became a mem- 
ber of the Town Co. which surveyed and established that town. 
Adjacent to the town site he took up a claim of half a mile square 
of the public land, as a pre-emptor. 

Upon that place, which is known as ' Arbor Lodge,' he has 
resided ever since. 

Mr. Morton has been a practical farmer and lived upon the 
same place more than forty years. He originated ' Arbor Day ' 
and the thousands of trees thriving on the once woodless prairies 
of the West are many of them living witnesses to the beneficence 
of this new anniversary. ]\Ir. jMorton was an original member of 
the Nebraska Territorial Board of Agriculture, and of the Terri- 
torial Horticultural Society, and has acted as president of both 
associations. He was likewise a charter member of the Nebraska 
State Historical Society, and is now its president, and was ap- 
pointed a commissioner to the Paris Exposition of 1889. 

He is a forceful speaker and writer. During his college days 
he was a frequent contributor to the Detroit Free Press, and in 
later years, to the Chicago Times. He was the first editor and the 
founder of the Nebraska City News. 

An uncompromising Democrat, he has pushed his views to their 
logical consequence. Four times without solicitation on his part, 
he was made unanimously the candidate of his party for the gov- 
ernorship of Nebraska and twice in a similar manner nominated 
for Congress. 

At every senatorial election since the State was admitted, he 
has received more or less votes for U. S. Senator. When a member 





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WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, AIASS. 713 

of the Legislature he opposed wildcat banks, and during the next 
year was defeated for re-election because of Ms opposition to those 
financial fallacies. 

In 1858 President Buchanan appointed him Secretary of the 
Territory of Nebraska, and he became under a provision of the law 
the acting governor, upon the resignation of Gov. Wm. A. Richard- 
son. At the Senatorial election in Nebraska during the winter of 
1892-93, forty-five Republican members of the Legislature in 
caucus declared that they would support Mr. Morton for U. S. 
Senator, in preference to any Populistic candidate. In 1893 Presi- 
dent Cleveland appointed Mr. Morton Secretary of Agriculture 
in his Cabinet. He was inducted into that office March 7th of that 
year discharging the duties appertaining thereto with character- 
istic vigor and intelligence. At the close of the Cleveland admin- 
istration he returned to Nebraska City, and became editor and 
propi'ietor of The Conservative, a weekly journal devoted to the 
discussion of political, economic and sociological questions." 

Mrs. Morton d. June 29, 1881. 

Mr. Morton was deeply affected by the death of his son Carl 
in Jan. of 1901, and never recovered from the shock. He traveled 
some in Mexico in an endeavor to regain his health. In Nov., 1901, 
he contracted a severe cold and his health steadily failed until the 
middle of Apr., when he suffered an attack of apoplexy. He d. at 
the residence of his son Mark, at Lake Forest, 111., Sunday after- 
noon, Apr. 27, 1902, at 4.30 o'clock. Buried at Nebraska 
City, Neb. 

Children : 

5637 tjoy Morton, b. Sept. 27, 1855; m. Carrie Lake. 

5638 tPaul Morton, b. May 22, 1857 ; m. Charlotte Goodridge. 

3639 tMark Morton, b. Nov. 22, 1858; m. Martha P. Weare. 

3640 tCarl Morton, b. Feb. 18, 1865; m. Boatie M. Payne. 

1763 FRANCES ADALINE MAYHEW (Adaline, Joseph, 
William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Monroe, Mich., June 10, 
1844; m. Sept. 14, 1863, Hiram Hamilton Sutton, b. June 8, 
1840, son of Isaac R. and Sally Ann (Welles) Sutton of Ann 
Arbor, Mich. He lived at Albion and near Grand Rapids, Mich., 
where he o^\Tied and operated a sawmill. She d. June 20, 1870. 
He d. in Kansas, May 8, 1887. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Cliildren : 

3641 Nellie Sutton, b. at Albion, Oct. 16, 1864; unm. 

3642 Jolin May hew Sutton, b. at Grand Rapids, Apr. 25, 1867 ; 

m. June 4, 1895, Caroline Rash Moe. Residence, 
Detroit. Ch. : Frances, b. Sept. 13, 1901. 

3644 Frederick SterHng Sutton, b. at Grand Rapids, Jan. 16, 

1870; d. May 19, 1882. 

1764 MARTHA EMELIE STERLING (Joseph, Joseph, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, Williajn), h. in Monroe, ^lich., INIar. 26, 
1848; ra. Oct. 25, 1871, Lester Orestes Goddard, b. Oct. 21, 1845, 
son of Lester O. and Mabel (Robinson) Goddard. Lester, Sr., b. in 
Granby, Conn., Feb. 6, 1811 ; d. in Adrian, Mich., June 8, 1872; 
m. in 1836 Mabel Robinson, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., in Feb., 1812, 
d. there May 30, 1849. She was the dau. of Bartlett and Sarah 
(Bradish) Robinson, both of whom came from Ammington, ]Mass. 
Lester, Sr., was a descendant of Daniel Goddard of Hartford, 
Conn., 1639. 

Mr. Goddard is a member of the firm of Custer, Goddard and 
GrifRn, attorneys and counselors, Chicago. 
Children : 

3645 Joseph Sterhng Goddard, b. Aug. 15, 1872. 

3646 Emma Goddard, b. Apr. 6, 1878; a worker in the Chicago 

University Settlement. 

1765 WILLIAM CADWELL STERLING (brother of the 
above), b. in Monroe, Sept. 17, 1849; m. Feb. 21, 1871, Ada E. 
Calhoun, b. Apr. 20, 1852, dau. of Erastus R. and Lucinda 
(Newton) Calhoun. Erastus b. in Williamstown, N. Y., in 1818; 
d. in 1888. Lucinda, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., in 1824. 

Mr. Sterling is a successful business man at Monroe, Mich., a 
dealer in lumber, poles, posts, etc. He has built many miles of 
telephone lines in Michigan in competition with the Bell Telephone 
Co. Mrs. Sterling d. Apr. 25, 1894. 

Cliildren : 

3647 t William C. Sterling, b. Apr. 7, 1872; m. Emma L. 

Spaulding. 

3648 Abby Lucinda Sterling, b. Aug. 17, 1873: m. Feb. 6, 

1904, Dr. H. W, Landon of Lansing, Mich. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 715 

3649 Nellie Louise Sterling, b. Mar. 7, 1875 ; m. Dec. 2, 1905, 
Thornton Dixon, prosecuting attorney of Monroe 
Co. ; residence, Monroe. 

8650 Ada Mae Sterling, b. Feb. 12, 1877. 

1770 EMMA MORTON STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
in Monroe, June 4, 1860; m. there Jan. 31, 1883, Austin E. Wing, 
b. in Monroe, Oct. 24, 1856, son of Talcott E. and Elizabeth 
(Johnson) Wing of Monroe. 

Mr. Wing entered the First National Bank of Monroe, July 
12, 1875; resigned in Mar., 1879, and accepted a position as 
teller of the Farmers and Mechanics Bank at Grand Rapids ; re- 
signed in Dec, 1881, and accepted a position in the Commercial 
National Bank of Detroit. In Oct., 1888, was appointed National 
Bank Examiner for Michigan, which he held three years, since 
which time he has been cashier in the State Savings Bank, Detroit. 

Child: 

3651 Walter Sterhng Wing, b. Apr. 9, 1885. 

1803 EDWARD STERLING (Samuel, Ephraim, Ephraim, 
Joseph, Jacob, William), h. at New Milford, Conn., July 29, 
1832; m. June 3, 1875, Cornelia S. Nettleton, b. Oct. 21, 1844, 
dau. of Almon C. and Minerva (Smith) Nettleton of Milford, 
Conn. 

Upon his father's death Mr. Sterling came into possession of 
the paternal acres which he improved and upon which he built the 
finest farm structures in that region. In 1897 he removed to 
Milford. 

Child : 

3652 Herbert Chester Sterling, b. Nov. 4, 1878 ; enlisted Mar. 

10, 1899, in the 5th Regt. Cavalry, U. S. Regular 
Army. 

1804 MARTIN STERLING (brother of the above), h. at New 
Milford, June 9, 1834; m. Mar. 20, 1874, Susan Lavinia Town- 
send, b. Sept. 23, 1858. 

He was a farmer upon the old homestead of his grandfather 
Ephraim Sterling at Chestnut Land, New Milford; removed to 
the village about 1884, and d. there Dec. 17, 1894. Mrs. Sterling 
lives in Waterbury (1902). 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

3653 :Mary Jane Sterling, b. July 13, 1875. 

3654 Charles :\Iartin Sterling, b. Sept. 23, 1877 ; m. in 1896, 

Margaret C. Greaves, b. Sept. 8, 1873; residence, 
Waterbury, Conn. 

3656 Julia A. M. Sterling, b. Oct. 30, 1880. 

3657 Maude Adelia Sterling, b. Jan. 23, 1884 ; lives with her 

mother. 

1807 GEORGE STERLING (brother of the above), b. at New 
MHford, July 27, 1842 ; m. Oct. 20, 1874, Lavinia Reed, b. at 
West Stockbridge, Mass., Feb. 28, 1852. 

The Rev. George Sterling spent one year at Union Seminary, 
Schenectady, N. Y., and entered Amherst College from which he 
graduated in 1870. The same year he entered Union Theological 
Seminary in N. Y., where he remained one year, finishing his course 
in 1873 at Andover Seminary (Mass.). 

He was ordained in 1873 at Wayland, Mich., and spent four 
years in home missionary work there and in Iowa. He returned 
to Connecticut in 1877 and served the church at Higganum a few 
years. He labored for a number of years in the towns of northern 
Vermont and New Hampshire and in Massachusetts. His last 
charge was at Windsor, Mass. He d. there Nov. 26, 1901. Mrs. 
Sterling resides (1902) at Winsted, Conn. 

Child: 

3658 Alice Maria Sterling, b. June 8, 1876. 

1808 ALBERT BEERS STERLING (Cyrus, Ephraim, Eph- 
raim, Joseph, Jacob, William), b. in Washington, Conn., Feb. 9, 
1836; m. Oct. 10, 1866, Harriet C. Mygatt, b. Nov. 15, 1845. 

Albert B. Sterling has been a lifelong dealer in and breeder of 
cattle, is now retired and hving at New Alilford, Conn. 
Child: 

3659 Albert Clifton Sterhng, b. Oct. 7, 1869 ; d. Aug. 21, 1882. 

1811 VINCENT BUCK STERLING (brother of the above), 
h. at Washington, Nov. 4, 1844; m. Sept. 9, 1874, Maria M. 
Nichols, b. July 31, 1849, of Suffield, Conn., dau. of Francis and 
Mary (Pomeroy) Nichols. Mr. Sterling is (1902) buyer for and 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 717 

general manager of a large tobacco warehouse in New Milford, 
where he resides. 
Children : 
S660 Edwin Vincent Sterling, b. Sept. 26, 1877. 

3661 Ella Belle Sterling, b. Feb. 12, 1880. 

1816 CYRUS P. WEAVER {Emily, Ephraim, Ephraim, Joseph, 
Jacob, William), b. Jan. 19, 1847; m. Sept. 10, 1878, Rubie L. 
North of Torrington, Conn., b. May 30, 1851. 

Mr. Weaver is a foreman in a brass foundry in Torrington. 
Children : 

3662 Waldo N. Weaver, b. Feb. 13, 1881. 

3663 EUa Beardsley Weaver, b. Sept. 18, 1889. 

3664 Lucy Emily Weaver, b. Nov. 26, 1890. 

1817 CAROLINE E. \VEAVER {sister of the above), h. May 
5, 1852; m. Oct. 10, 1878, William M. Allen, b. Oct. 3, 1851, 
a carpenter at Torrington, Conn. 

Children : 

3665 George H. Allen, b. Aug. 7, 1879. 

3666 James M. Allen, b. Nov. 23, 1881. 

3667 Wilbur H. Allen, b. Dec. 9, 1882. 

3668 Vincent Weaver Allen, b. Oct. 6, 1888. 

1818 VINCENT S. WEAVER {brother of the above), b. Apr. 
19, 1857; m. Oct. 18, 1883, Jennie S. Baker of Washington, 
Conn. 

Mr. Weaver was owner of a ranch at Pine River, La Piatt Co., 
Colo. ; d. in Washington, Conn., Oct. 24, 1893. 
Children : 

3669 Mary Baker Weaver, b. Dec. 12, 1887. 

3670 Daniel Thrall Weaver, b. June 26, 1891. 

1823 DAVID CHARLES STERLING {Charles, David, Eph- 
raim, Joseph, Jacob, William), b. in Savannah, Ga., Aug. 31, 
1857 ; m. Lizzie Flood Miller, b. Apr. 6, 1869, dau. of Thomas 
H. and Rebecca Miller. Mr. SterUng is a storekeeper at St. 
Mary's, Ga. 
Children : 

3671 Esther Secor Sterling, b. Dec. 1, 1898. 

3672 Leah Rebecca Sterling, b. Jan. 23, 1902. 



718 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

1824 SAMUEL F. STERLING {brother of the above), b. in 
Savannah, Apr. 6, 1860; m. Sept. 26, 1886, Mary E. Hopper, 
dau. of Albert S. and Jane Hopper of Paterson, N. J. He d. at 
Fernandina, Fla., Aug. 8, 1900. 

Children : 

3673 Laura Elizabeth Sterling, b. June 13, 1887. 

3674 Charles Albert Sterling, b. Jan. 31, 1889. 

3675 Gladys Waller Sterling, b. Apr. 22, 1891. 

3676 Homer Sterling, b. Mar. 24, 1893 ; d. Sept. 26, 1896. 

1825 FREDERIC STARR STERLING (Elam, Elijah, Syl- 
vanus, Stephen, Jacob, William), b. in Trumbull, Conn., Oct. 
12, 1830; m. Mar. 27, 1855, Anna Mary Duckels, b. in London, 
Eng., Mar. 5, 1834, dau. of Abner and Henrietta (McPherson) 
Duckels, who removed to America in 1836 and settled at Bi-idge- 
port. Conn., in 1850. 

Mr. Sterling was a railway engineer, running on the Housa- 
tonic, the Naugatuck and the N. Y. C. and H. R. railways until 
1856, when he returned to his father's farm. He served as select- 
man, assessor, and in other town offices. He d. in Trumbull, Mar. 
29, 1900. 

Child: 

3677 Anna Lucetta Sterling, b. in Albany, N. Y., June 28, 

1856; m. Oct. 11, 1882, Franklin Sherman, b. in 
Trumbull, Jan. 28, 1847, son of Alonzo and Polly 
Elmira (Curtiss) Sherman ; a farmer at Long Hill, 
Trumbull. No issue. 

1829 STEPHEN SHERWOOD (Lucetta, Elijah, Sylranus, 
Stephen, Jacob, William), h. Dec. 9, 1819; m. Susan Brown. 
Lived in Newark, N. J. He d. Jan. 9, 1900. 

Children (twin daughters) : 

3680 Cornelia Sherwood, m. John Le Telle ; d. ; no issue. 

3681 Cordelia Sherwood, m. Slober; no issue. 

1830 WILLIAM SHERWOOD (brother of the above), b. Jan. 
19, 1823; m. Oct. 28, 1846, Mary H. Nichols, b. Oct. 18, 1824, 
dau. of John and Ruth (Beach) Nichols of Trumbull. He was 
a farmer on the homestead of his fatlicr at Bridgeport. He d. 
Apr. 3, 1879. She d. Oct. 18, 1873. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 719 

Children : 
3682 Mary Eliza Sherwood, b. Oct. 27, 1848 ; m. Edward Sher- 
man, son of Austin and Charity (Mallett) Sherman. 
Had: William, b. in June, 1873, d. in Aug., 1874; 
Cora May, b. in Aug., 1874, living in Tampa, Fla. ; 
John ; and Sally Shelton, who d. in girlhood. Mary 
d. Apr. 5, 1885, in Norfolk, Va. 

3687 George William Sherwood, b. Aug. 16, 1850; unm. ; lives 

on the homestead farm. 

1834 EDWARD STERLING {George, Philip, Sylvanus, 
Stephen, Jacob, William), b. Mar. 11, 1831; m. in Bridgeport, 
Oct. 18, 1853, Rebecca A. Hawley, b. Oct.^ 13, 1832, dau. of 
Bronson and Rebecca (Burr) Hawley. {See No. 41.) 

Edward Sterling graduated at Yale, B.A. in 1852 and M.A., 
1855. He was a member of the school committee at the time of the 
organization of the Union Schools in 1876 ; is one of the standing 
committee of the Bridgeport Orphan Asylum; has been a trustee 
and director of the Bridgeport Savings Bank and the First Na- 
tional Bank for many years and is (in 1902) first vice-president 
of the former institution. He is president of the Bridgeport Elas- 
tic Web Co., a leading manufacturing concern, and has long been 
a deacon in the Second Congregational church. 

Children, born in Bridgeport : 

3688 Jennie Harris Sterling, b. June 14, 1855; m. May 25, 

1882, Nelson Van Tassel, son of Reuben, b. Nov. 28, 
1848, d. Oct. 27, 1882. Residence, Bridgeport. 

3689 tGeorge Bronson Sterling, b. Feb. 9, 1857; m. Sally 

Whitcomb. 

3690 tEmma Rebecca Sterling, b. Apr. 19, 1862; m. the Rev. 

Robert E. Carter. 

3691 Alice Burr Sterling, b. May 5, 1874 ; m. June 30, 1896, 

Frank Gaylord Cook, b. May 13, 1859 ; a lawyer at 
Cambridge, Mass. 

1837 ELI STERLING NICHOLS (Pamelia, Philip, Sylvanus, 
Stephen, Jacob, William), h. in Cambria, N. Y., June 24, 1835; 
m. Jan. 30, 1867, Frances Ransom Harwood. 

EH Nichols served three years in the War of the Rebellion. 
Shortly after the war closed he was appointed Deputy Collector 



720 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

of Customs at Niagara Falls, N. Y., where he resided until his 
death, May 13, 1898. 
Children: 
8692 t Winifred Gertrude Nichols, b. Oct. 4, 1871 ; m. John W. 
Cutler. 

3693 Harwood Sterling Nichols, b. Mar. 14, 1884; lives at 

Niagara Falls. 

1839 MARY FRANCES NICHOLS (sister of the above), h. 
in Cambria, Mar. 9, 1840; m. Dec. 28, 1865, Charles Olds, b. 
Aug. 9, 1833, son of George Olds, b. Nov. 23, 1788, who m. May 
21, 1812, Mary Kent, b. Dec. 16, 1790, and removed from Massa- 
chusetts to Cambria. They reside at Cambria, where Mr. Olds 
is a farmer. 
Children : 

3694 George Hezekiah Olds, b. Oct. 20, 1866; whereabouts 

unknown. 

3695 t Charles Louis Olds, b. Mar. 24, 1869; m. Mary A. 

Johnson. 

3696 t Willis Jerome Olds, b. Apr. 18, 1871; m. Lauretta Shaw. 

3697 tEdwin Nelson Olds, b. Nov. 18, 1872; m. Effie R. Wells. 

3698 Jesse Sterling Olds, b. Jan. 9, 1876; unm. (1902); a 

merchant in Kansas. 

3699 Edith May Olds, b. July 29, 1878. 

1842 FRANCES ELIZABETH BOOTH (Manj. PhUip, Sijl- 
vanus, Stephen, Jacob, WiUiam), b. June 14, 1846; m. Mar. 
13, 1872, Reuben Henry Sherwood, b. Dec. 25, 1832, son of 
Charles and Polly Betsey (Sherman) Slierwood of Kent, Conn. 

Mr. Sherwood served in Co. H, 2d Conn. Artillerj', during the 
Civil War. He was a farmer in Trumbull; he d. Aug. 14, 1877. 

Children: 

3700 Jennie Louise Sherwood, b. Feb. 18, 1873. 

3701 George Henry Sherwood, b. IVIay 26, 1874. 

3702 John Reuben Sherwood, b. Apr. 22, 1876; m. in June, 

1899, Minnie F. Edwards. 

1844 MARY LOUISE BOOTH (sister of the above), b. July 
26, 1856; m. Nov. 10, 1886, Frank H. Dibble, b. May 27, 1852, 
son of Ezra B. and Sarah (Andrews) Dibble of Trumbull, Conn. 
Mr. Dibble is a mechanic. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 721 

Children : 
3703 Bessie Inez Dibble, b. June 11, 1887. 
3704. Herbert Andrews Dibble, b. Nov. 8, 1888. 
3705 Ina Blanche Dibble, b. June 4, 1892. 

1847 GEORGE LOOMIS STERLING (Stephen, Philip, Sijl- 
vanus, Stephen, Jacob, William'), b. in Trumbull, Conn., Dec. 3, 
1855; m. July 1, 1901, Marie Louise Doyle, b. Feb. 27, 1867, 
dau. of Joseph and Catharine (Chrystal) Doyle of New York City. 

G. S. Sterling entered the academic department of Yale in 
1872, graduating B.A. 1876, spent two years in New Haven 
pursuing studies in graduate department, principally metaphysics, 
history, social science and Latin, and in 1878 entered the law 
department of Yale, graduating and being admitted to the bar 
of Connecticut in 1880. He went to New York City in October 
of that year, was admitted to the bar there in 1881, where he has 
since resided practicing his profession. He prepared and edited 
the fourth and fifth editions of Burrill on Assignments and did 
much work in connection with the various plans for the codifica- 
tion of the Laws of the State of New York He also had much 
to do with the preparation of the Greater New York Charter, 
drafting and arranging certain parts as they were finally en- 
acted. He is perhaps best known as an assistant to the corpora- 
tion counsel of New York City, an officer who is the general legal 
adviser of and attorney for the municipality. He has been such 
for about twenty-three years (1885—1908), under all the admin- 
istrations of that period and has come to be regarded as an 
authority on municipal law, particularly on those branches con- 
cerning the finances and assessments for local improvements, 
especially the condemning of land for water privileges. 

He belongs to numerous clubs in New York City, including 
the Union Club, University Club, Bar Association, Yale Club, The 
Scawanhaka and Corinthian Yacht clubs and St. George's Society. 
He resides on Fifth Avenue. No issue. 

1848 ARABELLA ELIZA STERLING {sister of the above), 
b. in Trumbull, June 11, 1858; m. Oct. 25, 1882, George Dimon 
Mallett, b. Aug. 20, 1854, son of Morse D. and Harriet E. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



(Dimon) Mallett of Tashua, Trumbull. Mr. Mallett is a farmer 
in Trumbull. Post office address, Bridgeport, R. F. D., No. 1. 
Children : 

3706 Dwight Sterling Mallett, b. Jan. 27, 1884. 

3707 Ruth Harriet Mallett, b. July 22, 1889. 

3708 Dorothy Belle Mallett, b. Feb 1, 1892. 

3709 Ahce May Mallett, b. June 12, 1897. 

1850 ELBERT EDWARDS (Lucretui, Nathaniel, Sylvanus, 
Stephen, Jacob, William), b. in 1819; m. Anna Nichols, b. in 
Feb., 1821. Pie d. Apr. 12, 1893. She d. Dec. 12, 1900. 
Children : 

3710 Wilbur S. Edwards, b. in 1849; d. May 19, 1868. 

3711 Ermina Edwards, b. in Oct., 1851 ; d. Apr. 26, 1872. 

3712 Orville B. Edwards, b. in June, 1855; d. Sept. 10, 1868. 

1858 GEORGE CLTITIS STERLING (Charles, Nathaniel, 
Sylvanus, Stephen, Jacob, William), b. in Trumbull, Conn., Apr. 
3, 1847; m. June 5, 1872, Maria Palmer Cramsey, b. Oct. 2, 
1853, dau. of James D. and Harriet (Archer) Cramsey of New 
York City. George C. Sterling spent his boyhood days on his 
father's farm, entering the china and glassware business in Bridge- 
port, and later engaged in the same calling in New York, remain- 
ing in it for twenty-five years. In 1891, with practically no 
business on the books and no agency organization, he was ap- 
pointed manager of the Metropolitan General Agency of the 
Accident Department of the ^tna Life Insurance Company of 
Hartford. During the j'ears following the growth of the business 
has been steadj^ rapid, and substantial, until in ten years the 
agency occupied a leading position for volume of business secured. 
While IMr. Sterling's business offices are in New York City, his 
home is in Bridgeport. 
Children : 

3713 Harriet Minerva Sterhng, b. Aug. 30, 1873: m. Apr. 

15, 1903, Reginald Hood Giles of New York City. 

3714 Le Grand Sterling, b. Sept. 30, 1875 ; d. July 20, 1876. 

3715 Emily Eliza Sterling, b. Aug. 11, 1877. 

3716 Charles Archer Sterling, b. Aug. 12, 1879. 

3717 Mary Louise Sterhng, b. July 1, 1882. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 723 

1861 JOHN TOLMAN STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. June 5, 1857; m. Jan. 5, 1881, Harriet Elizabeth Peck, b. in 
Stratford, Conn., Oct. 6, 1858, dau. of Elliott Judson and Eliza- 
beth Ellen (Baldwin) Peck of Stratford. Mr. Sterling is a 
merchant, residing in Bridgeport, Conn. 
Children : 

3718 Le Grand Elliott Sterling, b. Mar. 6, 1882. 

3719 Howard Peck Sterling, b. July 9, 1886. 

3720 John Carleton Sterling, b. Apr. 25, 1888. 

1863 ELIZABETH DE FOREST (Mart/ Ann, Jesse, Sylvanus, 
Stephen, Jacob, William), b. Oct. 6, 1826; m. Frederick Hawley. 
He was lost at sea in the wreck of the Central America, off Cape 
Hatteras, Sept. 12, 1857, when over 400 were drowned. She d. in 
May, 1870. 

Children : 

3721 Charles De Forest Hawley, b. Aug. 7, 1855; d. about 

1890. 

3722 tWilhs Hawley, b. Apr. 1, 1857 ; m. Millie Beuchner. 

1864 ANNA MARIA DE FOREST {sister of the above), b. 
Aug. 11, 1828; m. Lucius B. Boomer. By a former marriage 
he had a son, Lucius S., who m. Bertha SterHng (No. 1875). He 
was a noted bridge builder. She d. Jan. 11, 1880. 

Children : 

3723 tWilHam B. Boomer, b. Dec. 31, 1857; m. Louise Bates. 

3724 Mary McClellan Boomer, b. July 7, 1861; m. Oct. 3, 

1889, Charles L. Page; residence, Chicago. 
1866 SARAH STERLING DE FOREST {sister of the above), 
b. in Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 30, 1834; m. in Chicago, 111., 
Dec. 28, 1864, Maj. Henry Appleton Rust, b. in Springfield, 
Mass., Nov. 26, 1832, son of Elisha Converse and Minerva 
(Baker) Rust. 

He entered the 27th 111. Infantry at the outbreak of the Civil 
War as adjutant, was promoted to captain and mustered out as 
major after three years' service. He was in the siege of Island 
No. 10, was an engineer during the Atlanta campaign in construct- 
ing fortifications, bridges, etc., and was wounded in the head at 
Rocky Face Bridge. After the war he was a contractor in re- 



724 THE STERLING GEXEALOGY 

building for the government the railway bridges throughout the 
South; has lived in Cliicago since 1866; an engineer and con- 
tractor. Major Rust is a member of various patriotic societies, 
trustee of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, vice-president 
of Children's Aid Society, president of Mount Hope Cemetery 
Association, trustee and member of the finance committee of the 
University of Chicago. Mrs. Rust d. in Chicago, Oct. 21, 1897. 

Children : 
•8725 Henry Appleton Rust, b. in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 7, 
1865; d. in Chicago, Aug. 3, 1881. 

3726 'Bessie Sterling Rust, b. Jan. 21, 1867; m. James W. 

Johnston. 

3727 tphilip De Forest Rust, b. Jan. 16, 1869 ; m. Mary L. 

Rourke. 

3728 tMary Converse Rust, b. Oct. 17, 1870; m. Enos M. 

Barton. 

1875 BERTHA STERLING (Charles, Jesse, Sylvanus, Stephen, 
Jacob, William), h. in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1850; m. Mar. 13, 
1877, Lucius Sylvius Boomer, son of Lucius B. Boomer (sec No. 
186-t) by his first marriage. 

Mr. Boomer graduated from Andover Academy and from 
Yale. He d. Mar. 6, 1897. Mrs. Boomer was reared by her 
uncle. Dr. David Nash of Bridgeport; was educated at a local 
seminary and at the Massachusetts State Normal School and 
taught school for several years. In 1906 Mrs. Boomer resided at 
Estero, Lee Co., Fla., a member of " The Koreshan Lenity," a 
" communistic and co-operative organization " in which her title 
is " Berthaldine, Matrona." This sect, followers of Koresh, who 
founded it in 1889, advocates, among other beliefs, that the earth 
is the interior of a hollow globe, the heavens being in the center. 

Children : 

3729 Lucius Messinger Boomer, b. at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 

Aug. 22, 1878; a hotel manager in Florida and in 
Canada. 

3730 Harrison Bradley Boomer, b. in Chicago, Sept. 15, 1880; 

a musician ; served four years in the regular army 
as musician. 
8731 Bertha May Boomer, b. in Chicago, May 1, 1882. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 725 

3732 Ruth Sterling Boomer, b. in Johnstown, Penn., Oct. 16, 

1888. 

1907 JANE ELEANOR SHERMAN {Isaac Sherman, David 
Sherman, Mary, Stephen, Jacob, William), m. Rowland B. Lacey, 
b. at Easton, Conn., Apr. 6, 1818, only son of Jesse and Edna 
(Munson) Lacey. 
Children : 

3733 Mary Louisa Lacey, m. 1st, Ezra D. Dickerraan, 2d, 

Samuel Hunter. 

3734 Edward Rowland Lacey, d. aged 6 years. 

3735 Henry Rowland Lacey, d. aged 1 year. 

3736 David Sherman Lacey. 

1910 SARAH STERLING {John, David, Abijah, Stephen, 
Jacob, William), h. in Stratford, Conn., Oct. 28, 1832; m. Mar. 
10, 1857, Robert H. Wetmore, b. Jan. 1, 1832, son of George 
W. and Mary (Hegeman) Wetmore of Stratford. 

Mr. Wetmore was a merchant in the wholesale silk trade in 
New York City. He d. June 1, 1900. Mrs. Wetmore resides in 
New York with her son. 

Only child: 

3737 Sidney Sterling Wetmore, b. Mar. 22, 1859; unm. 

(1902). 

1912 CATHARINE MARY STERLING {sister of the above), 
b. in Stratford, May 9, 1841 ; m. June 3, 1869, Rufus William 
Bunnell, b. Feb. 11, 1835, son of William R. and Sarah (Haight) 
Bunnell. {See No. 798.) 

Mr. Bunnell was a corporal in the 23d Regt., Conn. Vol. ; went 
on the Banks expedition to New Orleans, was captured by the 
rebels at Brazier City and paroled. He has been an architect in 
Bridgeport, Conn., many years. 

Children : 

3738 tsterhng Haight Bunnell, b. Jan. 30, 1871; m. Rebecca 

Peterson. 

3739 Frank Scott Bunnell, b. Oct. 2, 1872. 

3740 Catharine Tomlinson Bunnell, b. Mar. 17, 1876. 

1913 JOHN WILLIAM STERLING, LL.D. {brother of the 
above), h. in Stratford, May 12, 1844; unm. 



726 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

John W. Sterling was educated in preparation for college at 
Stratford Academy, an institution of high rank, and graduated 
as valedictorian of his class. He entered Yale College, where he 
soon gained eminence as a student and in the social Hfe of the 
university'. He took one of the much coveted Townsend prizes 
and enjoyed the likewise much desired distinction of election to 
Skull and Bones, one of the famous secret societies of the Senior 
class, membership in which is limited to fifteen and is supposed to 
be the highest social honor in university hfe. He was also a 
member of Alpha Delta Phi, one of the foremost of the Greek 
letter fraternities. At the end of his course he was chosen a 
member of the distinguished graduate fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, 
and was graduated from Yale with high honors in the class of 
1864. The following year he spent in special study of English 
literature and history under Prof. Noah Porter, who was after- 
ward president of Yale. 

Mr. Sterling next came to New York City and entered the 
law school of Columbia College, where he pursued a brilliant ca- 
reer and was graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1867. 

Admitted to practice at the bar of New York he entered 
the employment of the distinguished lawyer David Dudley Field, 
being the youngest clerk in his office. In May, 1868, he left Mr. 
Field to become managing clerk in another office but in the fol- 
lowing December he returned to become a partner of Mr. Field 
in the firm of Field and Shearman. This firm pursued a prosper- 
ous and distinguished career for a number of years. 

In Sept., 1873, however, Mr. Field retired and the firm name 
was thereupon changed to that of Shearman and Sterling, the 
senior partner being Thomas G. Shearman. This firm has been 
connected with a number of the most famous cases in recent Ameri- 
can jurisprudence. It had complete charge of the interests of 
Henry Ward Beecher in the litigation brought against him by 
Theodore Tilton and others, which began in 1874 and lasted two 
years. The great trial consumed six months and ended in the 
defeat of the plaintiffs and their payment of costs. 

In 1876 Shearman and Sterling were retained as counsel in 
a number of suits arising out of the famous " Black Friday " 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 727 

in Wall Street in 1869. In recent years Mr. Sterling has given 
his attention largely to railroad interests. He has been personally 
concerned in the formation, foreclosure, and reorganization of 
various important concerns, among which were the International 
and Great Northern of Texas in 1879; the Southern Carolina 
Railway in 1881; the Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central; 
the Canadian Pacific, and the Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg 
in 1882 ; the Great Northern in 1890 and the Duluth and Winni- 
peg in 1896. He also aided in organizing the New York and 
Texas Land Company in 1880. 

He is counsel for many trust estates and for many British 
corporations and investors. He is vice-president of the Pennsyl- 
vania Coal Company, a director of the National City Bank and 
its third largest stockholder; the New York Security and Trust 
Company; the Evansville and Terre Haute Railway Company; 
the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway Company; the 
Bond and Mortgage Guarantee Company ; the Consolidated Gas 
Company ; the New Amsterdam Gas Company ; the Standard Gas 
Company ; the Northern Gas Company ; the Central Union Gas 
Company ; the East River Gas Company ; the Carbide and 
Acetylene Company and others. 

He is a trustee of the Union League Club and a member of 
the University, Lawyer's, Yale, Union, Tuxedo, and Riding clubs 
of New York, the Down-town Association, the New England 
Society of New York, the American Fine Arts Society, the Phi 
Beta Kappa and Alpha Delta Plii fraternities. He is president 
and trustee of the Miriam Osborn Memorial Home Association, 
whose home at Rye, N. Y., is for aged, indigent gentlewomen. 

Mr. Sterling has a fine private library of several thousand 
volumes, including some rare editions and works of exceptional 
value. Yale made him an LL.D. in 1893. (The National Cyclo- 
pedia of Am. Biography, Who 's Who in America, Who 's Who 
in New York.) 

In 1901 Mr. Shearman retired from the firm although it still 
retains the old name of Shearman and Sterhng. Mr. Sterling has 
associated with him John A. Garver. In 1902 he built on upper 
Fifth Avenue between Seventy-second and Seventy-third streets 



T28 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

tlie five story and mansard white marble dwelling wliich he 
occupies. 

Mr. Sterhng is one of the great financial kings of the country 
and is embraced within that limited circle of men whose affairs 
are so extensive and interests so vast that they virtually control 
the entire business interests of the United States. (See frontis- 
piece, Vol. II.) 

1915 ELIZA COFFIN STERLING (David, David, Abijah, 
Stephen, Jacob, WiUiam), h. Aug. 27, 182i; m. May 8, 1843, 
William Ellison, a printer of Bridgeport, later of New York. 

Children : 
3741 David Sterling EIHson, b. Aug. 12, 1844 ; a bank clerk 
in New York; m. Dec. 25, 1864, Sarah Amelia 
Holmes of Brookljni. He was drowned at Rye, 
N. Y., Aug. 14, 1865. One child: David Sterling, 
b. Oct. 6, d. Dec. 14, 1865. 

3743 Robert Henry Ellison, b. Sept. 17, 1847; connected 

with the Central National Bank, New York. 

3744 Wilham EIHson, b. June 14, 1851 ; d. Oct. 4, 1852. 

1916 ROBERT HENRY STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. Feb. 29, 1828; m. in 1854 Jane Wheaton of Branford, Conn. 
Went to California in 1849, settled eventuall}- at Napa and 
became a lumber merchant there. 

Child: 

3745 Julia Sterhng, b. Feb. 7, 1855. 

1917 CAPT. JOHN WILLIAM STERLING (Sherrcood, Da- 
vid, Abijah, Stephen, Jacob, William), b. in Bridgeport, Conn., 
S'ept. 16, 1826; m. Apr. 19, 1854, Mary Catharine Wade, dau. of 
George and Sally (McLane) Wade. " He was Capt. of the 2d 
Conn. Light Battery which offered itself, officers and company, 
to the Government in the War of the Rebellion and left home as 
a Company of U. S. Vols., Oct. 15, 1862. The company was in 
active service at Gettysburg and Wolf's Run Shoals and was sent 
to New York to suppress the draft riot in August, 1863, after 
which it returned to Washington and in Januarj', 1864, went to 
New Orleans ; served as guard at Brazier City, took part in the 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 729 

bombardment of Fort Gaines at Mobile and cannonaded Fort 
Morgan for four days until it surrendered." (Strong Genealogy.) 
Capt. Sterling resigned in Oct., 1865, and returned to Bridgeport. 
He was a merchant. His widow was living in Bridgeport in 1902. 
Children : 

3746 John McLane Sterling, b. July 29, 1859; lives in 

Bridgeport. 

3747 Elizabeth Wade Sterling, b. Feb. 6, 1861; m. 

Walcott. 

1919 FREDERICK STERLING (brother of the above), b. 
in Bridgeport, July 3, 1830; m. Apr. 6, 1853, Minerva L. 
Barnum, dau. of Philo F. and Sally (Taylor) Barnum, a niece of 
P. T. Barnum, the showman. He was a merchant in Bridgeport. 

Children: 

3748 Caroline Augusta Sterhng, b. Aug. 2, 1855; d. Sept. 

1, 1856. 

3749 Minerva B. Sterling, b. Sept. 15, 1859 ; m. Root. 

3750 Josephine Coles Sterhng, b. Apr. 4, 1867; d. July 21, 

1868. 

1920 CAPT. MARCUS STERLING (brother of the above), ^ 
h. in Bridgeport, Nov. 29, 1831 ; m. Dec. 25, 1852, Rebecca ^ 
Hamilton Sherman, dau. of Isaac and Eliza (Bassett) Sherman 
(No. 1899), from whom he was divorced in 1855. She m. 2d 
Henry Seymour and had by him two children. 

He enlisted in Sept., 1861, in the First Conn. Cavalry as 
a private, was promoted to lieutenant, again to captain and pro- 
vost marshal at Washington; was living in San Francisco in 
1907. 

Children : 

3751 tWilham Hamilton Sterling, b. Nov. 24, 1853; m. 

Minette Harrison. 

3752 tLiUian Augusta Sterling, b. in Oct., 1854; m. WilHam 

H. Beardsley. 

1923 CAROLINE CLINTON STERLING (sister of the above) , 
b. in Bridgeport, Jan. 15, 1837; m. Nov. 12, 1856, Stephen Bur- 
roughs, son of Henry and Ophelia (Hurd) Burroughs. He was 



730 THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 

a merchant in Bridgeport, where he d. Feb. 14, 1866. She m. a 
second time. 
Children : 
3753 Cornelius S. Burroughs, b. Jan. 3, 1859. 
Twin boys, d. in infancy. 

1924 JANE ELIZABETH STERLING (sifter of the above), 
b. in Bridgeport, July 29, 1838; m. Oct. 16, 1861, WiUiam Elmer 
Seeley, son of Seth Sceley of Fairfield, Conn. 

Mr. Seeley began his career as a bank clerk. In 1864 he as- 
sisted in forming the First National Bank of Bridgeport and 
became its first cashier. In 1892 he was elected its president. 
He has been for years president of the People's Savings Bank of 
Bridgeport, has served the city as alderman, treasurer, and fire 
commissioner. He has represented his district in the State Senate 
and was chairman of the committee on finance while in that body. 
In 1902 he was elected state comptroller. He is a 33d degree 
Mason, member of leading clubs of his city and of the Union 
League Club of New York and of patriotic societies. 
Children : 
3T56 William Elmer Seeley, b. Jan. 17, 1863; m. Maude 
Parker; resides in Bridgeport. Has one ch., Wil- 
liam Parker. 

3758 Frederick Sterling Seeley, b. Aug. 13, 1864; m. Ger- 

trude Bramlee. 

3759 Henry Sterling Seeley, m. Laura Devol, dau. of W. H. 

and Mai-y Jane (Brooker) Dcvol of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

3760 Robert Clinton Seeley, m. Clara Brown, dau. of C. E. and 

Ella T. (Brooker) Brown. Have one ch., Robert 
Clinton. 

3762 Frank Earl Seeley. 

1925 SHERWOOD STERLING (brother of the above), b. 
in Bridgeport, Apr. 4, 1840; m. Oct. 24, 1861, Fanny White, 
dau. of Isaac White of Easton, Conn. He lives in Ansonia, Conn. 

Children: 

3763 Ida Sterling, b. Dec. 3, 1862. 

3764 Clifford Sterling, b: Dec. 3, 1864. 

3765 Katharine Wade Sterling, b. in Feb., 1867; d. young. 
3760 Grace Sterling. 

3767 Maude Sterling. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 731 

1927 HENRY SUMMERS STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. July 12, 1846; m. Dec. 19, 1870, Julia Frances Burr, 
b. Dec. 17, 1850, dau. of Charles H. and Mary Eliza (Blackman) 
Burr of Astoria, N. Y. Resided at Plainfield, N. J. 
Children : 
8768 Sherwood Sterling, d. 1872. 

3769 Charles Burr Sterling. 

3770 Mary Burr Sterling. 

3771 Carl Sterling. 

3772 Warner Strong Sterling. 

1934 JAMES STERLING BUNNELL (Cornelia, David, 
Abijah, Stephen, Jacob, William), b. in Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 
15, 1843; m. at Waverly, N. J., Jan. 12, 1871, Katharine T. 
Mapes. Residence, Berkeley, Cal. 
Children, born in San Francisco : 

3773 Louise Mapes Bunnell, b. Jan. 7, 1872; m. Oct. 14, 1893, 

Charles A. Keeler. Ch., b. in Berkeley, JMerodine, b. 
Oct. 26, 1895. 

3775 Marion Mapes Bunnell, b. July 29, 1877 ; d. Oct. 8, 1882. 

3776 Katharine Cordelia Bunnell, b. Oct. 24, 1880. 

3777 Alexander Sterhng Bunnell, b. June 17, 1882. 

1936 KATHAHINE S. BUNNELL (sister of the above), h. in 
Bridgeport, Feb. 11, 1847; m. Oct. 7, 1870, George F. Lewis, 
M.D. ; residence, Palo Alto, Cal. 
Child: 

3778 Robert Strong Lewis, b. in Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 19, 

1882 ; a student in Lcland Stanford, Jr., University. 

1941 JULIAN HENRY STERLING (Daniel, Daniel, Abijah, 
Stephen, Jacob, William), h. in Bridgeport, Conn., Mar. 14, 
1845; m. Feb. 18, 1868, his second cousin (No. 1928), Henrietta 
Day Sterling, b. Sept. 16, 1847, dau. of Sherwood and Jane 
Elizabeth (Hawley) Sterling. 

Julian H. Sterling graduated from Yale University in 1868. 
In 1873 he completed a course of study at the Yale school of 
fine arts and during the years 1880 and 1881 he studied in Paris, 
France. He has exhibited in the National Academy of Design 
in New York and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Philadelphia, of which Paul Beck, his great-grandfather was one 
of the founders. Paul Beck's portrait, painted by Gilbert Stuart, 
was given by his will to this academy. 

In 1863 he enlisted in the Chnton Rifles of New York. This 
company was merged into the 23d Regt., N. Y. Vols. 

During his career Mr. Sterling has done considerable writing 
for various magazines and newspapers. He has been a member 
of the New York Press Club, and vice-president of the Connecti- 
cut Press Club. 

Children : 

3779 tPaul Beck Sterling, b. Mar. 24, 1870; m. Mary R. 

Robinson. 

3780 t Julian Beck Sterling, b. June 28, 1872; m. Harriet A. 

Howes. 

3781 Maxwell Beck Sterhng, b. May 18, 1877; m. Nov. 14, 

1900, Minnie E. Flagg, b. May 24, 1880, dau. of 
Charles Ward and Minnie E. (Spencer) Flagg of 
Bridgeport. 

1944 MARGARET VINCENT STERLING (Alexander, Fred- 
erick, Abijah, Stephen, Jacob, William), b. in New York City, 
Sept. 14, 1853 ; m. there June 4, 1874, Clarence Ashley Postley, 
b. in N. Y., Feb. 9, 1849, son of Gen. Brook and Agnes (Kain) 
Postley. 

Col. C. A. Postley received his early education in private 
schools, where he prepared for admission to the L'nited States 
Military Academy at West Point from which he graduated in 
1870. He was assigned to the artillery branch of the arnw, as 
an officer of the 3d artillery; 1870-72 he saw service in Florida 
and then entered as a student in the artillery school at Fortress 
Monroe, graduating therefrom in 1873. 

He was assistant professor of mathematics at West Point 
from 1873 to 1878. In 1883 he resigned from the service, hav- 
ing attained the rank of lieutenant of artillerj' in the regular 
army. He also served on the staff of his father with the rank of 
colonel of engineers. 

Colonel Postley has one of the finest private libraries in the 
L^nited States bearing largely upon the military history of the 
country. He is a member of the Union League, University, Man- 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 733 

hattan, Racquet, Riding, Players, United Service, and New York 
Athletic clubs and the Country Club of Westchester Co. 

He is one of the enthusiastic sportsmen of the metropohs, 
having been identified with sporting events for many years. He 
was the owner of the Yacht Colonia which was built as an Amer- 




The Postley Home 

ica's Cup defender; is a member of nearly all the leading yacht 
clubs including the American, New York, Corinthian, Larchmont, 
and Seawanhaka-Corinthian, and is a patron of the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art. Mrs. Margaret Postley is a prominent member 
of the Now York Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion, and in 1901 was vice regent. 

Since 1886 the family home has been at 817 Fifth Avenue, 
corner of 63d Street, New York. 

Children : 
3782 Sterling Postley, b. at West Point, Sept. 28, 1877; m. 
Ethel Cook of San Francisco. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



3783 Elise Postley, b. at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., June 25, 1883 ; 

m. Nov. 1, 1904, Ross Ambler Curran, son of J. 
Ross Curran, banker, of N. Y. 

1965 FRED INHLLER STERLING (William, Xathanicl, Wil- 
liam, William, William, Richard, William), h. in Fabius, Onondaga 
Co., N. Y., Apr. 20, 1849; m. in Tipton, la., Nov. 11, 1869, 
Sophia Gould Daniels. He is an arcliitect and builder in Sioux 
City, la. 

Cliildren : 

3784 'Anna Gertrude Sterling, b. Sept. 15, 1870 ; m. John L. 

Hardy. 

3785 Arthur Campbell Sterling, b. in Tipton, Apr. 2, 1872; 

unm. 

3786 t Walter Samuel Sterling, b. Sept. 30, 1873; m. Clara 

A. Miller. 

3787 tMary Sophia Sterling, b. Apr. 4, 1876; m. Dr. Charles 

"S. Grabin. 

3788 Howard Hoyt Sterhng, b. in Sioux City, Feb. 14, 1878. 

3789 Fred Daniels Sterling, b. in Sioux City, Jan. 28, 1880. 

3790 Helen Ehzabeth Sterhng, b. in Sioux City, Jan. 17, 1882. 

3791 Martha Daniels Sterling, b. in Sioux City, July 27, 1883. 

3792 Edna Alice Sterhng, b. in Sioux City, Aug. "7, 1885. 

3793 Robert Chase Sterhng, b. in Sioux City, Mar. 1, 1887. 

3794 Ralph Wilham Sterling, b. in Sioux City, Oct. 20, 1888. 

3795 Ruth Ella Sterhng, b. in Sioux City, Apr. 23, 1891. 

1967 CHARLES SAMLT:L STERLING (brother of the 
above), b. at Galesburg, 111., Jan. 18, 1858; m. in Sioux City, 
Dec. 14, 1898, Flora Viola Wood. Mr. Sterling is a carpenter 
and builder in Sioux City. 

Children, born in Sioux City: 

3796 Charles Wood Sterling, b. Jan. 3, 1900. 

3797 Evelyn Viola Sterling, b. Nov. 11, 1901. 

1970 ALBERT REED STERLING (Charles, Isaac, William, 
William, William, Richard, William), b. in Wilton, Conn., Jan. 
3, 1869; m. 1st, Ida Abigail Gilbert, dau. of Brewer and Emma 
Jane (Godfrey) Gilbert, b. Aug. 27, 1870; d. Nov. 24, 1892; m. 
2d, in Aug., 1898, Anna, dau. of Patrick and Mary Kelley. 
A trolley car conductor at Portchester, N. Y. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 735 

Child : 

3798 Charles Earlc Sterling, b. Mar. 4, 1902. 

1971 ALICE STERLING {sister of the above), b. in Wilton, 
Dec. 10, 1870; m. Dec. 28, 1892, Louis J. A. Kroger of Wilton, 
b. in 1868. 
Children : 

3799 Louise Stevens Kroger, b. Dec. 4, 1894. 

3800 Ernest Albert Kroger, b. Feb. 5, 1896. 

3801 Lawrence Kroger. 

1973 LINA LITTLE STERLING (sister of tlie above), b. in 
W^ilton, June 5, 1874 ; m. Oct. 5, 1S9-, Wilber, son of Charles and 
Elizabeth Woodruff. 
Cliildren : 

3802 Ida Woodruff, b. Oct. 29, 1896. 

3803 Margarite Woodruff, b. May 22, 1898. 

3804 Florence Woodruff, b. in Apr., 1902. 

1976 CORA SAMANTHA STERLING {sister of the above), 
b. in Wilton, Jan. 5, 1881 ; m. Edward, son of Arthur and JuKa 
Batterson. 
Children : 

3805 Walter Batterson, b. Aug. 1, 1898. 

3806 Howard Batterson, b. July 21, 1900. 

1987 WILLIAM STERLING {Henry, Isaac, Samuel, Samuel, 
William, Richard, William), b. in N. Y. State, Nov. 12, 1815; 
m. at Waterport, Orleans Co., N. Y., June 27, 1841, Charlotte 
Hutchinson, b. at Phelps, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1817, dau. of James 
and Susan (Sherwood) Hutchinson of Waterport. They started 
for his home the day after their marriage and arrived at Town- 
send, Norfolk Co., Can., his father's residence, on July 1. They 
lived at Simcoe, Can., until 1847, then returned to Waterport 
where William bought an interest in his father-in-law's sawmill. 
They lived here until 1850, when they settled at Portland, Ionia 
Co., Mich. He d. there Nov. 27, 1867; she d. there Dec. 16, 
1901. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



Children : 

3807 Mary E. Sterling, b. in Townsend, Can., May 17, 1842 ; 

m. George Caswell of Portland. She d. Feb. 6, 1870. 
Had two daus., one d. young. 

3808 James Henry Sterling, b. in Townsend, July 13, 1844f; 

m. 1st, Belle Scribner of Portland, who d. without 
issue; m. 2d, Flora Santee. James d. in 1901. 
His widow and two sons by second marriage live 
at Grand Rapids, Mich. 

3809 Jerome Lee Sterling, b. in Townsend, Apr. 15, 18-46; 

m. Clara Witzel of Oshkosh, Wis. Has three ch. : 
William Witzel, b. 1888; Hope Agnes, b. 1889 
(weight at 13 years, 160 lbs.) ; and Phio Irene, b. 
1894. Res. Oshkosh. 

3813 Alice Jane Sterling, b. at Waterport, Aug. 4, 1849; m. 

Marshall Doremus of Portland ; have one son. Res. 
Ionia, Mich. 

3814 Charles Sterling, m. a Miss Marcy of Portland. 

3815 Frank E. Sterling, b. at Portland, Dec. 7, 1855; m. 

1st, Estella Bellnap of Charlotte, Mich.; 2d, Cyn- 
thia Seymour. 

3816 William Marsene Sterhng, b. at Portland, Feb. 28, 1859; 

m. Jennie Walford. Res. Reed City, Mich. 

3817 Dora Lorena Sterling, b. Jan. 21, 1864 : m. Fred L. Fran- 

cis of Portland. Have a son and dau. 
1988 ISAAC BROCK STERLING (brother of the above), 
h. in the township of Saltfleet, county of Wentworth, Ontario, 
Can., Jan. 2, 1818; m. at St. Albans, Yt., Sept. 25, 1843, 
Mariette TuUar, b. at St. Albans, July 17, 1819, dau. of Reuben 
and Esther (Gates) Tullar. 

Isaac hved at Simcoe, Ontario, Can., from 1843 to 1848, at 
Gait, Can., from 1848 to 1849, at Lockport, N. Y., 1849-50. at 
Milwaukee and Racine, Wis., 1850-51. Settled in Chicago, 111., 
in 1851. He was a wholesale fruit dealer. He d. in Chicago, 
Oct. 20, 1865. She d. there Oct. 9, 1889. Buried in Oakwood 
cemetery. 

Children : 

3818 tLouise Caroline Sterhng, b. June 4, 1846; m. William 

Best. 

3819 tHerbcrt Tullar Sterling, b. Nov. 20, 1849; m. Isa- 

bella Staplcton. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 737 

8820 Mortimer Frank Sterling, b. June 22, 1854 ; m. Jan. M, 
1898, Pauline Enders. He d. in Chicago, Sept. 
2i, 1899; no issue. 

3821 t William Henry Sterling, b. Sept. 21, 1859; m. Stella 

F. Cashing. 

1989 DAVID M. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Saltfleet, May 19, 1820; m. Nov. 5, 1849, Catharine G. Car- 
penter, b. Aug. 4, 1830, dau. of Joseph and Sarah Ann (Car- 
penter) Carpenter of Saltfleet. He was a farmer near Simcoe, 
Ontario, Can. He d. July 15, 1895. His widow was living at 
Simcoe in 1903. 

Children : 

3822 Sarah Ann Sterling, b. July 7, 1852 ; d. Jan. 21, 1874, 

unm. 

3823 Jonathan C. Sterling, b. Nov., 1854 ; d. Mar. 14, 1859. 

3824 Mary A. Sterhng, b. Dec. 27, 1855 ; d. Mar. 19, 1882, 

unm. 

3825 Charles W. Sterling, b. Sept. 18, 1856; m. Aug. 3, 

1876, Margaret Lemon. Lives in Chicago. Has 

two ch. : Ara and Toby. 
3828 Ceciha M. Sterling, b. Aug. 28, 1858; m. Feb. 10, 1875, 

Adlie J. Heath. Live in Ogden, Utah. Have one ch. : 

Mary D. 
3830 Emily E. Sterhng, b. Oct. 7, 1860; m. Aug. 25, 1879, 

Ozra Smith. Live near Simcoe. Have two ch. : 

Ada and Frank. 

1990 SARAH MATILDA STERLING (sister of the above), 
h. in Saltfleet, Sept. 13, 1822; m. in the township of Town- 
send, county of Norfolk, Can., July 1, 1841, John A. Carpenter, 
b. in Saltfleet, Mar. 23, 1820, son of Joseph J. Carpenter, who 
removed from N. Y. State to Saltfleet with his wife, Margaret, 
dau. of Capt. Adam Hope of Sussex Co., N. J., in 1816. Joseph 
J. was a son of Ashman Carpenter of Sussex Co., N. J. John A. 
was uncle to Catharine G., who m. David M. Sterling, preceding, 
and to John B., who m. Rachel P. Sterling, succeeding. 

John A. Carpenter removed from Canada to Michigan in the 
fall of 1860, where he lived until 1896, on a farm near Portland, 
Ionia Co. Mrs. Carpenter d. in Concord, Mich., Oct. 6, 1898. 
Mr. Carpenter was Hving in Concord in 1903. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



Children : 

3833 Benjamin Sterling Carpenter, b. in Townsend, Apr. 6, 

1842 ; m. Apr. 14, 1883, Mary Gillis of Montpelier, 
Ohio. He is a carpenter. No issue. 

3834 tMariette Carpenter, b. May 21, 1844; m. John LaDue. 

3835 McFarland Woollev Carpenter, b. in Townsend, Oct. 13, 

1846; d. Sept. 7, 1848. 

3836 William ]\IcFarlin Carpenter, b. in Townsend, June 6, 

1850; d. Mar. 26, 1851. 

3837 tEllen Maria Carpenter, b. Jan. 2, 1852; m. Francis A. 

Rockafellow. 

3838 t Sarah Matilda Carpenter, b. Aug. 3, 1854; m. Eugene 

M. Chappelle. 

3839 tLouisa Caroline Carpenter, b. Aug. 3, 1857; m. 1st, 

Albert Outwater, 2d, D. M. Samuel. 

3840 tFlorence Amelia Carpenter, b. June 7, 1860; m. Charles 

F. Keeler. 

3841 t James Webster Carpenter, b. July 3, 1865; m. Euneta 

Curtis. 

1991 RACHEL PRISCH^LA STERLING (shier of the above), 
b. in Saltfleet, Mar. 21, 1825; m. 1st, Jan. 19, 1842, McFarland 
WooUey, of the township of Townsend, who d. Nov. 6, 1843; ni. 
2d, Jan. 22, 1845, John Brock Carpenter, b. Dec. 4, 1819, son of 
Charles and Bethany (Carpenter) Carpenter of the township of 
Saltfleet. Charles was the son of Gershom Carpenter, who settled 
in Saltfleet in 1804. Bethany was dau. of Joseph J. Carpenter 
(see above). 

Mr. Carpenter was a farmer in Townsend township, near 
Simcoe. He d. Sept. 16, 1889. His widow was living there in 
1903. 

Child by first marriage : 

3842 t Joseph Henry Woollcy, b. June 5, 1843 ; m. Mary Heath. 
Children by second marriage, bom in Townsend: 

3843 Edwin Clarendon Carpenter, b. Dec. 15, 1845. A farmer 

near Simcoe ; represented the North Riding of the 
count}' of Norfolk in the Ontario Legislature, 1890- 
1902; unm. 

3844 t Wellington Jcfl'ers Carpenter, b. Feb. 19, 1848; m. 1st, 

Minnie Westover, 2d, Nancy Cochran. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 739 

3845 tMary Eliza Carpenter, b. Sept. 1, 1850; m. Charles J. 

Westover. 

3846 tCaroline Amelia Carpenter, b. Jan. 20, 1853; m. Augus- 

tus D. Ellis. 

3847 t Josephine Carpenter, b. May 26, 1855; m. Theodore S. 

Wilkin. 

3848 tBethany Carpenter, b. Dec. 9, 1857; m. Richard M. 

Orchard. 

3849 tCharles Sterling Carpenter, b. Apr. 11, I860; m. Carrie 

B. McDowell. 

3850 tEllen Augusta Carpenter, b. Apr. 4, 1865; m. Daniel K. 

Ferguson. 

3851 Albert Augustus Carpenter (twin with Ellen), d. Oct. 

11, 1865. 

3852 t William Stephenson Carpenter, b. Aug. 7, 1869; m. 

Bertha A. Foster. 

1992 LORETTA STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Salt- 
fleet, Mar. 29, 1827; m. Feb. 24, 1846, Adam B. Vrooman, b. 
at Queenston, Ontario, Can., July 1, 1821, one of the 14 children 
of Solomon Vrooman (b. at Schoharie, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1784, of 
Dutch parentage, d. Aug. 21, 1875), who m. Mar. 19, 1807, 
Mary Brown (b. Aug. 1, 1790; d. Aug., 1845). He was a farmer 
at Queenston and Tyrrel, Can.; d. Mar. 10, 1892, at Tyrrel. 
Loretta d. at Simcoe, Can., Oct. 9, 1899. 

Children : 

3853 Tryphena Vrooman, b. at Queenston, June 13, 1848; d. 

Jan. 16, 1849. 

3854 Albert Vrooman, b. at Queenston, Apr. 28, 1850; d. May 

11, 1854. 

3855 tMary Abigail Vrooman, b. Oct. 8, 1853; m. George R. 

Perry. 

3856 tjohn W. Vrooman, b. Apr. 8, 1857; m. Mary Taylor. 

3857 Edward Whitney Vrooman, b. at Queenston, Jan. 16, 

1859; m. Dec. 28, 1891, Ida Maxwell of Simcoe; a 
grocer in Buffalo, N. Y. No issue. 

3858 tFrank Sterling Vrooman, b. Feb. 19, 1864; m. Selma L. 

Gunderson. 

1993 WHITNEY G. STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. in Saltfleet, May 6, 1829; m. 1st, June 19, 1850, Louisa D. 
Widner, dau. of John and Amanda Widner, who d. July 9, 1887; 



740 THE STERLrXG GENEALOGY 

m. 2d, June 26, 1889, Minerva Sipple, dau. of Henry and Eunice 
Sipple. 

Mr. Sterling is a retired farmer, living at Simcoe, Ontario, 
Can. 

Children : 

3859 t John H. Sterling, b. July 1, 1851 ; m. Margaret Ryan. 

3860 Edwin Winslow Sterling, b. Sept. 1, 1853, d. Aug. 28, 

1855. 

3861 tEmma E. Sterling, b. June 8, 1858 ; m. George F. Travis. 

3862 t Delia L. Sterling, b. July 28, 1861^; m. Roland Boyd. 

3863 Arthur Whitney Sterling, b. May 2, 1869 ; m. Sept. 13, 

1893, dau. of Ohver and Ann Jarvis. He is a tailor 
in Montreal, Can. No issue. 

1995 SARAH ANN STERLING (sister of the above), h. at 
Stoney Creek, Ontario, Can., Sept. 1, 1832; m. Jan. 13, 1853, 
Henry Vrooman, b. at Queenston, Ontario, Mar. 23, 1827, brother 
of Adam B. Vrooman above. 

He is a retired farmer, living at Queenston, Can. Sarah d. 
there May 30, 1902. 
Children : 
3864! Larena Vrooman, b. Jan. 2, 1856; m. May 26, 1881, 
Myron M. Hamblin of Nappance, Ind., b. at Ant- 
werp, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1850, son of Martin Hamblin 
(b. at Middlefield, N. J., June 5, 1806) and Mary 
McGee. No issue. 

3865 tEleanor Vrooman, b. Jan. 25, 1859 ; m. the Rev. P. M. 

McGachern. 

3866 t Jennie Vrooman, b. July 23, 1862; m. the Rev. W. A. 

Johnston. 

3867 t William H. Vrooman, b. July 5, 1865; m. Josephine 

Council. 

3868 Lilhe Vrooman, b. Oct. 26, 1867; unm. ; lives at 

Queenston. 

1996 BENSON STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Townsend, Ontario, Can., Dec. 1, 1834; m. Oct. 30, 1856, Ann 
Eliza Babcock, b. Feb. 26, 1838, dau. of Elislia and Anna 
(Laweasan) Babcock. 

Mr. Sterling was a farmer until 1886 when he removed to 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 741 

Bay City, Mich. He has been sexton of the First M. E. church 
there since 1889. 
Children : 

3869 tGeorge Forest Sterhng, b. Sept. 30, 1857; m. Mary R. 

Willson. 

3870 Egerton Ryerson Sterhng, b. July 26, 1859 ; unm. ; of 

a roaming disposition. 

3871 tEIla Priscilla Sterhng, b. Oct. 27, 1861; m. Joseph H. 

Woolley. 

3872 Cahsta Susanna Sterling, b. Mar. 27, 1864 ; m. William 

A. Myrick of Spokane, Wash., son of W. W. and 
Ellen (Westervelt) Myrick of Cal. He d. in New 
Mexico about 1893. She is a nurse at Flint, Mich. 

3873 Willey Milton Sterling, b. Apr. 13, 1867; d. Dec. 27, 

1872. 

3874 tMary Loretta Sterhng, b. Mar. 16, 1869; m. Joseph C. 

Beidelman. 

3875 Anna Matilda Sterhng, b. Feb. 26, 1871 ; unm. ; a milli- 

ner in Cleveland, Ohio. 

3876 Theodore Franklin Sterhng, b. Mar. 13, 1873; m. Oct. 

28, 1903, Delia, dau. of Lawrence and Katharine 
(Allen) Mitchell of Cleveland, Ohio. He is a ma- 
chinist in Cleveland. 

3877 tKatharine S. V. Sterling, b. Dec. 14, 1875; m. Wilham 

S. Dulmage. 

3878 Louise Belle Sterling, b. Aug. 27, 1878; m. Aug. 22, 

1903, Mahlon A. Smith of Grand Rapids, Mich., son 

of Chilien and (Donevan) Smith. He is a bank 

clerk in Grand Rapids. 

3879 tCarrie Regina Sterling, b. Feb. 12, 1882; m. Norman 

Secor. 

3880 Grace Maude Sterling, b. Nov. 14, 1884. 

1997 CAPT. DANIEL GATES STERLING (brother of the 
above), h. in Townsend, Oct. 9, 1837; m. at Erie, Penn., Feb. 
15, 1866, Carohne Elizabeth Hubbard, b. at Ashtabula, Ohio, Oct. 
30, 1845, dau. of Daniel and JNIary Dutton (Townsend) Hubbard 
of Ashtabula. Daniel enlisted at Palmyra, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1862, 
as a private in Co. A, 111th Regt., N. Y. Vols. ; was promoted to 
fifth sergeant, then to second lieutenant, then to first lieutenant 
and later to captain of Co. F, 111th Regt. Among others he 
participated in the battles of Harper's Ferry, Gettysburg, Falling 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Waters, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, 
and Five Forks. Captain Sterling was mustered out June -i, 1865. 
He has always worked at his trade of watchmaker and jeweler 
and lias lived at Palmyra and Clyde, N. Y., Welland and Paris, 
Can., Moquon, la., Lathrop and Cameron and Knobnoster, Mo., 
Durango, Colo., Farmington, New Mexico, Silverton, Rico, Do- 
lores, Macor and Telluride, Colo. Mrs. Sterling d. Dec. 19, 1902. 
Captain Sterling was hving at the State Soldiers' Home at Monte 
A'ista, Colo., in 1906. 
Children : 
S881 John Henry Sterling, b. at Palmyra, N. Y., Nov. 17, 
1866 ; m. Delia Pardu. Is a painter in Farmington, 
New Mexico. Have a dau., Carrie Mae. 

3883 t Charles Arthur Sterling, b. Nov. 19, 1871; m. Cynthia 

E. Harris. 

3884 Daniel Herbert Sterling, a bookkeeper in Durango, Colo. ; 

unm. 

2023 MARY KIMBALL (Eliza, Isaac, Samuel, Samuel, Wil- 
liam, Richard, William), b. in Toronto, Can., Nov. 11, 1831; 
m. 1st, at ^lilford, j\lich., Marcus Dyer, b. at Chcsaning, Mich., 
who d. at Milford; m. 2d, Jan. 9, 1857, Matthew Coleman, b. Apr. 
30, 1818, son of Barnabas (b. Apr. 10, 1778; d. in Oct., 1846) 
and Rachel (Macey) Coleman (b. Nov. 20, 1778; d. Jan. 18, 
1861). Matthew d. at Pasadena, Cal, Oct. 13, 1893; she d. at 
Big Rapids, Mich., May 21, 1895. 

Children by first marriage, bom at Milford, Mich. : 

3885 Charles Dyer. 

3886 John Dyer. 

3887 Eleanor C. Dyer, m. Charles H. Terry, an Englishman, 

and has Frank A., Minnie E., Fred C, Bert R., and 
Lillian M. 
Children by second marriage: 

3893 tMary Ida Coleman, b. May 29, 1858; m. William H. 

Mosteller. 

3894 tEliza R. Coleman, b. Apr. 21, 1863; m. C. A. Verity. 

3895 Matthew E. Coleman, b. I\Iay 8, 1867, at Ionia, Mich.; 

m. twice in 1890 and 1892 at Salt Lake City; a 
tailor ; residence unknown. Ch. : Lillian B., b. Dec. 
15, 1893. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 74S 

3897 Elizabeth E. Coleman, b. Aug. 25, 1870, at Ionia; m. at 

Denver, Colo., Mar. 13, 1892, Leopold Simandy, b. 
at Nemet Paulaka, county Baes Bodrogh, Hungary, 
Nov. 15, 1873, son of Sebastian von Simandy, a 
nobleman and his wife, Rosalia Storch. Residence, 
Denver, Colo. ; no issue. 

2025 SIMEON M. KIMBALL (brother of the above), b. in 
Wliite Lake, Oakland Co., Mich., Feb. 16, 1843 ; m. Nov. 29, 1862, 
Charlotte E. Wright, b. at Genesee, Livingston Co., N. Y., May 
14, 1843, dau. of Abncr Potter Wright (b. Schoharie, N. Y., 
Apr. 24, 1815), who m. in 1839, Ehzabeth Courter (b. in Wil- 
Uamsport, Penn). 
Children : 

3898 Mariettee D. Kimball, b. in Portland, Mich., Nov. 28, 

1863; d. Aug. 14, 1864. 

3899 Charles H. Kimball, b. in Portland, Mar. 11, 1865 ; m. 

in Kalamazoo, Dec. 80, 1896, Lena Coygan; resi- 
dence, Kalamazoo, Mich. ; no issue. 

3900 Stella W. Kimball, b. in No. Plains, Mich., July 5, 1867 ; 

m. July 2, 1896, Ellis W. Gould of Ionia, Mich. 
Have one ch. : Gerald H., b. in St. Johns, Mich., 
May 10, 1899. 
3902 Adelaide E. Kimball, b. in Ionia, Aug. 25, 1869 ; m. Mar. 
27, 1895, Isaiah E. DeGowin of Cheboygan, Mich. ; 



2027 EMILY KIMBALL (sister of the above), h. at White 
Lake, Apr. 19, 1850, m. Mar. 2, 1869, Albert Nelson Bush, b. at 
Greece, Monroe Co., N. Y., Dec. 5, 1834, son of Peter and Sallie 
(Earl) Bush. (See No. 2006.) He is a farmer at Swartz Creek, 
Mich. 

Cliildren : 

3903 tMinnie Ella Bush, b. Jan. 31, 1870; m. 1st, James E. 

Propper, 2d, Frank Kelsey. 

3904 tNettie Jane Bush, b. Apr. 8, 1872; m. Frederick H. 

Gilbert. 

3905 tNellie Ann Bush, b. Dec. 10, 1876; m. John Pettit. 

2030 THOMAS WALKER McCOOL (Cyrena, Isaac, Samuel, 
Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Ontario, Can., Nov. 



744 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

23, 1835; m. Oct. 5, 1858, Frances Eliza Watson, b. in N. Y. 
State, Oct. 19, 1839. He was a farmer at Hammond, Ind. He 
d. there June 11, 1894. 
Children : 

3906 James Maitland McCool, b. Aug. 26, 1859; d. Julv 25, 

1861. 

3907 Mabel Marietta McCool, b. Mav IT, 1865; d. Feb. 14, 

1889. 

3908 Leroy McCool, b. Dec. 24, 1873; unm. ; living at Ham- 

mond with his mother (1903). 

2032 WH^LIAM McCOOL (brother of the above), h. in Porter 
Co., Ind., Nov. 5, 1847 ; m. Nov. 4, 1867, Marietta Beebe, b. in 
Porter Co., Sept. 13, 1845. He is a laborer at Traverse City, 
Mich. She d. Oct. 29, 1893. 

Cliildren : 

3909 Anah Hortence McCool, b. at McCool Sta., Ind., Julv 25, 

1868; m. Nov. 16, 1892, Clarence Grcilick, b. in 
Traverse Citv, Mich., Aug. 13, 1869. Res. Traverse 
City. Ch.: "Joseph Edwin, b. May 10, 1897, and 
Agaha Marietta, b. Jan. 5, 1903. 

3912 Cecilia Pearl McCool, b. in Chicago, Dec. 9, 1871. 

3913 William Arthur McCool, b. in Bloomington, 111., Jan. 1, 

1875, m. Apr. 25, 1899, Jean H. Atkinson, b. in 
Ontario, Can., Nov. 14, 1872. He is a milkman at 
Traverse City. Ch. : Anah Alferetta, b. Feb. 26, 
1900, and Marian, b. Mar. 24, 1901. 

3916 Clarence L. McCool, b. at McCool Sta., May 10, 1877 ; 

d. May 13, 1877. 

2033 JOHN ^^^SLEY McCOOL (brother of the above), b. 
in Porter Co., Sept. 11, 1849; m. 1st, Feb. 5, 1872, Emma Wat- 
son, who d. ]Mar. 16, 1875 ; m. 2d, Nov. 27, 1878, Luclla Frances 
Smith, b. in New Lenox, 111., Jan. 21, 1856, dau. of WiUiam Nelson 
and Jane Elizabeth (Letts) Smith. He is a stationary engineer 
in Chicago, 111. 

Children by second marriage: 

3917 Otto Nelson McCool, b. in Leaf Lake, Otter Tail Co., 

Minn.. Sept. 11, 1879; m. Feb. 4, 1903, AHce Flem- 
ing of Chicago. 

3918 Eva Cecilia Louise McCool, b. in Cliicago, Apr. 16, 1884. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 745 

2044 AMANDA M. STERLING (James, Daniel, Samuel, 
Samuel, William, Richard, William), h. in Braintrim, Wyoming 
Co., Penn., Feb. 28, 1827 ; m. Apr. 30, 1848, Charles Dement. 
Amanda d. Dec. 1.5, 1854. 

Children : 

3919 Charles A. Dement, b. in 1852; m. Jennie N. Hunt. 

3920 Dau., d. in infancy. 

2045 EDWIN C. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Braintrim, Mar. 16, 1829; m. Nov. 6, 1869, Harriet Louise 
Hewlett, b. in Albany, N. Y., May 12, 1845, dau. of Solomon R. 
and Harriet (Foster) Hewlett. 

Edwin Sterling lived in his native state until 1847, when, with 
his father's family, he removed to Dixon, 111., where he remained 
until 1850, when, in company with his twin brother Edward, he 
crossed the plains and reached San Francisco in the summer, after 
four months spent on the journey. For the following sixteen 
years he was engaged in trading and mining for gold. He was 
one of the pioneers among that vast army of fortune seekers search- 
ing for the precious metal by placer and hydraulic mining with 
varying success. This search led him to British Columbia, Wash- 
ington, and Oregon. After four years in these fields he found 
himself back in the northeastern part of the then Territory of 
Washington and he took an active part in the formation of the 
Territory of Idaho. 

He became intimately connected with the early politics of the 
new commonwealth. He served as a member of the second Legis- 
lature from Owyhee county and was instrumental in moving the 
Capitol from Lewiston to its present location at Boise. .He was 
treasurer and commissioner of the Territorial prisons for six 
years and might have received the nomination for Congress but 
his party being greatly in the minority and there being no pos- 
sibihty of election, he decUned. During the Rebellion, Edwin Ster- 
ling and the other heads of the Territorial government lived at 
Fort Boise, where they escaped the otherwise inevitable and often 
threatened molestation from the numerous Southern sympathizers 
in the Territory. 

In the spring of 1869 he went to Washington, upon some 



746 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

affairs for Idaho, and there met President Grant, and the official 
heads of departments. After his marriage he removed to San 
Francisco, where for the succeeding twelve years he was in the 
service of the United States Custom House. He then became 
superintendent of a mining corporation near Seattle, where he 
remained for six years. Mr. Sterling is a member of the Masonic 
fraternity and is grand secretary of the American Legion of 
Honor of California. He resides (1902) in San Francisco. 
Child: 

3921 Edward Curtis Sterling, b. Mar. 22, 1876 ; unm. ; hvcs 

with his father. 

2046 EDWARD STERLING (tuin with above), b. at Brain- 
trim, Mar. 16, 1829; m. 1st, May 14, 1857, Irene Bivins, b. 
at Buffalo, N. Y., Apr. 16, 1831, dau. of WiUiam and :Minerva 
(Porter) Bivins. She d. at Huron, S. Dak., Feb. 19, 1884. He 
m. 2d, Aug. 15, 1889, Alice M. Evans, b. Feb. 21, 1851, at 
Theresa, N. Y., dau. of Gilman and Mary Ann (Kelsey) Evans. 

Edward went to the Pacific coast in 1850, in company with 
his brother Edwin, and spent several years in the gold mines. 
He returned to Illinois, where he lived for many j-ears. His father 
introduced him to Abraham Lincoln immediately before the Free- 
port debate with Stephen A. Douglass. He says that he " went 
there a Know-nothing and came away a Black Republican," which 
he remained. In 1880 he removed to Huron, S. Dak., where he 
opened an hotel, wliich he later sold, and opened up the first 
farm in the section, two miles from the village. He served as 
treasurer of his (Beadle) county for four years from 1894. Liv- 
ing at Huron, a genial gentleman. 

Children by first marriage: 

3922 Kate Sterling, b. Mar. 5, 1858. On Sunday, May 4, 

1873, a crowd of several hundred persons congre- 
gated on a recently constructed iron bridge of sev- 
eral spans, at Dixon, 111., to witness a baptism in the 
Rock River. The northern span of the bridge col- 
lapsed. Fortj'-cight people were killed or drowned, 
Kate Sterling among the number. 

3923 Hattie Overficld Sterling, b. Mar. 31, I860; m. Oct. 21, 

1886, George J. Love; d. on a railroad train near 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 747 

Cheyenne, Wyo., of consumption, May 11, 1887. 
No issue. 
Sgg'i t William B. Sterling, b. Feb. 9, 1863; m. Olive S. 
Underwood. 

3925 tHarry C. Sterling, b. Mar. 11, 1867; m. Maria H. 

Stephenson. 

3926 tFred E. Sterling, b. June 29, 1869; m. Annie Parmlee. 

3927 Fanny Irene Sterling, b. Oct. 11, 1874; d. at Huron, 

Jan. 20, 1881. 

2050 NORMAN P. STERLING (brother of the above), h. at 
Wasliington, Wyoming Co., Penn., Jan. 23, 1840; m. July 25, 
1865, Josepliine Fredericks. 

Norman enhsted in Apr., 1861, in the 13th 111. Vol. Infty., 
the first volunteer regiment mustered into service, for three years, 
from the State of Illinois. He remained in the army three years 
and four months and participated as a private in every encounter 
in which the regiment was engaged. Josephine d. Jan. 31, 1876. 
Norman d. at Wessington, S. Dak., Dec. 20, 1891. 

Children : 

3928 James N. Sterling, m. Mae H. Earl. Reside at Dixon, 

111. Have two ch. : Norman and Ethel. 
3931 Edwin L. Sterling, m. Olga Mann. He is an engineer on 
the Fremont and Elkhorn R. R. Res. Chadren, 
Neb. One ch. : Roger. 

2061 ALICE STERLING (Lewis, Daniel, Samuel, Samuel, 
William, Richard, William), h. at Meshoppen, Penn., May 16, 
1838; m. 1st, July 3, 1857, Alonzo Warnei-. He was killed in the 
War of the RebelHon in 1861. AHce m. 2d, Charles Lott, b. Mar. 
6, 1820, son of Abram and Betsey (Heverly) Lott of Auburn. 
She resides at Auburn Center, Penn. 
Children by first marriage : 

3933 Walter Warner, b. July 24, 1858 ; lives at Austin, Penn. 

3934 Eva Warner, b. Aug. 16, 1860; m. Dr. Charles French 

of Austin. 
Child by second marriage : 

3935 Louis Lott, b. Jan. 8, 1874 ; lives at Auburn, Penn. 

2063 ELMER WELLS STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. at Meshoppen, May 16, 1844 ; m. in 1875 Dora Barnes. He 



748 THE STERLIXG GENEALOGY 

served in Battery E, 2d Heavy Artillery, Penn. Vols., during the 
Rebellion; was a carpenter; lived at Corning, N. Y., where he 
d. in Sept., 1889. 

Children, bom in Coming: 
8936 Ina M. Sterhng, b. May 8. 1876: m. in 1896 L. D., son 
of W. M. and Mary Edwards of Auburn Center; a 
wheelwright at Lvnn, Penn. Two ch. : Charles W., 
b. 1896, and Yida M., b. 1898. 

3939 Edward Sterling, b. in 1878 ; d. in 1880. 

2061. IRENE STERLING (sister of the above), h. at Meshop- 
pen. May 24, 1847; m. Mar. 24, 1869, George C. Raymond, b. 
at Kingston, Penn., son of William N. and Mary (Camp) Ray- 
mond. He is a carriage maker at Great Bend, Penn. 
Children : 

3940 Lewis S. Ravmond. b. Nov. 27, 1870. 

3941 Harry W. Raymond, b. Nov. 10, 1872 ; m. Jan. 12, 1897, 

Lena McKeeby. Have one son, Harold. He and his 
brother live at Binghamton, N. Y. 

3943 Mary E. Raymond, b. June 1, 1876; m. July 2, 1902, 

Verne A. Reckhow; hve at Great Bend. 

2066 ARMENIA STERLING (sister of the above), h. at 
Meshoppen, Apr. 3, 1852 ; m. June 29, 1879, Orrin Blackmar, b. 
Apr. 8, 1858, son of Ira and ^'ictoria (Crofut) Blackmar. She 
d. June 10, 1894. He is a tinsmith at Bayonne, N. J. 

Children : 

3944 Charles S. Blackmar, b. Dec. 6, 1881 : d. Aug. 22. 1882. 

3945 Emily V. Blackmar, b. Feb. 6, 1883; lives at Auburn 

Center, Penn. 

3946 Evelvn L. Blackmar, b. June 17, 1885 ; d. Apr. 18, 1893. 

3947 Jennie M. Blackmar, b. Mar. 31, 1887. 

3948 Grace N. Blackmar, b. Nov. 12, 1889; d. Jan. 23, 1891. 

3949 Susie C. Blackmar, b. Nov. 2, 1891. 

8950 Elmer C. Blackmar, b. Apr. 5, 1893; d. Mar. 17, 1894. 

2067 GEORGE R. STERLING (William, Daniel, Samud, 
Samuel, William, liichanl, Williatn), h. in Binghamton, N. Y., 
in 1831 ; m. 1st, Eli/a ]McGarvey of Huntingdon, Can., who d. in 
Jan., 1877; m. 2d, her sister, Isabelle McGarvey. 

He removed to Red Wing, Minn., in 1851, where he was a 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 749 

shoemaker; he d. there Sept. 21, 1897. His widow was living 
there in 1903. 

Children by first marriage: 

3951 Myrtle Sterling, unm. 

3952 Jennie Sterling, m. Dr. F. W. Duinnitt(?). 

3953 Florence Sterling, m. Charles Christian Leuth. They 

went as missionaries to India, where she d. in 1901, 
leaving two ch. : Earl and Elsie, living in Red Wing, 
1903. 

3956 Mary L. Sterling, m. Dr. C. A. Isham of Red Wing. 

3957 Edward M. Sterling, d. young. 
Children by seconc' marriage: 

3958 Alice H. Sterling, unm. 

3959 George D. Sterling, d. young. 

3960 Georgiana Sterling. 

3961 Wilham Sterling, d. young. 

2073 MARY L. STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Bing- 
haniton, in 1835 ; m. in 1855, Jolin Newton, who d. in 1857. She 
d. June 4, 1896. 
Child: 

3962 Emma Newton, b. in 1856; m. Frank Chamberlain of 

Binghamton and d. in 1894, leaving five ch. : three 
sons and two daus. ; one dau.. Lulu, m. A. K. Fuller 
of Rome, N. Y. 

2082 ARTHUR HAMILTON STERLING (Daniel, Daniel, 
Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. at Meshoppen, 
Penn., Apr. 21, 1847; m. Nov. 26, 1874, Sarah Ehzabeth Sine, 
b. May 30, 1850, dau. of William M. and Phoebe (Lott) Sine of 
Meshoppen. 

Arthur succeeded his brother as his father's partner in the 
store at Meshoppen in 1874 and still continues to conduct the 
business in which Addison, the brother, is junior partner, under 
the firm name of A. H. Sterling and Co. 

In 1895-96 he organized a stock company and superintended 
the construction of a water-works system for the village. 

Children: 
3964 Anna Rex Sterling, b. Dec. 31, 1879. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



3965 Donald Theodore Sterling, b. Apr. 2, 1882. 

3966 Maijorie Sterling, b. Nov. 15, 1889. 

2083 SARAH MAXDANE STERLING (sister of the above), 
h. in Meshoppen, Sept. 21, 1848; m. June 26, 1872, Charles F. 
Cross, b. July 28, 1843, son of Zeruiah and Amanda (Spalding) 
Cross of Towanda, Penn. An insurance agent in Philadelphia, 
Penn. 

Child: 

3967 Susan Ashley Cross, b. Sept. 11, 1873 ; m. Dec. 23, 1893, 

William J. Sclmffer, a lawyer of Chester, Penn. No 
issue (1902). 

2084 ARIANA GODWIN STERLING (sister of the above), 
h. in Jleshoppen, July 25, 1854; m. June 25, 1877, Gorton F. 
Ellis of Owego, N. Y., b. Feb. 9, 1849, son of Alexander I). 
and Susan (Leet) Ellis, from whom she is now divorced and living 
in Meshoppen with her dau. 

Children, born in Owego : 

3968 Theodore Sterhng Ellis, b. July 6, 1878. 

3969 Jean Elise Ellis, b. Dec. 12, 1881. 

2086 JENNIE HART STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
in Meshoppen, Feb. 24, 1859; m. June 9, 1887, Joseph Pettit, 
a physician of Germantown, Penn., b. May 2, 1849, son of Joseph 
and Carohne Pettit. 

Child: 

3970 Dorothy Aileen Pettit, b. May 1, 1901. 

2087 GRACE FAIRCHILD STERLING (John, Daniel, Sam- 
uel, Samuel, WilUam, Richard, WiHiam), h. in Raynham, Mass., 
Mar. 24, 1857; m. in Madison, Wis., Dec. 2, 1890, George Llew- 
ellyn Lindsley, b. at South Salem, N. Y., June 6, 1853, son of 
Aaron L. and Juha (West) Lindsley of Portland, Ore. Mr. 
Lindsley is a stock raiser at Ridgefield, Wash. 

Children: 

3971 Sterling Ladner Lindsley, b. Jan. 19, 1892. 

3972 Addison Alexander Lindsley, b. Mar. 20, 1893. 

2089 THE REV. CHARLES GORDON STERLING, Ph.D. 

(brother of the above), h. in Madison, Wis., Dec. 29, 1859; m. at 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 751 

Madison, Oct. 6, 1886, Lulu May Fisher, b. at Vienna, Wis., Mar. 
5, 1863, dau. of Washington O. and Sarah (Patten) Fisher of 
Madison. 

He graduated from University of Wisconsin 1880 and from 
McCormick Theological Seminary 1886. Received degree of Ph.D. 
from University of Omaha. Was a missionary to the Sioux Indians, 
at Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, from Oct., 1886, to May, 
1891. Pastor of Lowe Ave., Presbyterian Church and instructor 
in Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Omaha, Neb., to spring of 
1895. Assistant professor of Hebrew and Hellenistic Greek in 
University of Wisconsin from fall of 1896 to 1898. At present 
pastor of the Third Presbyterian church. Cedar Rapids, la. 

Children: 

3973 Adelaide Sterling, b. in Madison, Nov. 24, 1887. 

3974 John Gordon Sterling, b. in Omaha, Mar. 20, 1891. 

2100 FREDERIC HAMILTON STERLING {Hamilton, Dan- 
iel, Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William'), b. at Meshop- 
pen, Penn., May 30, 1852; m. Feb. 27, 1878, Frances I. Keating, 
dau. of Capt. Asa C. Keating of Clyde, Ohio. 

Mr. Sterling is a life insurance agent in Indianapolis. 

Children : 
S975 Frederic Hamilton Sterling, b. May 16, 1885. 

3976 Hazel Keating Sterling, b. Aug. 6, 1887; d. Oct. 1, 1893. 

2107 FLORA McDONALD (Keziah, Daniel, Samuel, Samuel, 
William, Richard, William), h. Sept. 12, 1856; m. Jan. 1, 1879, 
Hiram Wood, son of Hiram O. and Lucy A. (Wheeler) Wood. 
Residence, Wauwatosa, Wis. 
Children : 

3977 Sterling Wood, b. Jan. 10, 1880. 

3978 Walter Holliday Wood, b. Jan. 15, 1885. 

2119 ADAH ADAMS (David Adams, Elizabeth, Samuel, Sam- 
uel, William, Richard, William), h. Apr. 19, 1831; m. in Spring- 
ville, Penn., Mar. 23, 1853, Melford P. Smith, b. in Salem, Penn., 
Mar. 19, 1829, son of Jacob Smith, a native of Vermont, and 
Sophia Wheeler, a native of Massachusetts. They removed to 



THE STERLDs'G GENEALOGY 



Wisconsin in 1853 and settled at Fennimore where they still reside 
(1903). He is a farmer. 

Children : 
3979 lea W. Smith, b. Aug. 24, 1855; m. Jan. 31, 1887, Viola 

Shearer. Have a son lel, b. Oct. 8, 1891. 
S981 Charles J. Smith, b. Jan. 22, 1858; m. Sept. 4, 1889, 
Eda Bloom. A graduate of the Albany (N. Y.) 
Law School. A lawyer at Viroqua, Wis. Have a son, 
Kenneth B., b. Oct.' 15, 1892. 

3983 Ida E. Smith, b. July 28, 1864; m. Oct. 30, 1889, 

Ambrose Peterson who d. in Hillsdale, Mich., May 
1, 1901. No issue. 

2120 HENRY ADAMS (brother of the above), b. July 27, 
1833; m. May 9, 1861, Achsah C. Hilliard, b. in Plattsburg, N. 
Y., in 1827, dau. of M and Betsey Hilliard of Plattsburg. 

Mr. Adams has been a farmer at Naples, Wis. ; was supervisor 
of the town for several terms ; retired and Uving in Mondovi, Wis. 
Children : 

3984 Clarence HilHard Adams, b. Jan. 29, 1862; m. Mar. 29, 

1888, IMertie Harvey. A farmer at Naples. Ch. : 
Harold, b. Dec. 27, 1888, d. Sept. 1889; Ada, b. 
June, 1891: Hazel, b. June, 1895; Wayne, b. Jan., 
1897; and LeVerne, b. June, 1898. 

3990 Florence Harriett Adams, (twin with the above), unm. 

3991 Obed Orlando Adams, b. June 14, 1863; m. 1st, Nov. 6, 

1890, Maggie Shane, wlio d. Apr. 8, 1894, aged 24; 
m. 2d, Jan. 5, 1898, Belle ^Martin. A ranchman in 
North Dakota. No issue. 

3992 Ada Ehzabcth Adams, b. Oct. 29, 1864; m. May 14, 

1884, Simon Miller, M.D., of Mondovi. Ch. : Wini- 
fred Esther, b. Oct. 29, 1891. 

3994 Fannie Brand Adams, b. Feb. 7, 1871 ; unm. 

2121 THEODORE L. ADAMS (brother of the above), b. at 
Obern, Susquehanna Co., Penn., Dec. 9, 1835; m. at Naples, Wis., 
Mar. 3, 1860, Susan Sarah Biesieckcr, b. at Statersville, Luzerne 
Co., Penn., Nov. 10, 1843, dau. of Reuben and Caroline (Cowell) 
Biesiecker. Residence, Mead, Neb. 

Children: 

3995 t:\Iary Elizabeth Adams, b. Jan. 24, 1861; m. George 

Hoagland. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 753 

3996 tDeborah Caroline Adams, b. May 21, 1863; m. John S. 

Cheney. 

3997 t Martha Viola Adams, b. Oct. 24, 1866; m. John W. Otto. 

3998 t Jay Fletcher Adams, b. June 5, 1869; m. Nellie Otto. 

3999 t Harriet May Adams, b. Sept. 26, 1872; m. Edward T. 

Robinson. 

4000 Samuel Orlando Adams, b. at Mead, Aug. 21, 1878. 

4001 Arthur Garfield Adams, b. at Mead, Sept. 9, 1881. 

2122 MARY ELIZABETH ADAMS (sister of the above), b. 
in Springville, Penn., Aug. 25, 1837 ; m. at Fennimore, Wis., Oct. 
2, 1859, John F. Gregory. Mary, commonly called Elizabeth, 
was living with her dau., Mrs. Peterman, in 1903. 

Children : 

4002 Samuel A. Gregory, b. Dec. 21, 1860, in Fennimore, Wis. ; 

m. Apr. 26, 1897, Christie Moncrief. He is a 
farmer at Mineola, Kan. 

4003 Nancy H. Gregory, b. Sept. 9, 1865, in Fennimore; m. 

Feb. 15, 1882, S. P. Robinson, a merchant. 

4004 Deborah M. Gregory, b. Jan. 19, 1873 ; d. Oct. 17, 1893. 

4005 Esther A. Gregory, b. in Nov., 1874 ; m. July 15, 1898, 

C. A. Peterman, a farmer at Dorsey, Neb. 

2123 HAHRIET A. ADAMS (sister of the above), b. in Lynn, 
Penn., Oct. 5, 1839; m. May 6, I860, the Rev. Erastus C. Quick, 
b. in Herrick, Bradford Co., Penn., May 17, 1835, eldest son of 
Paul and IMary C. (Miller) Quick, of Quick's Bend, Penn. 

E. C. Quick was educated at Kingston Seminary ; was a clergy- 
man of the Baptist Church for thirty years. He preached his last 
sermon at Herrickville, Penn., Sunday, Oct. 19, 1902, and dropped 
dead the next day at Camptown, Penn. His widow was living there 
in 1903. 

Children : 

4006 Ida M. Quick, b. at Quick's Bend, Feb. 3, 1862 ; m. Nov. 

29, 1882, John Biles, M.D. Have two ch. : Bessie 
M., b. at Hornets Ferry, Penn., Aug. 4, 1884, and 
Raymond D., b. at Meshoppen, Penn., Jan. 14, 1896. 
4009 Grant B. Quick, b. at Quick's Bend, Feb. 14, 1864; d, 
Jan. 4, 1871. 

2129 GERTRUDE ELIZABETH LOOMIS (Elizabeth Adams, 
Elizabeth, Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in 



754 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

SpringA'ille, Susquehanna Co., Penn., July 20, 1846; m. in Tunk- 
hannock, Penn., Oct. 6, 1880, Edgar D. Van Slyke, b. Aug. 21, 
1849, son of Cyprian and Delia A. (McCoUum) Van Slyke of 
Hartwick Seminary, Otsego Co., N. Y. Residence, Pittsburg, 
Penn. 

Children : 

4010 William L. Van Slvke, b. in Wellsboro, Penn., Mav 30. 

1882. 

4011 Elizabeth D. Van Slyke, b. July 20, 1883. 

2130 HARRIET ROWENA LOOMIS (sister of the abore), 
h. in Springville, Jan. 23, 1849; m. in Tunkhannock, Sept. 16, 
1874, Felix Ansart, b. in New London, Conn., Jan. 28, 1837, son 
of FeHx Ansart (b. in Dracut, IMass., Jan. 26, 1793 ; captain and 
brevet major in 3d Artillery, U. S. A., from 1812 to 1836), who 
m. in Portsmouth, N. H., Jan. 13, 1834, Mary Ehzabeth Shannon 
Prescott (b. in Portsmouth, Aug. 31, 1811, dau. of Henry and 
Abigail (Shannon) Prescott). Felix Ansart, Sr. (d. July 9, 
1846) was son of Col. Louis Ansart de MaresqueUe, a captain in 
the French army who came to America in 1776. He m. in Boston, 
Mass., Catharine Wimble. 

Felix Ansart is a lawyer in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. 

Children : 

4012 IMary Ansart, unm. in 1903. 

4013 Louis Loomis Ansart, instructor in mathematics in Penn- 

sylvania State College. 

2139 SARAH ELIZABETH ADAMS (Samuel Adams, FMza- 
beth, Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. IMar. 22, 
1847; m. in Mehoopany, Penn., Sept. 26, 1872, Byron G. White, 
b. Oct. 24, 1846. He was a hardware merchant in Mehoopany. 
He d. Apr. 22, 1899. 
Children : 

4014 Walter Norman White, b. Apr. 8, 1875 ; res. Mehoopany ; 

unm. in 1903. 

4015 Mabel White, b. May 27, 1889. 

2141 CHARLES ELMER ADAMS (brother of the above), 
b. Mar. 7, 1852; m. 1st, Apr. 23, 1879, Mary Matilda Packer, 
b. at Nesquehoning, Carbon Co., Penn., Jan. 6, 1856. She d. May 



WILLIAJM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 755 

6, 1881. He m. £d, Aug. 12, 1891, his first wife's sister, IMarion 
Skear Packer, b. Nov. 2, 1860. He is a railway employee living 
at White Haven, Penn. 
Child: 

4016 Earl E. Adams, b. Aug. 26, 1880. 

2147 JOHN ALEXANDER CRAIG {Mary Adams, Elizabeth, 
Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Peru, 111., 
Dec. 31, 1846; m. in Indianapolis, Ind., June 11, 1879, Mary H. 
Hanna. He was a confectioner in Indianapohs where he d. June 
22, 1897. 
Children : 

4017 John A. Craig, b. Aug. 16, 1880. 

4018 WiUiam H. Craig, b. June 21, 1882. 

2153 CHARLES WESLEY CRAIG (brother of the above), b. 
in Peru, Nov. 6, 1858 ; m. Eva Deguer, b. July 10, 1864, dau. 
of William and Rosetta Regina (Gottke) Deguer. He is a con- 
fectioner in Indianapohs. 
Children : 

4019 Carl Sterling Craig, b. May 11, 1898. 

4020 Gretchen Lois Craig, b. in May, 1901. 

2167 SARAH MARIA SUMMERS (Harriet, Samuel, Samuel, 
Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. at Niles, Mich., Sept. 
21, 1843; m. at Kalamazoo, June 2, 1867, Alden Brooks Huntley, 
b. in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, June 12, 1840, son of Eri Brooks and 
JMartha (Clark) Huntley. Eri b. at Paris, N. Y., ]\Iar. 8, 1811 ; 
d. at Cooper, Mich., June 3, 1886 ; Martha b. at Rehoboth, ]\Iass., 
Apr. 13, 1816; d. at Cooper, Apr. 1, 1872. They reside in Kala- 
mazoo, Mich. 
Children : 

4021 t Harriet Annette Huntley, b. June 7, 1868; ni. James E. 

Welborn. 

4022 Martha Myra Huntley, b. in Alamo, Mich., July 31, 1870 ; 

unm. ; lives in Kalamazoo. 

4023 t Harry Sterhng Huntley, b. Oct. 5, 1871 ; m. Lula Rose. 

2170 HARRIET JANE REESE (Sarah, Samuel, Samuel, Sam- 
uel, William, Richard, William), b. in Dans^dlle, N. Y., Oct. S, 



756 THE STERLING GENE-\LOGY 

1839; m. 1st, in Dansville, June 9, 1861, the Rev. Samuel D. 
Berry, b. in Portsmouth, N. H., Nov. 18, 1833, who d. Nov. 29, 
1862; m. 2d, in Dansville, June 22, 1869, Henry M. Williams, b. 
Nov. 3, 1835, son of Aurehus F. Williams (b. Aug. 20, 1810; d. 
Oct. 14, 1857) and Ursula Ives, a native of Connecticut (b. Aug. 
30, 1806; d. Apr. 8, 1870), Residence, Heart Lake, Susque- 
hanna Co., Penn. 

Child by first marriage: 

4024 Emma Hattie Josephine Berry, b. Aug. 10, 1862; d. 

May 11, 1863. 
Child by second marriage: 

4025 Grace May WUliams, b. Apr. 13, 1874. 

2172 MARY LORENE REESE (sister of the above), b. in 
Dansville, Apr. 17, 1844; m. there in Mar., 1862, James R. Cun- 
ningham, who d. Sept. 13, 1870. She resides in Denver, Colo. 
Children : 

4026 William Sterhng Cunningham, b. July 29, 1864 ; d. Oct. 

2, 1865. 

4027 Herbert Elsworth Cunningham, b. Sept., 1866; d. Dec, 

1897. 

2182 ELIZABETH EIMMA STERLING (Daniel Samuel, Sam- 
uel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), h. at Dansville, N. Y., 
Jan. 30, 1849; m. June 6, 1872, Frank Kemp Richards, b. at 
Warsaw, N. Y., Mar. 7, 1847, son of Alden and Emily (Kemp) 
Richards of Wellsville, Allegany Co., N. Y. He is a produce 
dealer at Wellsville. 
Children: 

4028 Harriet Louise Richards, b. Sept. 11, 1873; unm. 

4029 Alden Sterling Richards, b. Dec. 17, 1876; m. Harriet 

Murray; have one ch.: Alice Elizabeth, b. July 2, 
1900. Res., Wellsville. 
4031 Gertrude Emily Richards, b. Feb. 12, 1881. 

2188 FRANKIE STERLING (sister of the ohorr), b. in Ridi- 
niond, Va., May 15, 1871 ; m. Dec. 20, 1892, Charles F. Rawjs, 
b. in 1869, son of Frank W. and Sarah C. (Babb) Rawls, natives 
of \'irginia. He is a farmer at Nurneysville, Nansemond Co., Va. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 757 

Children : 

4032 Arthur Rawls, b. Dec. 29, 1893. 

4033 Ernest Rawls, b. Oct. 2, 1894. 

4034 Edward Rawls, b. Apr. 28, 1897. 

4035 Ida May Rawls, b. Apr. 5, 1901. 

2194 JOHN WILLIAM MARSHALL (Tamson, Samuel, Sam- 
uel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), h. at Jackson, Mich., 
Nov. 19, 1847; m. Sept. 19, 1869, Laura Stark of SaHsbury, 
Mo., b. Dec. 20, 1850. 

John Marshall was left an orphan in infancy and was taken by 
his father's family to Virginia (now West Virginia) where he was 
reared. At the breaking out of the Rebellion he enlisted in the 
Confederate army and served throughout the War, being paroled 
eleven days after Lee's surrender. Residing at Harrisville (Cairo, 
R. F. D.), W. Va., 1902. 

Children : 

4036 F. J. Marshall, b. at Cairo, Aug. 9, 1871 ; an osteopath 

physician at Uniontown, Penn. 

4037 Mary E. Marshall, b. June 7, 1873; m. Jan. 1, 1902, 

Leroy Smith of Cairo, W. Va. 

4038 William J. Marshall, b. June 7, 1875; m. Oct. 20, 1897, 

Maude Rexwood. Have two ch. : Jessie and Florence. 

4041 Cornelia May Marshall, b. May 22, 1877 ; m. May 16, 

1899, E. F. Daubenspeck. 

4042 W. H. Marshall, b. Feb. 16, 1879. 

4043 S. V. C. Marshall, b. July 25, 1881. 

4044 John Calvin Marshall, b. July 4, 1882. 

4045 Laura C. Marshall, b. May 3, 1884. 

4046 Lucis I. Marshall, b. Feb. 10, 1886. 

4047 Melvin Leslie Marshall, b. July 23, 1888. 

4048 Rurics Nerie Marshall, b. Apr. 4, 1890. 

4049 Flora Fount Marshall, b. Feb. 5, 1893. 

2195 LEWIS STERLING (Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Samziel, 
William, Richard, William), h. in Dansville, N. Y., Sept. 22, 
1846; m. July 4, 1865, at Clarksville, N. Y., Sarah E. Beebe, b. 
at Cuba, N. Y., July 7, 1845, dau. of Royal and Mary A. 
(Woodard) Beebe of Cuba. 

Lewis left his family in 1894. Residence, if living, unknown. 
Mrs. Sterling lives at Newerf, IMcKean Co., Penn. (1902). 



THE STERIJXG GENE.\LOGY 



Children: 

4050 Ermina J. Sterling, b. July 16, 1866; m. July 4, 1885, 

Edward Eldridge of Hunt, N. Y. ; living at Newerf. 

4051 Emond L. Sterling, b. Apr. 24, 1869; m. Mar. 28, 1891, 

at Olcan, N. Y., Elsie L. Eldridge of Kanona, N. Y., 
b. at Granger, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1870, dau. of Lomis 
H. and Eliza (Benson) Eldridge. A saw miller at 
Hattiesburg, Perry Co., Miss. No issue (1902). 

4052 Arthur L. Sterling, b. Nov. 4, 1882; unm. ; lives at 

Newerf. 

2196 WILLIAM (JONES) GREGORY (Salli/, Josiah, Sam- 
uel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), h. June 13, 1821; m. 
Oct. 1, 1841, Joj'anna Mowrj-, b. in Braintrim, Penn., M&y 26, 
1824. 

They lived at Washington, Braintrim, and Auburn, Penn. He 
assumed the name of Gregory from liis stepfather, who reared 
him. He d. Aug. 8, 1850. 

Children: 

4053 t Melissa Adelaide Gregory, b. May 1, 1843; m. :Morgan 

D. Tennant. 

4054 Harriet Inez Gregory, b. in Braintrim, June 10, 1845; 

d. Oct. 1, 1861." 

4055 Edgar Alonzo Gregory, b. in Auburn, Nov. 11, 1846; 

killed in the Battle' of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862. 

4056 Frederick Edward Gregory, b. in Auburn, :May 23, 1848. 

2198 LEVI GREGORY (brother of the above), h. May 8, 
1828; m. Nancy Fisk, b. May 2, 1836, who d. Jan. 21, 1893. 
He was living with his son George, 1903. 
Children : 

4057 tAliira Gay Gregory, b. Jan. 22, 1860; m. Sallie B. 

Martin. 

4058 tElla Gregory, b. July 7, 1862; m. Harry Hart. 

4059 Lucy Gregory, m. Joseph Baldwin of Little ^Icadows, 

Penn. 

4060 Levi Gregory. 

4061 Allen Gregory, b. Oct., 1867; d. Apr. 4, 1872. 

4062 George Gregory, lives at Falls Penn. 

4063 Emma Gregory, b. July 14, 1870; d. jSIay 25, 1884. 

4064 Samuel Gregory, b. Mar. 3, 1875 ; d. June 8, 1892. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 750 

2200 REBECCA GREGORY (sister of the above), b. Dec. 25, 
1832; m. Oct. 30, 1852, Harry N. Kellogg, b. in Washington, 
Penn., Jan. 14, 1826, son of Treadway and Nancy (Floyd) Kellogg 
of Auburn, Penn. He has been a farmer at Meshoppen, Penn. ; 
enlisted Mar. 18, 1864, in Co. H, 141st Regt., Penn. Vols., and was 
discharged June 3, 1865. Rebecca d. Oct. 29, 1896. 

Children : 

4065 Alma Enarenya Kellogg, b. in Meshoppen, July 17, 1854 ; 

m. Sept. 16, 1885, Thomas M. Davidson, b. Dec. 2, 
1864 ; a stone quarryman near Meshoppen. Ch. : 
Mary R., b. May 2, 1887. 

4066 Arietta Kellogg, b. in Meshoppen, Feb. 6, 1856; m. Feb. 

10, 1897, William Julius Young, a carpenter in 
Wilkes-Barre, Penn. 

4067 Levi Floyd Kellogg, b. in Auburn, Mar. 28, 1858; d. 

Feb. 24, 1866. 

4068 Leshe H. Kellogg, b. in Auburn, Apr. 9, 1861 ; m. Apr. 

12, 1898, Kate Dourghty. A quarryman near Mes- 
hoppen. No issue. 

4069 Anderson Kellogg, b. in Auburn, June 25, 1866; m. Jan. 

9, 1891, Eva Carlyn. A stone cutter near Mes- 
hoppen. 

2201 EMILY GREGORY (sister of the above), h. June 14, 
1836; m. in Oct., 1853, Nelson Doolittle, b. May 14, 1828. A 
retired farmer at Meshoppen, Penn. 

Children : 

4070 John W. Doolittle, b. Oct. 13, 1855; m. Jan. 1, 1881, 

Margaret Foley of Darlington, Wis., b. Feb. 13, 
1860. He is a meat cutter at Meshoppen. Ch. : Ida 
C, b. Jan. 26, 1883. 

4071 Edward Doohttle, b. Apr. 6, 1860. 

2202 IRENE GREGORY (sister of the above), h. June 22, 
1838; m. in 1854, Edward Doolittle, b. Aug. 17, 1835; d. Aug. 
17, 1889. Irene d. Aug. 23, 1876. 

Children : 

4072 George W. Doohttle, b. Aug. 10, 1855 ; d. Nov. 2, 1872. 

4073 tLeulia Doohttle, b. Julv 28, 1858; m. Joseph Jayne. 

4074 James Doolittle, b. Nov. 25, 1861 ; m. May, 1881, Julia 

Doyle ; reside at Carbondale, Penn. ; have seven ch. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



2206 WILLIAIM BLACKMAR (Maria, Josiah, Samuel, Sam- 
uel, William, Richard, WUliam), m. Emelinc Hankinson, b. in May, 
1825. A retired farmer near Black Walnut, Penn. She d. July 1, 
1900. 

Children : 

4075 Sarah M. Blackmar, b. Mar. 15, 1855 ; m. 1st, Charles 

Love, from whom she was divorced; was divorced 
from her second husband; m. 3d, John Hesse. 

4076 Mary M. Blackmar, b. July 6, 1856; m. William H. 

Durkee; live at Marshall, Mich. 

4077 Daniel H. Blackmar, b. Dec. 4, 1858 ; m. Dec. 22, 1898, 

Nellie Buck of Camden, N. J., b. June 22, 1880. He 
is a farmer on the old homestead. 

4078 Martha Rosaha Blackmar, b. Sept. 19, 1859 ; d. May 5, 

1860. 

4079 David H. Blackmar, b. Nov. 4, 1860 ; d. May 6, 1861. 

4080 George J. Blackmar, b. Apr. 6, 1862; m. July 23, 1890, 

Bertha Buckes of Hanover, Grermany. Reside in 
N. Y. City. Have three sons. 

4081 Martha Rosaha Blackmar, b. Feb. 10, 1864 ; m. Joseph 

Fassett. Reside at Homer, N. Y. Have one ch. 

4082 Chester W. Blackmar, b. Dec. 2, 1868 ; m. Apr. 18, 1894, 

Virginia Winans. Live at Plainville, Penn. Have one 
ch., b. Oct. 5, 1894. 

2207 JOSIAH S. NEWMAN (Susan, Josiah, Samud, Sam- 
uel, William, Richard, William), h. Sept. 22, 1831; m. Oct. 20, 
1854, Mary E. Finney, b. May 5, 1837. They reside at Taylor 
Hill, Susquehanna Co., Penn. 

Children : 

4084 Henry Christopher Newman, b. Aug. 12, 1855; m. Nellie 

Miles ; he was killed by the cars at Pittsburg, Penn., 
Apr. 28, 1902, leaving three children. His widow 
was living in Wilkes-Barre, 1903. 

4085 t Amanda E. Newman, b. Apr. 16, 1857; m. Nelson C. 

Roberts. 

4086 t Charles J. Newman, b. Feb. 28, 1859; m. Emma B. 

Jennings. 

4087 tFred E. Newman, b. May 9, 1861 ; m. Jennie M. Williams. 

4088 tida E. Newman, b. May 25, 1863; m. Joseph W. Pierson. 

4089 tAngeline Newman, b. July 24, 1866; m. Harry Loomis. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 761 

4090 tElla Newman, b. June 9, 1870; m. Milton R. Kimball. 

4091 t Jennie Newman, b. May 5, 1874 ; m. George H. Devine. 

2208 CALVIN H. NEWMAN (brother of the above), h. Mar. 
27, 1833 ; m. Ollie Ann Taylor, b. Dec. 28, 1837. 

Children: 

4092 Walter Newman, b. Dec. 8, 1856. 

4093 Charles H. Newman, b. Feb. 24, 1858 ; killed in a stone 

quarry, Aug. 10, 1891. 

4094 Sarah P. Newman, b. Aug. 29, 1859 ; m. Charles Reiser 

of Allentown, Penn. 

4095 Abner B. Newman, b. June 9, 1866. 

4096 Lena E. Newman, b. Mar. 10, 1875 ; m. ; lives in Allentown. 

2209 MARGARET E. NEWMAN (sister of the above), b. 
July 25, 1834 ; m. Apr. 28, 1852, Theodore Silvara, b. Oct. 21, 
1825, a farmer at Silvara, Penn. 

Children : 

4097 Charles W. Silvara, b. Feb. 13, 1854 ; d. Aug. 29, 1885. 

4098 Casentona Silvara, b. Feb. 16, 1856. 

4099 George H. Silvara, b. and d. Jan. 10, 1858. 

4100 Luella J. Silvara, b. Feb. 25, 1859. 

4101 Edgar W. Silvara, b. Dec. 27, 1864 ; d. Feb. 17, 1865. 

2211 JAMES D. NEWMAN (brother of the above), b. Sept. 

24, 1842 ; m. . He d. Mar. 23, 1868. 

Children : 

4102 Effie V. Newman, b. Feb. 19, 1865. 

4103 Abrum F. Newman, b. Feb. 18, 1867. 

2214 JOSIAH STERLING (Levi, Josiah, Samuel, Samuel, 
William, Richard, William), b. on Craig Hill, Wyoming Co., 

Penn., in 1848; m. in 1875, Kate M. , b. in 1850, at Hagers- 

town, Md. He enlisted IMar. 7, 1864, in Co. B, 52d Regt., Penn. 
Vols., and was discharged for disability Feb. 4, 1865. A shoe- 
maker in Wilkes-Barre. 
Child: 

4104 Howard Sterling, b. in Meshoppen, Penn., in 1876; m. 

Jan. 12, 1898, Edith . Ch. : Harry, b. in 

Hagerstown in 1898. 



TIIE STERLING GEXE-\LOGY 



2215 WILLIAM STERLING (brother of the above), b. on 
Craig Kill, Apr. 10, 1850; m. Apr. 2, 1876, Ella Jayne, dau. 
of David and Nancy A. Jayne of Meshoppen. He is a farmer 
on RusseU Hill, Wyoming Co., Penn. 

Children : 

4106 Da-i-id J. Sterling, b. at Meshoppen, Apr. 24, 1878; d. 

Mar. 14, 1880. 

4107 Nina Rose Sterling, b. at Russell Hill, Nov. 6, 1881 ; d. 

May 29, 1884. 

4108 Josephine Lillian Sterling, b. at Russell Hill, Jan. 18, 

1883; d. Jan. 2, 1885. 

4109 Virginia E. Sterling, b. at Russell Hill, Jan. 6, 1886. 

2216 JEREMIAH H. STERLING (brother of the above) , b. at 
Meshoppen, Mar. 22, 1857; m. Feb. 15, 1879, Elizabeth Bush, 
b. Apr. 1, 1860. He is a carpenter in the shops of the L. V. R. R. 
Co. at Wilkes-Barre. 

Children : 

4110 Frederick A. Sterling, b. Julv 29, 1881. 

4111 Charles Roy Sterling, b. Mar. 19, 1885. 

4112 Ruth Ola Sterhng, b. Mar. 28, 1889. 

4113 Edith L. Sterling, b. Mar. 23, 1891. 

4114 Helen Louise Sterling, b. Mar. 12, 1893. 

2217 ELIZABETH STERLING (twin sister of the above), m. 
Dillis Koons of Lynn, Susquehanna Co., Penn., who was murderctl 
in 1900. 

Children: 

4115 Harry Smith Koons, b. in 1881. 

4116 NeUie Koons, b. in 1891. 

4117 Bessie Koons, b. in 1898. 

2227 CHARLES OVERFIELD JUDSON (Lucy Keelcr, 
Eleanor, Samuel, Samuel, WiUiam, Richard, WiUiam), h. at Wy- 
sox, Penn., Mar. 5, 1831 ; m. 1st, Aug. 4, 1854, Chloe L. Rust, 
who d. at Decatur, 111., in Oct., 1873; m. 2d, Oct. 9, 1878, Mrs. 
Sarah A. Tracy. 

He served in the Union army during the Civil War ; was con- 
nected with the 111. Central R. R. for 32 years ; living at Decatur. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 7C3 

Children by first marriage: 

4118 Rosa E. Judson, b. at Winslow, 111., Dec. 13, 1856 ; unm. ; 

lives at Elgin, 111. 

4119 tEdwin Birdsey Judson, b. Dec. 7, 1859; m. Grace L. 

Macaughtry. 

4120 tWilkie Collins Judson, b. Oct. 12, 1868; m. Josephine 

Golden. 

4121 t Alice Rust Judson, b. Jan. 17, 1871; m. William O. 

Pringle. 

2229 WILLIAM EDWIN JUDSON (brother of the above), 
b. at Wysox, Sept. 1, 1834; m. in June, 1875, Margaret Quill. 
He served in the Union army during the Rebellion; resides at 
Elgin, 111. 
Children : 

4122 Lee Borden Judson, b. at Elgin, May 13, 1877 ; m. Martha 

Sherwood and has one ch., David Sherwood. Resi- 
dence, Elgin. 

4124 Florence Margaret Judson, b. at Elgin, July 27, 1884. 

4125 Everett Irving Judson, b. at Elgin, Apr. 5, 1886. 

2232 ELLEN MATILDA JUDSON (sister of the above), b. 
at Winslow, HI., Aug. 17, 1845; m. June 7, 1868, Henry A. 
Briggs ; resided at Decatur, III. ; he d. Mar. 25, 1902. 

Children : 

4126 tina Judson Briggs, b. July 6, 1869; m. 1st, Orville E. 

Penwell, 2d, Charles W. Castle. 

4127 William Edwin Briggs, b. at Nora, III, Apr. 23, 1872 ; m. 

1st, Manetta I. Randall of Decatur; 2d, Oct. 20, 
1906, Edna A. Lillicrap; live at Carbondale, 111. 

4128 tRalph Tracy Briggs, b. May 20, 1878 ; m. Pearl Williams. 

4129 Louis Case Briggs, b. at Decatur, Oct. 22, 1880; m. 

Frances Mayhew ; reside at Carbondale. 

4130 Donald Sterling Briggs, b. at Decatur, Aug. 30, 1883. 

2233 GULIELMA JUDSON (sister of the above), b. at Wins- 
low, Nov. 4, 1850; m. July 4, 1868, Walter S. Young. She d. 
at Freeport, HI., July 10, 1903. 

Children : 

4131 Walter Judson Young, b. at Council Hill, 111., Sept. 17, 

1871 ; resides at Freeport. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



4132 Bertha May Young, b. at Parks Corners, 111., Nov. 30, 

1873; d. at Freeport, May 15, 1891. 

4133 Harry F. Young, b. at Freeport, Nov. 1, 1882. 

2236 CHARLES WOODBLTIY DEANS (Eleanor, John, Sam- 
uel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Bridgewater, Sus- 
quehanna Co., Penn., Feb. 11, 1833; m. in Philadelphia, Aug. 11, 
1857, Priscilla Lyon Williams, b. in Chester, Penn. 

Mr. Deans was a prominent educator. He was county super- 
intendent of schools of Delaware Co., 1855-62; proprietor and 
principal of Chester Academy, 1862-65. At the close of the Civil 
War, at the request of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of 
the State, he established and organized the State Soldiers' Orphan 
school at Harford, Nov 8, 1865, and at Chester Springs, in Feb, 
1869. He d. at Harford, Penn., Mar. 5, 1873. 

Children : 

4134 t John Sterling Deans, b. June 25, 1858 ; m. Clara V. Barr. 

4135 Mary Starr Deans, b. at Media, Penn., Sept. 17, 1861 ; 

m. Robert Barclay Calley, a druggist of Philadelphia. 
Res. Seattle, Wash. ; have four ch. ; Charles Deans, 
Mary Virginia, Robert Starr, and Priscilla. 

4140 Charles Herbert Deans, b. at Chester, Penn., Nov. 30, 
1863; m. Helen, dau. of the Rev. Francis E. and 
Elizabeth (Brinton) Arnold of West Chester, Penn. 
He is a graduate of Lehigh University, a civil en- 
gineer in N. Y. City. Has two ch. : Charles Wood- 
bury and Malcolm Arnold. 

4143 Jeanio Montrose Deans, b. at Harford, Aug. 22, 1868 ; m. 
Elmer E. Reiser of Milton, Penn., a physician in 
Philadelphia. Have two ch. : Hubert Deans and 
Lawrence Bolton. 

2237 PHCEBE A. DEANS (sister of the above), b. in July, 
1834; m. in Apr., 1852, Simon G. Barker, b. in Apr., 1823, an 
employee of the U. S. Custom House. Phoebe d. in June, 1885 ; 
he d. in Sept., 1887. 
Child: 
4146 Ella Barker, b. in Oct., 1858; m. a Mr. French. She is 
now a widow liWng in N. Y. City. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 765 

2238 MARY E. DEANS (sister of the above), b. in Mar., 
1844; m. in Sept., 1863, Judson W. Parker, b. in Sept., 1835, 
d. Oct., 1883. She was living in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1903. 

Children : 

4147 Edward C. Parker, b. in Aug., 1864; m. in Jan., 1893, 
Grace Harris, b. in Sept., 1863; a farmer in Susque- 
hanna Co., Penn. No issue. 

4149 Judson E. Parker, b. in Nov., 1865 ; m. in 1888, Essie A. 
Harrigan, b. in Mar., 1864. He is an insurance com- 
pany manager in N. Y. City. Has three ch. : Eunice 
J., b. in Dec, 1888, Estella, b. in Aug., 1890, Edith, 
b. in Aug., 1892. 

4152 Harry A. Parker, b. in June, 1868; m. in Feb., 1896, 
Emma L. Drinen, b. in Oct., 1871. Residence, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. Has three ch. : H. Sterhng, b. in Dec, 
1896; Mildred Deans, b. in Jan., 1899; Clara G., 
b. in Apr., 1901. 

2239 WILLLAJM W. DEANS (brother of the above), h. in 
Bridgewater, Penn., Aug. 22, 1845 ; m. in Middleburg, Penn., June 
20, 1873, Mary Margaret Bower, dau. of Dr. Charles and Har- 
riet N. Bower. 

He is a U. S. Custom House employee. Res. Colwyn, Penn. 
Children : 

4156 William C. Deans, b. Sept. 15, 1875 ; m. Nov. 28, 1899, 

Olive Young Callaghan, b. in West Philadelphia, Sept. 
14, 1876. 

4157 Charles Walter Deans, b. Dec. 30, 1877. 

4158 Frank Bower Deans, b. Feb. 19, 1880. 

4159 Anna Bower Deans, b. Mar. 17, 1884, 

2242 AMANDA M. BUNNELL (Margaret, John, Samuel, Sam- 
uel, William, Richard, William), h. in Braintrim, Penn., Sept. 
30, 1835 ; m. Oct. 12, 1854, James P. Bowman, b. Oct. 25, 1833 ; 
a farmer at Castle Creek, Broome Co., N. Y. 
Children : 

4160 Charles Bowman, b. July 15, 1855 ; d. Feb. 3, 1863. 

4161 Judson Bowman, b. Mar. 11, 1858; d. Jan. 8, 1863. 

4162 Maggie Elizabeth Bowman, b. Sept. 17, 1859 ; d. Feb. 11, 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



4163 Marv Eve Bowman, b. Oct. 5, 1860; d. Jan. 20, . 

4164 George M. Bowman, b. Aug. 27, 1864 ; d. Feb. 21, . 

4165 Fredie Bowman, b. Apr. 12, 1866 ; d. Apr. 12, . 

4166 Benjamin Bunnell Bowman, b. Apr. 26, 1867; m. May 10, 

1892, Nancy Miller, b. Jan. 14, 1870. A milkman in 
Binghamton, N. Y. No issue. 

4167 Delbert C. Bowman, b. Dec. 21, 1868; m. Nov. 17, 1888, 

Verna Baldwin, b. Aug. 3, 1868. Their ch. : Sadie 
Malvina, b. Sept. 13, 1890; Edith Ethel, b. Dec. 31, 
1891 ; Lela May, b. May 24, 1894. The mother d. 
May 26, 1894. He is a milkman in Binghamton. 

4171 Hattie Mabel Bowman, b. Jan. 5, 1872 ; m. Mar. 31, 1894, 
Sidney Baldwin, b. Mar. 15, 1865, son of Adoniram 
and Sarah Baldwin. Their ch. : Ona Viola, b. May 
10, 1895 ; Cecil Malvina, b. May 24, 1897. A farmer 
at South Auburn, Penn. 

4174 Charles Bowman, b. May 7, 1870; m. Feb. 19, 1901, May 
Ingram, b. in 1879. Ch. : William Olen, b. Dec. 7, 
1901. A milkman in Binghamton. 

4176 Sadie Bowman, b. Oct. 13, 1875 ; d. Feb. 16, 1876. 

2246 DOYLE A. BUNNELL (brother of the above), b. in 
Auburn, Penn., Jan. 3, 1841; m. 1st, Mar. 5, 1863, Deborah 
Depew, b. Jan. 14, 1847, from whom he was divorced ; m. 2d, Aug. 
25, 1887, Mrs. Emma Briggs, widow of Charles Briggs, dau. 
of Daniel Seeley, brother of Mrs. Daniel Sterling (No. 927). 
Mr. Bunnell is a livery man in Meshoppen, Penn. 
Children by first marriage: 

4177 Margaret Bunnell, b. Sept. 27, 1864; m. 1st, Grey; 

m. 2d, Shaw, who d. in 1900. Two ch. by first 

m.: Frank Bunnell, b. Nov. 20, 1881; Harry, b. 
Mar., 1883 ; d. :\Iay, 1901. Residence, Elmira, N. Y. 

4180 May Bunnell, b. Jan. 28, 1868; d. Aug. 23, 1886. 

4181 Demmon Bunnell, b. May 18, 1869; d. May 29, 1871. 

4182 Bennic Bunnell, b. July 9, 1871 ; m. at Port Jcrvis, N. Y., 

Aug. 27, 1892, Eleanor May Wright. Ch. : Helen 
May, b. at Port Jer^^s, Mar. 24, 1894, d. Mar. 26, 
1894; Arthur Dcwitt, b. at Meshoppen, Mar. 24, 
1895 ; Margaret May, b. at Elmira, N. Y., Sept. 18, 
1897 ; and Ada Louise, b. at Niagara Falls, N. Y., 
Jan. 19, 1902. Residence, Niagara Falls. 
4187 Belle Bunnell, b. Oct. 11, 1872; d. Aug. 26, 1873. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA\T.RHILL, MASS. 7C7 

4188 Caroline Bunnell, b. July 31, 1873; d. Jan. 22, 1874.. 

4189 Arthur Bunnell, b. Jan. 26, 1876; d. Mar. 24, 1883. 

4190 Jessie Bunnell, b. Apr. 1, 1878; d. Mar. 29, 1879. 

2247 LAURA H. BUNNELL (sister of the above), h. in 
Auburn, Nov. 14, 1842; m. Dec. 25, 1861, Charles Capwell, b. 
Aug. 11, 1838, son of George Capwell. He enlisted Dec. 9, 1864, 
in Co. B, 48th Regt., Penn. Vols., and was discharged from ser- 
vice July 17, 1865. A carpenter at Meshoppen, Penn. 
Children: 

4191 Angie Capwell, b. Mar. 10, 1863 ; d. May 20, 1882. 

4192 Marble Capwell, b. Dec. 31, 1868; m. Aug. 12, 1890, 

Myrtie Baldwin, dau. of Frank, b. July 24, 1874. 
Ch. : Valda, b. Dec. 25, 1891 ; Teresa, b. Aug. 30, 
1898; Benjamin, b. Nov. 14, 1900; and Vivian BeUe, 
b. Dec. 18, 1902. A farmer near Meshoppen. 

2249 SARAH E. BUNNELL (sister of the above), b. in Wash- 
ington, Penn., Mar. 7, 1847; m. 1st, Mar. 5, 1863, Benjamin 
Corwin, b. in Aug., 1829, who d. July 23, 1885; m. 2d, Nov. 
28, 1889, Peter Ace, b. Aug. 9, 1830, who d. Jan. 12, 1891 ; m. 
3d, Jan. 15, 1892, Truman Baker, b. Oct. 16, 1818, a farmer re- 
siding in Wyoming Co., Penn. 

Children by first marriage: 

4197 Ematury Corwin, b. Feb. 12, 1864; d. Aug. 15, 1864. 

4198 Lewis B. Corwin, b. Mar. 3, 1865 ; m., and lives in Wilkes- 

Barre. 

4199 Solomon B. Corwin, b. Mar. 7, 1867 ; m., and lives in Rye- 

land, Penn. 

4200 Margaret Corwin, b. Apr. 4, 1868 ; m. Feb. 5, 1895, Wil- 

liam LaRue Keephart, b. at Mt. Pleasant, N. J., in 
1865, son of Charles (b. Aug. 22, 1825) and Rebecca 
(LaRue) Keephart. A manufacturer in Philadel- 
phia, Penn. One ch. : Arline, b. in Oct., 1895. 

4202 Susie Corwin, b. Apr. 27, 1872; unm. 

4203 Nellie Corwin, b. May 24, 1878 ; d. in Aug., 1882. 

2250 EMATURY BUNNELL (sister of the above), b. in Wash- 
ington, Sept. 14, 1848; m. Sept. 20, 1866, Joseph Arvin Lyman, 
b. Sept. 11, 1845. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Children : 

4204 Mary Adelaide Lyman, b. Mar. 5, 1868 ; m. Mar. 31, 1896, 

"Walter C. Oliver, a farmer at Sheffield, la. No 
issue (1903). 

4205 Eva Belle Lyman, b. ^May 5, 1870; m. Mar. 3, 1898, 

Samuel Kellam of Binghaniton, N. Y. No issue. 

4206 Solomon Sterhng Lyman, b. Sept. 1, 1872; ra. July 13, 

1891, Caroline Agnes McCracken. Cli. : Samuel 
Ward, b. Dec. 5, 1895; Adelaide, b. Julv 18, 1897; 
d. Oct. 18, 1897 ; and Marion Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6, 
1902. Residence, Binghaniton. 

4210 Benjamin Theron Lyman, b. July 17, 1874; d. Feb. 9, 

1876. 

4211 Jerome W. Lyman, b. Oct. 1, 1878. 

2252 STERLING WALKER BL^^NELL {brother of the 
above), b. in Meshoppen, Penn., July 15, 1858; m. Jan. 16, 1878, 
Ettie L. Owen, b. in Lynn, Penn., Dec. 14, 1858. 

Children : 

4212 Grace L. Bunnell, b. Dec. 22, 1879; d. Apr. 4, 1881. 

4213 Eva B. Bunnell, b. Aug. 12, 1881. 

2253 NORMAN P. STERLING (Daniel, John, Samuel Samuel, 
WUliam, Richard, William), b. in Auburn, Penn., June 19, 1836; 
m. Apr. 7, 1860, Dclphine L. Dunmore, b. Mar. 24, 1838. 

Mr. Sterling is a farmer, occupying the farm formerly owned 
by his grandfather's brother-in-law, Nicholas Overfield, near Mes- 
hoppen, Penn. Mrs. Sterling d. in Feb., 1904. 

Children : 

4214 Sarah Lovella Sterhng, b. Mar. 15, 1862; d. June 14, 

1863. 

4215 Llewellyn L. Sterling, b. May 29, 1865; m. Dec. 20, 

1888, Emma Igene Bertholf, b. Dec. 16, 1865. Ch. : 
Anna Levila, b. July 21, 1896. Residence, Sunbury, 
Penn. 

4217 Orra L. Sterling, b. IMar. 26, 1871; m. Oct. 4, 1893, 

Artluir Cliristian, a bookkeeper in Wilkcs-Barrc. 
She d. Dec. 22, 1901. No issue. 

4218 Elgin Sterling, b. Nov. 29, 1872; m. June 9, 1897, G. 

Bella Decker of Meshoppen, b. Nov. 15, 1876. Re- 
sides near Wilmington, Del. No issue. 

4219 Lcla Vcve Sterling, b. Feb. 23, 1880; m. Dec. 28, 1898, 

ElHs Elsworth. Ch.: Orra, b. Jan. 10, 1900. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 769 

2254 HARRY STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Auburn, May 30, 1838; m. Jan. 1, 1856, Sarah A. Marshall, who 
d. about 1895. A carpenter in Jackson, Mich. 

Child : 

4221 Ella Sterling, b. in Oct., 1858; m. ; lives at Grand 

Rapids, Mich. ; has three ch. 

2255 OLIVE STERLING (sister of the above), h. in Apr., 
1842; m. 1st, Wesley McMicken, from whom she was divorced; 
m. 2d, WilHam Dunmore. She d. in Feb., 1875. 

Children by first marriage : 

4222 Alfred MclVlicken, d. aged 3 years. 

4223 Roland E. McMicken of Springville, Penn. 
Children by second marriage : 

4224 Nellie Dunmore. 

4225 Walter Dunmore, drowned. 

4226 Leroy Dunmore, d. young. 

4227 Harry Dunmore. 

4228 Grace Dunmore. 

2256 IRA STERLING (brother of the above), b. in Auburn, 
Apr. 19, 1847 ; m. June 20, 1867, Mary Whitaker, b. Mar. 30, 
1848, dau. of Clark H. and Catherine (Beardsley) Whitaker of 
Binghamton, N. Y. 

He was a farmer at Retta, Susquehanna Co., Penn. ; d. Oct. 14, 
1883. His widow m. 2d, J. H. Hay of Auburn. 
Children : 

4229 Ida J. Sterling, b. July 20, 1869; m. June 30, 1894, 

Franklin L. Possingcr, b. July 19, 1870, son of Peter 

and Elizabeth Possinger. Ch. : Ralph S., b. Dec. 

29, 1896; Edith L., b. Mar. 31, 1898; and Eldred, 

b. Sept. 30, 1900. A boarding-house keeper at West 

Auburn, Penn. 
4233 Adda May Sterling, b. May 12, 1871; m. Dec. 6, 1890„ 

Vem R. Lowe of Retta. Ch. : Helen, b. Dec. 1, 1900. 
4235 Liva Sterling, b. Dec. 18, 1874; m. Jan. 1, 1901, Bentley 

R. Hay of Auburn. 

2257 ARAVESTA N. STERLING (sister of the above), b. in 
Auburn, Apr. 22, 1852; m. there Dec. 24, 1871, Samuel T. Mead, 
b. in Appalachin, Penn., ]\Iar. 24, 1850, son of S. B. and Mary A. 



770 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

(Trusdell) Mead. He is a farmer at Glen Aubrey, Broome Co., 
N. Y. 

Child: 

4236 Daniel J. Mead. b. Jan. 20, 1878; m. Dec. 18, 1897, 

Ernestine Frink, b. July 6, 1883. Ch. : Olive May, 

b. Sept. 18, 1898, d. May 9, 1901; and Herbert 

Flovd, b. July 28, 1902. ' Residence, Center Lisle, 

N. y. 

2262 JOHN G. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Auburn, Aug. 22, 1857; m. Apr. 7, 1880, Emma C. West. A 
farmer at Retta, Penn. 

Children: 

4239 Clayton V. Sterling, b. Jan. 17, 1885. 

4240 Elda May Sterling, b. June 27, 1892. 

2263 MARY STERLING (CaMn, John, Samuel, Samuel, Wil- 
liam, Richard, William), h. in Meshoppen, Penn., Nov. 15, 1844; 
m. July 2, 1863, Lewis E. Hewitt, b. in Candor, N. Y., June 21, 
1841, son of J. W. and Clarissa (Wright) Hewitt of Danby, N. Y. 
He has been traveling salesman for a shoe firm for tliirty years. 
Residence, Meshoppen. 

Children : 

4241 Caroline Louise Hewitt, b. Mar. 29, 1866 ; m. June 30, 

1891, James A. Kintner. Ch. : Lewis Hewitt, b. June 
26, 1896. He is railway station agent at ^Icshoppen. 

4243 Frederic Sterling Hewitt, b. Dec. 12, 1869: m. June 30, 

1892, Margaret R. Kiefer. Ch. : Robert Sterling, b. 
Oct. 24, 1898. A veterinary surgeon at Pittston, 
Penn. 

2265 KATE ANN STERLING (Xicholas, John. Samuel, Sam- 
u-el, William, Richard, William), h. in Meshoppen, Penn., July 22, 
1862; m. May 23, 1888, Reinzi Stansbury, b. in Meshoppen, Jan. 
1, 1863, son of Henry and Margaret (Spring) Stansbury. 
Children : 

4245 Mabel Margaret Stansbury, b. Mar. 8, 1889. 

4246 Charles Fassett Stansbury, b. Apr. 21, 1891. 

2267 JOHN CALVIN STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Meshoppen, Sept. 16, 1868; m. Jan. 23, 1901, Lizzie Jane Jones, 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 771 

b. in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Nov. 8, 1867, dau. of Lewis S. and Ann 
(Mereditli) Jones, natives of Wales. 
Child: 

4247 A son, b. July 23, 1902. 

2270 HARRIET STERLING {John, John, Samuel, Samuel, 
William, Richard, William), m. June 4, 1872, John Alden, b. Sept. 
12, 1850, son of Mason F. Alden (b. Dec. 3, 1812; d. July 23, 
1884), who m. Feb. 22, 1848, Martha Hankinson (b. June 25, 
1813; d. Mar. 1, 1892). He is a farmer near Meshoppen, Penn. 
Children : 

4248 Arthur Gideon Alden, b. Mar. 25, 1873; d. Apr. 1, 

1874. 

4249 Alpheus J. Alden, b. May 11, 1875; m. Apr. 16, 1902, 

Louisa H., dau. of Alpheus and Rachel Adams, b. at 
Forkston, Penn., Mar. 18, 1877. 

4250 Sadie E. Alden, b. Feb. 12, 1877 ; m. Nov. 21, 1900, Rob- 

ert Capwell, a farmer, b. in Wilmot, Penn., Dec. 11, 
1877. Ch. : Pauline, b. Mar. 14, 1903. 

4252 William Mason Alden, b. Sept. 23, 1879; m. Apr, 25, 
1900, Blennie, dau. of Charles and Minerva (Inman) 
Farr, b. at Forkston, Penn., Oct. 11, 1881. Ch. : 
Beatrice, b. Dec. 5, 1900. 

4254 George Jenkins Alden, b. Apr. 26, 1881; m. Oct. 29, 
1902, Grace, dau. of David and Cordelia (Walcott) 
Blizzard, b. at Bowmans Creek, Penn., Dec. 10, 1883. 
Ch. : David, b. Feb. 26, 1903. 

4256 Clara Mae Alden, b. Apr. 2, 1883. 

4257 Anna Alden, b. Mar. 26, 1885. 

4258 Russell Truman Alden, b. Dec. 28, 1886. 

2273 MARY M. STERLING {sister of the above), h. July 13, 
1866; m. Oct. 18, 1888, George W. B. McElhone, b. Feb. 22, 
1866, son of William and Henrietta (Dusenbury) McElhone of 
Binghamton, N. Y. He is a linotype machine operator in 
Binghamton. 

Child: 

4259 Gladys Louise McElhone, b. June 11, 1895. 

2274 STERLING B. CORNELL {Mary, John, Samuel, Sam- 
uel, William, Richard, William), b. May 2, 1850; m. Feb. 19, 



772 THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 

1876, Deborah Simsabaugh, b. in Orange Co., N. Y., May 6, 
1845. He is a stone cutter at Nicholson, Wyoming Co., Penn. 
Children : 

4260 Mary C. Cornell, b. July 8, 1878; m. Sept. 23, 1898, 

C. M. Parker. 

4261 Ross V. Cornell, b. Mar. 18, 1880. 

4262 Frank Cornell, b. Feb. 1, 1885. 

2275 LOIS M. CORNELL (sister of the above), h. Aug. 7, 
1852; m. Sept. 12, 1872, Benjamin B. Lowe, b. in Auburn, Penn., 
Oct. 14, 1849, son of Cornelius E. and Elsie H. (Bro^\Ti) Lowe. 
He is a farmer in Auburn township, Susquehanna Co., Penn. Lois 
d. Mar. 13, 1896. 

Child: 

4263 Mary E. Lowe, b. Apr. 7, 1875. 

2276 JEROME B. V. CORNELL (brother of the above), b. 
July 16, 1855; m. Dec. 26, 1878, Eunice Patterson, b. Sept. 

21, 1857, dau. of (b. at Standing Stone, Penn., June 15, 

1809; d. Dec. 28, 1900) and Eunice IMary (Ely) Patterson (b. 
May 18, 1821). Mr. Cornell is janitor of the high school build- 
ing at Nicholson, Penn. 

Children: 

4264 Francis C. Cornell, b. Nov. 22, 1879; m. Dec. 24, 1901, 

Stella Esther Welch, b. Dec. 9, 1870. Residence, 
Athens, Penn. 

4265 Harlon P. Cornell, b. Feb. 21, 1882. 

4266 Alfred Emery Cornell, b. Oct. 6, 1884. 

4267 Bcniamin H. Cornell, b. Jan. 16, 1887. 

4268 Arthur W. Cornell, b. Apr. 16, 1889. 

4269 Leo M. Cornell, b. Jan. 30, 1892. 

4270 Lou Emma Cornell, b. Jan. 24, 1894. 

4271 Mina R. Cornell, b. Mar. 26, 1896; d. Sept. 12, 1896. 

4272 Bernard J. Cornell, b. Aug. 11, 1897; d. Sept. 26. 1897. 

4273 Jerome Niles Cornell, b. Feb. 23, 1900 ; d. Mar. 23, 1901. 

2277 CALVIN S. CORNELL (brother of the above), b. Aug. 
24, 1857; m. July 22, 1882, Janette Garretson, b. Sept. 23, 
1859. Residence, Meshoppen, Penn. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 773 

Children : 

4274 Lou Cornell, b. Jan. 30, 1884. 

4275 Grace Cornell, b. May 21, 1889. 

2286 LYDIA STERLING (Alfred, John, Samuel, Samuel, WU- 
liam, Richard, William), h. Apr. 21, 1874; m. Dec. 5, 1894, 
Fred M. Swetland, b. at Mehoopany, Penn., Jan. 16, 1871, son 
of John L. and Lovina (Finney) Swetland; a storekeeper at 
Mehoopany. 
Child: 

4276 Sterhng Manley Swetland, b. Sept. 27, 1895. 

2301 JOHN F. STERLING {William, John, Thaddeus, Sam- 
uel, William, Richard, William), b. in Montgomery Co., Ohio, 
Sept. 7, 1840; m. 1st, Nov. 15, 1861, Marie Ellen Manning, of 
Irish parentage, who d. in Dec, 1862; m. 2d, in 1864, Flora 
Tippy; m. 3d, May 15, 1870, Mary Lewis. He served in Co. I, 
20th Ohio Vol. Infty., during the Civil War. Is a farmer at 
Benton Harbor, Mich. 

Child by first marriage : 

4277 t William F. Sterling, b. Dec. 19, 1862; m. Agnes Clark. 
Children by second marriage : 

4278 tElla J. Sterling, b. Mar. 6, 1864; m. John W. Elder. 

4279 Elmer Elsworth Sterling, b. Aug. 20, 1865 ; m. at Benton 

Harbor, Mich., Aug. 29, 1900, Nelhe Kropp. He is 
an electrician at St. Joseph, Mich. 

4280 EHas S. Sterling, b. May 3, 1868 ; m. 1st, June 25, 1892, 

Alice Miller; 2d, July 8, 1899, Clara Poolson. 
Children by third marriage: 

4281 Margaret M. Sterling, b. Feb. 18, 1871 ; m. Dec. 11, 1889. 

Adolph Marti, a farmer at Coloma, Mich. 

4282 t George M. Sterling, b. Oct. 26, 1872 ; m. Effie M. Warren. 

4283 James E. Sterling, b. May 28, 1874; m. Sept. 25, 1901, 

Edith Demmick of South Whitley, Ind. He is a musi- 
cian at South Whitley. 

4284 John J. Sterling, b. June 25, 1876; m. Dec. 11, 1902, 

Laura May LTnderhill. Mr. Sterling is a graduate of 
Benton Harbor College and of the law department 
of the University of Michigan, 1902 ; a lawyer at 
Benton Harbor. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



4285 Mary O. Sterling, b. Mar. 21, 1879; m. Feb. 22, 1901, 

George Becht, a farmer at Coloma, Mich. 

4286 Fred A. Sterling, b. Apr. 27, 18S2; d. Aug. 31, 1882. 

2302 ANN STERLING {sister of the above), b. at South 
Whitley, Ind., Apr. 7, 1845 ; m. in 1863, Omer Alley. 
Children: 

4287 tida Alley, b. Apr. 19, 1864; m. Edward Smith. 

4288 t Edward Alley, b. Dec. 9, 1866; m. Anna Diller. 

2305 HENRY STERLING (brother of the above), h. at South 
Whitley, Feb. 14, 1851 ; m. June 2, 1872, Sarah A. Geitbnan. 
Residence, Elkhart, Ind. 

Children : 

4289 tMaud M. Sterhng, b. May 26, 1873; m. Charles H. 

Conrad. 

4290 tFred B. Sterling, b. May 11, 1878; m. Gigne E. Braun. 

2306 GEORGE STERLING (brother of the above), h. at South 
Whitley, Jan. 5, 1854; m. Aug. 31, 1879, Ahce Young. He is 
a farmer. 

Children : 

4291 Myrtle Sterling, b. Apr. 11, 1880; m. June 12, 1898, 

Thomas Bills and d. Mar. 9, 1901. 

4292 Georgia Sterling, b. May 4, 1882. 

2307 SARAH STERLING (sister of the above), b. at Larwell, 
Ind., Nov. 1, 1856; m. 1st, in Dec, 1872, Albert Oberchain; 
2d, Mar. 10, 1879, Samuel Woods. She d. Oct. 7, 1895. 

Children by first marriage: 

4293 Eugene Oberchain. 

4294 Edward Oberchain. 
Children by second marriage: 

4295 t Clara Woods, b. Feb. 28, 1881 ; m. James B. Williams. 

4296 Bona Woods, b. Apr. 2, 1883. 

4297 IMargaret Woods, h. Aug. 8. 1885. 

4298 Ehzabeth Woods, b. July 26, 1887. 

4299 Lcander Woods, b. Jan. 7, 1891. 

4300 Lewis Woods, b. Feb. 12, 1895. 

4301 Harry J. Woods (twin with above). 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 775 

2308 ED STERLING (brother of the above), h. at Larwell, 
May 1, 1859; m. Nora M. Hilliard. He is a barber at Fort 
Wayne, Ind. 

Children : 

4302 Earl J. Sterling, b. at Warsaw, Ind., IMay 6, 1889. 

4303 William A. Sterling, b. at Warsaw, July 25, . 

2309 HARRIET STERLING (sister of the above), b. July 
11, 1862; m. in Apr., 1883, Samuel Deeter. 

Children : 

4304 Frederick Deeter, b. Apr. 23, 1884. 

4305 Nora Deeter, b. in Dec, 1886. 

2310 JAMES STERLING (James, John, Thaddeus, Samuel, 

William, Richard, William), h. in 1851; m. . He is 

a niaeliinist for the R. R. Coal & Iron Co. at Pottsvillc, Penn. 

Children : 

4306 Mary May Sterling, b. in 1876. 

4307 Charles A. Sterling, b. in 1880. 

4308 James L. Sterhng, b. in 1882. 

4309 Madeline Ceciha Sterhng, b. in 1894. 

2311 JA]\IES MAY (Mary, John, Thaddeus, Samuel, William., 
Richard, William), h. at Heckshersville, Penn., Dec. 4, 1843; 
bapt. at Galena, 111., June 23, 1845 ; m. at Shamokin, Penn., Jan. 
31, 1866, Mary Gillen Snyder, b. at Carlisle, Penn., July 19, 1846, 
dau. of. John and Katharine (Egolf) Snyder. 

Mr. May enhsted in the 48th Penn. Infty., Aug. 20, 1861 ; 
was promoted to corporal, Oct. 1, 1861 ; sergeant, Sept. 1, 1863; 
discharged for promotion, Oct. 30, 1864; second lieutenant, 48th 
Penn. Infty., Oct. 30, 1864 ; first lieutenant, June 29, 1865 ; dis- 
charged, July 17, 1865. He was elected a member of the Loyal 
Legion of the U. S., Oct. 19, 1887 ; commissioned by Gov. John 
W. Gearey as first lieutenant Penn. N. G., Apr. 30, 1870, 8th 
Division. 

Commissioned by Gov. Robert Patterson as one of the dele- 
gates from Pennsylvania to locate the position of his regiment 
and brigade on the battle-field of Antietam. Commissioned cap- 
tain Shamokin Guard, 8th Div., Penn. N. G., Oct. 30, 1873 ; com- 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



missioned major, aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Sigfreid, 8th Div., 
Aug. 11, 187-i. Residence, Shamokin, Penn. Occupation, coal 
operator. 

Children, all bom at Shamokin: 

4310 t Alary Catherine May, b. Nov. 26, 1866; m. WiUiam A. 

Mullen. 

4311 Francis Henry May, b. Aug. 23, 1868; d. Jan. 18, 1870. 

4312 Louise Regine Mav, b. Mar. 20, 1870; unm. 

4313 Ehzabeth Egolf May, b. Jan. 8, 1872 ; m. at Shamokin, 

Jan. 20, 1904, Jonas Edward, son of Darias and 
Martha Elizabeth (Kriegh) Gilger. 

4314 Margaret Anne May, b. Aug. 5, 1873 ; unm. 

4315 Charles Heizmann May, b. Mar. 20, 1875 ; a pharmacist 

at Shenandoah, Penn. 

4316 Samuel Egolf Snyder May, b. Oct. 8, 1876; a civil and 

mining engineer at Pottsville, Penn. 

4317 Richard Francis May, b. Aug. 17, 1878 ; a civil and min- 

ing engineer at Shamokin, Penn. ; enhsted for the 
Spanish-American War in 1898. 

4318 Clarence Johnson Mav, b. Sept. 22, 1880; d. Feb. 11, 

1881. 

4319 Regina CeciHa May, b. Dec. 4, 1881. 

4320 Eleanor Claire May, b. Jan. 25, 1884. 

4321 Henry Wilham May, b. Apr. 13, 1886 ; d. Apr. 14, 1886. 

4322 James Isaac May, b. Apr. 4, 1890. 

2312 ELIZABETH MAY (sister of the above), h. at Galena, 
111., Sept. 1, 1845; bapt. there July 4, 1847; m. at Shamokin, 
Penn., in Oct., 1866, Henr^- William Morgan, son of William and 
Sarah (Thomas) Morgan. Residence, Shamokin. 

Children : 

4323 tCaroline Morgan, b. July 13, 1867; m. James R. Nagle. 

4324 Isaac Morgan. 

4325 Susan Morgan. 

2313 ISAAC MAY (brother of the above), h. at Black Valley, 
Penn., Oct. 16. 1847 ; bapt. Sept. 5. 1848 ; m. at Shamokin, Penn., 
Nov. 18, 1868, Alargaret Ann Magee, dau. of Bernard Magce. 
Residence, Shamokin. 

Children : 

4326 William Bernard May, b. Sept. 20, 1869; mining clerk 

at Pittsburg, Penn. 



WILIJAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 777 

4327 Charles Edward May, b. Jan. 17, 1871. 

4328 tMary Cecilia May, b. Aug. 16, 1872; m. Charles E. 

Jones. 

4329 -tJohn Joseph May, b. Dec. 25, 1876; m. Elizabeth Burns. 

4330 t Violet Ann May, b. Aug. 26, 1878; m. Harry P. Dunbar. 

4331 Bernadette Na'talie May, b. Nov. 25, 1882. 

4332 Agnes DeSales May, b. Mar. 28, 1886. 

2314 EMILY REBECCA MAY (sister of the above), b. Jan. 
27, 1849; bapt. Feb. 23, 1853; m. 1st, at Mt. Carmel, Penn., 
Sept. 17, 1867, Albert D. Allen; m. 2d, in 1900, Martin Markle. 

Children by first marriage: 

4333 Emily Allen, b. Apr. 20, 1873 ; m. Nicholas F. Wilson. 

4334 Albert Allen, b. Nov. 3, 1876. 

4335 May Allen, b. Sept. 19, 1877; d. in 1877. 

4336 Raymond Allen, b. Oct. 3, 1883 ; d. July 3, 1884. 

2315 GEORGE MAY (brother of the above), h. at Llewel- 
lyn, Penn., June 20, 1850; bapt. Feb. 23, 1853; m. at Shamokin, 
Penn., Nov. 14, 1870, Mary Emma Duttinger, dau. of Jolin Dut- 
tinger of Shamokin township. Residence, Shamokin. 

Children, born in Shamokin: 

4337 Charles May, b. June 24, 1872 ; d. Aug. 10, 1872. 

4338 tH. Arlington May, b. June 11, 1873; m. Mary Kessler. 

4339 Mabel May, b. Oct. 18, 1876. 

2317 SARAH JANE MAY (sister of the above), h. at Miners- 
ville, Penn., Feb. 15, 1855; bapt. June 30, 1855; m. at Sham- 
okin, Sept. 3, 1874, Albert Aloysius Heizmann, 6th child of 
Carl Lorenz and Mary Cecilia (Eichhorn) Heizmann,^ b. in 
Reading, Penn., Sept. 11, 1848. 

Mr. Heizmann was educated at St. Mary's College, Wilming- 
ton, Del., and at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. 
With his brother Raymond he founded the Penn Hardware Works 

' Carl Lorenz Heizmann was b. in the Schwarzwald or Black Forest, Grand 
Duchy of Baden, Germany, Aug. 6, 1802, a descendant of an old German family that 
traces its ancestry back to the days of King Otto. He was educated at Neuchatel, 
Switzerland, and in 1832 came to America and settled at Reading, Penn. Apr. 22, 
1834 he m. Mary Cecilia Eichhorn (b. May 13, 1812 ; d. July 19, 1891), dau. of John 
Francis Eichhorn, a native of Prague, Bohemia, who d. in Reading, Nov. 10, 1830, 
aged 106 years. John m. Mary Eva Siegfried, b. near Goshenhoppen (now Bally), 
Penn., Mar. 19, 1771, dau. of Andreas and Agatha Siegfried. She d. July 15, 1844. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



at Reading, Peiui., in 1877. He was a member of the Reading 
common council, 1878-80, and of the select council, 1882-85; 
member of the Board of Water Commissioners, 1885-92, and 
president of the board, 1891-92. Director of the Keystone Na- 
tional Bank for a number of years. Resigned all official positions 
and retired from business in 189-i, and has since traveled exten- 
sively, living at various times in Colorado, Mexico, Texas, and is 
now a resident of Southern Pines, N. C. 
Children, born in Reading: 

4340 Mary May Heizmann, b. June 27, 1875; graduate of 

Academy of Notre Dame, Philadelphia, 1894. 

4341 Charles Lawrence Heizmann, b. Oct. 18, 1877; educated 

at Georgetown University, Washington, D. C, and 
at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. 
Enhsted in Penn. N. G., Co. A, 4th Regt. ; saw 
service in Porto Rico during the war with Spain. 
Treasurer of the Penn Hardware Co., Inc., 1904. 
Res. Reading. 

4342 William Albert Heizmann, b. Sept. 15, 1882; m. at Read- 

ing, Oct. 3, 1906, Ada Lotz Lcinbach, dau of A. 
Ellsworth Leinbach; entered Harvard College in 
1900. Completed required course for the A.B. de- 
gree in 1903; appointed fo a Harvard College 
scholarship for the year 1903—4. Received honors in 
political economy and the degree of A.B. " with dis- 
tinction " in 1904. Chemist of the Penn Hardware 
Co., Reading. 

4343 Henry Heizmann, b. Sept. 15, 1882; d. in infancy. 

4344 Edith CeciHa Heizmann, b. Nov. 24, 1887; student" Acad- 

emy of Notre Dame, Philadelphia, and of the George- 
town Convent of the Visitation, Washington, D. C. 

4345 Theodore Heizmann, b. Nov. 13, 1889. 

2318 MARY IDA MAY (sister of the above), b. May 7, 
1857; bapt. Sept. 23, 1857; m. Jacob F. Graeber. Res. Shamo- 
kin, Penn. 
Children : 

4346 tMary Matilda Graeber, b. Aug. 29, 1875; m. Thomas 

Maher. 

4347 Charles Graeber, b. Sept. 5, 1878. 

4348 Joseph Bcnedictus Graeber, b. July 27, 1880. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 779 

4349 George Graeber, b. Oct. 1, 1887. 

4350 Florence Graeber, b. Jan. 27, 1889. 

4351 Catherine Graeber, b. Jan. 27, 1894. 

2319 SUSAN ANN MAY (sister of the above), b. at Llew- 
ellyn, Penn., Mar. 29, 1859; bapt. Sept. 13, 1859; m. William 
W. Ryon; d. at Shamokin, Penn., Dec. 31, 1891. 
Children : 

4352 Charles Ryon. 

4353 Marie Ryon. 

2321 JOSEPH A. MAY (brother of the above), h. in New 
Philadelphia, Penn., Jan. 6, 1861'; bapt. Feb. 20, 1861; m. in 
Shamokin, Penn., July 2, 1882, Harriet Kendrick, dau. of William 
and Julia (Bacon) Kendrick. He d. Jan. 17, 1892. His widow 
m. 2d, in Shamokin, May 6, 1902, Joseph May, son of James and 
Jane (Cooper) May. 
Children : 

4354 Laura May, b. Oct. 31, 1883. 

4355 May May, b. May 24, 1885. 

4356 Julia May, b. Dec. 30, 1886. 

4357 Harriet May, b. July 13, 1888. 

4358 Josephine May, b. May 17, 1890; d. Jan. 17, 1891. 

4359 Joseph (posthumous), b. July 6, 1892. 

2323 LAURA MAY (sister of the above), b. in Shamokin, 
Penn., June 1, 1868; m. June 4, 1889, Daniel Joseph Driscoll 
of Reading, Penn., b. Dec. 25, 1863, son of Daniel J. and Eliza- 
beth (Grady) Driscoll of Donerail, Ireland. 

He is managing owner of the Auburn Bolt and Nut Works, 
Auburn, Penn. 

Children : 

4360 Marie Monica Driscoll, b. May 24, 1890. 

4361 James Driscoll, b. Oct. 3, 1891. 

4362 Carrie May Driscoll, b. Jan. 18, 1894. 

2328 WILLIAM A. STERLING (Joseph, John, Thaddeus, 
Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. at Reading, Penn., Oct. 
27, 1841 ; m. in MinersviUe, Penn., Nov. 19, 1868, Susan A. Tay- 
lor, dau. of Joseph F. Taylor of MinersviUe. Joseph's brother, 
Charles M. Taylor, m. Anna Eliza SterHng (No. 44) of the 



780 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

family of Maj. James Sterling of Burlington, N. J. {q. v.). 
Residence, Sliamokin, Penn. Mrs. Sterling d. Aug. 21, 1891. 
Children : 

4363 Adeline Catherine Sterhng, b. at Mt. Carmel, Penn., Dec. 

6, 1870; m. Apr. 23, 1898, Samuel S. Derman. 
Res. Scranton, Penn. 

4364 Joseph William Sterling, b. at Mt. Carmel, May 4, 1872; 

d. June 14, 1872. 

4365 Mary LaRue Sterling, b. at Mt. Carmel, May 26, 1873. 

4366 Florence Sterhng, b. at Shamokin, Penn., Oct. 27, 1875 ; 

d. July 19, 1876. 

4367 Horace Bennett Sterhng, b. at Shamokin, Apr. 3, 1877. 

4368 Percy Francis Sterling, b. at Shamokin, June 7, 1879. 

4369 Helen Taylor Sterling, b. at Shamokin, May 9, 1882. 

4370 Joseph Wilham Sterling, b. at Shamokin, Feb. 17, 1884; 

d. Aug. 10, 1885. 

4371 Marjorie Jenette Sterling, b. at Shamokin, Jan. 19, 1890; 

d. June 23, 1890. 

2334 FRANK HUGHES STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. in Wisconsin, Sept. 23, 1857; m. at Austin, Minn., Sept. 23, 
1884, Mabel A. Patterson, b. at Beaver Dam, Wis., Sept. 23, 1861. 
He is a lumber dealer at Fairmont, Minn. 

Children : 

4372 Martha M. Sterling, b. in Austin, July 10, 1885. 

4373 Wallace E. Sterhng, b. in Minneapolis, Dec. 6, 1892. 

2335 ELLSWORTH B. STERLING (brother of the above), 

b. in Berhn, Wis., Aug. 10, 1861 ; m. Carolyn M. , b. in 

Davenport, la., Feb. 24, 1869. He is a clotliing merchant at 
Rock Island, 111. 

Children : 

4374 Lester B. Sterling, b. Aug. 8, 1891. 

4375 Helen E. Sterhng, b. Apr. 23, 1894. 

2.377 CATHARINE M. HOLINIAN (Almira Soullard, Lydia, 
Thaddeus, Samuel, WiUiam, Richard, William), b. Oct. 23, 1825; 
m. Jacob Nornhauser, and d. in 1886. 
Children : 

4376 Jacob Nornhauser, b. in 1849; d. unm. 

4377 William Nornhauser, b. in 1856; m. in 1877 Adelaide 

Stanton, b. in 1860, who d. in 1881, by whom he had 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 781 

Fanny, b. in 1877, of Saratoga Spa, N. Y., and 
Seward, of Glens Falls, N. Y. William m. again 
and lives in Topeka, Kan., with issue by second 
marriage. . 

4380 Kate Noniliauser, b. in Jan., 1857; d. unm. in 1893. 

4381 Augustus Nornhauser, d. unm. 

2379 LYDIA ANN HOLMAN (sister of the above), h. Mar. 
20, 1831; m. in 1854, Henry Waring, b. 1833, who d. in 1896. 
She lives at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 
Children : 

4382 Lucilla Waring, b. Apr. 3, 1856; m. John Wynn, who 

d. in 1889. Had: Mary Lydia, b. May 27, 1889, 
and Harry James. 

4385 Everett Waring, b. Feb. 1, 1858; d. in 1885. 

4386 Lockwood Waring, b. Mar. 9, 1860. 

4387 Fred Waring, b. June 8, 1864 ; m. in 1887 Fanny Ambler, 

b. in 1865. They reside in Lowell, Mass. Have: 
Ethel A., b. Mar. 12, 1888; Harold E., b. Apr. 9, 
1889; Holman, b. in 1890; and Elmere, b. in 1895. 
4392 Samuel Waring, b. Mar. 19, 1866; m. in 1889 May 
Robins, b. in 1871 ; reside at Saratoga Springs, 
N. Y. Have: WiUiam Henry, b. Dee. 9, 1891. 

4394 Anna Waring, b. Dec. 10, 1871. 

2382 HENRY BARNABUS PEARSALL (Eliza Soullard, 
Lydia, Thaddcus, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. Nov. 2, 
1829; m. Nov. 12, 1862, Lucy Rich, b. Feb. 26, 1840, dau. of 
Almon and Lucy (Safford) Rich. He d. June 25, — — . She 
Hves at Fort Edward, N. Y. 

Cliild: 

4395 Bamabus Pearsall, b. in 1869 ; d. Apr. 23, 1885. 

2383 SAMUEL L PEARSALL (brother of the above), h. May 
18, 1833; m. June 12, 1860, CaroHne Smith, b. Nov. 11, 1836, 
dau. of W^illiam and Sarah (Thorn) Smith, who d. Feb. 11, 1903. 
He was a physician in N. Y. City ; d. in Nov., 1900. 

Child: 

4396 WiUiam Smith Pearsall, b. Mar. 11, 1860; m. Florence 

Shurman; a physician in N. Y. City. 

2386 PHEBE E. PEARSALL (sister of the above), b. Feb. 
1, 1840; m. Oct. 26, 1876, John Groesbeck, and d. June 21, 1886. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Child: 
439T Caroline Celia Groesbeck, b. in May, 1878 ; m. Frank 
Freu; live in Kansas. 

2387 GEORGE PEARSALL (brother of the above), b. in July, 
1847 ; ni. Melinda Hoffman ; reside at Lansingburg, N. Y. 

Children : 

4398 Alvah J. Pearsall, b. Mar. 5, 1879: m. in 1902. 

4399 Mary Ehza Pearsall, b. in June, 1881. 

4400 Hazel E. Pearsall, b. Dec. 25, 1898. 

2388 JOHN A. PEARSALL (brother of the above), b. Aug. 10, 
1851 ; m. June 5, 1878, Emma McChesney, b. Dec. 8, 1857, dau. 
of Silas and Elizabeth (Golden) McChesney. He was a prominent 
homeopathic physician at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., a member of 
the N. Y. State Homeopathic Medical Society and of the Am. Inst, 
of Homeopathy. He d. at Saratoga, Apr. 18, 1904. 

Cliildren : 

4401 Elizabeth Golden Pearsall, b. Apr. 13, 1882. 

4402 Grace SouUard Pearsall, b. Aug. 22, 1885. 

2390 EPHRAIM ELIPHALET STERLING (Curtis, Thad- 
deus, Thaddeus, Samuel, William, Richard, WUliam), h. at Scran- 
ton, Penn., July 25, 1832; m. there Jan. 23, 1857, Catherine E. 
Beavers, b. Mar. 20, 1838, dau. of :Michael (b. at Bclvidere, N. J., 
Apr. 28, 1810; d. at Scranton, Dec. 31, 1885) and Susanna 
Beavers (b. at Paradise, Aug. 25, 1809; d. at Scranton, Aug. 
30, 1887). 

Ephraim was a soldier in a Pennsylvania volunteer regiment 
in the Rebellion. He d. at Washington, D. C, Aug. 12, 1864, of 
wounds received in the Battle of the Wilderness, on the eighth day 
of the battle. Catherine d. at Pittston, Penn., July 21, 1868. 

Children: 

4403 Emma J. Sterhng, b. May 2, 1857; d. June 22, 1872. 

4404 Joseph Sterling, b. Dec. 23, 1859; d. Dec. 19, 1871. 

4405 tMay A. Sterling, b. Dec. 25, 1861; m. George E. 

Hoagland. 

4406 Philip Sterling, b. Mar. 18, 1862; unm. ; a locomotive 

fireman on the D. L. & W. R. R. ; lives at Scranton. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 783 

2392 DAVID C. STERLING (brother of the above), b. Sept. 
15, 1839 ; rn. at Clinton, Penn., Jan. 28, 1862, Janett M. Rob- 
erts, b. Jan. 5, 1842, at Clinton, dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth 
(Rought) Roberts. 

David enlisted in Co. E, 14'3d Regt., Penn. Vols., as second 
orderly sergeant, Sept. 6, 1862 ; was promoted to first sergeant, 
Dec. 31, 1864, and served until the close of the war; was dis- 
charged June 12, 1865. He was later a farmer at the place of 
his birth at Sterling Hill, near Elmhurst, Lackawanna Co., Penn., 
and section boss on a gravity railroad. He d. there Dec. 5, 1881. 
His widow d. there Oct. 6, 1897. 

Children : 

4407 Samuel C. Sterling, b. Jan. 31, 1863; d. Apr. 16, 1864. 

4408 Elizabeth A. Sterling, b. Mar. 12, 1865; d. Mar. 18, 

1877. 

4409 Mary May Sterling, b. Apr. 28, 1866; d. Apr. 8, 1867. 

4410 t Isaac R. Sterling, b. Sept. 25, 1867; m. Hannah Mc- 

Andrew. 

4411 David L. Sterhng, b. Nov. 15, 1868; d. Nov. 16, 1874. 

4412 Frederick E. Sterling, b. Dec. 21, 1869 ; d. Jan. 31, 1870. 

4413 Charles H. Sterling, b. Nov. 20, 1870; d. Nov. 7, 1871. 

4414 tida Isabelle Sterhng, b. Aug. 30, 1872; m. George F. 

Capwell. 

4415 Louisa Sterling, b. Sept. 12, 1873; d. Mar. 18, 1874. 

4416 James S. Sterhng, b. Dec. 17, 1874 ; d. Jan. 12, 1889. 

4417 Daniel J. Sterling, b. June 5, 1876; d. Oct. 2, 1878. 

4418 Mahala Sterhng, b. Feb. 10, 1878 ; d. Dec. 18, 1879. 

4419 Anna M. Sterling, b. Jan. 18, 1881; unm. ; lives at 

Factoryville, Penn. 

2396 FREDERICK STERLING LYON (Mary, Thaddeus, 
Thaddeus, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Fairfield, 
Conn., June 21, 1827; m. 1st, Apr. 19, 1862, Mary C. Woolley, 
b. Oct. 14, 1842, who d. Nov. 17, 1868; m. 2d, Dec. 25, 1872, 
Lottie C. Downs, b. Nov. 12, 1849. 

F. S. Lyon graduated from Wesley an College in 1850. He 
was, successively, principal of schools at Wilton and Danbury, 
Conn., and at Binghamton, N. Y. He then became professor of 
mathematics at the Military and Collegiate Institution at Wliite 
Plains, N. Y. In 1860 he was at the head of the Fairfield (Conn.) 



784 THE STERLING GEXE-\LOGY 

Academy. In 1861 he removed to South Norwalk, Conn., where 
he has since resided. He was principal there of the Union school 
until 1874 and is at present superintendent of the schools of the 
town. He has served on the Board of Education ; was councilman 
and both town and city assessor and has been justice of the peace. 
For ten years he was editor of the Connecticut Republican, a South 
Norwalk paper. Mrs. Lottie C. Lyon d. Jan. 19, 1876. 
Child by first marriage : 
4420 Frederick Sterling Lyon, b. Nov. 19, 1862; m. Nov. 19, 
1886, Lillian F. Hutchinson. Have one ch., Andrew 
Hutchinson, b. Sept. 2, 1890. A printer at South 
Norwalk. 
Children by second marriage : 

4422 Bessie IngersoU Lyon, b. Mar. 22, 1874; m. Apr. 16, 

1900, Robert Silcock. Resides with her father in 
South Norwalk. 

4423 Jessie Lockwood Lyon (twin with above), d. Sept. 13, 

1896, unm. 

2397 WESLEY LYON (brother of the above), h. Apr. 22, 1829 ; 
m. Nov. 10, 1852, Charlotte A. Williams, b. Dec. 23, 1836, dau. 
of Eralzamon Anderson and Amanda (Thorp) Williams of West- 
port, Conn. 

Wesley Lyon was a lawyer at Westport and in New York City. 
He d. Nov. 8, 1888. His widow was living in 1902. 

Children: 

4424 Wesley Anderson Lyon, b. Mar. 30, 1857; m. July 29, 

1892, Frances "irene Hutchings, b. Sept. 11, 1868, 
dau. of the Hon. Robert C. Hutchings (ex-surrogate 
of N. Y. Co.) and Mary J. Connolly. He is a lawyer 
in N. Y. City. No issue. 

4425 Adelaide Amanda Thorp Lyon, b. Aug. 23, 1860; m. 

Mar. 1, 1881, Howard Gardner Badgley, b. in 
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1858, son of Joseph D. and 
Eliza (Jenkins) Badgley. Ch. : Ruth, b. in N. Y. 
City, Feb. 16, 1882. Residence, New York. 

2405 JANE ANN STERLING (David, Thaddeiis, Thaddeus, 
Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Greenfield, Conn., Apr. 
29, 1844; m. Mar. 14, 1869, William Henry Conibear, b. at Brat- 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA^T^RHILL, MASS. 785 

ton, Devonshire, Eng., Doc. 12, 1843, son of Thomas Conibear 
(b. in Stoke, Eng., Aug. 25, 1816; d. at Mineral, 111., Apr. 18, 
1871) and Ann Kingdon (b. at Bratton, Eng., May 7, 1821). 
W. H. Conibear, M.D., graduated from Rush Medical College, 
Feb. 15, 1874. He is a druggist at Morton, 111. Jane d. July 31, 
1883. He m. 2d Mary A. Bogartus. 
Children, born in Morton : 
4427 Charles Edward Conibear, b. Sept. 30, 1871 ; m. Eida 
Oelrich ; a farmer at Lee Center, 111. ; one ch., Roy, 
b. in 1899. 

4429 John Clarence Conibear, b. Mar. 26, 1873; m. Lizzie 

Meyer of St. Louis, Mo. ; residence, Morton ; drug- 
gist. 

4430 Eri Bert Conibear, b. Nov. 18, 1875 ; unm. ; a farmer at 

Lee Center. 

4431 Grant Sterling Conibear, b. Aug. 17, 1879; druggist at 

Morton, 1902. 
Two children d. young. 

2406 AUGUSTUS STERLING HUBBELL {Sally, Thaddeus, 
Thaddeus, Samuel, William., Richard, William), h. in Greenfield, 
Conn., Feb. 11, 1831; m. Dec. 25, 1861, Abigail B. Morehouse. 
He lived in Bridgeport, Conn. ; d. there Feb. 12, 1898. 

Children : 

4434 George Morehouse Hubbell, b. Mar. 24, 1863. 

4435 Mary Ann Hubbell, b. June 13, 1867 ; m. Dec. 14, 1892, 

Chester U. Reid, b. Sept. 7, 1872, son of James R. 
and Harriet (Udell) Reid of Albany, N. Y. Res. 
Syracuse, N. Y. Have: Grace H., b. Jan. 13, 1895; 
Donald U., b. June 3, 1896 ; and Roger Sterling, b. 
May 29, 1902. 

4439 Corneha W. Hubbell, b. Dec. 5, 1869. 

4440 Susan B. Hubbell, b. in Sept., 1872. 

4441 Sarah Sterling Hubbell, b. Apr. 5, 1875 ; living with her 

aunt Adelia Hubbell, 1902. 

4442 Ella Rud Hubbell, b. in 1877 ; d. Mar., 1880. 

2407 JOHN C. HUBBELL (brother of the above), b. in Green- 
field, Aug. 7, 1832 ; m. Jan. 8, 1855, Julia Ann Wheeler. He was 
a lumber merchant in Albany, N. Y., where he d. Jan. 9, 1897. 

Children (first three born in Norwalk, Conn., others in Albany) : 

4443 George Hubbell, b. Feb. 21, 1856. 



THE STERLING GEXEALOGY 



44.4.4 Charles Hubbell, b. Feb. 2, 1858; m. and lives in Phila- 
delphia, Penn. 

4445 Elizabeth Hubbell, b. Mar. 10, 1861. 

4446 Chester T. Hubbell, b. Sept. 15, 1863. 

4447 Caroline B. Hubbell, b. Sept. 20, 1866. 

4448 Frank P. Hubbell, b. Feb. 4, 1869; drowned June 20, 

1877. 

4449 Anita Hubbell, b. Mar. 16, 1871. 

4450 John W. Hubbell, b. Jan. 24, 1876. 

2411 ARTHUR STERLING HUBBELL (brother of the 
above), b. in Greenfield, Oct. 4, 1842; m. Nov. 22, 1864, Helen L. 
Reid. 

Child: 

4451 Arthur James Hubbell, b. Sept. 2, 1866. 

2415 PRISCILLA HUBBELL (sister of the abore),h. in Green- 
field, Dec. 17, 1849; m. Nov. 22, 1869, George T. Parrack, a 
farmer of Easton, Conn. 

Children : 

4452 Charlotte A. Parrack, b. Jan. 30, 1871. 

4453 Anna Adeha Parrack, b. Dec. 22, 1879. 

2416 CHARLES TRUE DOUGHTY (Mary, Lock-Tcood, Thad- 
deus, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in 1836; m. Aug. 2, 
1862, JuHa , d. in 1900. 

Children, living in Colorado : 

4454 Lizzie Doughty, b. May 4, 1863; d. in 1900. 

4455 Frank Doughty, b. Nov. 9, 1864. 

4456 Howard Doughty, b. Dec. 10, 1866. 

4457 Harriet Doughty, b. Mar. 15, 1869 ; d. . 

4458 May Doughty. 

?423 MARY ELIZABETH STERLING (John, Lochcood, 
Thaddeus, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. Sept. 15, 1846; 
m. in 1866 Eugene B. Anson, who d. in N. Y. City in 1889. She 
d. Feb. 8, 1901. 
Children : 

4459 Maude L. Anson, b. Apr. 6, 1867; m. in 1890 Theron A. 

Bingham; reside in N. Y. City. Have: Mabel, b. 
1892; Eugene, b. 1894; and Frederick, b. in 1898. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 787 

4463 Edward Anson, b. Aug. 5, 1873; d. at White PLains, 

N. Y., in 1879. 
4.464 Kate Anson, b. Oct. 5, 1876 ; m. in 1895 Frank Wiley ; 

reside in N. Y. ; no issue. 

4465 Robert Anson, b. Oct. 80, 1880 ; lives in N. Y. 

4466 Ray Anson, b. Oct. 28, 1882 ; lives in N. Y. 

4467 Vera Anson, b. Mar. 25, 1886 ; lives in N. Y. 

2424 ESTELLA STERLING (sisit^r of the above), h. in Amenia, 
N. Y., Aug. 17, 1851 ; m. at Millerton, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1875, 
George E. Cole (No. 2439), b. in Pawling, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1843, 
son of Emery and Mary A. (Sutton) Cole. He is a liveryman at 
Bethel, Conn. 
Children : 

4468 Frank Sterling Cole, b. at Patterson, N. Y., Nov. 13, 

1877 ; enlisted in Co. 9, 4th Regt., N. G. of Conn. ; 
enlisted again after the close of the Spanish- American 
War in Co. H, 6th U. S. Infty., for three years; 
saw service in the Philippines. Returned to the U. S. 
and re-enlisted in 28th Battery, U. S. Field Artillery, 
promoted to corporal in Dec, 1902; stationed at 
Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. 

4469 May Emma Cole, b. in Danbury, Conn., July 23, 1884. 

2426 CARRIE STERLING (sister of the above), h. Nov. 15, 
1857 ; m. in 1886, Charles E. Dutcher ; live in Des Moines, la. 

Child: 

4470 Monroe Dutcher, b. Aug. 6, 1888. 

2427 WILLIAM S. JONES (Sarah, LocJczvood, Thaddeus, Sam- 
uel, Willwm, Richard, William), h. Nov. 23, 1843; m. Sept. 24, 
1868, Mary Jane Webb, b. Sept. 10, 1847, dau. of Alexander and 
Elizabeth (Lane) Webb. He d. in N. Y. City, Oct. 10, 1882. 

Cliildren : 

4471 Nellie Elizabeth Jones, b. July 10, 1870. 

4472 Anna May Jones, b. Aug. 21, 1872. 

4473 William Sterling Jones, b. Nov. 2, 1875. 

4474 Sarah Emily Jones, b. Mar. 7, 1879; d. Mar. 22, 1879. 

4475 Edgar Alexander Jones, b. June 18, 1881 ; d. Apr. 3, 

1882. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



2428 THEODORE F. JONES (brother of the above), h. Sept. 
21, 1846; m. July 12, 1866, Olivine Olympia Brady, b. Nov. 6, 
1849, dau. of James Miller and Amy Delia (Bates) Brady. Resi- 
dence, South Dover, N. Y. 

Children : 

4476 jMontgomery Jones, b. Feb. 20, 1868. 

4477 Caroline Frost Jones, b. Apr. 1, 1870. 

4478 Guy Launcelot Jones, b. Feb. 19, 1872. 

2429 LYDIA A. JONES (sister of the above), b. Jan. 24, 1851 ; 
m. Oct. 11, 1876, Edward A. Brush, b. Feb. 27, 1854, son of Austin 
and Harriet Lucetta (Rogers) Brush. Residence, Dover Fur- 
nace, N. Y. 

Child: 

4479 Edward Liston Brush, b. Nov. 26, 1877. 

2445 ALBERT STEVENS COLE (Emery Cole, Eliza, Thad- 
deus, Samuel, WiUiam, Richard, William), b. in Pauling, N. Y., 
May 21, 1863 ; m. Clara Belle Thomas, b. :\Iar. 29, 1862. He is a 
carriage maker in his father's factory at Pawhng. 
Children : 

4480 Lavinia Stevens Cole, b. May 8, 1885. 

4481 Howard Thomas Cole, b. Dec. 5, 1886. 

4482 Beulah Virginia Cole, b. July 7, 1888. 

4483 Vera Giddings Cole, b. June" 30, 1889. 

4484 Edwin Russell Cole, b. Sept. 7, 1892. 

4485 Clara Belle Cole, b. Jan. 23, 1899. 

2493 GEORGE WILLIAM DEWEY (Catharine M. Shclp, 
Mary A. Cone, Anna, Nathan, John, Daniel, William), b. at West 
Shelby, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1851 ; m. 1st, Juno 26, 1879, Martha 
Fuller, dau. of Erastus and Lydia (Travis) Fuller of West Shelby, 
who d. July 10, 1887; m. 2d, Oct. 11, 1888, his first wife's sister, 
Helen Fuller. Residence, Alabama, Genesee Co., N. Y. 
Child by first marriage: 

4486 Merrill Dewey, b. Dec. 14, 1880; m. Clara Fox and lives 

at Ridgeway, N. Y. Have: Florence, b. Mar. 31, 
1903. 
Children by second marriage: 
4488 Dorothy Jean Dewey, b. Oct. 25, 1890. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 789 

4489 Nelson Maynard Dewey, b. May 25, 1892. 

4490 May Irene Dewey, b. July 1, 1900. 

2494 ELSIE ANJELICA DEWEY (sister of the above), b. at 
West Shelby, July 24, 1859; m. Feb. 14, 1881, John Gould, b. 
Sept. 5, 1853, son of William and Mary (Osmond) Gould. He is 
a florist and resides at Middleport, Niagara Co., N. Y. 
Cliildren : 

4491 Louis Howard Gould, b. Sept. 17, 1884. 

4492 Lola Catharine Gould, b. June 14, 1887. 

4493 John Charles Gould, b. May 12, 1894. 

2496 SUSAN ARLETTA WEAVER (Mary A. Shelp, Mary A. 
Cone, Anna, Nathan, John, Daniel, William), b. June 31, 1849 ; m. 
June 1, 1870, Henry Gilbert, son of William and Anna B. Gilbert 
of Royalton, N. Y. He is a farmer, and resides near Medina, N. Y. 

Children : 

4494 Charles Gilbert, b. June 10, 1871 ; m. Clara Freeman, b. 

Dec. 11, 1875, dau. of Wilson and (Eddy) Free- 
man. He is a farmer at Shelby Basin, N. Y. Have : 
Leah Mae, b. Apr. 16, 1901. 

4496 Caroline L. Gilbert, b. Mar. 2, 1876; m. Feb. 4, 1903, 

William Norton of Niagara Falls, N. Y., where they 
reside. 

4497 Georgiana Gilbert, b. Mar. 30, 1883; m. Nov. 4, 1900, 

Frank, son of Alonzo Thurston ; a meat dealer in 
Medina, N. Y. Have: Jessie, b. July 25, 1901. 

4499 Eugene C. Gilbert, b. Feb. 8, 1888. 

4500 Florence May Gilbert, b. Jan. 1, 1890. 

4501 William G. Gilbert, b. Feb. 22, 1894. 

2497 MARY FLORINE WEAVER (sister of the above), b. 
Mar. 28, 1851 ; m. Robert W. Colman, b. in England, Mar. 16. 
1847, son of Thomas and Susan (Amos) Colman. He served in 
the Civil War until discharged for disability. He d. at Ridgeway, 
N. Y., Feb. 8, 1890. She lives at West Shelby, N. Y. 

Children : 

4502 Ildefrantz F. Colman, b. Sept. 15, 1881. 

4503 Thomas Blaine Colman, b. Oct. 21, 1884. 

4504 Raymond W. Colman, b. Aug. 13, 1889. 



790 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

2^98 IDA SOPHLA. WEA\T:R (sister of the above), b. Aug. 1-t, 
1855 ; m. Oct. 18, 1871, Francis J. Albright, b. at Olcott, N. Y., 
May 2, 1846, son of Francis. He is a farmer at West Shelby, N. Y. 
She d. June 13, 1886. 
Children : 

4505 Owen Francis Albright, b. Jan. 5, 1876 ; d. July 27, 1894. 

4506 Clifton Clarence Albright, b. Sept. 16, 1877 ; graduate of 

Brockport (\. Y. ) State Normal School; a medical 
student in INIissouri. 

4507 Florence Isabel Albright, b. Jan. 1, 1880; graduate of 

the Brockport Normal School. 

2499 ADELBERT \\^AyER (brother of the above), h. Oct. 
29, 1857; m. Nov. 1, 1888, Frances Liddle, dau. of Grandison 
and Louise (Hellenbolt) Liddle of West Shelby. He is a farmer 
at West Shelby. She d. there Feb. 7, 1904. 

Children : 

4508 George Stanley Weaver, b. May 15, 1889. 

4509 Irma Max Weaver, b. Apr. 5, 'l891. 

4510 Alaude Frances Weaver, b. Feb. 23, 1893. 

2500 CH.ARLTON WARNER (AngeUne A. Shdp, Mart/ A. 
Cone, Anna, Nathan, John, Daniel, William), b. Aug. 21, 1848; 
m. . Residence, Thorold, Can. 

Children : 

4511 Mabel C. Warner, b. May 6, 1873. 

4512 Francis Y. Warner, b. :M"ar. 27, 1876. 

4513 Wilham S. Warner, b. June 10, 1878. 

4514 Harry E. Warner, b. Feb. 3, 1882. 

4515 jMary E. Warner, b. May 23, 1884. 

4516 Charlotte Warner, b. Oct. 21, 1886. 

4517 Charles A. Warner, b. Feb. 16, 1889. 

4518 Lillian R. Warner, b. Aug. 19, 1892. 

2501 WILLIAM WARNER (brother of the above), h. May 
12, 1854; m. Jennie Greene, who d. July 10, 1898, aged 51 
years. He resides at West Shelby, N. Y. 

Child: 

4519 George Warner, b. Nov. 9, 1880. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF IIAM2RHILL, MASS. 791 

2502 MARY A. WARNER (sister of the above), b. Sept. 
12, 1851 ; m. Henry Strouse, and d. June 18, 1880. He resides 
at Medina, N. Y. 
Child : 

4520 Harvey E. Strouse, b. May 11, 1874; m. Oct. 22, 1902. 

Georgia, dau. of William Clute. He is a farmer at 
East Shelby. 

2505 ADELAIDE L. CONE (Sterling M. Cone, Matsena Cone, 
Anna, Nathan, John, Daniel, William), h. in Portland, Wis., ]\Iay 
30, 1852; m. Dec. 25, 1876, Joseph S. Thompson, b. in Gowanda, 
N. Y., Oct. 19, 1853. He is a farmer and town treasurer; resides 
at Marshall, Wis. 

Children : 

4521 Lynn Thompson, b. Sept. 19, 1879. 

4522 Victor Thompson, b. Apr. 23, 1882. 

4523 Roy Thompson, b. Oct. 10, 1887. 

4524 Florence Thompson, b. May 23, 1894. 

2506 NELLIE GEROLD CONE (sister of the above), b. July 
19, 1861; m. Aug. 20, 1882, George Bussey; residence, Kennan, 
Wis. 

Children : 

4525 Harriet Bussey, b. Sept. 25, 1883. 

4526 George Bussey, b. May 20, 1885. 

4527 Harry Bussey, b. July 3, 1887. 

2507 ALMER GRANT CONE (brother of the above), h. in 
Waterloo, Wis., Apr. 23, 1864 ; m. Martha M. Douke, b. in Osh- 
kosh. Wis., Dec. 11, 1869; residence, Oshkosh. 

Children : 

4528 Ruth Ida Cone, b. Feb. 8, 1893 ; d. Oct. 7, 1893. 

4529 Ethel LiUian Cone, b. Feb. 8, 1894. 

4530 Rhea May Cone, b. Oct. 8, 1897. 

2508 MINNIE MEAD CONE (sister of the above), h. Nov. 
21, 1868; m. Mar. 13, 1888, Henry Cone, adopted son of Gus- 
tavus A. Cone; reside at Oshkosh. 

Children : 

4531 Aroxey May Cone, b. Jan. 18, 1889. 

4532 Eva Deane Cone, b. Feb. 25, 1890. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



2515 CAHOLIXE S0PHL4 RA.MSEY (Elizabeth Cone, Mar- 
sena Cone, Anna, Nathan, John, Daniel, William), b. in Ken- 
osha, Wis., July 12, 1843; m. in New Lisbon, Wis., Aug. 9, 
1860, Willard P. Carr, a merchant at Tomahawk, Wis. 

Children : 

4533 Gertrude May Carr, b. May 11, 1862; m. C. E. Macom- 

ber; res. Tomahawk. 

4534 John Frederick Carr, b. Mar. 13, 1869; res. Hudson, 

Wis. 

4535 Mabel W. Carr, b. Aug. 3, 1877 ; res. Wausau, Wis. 

4536 Charles B. Carr, b. July 14, 1879 ; res. Prentice, Wis. 

2516 JAMES FRANCIS RAMSEY {brother of the above), 
b. in Dane Co., Wis., May 22, 1845 ; m. Eudora M. Surdaim, 
Apr. 12, 1864. He is a photographer at New Lisbon, Wis. 

Children : 

4537 John Hollis Ramsey, b. Nov. 18, 1866; unm. ; a dentist 

in Berlin, Germany. 

4538 Anna May Ramsey, h. May 20, 1873; m. George C. 

Weiss of Milwaukee, Wis. 

4539 Glenn F. Ramsey, b. May 19, 1875; m. Dora L. Wells; 

res. Milwaukee. 

2529 BENJAMIN T. CONE (Gustaz-us A. Cone, Giistai-us 
A. Cone, Anna, Nathan, John, Daniel, WiUiam), h. in Oregon, 
Sept. 24, 1851 ; m. at Salem, Ore., Feb. 22, 1875, Nancy J. Jones, 
b. in Hampden, la. He is a farmer and stockman ; was postmaster 
and merchant at Butteville, Ore. ; removed to Latah Co., Ida., in 
1881. Is clerk of the district court; res. Moscow, Ida. 
Children : 

4540 Ernest E. Cone, b. Jan. 3, 1876. 

4541 Lewis C. Cone, b. Mar. 18, 1877. 

4542 John M. Cone, b. Mar. 13, 1879. 

4543 Herbert F. Cone, b. Aug. 26, 1883. 

2540 EVA LOUISA STONE (Lems A. Stone, Sabrina Cone, 
Anna, Nathan. John, Daniel, William), b. Feb. 21, 1862; m. Feb. 
12, 1882, Jolm Milton Gilman, b. Mar. 2, 1862. He became 
principal of the high school at Lansing, Kan., in 1891, and is now 
superintendent of the schools of Leavenworth, Kan. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 793 

Children : 

4544 Louis Milton Gilman, b. Jan. 1, 1883. 

4545 Ray Edwin Gilman, b. June 19, 1887. 

4546 John LeRoy Gilman, b. Jan. 23, 1890. 

4547 Ralph Asa Gilman, b. Sept. 10, 1891. 

4548 Paul Everett Gilman, b. June 30, 1893. 

4549 Eva Esther Gilman, b. Apr. 29, 1897. 

4550 Myron Evan Gilman, b. ftlar. 9, 1899. 

2548 JOHN RANDALL STERLING (John, John, Stephen, 
Stephen, John, Daniel, William), b. in Lyme, Conn., Aug. 23, 
1868; m. Mar. 14, 1894, Minnie A. Marvin, b. on Grassy Hill, 
Lyme, June 24, 1868, dau. of Augustus and Emma Marvin. Mr. 
Sterling is a liveryman in the village of Lyme. 

Children : 

4551 Myrtle Irene Sterling, b. Jan. 20, 1895. 

4552 Myra Elizabeth Sterling, b. Dec. 20, 1899; d. Sept. 27, 

1900. 

2549 JAMES ALEXANDER STERLING (brother of the 
above), b. in Lyme, Mar. 9, 1870; m. Oct. 2, 1893, Mandana 
Merriss Reynolds, b. in Hamburg, Lyme, Oct. 1, 1872, dau. of 
Ephraim O. and Aurelia Reynolds. Mr. Sterling lives at Poquo- 
nock, Windsor, Conn., where he runs a meat market. 

Child: 

4553 Merriss Randall Sterling, b. Oct. 20, 1895. 

2550 GILBERT LAFAYETTE BILL STERLING (brother 
of the above), b. in Sterling City, Lyme, Mar. 31, 1872; m. Dec. 
25, 1897, Florence Mather Ely, b. in Hamburg, Lyme, Oct. 18, 
1869, dau. of Dr. Josiah Griffin and Elizabeth (Chadwick) Ely. 

Mr. Sterling is an experienced fish culturist and was for some 
years state superintendent of the shad, salmon, and trout hatcheries 
at Windsor Locks, Conn., where he resides. He is now the repre- 
sentative and district manager of a life insurance company in his 
town. He is a 32d degree IMason. Summer residence at Hamburg. 

Child: 

4554 Ehzabeth Chadwick Sterling, b. Dec. 15, 1901. 

2554 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOYLES (Sarah G. Cone, 
Benjamin G. Cone. Rachel. Daniel, John, Daniel, William), b. in 



794 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Illinois, Mar. 6, 1849 ; m. Rachel Corbin, Apr. 2, 1882, b. Dec. 16, 
1859. Residence, Wilhoit, Ore. 
Children : 

4555 WiUiam E. Boyles, b. Mar. 21, 1883 ; d. July 23, 1883. 

4556 Lela Ann Boyles, b. Mar. 18, 1884. 

4557 Isaiah Frankhn Boyles, b. Nov. 8, 1886; d. Jan. 27, 

1887. 

4558 Mary Gamble Boyles, b. Sept. 13, 1888. 

2556 THE REV. ISAIAH MARTIN BOYLES (brother of 
the above), h. in Ilhnois, Jan. 30, 1854; m. Dec. 7, 1873, in 
Gentry Co., Mo., Mary Ellen Gehrett. He is a clergyman at 
Cottage Grove, Ore. 
Children : 

4559 Henry M. Boyles, b. Apr. 19, 1875 ; res. The Dalles, Ore. 

4560 WilHam R. Bovles, b. Dec. 16, 1876; d. Jan. 2, 1877. 

4561 Damaris S. Boyles, b. Nov. 29, 1877; m. E. Flory, and 

d. Aug. 15, 1901. 

4562 Mary M. Boyles, b. Jan. 5, 1880. 

4563 Clarence J. Boyles, b. Jan. 30, 1882. 

4564 Bessie F. Boyles, b. May 6, 1886. 

4565 Forest E. Boyles, b. May 22, 1899. 

2565 JUDSON DAYTON (Amanda Blair, Lydia, Daniel, Dan- 
iel, John, Daniel, William), b. Mar. 24, 1859; m. Aug. 21, 1880, 
IMinnie Underwood. 
Children : 

4566 Luther L. Dayton, b. Apr. 30, 1882; d. Jan. 21, 1891. 

4567 E. Dana Dayton, b. Sept. 22, 1885. 

4568 Orlie J. Dayton, b. July 10, 1887; d. Dec. 9, 1890. 

2576 IMITION E. BLAIR (Sterling Blair, Lydia, Daniel, Dan- 
iel, John, Daniel, WiUiam), h. Feb. 1, 1860; m. Mar. 22, 1893, 
Lizzie M. Dclvin; d. Mar. 3, 1899. 

Children : 

4569 Sterling N. Blair, b. Oct. 23, 1894. 

4570 Leon Delvin Blair, b. May 2, 1896; d. Oct. 31, 1897. 

2577 OREN CHESTER BLAIR (brother of the above), b. 

31, 1862; m. Mar. 4, 1891, Effic McComber. Address, 

Stanley, N. Y. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 795 

Children : 

4571 Mable Hannah Blair, b. Apr. 5, 1894). 

4572 Marion Lucina Blair, b. Dec. 12, 1896. 

2582 THEODOCIA LYDIA GREEN (Fannie Blair, Lydia, 
Daniel, Daniel, John, Daniel, William), b. Sept. 5, 1856; m. Apr. 
3, 1877, George W. Wiekham, b. in Medina, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1851 ; 
a clerk in Erie, Pcnn. 

Children : 

4573 Grace Edna Wiekham, b. Jan. 10, 1878. 

4574 Walter Charles Wiekham, b. Dec. 4, 1882; d. Dec. 8, 

1901. 

4575 Fannie Wiekham (twin with above), d. July 28, 1883. 

4576 Thomas Frederick Wiekham, b. Aug. 1, 1889. 

2583 LILLIAN BELLE GREEN {sister of the above), b. Aug. 
3, 1858; m. Dec. 8, 1875, Frank L. Wykoff, b. Apr. 7, 1854, in 
Hopewell, N. Y. ; an engineer in Canandaigua, N. Y. 

Children : 

4577 Minnie Bell Wykoff, b. Sept. 24, 1877. 

4578 Lucy Ella Wykoff, b. Jan. 23, 1891. 

2585 LUCY PAMELIA GREEN (sister of the above), b. Feb. 
14, 1862; m. June 15, 1889, George B. Alcock, b. June 11, 1864; 
a clerk in Jennings, La. 
Children : 

4579 Roy Elwood Alcock, b. May 27, 1890. 

4580 Walter Everette Alcock, b. Oct. 31, 1891. 

4581 Leon MyrI Alcock, b. Oct. 7, 1896. 

2591 JOHN TREAT DEMING {John Denting, Deborah, 
Simon, Simon, John, Daniel, William), h. Jan. 14, 1843; m. in 
Oct., 1865, Minerva Giles, dau. of Oliver and Minando Giles. He is 
a farmer at Boskeydell, near Carbondale, 111. 
Children : 

4582 Walter Henley Deming, b. Dec. 20, 1872. 

4583 John James Deming, b. Oct. 20, 1876. 

4584 Charles Douglass Deming, b. Feb. 1, 1879. 

4585 Cora Deming, b. Feb. 25, 1882. 

4586 Minnie Deming, b. Aug. 2, 1887. 

4587 Nora Deming, b. Feb. 25, 1892. 



THE STERLING GENE-\LOGY 



2596 JAMES MARTIN DEMING (WUlwm Deming, Deborah, 
Simon, Simon, John, Daniel, Willium), b. Feb. 2, 1858; m. Nov. 
14, 18S0, Mary Jane Kesler, b. Mar. 27, 1860, dau. of Jacob and 
Lucrotia Kesler. Residence, Cottage Home, 111. 

Children : 

4588 Elmer Lee Deming, b. Apr. 4, 1883. 

4589 Frederick Hermon Deming, b. Feb. 23, 1885. 

4590 Anna Pearl Deming, b. Jan. 25, 1887. 

4591 Roscoc Ernest Deming, b. Mar. 2, 1889. 

4592 Walter Clarence Deming, b. Jan. 27, 1891. 

4593 Nellie Jane Deming, b. May 27, 1893. 

4594 Harry Newton Deming, b. Mar. 16, 1895. 

2597 CYRENUS DEMING (brother of the above), h. in Union 
Co., n., Jan. 26, 1860; m. Oct. 14, 1886, Rosella Cox, b. Nov. 1, 
1869, dau. of Hezckiah and Jane Cox. He is a farmer at Cottage 
Home, III 

Children : 

4595 Charles Deming, b. July 14, 1887. 

4596 Lulu Deming, b. June 6, 1889. 

4597 Polly Deming, b. July 19, 1892. 

4598 Jennie Deming, b. Oct. 5, 1893. 

4599 Lona Deming, b. May 30, 1895. 

4600 Lanes (?) Deming, b. May 11 ; d. Sept. 3, 1898. 

2598 ALFRED DEMING (brother of the above), b. in Cot- 
tage Home, Jan. 10, 1863; m. July 25, 1886, Lucinda J. Willis, 
b. May 12, 1870, dau. of William and Melinda. A farmer at Cot- 
tage Home. 

Children : 

4601 William Deming, b. July 9, 1887. 

4602 Claude Deming, b. Jan. 5, 1890. 

4603 Naomi Deming, b. Sept. 22, 1896. 

4604 Loren Deming, b. Sept. 6, 1899. 

2601 LEROY HAMILTON DEAHNG (Cyru^ Deming, Deb- 
orah, Simon, Simon, John, Dnnich William), b. in Makanda, 
III, Doc. 2, 1860; m. Sept. 16, 1886, Frances Gist, b. May 19, 
1867, dfiu. of John and Sarah (Hudson) Gist. A farmer at Wolf 
Creek. 111. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 797 

Children : 

4605 James Albert Deming, b. June 2, 1888. 

4606 Essie May Deming, b. July 25, 1890. 

4607 Louis Elmer Deming, b. Sept. 25, 1893. 

4608 Miles Harmon Deming, b. Nov. 15, 1895. 

4609 Eva Myrtle Deming, b. Dec. 13, 1897. 

4610 Delphia Deming, b. June 30, 1900. 

2602 LOUIS FRANKLIN DEMING (brother of the above), 
h. in Makanda, Nov. 29, 1862 ; m. Aug. 16, 1885, Mary Etta Cox, 
b. Jan. 17, 1863, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary Ann (Davidson) 
Cox. He was a farmer at Wolf Creek, 111., d. Nov. 11, 1889. 

Children, born at Wolf Creek: 

4611 Silvia Leonline Deming, b. July 23, 1886. 

4612 William Franklin Deming, b. Nov. 9, 1889. 

2603 ULYSSES SHERIDAN DEMING (brother of the above) , 
b. in Makanda, Jan. 8, 1865; m. Jan. 11, 1891, Cassie Moulton, 
b. Jan. 10, 1873, dau. of Starling and Susan (Skinner) Moulton. 
He is a farmer at Wolf Creek. 

Children : 

4613 Delphia Deming, b. Mar. 15, 1883; d. Jan. 16, 1887. 

4614 Child, b. Oct. 8 ; d. Oct. 28, 1885. 

4615 Chloe Deming, b. May 16, 1897. 

4616 Clay Deming, b. Oct. 28, 1899. 

4617 Ethel Deming, b. Apr. 28, 1901. 

2604 JAMES EDWARD DEMING (brother of the above), 
b. in Makanda, May 18, 1867 ; m. Mar. 14, 1893, Ida Weiss, b. 
Jan. 24, 1864, dau. of Simon and Martha (Mudd) Weiss. A 
farmer at Wolf Creek. 

Children: 

4618 Mary Viola Deming, b. Mar. 1, 1894. 

4619 Eunice Deming, b. Nov. 15, 1895 ; d. Sept. 20, 1896. 

4620 WilHam Floyd Deming, b. Dec. 1, 1898. 

4621 Owen Ross Deming, b. Apr. 21, 1900. 

4622 Cyrus Newton Deming, b. Nov. 29, 1901. 

2605 RICHARD MATHER (William Mather, Eleazer Mather, 
Irene, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. May 30, 1831; m. 
Feb. 22, 1855, Harriet Stimson. He was a cashier of the Second 
National Bank of Ironton, Ohio. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

4623 Emily Frances Mather, b. Dec. 20, 1855. 

4624 Mary AHce Mather, b. Mar. 16, 1858; m. Sept. 14, 

1882, Gilman R. Davis, M.D., and have Harriet, 
b. Feb. 16, 1887. 

2606 FRANCES L. MATHER (sister of the above), b. Feb. T, 
1833; m. 1st, Dec. 29, 1852, J. Hamilton Rickey; m. 2d, in 1867, 
Thomas Archer. Resided at Huntington, W. Va. 
Child by first marriage: 

4626 Emily Mather Rickey, b. May 10, 1854. 
Children by second marriage: 

4627 Richard Mather Archer, b. June 13, 1869. 

4628 Robert Lamlcy Archer, b. Aug. 24, 1871. 

4629 Frank Mather Archer, b. Jan. 27, 1875. 

2608 HANNAH PUTNAM ]\L\THER (sister of the above), 
h. June 20, 1843; m. Sept. 3, 1873, Thomas A. Dunham of Kear- 
ney, Neb. 

Children : 

4630 Richard Mather Dunham, b. Aug. 19, 1875; d. Dec. 22, 

1879. 

4631 Jay Cotton Dunham, b. Feb. 21, 1879. 

4632 Increase Mather Dunham, b. Sept. 4, 1882. 

2609 WILLIAM INCREASE MATHER (brother of the 
above), b. July 10, 1846 ; m. July 9, 1874, Susannah F. Broadwell. 
Residence, Dayton, Ohio. 

Children : 

4633 Alice B. Mather, b. July 5, 1875. 

4634 :Mellic W. I\Lithcr, b. May 8, 1880. 

4635 Mary B. Mather, twin with above. 

2632 JOHN COTTON, IM.D. (Martha A. Mather, Eleazer 
Mather, Irene, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. May 15, 1849 ; 
m. Oct. 21, 1874, Persis S. Storrs. He is a physician at North 
Woodstock, Conn. 
Child: 

4636 John Storrs Cotton, b. July 31, 1875. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 799 

2633 WILLIAM MATHER COTTON (brother of the above), 
b. July 18, 1851; m. Aug. 23, 1877, Flora Melville Milne. Resi- 
dence, North Woodstock, Conn. 

Children : 

4637 William Mather Cotton, b. July 1, 1878. 

4638 Catharine Anne Cotton, b. Feb. 25, 1881. 

4639 Flora Melville Cotton, b. Oct. 28, 1882. 

4640 Dorothea Esther Cotton, b. Aug. 22, 1887. 

2634 SARAH M. MATHER (William T. Mather, Watrous 
Mather, Irene, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Dec. 29, 1835 ; 
m. Oct. 12, 1857, C. H. Spencer. 

Children : 

4641 Sallie M. Spencer, b. in Feb., 1859 ; d. in Aug., I860. 

4642 Wilham M. Spencer, b. and d. in May, 1860. 

4643 John C. Spencer, b. in May, 1861 ; d. in Jan., 1885. 

4644 Julia B. Spencer, b. in 1863. 

4645 Mary M. Spencer, b. in Jan., 1866. 

2635 ELVIRA D. MATHER (sister of the above), h. Aug. 
2, 1837; m. Oct. 2, 1857, Lucian T. Barclay. Residence, Huron, 
S. Dak. 

Children : 

4646 S. Virginia Barclay, b. Mar. 17, 1859; m. Dec. 28, 1881, 

Dr. G. W. Moody. 

4647 Elvira M. Barclay, b. June 26, 1860; m. June 21, 1886, 

Robert M. Hubbard of San Diego, Cal. Has 
Horace Mather, b. Nov. 20, 1887, and Frank Bar- 
clay, b. July 14, 1889. 

2641 MARIETTA MATHER (Henry H. Mather, Seth Mather, 
Irene, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Keesville, N. Y., 
Oct. 5, 1826; m. Mar. 25, 1846, F. J. Clark, and d. Apr. 2, 1886. 
Resided at St. Clair, Mich. 
Children : 

4650 Frank H. Clark, b. Feb. 18, 1847 ; d. in 1864. 

4651 Charles T. Clark, b. Apr. 3, 1849. 

4652 Harriett E. Clark, b. Nov. 15, 1851 ; m. Nov. 27, 1874, 

Seward Freeland. 

4653 Edwin Clark, b. June 24, 1853. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



4654 Everett J. Claris, b. Jan. 24, 1856. 

4655 George H. Clark, b. Jan. 25, 1864. 

2644 HARRIET A. IMATHER (sister of the above), h. at Kees- 
ville, Feb. 22, 1833 ; m. Dec. 1, 1856, Charles E. Kelsey of Detroit, 
Mich. 

Children : 

4656 Emma E. Kelsey, b. Sept. 2, 1857; m. Mar. 11, 1879, 

Harry E. Blood. 

4657 Charles S. Kelsey, b. July 26, 1858; m. in Nov., 1880, 

Emma Wilshire. 

4658 WilHam E. Kelsey, b. Oct. 15, 1859. 

2645 EDWARD B. MATHER (brother of the above), h. at 
Keesville, Jan. 22, 1835; m. Nov. 22, 1865, Emily J. Kitton. 
Live at Muskegon, Mich. 

Children : 

4659 Carohne Mather, b. Dec. 6, 1867. 

4660 Sherwood Mather, b. Sept. 28, 1869; killed by the ex- 

plosion of a gun July 19, 1883. 

2646 CHARLES F. MATHER (brother of the above), h. at 
Keesville, Mar. 24, 1837; m. ]Mary Bell. Lived at Muskegon, 
Mich., and d. Apr. 21, 1884. 

Children : 

4661 Emma R. Mather, b. May 23, 1867. 

4662 Minnie L. Mather, b. Nov. 21, 1868. 

2656 MARIA LEE MOREY (Elizabeth ChampUn, Betsey Lee, 
Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, WUliam), h. June 3, 1832; m. 
Mar. 14, 1849, David Selleck, b. in Ohio, Apr. 28, 1819, son of 
James and Polly (Hoyt) Selleck, natives of Connecticut. 

David Selleck was a farmer near Woodbine, la., for forty-five 
years. He d. there Aug. 19, 1901. Mrs. Maria Selleck resides 
at Woodbine (1902). 

Children : 

4663 Albert Eugene Selleck, b. June 14, 1851 ; a farmer near 

Woodbine, as arc his brothers. 

4664 George Wilbur Selleck, b. Oct. 31, 1853. 

4665 Carrie Martin Selleck, b. Aug. 13, 1855 ; m. E. C. Lewis, 

a real estate agent at Astoria, Ore. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 801 

4666 Mary Jannette Selleck, b. May 17, 1857 ; m. W. L. Clark, 

an editor, living near Woodbine. 

4667 Augustus Champlin Selleck, b. Aug. 4, 1859. • 

4668 Elizabeth Bertha Selleck, b. July 12, 1865; m. C. E. 

Minty, a farmer at Woodbine. 

4669 Child, b. in Apr., 1867; d. in infancy. 

4670 Abbie Marie Selleck, b. Oct. 15, 1869; unm. 

2657 ANN JANETTE MOREY (sister of the above), h. May 
29, 1834; m. May 29, 1856, James Wesley Calkins, b. at Salis- 
bury, Conn., Apr. 17, 1831, son of John Wesley Calkins (b. 
at Sharon, Conn., in 1802; d. Feb. 26, 1863) and Annis (Page) 
Calkins (1801-47). Residence, Los Angeles, Cal. 
Children : 

4671 John Robert Eugene Calkins, b. Mar. 25, 1857 ; d. Aug. 

17, 1857. 

4672 James Edwin Calkins, b. Oct. 17, 1858; d. Aug. 27, 1859. 

4673 Lilybelle Calkins, b. Oct. 8, 1862; m. July 20, 1887, 

Sidney James Parsons, b. in Broome Co., N. Y., 
Feb. 20, 1857, son of Oliver H. Parsons of Broome 
Co. (1815-63) and Eunice F. (Temple) Parsons. 
Mr. Parsons is a lawyer in Los Angeles. No issue. 

4674 Maria Louise Calkins, b. Sept. 24, 1864; d. Oct. 9, 1864. 

4675 'Albert Clmmphn Calkins, b. Nov. 8, 1868; m. Blanche 

Magee. 

4676 Louis Norton Calkins, b. Sept. 25, 1872; d. Aug. 23, 

1873. 

2660 LOUISE STRAWN (half-sister of the above), b. Nov. 18, 
1845; m. June 3, 1867, Ross R. W^allace, b. in Belmont Co., Ohio, 
Mar. 13, 1835. 

Mr. Wallace is a lawyer in Pontiac, 111. ; was county judge 
of his county for twenty-one years. 

Children : 

4677 Ross Strawn Wallace, b. Dec. 9, 1869; m. June 1, 1898; 

has one ch., Margaret. Is a mechanical engineer 
at Peoria, 111. 

4679 Frances Louise Wallace, b. Jan. 30, 1871. 

4680 Mary Lucile Wallace, b. Jan. 18, 1874, unm. She and 

her sister were living in Pontiac in 1902. 

4681 Grace Champlin Wallace, b. Mar. 18, 1876; d. Oct. 16, 

1900. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



2665 NELLIE ARIMSTRONG (Cordelia ChampUn, Betsey Lee, 
Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Sept. 17, 1850; m. 
Oct. 13, 1869, Edward C. Lewis. 

Mr. Lewis has been a member of the Illinois Railroad and 
Warehouse Commission. Is connected with the American Warm- 
ing and Ventilating Co. Residence, Chicago, 111. 
Children : 
4682 Mabel Cordelia Lewis, b. June 22, 1871; m. Oct. 15, 
1891, J. H. Kitchen. Have Dorothy and Francis. 
Residence, Kansas Citv, Mo. 

4685 Samuel R. Lewis, b. July 14, 1878. 

4686 Julia Isabel Lewis, b. July 17, 1885. 

2666 JULL\ ARMSTRONG (sister of the above), b. May 8, 
1853; m. Sept. 23, 1874, Isaac D. Smead. 

Mr. Smead was a colonel on the staff of Governor Foraker, 
was a member of the Board of Managers of the Ohio Penitentiary, 
1886-90, and is general manager and constructing engineer of 
the Central Station Heating Co. Residence, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Children : 

4687 Eleanor May Smead, b. May 4, 1876; d. Nov. 25, 1878. 

4688 Lawrence Armstrong Smead, b. Dec. 21, 1877; d. Nov. 

1, 1878. 

4689 Burton Armstrong Smead, b. Sept.' 11, 1881. 

4690 Edward Lewis Smead, b. Feb. 21, 1886. 

2672 HARRIET GEORGIANNA TUTTLE (Emily Lee, Sam- 
uel Lee, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Danid, William), b. at War- 
ren, Ohio, July 31, 1849; m. June 6, 1869, Ira Norris Noland, 
M.D., b. in Berlin, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1844, son of John and Jane 
(Davis) Noland of Trumbull Co., OWo. 

Dr. Noland graduated in medicine from the Western Reserve 
University of Cleveland in Mar., 1882, and commenced practice 
at Independence, Ohio, where he remained until Nov., 1895, when 
he removed to Glcnville, Ohio, where he now resides (1901). 

Child: 

4691 Harriot Jane Noland, b. in Colcbrook, Ohio, Sept. 10, 

1881. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA\^RHILL, MASS. 803 

2675 EMILY A. LEE (Christopher Lee, Samuel Lee, Sarah, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. July 3, 1860; m. Nov. 3, 
1884, Frederick D. Thompson, b. Feb. 5, 1860, son of David and 
Helen Sophia (Knapp) Thompson of Coidwater, Mich. Mr. 
Thompson is a passenger conductor on the B. & M. Railway. 
Residence (1901), St. Joseph, Mo. 

Children, born in Lincoln, Neb. : 

4692 Helen Charlotte Thompson, b. May 3, 188T. 

4693 Cora Louise Thompson, b. July 22, 1889; d. Oct. 6, 

1889. 

4694 Margaret Thompson, b. May 30, 1894 ; d. June 23, 1894. 

4695 Lee David Thompson, b. July 10, 1895. 

2676 CORA L. LEE (sister of the above), b. Nov. 15, 1864; 
m. Dec. 24, 1885, Willis H. Osbom, b. Dec. 3, 1864, in Kinder- 
hook, Mich., son of Zelotes G. and Mary Louisa (Stinson) Os- 
bom of Coldwater. 

Mr. Osborn is a postal clerk on the Lake Shore and Michigan 
Southern Railway, running between Chicago and Cleveland; resi- 
dence, Coldwater, Mich. 

Children : 

4696 George Burr Osborn, b. July 13, 1887. 

4697 Willis Lee Osborn, b. Aug. 13, 1890. 

4698 Howard Grenell Osborn, b. Mar. 7, 1893. 

4699 Chester Stinson Osborn, b. Sept. 15, 1894. 

4700 Cecil Champlin Osborn, b. Jan. 22, 1896; d. Aug. 13, 

1896. 

4701 Kenneth Zelotes Osborn, b. July 19, 1900. 

2677 GEORGE STERLING LEE (brother of the above), b. 
in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, Sept. 5, 1866; m. Jan. 26, 1892, Maud 
M. Paddock, dau. of Byron D. and Harriet (Crippen) Paddock, 
of Coldwater, Mich. Mr. Lee is head of the tariff division of the 
Central Department of Wells, Fargo Express Co. Residence 
(1901), Kansas City, Mo. 

Children : 

4702 Frederick P. Lee, b. Jan. 6, 1893. 

4703 George S. Lee, b. June 25, 1897. 

2681 GEORGE BUR WELL ABBOTT (George Abbott, Sarah 
M. Lee, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at Hamburg, 



804 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

N.Y., May 28, 1858; m. Aug. 25, 1886, H. May McLaury of 

Forestville, N. Y. 

Mr. Abbott went to Wyoming in 1898 as a special law agent 
under the Department of the Interior. He later resigned and 
is now (1902) secretary and manager of the Colorado and Wyom- 
ing Investment Co. 

Children : 

4704 George Francis Abbott, b. in Forestville, June 25, 1887. 

4705 Burwell McLaury Abbott, b. in Salamanca, N. Y., July 

21, 1889. 

4706 Isabell Abbott, b. in Salamanca, Sept. 19, 1894. 

2686 THE REV. GEORGE EMORY FOSTER (Julia Abbott, 
Sarah Lee, Sarah, Sarmiel, Joseph, Daniel, WiUiam), h. at Tonica, 
m., Aug. 28, 1861 ; m. 1st, Dec. 17, 1884, Hattie E. Cook, b. 
July 31, 1866, dau. of John W. and Emily Cook, who d. May 4, 
1886; m. 2d, Apr. 13, 1887, Cora L. Cook, b. Nov. 17, 1869, 
sister of his first wife, who d. Apr. 19, 1891 ; m. 3d, June 16, 
1892, Flora R. Young, b. July 26, 1862, dau. of Alfred and Eliza 
Young. 

He was for two terms recorder and one term auditor of Orange 
Co., Cal. In 1897 he joined the Southern Califomian Conference 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church as an ordained minister. In 
the autumn of 1901 he changed from Yisalia to Bakcrsficld, Cal., 
where he is now stationed. 

Child by first marriage: 

4707 Hattie Eliza Foster, b. May 3, 1886. 
Child by third marriage: 

4708 Emory Alfred Foster, b. April 6, 1893. 

2697 CORA LUELLA SPRING (Mart/ Abbott, Sarah Lee, 
Sarah, Samurl, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at IMontecito, Cal., 
Apr. 9, 1876; m. Oct. 2, 1898, William A. Phillips, a native of 
Missouri. Residence, Montecito. 
Children : 

4709 William Haywood Phillips, b. July 15, 1899. 

4710 Mary Laura PhiUips, b. Apr. 29, 1901. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA\^RHILL, MASS. 805 

2700 ANN ELIZA HEAD (^Lucy Lord, Isaiah Lord, Caroline, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Lebanon, N. Y., May 12, 
1842; m. there Aug. 23, 1864, Albert E. Root, b. in Salem, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y., Jan. 7, 1836. Mr. Root is a dentist at Hamil- 
ton, N. Y. He was a member of Co. A, 176th Regt., N. Y. Vols. ; 
discharged Nov. 16, 1863. 

Children, bom at Hamilton, N. Y. 

4711 Alta A. Root, b. Apr. 26, 1865 ; unm. ; lives at home. 

4712 John C. Root, b. Mar. 13, 1867; unm.; a dentist in 

N. Y. City. 

4713 Charles W. Root, b. Nov. 27, 1868; unm.; a dentist in 

N. Y. City. 

4714 Frank A. Root, b. May 2, 1872; m. in Buffalo, N. Y., 

Nov. 3, 1901, Marion Potter. A telegraph operator 
in Hamilton. Member of Co. G, 203d Regt., Spanish- 
American War (July 18, 1898, to Mar. 25, 1899). 

4715 Cotesworth P. H. Root, b. Oct. 16, 1874 ; an insurance 

agent in Pittsburg, Penn. 

4716 William L. Root, b. Nov. 10, 1877 ; a salesman in N. Y. 

City. 

4717 Jarvis A. Root, b. May 19, 1880; a salesman in N. Y. 

City. 

4718 Anna H. Root, b. Oct. 16, 1885. 

2701 JULIA ESTHER HEAD (sister of the above), h. in Leb- 
anon, Nov. 13, 1844; m. there June 26, 1867, Addison Buell 
Baker, b. in Lebanon, May 8, 1846, son of Solomon Baker (b. June 
25, 1814, at Lebanon, who d. at Hamilton, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1891) 
and Mary Ann Buell of Lebanon, who d. in Jan., 1847. 

Mr. Baker owns a farm but for ten years past has acted as 
a livestock broker at the Union Stock Yards, Chicago. 
Children : 

4719 t Addison Emmett Baker, b. Aug. 9, 1869; m. Harriet E. 

Bray. 

4720 Everette Solomon Baker, b. at Grant Park, 111., Aug. 7, 

1873, a bookkeeper in Chicago. 

4721 Earl Head Baker, b. Grant Park, Feb. 4, 1876; a me- 

chanical engineer in Chicago. 

4722 John Elijah Baker, b. Sept. 22, 1877; d. July 14, 1878. 

4723 Addie Belle Baker, b. at Grant Park, Aug. 3, 1879. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



4724 Clinton Buell Baker, b. at Rlomence, 111., Aug. 20, 1886. 

4725 Mary Irene Baker, b. at Momence, Nov. 22, 1890. 

2703 ELLEN E. TINKER (Elizabeth Steu-art, Caroline Lord, 
Caroline, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. May 6, 1835; ni. 
:\ray 19, 1856, Daniel S. Baldwin, b. in German (now Pitcher), 
Chenango Co., N. Y., June 17, 1833, son of Elisha and Patty 
(Spaulding) Baldwin of German. INIr. Baldwin was a farmer at 
Albion, Orleans Co., N. Y. ; he d. suddenly in 1905. 

Children : 

4726 tLibbie E. Baldwin, b. Aug. 18, 1857; m. Lewis B. 

Wickham. 

4727 Charles L. Baldwin, b. Aug. 6, 1860; m. Oct. 6, 1892, 

Ida Weeks, b. at Carlton, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1867, 
dau. of Reuben H. and Samantha (Reed) Weeks. 
He is a storekeeper at Pitcher, N. Y. No issue 
(1902). 

4728 tPred S. Baldwin, b. May 15, 1862; m. Clara E. Terrill. 

4729 tGeorge D. Baldwin, b. Aug. 29, 1864; m. Hattie Gage. 

4730 twill E. Baldwin, b. Nov. 19, 1865; m. Sarah Densmore. 

4731 Jennie E. Baldwin, b. Dec. 28, 1867 ; d. Sept. 15, 1868. 

4732 tFlora E. Baldwin, b. June 20, 1869; m. Arthur D. Bliss. 

4733 Anna M. Baldwin, b. Sept. 26, 1870; unm. ; a book- 

keeper in Rochester, N. Y. 

4734 Bertha E. Baldwin, b. Apr. 1, 1874; m. June 20, 1900, 

Charles Patten ; Post office clerk in Albion. 

4735 Carrie Baldwin, b. July 27, 1878 ; d. Nov. 6, 1878. 

2704 CORDELIA B. STEWART (WilUam Stewart, Caroline 
Lord, Caroline, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Pitcher, 
N. Y., Mar. 22, 1845 ; m. May 16, 1859, Russell M. Green of 
Cincinnatus, N. Y. He served four years in the War of the Re- 
bellion; d. Sept. 1, 1865; she d. Sept. 7, 1865. 

Children : 

4736 Celtic Green, m. Henry D. Richardson, b. in Madison Co., 

N. Y., son of James T. He was sheriff of Orleans 
Co., N. Y., in 1899; d. at Albion in July, 1907, 
leaving issue : Blanche, Eunice, Henry, Herbert, and 
Albert. 
4742 Hattie Green, m. John Warrc^i. Have 3 ch. ; live in 
Illinois. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 807 

2707 RUSSELL W. STEWART (brother of the above), b. in 
Pitcher, Oct. 26, 1849 ; m. 1st, Feb. 5, 1874, Frances Hewitt of 
Kendall, N. Y., who d. Feb. 14, 1883; m. 2d, Mar. 19, 1885, Nellie 
B. Smith of Hulberton, N. Y. Mr. Stewart is a harness dealer 
and produce buyer at Holley, Orleans Co., N. Y. 
Child by first marriage: 

4743 Stewart, b. May 21, 1876; m. Clark Webster of 

Holley; have one son, Stewart. Residence (1902), 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children by second marriage: 

4744 Elsie Stewart, b. Apr. 2, 1890. 

4745 Marjory Stewart, b. Apr. 25, 1897. 

2718 DE ETTE AMANDA WILLMARTH (Amanda Stewart, 
Caroline Lord, Caroline, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. 
in Taylor, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1850; m. Feb. 8, 1871, Frank P. Hakes, 
b. in Pitcher, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1852, son of Dennison R. and Lovinia 
(Doran) Hakes. Mr. Hakes is a real estate and insurance agent 
in Cortland, N. Y. 

Children: 

4746 Lena D. Hakes, b. in Pitcher, Feb. 28, 1872; since 1892 

has been clerk and stenographer to Congressman and 
Judge George W. Ray of Norwich, N. Y. 

4747 Viola E. Hakes, b. in Pitcher, June 29, 1875 ; m. Nov. 21, 

1900, Herbert R. Cone of Cortland, b. in De Ruyter, 
N. Y., Jan. 28, 1873, son of Newton and Abbie 
(Brown) Cone. 

2719 EMOGENE H. W^ILLMARTH (sister of above), h. in 
Pitcher, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1853; m. Dec. 16, 1875, Herbert H. 
Wells, b. in PharsaHa, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1852. Reside in Bing- 
hamton, N. Y. 

Children, bom in Binghamton: 

4748 Mary Wells, b. May 4, 1881 ; d. in Apr., 1885. 

4749 Ward L. Wells, b. Apr. 4, 1887. 

4750 James H. Wells, b. July 2, 1892. 

2721 JAY E. WILLMARTH (brother of the above), .b. in 
Pitcher, Sept. 12, 1866; m. May 6, 1891, Florence Allen. A 
mechanic in Cortland, N. Y. 



THE STERLING GEXE-\LOGY 



Child: 

4751 Juanita Willmarth, b. in Cortland, Sept. 18, 1893. 
2724 MARY ALICE LORD {Joseph Lord, David Lord, Caro- 
line, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, WUUam), h. July 13, 1859; m. 
Dec. 22, 1878, C. Columbus Myers, b. in Mahaska Co., la., 
May 30, 1856, eldest son of George W. and Margaret Ruth 
Myers. Mr. Myers is a storekeeper at Oskaloosa, la. 

Children : 

4752 Marv Erville Myers, b. I\Iar. 23, 1885 ; d. July 26, 1893. 

4753 Cecil Carl Myers, b. Feb. 20, 1894. 

4754 Harry Lord Myers, b. Noy. 10, 1898. 

2726 ELIZABETH LIVONIA LORD (sister of the above), b. 
Aug. 10, 1865; m. Jan. 21, 1886, Edgar Kansas Taylor, b. in 
Kansas, May 18, 1863 (?), son of Amos and Ruth Ann Taj'lor. 
They live in Oskaloosa, la., where he is assistant manager of the 
City Water Co. 
Child: 

4755 Glen Earl Taylor, b. May 17, 1888. 

2731 ALMA GENEVIEVE LUTHER (Polly Lord. David 
Lord, Caroline, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Pharsalia, 
N. Y., Jan. 7, 1858 ; m. at Jacksonville, Fla., June 28, 1887, Albert 
Bartlett Faunce, b. at Maiden, Mass., Nov. 17, 1862, son of the 
Rev. Daniel Worcester and Mary Parkhurst (Perry) Faunce, 
brother of W. H. P. Faunce, president of Brown University. 
Albert B. Faunce is an electrical engineer and contractor in Chi- 
cago, 111. 
Children : 

4756 Daniel Luther Faunce, b. IMay 14, 1890 : d. June 4, 1894. 

4757 Albert Eugene Faunce, b. Feb. 22, 1893; d. June 16, 

1894. 

2734 HERMAN ANDREW LORD (Isaiah Lord. David Lord, 
Caroline, Samuel, Joseph. Daniel, William), b. in Smyrna, N. Y., 
Apr. 17, 1861 ; m. at Auburn, N. Y.. Sept. 17, 1883, Minnie 
Augusta Purdy. Mr. Lord is a Y. M. C. A. secretary. Resi- 
dence (1902), Oakmont, Penn. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 809 

Cliildren : 

4758 Leroy Isaiah Lord, b. in Auburn, Dec. 20, 1884. 

4759 Victoria May Lord, b. in Berwick, Penn., June 6, 1891. 

4760 Pauline Elizabeth Lord, b. in Pittsburg, Penn., July 23, 

1901. 

2736 ESTHER LORD (sister of the above), h. in Amber, N. Y., 
Jan. 3, 1864; m. in Moravia, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1883, Sidney John 
Steele, b. in Hartford, N. Y., May 26, 1862, son of Samuel 
and Cahsta (Hanchett) Steele. Mr. Steele is a pattern maker. 
Residence, Moravia, N. Y. 

Children, born in Moravia: 

4761 Fannie Calista Steele, b. Oct. 2, 1884. 

4762 Bessie Angeline Steele, b. May 3, 1886. 

4763 Adelbert Herman Steele, b. Oct. 3, 1889 ; d. Oct. 19, 1889. 

4764 Richard Douglas Steele, b. June 12, 1892. 

2737 GEORGE F. LORD (Francis Lord, David Lord, Caro- 
line, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Pharsalia, N. Y., 
Nov. 19, 1870; m. at Newton, Kan., July 3, 1890, Augusta 
Classen. 

Children, born in Newton : 

4765 Warren Ambrose Lord, b. Sept. 16, 1891. 

4766 George Aden Lord, b. Apr. 5, 1893. 

4767 Jeremiah Lorenzo Lord, b. Feb. 21, 1896. 

4768 Theodore D. Lord, b. Apr. 19, 1900. 

2738 EMMA ELIZA LORD (sister of the above), h. in Phar- 
salia, Jan. 12, 1872; m. at Newton, May 21, 1891, Edward 
Young. 

Children, born in Newton: 

4769 Frank Charles Young, b. Fob. 12, 1892. 

4770 Blanche May Young, b. July 29, 1897. 

2743 RODOLPH M. LORD (Abel Lord, Roswell Lord, Caro- 
line, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. Oct. 10, 185—; m. Mar. 
17, 1878, Julia A. Partello. A farmer at Erieville, N. Y. 
Children : 

4771 Alfred M. Lord, b. Jan. 13, 1879. 

4772 Clarence C. Lord, b. May 3, 1885. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



S7U OSCAR C. LORD (brother of above), h. Oct. 19, 1854; 
m. Dec. 27, 1876, Eva M. Westcott. A farmer at Erieville. 
Child: 
4773 Florence Lord, b. Mar. 31, 1878 ; m. Dec. 25, 1895, Fred 
Partello; have one ch. : Eva, b. Sept. 15, 1898. 

2746 ELLA M. LORD (sister of above), b. Maj' 23, 1861 ; m. 
Dec. 25, 1878, Ira E. Westcott, a farmer at Erieville. 

Children : 

4775 Floyd Westcott, b. Jan. 16, 1882. 

4776 Iva Westcott, b. Jan. 20, 1897. 

2747 EM]\IA E. LORD (sister of above), h. Dec. 24, 1864; 
m. in Oct., 1882, Charles Isbell, a farmer at Erieville. 

Children : 

4777 Mary Isbell, b. Apr. 29, 1885. 

4778 Jlinnie Isbell, b. June 20, 1887. 

2748 CARRIE P. LORD (sister of above), h. Sept. 23, 1868; 
m. in Feb., 1886, Frank Isbell, a farmer at Erieville. Slie d. Aug. 
9, 1895. 

Children: 

4779 Blanche Isbell, b. Dec. 6, 1887. 

4780 Arthur Isbell, b. Nov. 6, 1889. 

4781 Ely Isbell, b. in May, 1892. 

2749 ADELLA HARVEY (Adaline Lord, Ros-urll Lord, Caro- 
line, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. May 23, 1856; m. Nov. 
8, 1876, Edwm W. Crumb, a farmer at Ouaquaga, Broome Co., 
N. Y. 

Children : 

4782 Leora A. Crumb, b. Oct. 10, 1877; m. Nov. 17, 1898, 

Juliand E. Webb. 

4783 Leon R. Crumb, b. Sept. 28, 1879. 

4784 E. Gertrude Crumb, b. Aug. 6, 1882; m. June 4, 1902, 

George Meeker. 

4785 Howard E. Crumb, b. Oct. 2, 1886. 

4786 Earl H. Crumb, b. Sept. 14, 1896. 

2750 AR VILLA J. HARVEY (sister of above), b. Sept. 9, 
1858; m. Nov. 8, 1882, Estus L. Dwight. She d. Dec. 30, 1902. 
He resides in Cortland, N. Y. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 811 

Child: 

4787 Arnold H. Dwight, b. Sept. 17, 1890. 

2751 RALPH R. HARVEY (brother of above), h. Feb. 8, 1861 ; 
m. Dec. 24, 1884, Ella D. Beckwith. He is a farmer at Cincin- 
natus, N. Y. 
Children : 

4788 N. Blanche Harvey, b. June 18, 1886. 

4789 Ethlyn M. Harvey, b. Nov. 8, 1898. 

2753 CARRIE E. HARVEY (Mary Lord, Roswell Lord, Caro- 
line, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Oct. 14, 1864; m. Dec. 
25, 1888, William Hawkins of Cincinnatus, N. Y. 

Cliildren : 

4790 Inez B. Hawkins, b. Sept. 21, 1889. 

4791 Ira L. Hawkins, b. Feb. 15, 1891 ; d. Mar. 23, 1892. 

4792 Corileah M. Hawkins, b. May 31, 1897. 

2754 ARTHUR E. HARVEY (brother of above), b. July 9, 
1866; m. Jan. 14, 1891, Arminta E. Ouser. He is a painter and 
paper hanger. 

Children: 

4793 Hazel E. Harvey, b. June 18, 1892. 

4794 ]\Iary L. Harvey, b. July 16, 1894. 

4795 Marjorie Harvey, b. Nov. 1, 1898; d. Jan. 27, 1899. 

2756 IMERTON PLACE (Harriet Lord, Roswell Lord, Caroline 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Jan. 29, I860; m. Mattie 
Austin. He is a machinist. 

Child: 

4796 Louis J. Place, b. Mar. 3, 1885. 

2757 CLARA PLACE (sister of above), b. July 16, 1866; m. 
Nov. 20, 1888, John Fralic, a painter and paper hanger. 

Children : 

4797 Mabel Fralic, b. Nov. 24, 1894. 

4798 Perry L. Fralic, b. Dec. 14, 1898. 

2763 HATTIE L. LANE (Julia Lord, Roswell Lord, Carolina, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, WUliam), h. Mar. 27, 1872; m. Oct. 3, 
1895, Henry Voorhees, a farmer at Charlestown, Montgomery Co., 
N. Y. 



812 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Children : 

4799 Harold J. Voorhees, b. May 6, 1897. 

4800 James M. Voorhees, b. Sept. 4, 1898. 

2772 LA VERNE F. SOUTHWICK (Adaline, William, Samuel, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Summerhill, Penn., Nov. 
30, 1851 ; m. Dec. 4, 1869, George P. Pancoast, b. Feb. 7, 1832, 
son of David and Sarah (Stiles) Pancoast of Lake, N. J. Mr. 
Pancoast is a farmer at Vineland, N. J. 

Children : 

4801 Sarah S. Pancoast, b. Julv 25, 1870 ; d. July 3, 1890. 

4802 Torv Belle Pancoast, b." May 29, 1872; m. Mar. 30, 

'l896, Albert B. Peterson, b. Oct. 20, 1874, son of 
William G. and Mary E. (Becket) Peterson of 
Pcnnsgrove, N. J. ; Hve in Philadelpliia. 

4803 Bertha Pancoast, b. Mar. 19, 1878. 

4804 Rov Pancoast, b. Oct. 27, 1880. 

4805 Raymond Pancoast, b. Feb. 22, 1884. 

2773 V^^ILLIAM BURROWS STERLLXG SOUTHWICK 

(brother of the above), h. in Summerliill, Oct. 3, 1852; m. 1st, 
Oct. 20, 1875, Rebecca Duffield, b. in 1856, dau. of Fredrick and 
Ellen (Thomas) DufBeld of Forest Grove, N. J., who d. Mar. 10, 
1881 ; m. 2d, Nov. 9, 1885, Jennie Dixson, b. Oct. 14, 1861, dau. 
of Thomas and Hannah A. (Webb) Dixson of Millville, N. J. Mr. 
Southwick is a carpenter ; lives at Newfield, Gloucester Co., N. J. 
Children by second marriage: 

4806 Edgar Southwick, b. Aug. 3, 1886. 

4807 George W. Southwick, b. Feb. 22, 1894. 

2774 CLARA L. SOUTHWICK (sister of the above), b. in Sum- 
merhill, Feb. 22, 1855; m. Dec. 27, 1873, William H. Sine, b. 
Dec. 19, 1851, son of George and Susanna (Slaughter) Sine. 
Mr. Sine is a painter and decorator. Residence, Doylcstown, 
Bucks Co., Penn. 

Children : 

4808 George H. Sine, b. Dec. 8, 1881. 

4809 Blanche P. Sine, b. Apr. 16, 1883. 

4810 Winifred C. Sine, b. Jan. 26, 1885. 

4811 Edna J. Sine, b. Nov. 28, 1886. 

4812 Byron O. Sine, b. Dec. 12, 1888. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 813 

4813 Ely E. Sine, b. Jan. 27, 1890. 

4814 Lewis D. Sine, b. Nov. 26, 1893. 

2776 FLORA SOUTHWICK (sister of the above), h. in Craw- 
ford Co., Penn., July 20, 1858; m. Nov. 30, 1882, Elvy Joseph 
Flowers, b. in N. J., May 5, 1857, son of Abel and Ruth (Hartman) 
Flowers. Abel b. in N. J., Sept. 4, 1820; Ruth, b. in Cumberland 
Co., N. J., Feb. 22, 1825. Mr. Flowers is in the produce commis- 
sion business in Philadelphia. Flora d. Jan. 15, 1894. 
Children : 

4815 Paul Flowers, d. aged 3 yrs., 6 mos. 

4816 Earl Flowers, d. aged 5 mos. 

4817 Pauline Ruth Flowers, b. in Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 7, 

1889. 

2779 JEAN F. STERLING (William, Waiiam, Samuel, Samuel, 
Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Conneautville, Penn., Oct. 23, 1854 ; 
m. June 15, 1878, Annie M. Taylor, b. Feb. 22, 1860, dau. of 
Reuben W. Taylor of Allegheny City, Penn., by his first wife, Mary 
J. Robinson, of Allegheny City. 

Mr. Sterhng is a farmer and dairyman, being also United 
States mail carrier on Rural Free Delivery Route No. 1, from 
Titusville, Penn. His second son (in 1902) is substitute carrier. 

Children : 

4818 Reuben W. Sterhng, b. June 26, 1879; residence (in 

1902), Jewett City, Conn.; unm. 

4819 Mary J. Sterling, b. Sept. 20, 1880; m. June 12, 1901, 

Bert Barnard of Pleasantville, Penn. 

4820 Leonard L. Sterling, b. June 4, 1882. 

4821 Walter H. Sterhng, b. Sept. 4, 1884. 

4822 Nellie M. Sterling, b. June 28, 1886. 

4823 Edward L. Sterling, b. Jan. 13, 1888. 

4824 Leroy J. Sterling, b. Aug. 31, 1889. 

4825 Mattie G. Sterling, b. June 19, 1892. 

4826 Grant G. Sterling, b. Oct. 22, 1894. 

4827 Hattie P. Sterling, b. July 5, 1898. 

4828 Harry F. Sterhng, b. Mar. 12, 1900. 

2780 WILLIAM K. STERLING (brother of the above), h. in 
Crawford Co., Penn., Jan. 2, 1864; m. at Fillmore, N. Y., Feb. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



15, 1892, Alice Gertrude Gabriel, b. at Trj-onville, Penn., Dec. 3, 
1869, dau. of Jolin Seldon and Olive Marj-ette (Castle) Gabriel. 

W. K. Sterling resides at Collbran, Mesa Co., Colo., where he 
is owner of Shadeland Ranch. He has served as justice of the 
peace at Gilman, Colo., and is also a student at law and a real estate 
agent. 

Children : 

4829 Reginald Gabriel Sterling, b. Mar. 20, 1893. 

4830 Cyril Eustace Sterhng, b. June 6, 1897. 

2784 EMILY EUGENIA STERLING {George, Alphonso, 
Samuel, Samuel, Joseph, Dankl, William), b. in Eh'sian, Minn., 
Jan. 24, 1858 ; m. there Jan. 9, 1889, Robert William Holcomb, 
b. at Falls Village, Salisbury township, Jan. 29, 1843. Residence, 
Elysian. 
Child: 

4831 Lillian Sophia Sterling Holcomb, b. Aug. 18, 1898, at 

Elysian. 

2787 MARY JANE STERLING {sister of the above), h. at 
Elysian, Sept. 2, 1863 ; m. Oct. 24, 1888, Charles Henry Nichols, 

b. at Morton Comers, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1856, son of and 

Ellen (Hyde) Nichols. Residence, Excelsior, ^linn. 
Child: 

4832 Le Roy Sterling Nichols, b. Dec. 30, 1889, at Maukato, 

]\Iinn. 

2791 GEORGE HORTON STERLING {brother of the above), 
b. at Elysian, Sept. 20, 1871 ; m. at Janesville, INIinn., Apr. 20, 
1898, Amy Louisa Wilcox, b. at Melkshame, England, Mar. 6, 

1876, dau. of and Emily L. (Gunstone) Wilcox. Mr. 

Sterling is a traveling salesman for a Minneapolis firm. Residence, 
Elysian. 
Child: 

4833 Leon Maryess Sterling, b. Sept. 29, 1899. 

2795 BESSIE M.VRY STERLING {Eugene, Alphonso, Samutl 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, WilVMm), h. in Gaines, N. Y., June 22, 
1869 ; m. there Dec. 21, 1897, the Rev. Louis Alva Pickett, b. Aug. 
20, 1866, son of Frederic and Adaliza (Soper) Pickett of Kenyon- 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 815 

ville, N. Y. He graduated from Colgate Theological Seminary, 
Hamilton, N. Y. ; a Baptist clergyman at Weedsport, N. Y., 1908. 
Child : 

4834 Chester Hamilton Pickett, b. at Triangle, N. Y., May 

17, 1900. 

2796 ALBERT MACK STERLING (brother of the above), b. 
in Gaines, Nov. 3, 1874 ; m. there Dec. 22, 1898, Lillian Woodburn 
Burbank, b. there Oct. 3, 1876, dau. of William H. and Lucy 
(Dwinnell) Burbank of Gaines, descendant of John Burbank of 
Rowley, Mass., 1640. 

A. M. Sterling is an illustrator and designer; studied at the 
schools of the National Academy of Design and with William M. 
Chase in New York ; has been upon the staffs of the New York 
World, New York Journal, and Syracuse Herald, and is at present 
with the Illustrated Sunday Magazine, Buffalo, N. Y. He has con- 
tributed to Life, Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, 
etc., and is the compiler of this Genealogy and History of the 
Sterling Family and of the Vital Records of Lyme, Conn. He is 
a member of the Masonic order. 

Child: 

4835 Ehzabeth Suissabell Sterhng, b. in Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 

17, 1904. 

2797 STARR KING STERLING (Wallace, Alphonso, Samuel, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Gaines, N. Y., Jan. 25, 
1866; m. at Le Sueur Center, Minn., in Nov., 1893, Estella 
Tiffany, dau. of Albert and Melissa (Culp) Tiffany of Elysian. 
Mr. Sterling is a carriage painter at Elysian, Le Sueur Co., Minn. 

Children : 

4836 Laurence Byram Sterling, b. Feb. 18, 1895. 

4837 Esther Sterhng, b. Nov. 14, 1897. 

2798 BYRAM DICKENSON STERLING (brother of the 
above), h. in Gaines, Nov. 14, 1868; m. Nov. 12, 1888, Edith 
Anderson of Bancroft, la., of Swedish parentage. Mr. Sterling is 
a hardware merchant at Buffalo Center, la. 

Children : 

4838 Eka Viola Sterling, b. Dec. 24, 1889. 

4839 Wallace Sterhng, b. June 14, 1893. 



816 TirE STERLING GENEALOGY 

2803 EUGENIA BADGER DAVISON (Mary E. Badger, 
Eliza, Samuel, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at Honeoye 
Falls, N. Y., Mar. 1, 1851; m. Oct. 9, 1872, Henry Barnard,'b. 
Feb. 1, 1850, son of Henry and Emily (Colby) Barnard of Roches- 
ter, N. Y. Henry, senior, was the first white child bom in Roches- 
ter of parents who were married there. He was the son of Jehiel 
Barnard, one of the earliest settlers of Rochester, and Delia 
(Scranton) Barnard. 

Henry Barnard is a member of the firm of Barnard and Sy- 
monds, manufacturers of fine chairs. Residence, Rochester, N. Y. 
Children: 

4840 t Eugenia Davison Barnard, b. July 9, 1873; m. Aras J. 

Williams. 

4841 Anna Estelle Barnard, b. Nov. 29, 1877. 

4842 Gertrude Colby Barnard, b. Nov. 11, 1880; graduate of 

Vassar College, 1901. 

2804 THEODORE BADGER (Henry C. Badger, Eliza, Samuel, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. June 23, 1863; m. Oct. 19, 
1886, Minnie Smith, b. at Ithaca, N. Y., June 9, 1865. He was a 
lumber dealer in Boston, Mass., where he d. in 1900. 

Children : 

4843 Margaret Badger, b. Aug. 26, 1888. 

4844 Constance Badger, b. May 13, 1891. 

2809 MARY ALICE NEWELL (Mary A. Frost, Almira, Sam- 
uel, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Feb. 2, 1857 ; m. Dec. 13, 
1876, Gilbert Lafayette FuUer, b. Dec. 31, 1849, a farmer at 
Glasco, Cloud Co., Kan. 

Children : 

4845 Walter Ross Fuller, b. Oct. 12, 1878. 

4846 Mable Maude Fuller, b. Nov. 23, 1888. 

4847 Clark Raymond Fuller, b. Jan. 11, 1885. 

4848 Ralph Cook Fuller, b. June 3, 1892. 

4849 Bertha Amelia Fuller, b. Dec. 3, 1896. 

4850 Wesley Newell Fuller, b. Nov. 19, 1898. 

2810 HELEN AYRES NEWELL (sister of the above), b. Oct. 
18, 1859; m. Oct. 9, 1879, James F. Pilcher, b. Mar. 25, 1855, a 
farmer at Glasco, Kan. 



WILLIA]\I STERLING OF HA\^RHILL, IMASS. 817 

Children : 

4851 Myrtle A. Pllcher, b. July 14, 1880. 

4852 Robert N. Pilcher, b. Dec. 26, 1886. 

4853 Estella M. Pilcher, b. Mar. 21, 1892. 

4854 James Claud Pilcher, b. Dec. 16, 1894. 

4855 Arthur C. Pilcher, b. Sept. 1, 1895. 

4856 Lois I. Pilcher, b. Apr. 17, 1897. 

4857 Glen Pilcher, b. Jan. 3, 1899. 

2812 HARRIET HOPE NEWELL (sister of the above), b. 
July 30, 1868 ; m. July 30, 1886, L. Ellsworth Woodward, b. Nov. 
26, 1864, a farmer at Osborne, Kan. 
Children : 

4858 Ethel Woodward, b. June 15, 1887. 

4859 Frances Woodward, b. Nov. 13, 1892. 

4860 Gertrude Woodward, b. Dec. 8, 1893. 

4861 Laurence Woodward, b. Aug. 16, 1900. 

2815 MABEL LORENA HALL (Elmira Frost, Almira, Samuel, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Jan. 9, 1864; m. June 6, 
1887, John William Forsyth. Residence, Baker sfield, Cal. 
Children : 

4862 Mildren Forsyth, b. Dec. 24, 1888. 

4863 Juliet Ward Forsyth, b. Sept. 9, 1892. 

4864 Florence Forsyth, b. Nov. 3, 1894. 

2818 GERTRUDE HALL (sister of the above), b. Dec. 18, 
1873; m. Nov. 2, 1895, Edmond Jackson CHnton. Live at Berke- 
ley, Cal. 

Children: 

4865 Evangeline Marian CHnton, b. Aug. 1, 1896. 

4866 Sterhng Hall Clinton, b. July 17, 1898 ; d. Apr. 21, 1899. 

4867 Clifford Moody Clinton, b. Aug. 3, 1900. 

2834 ANN ELIZA MAFFET (William R. Maffet, Caroline A. 
Ross, Elizabeth, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Jan. 2, 
1848; m. Sept. 26, 1867, Trustrim Connell, son of Mark and 
Sara Clothelda (Galigher) Connell, grandson of Moore and Mar- 
garet (Barton) Connell and of Henry and Hannah Galigher. 

He was corporal of Co. I, 138th Penn. Vol. Infty., in the Civil 
War and received a bronze medal from Congress for gallantry in 



818 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

the capture of the Confederate battle flag at the battle of Sailors 
Creek, Va., Apr. 6, 1865. About 1876 he was agency clerk at 
Kiowa and Comanche Agency, Indian Territory, and 1881-85 
was an Indian trader at Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency, Indian 
Territory; was a member of the coast defense artillery at San 
Francisco during the Spanish-American War. An employee of the 
Wells, Fargo Express Co., at Phoenix, Ariz., 1906. 
Children : 
4868 Lillian Adeha Connell, b. Aug. 4, 1868; m. Maurice S. 
Downey, and d. Dec. 10, 1891, leaving one son: 
Charles Miner Downey, b. Sept. 26, 1891 ; living in 
Phoenix. 

4870 Ella Clare Connell, b. Oct. 21, 1877; d. unm. at Los 

Angeles, Cal., Julv 7, 1898. 

4871 Caroline Ann Connell, b. Sept. 24, 1881 ; unm. 

2835 ROSALIE WEST MAFFET (sister of the above), b. Dec. 
5, 1849; m. July 19, 1870, Latham W. Jones, casliier of the Wyo- 
ming National Bank at Wilkes-Barre, Pcnn. 

Mr. Jones was a prominent IMason ; became a ranchman at 
Boulder, Colo., d. there Dec. 14, 1903. Mrs. Jones hves at San 
Diego, Cak (1906). 

Children : 

4872 Martha Derby Jones, b. June 29, 1874. 

4873 Ruth L. Jones, b. Apr. 5, 1892. 

2837 GEORGE GUSTAYUS \\^ST MAFFET (brother of the 
above), b. June 10, 1850 ; m. June 26, 1884. Lizzie C. Kable, b. at 
Cclina, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1850, dau. of Daniel and Margaretlia (Dictz) 
Kable. She was an instructor in Fort Wayne, (Ind.) College, prin- 
cipal of Cheyenne Indian school at Darlington, Indian Territory. 
Mr. INIaffet went to Wichita, Kan., in 1876. removed to An- 
thony in 1878, and became first postmaster of that pioneer town ; 
established and edited for fifteen years the Anthony Republican, 
newspaper; in 1881 went to Darlington, where he was editor and 
proprietor of the Cheyenne Transporter, a journal devoted to 
cattlemen and the Indians. He was also United States Commis- 
sioner for the District of Kansas at Darlington ; returned to 
Anthony in 1885 and became a member of the Anthony Salt Co.; 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 819 

removed to Lawrence, Kan., in 1894, and became a fruit grower. 
Is the compiler of a genealogy of the " Clan Moffat in America," 
in preparation. Residence, Lawrence, Kan. 
Children : 

4874 Maude A. Maffet, b. Sept. 15, 1885. 

4875 Samuel Ross Maffet, b. Nov. 6, 1886. 

2839 SARAH COVELL MAFFET (sister of the above) , b. May 
27, 1860; m. Dec. 4, 1889, Charles J. Stevens, b. June 28, 1859. 

He was appointed to West Point Military Academy from New 
York, July 1, 1877 ; second lieutenant 9th Cavalry, June 13, 
1882; first lieutenant, July 16, 1888; captain 2d Cavalry, July 
1, 1898; graduate of infantry and cavalry school, 1897; was 
appointed (but declined) major 39th Infantry, Aug. 17, 1899. 
Captain Stevens was in Cuba during the Spanish- American War ; 
served two years in the Philippines ; returned to the United States 
in 1906. 

Children : 

4876 Yale Stevens, b. Mar. 12, 1891. 

4877 Adelia Ross Stevens, b. June 23, 1899. 

« 

2840 WILLIAM ROSS MAFFET (brother of the above), b. 
May 22, 1863; m. Apr. 9, 1889, Xenia E. Johnson, b. at Portland, 
Ore., Aug. 27, 1871, dau. of A. Foster and Amanda (Melvin) 
Johnson, granddau. of Niell and Esther (Roelfson) Johnson and 
of James and Eliza (Bell) Melvin. He is a lumberman at Lataurell 
Falls, Ore. 

Child: 

4878 Harold West Maffet, b. Feb. 25, 1890. 

2844 COL. ASHER MINER (Eliza R. Atherton, Caroline A. 
Ross, Elizabeth, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Wilkes- 
Barr4 Penn., Nov. 14, 1860; m. there Nov. 6, 1889, Hetty 
McNair Lonsdale, b. Feb. 18, 1865. 

Mr. Miner is vice-president of the Miner-Hillard Milling Co. 
at Wilkes-Barre. He was appointed general inspector of rifle 
practice on the staff of Governor Hastings, with the rank of colonel 
in 1894, and has since held that rank under appointment of the 



THE STERLING GEXE-\LOGY 



adjutant general. He commanded the Tth Regt., X. G. Penn., 
during the Spanish-American War. 
Children, born in Wilkes-Barre : 

4879 Helen Lea Miner, b. Aug. 7, 1890. 

4880 EHzabeth Ross Miner, b. May 31, 1892. 

4881 Robert Charles Miner, b. Apr. 10, 1894. 

4882 Margaret Mercer Miner, b. June 6, 1898. 

2853 ELLEN LUCRETIA STERLING (Danwl, John, James, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at Mt. Morris, N. Y., May 
31, 1850; m. May 1, 1875, Lewis Hiram Merriman, b. at South 
Butler, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1850, son of Chauncy and Susan (Porter) 
Merriman, Mrs. and Mr. Merriman are teachers. Residence, 
Lowell, I\Iich. 

Children : 

4883 Harleigh Sterling Merriman, b. May 9, 1876; m. at 

Mendon, ]\Iich., Dec. 27, 1898, Lovela McDird; d. 
at IMemphis, Tenn., June 12, 1903. 

4884 Mabel C. Merriman, b. Oct. 30, 1879; m. Nov. 29, 1900, 

Arthur Waldo Baker. 

2854 MARY ELIZABETH STERLING (sister of the above), 
h. in Allegany Co., N. Y., Sept. 18, 1852; m. Dec. 25, 1878, 
Thomas Stowe, b. in Pennsylvania, June 12, 1848, son of Thomas 
and Caroline (Honir) Stowe. Thomas, Sr., b. Oct. 10, 1813; d. 
Feb. 12, 1882 ; m. Jan. 5, 1831. She was b. Mar. 25, 1815 ; d. in 
1880. Residence, Lowell, IMich. 

Child: 

4885 Daniel Sterling Stowe, b. Dec. 7, 1882, at Petoskey, Mich. 

2855 WELLINGTON D. STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. Nov. 6, 1857 ; m. Dec. 25, 1881, Mary C. Kiel, b. Dec. 29, 1857, 
dau. of Simon E. and Eliza (Darrow) Kiel. 

Mr. Sterling was educated at Albion College, Grand Rapids 
Business College, and is a graduate of Michigan State Normal Col- 
lege and Michigan State University at Ann Arbor. He was first 
principal of the schools at Concord, INIich., later at Hastings, 
IMich. , Huntington, W. Va., Howell, Mich., and is now superin- 
tendent of schools at Albuquerque, N. M. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 821 

Children : 

4886 Ora E. Sterling, b. Apr. 21, 1883. 

4887 Glenn W. Sterling, b. Aug. 31, 1886; d. Aug. 29, 1893. 

4888 D. Lawrence Sterling, b. Oct. 29, 1889. 

4889 Lena F. Sterling, b. Dec. 31, 1891. 

2857 MILTON J. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Lowell, Mich., Oct. 21, 1866; m. Mar. 14, 1892, Belle Bowersox, 
b. Oct. 2, 1866, dau. of Noah Bowersox, b. Jan. 13, 1835, and 
Charlotte Kreisher, b. Jan. 16, 1842, of Three Rivers, Mich. He 
is a farmer at Lowell, Mich. 
Children : 

4890 Warren Willis Sterling, b. Jan. 11, 1893. 

4891 Arthur Wellington Sterling, b. Feb. 26, 1899. 

2859 M\T10N J. STERLING (Chester, John, James, Samuel, 
Joseph, Darnel, William), h. in Three Rivers, Mich., Dec. 9, 1862; 
m. in Feb., 1889, at Constantine, Mich., Laura Bowersox, b. in 
Lockport, St. Joseph's Co., Mich., June 4, 1862, dau. of Noah 
and Charlotte (Kreisher) Bowersox. Mr. Sterling is a farmer at 
Almeno, Kalamazoo Co., Mich. 
Children : 

4892 Elsie Sterling, b. in St. Joseph's Co., Aug. 13, 1889. 

4893 Emery Sterling, b. at Schoolcraft, Mich., in May, 1891. 

2865 EMILY JANE STERLING (James, John, James, Samuel, 
Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Springwater, Livingston Co., 
N. Y., Aug. 22, 1859; m. at Otsego, Mich., Dec. 25, 1880, John 
Byington Buck, b. Sept. 7, 1857, son of Harry G. and Jane E. 
(Butler) Buck, natives of Canton, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., resi- 
dents of So. Monterey, ]\Iich. 

Emily, commonly called Emma, united with the Seventh Day 
Adventist church at Otsego, Mich., when a child and retained the 
connection through life. Much of her time was devoted to mis- 
sionary work, she being at different periods librarian and district 
secretary. In the fall of 1889 she went to Arkansas to act as 
state secretary of the Tract and Missionary Society. She d. at 
Allegan, Mich., Apr. 17, 1891. Mr. Buck is a farmer at South 
Monterey. 



THE STERLING GENE-\LOGY 



Children : 
4894- Jeremiah Otho Buck, b. Apr. IT, 1882. 

4895 Harry Eugene Buck, b. Aug. 23, 1884.; d. Oct. 21, 1884. 

2866 HAKVEY E. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Springwater, in Feb., 1860; m. May 9, 1883, Ellen M. Markillis, 
b. in 1850 in Almena, Mich., dau. of Samuel and Priscilla (Clark) 
Markillis, natives of Lincolnshire, Eng., who emigrated and settled 
in Michigan in 1850. Mr. and Mrs. Sterling reside at Paw Taw, 
Mich., in her father's home. 

Children : 

4896 George Leighton Sterling, b. Dec. 27, 1885. 

4897 Wynnie Harrison Sterling, b. Mav 22, 1887. 

4898 Charles M. Sterling, b. July 31, 1889. 

2867 HARRIET E. STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Can- 
dice, Ontario Co., N. Y., Nov. 3, 1862 ; m. in Otsego, Mich., May 
5, 1883, George L. Hadden, b. in Carmel, Putnam Co., N. Y., Oct. 
25, 1850, son of Lewis and Mary (Travis) Hadden of Otsego. 
Mr. Hadden is a furniture maker at Holland, Mich. 

Children: 

4899 Herbert O. Hadden, b. Feb. 13, 1886. 

4900 Edna B. Hadden, b. Oct. 30, 1887. 

4901 Thaddeus S. Hadden, b. Feb. 9, 1890. 

2868 ALTHA ORLETTA STERLING (sister of the above) . b. 
in Springwater, N. Y., Feb. 11, 1865; m. in Otsego, Midi., ^lay 
19, 1886, Thomas Ogden Lewis, b. Feb. 18, 1851, son of Jonah 
Rogers Lewis, a descendant of John Rogers, the martyr, and Caro- 
line Bogardus. 

Mr. Lewis is manager of the broom factory in the industrial 
department of Hcaldsburg College, California. 
Child: 

4902 Willis Griffin Lewis, b. Aug. 8, 1887. 

2872 ARTEMAS D. BARTHOLOMEW (Lurj/. John, James. 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, WUliam), h. Apr. 17, 1868; m. Dec. 21, 
1892, Cora Edith Fellows. He is a farmer at Evart, Osceola Co., 
Mich. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 82C, 

Children : 

4903 Vio Alice Bartholomew, b. Dec. 5, 1893. 

4904 Elbert Vere Bartholomew, b. Dec. 30, 1894. 
4903 Vesta Pearl Bartholomew, b. Oct. 21, 1896. 

4906 Florence Bartholomew, b. Sept. 24, 1899. 

4907 Sterling Bartholomew, b. Jan. 14, 1901. 

2873 ESLI H. BARTHOLOMEW (brother of the above), h. 
Oct. 11, 1871; m. Mar. 25, 1896, Nettie A. Speaker. He is a 
farmer at Evart. 

Children : 

4908 Wion L. Bartholomew, b. Jan. 21, 1897. 

4909 Ruth L. Bartholomew, b. Feb. 26, 1899. 

2874 E:MILY E. BARTHOLOMEW (sister of the above), b. 
Mar. 19, 1874 ; m. Mar. 22, 1893, Albert McLauchlin, a farmer at 
Evart. 

Children : 

4910 EUery A. McLauchlin, b. June 14, 1895. 

4911 Lemi S. McLauchlin, b. Dec. 11, 1898. 

4912 Lucy P. McLauchlin, b. Jan. 12, 1901 ; d. Feb. 20, 1901. 

2879 CARRIE FANNY STERLING (James, James, James, 
SamuA, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at Rockford, 111., Sept. 11, 
1855; m. at Blairstown, la., Oct. 26, 1875, James David Shuck, 
b. in Center Co., Penn., Dec. 10, 1850, son of John Samuel and 
Sarah (Sabina) Shuck. Mr. Shuck is a farmer at Blairstown, 
Benton Co., la. 

Children : 

4913 t Minnie Mabel Shuck, b. in Blairstown, May 7, 1877; m. 

there Jan. 12, 1898, George W. Goss, b. there Feb. 
21, 1873, son of George W. and Catherine E. Goss. 
Ch. : Kenneth James, b. Nov. 7, 1900. 

4915 Hattie May Shuck, b. Oct. 25, 1878. 

4916 Grant Sterling Shuck, b. July 7, 1885. 

2880 FRANK PENNOCK STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. in Benton Co., la., Sept. 25, 1862; m. at Blairstown, Dec. 21, 
1882, Emma Frantz, b. in Crawford Co., Penn., May 7, 1866. He 
is a farmer at Stuart, Holt Co., Neb. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Children, born in Stuart: 

4917 Hazel Sterling, b. July 31, 1884. 

4918 Guv Sterling, b. Mar." 5, 1886. 

4919 RoV Sterling, b. Feb. 27, 1887: d. in Sept., 1887. 

4920 Fav Sterling, b. July 10, 1890. 

4921 Rae Sterling, b. Mar. 29, 1892. 

4922 Merle Sterling, b. Apr. 25, 1893. 

2882 HARRIET WRIGHT BENEDICT (Caroline, James, 
James, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, ^^"lUiam), h. in Cleveland, Ohio, 
Sept. 1, 1855 ; m. June 22, 1880, Charles C. Paine, b. in Painesville, 
Ohio, Mar. 28, 1848, son of Elsworth Paine, b. in Painesville, 
Ohio, a soldier of distinction in the Civil War, and Mary (Emer- 
son) Paine, b. in Madison, Ohio. Mr. Paine is a manufacturer of 
tacks and fine nails in Cleveland. 

Children, bom in Cleveland : 

4923 Henry Elsworth Paine, b. Apr. 4. 1881. 

4924 Charles Benedict Paine, b. Aug. 29, 1883. 

4925 John Howard Paine, b. Sept. 9, 1888. 

2883 GEORGE W. BENEDICT (brother of the above), b. in 
Cleveland, Feb. 24, 1862; ni. May 20, 1881, Minette Seymour, 
b. Mar. 2, 1862, dau. of Benjamin and Louise (Brigham) Sey- 
mour. Mr. Benedict succeeds his father in the manufacture of 
fur garments in Cleveland. 

Children, born in Cleveland: 

4926 Caroline Louise Benedict, b. Jan. 27, 1882. 

4927 Marjorie L. Benedict, b. Nov. 10, 1886. 

4928 Gertrude E. Benedict, b. Feb. 12, 1888. 

4929 Harriet Benedict, b. June 16, 1893. 

2885 CARRIE W. STERLING (Hevrt/. James. James, Samuel. 
Joseph, Daniel William), h. in Ontario Co., N. Y., May 29, 1864; 
m. at Vinton, la., Nov. 22, 1887, Jacob Sanders, b. Feb. 25, 1863, 
son of Leonard and Mary (Bcauchamp) Sanders of Vinton. He 
is a farmer at Vinton, Benton Co., la. ISIrs. Sanders d. Sept. 9, 
1897. 

Children : 

4930 Belle Sanders, b. July 15, 1888. 

4931 Clifford Sanders, b. Aug. 22, 1889. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 825 

4932 Earl Sanders, b. Oct. 9, 1891. 

4933 Harley Sanders, b. Mar. 2, 1895. 

2886 ANNA M. STERLING (sister of the above), h. in Ben- 
ton Co., la., Jan. 13, 1867 ; m. at Vinton, Dec. 19, 1884, Jasper E. 
IMallison, b. May 12, 1846, son of William A. and Jane (Dingman) 
Mallison, natives of N. Y. state. 

Children : 

4934 Hazel Mallison, b. July 27, 1887. 

4935 Ray Mallison, b. Sept. 20, 1889 ; d. Dec. 10, 1892. 

4936 Howard Mallison, b. July 14, 1895. 

4937 Jessie Mallison, b. Dec. 17, 1898. 

2887 DELIA G. STERLING (sister of the above), h. Feb. 12, 
1870; m. at Vinton, Jan. 1, 1888, William H. Yerkes, b. Feb. 18, 
1865, son of John H. and Lucinda (Bordwell) Yerkes of Vinton. 
He is a farmer at Vinton. 

Children : 

4938 Guy U. Yerkes, b. June 18, 1889. 

4939 J. H. Yerkes, b. Feb. 10, 1892. 

4940 Goldie Yerkes, b. July 2, 1894. 

4941 Leslie Yerkes, b. Jan. 7, 1897. 

4942 Lorena Yerkes, b. Apr. 25, 1899. 

4943 John W. Yerkes, b. Feb. 27, 1901. 

2890 ISABELLA CORNELIA EWERS (Mary, Samuel, James, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William,), h. in Geneva, Kane Co., 111., 
Sept. 14, 1852; m. June 13, 1883, Louis Paul Raymond, b. in 
Cromwell, Conn., July 31, 1854. 

Mr. Rajmond is a harness maker by trade and is manager of 
a shop in Diller, Jefferson Co., Neb. 

Children : 

4944 Mabel La Vem Raymond, b. Oct. 10, 1884 ; d. Oct. 26, 

1885. 

4945 Flossie Floy Raymond, b. Dec. 15, 1885. 

4946 La Forrest Vincent Raymond, b. Dec. 8, 1887. 

4947 Voleney Adelbert Rajnnond, b. Nov. 9, 1889. 

4948 Le Ona Marie Raymond, b. Apr. 5, 1891. 

4949 Fern Lynette Raymond, b. Apr. 14, 1893. 

2893 CHARLES ADELBERT EWERS (brother of the above), 
h. in Minonk, Woodford Co., 111., ]\Iay 27, 1868 ; m. at York, Neb., 



826 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Jan. 9, 1895, Edith Conery, b. in Delavan, Wis. He is employed 
in the railroad office at Fairbury, Neb. 
Children : 

4950 Leonard Adelbert Ewers, b. in Oakland, Cal., Apr. 8, 1896. 

4951 Mabel Ewers, b. in Visalia, Cal., June 22, 1899. 

4952 Harold Ewers, b. in Fairbury, May 31, 1901. 

2895 SHLTBEL MOORE (Lucy, Samud, James, Samuel, Jo- 
seph, Daniel, William), h. June 22, 1856; m. Feb. 20, 1890, Honor 
Tresige, b. Aug. 31, 1865. He is a stocknian living at Rossville, 
Shawnee Co., Kan. 
Children : 

4953 John Moore, b. Oct. 3, 1891. 

4954 Frederick Moore, b. June 25, 1893. 

2896 ARABELLA MOORE (sister of the above), b. Apr. 24, 
1857; m. Jan. 25, 1887, Heiko Feldkamp, a farmer liWng at 
Great Bend, Barton Co., Kan. 

Children : 

4955 Irving M. Feldkamp, b. Aug. 22, 1889. 

4956 Lucile Feldkamp, b. Feb. 2, 1891. 

4957 Arabella Feldkamp, b. Apr. 9, 1892. 

2897 FREDERICK MOORE (brother of the above), b. Jan. 5, 
1859; m. 1st, Jan. 10, 1882, Ellen S. Fellows, b. Jan. 1, 1859, who 
d. May 14, 1889; m. 2d, May 3, 1891, Caroline Hartman, b. Mar. 
31, 1863. He is a farmer at Great Bend, Kan. 

Children by first marriage : 

4958 Lucy S. IMoore, b. Nov. 9, 1882. 

4959 Mabel L. Moore, b. May 25, 1884. 

4960 George J. Moore, b. Oct. 29, 1885; d. Oct. 13, 1886. 

4961 Frank S. IVfoore, b. July 25, 1887. 
Children by second marriage: 

4962 Cora J. Moore, b. Nov. 9, 1892; d. Mar. 80, 1893. 

4963 Roscoe P. Moore, b. Oct. 13, 1895. 

4964 Charlotte H. Moore, b. Mar. 17, 1897. 

4965 Lorin G. Moore, b. Feb. 5, 1899. 

4966 Newell F. Moore, b. Nov. 22, 1900. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 827 

2898 MARIA T. MOORE (sister of the above), b. Apr, 30, 
1863; m. Feb. 21, 1884, Harry E. Fellows. Reside in Jackson 
Co., Kan. 

Children : 

4967 Clyde Harry Fellows, b. Sept. 9, 1885. 

4968 Lucy Irene Fellows, b. Sept. 29, 1888. 

4969 John Daniel Fellows, b. Oct. 27, 1890. 

4970 Monise S. Fellows, b. Jan. 19, 1893; d. Feb. 15, 1894. 

2899 DELIA S. MOORE (sister of the above), b. Mar. 14, 
1865 ; m. July 17, 1895, John C. Strader, b. Aug. 28, 1840, son of 
Richard Strader, b. in Herkimer Co., N. Y., Apr. 12, 1810, and his 
wife, Maria Collins, b. in Sharon, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1819. Mr. 
Strader m. 1st, June 16, 1862, Jennie C. Fritts, who d. Jan. 29, 
1894, by whom he had Mary B., b. Aug. 12, 1868, d. June 28, 
1889; and Bessie M., b. Dec. 3, 1874. Mr. Strader is a druggist 
at Geneva, 111. 

Child: 

4971 Ruth M. Strader, b. June 2, 1896. 

2901 JOHN S. IMOORE (brother of the above), b. in Geneva, 
111., Feb. 22, 1873; m. July 20, 1897, Nellie Mabel Lawrence, b. 
in Batavia, 111., May 18, 1872, dau. of William M. and Altha A. 
(Raney) Lawrence of Batavia. 

Mr. Moore is a farmer at Geneva, post office St. Charles, living 
on the homestead of liis grandfather, Samuel Sterling. 
Children : 

4972 Lawrence Sterling Moore, b. May 10, 1898. 

4973 Allen Moore, b. May 13, 1900. 

2902 LUCIEN S. TAYLOR (Julia, Sarmiel, James, Samuel, Jo- 
seph, Daniel, William), b. in Elmhurst, 111., July 22, 1868; m. 
Sept. 15, 1898, Bessie E. Farrel, dau. of Timothy F. and Matilda 
(Martin) Farrel. 

Mr. Taylor graduated from Ann Arbor University and entered 
journalism. He is (1901) a reporter on the Elgin Daily Courier 
and is secretary of the Elgin Board of Trade. 

Children : 

4974 S. Leonard Taylor, b. July 7, 1899. 

4975 Everett F. Taylor, b. Apr' 2, 1901. 



828 THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 

2904 HARRY LOCKE STERLING {James, Lord, James, Sam- 
uel, Joseph, Danid, Willium), b. in Painesville, Ohio, Julj 30, 
1868; m. June 3, 1891, Ilorence A. Livingston, b. in Cleveland, 
Oliio, Jan. 26, 1869, dau. of Charles A. and NeUie (Briggs) Liv- 
ingston of " Lawn View," Glenville, Ohio. 

Jlr. Sterling is a civil engineer. He has been associated with 
his father under the firm name of " J. L. Sterling & Son " in a large 
number of paving contracts in Cleveland and elsewhere. He was 
for several years engaged chiefly in the construction of electric 
railway lines ; was chief engineer of the government improvements 
at West Point, N. Y., for three years until 1906. Present address 
is Cornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Children : 

4976 Charles Lord Sterling, b. June 5, 1892. 

4977 James Alfred Sterling, b. May 22, 1896. 

4978 Harold Livingston Sterling, b. Jan. 4, 1898; d. Aug. 15, 

1898. 

2906 EZRA C. BRISTOL (William Bristol, Lucy, James, Sam- 
uel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Southfield, Mich., Mar. 13, 
1865 ; m. Feb. 8, 1888, Adelaide Bingham, b. in West Bloomfield, 
Mich., Feb. 28, 1868, dau. of David and Ehza (Forman) Bingham, 
natives of England. Mr. Bristol hves at Franklin, Mich. 
Children : 

4979 Irene Edith Bristol, b. Dec. 2, 1888. 

4980 Ida Eliza Bristol, b. Apr. 18, 1890. 

4981 Juha Adelaide Bristol, b. Sept. 8, 1892. 

4982 Clarissa Antha Bristol, b. May 7, 1898. 

2908 ELI MORRIS BRISTOL (James Bristol, Lucy, James, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Oakland Co., ^lich., Jan. 
27, 1861; m. Oct. 20, 1886, Lillian A. Weatherhead, b. May 3, 
1863, dau. of William A. and Justina O. (Deuel) Weatherhead of 
South Lyon, Mich. 

When three years of age Eli lost his hearing from scarlet fever. 
He was educated at the Flint Deaf and Dumb School where he is 
now an instructor in the printing department and manager of The 
Michigan Mirror, a paper published in the institution. Mrs. 
Bristol is also a mute. 



WILLIAINI STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 829 

Child: 

4983 Harry R. Bristol, b. Feb. 19, 1889. 

2915 CHARLOTTE LOCinVOOD LILLY (Mary Mead, 
Mabel, James, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. May 11, 1858; 
m. May 11, 1881, Forrest A. Marsh, b. in Hermon, St. Lawrence 
Co., N. Y., Aug. 14, 1844, son of Horatio and Cynthia Marsh of 
Austin, IMinn. 

The Rev. F. A. Marsh, a Baptist clergyman, was a graduate 
of Rochester (N. Y.) University, 1869. He was for ten years 
pastor of the church in Beloit, Wis. ; d. Mar. 12, 1897. Mrs. 
Marsh resides in Beloit. 

Children : 

4984 Louise Emma Marsh, b. Aug. 12, 1882. 

4985 Stella Lilly Marsh, b. Oct. 31, 1886. 

2916 EMMA LOUISE LILLY (sister of the above), h. Mar. 28, 
1860; m. Apr. 15, 1885, John Nelson Chamberlin, b. June 12, 
1849, son of John and Celia Chamberlin of Beloit, Wis. 

Mr. Chamberlin is a breeder of fine cattle ; vice-president of the 
Beloit Inter-State Fair and Driving Association. Residence, 
Beloit. 

Child: 

4986 Charlotte Gertrude Chamberlin, b. Dec. 2, 1886. 

2922 ELIZABETH A. MEAD (Lewis Mead, Mabel, James, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. Mar. 4, 1867; m. June 26, 
1890, Glen Miller, b. Mar. 3, 1863, in Millville, Ohio, son of Alex- 
ander Hamilton and Hannah Elizabeth (Lewis) Miller. 

Mr. Miller entered the University of Kansas in 1879 and grad- 
uated therefrom in 1884. He was for three years thereafter con- 
nected with the A., T. and S. F. and the Burlington railroads and 
then went abroad for two years in the service of a syndicate of 
American newspapers. On returning he settled at Salt Lake City, 
Utah, where he was a member of the first State Senate of Utah, re- 
maining until 1896, when he was appointed United States marshal 
for Utah. Mr. Miller is also a banker, is president of The Home 
Investment and Savings Co., and is owner of mining and ranching 
property. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Child: 
498T Gleed :\Iillcr, b. July 1, 1891. 

2924 STERLING ELWELL BARNARD (Adelaide, Adoniram, 
James, Samiid, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Rochester, N. Y., 
Mar. 4, 1871 ; m. Dec. 16, 1897, Mary Daisy Stone of Pittsford, 
N. Y. ; live in Mendon, Monroe Co., N. Y. 
Child: 
4988 Elwell Dewey Barnard, b. Apr. 7, 1899. 

2938 HENRY JAMES COGGESHALL {James CoggeshaU. 
Elisa Atwell, Ruth, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Water- 
ville, Oneida Co., N. Y., Apr. 28, 1843; m. Jan. 1, 1867, Lillian 
Alcen Terry, b. May 1, 1846, dau. of Charles Terry. 

Henry J. Coggeshall was educated in the Watervillc Seminary 
and entered upon the study of law, which he pursued for a term of 
four years. He was admitted to the bar and began practicing in 
1866. He at once obtained a prominent and successful position in 
his profession. He made an early alliance with the Republican 
party, his first public position being that of assistant district 
attorney. In 1872 he was elected to the State Assembly from the 
second Oneida district, and in 1879 was elected county clerk, 
where he served until Jan. 1, 1883. In Nov. of that year he was 
elected to the State Senate. 

During his senatorial service (which extended over a period of 
seventeen years) he was a member of many important legislative 
committees. He was chairman of the committee of miscellaneous 
corporations and of railroads, also a member of the judiciary, in- 
surance, commerce, and navigation, canals, public buildings, en- 
grossed bills, privileges and elections, and general laws and claims 
committees. 

He introduced, advocated, and caused to become laws the bills 
to abolish the State paper, to prohibit the adulteration of food, 
to exempt disabled soldiers from poll-tax, to make tlie 30th day 
of May a legal holiday, to abolish imprisonment of insolvent 
debtors, to prohibit the eniploj'ment of children under thirteen 
years of age in manufactories, and to regulate the hours of labor 
therein; to prohibit the use of substitutes for hops in the manu- 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 831 

facture of ale and beer; to prohibit the manufacture and sale of 
oleomargarine; to compel the use of fire escapes in hotels, public 
buildings, and manufactories, and to substitute electricity in the 
phice of hanging in the execution of criminals. He was retired 
from the Senate Jan. 1, 1900. 

In the village of Waterville he was identified witli every public 
measure. He served as a member of the board of trustees, was 
president of the fire department and served a number of terms on 
the Board of Education. He was a prominent Mason and a mem- 
ber of other secret societies. (National Encyclopedia of Am, 
Biog., Vol. Ill, p. 253.) He d. in Waterville, July 14, 1907. 

Children, born in Waterville: 

4989 Walter Henry Coggeshall, b. May 8, 1868 ; m. Oct. 20, 

1890, Geneve Hall. Residence, Baltimore, Md. Com- 
mitted suicide in June, 1903. 

4990 Harry Talcott Coggeshall, b. Oct. 21, 1876; m. Nov. 21, 

1901, aiaude Whitney. Lives at Washington, D. C. 

4991 Charles Terry Coggeshall, b. June 7, 1879 ; m. Mar. 9, 

1899, Harriett Roberts. Reside in Washington. 

4992 Harold Frederic Coggeshall, b. Aug. 26, 1883. 

4993 Claire Adelle Coggeshall, b. June 25, 1886. 

2943 WILLIAM JAMES ATWELL ( George A twell, James A t- 
well, Ruth, Samud,, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. June 11, 1847 ; m. 
Nov. 20, 1889, Nettie Brown. He is a farmer at Martins- 
burg, N. Y. 

Child: 

4994 Florence C. Atwell, b. Feb. 6, 1891. 

2944 FRANCIS EMORY ATWELL {brother of the above), b. 
in 1852; m. Dec. 21, 1873, Ella F. Taylor. He is a farmer at 
jMartinsburg, N. Y. 

Child: 

4995 Vercy Genevive Atwell, b. Apr. 26, 1886. 

2947 CHARLES BEACH ATWELL (Joseph A twell, James A t- 
well, Ruth, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Theresa, N. Y., 
Apr. 11, 1855; m. Dec. 27, 1883, Mary Josephine Kellogg, dau. 
of Henry H. and Mary P. (Kimball) Kellogg of Watertown, N. Y. 
Mr. Atwell was a graduate of Syracuse University, Ph.B. 1879 ; 



832 THE STERLING GEXE-\LOGY 

Ph.M. 1882. Taught in Low^-ille (N. Y.) Academy from 1879 to 
1880 and in Evanston, III., since 1880; superintendent and prin- 
cipal of public schools in Evanston, 1882 to 84 ; instructor in 
natural science in Northwestern University, 1884 to 88 ; in biology, 
1888 to 91 ; professor in biology, 1891 to 94 ; professor in botany 
since 1894. Has published a number of treatises on botany, nat- 
ural history, and kindred subjects. 
Children : 

4996 Henrv Kellogg Atwell, b. at Watertown, Oct. 22, 1884. 

4997 Francis Charles Atwell, b. at Evanston, Mar. 26, 1887. 

4998 Ruth Sarah Atwell, b. at Evanston, Jan. 24, 1889. 

4999 Wilham Joseph Atwell, b. at Evanston, Oct. 13, 1892. 

2948 JOSEPH ATAVELL {brother of the above), b. in Theresa, 
June 7, 1858; m. June 7, 1888, Lillian Doxtater Bond, b. Nov. 7, 
1856, dau. of Samuel N. and Elizabeth A. (Doxtater) Bond of 
Adams, N. Y. A lawyer in Watertown, N. Y. ; city attorney 
1885 and 86 ; supervisor a number of terms ; chairman of Board 
of Supervisors of Jefferson Co. Residence at Watertown. 

Children: 

5000 Rosalind Bond Atwell, b. at Adams, June 8, 1889. 

5001 Gladys Stevens Atwell, b. at Watertown, Mar. 19, 1896. 

2949 THE REV. WILLIAM GROO ATWELL (brother of the 
above), h. in Theresa, May 9, 1863; m. Aug. 31, 1893, Mary 
Evelyn Peck, dau. of Andrew Peck of Cortland, N. Y. 

Mr. Atwell graduated from Syracuse L^niversity ; A.B. 1886; 
A.M. 1889; B.D. at Garrett Bibhcal Institute, Evanston, 111., 
1894. 

He taught in Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College 
at Rents Hill, Me., 1886-87, and in Cazenovia (X. Y.) Sem- 
inary from 1887 to 1891, when he joined the Northern N. Y. 
Conference of the ]\I. E. Church in 1893. Has been pastor at 
Spraguevillc, N. Y., Bethany Chapel, Watertown, .\ltmar, N. Y., 
Chaumont, N. Y., and at Heuvelton, N. Y. 

Children : 

5002 Florence Atwell, b. Nov. 26, 1895. 
6003 Joseph Charles Atwell, b. Feb. 7, 1898. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 833 

2950 FANNIE EVA GORTON (Fanny Atwell, James, Atwell, 
Ruth, Samuel, Joseph, Dankl, WiUiam), b. June 5, 1858; m. 
I. B. A. Taylor of Middletown, N. Y. 
Children : 

5004 Gorton William Taylor, b. in 1884. 

5005 Allen Atwell Taylor, b. in 1892. 

2952 JOHN ATWELL (James Atwell, James Atwell, Ruth, 
Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Chittenango, N. Y., Oct. 
8, 1862; m. Jan. 14, 1891, Mary S. Farrar of Denver, Colo. He 
resides in Syracuse, N. Y. 
Children : 

5006 James Farrar Atwell, b. Jan. 21, 1892. 

5007 Harold Leon Atwell, b. Apr. 8, 1893. 

5008 Jolui Spring Atwell, b. Apr. 18, 1896. 

2955 ELLA MIRIAM HITCHCOCK (Almeda E. Widger, 
Mariam Atwell, Ruth, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in the 
Sandwich Islands ; m. Albert B. Loebenstein, a civil engineer, from 
whom she is divorced. She resides in Alameda, Cal. 

Children : 

5009 David Albert Loebenstein ; m. Emma Baker of Cali- 

fornia ; a surveyor ; reside at Hilo, Hawaii, Sandwich 
Islands. 

5010 Bertha M. Loebenstein; m. Harry Morehead; reside in 

Hilo, where he is a druggist. 

5011 Etta May Loebenstein; m. Leon Konishofer, a merchant 

of Alameda, Cal. 

2956 CORA ETTA HITCHCOCK (sister of the above), m. Jan. 
18, 1889, Henry Schuyler Townsend of Des Moines, la. He is 
a U. S. government educator at Manila, Philippine Islands. 

Children : 

5012 David Townsend, resides in Honolulu, Oahu, Sandwich 

Islands. 

5013 Almeda Eliza Townsend, resides in Honolulu. 

5014 Henrietta Townsend, d. in infancy at Hilo. 

5015 Sanford Dole Townsend. 

2957 DAVID HOWARD HITCHCOCK (brother of the above), 
m. Hester Dickson of Honolulu. He is a landscape artist at 
Honolulu. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Children, bom at Honolulu: 

5016 Howard Harvev Hitchcock, b. M.ir. 25, 1899. 

5017 Joshua Dickson Hitchcock, b. Feb. 24, 1901. 

5018 Helen Hitchcock, b. June 15, 1906. 

2987 PROF. EDWARD LALHENS :SIARK, LL.D., Ph.B. 

(Julia Ptirce. Mart/, Lord, Snmucl, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. 
in Hamlet, N. Y., May 30, 1847; m. at Dunkirk, N. Y., Nov. 23, 
1873, Lucy Thorp King, b. in Sheridan, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1848, dau. 
of Edwin and Eunice (Brigham) King of Dunkirk. 

Mr. Mark is a well-known anatomist. He graduated from 
the University of Michigan, A.B. 1871, studied at Leipzig and 
Jena, Germany, 1874-76, degree of Ph.B. from the former, 1876, 
LL.D., University of Michigan, 1897, University of Wisconsin, 
1904. 

He was instructor in mathematics University of Michigan, 
1871—72; astronomer of the United States Northwest Boundary 
Survey, 1872-73 ; instructor in zoology, 1877, assistant profes- 
sor of the same, 1883, Hersey professor of anatomy since 1885, 
director of the zoological laboratory since 1900 of Harvard 
University. 

Has been director of the Bermuda biological station for re- 
search since 1908, United States delegate to the Fourth Inter- 
national Zoological Congress, Cambridge, Eng., 1898; is a mem- 
ber of the National Academy, the American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences, Boston Society of Natural Historj', life member of 
the Anatomical Gesellschaft, and fellow of the Biological Society 
of Chemistry of London. Was vice-president and secretary of 
the zoological division, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 
1903. 

Professor Mark translated the text-book of the Embryology 
of INIan and Mammals, from the German of 0. Hertwig, 1892; 
text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates, part 1 (with W. M. 
Woodworth), from the German of Horschclt und Heider, 1895; 
contributed to the Bulletin of Comparative Zoology ; Maturation, 
Fecundation and Segmentation, Limax Campestris, 1881 ; Simple 
E}-cs in Arthropods, 1887; Studies on Lepidosteus, 1890. He 
lias edited Contributions from the Zoological Laboratory of the 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 835 

Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard since 1884, of which 
165 numbers have been pubHshed. Address : Cambridge, Mass. 
Children : 

5019 Kenneth Lamartine Mark, b. in Leipzig, Germany, Aug. 

24, 1874. 

5020 Frederica Mark, b. in Cambridge, June 6, 1880. 

2992 SQUIRE WHITE (Ellen Peirce, Mary, Lord, Samuel, 
Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Fredonia, N. Y., June 11, 1859; 
m. Apr. 27, 1887, Mary Ellen (Vedder) Crowell, b. in Ellicotts- 
ville, N. Y., Apr. 29, 1857, dau. of Jolin H. and Betsey Vedder, 
widow of Dexter Crowell, a son of the Hon. Martin Crowell of 
Hamlet, N. Y. Mr. White is a merchant. 
Child, born in Jamestown, N. Y. : 

5021 Squire Vedder White, b. June 10, 1893. 

3003 LAWSON W. HATCH (Teresa Peirce, Mary, Lord, Sam- 
ucl, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Feb. 26, 1861 ; m. Oct. 26, 1892, 
INIinnie Ray Shinier. Mr. Hatch is manager of a telephone ex- 
change at Davenport, la. 
Children : 

5022 Fayette S. Hatch, b. Sept. 21, 1893. 

5023 Sterling Hatch, b. in 1894. 

5024 Gertrude Luella Hatch, b. Sept. 9, 1896. 

3006 MABEL MULLEN (Ellen, Samuel, Lord, Samuel, Joseph, 
Daniel, WilUam), h. Sept. 23, 1868; m. in Forman, N. Dak., Oct. 
27, 1887, William Ewers Patterson, b. Aug. 5, 1864, son of Asa 
and Ann (Patton) Patterson of IMacksburg, Ohio. 

They removed from Forman to Lake Charles, La., in June, 
1897, and from thence in Jan., 1899, to Crowley, Acadia Co., 
La., where they now reside (1901). Mr. Patterson is secretary 
and treasurer of the Crowley Carriage and Implement Co. 

Children : 

5025 Amy Teresa Patterson, b. Feb. 10, 1889. 

5026 Vera Ann Patterson, b. Jan. 19, 1891. 

5027 Madge Lucinda Patterson, b. May 30, 1892. 

5028 Edmond Burke Patterson, b. Mar. 8, 1895. 

5029 Elma Lucile Patterson, b. at Lake Charles, La., Nov. 

19, 1897. 



836 THE STERLING GEXE.AXOGY 

3013 LAURA ANNETTA STERLING (Albertus, Oliver, 
Lord, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Dec. 17, 1861 ; m. Apr. 
2, 1885, William S. Canfield, b. Mar. 12, 1861, son of Ezra S. and 
Ruth Ann (Cogswell) Canfield of Grand Rapids, Mich. Resides at 
Belding, Ionia Co., Mich. 
Children : 

5030 Albert Lord Sterling Canfield, b. Aug. 24, 1886. 

5031 Fred Canfield, b. May 20, 1888; d. Sept. 7, 1888. 

5032 Willoughbj Canfield," b. Aug. 31, 1893; d. June 13, 1895. 

3021 ELBERT FRANCIS BALDWIN (Jeannefte, Oliver, 
Lord, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, Willium), b. Mar. 10, 1857; m, 
Nov. 23, 1892, IMary Washburn, b. Aug. 31, 1868, dau. of the Hon. 
William Drew Washburn of Minneapolis, L^nited States Senator 
from IVlinnesota, and Elisabeth jMuzzv. 

Mr. Baldwin prepared for college at Greylock Institute, South 
Wilhamstown, Mass., but did not enter college at once, spending 
some years in business with his father. He graduated B.A. from 
WiUiams College in 1884; M.A. in 1885, after wliich he passed 
three years at the University of Berlin, Germany. 

Returning to New York, he became connected with the edi- 
torial staff of the Mail and Express, later with the Independent, 
and since 1893 has been one of the associate editors of The Out- 
look. Residence, Lakewood, N. J. 

Children : 

5033 Elbert Baldwin, b. Feb. 12, 1894. 

5034 Marian Baldwin, b. June 5, 1895. 

3027 KATHARINE GENEVIE^T: STERLING (John, Oliver, 
Lord, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Cascade, la., Aug. 1, 
1864 ; m. in Detroit, Mich., Feb. 3, 1885, James H. Hitchcock, b. 
Aug. 23, 1862, son of Horace and Mary (Essclstyn) Hitchcock 
of Detroit. Mrs. Katharine Hitchcock d. at Detroit, Jan. 26, 
1893; Mr. Hitchcock m. 2d, in Apr., 1901, Mrs. Katharine 
Holmes of New York City, where he now resides. He is a com- 
mercial traveler in woolen goods. 
Child, bom in Detroit : 

5035 Katharine Louise Hitchcock, b. Aug. 4, 1887. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 837 

3029 FRANC STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Detroit, 
Mar. 19, 1876; m. Nov. 18, 1896, Paul Garrard Lane, b. Oct. 13, 
1872, son of Charles D. and Anna (Garrard) Lane of San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

Mr. Lane is a ranchman living eighteen miles from Palisade, 
Nev., which is his post office address. 

Children : 
6036 David Garrard Lane, b. in Detroit, Feb. 19, 1898. 

5037 Paula Lane, b. in San Francisco, Mar. 24, 1899. 

3031 HAROLD ROBERTS (Julia, George, Lord, Samuel, Jo- 
seph, Daniel, WUliam), b. in Kalamazoo, Mich., Jan. 4, 1869 ; m. in 
N. Y. City, Nov. 17, 1897, Millie McAdam. Mr. Roberts is in 
business in N. Y. City, where he resides. 

Children : 

5038 Harold Patterson Roberts, b. May 15, 1899; d. Dec. 16, 

1899. 

5039 John Cobb Roberts, b. Dec. 19, 1900. 

3032 ANNA MAY ROBERTS (sister of the above), h. in Kala- 
mazoo, Mich., Apr. 3, 1871 ; m. in Burlington, Vt., June 1, 1898, 
John Waite Avery, M.D., of Proctor, Vt. 

Child: 

5040 Marion Roberts Avery, b. in Proctor, Mar. 2, 1899. 

3066 ALBERT H. STERLING (Henri^, David, Seth, Joseph, 
Joseph, Daniel, WUliam), h. in Weston, Vt., Sept. 13, 1840 ; m. at 
Chester, Vt., Sept. 10, 1862, Emoroy P. Wallace, b. at Acworth, 
N. H., May 21, 1843, dau. of Joseph F. Wallace, b. at Acworth, 
Feb. 28, 1816, who m. July 9, 1840, Sarah C. Dart, b. at Alstead, 
N. H., Jan. 4, 1819. Albert H. Sterling is a mechanic at Keene, 
N. H. 

Children : 

5041 iFrederick B. Sterling, b. Nov. 13, 1863; m. Clara W. 

Richards. 

5042 tEdward O. Sterling, b. May 11, 1873; m. Agusto 

Domina. 

5043 tLizzie W. Sterling, b. Sept. 2, 1875; m. David W. 

Mitchell. 

5044 Bernice W. Sterling, b. in Keene, Aug. 16, 1881. 



838 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

3069 ED:\IUND L. ABBOTT (Elvira, David, Seth, Joseph, Jo- 
seph, Daniel, William), b. at Weston, Vt., Mar. 2, 1842; m. 1st, 
at Westport, N. Y., Sept. 9, 186-i, Libbie A. Barker, b. at Leicester, 
Vt., Sept. 9, 1843, dau. of Luther and Phebe (Estey) Barker of 
Leicester, who d. Feb. 29, 1872 ; m. 2d, at Troy, N. Y., Dec. 19, 
1878, Hattie M. Smith, b. in Burlington, Vt., May 11, 1859, dau. 
of Isaac L. and Marrj-lvia E. (Calburne) Smith of Rutland, Vt. 
Mr. Abbott is train baggageman on the Delaware and Hudson 
R. R. ; residence, Watervliet, N. Y. 

Cliildren : 

5045 tOrville L. Abbott, b. Nov. 26, 1871 ; m. Ada Mesick. 

5046 Walter R. Abbott, b. Sept. 10, 1886. 

3070 AUBURN P. ABBOTT (brother of the above), h. at 
Weston, Sept. 18, 1846; m. May 25, 1876, Mary R. Buell, b. at 
Whitehall, N. Y., June 13, 1848, dau. of Harvey W. and Esther 
(Merrill) Bucll of Whitehall, natives of A'ermont. 

Mr. Abbott was trainman, baggageman, and conductor on 
the Delaware and Hudson Railway. He d. at Whitehall, Nov. 21, 
1893. 

Children, born in Whitehall: 

5047 Edmund B. Abbott, b. Aug. 17, 1877; railway clerk at 

Troy, N. Y. 

5048 Esther E. Abbott, b. Oct. 14, 1879; unm. 

3080 WILLIAM WARLAND STERLIN (Seth, William, Srth, 
Joseph, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. June 6, 1862; m. Feb. 22, 
1887, Alice Miller, dau. of James Miller of East Princeton. 

W. W. Sterlin is the last remaining member of the family to 
omit the final g from his name. He is a farmer at Westminster, 
Mass. 

Child: 

5049 Marcus AVarland Sterlin, b. Sept. 15, 1889. 

3093 EMMA J. WAY (Samuel Way, Amos Way, Hannah, 
Joseph, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Oct. 6, 1851; m. Oct. 6, 
1870, Willis S. Smith, b. in Monroe, N. H., May 2, 1846, son of 
Stebbins and Orinda (Bullock) Smith. A farmer in North Mon- 
roe, N. H. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA\^RHILL, MASS. 839 

Child: 
5050 Homer S. Smith, b. June 16, 1872; m. Feb. 21, 189^, 
Mary Paddleford. A farmer at North Monroe. 
Have three ch. : Norman P., b. June 10, 1895 ; Hazel 
G., b. Aug. 19, 1897; Howard Willis, b. May 28, 
1900. 

31 13 JULIA AUGUSTA HAGER (Sarah Goddard, Sarah Rice, 
Sarah, Joseph, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Proctorsville, Vt., 
Aug. 21, 1853; m. Dec. 28, 1881, David Fletcher Rugg, b. in 
Londonderry, Vt., Dec. 15, 1852, son of William W. and Rachel 
(Dodge) Rugg. Mr. Rugg d. June 29, 1900. 

Child: 

5054 Harold Goddard Rugg, b. in Hartland, Vt., Jan. 21, 

1883. 

3114 SARAH ELIZABETH HAGER (sister of the above), h. 
in Proctorsville, Feb. 26, 1856 ; m. Feb. 7, 1883, Charles W. God- 
dard, b. in Reading, Vt., June 12, 1858, son of A. W. and Lucy 
(Watkins) Goddard. 

Children, born in Ludlow, Vt. : 

5055 Clyde Hager Goddard, b. Nov. 29, 1883. 

5056 Albert Winchester Goddard, b. July 28, 1887. 

3124 HARRIET N. CHAMBERLIN (Lucy Hayward, Lucy, 
Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Newbury, Vt., 
Aug. 13, 1851 ; m. Nov. 18, 1877, David H. Harlow of Boston, 
Mass., b. in Landgreve, Vt., Mar. 29, 1853, son of Henry and Ann 
(Lockwood) Harlow of Landgreve. He was in the lumber busi- 
ness in Shasta Co., CaL, for 20 years ; present residence, St. 
Johnsbury, Vt. 
Children : 

5057 Henry A. Harlow, b. in San Francisco, July 7, 1879. 

5058 Earle C. Harlow, b. in Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 1, 1884. 

5059 Gladys C. Harlow, b. in Fall River Valley, CaL, May 12, 

1891. 

5060 Rowland H. G. Harlow, b. in Fall River Valley, Aug. 31, 

1894. 

3137 JULIAN G. HAWVARD (George Hayward, Lucy, Jo- 
seph, Joseph, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Ryegate, Vt., May 8, 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



18.59; 111. in Iowa, in 1884, Edith Howland. Residence, Ashley, 
Minn. 

Children : 

5061 Orren Hayward, b. in 1888. 

5062 May Hay'ward, b. in 1891. 

5063 Jennie Hayward, b. in 1901. 

3139 JULIA ETTA HA\'\N^\RD (Sheffield Hatjicard, Lucy, 
Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Daniel, WilUam), b. Feb. 16, 1866; m. 
1st, at St. Cloud, Minn., June 5, 1884., Peter S. Freer, who d. there 
in July, 1890; m. 2d, at :\Iinneapolis, in Apr., 1892, Michael 
O'Donncll; res. Fargo, N. Dak. 
Children by first marriage: 

5064 Stella M. Freer, b. June 28, 1885. 

5065 Myrtle F. Freer, b. Sept. 16, 1886. 

5066 Bertie R. Freer, b. Sept. 15, 1888. 
Child by second marriage: 

5067 Frankie S. O'Donnell, b. Dec. 10, 1895 ; d. Nov. 28, 1898. 

3143 CHARLOTTE ISABELLE HAYAVARD {sister of the 
above), b. Nov. 26, 1876; m. at St. Cloud, Minn., Mar. 13, 1896, 
John Sittko ; res. Sauk Rapids, Minn. 
Children : 

5068 Freda Camille Sittko, b. July 21. 1897. 

5069 Roy Elmer Sittko, b. May 26, 1899 ; d. Oct. 24, 1899. 

5070 Guy Sheffield Sittko, b. Mar. 5, 1901. 

5071 Earlcne Eugene Sittko, b. Sept. 25, 1903. 

3157 CARLETTA ELIZA BLOODGOOD (Man/, Henry, Jo- 
seph, Joseph, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Heart Prairie, Wis., 
July 28, 1862; m. June 2, 1885, William Henry Newcomer, son 
of John and Martha Newcomer of Pennsylvania. He is U. S. 
mail carrier at Huron, S. Dak. 
Children : 
6072 Roger Bloodgood Newcomer, b. May 8, 1886. 

5073 Olive Martha Newcomer, b. Mar. 15," 1890. 

5074 John Abram Newcomer, b. Aug. 5, 1892. 

3167 WILLI A^I M. STERLING (Joseph, Henri/, Joseph, Jo- 
seph, Joseph, Daniel, IViirunn), h. Feb. 19, 1868; ni. Mar. 20, 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 841 

1894, Helen Easier, b. Apr. 7, 1870. He is a civil engineer with 
the C. and N. W. R. R., at Boone, la. 
Child: 
6075 George K. Sterhng, b. in 1900. 

3168 VINNIE REAM STERLING (sister of the above), b. Jan. 
1, 1870 ; m. Nov. 19, 1894, Frank W. Maag of New York, b. Nov. 
17, 1869, a barber in Webster City, la. 

Children : 

5076 Ruth Louise Maag, b. Dec. 10, 1895. 

5077 Frank Sterling Maag, b. Dec. 16, 1897. 

5078 Chester Willis Maag, b. June 29, 1901. 

3169 LULA RUTH STERLING (sister of the above), h. Jan. 4, 
1872; m. Apr. 14, 1897, George W. Pearson, b. Oct. 29, 1869, a 
merchant at Ellsworth, Hamilton Co., la. 

Children : 

5079 Zoe Pearson, b. Apr. 29, 1898. 

5080 Ralph Sterling Pearson, b. Oct. 29, 1901. 

3170 GRACE MARIAN STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
June 26, 1874 ; m. July 18, 1900, Nicholas F. Howard, b. Mar. 26, 
1874, a lumber dealer at Williams, Hamilton Co., la. 

Child: 

5081 Howard Sterhng Howard, b. Aug. 27, 1901. 

3178 PARKER B. CADY (Livonia, Henry, Richard, Joseph, 
Joseph, Daniel, WiUiam), h. in Waitsfield, Vt., Sept. 3, 1861 ; m. 
in Lowell, Mass., Nov. 1, 1883, Ameha Niles, b. May 6, 1860 
(cousin of Sir Charles Tupper of New Brunswick, Can.). Mr. 
Cady is a lithographer and copper plate engraver in Binghamton, 
N. Y. 

Children : 

5082 Winifred Cady, b. Oct. 1, 1884. 

5083 Sherman Cady, b. Feb. 15, 1886 ; d. July 7, 1895. 

5084 J. Morrill Cady, b. Mar. 3, 1887. 

3181 HENRY R. KENNEDY (Hannah, Henry, Richard, Jo- 
seph, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Nov. 19, 1859; m. May 30, 
1883, Deha Miller. Residence, Warren, Vt. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Children : 
508-1'' Grace Kennedj^ b. July 19, — — . 
5084" Frank L. Kennedy, b. Oct. 30, 1891. 
5084" Thelma R. Kennedy, b. Aug. 1, 1896. 
3182 EVA M. KENNEDY (sister of the above), b. May 10. 
1862; m. Sept. 10, 1884, Wallace Campbell. She d. Apr. 15, 
1905. Residence, Rochester, Vt. 
Children : 

5085 Laura Campbell, b. Dec. 12, 1895. 

5086 Helen C. Campbell, b. July 18, 1888. 

5087 Catherine Campbell, b. Feb. 14, 1891. 

5088 Jessie Campbell, b. Dec. 27, 1893. 

5089 Dorothy Campbell, b. July 23, 1898. 

3184 BETTY R. KENNEDY (sister of the above), b. Feb. 19, 
1874; m. IMar. 21, 1894, Everall K. Farr. Residence, Gran- 
ville, Vt. 

Children : 

5090 Merle W. Farr, b. Nov. 2, 1895. 

5091 Adolph C. Farr, b. Aug. 15, 1900. 

3186 ULYSSES ALBERTON BINGHAM (Parthnia, Amos, 
Richard, Joseph, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Dec. 11, 1869; m. 
Aug. 17, 1891, Jessie White. Mr. Bingham was employed in a 
casket factory at Bristol, Vt. He received an abdominal injury 
while at work at liis trade, from which he d. in four days, Feb. 22, 
1897. 

Children : 

5092 Earl C. Bingham, b. June 17, 1892. 

5093 Leon Bingham, b. Oct. 6, 1895. 

3191 ELLEN M. STERLING (George, Seth, Richard, Joseph, 
Joseph, Daniel, William), b. June 19, 1873; m. Jan. 21, 1892, 
Walter T. Philbrick of Creighton, Neb., a merchant. 
Child : 

5094 Guy Sterling Philbrick, b. Apr. 3, 1894. 

3193 FRANK R. STERLING (brother of the above), b. Feb. 
10, 1880; m. Sept. 21, 1898, at Shelton, Neb., Anna, dau. of 
Edward and Margaret Lovark. Mr. Sterling is a farmer at 
Creighton, Neb. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 843 

Children : 

5095 Walter Alston Sterling, b. Aug. 4, 1899. 

5096 Edward Leroy Sterling, b. Nov. 6, 1901. 

3203 HENRY MILLS (Harveij Mills, Martin Mills, Phileata 
Way, Hannah, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Mar. 11, 1836; m. 
Oct. 3, 1855, Sarah Johnson. 
Children : 

5097 Alice L. Mills, b. Aug. 27, 1856. 

5098 Everett H. Mills, b. Trumbull, Ohio, Oct. 20, 1866. 

5099 Howard Mills, b. Oct. 5, 1870. 

3206 JANE E. MILLS {sister of the above), b. Feb. 29, 1844; 
m. Mai-. 21, 1869, Otis E. Mason; residence, Omaha, Neb. 
Child: 

5100 Delia Mason, b. Nov. 16, 1869 ; d. Aug. 23, 1870. 

3226 CAROLINE A. LOOIMIS (FloriUa S. Mills, Martin Mills, 
Phileata Way, Hannah, Joseph, Daniel, William), m. June 8, 1862, 
E. L. Ford. 
Children : 

5101 Frank Ford, b. May 15, 1864. 

5102 Flora M. Ford, b. Mar. 5, 1867. 

3227 FRANK A. LOOMIS {brother of the above), b. Apr. 3, 

1846; m. June 12, 1867, . 

Children : 

5103 Ella E. Loomis, b. Apr. 22, 1870. 

5104 Vernon E. Loomis, b. Aug. 23, 1872. 

3239 ALLECIA A. TUTTLE {Bradford D. Tuttle, Charity 
Mills, Phileata Way, Hannah, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Dec. 4, 
1845; m. Sept. 12, 1867, David Deming Marvin, b. in Bazetta, 
Ohio, Aug. 7, 1826, son of Maj. Ezra N. and Lucinda (Hall) 
Marvin. 

Children, born at Bazetta: 

5105 Frederick D. Marvin, b. Apr. 8, 1872; d. Aug. 16, 1872. 

5106 Bessie M. Marvin, b. May 14, 1875. 

5107 Loraine Parmlee IMarvin, b. July 24, 1878. 

5108 Grace A. Marvin, b. Mar. 4, 1882. 

5109 Henry Lee Marvin, b. Sept. 29, 1885. 

5110 Ezra Deming Marvin, b. July 10, 1887. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



3267 WILLIAM LEVERETT JONES {Jane Huntington, 
Phebe Marvin, Phebe, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. near 
Pittsburg, Penn., Oct. 29, 1840; m. Mar. 16, 1876, Lydia H. 
Shields, b. at Batavia, Ohio, Mar. 29, 1850, dau. of Thomas L. and 
Winifred A. (Chaplin) Shields. 

Mr. Jones is in the insurance business in Pittsburg, Penn. He 
is much interested in matters of family history ; is first vice-presi- 
dent of the Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion at Pittsburg. Mrs. Jones d. in Pittsburg, Sept. 28, 1894. 

Children : 

5111 Winifred Neville Jones, b. at Quaker Valley, Penn., Mar. 

26, 1877. 

5112 Rebecca Shields Jones, b. at Quaker Valley, Mar. 23, 1878. 

3268 MARY ATWOOD JONES (sister of the above), h. near 
Pittsburg, Mar. 19, 1842; m. June 18, 1868, William Shacklett, 
b. in Harrisonburg, V^a. 

Mr. Shacklett was engaged in the wholesale dry-goods busi- 
ness in Pittsburg many years. Early in the seventies he removed 
to Columbia Co., Tenn., afterward removing to Lexington, Mo., 
where he d. Mrs. Mary A. Shacklett resided in Lexington in 1901. 
Children : 
6113 Jane Elizabeth Shacklett, b. at Quaker Vallev, Penn., Mar. 
18, 1869. 

5114 William Shacklett, b. at Quaker Valley, Mar. 22, 1871; 

m. and has one ch. ; lives in Lexington. 

5115 Kathcrine S. Shacklett, b. in Maury Co., Tenn., July 23, 

1877; m. and has one ch., b. in 1901; lives in Lex- 
ington. 
6116 Mary Atwood Shacklett, b. at Harrisonburg, Va., July 13, 
"1879. 
3270 ANNIE HUNTINGTON JONES (sister of the above), h. 
near Pittsburg, Feb. 10, 1846; m. June 7, 1866, Clinrlcs Butler 
McVay, b. in Pittsburg, son of Ira B. McVay and ]\Iary Ann Bid- 
well, b. at Hartford, Conn., dau. of Chester and Catharine (En- 
sign) Bidwell. 

Mr. C. B. McVay has been a banker the greater portion of his 
business life in Pittsburg and in Colorado. He is at present presi- 
dent of the Pittsburg Trust Company, one of the leading financial 



-SMLLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 845 

institutions of the city, which had assets in 1901 of $16,500,000. 
Mr. and Mrs. McVay reside at Sewickley, a suburb of Pittsburg. 
Children : 

5117 t Irene Butler McVay, b. Mar. 16, 1867; m. Marshall A. 

Christy. 

5118 tCharles Butler McVay, b. Sept. 19, 1868; m. Edith Reno. 

5119 Annie Huntington McVay, b. Apr. 3, 1870; d. at Quaker 

Valley, Penn., in infancy. 

5120 tEhzabeth Huntington McVay, b. Apr. 8, 1874 ; m. George 

Rice. 

5121 William Potter ]\IcVay, b. Dec. 20, 1875. 

5122 Frederick Atwood McVay, b. Aug. 7, 1877. 

5123 Chester Huntington McVay, b. Nov. 16, 1883. 

3274 JOHN HUNTINGTON (Backus' Huntington, Phebe Mar- 
vin, Phebe, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. near Selma, Ala., 
Apr. 4, 1848; m. Feb. 27, 1871, Mary C. Horton, b. at Rondout, 
N. Y., Dec. 10, 1849, dau. of Daniel and Cornelia Horton. Mr. 
Huntington d. Jan. 24, 1886. Mrs. Huntington was living in 
Denver, Colo., in 1902. 

Children : 

5124 Daniel Riggs Huntington, b. at Newark, N. J., Dec. 24, 

1871. 

5125 Douglas Huntington, b. in N. Y. City, Dec. 28, 1876. 

5126 A daughter, b. at Arhngton, Texas, Apr. 30, 1879 ; d. 

Aug. 15, 1879. 

5127 Gladys Huntington, b. at Arlington, Feb. 1, 1882 ; d. Feb. 

20, 1884. 

3275 MADELINE HUNTINGTON (sister of the above), b. 
Nov. 1, 1850; m. Feb. 27, 1878, Theodore Mertens of Bremen, 
Germany. Residence in Valencia, Spain. 

Children : 

5128 Edith Carmen Mertens, b. in Valencia, July 9, 1880. 

5129 Karl August Mertens, b. in Valencia, Aug. 1, 1883. 

5130 Thekea Mertens, b. in Bremen, Aug. 18, 1885. 

3277 WILBUR HUNTINGTON (brother of the above), h. in 
New York City, Nov. 10, 1855 ; m. in 1877, Sarah WandeU. Re- 
side on Staten Island, N. Y. 



846 TPIE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Children: 

5131 Ralph Huntington. 

5132 Faith Huntington. 

3278 ANNIE HUNTINGTON (sUter of the above), b. in New 
York City, Feb. 19, 1856 ; m. Oct. 6, 1885, Thomas W. AUen, a 
drj'-goods merchant in Cincinnati, Oliio. 
Children : 

5133 Raynor Huntington Allen, b. Mav 17, 1887. 
513-i Grace De Silver Allen, b. Julv 15^ 1889. 

5135 Walter Woodruff Allen, b. Aug. 17, 1891. 

3284 CORNELIA LOUISA MARVIN (Junius Marvin, WUliam 
Marvin, Phebc, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at Hamburg, 
Lyme, Conn., Nov. 7, 1855 ; m. at Randolph, Wis., June 30, 1880, 
George Thaddeus Brown of Randolph. Residence, Oshkosh, Wis. 

Children : 

5136 Lewis Raymond Brown, b. at Portage, Wis., Apr. 28, 

1881. 

5137 Junius Marvin Brown, b. at Portage, Oct. 1, 1882; d. 

there June 10, 1883. 

5138 Fred. George Brown, b. at Portage, May 2, 1884. 

5139 Jennie Louisa Brown, b. at Oshkosh, Apr. 16, 1887. 

3285 JAMES RAllMOND MARVIN (brother of the above), b. 
at Randolph, Nov. 25, 1858 ; m. there Nov. 23, 1892, Mabel Maria 
Evans of Randolph. Residence, Mercer, Wis. 

Children, born at Randolph : 

5140 :Margaret Adeline Mar\-in, b. Aug. 28, 1893. 

5141 Raymond James Marvin, b. Mar. 22, 1898. 

3289 SARAH S. IMARVIN (George Marvin, WUUam Marvin, 
Phebe, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. Jan. 11, 1850; m. 
Nov. 4, 1869, William B. Shepard, b. Dec. 10, 1846, son of Stephen 
V. R. and Lydia Ann (Horton) Shepard. He is a merchant at 
Beaver Dam, Wis. 
Children : 
6142 George V. R. Shepard, b. Mar. 12, 1872; m. IMusa Bailey 
and has a ch. : Florence B., b. Feb. 1, 1901. 

5144 Harrv 'M. Shepard. b. Sept. 16. 1874. 

5145 Bert W. Shepard, b. Apr. 23, 1880. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 847 

5146 Nellie H. Shepard, b. Apr. 2, 1881. 

5147 Robert H. Shepard, b. Oct. 6, 1883. 

3290 FRANCIS GRIFFIN MARVIN (brother of the above), h. 
Dec. 3, 1851 ; m. Dec. 8, 1879, Ella L. Conway, b. Aug. 26, 1857, 
dau. of Cornelius and Nellie (Conway) Conway. Mr. ]\Iarvin is a 
lumber dealer at Zumbrota, Wis. 

Children : 

5148 Conway Marvin, b. Oct. 30, 1880. 

5149 George G. Marvin, b. Feb. 11, 1882. 

5150 Hattie E. Marvin, b. Nov. 7, 1883. 

5151 Mary M. Marvin, b. Jan. 1, 1888. 

5152 William C. Marvin, b. Aug. 29, 1892. 

3291 HENRY STULTZ MARVIN (brother of the above), h. 
Nov. 28, 1855 ; m. May 1, 1882, Mary Renshaw, b. May 28, 1857, 
dau. of Amos A. and Hannah (Sullivan) Renshaw. Mr. Marvin 
is a resident of Green Bay, Wis., where he has been a journalist. 

Children : 

5153 George G. Marvin, b. Apr. 12, 1887. 

5154 Mary A. Marvin, b. Jan. 12, 1890. 

3292 WILLIAM D. MARVIN (brother of the above), h. Apr. 
23, 1857 ; m. Dec. 24, 1880, Emma L. Swarthout, dau. of George 
and Rhoda (Lockman) Swarthout. He is a hardware and lumber 
dealer at Pine Island, Minn. 

Children : 

5155 Boyd J. Marvin, b. Feb. 23, 1882. 

5156 Adeline R. Marvin, b. Mar. 26, 1884. 

5157 Clara Alice Marvin, b. Feb. 13, 1886. 

5158 Frank Leslie Marvin, b. May 17, 1887. 

3293 HATTIE L. MARVIN (sister of the above), b. Aug. 15, 
1859; m. Mar. 29, 1879, Samuel S. Lockhart, b. Nov. 20, 1850, 
son of John G. and Agnes (Gray) Lockhart. He is a lawyer at 
Milbank, S. Dak. 

Children : 

5159 Harriet M. Lockhart, b. July 22, 1880. 

5160 Agnes G. Lockhart, b. Oct. 3, 1881. 

5161 John G. Lockhart, b. Oct. 28, 1883. 

5162 Marvin Lockhart, b. Feb. 21, 1886. 

5163 Margaret J. Lockhart, b. Mar. 15, 1901. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



3296 HENRY MILLINGTON CARPENTER (Harriet Mar- 
vin, William Marvin, Phebe, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. 
Sept. 11, 1857; m. Sept. 11, 1883, Mary Enieline Farrell. A 
banker at Monticello, la. 

Child: 

5164 Farrell Carpenter, b. Oct. 21, 1888. 

3297 MARY ELIABETH MARVIN (Leverett Marvin, Joseph 
Marvin, Phebe, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at Beaver 
Dam, Wis., Apr. 1, 1848; m. Dec. 28, 1870, Spencer L. Case, b. 
at Wauwatosa, Wis., Jan. 9, 1844; a real estate agent at West 
Allis (formerly North Greenfield), Wis. 

Children, born at North Greenfield: 

5165 Winifred May Case, b. Oct. 17, 1871 ; m. Dec. 28, 1897, 

George Nelson Knapp, b. in Dane Co., Wis., Dec. 
11, 1867. 

5166 Myrtle Edith Case, b. Apr. 17, 1873. 

5167 Jessie Marvin Case, b. Sept. 23, 1875; m. Feb. 14, 1898, 

Charles W. Hart, b. at Charles City, la., July 6, 
1872. 

5168 Agnes Embree Case, b. Mar. 25, 1878. 

5169 Infant son, b. and d. Nov. 24, 1881. 

5170 Florence Dombey Case, b. May 9, 1883. 

5171 Spencer Leverett Case, b. Dec." 18, 1885. 

5172 Lucy Ada Case, b. June 30, 1888. 

5173 Halbert California Case, b. June 2, 1893. 

3298 WTLLIAM HOPKINS MARVIN (brother of the above), 
b. at Beaver Dam, July 31, 1850; m. Nov. 9, 1877, Adelaide H. 
Lobdcll, b. at Washington Island, Wis., Apr. 21, 1857. He is a 
trunk manufacturer and storekeeper at Green Bay, Wis. 

Children, born at Green Bay: 

5174 Grace Roscland Marvin, b. May 4, 1878. 

5175 Edith Agnes Marvin, b. Dec. 20, 1879. 

5176 Infant son, b. Oct. 2, d. Oct. 5. 1881. 

5177 Samuel Linn Marvin, h. Aug. 28, 1882; d. May 22, 1884. 

5178 Joe Judson Marvin, b. July 12, 1884. 

3299 AGNES E:\IBREE MARVIN (sister of the above), b. at 
Beaver Dam, Jan. 27, 1853; m. Dec. 21, 1880, Arthur W. Sias, 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA\T:RHILL, MASS. 849 

b. at Milton, Mass., June 7, 1855, an hotel manager in N. Y. 
City. Agnes d. May 12, 1892. 

Child, born at White Sulphur Springs, Mont.: 

6179 Infant son, b. and d. Dec. 5, 1885. 

3301 CHARLES HUNTINGTON MARVIN (brother of the 
above), h. at Beaver Dam, Aug. 7, 1858; m. 1st, Jan. 11, 1882, 
Hattie J. Sitts, b. in Chicago, 111., Jan. 22, 1856, who d. Nov. 25, 
1882 ; m. 2d, Dec. 9, 1886, Jennie M. Sitts, b. in Chicago, Nov. 26, 
1866, who d. Aug. 22, 1897; m. 3d, July 3, 1899, Jennie M. 
Hayes, b. at Sumner, Minn., Mar. 25, 1863. He is an upholsterer 
in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Child by second marriage: 

6180 Mary Leah Marvin, b. in Chicago, 111., Feb. 6, 1888. 
Child by third marriage : 

6181 Charles Hayes Marvin, b. in Minneapolis, Minn., Mar. 

21, 1901. 

3302 LINCOLN HAMLIN MARVIN (brother of the above), b. 
at Beaver Dam, Feb. 6, 1861 ; m. June 1, 1893, Ruth Cation, b. at 
Ottawa, Wis., Apr. 10, 1868, A furniture dealer and undertaker 
at Waukesha. 

Children, born at Waukesha, Wis. : 

6182 Margaret Cation Marvin, b. Apr. 21, 1895. 
5183 Ruth Cation Marvin, b. Dec. 20, 1898. 

5184. Leverett Harry Marvin, b. Jan. 27 ; d. Mar. 29, 1901. 

3304. FRED HUBERT MARVIN (brother of the above), b. at 
Beaver Dam, Feb. 23, 1867; m. Oct. 11, 1888, Josephine V. 
Platzer, b. at Red Bank, Penn., Mar. 18, 1868. He is a street 
car conductor running between Milwaukee and Waukesha, Wis. 
Children : 

5185 Edward Harrison Marvin, b. Aug. 11, 1889. 

5186 Agnes Platzer Marvin, b. Nov. 12, 1890. 

5187 Herbert Arthur Marvin, b. Jan. 9, 1892. 

5188 Josephine Marvin, b. Mar. 10, 1893. 

5189 Janet Emerine Marvin, b. Apr. 27, 1897. 

5190 George Eugene Marvin, b. Nov. 26, 1898. 

5191 Frederick McKinley Marvin, b. Oct. 30, 1901. 



850 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

3305 WILLIAM BERRY DUNN (Sarah Marvin, Joseph Mar- 
vin, Phebe, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Sept 23, 1854; 
m. Sept. 3, 1879, Sophronia BufBngton. A farmer at Newburg, la. 

Child: 

5192 Mary Elizabeth Dunn, b. in Jasper, la., Sept. 8, 1892. 

3306 JOSEPH MARVIN DUNN (brother of the above), b. 
Nov. 13, 1857 ; m. May 18, 1881, Pearl M. Burroughs. 

Children : 

5193 Ernest Lucien Dunn, b. in Grinnell, la., Oct. 10, 1882. 

5194 Arthur Vincent Dunn, b. in Le Mars, la., Sept. 14, 1887. 

3318 ROBERT W. STERLING (Samuel, WUliam, Elisha, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. Nov. 4, 1865; m. Oct. 24, 1893, 
Blanche B. Shumway of Cleveland, Ohio, where they live. 
Child: 

5195 Robert L. Sterhng, b. Dec. 25, 1894. 

3320 IRVING PORTER CHLTICH (Elizabeth, William, Elisha, 
Willinm, Joseph, Daniel. William), h. July 22, 1851: ni. Eliza- 
beth Porter Holley of Niagara Falls, N. Y. He graduated from 
Cornell University and was a professor in that institution (1896). 

Children: 

5196 Edith Holley Church, b. June 4, 1886. 

5197 Elsie Sterling Church, b. Dec. 14, 1890. 

3321 JULIA WARING {Harriet, William, Elisha, William, Jo- 
seph, Daniel, William), b. Jan. 27, 1852; m. June 18, 1872, 
the Rev. James L. Parks, D.D., son of the Rev. Dr. Martin P. 
Parks, rector of St. Paul's church in New York City. He was 
graduated from Trinity College and was rector of St. Peter's 
church in Pliiladelphia. 

Children : 

5198 Harriet Waring Parks, b. Jan. 21, 1874. 

5199 Martin Philips Parks, b. Mar. 13, 1876. 

5200 John Waring Parks, b. Apr. 26, 1878. 

5201 Gcorgiana Mabey Parks, b. June 21, 1882. 

5202 James Lewis Parks, b. Mar. 2, 1886. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 851 

3323 GRAHAM LEE STERLING (Elisha, William, Elisha, 
William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Mar. 4, 1864!; m. July 10, 
1890, Mary F. Tourney, b. June 4, 1869. 
Child: 

5203 Dorothy Sterling, b. June 15, 1895. 

3329 HENRY CHAPIN (Henry Chapin, Harriet, Elisha, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. July 2, 1842; m. Apr. 8, 1868, 
Martha C. E. Riecks, b. Dec. 12, 1846. 

Mr. Chapin was a banker in New York City and at the time 
of its suspension in the panic of 1907 was vice-president of the 
Bank of North America. 

Children : 

5204 Matilda Riecks Chapin. 

5205 Caroline Chapin. 

5206 Harriet Chapin. 

3331 MARY LOUISE CHAPIN (sister of the above), b. July 1, 
1846; m. Oct. 20, 1868, John Stillwell Griggs. Residence, New 
Haven, Conn. 

Children: 

5207 John S. Griggs. 

5208 Carohne C. Griggs. 

5209 Louisa A. Griggs. 

5210 Mary C. Griggs. 

5211 EHzabeth W. Griggs. 

5212 Alice K. Griggs, d. Apr. 5, 1901. 

5213 Charles W. Griggs. 

3332 ELISHA STERLING CHAPIN (brother of the above) , h. 
Feb. 29, 1848; m. May 5, 1870, Laura C. Shaw, b. Nov. 19, 
. Residence, Lakeville, Conn. 

Children : 

5214 Henry Sterling Chapin, m. Nov. 19, 1894, Belle Cruik- 

shank. 

5215 Laura Harris Chapin. 

5216 Elisha Sterling Chapin. 

5217 AHda Shaw Chapin. 

3333 GILBERT GRANGER CHAPIN (brother of the above), 
b. Jan. 14, 1851; m. in Oct., 1884, Mary Eagle. Residence, 
Tacoma. 



THE STERLES'G GENE.^LOGY 



Children : 

5218 Gilbert Elliott Chapin. 

5219 Harry E. Chapin. 

5220 James M. Chapin. 

5221 Frances Margaret Chapin. 

333^ CHARLES WESLEY CHAPIX (brother of the above) , b. 
Nov. 6, 1853; m. 1st, Sept. 20, 1870, Annie Hopson, who d. in 
Nov., 1887; m. 2d, Jan. 1, 1890, Julia Hopson, who d. in Apr., 
1899. Residence, New London, Conn. 
Children : 

5222 Elma Swift Chapin. 

5223 Henry M. Chapin. 
522-4 Annie Hopson Chapin. 

5225 Charles Graham Chapin, 

5226 Robert M. Chapin. 

3346 PAUL STERLING (Theodore, Frederick, EUsha, William, 
Joseph, Daniel, WilUam), h. Aug. 18, 1855 ; m. 1st, in 1880, Mary 
Binncy Banks, b. in 1852, dau. of Gen. Nathaniel Prentiss and 
Mary A. (Tucker) Banks. "When Gen. Banks was in command 
at New Orleans, during the Civil War, he had Mary at his head- 
quarters with him. Most of her time was spent among the troops, 
with whom she became so popular that she was known as the ' Idol 
of the Camp.' " She d. at Melrose, July 2, 1906 ; he m. 2d, July 
21, 1908, Helen Harris, dau. of Josiah M. and Helen M. (Budge) 
Harris of Melrose. 

The Rev. Paul Sterling graduated from Kenyon College in 
1876 and the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Mass., 
1880. He is pastor of Trinity church, at Melrose, Mass. 

Children: 

5227 Mary Banks Sterling. 

5228 Paul Sterhng. 

3347 GUY STERLING (brother of the above), h. at Cleveland, 
Oliio, May 1, 1860; m. Sept. 4, 1890, at Chattanooga, Tenn., 
Harriot Brewer, dau. of Isaac C. and Sarah (Morton) Brewer of 
Sandusky, Ohio. 

Guy Sterling graduated (civil engineering) from Cornell Uni- 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA\"ERHILL, MASS. 853 

versity in 1887. Is a civil and mining engineer and U. S. deputy 
mineral surveyor at Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Children : 

5229 Guy Sterling, b. Nov. 26, 1893. 

5230 Morton Brewer Sterling, b. May 19, 1897. 

5231 Natahe Charlotte Sterling, b. Apr. 21, 1906. 

3348 MAUDE STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Cleveland, 
Dec. 14, 1861 ; m. Aug. 12, 1891, Carl F. Brusie. Residence, 
Ossining, N. Y. 
Child: 

5232 Elizabeth Brusie, b. Nov. 25, 1893. 

3350 HUGH STERLING (brother of the above), h. in Cleve- 
land, Sept. 20, 1865 ; m. Jan. 19, 1898, Mary Gertrude Jones, b. 
in St. Louis, Dec. 14, 1865, dau. of Dumont Gardner Jones (b. Jan. 
18, 1833, in Massachusetts; d. in St. Louis, Mar. 18, 1900) and 
Mary Octavia Diihring (b. in St. Louis, July 25, 1839). Hugh 
Sterling graduated from Kenyon College in 1887. Resides in 
Webster Groves, Mo. 
Children : 

5233 Mary Charlotte Sterling, b. in Sioux City, la., Mar. 24, 

1901 ; d. Apr. 2, 1901. 

5234 Caroline Choate Sterling, b. in St. Louis, Sept. 20, 1903. 

5235 Hugh Theodore Sterling, b. in St. Louis, Jan. 5, 1906. 

3457 HENRY ARTHUR COZZENS (Charlotte Marvin, Lucy 
Sill, Jemima, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at Newport, 
N. Y., June 29, 1843 ; m. 1st, Dec. 16, 1869, Helen Marion Cope- 
land, b. in Oswego, N. Y., in 1844, dau. of Leonard and Maria 
(Mack) Copeland of Scriba, N. Y., who d. June 21, 1883; m. 2d, 
Oct. 7, 1884, Mary Alice Richardson, b. in Reading, Mass., Jan. 
14, 1857, dau. of David G. and Susan M. (Bancroft) Richardson. 
Mr. Cozzens was a member of the 24th N. Y. Vol. Infty. ; was 
seriously wounded at the second battle of Bull Run (the same at 
which his brother Marvin was killed) and suffered amputation 
of the left foot. He is at present (1901) and for some years has 
been connected with the N. Y. State Department of Excise in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. An extended sketch of his life was printed in 
the Chicago Tribune of Sept. 17, 1894. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children by first marriage: 

5236 tCharlotte Marie Cozzcns, b. Jan. 31, 1872; m. Charles 

C. Littlefield. 

5237 tHelen Louise Cozzens, b. Mar. 12, 1874; m. Charles W. 

Steele. 

5238 Lyman Babcock Cozzens, b. in Oswego, Aug. 25, 1878; 

unm. 1901. 
Children by second marriage : 

5239 Florence Grant Cozzens, b. July 12, 1885. 

5240 Arthur Bancroft Cozzens, b. Jan. 4, 1891. 

3460 LAURA WHEATON COZZENS (sister of the above), b. 
in Oswego, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1858; m. Feb. 9, 1882, Harrison B. 
Starr of Yonkers, N. Y., an employee in the banking house of 
Henry Clews and Co. in N. Y. City. 
Children : 

5241 Harry Starr, b. in 1886. 

5242 Kenneth Marvin Starr, b. in 1888. 

3466 IDAH MAUD CONE (Henrtj Cone, Clarissa Sill, Jemima, 
William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Ogdensburg, N. Y., 
June 18, 1860; m. at Fort Collins, Colo., June 9, 1885, Wilham 
Edgar Loomis, b. at Columbus, Wis., Sept. 18, 1855, son of Mil- 
ford Loomis, a native of New York, and Elizabeth Strange, b. at 
Calais, Me. 

Mr. Loomis is a train dispatcher for the Chicago, Milwaukee 
and St. Paul R. R. at Marion, la. 

Children : 

5243 Emma Ardelle Loomis, b. Feb. 15, 1886; d. July 23, 

1886. • 

5244 Frances Faj' Loomis (twin with above), d. July 9, 1886. 

5245 Helen Margaret Loomis, b. at Ottumwa, la., Nov. 22, 

1891. 

5246 Marion Elizabeth Loomis, b. at Ottumwa, June 7, 1893. 

3468 FREDERICK CHAMBERLAIN (Delia Cone, Clarissa 
Sill, Jemima, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at Gouverncur, 
N. Y., Feb. 29, 1854; m. Apr. 4, 1883, Ida M. Timmernian, b. 
in LcRay, N. Y., May 20, 1862, dau. of Albert Timmernian, 
b. Apr. 13, 1827, who m. June 20, 1846, Elizabeth Shell, b. Feb. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA\T:RHILL, MASS. 855 

11, 1827; d. Nov. 14, 1895. Albert d. May 14, 1896. Frederick 
Chamberlain lives at Copenhagen, N. Y., where he is a farmer. 
Children : 

5247 Emery E. Chamberlain, b. in LeRay, Dec. 9, 1883. 

5248 Albert B. Chamberlain, b. in PamVlia, N. Y., May 13, 

1885. 

5249 Carrie E. Chamberlain, b. in Philadelphia, N. Y., Mar. 

11, 1887. 

5250 Nellie R. Chamberlain, b. in LcRay, Sept. 11, 1889. 

5251 Blanche M. Chamberlain, b. in Theresa, N. Y., Sept. 12, 

1893; d. Dec. 1, 1896. 

5252 Carlton B. Chamberlain, b. in Theresa, Jan. 9, 1896. 

3470 GRACE DENNISON VAN BUREN (sister of the above), 
b. at Gouverneur, July 6, 1863; m. Sept. 26, 1883, at Gouverneur, 
Frank Alphonso Thompson, b. at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, June 16, 1862, 
son of William Montgomery Thompson (b. at Smithfield, Penn., 
Aug. 16, 1823; d. Jan. 17, 1881) and Margaret (Caven) Thomp- 
son of Mt. Vernon. 

F. A. Thompson was a musician and orchestra leader. He was 
cornet soloist with the Marine Band at Washington and with 
W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill). He was drowned in the Black River, 
near Lowville, N. Y., in May, 1904. 

Children : 

5253 Margaret Grace Thompson, b. May 6, 1885. 

5254 Jennie Cauline Thompson, b. Jan. 14, 1887. 

3473 ANNA MALCOLM (Frances Cone, Clarissa Sill, Jemima, 
William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 
31, 1847; m. Sept. 27, 1876, Edward Foord, b. at Cazenovia, 
N. Y., Oct. 16, 1842. 

Mr. Foord was a hardware merchant in Dorchester, Mass., 
where he d. Oct. 2, 1899. Mrs. Foord resides (1902) at Cazeno- 
via, N. Y. 

Children, bom in Syracuse : 

5255 Bertha Carter Foord, b. Sept. 22, 1878. 

5256 William Malcolm Foord, b. Apr. 4, 1884. 

3475 FRANCES ELIZABETH MALCOLM (sister of the 
above), b. in Gouverneur, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1851 ; m. Oct. 19, 1876, 



856 THE STERLING GEXE.AXOGY 

John Frank Williams, b. in Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1845, son of 
James Riplej' and Clarissa (Walling) Williams. James b. in New 
Haven, Conn., in 1809 ; d. in Sj-racuse, Dec. 22, 1870 ; m. in Sher- 
burne, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1835, Clarissa Walling, b. in Pitcher, N. Y., 
in Mar., 1810, who d. in Syracuse in 1886. J. F. Williams is a 
bookkeeper in Sj'racuse, N. Y, 
Children, born in Syracuse: 

5257 Kenneth Malcolm Williams, b. Jan. 13, 1878; d. Jan. 

23, 1900. 

5258 Jannett Malcolm Williams, b. May 31, 1880. 

5259 Delight ^Malcolm Williams, b. May 30, 1882. 

5260 Margaret Malcolm Williams, b. Feb. 4, 1884; d. Sept. 

5, 1884. 

5261 Gertrude Malcolm Williams (twin with above). 

5262 Malcolm WilHams, b. Dec. 10, 1885. 

5263 Wallace Malcolm Williams, b. Sept. 23, 1887. 

5264 Rebecca Malcolm Williams, b. Aug. 6, 1890. 

6265 Robert Malcolm Williams, b. Dec. 21, 1892; drowned in 

the Erie Canal at Syracuse, July 17, 1897. 

3476 ANNA STERLING BACKUS (Caroline Cone, Oarissa 
Sill, Jemima, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, Feb. 1, 1862; m. at Gouverneur, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1891, Ben- 
jamin Franklin Brown, b. at Gouverneur, Aug. 11, 1855, son of 
Christopher Brown (b. Dec. 2, 1820, of Scotch descent) and Roxi- 
ania Drake, of English descent. 

Mr. Brown had by a previous marriage, Hazel Jean, b. Apr. 
23, 1886, and Marion Ruth, b. Oct. 18, 1888. He is a fire, loan, 
and real estate agent at Gouverneur. 

Children, born at Gouverneur: 

6266 Gertrude Sterling Brown, b. Feb. 7, 1894. 
5267 Malcolm Christopher Brown, b. Nov. 20, 1896. 
6268 Caroline Dehght Brown, b. Oct. 18, 1897. 

3495 FREDERICK J. ELMORE (John D. Elmore, Phebe, Dud- 
ley, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. in Winchester, Conn., 
Mar. 8, 1854 ; ni. at Clovesville, Delaware Co., N. Y., Jan. 2, 1874, 
Celia I. Murray, b. there June 5, 1854, dau. of George and Lu- 
cinda (Bliss) Murray of Clovesville. He is a mechanic in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 857 

Children : 
5269 Lillian A. Elmore, b. at Clovesville, May 18, 1875 ; unm. 
6270 Frances Elmore, b. at Dening, N. Y., Apr. 22, 1877 ; unm. 

8496 HATTIE ELMORE (sister of the above) , b. Feb. 9, 1873 ; 
m. Jan. 4, 1893, Henry Sanboe, who d. Nov. 21, 1893. She re- 
sides at Kelly Corners, N. Y. 
Child (posthumous) : 
5271 Henry W. Sanboe, b. Feb. 24, 1894. 

3497 AUGUSTA F. ELMORE {Frederick Elmore, Phebe, Dud- 
ley, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Mar. 12, 1852; m. Aug. 
30, 1877, Alfred Morrison, and d. July 17, 1885. Lived in Iowa. 

Children : 

6272 Mabel May Morrison, b. June 26, 1878. 

6273 NeUie E. Morrison, b. Sept. 25, 1879; m. Jan. 1, 1902, 

Charles Kittell. Have Catherine Augusta, b. Uec. 
25, 1902. 

5275 Myrtle Morrison, d. in infancy. 

3498 HARRIET J. ELMORE (sister of the above), h. Mar. 6, 
1853; m. Dec. 24, 1878, Francis E. Fierce; reside in Iowa. 

Children: 

5276 Frederic E. Fierce, b. Aug. 30, 1881 ; d. May 19, 1884. 

6277 Jessie Minah Fierce, b. Aug. 28, 1883; d. June 9, 1885. 

6278 Harry E. Fierce, b. Nov. 14, 1885. 

6279 Florence A. Fierce, b. Jan. 15, 1889. 
5280 Howard L. Fierce, b. Nov. 27, 1890. 

Two others, who d. in infancy. 

3499 DELIA H. ELMORE (sister of the above), b. May 4, 
1855 ; m. Feb. 10, 1875, Ohn Mullison ; reside in Iowa. 

Children : 

5283 Bertha H. Mullison, b. Jan. 2, 1876. 

5284 Frank W. MulHson, b. June 28, 1880. 
6285 Eva Mullison, d. in infancy. 

5286 Edyth L. MuUison, b. Sept. 6, 1885. 

3502 SARAH M. ELMORE (sister of the above), h. in Illinois, 
Jan. 14, 1864; m. Dec. 29, 1886, D. O. Newman; reside in Iowa. 



858 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Children : 

5287 Helen F. Newman, b. Oct. 25, 1888. 

5288 Hazel F. Newman (twin with above), d. Oct. 25, 1888. 

5289 Flossie A. Newman, b. Sept. 10, 1892. 

5290 Mabel E. Newman, b. Sept. 5, 1896. 

3503 LUCY MAE ELMORE (sister of the above), b. May 10, 
1868 ; m. Oct. 14, 1891, Albert K. DeWolf ; reside in Iowa. 

Children : 

5291 Hazel A. De Wolf, b. May 22, 1893. 

5292 Mildred A. De Wolf, b. Feb. 22, 1895. 

5293 Ruth Helen De Wolf, b. July 16, 1900. 

5294. Albert K. De Wolf, b. Apr. 10, 1902; d. Apr. 13, 1902. 

5295 Marian Mae De Wolf, b. Mar. 7, 1903. 

3504 ELLA DRAKE (Harriette Elmore, Phebe, Dudley, WU- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Winchester Center, Conn., 
Nov. 8, 1851 ; m. Nov. 8, 1877, Roger Starks, son of Thomas 
and Flora (Drake) Starks; a farmer in Winchester. 

Children : 

5296 Harry E. Starks, b. June 16, 1881. 

5297 Charles F. Starks, b. June 12, 1887. 

5298 Samuel E. Starks, b. June 6, 1890. 

5299 Florence J. Starks, b. Dec. 6, 1892. 

3506 JAMES W. ELMORE (George Elmore, Phebe, Dudley, 
William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. Dec. 6, 1852; m. Sept. 19, 
1877, Delphine Weigold. He d. Nov. 10, 1893. His widow hved 
in Winsted, Conn., in 1903. 
Children : 

5300 Lena C. Elmore, b. Aug. 14, 1878. 

5301 Bertha W. Elmore, b. Jan. 25, 1881. 

5302 Grace J. Elmore, b. Aug. 15, 1889. 

3508 GEORGE SHELDON ELMORE (brother of the above), 
h. in Torrington, Conn., Apr. 29, 1856; m. May 21, 1879, Nellie 
Rebecca Peck, b. in Litchfield, Conn., Nov. 11, 1858. 
Children, born in Litchfield: 

5303 George Orton Elmore, b. Dec. 12, 1881. 

5304 Paul Bradley Elmore, b. Jan. 22, 1885. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, M.iSS. 859 

3509 IDA J. ELMORE (sister of the above), b. in Torrington, 
May 1, 1858; m. Dec. 27, 1876, Miner Drake, b. Feb. 14, 1855, 
son of Lorain and Mary (Miner) Drake of Torrington. He was 
a manufacturer; d. Oct. 25, 1899. 

Children, born in West Torrington : 
5305 Marion Drake, b. May 28, 1877; m. Nov. 21, 1894, 

Walter S. Fyler. Ch. : Carlton, b. May 27, 1897. 
5307 Elma Drake, b. Nov. 16, 1882. 

3511 HARRIETT C. ELMORE (sister of the above), b. in Tor- 
rington, Jan. 21, 1862; m. Apr. 20, 1879, George W. Drake, 
b. May 12, 1856, brother of Miner Drake above. He is a farmer 
at Torrington. 
Children : 
6308 Lena E. Drake, b. Nov. 26, 1880; m. in May, 1897, 
Howard A. Rathbun. Ch. : Agnes L., Vivian C, and 
George Drake. 

5312 Harriet J. Drake, b. July 6, 1891. 

5313 Elmore L. Drake, b. Jan. 21, 1895; d. Feb. 7, 1898. 

5314 Frances M. Drake, b. June 25, 1897 ; d. aged 4 weeks. 

3513 ADDIE L. ELMORE (sister of the above), h. in Torring- 
ton, Mar. 12, 1869 ; m. Dec. 24, 1889, James O. Bailey, b. June 1, 
1868, a mechanic at West Torrington, Conn. 
Child: 

5315 Charlotte E. Bailey, b. Apr. 12, 1892. 

3515 SARAH ETTA ELMORE (sister of the above), b. in Tor- 
rington, Jan. 7, 1873; m. Oct. 25, 1892, Lucius Frank Leonard, 
b. in Thomaston, Conn., July 24, 1869. 
Children : 

5316 Carrie Bell Leonard, b. Sept. 11, 1893. 

5317 Dennison Elmore Leonard, b. Feb. 21, 1895. 

5318 Earl Johnson Leonard, b. Oct. 28, 1896. 

5319 Raymond Frank Leonard, b. Oct. 14, 1897. 

5320 Chfford Dewey Leonard, b. Nov. 7, 1898; d. July 29, 

1899. 

5321 L. Frank Leonard, b. Dec. 27, 1899 ; d. Jan. 5, 1900. 

5322 Percy Drake Leonard (twin with above). 

5323 Clifford Burton Leonard, b. Aug. 27, 1901 ; d. Aug. 3, 

1902. 

5324 Marjorie Mae Leonard, b. Aug. 27, 1902. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



3516 ELLA D. ELMORE (sister of the above), b. in Torring- 
ton, Nov. 23, 1877 ; m. Dec. 19, 1896, Burton H. Leonard, b. Nov. 
17, 1871, a mechanic at West Torrington. 
Children : 
6325 Claude B. Leonard, b. Nov. 26, 1897 ; d. Sept. 8, 1898. 

5326 Mylton K. Leonard, b. June 26, 1899. 

5327 Viola H. Leonard, b. July 27, 1902. 

3528 JULIUS C. LEACH (Harriet C. Moore, Eliza A. Fish, 
Clarissa, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. Oct. 9, 1845; m. 
Oct. 29, 1866, Julia Godfrey, He d. July 30, 1870, 

Children : 

5328 Hattie Leach, b. May 3, 1868; d. Sept. 24, 1870. 

5329 Rose Leaf Leach, b. July 8, 1870; d. Nov. 13, 1870. 

3529 JESSIE LEACH (sister of the above), b. Feb. 22, 1855; 
m. May 15, 1878, Horace Warren Parsons. He is a physician at 
Wamego, Kan. 

Children: 

5330 Horace Fleet Parsons, b. Feb. 24, 1879; m. May 25, 

1903, Louise B. Curry, 

6331 Juha Jessie Parsons, b. Oct. 3, 1881. 

6332 Louis Leach Parsons, b. Mar. 24, 1884. 
5333 Gale Loraine Clio Parsons, b. June 14, 1891. 

3534 CHARLES STERLING CHAPEL (Cornelia M. White, 
Abbie M. Fish, Clarissa, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in 
Baltimore, Md., June 23, 1865 ; m. at Arkansas City, Kan., Sept. 
12, 1886, Mary Jane Stewart, b. at Rutland, Vt., Apr. 21, 1866, 
dau. of Archibald and Margaret Stewart. ]\Ir. Chapel is the agent 
of the A., T. & S. F, Railway at Wolfe City, Texas, 
Children: 

6334 Mercy Gladys Chapel, b. at Arkansas City, Nov. 9, 1887. 

6335 Beryl Chapel, b. at Temple, Texas, Oct. 13, 1896. 

3540 EMMA STERLING BONES (Ellen Hubbard, Clarissa 
Fish, Clarissa, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. Mar. 27, 
1865; m. June 11, 1890, Mednd Elisha Stone, b. Oct. 9, 1864, son 
of Medad Whitney Stone, b. Mar. 1, 1831, d. Mar. 27, 1891, who 
m. at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1865, Emma Forestine Jacobs, b. July 1, 
1837. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 861 

Medad E. Stone is vice-president and general manager of J. B. 
Colt Company, New York City. Residence, New Brighton, Staten 
Island. 

Children : 

5336 Mead Wilmer Stone, b. Mar. 5, 1893. 

5337 William Lyle Bones Stone, b. Oct. 9, 1894. 

5338 Ira Harpster Stone, b. Oct. 15, 1897. 

5339 Henry Chase Stone, b. Mar. 5, 1900. 

3541 LOUIS SIMMONS BONES (brother of the above), b. 
June 27, 1867 ; m. Apr. 7, 1896, Marie Louisa Clawson. Resi- 
dence, Rose Bank, Staten Island, N. Y. 
Children : 

5340 Anna Mundy Bones, b. in Apr., 1898. 

5341 Wilham Lyle Bones, b. Apr. 7, 1900. 

3544 ANNIE ALTHEA GOODELL (Mary Matteson, Mary 
Fish, Clarissa, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. at JoHet, 111., 
July 25, 1855; m. June 12, 1878, James Day Whitmore, b. at 
Guilford, Conn., Oct. 16, 1845, son of Zolva Whitmore. Mr. 
Whitmore is in the real estate business in Denver, Colo. 

Children : 
6342 James Day Whitmore, b. June 4, 1882. 

5343 Annie Grace Whitmore, b. June 13, 1883. 

5344 Carlton Hulbert Whitmore, b. Aug. 21, 1885 ; d. July 9, 

1887. 

3545 MARY MATTESON GOODELL (sister of the above), b. 
at Joliet, July 9, 1857; m. at Leadville, Colo., Jan. 19, 1881, 
James Benton Grant, b. in Russell Co., Ala., Jan. 2, 1847, son of 
Thomas McDonough Grant, of Scotch descent. 

Mr. Grant served as a boy of sixteen one year in the Con- 
federate army. After the war he went to Iowa. He was educated 
at Iowa Agricultural College, at Cornell University, at the Colo- 
rado School of Mines, and at Freiburg, Saxony. He settled in 
Denver in 1876, became interested in mines and smelting furnaces 
in Gilpin Co., and at Leadville. In 1882 joined his business with 
that of another company as the Omaha and Grant Smelting Co., 
of which he is vice-president. He was the governor of Colorado 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



in 1883 to 85. Mrs. Grant is the architect of their new $100,000 
home in Denver, built in 1902. 
Children : 

5345 Lester Eames Grant, b. Mar. 21, 1884. 

5346 James Benton Grant, b. May 6, 1888. 

3546 JENNIE MATTESON GOODELL (sister of the above), 
b. at Joliet, Sept. 18, I860; m. at Leadville, Colo., Feb. 16, 1885, 
Albert Allmand Blow, a Virginian, son of Judge George Blow. 
He has been manager of extensive mines in America and in South 
Africa. While resident in England, in 1901, Mrs. Blow originated 
the plan by which the American women in England sent the hos- 
pital ship Maine to South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War. 
For this she was decorated by Queen Alexandria of England. Resi- 
dence, New York City and Gloucester Co., Va. 

Children : 

5347 George Allmand Blow, b. at Leadville, Sept. 27, 1887. 

5348 Allmand Matteson Blow, b. at Denver, Oct. 9, 1891. 

3547 CLARA MATTESON GOODELL (sister of the above) , b. 
in Springfield, 111., July 27, 1863 ; m. at Leadville, Colo., Nov. 24, 

1886, John Clark Mitchell, b. at Freeport, 111., Feb. 29, I860, 
son of James Mitchell. Mr. IMitchell is the cashier of the Denver 
National Bank, Denver, Colo. 

Children : 

5349 Clark Goodell Mitchell, b. in Leadville, Sept. 26, 1887. 

5350 Clara Sterhng Mitchell, b. in Denver, June 5, 1890. 

3548 OLIVE MATTESON GOODELL (sister of the above), 
b. in Springfield, 111., Nov. 10, 1866; m. at Denver, Colo., Dec. 21, 

1887, Zeph. Turner Hill, b. at Culpeper, Va., Apr. 6, 1858, son of 
Maj. Edward Baptiste Hill. She d. at Denver, May 30, 1891. 

Children : 

5351 Mildred Hill, b. in Denver, July 6, 1889; living in Balti- 

more, Md. 

5352 Olive Hill, b. in Denver, Mar. 27, 1891 ; living in Balti- 

more. 

3549 ROSWELL EATON GOODELL (brother of the above), 
b. in Paris, France, July 26, 1870; m. at Aspen, Colo., May 30, 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 863 

1894, Mabel Atkinson, b. June 17, 1876, dau. of E. D. Atkinson. 
Residence, Cripple Creek, Colo. 
Children : 

5353 Olive E. Goodell. b. Dec. 20, 1895. 

5354 Roswell Eaton Goodell, b. Apr. 27, 1897; d. Mar. 18, 

1899. 

5355 Mabel Goodell, b. Dec. 12, 1900. 

3551 FREDERICK WILLIAM MATTESON {Charles Matte- 
son, Mary Fish, Clarissa, WUliam, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. 
Feb. 22, 1863 ; m. Apr. 12, 1893, Mary Mornington Skerrett, dau. 
of Rear Admiral Joseph S. Skerrett and Margaret Love Taylor. 

Mr. Matteson is assistant paymaster in the depot quarter- 
master's office, Washington, D. C. 

Child: 

5356 Elizabeth Love Matteson, b. Aug. 12, 1894. 

3.553 BELLE MATTESON McGINNIS (Lydia Matteson, 
Mary Fish, Clarissa, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at 
Quincy, III, Feb. 5, 1859; m. in New York City, Nov. 1, 1880, 
Henry Ellsworth Wood, b. at Jolict, 111., Jan. 18, 1855, son of 
William C. Wood. Mr. Wood is an assayer in Denver, Colo. 
Children : 

5357 Katharine Earl Wood, b. in Leadville, Colo., Sept. 29, 

1881 ; m. Dec. 19, 1900, Arthur R. Manice of New 
York, b. there Feb. 10, 1873. She d. in Denver, 
Sept. 14, 1902, leaving one ch. : Katherine W., b. 
Sept. 11, 1902. 

5359 Oliver Ellsworth Wood, b. in Leadville, May 12, 1887. 

5360 Lawrence Wood, b. in Denver, Jan. 22, 1893. 

3556 ADELE LYDIA McGINNIS (sister of the above), h. in 
New York City, Feb. 27, 1869; m. Apr. 7, 1893, Albert Herter, 
b. in New York, Mar. 2, 1871, son of Christian Herter. 

Mr. Herter was educated at N. Y. private schools and by a 
tutor. He studied painting in Paris at Cormans and with Jean 
Paul Laurens ; went to Japan in 1889, lived in Paris four years, 
went again to Japan in 1893. Those years spent in Japan had a 
very strong influence on his work. He is a member of the Society 
of American Artists, the Water Color Club, Water Color Society ; 



864 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

received honorable mention at the Paris Salon, 1890. Summer 
residence, East Hampton, L. I., N. Y. 
Children : 

5361 Everett Herter, b. in New York, in Mar., 1894. 

5362 Christian Archibald Herter, b. in Paris in Mar., 1895. 

5363 Lydia Herter, b. at East Hampton in July, 1898. 

3560 JAMES REUBEN DOOLITTLE (Oara Matteson, Marij 
Fish, Clarissa, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Chicago, 
111., Mar. 10, 1872; m. in Racine, Wis., Oct. 1, 1892, Frances S. 
Golsen. Residence, New Orleans, La. 

Children : 

5364 James Ralfe Doolittle, b. Jan. 7, 1894. 

5365 Frances Sterling Doolittle, b. June 26, 1895. 

3561 CLARA STERLING DOOLITTLE (sister of the above), 
b. in Chicago, Dec. 9, 1873; m. May 11, 1900, Harry Robert 
Parsons, b. in Chicago, Apr. 4, 1872, son of W. J. and Amelia 
(Critchell) Parsons of Chicago. 

H. R. Parsons is a lawyer in Chicago; in 1902 was connected 
with the Western Electric Co. 
Children : 

5366 William Sterling Parsons, b. Nov. 26, 1901. 

5367 Clarissa Matteson Parsons, b. July 13, 1903. 

3562 MARY MATTESON DOOLITTLE (sister of the above), 
b. in Chicago, Mar. 5, 1876; m. Aug. 7, 1897, John Stirlen (also 
spelled Stirling or Sterling), a lawyer in Chicago. 

Children : 

5368 John Alexander Stirlen, b. in Oct., 1898. 

5369 Paul Matteson Stirlen, b. July 4, 1900. 

3569 MARIE BISHOP LOWE (Henry Lowe, Elizabeth Fish, 
Clarissa, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. Dec. 12, 1875; m. 
in Chicago, 111., Jan. 11, 1900, Harry Hodgson, b. in Athens, Ga., 
Mar. 6, 1874, son of Edward Reginald Hodgson (b. at Athens, 
July 13, 1846) and Mary Virginia Strahan (b. in Baltimore, Md., 
Jan. 30, 1852). Residence, Athens, Ga. 
Children: 
6370 Hazel Eveleith Hodgson, b. Oct. 10, 1900. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 865 

5371 Harry Lowe Hodgson, b. Sept. 2, 1902. 

5372 Edward Reginald Hodgson (twin with above). 

3637 JOY MORTON (/. Sterling Morton, Emeline, Joseph, 
William, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Detroit, Mich., Sept. 27, 
1855; m. in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 23, 1880, Carrie Lake, b. in 
Elyria, Ohio, May 14, 1857, dau. of Chief Justice George B. 
Lake of Nebraska and Zada Jane Poppleton. 

Mr. Morton went to Chicago, from Nebraska, in 1879, and 
became a member of E. I. Wheeler and Company. Since 1885 he 
has been senior member of the firm of Joy Morton and Company, 
which controls the salt business of the West. He is president and 
director of the Standard Office Company and of the International 
Salt Company of Illinois ; vice-president and director of the Great 
Western Cereal Company, and of the American Trust and Savings 
Bank ; is vice-president and treasurer and director of the Morton- 
Gregson Company; treasurer and director of the Western Cold 
Storage Company and of several other corporations. He is a 
member of the Chicago Historical Society and of the Commercial, 
Chicago, Iroquois, and Caxton Clubs of Chicago and the Lawyers 
and Transportation Clubs of New York. Residence, Chicago. 

Children : 

5373 Gean Morton, b. Apr. 23, 1883. 

5374 Sterhng Morton, b. Aug. 25, 1885. 

3638 THE HONORABLE PAUL MORTON {brother of the 
above), b. in Detroit, May 22, 1857; m. Oct. 13, 1880, Charlotte 
Goodridge, b. in Chicago, 111., Dec. 2, 1858, dau. of Charles Lowell 
and Charlotte Ameha (Wheeler) Goodridge of Chicago. 

The first sixteen years of Paul Morton's life were spent in Ne- 
braska, where his parents had moved in 1854. His first occupation 
was with the Burlington Railroad as an office boy, at Plattsmouth, 
Neb. He next entered the employ of the Burlington road at Bur- 
lington, la., and later removed to Chicago. In 1878, at the age of 
twenty-one years, he became Assistant General Freight Agent of 
the Burlington System, and so far as available records show he 
was the youngest man who has ever held a similar position in this 
country. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



In 1886 Mr. Morton was appointed General Passenger Agent 
of the Burlington S^'stem, which place he held for only a short 
time, being promoted to the position of General Freight Agent 
a little while after the historical strike of Burlington engineers 
in that year. In 1890 jMr. Morton abandoned the railroad busi- 
ness and entered the service of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Com- 
pany as ^4ce-p resident. This position he retained until Jan. 1, 
1896, when he again became connected with the railway service 
in the capacity of third vice-president of the Atchison, Topeka 
and Santa Fe Railway. Two years later he was promoted to the 
second vice-presidency of the Santa Fe, having sole charge of all 
of its traffic affairs both freight and passenger. He retained 
this position until July 1, 1901^, when President Roosevelt 
appointed him Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Morton remained 
at the head of the Navy Department for exactly one year, his 
resignation of the position having been accepted to take effect 
July 1, 1905. 

In June, 1905, IMr. IMorton was selected chairman of the 
Board of Directors of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the 
United States, and a little later he succeeded to the presidency of 
the Society in place of James W. Alexander, resigned. 

In politics Mr. Morton is a Republican, although by inheri- 
tance, influencing example, and earlier beUefs he was a stanch 
Democrat ; but in 1896 the financial theory of the Democratic 
party induced him to transfer his fealty to the Repubhcan party. 
Resides on Park Avenue, New York. 

Children : 

5375 Caroline Morton, b. June 29, 1882 ; m. William C. Potter, 

a mining engineer of Mexico City, Alex. 

5376 Donald Morton, b. Dec. 4, 1884 ; d. Apr. 25, 1886. 

5377 Pauline Morton, b. Apr. 23, 1887; m. in New York, Feb. 

2, 1907, J. Hopkins Smith, Jr., of New York. 

3639 MARK MORTON (brother of the above), h. in Omaha, 
Neb., Nov. 22, 1858; m. in Cedar Rapids, la., Jan. 20. 1887, 
Martha P. Wearc, b. there July 15, 1858, dau. of John and Martha 
(Parkhurst) Weare. Since 1885 Mr. Morton has been a member 
of the firm of Joy, Morton & Co., Chicago. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 867 

Children : 

5378 Laura Weare Morton, b. May 5, 1889; d. Dec. 11, 1892. 

5379 Helen Morton, b. May 5, 1892. 

5380 Joy Morton, b. Oct. 26, 1894. 

5381 Jane Morton, b. Mar. 28, 1898. 

3640 CARL MORTON (brother of the above), h. in Nebraska 
City, Neb., Feb. 18, 1865; m. there Dec. 20, 1888, Boatie M. 
Payne, b. there in 1869. 

Mr. Morton was general manager of the Argo Starch Manu- 
facturing Company, and of the Nebraska Cereal Mills until Mar., 
1900, when he was elected president of the Glucose Company at 
Waukegan, 111., to which city he removed, where he d. Jan. 7, 1901. 

Children : 

5382 Wirt Morton, b. June 3, 1890. 

5383 Martha Morton, b. Feb. 18, 1898. 

3647 WILLIAM C. STERLING ( William, Joseph, Joseph, Wil- 
liam, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. in Monroe, Mich., Apr. 7, 1872 ; 
m. Dec. 26, 1894, Emma L. Spaulding, b. Nov. 17, 1872, dau. of 
the Hon. George and Augusta (Lewis) Spaulding of Monroe. 
George was a native of Perthshire, Scotland, and Augusta of 
Monroe. 

William Sterling is secretary and treasurer of the W. C. 
Sterling and Son Co. of Monroe, dealers in cedar telegraph poles, 
etc. 

Children : 

5384 William Clark Sterling, b. Aug. 20, 1898. 

5385 Joseph C. Sterling, b. Mar. 2, 1900. 

3689 GEORGE BRONSON STERLING (Edward, George, 
Philip, Sylvanus, Stephen, Jacob, WiUiam), h. in Bridgeport, 
Conn., Feb. 9, 1857 ; ra. Nov. 22, 1888, Sally Whitcomb, b. Aug. 
12, 1862, dau. of J. Mortimer and Sarah Whitcomb. 

George Sterling was a merchant and manufacturer in New 
York. Mrs. Sterling d. in Jan., 1893 ; he d. Jan. 26, 1896. 

Children (who live with their grandfather, Edward Sterling) : 

5386 Ethel R. Sterling, b. Apr. 14, 1890. 

5387 Caroline E. Sterling, b. May 6, 1891. 



868 THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 

3690 EMMA REBECCA STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
in Bridgeport, Apr. 19, 1862; m. Oct. 16, 1890, the Rev. Robert 
E. Carter, b. May 18, 1865, son of the Rev. Samuel Carter. Mr. 
Carter is a graduate of Princeton University ; a Congregational 
minister in Washington, Conn. 
Children : 

5388 Alice Pratt Carter, b. July 11, 1891. 

5389 Edward Sterling Carter, b. Feb. 27, 1894. 

5390 Helen Julia Carter, b. Feb. 23, 1895. 

5391 Rebecca Burr Carter, b. Apr. 29, 1899. 

3692 WINIFRED GERTRLDE NICHOLS (EH Nichols, Pa- 
melia, Philip, Sylvanus, Stephen, Jacob, William), h. Oct. 4, 1871 ; 
m. Feb. 17, 1892, John Wallace Cutler of Niagara Falls, N. Y. 
Children : 

5392 Doris Nichols Cutler, b. May 10, 1894. 

5393 John Wallace Cutler, b. 'MIt. 28, 1897. 

5394 Eli Nichols Cutler, b. Mar. 25, 1899. 

5395 Mary Frances Cutler, b. Sept. 30, 1900. 

3695 CHARLES LOLTS OLDS (Mary F. Nichols, Pamelia, 
Philip, Sylvanus, Stephen, Jacob, William), h. Mar. 24, 1869; 
ni. IMay 28, 1894, Mary Augusta Johnson. Charles is a physician 
at Renovo, Penn. 

Children : 

5396 Orida Olds, b. Aug. 18, 1896. 

5397 Saloma Olds, b. in Mar., 1899. 

5398 Lois Olds, b. in Oct., 1901. 

3696 WILLIS JEROIME OLDS (brother of the above), b. Apr. 
18, 1871 ; m. Oct. 20, 1897, Lauretta Shaw. Willis is a farmer at 
Cambria, N. Y. 

Children : 

5399 Raymond Shaw Olds, b. Oct. 7, 1898. 

5400 Alice Nichols Olds, b. Dec. 21, 1901. 

3697 EDWIN NELSON OLDS (brother of the above), h. Nov. 
18, 1872; m. Apr. 14, 1897, Effie Ruth Wells. He is a farmer at 
Pendleton, N. Y. 

Child : 

5401 Edwin Glenn Olds, b. Apr. 20, 1898. 



WILLIA^I STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 869 

3722 WILLIS HAWLEY (Elizabeth De Forest, Mary Ann, 
Jesse, Sylvanus, Stephen, Jacob, William), b. Apr. 1, 1857; m. in 
1880, Millie BeucKner, who d. . 

Children : 

5402 Willis Hawley, b. in 1881 ; connected with the Y. M. C. 

A. of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

5403 Frederick Hawley, b. in 1882. 

5404 Bertha Sterling Hawley, b. in 1885. 

3723 WILLIAM B. BOOMER {Anna M. De Forest, Mary Ann, 
Jesse, Sylvamis, Stephen, Jacob, William), b. Dec. 31, 1857; m. 
May, 1887, Louise Bates. He has been a resident of Santiago, 
Chili, South America, for many years. 

Children : 

5405 Robert Boomer, b. Jan. 1, 1891. 

5406 Herbert Boomer, d. young. 

5407 Mary Boomer, b. in 1896. 

5408 Dorothy Boomer, b. in 1898. 

3726 BESSIE STERLING RUST (Sarah De Forest, Mary 
Ann, Jesse, Sylvanus, Stephen, Jacob, William), b. in Chicago, 111., 
Jan. 21, 1867; m. there Apr. 20, 1887, James Wright Johnston, 
b. in Chicago, Mar. 11, 1860. Mrs. Johnston was educated in 
Chicago, at Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., and in Europe. Mr. Johnston is 
treasurer of the Western Electric Company of Chicago and New 
York; residence, Chicago. 

Children, bom in Chicago: 

5409 Henry Rust Johnston, b. Feb. 13, 1888. 

5410 Katharine Johnston, b. Nov. 10, 1889. 

5411 Helen Johnston, b. Mar. 10, 1892. 

5412 Elizabeth Johnston, b. May 25, 1902. 

3727 PHILIP DE FOREST RUST {brother qf the above) , h. in 
Chicago, Jan. 16, 1869; m. Dec. 11, 1893, Mary Louisa Rourke, 
b. in Charlestown, Mass., Mar. 1, 1866. He is connected with the 
Western Electric Company ; residence, Chicago. 

Children, born in Chicago : 

5413 Sarah Sterling Rust, b. Sept. 10, 1898. 

5414 Eleanor Rust, b. May 21, 1904. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



3728 MARY CONVERSE RUST (sister of the above), b. in 
Chicago, Oct. 17, 1870; m. in London, Eng., Oct. 6, 1899, Enos 
M. Barton of Chicago, b. in Loraine, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Dec. 2, 
1842, son of Sidney W. and Fanny (Bliss) Barton. He m. 1st, 
at Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1869, Katherine S. Richardson, who 
d. in 1898. 

Mr. Barton graduated from the L'niversity of Rochester; 
located in Chicago in 1869, became secretary, then vice-president 
and since 1887 president of the Western Electric Company of 
Chicago and New York, one of the large manufacturing concerns 
in the country, making, among many other electrical devices, 
equipment for street cars. He is a trustee of the L'niversity of 
Chicago, a director of the Merchants Loan and Trust Company 
of Chicago and a member of the Chicago, Union League, Ken- 
wood, Commercial, Quadrangle, and Hinsdale clubs. 

Children : 

5415 Malcolm Sterling Barton, b. Sept. 27, 1902. 

5416 Evan Mansfield Barton, b. Nov. 7, 1903. 

3738 STERLING HAIGHT BUNNELL (Catharine, John. 
David, Abijah, Stephen, Jacob, William), b. Jan. 30, 1871; m. 
Oct. 17, 1900, Rebecca Peterson of Lockport, N. Y., b. Feb. 19, 
1882. Mr. Bunnell is an engineer ; residence, in 1906, Watertown, 
N. Y. 
Child: 

5417 Charles Sterling Bunnell, b. Dec. 4, 1901. 

3751 WILLIA:\I HAMILTON STERLING (Marcus, Shcr- 
Tcood, David, Abijah, Stephen, Jacob, William), b. Nov. 24, 1853; 
m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1880, Minette, youngest dau. 
of Edward Harrison and niece of the Rev. William Harrison 
of London, Eng., chaplain to Queen Victoria. W. H. Sterling 
went to Omaha, Neb., when sixteen years old to join his father and 
from thence to Cleveland, Ohio, where his mother lived. Eventually 
took up his residence in Brooklyn, where he now resides. 
Cliildren : 

5418 Grace Watson Sterling, b. in Brooklyn, May 31, 1881. 

5419 Montaigu IMorgan Sterling, b. in Brooklyn, Sept. 21, 

1882; m. tlicrc Oct. 10, 1906, Ehzabeth Leonard, 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 871 

dau. of Emile Heydenreich of Brooklyn. He was 
educated at the Polytechnic Preparatory School, 
Brooklyn ; entered Wall Street at the age of 15, 
and now, with Jackson H. Becker, constitutes the 
firm of Becker and Sterling, bond brokers, of 18 
WaU Street. 

3752 LILLIAN AUGUSTA STERLING (sister of the above), 
b. in Oct., 1854; m. in 1874, William Henry Beardsley, private 
secretary to Henry M. Flagler of the Standard Oil Company. 
Children : 
5420 Sterling Sherman Beardsley, b. Nov. 3, 1876; m. Jan. 
7, 1904, Anna IMarie Wilson of New York City. 
Have Elizabeth, b. Oct. 28, 1904. He is a graduate 
of Harvard University. 

5422 Lillian Kate Beardsley, b. July 23, 1884. 

5423 WiUiam Henry Beardsley, b. Dec. 29, 1895. 

3779 PAUL BECK STERLING (Julian, Daniel, Daniel, Abijah, 
Stephen, Jacob, William), b. Mar. 24, 1870; m. Nov. 27, 1895, 
JMary Rutledge Robinson, b. Oct. 24, 1873, dau. of John Rutledgc 
Robinson, b. in Ireland, July 10, 1842, son of Rutledge and Jane 
(Peacock) Robinson, a descendant of John Robinson, a soldier 
under William, Prince of Orange. John R. Robinson m. Dec. 25, 
1866, JMargaret Donnelly, b. Feb. 25, 1843, dau. of James and 
Mary (Allingham) Donnelly. P. B. Sterling is a civil engineer on 
the N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Residence, Bridgeport. 

Child: 

5424 Dorothy Sterling, b. Jan. 16, 1900. 

3780 JULL\N BECK STERLING (brother of the above), b. 
June 28, 1872; m. Oct. 22, 1895, Harriet A. Howes, b. Feb. 19, 
1874, dau. of Wilham A. and Susan (Hinkley) Howes. 

Child: 

5425 Priscilla Sterling, b. Sept. 20, 1896. 

3784 ANNA GERTRUDE STERLING (Fred, William, Nath- 
aniel, William, William, William, Richard, William), h. in Tipton, 
la., Sept. 15, 1870; m. in Sioux City, la., Mar. 11, 1897, John 
Loring Hardy. Residence, Sioux City. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children, born there: 
54.26 Mary Frances Hardy, b. Dec. 21, 1897. 

5427 Grace Mildred Hardy, b. Aug. 16, 1899. 

5428 Clara Gertrude Hardy, b. Nov. 28, 1891. 

3786 WALTER SAML^EL STERLING {brother of the above), 
h. in Red Oak, la., Sept. 30, 1873 ; m. June 9, 1897, Clara Alice 
Miller. Sir. Sterling is an electrician in Sioux City, la. 

Child, born there: 

5429 Louise Miller Sterling, b. June 11, 1898. 

3787 MARY SOPHIA STERLING (sister of the above), b. in 
Sioux City, Apr. 4, 1876; m. there Dec. 27, 1900, Charles Samuel 
Grabin, M.D. 

Child, born in Lincoln, Neb. : 

5430 Kenneth Eugene Grabin, b. Feb. 28, 1902. 

3818 LOUISE CAROLINE STERLING (Isaac, Henry, Isaac, 
Samuel, Samuel, Willutm, Richard, William), b. in Simcoe, Ontario, 
Can., June 4, 1846; m. in Chicago, 111., Aug. 1, 1865, William 
Best, b. in Canterbury, Eng., Aug. 29, 1841, son of William and 
Mary Ann (Whitehead) Best. He is senior partner in the firm of 
Best and Russell, wholesale and retail cigar and tobacco dealers, 
Chicago, 111. 

Children : 

5431 Grace Louise Best, b. in Chicago, July 14. 1868; d. there 

July 21, 1881. 

5432 Wilham Best, b. in Chicago, May 13, 1873; m. at Mason 

City, 111., June 24, 1896, Junca Verne Swing, dau. 
of Francis IMarion and Elizabeth Jeancttc (Lamor- 
eaux) Swing. 

5433 Florence Grace Best, b. in Chicago, Apr. 17, 1881. 

3819 HERBERT TLTLL.\RE STERLING (brother of the 
above), h. in Lockport, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1849: m. in Chicago. 111., 
Nov. 12, 1877, Isabella Stjipleton, dau. of John and Helen 
(lAIitchcll) Stapleton. He enlisted in Chicago in Co. G, 13th Regt. 
U. S. Infty., and was discharged Jan. 26, 1868. Res. Chicago. 

Children, born in Chicago: 

5434 Herbert Mortimer Sterling, b. Mar. 27, 1879; d. Mar. 

29, 1879. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 873 

5435 Mariette Sterling, b. Aug. 31, 1882 ; d. Mar. 7, 1890. 

5436 Grace Louise Sterling, b. Aug. 25, 1885. 

3821 WILLIAM HENRY STERLING (brother of the above), 
h. in Chicago, 111., Sept. 21, 1859; m. Mar. 14, 1883, Stella 
Frances Cushing, b. in Winona, Minn., May 15, 1861, dau. of 
John W. and Jessie D. (Harlow) Cushing. He is a commission 
merchant, firm of W. H. Sterling & Co., Chicago. 
Children, born in Chicago: 

5437 WilHam Henry Sterling, b. Dec. 26, 1883. 

5438 Jessie Louise Sterling, b. May 15, 1887. 

3834 MARIETTE CARPENTER (Sarah, Henry, Isaac, Sam- 
uel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Townsend, County 
of Norfolk, Can., May 21, 1844 ; m. Dec. 20, 1870, John La Due, 
b. Apr. 25, 1840, son of Abraham La Due (b. in N. Y., Oct. 2, 
1811; d. June 21, 1873), who m. Jan. 24, 1839, Lucinda Enos, 
who d. Jan. 5, 1842. He operated a sawmill at Carson City, Mich. 
Removed to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she d. Mar. 19, 1898. 
Children : 

5439 Bertha May La Due, b. Nov. 21, 1871, at Carson City; 

m. at East Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 23, 1893, Richard 
J. Evans, then manager of the Courier-Herald. Res. 
Salt Lake City. Have 2 ch., a son and dau. 

5440 Myrtice La Due, b. Dec. 5, 1873, at Carson City ; m. at 

Salt Lake City, June 20, 1898, Charles Hoeg, a 
bank cashier. Have one dau. 

5441 Florence La Due, b. May 24, 1882, at East Saginaw; m. 

at Salt Lake City, Sept. 17, 1902, Hugh Ward. 

3837 ELLEN MARIA CARPENTER (sister of the above), b. 
in Townsend, Jan. 2, 1852; m. at Portland, Mich., Sept. 7, 1875, 
Francis A. Rockafellow, b. Sept. 14, 1848, son of Ervin W. Rocka- 
fellow (b. in Ohio, July 4, 1822; d. Dec. 18, 1890), who m. Feb. 
16, 1843, Mary Crequy (b. in Ohio, Nov. 30, 1825). He is a grain 
buyer, lumber and coal dealer at Carson City, Mich. Ellen d. 
there Jan. 1, 1890. 
Children : 

5442 Lulu Rockafellow, b. Mar. 5, 1878 ; unm. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



5:143 Donna Rockafellow, b. May 1, 1880; m. Sept. 18, 1901, 
Thomas Jerome Weaver, a hardware merchant at 
Standish, Mich. 

8888 S.\EAH MATILDA CARPENTER (sister of the above), 
b. in Townsend, Aug. 8, ISSi; m. in Portland, ]Mich., Oct. 15, 
1879, Eugene M. Chappelle, a lumber merchant at East Saginaw, 
Mich. ; removed to Duluth, Aliiin. He d. in Detroit, Sept. 19, 
1899. 

Child: 
544i Eugenina Louise Chappelle, b. Feb. 20, 1884, at East 
Saginaw. 

3839 LOUISA CAROLINE CARPENTER (sister of the 
above), b. in Windham, Ontario, Can., Aug. 3, 185T; m. 1st, 
Apr. 4, 1876, Albert Outwater, a carpenter at Portland, ^lich., 
who d. in Toledo, Ohio, May 9, 1890. She m. 2d, June 25, 1902, 
D. M. Samuel, a railway emploj^ee. Live in the City of Mexico, 
Mex. 

Child bj' first marriage : 
5445 Caroline Outwater, b. in Portland, Mar. 12, 1878; m. 

Aug. 8, 1896, Webb S. Kulp. Res. Denver, Colo. 

Have one ch. : Corrinne, b. Aug. 27, 1897. 

8840 FLORENCE AMELIA CARPENTER (sister of the 
above), h. in Townsend, Can., June 7, 1860; m. Oct. 5, 1887, 
Charles F. Keeler, a farmer at Concord, Mich. 

Child: 

5447 Margaret Hope Keeler, b. Oct. 8, 1895. 

3841 JAMES WEBSTER CARPENTER (brother of the 
above), b. in Portland, Mich., July 3, 1865; m. at Montpeher, 
Ohio, May 16, 1888, Euncta Curtis. A hardware merchant at 
Nappanee, Ind. 

Children : 

5448 lone Carpenter, b. May 27, 1893, at Montpelier. 

5449 Lois Carpenter, b. July 3, 1896, at Nappanee. 

3842 JOSEPH HENRY WOOLLEV (Rachel, Hcnrjf, Isaac, 
Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard. William), h. in Townsend, 
County of Norfolk, Can., June 5, 1848; m. Oct. 24, 1865, Mary 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 875 

Heath of Townsend, dau. of Frederick and Charity Heath. He is a 
farmer near Simcoe, Ontario, Can. 
Children : 
5450 Delbert McFarland Woolley, b. Aug. 28, 1868 ; m. Sept. 
19, 1893, Mary Ellen Kerr. He is a farmer on the 
home farm. Has three ch. : Grace, b. Sept. 16, 189'i ; 
Frank C, b. Mar. 26, 1897 ; and George D., b. Nov. 
12, 1900. 
5454 Frederick Heath Woolley, b. July 2, 1871 ; m. June 9, 
1892, Louisa B. Kellam. A farmer on the home 
farm. Has two ch. : Lorene K., b. June 5, 1896; 
Clarkson, b. Nov. 26, 1902. 

5457 Caroline Augusta Woolley, b. Nov. 12, 1873 ; m. Jan. 1 , 

1896, Charles Williams, a bookkeeper in Chicago, 
111. No issue. 

3844 WELLINGTON JEFFERS CARPENTER (half brother 
of the above), b. in Townsend, Feb. 19, 1848 ; m. 1st, Nov. 24, 1875, 
Minnie Westover, born a Culver, adopted by her aunt, Mrs. Luther 
Westover, of Bay City, Mich. She d. Nov. 16, 1878. He m. 2d, 
at Northeast, Penn., Jan. 5, 1881, Nancy Cockran. He is a farmer 
at Port Dover, Ontario, Can. 

Child by first marriage : 

5458 Luther Clarendon Carpenter. 
Children by second marriage : 

5459 John Brock Carpenter. 

5460 Alice Carpenter. 

5461 Theodore Carpenter. 

5462 Virginia Carpenter. 

3845 MARY ELIZA CARPENTER (sister of the above), h. in 
Townsend, Sept. 1, 1850; m. Oct. 13, 1869, Charles G. Westover, 
b. in Canaan, Conn., Dec. 29, 1839, son of James and Julia (Hall) 
Westover, natives of Massachusetts ; adopted son of his uncle, 
Luther Westover, consequently brother by adoption of Minnie 
Culver Westover above. Mr. Westover is a retired farmer living 
at Mt. Morris, Mich. 

Children, born there: 

5463 Clarence Luther Westover, b. Aug. 13, 1870. 



THE STERLING GENE-y:.OGY 



5464 William Elwyn Westover, b. Aug. 23, 1872 ; m. Mar. 16, 

1894, at Milwaukee, Wis., Gertrude CromwelL No 
issue. 

5465 Bessie Mae Westover, b. Oct. 26, 18T3. 

5466 John Brock Westover, b. Oct. 27, 1881. 

3846 CAROLINE AMELIA CARPENTER (sister of the 
above), b. in Townsend, Jan. 20, 1853; m. Mar. 26, 1873, Augus- 
tus D. Ellis, son of William and Mary Ellis, a hardware merchant 
of Simcoe, Ontario, Can. 

Children : 

5467 Lola PrisciUa ElUs, b. Sept. 11, 1874. 

5468 Augustus Carpenter Ellis, b. Oct. 30, 1878. 

3847 JOSEPHINE CARPENTER (sister of the above), b. in 
Townsend, May 26, 1855; m. Dec. 11, 1878, Theodore Samuel 
Wilkin, b. at Port Allegany, McKean Co., Penn., June 3, 1850, son 
of William and Jane (Dickinson) Wilkin of Port Allegany. He is 
an inventor and manufacturer of sawmill macliinery. Residence, 
]Milwaukee, Wis. 

Children : 

5469 Lena De France Wilkin, b. Oct. 7, 1879. 

5470 Grace Josephine Wilkin, b. Aug. 19, 1882. 

5471 Margueritte Louise Wilkin, b. July 3, 1890. 

3848 BETHANY CARPENTER (sister of the above), b. in 
Townsend, Dec. 9, 1857; m. at Simcoe, Nov. 2, 1880, Richard 
Montgomery Orchard, b. in Hamilton, Ontario, Can., Oct. 7, 1850, 
son of John (b. in Cornwall, Eng.) and Lucinda (Montgomery) 
Orchard. He was a merchant in Brantford, Out. ; d. there Nov. 1, 
1890. Mrs. Orchard lives in Toronto, Can. 

Children, born in Brantford: 
6472 Nina Carpenter Orchard, b. Oct. 25, 1881. 
5473 Richard Carpenter Orchard, b. Oct. 8, 1889. 

3849 CHARLES STERLING CARPENTER (brother of the 
above), h. in Townsend, Apr. 11, 1860; m. Nov. 15, 1882, Carrie 
Bell IMcDowell, b. July 25, 1862, dau. of James Monroe and Elsie 
McDowell of Simcoe. He d. Jan. 13, 1894. His widow lives in 

Simcoe. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 877 

Children : 
547-i Ora Elsie Carpenter, b. Feb. 8, 1884. 

5475 Clarence Monroe Carpenter, b. Aug. 9, 1887. 

3850 ELLEN AUGUSTA CARPENTER (sister of the above), 
b. in Townsend, Apr. 4, 1865 ; m. June 6, 1894, Daniel Kerr Fer- 
guson, an advertising agent living in Dallas, Texas. 
Child: 

5476 Edwin Clarendon Ferguson, b. in Halifax, N. S., July 

14, 1895. 

3852 WILLIAM STEPHENSON CARPENTER (brother of 
the above), b. in Townsend, Aug. 7, 1869; m. June 12, 1894, 
Bertha Alletta Foster, b. Apr. 21, 1871, dau. of Daniel R. and 
Lydia Ann (Becker) Foster of Waterford, Ontario, Can. He is a 
farmer near Simcoe, Can. 
Children : 

5477 Majorie Carpenter, b. Apr. 13, 1895. 

5478 Evelyn Carpenter, b. Jan. 30, 1898. 

3855 MARY ABIGAIL VROOMAN (Loretta, Henrij, Isaac, 
Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), h. at Queenslon, On- 
tario, Can., Oct. 8, 1853 ; m. Oct. 12, 1876, George Robinson Perry, 
a photographer at Simcoe, Ont. 

Children : 

5479 Mable Loretta Perry, b. July 26, 1877 ; m. Dec. 23, 1899, 

James Frankhn Messemove of Windsor, Can. Have 
a dau.: Margaret E., b. Dec. 19, 1900. 

5481 William George Perrv, b. June 25, 1879. 

5482 Edith Ann Perry, b. Sept. 23, 1881. 

5483 LiUian May Perry, b. Dec. 23, 1883. 

5484 Roy Vrooman Perry, b. Apr. 6, 1886. 

5485 Mildred Abbie Perry, b. July 1, 1893. 

5486 Helen A. Perry, b. Sept. 27, 1895. 

3856 JOHN W. VROOMAN (brother of the above), b. at 
Queenston, Apr. 8, 1857 ; m. Feb. 28, 1883, Mary Taylor, b. in 
Townsend, Ont., Aug. 27, 1861, dau. of James and Margaret 
(Crearer) Taylor. He is a farmer at Renton, Ontario, Can. 

Children : 

5487 Loretta Vrooman, b. Sept. 2, 1885 ; d. July 18, 1886. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



5488 Wilbert Vrooman, b. Apr. 27, 1887. 

5489 Gertrude Vrooman, b. June 20, 1890. 

385H FRANK STERLING \T100MAN (brother of the above), 
h. at Queenston, Feb. 19, 1864 ; m. at Milwaukee, Wis., ^L'ly 10, 
1890, Selma Lawrence Gunderson, b. Feb. 6, 1870, dau. of Martin 
and Ida (Paulson) Gunderson, natives of Norway. He is a ship- 
ping clerk at Muskegon Heights, INIich. 
Children : 

5490 Frank Wilkins Vrooman, b. in INIilwaukce, IVIar. 3, 1891. 

5491 Grace Ida Loretta Vi-ooman, b. in Muskegon Heights, 

Jan. 17, 1893. 

5492 May Louise Vrooman, b. in Muskegon Heights, Aug. 11, 

1897. 
6493 William Sterling Vrooman, b. in Muskegon Heights, May 
30, 1900. 

8859 JOHN HENRY STERLING (Whitney. Henry, Liaac, 
Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Simcoe, Ontario, 
Can., July 1, 1851 ; m. Oct. 22, 1879, :Margaret, dau. of WilUam 
and Mary Ryan. He is a jeweler at Simcoe. 
Children : 

5494 Harry L Sterling, b. Apr. 26, 1882. 

5495 Oressa Rhea Sterling, b. Dec. 18, 1886. 

3861 EMMA ELIZA STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
in Simcoe, July 8, 1858; m. Oct. 19, 1881, George Frederick 
Travis, a hardware merchant in Elsie, Mich. 

Child : 

5496 George Whitney Travis, b. Nov. 30, 1884. 

3862 BELLA LAZELL STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
in Simcoe, July 28, 1864 ; m. Dec. 7, 1892, Roland Boyd, son of 
William and Catharine Boyd, a railway employee. Res. London, 
Can. 

Child: 

5497 Harold Boyd, b. Jan. 6, 1895. 

3865 ELEANOR VROOMAN (Sarah, Henry, Isaac, Samuel, 
Samuel, William, Richard, William), h. at Queenston. Ontario, 
Can., Jan. 25, 1859 ; m. Apr. 2, 1885, the Rev. P. M. McGachcrn, 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA\^RHILL, IVIASS. 879 

b. on the Island of Islay, Scotland, May 21, 1854, son of Archibald 
(b. 1818, d. 1890) and Ehzabeth (Mclntyre) McGachern, natives 
of Scotland. A Presbyterian clergyman at Glaniis, Ontario, Can. 
Children : 

5498 Ewart Currie McGachern, b. June 3, 1886. 

5499 Ethel Gertrude McGachern, b. Sept. 5, 1889. 

5500 Sarah Ehzabeth McGachern, b. Mar. 24, 1892. 

5501 Lillie Florence McGachern, b. Nov. 26, 1893. 

5502 Ella Louisa McGachern, b. Apr. 8, 1896 ; d. Apr. 6, 1897. 

3866 JENNIE VROOMAN (sister of the above), h. at Queens- 
ton, July 23, 1862 ; m. Apr. 2, 1885, the Rev. W. A. Johnston, 
b. at Cannington, Ontario, Can., in 1858, a Baptist clergyman at 
Kenmore, Ontario, Can. 

Children : 

5503 Ernest Johnston, b. June 19, 1886; d. Sept. 1, 1888. 

5504 Harold Johnston, b. July 24, 1888. 

5505 Rena Johnston, b. Jan. 25, 1893 ; d. Apr. 18, 1893. 

5506 Lloyd Johnston, b. Oct. 8, 1894. 

5507 Lilhe Johnston, b. Oct. 15, 1901. 

3867 WILLIAM H. VROOMAN (brother of the above), b. at 
Queenston, July 5, 1865 ; m. Dec. 4, 1900, Josephine Connell, b. 
in Washington, D. C, Apr. 23, 1875, dau. of Thomas Connell (b. 
in Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1841) and Jean Smith (b. in Aber- 
deen, Scotland, Feb. 21, 1836). Residence, Queenston. 

Child: 

5508 Jean Sterhng Vrooman, b. Apr. 4, 1902. 

3869 GEORGE FOREST STERLING (Benson, Henry, Isaac, 
Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. Sept. 30, 1857; m. 
in Aug., 1878, Mary Regina Willson, dau. of Richard and Matilda 
(Purdy) Willson. George was a photographer in Detroit, Mich. ; 
for some years official photographer for the Michigan Central 
R. R. He d. July 7, 1899. 
Children : 

5509 Bertha La Sell Sterling, m. Louis R. Nicholson ; reside in 

Detroit. Have : Sterling and Wesley. 

5512 Willson Sterling, m. Eva — — . 

5513 Ida May Sterling, d. aged one year. 

5514 Jesse Sterling. 



880 THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 

3871 ELLA PRISCILLA STERLING (sister of the above), h. 
Oct. 27, 1861 ; m. Oct. 13, 1881, Joseph Hiram Woolley, son of 
Hiram and Amanda (Wyckoff) Woolley, who d. about 1893. She 
resides in Canada. 
Children : 

5515 Edith Woolley. 

5516 Frank Woollej'. 

5517 Ethel Woolley ; d. Feb. 7, 1904. 

5518 Rov Benson Woolley; d. in infancy. 

5519 Artliur Woolley. 

5520 Nina Woolley. 

3874 MARY LORETTA STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
Mar. 16, 1869; m. Joseph C. Beidehnan, a mining engineer of New 
York and Spokane, Wash. 
Child: 

5521 Esther Sterling Beidelman. 

3877 KATHARINE S. V. STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
Dec. 14, 1875 ; m. Wilham S. Dulmage, a druggist of Spokane, 
Wash. 

Children : 

5522 Katharine Sterling Dulmage, b. July 4, 1900. 

5523 Helen Louise Dulmage, b. June 19, 1903. 

3879 CARRIE REGINA STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
Feb. 12, 1882 ; m. Feb. 6, 1901, Norman Secor, son of Albert and 
Mary A. (Tompkins) Secor. He is a clerk for the Michigan Cen- 
tral R. R., at Bay City, Mich. 
Children : 

5524 Harry Benson Secor, b. Aug. 22, 1902. 

5525 Louis Winslow Secor, b. Mar. 10, 1904. 

3883 CHARLES ARTHLTR STERLING (Daniel, Henry, 
Isaac, Samuel, Samuel, William, liiehard, William), h. in Simcoc, 
Ontario, Can., Nov. 19, 1871; m. Mar. 4, 1894, Cynthia E. 
Harris, b. Apr. 17, 1877. He is a painter at Chama, Ne*- Mex. 
Children : 

5526 Coe C. Sterling, b. Dec. 31, 1894. 

5527 Carrel H. Sterling, b. July 18. 1896: d. Aug. 31, 1S99. 

5528 Bessie May Sterling, b. Feb. 15, 1898. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 881 

3893 MARY IDA COLEMAN {Manj Kimball, Eliza, Isaac, 
Samuel, Samuel, WiUiam, RicJiard, William), b. at East Troy, 
Wis., May 29, 1858 ; m. Apr. 14, 1873, William H. Mosteller, b. 
in Niagara Co., N. Y., in 1850. He was a lumberman ; d. at Mos- 
tellerville, Mich., May 20, 1888 ; she d. at Pasadena, Cal., Jan. 
13, 1892. 

Children : 

5529 Nellie Mosteller, b. at Gowen, Mich., Oct. 15, 1876; m. 

at Lyons, Colo., Nov. 24, 1897, Loren C. Miller, b. 

in Indiana, Oct. 1, 1871, a bookkeeper in Denver. 

» Ch. : L. Jean, b. Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 21, 

1902. 

5531 Roy IMosteller, b. at Rocklake, Mich., Feb. 22, 1882; 

res. Pasadena. 

5532 Eva Mosteller, b. at Mostellerville, Feb. 13, 1885 ; res. in 

England. 

5533 Mamie Mosteller, b. at Mostellerville, Apr. 20, 1888 ; res. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

3894 ELIZA R. COLEMAN (sister of the above), b. at Milwau- 
kee, Wis., Apr. 21, 1863; m. at Big Rapids, Mich., May 1, 1884, 
C. A. Verity, b. in St. Clair Co., Mich., Mar. 3, 1856, son of Wil- 
ham B. and Eliza M. (Adams) Verity. He is a merchant at Colo- 
rado Springs, Colo. 

Children, born at Big Rapids : 

5534 Clarence C. Verity, b. July 12, 1885. 

5535 Marion Irene Verity, b. July 18, 1888 ; d. Oct. 2, 1890. 

3903 MINNIE ELLA BUSH (Emily Kimball, Eliza, Isaac, 
Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. Jan. 31, 1870; m. 
1st, Sept. 14, 1888, James E. Propper; m. 2d, Jan. 17, 1900, 
Frank Kelsey, a farmer. 

Child by first marriage: 

5536 Earl Nelson Propper, b. June 28, 1890. 
Child by second marriage: 

5537 Gale Kelsey, b. Aug. 31, 1902. 

3904 NETTIE JANE BUSH (sister of the above), b. Apr. 8, 
1872; m. Nov. 27, 1889, Frederick H. Gilbert, b. Sept. 30, 1867, 
a railroad engineer. 



882 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Children : 

5538 Albert H. Gilbert, b. Sept. 7, 1890. 

5539 Frank F. Gilbert, b. July 24, 1892. 

5540 Christopher F. Gilbert, b. Dec. 25, 1897. 

5541 Dwight E. Gilbert, b. July 14, 1899. 

5542 Horace M. Gilbert, b. May 17, 1902. 

5543 Myrtle E. Gilbert (twin with above), d. same day. 

3905 NELLIE ANN BUSH (sister of the above), b. Dec. 10, 
1876; m. Aug. 21, 1895, John Pettit, b. June 26, 1874, a farmer. 
Children : 

5544 Homer F. Pettit, b. Aug. 23, 1896. 

5545 Ray A. Pettit, b. June 9, 1898; d. Jan. 9, 1900. 

5546 Harold C. Pettit, b. Oct. 26, 1900. 

3924 \^^LLIAM B. STERLING {Edward, James, Daniel, Sam- 
uel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Dixon, 111., Feb. 9, 
1863; m. June 4, 1890, Olive Snow Underwood, b. at Dixon, 
May 7, 1868, dau. of Nathan (b. at Harwich, Mass., Nov. 12, 
1829) and Hannah Elizabeth (Weekes) Underwood (b. at New 
Sharon, Me., Apr. 27, 1834) of Dixon. 

It is possible that had William B. Sterling not died while a 
young man, he would have reached a higher level of achievement 
and fame than any member of the family has attained. He was 
a man of great mental power, of fine physique, a magnetic and 
winning personality and broad, generous character; one with the 
inborn instincts of a leader and who impelled those about him to 
feel his superior natural qualifications. 

He graduated from the high school at Dixon at the age of 
sixteen. He taught school in a country district near Dixon, 
meanwhile studj'ing law with the Hon. William Barge. He re- 
moved to Huron, S. Dak., in the spring of 1881, where his father 
had settled. Here he clerked in a store for a year, saving enough 
money to enable him to enter the State University at Madison, 
Wis. (of which his father's uncle was a founder), where he spent 
a 3'ear in the law department, crowding the work of a two-year 
course into one and graduating with high honor at the age of 
twenty-one. William now returned to Huron and entered upon the 
practice of his profession, becoming associated with William T. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 883 

Love, then attorney for the Chicago and Northwestern R. R., 
for the territory of Dakota, with whom he remained for several 
years. Mr. Love had many business interests which demanded 
much of his attention so that his young partner was intrusted with 
a large share of the business of the railway company in the courts 
of the State. In 1886 Mr. Sterling was elected to the office of 
district attorney of Beadle Co. when in his twenty-third year, 
and served for two years, being re-elected in 1888. 

He did not complete his second term of office, as, after the 
division of Dakota into North and South and their admission 
as States of the Union, he was appointed by President Harrison 
United States District Attorney for South Dakota, and resigned 
his elective office of district attorney. This was in 1889 and Wil- 
liam B. Sterling was but little more than a boy, being only 
twenty-six years old and the youngest man ever appointed to the 
office in the United States. He was a delegate to the first Repub- 
lican State Convention, which met in his town, and was chosen 
secretary of the Republican State Committee. At about this time 
Mr. Sterling was appointed attorney for the Chicago and North- 
western R. R. for the State of South Dakota. The many and 
complex duties of these two important offices he met and fulfilled 
with great success and brilliancy for four years, trying many im- 
portant suits, meanwhile keeping in close touch with the political 
affairs of the State. He was the leader of the younger men in the 
State Convention at Madison in 1892, where he was called " The 
Marshall Ney of Politics," and at the convention at Yankton, 
two years later, he was temporary chairman and opened the pro- 
ceedings with an able party speech. He represented his State as 
one of her speakers at the dedication of the South Dakota build- 
ing at the Chicago Exposition in 1893. 

Mr. Sterling would have been the unanimous choice of his 
party as their candidate for United States Senator in 1897 had 
he not felt that he could not afford to accept the nomination. 
In June, 1905, he was offered the position of general attorney 
and solicitor for the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri R. R. Com- 
pany, with offices at Omaha. He accepted and removed from the 
State of South Dakota, thus preventing the bestowal of further 



884 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

political honoi's in that commonwealth. In Omaha, he entered 
with enthusiasm upon his new duties. He soon became the leading 
spirit in certain projects for public improvement of the arid 
lands of the West and while in Wasliington in Jan. of 1897, 
procured the passage of a bill for the erection of reservoirs, for 
the purpose of supplying water to live stock on the plains. Jan. 
4, 1897, he was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the 
L^nited States. 

As an orator, IMr. Sterling had proven himself, in his many 
speeches before the court and in the field of politics, a man of 
exceptional power and force. His own personal magnetism 
was great in influencing a jury or audience in liis favor and 
his clear, simple language and logical, direct argument made 
him an opponent to be feared, an advocate to be courted. He 
d. at Omaha, of typhoid fever, Oct. 15, 1897, in his thirty- 
fifth year. 

A book of four hundred and thirteen pages, containing his 
biography, his speeches (in part) and the resolutions passed 
upon his death was issued, with the following dedication : " To 
the Memory of Wilham B. Sterling, whose Hfe and character, 
pure and grand, has been and is an inspiration, and whose bril- 
Hant mind, noble presence, integrity to principle, fidelity to 
friends, tender and loyal heart, made him a type of the best 
and grandest manhood ; whose death while yet in the morning of 
life is mourned by the thousands who knew and loved him. This 
book is gratefully and lovingly dedicated by his South Dakota 
friends." 

Mrs. Olive Sterling was companion to ]\Irs. H. H. Porter in 
1902, with a winter residence at the Hotel Netherlands, New York 
City. No issue. 

3925 HARRY C. STERLING (brother of the above), b. at 
Dixon, 111., Mar. 11, 1867 ; m. June 5, 1890 ; Maria Hart Stephen- 
son, b. at Coldspring, N. Y., June 11, 1867, dau. of DaA-id and 
Emma Hart (Shattuck) Stephenson, natives of N. Y. State. An 
electrical engineer at St. Paul, ]\Iinn. 
Child: 
5547 Irene Shattuck Sterling, b. in 1892. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 885 

3926 FRED E. STERLING (brother of the above), b. at Dixon, 
June 29, 1869; m. in Dec, 1891, Annie Parmlee, b. in 1863, 
dau. of Marcus and Sarah (Woodruff) Parmlee, natives of N. Y. 
State. He is a journalist at Rockford, 111. 
Children: 

5548 Arthur Edward Sterling, b. in June, 1894. 

5549 Olive Sterhng, b. in Dec., 1897. 

3995 MARY ELIZABETH ADAMS (Theodore Adams, David 
Adams, Elizabeth, Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), 
b. in Buffalo Co., Wis., Jan. M, 1861 ; m. at Fremont, Neb., Aug. 
10, 1881, George Hoagland, b. in Iowa Co., Wis., Nov. 2, 1855. 
She d. at Marietta, Neb., Dec. 30, 1899. Mr. Hoagland's resi- 
dence is at Mead, Neb. 

Children : 

5550 Ida May Hoagland, b. Jan. 21, 1883. 

5551 Clara Viola Hoagland, b. Apr. 10, 1885. 

5552 Bessie Mabel Hoagland, b. Nov. 20, 1886 ; d. Sept. 20, 

1898. 

5553 Edna Myrle Hoagland, b. Oct. 27, 1888. 

5554 Hazel Hoagland, b. Feb. 25, 1890. 

3996 DEBORAH CAROLINE ADAMS (sister of the above), b. 
at Liberty, Grant Co., Wis., May 21, 1863 ; m. at Marietta, Neb., 
Mar. 25, 1884, John S. Cheney, b. in Canada, Aug. 24, 1857. 
Residence, Mead, Neb. 

Child: 

5555 Ira Orlando Cheney, b. Nov. 26, 1886. 

3997 MARTHA VIOLA ADAMS (sister of the above), h. at 
Fremont, Neb., Oct. 24, 1866 ; m. at Marietta, Neb., Jan. 5, 1887, 
John William Otto, b. in Iowa, May 22, 1860. Residence, Peters- 
burg, Neb. 

Children : 

5556 Effie Viola Otto, b. Dec. 23, 1887. 

5557 Clarence Melford Otto, b. Oct. 29, 1889. 

5558 Alma Gladys Otto, b. Nov. 23, 1891. 

5559 Guy Elmer Otto, b. Oct. 29, 1895. 

5560 Harry Theodore Otto, b. Apr. 12, 1898; d. Dec. 16, 

1898. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



5561 Susan Sarah Otto, b. Jan. 24, 1900. 

5562 Lulu Otto, b. Dec. 26, 1901 ; d. Jan. 11, 1902. 

3998 JAY FLETCHER ADAMS (brother of the above), h. at 
Fremont, June 5, 1869 ; m. July, 1887, Nellie Otto, b. in Iowa. 
Residence, Mead, Neb. 

Children, born at IMead : 

5563 Lottie Lucinda Adams, b. Aug. 19, 1888. 

5564 Etta Verna Adams, b. Mar. 15, 1892. 

5565 Ernest Alton Adams, b. Dec. 23, 1893. 

5566 Orpha Jane Adams, b. Apr. 16, 1896. 

3999 HARRIET MAY ADAMS (sister of the above), b. at 
Mead, Neb., Sept. 26, 1872; m. there Dec. 23, 1890, Edward 
Thomas Robinson, b. in Iowa, Dec. 11, 1867. Residence, Peters- 
burg, Neb. 

Children : 

5567 Elva Jane Robinson, b. in 1893 : d. May 27, 1899. 

5568 Melva Susan Robinson, b. Jan. 29, 1896. 

5569 Dau., b. Apr. 29, 1902 ; d. May 4, 1902. 

5570 Son, b. Mar. 20, 1903. 

4021 HARRIET ANNETTE HUNTLEY (Sarah Summers, 
Harriet, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, WiUiatu), h. 
in Alamo, Mich., June 7, 1868; ra. Sept. 9, 1891, James Edward 
Welborn, b. in Peculiar, Mo., May 9, 1870. Reside in Kalamazoo, 
Mich. 

Children, born there: 

5571 H. Sterling Welborn, b. June 29, 1892. 

5572 Hazel Margaret Welborn, b. July 2, 1893. 

5573 Uyia Lois Welborn, b. Nov. 14, 1895. 

4023 HARRY STERLING HUNTLEY (brother of the above), 
h. in Alamo, Oct. 5, 1871 ; m. Dec. 14, 1896, Lula Rose, b. in Kala- 
mazoo, July 31, 1876, who d. Apr. 23, 1902. He hves in Kala- 
mazoo. 
Child: 

5574 Doris Rose Huntley, b. Feb. 20, 1898. 

4053 ]\IELISSA ADELAIDE GREGORY (William (Jones) 
Gregory, Sally, Josiah, Samud, Samuel, William, Richard, Wil- 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAAT.RHILL, MASS. 887 

liam), b. in Washington, Penn., May 1, 1843; m. Feb. 12, 1864, 
Morgan D. Tennant, b. in New Milford, Penn., Jan. 25, 1841. A 
carpenter at Meshoppen, Penn. 
Cliildren : 

5575 t Jennie Harriet Tennant, b. Jan. 9, 1865; m. Thomas 

Allerdice. 

5576 Nelhe Adelaide Tennant, b. at New Milford, Penn., Jan. 

6, 1867; m. Oct. 12, 1889, Ezra Davidson. Ch. : 
Mina, b. Sept. 28, 1890. 

5578 Sarah Jemima Tennant, b. in Braintrim, Penn., June 

16, 1868; d. Sept. 19, 1888. 

5579 Fred Gregory Tennant, b. in Meshoppen, Mar. 3, 1883; 

m. Sept. 11, 1901, Frances Howell of Summit, N. J. 

4057 AHIRA GAY GREGORY (Levi Gregory, Sally, Josiah, 
Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. Jan. 22, 1860; 
m. Jan. 30, 1886, Sallie B. Martin, b. June 27, 1865. He is a 
stone quarryman at Meshoppen, Penn. ; served one term as sheriff 
of Wj'oming Co. 

Children : 

5580 Lilhan Gregory, b. and d. Oct. 6, 1888. 

5581 Edna Anna Gregory, b. Sept. 30, 1889. 

4058 ELLA GREGORY (sister of the above), b. July 7, 1862; 
m. May 27, 1882, Harry Hart, b. July 3, 1849; a farmer near 
Meshoppen. 

Children : 

5582 Lizzie Hart, b. May 15, 1883. 

5583 Gregory Hart, b. Oct. 25, 1884. 

5584 Jane Hart, b. June 27, 1887. 

5585 Alice Hart, b. Jan. 7, 1888. 

5586 Lucy Hart, b. Oct. 6, 1890. 

5587 Robert Hart, b. Dec. 10, 1894. 

5588 James Hart, b. July 6, 1895. 

4073 LEULIA DOOLITTLE (Irejie Gregory, Sally, Josiah, 
Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), h. July 28, 1858; m. 
Aug. 23, 1879, Joseph Jayne, a farmer near Mehoopany, Penn. 
Children : 

5589 Bessie Irene Jayne, b. June 9, 1880; m. June, 1897, 

Arthur B. Carpenter; d. July 4, 1897. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



5590 Mildred Rae Jayne, b. May 24, 1883. 

5591 Josephine L. Jayne, b. May 7, 1885. 

4085 AMANDA E. NEWMAN (Josiah Xc-u-man, Susan, Josiah, 
Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. at Taylor Hill, 
Penn., Apr. 16, 1857; m. July 29, 1873, Nelson C. Roberts, b. 
at West Auburn, Penn., son of George and Lorinda (Patch) 
Roberts. He is a stone cutter at Montrose, Penn. 

Children, born at West Auburn: 

5592 Eva Lena Roberts, b. June 6, 1876; m. July 11, 1894, 

Wilbur B. Rifenburv, a stone cutter of Montrose. 

5593 Clarence C. Roberts, b. Dec. 4, 1882 ; d. Feb. 20, 1883. 

5594 Fremont E. Roberts, b. May 9, 1887. 

4086 CHARLES J. NEWMAN (brother of the above), b. at 
Taylor Hill, Feb. 28, 1859 ; m. Aug. 20, 1880, Emma B. Jennings, 
b. at Milton, N. J., Feb. 26, 1860, dau. of William and JuUa A. 
(Brown) Jennings. He is an engineer at Newfoundland, N. J. 

Children : 

5595 Frederick C. Newman, b. Mar. 22, 1882. 

5596 Bessie M. Newman, b. May 7, 1884 ; d. Aug. 6, 1900. 

5597 Ethel B. Newman, b. Jan. 8, 1891. 

5598 Blanche Newman, b. Nov. 27, 1892 ; d. May 11, 1893. 

5599 Ruth Newman, b. June 27, 1895. 

4087 FRED E. NEWMAN (brother of the above), b. at Tay- 
lor Hill, :May 9, 1861 ; m. Aug. 27, 1884, Jennie M. Williams. 
Reside at Black Walnut, Penn. 

Children : 

5600 May E. Newman, b. Jan. 17, 1887. 

5601 Bessie A. Newman, b. Oct. 27, 1890. 

5602 Eunice J. Newman, b. May 20, 1892. 

5603 Daisy B. Newman, b. July 2, 1896. 

5604 Harriet H. Newman, b. July 9, 1898. 

5605 Frederick E. Newman, b. July 23, 1900. 

5606 Henry D. Newman, b. Aug. 12J 1902. 

4088 IDA E. NEWMAN (sister of the above), b. in Sullivan 
Co., Penn., May 25, 1863; m. Nov. 14, 1884, Joseph W. Pierson, 
b. in Auburn, Penn., Oct. 4, 1857, son of Benjamin and Lucy 
Pierson. He is a farmer at Auburn Center, Penn. 



-UTLLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, ]MASS. 889 

Children : 

5607 Vincent Pierson, b. Feb. 25, 1885. 

5608 Anna Pierson, b. Mar. 23, 1887. 

5609 Benjamin Pierson, b. May 3, 1889. 

5610 Frederick Pierson, b. Mar. 25, 1891. 

5611 Watson Pierson, b. Mar. 23, 1893. 

5612 Angeline Pierson, b. Mar. 25, 1895. 

5613 Lena Pierson, b. Aug. 4, 1897. 

4089 ANGELINE NEWMAN (sister of the above), b. at Tay- 
lor Hill, Penn., July 24, 1866 ; m. in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Dec. 23, 
1896, Harry Loomis, b. at Tunkhannock, Penn., Apr. 30, 1872, 
son of Lambert P. and Elzina (Quick) Loomis. A store manager 
at Lynchburg, Va. 

Child: 
5614 Charles Newman Loomis, b. at Wilkes-Barre, Sept. 17, 
1897. 

4090 ELLA NEWMAN (sister of the above), h. at Taylor Hill, 
June 9, 1870; m. at Towanda, Penn., Apr. 29, 1891, Milton R. 
Kimball, b. in New Jersey, Dec. 13, 1863. He is a traveling 
salesman. 

Child: 

5615 Edna May KImbaU, b. May 30, 1892. 

4091 JENNIE NEWMAN (sister of the above), b. at Taylor 
Hill, May 5, 1874; m. Aug. 14, 1891, George Hartley Devine, 
b. at West Auburn, Penn., Apr. 11, 1872. A traveling salesman. 
Reside in Wilkes-Barre. 

Children : 

5616 Clair Brint Devine, b. Mar. 3, 1893. 

5617 Earl Warren Devine, b. Jan. 22, 1895. 

4119 EDWIN BIRDSEY JUDSON (Charles Judson, Lucy 
Keeler, Eleanor, Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. 
at Winslow, 111., Dec. 7, 1859; m. June 6, 1888, Grace Lee 
Macaughtry ; reside in Tacoma, Wash. 
Children : 

5618 Thomas Macaughtry Judson, b. in Decatur, 111., Apr. 28, 

1889. 

5619 Edwin Dougald Judson, b. in Tacoma, Nov. 28, 1890. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



4120 WILKIE COLLINS JLT)SON (brother of the above), b. 
at Nora, 111., Oct. 12, 1868; m. Aug. 3, 1895, Josephine Golden; 
reside in Bellingham, Wash. 

Children : 

5620 Lyman Gage Judson, b. at New Whatcom, Wash., July 

30, 1900. 

5621 Charles Norman Judson, b. at New Whatcom, Sept. 19, 

1902. 

5622 Erma Bemice Judson, b. at Bellingham, Sept. 5, 1904. 

4121 ALICE RUST JLTDSON (sister of the above), b. at Nora, 
Jan. 17, 1871 ; m. in Apr., 1893, William Ogilvie Pringle; reside 
in Chicago, 111. 

Children, born in Chicago : 

5623 Robert Judson Pringle, b. Jan. 4, 1895. 

5624 Edward Ogilvie Pringle, b. Nov. 26, 1896. 

4126 INA JUDSON BRIGGS (Ellen Jiuhon, Lucy Kccler, 
Eleanor, Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. at Nora, 
HI., July 6, 1869; m. 1st, Orville E. Penwell of Para, III; 2d, 
Charles W. Castle of Logansport, Ind. 
Child by first marriage: 

5625 Harmol C. Penwell, b. in Chicago, June 23, 1890. 
Child by second marriage: 

5626 Rita M. Castle, b. at Decatur, 111., Mar. 10, 1897. 

4128 RALPH TRACY BRIGGS (brother of the above), b. at 
Decatur, ^lay 20, 1878; m. Pearl Williams; resides in St. Louis, 
Mo. 

Children : 

5627 Lucile Eleanor Briggs, b. at Dallas, Texas, July 12, 

1899. 

5628 Ralph Henry Briggs, b. at St. Louis, Oct. 28, 1903. 

4134 JOHN STERLING DEANS (Charles Deans, Eleanor, 
John, Samuel, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Chester, 
Pcnn., June 25, 1858; m. at Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 1, 1890, Clara 
Violet Barr, dau. of Llewellyn Townsley Barr, a merchant of Cin- 
cinnati, and Mary Elizabeth Bringhurst of Germantown, Penn. 
Mr. Deans graduated from the Pennsylvania Polyteclmic College 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 891 

as a civil engineer. He has been for some years chief engineer of 
the Phoenix Bridge Company, at Phoenixville, Penn. 
Children, born in Phoenixville. 

5629 John Sterhng Deans, b. July 5, 1891. 

5630 Mary Elizabeth Deans, b. Sept. 28, 1893. 

5631 Eleanor Ward Deans, b. Jan. 11, 1895. 

5632 Robert Barr Deans, b. July 14, 1896. 

4277 WILLIAM E. STERLING (John, William, JoJn%, TJiad- 
deus, Samuel, WUliam, Richard, William), h. at Larwcll, Ind., Dec. 
19, 1862; m. Oct. 25, 1892, Agnes Clark; residence, Fort Wayne, 
Ind. 

Child: 

5633 Cornelius J. Sterling, b. Sept. 24, 1894. 

4278 ELLA J. STERLING (sister of the above), b. Mar. 6, 
1864 ; m. at Warsaw, Ind., July 13, 1881, John W. Elder. 

Children : 

5634 Flora Elder, b. Apr. 20, 1882; m. Apr. 17, 1901, Jacob 

E. Walters of Warsaw. Have : Marshal LeRoy, b. 
June 7, 1904. 
5636 Martha Dell Elder, b. Nov. 8, 1883; m. Aug. 15, 1901, 
Charles W. Spear of Warsaw. Have: Eva May, 
b. Dec. 6, 1903, and another, b. Aug. 4, 1904. 

5639 Charles E. Elder, b. Dec. 21, 1885. 

5640 Benjamin F. Elder, b. Feb. 2, 1896. 

5641 Marion Sterhng Elder, b. May 6, 1898. 

5642 Wilbur E. Elder, b. Sept. 28, 1901. 

4282 GEORGE M. STERLING (brother of the above), b. Oct. 
26, 1872; m. Nov. 29, 1899, Effie May Warren; residence, Ben- 
ton Harbor, Mich. 
Children : 

5643 Laura May Sterling, b. Oct. 5, 1900. 

5644 Eva A. Sterling, b. Oct. 3, 1903. 

4287 IDA ALLEY (Ann, William, John, Thaddeus, Samuel, 
William, Richard, William), b. Apr. 19, 1864; m. at South Whit- 
ley, Ind., in 1885, Edward Smith; residence. South Whitley. 
Children : 

5645 Hortense Smith, b. in 1886. 

5646 Hazel Smith, b. in 1888. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



4288 EDWARD ALLEY (brother of the above), b. Dec. 9, 
1866; m. in 1887 Anna Diller. He is a barber at Elkhart, Lid. 

Children : 

5647 Jeannette Alley, b. at Larwell, Ind., Dec. 4, 1892. 

5648 George Alley, b. at Summitville, Ind., Dec. 28, 1898. 

4289 MAUD M. STERLING (Henry, WilUam, John, Thaddeus, 
Samuel, WUUam, Richard, William), b. May 26, 1873; m. at 
Rush-ialle, Ind., Jan. 1, 1900, Charles H. Conrad. 

Children : 

5649 Helen Irene Conrad, b. at Laporte, Ind., Dec. 2, 1900; 

d. . 

5650 Florence B. Conrad, b. at Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 18, 1903. 

4290 FRED B. STERLING (brother of the above), h. May 11, 
1878; m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 22, 1902, Gigne Elizabeth 
Braun. He is a barber at Elkhart, Ind. 

Child: 

5651 Robert Wayne Sterling, b. in Chicago, HI, Jan. 31, 1904. 

4295 CLARA WOODS (Sarah, William, John, Thaddeus, Sam- 
uel, William, Richard, William), b. Feb. 28, 1881; m. Mar. 24, 
1903, James B. Williams. 
Child: 

5652 Constance Opal Woods Williams, b. Dec. 15, 1903. 
4310 MARY CATHERINE MAY (James May, Mary, John, 
Thaddeus, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. at Shamokin, 
Penn., Nov. 26, 1866; m. there May 2, 1893, WiUiam Aloysius 
]\Iullcn, son of John and Mary (O'Brien) Mullen. Reside in 
Shamokin. 

Children, born at Shamokin : 

5653 John Mullen, b. Feb. 9, 1894. 

5654 Mary May Mullen, b. Dec. 25, 1895. 

5655 James May Mullen, b. June 7, 1901 ; d. same day. 

4323 CAROLINE IMORGAN (Elizabeth May, Mary, John, 
Thaddeus, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. at Shamokin, 
Penn., July 13, 1867; m. there Nov. 19, 1889, James Richard 
Nagle, son of Simon Snyder and Elizabeth (Malone) Nagle. 
Reside in Shamokin. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HA-^^RHILL, MASS. 893 

Children, born in Shamokin : 

5656 James Aloysius Nagle, b. Oct. 27, 1890. 

5657 Henry Morgan Nagle, b. Sept. 10, 1891. 

5658 John Morgan Nagle, b. Oct. 18, 1893, in Philadelphia. 

5659 Simon Snyder Nagle, b. Jan. 18, 1895. 

4328 MARY CECILIA MAY (Isaac May, Mary, John, Thad- 
deus, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. Aug. 16, 1872; m. 
Aug. 1, 1900, Charles Edward, son of Enoch Jones. 

Children : 

6660 Charles Edward Jones, b. Mar. 4, 1901. 

6661 Robert Bernard Jones, b. July 31, 1903. 

4329 JOHN JOSEPH MAY {brother of the above), b. Dec. 
25, 1876; m. Jan. 14, 1903, Elizabeth Burns. He is a clerk at 
the Natalie Colliery, Shamokin, Penn. 

Child: 

5662 William Russell May, b. Nov. 3, d. Nov. 27, 1903. 

4330 VIOLET ANN MAY {sister of the above), b. Aug. 26, 
1878; m. at Harrisburg, Penn., Harry Patterson Dunbar, son of 
Harry P. and Catherine (Young) Dunbar. 

Child: 

5663 Katharine May Dunbar, b. at Harrisburg, Sept. 10, 1902. 
4338 H. ARLINGTON MAY {George May, Mary, John, Thad- 
deus, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Shamokin, Penn., 
June 11, 1873; m. Mary Kessler. Residence, Shamokin. 

Children, born in Shamokin : 

5664 Isaac May, b. Sept. 8, 1895. 
6665 Raymond May, b. Feb. 20, 1897. 

5666 Helen May, b. Dec. 8, 1898. 

5667 Violet May, b. July 31, 1900. 

5668 Frederick May, b. Mar. 20, 1902. 

5669 Arthur May (twin with above). 

4346 MARY MATILDA GRAEBER {Mary May, Mary, John, 
Thaddetis, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. in Shamokin, 
Penn., Aug. 29, 1875 ; m. Feb. 21, 1900, Thomas Maher. 
Children : 

5670 Thomas F. Maher, b. Oct. 27, 1900. 

5671 Katherine P. Maher, b. Jan. 4, 1902. 

5672 Mary L. Maher, b. Apr. 4, 1903. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



4405 MAY A. STERLING (Ephraim, Curtis, Thaddeus, Thad- 
deus, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. Dec. 25, 1861; m. 
Mar. 10, 1882, George E. Hoagland, b. Mar. 15, 1862, son of 
John (d. Mar. 12, 1886, aged 64) and Maria (Titus) Hoagland. 
He is a carpenter at Dover, Morris Co., N. J. 
Children : 
56T3 Clarence B. Hoagland, b. Dec. 23, 1883. 

5674 Floyd R. Hoagland, b. July 11, 1887 ; d. Sept. 3, 1888. 

5675 Edna May Hoagland, b. Sept. 23, 1890 ; d. May 2, 1891. 

4410 ISAAC R. STERLING (David, Curtis, Thaddeus, Thad- 
deus, Samuel, William, Richard, William), b. at Elmhurst, Penn., 
Sept. 25, 1867; m. at Dunmore, Penn., Oct. 23, 1889, Hannah 
McAndrew, dau. of Patrick and Bridget IMcAndrew. He is fore- 
man in a mill in Buffalo, N. Y. ; residence, Blaisdell, N. Y. 
Children : 

5676 Mary M. Sterling, b. Mar. 25, 1891. 

5677 NeUic Sterling, b. Aug. 24, 1892. 

5678 Irene Sterhng, b. July 29, 1894. 

5679 Elizabeth Sterling, b. Sept. 3, 1896. 

5680 David A. Sterling, b. Feb. 9, 1899 ; d. Apr. 26, 1900. 

5681 Isaac J. Sterhng, b. Jan. 7, 1901. 

5682 Ephraim A. Sterling, b. Apr. 2, 1903. 

4414 IDA ISABELLE STERLING (sister of the above), h. at 
Ehnhurst, Aug. 30, 1872; m. at Factoryville, Penn., Nov. 8, 1888, 
George F. Capwell, son of Benjamin and Annis Capwcll. He is 
a farmer at Glover, Idaho Co., Ida. 
Children : 

5683 IMildrcd L. Capwell, b. Aug. 17, 1889. 

5684 Janetta A. Capwell, b. June 3, 1892. 

5685 David L. Capwell, b. Dec. 20, 1894. 

5686 Paulina I. Capwell, b. Feb. 24, 1896. 
6687 Benjamin C. Capwell, b. Nov. 5, 1901. 

4675 ALBERT CHAMPLIN CALKINS (Ann Morey, Elizabeth 
Champlin, Betsey Lee, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), 
h. Nov. 8, 1868; m. Dec. 31, 1894, Blanche Magee, b. at Jack- 
sonville, Fla., Aug. 13, 1874, dau. of Henry Louis ^lagcc (b. at 
Kanona, N. Y., in Feb., 1847, Gen. Supt. of the Wabash R. R., 
St. Louis) and Rose Blanche Clark. Mr. Calkins is an inventor 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 895 

of mining machinery, an assayer, and a dealer in mining properties 
at Los Angeles, Cal. 
Children : 

5688 Blanche Magee Calkins, b. Oct. 1, 1895. 

5689 Alberta Champlin Calkins, b. Nov. 14, 1896. 

5690 Henry Louis Magee Calkins, b. Apr. 25, 1900. 

4719 ADDISON EMMET BAKER (Julia Head, Lucy Lord, 
Isaiah Lord, Caroline, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), b. at 
Grant Park, Kankakee Co., 111., Aug. 9, 1869; m. in Chicago, 
Dec. 22, 1891, Harriet E. Bray, b. at Tipton, la., Mar. 20, 1868. 
Mr. Baker is a live stock broker in Chicago, 111. 
Children, born in Chicago: 

5691 Harrison Addison Baker, b. Dec. 20, 1892. 

5692 Helen Esther Baker, b. Feb. 18, 1900 ; d. Jan. 11, 1901. 

4726 LIBBIE ELLEN BALDWIN (Ellen Tinker, Elizabeth 
Stewart, Caroline Lord, Caroline, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, Wil- 
liam), b. Aug. 18, 1857; m. Nov. 15, 1876, Lewis B. Wickham, a 
farmer in Gaines, Orleans Co., N. Y. 
Children : 

5693 Harry Wickham, b. Nov. 6, 1877; m. in July, 1901, 

Ada Yates. 

5694 Bessie Wickham, b. Sept. 6, 1879. 

5695 Nelson Wickham. 

4728 FRED STEWART BALDWIN (brother of the above), b. 
May 15, 1862; m. Oct. 1, 1884, Clara Emogene Terrill, b. Apr. 
14, 1862, dau. of Eugene W. and Clara S. (McClure) Terrill 
of Pitcher, N. Y. Mr. Baldwin is a merchant at Pitcher, in com- 
pany with his brother Charles. 

Children : 

5696 Gertrude C. Baldwin, b. May 22, 1885. 

5697 Ellen E. Baldwin, b. Mar. 23, 1887. 

5698 Florence E. Baldwin, b. Aug. 25, 1894. 

5699 Harold D. Baldwin, b. June 21, 1897. 

4729 GEORGE DENISON BALDWIN (brother of the above), 
b. Aug. 29, 1864; m. May 13, 1885, Hattie, dau. of Elisha Gage 
of Gaines. Mr. Baldwin is a farmer on the old Gage homestead 
at Childs, N. Y. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Childi-en : 

5700 Jay Baldwin, b. Oct. 4, 1888. 

5701 Rose Baldwin, b. Oct. 13, 1892. 

5702 Ruth Baldwin, b. June 20, 1900. 

4730 WILL EMORY BALDWIN (brother of the above), b. 
Nov. 19, 1865 ; m. Mar. 28, 1885, Sarah Densmore, b. Aug. 28, 
1862, dau. of William T. Densmore. Mr. Baldwin is a salesman in 
Albion, N. Y. 
Children : 

5703 Susie Baldwin, b. Oct. 23, 1887. 

5704 Gladys Baldwin, b. Dec. 25, 1901. 

4732 FLORA ETTA BALDWIN (sister of above), h. June 20, 
1869; m. Sept. 7, 1892, Arthur D. Bliss, a jeweler in Albion. 
Child: 

5705 Gerald B. Bhss, b. Dec. 3, 1896. 

4840 EUGENIA DAVISON BARNARD (Eugenia B. Davison, 
Mary E. Badger, Eliza, Samuel, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, William), 
h. in Rochester, N. Y., July 9, 1873; m. May 16, 1894, Aras 
James Williams, b. July 15, 1870. He was treasurer and financial 
manager, in 1901, of Robert Wicks Company, wholesale clothiers, 
at Utica, N. Y. 
Child : 

5706 Charlotte Eugenia Wilhams, b. Feb. 19, 1895. 

5041 FREDERICK B. STERLING (Albert, Henry, David, 
Seth, Joseph, Joseph, Daniel, WiUiain), b. at Rutland, Vt., Nov. 13, 
1863; m. in Weymouth, Mass., Jan. 14, 1886, Clara W. Richards, 
b. in Weymouth, Dec. 6, 1863. He is clerk in a store at Keene, 
N. H. 

Child: 
6707 Freda B. Sterling, b. at Weymouth, Oct. 26, 1892. 

5042 EDWARD O. STERLING (brother of the above), h. at 
Keene, N. H., May 11, 1873; m. there Oct. 20, 1894, Agusto 
Domina, b. at Coventry, Vt., Jan. 19, 1876. He is a tinsmith at 
Keene. 

Child : 
5708 Mildred W. Sterhng, b. at Keene, Aug. 13, 1898. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF HAVERHILL, MASS. 897 

5043 LIZZIE W. STERLING (sister of the above), b. at Keene, 
Sept. 2, 1875 ; m. there June 22, 1898, David W. Mitchell, b. in 
Liverpool, Eng., Dec. 26, 1875; a plumber at Keene. He was 
sergeant in Co. L, N. H. N. G., during the Spanish-American 
War. 

Child: 

5709 Richard W. Mitchell, b. at Keene, May 8, 1900. 

5045 ORVILLE L. ABBOTT (Edmund Abbott, Elvira, David, 
Seth, Joseph, Joseph, Daniel, WiUiam), h. at Rutland, Vt., Nov. 
26, 1871 ; m. at Watervliet, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1892, Ada Mesick, 
b. Oct. 3, 1869, dau. of William E. and Lydia M. (Labdell) 
IMesick of Troy, N. Y. Orville is clerk in the N. Y. C. & H. R. 
R. R. freight office at Troy. 
Child: 

5710 Harold L. Abbott, b. at Watervhet, Nov. 16, 1894. 

5117 IRENE BUTLER McVAY (Annie Jones, Jane Hunting- 
ton, Phehe Marvin, Phebe, William, Joseph, Daniel, William), h. 
Mar. 16, 1867 ; m. at Sewickley, Penn., Apr. 21, 1897, Marshall 
A. Christy, attorney-at-law. Residence, Sewickley. 

Children, born at Sewickley : 

5711 Sarah Marshall Christy, b. Dec. 21, 1898. 

5712 Annie Huntington Christy, b. Nov. 24, 1900. 

5118 CHARLES BUTLER McVAY, Jr. (brother of the above), 
b. Sept. 19, 1868; m. at Sewickley, May 26, 1897, Edith, dau. 
of John B. Reno. Mr. McVay is a heutenant in the United States 
Navy. Residence at Sewickley. 

Child: 

5713 Charles Butler McVay, b. Aug. 31, 1898. 

5120 ELIZABETH HUNTINGTON McVAY (sister of the 
above), b. Apr. 8, 1874; m. at Sewickley, Jan. 21, 1899, George 
Rice, b. at Pineville, Ky. ; lieutenant in the United States Navy, 
with residence at Sewickley. 
Child, born at Sewickley: 

5714 Ehzabeth Huntington Rice, b. Mar. 6, 1901. 

5236 CHARLOTTE MARIE COZZENS (Henr^j Cozzens, Char- 
lotte Marvin, Lucy Sill, Jemima, William, Joseph, Daniel, Wil- 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Uam), b. Jan. 31, 1872; m. Aug. 5, 1891, Charles C. Littlefield of 
Jersey City. Residence (1901), N. Y. City. 
Children : 
6715 Walter Littlefield. 

5716 Helen Littlefield. 

5237 HELEN LOUISE COZZENS (sister of the above), b. at 
Oswego, N. ¥., Mar. 12, 1874; m. Apr. 5, 1892, Charles W. 
Steele of Jefsey City. Residence, East Orange, N. J. 
Child: 

5717 Wesley Steele. 

5575 JENNIE HARRIET TENNANT (Melissa Gregory, Wil- 
liam (Jones) Gregory, Sally, Josiah, Samuel, Samu-el, William, 
Richard, William), h. in East Nisouri, Oxford Co., Ontario, Can., 
Jan. 9, 1865; m. July 2, 1885, Thomas Allerdice, b. at Loch 
Lochee, Scotland, Mar. 24, 1862. A stone cutter at ilcshoppen, 
Penn. 

Children : 

5718 Adelaide Gregory Allerdice, b. June 2, 1887. 

5719 Margaret Phin Allerdice, b. Nov. 6, 1890. 

5720 Alexander Tennant Allerdice, b. :May 11, 1892. 
6721 Jemima Allerdice, b. Mar. 1, 1900. 



fames g^terlins of Corn^Mall 
Connecticut 

5722 IT T IS parentage and ancestry are not definitely known. 
I I He is supposed, however, to have been a great- 
grandson or great-great-grandson of William Ster- 
ling of Haverhill and Lyme, probably through his son Richard. 

In Asa Bonney's account book he is, under date of 1780, called 
James Sterling, Jr., therefore it is assumed that his father was 
then of Cornwall and named James. 

Cornwall was first settled in 1739-40. None of the name of 
Sterling were there among the earliest settlers of the first eight 
years. (Hist, of Litchfield Co., Conn., 1881, p. 290.) 

James Sterling m. in Cornwall, Conn., June 28, 1767, Hannah 
May, probably dau. of Edward May of Cornwall. James Sterling, 
although a Quaker, enlisted at Cornwall in June, 1776, as a mem- 
ber of Capt. Roger's company, in the 2d Battalion, Wadsworth's 
Brigade, raised under an act of the Legislature to reinforce Wash- 
ington at New York City. The battalion served on the Brooklyn 
front a few days before and during the Battle of Long Island, 
Aug. 27, 1776, and was in the retreat from New York, Aug. 29 
and 30. It was stationed at New York under General Putnam 
and narrowly escaped capture on the retreat from the city, Sept. 
15. They were posted on Harlem (Washington) Heights until 
the Battle of White Plains, Oct. 28, 1776, in which the battahon 
was engaged and suffered some loss. James was mustered out 
with the company, Dec. 25, 1776, and returned to his home. When 
asked if he ever killed a man in battle he said he did n't know, 
but that once he was surrounded by the enemy and in the fight 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



he saw one man fall at a shot from his musket. Jumping over the 
body he escaped death or capture. " At the Battle of Long Island, 
seeing his company was being surrounded, he rushed at the British 
line with clubbed musket and broke through, then threw away 
his gun and ran, escaping unhurt." (Judge Harrison, who had 
it from James's daughter.) James may have enhsted again as 
there Is a tradition that he was in the Battle of Trenton. His 
early home in Cornwall was in a log house. This he built, together 
with farm buildings, on land which was afterwards proven to be- 
long to another who had a prior claim. The town authorities, 
in a desire to assist him, laid out a highway through the dis- 
puted property and thus saved the barn from confiscation. But 
he had to build another dwelHng. 

James was a very vigorous man, large physically, a great 
worker, and could mow with the scythe as much grass as two 
ordinary men could cut in the same time. He sometimes received 
the wages of two men for a day's work. 

Like most people of large stature, he was of a kindly and even 
tempered disposition and enjoyed a joke. In reply to some 
remarks by his more excitable wife he would say, " Don't thee 
bite, Hannah." His half sister, name not known, lived in his 
family and she did not seem to share his jovial disposition. He 
made some remark about her mouth which she resented so much 
that for a long time she would not eat at the table with him. So 
James ate his meals alone and left the table, that his sister might 
eat with the family. 

He had one old horse which he had ridden for many years. 
Sometimes in returning from a short journey with the mare, he 
would come home, carrying the saddle on liis arm and leading the 
animal by its halter strap. 

He was a consistent member of the Society of Friends and used 
their quaint forms of speech. 

In 1776 " James Sterling worked the Rev. Hezekiah Gold's 
farm in Cornwall and was assaulted by him, for which Mr. Gold 
was fined." (Sedgwick's pamphlet upon the history of Cornwall.) 
Asa Bonney, father of Meliscent, who m. James's son Isaac, 
kept an account book wherein arc many items relative to James 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 901 

and his sons. The first mention, headed, " James Starling, Jr.," 
is dated May 30, 1780, and the last is Sept. 12, 1812. 

Asa Bonney in account with James Sterling of Cornwall £, s. d. 

1780 May 30 Dr. To Two Bushels of Potatoes 3 

Nov. To Three Bushels of Buckwheat. 6 

Aug. Cr. By your Boy one Day to Reap. 10 

Nov. By one Bushel of Turnups. 16 

1784 Dr. To Braiding a Whip. 9 

To an Ox Slead. 10 

1787 June Cr. By Isaac one day to drive Oxen. 10 

1788 Feb. By Sleading 22 IBushels Ashes. 3 8 
May By your 2 Pairs of oxen to plow an acre. 2 6 

"7 By Nath? \ Day to drive Oxen. 6 

Aug. 9 By Daniel i & Nat. 1 Day on hay 3 

1789 Mar. 3 By Daniel one day to Score timber. 2 6 
1793 Sept. 26 Dr. To My Oxen one day to plow in Wheat. 10 
1795 Mar. To Braiding a Whip Lash 8 

To My Cross Cut Saw four days. 20 

" To My Oxen nearly equal to 10 Days. 12 4 

To Work on Your Cart, 4| Days. 19 

" To Soling & patching your wife's Shoes. 10 

1793 July Cr. By part of a day reaping Wheat. 09 

" <^ By Nath" half a day carting Grain. 16 

1795 By Nath? one day Making Sap troughs 2 6 



1810 Dec. Dr. To 3200 Shingle nails. 1.33 
Mar. 1 To Twenty Shillings by Palmer Johnson 3.33 

To 19 Shillings lid Paid by Isaac Sterling 3.31 

1811 To mending Your Plow .33 
July To If yds. of fulled Cloth. 1.83 

" Cr. By Your Mare to Washington 

By Drawing Wood, Stone & Clay .83 

By James' Mare to Plymouth 27 Ms. .75 

1812 Sept. 12 By Salt at the Store of Wadhams and Thompson 

in Goshen. 2.47 

Hannah Sterling was a member of the Cornwall First church 
as early as 1775. Seven children by her were bapt. there, Ann 
(probably Amy), Daniel, Isaac, and Thomas In 1775, a dau. in 
1776, Rachel in 1778, and James in 1781. A child d. in 1789. 

James Sterling d. in Cornwall, July 13, 1829. Hannah d. 
there May 20, 1834. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



5723 t Thomas Sterling, b. Dec. 6, 1768; m. Mehltable Norton. 

5724 t Daniel Sterling, b. in 1769; m. Mary Bradford. 

5725 tAmy Sterling, b. in 1771 ; m. Ephraim Howe. 

5726 "i^Isaac Sterling, b. June 27, 1773; m. 1st, Urena Johnson, 

2d, Meliscent Bonney. 

5727 'Nathaniel Sterling, b. Nov. 31, 1774; m. 1st, Prudy A. 

Maples, 2d, Polly A. Moss. 

5728 Sarah Sterling, bapt. in 1776; d. unm. about 1858. 

5729 'Rachel Sterling, b. Jan. 5, 1778; m. 1st, Jedediah Hewitt, 

2d, Mr. Stark. 

5730 James Sterling, bapt. in 1781 ; d. young, probably in 

1789. 

5731 + Hannah Sterling, b. Jan. 7, 1785; m. Thomas Lucas. 

5732 tSamuel Sterling, b. Apr. 1, 1793; m. Mary Newell. 

5723 THOMAS STERLING (James), b. in Cornwall, Conn., 
Dec. 6, 1768; m. Aug. 23, 1790, in Morris, Conn., Mcliitable 
Norton, b. June 1, 1768. 

Thomas Sterling removed from Connecticut to Brookh'n, Sus- 
quehanna Co., Penn., in 1812. At that time the township was 
known by the name of Hopbottom, deriving this title from the 
creek along whose banks the early settlers found wild hops grow- 
ing. The name of the town was changed to Brooklyn in 1825. 
A settlement was first made within the present limits of Brooklyn 
by a party of Scotch-Irish and Dutch from Philadelphia in 1787. 
They began to sell their titles to settlers from Connecticut in 
1798. The entire section was eventually peopled almost entirely 
by natives of Connecticut, who at this time supposed that they 
were moving into a territory over which their old commonwealth 
had jurisdiction. 

Thomas Sterling was a wheelwright and a cabinet and furni- 
ture maker. Like his father he was a Quaker, one of few in the 
locality. He and his wife are buried in the old cemetery in Brook- 
lyn. The inscription on the stone above their graves reads: 
" Thomas Sterling died Nov. 26, 1828 Aged 61 years also Mc- 
lietabcl his wife Died Sept. 18, 1827, Aged 60 years." 

Only child : 
5733 t James William Sterling, b. in Mar., 1791 ; m. Betsey 
Tewksbury. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 903 

5724 DANIEL STERLING (James), b. In CornwaU in 1769; 
m. July 25, 1793, Mary Bradford, b. in England, July 14, 1771, 
dau. of John and Mary (Fitch) Bradford.^ Daniel removed in 
1804 to the " Black River Country," in Jefferson Co., N. Y., and 
settled in the township of Antwerp, a mile north of Indian River. 
This section was then first being settled. There were no highways 
for the last stages of the journey and the wife and mother had 
to walk miles through the forest, carrying her youngest child, 
while the father cut a path through the underbrush for the pas- 
sage of their wagon. One of the first deeds recorded for this 
locality is in the name of Mary (Bradford) Sterling, 1806. Daniel 
Sterling was a man of considerable education. He was a justice 
of the peace and general arbitrator of neighborhood difficulties, 
so that he came to be called " Judge " Sterling. He was the first 
highway commissioner of his town. He was a Royal Arch Mason. 

Daniel Sterhng d. in Antwerp, June 13, 1828. His wife d. 
four months later, Oct. 12, 1828. 

Children : 
5734 Daniel Fitch Sterling, b. Sept. 12, 1797 ; was twice m., 

' Ancestry op IMary Bradford 

William Bradford lived at Austerfield, Yorkshire, Eng., in 1575; buried Jan. 10, 
1596. His son, William Bradford, m. Alice, dau. of John Hanson; was buried July 15, 
1591. His son. Gov. William Bradford, bapt. Mar. 19, 1589; m. 1st, in Amsterdam, 
Holland, Dec. 9, 1613, Dorothea May, aged 16. They embarked for England July 22, 
1620, and set sail from Plymouth in ship Mayflower, with first company of Pilgrims, 
Sept. 6, 1620, and landed on Cape Cod, Mass., in Nov., 1620. His wife fell overboard 
and was drowned at Cape Cod, Dec. 9, 1620. He m. 2d, Aug. 14, 1623. Alice (Carpenter) 
Southworth, widow of Edward S., dau. of Alexander Carpenter of Wrentham, Eng. 
She d. Mar. 26, 1670, aged 79. William was for many years governor of Plymouth Bay 
Colony. He d. May 9, 1657. His son, Maj. WilUam Bradford, b. in Plymouth, Mass., 
June 17, 1624; m. 1st, Alice, dau. of Thomas and Welthean Richards of Weymouth, 
who d. Dec. 12, 1671 ; m. 2d, widow Wiswell ; m. 3d, Mrs. Mary, dau. of John Atwood, 
widow of Rev. John Holmes of Duxbury. She d. June 6, 1715. He was deputy gov- 
ernor, one of Gov. Andros' council and chief military officer of PIjTnouth Colony. He 
d. Feb. 20, 1703. (N. Eng. Hist. Gene. Register, Vol. xliii, p. 197.) His only son by 
second m. was Joseph Bradford, b. 1675 ; m. Oct. 5, 1698, Anne, b. Apr., 1675, at 
Norwich, Conn., dau. of Rev. James Fitch by 2d wife Priscilla Mason. He settled at 
Norwich, Conn., removed to Lebanon, Conn., where she d. Oct. 17, 1715; he m. 2d, 
Mary Sherwood Fitch, and d. in 1744. His son, Capt. John Bradford, b. May 20, 
1717 (Ibid., Vol. xiv., p. 175), d. May 10, 1787; m. Mary, dau. of Daniel and 
Sarah (Sherwood) Fitch, of Norwich, Conn. (b. July, 1745 ; d. Nov. 15, 1780). 
They removed from Moutville, Conn., to Cornwall, Conn., about 1772. (Hist, of 
Litchfield Co., 1881, p. 297.) Their dau., Mary Bradford, b. July 14, 1771, m. Daniel 
Sterling. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



each time to a widow. Lived in Rome, N. Y. He 
d. Oct. 11, 1869, without issue. 

5735 t James Sterhng, b. Jan. 25, 1800; m. Annis Coleman. 

5736 tjohn Rilev Sterhng, b. May 20, 1802; m. Roxanna 

Church. 

5737 tSamuel Griswold Sterling, b. June 26, 1809; m. 1st, 

Adehne Cook, 2d, CaroUne WiUiams. 

5725 A]\rY STERLING (James), b. in Cornwall in 1771 ; m. 
at Cornwall, Ephraim Howe, b. in Waterbury, Conn., in Mar., 
1773. 

They removed from Cornwall to Bridgewater, Penn., in 1810 
and to Brooklyn, Penn., in 1812, where in 1817 he bought a small 
farm of forty acres. He was the second blacksmith of Brooklyn 
and, together with his sons, was also a charcoal burner. He d. 
in Brooklyn, Sept. 1, 1840. 

Children : 

5738 tHiram Howe, b. in 1796; m. Sylvia Cheever. 

5739 tMinerva Howe, b. in 1798; m. Varnam Whitford. 

5740 Thomas Howe, was a blacksmith hke his father in 

Brooklyn. 

5741 tEphraim Kirbv Howe, m. Julia Randall. 

5742 tElijah Howe, b. Sept. 30, 1807; m. Lydia Mears. 
6743 Mary A. Howe, m. Zenas Nichols of Bridgewater, Penn. 
5744 t James Edward Howe, m. 1st, Lucy Backus, 2d, Pamela 

Converse. 

5726 ISAAC STERLING (James), b. in Cornwall, June 27, 
1773; m. 1st, Nov. 10, 1798, Urena Johnson, dau. of Capt. Amos 
Johnson, Jr.,^ of Cornwall and Ehzabeth Pierce. Capt. Johnson 
was a wealthy man and opposed his daughter's marriage to a poor 
man. He eventually became reconciled. Urena d. at his home 
of consumption, Nov. 19, 1804, and is buried in Cornwall. Isaac 
m. 2d, Meliscent Bonney, dau. of Asa Bonney - and Dorothy 

' Capt. Amos Johnson, Sr., who came to Cornwall from Branford in 1 742, was 
an officer in the French and Indian wars. His wife. Amy Pahner, was a sister of the 
Rev. Solomon Palmer, the first settled minister in Cornwall. Capt. .\mos d. in Corn- 
wall, May 8, 1766, aged 58. His son, Capt. Amos, Jr., was an officer in the Revohi- 
tionarj- War. He was a man of preat stature, being 6 feet 4 inches tall: he d. in 
Cornwall, Mar. 5, 1805, aged 73. His wife, Elizabeth Pierce d. Mar. 94, 1818, aged 81. 

"Asa Bonney was b. Sept. 17, 1751; m. Dorothy, dau. of Dea. Jonathan Woods 
of New Braintree, Mass. Asa and his wife were jx^oplc of unusual refinement and 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 905 

Woods of Cornwall. Asa was a son of Perez Bonney of Cornwall, 
originally of Pembroke, Mass. (Hist, of Litchfield Co., p. 293.) 
Isaac and Mcliscent removed to Brooklyn, Penn., in 1810, where 
he built a log house north of the Hopbottom creek which they 
occupied for some years. They eventually settled in Dimock, a 
township adjoining Brooklyn, where he d. in the fall of 1849; 
Miliscent d. one month later. They are buried in Dimock without 
headstones to mark the spot. The family record of Isaac was 
destroyed. 

Children by first marriage : 

5745 tisaac HilHard Sterling, b. May 28, 1799; m. Harriet 

Emmons. 

5746 tHeamon Bradley Sterling, b. Feb. 19, 1802; m. 1st, 

Harriet Cross, 2d, Harriet A. Wells. 

5747 tUrena Johnson SterHng, b. June 2, 1804; m. Ephraim 

Gibbs. 
Children by second marriage : 

5748 tjoehne Rossiter Sterling, m. Jane Baron. 

5749 tAsa Harmon Sterling, b. Sept. 15, 1812; m. Sarah 

Houghtling. 

5750 Harriet Hannah Sterling, d. in childhood, aged 12 yrs. 

5751 tJohn Armenius Sterling, b. in 1818; m. 1st, Eliza 

Houghtling, 2d, Lucy Green. 

5752 tDaniel Selden Sterling, b. Apr. 18, 1824; m. Ada Walters. 

5727 NATHANIEL STERLING (James), b. in Cornwall, Nov. 
31, 1774; m. 1st, Prudy Ann Maples, who d., and is buried at 
Cornwall ; m. 2d, Polly Ann Moss, b. May 26, 1784. 

Nathaniel removed with his family to Brooklyn, Penn., as 

education for their time. Both wrote poems of some merit. Wilbm' A. Johnson of 
Cornwall, Conn., a great-grandson of both Amos Johnson and Asa Bonney, has in his 
l)ossession the account book of Asa Bonney, mentioned under James Sterhng (No. 57'2'2) 
and forty-eight acrostics upon his name besides some verses composed by ]Mrs. Dorothy 
Bonney. Asa Bonney's last acrostic upon his name, written in 1824, follows: 

" And now my seventy-third birthday I \'iew, 
So now to time my muse shall bid adieu 
And only name the stages we pass through. 
Behold, our childhood soon gives place to man. 
Our manhood scarcely can be called a span ; 
Now middle age comes on but soon is gone; 
Next, old age views its fast decUning sun. 
Enter our second infancy we must, 
Yet, not abiding these we turn to dust! " 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



earl_y as 1815, where in Apr., 181T, he bought fifty acres of land 
on which he settled. He was a farmer. He d. in his 98th year, 
Apr. 15, 1872. His second wife d. Sept. 7, 1849. They are 
buried in the Hill cemetery, Brooklyn. Nathaniel m. a 3d wife, 
name unknown, by whom he had no issue. 
Children by first marriage: 

5753 'Anna Sterling, b. Apr. 4, 1804; m. Reuben F. Ring. 

5754 t Thomas Jefferson Sterhng, b. Feb. 26, 1806; m. Caro- 

line S. Wilson. 

5755 Sarah Sterling, d. in Brooklyn, unm., Nov. 17, 1883. 

5756 tRebecca Sterhng, b. in 1813; m. Juhus Simons. 
Children by second marriage: 

5757 t Julia Sterhng, m. 1st, David Waterman, 2d, Levi Upde- 

grove. 

5758 t Silas P. Sterhng, b. Oct. 14, 1816; m. 1st, Clarissa Titus, 

2d, Almira Taylor. 

5759 tEhza Sterling, b. May 21, 1818; m. Robert Chappee. 

5760 Flora Sterhng, m. David Wetherbee, removed to Wis- 

consin. She was killed in a cyclone in Minnesota 
about 1890. Had: Ameha, Tracey, and Polly Ann, 
who m Parker. 

5764 tRachel Sterling, b. May 14, 1821 ; m. John Taylor. 

5765 "Hannah Wilbur Sterling, b. Julv 11, 1822; m. Alanson 

Wright. 

5729 RACHEL STERLING (James), h. in Cornwall, Jan. 5, 
1778; m. 1st, Jedediah Hewitt of Norwich, Conn. (P. 244, Hist, 
of Susquehanna Co.) They removed to Pennsylvania and settled 
on the bank of the Wyahising creek in Bridgewatcr, Susquehanna 
Co., in 1801. She passed the latter years of her hfe in Brooklyn, 

Penn. Rachel m. 2d, Stark, and d. Dec. 24, 1860; buried in 

the Hill cemetery, Brooklyn. 
Children : 

5766 tjohn Abel Hewitt, b. Aug. 22, 1803: m. Julia A. Fish. 

5767 'Gurdon E. Hewitt, b. Oct. 26, 1805; m. Elizabeth 

Stephens. 
6768 t James S. Hewitt, b. Oct. 16, 1807; m. Fannv Fish. 

5769 tWilliam Hewitt, b. July 19, 1809; m. Delia Lord. 

5770 t Hannah Hewitt, b. Jan. 31, 1811 ; m. Jarcd Baker. 

5771 tAnn Hewitt, b. Mar. 7, 1813; m. Moses B. Yeomans. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 907 

5731 HANNAH STERLING (James), b. in Cornwall, Jan. 7, 
1785; m. Jan. 30, 1816, Thomas Lucas, b. in Norfolk, Conn., 
Apr. 7, 1784, son of John Lucas (b. June 2, 174)1 ; d. June 22, 
1814) and his wife Jerusha (d. May 21, 1819). 

Thomas Lucas removed to Blandford, Mass., in 1816, and 
later to Canaan, N. Y. He was a farmer. Hannah d. of cancer 
of the breast, Apr. 20, 1851, in Chester, Mass., and was buried 
there. Thomas d. in Chester, July 31, 1858, and was buried 
at Blandford. Hannah's body was reinterred by the side of 
her husband and what was once the headstone of her grave 
is now the date stone in the gable of a stone house in 
Chester. 

The Bible of Hannah Lucas contains the following entries: 
" Ann Sterling Brown, born Jan. 13, 1805, She was given to 
me at the age of ten days. She was married, Mar. 10, 1828. 
Ann Sterhng Gibbs, died May 14, 1834, in Blandford, IVIass. 
Sarah Eliza Sterling was given to us June 15, 1841, when ten 
days old." (Probably dau. of Heamon B. Sterling.) 

Children : 

5772 Heman Stanly Lucas, b. Sept. 10, 1817 ; m. Mar. 9, 1842, 

Maria Alzina Kendall. He took the degree of M.D. 
at Berkshire Institution, Nov. 3, 1841. The last 
years of his life were spent in the South in mining 
corundum. He d. at Franklin, N. C, June 20, 1900. 
No issue. 

5773 Mary Ehza Lucas, b. May 4, 1819; m. Mar. 4, 1841, 

Dyer Ide Wilber, and d. in childbirth, Apr. 20, 1844. 
The child also d. He m. again and lived at Chester. 

5774 tJohn Edwin Lucas, b. Apr. 25, 1821; m. Marcia A. 

Curtiss. 

5732 SAMUEL STERLING (James), h. in Cornwall, Apr. 1, 
1793; m. Sept. 1, 1831, Mary Newell of Stamford, N. Y., b. in 
1797, dau. of Wilham and Ruth (Wilkinson) Newell of Dutchess 
Co., N. Y. 

Samuel was reared in an atmosphere of such a severe religious 
character that his mind rebelled and he became an agnostic and 
continued such throughout his life. He enlisted for the War of 
1812, but saw no active service. After his marriage he removed 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



to Wisconsin and settled at New Berlin. He d. there Sept. 21, 
1881. 

Children, born in Cornwall: 
5TT5 tFrcderick Sterling, b. Aug. 17, 1832; m. Sarah D. Baker 
(No. 5956). 

5776 Joanna Sterling, b. Nov. 13, 1834 ; m. Oct. 3, 1872, Louis 

C. Manning of New York ; res. Rocky Ford, Colo. ; 
no issue. 

5777 tWalter Sterling, b. Aug. 12, 1836; m. Margaret Dcisner. 

5778 Annis Sterhng, b. Sept. 21, 1838; unm. ; lives in Denver, 

Colo. 

5733 JAMES WILLIAM STERLING (Thomas, James), h. in 
Cornwall, Conn., in Mar., 1791 ; m. in Jan., 1813, Betsey Tewks- 
bury, b. Jan. 4, 1795, dau. of Jacob Tewksbury (who came from 
Vermont) by his second wife, ]\Iary Reed. 

James, commonly called by his second name Wilhani, migrated 
to Brooklyn, Susquehanna Co., Penn., in the spring of 1811, when 
in his twenty-first year. He made the journey on foot, with a 
knapsack on his back. He worked that summer chopping and 
clearing the trees from the land on which he later built his home. 
In the fall he returned to Connecticut and came back in the fol- 
lowing spring with his father and mother. The father bought 
the land and deeded it to James in 1819. James was a farmer, 
and like his father and grandfather was a Quaker. He d. June 
13, 1864. Betsey (or Elizabeth) Sterling d. June 3, 1877. Buried 
in the old cemetery, Brooklyn. 

Children, born in Brooklyn. 

5779 tMary Sterling, b. Apr. 21, 1814; m. Michael Belcher. 

5780 t Albert G. Sterling, b. Dec. 16, 1815; m. Clarissa Gay. 

5781 tHannah E. Sterling, b. May 15, 1817; m. Nathan 

Lathrop. 

6782 t James Sterhng, b. Jan. 15, 1819; m. 1st, Sophia Rease, 

2d, Amanda Young. 

6783 tPaulina Sterling, b. Apr. 5, 1821 ; m. Thomas M. Oakley. 

5784 tGeorge Walker Sterhng, b. July 20, 1823; m. Lucy G. 

Garland. 

5785 tEnoch Sterhng, b. Apr. 30, 1825; m. Mary Ann Lang- 

staff. 

5786 tWilham Penn Sterhng, b. Jan. 21, 1827; ni. Carohne C. 

Robinson. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 909 

5787 tThomas Sterling, b. Jan. 10, 1830; m. 1st, Maria Mer- 

ritt, 2d, Eunice Squires. 

5788 tDaniel Norton Sterling, b. Mar. 10, 1832; m. Mary 

Murray. 

5789 Smith Stephen Sterling, b. Sept. 30, 1834; m. 1st, Maria 

Van Housen, 2d, Mary Hibbard; d. Oct. 23, 1875. 
No issue. His widow m. 2d, John Tewksbury of 
Auburn, Penn. 

5735 LIEUT. COL. JAMES STERLING (Daniel, James), b. in 
Norwich, Conn., Jan. 25, 1800; m. in Antwerp, N. Y., Oct. 9, 
1826, Annis Coleman, b. May 23, 1809, dau. of Mary Richardson 
(Bullock) Coleman (b. in Guilford, Vt., 1781 ; d. Oct. 18, 1865). 

James Sterling's physical development was remarkable. He 
weighed forty pounds when ten months old and two hundred 
pounds at the age of fourteen. At this early age he was made 
a corporal in a local militia company and was sent with a squad 
of men to Brownville, about twenty-two miles distant, to assist 
in repeUing an invasion of the British at that point during the 
War of 1812. When his men came within sound of the firing, 
some of them showed signs of fear, and their young officer repri- 
manded them and said he would take them into action if he had to 
carry them in a wagon. A Sterling, given name not mentioned, 
was Lieut. Col. of the militia company belonging to the 55th 
Regt., in Jefferson Co., prior to 1820. This was probably James. 
(Military Records of N. Y., 1903.) After his marriage, James 
removed to Rossie, St. Lawrence Co., then back to Jefferson Co., 
to Redwood, and finally back to Antwerp, there purchased a fine 
property in the township of Philadelphia, where he built up a 
village, given the name of Sterlingville, where he resided until his 
death. 

In 1836 he purchased the Hopestill Foster land which con- 
tained the afterwards famous Sterling Iron Mines. In 1840 he 
organized the Philadelphia Iron Company and established a blast 
furnace at Sterlingville. Here the famous cold blast charcoal pig- 
iron was made, which for many years was known in the market 
as " Sterling Iron." In 1844 he established a second furnace at 
Sterlingburg, about a mile east of Antwerp village, and soon after 
purchased the furnace property at Wegatchie, in St. Lawrence 



910 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Co. In 1852 he purchased of Isaac K. Lippencott the entire 
village of Sterling Bush and 4500 acres of land in Lewis Co. His 
business had now grown to very extensive proportions and James 
Sterling was known as " The Iron King of Northern New York." 
He also did a large lumbering business. The paj'-roll at his dif- 
ferent mines and furnaces embraced as many as a thousand names 
and the money he distributed in wages enabled hundreds of farmers 
to pay for their lands. 

The N. Y. Reformer of Jan. 22, 1857, said of him: "He is 
truly one of the most useful great men of the Empire State and 
one of whom the State may well be proud. It is such men as 
Mr. Sterling that raise the State to its proud position among the 
sovereign states of the Union." Like his father, James was a 
very large man physically. He stood six feet, three inches, and 
at his best weighed 396 pounds. He d. at Sterlingville, N. Y., 
July 23, 1863. Mrs. Annis SterUng d. there Apr. 6, 1875. 

Children : 

5790 Mary Bradford Sterling, b. Apr. 12, 1830 ; m. May 27, 

1851, George W. Clark, who d. in July, 1886. "Mrs. 
Clark was a woman of fine intellectual attainments, 
the author of two books and other works. Through 
great personal exertions and liberal contributions 
from her own means, she secured funds and erected 
Trinity Chapel at Great Bend, N. Y., and the Mis- 
sion Chapel of the Redeemer at Watertown, N. Y. 
She d. at Cedar Rapids, la., Mar. 16. 1901. No issue. 

5791 tAlexander Pliny Sterling, b. Sept. 21, 1832; m. Elizabeth 

Garnham. 

5792 t James Sterhng, b. Mar. 10, 1836; m. 1st, Julia C. Bur- 

lingame, 2d, Margaret M. ]\Ioore. 

5793 t Julia Annis Sterling, b. Aug. 14, 1838; m. 1st, Lewis H. 

Mills, 2d, Martin Rugg. 

5794 t Jane Antoinette Sterling, b. Jan. 23, 1841 ; m. John Mac- 

kinlay. 

5795 tRochcstcrHungerfordSterling,b. July4, 1844; m. Cath- 

arine Essington. 

5796 Daniel Boone Sterling, b. May 27, 1847; d. at Great 

Bend, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1878', unni. 

5797 May Lippard Sterling, b. Aug. 9, 1849; d. in the summer 

of 1862. 

5798 George Sherman Sterling, b. Jan., 1852; d. in infancy. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 911 

5799 Joseph Nathaniel Sterling, b. Aug. 3, 1854 ; m. Ola Hall 

of Waucoma, la. An insurance agent at Cedar 
Rapids, la. No issue. 

5736 JOHN RILEY STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Norwich, May 20, 1802; m. Jan. 27, 1828, Roxanna Church, b. 
in Chesterfield, N. H., Dec. 9, 1807, dau. of Ezra and Mercy 
(Farr) Church of Antwerp, N. Y. 

John R. Sterhng was a prominent farmer near Antwerp, occu- 
pying some 400 acres of land, the homestead of his father. He d. 
May 2, 1867. His widow d. June 14, 1890. 

Children : 

5800 t Howard Sterling, b. Nov. 8, 1828; m. Elizabeth P. 

Bigelow. 

5801 Bradford Sterling, b. Feb. 7, 1832 ; he was a farmer, oc- 

cupying the old homestead until about 1891, when 
he removed to Gouverneur, N. Y., where he lived until 
his death, Dec. 7, 1901 ; unm. 

5802 Frances EHzabeth Sterling, b. Apr. 2, 1835 ; d. Feb. 13, 

1844. 

5803 t James Lloyd Sterling, b. June 4, 1838 ; m. Mariette Wait. 

5804 Jane S. Sterling, b. Sept. 18, 1840; m. Feb. 1, 1869, 

Allan M. MacGregor, a lawyer of Antwerp. No 
issue. 

5805 tElla Therese Sterling, b. Oct. 17, 1848; m. Simeon H. 

Austin. 

5806 t Julia Anna Sterhng, b. Jan. 1, 1852; m. John C. Mc- 

Cartin. 

5737 SAMUEL GRISWOLD STERLING (brother of the 
above), h. in Antwerp, N. Y., June 26, 1809 (the first male white 
child born witliin the present limits of the town) ; m. 1st, Feb. 26, 
1835, Adeline Cook of Antwerp; m. 2d, Mar. 15, 1848, Caroline 
Wilhams, b. Aug. 4, 1827. 

Samuel was associated with his brother James in the iron busi- 
ness for some years. He later became a farmer at Sterlingville, 
N. Y., where he d. Aug. 22, 1885. 
Children by second marriage: 
6807 Adeline Sterling, b. in Sterlingville, Jan. 7, 1849 ; d. June 

6, 1890, unm. 
5808 t Annis Sterhng, b. Nov. 23, 1850 ; m. Robert A. Essington. 
6809 tDan Sterling, b. Nov. 20, 1852; m. Florence Mayne. 



912 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

5810 Howard Sterling, b. in Sterling^'ille, Jan. 13, 1854; d. 

May 8, 1865. 

5811 tMary Bradford Sterling, b. Oct. 28, 1856; m. James 

Seaman. 

5812 t John Riley Sterling, b. Jan. 20, 1859; m. Sarah Evans. 

5738 HIRAM HOWE (Amy, James), h. in Cornwall, Conn., in 
1796; m. Sylvia Chcever, b. in 1800. He d. at Jessup, Penn., in 
1865. She d. in 1883. 

Children: 

5813 Lydia Howe. 

5814 Ephraim P. Howe, a Union soldier, d. in 1889. 

5815 Amy Howe. 

5816 Cyrus Howe, of Jessup, a soldier for three years. 

5817 Nancy Howe. 

5818 Nathan Howe, a Union soldier, killed near Raleigh, N. C. 

5739 MINERVA HOWE (sister of the above), b. in Cornwall 
in 1798; m. Varnam Whitford, b. in 1799, Lived in Brooklyn, 
Penn., for many years, then removed to Jessup, Penn., where he d. 
in 1857. She d. in Hopbottom, Penn., in 1883; both buried in 
Hopbottom. 

Children : 

5819 Salina Whitford, m. John D. Farnam of Brooklyn ; had 

Zenas and other issue. 

5821 Volney Whitford. 

5822 Benjamin Whitford, a physician in Massachusetts. 

5823 Hannah Whitford, m. George Miles, son of Parker and 

Parminne (Smith) IMiles of Hopbottom. 

5824 Lydia Whitford, m. a Mr. Waterman. 

5825 Adnah Wliitford, a Union soldier, killed at Petersburg. 

5741 EPHRAIM KIRBY HOWE (brother of the above), b. in 
Cornwall ; m. Julia Randall, b. in Feb., 1806, dau. of Stephen and 
Pliebe Randall of Brooklyn. He was a shoemaker; d. in Hop- 
bottom. She d. in the West, May 28, 1891, 
Children : 

5826 tBetscy Howe, b. in 1829; m. George H. Baker. 

5827 Lucy Howe, m. Brigham Reed. 

5828 Mary Howe, m. Charles E. Crandall, son of Asa and 

Rhoda (Tcwksbury) Crandall of Brooklyn. 
6829 Emma Howe. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 913 

5830 Frances Howe, m. R. Reed. 

5831 Lucetta Howe, m. a Mr. Thayer. 

5832 Alfred Howe. 

5742 ELIJAH HOWE (brother of the above), b. in Cornwall, 
Sept. 30, 1807 ; m. Lydia Mears of Catawissa, Penn. 
Children : 

5833 James E. Howe, b. in June, 1833; lives at Great Bend, 

Penn. ; m. and has four ch. 
5834. William M. Howe, b. Feb. 22, 1835 ; d. in Oregon. 

5835 John T. Howe, b. Sept. 30, 1837; m. and has two ch.: 

Mildred and Joseph A. S. Residence, Scranton, 
Penn. ; alderman of the seventeenth ward. 

5744 JAMES EDWARD HOWE (brother of the above), m. 1st, 
Lucy Backus, b. June, 1807, who d. Feb. 27, 1834 ; m. 2d, Pamelia 
Converse, b. in 1815, dau. of Augustus and Sibyl (Smith) Con- 
verse of Brooklyn, natives" of Windham Co., Conn. She d. in 
Brooklyn, Oct. 8, 1888. James was a charcoal burner and farmer 
in Brooklyn, Penn. He d. in Nicholson, Penn. 

Child by first marriage: 

5836 Eunice Howe, b. Jan. 13, 1832; m. Alvin Day, and d. 

Mar. 23, 1856, leaving a son, Edwin L. Day of Nich- 
olson, Penn. 

5745 ISAAC HILLIARD STERLING (Isaac, James), b. in 
Cornwall, Conn., May 28, 1799 ; m. in Goshen, Conn., Oct. 5, 1823, 
Harriet Emmons, b. at Catskill, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1803, dau. of 
Lehman and Ursula (Beach) Emmons. 

Isaac removed to Brooklyn, Penn., with his father in 1810. 
He learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed in connection 
with farming. He lived all his life in Brooklyn (where, he held 
some local offices), with the exception of a few years spent in the 
West. He d. there Oct. 15, 1882. Mrs. Sterling d. Jan. 15, 1888. 

Children, born in Brooklyn : 

5838 Amos Sterling, b. July 14, 1824 ; d. Oct. 7, 1847. 

5839 t Ansel Sterling, b. Oct. 8, 1825; m. 1st, Lucina Kent, 2d, 

Josephine Miles. 

5840 t James H. Sterhng, b. May 25, 1827; m. Mary Brown. 

5841 Charles Sterling, b. Mar. 11, 1830; d. Aug. 30, 1840. , 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



5842 Hermon Sterling, b. Oct. 8, 1831; m. Frances Stroud, 

dau. of John and Elvira (Kingsley) Stroud of Brook- 
lyn. Mr. Sterling went to Illinois about 1852 and 
settled in Whiteside Co. He acquired a large farm 
and accumulated a considerable estate. Mr. Sterling 
is now (1902) retired and living in Sterling, 111. 
(Sec No. 863 for the naming of this city.) No issue. 

5843 Ralph Sterling, b. May 7, 1833; m. 1st, Sept. 15, 1858, 

Amy L. Kent, b. Dec. 30, 1837, dau. of Henry Wal- 
lace and Rhoda (Palmer) Kent, who d. Jan. 18, 1900; 
m. 2d, Oct. 13, 1901, Mrs. Dehlah (Smith) White 
of Brooklyn, b. Sept. 9, 1852, dau. of James M. and 
Mary (Mericle) Smith, widow of William White, by 
whom she had one dau. Mr. Sterhng is a retired 
farmer in Brooklyn, where he has always lived. No 
issue. 
58-14 Harriet L. Sterling, b. June 1, 1836; d. June 1, 1837. 

5845 Harriet Sterhng, b. Apr. 18, 1838; m. Philander S. Bab- 

cock ; lives in the West. 

5846 t Charles M. Sterhng, b. July 26, 1840; m. Katharine 

Hullinger. 

5847 Julia Sterling, b. May 9, 1842 ; unm. ; lives at Parker, 

S. Dak. 

5848 tUrsula Urena Sterling, b. Feb. 18, 1844; m. John M. 

Roper. 

5746 HEAMON BRADLEY STERLING (brother of the 
above), b. in Cornwall, Conn., Feb. 19, 1802; m. 1st, Harriet 
Cross, dau. of Annie (McAlpin) Cross, who d. in June, 1841, and is 
buried in South Cornwall; m. 2d, Harriet A. Wells, b. Mar. 22, 
1820, dau. of Wesley and Olive (Hutchinson) Wells of Cornwall. 
Heamon, commonly called Bradley, was a carpenter in Cornwall ; 
later bought a farm at Goshen, Conn. He d. May 5, 1883. His 
wife d. Apr. 10, 1892. 

Children by first marriage: 

5849 IMary Sterling, d. aged 19. 

5850 Julia Sterling, m. Alonzo Myers of Poughkcepsie, N. Y., 

and d. in Aug., 1872. Had Emma, Alonzo, George, 
d. young, William, d. young, Edgar, and Kingwood. 

5857 t Harriett Annie Sterling, b. Jan. 4, 1840; m. 1st, Henry 

Barnes, 2d, Milton R. Wheeler. 

5858 Sarah Eliza Sterhng, b. June 5, 1841 ; reared by her 

great-aunt Hannah Lucas ; d. aged 19. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 915 

Children by second marriage: 
6859 James B. Sterling, b. Dec. 20, 184.2; enlisted Sept. 8, 
1861, in Co. E, 7th Conn. Vols. ; killed in the battle 
of Oulestee, Florida, Feb. 22, 1863. 

5860 t Flora J. Sterling, b. Aug. 9, 1844; m. Elkanah Martin. 

5861 tJohn H. Sterling, b. May 27, 1846; m. 1st, Nellie P. 

Thais, 2d, Josephine Cottrell. 

5862 tEmma A. Sterling, b. Aug. 16, 1855 ; m. George L. Howe. 

5747 URENA JOHNSON STERLING (sister of the above), 
h. in Cornwall, June 2, 1804; m. in Canaan, N. Y. (at the home 
of her aunt Hannah (Sterling) Lucas, Sept. 14, 1834, Ephraim 
Gibbs, b. in Blandford, Hampden Co., Mass., Sept. 22, 1804, son 
of Abner and EHzabeth (Cannon) Gibbs of Blandford. 

Both Urena and her husband taught school in their younger 
days. He was a farmer at Otis, Berkshire Co., Mass. He was an 
ensign in the militia and held the offices of assessor, tax collector, 
constable, and selectman. He d. in Otis, June 14, 1885. She d. 
Apr. 20, 1889. 

Children : 

5863 tDorliska A. Gibbs, b. Dec. 24, 1835 ; m. William L. Spear. 

5864 Oscar K. Gibbs, b. Mar. 9, 1837; unm. ; lives on his 

father's farm. 

5865 Oranzo F. Gibbs, b. Dec. 8, 1838; d. in Otis, Aug. 23, 

1841. 

5866 tNancy U. Gibbs, b. May 13, 1840; m. Henry B. White. 

5867 tSophronia A. Gibbs, b. May 17, 1842; m. Hugh C. Clark. 

5868 Mary A. Gibbs, b. Dec. 20, 1844 ; unm. ; lives on the old 

homestead. 

5869 Franklin O. Gibbs, b. Mar. 4, 1847 ; unm. ; a farmer at 

Otis. 

5870 tElam L. Gibbs, b. July 1, 1849; m. Rosa C. Stowell. 

5871 Samuel C. Gibbs, b. May 18, 1855 ; unm. ; a farmer at 

East Otis, Mass. 
(The three eldest b. in Blandford, the others in Otis.) 

5748 JOELINE ROSSITER STERLING (brother of the 
above), h. in Cornwall, Conn.; m. Jane Baron, b. in Tompkins, 
N. Y., Dec. 25, 1812, dau. of Alexander and Phebe (Leonard) 
Baron. (Alexander m. first, Ruth, dau. of Asa and Harriet Bon- 
ney, sister of Joeline's mother, and had William, Jolm, and a dau. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



who lived in Wisconsin. Alexander lived in Bridgewater, Penn.) 
Joeline was a boat builder for the Delaware and Hudson Canal Co. ; 
removed from SulHvan Co., N. Y., to Honesdale, Penn., in 1839, 
where he d. of typhus fever in Aug., 1841. His widow m. 2d, July 
4, 1843, Alva Noble, b. in Blandford, Mass., July 16, 1791, son of 
John Noble. He m. first, Maria Amelia Buell, by whom he had 11 
children. By her 2d marriage Jane had Benjamin F., b. Sept. 21, 
1844, d. Sept. 29, 1848; Silas G., b. Sept. 14, 1846, d. Sept. 16, 
1848; Alva J., b. Oct. 11, 1848; Sophia J., b. Sept. 27, 1850; 
and Isabel, b. Dec. 3, 1854, d. Jan. 7, 1858. Jane d. at Damascus, 
Penn., Dec. 25, 1879. 
Children : 

5872 tphebe Urena Sterling, b. Oct. 14, 1833 ; m. 1st, William 

Sears, 2d, Elijah B. Sheard. 

5873 Martin Van Buren Sterling, b. Nov. 25, 1835; was an 

epileptic, found dead in a field in 1863 ; unm. 

5874 t Harriet IMilicent Sterling, b. Jan. 10, 1838; m. Lemuel 

F. Benedict. 

5875 Ruth Ann Sterhng, b. in Honesdale, Jan. 3, 1841 ; m. 

in Nov., 1860, A. R. Lounsbury, who d. in 1880. 
She resides in Pliiladelphia. No issue. 

5749 ASA HARMON STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Brooklyn, Penn., Sept. 15, 1812; m. in Carbondale, Penn., Apr. 
8. 1838, Sarah Houghtling, b. in Oneonta, Otsego Co., N. Y., 
Dec. 15, 1820, dau. of James and Maria (Youngs) Houghtling, 
sister of Eliza, who m. John Sterling, following. James Youngs, 
father of Maria, was a Revolutionary soldier. Asa, commonly 
called Harmon, was a farmer at Greenfield, Lenox, and Brooklyn, 
Penn. He d. at his dau. Essa's, Apr. 24, 1904. 
Children : 

5876 tJabez S. Sterhng, b. June 27, 1839; m. 1st, Mary E. 

Tourje, 2d, JuHa C. Dickerson. 

5877 Harmon B. Sterhng, b. Oct. 21, 1841 ; d. Nov. 19, 1842. 
6878 tEssa J. Sterhng, b. Feb. 4, 1844; ra. Harvey A. Tewks- 

bury. 

5879 James P. Sterling, b. Mar. 8, 1846; d. Apr. 21, 1864. 

5880 Ellen E. Sterling, b. Aug. 15, 1848; d. Apr. 22, 1864. 

5881 Minnie M. Sterling, b. Sept. 1, 1851 ; d. Mar. 29, 186J'. 

5882 Frank W. Sterling, b. July 28, 1854 ; d. Apr. 22, 1862. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 917 

5883 George V. Sterling, b. Feb. 14, 1857; unm. ; a farm 

superintendent in N. Y. State. 

5884 Herbert E. Sterling, b. Oct. 1, 1859; d. Apr. 26, 1864 

(four children d. within a month, spring of 1864, 
of diphtheria). 

5885 t Charles H. Sterling, b. Aug. 6, 1862; m. Isabella Sloat. 

5751 JOHN ARMENIUS STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. in Brooklyn in 1818 ; m. 1st, in 1847, Eliza Houghtling, b. in 
1825, sister of Sarah, who m. Asa Sterling above; he m. 2d, Lucy, 
dau. of Daniel Greene of Benton, Penn. 

Children by first marriage: 

5886 James Isaac Alexander Sterling, d. in infancy. 

5887 Sarah Jane Sterling, d. in infancy. 

5888 James Bradley Sterling; m. 1st Ida Brown, 2d, . 

5889 A dau., d. in infancy ; its mother d. at its birth. 
Children by second marriage (several, names unknown) : 

5890 Victoria Sterling. 

5891 Viola Sterling. 

5752 DANIEL SELDEN STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. in Brooklyn, Penn., Apr. 18, 1824 ; m. 1845, Ada Walters, b. 
Jan. 1, 1823. 

Daniel S. Sterling enlisted Aug. 19, 1862, in Battery M, 
112th Regt., Penn. Vols., the 2d Artillery. He served nearly 
three years and was mustered out with his company, June 20, 
1865. 

Pie was a carpenter at Thompson, Susquehanna Co., Penn. 
He d. Mar. 11, 1894. His wife d. July 27, 1894. 

Children : 

5892 tHattie E. Sterling, b. Jan. 4, 1846; m. Henry Titus. 

5893 Cynthia U. Sterling, b. in 1848 ; d. in 1856. 

5894 George E. Sterling, b. and d. in 1851. 

5895 tFrank C. Sterling, b. May 1, 1855; m. Mrs. Arthalia 

S. Welsh. 

5753 ANNA STERLING (Nathanwl, James), b. in Litchfield 
Co., Conn., Apr. 4, 1804; m. Reuben French Ring, b. in Mass., 
Jan. 22, 1801 (his mother was Nancy Reed of Vermont), who re- 
moved from Vermont to Brooklyn, Penn., about 1825. He was a 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



tanner and currier. She d. in Brooklyn, Feb. 2, 1866. He was 
killed by the cars near Hopbottom, Penn., Thanksgiving Dav, 
1876. 

Children : 

5896 tReuben F. Ring, b. Oct. 22, 1834 ; m. Helen M. Nicker- 

son. 

5897 tDavid J. Ring, b. Apr. 7, 1841; m. Emugene G. Hewitt 

(No. 5949). 

5754 THOMAS JEFFERSON STERLING (brother of the 
above), h. in Cornwall, Conn., Feb. 26, 1806; m. in Brooklyn, 
Penn., Nov. 3, 1828, Carolina Sophronia Wilson, b. June 20, 1812, 
dau of Dimock and ]\Iilly (Tarbox) Wilson. Dimock came from 
Coventry, Tolland Co., Conn., to Brooklyn in 1817. He m. in 
1811, Milly, dau. of Jonathan and Lydia (Bill) Tarbox. He 
was a son of Jacob Wilson (b. Mar. 20, 1750; d. Sept. 30, 1826), 
who m. 1st, Dec. 12, 1771, Hannah, dau. of Elder Da\'is Dimock 
of Montrose, Penn. (d. Sept. 29, 1789 ; aged 37). Jacob, a son of 
William and Sarah (Rust) Wilson of Coventry. T. Jefferson 
Sterhng d. in Brooklyn, Penn., Sept. 20, 1834. His widow m. 2(!, 
in 1838, Josiah Lord of Lathrop, Penn., who d. Sept. 26, 1848. 
By him she had Enoch W., Julia S. (Mrs. Erless P. Ely), Georgi- 
ana W. (IMrs. Miller) and George W., twins, and Dimock J. 
George W. m. Sarah Wright (No. 6176). Mrs. CaroHne Lord d. 
Feb. 8, 1901. 
Children : 

5898 ColHns M. Sterling, b. Apr. 20, 1830: m. July 12, 1882, 

Clementine A. Taylor, b. in 1832, dau. of Horace 
and Louisa (Planted) Taylor. He enlisted in Aug. 
and was mustered in Sept. 6, 1861, in Co. D, 50th 
Penn. VoL Infty. Shot through the right lung. May 
18, 1862, at Pocotaligo, S. C. ; in hospital until July 
4. Participated in the battles of the 2d Bull Run, 
Chantilly, Frederick City, South Mountain, Antie- 
tam, Fredericksburg, Yicksburg, Jackson, The 
Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Peters- 
burg, and Richmond. Was mustered out July 30, 
1865. Living at Niles, Mich., in 1903. No issue. 

6899 t Harriet S. Sterling, m. Jacob Whitman. 

5900 Milly Ann Sterling, d. young. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNAVALL, CONN. 919 

5756 REBECCA STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Corn- 
wall, Conn., in 1813; m. Julius Simons, b. in Vermont in 1811, son 
of Levi and Sally (Wright) Simons. They lived in Brooklyn, 
Penn., where he was a common laborer. She d. in 1872. He d. 
Aug. 25, 1894. 

Children : 

5901 'Fidelia Sarah Simons, b. Dec. 25, 1834; m. Lester 

Wright. 

5902 Henry Simons, d. in infancy. 

5903 t]\Xartha Simons, b. Sept. 15, 1843; m. Henry Brown. 

5904 Levi Simons, d. in infancy. 

5757 JULIA STERLING (sister of the above), m. 1st, David 
Waterman. He had by a previous marriage George and Horace. 
He lived at Kirkwood, Broome Co., N. Y., where he was a farmer. 
He d. about 1856. She m. 2d Levi Updegrove. 

Children by first marriage: 

5905 Alice Waterman, adopted and reared by a family who 

removed to N. Y. City. 

5906 'Albert Clark Waterman, b. Aug. 6, 1852; m. Frances 

C. Krum. 

5907 t Eunice M. Waterman, m. Charles Fish. 

5908 'Laura Ann Waterman, b. leb. 1, 1855; m. Millard F. 

Decker. (These four children were adopted into 
different families and reared without any knowledge 
of their parents or each other.) 

5758 SILAS P. STERLING (brother of the above) , b. in Brook- 
lyn, Penn., Oct. 14, 1816; m. 1st, Mar. 23, 1841, Clarissa Titus, 
b. Jan. 29, 1824, dau. of Preston and Triphena (Whitney) Titus 
of Harford, Penn., who d. June 11, 1849; m. 2d, Sept. 21, 1852, 
Almira Taylor, b. iMay 28, 1834, dau. of David and Lydia 
(Rought) Taylor of Nicholson, Penn. 

Silas was a farmer in Brooklyn. He d. Aug. 12, 1892. 
Children by first marriage : 

5909 tCharles J. Sterling, b. Dec. 1, 1844; m. Leanora Shafer. 

5910 tAdah L. Sterling, b. July 16, 1847; m. Thomas M. 

Maynard. 

5911 tLucy A. Sterling, b. June 4, 1849; m. George Hart. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



Children by second marriage: 

5912 t Clarissa J. Sterling, b. Jan. 7, 1854; m. George Johnson. 

5913 Sarah A. Sterling, b. Apr. 23, 1863 ; m. Fred Whitman 

(No. 6189). 

5759 ELIZA STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Brooklyn, 
May 21, 1818; m. Apr. 4, 1841, Robert Shappee, b. Dec. 18, 
1816, a farmer; Uved during his latter years near Binghamton, 
N. Y. 

EUza d. Dec. 28, 1873. Robert d. Dec. 27, 1897. 

Children : 

5914 tMary K. Shappee, b. Jan. 12, 1842; m. Samuel Oakley. 

5915 Robert Henry Shappee, b. June 2, 1844; d. Oct. 27, 

1862. 

5916 Garry D. Shappee, b. Nov. 14, 1846; m. Apr. 17, 1872, 

Mrs. Caroline Carpenter (nee Titus), b. Sept. 29, 
1839, who m. 1st, Mar. 20, 1859, Joseph Carpenter, 
a farmer at Binghamton. No issue. 

5917 Wilham Edgar Shappee, b. Feb. 25, 1848 ; d. Mar. 28, 

1869. 

5918 tGeorge N. Shappee, b. Nov. 27, 1853; m. Harriet E. 

Burns. 

5764 RACHEL STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Brook- 
lyn, May 14, 1821 ; m. John G. Taylor, b. about 1823, son of 
Thomas and Emma (Dalej') Taj'lor. John Taylor served in the 
First (N. Y.) Lincoln Cavalry in the Civil War, from Feb. 23, 
1864, to June 27, 1865. He d. in Oct., 1883. Rachel d. Aug. 25, 
1893. 

Children : 

5919 tEdward Taylor, b. Dec. 3, 1848; m. Hannah Green. 

5920 Lucilla A. Taylor, d. unm. 

6921 tjohn Taylor, b. Aug. 26, 1859; m. Anna Burbank. 

5922 Henry Taylor, b. Dec. 30, 1861 ; unm. 

6923 tOscar Taylor, b. Sept. 30, 1863; m. Mrs. Lizzie Judson. 

6765 HANNAH WILBUR STERLING (sister of the above), 
b. in Brooklyn, July 11, 1822; m. in 1843, Alanson Wright, b. 
Apr. 30, 1805, son of Wise (b. Feb. 5, 1783 ; d. July 10, 1854) and 
Lovisa (Shepherd) Wright (b. Jan. 3, 1789; d. Apr. 12, 1862), 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 921 

natives of Somers, Tolland Co., Conn. ; grandson of Capt. Samuel 
Wright (d. 1829, aged 78 yrs.), a Revolutionary soldier, and his 
wife, Azuba (d. 1824, aged 73 yrs.). Alanson Wright was a car- 
penter at Hopbottom (township of Brooklyn), Penn., living on 
the farm of his father, where he was born. He d. July 2, 1897. 
Hannah d. Nov. 11, 1882. 
Children : 

6924 tEllen Eugenia Wright, b. June 6, 1845; m. Thomas E. 

Penny. 

6925 Edward Emerson Wright, b. Dec. 9, 1848; m. Mary 

Gavitt, dau. of Stephen S. and Emeline (Miles) 
Gavitt. Killed while razing the old Universalist 
church building in Brooklyn. No issue. 

5926 Esther Evelyn Wright, b. the 1st of Dec, 1851; d. 

Jan. 14, 1852. 

5927 Edgar Eugene Wright, b. May 8, 1853 ; m. Jennie May, 

dau. of William P. Crandall, and have one ch., Edith, 
who m. Russell Phillips. Residence, Hopbottom, 
Penn. 

5766 JOHN ABEL HEWITT (Rachel, James), b. in Bridge- 
water, Penn., Aug. 22, 1803 ; m. in 1829 Julia A. Fish, b. Mar. 14, 
1806, dau. of Anthony (d. Oct. 1, 1854, aged 88) and Hannah 
(Chipman) Fish (d. June 3, 1856, aged 84), natives of Groton, 
Conn. Mr. Hewitt, commonly called Abel, moved to Brooklyn, 
Penn., in 1819. He learned the carpenter's trade, which he 
followed. 

He was a prominent citizen, being constable, 1827 and 1832, 
auditor, town clerk, justice of the peace and county commissioner. 
He removed to Carbon Co. in 1847 and to Coplay, Lehigh Co., 
Penn., in 1868, where he resided with his dau., Mrs. Balliet. ]\Irs. 
Hewitt d. Feb. 27, 1876. He d. May 18, 1891. 

Children, born in Brooklyn: 

5929 Adeline H. Hewitt, d. young. 

5930 Ellen R. Hewitt, m. William Andrews and d. without issue. 

5931 Jane Hewitt, m. Thomas Dougherty; have a number of 

children. 

5932 William H. Hewitt, d. unm. ; a soldier in the War of the 

Rebellion. 

5933 Francene Hewitt, m. Albert P. Balliet. 



922 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

5767 GURDON E. HE^A^TT (brother of the above), b. Oct. 
26, 1805; m. Elizabeth Stephens. Lived in Montrose, Penn., 
for a time, then migrated to the West. 

Children : 

5934 Jedediah Hewitt. 

5935 Jerusha Hewitt, m. Edward Oakley, and has a dau. who 

lives in Binghamton, N. Y. 

5936 William Hewitt. 

5937 Jefferson Hewitt. 

5938 Decatur Hewitt. 

5939 Helen Hewitt, m. Daniel Oakley. 

5940 Marion Hewitt. 

5941 Martha Hewitt. 

5942 Frances Hewitt. 

5943 Wallace Hewitt. 

5944 Byron Hewitt. 

5768 JAMES S. HEWITT (brother of the above), b. in Bridge- 
water, Oct. 16, 1807 ; m. Feb. 14, 1836, Fanny Fish, b. in Groton, 
Conn., Feb. 13, 1811, dau. of Anthony and Hannah (Chipman) 
Fish, who moved to Brooklyn in the fall of 1814. James Hewitt 
removed to BrookljTi about 1822. He was a carpenter and a 
farmer. He d. Apr. 30, 1875. She d. July 27, 1898. 

Children: 

5945 Mary Hewitt, b. Nov. 28, 1836; d. Oct. 20, 1855. 

5946 Charles Hewitt, b. Dec. 10, 1837 ; d. Jan. 3, 1838. 

5947 Catharine Hewitt, twin with above; d. Dec. 30, 1837. 

5948 Adelaide Hewitt, b. Aug. 4, 1841; m. Jan. 18, 1867, 

George Brown ; had two ch., now deceased ; one 
m. and left a ch. Residence, Mystic, Conn. 

5949 tEmugcne G. Hewitt, b. Oct. 25, 1843; m. David J. Ring 

(No. 5897) (q.v.). 
6950 George R. Hewitt, b. Nov. 30, 1846; d. Feb. 24, 1864. 

5951 Charles A. Hewitt, b. May 14, 1850; m. Katharine Van 

Orsdalc and resides on the farm of his father. 

5769 WILLIAM HEWITT (brother of the above), b. July 19, 
1809 ; m. Delia Lord ; hved in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Children : 

5952 Rachel Hewitt, m. Peter Saniman. 

5953 Orlando Hewitt, d. unm. 
6954i Stanley Hewitt, d. unm. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 923 

5770 HANNAH HEWITT (sister of the above), b. in Bridge- 
water, Jan. 31, 1811; m. Jared Baker, b. in Groton, Conn., in 
1810, son of Elisha and Susanna (Avery) Baker of Brooklyn, 
Penn. (Jared's brother, George, m. Betsey, dau. of Ephraim 
K. Howe, No. 5826.) Mr. Baker was a wholesale fish dealer in 
Fulton Market, N. Y. City ; he d. May 11, 1876. Hannah d. July 
28, 1866. 

Children : 

5955 tWilliam Baker, m. Laura E. Lawrence. 

5956 t Sarah Delphine Baker, m. Frederick Sterling (No. 5775) 

{q. v.). 

5957 Emma Baker, m. James Doniphan of Brooklyn, and has 

a son, Arthur. 

5771 ANN HEWITT {sister of the above), b. in Bridgewater, 
Mar. 7, 1813; m. Mar. 15, 1840, Moses B. Yeomans, b. Aug. 
24, 1811, son of Joseph (d. Oct. 14, 1870, aged 84, son of Samuel 
and Sarah (Bromley) Yeomans, who moved to Brooklyn in 1806) 
and Anna (Tingley) Yeomans (d. Dec. 8, 1843, aged 51). 

Mr. Yeomans was a farmer in Brooklyn. He d. Feb. 10, 1858. 
Ann. d. Feb. 10, 1891. 
Children : 

5959 t Joseph O. Yeomans, b. Oct. 9, 1841; m. Caroline 

McKeeby. 

5960 Sarah A. Yeomans, b. Oct. 25, 1843; m. July 3, 1878, 

Orrin W. Hinkley, and d. May 13, 1890, without 
issue. 

5961 John M. Yeomans, b. July 8, 1852 ; unm. ; cook in an 

hotel at New Milford, Penn. 

5774 JOHN EDWIN LUCAS, M.D. {Hannah, James), b. in 
Blandford, Mass., Apr. 25, 1821; m. May 17, 1843, Marcia 
A. Curtiss, b. in Sheffield, Mass., Sept. 1, 1819, dau. of Elias and 
Hannah (Burrell) Curtiss. John E. Lucas educated himself and 
was admitted a physician of the homeopathic school. He enjoyed 
a lucrative practice. He d. in Springfield, Mass., June 18, 1870. 
His wife d. Jan. 15, 1898. 
Children : 

5962 Mary Eliza Lucas, b. in Lenox, Mass., Sept. 28, 1844; 

m. Nov. 1, 1871, Nahum Whitmarsh, b. in Plainfield, 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



Mass., Oct. 16, 1834, son of Jacob (b. Jan. 1, 1789) 
and Olive (Packard) Whitmarsh (b. Oct. 9, 1793); 
a retired cabinet maker of Springfield. No issue. 

5963 tEmma C. Lucas, b. Mar. 14, 1853; m. Charles E. Dodge. 

5775 FREDERICK STERLING (Samuel, James), b. in Corn- 
wall, Conn., Aug. 17, 1832; m. Aug. 6, 1863, Sarah Delphine 
Baker (No. 5956), dau. of Jared and Hannah (Hewitt) Baker of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Residence (1904), Great Bridge, Va. 
Child: 

5964 'Mary Louisa Sterling, b. Sept. 4, 1864; m. Ehner E. 

Barton. 

5777 WALTER STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Cornwall, Aug. 12, 1836; m. Oct. 14, 1878, Margaret Deisner 
of New Berlin, Wis. He d. at Indian Creek, Neb., Dec. 25, 1887. 
Mrs. Sterhng lives at Beaver Crossing, Neb., with her children. 
Children, born at Indian Creek : 

5965 Samuel Walter Sterling, b. June 23, 1880. 

5966 Mary Sterhng, b. Aug. 30, 1881. 

5967 Bertha Sterling, b. Aug. 16, 1884. 

5968 Louisa Sterhng, b. Nov. 26, 1885. 

5779 MARY STERLING (James, Thomas, James) , h. in Brook- 
lyn, Penn., Apr. 21, 1814; m. there by Abel Hewitt, Feb. 1, 
1835, Michael Belcher, b. in Gibson, Penn., June 27, 1806, son 
of John and Ehzabeth (Lazme) Belcher of Gibson. 

He was a farmer at Lenox, Susquehanna Co., Penn. He d. 
there July 27, 1889; Mary d. there Oct. 19, 1889. 

Children : 

5969 t Sophie M. Belcher, b. Apr. 3, 1836; m. Andrew J. 

Archibald. 

5970 tEllen Maria Belcher, b. Apr. 16, 1839; m. John Conrad. 
6971 t James Sterling Belcher, b. Aug. 5, 1841; m. Ella S. 

Millard. 

5972 John Herscy Belcher, b. Sept. 15, 1844 ; d. Feb. 10, 1847. 

5973 William Emmet Belcher, b. Apr. 1, 1849; d. Mar. 1, 

1850. 

5974 Edwin Weiss Belcher, b. Feb. 1, 1855; d. Mar. 3, 1880, 

unm. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 925 

5780 ALBERT G. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Brooklyn, Dec. 16, 1815; m. Oct. 31, 1836, Clarissa Gay, b. Aug. 
6, 1811, in Herkimer Co., N. Y. 

Albert and his wife removed to Auburn township, Susquehanna 
Co., Penn., a district then unsettled and unimproved, where he 
built a log house, later replaced by a more substantial structure. 
He was a farmer. He d. Nov. 7, 1890. Clarissa d. Jan. 20, 1896, 
at West Auburn. 

Children : 

5975 Ahira Sterhng, b. Jan. 28, 1838 ; m. Polly Olds of Iowa, 

b. Jan. 6, 1851 ; owns and occupies half his father's 
farm. No issue. 

5976 Isadore Sterling, b. Mar. 6, 1841 ; unm. 

5977 George E. Sterling, b. Feb. 24, 1845; m. Bertha Magee; 

hves at East Maine, N. Y. 

5978 tJohn W. Sterhng, b. Mar. 16, 1848; m. Lizzie Beebe. 

5979 t Warren E. Sterling, b. June U,3, 1850; m. Matilda Hyde. 

5980 Wilham M. Sterling, b. Nov. 3, 1852; m. in 1879, Eliza- 

beth Montgomery. He is a farmer at Silvara, Penn. ; 
has 8 children. 

5781 HANNAH E. STERLING (sister of the above), b. in 
Brooklyn, May 15, 1817; m. Nathan Lathrop of Elk Lake, 
Dimock, Penn. They Hved in Brooklyn, where Hannah d. in 
May, 1848. He m. 2d, Mrs. Parmelia (Dewitt) Swartz and d. 
as the result of a fall from a doorstep in Nov., 1850. 

Children: 

5981 Paulina Lathrop, m. 1st, Richard H. Kent, a soldier in 

the Rebelhon, who d. of wounds received at Chan- 
cellorsville ; 2d, Charles H. Boughton, son of Harvey 
and Alice (Woodbury) Boughton, of Brooklyn. He 
was a dentist. She d. at Danville, Pemi., Sept. 17, 
1892. Had by second m., Frederick J., Bertha M. 
and Robert M., whose residence is supposed to be in 
Chicago, 111. 
5985 Judson Lathrop, d. young. 

5782 JAMES STERLING (brother of the above), h. In Brook- 
lyn, Jan. 15, 1819; m. 1st, June 12, 1842, Sophia Rease, b. 
Feb. 15, 1820, dau. of Joseph (d. Apr. 18, 1851, aged 87) and 



926 THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 

Mary G. Rease (d. Mar. 18, 1858, aged 84) of Bridgewater, Penn., 
natives of Germany. She d. July 19, 1854. He m. 2d, Jan. 7, 
1855, Amanda Youngs, b. Oct. 2, 1833, dau. of Nathan and 
Cinthia (Wells) Youngs, natives of Orange Co., N. Y., who d. 
in Mich. James Sterling was a farmer in Brooklyn, occupying 
the homestead of his father. He d. there Jan. 31, 1875. Mrs. 
Sterling lives (1902) with her dau. Emma in Brookljm. 
Children by first marriage: 

5986 tMary Elizabeth Sterling, b. May 27, 1844; m. Samuel 

McKeever. 

5987 James M. Sterling, b. Dec. 10, 1851 ; d. unm., Oct. 28, 

1878. 
6988 Samuel T. Sterling, b. June 28, 1854 ; d. Sept. 17, 1854, 
By second marriage: 

5989 lErank M. Sterling, b. July 9, 1859; m. Julia D. 

McKeever. 

5990 Emma M. Sterling, b. Oct. 18, 1864; m. Charles H. 

Tiffany, son of Elisha T. and Julia A. (Hempstead) 
Tiffany of Brooklyn, a great-great-grandson of John 
and iJehverance (Parmeter) Tiffany of Attleboro, 
Mass. Has two ch. : Mabel and Bert. 

5783 PAULINA STERLING (sister of the above), h. in Brook- 
lyn, Apr. 5, 1821 ; m. Thomas M. Oaklcj-, b. in Brooklyn, son 
of Thomas Oakley (b. in June, 1796; d. Sept. 4, 1857) by 
his first wife Clarissa Otis (b. in Conn, in 1792) ; grandson of 
Jotham (b. in 1770) and Sally (Milburn) Oakley of Brooklyn. 
Jotham came with his father from Dutchess Co., N. Y., to Nichol- 
son, Penn., in 1783. 

Mr. Oakley was a farmer on the old homestead for some j'cars, 
then removed into the village of Brooklyn. 
Paulina d. May 18, 1891. 
Children: 
5993 Mary H. Oakley, m. Fernando Tiffany of Scranton, son 
of Thomas L. and Matilda (Rought) Tiffany of 
Brooklyn, grandson of Pelatiah, by his first wife, 
Hannah Miller, great-grandson of Thomas Tiffany, 
who migrated from Attleboro, Mass., to Harford, 
Penn., in 1794. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 927 

5994 Emory T. Oakley, m. Laura Tiffany, sister of the above, 

who d. Mar. 15, 1892. He lives at New Milford, 
Penn. 

5995 Irving W. Oakley, lives at Montrose, Penn. 

5996 Cynthia E. Oakley, m. a Mr. Ball; is dead. 

5997 Louisa D. Oakley, b. in 1857; d. Mar. 3, 1881, unm. 

5998 Joseph D. Oakley. 

5784 GEORGE WALKER STERLING (brother of the above), 
h. in Brooklyn, July 20, 1823; m. June 20, 1850, Lucy G. 
Garland, b. May 20, 1832, dau. of Thomas and Judith (Tewks- 
bury) Garland of Brooklyn, natives of Lebanon, N. H. ; a de- 
scendant of Peter Garland, mariner, Charlestown, 1637. 

George Sterling was a farmer in Brooklyn, first on his grand- 
father, Jacob Tewksbury's farm, next on his wife's father's farm, 
previously owned by Isaac Sterling, his great-uncle. He d. in 
Brooklyn, Nov. 2, 1903. 

Children : 

5999 Frances Ehzabeth Sterling, b. Nov. 28, 1851; m. in 

Aug., 1874, Benjamin T., son of William and Jane 
Case of Montrose, Penn., a harness maker in Brook- 
lyn. He d. Feb. 1, 1901. One ch., Bessie, d., aged 
5 mos. 

6000 Helen Grace Sterling, b. Dec. 15, 1853 ; m. Oct. 23, 1876, 

Edwin Sylvester Eldridge, b. Nov. 10, 1853, son of 
Orlando A. and Mary A. (Taylor) Eldridge of 
Brooklyn ; a farmer of Brooklyn. No issue. 

6001 WiUis Garland SterKng, b. Nov. 13, 1855; d. May 1, 

1864. 

5785 ENOCH STERLING (brother of the above), b. in Brook- 
lyn, Apr. 30, 1825; m. Mary Ann Langstaff, dau. of Daniel 
L. and Rachel Langstaff of Brooklyn. Enoch lived at Great 
Bend, Penn. He d. about 1900. Mary Ann was living with her 
dau., Mrs. Gault, 1903. 

Children : 

6002 Nellie Sterling, m. Albert Gault of Oneonta, N. Y. 

6003 Ida Sterling, m. George Traverse of Binghamton, N. Y. 

No issue. 
Three children d. young. 



928 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

5786 WILLIAM PENN STERLING (brother of the above), b. 
in Brooklyn, Penn., Jan. 21, 1827; m. Oct. 22, 1850, Caroline C. 
Robinson, b. in Braintrim, Penn., Aug. 11, 1826, dau. of Jolin and 
Caroline (Hollenbeck) Robinson. They removed to Crete, El., 
in 1852, to Oran, la., in 1855, and to Dayton, la., in 1863, where 
they lired until 1892, ^^rhen they settled in Sumner, la., where she 
d. Nov. 14, 1899. Mr. Sterling was a farmer; was post-master 
at Penn., Fayette County, which office was named from him, he 
having always gone by his middle name. He was justice of the 
peace at Dayton for eight years and school director ten years. 
Residence (1903), Mankato, Kan. 

Children : 

6004 tElizabeth M. Sterling, b. Apr. 23, 1852; m. William D. 

Tlppin. 

6005 James William Sterling, b. Aug. 17, 1864; d. Mar. 25, 

1865. 

6006 Catharine Cornelia Sterling, b. May 22, 1866; unm. ; 

lives with her brother. 

6007 'John Gilman Sterling, b. Feb. 1, 1869; m. MiUie F. 

Harris. 

5787 THOMAS STERLING (brother of the above), h. in 
Brooklyn, Jan. 10, 1830; m. 1st, Maria L. Merritt, b. in 1829, 
dau. of Jesse Merritt of Brooklyn, who d. June 24, 1858; m. 
2d, Eunice Squires. Thomas was a farmer in Brooklyn. He d. 
May 22, 1862. His widow m. 2d, Edwin Parks of Binghamton, 
N. Y. 

Children by first marriage: 

6008 tjavan Leroy Sterling, b. Dec. 16, 1852; m. Sarah E. 

Watrous. 

6009 Lillian Sterling, b. in Feb., 1855 ; d. Feb. 8, 1856. 
Child by second marriage: 

6011 Lillian Sterling, m. Albert Hawlcy ; live in Tacoma, Wash. 

5788 DANIEL NORTON STERLING (brother of the above), 
h. in Brooklyn, Mar. 10, 1832; m. Nov. 25, 1855, Mary Murray, 
b. in Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland, July 3, 1838, dau. of Daniel 
and Mary (^lack) Murray. Daniel was living at Randolph, Cat- 
taraugus Co., N. v., in 1903. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 929 

Children : 

6012 tCharles Andrew Sterling, b. Sept. 25, 1856; m. Clara 

A. Bosworth. 

6013 George Galusha Sterling, b. Mar. 12, 1859, in Brooklyn ; 

m. in 1886, Lavinia Glasser of Eden Center, N. Y. 
He was a traveling salesman; d. at Eden Center, 
Apr. 20, 1888. No issue. 
6014. Anna Belle Sterling, b. Nov. 19, 1861, in Lathrop, Penn. ; 
m. July 13, 1879, Isaac Cornelius of Bradford, 
Penn., son of Isaac Cornelius. He Is a farmer. Have 
an adopted son John, b. in 1894. 

6015 Richard Daniel Sterling, b. May 2, 1871 ; m. Apr. 29, 

1899, Ella Godfrey of Red House, N. Y. He is a 
farmer. 

6016 Amanda Ellen Sterling, b. July 16, 1879; m. Jan. 1, 

1900, Arthur D. VoUentine, b. Feb. 18, 1878, son of 
Jonathan Mosher and Mary Ann (Mosher) VoUen- 
tine of Randolph, N. Y. He is a hardware clerk at 
Randolph. 

5791 ALEXANDER PLINY STERLING {James, Daniel, 
James), b. in Redwood, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Sept. 21, 1832; 
m. in Antwerp, N. Y., May 10, 1853, Elizabeth Garnham, b. in 
England, Apr. 5, 1832, dau. of Robert and Mary (Rush) Garn- 
ham, who emigrated to America and died at Antwerp. Alexander 
P. Sterling was associated with his father in the mining and manu- 
facture of iron at Sterlingville and Sterlingbush, N. Y. Upon the 
death of the latter he continued the business until 1870, when he 
became associated with Edgar Peckham of New York in the manu- 
facture of steel, which proved a success until the panic of 1877 
m.ade the venture unprofitable. He then went into the flour and 
feed business at Carthage, N. Y., with his brother Daniel. Mr. 
Sterling later removed to Dakota and settled at Rapid City, Pen- 
nington Co., among the Black Hills, where he acquired valuable 
mining properties. He was county clerk, county treasurer and 
register of deeds of Pennington Co. for many years. He was a 
member of the Masonic order. He d. at Canajoharie, N. Y., Feb. 
9, 1899. Mrs. Sterling d. in Antwerp, in the same room where 
she was married, Mar. 22, 1898. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Children : 
6017 Annis Elizabeth Sterling, m. June 23, 1877, Hiram W. 
Hall, b. Aug. 21, 1853, son of Hiram and Lestina 
Hall. Residence, Canajoharie, N. Y. Have a ch. : 
Pliny Sterhng Hall, b. Feb. 2, 1879; graduate of 
Harvard, 1900. 

6019 Pauhne Sterling, graduate of the New England Conser- 

vatory of Music. 

6020 Mary Therese Sterling, graduate of Vassar College. A 

teacher at Canajoharie, Utica, N. Y., and elsewhere; 

d. at Orange, N. J., Nov. 20, 1905. 
5792 JA]\IES STERLING (brother of the above), b. Mar. 
10, 1836; m. 1st, at Plessis, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1855, Mrs. Juha 
Clark Burlingame, who d. July 8, 1863; m. 2d, at Great Bend, 
N. Y., July 23, 1885, INIargaret Moore, b. in Port Leyden, N. Y., 
Nov. 14, 1866, dau. of James and Nancy (IMcLoud) Moore. 
James Sterling was a prominent farmer of Jefferson Co., N. Y., 
for some forty-five years. About 1882 he removed to Port Ley- 
den where for several years he was connected with the iron works 
at that place. He later removed to Luther, Mich., where he oper- 
ated a chemical manufactury. He served for six years on the 
Board of Supervisors of Jefferson Co. and was for several terms 
chairman of that body. He d. at Great Bend, :Mar. 23, 1902. 
His widow was living there in 1903. 
Children by first marriage : 

6021 George Clark Sterling, b. Aug. 4:, 1858 ; d. Oct. 19, 1877. 

6022 May (male) Lippard Sterling, b. Aug. 2, 1860; m. 

Caroline Rubart, and d. Feb. 10, 1888, without issue. 
Children by second marriage: 

6023 James Sterling, b. June 28, 1886, living in Helena, 

Montana. 

6024 Marie Antoinette Sterling, b. Dec. 20, 1888 ; d. Jan. 23, 

1889. 

6025 Alice Bradford Sterling, b. Sept. 22, 1890. 

6026 Margaret Moore Sterling, b. Jan. 16, 1894. 

6027 William Bradford Sterhng, b. Jan. 12. 1896. 

6028 Annis Elizabeth Sterhng, b. May 19, 1902 (posthumous). 
6793 JULIA ANNIS STERLING (sister of the above), h. 
in SterlingviUc, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1838; m. 1st, Feb. 8, 1865, 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 931 

Lewis Henry Mills, b. in Kent, Conn., Mar. 25, 1827, son of Lewis 
Weston Mills (b. in Kent, Dec. 7, 1801; d. Dec, 1876), who 
married Sept. 15, 1825, Amanda Skiff (b. Mar. 12, 1806; d. 
Dec. 4, 1837). Lewis H. Mills m. 1st, May 16, 1851, Fidelia Pit- 
kin, b. Aug. 8, 1828, dau. of Elijah and Sarah (Hale) Pitkin. 
She d. Apr. 25, 1864, leaving two sons, Henry Hart, b. May 21, 
1853, and Ezra Fuller, b. Sept. 13, 1854. Lewis H. Mills lived 
at Sterlingville, N. Y., and at West Carthage, N. Y. He d. Dec. 
25, 1889. His wid. m. 2d, Sept. 14, 1897, Martin Rugg, b. in 
Martinsburg, Lewis Co., N. Y., Aug. 7, 1818, son of Elijah and 
Lovina Rugg. He m. 1st, Lucy Nutting. Mr. Rugg d. Jan. 13, 
1902. Mrs. Rugg was hving at Carthage, N. Y., 1903. 
Children by first marriage: 
6029 Louis Sterling Mills, b. in Sterlingville, Dec. 20, 1867; 
m. Nov. 12, 1890, Marguerite May Hughes of Utica, 
N. Y., dau. of Edward and Jane (Evans) Hughes. 
He is a farmer at West Carthage, N. Y. One ch. : 
Ruth Sterling Mills, b. at W. Carthage, Jan. 1, 
1893. 

6031 James Daniel Mills, b. in Sterlingville, Apr. 6, 1870 ; d. 

May 29, 1870. 

6032 Antonio Francis Mills, b. in Sterlingville, June 12, 1872; 

m. Jan. 20, 1897, Amy E. Bachman, b. in Carthage, 
Oct. 26, 1872, dau. of Lewis F. and Melina (Shef- 
frey) Bachman. Graduated valedictorian, 1892, 
from Phillips Exeter Academy and as valedictorian 
from Albany Law School, 1895. Admitted to the bar 
in June, 1895. A lawyer and insurance agent at 
Carthage, N. Y. 

6033 Frederic Huntington Mills, b. at West Carthage, Oct. 5, 

1874 ; an optician in Delhi, N. Y. ; m. Lillian Drey- 
fus, b. in Delhi, Aug. 15, 1879, dau. of Joseph B. and 
Bertha (Walters) Dreyfus. 

5794 JANE ANTOINETTE (" MADAME ANTOINETTE ") 

STERLING (sister of the above), h. in SterHngville, Jan. 23, 
1841 ; m. in the Chapel Royal, London, Eng., Easter Sunday, 
Mar. 28, 1875, by the Rev. Henry White, Chaplain in Ordinary 
to the Queen, to John Mackinlay, b. in Perthshire, Scotland. 

Madame Antoinette Sterling was distinguished as a remark- 



932 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



able contralto ballad singer. Her pure, rich voice attracted 
marked attention on both sides of the Atlantic. At the age of 
seventeen she began the study of vocal music in New York and 




Madame ANTOiNErrE Sterling in her London Home 

shortly afterward sang in the Rev. Dr. Adams' Presbyterian 
church, one of the largest churches in the city, where she clearly 
demonstrated her ability. When she decided to go abroad Dr, 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 933 

Adams and his congregation organized a grand concert in her 
honor and gave her the proceeds. 

She had obtained a good musical education under clever mas- 
ters before going to Europe. There, she placed herself in the 
hands of Manuel Garcia, in London, and this eminent master, 
the teacher of Jenny Lind and Marchesi, was enthusiastic over 
his now pupil. From London she went to the Continent, studying 
first with Marchesi at Cologne and then going to Baden-Baden 
for a course with Pauline Viardot Garcia. She also received in- 
struction from Abella and Bassini. 

While at Baden-Baden she encouraged a desire to sing Ger- 
man lieder and begged her teacher to let her study them instead 
of continuing with her Italian and other music. Finally she was 
permitted to do so. 

She sang at the soirees given by her teacher and at one of them, 
attracted the attention of the King and Queen of Prussia by her 
singing of some German lieder. The King exclaimed " magiii- 
fique " and the Queen, engaging in conversation with the singer, 
took her to be a German. 

It was in 1873 that she made her debut in London and created 
the role in MacFarren's " St. John the Baptist." Upon her 
return to America, she accepted a position in Henry Ward 
Beccher's church in Brooklyn. This noted divine, speaking of 
her accomplishments, said, " I have never preached as well as 
when she contributed to our services by her soul-stirring 
singing." 

During her stay in America she sang at the best concerts 
in New York and the East. When Bach's passion music was first 
sung in Boston, she was one of the soloists. She was one of the 
first to introduce German lieder in America. 

Madame Sterling was able to express with infinite tenderness 
the meaning of the poet in the language of music and by her 
power she charmed many thousands of people. Upon hearing her 
sing Cowen's " Better Land," Gounod said, " I have heard all 
the voices in the world but yours is unique." 

She was interested in temperance work and was a vice-presi- 
dent of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. She was a 



934 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

member of the Royal Institute and an honorary member of the 
Albermarle and Sesame Clubs. 

]Madame settled permanently in London in 1873 and during 
the latter years of her life lived at 24 IMarlborough Place, St. 
John's Wood, N. W. During a tour of Australia in 1893 her 
husband died at Adelaide in July. After a brief illness Madame 
Antoinette died at her residence, Jan. 10, 1904. Her body was 
cremated at Golder's Hill on the 13th, a large gathering of 
musicians and others being present. 

Madame Sterling was a woman of remarkably strong char- 
acter and a personality which made a vivid impression upon all 
who heard her sing or knew her. She always described herself 
as " double American, double Scotch, double Irish and single 
English." She was born a Quaker and a Quaker she remained, 
though she did not wear the characteristic grey costume. In 
fact, grey was the one color she practically never wore. When 
she first sang in public she used to wear red — not only her dress 
but every article of her attire being of the vivid color which 
was sj'mbolic of what she called her " fighting mood " ; at that 
period of her life, though she can hardly be said to have fought 
for her place, for her success was assured on the very night when 
she made her debut at the Riviere Promenade Concerts at Covent 
Garden. 

Later on, however, Madame Sterling always sang in white 
or yellow or green or blue, which were as tj'pical in their way as 
red, though on one occasion, at least, she did appear in black. 
This was when she sang by command before Queen Victoria, when 
the Court was in mourning. When the equerry went to convey 
the Queen's wishes to the famous contralto, Madame Sterling 
exclaimed, " I am very sorry, but I can't go ; I have promised to 
sing at a concert for a friend and having given my word, I can- 
not break it." When the friend heard of the conmiand, it need 
hardly be said that a way was found out of the difficult}'. 

To the equerry Madame Sterling had to confess another diffi- 
culty, which, in her estimation, appeared no less insurmountable. 
" Everybody who appears before the Queen," she said, " has, I 
know, to wear a low bodice. The Quakers do not wear low necked 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 935 

gowns and I am a Quaker." To the Queen, however, this was 
by no means a difficulty, for, with characteristic graciousness, 
she sent word that " Madame Sterling might wear any sort of 
dress she hked." To the palace, therefore, Madame Stei'ling 
repaired, wearing a black satin dress cut high to the throat and 
with long sleeves. 

On the night of her debut, despite the advice of her friends 
and instructors, she sang an aria from Bach's Oratorio. " It 
is fatal to sing a song so severely classical at a Promenade Con- 
cert," her advisers urged. " I am a classical singer," said 
Madame Sterling, with her characteristic independence, " and that 
is what I am going to sing." Sing it she did and created a great 
sensation, which was intensified when she afterwards sang the 
" Three Fishers." Then a scene took place which is not often 
witnessed in a concert room, for women and men stood up and 
waved their handkerchiefs, carried away by the force and pathos 
of the singer. Once she sang the " Three Fishers " to Charles 
Kingsley, the author, at his own house, with such effect that he 
covered his face with his hands when the song was ended and 
sobbed, outright. Among the many songs in Madame Sterling's 
large repertoire those most popular were : " The Lost Chord," 
" The Better Land," " Darby and Joan," " Love's Old Sweet 
Song" (which was written for her), "Caller Herrin'," "We're 
a Noddin'," etc. Madame Sterling's children inherit her talent 
in some degree, her son Malcolm and her daughter Jean both 
having marked musical ability. 
Children : 
6034) Malcolm Sterling Mackinlay, b. in London, Eng., Aug. 
7, 1876; was educated at Eton (Brinckman Prize- 
man and among the Select in Tomline Exhibition), 
Trinity College, Oxford, B.A. 1897, and M.A. He 
studied singing with Manuel Garcia and German 
repertoire with Eugenie Joachim. Mr. Mackinlay 
resides in his mother's old home in London. He was 
a godson of the late Lord Mount Royal. 

6035 Kenneth Mackinlay. 

6036 Jean Mackinlay. Named from Jean Ingelow, the poet- 

ess, their friend and neighbor. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



5795 ROCHESTER HUNGERFORD STERLING {brother 
of the above), b. in Sterlingville, July 4, 1844i; m. there July 20, 
1867, Catharine Essington, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Allen) 
Essington, b. in Pennsylvania, Jan. 18, 1848. Mr. Sterling was 
living in Oklahoma in 1903. His wife resides at Sterling\ille. 
Children : 
6037 Daniel Rochester Sterling, b. Feb. 10, 1870, in SterHng- 
ville ; m. Lola Curran of Bristol, 111. ; children, 
Maria Lola, and Bradford Curran. 
6040 Mary Annis Sterling, b. Feb. 4, 1876, in Independence, 
Mo.; m. Jan. 15, 1900, Silas Langdon; children: 
Mildred, b. Jan. 1, 1901, Francis Nina, b. Dec. 30, 
1901. 

5800 HOWARD STERLING (John, Daniel, James), h. in 
Antwerp, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1828; m. June 12, 1855, Elizabeth 
Prudence Bigelow, b. Dec. 11, 1838, dau. of Ward and Sarah 
(Woodworth) Bigelow, of Macomb. Mr. Sterling was engaged 
in iron mining In Lewis Co., N. Y., from 1850 until 1862 and then 
became a farmer. He now owns about 500 acres of land in Lewis 
Co., near Sterlingbush, beside a half interest in his father's home 
farm of 400 acres. He was highway commissioner for eight years 
and supervisor of the town of Diana, Lewis Co., for two terms. 
Living in 1903 at Antwerp. 
Children : 

6043 1 Frank Riley Sterling, b. Oct. 7, 1856; m. Jane E. 

Cambidge. 

6044 Ella Elizabeth Sterhng, b. Mar. 1, 1858; unm., lives 

at Antwerp, a cripple as the result of a fall sustained 
in 1893. 

6045 William Bradford Sterling, b. Feb. 24, 1861; unm. 

6046 tlola Caroline Sterling, b. Apr. 3, 1865; m. WiUiam R. 

Fitzgerald. 

6047 Ezra Church Sterhng, b. Nov. 29, 1875; drowned in 

the Indian River, Aug. 15, 1885. 

6048 Edward Bradford Sterling, b. Apr. 24, 1878; d. Sept. 

10, 1879. 

6803 JAMES LLOYD STERLING (brother of the above), b. 
in Antwerp, June 4, 1838; m. Dec. 25, 1863, Mariette Wait, dau. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 937 

of James D. and Mariette (Lawton) Wait of Antwerp. He is a 
farmer near Antwerp. 
Children : 

6049 Frederick Conklin Sterling, b. Mar. 21, 1865; unm., 

lives at home. 

6050 John Riley Sterling, b. Dec. 19, 1867; unm.; lives at 

home. 

6051 Georgia Bradford Sterling, b. Sept. 18, 1875. 

5S05 ELLA THERESE STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
in Antwerp, Oct. 17, 1848 ; m. Nov. 19, 1890, Simeon H. Austin, 
a merchant of Fowler, N. Y. They resided in Gouverneur, N. Y., 
where Mr. Austin d. May 23, 1897, and where his widow now lives. 
Child: 

6052 Pauline Sterling Austin, b. Nov. 12, 1891. 

5806 JULIA ANNA STERLING (sister of the above), h. in 
Antwerp, Jan. 1, 1852; m. July 25, 1873, John C. McCartin, 
b. in Alexandria, N. Y., in 1840. Mr. McCartin was admitted 
to the bar in 1861. He enlisted in the 14th N. Y. Heavy Ar- 
tillery in 1863; was promoted first lieutenant of his company; 
was discharged for disability in the summer of 1864. He was 
supervisor of his ward in the city of Watertown, N. Y., 1869-71 ; 
city attorney in 1872. He was president of the electric lighting 
company and in 1889 was elected county judge, the first Demo- 
crat to fill that office there in thirty years. He d. July 2, 1892. 
Julia d. Feb. 12, 1889. 
Child: 

6053 George Sterling McCartin, b. Aug. 2, 1878; graduate 

of Yale ; a lawyer in Watertown. 

5808 ANNIS STERLING (Samuel, Daniel, James), b. in Ster- 
lingville, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1850; m. Sept. 3, 1872, Robert Allen 
Essington, son of Joseph and Mary (Allen) Essington of Ster- 
lingville. He was a machinist at Brownville, Jefferson Co., where 
she d. Apr. 29, 1901. 
Child: 

6054 Carrie May Essington, b. May 14, 1876; m. in 1897, 

Walter Zimmerman, Jr., a machinist of Brownville. 
Have a dau. : Mabel Jean, b. in 1897. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



5809 DAN STERLING (brother of the above), b. in Sterling- 
bush, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1852; m. Oct. 8, 188i, Florence Mayne, 
b. Mar. 2, 1857, dau. of Eber and Susannah (Smith) Mayne. 

He was a farmer at Wihia, Jefferson Co., N. Y., where he d. 
Sept. 21, 1902. His widow lived in Sterlingville in 1903. 

Children : 

6056 Julia P. Sterling, b. Feb. 2i, 1887. 

6057 Adeline Sterhng, b. Jan. 14, 1897. 

6058 Caroline Sterhng, b. May 27, 1900. 

5811 MARY BRADFORD STERLING (sister of the above), 
h. in Sterhngville, Oct. 28, 1856 ; m. Feb. 15, 1882, James Seaman, 
son of David and Jane (Bacon) Seaman of Sterhngbush, N. Y. A 
dair}-man at Belleville, Jefferson Co., N. Y. 

Child: 

6059 Bradford Sterhng Seaman, b. Sept. 13, 1893. 

5812 JOHN RILEY STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Sterhngville, Jan. 20, 1859; m. Oct. 30, 1881, Sarah Evans, 
b. Jan. 1, 1863, dau. of Samuel and Celestine (Vandewalker) 
Evans of Wilna, N. Y. A farmer on the homestead of his father 
at Sterhngville, N. Y. 

Children : 

6060 Amanda Celestine Sterling, b. May 20, 1882. 

6061 Mary Bradford Sterling, b. Oct. 21, 1883. 

6062 Lena Belle Sterling, b. Nov. 11, 1885. 

6063 Annis AdeUne Sterling, b. Feb. 28, 1887. 

6064 Frank Howard Sterling, b. May 17, 1889. 

6065 Pauhne Blanche Sterling, b. Jan. 25, 1893. 

5826 BETSEY HOWE (Ephraim Howe, Arrnj, James), b. in 
1829; m. George H. Baker, b. Apr. 25, 1825, son of Ehsha 
(b. Aug. 18, 1778; d. Nov. 10, 1859) and Susanna (Avery) 
Baker (b. Dec. 18, 1778; d. July 23, I860), natives of Groton, 
Conn. George was killed by the cars May 20, 1882. Betsey d. 
at Hopbottom, Pcnn., Feb. 27, 1882. 
Children : 

6066 Isabel Baker. 

6067 Ella Baker, m. a Mr. Deans. 

6068 Jane Baker. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 939 

6069 Morris Baker. 

6070 Charles Baker, twin with above. 

6071 Mary Baker, b. in Feb., 1856 ; d. Dec. 18, 1881. 

6072 James Baker. 

6073 Eva Baker. 

6074 Edwin Baker. 

5839 ANSEL STERLING (Isaac, Isaac, James), b. in Brook- 
lyn, Penn., Oct. 8, 1825; m. 1st, Jan. 8, 1852, Lucina Kent, 
b. Sept. 28, 1829, dau. of David and Betsey (Miles) Kent, who 
d. Mar. 11, 1885; m. 2d, Mar. 28, 1886, Josephine A. Miles, 
dau. of Reuben O. and Lucy (Gere) Miles. Mr. Sterling was a 
farmer in Brooklyn, living for a number of years on the home- 
stead of his father from which he removed in later life. He d. 
July 30, 1901. 

Children : 

6075 tAmos G. Sterling, b. Jan. 7, 1853; m. Inez L. Titus. 

6076 tWilHam L. Sterling, b. July 20, 1855; m. Emeline 

Brown. 

5840 JAMES H. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Brooklyn, May 25, 1827; m. Dec. 23, 1854, Mary Brown, b. 
Dec. 16, 1836, dau. of Ezra S. (b. in Waterford, Conn., Dec. 
31, 1806; d. Aug. 20, 1887) and Rebecca (Jackson) Brown of 
Lathrop, Penn. j\Ir. Sterling was a farmer in Brooklyn, where 
he d. suddenly of apoplexy, Apr. 2, 1900. 

Cliildren : 

6077 t Emerson L. Sterling, b. May 3, 1856; m. Jennie D. 

Eastman. 

6078 Byron G. Sterling, b. Apr. 7, 1858; m. Feb. 19, 1879, 

Lura M. Dewitt, b. in Newfield, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1858, 
dau. of Chauncey and Alvira (Stowell) Dewitt. He 
is a farmer in Brooklyn. No issue. 

6079 Edwin B. Sterhng, b. May 20, 1862; d. Oct. 30, 1865. 

6080 Herman R. Sterling, b. Sept. 25, 1864 ; committed sui- 

cide with a shot-gun when in his sixteenth year, 
May 14, 1880. 

6081 tMerton D. Sterling, b. Dec. 31, 1868; m. Clara Hill. 

6082 Ahce E. Sterling, b. May 18, 1871 ; d. Aug. 20, 1875. 

6083 t Clarence C. Sterling, b. May 8, 1878; m. Gertrude 

Linsey. 



940 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

5846 CHARLES M. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Brooklyn, July 26, 1840; m. Oct. 30, 1877, Katharine HuUinger, 
b. about 1847.' 

He settled in Turner county, S. Dak., in the winter of 1879—80, 
taking up government land, in this recently opened tract, which 
he improved. Retired in 1900 and Hving in Parker, S. Dak. 
About 1886 he separated from his wife. She was Uving in 1902 
at Monroe, Wash., with her son. 

Children : 

6084 Lewis M. Sterling, b. in Montgomery, 111., Jan. 22, 1879. 

6085 Katharine G. Sterling, b. in Marion, S. Dak., Dec. 18, 

1880; a student at Lincoln University, Neb. 
5848 URSULA LTRENA STERLING (sister of the above), h. 
in Brooklyn, Feb. 18, 1844; m. Sept. 12, 1865, John M. Roper, 
b. in Harford, Susquehanna Co., Penn., Nov. 18, 1841, son of 
John Jefferson (b. Aug. 2, 1813; d. Feb., 1895) and Lucia 
(Cutter) Roper (b. Aug. 26, 1817; d. Oct. 8, 1852). 

They settled in Turner county, S. Dak., in 1879, at Mar- 
ion. Now retired and hving in Lincoln, Neb. 

Children : 

6086 Lucia H. Roper, b. Feb. 11, 1867; d. in Marion, Feb. 

19, 1881. 

6087 t John Hilliard Roper, b. Feb. 17, 1869; m. Alice I. Rvan. 

6088 t Maude JuHa Roper, b. Apr. 29, 1871 ; m. Ira H. Hatfield. 

6089 Ralph G. Roper, b. Mav 1, 1876. 

6090 Mabclle A. Roper, b. "Nov. 12, 1880. 

6091 Grace C. Roper, b. Feb. 2, 1884. 

5857 HARRIET ANNIE STERLING (Heamon, Isaac, 
James), h. in Cornwall, Conn., Jan. 4, 1840; m. 1st, Nov. 5, 1861, 
Henry Barnes, son of Edward and Rebecca (Bonny) Barnes. 
(Rebecca b. in Cornwall, July 18, 1813, dau. of Joshua and Re- 
becca Bonny ; burned to death, Apr. 16, 1900.) Mr. Barnes was 
a mechanic; enlisted Dec, 1863, served 22 months in the Union 
army. He d. in West Torrington, Conn., Aug. 20, 1878. Har- 
riet m. 2d at Dunmore, Penn., Sept. 18, 1884, Milton R. Wheeler. 
They lived at Waverly, Penn. He d. June 30, 1892. She was 
hving at South Willington, Conn., 1902, with her dau. 
Children by first marriage: 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 941 

6092 Charles H. Barnes, b. Nov. 4, 1863; d. Sept. 11, 1901. 

6093 tMary A. Barnes, b. Dec. 10, 1867; m. Walter A. Allen. 

5860 FLORA J. STERLING (sister of the above), h. in Corn- 
wall, Aug. 9, 1844; m. Oct. 29, 1862, Elkanah Martin, b. Nov. 
1, 1837, son of William and Olive Martin of Goshen, Conn. A 
farmer at Goshen. 

Children : 

6094 tWilham B. Martin, b. June 11, 1864; m. Nettie Prindle. 

6095 t Julia E. Martin, b. Mar. 30, 1866; m. Ely Clum. 

6096 James E. Martin, b. Mar. 15, 1868 ; m. July 24, 1892, 

Emma Cottrell of Goshen, b. Mar. 1, 1877. No 
issue (1902). 

6097 tHarriet O. Martin, b. July 1, 1873; m. Milbert Cottrell. 

6098 tjohn E. Martin, b. May 7, 1875; m. Edna BlakesHe. 

6099 Frederick G. Martin, b. Mar. 10, 1878. 

5861 JOHN H. STERLING (brother of the above), h. in Corn- 
wall, May 27, 1846; m. 1st, in Oct., 1870, Nellie P. Thayer, 
dau. of Miles and Mary Thayer of Sharon, Conn., who d. Sept. 
13, 1879, aged 20 ; m. 2d, at Goshen, Nov. 6, 1880, Josephine 
Cottrell, dau. of Sinea and Mary Jane Cottrell. He is a farmer 
at Goshen. (Record refused; secured by his sister Emma from 
town register.) 

Children by first marriage: 

6100 Lydia C. Sterling, b. June 1, 1879 ; d. Sept. 13, 1879. 

6101 Nellie J. Sterling, b. July 29, 1873; d. Sept. 14, 1875; 

with their mother are buried in Sharon cemetery near 
Judge Ansel Sterling (No. 261). 

6102 Edwin M. Sterhng, b. Dec. 21, 1876. 
Children by second marriage : 

6103 Idella Jane Sterling, b. Aug. 21, 1881 ; d. Jan. 1, 1884. 

6104 John Wilbur Sterling, b. Mar. 6, 1883. 

6105 George Sterling, b. July 19, 1884. 

6106 Seneca Sterling, b. June 14, 1887. 

6107 Florence Sterling, b. Dec. 6, 1888. 

6108 James Sterling, b. Sept. 13, 1891. 

6109 Joseph H. Sterling, b. Jan. 30, 1895. 

6110 Grace Emma Sterling, b. Dec. 10, 1900. 

5862 EMMA A. STERLING (sister of the above), h. in Corn- 
wall, Aug. 16, 1855; m. Oct. 15, 1874, George L. Howe, son 



942 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

of Horatio H. (b. Oct. 17, 1818) and Anna C. (Ford) (b. June 
5, 1825) Howe of Cornwall. George enlisted July 25, 1861, in 
Co. I, 5th Regt., Conn. Vols., and served three years in the War 
of the Rebellion ; was discharged Aug. 10, 186-it. Now a farmer 
at Goshen, Conn. 
Children : 

6111 Ralph A. Howe, b. Apr. 21, 1884. 

6112 Frank B. Howe, b. Sept. 4, 1885. 

6113 Oris S. Howe, b. Oct. 23, 1889; d. Apr. 13, 1891. 

6114 Myra J. Howe, b. May 12, 1896. 

5863 DORLISKA A. GIBBS {Urena, Isaac, James), b. in 
Blandford, Mass., Dec. 24, 1835; m. in Otis, Mass., May 28, 
1862, William L. Spear. He is a farmer at Russell, Hampden Co., 
Mass. 

Children : 

6115 Edgar W. Spear, b. June 11, 1863; m. Lillian Hollings- 

worth, who d. about 1898, leaving Lewis D. and twin 
daus., Flora L. and Cora L. 

6119 tEphraim G. Spear, b. Sept. 6, 1865; m. Lucy E. Stowell. 

6120 Lewis D. Spear, b. i\Iar. 28, 1869; d. aged 12 yrs. 

6121 An infant, d. aged 2 days. 

6122 Bessie Mav Spear, b. May 4, 1871. 

6123 Elbert F. Spear, b. about 1876; m. Frances . 

5866 NANCY U. GIBBS {sister of the above), b. in Otis, Mass., 
May 13, 1840; m. Nov. 11, 1861, Henry B. White, a farmer at 
West Hawley, Mass. 
Children : 

6124 tNellie Urena White, b. Dec. 30, 1861; m. Frank E. 

Mason. 

6125 Melvin Henry White, b. Mar. 12, 1863; ni. Mar. 16, 

1897, Emma Stiles. 

6126 Nora Evelyn White, b. Dec. 30, 1864; m. Oct. 17, 1900, 

Frank S. Jenkins. 

6127 tMyrtle Lillian White, b. Oct. 30, 1866; m. Bert H. 

Bowen. 

6128 Inez Sterling White, b. Nov. 23, 1868; m. Dec. 25, 1901, 

Horatio W. Myrick. Has ch. : Sterling, b. Oct. 28, 
1902. 
6130 Charles Francis White, b. May 29, 1870. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 943 

6131 Julia Eastman White, b. Apr. 13, 1872. 

6132 Mabel Effie White, b. Jan. 21, 1878. 

6133 Maude Irene White, b. Nov. 15, 1882. 

5867 SOPHRONIA A. GIBBS {sister of the above), b. in Otis, 
May 17, 1842; m. in Chester, Mass., Nov. 15, 1871, Hugh C. 
Clark of Montgomery ; a farmer at Huntington, Hampshire Co., 
Mass. 

Children : 

6134 George H. Clark, b. July 7, 1878. 

6135 Maurice H. Clark, b. Dec. 24, 1881. 

5870 ELAM L. GIBBS (brother of the above), b. in Otis, July 
1, 1849; m. Rosa C. Stowell. He is a farmer at Huntington, 
Mass. 

Children : 

6136 Abner Stowell Gibbs, b. June 7, 1894. 

6137 Almira Urena Gibbs, b. Feb. 27, 1897. 

5872 PHEBE URENA STERLING (Joeline, Isaac, James), 
b. in Connelsville, Penn., Oct. 14, 1833; m. 1st, Oct. 25, 1855, 
William Sears, from whom she was divorced Nov. 6, 1856; m. 
2d, Sept. 2, 1866, EHjah B. Sheard, b. in Huddcrsfield, Eng- 
land, Sept. 2, 1837, a farmer at Fallsdale, Wayne Co., Penn. 
Mrs. Sheard d. Mar. 29, 1904. 
Child by first marriage: 

6138 Hattie M. Sears, b. Sept. 16, 1856 ; m. 1st, John Blair, by 

whom she had one dau. : Anna Anita ; m. 2d, James 
Barron. 
Cloildren by second marriage : 

6140 t Joseph L. Sheard, b. Nov. 6, 1867; m. Rachel Mandsley. 

6141 Leartus R. Sheard, b. Mar. 18, 1869; a farmer; m. Mar. 

14, 1901, Mamie Nolan; ch. : Anna Anita, b. Sept. 
28, 1903. 

5874 HARRIET MILICENT STERLING (sister of the 
above), h. in Sullivan Co., N. Y., Jan. 10, 1838; m. Jan. 17, 
1856, Lemuel F. Benedict, b. in Sullivan Co., Oct. 16, 1834, son 
of Miner and Mary (Comstock) Benedict of Monticcllo, N. Y. 
They removed from Sullivan Co. to Henry Co., Ind., July 17, 1875, 
where he was a farmer until 1900. Address, Paragon, Ind. 



944 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Children, bom in Sullivan Co. : 

6143 tClara Jane Benedict, b. Feb. 11, 1857; m. William C. 

Pidgeon. 

6144 tMinnie Enolia Benedict, b. Jan. 20, 1859; m. Perry M. 

Blankenship. 

6145 Frances Phebe Benedict, b. Oct. 20, 1860 ; unm. ; a school 

principal at Marion, Ind. 

6146 Laura Augusta Benedict, b. Oct. 27, 1863; unm.; a 

teacher in Indianapohs. 

5876 JABEZ S. STERLING (Asa, Isaac, James), b. in 
Greenfield, Penn., June 27, 1839; m. 1st, Aug. 20, 1865, Mary 
E. Tourje, b. in 1844, dau. of Benjamin and Irene (Conrad) 
Tourje, who d. in the autumn of 1874; m. 2d, July 4, 1877, Julia 
C. Dickerson, b. Feb. 1, 1856, dau. of John and Matilda (Wal- 
lace) Dickerson of Walton, Charlotte Co., Va. 

Jabez enHsted in Co. B, 17th Penn. Cavalry, in Sept., 1862, 
and served until June, 1865. He lived in Virginia two years, then 
settled at Lake Cary, Penn., where he d. Jan. 4, 1900. 

Children by first marriage: 

6147 tMary J. Sterling, b. Nov. 4, 1867; m. Fred Wheelock. 

6148 tMinnie L. Sterling, b. Nov. 21, 1869; m. John L. 

Farnham. 
Children by second marriage: 

6149 William H. Sterling, b. in Virginia, May 3, 1878 ; a sol- 

dier in the Regular Army. 

6150 t Alice V. Sterling, b. Jan. 13, 1880; m. Judson Barber. 

6151 Freddie Lee Sterling, b. Aug. 21, 1881; d. Mar. 19, 

1884. 

6152 Merton J. Sterling, b. Nov. 12, 1882. 

6153 Lilhan M. Sterling, b. Mar. 8, 1884 ; d. June 9, 1884. 

6154 Nellie V. Sterhng, b. Mar. 23, 1885. 

6155 Eddie F. Sterhng, b. July 21, 1886; d. in infancy. 

6156 David D. Sterling, b. Nov. 6, 1887. 

6157 Blanche E. Sterling, b. Dec. 9, 1888. 

6158 Lena E. Sterling, b. June 12, 1890. 

6159 Ettie F. Sterhng, b. Feb. 5, 1894 ; d. Dec. 10, 1897. 

5878 ESSA J. STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Green- 
field, Feb. 4, 1844; m. there July 4, 1867, Harvey A. Tewks- 
bury, b. Jan. 3, 1848, son of James (d. Dec. 18, 1880, aged 



ja:mes sterling of Cornwall, conn. 945 

76) and Emeline (d. Feb. 26, 1868, aged 45) (SutHff) Tewks- 
bury of Brooklyn. James was a son of Sargent Tewksbury (b. in 
July, 1774; d. Jan. 20, 1843), who came to Brooklyn from Ver- 
mont in 1802, by his first wife, Nancy (dau. of Barnard Worth- 
ing) (d. Dec. 1, 1824, aged 52), Sargent, a son of Isaac and 
Judith (Sargent) Tewksbury. Mr. Tewksbury is a farmer in 
Brooklyn, Penn. 
Children: 

6160 tFrank S. Tewksbury, b. Aug. 10, 1868; m. Isabella Hill. 

6161 Irving E. Tewksbury, b. Nov. 12, 1871 ; engaged in 

mining in New Mexico ; unm. (1902). 

6162 Emory H. Tewksbury, b. Oct. 25, 1873; m. Oct. 21, 

1902, Althea D., dau. of John Brooks of Pittsburg, 
Penn. 

6163 Ross Tewksbury, b. Aug. 11, 1886. 

5885 CHARLES H. STERLING (brother of the above), h. in 
Lenox, Penn., Aug. 6, 1862; m. May 18, 1892, Isabella Sloat, 
b. Nov. 7, 1869, dau. of Leander and Sarah (Tyler) Sloat. He is 
a farmer in Dimock, Penn. ; post office, South Montrose. 
Children : 

6164 Sarah Ruby Sterling, b. Mar. 3, 1893. 

6165 Floy Ellen Sterling, b. Aug. 3, 1902. 

5892 HATTIE E. STERLING (Daniel, Isaac, James), h. Jan. 
4, 1846; m. in Washington, D. C, May 19, 1863, Henry Titus, 
b. in Abington, Penn., in 1833. He enlisted in the Union army 
Aug. 11, 1862, and served three years. Living at Du Bois, Penn. 
Children : 

6166 tHattie A. Titus, b. May 16, 1864 ; m. 1st, Jason Williams, 

2d, Elmer Lyle. 

6167 Charles N. Titus, b. May 26, 1867 ; m. in 1900 Hattie 

Lafrance. 

6168 MIna M. Titus, b. May 16, 1873; d. Feb. 8, 1893. 

6169 Berta C. Titus, b. June 1, 1878; m. Oct. 7, 1902, Emilv 

Were. 

6170 Leon A. Titus, b. Apr. 17, 1880; m. July 3, 1900, Sadie 

Moore; have Dorothy May, b. Dec. 21, 1902. 
6172 Frances A. Titus, b. Sept. 15, 1883; m. June 25, 1902, 
Stanley Marshall; have: Essie Ethelyn, b. Jan. 31, 
1903. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



5895 FRANK C. STERLING (brother of the above), b. May 
1, 1855; m. May 1, 1881, Mrs. Arthalia (Sprague) Welsh, b. 
June 8, 1857, dau. of Carmon and Elizabeth (Wayman) Sprague 
of Lenox, Penn. He is a carpenter at Lenox. 

Children : 

6174 Herbert S. Sterhng, b. Mar. 16, 1882 ; d. May 23, 1883. 

6175 C. Lee Sterling, b. Oct. 17, 1884. 

6176 Ina U. Strling, b. Mar. 16, 1886. 

6177 Celia G. Sterling, b. Mar. 25, 1888. 

6178 Ruth O. Sterling, b. Nov. 8, 1891. 

6179 Cyrel S. Sterling, b. May 6, 1893. 

5896 REUBEN F. RING (Anna, Nathaniel, James), h. in 
Brooklyn, Penn., Oct. 22, 1834; m. in Montrose, Penn., Nov. 19, 
1855, Helen M. Nickerson, b. Feb. 20, 1834, in Brooklyn, dau. of 
William and Nancy (Hawley) Chapin, natives of Connecticut, 
adopted child of L. Jeduthan and F. Mynette (Smith) Nickerson 
of Brooklyn. 

Mr. Ring lived in Brooklyn for a time, then removed to Mis- 
souri, and eventually to Galveston, Tex., arriving there ten days 
before the great disaster of Sept. 8, 1900. 

Children : 

6180 Nellie Frances Ring, b. Sept. 20, 1860. 

6181 George Delos Ring, b. Aug. 31, 1862. 

6182 John Willis Ring, b. Sept. 7, 1876. 

5897 DAVID J. RING (brother of the above), h. in Brook- 
lyn, Apr. 7, 1841 ; m. Emugene G. Hewitt, b. Oct. 25, 1843, dau. 
of James S. and Fanny (Fish) Hewitt (No. 5949). Mr. Ring has 
been a school teacher and farmer in BrookljTi for many years. 

Children : 

6183 George Ring, b. Feb. 1, 1866; m. Aug. 25, 1886, Vic- 

toria Vergeson ; resides near his father. 

6184 Anna Ring, b. May 2, 1867 ; m. July 5, 1888, Terrance 

M. Whitman. 

6185 Arthur Ring, b. July 31, 1871 ; m. Jan. 17, 1900, Edith 

Forse, dau. of Albert and Catharine (Mead) Forse. 

5899 HARRIET S. STERLING (Thomas, Nathaniel, James), 
m. Jacob Whitman of Herrick, Penn., who enhsted Aug. 11, 1862, 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 947 

in the Union army and served until the close of the war. Residence, 
Harford, Penn. 
Children: 

6186 Carry C. Whitman. 

6187 Clara M. Whitman. 

6188 Frank C. Whitman. 

6189 Fred J. Whitman, m. Sarah A. Sterling, b. Apr. 23, 1863 

(No. 5913) ; have one child. Residence, Harford. 

5901 FIDELM. SARAH SIMONS (Rebecca, Nathaniel, 
James), b. in Brooklyn, Penn., Dec. 25, 1834; m. Oct. 1, 1852, 
Lester Wright, b. Oct. 1, 1825, son of Horace and Hannah (Web- 
ster) Wright. He was a soldier in the Rebellion; d. Nov. 23, 
1864. She d. Apr. 20, 1900. 
Children : 

6170 t Sarah Wright, b. Feb. 28, 1854; m. George Lord. 

6171 Martha Wright, b. May 23, 1857 ; d. Sept. 10, 1860. 

6172 WilHam Wright, b. Aug. 10, I860. 

5903 MARTHA SIMONS (sister of the above), b. in Brook- 
lyn, Sept. 15, 1843; m. Henry Brown, b. Nov. 9, 1833, son of 
John and Minerva Brown. He is a laborer at Nicholson, Wyo- 
ming Co., Penn. 
Children : 

6190 Frank Brown, b. Apr. 16, 1863; m. Oct. 29, 1892, Kate 

Lillian McCracken, a harness maker at Nicholson. 

6191 Caroline Brown, b. May 23, 1869; m. Feb. 23, 1884, 

Elmer Squires, a stone cutter at Tingley, Penn. 
Have one dau. : Vida May, b. Oct. 17, 1888. 

5906 ALBERT CLARK WATERMAN (Julia, Nathaniel, 
James), h. Aug. 6, 1852 ; m. Jan. 1, 1873, Frances Corneha Krum, 
b. July 17, 1856, dau. of David and Jane (Odell) Krum. Mr. 
Waterman is an engineer on the D., L. and W. R. R. ; residence, 
Hallstead, Penn. 
Children : 

6193 Alice Irene Waterman, b. Sept. 8, 1873; unm. 

6194 Albert Fillmore Waterman, b. Sept. 6, 1878; m. Apr. 

10, 1901, Maude Winifred Aldrich, b. Sept. 16, 1880. 

6195 Florence Bell Waterman, b. Mar. 22, 1881 ; m. Dec. 5, 

1900, Byron Earl Roosa, b. Mar. 27, 1880. 



THE STERLING GENE-\LOGY 



6196 Bessie Waterman, b. Nov. 29, 1883. 

6197 Cecil Waterman, b. Sept. 30, 1887. 

6198 Eugene Waterman, b. Aug. 3, 1890. 

5907 EUNICE M. WATERMAN (sister of the above), adopted 
by Joseph Tiifany of Harford and took the name of Tiffany ; m. 
Charles Fish, son of Asa and Sarah (Friman) Fish of Brooklyn, 
Penn., grandson of Anthony and Hannah (Chipman) Fish. He 
is a mason and farmer in Brooklyn. 

Children : 

6199 Lena M. Fish. 

6200 Daisy B. Fish. 

5908 LALTRA ANN WATERMAN (sister of the above), b. 
Feb. 1, 1855; m. May 13, 1878, Millard Fillmore Decker, b. 
July 2, ISl'S, son of Peter and Rhoda (Boughton) Decker. He 
is a conductor on the D., L. and W. R. R. ; residence, Hallstead, 
Penn. 

Child: 

6201 Grant MiUard Decker, b. Mar. 6, 1884. 

5909 CHARLES J. STERLING (Silas, Nathaniel, Jairus), b. 
in Brooklyn, Penn., Dec. 1, 1844; m. May 22, 1870, Leanora 
Shafcr, b. at Buttsville, Warren Co., N. J., Feb 24, 1845. He is 
a railroad employee at Dumont, Bergen Co., N. J. 

Children : 

6202 Lilhan V. Sterling, m. H. W. Green ; reside at Dumont ; 

have three sons. 

6203 George B. Sterling, m. Bessie Fuller ; lived at Dumont ; 

d. Jan. 16, 1903; left one son and one dau. 

6204 Genevieve K. Sterhng, ni. H. R. Wicks; live in Boston, 

Mass. ; have two daus. 

5910 ADAH L. STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Brook- 
lyn, July 16, 1847; m. Mar. 19, 1865, Thomas M. Maj-nard, b. 
Apr. 17, 1840, son of Thomas J. and Susan (Capwcll) Maynard 
of Factoryville, Penn. He served three years in the Civil War. 
Is a miller at Harford, Susquehanna Co., Penn. 

Children : 

6205 Charles M. Maynard, b. Dec. 23, 1865 ; m. in Mar., 1887, 

Flora Matthewson. Residence, Scranton, Penn. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 949 



6206 Gilbert W. Maynard, b. May 17, 1868 ; m. Dec. 23, 1897, 
Bertha Syples. Residence, N. Y. City. Have Carol 
N. and Fay S. 

6209 Arthur S. Maynard, b. Oct. 19, 1873; unm. ; res. N. Y. 

City. 

6210 Orrin F. Maynard, b. Dec. 11, 1877 ; res. Harford. 

6211 Walter C. Maynard, b. Aug. 31, 1879; m. Susan 

Matthews. Residence, Lenox, Penn. Have ch. : 
Veda M. 

5911 LUCY A. STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Brook- 
lyn, June 4, 1849; m. Jan. 31, 1867, George D. Hart, b. 
May 21, 1846, son of Joseph and Adeline Hart of Beloit, Wis. 
Mr. Hart is a farmer near Beloit. He served in the Union army 
during the War of the Rebellion. 

Children : 

6213 Minnie Rosella Hart, b. Aug. 16, 1870 ; m. Sept. 3, 1891, 

James G. Rathbun. Res. Webster, S. Dak. No issue 
(1903). 

6214 tMattie Adelaide Hart, b. Dec. 21, 1871; m. Millard F. 

Seaman. 

6215 tHattie Belle Hart, b. Nov. 5, 1873; m. Edward B. 

Shanbarker. 

6216 Charles Warren Hart, b. Oct. 21, 1875 ; m. Feb. 12, 1902, 

Grace B. DeGroff ; res. Roscoe, 111. 

6217 Gilbert Maynard Hart, b. Nov. 19, 1876; res. Chicago. 

6218 Nellie Mae Hart, b. Dec. 30, 1877. 

6219 t Clarissa Jane Hart, b. July 14, 1880 ; m. Henry H. Paul. 

6220 Francis Edward Hart, b. Mar. 18, 1882; d. Apr. 8, 

1897. 

6221 Florence Ellen Hart, b. Mar. 2, 1884. 

6222 Avis Sterling Hart, b. Feb. 17, 1885. 

6223 Ida Bee Castle Hart, b. Jan. 17, 1888. 

6224 Bertha Lee Hart, b. Oct. 20, 1891. 

5912 CLARISSA J. STERLING (sister of the above), b. in 
Brooklyn, Jan. 7, 1854; m. at Peckville, Penn., June 15, 1874, 
George C. Johnson, son of Charles (member of Co. B, 12th Regt., 
Penn. Cav. ; killed at the Battle of the Wilderness) and Sophronia 
L. Johnson. He is employed in the American Exchange National 
Bank, N. Y. City. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Cliildren : 

6225 Gertrude L. Johnson, b. Sept. 25, 1875 ; m. H. S. Stewart 

of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

6226 Isa M. Johnson, b. July 25, 1880 ; d. Feb. 4, 1896. 

6227 Stanley Sterhng Johnson, b. Dec. 16, 1884. 

5914 aiARY K. SHAPPEE {Eliza, Nathaniel, James), b. Jan. 
12, 1842; m. Aug. 12, 1861, Samuel H. Oakley, b. Feb. 17, 1840. 
Res. near Binghamton, N. Y. 
Children : 

6228 tRose H. Oaklev, b. Feb. 19, 1863: m. Rile D. Carpenter. 

6229 tMilbourn Oakley, b. June 15, 1870; m. Hattie M. Cox. 

5918 GEORGE N. SHAPPEE {brother of the above), b. Nov. 
27, 1853 ; m. July 4, 1878, Harriet E. Burns, b. Apr. 14, I860. 
He is a carpenter at Lestcrshire, N. Y. 

Children : 

6230 Ida E. Shappee, b. Apr. 10, 1879; m. July 22, 1902, 

James C. Tucker, b. Jan. 13, 1877. 

6231 William E. Shappee, b. Nov. 23, 1880; d. in Feb., 1881. 

6232 Ethel M. Shappee, b. Aug. 10, 1882; d. Dec. 31, 1888. 

6233 Monroe J. Shappee, b. Sept. 16, 1884; d. Jan. 2, 1889. 

6234 George F. Shappee, b. Aug. 21, 1890. 

6235 Mabel E. Shappee, b. Dec. 29, 1893 ; d. Apr. 6, 1900. 

5919 EDWARD TAYLOR {Rachel, Nathaniel, James), h. Dec. 
3, 1848 ; m. May 19, 1869, Hannah Green, b. Apr. 23, 1853, dau. 
of Jonathan Green. Residence, Scranton, Penn. 

Children : 

6236 Elnora Taylor, b. June 30, 1871; m. May 10, 1893, 

George W. Zink. 

6237 Effie D. Taylor, b. June 13, 1875; m. July 19, 1896, 

Robert Owen. 

6238 Gertrude Taylor, b. July 24, 1879; m. Aug. 15, 1898, 

Ernest Miles. Have two ch. : Edward, b. Oct. 21, 
1899, and Clifford, b. Apr. 25, 1901. 

6241 Harry W. Taylor, b. June 7, 1883. 

6242 Howard O. Taylor, b. Sept. 29, 1891. 

5921 JOHN TAYLOR {brother of the above), h. Aug. 26, 1859 ; 
ni. in 1891, Anna Burbank; Hve in Scranton. 
Children: 

6243 Rachel Taylor. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 951 

6244 Enda Taylor. 

6245 Lucy Taylor. 

5923 OSCAR TAYLOR (brother of the above), b. Sept. 30, 
1863; m. Nov. 9, 1892, Mrs. Lizzie Judson. Residence, Scranton. 

Child: 

6246 William Taylor, b. May 22, 1898. 

5924 ELLEN EUGENIA WRIGHT (Hannah, Nathaniel, 
James), b. at Hopbottom, Penn., June 6, 1845; m. Apr. 11, 1863, 
Thomas E. Penny, b. Nov. 4, 1840, son of Christopher and Lydia 
(Tewksbury) Penny of Brooklyn, Penn. Mr. Penny was a soldier 
in the War of the Rebellion. He is a farmer, occupying the 
homestead of his wife's father and grandfather in Brooklyn. 
Post office, Hopbottom. 

Children : 

6247 Esther Josephine Penny, b. Jan. 23, 1863; m. Apr. 30, 

1883, Frank Wilbur, son of Woodbury and Sarah 
(Goss) Wilbur. Have one ch. : Dora Eugenia, b. 
Apr. 2, 1895. 

6249 Lydia Evelyn Penny, b. Mar. 9, 1865; m. Feb., 1883, 
Marvin Penny, son of Charles and Sarah Jane (Wil- 
son) Penny, and her first cousin. Have Emma, who 
m. Martin Beeman. Residence, Hopbottom. 

6251 Hattie Elvira Penny, b. Jan. 21, 1867 ; m. May 14, 1884, 
Orrin L. Rose, son of Henry and Eliza (Burch) Rose 
of Hopbottom. Have : Elsie May, Harry, Adelbert, 
Mabel, Alma, Elwood and Harold. 

6259 Ernest Emerson Penny, b. Apr. 18, 1870 ; m. Aug. 15, 
1896, Bertha Van Scoten, dau. of John and Sarah 
(Miller) Van Scoten, natives of New Jersey, residents 
of Dimock, Penn. Had Glen Arthur, b. July 25, 
1897; d., aged 3 yrs. 

6261 Guy Harrison Penny, b. Oct. 6, 1873 ; m. Apr. 5, 1893, 
Lydia, a sister of Bertha Van Scoten above. Have 
Lottie, b. Jan. 11, 1897, Alonso, and a girl, b. Oct. 
8, 1902. Live at Hopbottom. 

6265 Daisy Estella Penny, b. July 25, 1878; m. 1st, May 31, 
1900, Frank Simons, who d. Feb. 13, 1901 ; m. 2d, 
Aug. 21, 1902, Harry Farnham. Live in Owego, 
N. Y. 



952 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

5955 WILLL\M BAKER (Hannah Heicitt, Rachel, James), 
b. in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. June 25, 1861, Laura E. Lawrence. 
Residence, Brooklyn. 
Children : 

6266 Frank M. Baker, b. Mar. 19, 1862. 

6267 William B. Baker, b. Mar. 28, 18T1. 

6268 Albert L. Baker, b. Jan. 22, 1874. 

6269 Walter L. Baker, b. Sept. 14, 1879, all residents of 

Brooklyn. 

5959 JOSEPH O. YEOMANS (Ann Hewitt, Rachel, James), 
h. in Brooklyn, Penn., Oct. 9, 1841; m. Oct. 18, 1868, Caroline 
IMcKeeby, b. May 23, 1849, dau. of Jasper and Hannah (Bailey) 
^IcKeeby of Dimock, Penn. Mr. Yeomans is a fanner at Brook- 
lyn, Penn. 
Children : 

6270 Hannah Ann Yeomans, b. Aug. 26, 1869; m. Mar. 11, 

1891, George Gardner of Brooklyn. Have Oscar 
and Ada. 

6273 Daniel Yeomans, b. May 26, 1871; m. Jan. 12, 1896, 

Cora Conrad; live at Dimock. No issue (1902). 

6274 Frank Everett Yeomans, b. June 24, 1872 ; m. Dec. 24, 

1894, Emma Lindsley ; live in Brooklj'n ; have Edna 
]May and Hubert. 

6277 Maud Yeomans, b. Dec. 25, 1891. 

5963 EMMA C. LUCAS (John Lucas, Hannah, James), b. in 
Enfield, Conn., Mar. 14, 1853; m. Apr. 8, 1874, Charles Edward 
Dodge, b. in Unity, Me., Feb. 12, 1848, son of Charles E. and 
Lucy (Taylor) Dodge, both of whom d. of consumption, when 
Chas., Jr., was small. Charles served in the Civil War, was a 
watchmaker in Springfield, Mass., and was a member of the city 
council at the time of liis death, July 2, 1882. She d. in Spring- 
field, Dec. 4, 1883. 
Children : 

6278 Edward Lucas Dodge, b. May 20, 1875 ; d. Sept. 12, 1882. 

6279 Ethel Lucas Dodge, b. Feb. 15, 1879, adopted by her 

aunt, Mrs. Nahum Whitmarsh, living in Springfield, 
1902, unm. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 953 

5964 MARY LOUISA STERLING (Frederick, Samuel, James), 
b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1864 ; m. at Woonsocket, S. Dak., 
July 24, 1888, Elmer E. Barton ; residence. Great Bridge, Va. 
Children : 

6280 Anna Louisa Barton, b. at Woonsocket, Feb. 12, 1890. 

6281 Clara Delpliine Barton, b. at Sylvania, Mo., Dec. 11, 

189-. 

6282 Frederick Frank Barton, b. at Enid, Okla., Aug. 3, 1899. 

6283 Nellie Barton, b. at Kansas City, Mo., May 30, 1901. 

5969 SOPHIE M. BELCHER (Mary, James, TJwmas, James), 
h. Apr. 3, 1836; m. Nov. 28, 1866, Andrew J. Archibald, b. 
July 12, 1837, son of James and Maria Archibald of Berkshire, 
N. Y. He enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, in Co. G, 137th Regt., N. Y. 
Vols. ; was discharged June 9, 1865. He is a farmer in East 
Lenox, Penn. Sophie d. there Dec. 17, 1889. 

Children: 

6284 James M. Archibald, b. May 18, 1869 ; m. Jan. 19, 1891, 

Emma Weidcman ; a farmer at East Lenox. Have a 
dau. : Mildred. 

6286 Ralph M. Archibald, b. Nov. 21, 1877; principal of 

Waverly (Penn.) Academy. 

5970 ELLEN MARIA BELCHER (sister of the above), h. 
Apr. 16, 1839 ; m. Sept. 16, 1862, John Conrad, b. Mar. 27, 1839, 
son of John and Eliza (Hale) Conrad of Lenox, Penn. He en- 
listed Mar. 9, 1864, in Co. G, 187th Regt., Penn. Vols. ; was dis- 
charged Aug. 3, 1865. He was a farmer in East Lenox ; d. Dec. 
24, 1892. 

Children : 

6287 Hersie F. Conrad, b. Sept. 14, 1864; d. Mar. 12, 1887, 

unm. 

6288 Bruce E. Conrad, b. May 30, 1867 ; d. July 22, 1875. 

6289 Earl H. Conrad, b. May 31, 1872 ; m. May 4, 1892, May 

Conrad. A farmer at East Lenox. Have: Elgie and 
Gretta. 

5971 JAMES STERLING BELCHER (brother of the above), 
h. Aug. 5, 1841; m. Sept. 23, 1868, Ella S. Millard, b. May 
18, 1852, dau. of John (b. Feb. 12, 1823; d. Dec. 6, 1887) and 
Lydia (Harding) Millard of Benton, Penn. He enlisted Aug. 



THE STERLING GEXE.ILOGY 



30, 1864, in Co. C, 203d Regt., Penn. Vols. ; was discharged June 
22, 1865. Is now a farmer in East Lenox, Penn., on his father's 
farm. 

Children : 

6292 Mary L. Belcher, d. Apr. 21, 1875, aged 5 yrs. 

6293 James Sterling Belcher, d. Jan. 18, 1887, aged 14 vrs. 

6294 Bruce Harding Belcher, b. Apr. 11, 1876; m. Feb. 20, 

1895, Mary Bennett of Gibson, Penn. A farmer in 
West Lenox. Has two ch. : Wiles and Ella. 

6297 Paul Edwin Belcher, b. Mar. 7, 1886. 

6298 MiUard Michael Belcher, b. July 17, 1891. 

5978 JOHN W. STERLING (Albert, James, Thomas, James), 
h. in Auburn, Penn., Mar. 16, 1848; m. Oct. 15, 1881, Lizzie 
Beebe. He is a farmer at West Auburn. 

Child: 

6299 Isabclle Sterling, b. Dec. 23, 1882 ; m. Harry Yonkers, b. 

June 31, 1882. Have: Ruth Bemice, b. Feb. 20, 
1902, 

5979 WARREN E. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Auburn, June 23, 1850; m. June 16, 1881, Matilda Hyde, b. Feb. 
19, 1861, dau. of Samuel (b. Sept. 22, 1822) and Palcy (Lott) 
H^'de (b. Nov. 13, 1824). He is a farmer at Fairdale, Susque- 
hanna Co., Penn. 

Children : 

6301 Arthur Blaine Sterling, b. June 14, 1882. 

6302 Ethel L. Sterling, b. Apr. 5, 1888. 

5986 MARY ELIZABETH STERLING (James, James, 
Thomas, James), h. in Brooklyn, Penn., May 27, 1844; m. Dec. 
30, 1868, Samuel McKecvcr, b. in 1839 in Otsego Co., N. Y.; a 
butcher in Scranton, Penn. He d. Feb. 4, 1876. Mrs. McKeever 
lives in Brooklyn. 

Children, born in Scranton : 

6303 Gertie S. IMcKeevcr, b. Sept. 2, 1871 ; m. in Mar., 1889, 

William Smith of Scranton. Have: Grace, b. Nov. 
30, 1891, and Arthur, b. in Mar., 1898. 
6306 Grace E. McKeever, b. Dec. 80, 1875, unm. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 955 

5989 FRANK M. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Brooklyn, July 9, 1859 ; m. Nov. 24, 1880, Julia D. McKeever, 
dau. of William of Oneonta, N. Y. Frank is a butcher in Scranton. 
Children : 

6307 Vida Sterling, b. Sept. 7, 1881. 

6308 Wilham Sterhng, b. July 26, 1885 ; d. Oct. 15, 1900. 

6309 Harry Edson Sterling, b. Sept. 16, 1886. 

6310 Frank M. Sterling, b. Nov. 15, 1898. 

6311 Paul Sterling, b. June 1, 1900; d. July 1, 1900. 

6312 Pauline Sterling (twin with above), d. July 19, 1900. 

6004 ELIZABETH M. STERLING (Wmiam, James, Thomas, 
James), h. in Brooklyn, Penn., Apr. 23, 1852; m. Jan. 17, 1882, 
William D. Tippin, b. in Des Moines, la., in 1857, of Scotch-Irish 
parentage; residence, Mankato, Kan. 
Children : 

6313 Hubert Leroy Tippin, b. Dec. 15, 1882. 

6314 Sterhng Reed Tippin, b. Dec. 21, 1887. 

6007 JOHN GILMAN STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. in Bremer Co., la., Feb. 1, 1869; m. Apr. 11, 1894, MilHe 
Frances Harris, b. at Clarksville, la., Feb. 10, 1873, dau. of Lord 
Melbry and Roxie (Hubbard) Harris. Lives in Tripoli, la. 

Children : 

6315 Morna Avis Sterling, b. May 3, 1898. 

6316 John Ember Sterhng, b. June 9, 1900. 

6317 Alforetta Sterhng, b. Aug. 22, 1901. 

6008 JAVAN LEROY STERLING (Thomas, James, Thomas, 
James), h. in Brooklyn, Dec. 16, 1852; m. Oct. 11, 1877, 
Sarah E. Watrous, b. Aug. 22, 1854, dau. of Bradford O. and 
Polly (Oakley) Watrous of Brooklyn. Javan Sterling is a car- 
penter and wheelwright at Hopbottom, Penn. 

Children : 

6318 Leroy James Sterhng, b. July 22, 1884. 

6319 Elery B. Sterhng, b. Feb. 22, 1888. 

6320 Ida May Sterling, b. Oct. 31, 1899. 

6012 CHARLES ANDREW STERLING (Daniel, James, 
Thomas, James), b. in Lathrop, Penn., Sept. 25, 1856; m. June 
7, 1881, Clara Annette Bosworth, b. Apr. 23, 1861, dau. of Clark 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



and Susan Bosworth of Red House, N. Y. He was a night watch- 
man and an ice dealer ; d. Dec. 9, 1901. His widow resides at East 
Randolph, N. Y. 
Children : 

6321 Sara Helen Sterling, b. Dec. 26, 1882. 

6322 JuUa A. Sterling, b. Oct. 1, 1884. 

6323 Glenn Malon Sterling, b. Feb. 12, 1886. 

6324 Susan Mary Sterling, b. Sept. 2, 1888. 

6325 Frances Elizabeth Sterling, b. Jan. 7, 1892. 

6326 Charles Herbert Sterling, b. May 4, 1893. 

6327 Mildred E. Sterhng, b. Uct. 29, 1896. 

6043 FRANK RILEY STERLING {Hozcard, John, Daniel, 
James), b. in Sterlingbush, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1856; m. Dec. 3, 1879, 
Jane Elizabeth Cambidge, of English parentage. He is a farmer 
on the homestead of his great-grandfather, Daniel, at Antwerp, 
N. Y, 

Children: 

6328 George L. Sterling, b. Aug. 28, 1882. 

6329 Earl Bradford Sterling, b. Sept. 3, 1884. 

6330 Corinne Elizabeth Sterling, b. xNov. 12, 1886. 

6331 Howard Wilham Sterling, b. Oct. 4, 1888. 

6332 Mary Louise Sterling, b. Aug. 9, 1890. 

6333 Helen Sophia Sterhng, b. May 22, 1893. 

6334 Frances Carohne Sterimg, b. June 27, 1896. 

6335 Frederick Jolm Sterhng, b. Sept. 23, 1898. 

6336 Theodore R. Sterling, b. Oct. 24, 1901. 

6046 lOLA CAROLINE STERLING (sister of the above), 
b. in Sterhngbush, Apr. 3, 1865; m. Dec. 24, 1891, WiUiam R. 
Fitzgerald of Council Bluffs, la. He is a stock raiser near Sigour- 
ney, la. 

Children : 

6337 Elizabeth Bigelow Fitzgerald, b. Nov. 6, 1892. 

6338 Joanna Sterhng Fitzgerald, b. Aug. 24, 1898; d. Apr. 2, 

1899. 

6339 Ella Margaret Fitzgerald, b. July 12, 1900. 

6075 AMOS G. STERLING (Ansel, Isaac, Isaac, James), 
b. in Brooklyn, Penn., Jan. 7, 1853; m. at Hopbottom, Penn., 
Sept. 4, 1876, Inez L. Titus, b. in Hopbottom, Oct. 4, 1855, dau. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 957 

of Albert and Ruth A. (Roper) Titus, natives of Harford, Penn. 
Mr. Sterling is a prosperous farmer in Brooklyn, occupying the 
homestead of his father and grandfather. 
Child: 

6340 Ernest A. Sterhng, b. June 27, 1878 ; m. in Easton, Penn., 

Nov. 25, 1905, Helen George Lee. He was educated 
at Bucknell University, 1898-1900; Cold Spring 
Biological Laboratoi-y, 1900 ; Cornell University, 
forestry engineer ; studied at Forest Academy, Hann- 
Miinder, Germany, and traveled in German and Swiss 
forests, 1903. 

He was forester of the N. Y. State Forest, Fish, 
and Game Commission, 1902 ; forest assistant Bureau 
of Forestry, U. S. Department of Agriculture, 
1903—5 ; assistant forester in charge of the office of 
Forest extension, U. S. Forest Service, 1905-7 ; for- 
ester of the Penn. railway since Feb., 1907. Resi- 
dence, Harberth, Penn. 

6076 WILLL^M L. STERLING (brother of the above), h. in 
Brooklyn, July 20, 1855; m. Mar. 9, 1878, Emeline Brown, b. 
Dec. 19, 1858, dau. of WiUiam Z. and Almira (Wihnarth) Bro^vn 
of Lathrop, Penn. Mr, Sterhng is a progressive farmer in 
Brooklyn. 

Children : 

6341 Baby boy, b. Apr. 11, 1879; d. in infancy. 

6342 Ethel Clare Sterling, b. Nov. 1, 1881. 

6343 Lelah Lucina Sterhng, b. Apr. 30, 1886. 

6077 EMERSON L. STERLING (James, Isaac, Isaac, James), 
b. in Brooklyn, May 3, 1856; m. Apr. 10, 1880, Jennie D. 
Eastman, b. July 28, 1863, dau. of Nathan and Rachel (White) 
Eastman of Lathrop, Penn. Mr. Sterling is a farmer. He re- 
moved from Brooklyn to Lestershire, N. Y., in 1902. 

Children : 

6344 Nelhe M. Sterhng, b. Jan. 20, 1881 ; d. Jan. 13, 1893. 

6345 Lewis Burton Sterhng, b. Dec. 22, 1882. 

6346 Josephine B. Sterling, b. June 18, 1887. 

6347 Mary I. Sterhng, b. June 14, 1891. 

6348 Lois Sterling, b. May 18, 1895. 
6549 James H. Sterling, b. July 18, 1901. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



6081 MERTON D. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Brooklyn, Dec. 31, 1868; m. Feb. 22, 1892, Clara Hill, b. Jan. 
13, 1876, dau. of Josophus and Susan (Jones) Hill. Residence, 
Brooklyn, where he is a farmer. 
Children : 

6350 Laura Sterling, b. Mar. 26, 1894. 

6351 Lura Sterling, b. Nov. 28, 1895. 

6352 Susan Sterling, b. Sept. 21, 1899. 

6083 CLARENCE STERLING (brother of the above), h. 
in Brooklyn, May 8, 1878; m. Mar. 20, 1899, Gertrude Linsoy, 
b. Sept. 27, 1878, dau. of Chauncey and Cj'nthia (Button) Linsey 
of Bridgewater, Penn. He is a farmer in Brooklyn. 
Children : 

6353 Lehman N. Sterling, b. Mar. 15, 1901. 

6354 A child, b. in Oct., 1902. 

6087 JOHN HILLIARD ROPER (Urstila, Isaac, Isaac, 
James), h. Feb. 17, 1869; m. Sept. 12, 1893, Alice Irene Ryan, b. 
in Mar., 1874. Reside at Parker, S. Dak. 

Children : 

6355 Joseph Ralph Roper, b. Sept. 2, 1894. 

6356 Kenneth Roper, b. Feb., 1898. 

6357 Ursula Urena Roper, b. Jan. 10, 1902. 

6088 IMAUDE JULIA ROPER (sister of the above), b. Apr. 
29, 1871 ; m. June 21, 1894, Ira Hamilton Hatfield, b. Apr. 7, 
1871, son of Jacob C. and Mary Elizabeth (Sanders) Hatfield. 
Residence, Lincoln, Neb. 

Child: 

6358 Hermine Roper Hatfield, b. Mar. 26, 1895. 

6093 MARY A. BARNES (Harriett, Heamon, Isaac, James), 
h. in West Torrington, Conn., Dec. 10. 1867; m. Sept. 14, 1886, 
Walter A. Allen, llesidoncc. So. Willington, Conn. 
Children : 

6359 Charles Edward Allen, b. Oct. 11, 1887. 

6360 Mabel Isabell Allen, b. Feb. 7, 1893. 

6361 Lura Eliza Allen, b. Dec. 20, 1895. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 959 

6094 WILLIAM B. MARTIN (Flora, Heamon, Isaac, James), 
b. in Goshen, Conn., June 11, 1864; m. May IT, 1888, Nettie 
Prindle of Cornwall, Conn. Residence, Goshen. 

Children : 

6362 Edith M. Martin, b. June 13, 1890. 

6363 Ethel J. Martin, b. Dec. 14, 1893. 

6364 Nina B. Martin, b. Apr. 24, 1896. 

6095 JULIA E. MARTIN (sister of the above), b. in Goshen, 
Mar. SO, 1866; m. Ely Clum of Dutchess Co., N. Y. Residence, 
Goshen. 

Children : 

6365 Ely H. Clum, b. June 12, 1887. 

6366 Mabel Clum, b. Feb. 6, 1894. 

6097 HARRIET O. MARTIN (sister of the above), b. in 
Goshen, July 1, 1873; m. Dec. 5, 1888, Milbert Cottrell, b. Mar. 
29, 1859. 

Children : 

6367 Amy J. Cottrell, b. Sept. 20, 1895. 

6368 Ada G. Cottrell, b. Sept. 8, 1901. 

6098 JOHN E. MARTIN (brother of the above), h. in Goshen, 
May 7, 1875 ; m. June 20, 1898, Edna Blakeslie, b. Oct. 28, 1876, 
in Northfield, Conn. 

Child: 

6369 Clifford J. Martin, b. Aug. 17, 1899. 

6119 EPHRAIM G. SPEAR (Dorliska Gibbs, Urena, Isaac, 
James), h. Sept. 6, 1865; m. Oct. 10, 1894, Lucy E. Stowell. 
Children : 

6370 Evelyn Fern Spear, b. Oct. 1, 1895. 

6371 Webster HolHs Spear, b. May 10, 1897. 

6372 Elizabeth Sterling Spear, b. Mar. 26, 1899. 

6373 Esther CordeHa Spear, b. Feb. 12, 1901. 

6124 NELLIE URENA WHITE (Nancy Gibbs, Urena, Isaac, 
James), h. Dec. 30, 1861 ; m. Jan. 1, 1883, Frank E. Mason. 
Children: 

6374 Edith Lillian Mason, b. May 20, 1884. 

6375 Christine White Mason, b. Oct. 14, 1888. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



6127 MYRTLE LILLIAN WHITE (shter of the above), b. 
Oct. 30, 1866 ; m. July 3, 1892, Bert H. Bowen. 
Children : 

6376 Gertrude Louise Bowen, b. Sept. 14, 1897. 

6377 Richard White Bowen, b. Sept. 8, 1900. 

6378 Robert Nelson Bowen, b. Aug. 16, 1902. 

6140 JOSEPH L. SHEARD (Phebe, Joeline, Isaac, James), 
b. Nov. 6, 1867 ; m. May 15, 1895, Rachel Mandsley. He is a 
blacksmith at Fallsdale, Penn. 
Children : 

6379 Harold Sheard, b. Feb. 22, 1896. 

6380 Alfred Sheard, b. July 20, 1899. 

6381 Arthur Sheard, b. Jan. 26, 1901. 

6143 CLARA JANE BENEDICT {Harriet, Joeline, Isaac, 
James), h. in SuUivan Co., N. Y., Feb. 11, 1857; m. Aug. 25. 1881, 
William C. Pidgeon, b. at New Castle, Ind., Mar. 22, 1855; an 
instructor in Indiana University at Bloomington, Ind. 

Children : 

6382 Edna Theresa Pidgeon, b. in Blountsville, Ind., Apr. 18, 

1883. 

6383 Jesse Lemuel Pidgeon, b. in Blountsville, Ind., Feb. 25, 

1885. 

6384 Harriet Mary Pidgeon, b. in Mooreland, Ind., Julv 21, 

1887; d. at Salem, la., Nov. 25, 1895. 

6385 Edith Ann Pidgeon, b. in Hiawatha, Ind., IMav 27, 1890. 

6386 Helen Clara Pidgeon, b. in Salem, la.. Mar. 3^ 1896. 

6144 MINNIE ENOLIA BENEDICT (sister of the above), 
h. in Sullivan Co., N. Y., Jan. 20, 1859; m. Mar. 11, 1884, Perry 
M. Blankenship, b. in Morgan Co., Ind., Nov. 30, 1853; a farmer 
and stock and grain dealer at Paragon, Ind. 

Children : 

6387 Lois B. Blankenship, b. Dec. 23, 1886. 

6388 Cordelia B. Blankenship, b. Jan. 19, 1891. 

6389 Ruth B. Blankenship, b. Feb. 25, 1893. 

6390 Hope B. Blankenship, b. Aug. 6, 1900. 

6147 MARY J. STERLING (Jabez, Asa, Isaac, James), b. 
Nov. 4, 1867 ; m. Dec. 23, 1886, Fred Whcelock, a soldier of the 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 961 

Rebellion. He was killed by lightning, Aug. 5, 1898. Mary d. 
Jan. 28, 1899. 
Children : 

6391 Mary L. Wheelock, b. Nov. 21, 1887. 

6392 Willis S. Wheelock, b. Apr. 22, 1891. (Both placed in 

the Soldiers' Orphan School, Chester Springs, Penn.) 
6148 MINNIE L. STERLING (sister of the above), b. Nov. 
21, 1869; m. Apr. 27, 1887, John L. Farnham, a farmer at Fac- 
toryville, Penn. 
Child: 

6393 Altha E. Farnham, b. Apr. 30, 1890. 

6150 ALICE V. STERLING (sister of the above), b. Jan. 
13, 1800; m. Sept. 17, 1898, Judson Barber. 
Children : 

6394 Stelaplene Barber, b. June 18, 1899; d. June 14, 1900. 

6395 Beulah C. Barber, b. Mar. 29, 1901. 

6160 FRANK S. TEWKSBURY (Essa, Asa, Isaac, James), 
h. in Brooklyn, Penn., Aug. 10, 1868; m. Nov. 1, 1892, Isabella 
Hill of Pittsburg, Penn. A real estate and insurance agent in 
Pittsburg. 
Children : 

6396 Margaret J. Tewksbury, b. Dec. 28, 1893. 

6397 Grace I. Tewksbury, b. July 17, 1895. 

6166 HATTIE A. TITUS (Hattie, Daniel, Isaac, James), 
b. May 16, 1864; m. May 16, 1885, Jason Wilhams, a stone 
mason, who was killed by the cars, Dec. 9, 1899. She m. 2d, July 
2, 1902, Elmer Lyle, a lumberman of Dubois, Penn. 
Children by first marriage: 

6398 Henry E. Williams, b. Mar. 4, 1886. 

6399 Ray M. Williams, b. Oct. 19, 1888. 

6400 Alta Maude Williams, b. Mar. 31, 1892. 

6401 Lilla Belle Williams, b. Aug. 30, 1895. 

6402 Luie Williams, b. Oct. 3, 1897 ; d. Mar. 27, 1898. 
Child by second marriage: 

6403 Bert Ellsworth Lyle, b. Feb. 1, 1903. 

6176 SARAH WRIGHT (Fidelia Simons, Rebecca, Nathaniel, 
James), b. Feb. 28, 1854; m. July 4, 1870, George W. Lord, b. 



962 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

Sept. 15, 1845, son of Josiah and Caroline Sophronia (Wilson) 
[Sterling] Lord of Lathrop, Penn. {See No. 5754.) He is 
a laborer at Hallstead, Penn. 
Children : 

6404 Charles G. Lord, b. Aug. 26, 1872. 

6405 Lester Lord, b. Dec. 5, 1878. 

6214 MATTIE ADELAIDE HART (Lucy, Silas, Nathaniel, 
James), b. Dec. 21, 1871; m. Oct. 2, 1899, MiUard F. Seaman. 
Residence, Doland, S. Dak. 

Cliildren : 

6406 Chester Roy Seaman, b. Aug. 12, 1890. 

6407 Laura May Seaman, b. Jan. 6, 1893. 

6408 Florence Helen Seaman, b. June 22, 1895. 

6409 Philip Filmore Seaman, b. Sept. 15, 1897. 

6410 Bernice Eva Seaman, b. Mar. 8, 1900. 

6215 HATTIE BELLE HART (sister of the above), h. Nov. 
5, 1873; m. Nov. 29, 1893, Edward B. Shanbarker. Residence, 
Gettysburg, S. Dak. 

Children : 

6411 Clifford W. Shanbarker, b. Sept. 22, 1894. 

6412 Clara B. Shanbarker, b. Apr. 14, 1896. 

6413 Gilbert M. Shanbarker, b. July 17, 1898. 

6414 Roy E. Shanbarker, b. Aug. 25, 1899. 

6415 Vera M. Shanbarker, b. Apr. 20, 1902. 

6219 CLARISSA JANE HART (sister of the above), h. July 
14, 1880; m. Feb. 28, 1899, Henry H. Paul. Residence, Doland, 
S. Dak. 
Child: 

6416 Floyd Henry Paul, b. July 6, 1900. 

6228 ROSE H. OAKLEY (Mary Shappee, Eliza, Nathaniel, 
James), m. Feb. 19, 1863; m. Mar. 27, 1882, Rile Dever Car- 
penter, b. Mar. 27, 1861. He d. Apr. 5, 1895. 
Children: 

6417 Glenn IL Carpenter, b. May 25. 1883 ; d. Dec. 13. 1887. 

6418 Earl E. Carpenter, b. Sept! 17, 1884; d. Dec. 30, 1888. 

6419 Dcnnie Carpenter, b. Oct. 25, 1887. 

6420 Mary Bcllc Carpenter, b. Oct. 5, 1890. 



JAMES STERLING OF CORNWALL, CONN. 963 

6mi Edna O. Carpenter, b. Apr. 30, 1892. 

6^23 Archie R. Carpenter (posthumous), b. Sept. 13, 1895. 

6229 MILBOURN OAKLEY (brother of the above), h. June 
15, 1870; m. Nov. 16, 1893, Hattie M. Cox. 
Children : 

6423 Bertha Mildred Oakley, b. June 24, 1894. 

6424 Beatrice Hattie Oakley, b. July 2, 1896. 

6425 Gertrude Cox Oakley, b. Sept. 17, 1897. 

6426 Glenn Spencer Oakley, b. June 16, 1900; d. Apr. 8, 

1901. 



^\)t sterling© of Crisfitltr, 
iMarylani 

3oj)n g'tcrlins of g^omcrsct Countj>» 

and l^tsj ?i)c?ictnDant0 

1 TOHN STERLING of Annemessex, Somerset county, 
I Maryland, was born about 1638. Tliis fact is established 
by the following afRda-\'it relative to one Edward Furlong: 
" The Deposition of John Starling 46 yeares old Saith that about 
three years agoe Edward ffurlong was at yo'' Dep*^ house and 
being laid downe upon straw, he requested me to fetch his bed from 
his house, wliich was done, but soone after John Kirk sent his boy 
for it and sometime after ffurlong went to Kirk's, where he stayed 
about three weeks, then returned back to your Dep'^ house, where 
he gott some victualls and as he had done eating, he said, oh John, 
I have eaten more with you at this time, than I have done this three 
weeks at John Kirks house, and he further said before he went 
to Kirk's again he would be drawn in pieces with wild horses & 
further saith not. 

Sworn in Som'"sett County John Starling. 

Court the 19th day of Novenib. 

A° Dmi., 1684." 

(Proceedings of the Council of Mii., p. 315, Vol. IT.) 
There is nothing to indicate John Sterling's origin,^ although 
it is safe to assume that, in common with other emigrants of this 

' Apropos of John Storling's origin, one of his descendnnls, George S. Sterling 
of Bahiraore, relates the folloning: 

"An amusing incident hap[)ened in my grandfather's time — a rather pathetic 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, INID. 965 

period and locality, he was a native of England. He may have 
been of the family of Sterling of Harvard Stock, County of Essex 
find that John Stareling, son of Thomas Starlinge, by his second 
marriage, and great-great grandson of John Starlinge of Har- 
vard Stock, who was baptized at Stock, May 16, 1641. No further 
record of this John has been found in English registers. The 
John, baptized in 1641, had an elder brother, Thomas Sterling, 
baptized Nov. 17, 1633, who may have been the Thomas Sterling 
of Calvert county, Maryland, a wealthy and influential settler, 
contemporaneous with John's residence in Somerset county. 

In common with John, no further record of the Thomas, bap- 
tized in 1633, has been found in England. The Stock Harvard 
family of Sterling is considered in Vol. I, p. 197. 

Somerset county was erected at about the time of John Ster- 
ling's settlement. It was created by act dated Aug. 22, 1666, and 
originally comprised what is now Somerset, Worcester, and Wico- 
mico counties, and as first laid out encroached upon Virginian 
territory, the line between the two states, however, being perma- 
nently established June 11, 1668. The original commissioners of 
the county were Stephen Horsey, William Stevens, WiUiam 
Thome, James Jones, John Winder, Henry Boston, George John- 
son, and John White. Edmund Beauchamp was appointed first 
county clerk and recorder and Stephen Horsey first sheriff. The 
county records begin, of course, with its establishment. 

John Sterling settled at Annemessex in 1667, or earher, as he 
had a child born to him there " of Alice his wife," early in Janu- 
ary, 1668. The point of his settlement was near the extreme end 
of the peninsula forming the southern extremity of Somerset 

one to his descendants. A letter came to Princess Anne (the county seat of Somerset) 
one day from an attorney in London asking for descendants of a certain Sterling. A 
large estate had been left by a Sterling who had died without heirs in Scotland. If the 
Sterlings of Somerset could prove, the letter went on to say, that they were the proper 
heirs, to send on a representative and take possession. It seems the necessary proofs 
were obtained by a lawyer in Princess Anne and a subscription was taken up among 
the Sterlings and one Samuel Sterling was chosen to go after the money. 

Armed witli the papers and funds collected he set out for London. He was not 
heard of for several months. It seems he reached New York but the gaiety of the city 
was too much for Samuel. No one knew how long he tarried there but he got no 
further. He spent part of the funds and was robbed of the balance and his valuable 
papers. He came home at last and rumor had it that he walked most of the way." 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



county, lying between the Little Annemcsscx River on the north 
and tlie Pocomoke Sound to the south, across which lies Virginia. 
Both these bodies of water are arms of the Chesapeake Bay. 

The first grant of land to John Sterling appears under date 
of Nov. 3, 1677, recorded at Annapolis, a copy being here given 
in full: 

" Charles, Absolute Lord and Pro'pry of the Pro\-ince of 
^laryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore, iS:c., To all 
persons to whom these presents shall come, greeting in our Lord 
God Everlasting, KNOW YE that whereas William Stevens of 
Somersett county in our Province of Maryland had due unto him 
fifty acres of land within our said Province part of a Warrant for 
Five thousand one hundred and fifty acres granted him the four- 
teenth day of October Anno 1676 and had surveyed for him a 
parcel of land called ' Standsteads Abby ' lying on the East side 
of Chesapeak Bay in Annamessex Neck near a place known by the 
name of Apes Hole all whose right and interest in and to said 
parcell of land the said William Stevens hath assigned and sett 
over unto Richard Barnes and John Sterling of the County afore- 
said as appears upon record and upon such conditions and terms 
as are axprcsscd in the Conditions of Plantations of our late Father 
Caecillius of noble memory under his greater seal at armes bearing 
date at London the second day of July in the year of our Lord 
God, 16-i9, with such alterations as in them is made by his decla- 
ration bearing date the two and twentieth day of September Anno, 
1658 and remaining upon record in our said Province of ^laryland. 

Do hereby grant unto them the said Richard Barnes and Jno. 
Sterling all that parcel of land called ' Standsteads Abby ' situate, 
lying and being on the east side Chesapeak Bay in Annamessex 
Neck near a place known by the name of Apes Hole bounded as 
followeth : 

Beginning at a marked Wliitc Oak standing near a pond by 
a marked road thence with a line drawn South East by East eighty- 
eight perches crossing a Glade of ^larsh to a marked Cedar on the 
South side of a small Cedar Hammock thence with a line drawn 
North by East one hundred sixty-three perches along marches to 
a Guld in a marsh thence with a line drawn West South West half 
a point Southerly ninety-two perches to a marked Gum standing 
in a Slash known by the name of Crab Tree Slash and from thence 
with a right line drawn to the first bounder. 

Containing fifty acres more or less Together with all rights 
profitts and benefitts thereunto belonging (Royal Mines Excepted) 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 967 



To have and To Hold the same unto them the said Richard Barnes 
and John Sterling their heirs and assigns forever. To be holden 
of us and our heirs as of our Mannor of Somersett in free and com- 
mon soccage by fealty only for all manner of Services Yielding and 
Paying therefore yearly unto us and our heirs at our receipt at 
our City of Saint Maries at the two most usual feasts in the year, 
viz ; at the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
and at the Feast of Saint Michael of Arch Angell by even and 
equal portions the rent Two shillings Sterling in Silver or Gold 
And for a fine upon every ahenation of the said land or any part 
or parcel thereof one whole yearcs rent in Silver or Gold or the 
full value thereof in such comodities as we and our heirs or such 
officer or officers appointed by us or our heirs from time to time 
to collect and receive the same shall accept in discharge thereof 
at the choice of us and our heirs or such officer or officers as afore- 
said. Provided that if the said Richard Barnes and John Sterling 
their heirs or assigns shall not pay unto us or our heirs or such 
officer or officers as aforesaid the said sum for a fine before such 
alienation and enter the said alienation upon record either in the 
Provinciall Court or in the County Court where the said parcel of 
land Lyeth within one month next after such alienation the said 
alienation shall be void and of none effect. 

Given at our City of Saint Maries under the Great Seal of our 
said Province of Maryland the third day of November in the second 
year of our Dominion over the said Province Annoque Domini, 
1677. 

Witness our well beloved Thomas Notely, Esq., Lieut'n Gen- 
erall and Chief Governor of our said Province of Maryland." 
(Patent Book, AnnapoHs, Md.) 

Two years later John Sterhng received a patent to fifty acres 
more land in Somerset county, lying near the first, dated Dec. 5, 
1679, which was called " Sterling's Choice." (Ibid.) 

A John Sterling (and none other appears in the records of 
Maryland than Jolin of Somerset county) was appointed one of 
eight justices of a " commission for the peace and Commission of 
tryall of cases then issued for Calvert County," Dec. 20, 1679. 
(Proceedings of the Council of Md., Vol. 15.) 

" Order that WiUiam Dauson, John Starling and William 
Bozman be fined for not tending on the Orphans Jury of Enquiry 
when called being loyally summoned unless they show cause to y* 
Contrary." (Vol. A. W., p. 86, Somerset Co. Court Records.) 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Under date of Aug. 23, 1700, John Sterling and Richard 
Barnes made a di^^sion of their property, called Standstead Abbey 
(also Stanes Leads, Standshead, and Hansteed Abbey), which they 
had had by Royal Grant twenty-three j-ears before. John Sterling 
is, in this document, called "planter." (Vol. L, p. 591, Ibid.) 
Not long after this date John Sterling died. 

John Sterling of Annemessex was the founder of the largest 
group of the family of Sterling that now exists or, probably, ever 
existed. His descendants now living witliin a radius of three miles 
of the point of his settlement embrace a large majority of the white 
population of the villages of Crisficld and Lawsonia and the im- 
mediate adjacent country, a population numbering about 4500 
whites. Crisfield is the largest town on the Eastern Shore. 

Very few members of this family have removed from the nar- 
row limit of this peninsula, and it is safe to say that, including the 
descendants of the female as well as the male lines, there are fully 
3500 descendants of John Sterling living there to-daj' and follow- 
ing the same calling their fathers and forefathers pursued, that 
of fishing, crabbing, and dredging for oysters in the waters of the 
Chesapeake, cultivating at the same time small patches of land. 
The waters in the vicinity have been for manj' years the main 
source of the oyster supply and at the present time ninety per 
cent of the soft-shell crabs consumed in the United States arc 
shipped from the port of Crisfield so that it may be said that tliis 
important industry has been and still is practically in the hands 
of John Sterling's descendants or close connections of his descend- 
ants exclusively. 

This community is practically one great family. There have 
been few accessions from the outside world and few removals from 
among its members. The same family and given names occur so 
often that, to a stranger, the multiplicity is very confusing. The 
natives have found it necessary to give nicknames to each other 
or to mention the name of a man's father in conjunction with his 
own in order to identify individuals. The nickn.imes given, while 
they often denote some physical or mental peculiarity, arc applied 
only through the necessity for identification and arc in universal 
use. Even women arc, frequently', thus distinguished. These 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 969 

appellations obtain to such an extent that many are almost un- 
known by their baptismal names ; in fact, it is related that when 
some are addressed by their correct names they do not recognize 
the fact. There are nearly 150 registered voters of the name of 
Sterling in this limited area. 

Education here, as elsewhere in the South, was not general until 
after the close of the Civil War, and the majority prior to that 
time were illiterate ; even now, some of the older generation cannot 
read or write. For the first hundred years or so after settlement 
the rehgious creed was that of the established Church of England ; 
but at about the period of the Revolution the Methodists and other 
newer denominations estabhshed themselves and gradually drew 
within their memberships a large majority. 

While the earlier church kept a baptismal register, later organ- 
izations failed to do so, and as there was no compulsory registra- 
tion as in New England, or custom of keeping vital records, for a 
long period none exist. This fact, in conjunction with a universal 
failure of Bible and cemetery records makes a thorough genealogi- 
cal record of this community impossible, the only reliance for a 
period of three generations, between about 1750 and a point 
within the recollection of those now living, being the probate 
records preserved at the county seat. Princess Anne. 

The cemeteries of a generation ago contain few or no tomb- 
stones, and are given over to a tangle of brambles, shrubs, and 
young trees; graves are indicated by depressions rather than 
mounds, and the grounds are wholly, if not quite, impossible of 
penetration, most melancholy, forbidding and depressing examples 
of neglect, decay, and lack of veneration and respect for the 
dead. The sites of older burial grounds have long been entirely 
obliterated. 

Scarcely any buildings of great age remain, as in most Mary- 
land and Virginia villages, for Crisfield itself is new, some portions 
of the towTi being built upon made ground, overlying huge heaps 
of oyster shells thrust out into the waters of the Chesapeake ; so, 
despite the age of the community, it has, in its crude newness, more 
the appearance of a Western city than of a settlement more than 
230 years old. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



It should be understood that the record of the later genera- 
tions of John Sterling's descendants does not pretend to repre- 
sent more than a small portion of those Hving. Onlj' some main 
channels of descent have been followed. The record of the early 
generations is, however, as complete as can be made. The writing 
of a thorough record would be a difficult and well-nigh impossible 
undertaking and one that would receive little encouragement from 
the family itself, absorbed as it is in wresting a Hvehhood from the 
waters of the Bay. 

Much of the later record given herewith was obtained from the 
recollection and knowledge of individuals, written records being 
mainly lacking, and it is, in consequence, without doubt, erroneous 
in some respects. 

Some of the family of Sterling, supposedlj' descended from 
John of Annemessex, live across the Pocomoke Bay in Virginia. 
They are little known to the Crisfield family, who, in fact, doubt 
relationship. 

John Sterhng died intestate, probably in the first half of the 
year ITOl, at least no will appears upon record. The record of 
his simple personal effects is on file at AnnapoHs. A copy is given 
herewith. 

The account of the goods and chatties of Jno. Sterling, Sen'r Dec'ed 
appraised in money. 

Imp'r. £ a. d. 

One old cow and calfe 01 05 00 

One cow and yearling 01 10 00 

Four young heffers at 20s. a heffer 04 00 00 

One 2 year old yearling 00 10 00 

3 Ewes and Lambs at 10s. a Ewe & Lamb 01 10 00 

One Ewe 00 06 00 

One Gunn with a broken Lock 00 07 00 

To tools &c 00 IS 00 

2 Iron wedges and one pestle & one joynter 00 08 00 

Ten bowles one tray and 2 bucketts one churn and runlett 00 11 00 

One pare of bellows and sheep shers 00 02 00 

One runlett and 2 hasks 00 0."> 00 

One Wollen Wheel one Iron pott 00 10 06 

6 hoes and old Iron 00 06 00 

One linen Wheel and four bottles 00 08 04 

Wearing Cloaths and one hatt and 2 old blanketts 00 17 00 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 971 



One bed Strik and one Table and one adds 00 14 00 

and old caske 00 05 00 



£U 09 10 



Appraised ye 12th day of May 1701 by us 

witness our hands and seals Thos Storkwell (seal) 

his 
Thos T G Giddnes (seal) 
marke 

The children of John Sterhng, first of Somerset county, by 
his wife, Alice : 

2 " Elizabeth Sterling, y® daughter of John Sterling borne 

of Alice his wife att Annomssie^^ y® tenth day of 
January Annoy dominy one Thousand six hundred 
sixty Eight." Died young. 

3 " Margarett Starlin, Daughter of John Starlin & born of 

Ahce, his wife at Animossoe the eight day of July 
an. Domini, One Thousand six hundred Sebenty one." 

4 " Elizabeth Starlin, Daughter of John Starlin & born of 

Alice, his Wife at Anniossox, the 31th Day of October 
anno Domini, One Thousand Six hundred Sebenty 
four." 

5 t" John Starlin, Sonn of John Starlin & born of Alice, his 

wife the last day of Maye att Aminssoc anno Domini 
One Thousand Six hundred Sebenty six." He m. 
Mary Martin. 

6 " Sarah Starlin Daughter of John Starlin & born of Alice, 

his wife at Animossox, the fifth day of September, 
Anno Domini One Thousand Six hundred Seabenty 
eight," prob. m. Morris Dougen of Dorchester Co., 
]Md., as their names appear in a deed dated Jan. 2, 
1718. 

7 " Ester Starlin, Daughter of John Starlin & born of Alice, 

his Wife the 20th day of Septemb at Animossox anno 
Domini One Thousand six hundred eighty one." 

8 " Rebecca Starlin Daughter of John Starlin & born of 

Alice, his wife at Animossox the fifth day of Nobem- 
ber Anno Domini One Thousand Six hundred eighty 
three." 

9 " Mary Starlin Daughter of John Starlin & bom of Alice, 

liis wife at Aninossox the thirteenth day of ffebry 
anno Domini One Thousand Six hundred eighty 
Seben," prob. m. James Ward of Somerset Co., Md. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



(Pp. 241, 248-9, first Vol. of Somerset County Court 
and Land Records. All but the first were recorded 
Feb. 29, 1692. This volume contains seemingly a 
complete record of all the births and deaths in the 
county for a score or more of years.) 

5 JOHN STERLING (John), b. at Annemessex, Somerset 
county, Maryland, May 31, 1676; m., prob. about 1707, Mary 
^lartin,^ b. at Annemessex, Nov. 27, 1687, dau. of Francis and 
Mary (Rehobeth) Martin of Little Annemessex. 

'Martin Ancestbt 

The Martin family of Virginia and Maryland is of ancient lineage. It derives its 
origin from one Martin de Tours, b. about 1030, a Norman, who was an officer under 
William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, 1066. He settled first in North Dev- 
onshire, was made Lord of Combe-Martin. In 1088 the Barony of Darlington, in South 
Devonshire, was granted him. In 1094 he conquered the territory of Kemeys, in Pem- 
brokeshire, Wales, and as first Lord of Kemeys exercised practically sovereign powers 
over the Barony, independent of the English king. Baron Robert Fitz Martin, b. about 
1080, son of the preceding, beside being Lord of Kemeys, possessed the Barony of 
Dartington, in Devonshire. He m. Maud Peverell, and his son. Sir William Martin, 
b. about 1125, m. a dau. of Lord Rhys ap Gr>-fCdfh, Prince of Soutli Wales, and d. in 
1209, leaving two sons, W"illiam and Oliver. The younger son. Sir Oliver, became the 
ancestor of the Irish Martins. Sir W illiam, the elder son of Sir William, was b. alxjut 
1160, d. in 1215, leaving a son. Baron Nicholas Martin, b. at Dartington about 1193. 
He m. Maud, dau. and heiress of Guy de Brien, with whom he obtained the Barony 
of Barnstaple and other possessions in Devonshire. Nicholas d. in 1293, leaving 
three sons, Nicholas, Cohnetus, and Robert. 

Robert, the youngest son, b. at Dartington about 1235, had a grand.son. Sir Robert 
Martin, b. about 1285, who m. the heiress of Yeo%-ilton, in Somersetshire, and had 
a son Robert Martin, b. in Dorsetshire about 1310. This Robert had three sons, 
Nicholas, OUver, and Richard. Oliver was father of Sir Robert Martin, b. about 1370, 
d. in 1433, m. Agnes, dau. and heiress of Richard Loundres, and had Sir Richard 
Martin, who m. EUzabeth, dau. and heiress of Heiuy Pydel, who brought him the 
estate of Athelliampston, Dorsetshire. 

This Sir Richard had a son Thomas Martin, of Athelhampston, who m. a dau. of 
Sir John Clevedon and had Sir William Martin, K.B., b. about 1460, who ra. 1st, 
Isabel Harringdon, 2d Christian, dau. of Sir George Poulett of St. George Hinton, 
and d. in 1503. He had a grand.son, Thomas Martin, who m. Mary, a dau. of James 
Lord Daubeny and had three sons, Robert, John, and Henry. Rolwrt Martin, of 
Athelharai)ston, ra. a dau. of Sir John Kelway and left two sons, Nicholas and Thomas. 
Thomas, 2d son, lived at Park Pale, Dorsetshire, m. the dau. of William Gerrard of 
Trent, Somersetshire, and had Francis, Thomas, William, and John. William Martin 
m. Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Maunsell, of Somersetshire, whose son and heir Tlionias 
Martin of Park Pale, was b. in 1604. It is claimed that this Thomas was the father 
of Thomas Martin of Talbot Co., Md., and that Francis Martin of Somerset Co., Md., 
was hkewise descended from one of the sons of Thomas Martin, first of Park Pale, 
who m. Uie dau. of William Gerrard. 

Thomas Martin of Talliot Co. was b. 1629, and came to the Pro\ince of Maryland 
in 1633 in company with his brother John. He secured large tracts of land on Island 
Creek Neck, Talbot Co., and resided at Hampden, on Dividing Creek, and d. there in 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 973 

John Sterling inherited his father's homestead at Annemessex 
and apparently passed his entire life there. 

Oct. 26, 1708, John Sterhng bought of John Cullen and his 
wife Arabella, also of Somerset county, land which the latter had 
received by Royal Grant from " y^ R. Honor''". L. Charles Baron 
of Baltimore &c by his deed of Grant under y* Great Seall used in 
y^ Sd Province of Maryland for granting of Land there bearing 
date at St Maries the fifth day of Aprill, Sixteen Hundred Eighty 
& four." This tract of 70 acres was called " HapHazard, lying 
in Somer^'. County in a Nock of Land lying between Great Anna- 

1701 ; he m. 1st, Elizabeth Day, b. in Hertfordshire, who d. at Hampden in 1676, 
ajjod 40. Thomas Martin's children were: Samuel, Thomas, William, Henry, Robert, 
and Hannah. 

Martin is the oldest family in the State of Maryland. One Capt. Nicholas Martin 
accompanied William Clayborne on his expedition from Virginia up the Chesapeake 
Bay on the first journey of exploration made within the hmits of the present state, 
then embraced in the Colony of Virginia. They made the first settlement in the Colony 
on the Eastern Shore, on what is called the Isle of Kent, about 1628. Kent originally 
embraced all of the Eastern Shore. 

Capt. Nicholas Martin represented Kent Co. or the settlement therein in the 
Legislative Assembl}' of Virginia several years before the first settlement at St. Mary's, 
which was for many years the seat of government of the Colony of Maryland. 

"Francis Martin & Mary Roabeth (Rehobeth) were married by Mr David Rich- 
ardson, Minister in the Month of November one thousand sLx hundred eighty three 
Their children were: 

Matthew, b. Mar. 24, 1684; d. and buried Apr. 1, 1684. 

"Mary y' daughter of Ditto Martin born y" 27th November one thousand six 

hundred & eighty & seven." 
Sarah, b. Aug. 22, 1689. 
Frances, b. Nov. 30, 1691. 
John. b. Feb. 11, 1693. 
Martha. 

(P. 170, Vol. I., Somerset Co. Records.) 
Francis Martin made his will July 25, 1699, date of its probate is not given, but 
it was probably shortly thereafter. This will contains the following provisions : 

"Item, — I give unto my son John Martin all my lands excepting that if my wife 
bring fourth Anor Child as now she is with Child then he shall have one hundred 
And fifty Acres of Land called by the Name of Cherry hinton but if my son or 
sons should die before they come of Age then to be equally divided Amongst my 
daughters, .... 

Item, — I bequeath to my eldest daughter Mary at the day of Marriage of my 
wife Marj- one cow and calf." This provision was made for each of the four daughters, 
Mary, Sarah, Frances, and Martha. 

"If my beloved wife Marry again then all my daughters to be free from there 
Mother at 1.5 years of age but if my wife Remain widow, then my daughters to stay 
w"" their Mother till the day of Marriage." (Vol. E. B., No. 5, Ibid.) 
John Sterhng was a witness to this will. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



mosox and Pocomoke Ba}'," and was bought for a consideration 
of 2000 pounds of tobacco (Vol. C. D., No. 14, p. 188, Somerset 
Co. Land Records). Tobacco was the principal and almost the 
only crop of the planters and was the standard for fixing values. 

John Sterling, Jan. 2, 1718, together with one Richard Brown, 
bought from James Ward and Mary, his wife, of Somerset Co. 
and Morris Dougen and Sarah, his wife, of Dorchester Co. (Mary 
and Sarah possibly being sisters of John Sterling, inheriting 
their title in the land from their father) and from a son of 
Richard Barnes, land called Standstcad Abbey " Scituate on the 
East Side of Chcssepcakc bay in Annamossex near to a place called 
apes hole," and land called Barnett, located " in a Neck between 
Annomessox & pocomoke bay," bounded on one side by Johnson's 
creek, " in Consideration of Three Thousand Pounds of Tobacco 
to them in hand paid by the above named John Starling." (Vol. 
E. F., No. 5, p. 269, Ibid.) 

Standstead Abbey was the same land wliich John Sterling, Sr., 
and Richard Barnes had received in 1677, and which John Sr. had 
sold, at least in part to Barnes, in 1700, shortly before his death. 

John Sterling, planter, on Apr. 10, 173-i, bought of John 
Jones of Dowett (Dorchester.?) Co., Md., for £35 "that Parcell 
of Land called Apes Hole Lying in Somerset county in a neck of 
Land between the North Side of Pocomoke Bay and Annamcssex 
River." (Vol. A. Z., p. 158, Ibid.) 

John Sterling was now possessed of a considerable tract of 
land, all of it practically adjacent and Ij'ing within the community 
now called Lawsonia, where so many of his descendants are yet 
living. He d. between ]May 27, 1741, the date of the signing of 
his will, and Oct. 31, of the same j'car, the date the will was ad- 
mitted to probate. A copy of this will and its settlement is given 
herewith. 



John Stkhi.ixg's Wit.l 

" In the name of God Amen, The twentieth of Sevon Day of 
May Anno Doni One Thousand Sevon hundred >^- Forty once. I, 
John Sterling of Somerset County in the Province of Maryland, 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 975 



Planter, being of perfect mind and memory thanks being unto 
Almighty God and calhng unto mind the mortality of my Body 
as knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die do make & 
ordain this my Last Will & Testament in Manner and form fol- 
lowing, Vist, — 

Ln primis, — I give and devise unto my son John Sterling the 
Land that did belong unto my Father it being where on I now 
live bcgining at the Mouth of a Ditch called Bai'ne's Ditch and 
from thence runing to a Cedar Post standing in the Marsh near 
to a small Pond and from thence to a marked Maple standing on 
the Head of a Slash called Crabtree Slash excepting the Orchards 
thereon half the benefits of which I leave to my two sons Henry and 
Aaron to be divided betwixt them untill such time as they shall 
Raise an Orchard for themselves as Also not to Debar my wife 
Mary Sterling the use of my DwelHng Houses and Barn during 
her Natural Life or Widowhood afterwards the Said Land and 
appurtanances there of I give to my said Son John & his heirs 
forever. 

Item, — I give devise unto my son Henry Starling all that 
Tract of Land called Apeshole (Excepting tha little Nowl that 
lyeth on the South side of the old Road that is called Apeshole 
Road y' the two lines splits which said Nowl of have sold to James 
Ward & for which hee has paid me) to him y® S'' Henry & his Heirs 
forever. 

Item, — I give unto my Son Henry Sterling my Bell Mottle 
Spice Mortor and Cow & Calf and one Groats Porridge Pots. 

Item, — I give and device unto my Son Aaron Starling all the 
Land & Marsh formerly belonging to Richard Barnes begining 
at y'^ Mouth of y^ Ditch that Richard Barnes Digged & from 
thence runing to a Cedar Post standing by the Edge of the Marsh 
& from thence to a marked Gum from thence to a Maple Standing 
on the Head of a Slash called y** Crabtree Slash as also one other 
tract of Land Haphazard to him the said Aaron & his heirs for 
ever but my Will is that in case my son Aaron Sterling should die 
without Lawful issue that then my son Joseph Sterling shall have 
the aforesaid Land I have given to my son Aaron. 

Item, — I give unto my son Aaron Sterling that Bed he lyeth 
on with the Furniture thereof, one cow & calf two Large Pewter 
Dishes & half a Dozen Pewter Plates as also one Small Fowling 
Piece. 

Item, — I give unto my son Joseph Sterling two Tracts of 
Land that one called Cherry Hinton containing One Hundred & 
fifty Acres the other called Frusteration containing Forty acres 
to him the said Joseph and his heirs forever. 



976 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Item, — I give unto my son Joseph Sterling one feather Bed 
& Furniture as also one Horse hee to have the Choice of all and 
one Cow and Calf & one Small Fowling piece all to be delivered 
to him at the age of twenty-one Years. 

Item, — My Will is that my Marsh not already will'd away 
shall remain for the use of my wife Mary Sterling and my sons 
John, Hcnrj', Aaron & Joseph Starling to them my said sons & 
to their heirs for ever. 

Item, — I leave unto my well beloved wife Mary Starling my 
Mill during her life but not to debar my sons John, Aaron and 
Joseph y" use of it & after my said Wife's Decease I give the said 
Mill to my son Aaron. 

Item, - — I give unto my Daughter Martha one Cow & Calf one 
feather Bed & Furniture to be delivered her at y^ Age of Sixteen 

Item, — I give unto my Daughter Hannah Ward one shilling 
Sterling it being the full part of her Portion. 

Item, — I give unto my Daughter Rachel Ward one Shilling 
Sterling it being the full part of her portion. 

Lastly, I Constitute, make & ordain my well beloved Wife Mary 
Starling as whole & Sole Executrix & Executor of this mv last 
Will & Testament, Ratifying & confirming this & no other to be 
my Will & Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my 
Hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written." 

mark 
The John I St-arlixg 
of 

(seal) 
" Signed, Saaled, published, 

pronounced and declared by the said John Starling as 
his Last Will & Testament in presence of us 
William Fordred, David Bird, Isaac Moore." 
Proved, Oct. 31, 1741. 
(P. 221, Vol. E. B., No. 9, Somerset County Records.) 
" Somerset County Jr''. The Account of Aaron Starling act- 
ing Ex*, of the last Will and Testament of John Starling late of 
the said County deceased. This Accountant Charges huniself all 
and singular the goods. Chattels, Rights and Credits of the saide 
deceased as may appear by an Inventory thereof Recorded in the 
Perogative Office ^\mounting to the sum of £157. 0, 1. 

This Accountant humbly prays he may be allowed the follow- 
ing payments and disbursements, — 



0. 15. 


0. 


0. 15. 


0. 


51. 4. 


0. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 977 

Paid Capl. John Handy, Sheriff for Com''y- Gent« fees as ap- 
pears by the acct. with a Roct. thereon for 526"" Tob°. @ 
2"^ p'""- £ 2. 3. 10. 

To Nehemiah King as Deputy Com'7 for letters of Admin- 
istration 

To Ditto for Drawing and passing this Account. 

To the Widow's thirds paid her as by her Rect. in full appears. 

To this Accountants own Legacies amounting by Apprisement 

to 11. 15. 0. 

To Henry Starling's as appears by a rec''. in full for Several 

Legacyes left him by the Testators Will, apprised to 3. 6. 8. 

To Joseph Starling another of the Legatees for several Lega- 
cies left him by the Testator ass p'' Rec"*. in full appears 
apprised to 14. 0. 0. 

To Martha Sterling, another of the Legatees for several Leg- 
aceys left her by the Will as p Rec'*. in full appears, ap- 
prised to 5. 15. 0. 

Paid to John Starling as p Rec''. in full appears for his divid- 

able part of the Estate. 11. 5. 3. 

Paid to Henry Starling as p Rec"'. in full appears for his divid- 

able part of the Estate. 11. 5. 3. 

To this Accountants own part of the dividable Estate. 11. 6. 3. 

Paid Joseph Starling as p. Recdit in full appears for his Divid- 
able part of the Estate. 11. 5. 3. 

Paid John Wheeler in full of his Wife's part of the Divided 

Estate as p Rect. in full appears. 11. 5. 3. 

Paid Martha Starling in full for her part of the Estate as by 

her full discharge appears. 11. 5. 3. 



£157. 6. 1. 



Attested to Feb. 26, 174i" 

Mary Sterling, " Daughter of Francis Martin, Late of Somer- 
set County, Deceased and Relict of John Sterling," " for the Love 
and affection she Beareth unto her son Joseph Sterling as also for 
the consideration of five shillings," deeded said Joseph a tract of 
45 acres " near unto Wattkinses point," Aug. 18, 1742. (Vol. 
A. Z., No. 4, p. 316, Somerset Co. Records.) 

Mrs. Mary Sterling died before July 21, 1748, as on that date 
Isaac Moore filed his account as administrator of her estate which 
amounted to the sum of £8. 0. 3. It was apprised by Charles 
Roach and William Duitt. The heirs named were Henry, Mat- 
thew and Joseph Sterling and William, Samuel, Isaac, John and 
Mary Moore, each of whom received £0. 17. 2%. (Vol. E. B., 
No. 11, p. 244, Ibid.) 



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Children of John and Mary (Martin) Sterhng: 

10 t John Sterling, m. Mary Todd. 

11 +Henry Sterling, m. 1st, Grace , 2d, Deborah . 

12 t Aaron Sterling, m. 1st, Esther ; 2d, Alice ; 3d, 

Mary . 

13 Joseph Sterhng, b. after 1720, as he was under age when 

his father made his will in 1741. Joseph was living 
in Somerset Co. as late as 1753, for on the 10th of 
Aug. that year he had a patent of 26 acres of land 
there, called " The Commicle Joke " (Annapolis 
Records.) Somerset Co. records contain no further 
mention of him. His brother Aaron later possessed 
the land named above and disposed of it in his will. 
He may have been that Joseph Sterling who wit- 
nessed the will of John Blake of St. George's parish, 
Spottsylvania Co., Va., May 17, 1744! (Spottsyl- 
vania Co., Va., Records, p. 8). 

14 Hannah Sterling, m. Nov. 11, 1761, Thomas Ward. 

15 + Rachel Sterling, m. James Ward. 

16 Martha Sterling, b. after 1725, as she was under 16 when 

her father made his will in 1741 ; m. Samuel Moore. 
Her mother in a deed, bearing date of Aug. 18, 1742, 
makes over land " between Pocomoke Bay and 
Annamessex " to " her son . . . Samuell Moore." 
(P. 316, Vol. A. Z., Somerset Co. Records.) 

10 JOHN STERLING (John, John), b. at Little Anncmcssex, 
probably about 1700; m. Mary Todd (?). 

He lived on the homestead of his father and grandfather at 
Little Annemessex. He had two Royal Grants of land in Somer- 
set Co., the first of 38 acres, patented Apr. 4, 1748, named " Ster- 
ling's Chance," the second of 9 acres, under date of Mar. 25, 1762, 
called "Sterling's Fancy." (Annapolis Records.) His will, 
dated Dec. 9, 1777, witnessed by Isaac ^loorc, Stephen Ward, and 
Thomas Ward, was proved Mar. 16, 1779. In it ho gives his en- 
tire estate to his wife Mary during her lifetime. To his son Tra\'is 
Sterling, he gave " my Mannen Plantation . . . and a Negro 
fellow named Dick & a Young Mare," to his son John " a Negro 
fellow named Adam and a Wench named Milley, likewise a feather 
Bed and furniture and a Dusk and a young Marc." To his son 
Aaron, he gave " a Negro Boy named Tom and a Girl named 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 979 

Tamer . . . likewise a feather Bed and furniture and an Ovil 
Table," to liis daughter Hannah Cullen, " a Case of Drawers and 
Ten Pounds in Money." To his daughter Sarah Greenils " a 
Negro boy named Frank and a Cow and Calf " and to his grand- 
sons Jacob, John, and Travis Cullen, respectively, " one feather 
Bed and furniture and a Cow and Calf," " a Negro boy called 
Peter and two Pewter dishes," and " a negro Boy called George 
and two young heifers." 

His further estate was equally divided between his three sons 
and three daughters. 

His wife, Mary Sterling, may have been that Mary who made 
her will Sept. 28, 1798 (proved Aug. 10, 1802), being then " week 
in Body," who mentioned her nephews William, John, Killam, and 
Elijah Broughton. 

Children (dates from the church records of Coventry parish, 
Somerset county, preserved at Princess Anne) : 

17 Mary Sterling, b. Mar. 4, 1737 ; shared in the residue 

of her father's estate. 

18 tTravers Sterhng, b. Mar. 4, 1740; m. Grace . 

19 Sarah Sterling, b. Nov. 16, 1743; m. Grinnels. 

20 tjohn or Jonathan Sterling, b. Aug. 28, 1751; m. Ann 

Leslie. 

21 t Aaron Sterling, b. Dec. 9, 1756; m. . 

22 tEphraim Sterhng, m. Esther . 

23 Hannah Sterling, m. Cullen. Had at least Jacob, 

John, and Travis. 

11 HENRY STERLING {John, John), m. 1st, Grace , 2d, 

Jan. 9, 1755, Deborah . 

Henry lived at Annemessex, on the tract called Ape's Hole. 
His will was made July 7, 1784, he " Being Weak of Body," proved 
Aug. 17, following. To his wife Deborah he gave " Third of a 
Field joyning Thomas Ward's plantation and likewise Mary 
Sterling's plantation " (his brother's widow) and to daughter 
Grace Sterling " Six Acres of Land in the Field that her Home 
stands in." To his son Ephraim he bequeathed " my Manner 
Plantation that is to say the part that I now live on Called Apes- 
hole," joining Mary Sterling's property and the farm of Travis 
Sterling. To his son John he gave land to the westward of Eph- 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



raim's. Mention is made of his son Thomas and daughters Betty 
Sterling, Esther Sterling, and granddau. Betty ^Miks. 
Children by first marriage: 

24 tjohn Sterling, b. May 13, 1737; m. Betsey Todd. 

25 t Aaron Sterling, b. May, 1738. 

26 Elijah Sterling, b. Aug. U, 1739. 

27 tHenry Sterling, b. July 4, 1743; m. Sally . 

28 Isaac Sterling, b. Apr. 9, 1745. An Isaac Sterling com- 

manded a party of men for the suppression of re- 
cruiting of Torys by the Enghsh, in Sussex, Md., 
during the Revolution. (Vol. 16, Proceedings of 
tlie Council of Md.) He was a member of the 2d 
Regt., IMaryland Line, enlisting Jan. 10, 1777, serv- 
ing until his discharge, Jan. 10, 1780. (Record of 
Md. Troops in Continental Service.) 

29 Mary Sterling, b. Sept. 1, 1747. 
SO Rachel Sterhng, b. Nov. 1, 1749. 

31 Shadrack Sterling, b. June 25, 1753. 
Children by second marriage: 

32 Grace Sterling, b. Nov. 9, 1757. 

33 Betty Sterhng, b. Aug. 29, 1759. 

34 Esther Sterhng, b. Mar. 26, 1766. 

35 tEphraim Sterling. 

36 Thomas Sterhng. 

12 AARON STERLING (John, John), m. 1st, Esther ; 

2d, Alice ; 3d, jMary . Aaron received three patents 

to land in Somerset Co. ; the first, Apr. 20, 1748, to a tract of 
5 acres, called " Industry," the second, Sept. 29, 1749, of 20 acres 
called " Choice," and the third, Sept. 9, 1761, to a parcel of land 
of 58 and three-fourth acres, called " Sterling's Good Luck." 
(Annapolis Records.) 

Aaron sold Haphazard, part of his inheritance, to Jacob CuUen, 
for £10, Aug. 18, 1742. (Vol. A. Z., No. 4, p. 316, Somerset 
Co. Records.) This land Aaron's father bought from John 
CuUen, Oct. 26, 1708. 

Aaron bought of his brother, Joseph, land " on the East Side 
of Chessiopeak bay on the south side of Annamessex River be- 
tween Annamessex River and Pocomoke bay " near Watkins point, 
called " Cherry Hinton," containing 25 acres, with a house 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 981 

thereon, for £9 (Ibid.), it being a portion of Joseph's inheritance, 
Mar. 22, 1744. He purchased a tract of land from William Wheat- 
ley in 1755. Aaron Sterling held a pew of the first class in the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of Coventry Parish, Apr. 20, 1778. 
(Church Record at Pi-incess Anne.) The births of liis children 
were recorded there. 

On Aug. 31, 1762, he gave a deed of trust to a " Certain 
Southy Whittington to and for the use of myself during my nat- 
ural life and after my decease for the use of my son Littleton 
Sterling." Aaron's will was dated Mar. 16, 1795, was proved 
Sept. 15, 1795. 

To his son Aaron he gave certain tracts of land called Hap- 
hazard, Barnett, Johnson's Lot, Sterling's Choice, Comical Joke 
and Privilege, a tract bought of William Wheatly, one bought 
of Richard Barnes and a field adjoining Haphazard. To his 
wife, IMary, he gave £30, " Also I give . . . said wife the sum of 
eight Pounds current Money as afs'' to be paid her from the work 
use Labour arising from the service of my Negroes Called Joe, 
Hannah & Tamer, the S*^ Negroes to be hired out by my son Aaron 
and the said sum paid her Annually." 

To his son Aaron he gave £100 and negroes " Leah and all her 
children " and cattle and furniture. To his son Littleton he gave 
a " negro man named Isaac & the Sum of Sixty Pounds Current 
money " ; to his daughter Elizabeth Sterling, £40 and personal 
property ; to his son-in-law Solomon Long, 5 shillings, and the 
same amount to his son Josiah and his daughters Nancy Miles 
and Hannah Ward. 

Children of Aaron by first marriage : 

37 Esther Sterling, b. Mar. 3, 174-. 

38 Mary Sterling, b. Apr. 7, 1749. 

39 Aaron ("Crow") Sterling, b. Jan. 10, 1751. 

40 Littleton Sterling. 
Children by second marriage : 

41 Nancy Sterling, b. Aug. 18, 1760; m. Miles. 

42 Sarah Sterling, b. Feb. 14, 1763. 

43 Josiah Sterling, b. May 10, 1764. 

44 Elizabeth Sterling, b. Jan. 4, 1765. 

45 Hannah Sterling, m. Ward. Had a son, Aaron 

Sterling Ward, b. Jan. 13, 1783. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



15 RACHEL STERLING (John, John), m. James Ward. 
They lived at Anncmessex. His will, dated Oct. 20, 1770, was 
proved Nov. 21, 1771, his wife surviving. It mentions grand- 
dau. Hannah Moor and William Wheatley and Thomas Ward, con- 
nections of the latter not given. 
Children : 

47 Thomas Ward. 

48 William Ward. 

49 Sterling Ward, b. IMay 10, 1743 ; m. Elizabeth : will 

dated June 17, 1775, proved Sept. 12, 1775, men- 
tions wife and son. Sovereign Hall Ward. 

51 Jesse Ward. 

52 Sarah Ward. 

53 Mary Ward, m. " Killum." 

18 TRAVERS STERLING (John, John, John), h. at Annemcs- 

sex, Mar. 4, 1740 ; m. Mar. 26, , Grace Todd ( ?). They hved 

at Annemessex on the land given him by his father, the " Mannen 
Plantation." He had a patent to a tract of land in Somerset Co., 
called " Cedar Hammock," containing 40 acres, Nov. 12, 1768. 
(AnnapoHs Records.) He d. between Dec. 1, 1825, and Feb. 27, 
1826, the dates of the signing of his will, he being then " weak in 
body," and the date of the proving of the instrument. Mrs. Grace 
Sterling, known all over Somerset county as " Granny Grace," was 
a remarkable character, hv-ing to the extreme old age of 110 
years or more, dying about 1856. Her memory still survives in 
the community. 
Children : 

54 tJohn Sterling, b. Dec. 3, 1785; m. 1st, , 2d, Lovcy 

Wilson. 

55 t Travis Sterling, m. Leah Ward. 

56 t Betsey Sterling, m. Southey Sterhng (see No. 92). 

57 ^Mary Hannah Sterling, m. John T. Lawson. 

58 + Grace Sterling, m. Isaac Lawson. 

69 t Aaron ("Crow") Sterling, b. Apr. 9, 1792; m. Su- 
sannah ]Moorc. 

60 t Nancy Sterling, ni. James Lawson. 
20 JOHN or JONATHAN STERLING (John, John, John), 
h. Aug. 28, 1752; m. Ann Leslie of New York. John was one of 
the LoyaUsts who took up arms against the Colonies in the War 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 983 

for Independence. Prior to his flight from Annemessex, he was 
pursued by some of his patriotic neighbors and took refuge in a 
closet, where, awaiting capture, he shot one of his pursuers, and 
in the confusion escaped. He enHsted as heutenant in a com- 
pany of Maryland Loyalists, commanded by Capt. James Frisby, 
between Feb. 26 and Mar. 22, 1778. At about the same time and 
place, William Sterling, presumably a near relative of John, 
joined the same company as ensign. 

The company went to New York soon after enlistment, where, 
in Sept. of the same year John was transferred to another 
company and served throughout the war. He sailed from New 
York to Pensacola, Fla., in Nov., 1778, and saw severe 
fighting with the Spaniards at the Siege of Pensacola. In the 
summer of 1781 the regiment returned to New York, and was. 
employed in garrison duty at Newton, Long Island, and at Paulus 
Hook, afterwards Jersey City. Capt. Frisby resigned Mar. 5, 
1783, and Lieut. John Sterling succeeded, William Sterling being 
promoted from ensign to lieutenant. 

At the close of the war, in the latter part of 1783, the remain- 
der of the regiment of which Jolin and William were members, 
numbering about 100 men, together with some 70 women and 
children, sailed from New York for the British Province of Nova 
Scotia in the transport ship Martha. 

The vessel struck a ledge of rocks between Cape Sable and the 
Seal Islands off southwest Nova Scotia and went to pieces. Lieut. 
James Henley, Dr. Stafford, and Lieut. William Sterling got upon 
a piece of the wreck and floated at sea two days and nights nearly 
waist deep in the water, during which time Sterling perished. On 
the third day the survivors drifted to an island, where they re- 
mained for seven days, poorly clad and without food and fire, and 
were eventually rescued. Sixty-two other members of the ship's 
company were taken from rafts by four fishing vessels which be- 
longed to Massachusetts, and landed at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 
among them Capt. John Sterling. 

John Sterling or Jonathan, as he is called by Sabine and by his 
descendants, settled first at St. Johns, New Brunswick, and was 
one of the original grantees of that city. He eventually located 



THE STERLING GEXE-\LOGY 



on the St. John River, in St. JIary's parisli, York Co., New Bruns- 
wick, a short distance below Fredericton, where he was a farmer. 

He received half pay from the British government. He d. at 
St. Mary's, in 1826, aged 76. His widow d. there in 1845, aged 
82. (Winslow Tapers, pp. 137-8 ; Loyalists of the Am. Revolu- 
tion, Lorenzo Sabine, Boston, 1864 ; Coll. of the New Brunswick 
Hist. Soc, Apr., 1904.) 

Children : 

61 John Sterling, bapt. Sept. 17, 1789; probably d. young. 

62 Mary Ann Sterling, bapt. Apr. 16, 1791 ; d. unm. 
63 , bapt. Aug. 13, 1793. 

64 Lucy Sterling, bapt. Aug. 15, 1796 ; d. unm. 

65 t George Henly Sterling, ni. McLean. 

66 t Walter Delany Sterling, m. McLean. 

67 t Daniel A. Sterling, m. McLean. 

68 Sarah Sterling, ni. and left issue. 

69 Isabel Sterling, m. and left issue. 

The four first names are from a baptismal record by the 
Rev. John Beardsley, the date without name prob- 
ably referring to one of those given below. 

21 AARON STERLING (John, John, John), b. Dec. 9, 1756; 

m. . He lived at Annemesses. His will, dated ^lar. 11, 

1840, was proved Mar. 24, the same year. In it he denominates 
himself " Aaron Sterling of John of Somerset " Co., and specifies 
that his body be buried " in my family burying ground." To his 
son William he gives land and "man servant, Isaac"; to son 
Thomas, land and " black woman called Henny " ; to dau. Hetty 
Horsey, land, called " Watkinscs " also " niv black girl called 
Sary." To his dau. Polly Sterling, land and " black man called 
Thomas," and to his son Samuel L. Sterling, land and " my boy 
Smith." He mentions land near Somerset Cove and provides that 
" my old black woman Tamer be and remain on my manner planta- 
tion and be supported from the same during her life." 
Children, as mentioned in will: 

70 William Sterling. 



71 Thomas Sterling. 

72 j\Ichital>le Sterling, m. Horsev. 

73 Tolly Sterling. 

74 Samuel L. Sterling. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 985 

22 EPHRAIM STERLING (John, John, John), m. in Aug., 

1782, Esther . He lived at Annemessex. His will, dated July 

13, 1845, was proved Nov. 4, of that year. To his negro servants 
" Serrow " and Sarah he gives their freedom. To his son Nathan 
he gives a negro girl Charity, to his son Noah, a negro girl Leah, 
to his dau. Sally Somers, a negro girl Rachel, to his son Travis, 
a negro girl Harriet, to his son Jesse, a negro boy Wesley, to his 
son Ephraim, a negro Levi, and to his son William he gave a negro 
girl, Sarah Jane. Henry, a son, received as liis portion some land, 
and Aaron, a son, received a sum in cash. The will further men- 
tions a dau., Deborah Moore, and a son-in-law, Littleton Tyler. 
Ephraim, in common with those of his locality and generation, was 
illiterate. 
Children : 

75 Henry (" Old Man Mump ") Sterling, b. Oct. 5, 1783 ; 

m. Mary ; d. without issue, between Apr. 30 

and June 1, 1852, the dates of the signing and prov- 
ing of his will. 

76 tMary Sterling, b. Oct. 20, 1785; m. Littleton Tyler. 

77 t Aaron (" Polk ") Sterling, b. Mar. 5, 1789; m. Elizabeth 

Nelson (No. 283), dau. of Thomas K. and Grace 
(Sterling) Nelson (No. 91). 

78 tNathan ("Old Man Bradshaw ") Sterling, b. June 28, 

1790; m. 1st, Hettie , 2d, Mary Byrd. 

79 tNoah Sterling, m. Mary Sterling (No. 113), dau. of John 

Sterling (No. 54). 

80 t Sally Sterhng, m. Abraham Somers. 

81 tTravis ("Light-wood Knot") Sterling, m. Grace Law- 

son (No. 115), dau. of John T. and Mary H. (Ster- 
ling) Lawson. 

82 t Jesse (" Old Man Grumby ") Sterling, m. Hettie . 

83 tEphraim ("Ball of Thread") Sterling, m. Charlotte 

Mason. 

84 tWilham ("Shark") Sterling, m. Sallie Nelson (No. 

656), dau. of Zachariah and (Jewett) Nelson 

(No. 281). 

85 t Deborah Sterling, m. William Moore. 

24 JOHN STERLING (Henry, John, John), b. at Annemessex, 
May 13, 1737 ; m. Betsey Todd. He lived at Annemessex, in the 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



vicinity of Ape's Hole, where he was a farmer. A copy of liis will 
has not been found. 
Children : 

86 t Henry Sterling, b. about 1765; m. Mary Ward. 

87 Nancy Sterling, d. unm. 

88 tXelhe Sterling, m. Job Moore. 

89 t Susan (Sukie) Sterling, m. John Wilson. 

90 ^Lovej- Sterling, m. Robert Davy. 

91 ■''Grace Sterling, m. Thomas King Nelson. 

25 AARON ("HICKORY") STERLING (Henry, John, 
John), h. in May, 1738. He lived at Annemessex and was the 
founder of the " Hickory " tribe of Sterlings, a necessary desig- 
nation to distinguish him from another Aaron of the same genera- 
tion, denominated Aaron " Crow." Their descendants to tliis day 
are known as of the one tribe or the other. 

His will, made Oct. 16, 1828, he being " in perfect health," 
was proved Aug. 25, 1835. In it he mentions liis son, Southey 
Sterling, to whom he gave his homestead, his son, Aaron, his 
daughters Esther Somers, ^lilcah Sterling, aiid Milly Botsworth, 
and a grandson, Richard Somers. He specifies that " my negro 
man named Coter be free on the payment of $340, to be paid 
within five years, and mentions " one negro boy named Ben." The 
residue of his estate he left to his daughters Esther and Milly. 

Children : 

92 'Southey Sterling, m. 1st, Betsey Sterling (No. 56), dau. 

of Travers (No. 18); 2d," Delilah Dougherty. 

93 t Aaron (" Hickory ") Sterling, m. . 

9-4 Esther Sterhng, m. Somers. 

95 tMilcah Sterling, m. James Sterling. 

96 Milly Sterling, m. Botsworth. 

27 HENRY STERLING (Hennj, John, John), b. July 4, 
1743. He lived at Annemessex ; m. Sally, possibly a Sterling. 
The approximate date of his death has not been determined. 
Children : 

97 + Henry ("Crow") Sterling, m. Elizabeth . 

98 Aaron ("Crow") Sterling. 

no 'Tsanc ("Crow") Sterling, b. Apr. 17, 1793; m. Hester 
Somers. 
100 Mary Sterling. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 987 

35 EPHRAIM STERLING {Henrij, John, Join), b. about 
1768. He d. between July 19 and Aug. 31, 1830, the dates of the 
signing and proving of his will. His brother Isaac was executor 
of his estate. 

Children, mentioned in will: 

101 Travers Sterling. 

102 Betsey Sterhng. 

103 Minnie Sterling. 

54 JOHN STERLING {Travers, John, John, John), b. Dec. 3, 

1785; m. 1st, ; m. 2d, Levey Wilson (No. 275), dau. 

of John and Susan (Sterling) Wilson (No. 89). He lived in 
Lower Annemessex, Asbury district, where he was a farmer and 
waterman ; d. in 1870. 

Children by first marriage: 

104< tTravis Sterling, m. 1st, , 2d, Ann Somers. 

105 tWilham (" Barycateur ") Sterling, b. Nov. 30, 1810, m. 

1st, Nellie Moore (No. 270) ; 2d, Maria J. Moore; 
3d, Mrs. Mary (Linton) Sterling (No. 213) ; 4th, 
Leah Moore (No. 259). 

106 John Sterhng ("Old Man Dick"), m. Mary J. Owens. 

107 tAaron Sterling, m. Grace Lawson (No. 143), dau. of 

James and Nancy (Sterling) Lawson (No. 60). 

108 Isaac Sterling (twin with the above), m. Peggy Sterling 

(No. 214), dau. of Nathan Sterhng (No. 78). 

109 Jesse Sterling, m. Sally Nelson (No. 642), dau. of 

Thomas and Nancy (Cox) Nelson (No. 279). 

110 Sallie Sterhng, m. the Rev. Alonzo Nelson (No. 636), 

brother of the above. 

111 Grace Sterling, m. John T. Lawson, son of Elijah Lawson. 

112 Whittington Sterling, d. unm., aged about 40. 

113 tMary Sterling, m. Noah Sterhng {see No. 79), son of 

Ephraim and Esther Sterling (No. 22). 

55 TRAVIS STERLING {brother of the above), m. Leah 
Ward. He was a sailor to the Mediterranean and other ports and 
a waterman at Annemessex. He d. about 1875 and is buried at 
Lawsonia; his wife predeceased him by a number of years. No 
stones mark their graves. 

Children : 

114 Smith Sterling, d. aged 21 years. 

115 tSally Sterling, b. Mar. 17, 1821; m. Job Moore. 



THE STERLING GEXE.iLOGY 



57 MARY HANNAH STERLING (sister of the above), m. 
John T. Lawson. They lived at Annemessex. 

Children : 

116 Elijah Lawson, m. Jane . Lived near Hopewell, Md., 

where his descendants live. 

117 John T. Lawson, m. . 

118 t:Mary Lawson, m. Elijah Sterhng (No. 263), son of 

Henry and Maiy (Ward) Sterhng (see No. 86 and 
No. 263). 

119 t Grace Lawson, m. Travis Sterling (No. 81), son of 

Ephraim and Esther Sterling (see No. 81). 

120 Emeline Lawson, m. Isaac Nelson (No. 628), son of Jolin 

and Margaret (Cox) Nelson (No. 278). 

121 Rittie Lawson, m. Henry Thomas. 

58 GRACE STERLING (sister of the above), called Sally in 
her father's will; m. Isaac Lawson. They lived near Jenkin's 
Creek, near what is now Lawsonia. He was an oysterman; d. in 
1826. 

Children : 

122 t John Lawson, m. Kcziah Taws (No. 661), dau. of Kenny 

and Nancy (Nelson) Taws (No. 284). 

123 tisaac Lawson, m. Mahala Somers (No. 226), dau. of 

Abraham and Mary (Tyler) Somers (No. 80). 

124 t Travis Lawson, m. Sarah A. Lawson (No. 505), dau. of 

Isaac and Nancy (Moore) Lawson (No. 138). 

125 twilliam Lawson, m. Caroline Lawson (No. 504), sister of 

the above. 

126 tHarriet Lawson, b. in 1822; m. John N. Sterling (No. 

212), son of Nathan and Hettie Sterhng (No. 78). 

127 + Grace Lawson, b. Jan. 27, 1824; m. John E. Taws. 

59 AARON ("CROW") STERLING (brother of the above), 
h. Apr. 9, 1792; m. Susannah ("Twister") Moore, b. Nov. 9, 
1793. They lived at Annemessex, and the house they occupied is 
still standing near the place where they lie buried, without stones 
to mark tlieir graves. She d. Jan. 11, 1866; he d. Aug. 30, 1871. 

Children : 

128 tRitty Sterling, b. Mar. 13, 1818; m. Ficldy Dyze. 

129 t Grace Sterling, b. Jan. 20, 1821 ; m. 1st, Samuel Somers, 

Fieldy Dyze, above. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 989 

130 t Susannah Sterling, b. Jan. 30, 1823; m. William H. Ster- 

ling (No. 307), son of Isaac and Hester (Soniers) 
Sterling (No. 99). {See No. 307.) 

131 tDavid ("Twister") Sterling, b. Aug. 19, 1825; m. 

Rachel Lawson. 

132 Louisa Sterling, b. Jan. 3, 1828 ; m. Thomas Riggin. 

133 Nancy Sterling, b. Feb. 22, 1830; m. John Lawson (No. 

373), son of Isaac and Mahala (Somers) Lawson 
(No. 123). 

134 tHance Sterling, b. Feb. 13, 1832; m. Harriet Bedsworth. 

135 tWingate Sterling, b. Jan. 27, 1834; m. Virginia Ford. 

136 William Riley Sterling, b. Apr. 25, 1838; d. Aug. 24, 

1853. 

60 NANCY STERLING {sister of the above), m. James Law- 
son, son of Hance and Ann Lawson. He was a carpenter, boat- 
builder, and merchant at Jenkin's Creek, near Crisfield. 
Children : 

137 ''■James (" Horsehead ") Lawson, m. Mary Nelson (No. 

626), dau. of John and Margaret (Cox) Nelson 
(No. 278). 

138 tisaac Lawson, m. Nancy Moore (No. 271), dau. of Job 

and Nellie (Sterling) Moore (No. 88). 

139 tLeah Lawson, m. Job Moore (No. 268), brother of the 

above. 

140 TRitty Lawson, m. Hamilton Moore. 

141 tMary Lawson, m. John Nelson (No. 627), son of John 

and Margaret (Cox) Nelson (No. 278). 

142 tAnn Lawson, m. Thomas Nelson (No. 629), brother of 

the above. 

143 tGrace Lawson, m. Aaron Sterling {see No. 107), son of 

John Sterhng (No. 54). 

144 tLorenzo Dow Lawson, m. Sally Davy (No. 276), dau. 

of Robert and Lovey (Sterling) Davy (No. 90). 

145 tHance Lawson, b. Oct. 31, 1823; m. Emeline Sterling 

(No. 596), dau. of Elijah and Mary (Lawson) Ster- 
ling (No. 263). 
Five children d. young. 

65 GEORGE HENLY STERLING {John, John, John, John), 
m. a dau. of Capt. Archibald McLean of Nashwaak, near Frederic- 
ton, New Brunswick, Can. Capt. McLean, a captain in a New 



990 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

York company of Loyalists in the Revolution, went to St. John, 
New Brunswick, at the close of the war and was one of the grantees 
of that city, as was George Sterhng's father. He resided in York 
county and was a member of the House of Assembly and a magis- 
trate of that county many years. He d. at Nashwaak in 1830, 
aged 73. 

George H. Sterling was a resident of York county, as were his 
brothers. 
Children : 
151 John Sterling, m. and had two sons and two daus. 
156 Alexander A. Sterling, m. and had two sons and five daus. 
He was many years sheriff of York county; resi- 
dence, Fredericton. 
164 George A. Sterhng, m. and had four sons and one dau. 
dee'd. 

170 Sarah Ann Sterling, d. in youth. 

171 Allan Sterling, m. ; no issue survived. 

66 WALTER DELANY STERLING (brother of the above), 
m. a dau. of Capt. Archibald McLean, above. He resided in York 
county. 

Children : 

172 William Sterling, m. and had three sons and one dau. 
177 Elisa Sterling, m. and had two daus. 

180 Jacobina Sterhng. m. and had four sons and one dau. 

186 Allan Sterhng, unm. 

67 DANIEL A. STERLING {brother of the ahore), m. a dau. 
of Capt. Archibald McLean, above. He resided in York county. 

Children : 

187 Archibald McLean Sterling, unm. ; resided in 1904 

at LTpper Maugerville, Sunbury county, New 
Brunswick. 

188 Susan E. Sterling, m. ; no surviving issue. 

189 Margaret A. Sterling, unm. 

190 George Henry Sterling, m., had one dau. He was an 

Episcopal clergyman at Maugc^^•ille for some years, 
removed to the United States and was, in 190-1 lo- 
cated at Morris, Otsego county. New York. 

191 Walter Howard Sterling, m. and had one son. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 991 

76 MARY STERLING (Ephraim, John, John, John), b. in 
Aiincmcsscx, Oct. 20, 1785 ; m. Littleton Tyler, and lived at 
Annemessex, now Lawsonia. 

Children : 
193 Nellie Tyler, d. unm. 
194< Nancy Tyler, d. unm. 

195 Henry Tyler, m. . 

196 William Tyler, m. Maria Byrd. 

197 tThomas Tyler, m. Jane Sterling (No. 587), dau. of Isaac 

and Hettie (Riggin) Sterling (No. 260). (See No. 
587.) 

198 David Tyler, m. Mary Ward. 

199 Ephraim Tyler, m. and was the father of George H. Tyler, 

who m. Jane Sterling (No. 206), dau. of Aaron and 
Elizabeth (Nelson) Sterling. {See No. 77.) 

200 tMary Tyler, m., as the 2d wife, Abraham Soniers, who m. 

'3d,'Sally Sterling, her aunt (No. 80, q. v.). 

77 AARON ("POLK") STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. in Annemessex, Mar. 5, 1789; m. Elizabeth Nelson (No. 283), 
dau. of Thomas King and Grace (Sterling) Nelson (No. 91). He 
was a waterman at Annemessex, now Lawsonia. 

Children : 

201 tjohn H. Sterling, m. Mary Sterling (No. 227), dau. of 

Travis and Grace (Lawson) Sterling (No. 81). 

202 t Littleton Sterhng, m. 1st, Rachel Byrd, 2d, Sally 

Milligan. 

203 Hannah Sterhng, m. Joseph (" Old Holler ") Byrd. 

204 Noah C. Sterling, m. Mary Sterling (No. 320), dau. 

of Travis Sterling (No. 104). 

205 Cornelius Sterling, m. Mary Hundley. 

206 Jane Sterling, m. George H. Tyler, son of Ephraim 

Tyler (No. 199), and grandson of Littleton and 
Mary (Sterling) Tyler (No. 76). 

207 Algernon's. Sterling, m'. 1st, Julia Tyler, 2d, Margaret 

Susan Sterling (No. 592), dau. of Isaac and Hettie 
(Riggin) Sterhng (No. 260). 

208 Augustus Sterhng, m. Elizabeth Sterhng (No. 222), dau. 

of Noah and Mary (Sterhng) Sterling (No. 79). 

209 Thomas Sterling, m. three times ; had Caleb Sterhng and 

others who hve in North Carolina. 

210 Purnell Sterhng, m. 1st, Jennie Croswell; 2d, Octavia 



THE STERLING GEXE.ILOGY 



Sterling, dau. of Thomas (Xo. 209), above, there- 
fore his niece ; 3d, Jennie Roach. 

78 NATHAN ("OLD MAN BRADSHAW") STERLING 
(brother of the above), b. in Annemessex, June 28, 1T90; m. 
1st, Hettie , 2d, Mary Bjrd. He was a waterman in Lower 

Annemessex. 

Children by first marriage only : 

211 t Henry Clay Sterling, m. Priscilla . 

212 t John N. Sterhng, m. Harriet Lawson (see No. 126), dau. 

of Isaac and Grace (Sterling) Lawson (No. 58). 

213 Noah Sterling, m. ]\Iary Linton. She m. 2d, William 

Sterhng (No. 105), son of John Sterling (No. 5i). 

214 Peggy Sterling, ni. Isaac Sterhng (No. 108), brother of 

William, above. 

215 Esther Sterling, unm. 

216 George W. Sterling, ni. Louisa Sterling (No. 318), dau. 

of Travis Sterling (No. 104). 

217 Ehzabeth Sterling, m. Jason Riggin. Their dau. Alice 

m. George (" Toads ") Lawson, whose dau. Dora m. 
Fred. W. Lawson (No. 848), son of William H. (Xo. 
503) and Juha A. (Sterhng) Lawson (No. 600). 

79 NOAH STERLING (brother of the above), m. Mary Ster- 
ling (No. 113), dau. of John Sterling (No. 54), and lived in 
Annemessex, now Lawsonia. 

Children, all of whom lived in Lawsonia. 

218 Andrew Sterling, m. Jennie Jones of Pocomoke, Md. 

219 Nicholas Sterhng, m. Nancy Sterling, dau. of George W. 

Sterling. 
219" Noah T. Sterling, m. Elizabeth Tyler, granddiui. of 
Littleton and Mary (Sterling) Tyler (No. 75). 

220 Grace Sterling, m. Jesse Sterhng (No. 254), son of Wil- 

liam and Sallie (Nelson) Sterling (Xo. 84). 

221 Wilham Carter Sterling, b. about 1865; unm. 

222 Ehzabeth Sterling, m. Augustus Sterling (Xo. 208), son 

of Aaron and Elizabeth (Nelson) Sterhng (Xo. 77). 

80 SALLY STERLING (sister of the above), m. Abraliam 
Somers as his third wife. He m. 1st, Molly Moore, 2d, Mary 
Tyler (No. 200), dau. of Littleton and Mary (Sterling) Tyler 
(No. 76). 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 993 

Children by Sally Sterling : 

223 William T. Somers, of Port Richmond, Staten Island, 

N. Y. 

224 Abraham Somers, m. Sallie Nelson, granddau. of Thomas 

King and Grace (Sterhng) Nelson (No. 91). 

225 Cassie Somers, m. 1st, Jolui Nelson, 2d, WilHam Hen- 

derson. 

226 Mahala Somers, m. Isaac Lawson (No. 123), son of Isaac 

and Grace (Sterling) Lawson (No. 58). These 
three all live in Lawsonia. 

81 TRAVIS ("LIGHT-WOOD KNOT") STERLING 

{brother of the above), m. Grace Lawson (No. 119), dau. of 
John T. and Mary Hannah (Sterling) Lawson (No. 57). He 
was a waterman at Lawsonia. 
Children : 

227 tMary Sterling, m. John H. Sterling (No. 201), son of 

Aaron and EHzabeth (Nelson) Sterling (No. 77), 
Elizabeth, a dau. of Thomas King and Grace (Ster- 
ling) Nelson (No. 91). {See No. 201.) 

228 t Henrietta Sterling, m. Henry Merrill. 

229 t Elijah D. Sterling, m. Alverta Lawson. 

230 'Sally Sterhng, m. Henry Sterling (No. 249). son of 

William and Sallie (Nelson) Sterling (No. 84). 
{See No. 249.) 

231 Isaac Sterling, unm. 

232 John H. Sterling, m. 1st, Mary Mason, 2d, Mary Bozman. 

233 Napoleon Sterling, unm. 

234 tAngeline Sterling, m. John E. Sterhng (No. 335), son of 

William and Maria J. (Moore) Sterhng (No. 105). 
{See No. 335.) 

235 t Nancy Sterling, m. Charles W. Lawson. 

82 JESSE (" OLD MAN GRUMBY ") STERLING {brother 
of the above), m. Nettie . He was an oysterman at Lawsonia. 

Children : 

236 tShadrack Sterhng, m. 1st, Sally Wilson, 2d, Jennie 

Morgan. 

237 tWilham ("Puller") Sterling, m. 1st, Ehzabeth Byrd, 

2d, Juhanna Sterling, dau. of John, son of Travis. 

238 Absybeth Sterling, m. Jacob Byrd. 



994 THE STERLING GEXE-\LOGY 

83 EPHRAIM ("BALL OF THREAD") STERLING 

(brother of the above), m. Charlotte Mason. He was a waterman 
at Lawsonia. 
Children : 

239 James K. Sterling. 

240 George Sterling. 

2-11 Esther Sterling, m. ]\Iahlon Sterling (No. 606), son of 
Joseph and Cassie (Lawson) Sterling (No. 266). 

242 Ephraim Sterling. 

243 Mary Sterling. 

244 Lavinia C. Sterling. 

245 Zachariah Sterling. 

246 Louisa Sterling. 

247 Eliza Sterling. 

248 WiUiam H. Sterling. 

These cliildrcn live in Lawsonia or Crisfield. 

84 WILLIAM ("SHARK") STERLING (brother of the 
above), m. Sallie Nelson (No. 656), dau. of Zachariah and 

( Jewett) Nelson (No. 281), granddau. of Thomas King and 

Grace (Sterling) Nelson (No. 91). A waterman at Lawsonia. 

Children : 

249 t Henry Sterling, m. Sally Sterling (No. 230), dau. of 

Travis and Grace (Lawson) Sterling (No. 81), she 
a dau. of John T. and Mary H. (Sterling) Lawson 
(No. 57). 

250 Zachariah Sterling. 

251 Maria Sterhng. 

252 Harriet Sterling. 

253 Mary Sterhng. 

254 Jesse Sterhng, m. Grace Sterhng (No. 220), dau. of 

Noah and Mary (Sterhng) Sterling (No. 79). 

255 Grace Sterhng. 

85 DEBORAH STERLING (nistcr of the above) m. Wilham 
Moore. 

Children : 

256 tjob Moore, b. in Jan., 1821; m. Sallie Sterling (No. 

115), dau. of Travis and Leah (Ward) Sterling 
(No. 55). (See No. 115.) 

257 Mary Moore, m. Stephen Byrd. 

258 William Moore, m. Merchant of Gloucester Co., Va. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, ]MD. 995 

259 tLeah Moore, m. William Sterling (No. 105), as his 4th 

wife, son of John Sterling (No. 54). (See No. 105.) 

86 HENRY STERLING (John, Henry, John, John), b. in 
Annemessex about 1765 ; m. Mary Ward. He lived in Lower 
Annemessex ; was a member of the Maryland Militia during the 
closing years of the Revolution. He d. in 1856, aged 91. 
Children : 

260 t Isaac Sterling, b. about 1790; m. Hettie Riggin. 

261 Henry SterHng. Enlisted in the United States Navy and 

d. on board vessel off the coast of China about 1850 ; 
unm. 

262 Edward Sterling. Shipped in a schooner from Baltimore 

and was drowned at sea ; unm. 

263 tElijah ("Owl") Sterhng, b. Mar. 18, 1795; m. 1st, 

Jane Croswell; 2d, Mary Lawson (No. 118), dau. of 
John T. and Mary H. (Sterling) Lawson (No. 57). 

264 John Sterling, d. young. 

265 David Sterling, d. unm., about 1875. 

266 '''Joseph Sterling, m. Cassie Lawson, dau. of John. 

267 Elizabeth Sterling, d. unm. 

88 NELLIE STERLING (sister of the above), m. Job Moore, 
a waterman of Annemessex. 

Children : 

268 tjob Moore, m. Leah Lawson (No. 139), dau. of Jame.s 

and Nancy (Sterling) Lawson (No. 60). (See No. 
139.) 

269 David Moore. 

270 tNellie Moore, b. Mar. 21, 1813; m. William Sterling 

(No. 105), son of John Sterhng (No. 54). (See 
No. 105.) 

271 tNancy Moore, m. Isaac Lawson (No. 138), son of James 

and Nancy (Sterhng) Lawson (No. 60). (See No. 
138.) 

89 SUSAN (SUKIE) STERLING (sister of the above), m, 
John Wilson of Annemessex. Their children all lived there. 

Children : 

272 John Wilson. 

273 Polly Wilson, m. Isaac Riggin. 

274 Hezekiah Wilson. 



THE STERLING GEXE-\LOGY 



275 tLovey Wilson, m. John Sterling (No. 54) as his second 
wife. {See No. 54.) 

90 LO'V'EY STERLING (sister of the above), m. Robert Davy 
of Annemessex. 

Children : 
£76 tSallie Davy, m. Lorenzo Dow Lawson (No. 144), son of 
James and Nancy (Sterling) Lawson (No. 60). 
(See No. 144.) 

277 ^ Maria Davy, m. William Davy, who m. 2d, Margaret C. 

Sterling (No. 891), dau. of George Washington and 
Rebecca (Nelson) Sterling (No. 624). 

91 GRACE STERLING (sister of the above), m. Thomas 
King Nelson, still remembered in Annemessex as " King Nel- 
son," b. in 1762, son of Zachariah Nelson. Zachariah Nelson 
was probably a grandson of Thomas Nelson, b. Feb. 20, 1677, at 
Penrith, County Cumberland, England, son of Hugh and Sarah 
Nelson of Penrith. He came to York, Va., in 1700, or there- 
abouts, and in 1705 established Yorktown. He patented large 
tracts of land near Yorktown and became a very wealthy man, 
known as " Scotch Tom " Nelson. He m. 1st, about 1710, Mar- 
garet Reid; 2d, about 1721, widow Fanny Houston Tucker of the 
Bermuda Islands. He d. at Yorktown, Oct. 7, 1745. The sons 
by his 1st marriage were: William, b. in 1711, m. Elizabeth Bur- 
well, and Thomas, b. about 1716, m. Lucy Armistead. 

Thomas King Nelson came from Fox Island, Tangier Sound, 
Chesapeake Bay, Va., and settled at Jenkin's Creek, Annemessex, 
in 1778, where he followed his lifelong calling of waterman. He 
d. in 1853, and is buried at Jenkin's Creek. Grace, who was prob- 
ably one of the eldest of her father's family, predeceased her 
husband. 

Children : 

278 t John Nelson, m. Margaret Cox. 

279 t Thomas Nelson, m. Nancy Cox, sister of the above. 

280 tWilliam Nelson, m. Ellen Riggin. 

281 t Zachariah Nelson, m. Jcwett. 

282 Grace Nelson, m. John Somers. 

283 t Elizabeth Nelson, ni. Aaron Sterling (No. 77), son of 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 997 

Ephraim and Esther Sterling (No. 22). {See No. 
77.) 

284 t Nancy Nelson, m. Kenny Taws. 

285 Mary Nelson, m. William Lawson. 

92 SOUTHEY STERLING {Aaron, Henry, John, John), m. 
Betsey Sterling (No. 56), dau. of Travers and Grace Sterling 
(No. 18). He lived in Annemessex. 

Children : 

286 tJohn ("Minnim") Sterling, m. Betsey Sterling (No. 

309), dau. of Isaac and Hester (Somers) Sterling 
(No. 99). {See No. 309.) 

287 tSouthey Sterling, m. 1st, , 2d, Delilah Dough- 

erty. 

288 Gilbert ("Gillie") Sterling, m. a dau. of Henry Beds- 

worth; was living in Lawsonia in 1905, aged about 
90. 

93 AARON ("HICKORY") STERLING {brother of the 
above), was a waterman in Annemessex. His will, dated Jan. 15, 
1849, was proved Mar. 13 of the same year. 

According to this instrument, his children were: 

289 John Sterling. 

290 Josiah Sterling. 

291 J\lilcah Sterling, m. Rayfield. 

292 WilHam H. SterHng. 

293 Severn Sterling. 

294 Elizabeth Sterling, not m. at the time of her father's 

death. 

295 t Harriet Sterling, m. James Lankford. 

95 MILCAH STERLING {sister of the above), m. James Ster- 
ling, said to have been her second cousin. 
Children : 

296 Joseph Sterling, d. unm., aged about 65. 

297 Smith Sterling, m. Elizabeth Evans, and d. without issue. 

298 Elizabeth SterHng, d. in youth. 

299 t James Sterling, b. Nov. 6, 1818; m. Grace Taws (No. 

659), dau. of Kenny and Nancy (Nelson) Taws (No. 
284). 

97 HENRY (« CROW ") STERLING {Henry, Henry, John, 
John), lived in Annemessex; m. Elizabeth . 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

300 George W. Sterling, m. Eliza Sterling. 

301 John N. Sterling, m. Harriet . 

302 Absybeth Sterling, m. Robert Davy. 

303 Priscilla Sterling, m. Henry Sterling. 
304< Elizabeth Sterhng, m. Jason Riggin. 
305 " Lany " Sterling, m. Leonard Wilson. 

99 ISAAC (" CROW ") STERLING {brother of the above), 
b. Apr. 17, 1793 ; m. Hester Somers, b. in 1796, dau. of John and 




The Home op Isaac SiERLrKa 



IMary Somers. He was a merchant in Annemessex; was a seces- 
sionist at the time of the Civil War. He d. May 30, 1870 ; she d. 
Nov. 4, 1880, aged 84-. 
Children : 
806 tisaac ("Crow") Sterling, b. Apr. 8, 1820; m. Rebecca 
(Nelson) Sterling (No. 624), dau. of John and 
Margaret (Cox) Nelson (No. 278), and widow of 
George W. Sterling. {See No. 624.) 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. .999 

307 t William H. (" Clodpole ") Sterling, b. Dec. 24, 1822; 

m. Susannah Sterling (No. 130), dau. of Aaron and 
Susannah (Moore) Sterling (No. 59). 

308 tThomas (" Crookshanks ") Sterling, b. in Jan., 1823; 

m. 1st, Anne Respeth, 2d, Nancy (Moore) Hundley 
(No. 507). 

309 t Betsey Sterling, m. John Sterling (No. 286), son of 

Southey and Betsey (Sterling) Sterling (No. 92) 

310 tNoah Sterling, m. EHzabeth Respeth. 

311 John Sterling, m. and d. without issue. 

312 Emeline Sterling, m. Luther Potter of Crisfield; no issue. 

313 t Hester Sterling, m. Elisha Bedsworth. 

314 t James ("Pigtail") Sterling, m. Sally Moore. 

315 t Jane Sterling, m. Noah Byrd. 

316 t Serena Sterling, m. James Moore. 

317 tRoss Sterhng, m. Mary Waddell. 

Other children d. in infancy. 

104 TRAVIS STERLING {John, Travers, John, John, John), 

m. 1st, , 2d, Ann Somers, dau. of Ephraim Somers. He 

was a farmer and waterman at Lawsonia, Md. 

Children by first marriage: 

318 Louisa Sterling, m. George W. Sterling (No. 216), son 

of Nathan Sterling (No. 78). 

319 Emily Sterling, m. Seth W. Blades. 

320 Mary Sterhng, m. Noah C. Sterling (No. 204), son of 

Aaron and Elizabeth (Nelson) Sterhng (No. 77). 
Children by second marriage : 

321 Albert R. Sterhng, m. Jennie Dougherty; lives at Law- 

sonia. 

322 Sidney Lawrence Sterling, m. Aurilla Somers. 

323 Randolph Sterling, unm. 

324 Rohena Sterling, m. 1st, George W. Byrd; 2d, Thomas 

Byrd, brother of George ; 3d, John W. Lawson, son 
of James Lawson. 

325 Ehzabeth Sterhng. 

105 WILLIAIVI (« BARYCATEUR ») STERLING (brother 
of the above), b. in Lower Annemessex, Md., Nov. 30, 1810; 
m. 1st, Nelhe Moore (No. 270), b. Mar. 21, 1813, dau. of 
Job and Nelhe (Sterhng) Moore (see No. 88), who d. Mar. 17, 



1000 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

18i2; m. 2d, Maria J. Moore, b. Oct. 29, 1819, dau. of Stephen 
and Jemima (Ward) Moore, who d. Apr. 17, 1861 ; m. 3d, Mrs. 
Mary (Linton) Sterhng (see No. 78), widow of Noah Sterling 
(No. 213) ; m. 4th, Leah Moore (No. 259), dau. of WiUiam and- 
Deborah (Sterling) Moore (see No. 85). 

He was a merchant, a canoe builder, sailor, and oysterman at 
Annemessex. He d. there Mar. 18, 1903. 

Children by first marriage: 

326 Robert D. Sterling, b. Apr. 4, 1832; drowned Dec. 6, 

1860, unm. 

327 t Nancy Sterling, b. Nov. 25, 1833; m. WiUiam Clark. 

328 tWilliam T. Sterling, b. Mar. 9, 1837; m. Annie R. Ster- 

ling (No. 897), dau. of Isaac and Rebecca (Nelson) 
Sterling (No. 624). 

329 t Sarah E. Sterling, b. Mar. 7, 1840; m. Robert H. Mc- 

Cready. 
Children by second marriage : 

330 Juha Ann Sterhng, b. Feb. 14, 1843 ; d. Sept. 4, 1843. 

331 Aurcha Ann Sterling, b. Mar. 3, 1844; d. July 4, 1845. 

332 Christopher J. Sterling, b. Oct. 17, 1845 ; d. unm. 

333 Mary E. Sterling, b. Nov. 27, 1847 ; d. young. 

334 tGeorge F. Sterling, b. I\Iay 3, ; m. Evelyn Lawson. 

335 tJolmE. Sterhng, b. July 19, 1850; m. Angehne Sterhng 

(No. 234), dau. of Travis and Grace (No. 119) 
(Lawson) Sterhng (No. 81). 

336 tComelia C. Sterhng, b. May 25, 1852; m. Ehjah H. 

Pruitt. 

337 tMary E. Sterhng, b. Dec. 18, 1853; m. 1st, Luther Ster- 

ling (No. 602), son of Elijah and IMarv (Lawson) 
Sterling (No. 263); 2d, William H. Chclton. 

338 tArintha J. Sterhng, b. Oct. 19, 1855; m. Jason F. 

Riggin. 

339 Luther W. Sterhng, b. Dec. 15, 1857 ; d. aged 4 years. 

340 Anna Sterhng, b. Sept. 17, 1860; d. in Sept., 1861. 
Child by tliird marriage : 

341 tLily Sterhng, b. Jan. 6, 1863; m. Isaac T. Sterhng (No. 

647). 

107 AARON STERLING (brother of the nhovc), m. Grace 
Lawson (No. 143), dau. of James and Nancy (Sterling) Lawson 
(No. 60). He was an oysterman at Lawsonia. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1001 

Children : 

342 Nancy Clark Sterling, m. George B. Sterling, a U. S. 

postal clerk; lives at Lawsonia. 

343 Maria Sterling, m. Donaldson Quincey Riggin of 

Lawsonia. 

344 James A. Sterling, m. Cornelia Wilson, dau. of Albert 

and Mary (Riggin) Wilson; live in Lawsonia. 

345 Hance Lawson Sterling, m. Letta Tyler ; live in Lawsonia. 

115 SALLY STERLING (Travis, Travers, John, John, John), 
b. in Lower Annemessex, Mar. 17, 1821 ; m. Job Moore (No. 
256), b. in Jan., 1821, son of William and Deborah (Sterhng) 
Moore, Deborah a dau. of Ephraim Sterling. (See No. 85.) He 
was a waterman at Crisfield; d. June 10, 1904; she d. June 18, 
1904. 

Children : 

346 tReah Moore, m. George Nelson. 

347 t Charles Moore, m. Anna Lawson. 

348 t William T. Moore, m. Drucilla Sterling (No. 544), dau. 

of Littleton and Rachel (Byrd) Sterhng (No. 202). 

349 tJob Moore, m. 1st, Sarah W^ilson, 2d, Margarite 

Milbourn. 

350 John D. Moore, unm., a sailor. 

351 Henry Moore, d. aged 18 months. 

352 tHenry S. Moore, b. Aug. 4, 1856; m. Virginia Riggin. 

353 George C. Moore, m. 1st, Caroline Pintoe, a Portuguese; 

2d, a Miss Marvil; 3d, Sally . He keeps a 

fish market in New York City ; has three children. 

357 tMary E. Moore, m. Thomas S. Dougherty. 

358 Andrew Moore, m. Minnie Lawson. He is a waterman at 

Lawsonia; has two children. 

122 JOHN LAWSON (Grace, Travers, John, John, John), m. 
Keziah Taws (No. 661), dau. of Kenny and Nancy (Nelson) Taws 
(No. 284). He was a waterman at Lawsonia. 
Children : 

361 Sallie Lawson, unm. ; lives in California. 

362 Monroe Lawson, m. Emma Lawson, dau. of John. 

363 Andrew Lawson, d. unm. 

364 Nancy Lawson, d. young. 
Three other children d. young. 



1002 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

123 ISAAC LAWSON (brother of the above), m. Mahala 
Somers (No. 226), dau. of Abraham and ^lary (Tyler) Soiners, 
Mary (No. 200) a dau. of Littleton and Mary (Sterling) Tyler 
(No. 76). He was a waterman at Annemessex. 

Cliildren : 

368 Isaac Lawson, m. Sarah Ann Sterling (No. 414), dau of 

John N. and Harriet (Lawson) Sterling (Nos. 212, 
126). 

369 Abraham Lawson, m. Martha ; lives in Virginia; 

has three children, jNIahala, Elijah, and another dau. 

373 John Lawson, m. Nancy Sterling (No. 133), dau. of 

Aaron and Susannah (Moore) Sterling (No. 59). 

374 William Lawson, m. Kate Henderson ; has four children : 

Nellie, Mildred, Hector, and another dau. 
379 Elijah Lawson, m. Sally Dyze. Elijah was drowned; 

Sally m. 2d, Whitney Nelson. Had by 1st marriage 

only: Cleveland and Nina of Crisfield. 
382 Sally Lawson, m. Aaron Sears; live at Lawsonia; have 

Cleveland and Madine. 
385 Nancy Lawson, m. Benton Tyler, son of Thomas ; lives at 

Lawsonia. Children: INIary, Vida, Eva, Grace, 

Isaac, Mark, Chester, and Edward. 

394 Mary Lawson, m. Edward Cullen. He m. Julia Lawson, 

3d, Mary Pruitt. 

124 TRAVIS LAWSON (brother of the above), m. Sarah Ann 
Lawson, dau. of Isaac and Nancy (Moore) Lawson (No. 138), 
granddau. of James and Nancy (Sterling) Lawson (No. 60) and 
of Job and Nellie (Sterling) Moore (No. 88). He was a waterman 
at Lawsonia. 

Children : 

395 Christopher Lawson, m. Hester, dau. of Isaac Sterling. 

396 Andrew Lawson. 

397 Phebe Lawson, m. Sterling, son of John. 

398 Sarah Lawson, m. William Tyler. 

399 Ann Lawson, m. James ]\Iister. 

Two sons, who were drowned. Other children d. young. 

125 WILLL\M LAWSON (brother of the above), m. Caroline 
Lawson (No. 504), dau. of Isaac and Nancy (Moore) Lawson, 
sister of the above. He was a waterman at Annemessex, now 
Lawsonia. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1003 

Children : 
402 John Lawson, m. Nora Gladden ; has Sherman and other 

children. 
404< George Lawson, m. Sarah Lawson (No. 529), dau. of 

Lorenzo Dow and Sallie (Davy) Lawson (No. 144). 

405 Julia Lawson, m. Franklin P. Lawson (No. 525), son of 

Lorenzo Dow Lawson, above. 

406 William Lawson, m. Frances Wilson. 

407 Estella Lawson, m. Lorenzo Sterling. 

All these children Kve at Lawsonia. 
Five children d. young. 

126 HARRIET LAWSON (sister of the above), b. in 1822; 
m. John N. Sterhng (No. 212), son of Nathan and Hettie Ster- 
ling (No. 78). They lived at Lawsonia. 

Children : 

413 William Henry Sterling, m. Mary Ellen Nelson (No. 

647), dau. of WilHam and Ellen (Riggin) Nelson 
(No. 280) ; reside at Cape Charles, Va. 

414 Sarah Ann Sterling, m. Isaac Lawson (No. 368), son of 

Isaac and Mahala (Somers) Lawson (No. 123) ; live 
at Crisfield. 

415 George Bolton Sterhng, m. Emma McCready, dau. of 

Benj amin ; live at Crisfield. 

416 James Sterling, m. Martha ; lives at Cape Charles. 

417 Albert Sterling, m. Hettie Sterhng ; lives at Crisfield. 

418 John Edward Sterhng, m. Mary ; Hves at Cape 

Charles ; has a son Lenwood. 

420 Christopher Sterling, m. Adeha Sterhng (No. 756), dau. 

of Wilham T. and Annie Rebecca (Sterling) Sterling 
(No. 328). 

421 Mary Sterling, m. John Burrows Nelson (No. 905), son 

of Azariah and Mary (McCready) Nelson (No. 643) 
of Crisfield. 

422 Jennie Sterling, unm. 

127 GRACE LAWSON (sister of the above), h. Jan. 27, 1824 ; 
m. Feb. 12, 1845, John Edward Taws, b. in Sept., 1822. He was 
a waterman at Lawsonia, d. Jan. 31, 1890. 

Children : 

423 t Margaret Jane Taws, b. Nov. 26, 1845; m. William H. 

Chelton, who m. 2d Mary E. (Sterling) Sterling 
(No. 337), widow of Luther Sterling (No. 602), and 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



dau. of William and Maria J. (Moore) Sterling (No. 
105). (Sec So. S37.) 

424 Noah Ross Taws, b. Apr. 26, 1847, m. Arintha Lawson, 

dau. of Henry and Betsey Lawson. 

425 Leah Ann Taws, b. Apr. 24, 1849 ; unm. 

426 Hance Edward Taws, b. Aug. 25, 1851 ; m. Leah Ehnore. 

427 George Taws, b. Dec. 5, 1853 ; m. Lillian Ward. 

428 John William Taws, b. Dec. 26, 1855; m. Hettie Dyze, 

dau. of John and Margaret Dyze. 

429 James Cornehus Taws, b. May 7, 1857; m. IMargaret 

Croswell. He is deputy collector of customs for the 
port of Crisfield. 

430 Isaac Henry Taws, b. Nov. 26, 1859 ; m. Adelaine Cros- 

well, sister of Margaret. He is an oysterman in 
Crisfield. 

431 Mahala Taws, b. Dec. 10, 1861 ; d. aged 20 months. 

432 Sally Lillian Taws, b. Dec. 31, 1862; m. Frank Vander- 

griff ; d. in Chester, Penn. 

433 Charles Lake Taws, b. Jan. 12, 1864; m. Marian 

Matthews. 

128 RITTY STERLING (Aaron, Travers, John, John, John), 
h. in Annemessex, Mar. 13, 1818; m. Fieldy Dyze of Annemessex. 
She d. Aug. 12, 1853. 

Children: 

434 t Augustus Dyze, m. 1st, Betsey Mister; 2d, EHzabeth 

Riggin ; 3d, Jennie Parker. 

435 TraAis Dyze, m. Jane Dougherty and d. without issue; 

she m. 2d, Asa Bell. 

436 tFieldy Dyze, b. Apr. 30, 1842; m. Cassa A. Sterling 

(No. 679), dau. of James and Grace (Taws) Ster- 
Hng (No. 299). (See No. 679.) 

437 Cassie Dyze, d. aged 14 years. 

129 GRACE STERLING (sister of the above), b. Jan. 20, 
1821 ; m. 1st, Samuel Somers, 2d, Fieldy Dyze, above. 

Child by first marriage: 

438 Samuel (" Tobe ") Somers, a waterman in Crisfield. 
Children by second marriage: 

439 Rittie Dyze, m. Isaac Dougherty, and had Warren and 

Alva of Atlantic City, N. j'. Pearl, who m. William 
Pruitt, and Ruby. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1005 

444 Mary Dyze, ni. Rufus Lord, and had Lina, who m. 

Leed; Fieldy, and Elsie. 
448 Sally Dyze, m. 1st, Elijah Lawson, by whom she had 

Cleveland and Nina; m. 2d, Whitney Nelson. 

131 DAVID ("TWISTER") STERLING (brother of the 
above), b. Aug. 19, 1825; m. Rachel Lawson, b. Mar. 4, 1828, 
dau. of William and Mary (Taws) Lawson. She d. Dec. 24, 1883 ; 
he was living in Crisfield in 1905. 
Children : 
451 Nancy Isabel Sterling, m. William Gerald of Delaware; 
reside in Crisfield. Children: Alexander, Lydia, 
William, Harland, Harry, Hattie, and Frederick. 
459 Mary Sterling, m. Thomas Riggin of Crisfield ; have 

Lloyd, Ralph, Rex, Ruby, and Willie (dau.) 
465 Matilda Sterling, m. Moses Wilson of Crisfield; have 
Thompson, Lucy, Ahce, Matilda, John, Moses, and 
Anna. 
. . 473 William J. Sterling, of Crisfield, m. Rebecca Bennett ; 
have Ritty, William, Alonzo, Olive, and Elmer. 

479 Alice Sterling, b. Feb. 24, 1857; m. Sept. 12, 1883, 

William Adams, b. in Oct., 1856, son of Elijah and 
Elizabeth (Mills) Adams. He was a carpenter in 
Crisfield, d. June 1, 1884. No issue. 

480 Virginia Sterling, m. Edward Riggin of Crisfield. Had 

Mary, who d. aged 23, unm., and Frank. 

483 Anna Sterling, m. John Riggin, brother of above, of 

Crisfield. No issue. 

484 Arizona Sterling, m. Thomas Whittington of Crisfield; 

have David, John, and Thomas. 
488 Georgia Sterling, m. Edwin Moore of Crisfield, and has 
Rachel. 

134 HANCE STERLING (brother of the above), b. Feb. 13, 
1832 ; m. Harriet Bedsworth. He was a waterman of Crisfield. 

Children : 

490 Wingate Sterling. 

491 William Sterling. 

492 Davis Sterling. 

135 WINGATE STERLING (brother of the above) , b. Jan. 27, 
1834 ; m. Virginia Ford. He was a waterman of Crisfield. 



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Children : 
493 Ursula Sterling, m. James Bedsworth. 
494. William Sterling. 

495 Effie Sterling, m. Hastings of Baltimore. 

137 JAMES (" HORSEHEAD ") LAWSON (Nancy, Trovers, 
John, John, John), m. Mary Nelson (No. 626), dau. of John and 
Margaret (Cox) Nelson (No. 278). He was a farmer and oyster- 
man at Annemessex. 

Children : 

496 John W. Lawson, m. Ritty Nelson (No. 641), dau. of 

Thomas and Nancy (Cox) Nelson (No. 279) ; lived 
at Lawsonia. 

497 Humphrey Lawson, m. Mary Tyler ; Uved at Lawsonia. 

498 James Purnell Lawson, ra. Mary (?) Sterling; lived at 

Lawsonia. 

499 t Charles W. Lawson, m. Nancy Sterling (No. 235), dau. 

of Travis and Grace (Lawson) Sterling (No. 81), 
Grace a dau. of John T. and iVLiry H. (Sterling) 
Lawson (No. 119). (See No. 235.) 

500 Harriet Ann Lawson, m. Lorenzo Nelson; lived at Law- 

sonia. 

501 Mary Jane Lawson, m. 1st, Benjamin McReady, 2d, John 

Horsey. 

502 Martin Luther Lawson, m. Mary Jones of Pocomoke, 

Md. 

138 ISAAC LAWSON (brother of the above), m. Nancy Moore 
(No. 271), dau. of Job and NelHe (SterUng) Moore (No. 88). 
He was a farmer at Annemessex. 

Children : , 

503 t William Hance Lawson, b. Mar. 16, 1832; m. Julia A. 

Sterling (No. 600), dau. of Elijah and Mary (No. 
114) (Lawson) Sterling (No. 263). 

504 t Caroline Lawson. m. William Lawson (No. 125), son of 

Isaac and Grace (Sterling) Lawson (No. 58). (See 
No. 125.) An 03'sterman at Lawsonia. 

605 t Sarah Ann Lawson, m. Travis Lawson (No. 124), son of 
Isaac and Grace (Sterling) Lawson (No. 58). (See 
No. 124.) An oystcrman at Lawsonia. 

506 Lorenzo Dow Lawson, unm. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1007 

139 LEAH LAWSON (sister of the above), m. Job Moore (No. 
268), son of Job and NeUie (Sterling) Moore (No. 88). They 
lived in Virginia. 

Children : 

507 t Nancy Moore, m. 1st Hundley, M, Thomas Sterling 

(No. 308), son of Isaac and Hester (Somers) Ster- 
ling (No. 99). (See No. 308.) 

508 t Sally Moore, m. James Sterling (No. 314), brother of 

Thomas, above. (See No. 314.) 

140 RITTY LAWSON (sister of the above), m. Hamilton 
Moore. He was an oysterman at Lawsonia. 

Children: 

509 Hance Moore, m. Vesta Sterling; live at Lawsonia. 

510 George Lacy Moore, m. Mary Adams of Virginia; live 

at Parksley, Va. 

511 John Moore, m. Ruth Todd of Holland's Island; reside 

in Crisfield. 

512 Algernon Moore, m. Rebecca Allen; live in Crisfield. 

513 Leah Moore, m. Oliver Sterling. 

514 Oliver Moore, d. unm. 

141 MARY LAVS^SON (sister of the above), m. John Nelson 
(No. 627), son of John and Margaret (Cox) Nelson (No. 278). 
He was an oysterman at Lawsonia. 

Children : 

515 Grace Nelson, m. Noah Taws of Crisfield. 

616 Margaret Nelson, m. Robert Sterling of Lawsonia. 

517 Lorenzo Nelson, m. Harriet Ann Lawson of Lawsonia. 

518 James Nelson, m. Henrietta Sterling. 

519 Nancy Nelson, m. William Owens; lived at Lawsonia; 

both d. 

142 ANN LAWSON (sister of the above), m. Thomas Nelson 
(No. 629), son of John and Margaret (Cox) Nelson (No. 278). 
He was an oysterman at Lawsonia. 

Children: 

520 Alexander W. Nelson, m. Isabella Sterling (No. 637), 

dau. of John H. and Mary (No. 227) (Sterling) 
Sterling (No. 201) ; a merchant at Jenkin's Creek, 
near Lawsonia. 
621 Sally Ann Nelson, m. Abram Somers ; both d. 



1008 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

144 LORENZO DOW LAWSON (brother of the above), m. 
Sallie Davy (No. 276), dau. of Robert and Lo%'ey (Sterling) 
Davy (No. 90). He was a sea captain and a farmer at Lawsonia. 

Children : 
622 Maria W. Lawson, m. George W. Lawson, son of James 
Purnell Lawson (No. 498). 

523 Mary Wesley Lawson, m. Augustus Ward of Jackson- 

ville, Md. 

524 Absybeth Lawson, m. John Henry Nelson, great-grand- 

son of Thomas King and Grace (Sterling) Nelson 
(No. 91). 

525 Franklin P. Lawson, m. 1st, Nancy Cullen, 2d, Julia Law- 

son (No. 405), dau. of William (No. 125) and Caro- 
line (No. 504) (Lawson) Lawson. William a son 
of Isaac and Grace (Sterling) Lawson; Caroline a 
dau. of Isaac and Nancy (Moore) Lawson, grand- 
dau. of Isaac and Grace (Sterling) Lawson and of 
Job and Nellie (Sterling) ^loore. 

526 Irene Lawson, m. Joseph Ward of Lawsonia. 

527 Olivia Lawson, d. young. 

528 Olivia Lawson, m. Charles Langdon of Crisfield. 

529 Sarah Lawson, m. George Lawson (No. 404), son of Wil- 

liam and Caroline (Lawson) Lawson, above. 

530 Edward Lawson, m. Bertha Sterling (No. 792), dau. of 

Luther (No. 602) and Mary (Sterling) Sterling 
(No. 337). 

531 Charles Lawson, d. young. 

532 Lorenzo Lawson, d. young. 

145 HANCE LAWSON {brother of the above), b. Oct. 31, 
1823; m. May 27, 1846, Emeline Sterling (No. 596), b. Mar. 19, 
1829, dau. of Elijah and Mary (No. 114) (Lawson) Sterling 
(No. 263). He was a sea captain in his younger days, a farmer 
and oysterman at Lawsonia. He served as captain of Co. K, 1st 
Md. Vols., throughout the War of the Rebellion; was a member 
of the Md. Assembly; served in the Customs Ser\'ice for seven 
years, was deputy collector of customs for the port of Crisfield 
and for two years deputy sheriff of Somerset county. He d. June 
21, 1889. 

Children : 

533 Mary Isabella Lawson, b. Feb. 4, 1854 ; d. July 19, 1854. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1009 

534 Mary Ann Lawson, b. Jan. 9, 1857; m. Jan. 15, 1878, 

John W. MilHgan, b. Nov. 30, 1849, son of Ely 
Wesley and Sarah Ann (Somers) Milligan of Cris- 
field. He was a merchant and oyster packer at 
Crisfield; d. May 9, 1888. No issue. 

535 t Nancy Lizzie Lawson, b. Aug. 27, 1861; m. William E. 

Roach. 

201 JOHN H. STERLING (Aaron, Ephraim, John, John, 
John), m. Mary Sterling (No. 227), dau. of Travis and Grace 
(Lawson) Sterling (No. 81). He lived in Annemessex. 

Children : 

536 Aaron Sterling, shot and killed. 

537 Isabella Sterling, m. Alexander W. Nelson (No. 520), 

son of Thomas (No. 629) and Ann (Lawson) Nelson 
(No. 142). Live at Jenkin's Creek. 

538 Hobletsell Sterling, unm. 

539 Jane Sterling, m. James H. Cullen. 

540 Littleton Sterling, m. Mary Ann Lawson (No. 849), b. 

Dec. 1, 1876, dau. of William H. and Julia A. (No. 
600) (Sterhng) Lawson (No. 503). 

541 Gordon Sterling, m. Olivia Ward. 

542 Cope Sterling, m. Lillian Sterling, dau. of Albert R. and 

Jennie (Dougherty) Sterling (No. 321). 

543 Maria Sterling, m. Gordon Mears. 

202 LITTLETON STERLING (brother of the above), m. 1st, 
Rachel Byrd, 2d, Sally IMilligan. He lived near Crisfield. His 
widow m. Edward Sterling (No. 605), son of Joseph and Cassie 
(Lawson) Sterling (No. 266). 

Children by first marriage : 

544 Drucilla Sterling, m. William T. Moore (No. 348), son of 

Job and Sally (Sterling) Moore (No. 115). 

546 Dennis (dau.) Sterling, m. John Sterling (No. 551), son 

of Henry Clay and Priscilla Sterling (No. 211). 
Children by second marriage: 

547 + Isaac Tubman Sterling, m. Lily Sterling (No. 341), dau. 

of William and Mary (Linton) Sterling (No. 105). 
(See No. 341.) 

548 Cornelius Sterling, m. 1st, Carlyle Sterling, dau. of Wil- 

liam H. Sterling (No. 292) ; m. 2d, Edith Nelson, 
dau. of John K., son of William Nelson. 



1010 THE STERLING GEXE.AXOGY 

549 Littleton W. Sterling, m. Millicent Dyze. 

550 Josephine Sterling, m. Jerome Sterling (\o. 871), son of 

Christopher and Julia (Lawson) Sterling (No. 59-1), 

211 HENRY CLAY STERLING (Xathan, Ephraim, John, 

John, John), m. Priscilla . He lived in Annemcssex, now 

Lawsonia. 

Among others, his children were: 

551 John Sterling, m. Dennis (dau.) Sterling (No. 546), dau. 

of Littleton and Sally (Milligan) Sterling (No. 
202). 

552 William B. Sterling, m. Reba Sterling (No. 763), dau. of 

William T. and Annie R. (No. 897) (Sterling) Ster- 
ling (No. 328). 

553 Henrietta Sterling, m. James Nelson, descendant of 

Thomas King and Grace (Sterling) Nelson (No. 
91). Their son, George H., m. Edith Sterling (No. 
775). dau. of George F. and Evelyn (Lawson) Ster- 
ling (No. 334). 

228 HENRIETTA STERLING (Travis, Ephraim, John, John, 
John), m. Henry Merrill of Pocomoke, Md. ; a resident of Crisfield. 

Children : 

555 George McClellan Merrill, m. Elizabeth Sterling, dau. of 

Mahlon and Esther (Sterling) (No. 241) Sterling 
(No. 606). 

556 Arria Merrill, d. young. 

229 ELIJAH D. STERLING (brother of the above), m. Al- 
verta Lawson. He is an oysterman in Crisfield. 

Children : 

557 George Sterling, m. Josephine Wilson. 

558 Harry Sterling, m. Lillian Moore (No. 825), dau. of Wil- 

liam T. (No. 348) and Drucilla (No. 544) (Ster- 
ling) Moore, son of Job and Sally (Sterhng) Moore 
(No. 115). 

559 Lelia Sterling, m. Horace Nelson, great-grandson of 

Thomas King and Grace (Sterling) Nelson (No. 
91). 

560 Pearl Sterling, m. Augustus Ward, great-grandson of 

Thomas King and Grace (Sterling) Nelson (No. 
91). 
661 Edward Sterling, drowned, aged 12. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1011 

562 Grace Sterling, b. about 1895. 
Two cliildren, d. young. 

235 NANCY STERLING (sister of the above), m. Charles W. 
Lawson (No. 499), son of James and Mary (Nelson) Lawson 
(No. 137), Mary (No. 626), a dau. of John and Margaret (Cox) 
Nelson (No. 278), James, a son of James and Nancy (Sterling) 
Lawson (No. 60). They live at Lawsonia. 

Children : 

565 Wilham Lawson. 

566 Edward Lawson, m. Susan Byrd, dau. of James, son of 

Thomas. 

567 CorneUus Lawson. 

236 SHADRACK STERLING (Jesse, Ephraim, John, John, 
John), m. 1st, Sally Wilson, 2d, Jennie Morgan. After his death, 
his widow Jennie m. 2d Elijah Dougherty. Residence, Crisfield. 

Children by first marriage : 

568 Albert T. Sterling. 

569 George H. Sterling. 
Child by second marriage: 

570 Clark (dau.) Sterling. 

237 WILLIAM ("PULLER") STERLING (brother of the 
above), m. 1st, Elizabeth Byrd, 2d, JuHanna Sterling, dau. of John 
H. Sterling (No. 232), son of Travis (No. 81). 

Children by first marriage: 

571 Andrew Sterling. 

572 Priscilla Sterhng, d. young. 

573 Melissa Sterling. 

574 Lovey Sterling. 

575 John Sterling. 
Children by second marriage: 

576 Priscilla Sterling. 

577 Absybeth Sterling. 

578 Jesse Sterling. 

249 HENRY STERLING (WiUiam, Ephraim, John, John, 
John), m. Sally SterHng (No. 230), dau. of Travis and Grace 
(Lawson) Sterling (No. 81). Residence, Crisfield. 



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Children : 

579 Robert Sterling. 

580 Rastus Sterling. 

581 Frank Sterling, m. Eva, dau. of Charles C. Moore. 

582 Angeline Sterling. 

583 Quincey Sterling. 

260 ISAAC STERLING {Henry, John, Henry, John, John), b. 
about 1790; ni. Hettie Riggin, b. about 1797, dau. of John and 
Martha Riggin. They lived in Lower Anncmessex, in what is now 
Lawsonia. He d. in 1876. 
Children : 

584 tElijah Sterling, m. Dorinda Lewis. 

585 John Sterling, d. unm., aged about 70. 

586 Eliza Sterling, ni. John Riggin, both d. without issue. 

587 t Jane Sterling, m. Thomas Tyler (No. 197), son of Little- 

ton and Mary (Sterling") Tyler (No. 76). 

588 William Sterling, b. 1831 ; unm., living in Lawsonia in 

1905. 

589 Rachel Sterling, d. unm. about 1901. 

590 Isaac J. ("Buzzard") Sterling, b. Mar. 20, 1836; m. 

1st, ]\Iary A. Collins of Worcester Co., Md. ; 2d, 
Mary Elizabeth Lusby of Baltimore ; had one child 
by first marriage, Alice Mabel, who m. Isaac L. Otis 
of Baltimore. Residence (1905), Lawsonia. 

592 Margaret Susan Sterling, m. Algernon S. Sterling (No. 

207), son of Aaron and Ehzabeth (Nelson) Sterling 
(No. 77). 
263 ELIJAH (" OWL ") STERLING (brother of the above), 
h. in Anncmessex, Mar. 18, 1795; m. 1st, Jan. 18, 1818, Jane 
Croswell, dau. of Hance Croswell, who d. Aug. 24, 1824 : m. 2d, 
July 5, 1825, Mary Lawson (No. 114), dau. of John T. and Mary 
Hannah (Sterling) Lawson (No. 57). 

He lived at Lawsonia and occupied the Old Cullen House, the 
oldest in the vicinity, built of bricks brought from England about 
1710. This house is in excellent repair and contains two gigantic 
fireplaces, one being fully twelve feet long. This house is now the 
home of Mary E. (Sterling) Chclton (No. 337). 

Children by first marriage: 

593 +Mary Sterling, b. May 30, 1819; m. James Lawson (No. 

498 (.')). 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1013 

594 'f Christopher Sterling, b. June 20, 1822; m. Juha Lawson. 
Children by second marriage: 

595 tjohn Sterling, b. Jan. 16, 1827; m. Sarah C. Davy (No. 

614), dau. of William and Maria (Davy) Davy (No. 
277). 

596 tEmeline Sterling, b. Mar. 19, 1829; m. Hance Lawson 

(No. 145), b. Oct. 31, 1823, son of James and Nancy 
(Stcrhng) Lawson (No. 60). {See No. 145.) 

597 Nancy E. Sterling, b. Aug. 8, 1830 ; m. Elijah W. Nelson 

(No. 637), son of Thomas and Nancy (Cox) Nelson 
(No. 279). 

598 David Steriing, b. Oct. 24, 1831 ; m. Mary Ann Horsey. 

599 tSarah Jane Sterling, b. Mar. 12, 1834; m. William T. 

Lawson. 

600 t Julia A. Sterling, b. Feb. 22, 1839; m. William H. Law- 

son (No. 503), son of Isaac (No. 138) and Nancy 
(Moore) Lawson, Nancy (No. 271) a dau. of Job 
and Nellie (Sterling) Moore (No. 88). {See No. 
503.) 

601 Virginia Sterling, b. Mar. 3, 1843 ; m. 1st, Luther Blades, 

2d, John Ward. 

602 tLuther Sterling, b. Dec. 18, 1845; m. Mary E. Sterling 

(No. 337), dau. of William and Maria J. (Moore) 
Sterling (No. 105). {See No. 337.) 
266 JOSEPH STERLING {brother of, the above), m. Cassie 
Lawson, dau. of John. Lived in Lawsonia. 
Children : 

603 Annie Sterling, d. young. 

604 Susan Sterling, d. young. 

605 Edward Sterling, m. Mrs. Sallie (Milligan) Sterling, 

widow of Littleton Sterling (No. 202). 

606 Mahlon Sterling, m. Esther Sterhng (No. 241), dau. of 

Ephraim and Charlotte (Mason) Sterling (No. 83). 

607 John ("Buster") Sterling, m. Julia Byrd, dau. of Ste- 

phen and Mary (Moore) Byrd, Mary (No. 257) a 
dau. of William and Deborah (Sterling) Moore (No. 
85). 

608 Silas Sterling, d. aged 28. 

609 Anne Sterling, m. William A. Cullen of Lawsonia and has 

Joseph T., Jane, Silas, and Sarah. 
277 MARIA DAVY {Lovetj, John, Henry, John, John), m. Wil- 
liam Davy, son of George and Absybeth Davy. They lived at Law- 



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sonia. William Daxj m. 2d, Margaret C. Sterling, dau. of George 
Washington and Rebecca (Nelson) Sterling (No. 624), Rebecca 
a dau. of John and Margaret (Cox) Nelson (No. 278). She is 
living, a widow, in Crisfield. 

Children of Maria (Davy) Davy: 
614! t Sarah C. Davy, b. Sept. 6, 1844; m. John SterUng (No. 
595), son of Elijah and Mary (Lawson) Sterhng 
(No. 263), Mary (No. 114) a dau. of John T. and 
Mary Hannah (Sterhng) Lawson (No. 57). (See 
No. 595.) 

615 Ann Maria Frances Davy, m. John K. Nelson. 

616 George Robert Da^'j', drowned, unni. 

617 Elizabeth Davy, m. John Emery Tull. 
Children of Margaret (Sterhng) Davy: 

618 John Henry Davy. 

619 WilHam Davy, b. Apr. 24, 1859; d. Sept. 29, 1859. 

620 Thomas E. Davy, b. May 27, 1860; d. Oct. 11, 1876. 

621 Warren Davy. 

622 William Davy. 

623 Sidney Davy. 

278 JOHN NELSON (Grace, John, Henry, John, John), m. 
Margaret Cox. He was a merchant and waterman at Jenkin's 
Creek, Annemessex. 
Children : 

624 t Rebecca Nelson, m. 1st, George Washington Sterling; 

2d, Isaac Sterhng (No. 806), son of Isaac and 
Hester (Somers) Sterling (No. 99). 

626 tMary Nelson, m. James Lawson (No. 137), son of James 

and Nancy (Sterling) Lawson (No. 60). (See No. 
137.) 

627 tJohn Nelson, m. Mary Lawson (No. 141), sister of the 

above. (See No. 141.) 

628 Isaac Nelson, m. Emelinc Lawson (No. 120), dau. of John 

T. and Mary Hannah (Sterling) Lawson (No. 57). 

629 tThomas Nelson, m. Ann Lawson (No. 142), dau. of James 

and Nancy (Sterling) Lawson (No. 60). (See No. 
142.) 

630 Jane Nelson, m. James C. Simonson. 

631 Harriet Nelson, m. James M. Simonson. These two 

James were cousins, and cousins of the family of 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1015 

Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, of New Doi-p, 
Staten Island, N. Y. 

632 Lovey Nelson, m. John Miles. 

633 Benjamin Nelson, d. aged 16. 
634! Hope Nelson, d. aged 14. 

279 THOMAS NELSON (brother of the above), m. Nancy 
Cox, sister of Margaret, above. He was a waterman at Ape's 
Hole, Lawsonia, Lower Annemessex. 

Children : 

635 David Nelson. 

636 Alonzo Nelson, a Methodist Episcopal clergyman at Law- 

sonia; m. Sallie Sterling (No. 110), dau. of John 
Sterling (No. 54:). 

637 Elijah W. Nelson, m. Nancy E. Sterling, b. Aug. 8, 1830 

(No. 597), dau. of Elijah and Mary (Lawson) Ster- 
ling (No. 263), Mary (No. 114) a dau. of John T. 
and Mary H. (Sterling) Lawson (No. 57). Live at 
Lawsonia. 

638 Mary Nelson, m. Jacob Cullen of Lawsonia. 

639 Leah Nelson, m. 1st, George Somers, 2d, Albert Horsey ; 

lived at Crisfield. 

640 Zipporah Nelson, m. Isaac Ward ; lived at Lawsonia. 

641 Ritta Nelson, m. Jolm W. Lawson (No. 496), son of 

James and Mary (No. 626) (Nelson) Lawson (No. 
137). 

642 Sally Nelson, m. Jesse Sterling (No. 109), son of Jolin 

Sterling (No. 54). Lived at Lawsonia. 

280 WILLIAM NELSON (brother of the above), m. Ellen Rig- 
gin. He was an oysterman and farmer at Hopewell, Lower 
Annemessex. 

Children : 

643 tAzariah Nelson, m. Mary McCready. 

644 William Nelson, an oysterman at Lawsonia. 

645 Noah Nelson, hves at Lawsonia. 

646 Patty Ann Nelson, m. Thomas Nelson. 

647 Mary Ellen Nelson, m. William H. Sterling (No. 413), 

son of John N. and Harriet (Lawson) Sterling (No. 
126), Harriet a dau. of Isaac and Grace (Sterling) 
Lawson (No. 58). 

648 Edward Nelson. 



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281 ZACHAELVH NELSON (brother of the above), m. a 
Miss Jewett. He was an oysterman at Lawsonia. 
Children : 

649 Lizzie Nelson, m. William Mason. 

650 Patty Nelson, b. about 1820, unm. 

651 Nancy Nelson, m. Stephen Ward. 

652 Rebecca Nelson, m. William Ward. 

653 Zachariah Nelson. 

654 James Nelson. 

655 Hessie Nelson, m. Noah Riggin. 

656 ^ Sally Nelson, m. William Sterling (No. 84), son of 

Ephraim and Esther Sterling (No. 22). {See No. 
84.) 

284 NANCY NELSON (sister of the above), m. Kenny Taws, 
a boat calker of Lawsonia. Kemiy Taws, or more properly, Mc- 
Kenna Taws, was a soldier in the War of 1812. 
Children : 

657 William Taws. 

658 Isaac Taws. 

659 tGrace Taws, b. May 6, 1820; m. James Sterling (No. 

299), son of James and Milcah (SterUng) Sterling 
(No. 95). (See 'So. 299.) 

660 Ellen Taws, m. Samuel (" Tobe ") Lawson. 

661 tKeziah Taws, m. John Lawson (S^o. 122), son of Isaac 

and Grace (Sterhng) Lawson (No. 58). (See No. 
122.) 

662 Betsey Taws, m. ^lason. 

663 ]\Iatilda Taws, m. John Byrd. 

287 SOUTHEY STERLING (Southey, Aaron, Henry, John, 

John), m. 1st, , 2d, Delilah Dougherty. He was a 

waterman at Lawsonia. 

Children by first marriage: 

664 tOHver Sterling, b. in 1845; m. 1st, Susan Lankford (No. 

675), dau. of James and Harriet (Sterhng) Lank- 
ford (No. 295) ; m. 2d, Maria Taws. 

665 Bcrnctta Sterling, m. William H. Batts. 

666 Grace Sterling, m. Jolm W. Riggin. 
Cliildrcn bj' second marriage: 

667 Charles Sterling, m. Sally Dougherty. 

668 Jennie Sterhng, m. a son of Washington Adams. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1017 

295 HARRIET STERLING (Aaron, Aaron, Henry, John, 
John), m. James Lankford. 

Children, all of whom are deceased and all of whom lived at 
Crisfield: 

669 Jane Lankford, d. unm. 

670 John Lankford, a soldier in the Civil War; d. unm. 

671 Julia Lankford, m. William Handy. 

672 Elizabeth Lankford, m. George W. North. 

673 Mai-y W. Lankford, m. Elijah Somers. 

674 Sarah Lankford, m. William C. Handy. 

675 t Susan Lankford, ni. Oliver Sterling (No. 6Gi<), above. 

(See No. 664.) 
675" Matilda Lankford, m. Sidney McCready. 
299 JAMES STERLING (Milcah, Aaron, Henry, John, John), 
b. in Annemessex, Nov. 6, 1818; m. Nov. 4, 1838, Grace Taws 
(No. 659), b. May 6, 1820, dau. of Kenny and Nancy (Nelson) 
Taws (No. 284). He was a waterman at Crisfield, d. Aug. 24, 
1855 ; she d. there July 31, 1900. 
Children : 

676 t George R. Sterling, b. Aug. 1, 1839; m. Margaret Ward. 

677 tHope Wesley Sterling, b. Mar. 3, 1841 ; m. Sarah Riggin. 

678 tMaryetta Sterling, b. Feb. 22, 1843; m. William Pruitt. 

679 tCassa A. Sterling, b. Feb. 22, 1848; m. Fieldy Dyze (No. 

436), son of Fieldy and Ritty (Sterling) Dvze (No. 
128). 

307 WILLIAM (" CLODPOLE ") STERLING (Isaac, Henry, 
Henry, John, John), b. Dec. 24, 1822; m. Susannah Ster- 
ling (No. 130), b. Jan. 30, 1823, dau. of Aaron (" Crow ") and 
Susannah ("Twister") (Moore) Sterling (No. 59). He lived 
near Crisfield; d. there July 15, 1892; his widow d. there about 
1906. 

Children : 

680 John L. Sterling, b. Oct. 8, 1845; m. 1st, , 

2d, Annie Parks ; had issue by both marriages ; d. in 
Sept., 1905. 

681 William Edward Sterling, b. Jan. 7, 1849; m. and lives 

in New Jersey. 

682 Nancy W. Sterling, b. Dec. 14, 1850; m. Elijah (" Ter- 

rapin " ) Lawson and have Anna, Alice, Louise, Pearl, 
and Hattie. Live In Crisfield. 



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688 Louisa Sterling, b. Mar. 20, 1852; d. unni. 

689 Hannah Sterling, b. July li, 1855; probabl}' d. young. 

690 George Sterling, b. Nov. 4, 1857 ; m. Mary Bradley, and 

have Susan and Alvie. He is a farmer near Crisfield. 

693 Charles Christopher Sterhng, b. May 5, 1860 ; m. Flora 
Powell, and d. in Aug., 1905, leaving a widow and 
children, Nina and Charles of Crisfield. 

696 James Riley ("Doc") Sterling, b. Aug. U, 1862; m. 
Lillian Mason, and have Nellie, Harry, William, and 
IMarion. He is a farmer and oyster shucker at 
Crisfield. 

701 Fieldy Sterling, b. Sept. 7, 186-i; d. Sept. 15, 1867. 

702 Robert Sterhng, m. Effie Wilson, and has Cora(" Buck "), 

Riba, Edward, and Nina. He is a waterman at 
Crisfield. 

308 THOMAS (" CROOKSHANKS") STERLING (brother 
of the above), b. in Jan., 1823; m. 1st, Anne Respeth; 2d, Mrs. 
Nancy (Moore) Hundley (No. 507), dau. of Job and Leah 
(Lawson) Moore (No. 268), Job, son of Job and Nellie (Sterling) 
Moore (No. 88). Living in 1905 near Crisfield. 
Children : 

707 Isaac Henry Sterling, went to California. 

708 John Thomas Sterling, m. 1st, Virginia Harrington, 2d, 

Cora Evans; reside in Crisfield. Has dau., Marjory, 
by 1st marriage. « 

710 Mary Sterling, m. Robert Hundley of Crisfield, and has 
Lawrence. 

712 Lucy Sterling, m. George ColHns of Crisfield. 

713 Octavia Sterling. 

714 Julia Sterling. 

715 Omega Sterling. 

309 BETSEY STERLING (.lister of the above), m. John 
("Minnim") Sterling (No. 286), son of Southey and Betsey 
(Sterling) (No. 56) Sterling (No. 92). Lived in Anncmcssex. 
Children : 

716 Southey Sterling, a Union soldier in the Civil War; killed 

at the battle of Gettysburg; unm. 

717 Isaac Sterling, m. Mary Ellen Bradshaw; live in Crisfield. 

718 James Sterling, m. IMary Batts ; live in Crisfield. 

719 Noah Sterling, m. Jane Evans; live in Crisfield. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1019 

720 Thomas (" The Angel ") Sterling, m. a sister of the 

above; lives in Crisfield. 

721 Mary Sterling, m. Seth Riggin, live in Crisfield. 

722 Matilda Sterling, m. Tobe Dyze. 

810 NOAH STERLING {brother of the above), m. Elizabeth 
Respeth of Virginia. 
Children : 

723 George Sterling of Virginia. 

724 Noah Sterling, lives in Baltimore. 

313 HESTER STERLING (sister of the above), m. Elisha 
Bedsworth of Crisfield. 

Children: 

725 Maria Bedsworth, m. William (" Hogeye ") Johnson ; 

live in Crisfield. 

726 Hester Bedsworth, m. William Lawson of Crisfield. 

727 Emma Bedsworth, m. John Langford of Crisfield. 

728 Sidney Bedsworth. 

314 JAMES ("PIGTAIL") STERLING (brother of the 
above), m. Sally Moore (No. 508), dau. of Job and Leah (Law- 
son) (No. 139) Moore, and sister of Nancy (Moore) Hundley, 
above. He was a farmer near Crisfield. 

Children : 

729 John Sterling, m. Stella Johnson. He was a trainman 

on the N. Y., P. and N. R. R. Has Pearl, who m. 
Lloyd Meyers of N. Y. City, May, Helen, Marie, 
and twins, who d. young. 

736 James Sterling, m. Clara Cox. He is a waterman at 
Crisfield; has Roy, Lillian, and Helen. 

740 Ella Sterling, m. George Crockett, a waterman at Cris- 
field ; has Clarence. 

742 Sidonia Sterling, m. George Dorsey. 

315 JANE STERLING (sister of the above), m. Noah Byrd of 
Crisfield. 

Children : 

743 Ross Byrd, m. Ruth, dau. of John Betts. 

744 Marion ("Pee Dee") Byrd, m. Mamie Somers. 

745 Jennie Byrd, m. Warren Davy. 



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7J:6 Nealy Byrd, m. Isaac (" By Gracious ") Taws. 

747 Hettie Byrd, m. Thomas J. Webb, a groceryman of Cris- 

field. 

316 SERENA STERLING {sister of the above), m. James 
Moore of Crisfield. 

Children : 

748 Lizzie IMoore, m. Lee Raphael. 

749 William IMoore, m. and lives on Sax Island, Va. 

750 Charles JMoore. 

317 ROSS STERLING (brother of the above), m. Mary Wad- 
dell, and livedin Gloucester Co., Va. 

Children : 

751 Annie Sterling. 

752 A dau., m. William Colher. 

327 NANCY STERLING (WiUiam, John, Travers, John, John, 
John), b. in Annemessex, Nov. 25, 1833; m. William Clark, a com- 
mission merchant in New York City. 

Children : 

753 Mary Clark, m. Frederick Dubois, business manager for 

David Belasco, theatrical manager of New York. 
Mary was herself an actress before her marriage. 

754 Edward Julian Clark, m. Lizzie . He was an insur- 

ance man and merchant in New York; was general 
solicitor of the Roj^al Arcanum ; d. in Kansas City. 

755 Ella Clark, m. Henry Clay Strasbaugh of Baltimore, city 

ticket agent of the Penn. R. R. 

328 WILLIAM T. STERLING (brother of the above), b. at 
Annemessex, ]\Iar. 9, 1837; m. Annie Rebecca Sterling (No. 897), 
b. in Feb., 1842, dau. of Isaac and Rebecca (Nelson) Sterling. 
(See No. 624.) He is a hardware merchant in Crisfield, Md. 

Children : 

756 Adelia Sterling, m. Christopher Sterling (No. 420), son 

of John N. and Harriet (Lawson) Sterling (No. 
126). He is an oysternian at Crisfield. 

757 Robert Sterling, m. Olivia Byrd. He is mate on a 

schooner; residence, Crisfield. 

758 Kate Sterling, m. Edward R. Dyze (No. 919), son of 

Ficldy and Cassa (Sterling) Dyze (No. 679). They 
live in Crisfield. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1021 

759 Mary E. Sterling, b. Oct. 3, 1865 ; d. Aug. 28, 1866. 

760 Infant, b. Oct. 24, 1866 ; d. Feb. 3, 1867. 

761 Clarence Sterling, m. Marjorie Lawson, dau. of Samuel 

(" Tobe ") and Ellen (Taws) Lawson. Residence, 
Crisfield. 

762 Elwood Sterling, unm. ; with his brother above is a tinner 

at Crisfield. 

763 Reba or Rebecca Sterling, m. William B. Sterling (No. 

552), son of Henry Clay and Priscilla Sterling (No. 
211) ; residence, Crisfield, where he is an oysterman. 

764 Grace Sterling, m. William E., son of Frank Dougherty, 

a hardware merchant of Crisfield. 

765 Norman Sterling, unm. ; bookkeeper of Crisfield. 

766 Ursula Sterling, unm. 

767 Stella Sterhng. 

329 SARAH E. STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Anne- 
messex. Mar. 7, 1840; m. Robert H. McCready, son of Benjamin 
F. and Elizabeth (Thomas) McCready of Accomac Co., Va. He 
was a sea captain for many years, later an oysterman and ship 
owner of Crisfield. He was captain of the State Fisheries Police 
for a number of years and in 1881 was sheriff of Somerset county, 
Md. 

Children : 

768 Ella McCready, unm. 

769 Benjamin Frank McCready, m. Mary Ensley. He is an 

express messenger on the N. Y., P. and N. R. R. 

770 Adalaide McCready, m. James A. Somers, assistant post- 

master of Crisfield in 1905. 
Two children d. young. 

334 GEORGE F. STERLING (brother of the above), b. at 
Annemessex, IMay 3, 184—; m. Evelyn Lawson, dau. of John W. 
(No. 496) and Ritta (No. 641) (Nelson) Lawson of Lawsonia, 
Md. He is a storekeeper in his father's old store at Lawsonia. 
Children : 

773 LilHe Sterling, m. Ernest Nelson, son of Alexander W. 

(No. 520) and Isabella (No. 537) (Sterhng) Nelson. 
He is a rural mail carrier out of Crisfield. 

774 Warren F. Sterling, m. Agnes Riggin, dau. of George C. 

and Jennie (Holland) Riggin, granddau. of Thomas 



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and Louisa (Sterling) Riggin (No. 132). He is 
assistant cashier of the Bank of Crisfield. 

775 Edith Sterling, m. George H. Nelson, son of James and 

Henrietta (Sterhng) Nelson (No. 553). 

776 Marie Sterling, m. James Nelson, grandson of Thomas 

King Nelson (No. 91). 

335 JOHN E. STERLING (" NED CLARK ") (brother of the 
above), b. at Annemesses, July 19, 1850; m. Feb. 9, 1871, Ange- 
hne Sterling, b. Jan. 2, 1861 (No. 234), dau. of Travis and 
Grace (Lawson) Sterhng (No. 81). 

He was a merchant at Lawsonia, moved into Crisfield in 1872, 
where he was a merchant until 1890. He was postmaster, 1872-80, 
deputy collector of customs for the port of Crisfield, 1890-94, 
state fish commissioner for the Eastern Shore of ^Maryland for two 
years, superintendent of elections for two j'ears ; residence, 
Crisfield. 

Children : 

777 Christopher Sterling, b. Jan. 6, 1873 ; unm. ; a musician 

and dealer in musical instruments at Crisfield. 

778 Harold Sterhng, b. Sept. 27, 1875 ; unm. ; a shoe mer- 

chant at Crisfield. 

779 Edith Jane Sterling, b. Dec. 21, 1877 ; m. in 1901 Charles 

T. Maddrix, a sea-food merchant in Fulton Market, 
New York City. 

780 Ethel Grace Sterling, b. Sept. 1, 1879; unm. 

336 CORNELIA C. STERLING (sister of the above), b. May 
25, 1852; m. Elijah H. Pruitt, a dairyman at Lawsonia. 

Children : 

781 Mary Pruitt, m. William E. Cullen of Lawsonia. 

782 Amy Pruitt, m. Elijah J. Sterling, son of Mahlon (No. 

606) and Esther (No. 241) (Sterling) Sterhng. 

783 WiUiam Pruitt, m. Pearl Dougherty of Crisfield. 

784 Blanche Pruitt, m. Hance Sterling, son of George B. and 

Nancy Clark (No. 342) (Sterling) Sterling. He is 
a waterman. 

785 Fanny Pruitt, m. Dr. Foster Todd, a dentist of Crisfield. 

786 Charles Pruitt, a tailor at Crisfield. 

787 Mabel Pruitt. 

788 Cornelia Pruitt. 

789 Viola Pruitt. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1023 

790 Harwood Pruitt. 

791 Sherman Pruitt. 

337 MARY E. STERLING (sister of the above), b. Dec. 18, 
1853; m. 1st, Luther Sterhng, b. Dec. 18, 1845 (No. 602), son 
of Elijah and Mary (Lawson) Sterling (No. 263). He was 
captain of an oystering and coasting vessel. She m. 2d, in 
1905, William H. Chelton, who m. 1st, Margaret Jane Taws 
(No. 423), b. Nov. 26, 1845, dau. of John Edward and Grace 
(Lawson) Taws. (See No. 127.) He is a waterman. They 
live in the old Elijah Sterling house in Lower Annemessex. 
This house, built of bricks brought from England, about 1710, 
is the oldest structure in the vicinity. It has gigantic fireplaces, 
fully twelve feet in width, thick walls, and deep windows. 
The children of Mary E. and Luther Sterling were: 

792 Bertha Sterling, m. Edward Lawson (No. 530), son of 

Lorenzo Dow and Sallie (Davy) Lawson (No. 144), 
grandson of James and Nancy (Sterling) Lawson 
(No. 60), and of Robert and Lovey (Sterling) Davy 
(No. 90). 

793 Archibald Sterling, a waterman at Crisfield ; m. Mary 

Wilson, dau. of Albert and Mary (Riggin) Wilson. 

794 Ella Sterling, m. Joseph Pintoe, a Portuguese; an ex- 

press messenger on the N. Y., P. and N. R. R. 

795 Daisy Sterling. 

796 Marie Sterling, m. Radie Sterling, son of James A. and 

Cornelia (Wilson) Sterling (No. 344), Cornelia a 
dau. of Albert and Mary (Riggin) Wilson. 

797 Sadie Sterhng. 

798 Edwin Sterling. 

799 Elijah Sterling. 

The children of William H. Chelton and Margaret J. Taws 
were: 

800 William Chelton, d. unm. as a young man. 

801 Harold Chelton, d. young. 

802 Harold Chelton, d. young. 

803 Adelaide Chelton, m. ; d. in Baltimore. 

804 Fannie Chelton, m. ; lives in Washington. 

805 Edith Chelton, m. . 

806 Nellie Chelton, m. , 

807 Winifred Chelton, m. . 



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338 ARIXTHA J. STERLING (sister of the aboie), b. 
Oct. 19, 1855; m. Jason Frank Riggin, son of Jason and Betsey 
(Sterling) Riggin, Betsey a dau. of Jesse Sterling (No. 82 (?)). 
He is a grocer3'nian at Crisfield. 
Children : 

808 Maude Riggin, m. Wade H. Ford. 

809 Mabel Riggin, m. Edward B. Dennis. 

Sn LILY STERLING (sister of the above), b. Jan. 6, 1863; 
m. Isaac Tubman Sterling (No. 547), son of Littleton and Sally 
(Milligan) Sterling (No. 202). He is an oysterman and crab 
packer in Crisfield. 
Children : 

810 LeRoy Sterling, m. Anna Tyler, dau. of Sidney Tyler. 

811 Lenore Sterling. 

812 IVIamie Sterling. 

813 Virginia Sterling. 

346 RE AH MOORE (Sally, Travis, Trovers, John, John, 
John), m. George Nelson, a sailor; lives in Baltimore, JId. 

Children : 

814 Elton LeRoy Nelson. 

815 George Nelson, d. aged 5 years. 

816 Effie Nelson, m. William Lawson of Crisfield. 

347 CHARLES MOORE (brother of the above), m. Anna Law- 
son. He is a sailor at Crisfield. 

Children : 

817 John Henry Moore, d. aged 2 years. 

818 Eva Moore, m. Frank Sterling of Crisfield. 

819 Cecilia Moore, m. Lacy Sterling of Crisfield. 

820 INIonie Moore, m. Elwood Maddox of Crisfield. 

821 Christopher Moore. 

822 Ida Moore. 

348 WILLIAM T. MOORE (brother of the above), m. Drucilla 
Sterling (No. 544), dau. of Littleton and Rachel (Byrd) Sterling 
(No. 202). He is a sailor from Crisfield. 

Children : 

823 Clarence Moore, killed by lightning at Lawsonia in 1905. 

824 John Elton ^loore, m. Minnie Lawson; lives in Law- 

sonia. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1025 

825 Lillian Moore, m. Harry Sterling (No. 558), son of 

Elijah and Alverta (Lawson) Sterling (No. 229). 
A crab fisherman at Crisfield. 

349 JOB MOORE {brother of the above), m. 1st, Sarah Wil- 
son ; 2d, Margaret Milbourn. He is a sailor from Crisfield. 
Child by first marriage : 

826 Fred. Moore, d. aged 6 months. 
Children by second marriage: 

827 Caroline Moore. 

828 Hubbard Moore. 

352 HENRY S. MOORE (brother of the above), b. Aug. 4, 
1856; m. Apr. 19, 1881, Virginia Riggin, b. June 10, 1864, dau. 
of Noah and Louisa (Wilson) Riggin of Lawsonia. He is keeper 
of the government lighthouse on James Island, Tangier Sound, 
Chesapeake Bay, with residence in Crisfield. 
Children : 

829 Bertie Moore, b. Oct. 30, 1882; m. James I. Taws, a 

waterman of Lawsonia. 

830 Lilhan L. Moore, b. Aug. 31, 1884; m. Arthur, son of 

Leonidas Sterling. He is a waterman from Law- 
sonia. 

831 Oriland P. Moore, b. June 10, 1887. 

832 Henry Stanley Moore, b. May 17, 1890. 

833 Agnes Moore, b. Dec. 19, 1895. 

357 MARY E. MOORE (sister of the above), m. Thomas S. 
Dougherty, a waterman at Lawsonia. 
Children : 

834 Harriet Dougherty, m. George Lawson, a waterman of 

Lawsonia. 

835 Sally Dougherty. 

836 Josephine Dougherty. 

837 Bernice Dougherty. 

434 AUGUSTUS DYZE (Ritty, Aaron, Tr avers, John, John, 
John), m. 1st, Betsey Mister; 2d, Elizabeth Riggin; 3d, Jennie 
Parker. He d. in Crisfield, Oct. 6, 1905. 
Child by first marriage: 

838 Jennie Dyze, m. WilUam Sterling. 



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Children bj second marriage : 

839 Fanny Dyze. 

840 Hance Dyze. 
Children by third marriage: 

841 Blanche Dyze. 

842 Furman Dyze. 

503 WILLLVM HAXCE LAWSOX (Isaac, Xoncy. Trovers, 
John, John, John), h. Mar. 16, 1832; m. May 19, 1864, Julia 
A. Sterling (No. 600), b. Feb. 22, 1839, dau. of Elijah and Mary 
(No. 114) (Lawson) Sterling (No. 263). They resided at 
Lawsonia. 
Children : 

843 Lester Lawson, b. Aug. 1, 1865; d. Jan. 2, 1866. 

844 Ruth Lawson, b. Mar. 8, 1867 ; m. in Apr., 188T, Alger- 

non Sterling, b. Jan. 28, 1863, son of Noah C. (No. 
204) and Mary (No. 320) (Sterhng) Sterhng, son 
of Aaron and^EHzabeth (No. 283) (Nelson) Ster- 
ling. 

845 Elijah S. Lawson, b. Nov. 12, 1868; m. Wilhe Tyler, 

dau. of John W. and Elizabeth (Cullcn) Tvler." 

846 Ivy Lawson, b. Oct. 6, 1870: d. :\Iay 19, 1888." 

847 Isaac H. Lawson, b. June 12, 1872." 

848 Frederick W. Lawson, b. Feb. 8, 1874 ; m. Dora Lawson, 

dau. of George (" Toades ") and Alice (Riggin) 
Lawson. Alice a dau. of Jason and Elizabeth (Ster- 
ling) Riggin (No. 217). 

849 Marv A. Lawson, b. Dec. 1, 1876; m. Littleton Sterling 

"(No. 540), son of John H. and Mary (No. 227) 
(Sterhng) Sterling (No. 201). 

850 Lester Lawson, b. Feb. 19, 1878: m. Ruby Byrd, dau. of 

William E. and Ahce (Milligan) Byrd, son of 
Thomas, son of John Byrd. 

635 NANCY LIZZIE LAWSON (Hance, Nancy. Trovers, 
John, John, John), b. Aug. 27, 1861 ; m. Jan. 22, 1885, William 
E. Roach, son of William H. Roach of Crisficld. He is in the 
Internal Revenue Tobacco Warehouse in Baltimore. 
Children: 

851 Anna Lillian Roach, b. Oct, 18, 1886; m. William T. 

Somers of Crisfield. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 10?7 

852 Ruby Rosalie Roach, b. Apr. 24, 1890. 

853 William Lawson Roach, b. Feb. 22, 1896. 

584 ELIJAH STERLING (Isaac, Henry, John, Henry, John, 
John), m. Dorinda ("Dolly") Lewis of Matthews county, Va. 
They lived in Annemessex. 
Children : 

854 Mary Sterling, d. young. 

855 William C. Sterling, m. Priscilla Somers, and lived at 

Lawsonia; had six children: Elijah, Horatio 
("Buck"), Silas, Hettie, Dolly, and Lacy. 

587 JANE STERLING (sister of the above), m. Thomas 
Tyler (No. 197), son of Littleton and Mary (SterHng) Tyler 
(No. 76). 

Children, all of whom live at Lawsonia: 

862 Dorinda Tyler. 

863 Emehne Tyler. 

864 William James Tyler. 

865 Ann Tyler. 

593 MARY STERLING (Elijah, Henry, John, Henry, John, 
John), h. in Annemessex, May 30, 1819; m. James Lawson (No. 
498 ( ?) ). They Hved at Lawsonia. 
Children: 

866 Angeline Lawson, m. Thomas H. Bock, and live at Prin- 

cess Anne, Md. 

867 Augusta Lawson, m. John N. Simonson, and live at Cris- 

field. 

694 CHRISTOPHER STERLING (brother of the above), b. 
June 20, 1822 ; m. Julia Lawson, cousin of the above James. 
They lived at Lawsonia. 
Children : 

868 Oscar C. Sterling, m. Hettie Bradshaw; lived at Law- 

sonia. 

869 Leonidas Sterling, m. Eliza Ward ; lived at Lawsonia. 

870 James Christopher Sterling, m. Ella McCready. 

871 Jerome Sterhng, m. Josepliine SterHng (No. 550), dau. 

of Littleton and Sally (MiUigan) Sterhng (No. 
202). 



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872 Edward Franklin Sterling, m. Emma, dau. of Thomas 

McCready, son of Benjamin. 

873 Clara Jane Sterling. 

874 Alice Sterling, d. in childhood. 

595 JOHN STERLING {brother of the above), b. Jan. 16, 
1827; m. Aug. 1, 1860, Sarah C. Davy (No. 614), b. Sept. 16, 
1844, dau. of William and Maria (Davy) Davy (No. 277). Mr. 
Sterling has been cashier of the Crisfield Bank for many years. 
Residence, Lawsonia. 
Children : 

875 Frederick K. Sterhng, b. May 11, 1862: m. Mary Car- 

men of Pennsylvania; live in Crisfield. 

876 Robert H. Sterhng, b. Oct. 7, 1864; m. Lilly Long; 

live in Crisfield. 

877 Edmund Sterling, b. May 12, 1867; m. Amelia Long, 

sister of Lilly ; hve in Crisfield. 

878 Marianne Sterling, b. Apr. 10, 1870; d. Apr. 23, 1884. 

879 Horace Sterhng, b. Aug. 13, 1873; m. Etta Dryden. 

880 Maria Louise Sterling, b. Mar. 14, 1878. 

881 Bessie F. Sterling, b. Nov. 14, 1880. 

599 SARAH JANE STERLING (sister of the above), b. Mar. 
12, 1834; m. William T. Lawson, son of Isaac and Hannah 
(Sterling) Lawson (?). 
Children : 

882 Patrick Henry Lawson, b. Dec. 6. 1852 : m. Amelia Price, 

and has William P., Ethelinde, and Patrick H., Jr. 
He is bookkeeper in the ^larine Bank of Crisfield. 

886 John F. Lawson, b. Sept. 23, 1854: m. Anna Bradshaw. 

887 Arintha Lawson, m. James Beauchamp. 

888 LilUan Lawson, b. :Mar. 16, 1861; m. Abcdnego R. 

Crockett. 

889 Alice Lawson, m. Lorenzo Cleveland Nelson. 

890 INIary Hannah Lawson, b. Sept. 20, 1882. 

624 REBECCA NELSON (John, Grace, John, Henry, John, 
John), m. 1st, George Washington Sterling, b. in 1805, of 
Anncmessex, who d. there Oct. 11, 1838, aged 33. Tlie parentage 
of George Washington Sterling is not determined. His mother 
was Nancy Sterling, who d. Aug. 5, 1847, aged 65. His father, 
name unknown, was a waterman and was drowned. Nancy made 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1029 

her will July 28, 1847, in which she mentions her son " Clem " 
(Clement), " Washington," and her granddaus., Margaret, Rency 
Jane, Nancy E., and Harriet Ann Sterling. Clement Sterling had 
a son William B. of Crisfield. Rebecca m. 2d Isaac (" Crow ") 
Sterling, b. Apr. 8, 1820 (No. 306), son of Isaac and Hester 
(Somers) Sterhng (No. 99). They lived in Crisfield; he d. there 
May 6, 1892 ; she d. there Oct. 17, 1883, aged 77. 
Children by first marriage: 

891 t Margaret C. Sterling, m. William Davy, as his second 

wife; he m. 1st Maria Davy (No. 277), dau. of 
Robert and Lovey (Sterling) Davy (No. 90). 
(See No. 277.) 

892 t Clement Sterling, m. Frances Nottingham. 

893 t Sarah Sterhng, m. 1st, Elijah Cox; 2d, Prettyman 

Stephenson. 

894 tLeonard Sterling, b. Sept. 7, 1832; m. Leah Cullen. 

895 t Emily Sterhng, m. George Lawson. 

896 t George Washington Sterling, m. Mara Ward. 
Childi-en by second marriage: 

897 t Annie Rebecca Sterhng, b. in Feb., 1842; m. Wilham T. 

Sterling (No. 328), son of William and NelHe 
(Moore) Sterling (No. 101). (See No. 328.) 

898 tAdclia Sterhng, b. Dec. 13, 1845; m. Sidney B. Somers. 

899 Theodore Sterling, b. in Feb., 1849 ; unm. ; lives in 

Orange, Texas ; served in the Union army in the 
Rebellion. 

900 Isaac Columbus (" Lum ") Sterling, b. Oct. 30, 1853; 

unm. ; prosperous merchant in Crisfield. 

643 AZARIAH NELSON ( WllUam, Grace, John, Henry, John, 
John), m. ]\Iary McCready. He was an oysterman of Crisfield 
and was drowned. 
Children : 

901 James Wesley Nelson, lives in California. 

902 William Nelson, of Virginia. 

903 Thomas Nelson, of Virginia. 

904 Winfield Scott Nelson, of Crisfield. 

905 John Burrows Nelson, of Crisfield, m. Mary Sterhng, 

No. 421, dau. of John N. and Harriet (Lawson) 
Sterhng (No. 126). 



1030 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

664 OLIVER STERLING {Southey, Southeij, Aaron, Henry, 
John, John), b. in 1845; m. 1st, Susan Lankford (No. 675), 
dau. of James and Harriet (Sterling) Lankford (No. 295) ; m. 
JiJd, Maria Taws, dau. of Quincey Taws. 
Children by first marriage: 

906 Marie Frances SterUng, b. Aug. 31, 1867; m. Dec. 1, 

1886, Charles H. Mallison, b. Jan. 11, 1861, son of 
William H. and Emma (Cushing) Mallison, of 
London, Eng. Reside in Crisfield. 

907 Mary Sterhng, m. George Ward of Crisfield, and have 

Susan and India. 

676 GEORGE R. STERLING {James, Milcah, Aaron, Henry, 
John, John), h. Aug. 1, 1839; m. Margaret Ward of Ward's 
Point. Residence, Baltimore, Md. 

Children : 

910 James Wesley Sterling, b. Sept. 1, 1862; unm. 

911 tGeorge S. Sterhng, b. Mar. 29, 1869; m. Emma E. 

Kinsey. 

912 E. Blanche Sterling, b. Feb. 8, 1872 ; a physician ; unm. 

677 HOPE WESLEY STERLING (brother of the above), h. 
Mar. 3, 1841 ; m. Sarah Riggin ; reside in Crisfield. 

Children : 

913 Severn Sterling, m. Wallace (dau.) Maxwell. 

914 Arintha Sterling, m. Thomas Milbourn. 

915 Vernon Sterhng. 

916 Hope Sterling. 

678 MAR^'ETTA STERLING (sister of the above), b. Feb. 22, 
1843; m. WilHam Pruitt, and d. Jan. 23, 1867. 

Children : 

917 Olivia F. Pruitt, b. Nov. 28, 1862 : m. 1st, Albert Horsey ; 

2d, Oliver Horsey of Crisfield. 

918 John W. Pruitt, b. May 29, 1865; m. 1st, Ella Batts; 

2d, Edith Justice. Residence, Crisfield. 

679 CASS A A. STERLING (sister of the above), b. Feb. 22, 
1848; m. Sept. 14, 1864, Fieldy Dyze, b. Apr. 30, 1842 (No. 
436), son of Fieldy and Ritty (Sterling) Dyze (No. 128). He 
is an oysterman in Crisfield. 



JOHN STERLING OF SOMERSET COUNTY, MD. 1031 

Children : 

919 Edward R. Dyze, b. June 17, 1865; m. Kate Sterling 

(No. 758), dau. of William T. and Annie R. 
(Sterling) Sterling (No. 328). 

920 Iva E. Dyze, b. May 4, 1869; m. Wesley Cheek of 

Durham, N. C. 

921 Cecilia Dyze, b. May 20, 1872; m. Elijah Boston of 

Pocomoke, Md. ; reside in Crisfield. 

893 CLEMENT STERLING (Rebecca, John, Grace, John, 
Henry, John, John), m. Frances Nottingham, and lived at Cris- 
field. 

Children : 

922 Charles Sterling. 

923 Theodore Sterling, living at Cherrystone, Va. 

893 SARAH STERLING (sister of the above), m. 1st, Elijah 
Cox; 2d, Prettyman Stephenson of Crisfield. 

Children by first marriage: 

924 John Cox. 

925 Eugenia Cox. 
Children by second marriage: 

926 Emma Stephenson. 

927 IMarion Stephenson. 

928 William Stephenson. 

929 Anne Stephenson. 

930 George Stephenson. 

894 LEONARD STERLING (brother of the above), b. Sept. 7, 
1832 ; m. Leah Cullen, and lived at Crisfield, where he d. Nov. 29, 
1881. 

Children who live in Crisfield: 

931 Charles Sterling, m. Mary Opper. 

932 Anne Sterling. 

933 Myra Sterling, m. Samuel Sterling, son of Josiah and 

Catherine Sterling. 

895 EMILY STERLING (sister of the above), m. George 
Lawson, and lived at Monie, Md. 

Children : 

934 John Lawson. 

935 Rebecca Lawson. 



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936 Leonard Lawson. 

937 Perry Lawson. 

938 Alice Lawson. 

896 GEORGE WASHINGTON STERLING (brother of the 
above), m. Mara Ward, and lived, a waterman, at Crisfield. 
Children : 

939 Ruby Sterling. 

940 Charlotte Sterhng. 

898 ADELIA STERLING (sister of the above), b. Dec. 13, 
1845; m. Sidney B. Somers, b. Jan. 21, 1839, of Crisfield, who d. 
Dec. 5, 1898. She d. July 14, 1891. 
Children : 

941 JIarjory Somers, m. Norborn B. Hutchinson; reside in 

Baltimore. 

942 Gertrude Somers of Crisfield. 

943 Harriet Somers of Crisfield. 

911 GEORGE S. STERLING (George, James, Milcah, Aaron, 
Henry, John, John), b. in Crisfield, Mar. 29, 1869; m. Dec. 20, 
1897, Emma Elizabeth Kinsey, b. Nov. 4, 1876, of Baltimore. 
]Mr. Sterling is senior member of the firm of Sterling & Franklin, 
dealers in southern fruits and vegetables in Baltimore and a valued 
supporter of this work. 
Children : 

944 Grace Kinsey Sterling, b. Sept. 20, 1898. 

945 Margaret Ward Sterling, b. Aug. 28, 1902. 

946 Thomas King Nelson Sterling, b. May 13, 1905. 



3fofiepl) Starling of l^tntJijam anti 
35nstoU i^aine> 

anD ti^e ^ttvlingjs of aponl^cgan SI^lanD 

1 y OSEPH STARLING, born about 1720, may have been a 
I descendant of William Sterling of Rowley, ]\Iass., 1660, 
through one of his sons, either Nathaniel or John. 

It was more likely, however, that he was a native of the North 
of Ireland, being one of the Scotch-Irish who settled in Maine 
about 1740 or shortly thereafter. Portland, Maine, was settled 
by members of this race before 1730 and in 1735 twenty-seven 
families of Scotch-Irish settled at Warren; in 1753 sixty adults 
and many cliildren from the Highlands of Scotland established 
themselves at Warren. In 1750 there was a place called Sterling 
in Warren township. (Hist, of Union, Me., Sibley, 1851.) 

Joseph Starling, then of Little Compton, Maine, married, in- 
tention dated Apr. 6, 1746, Mary Wooster. (Intentions of 
marriage, records of Falmouth, now Portland; N. E. H. G. Reg., 
Vol. 17, p. 150.) Joseph settled as early as 1750 at New Marble- 
head, now Windham, Cumberland Co., Maine, a short distance 
north of Portland. New Marblehead was first settled in 1735. 
In a report giving " An Account of the Settlement at New jNIarble- 
head and by who made, This 26 April, A.D., 1759," Joseph's 
name appears thus: 

" Lot No. 7. 8 acres cleared, with a house settled by Joseph 
Sterling, 1751." 

" Lot No. 8. 9 acres cleared with Remains of a house, settled 
by Jos. Sterling, 1750." 

These lots were originally drawn by Ebenezer Hawks, Jr. 
(Vol. 4, Me. Hist, and Gene. Rec.) 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Joseph was one of a party of ten garrison soldiers in his 
Majesty's service under the command of Sargeant Thomas Chute 
from Apr. 8 to Oct. 31, 175T, at New Marblehead, and was of 
a party of guards there that had a skirmish with the Indians, 
IMay 14, 1756. (Vols. 5 and 6, Me. Hist, and Gene. Rec.) 

Joseph was a warden and tA'tliingman of the First Church of 
Christ at New Marblehcad and was chosen with Caleb Graffam 
and John Farrow a committee to " repair the Fort and put 5 
windows in the same for the publick service." 

His name is on a petition dated May 29, 1756, addressed to 
the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts Bay Province, praying 
for the establishment of a minister at New Marblehead and upon 
another petition of the same character dated Dec. 28, 1758. 
(Vol. 6, Ibid.) 

Joseph settled at Bristol, Lincoln Co., Maine, after 1766, 
where he died in the winter of 1779-80, as on Feb. 2, 1780, liis 
son Moses was appointed administrator of his estate. (Lincoln 
Co., Maine, Probate Record.) 

The probate records for Lincoln county at Wiscasset contain 
no other Sterling names than those of Joseph and Moses. The 
tax-hst for Bristol for 1798 does not contain the name. 

Joseph's children (Those quoted are recorded in the church 
register at New Marblehcad) : 

2 tMoses Starling, b. in 1748; m. Mary Holdcn. 

3 tJoseph Starhng (probable child of Joseph), m. Mary 

Holden (.?). 

4 " Miriam, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Sterling was 

born Jan. 18, 1750-51"; bapt. Feb. 17, 1751; d. 
Sept. 1, 1751. 

5 t" Abigail, the daughter of Joseph and IMary Sterling, 

was born Nov"''- 13, 1752"; bapt. Nov. 15, 1752 
O. S. ; m. Joseph Bradford. 

6 " Elizabeth, daftor of Joseph and Mary Starling was 

bom Septcm*""- 1, 1755 "; m. Jan. 1, 1773, Ebenezer 
Davis of IMeduncook (now Friendship, Lincoln Co.), 
Me. (Bristol, Me., Marriages.) 

7 " Mary, daftor to Joseph and Mary Starling bom 

January 22, 1758"; prob. d. young. 

8 " Jemima, daftor of Joseph and Mary Starhng, bom 

Oct. 4, 1759." 



JOSEPH STARLING OF WINDHAM, MAINE 1035 

9 t" Josiah, son of Joseph and Mary Starling, born January 
29, 1762." 

10 tDorothy Starling, b. Apr. 29, 1763; "Dorothy, the 

daughter of Joseph and Mary Starling," bapt. May 
6, 176-i ; m. Enoch Craig. 

11 t" Mary, daughter of Joseph and Mary Starling," bapt. 

Aug. 17, 1766 ; m. Jesse Gould. 

2 MOSES STARLING {Joseph), b. in 1748; m. in Dec, 1771, 
IMary Holden, b. in Providence, R. I., Feb. 23, 1743, dau. of 
Gershom and Susannah Holden. (Austin's Vital Records of R. I.) 
The first mention of ]\loses is found in the records of New Marble- 
head, now Windham, Me., where, Oct. 20, 1762, he was admitted 
to full communion in the First church from the church in New- 
berry. (Ale. Hist, and Gene. Recorder.) 

Moses was the administrator of his father's estate; he was 
likewise, on Mar. 18, 1786, Feb. 23, 1791, and again in 1796, 
one of a committee of inventory appointed by the probate court 
at Bristol, IMassachusetts Bay (now Maine). (Lincoln Co. Pro- 
bate Record.) 

July 21, 1780, the Committee of Safety " gave a permit to 
Moses Sterling to transport one hundred and fifty bu. of com to 
Bristol, in Mass. Bay." (N. H. Hist. Soc. Coll.) 

In 1786 Moses Starling went to Farmington, Franklin Co., 
Me., where he purchased the northern part of the mill lot, later 
owned by Moses Perham and others and the same upon which the 
business portion of the village of West Farmington is located. 
He soon after purchased of Joseph and Jacob Eaton the mills 
long known as " Starling's Mills " which were situated on the 
Temple stream and which he operated in connection with the cul- 
tivation of his farm for many years. 

" IMr. Starling held a prominent place among the early settlers 
and took a leading part in the affairs of the town. He received the 
first commission as Justice of the Peace in 1790 and was the first 
Postmaster, the office at that time being located at West Farming- 
ton. He also opened the first hotel on the west side of the river 
and as one of the leading carpenters did an extensive business in 
the erection of buildings. Mi*. Starling served the town as its 
first treasurer, from 1794 to 1800 inclusive." He was one of the 



1036 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

subscribers to a fund for the erection of the first church building, 
the Center Meeting House, he giving $75.00, his pew being No. 18 
in the body of the house. He d. Nov. 3, 1809. His widow d. 
Feb. 10, 1820. (Hist, of Farmington, Me., Francis G. Butler, 
1885.) 

Children: 

12 tElizabeth Starhng, b. Oct. 13, 1772; m. Lcnnicl Pcrham. 

13 Abigail Starhng, b. in 1775; m. Jonathan Butler, and 

d. Jan. 12, 1798. 

14 tRachel Starling, b. May 25, 1781; m. Robert Eaton. 

15 Joseph Starhng, b. Apr. 25, 1782; m. Nov. 1, 1804, 

Ruth Folsoin, and d. Mar. 18, 1814, in Farmington. 

3 JOSEPH STARLING (Joseph), said to have married a Mary 
Holdcn, probably confounded with his brother Moses. 

He was a soldier of the Revolution from Bristol, Me. His 
record in the " Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of 
the Revolution " is thus given : 

" Joseph Sterling. Order on ^laj. Dummcr Sewall at George- 
town, payable to Capt. Caleb Turner, dated, Bristol, Nov. 18, 
1775, signed by said Sterling, private, and others belonging to 
Capt. Turner's Co., for wages for one month ; also Capt. Caleb 
Turner's Co.; enhsted July 13, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775; 
6 mos., 3 days in defence of seacoast; role, dated Bristol." 

He may have settled on the island of JMonhcgan, off the coast 
of Lincoln Co., Me. 

Children (Bristol and Bremen Families, Gene. Adv., '01) : 

16 Hannah Starling, b. Feb. 3, 1769. She may have been 

that Hannah Sterling, then of St. George, Knox Co., 
Me., who in. in ]\Iar., 1820, as his second wife, Joseph 
Robbins, b. in Thomaston, Knox Co., Jle., July 7, 
1775; d. Feb. 1850. (Hist, of Union, .Ale., Sibley, 
1851.) 

17 Joseph Starling, bapt. June 16, 1769. Qnincey Sterling 

and Joseph C. Sterling of Portland, Me., 1907, may 
be descendants of this Joseph. 

18 Marian Starhng, b. Mar. 19, 1771. 

6 ABIGAIL STARLING (Joseph), b. at New :\rarl)lehe;id. Me., 
Nov. 13, 1752; m. Joseph Bradford, b. Mar. 19, 1751, son of 



JOSEPH STARLING OF WINDHAM, MAINE 1037 

Joshua and Hannah (Bradford) Bradford. In 1786 they re- 
moved from Meduncook to the Sandy River township, Farmington. 
She and her sister Dorothy made the journey on horseback but 
as they carried one of her children they could only ride by turns, 
the one riding taking charge of the child. The road at this 
time was a spotted line, bushed over. Joseph d. in Nov., 1811 ; she 
d. Jan. 16, 1832. 
Children : 

19 tElisha Bradford, b. Oct. 25, 1774; m. Mary Butler. 

20 t Sally Bradford, m. Peter Parker. 

21 Huldah Bradford, m. Dec. 24, 1800, Benjamin Butler, 

b. Aug. 30, 1776, son of Benjamin and Amy 
(Daggett) Butler. Had nine children. 

22 Polly Bradford, m. (published) Dec. 12, 1804, Jonathan 

Gordon, and d. in Solon, Me. 

23 t Abigail Bradford, m. Jacob Eaton. 

24 Betsey Bradford, b. Dec. 21, 1791; m. Nov. 12, 1818, 

John Kempton. 

25 Dorothy Bradford, b. Dec. 8, 1793. 

26 Joseph Bradford, b. Jan. 22, 1797; m. Mar. 17, 1819, 

Elizabeth, dau. of Josiah Tufts. When a young man 
he went to Ohio for the purpose of making a home 
there, but not hking the country he returned, making 
the entire journey on foot. He was a farmer at 
Farmington until he removed to Quincy, 111., where 
hed. 

27 Richard Bradford, b. Nov. 11, 1801. 

9 JOSIAH STARLING (Joseph), h. in New Marblehead, Jan. 
29, 1762. A soldier of the Revolution from Bristol, Me. 

" iNIass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Rev." gives his record thus: 
"Josiah Sterling, Private, Capt. Benjamin Palmer's Co.; ser- 
A-ice from July 6, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779; 2 mos., 18 days at 
Penobscot; company detached from Col. William Jones' Regt. 
for service under Col. Samuel McCobb on expedition against 
Major Sagaduce." 

Despite the tradition to the contrary, the compiler is inclined 
to think that Josiah Starling of Bristol and the Josiah Stirling 
of the island of Monhegan, off the coast not far from Bristol, 
were identical. The family tradition relates that four brothers. 



1038 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Josiah, John, Harry, and Daniel Stirling, emigrants from Scot- 
land or the North of Ireland, were the first of their family in 
America, but there seem to be no facts to substantiate this notion. 
The tradition that two or more brothers, in all families, made 
contemporaneous settlements in America is a well nigh universal 
one and is consequently somewhat of a joke among genealogists. 

While placing no discredit upon the source of information, 
the compiler ventures to include the record of the descendants 
of Josiah Stirhng among that of descendants of Joseph Starling 
of Bristol. 

Josiah Stirling lived on Monhegan Island, where he was un- 
doubtedly a fisherman. Monhegan is a small islet about ten miles 
from the coast. Eastward it is rock bound, and its cliffs are 
bold, high, and crowned with sparse pine and spruce trees. West- 
ward it slopes to the tiny harbor, and here nestles the picturesque 
fishing village. 

Children, probably all born on the island : 

28 Josiah Stirling. (A Josiah Stirling of Jlonhcgan m. 

in 1816 Hannah Thompson. Bristol, Me., :Mar- 
riages. Gene. Adv., A'^ol. 1.) 

29 Daniel Stirling. 

30 Phoebe Stirling, b. July 13, 1787; m. Mar. 14, 1807, 

John Abraham, both then of Monhegan. (Bristol, 
Me., M.) 

31 Amelia Stirling, m. Nov. 16, 1825, Robert Simmonds of 

Monhegan. (Bristol, IMe., M.*) 

32 John Stirling. 

33 t Miriam Stirling, m. William Trcfethen. 

34 t Harry Stirling, m. Fanny Trefethen. 

' Bristol, Me., Marriages contains also the records of the mnrriaffe of Joseph 
Starlinp of Monhegan and Susan Welch of Gray, Nov. 22, 1822, and of Luther Ster- 
ling and EHzabeth Cudworth. Dec. 4, 1825. 

In a Census of Union, Lincoln Co., Me., made by one William Glea.son in 18,'>0, 
appears the record of the family of Jcsiah and Caroline Sterling, then resident there. 
Josiah's age was given as 53, CaroUne's as 50. They had the following children, with 
ages as given: 

AVilliam Sterling, aged 21. 

George AV. Sterling, aged 19. 

Jane Sterhng, aged 17. 

Martlia A. Sterling, aged 15. 

Caroline R. Sterling, aged \3. 

Thurston J. Sterling, aged 7. 



JOSEPH STARLING OF WINDHAM, MAINE 1039 

10 DOROTHY STARLING (Joseph), b. in New Marblehead, 
Apr. 29, 1763; m. in Hallowell (now Augusta), Me., Feb. 15, 
1789, Enoch Craig, b. in Wrentham, Mass., Sept. 11, 1758, son 
of John and Mary (Skinner) Craig, grandson of Andrew and 
Jennett (Todd) Craig, natives of Scotland. Enoch Craig served 
in the Continental army until 1780. He settled in Farmington 
the next year, where he continued to live during his life. He 
was selectman for the years 1794—95 and 1803, and town 
treasurer 1818-19-20-21. He d. Dec. 10, 1835; she d. Feb. 2, 
1829. 

Children : 

85 tjohn Craig, b. Nov. 14, 1789; m. 1st, Drusilla Stanley, 

2d, Charlotte Stanley. 
36 Mary Craig, b. Aug. 29, 1791; m. Nov. 15, 1810, 

Benjamin M. Belcher, and d. May 6, 1815. 
87 Margaret Craig, b. May 1, 1793; d. unm., Dec. 2, 1813. 

38 Enoch Craig, b. Sept. 8, 1795; m. Juha A. Cooper of 

Pittston, Me. They settled in Freeman, Me. ; he 
d. May 8, 1874 ; she d. June 30, 1861. Had eight 
children. 

39 tMoses Craig, b. May 26, 1797; m. Lois N. Thomas. 

40 Abigail Craig, b. Mar. 18, 1799; m. Apr. 14, 1819, 

Hebron Mayhew, and d. Feb. 19, 1878. Had several 
children. 

41 Hannah Craig, b. July 5, 1801 ; m. Nov. 9, 1820, Joseph 

D. Prescott, and d. Feb. 18, 1865. 

42 t Joseph Starling Craig, b. June 8, 1803; m. Dorcas D. 

Wheeler. 

43 Dorothy Starling Craig, b. May 27, 1806; m. Jan. 4, 

1827, Robert W. Tobey, and d. July 24,' 1874 ; four 
children. 

44 t Jesse Craig, b. Apr. 26, 1808; m. Eliza A. Currier. 

11 MARY STARLING (Joseph), bapt. in New Marblehead, 
Aug. 17, 1766 ; m., prob. in 1790, Jesse Gould, an early settler 
in Farmington. They lived there until 1837, when they removed 
to Ohio. 

Children: 

45 Mary Gould, b. Feb. 5, 1792 ; d. Sept. 25, 1815. 

46 Jesse Gould, b. Mar. 10, 1794 ; d. Sept. 25, 1804. 

47 Rachel Gould, b. Jan. 11, 1796; d. Apr. 16, 1799. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



48 James Gould, b. Jan. M, 1798 ; m. Dec. 3, 1818, Nancy 

49 Amelia Billings Gould, b. July 3, 1800; d. unm. 

50 Rachel Starling Gould, b. Apr. 23, 1802; d. Sept. 20, 

1804. 

51 Cyrena S. Gould, b. Apr. 19, 1804; m. in Mar., 1824, 

Joseph, son of Samuel Eames. • 

52 Cordelia Gould, b. ; m. in July, 1832, Augustus 

Dwinnell, and removed to Main^^lle, Ohio. 

12 ELIZABETH STARLING (Moses, Joseph), h. probably in 
Bristol, Me., Oct. 13, 1772; m. June 22, 1795, Lemuel Perham, 
b. in Dunstable, Mass., Oct. 7, 1764, son of Lemuel Perham by his 
2d wife, Mary Butterfield, widow of John French. 

Lemuel Perham, Jr., came into the town of Fai-mington with 
his father when a young man. He was an early school teacher 
there, a surveyor, and a farmer. Toward the close of his hfe he 
occupied a part of the farm of his father-in-law, Moses StarHng. 
He d. Feb. 28, 1841 ; his wife d. Feb. 25, 1861. 

Children: 

53 Lemuel Perham, b. Mar. 2, 1796; m. July 1, 1823, Mary 

Ann, dau. of Dr. Aaron and Abigail D. (Belcher) 
Stoyell. He was a civil engineer; d. Oct. 25, 1826. 
She was b. Feb. 22, 1800; d. May 29, 1869. 

54 Abigail Starling Perham, b. Dec. 17, 1797; d. Sept. 3, 

1804. 

55 Mary Perham, b. Sept. 15, 1797; d. Aug. 26, 1804. 

56 Moses Starling Perham, b. Aug. 22, 1801; d. Aug. 31, 

1804. 

57 Joseph Perham, b. Jan. 6, 1804; graduate of Bowdoin 

Medical School in 1827 ; opened practice in Missouri, 
later became a diniggist in Anoka, ]Minn. 

58 Benjamin Franklin Perham, b. Jan. 15, 1806; m. Caro- 

line A. Bryant. He was a civil engineer, assisted in 
constructing a dry dock at Charlestown, Mass., and 
. at Gosport, Va. He d. about 1837, leaving two chil- 
dren, living in 1885 in Georgia. 

59 Eliza Perham, b. Sept. 13, 1808; unm.; lived at West 

Farmington. 

60 Moses Pcrliam, b. Dec. 17, 1810; unm.; lived at West 

Farmington. 

61 Narcissa Perham, b. Nov., 1813; d. Nov., 1813. 



JOSEPH STARLING OF WINDHAM, MAINE 1041 

U RACHEL STARLING (sister of the above), b. May 25, 
1781 ; m. Apr. 1, 1800, Robert Eaton, b. Feb. 14, 1778, son of 
Jacob Eaton of Farmington. They emigrated to Ohio. She d. 
there June 28, 1855. 
Children : 

62 tSherard Starling Eaton, b. Jan. 10, 1801; m. Anna 

Kellogg. 
And others. 

19 ELISHA BRADFORD (Abigail, Joseph), b. in Meduncook, 
Me., Oct. 25, 1774 ; m. Dec. 24, 1800, Mary, dau. of Capt. Ben- 
jamin Butler. 

He was a farmer upon the old homstead at Farmington, Me. ; 
served in a number of the battles of the War of 1812; d. Mar. 17, 
1832; she d. Apr. 12, 1844. 

Children: 

63 Benjamin Bradford, b. Oct. 14, 1801; m. Mary Pitman, 

and d. at Monticello, Minn., IMar. 7, 1875. 

64 Alfred Bradford, b. Apr. 10, 1803 ; m. Eliza Bailey, who 

d. Oct. 7, 1880, aged 66. 

65 Starling Bradford, b. Nov. .4, 1804; removed to New 

York. 

66 Nancy Bradford, b. Mar. 25, 1806; m. Aug. 11, 1842, 

James Coffin, and d. Jan. 21, 1879. 

67 Almira Bradford, b. Oct. 10, 1807 ; m. Mar. 22, 1836, 

Thomas Lambert. 

68 Pauhne Bradford, b. May 24, 1809 ; m. Oct. 17, 1832, 

Joses Towle; lived in Lee, Me. 

69 Ehsha Bradford, b. Jan. 7, 1811; m. Sarah True; lived 

in Lee. 

70 Mary Bradford, b. Feb. 10, 1814; m. Feb. 17, 1836, 

Thomas Kennedy; lived in Strong, Me. 

71 Elvira Bradford, b. Jan. 14, 1820; m. July 21, 1842, 

John Conant; lived in Beaufort, S. C. ; two children. 

20 SALLY BRADFORD (sister of the above), m. (pubhshed) 
Nov. 4, 1799, Peter Parker, son of Peter and Mary (Butterfield) 
Parker of Dunstable, Mass. He was a farmer at Farmington, Me. ; 
d. in 1846 at Sunbury, Ohio. 

Children : 

72 SaUy Parker, b. Oct. 11, 1800 ; m. Dec. 4, 1817, Thomas, 

son of Thomas Hiscock; he d. Feb. 25, 1826. 



1042 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

73 Peter Parker, b. Aug. 28, 1803; removed to Ohio. 

74 Marv Butterfield Parker, b. Feb. 5, 1806; m. :Mar. 9, 

'Francis Tufts, 3d, b. Mar. 3, 1807, son of Francis 
and Mary (Parker) Tufts. He d. at Farmington, 
Jan. 2, 1864 ; sh^ d. at Constantia, Ohio, in 1880. 
Child: Mary Parker, b. June 26, 1832; m. Feb. 1, 
1863, Plulander Ellis Whittier, b. Aug. 9, 1834; d. 
Oct. 2, 1878; lived in Ohio; had five children. 

76 John Parker, b. Mar. 29, 1810. 

77 Asa Libby Parker, b. July 14, 1818. 

78 Julia Ann Parker, b. Feb. 3, 1821. 

23 ABIGAH. BRADFORD (sister of the above), m. Feb. 16, 
1805, Jacob Eaton, b. July 12, 1784, son of Jacob and Elizabeth 
(Thorn) Eaton. He was a farmer at Farmington. He m. 2d 
(published), ]\Iary, dau. of Wendell Davis, b. in 1792; d. Aug. 16, 
1858. He d. Oct. 19, 1825 ; had four children by second marriage. 
Cliildren by first marriage: 

79 Lyman Eaton, b. Mar. 8, 1808; lived at Orono, :Me. 

80 Martha Eaton, b. Jan. 1, 1812; m. Whitehouse. 

33 MHIMM STIRLING {Josiah, Joseph), m. William Trcfe- 
then, like herself a native of Monhegan. She d. in 1825 ; he m. 
2d, Mary White and had by her William, b. in Newcastle, \. H., 
Jan. 6, 1827, m. Abigail Neal of Portsmouth, N. H. ; Sarah, b. 
at Newcastle, Sept. 25, 1829, m. Nov. 5, 1848, John Locke of New- 
castle ; and Miriam, b. at Newcastle. 

Children : 

81 Dolly Trefethen, b. in 1818, on Seavcy's Island (now Gov- 

ernment Island), off Kittery, Me. ; m. in 1836 George 
Tarleton at Newcastle. She d. at Farmington, \. IL, 
in 1902. No issue. 

82 t Josiah Stirling Trefethen, b. Aug. 26, 1824; m. Isabel 

M. Curtis. 

83 Albert Trefethen. 

34 HARRY STIRLING {brother of the above), h. about 1790; 
m. Fannie Trefethen. He was a sailor, sailed from Portsmouth, 
N. H., Dec. 4, 1830. Neither he nor his vessel were ever heard of 
after. 

Children: 

84 tEphraim A. Stirling, b. Nov. 10, 1811 ; m. Susan Ham. 



JOSEPH STARLING OF WINDHMI, MAINE 1043 

85 Daniel Stirling; sailed with his father and was lost with 

him. 

86 Aseneth Stirling, d. Feb. 16, 1826. 

87 Elzira Stirling, d. June 27, 1828. 

88 t James Stirling, b. Aug. 3, 1818; m. Clarissa Amazeen. 

89 t Henry Stirling, b. Jan. 28, 1820; m. Cordeha A. Clark. 

90 tFrances Stirling, b. July 23, 1825 ; m. 1st, Samuel Day, 

2d, William H. Jones. 

91 tLeander Stirhng, b. Mar. 26, 1829; m. Anna M. Tifft. 

35 JOHN CRAIG {Dorothy, Joseph), b. Nov. 14, 1789 ; m. 1st, 
Jan. 27, 1814, Drusilla, dau. of Daniel Stanley, b. in Attleboro, 
Mass., Jan. 17, 1788; d. June 29, 1823; m. 2d (published), Aug. 
28, 1824, her sister Charlotte, b. in Attleboro, June 15, 1792. 
He was a farmer at Fai-mington, Me. She d. July 23, 1874; he 
d. Jan. 22, 1873. 

Children by first marriage : 

92 John Stanley Craig, b. May 10, 1815 ; m. in Ohio in 1840 

Sarah E. Tracy, and d. at Farmington, la., Jan. 17, 
1864. 

93 t Hiram Belcher Craig, b. Mar. 16, 1817; m. 1st, Sophia 

W. Roberts, 2d, Mrs. Harriet W. Rundlett. 

94 Mary Margaret Craig, b. July 4, 1820; m. Nov. 28, 

1848, Josiah Cutter. 
Children by second marriage: 

95 t Charles Stanley Craig, b. July 6, 1825; m. Hannah A. 

Gower. 

96 t Samuel Gould Craig, b. Dec. 16, 1827; m. 1st, Ellen K. 

B. Abbott, 2d, Susan J. Weathern. 

97 Charlotte Druscilla Craig, b. Feb. 17, 1830; unm. 

98 t Virgil Lafayette Craig, b. Oct. 24, 1832; m. Caroline S. 

Mclntyre. 

39 MOSES CRAIG {brother of the above), h. May 26, 1797 ; m. 
Mar. 21, 1821, Lois Nelson, dau. of Ezra Thomas. He was a 
farmer in Farmington, Me.; d. Nov. 12, 1877; she d. Jan. 14, 
1864. 

Children : 

99 Mary Belcher Craig, b. July 31, 1822; m. May 18, 1850, 

J. B. Dow, and d. Mar. 21, 1882, leaving three 
children. 



1044 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



100 Josiah Starling Craig, b. Aug. 31, 1823; m. 1st, July 4, 

18.57, Lucy S. Smith; m. 2d, Nov. 20, 1871, Nellie 
Fuller. One cluld. 

101 Lois Nelson Craig, b. Apr. 7, 1826; m. Sept. 20, 1854, 

Joseph Titcomb. 

102 Moses Craig, b. Aug. 28, 1830; m. 1st, Oct. 15, 1864, 

Lizzie Merrill; 2d, in June, 1866, Mrs. Lizzie Si- 
monds ; no issue. 

103 Enoch Belcher Craig, b. Sept. 3, 1833; d. Mar. 3, 1847. 
42 JOSEPH STARLING CRAIG (brother of the above), h. 
June 8, 1803; m. Sept. 29, 1830, Dorcas Dunning Wheeler of 
Chesterville, Me., b. May 3, 1814. He was a farmer in Farm- 
ington. 

Children : 

104 Andella Craig, b. Jan. 6, 1832; d. June 18, 1850. 

105 Ahnaron F. Craig, b. Apr. 25, 1834; m. Nov. 15, 1855 

(published). Marietta L., dau. of Jeremiah Butler, 
Jr. They removed to Laurens, la. ; had a family. 

106 Elzoda Craig,"b. Oct. 23, 1836 ; m. Nov. 12, 1854, Charles 

M. Macombcr of Wilton, Me. 

107 Eleanor Hamilton Craig, b. Jan. 28, 1840; m. ]May 9, 

1864, George W. Cothern. 

108 Joseph Craig, b. Aug. 25, 1842 ; a lawyer in Iowa. 

109 IMary Jane Craig, b. Oct. 18, 1845; unm. 

110 John Wieeler Craig, b. Apr. 23, 1848 ; d. Jan. 17, 1866. 

111 Lynn Craig, b. June 19, 1851; m. Mar. 8, 1879, Sarah 

Fellows ; a farmer on the old homestead. 

112 Frederick W. Craig, b. June 29, 1854 ; m. Sept. 29, 1880, 

A. Diantha Corliss. 
44 JESSE CRAIG (brother of the above), b. Apr. 26, 1808; 
m. Aug. 13, 1837, Eliza A., dau. of Timothy Currier. He was a 
farmer at Island Falls, Aroostook Co., Me. She d. Sept. 18, 1884. 
Children: 

113 Elizabeth Rogers Craig, b. June 7, 1838; m. June 21, 

1863, Joshua H. Pratt; live in Iowa. 

114 IMartha Ann Craig, b. Sept. 9, 1839: d. May 3. 1842. 

115 William Henry Craig, b. Dec. 31. 1840; a soldier in the 

Rebellion"; d. in Augusta, Me., Jan. 22, 1862. 

116 Augustine Craig, b. Oct. 14, 1842; a soldier in the Rebel- 

lion; d. in New Orleans, La., Sept. 15, 1862. 

117 Sarah Augusta Craig, b. Oct. 9, 1844 ; d. Jan. 31, 1864. 



JOSEPH STARLING OF WINDHAM, MAINE 1045 

118 Mary Craig, b. June 13, 1846; m. July 1, 1875, Ben- 

jamin H. Towle. 

119 Lvdia Ballard Craig, b. Feb. 3, 1848 ; d. Dec. 26, 1862. 

120 Piiilena Craig, b. Dec. 24, 1850; d. Nov. 20, 1862. 

121 Alpheus Crag, b. Feb. 10^ 1853 ; m. Nov. 1, 1878, Hattie 

P. IMoore. 

122 Thomas Parker Craig, b. Mar. 3, 1855. 

123 Timothy Currier Craig, b. July 18, 1860; graduate of 

Harvard University. 

62 SHERARD STARLING EATON {Rachel, Moses, Joseph), 
b. Jan. 10, 1801 ; m. in Granby, Conn., Sept. 11, 1831, Anna Kel- 
logg, b. July 18, 1808, dau. of Ezekiel Kellogg. He lived at 
Painesville, Ohio. He d. Sept. 21, 1860; she d. Nov. 21, 1836. 
Children : 

124 Luna Rachel Eaton, b. May 20, 1834; m. Apr. 18, 1854, 

George Strong; reside at Windsor, Ohio; had five 
children. 

125 Mary Ann Eaton, b. Sept. 5, 1836; m. Dec. 9, 1860, 

Chandler Severance; reside at Jefferson, Ohio; had 
one dau. 

82 JOSIAH STIRLING TREFETHEN {Miriam, Josiah, Jo- 
seph), h. on Seavey's Island, off Kittery, Me., Aug. 26, 1824; m. 
Oct. 29, 1848, Isabel Melcher Curtis, b. at Newcastle, N. H., Sept. 
23, 1827, dau. of Thomas and Catherine (Barri) Curtis of New- 
castle. He was still living in Dover, N. H., in 1906. 
Children : 

126 tAravesta Isabel Trefethen, b. Sept. 11, 1850; m. Henry 

L. Rose. 

127 Mary Ella Trefethen, b. at Dover, Sept. 29, 1858; d. 

there Oct. 17, 1860. 

128 Catherine Curtis Trefethen, b. in Dover, Sept. 28, 1865; 

m. in Nov., 1901, James Mcader; residence, Rollins- 
ford, N. H. 

84 EPHRAIM A. STIRLING {Harry, Josiah, Joseph), h. at 
Newcastle, N. H., Nov. 10, 1811 ; m. May 20, 1841, Susan Ham, 
b. at Rollinsford, N. H., Sept. 25, 1817, dau. of Benjamin and 
Rebecca (Hobbs) Ham of Portsmouth, N. H. He d. at Dover, 
N. H., Mar. 30, 1888; she d. there May 19, 1890. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children, all born at Atkinson, Me., save the first : 

129 Harris Stirling, b. at Dover, July 17, 18-42; d. there 

Aug. 2-i, 1842. 

130 tAlanson J. Stirling, b. July 29, 1843; m. Ella L Blethen. 

131 tWesley B. Stirling, b. Aug" 29, 1844; m. 1st, Augusta G. 

Lvford, 2d, Lizzie M. Foss. 

132 Dalas Stirhng, b. Sept. 27, 1845 ; d. at Atkinson, Nov. 6, 

1845. 

133 'Elzira Stirling, b. Jan. 2, 1847; m. Henry Hope. 

134 Truman Stirhng, b. Feb. 2, 1848; m. at Dover, Jan. 8, 

1874, Sarah C. Chadwick ; reside at San Gabriel, Cal. 

135 t Sumner H. Stirling, b. Feb. 20, 1849; m. Ehzabeth A. 

Chadwick. 

136 tLaura A. Stirling, b. Dec. 24, 1850; m. John L. Kimball. 

137 "Amanda J. Stirling, b. Jan. 12, 1853 ; m. Walter F. Gage. 

138 tjohn H. Stirhng, b. Dec. 30, 1853; m. Jennie A. Wedge- 

wood. 

139 Fannie A. Stirling, b. June 10, 1855 ; d. at Dover, Jan. 

10, 1877. 

140 Clara A. Stirling, b. Nov. 20, 1856 ; d. at Atkinson, Apr. 

29, 1857. 

141 James Stirling, b. June 10, 1858 ; d. at Atkinson, Jan. 3, 

1859. 

142 tisabel G. Stirling, b. Dec. 25, 1859; m. William T. Pray. 

88 JAMES STIRLING (brother of the above), b. at Newcastle, 
Aug. 3, 1818; m. Mar. 3, 1842, Clarissa Amazecn, b. Aug. 4, 
1818. He d. at Dover, N. H., Sept. 27, 1854 ; she d. there Apr. 7, 
1870. 

Children : 

143 Frances Jane Stirling, b. at Dover, Aug. 18, 1843; d. 

there Oct. 7, 1857. 

144 Walter S. Stirling, b. May 5, 1845; m. at Dover, Dec. 

31, 1868, Abbie Coleman; no issue; have one adopted 
■ dau. 

145 tHcnry H. Stirling, b. May 7, 1849; m. Mary Buzzell. 

146 Clara B. Stirling, b. June 23, 1853 ; m. Dec. 23, 1871, 

Calvin Wallingford. 

89 HENRY STERLING (brother of the above), b. at Kittery, 
Me., Jan. 28, 1820 ; m. in 1845 Cordelia Amelia Clark, b. in Atkin- 
son, Me., Jan. 26, 1826, dau. of Plyn Clark. He d. at Shawnee- 
town, 111., June 22, 1877 ; she d. there Oct. 7, 1897. 



JOSEPH STARLING OF WINDHAM, MAINE 1047 

Children : 

147 tMary Frances Sterling, b. Jan. 2, 1846; m. Harry Ives. 

148 tCharles Henry Sterling, b. Aug. 10, 1847; m. 1st, Alice 

G. Fuller, 2d, Flora Hall. 

149 tLaurant Augustus Sterling, b. in June, 1852; m. Jessie 

Campbell. 
160 tEllen Amanda Sterling, b. June 8, 1861; m. John 
Parrott. 

151 tGeorge C. Sterling, b. Dec. 1, 1868; m. Nannie . 

90 FRANCES STIRLING (sister of the above), b. at New- 
castle, N. H., July 23, 1825; m. 1st, Samuel Day, 2d, Oct. 11, 
1859, Wilham H. Jones, b. Sept. 16, 1815. She d. Oct. 9, 1870; 
he d. Feb. 20, 1875. 

Child by first marriage : 

152 Nathaniel Day. 
Children by second marriage: 

153 Roger Percy Jones, b. at Lunenburg, Mass., Julv 29, 

1860; m. Nov. 29, 1893, in Boston, Mass., "Mrs. 
Martha E. Fall. He was killed in a railway accident 
June 27, 1899. 

154 Isabel Trefethen Jones, b. at Lunenburg, July 30, 1861 ; 

m. at Rochester, N. H., Dec. 23, 1882, Charles W. 
Allen ; residence, Rochester. 

155 PhiHp Henry Jones, b. Nov. 23, 1862, at Lunenburg; re- 

sides at Roxbury, Mass. 

156 Edgar Wallace Jones, b. at Lunenburg, May 28, 1864; 

m. at Boston, Sept. 29, 1897, Annie E. Monahan ; 
d. there Sept. 21, 1904. 

157 William Harrington Jones, b. at Lunenburg, June 28, 

1868 ; d. there Sept. 16, 1868. 

158 Frances Adelaide Jones, b. at Lunenburg, June 29, 

1869; m. Jan. 18, 1888, Frank E. Bean, who d. at 
Rochester, N. H., Mar. 12, 1901, leaving a child, b. 
Nov. 9, 1892. 

91 LEANDER STERLING (brother of the above), b. in Ports- 
mouth, N. H., Mar. 26, 1829; m. Anna M. Tifft. He d. at 
Shawneetown, 111., Feb. 2, 1895; she d. in Ellicottville, N. Y., 
Sept. 19, 1876. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Children : 
160 Alice Velona Sterling, b. June 12, 1853, in Nassau, N.Y. ; 

m. in Ellicottville, Oct. 21, 1876, Junior Bennett, b. 

Jan. 13, 1854!; reside in Perry, Mich. Have: Frank 

B., b. in Locke, May 27, 1887. 
162 Llewellj-n Sterling, b. June 16, 1857, in Nassau; m. in 

Hartland, Mich., Dec. 24, 1882, AdeUa DeLancy; 

reside in Stanton, Montcalm Co., Mich. Have: 

Edna, b. in Locke, Mich., June 30, 1884. 

164 Blanche E. Sterling, b. Aug. 11, 1869, in ElHcottviUe; 

d. in Denver, Colo., Apr. 12, 1890. 

93 HIRAM BELCHER CRAIG (John Craig, Dorothy, Jo- 
seph), b. Mar. 16, 1817; m. 1st, Jan. 26, 1848, Sophia W. Rob- 
erts, who d. Mar. 31, 1849; m. 2d, May 16, 1853, Mrs. Harriet 
W. Rundlett. He was a farmer in Farmington, Me. ; d. June 29, 
1867. 

Child by first marriage : 

165 Sophia Allen Craig, b. Mar. 25, 1849; m. Jan. 1, 1885, 

Charles Leonard Handscomb. 
Children by second marriage : 

166 Lewis Whittier Craig, b. June 11, 1855; graduate of 

Wesleyan Univ. ; m. Nov. 27, 1883, Lizzie E. Ste- 
phens of Fayette, Me. 

167 Carohne Amelia Craig, b. July 13, 1859. 

95 CHARLES STANLEY CRAIG (brother of the ahove), b. 
July 6, 1825 ; m. Nov. 5, 1850, Hannah A., dau. of George Gower. 
He was a farmer in Farmington. He d. there July 8, 1877. 

Children : 

168 Charles Albert Craig, b. Jan. 14, 1852; removed to 

California. 

169 George Washington Craig, b. Nov. 21, 1853 ; removed to 

California. 

170 John Melville Craig, b. Jan. 12, 1859; a farmer on the 

old farm. 

171 Hiram Belcher Craig, b. May 30, 1864 ; d. Jan. 3, 1883. 

96 SAIMUEL GOULD CRAIG {brother of the ahove), b. Dec. 
16, 1827; m. 1st, July 16, 1853, Ellen K. B., dau. of Asa Abbott, 
who d. July 14, 1861 ; m. 2d, July 3, 1862, Susan J., dau. of Ben- 
jamin Weathern. He was a farmer in Farmington, Me. 



JOSEPH STARLING OF WINDHAM, MAINE 1049 

Children : 

172 Samuel Abbott Craig, b. Jan. 26, 1855 ; m. Jan. 26, 1880, 
Mary F. Atherton of Waterford, Me. ; he is a farmer 
at New Sharon, Me. Child: John Atherton, b. Jan. 
31, 1881. 

174 Lizzie Allen Craig, b. Nov. 12, 1856; m. Nov. 2, 1878, 
O. P. Whittier of New Sharon, Children: Arthur 
Craig, b. Mar. 5, 1881 ; Helen Abbott, b. Nov. 24, 
1882. 

98 VIRGIL LAFAYETTE CRAIG (brother of the above), h. 
Oct. 24, 1832; m. Aug. 26, 1858, Caroline S. Mclntyre, b. Aug. 
12, 1836 ; a farmer at Farmington, Me. 
Children : 

177 Charles Ellis Craig, b. Mar. 28, 1861. 

178 Edward O'Brien Craig, b. Dec. 15, 1873. 

126 ARAVESTA ISABEL TREFETHEN (Josiah Trefcthen, 
Miriam, Josiah, Joseph), b. in Newcastle, N. H., Sept. 11, 1850; 
m. at Dover, N. H., Jan. 30, 1878, Henry L. Rose; residence, 
Farmington, N. H. 
Child: 

179 Isabel M. C. Rose, b. at Dover in Aug., 1879; m. there 

Feb. 7, 1899, Lyle S. Meader, b. Nov. 4, 1876 ; resi- 
dence, Duluth, Minn. Children: Sefton, b. in Cleve- 
land, Ohio, d. in infancy; Pauline Rosalie, b. in 
Duluth, June 30, 1904. 

130 ALANSON J. STIRLING (Ephraim, Harry, Josiah, Jo- 
seph), b. at Atkinson, Me., July 29, 1843; m. at Carson City, 
Nev., Oct. 8, 1874, Ella lantha Blethen, b. in San Francisco, Cal., 
Aug. 6, 1854; residence, Dover, N. H. 
Children: 

182 Herbert Edwin Stirling, b. at Carson City, July 12, 

1875; m. at Dover, Sept. 28, 1903, Mabel Rae Co- 
bum, b. at Dover, Apr. 13, 1882; d. there Jan. 18, 
1905 ; residence, Dover. 

183 Fannie Louise Stirling, b. at Carson City, Mar. 6, 1877; 

m. at Dover, Nov. 27, 1894, John Fred Blanchard ; 
reside in Dover. Children: Raymond Hall, b. May 
7, 1895 ; Lois Maude, b. June 29, 1901 ; Reginald 
Sterhng, b. July 14, 1903. 
187 Lihan Cora Stirling," b. at Dover, July 29, 1886. 



lOoO THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 

131 WESLEY B. STIRLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Atkinson, Aug. 29, 1844. ; m. 1st, at Foxcroft, Me., Mar. 15, 1868, 
Augusta Grim Lyford, b. Nov. 10, 1842, who d. at Dover, N. H., 
July 26, 1871 ; m. 2d, at Dover, Sept. 3, 1873, Lizzie M. Foss, b. 
at Rochester, N. H., Jan. 19, 1853. They reside at Dover. 
Cliild by first marriage: 

188 Harrv Truman StirHng, b. at Dover, Jan. 12, 1871 ; m. 

iit Plymouth, Mass., Oct. 1, 1902, Mae Louise Mel- 
len ; reside at Roxbury, Mass. 
Children by second marriage, all born in Dover : 

189 Eva Augusta Stirling, b. Dec. 12, 1874 ; d. Mar. 21, 1875. 

190 Arthur Ernest StirUng, b. Oct. 15, 1875; d. Aug. 28, 

1876. 

191 Blanche Louise Stirling, b. Jan. 19, 1878 ; m. at Dover, 

Aug. 19, 1903, Houghton Currier Smith, M.D., b. at 
Hartford, Vt., May 12, 1877 ; residence, Trenton, 
N.J. 

192 Maude Lillian Stirhng, b. Sept. 25, 1879; d. Apr. 30, 

1899. 

193 Susan Lydia Stirling, b. Feb. 28, 1881. 

194 Grace Mav Stirhng, b. Feb. 10, 1885. 

195 Florence Wyman Stirling, b. June 30, 1892. 

133 ELZIRA STIRLING (sister of the above), b. in Atkinson, 
Jan. 2, 1847, m. at Dover, N. H., Jan. 5, 1870, Henry Hope, b. 
at Lowell, Mass., Jan. 9, 1833 ; d. there Mar. 9, 1904. 
Children: 

196 Henry Sterling Hope, b. in Dover, July 12, 1874; d. 

there May 29, 1876. 

197 Hubert Hopc,"b. in Dover, Nov. 14, 1877. 

198 Arthur H. Hope, b. in Dover, Sept. 15, 1880; m. Apr. 9, 

1902, at Lowell, Elizabeth Everett; residence, 

Lowell; child: Henrj- Arthur, b. at Lowell, June I, 

1904. 
135 SUMNER H. STIRLING (brother of the above), h. in 
Atkinson, Feb. 20, 1849; m. at Dover, Sept. 1, 1873, Ehzabeth A. 
Chadwick, b. in Brewer, Me. Residence, Dover, N. H. 
Children: 
200 Anne Augusta Stirling, b. at Dover, Aug. 1, 1876; m. 

there Nov. 27, 1894, Leroy M. Locke. Child : Evelyn 

Louise, b. at Dover, Jan. 7, 1900. 



JOSEPH STARLING OF WINDHAM, MAINE 1051 

202 Sumner Dayton Stirling, b. at Holden, Me., May 6, 1878 ; 
m. at Dover, Aug. 8, 1900, Maude Vera Young. 
Children, b. at Dover: Harold Dayton, b. June 12, 
1901; Ruth Harriman, b. Sept. 28, 1902; Maurice 
Truman, b. May 3, 1904. 

206 Alice C. Stirling, b. at Dover, Sept. 4, 1883. 

207 Truman Stirling, b. at Dover, Aug. 16, 1885; d. there 

June 16, 1888. 

208 Francis R. Stirling, b. Aug. 18, 1890. 

136 LAURA A. STIRLING (sister of the above), b. at Atkin- 
son, Dec. 24, 1850; m. Oct. 9, 1876, John L. KimbaU, b. in Bethel, 
Me., Sept. 5, 1848, son of Jedediah and Ann (Mason) Kimball. 
She d. in Dover, May 11, 1898. 

Child: 

209 Edith May KimbaU, b. at Dover, May 11, 1881 ; m. there 

Sept. 13, 1900, Arthur L. Hartford. Residence, 
Dover; child: Marjorie Laura, b. at Dover, Dec. 5, 
1901. 

137 AMANDA J. STIRLING (sister of the above), b. in Atkin- 
son, Jan. 12, 1853; m. Feb. 14, 1877, at Dover, Walter F. Gage; 
reside in Dover. 

Children, born in Dover: 
211 Cora Belle Gage, b. IMay 22, 1878 ; m. Sept. 14, 1898, at 
Dover, Samuel Smiley; residence, Dover. Children, 
b. there: Bertram Gage, b. Oct. 13, 1899; Harold 
Everett, b. Nov. 18, 1900; Norman, b. June 13, 
1904. 

215 Everett Walter Gage, b. Aug. 31, 1882. 

138 JOHN H. STIRLING (brother of the above), b. in Atkin- 
son, Dec. 30, 1853; m. at Dover, Dec. 26, 1876, Jennie A. 
Wedgewood. 

Child: 

216 Ralph Leslie Stirling, b. at Dover, July 10, 1881 ; m. 

there Nov. 2, 1904, Ethel Stevens; reside at Dover, 
142 ISABEL G. STIRLING (sister of the above), h. in Atkin- 
son, Dec. 25, 1859 ; m. at Dover, Dec. 22, 1881, WiUiam T. Pray, 
b. at Dover, Nov. 16, 1859. 
Child: 

217 Bertha Harriet Pray, b. at Dover, Dec. 12, 1888. 



10o2 THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 

145 HENRY H. STIRLING {James, Harry, Josiah, Joseph), 
h. May 7, 184.9; m. at Dover, N. H., Sept. 16, 1867, Mary 
Buzzell. 

Children: 

218 Caroline Stirling, b. June 14, 1868; m. and lives in Bos- 

ton, Mass. 

219 James Stirling, m. and lives in Dover. 

220 E Stella Stirling. 

221 Emma Stirling, m. Herbert Hanson. Has: Irene Edith, 

b. at Roxbury, Mass., in Sept., 1903. 

147 MARY FRANCES STERLING (Henry, Harry, Josiah, 
Joseph), h. Jan. 2, 1846; m. at Fredonia, N. Y., Harry Ives, and 
d. at Shawneetown, 111., June 24, 1899. 

Children : 

223 Frederick Ives. 

224 Grace Ives. 

225 Jessie Ives. 

148 CHARLES HENRY STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. at Atkinson, Me., Aug. 10, 1847 ; m. 1st, Nov. 18, 1872, Alice 
Gertrude Fuller, dau. of Benjamin FuUer of Silver Creek, N. Y., 
b. Mar. 20, 1849; who d. at Silver Creek, Feb. 22, 1877; m. 2d, 
Feb. 18, 1880, Flora Hall, dau. of Stephen R. Hall of Perrysburg, 
N. Y. He is a manufacturer of milling machinery at Silver Creek. 

Children by first marriage: 

226 AUce Belle Sterling, b. Nov. 18, 1873 ; d. Apr. 10, 1874. 

227 Royal Leslie Sterhng, b. July 10, 1875 ; m. Doc. 26. 1900, 

MoUie Lockwood, dau. of Dr. James ]McFadden of 
Buffalo, N. Y. They live in Buffalo. Child: Harry 
Lockwood, b. Mar. 13, 1903. 

149 LAURANT AUGUSTUS STERLING (brother of the 
above), h. in June, 1852; m. Jessie, dau. of William Campbell, a 
native of Scotland; reside at Silver Creek, N. Y. 

Children: 

229 Clarence Sterling. 

230 Ernest Sterling. 

231 Arthur StcrUng. 



JOSEPH STARLING OF WINDHAM, MAINE 1053 

150 ELLEN AMANDA STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
June 8, 1861 ; m. in 1877 John Parrott of Westville, N. Y., and 
d. July 30, 1884. 

Child : 

232 Grace Parrott. 

151 GEORGE C. STERLING (brother of the above), b. at Fre- 

donia, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1868 ; m. Nannie , b. Sept. 25, 1876 ; 

lives at Shawneetown, EI. 

Children: 

233 Arthur H. Sterling, b. Aug. 13, 1899. 

234 Louis E. Sterling, b. Nov. 13, 1900. 

235 Alice E. Sterhng, b. Dec. 5, 1902. 



'C{)e Starling jFamil^ of "Firsinia 
anti ^entuckp 

JOSEPH SULLIVANT of Columbus, Ohio, a descendant of 
William Starling, published for private distribution a vol- 
ume edition limited to 350 copies, entitled " A Genealogy 
and Family Memorial." This royal-quarto volume of 372 pages 
was issued in Columbus in 1874 and comprised a record of the 
Starlings and 20 allied families, the records of the other families 
being but of those who were descendants of the Starling emigrant 
who settled in Virginia about 1750. There are a number of errors 
in Mr. Sullivant's valuable work respecting the carlj' English gen- 
erations and connections, which are here corrected. Some addi- 
tions and corrections have also been made to the genealogical data 
given by Mr. Sullivant and, necessarily, much of the minute per- 
sonal Information respecting the indindual members has been 
omitted. The more serious errors into which the author of the 
" Family Memorial " fell were in reference to Sir Samuel Starling, 
Lord Mayor of London. Mr. Sullivant gives his name Sir William 
instead of Sir Samuel, and also makes him the progenitor of the 
Virginia Family, whereas he was childless and the Virginian Star- 
lings are probably descended from a brother of Sir Samuel. The 
few brief facts here given respecting Sir Samuel are confined to 
authoritative statements gathered from the works cited. " Sr. 
Sam'll Sterhng, Alderman of London, Sheriff, Lord Major 
(Mayor) Klcd. (Knighted) at Whitehall 21 Oct. 1667. Mcmd: 
I had information from his neighbors in the Minorics that his 
father was a tubman" (the senior barrister in the Court of Ex- 
chequer who has precedence of all others). " Samuell Sterling 
of the Hamlet of Stopssley in Luton pish, (parish) Bedford, esqr. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1055 

qre. if the father of the same p'son with S''' Sam." married and had : 
(Le Neve's Pedigree of Knights, London, 1696.) 

Magdalen, who m. Edward Wilford of Enfield, Middlesex. 

Sir Samuel. 

A son, name not given, but probably William, from whom 
it is presumed the Virginia Starlings are descended. 

A daughter, who m. a Mr. Rutland. 

Sir Samuel Starling or Sterhng was of Stoppsley Hall, Bed- 
fordshire. By occupation he was a brewer, probably in London. 
He was made a Knight of the Royal Oak by King Charles II in 
1660: His estate, valued at £2000, was a large one for the period. 
(Burke's Commoners, Vol. I, p. 693.) " Sattursday 28 (1661) 
Frances Mayncll & Samiwell Sterling sworne sheriffs of London 
& Mid'l'x." (Vol. VIII, Series 4, p. 179, Mass. Hist. Coll.) 

Samuel Starhng of Stoppesley Hall, in the Parish of Lutton, 
Bedfordshire, on Sept. 15, 1661, was granted a coat of arms — 
Argent, on a bend, engrailed, azure, three square buckles, or. 
(gold). This coat has the same feature that distinguishes nearly 
all the coats of arms granted to the Stirling-Sterling-Starling 
family, the three buckles. It is safe, therefore, to believe that Sir 
Samuel was a descendant of the Scotch family of Stirling. This 
supposition is further borne out by a tradition to that effect in 
the Virginian family, which further specifies that the migration 
from Scotland took place about 1500. 

Sir Samuel married a daughter of Richard Garford or Garboot 
of " the Minories, Tallow chandler, London and had no issue." 
(Le Neve.) 

Sir Samuel was chosen Lord Mayor of London in 1670, and 
died before 1674, for on Nov. 14 of that year, being then about 
40 years of age, Mary, the " widow " of Sir Samuel married, sec- 
ond at London the Right Hon. George Villers, Lord Viscount 
Grandison. (Marriage Allegations of the Vicar Gen. of the Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury.) 

The spelling of Sir Samuel's name with the a instead of with the 
i or e was only in accord with the almost universal custom in 
England ; it will be observed, however, that Le Neve uses the e. 

The genealogy of this family is now given as near as it is pos- 
sible with the measrer facts at hand. 



THE STERLING GENE-\LOGY 



I SAMUEL STARLING of Stoppesley, parish of Lutton, Bed- 
fordshire, England, had: 

Sir Samuel Starling. 
II A son, probably named William. 

Magdalen Starling, who m. Edward Wilford of Enfield, 
Middlesex. 

A daughter, who m. a man of the name of Rutland. 
This supposition is caused by the following entry in 
" The Marriage Allegations of the Vicar General of 
the Archbishop of Canterbury " : 

" John Keech of St. jNIartins in Fields, Citizen 
and Goldsmith, Bach"'., about 30 & Mrs. Mary Rut- 
land of All Hallows, Barking, spinster, abt. 22, her 
parents being dead ; consent of her uncle Sir Samuel 
Starlinge, Kt., Alderman of London," married. 

II WILLIAM STARLING. He is presumed to have been the 
father of the following and the grandfather of Roderick Starling. 

John Starling. He was the ancestor of the 
Sterlings of Fayette county, Penn., a branch of which 
Air. Sullivant knew nothing. His identity is some- 
what obscure but the connection with Sir Samuel, 
Lord Mayor of London, and the relationship between 
this family and the Virginia Starhngs, descendants 
of Roderick, is undoubted. 

The date of his death is given in an old family 
Bible preserved in the county of Fayette, Penn., but 
the numerals are of so peculiar a character that it 
is difficult to determine whether he died in 1722 or 
1729. The best judgment has determined upon 1722 
as the correct date. He was the father of Robert 
Starling, who d. May 12, 1777, leaving issue: An- 
drew, Roger, Robert, and John. The record of this 
family will be found on p. 1188. 

Richard Starling. The reason of this supposi- 
sition is found in Burke's Commoners, Vol. Ill, p. 
68, where it is stated that Anthony Ettricke of High 
Barnes, b. Aug. 16, 1663, married as his first wife, 
Jane, daughter of Richard Starling and great- 
niece of Sir Samuel Starling, Knight, Alderman of 
London. Richard may also have been the father of 
Roderick Starling, whoso son William settled in \\r- 
ginia, at least this Roderick is presumed to have been 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1057 

a great-nephew of Sir Samuel. Mr. SulHvant states 
that he was a grandson, but we have seen the error 
of that supposition. 

IV RODERICK STARLING, born probably about 1670, 
married a Miss Hubbard. His son: 

V WILLIAM STARLING, emigrated to America as a clerk or 
assistant to his maternal uncle, Hubbard. They settled in King 
WilHam county about 1750, where Hubbard was a successful mer- 
chant for many years. 

Not long after his arrival, William married Jane Gordon, 
daughter of a Scotch physician who'had settled in the same county 
a few years before. William died in his 26th year, about 1760; 
his wife surivived him some three years and died leaving their three 
children to the care of a wealthy neighbor. Col. William Lyne. 

Children : 

1 tWilliam Starling, b. Sept. 4, 1756 ; m. Susanna Lyne. 

2 t Sally Starling, b. in 1758 ; m. Abraham Archer. 

3 tRoderick Starling, b. in 1760 ; m. Esther Hill. 

1 WILLIAjM STARLING (William), b. in King William Co., 
Va., Sept. 4, 1756; m. in 1774 Susanna Lyne, sister of his guar- 
dian. Col. William Lyne. She was b. in 1757. Shortly after his 
marriage William removed to Boydtown, Mecklenburg Co., Va., 
where they lived for many years and where he was a merchant and 
extensive slave-owner. He was appointed sheriff of Mecklenburg 
county, Mar. 16, 1793. In 1794 he removed to Mercer county, 
Kentucky, and settled on a farm near Harrodsburg. He became 
a large landholder, taking with him from Virginia thirty-seven 
slaves. 

In a " memorandum of the ages of negro children, born since 
William Starhng's marriage," are found the records of seventy- 
nine. 

He engaged in extensive commercial pursuits at Harrodsburg, 
having branches of his house in Henderson and Frankfort. He 
represented Mercer county in the Kentucky Legislature and was 
appointed associate judge for his district Dec. 18, 1806. 

" Col. Starling, as he was called by his friends, derived his 
title from the fact that he was selected as colonel of a temporary 



1058 THE STERLING GENE.AXOGY 

regiment, wliich was called out when Virginia was threatened with 
an invasion by Benedict Arnold and his command after his treason 
and when he had joined the British Army. The regiment was in 
no engagement and was disbanded after the danger passed." 

William Starling was remarkable for his great height, being 
" six feet, three and one half inches tall, very slender and graceful 
in form, movement and manner." This remarkable stature was 
transmitted to his children, two of his sons, Lyne and Edmund, 
being six feet and six inches and two other sons being over six feet 
and four inches in height. He, as well as many of his family and 
descendants, belonged to that courtly, aristocratic school which 
has characterized Virginia and Kentucky society and made this 
class one of peculiar charm and distinction. He d. at Springfield, 
Ky., Dec. 25, 1826. His wife d. Sept. 7, 1802. 

Children : 

4 Joseph Starling, b. Dec. 5, 1775 ; d. unm. at Washington, 

Mason Co., Ky., in 1798. 

5 tAnne Starling, Sept. 21, 1777; m. Maj. John Holloway. 

6 tThomas Starling, b. Sept. 3, 1779; m. Anne Redd. 

7 t Sarah Starling, b. July 17, 1781; m. Lucas Sulhvant. 

8 t William StarHng, b. Jan. 25, 1783; m. Mary McDowell. 

9 tLyne Starling, b. Dec. 27, 1784; unm. 

10 Susanna Clavton Starling, b. in Mercer Co., Ky., Nov. 8, 

1786; "d. Aug. 16, 1801. 

11 ■^Jane Starling, b. June 23, 1788; m. Elias Davison. 

12 tLucy Todd Starling, b. Oct. 11, 1790; m. 1st, John A. 

IMcDowell, 2d, Samuel Bell. 

13 John Henry Starling, b. Oct. 8, 1792 ; d. in 1795. 

14 tEdmund Lyne Starling, b. May 9, 1795; m. Ann M. 

Todd. 
2 SALLY STARLING (WiUiam), h. in King William Co., Va., 
in 1758 ; m. Col. Abraham Archer of Yorktown, Va. 

Children : 
15—16 Two sons, both of whom were officers in the Navy and both 
of whom d. without issue, the younger falling in a duel. 

17 A daughter, who married Shields, a member of an 

old Yorktown family. 

Note. A Thomas Stnrline was lixinR in the borough of Norfolk on the south 
side of Tanner's Creek in Oct., 1782, havinp; four in his family anJ owning one slave. 
(Lower Norfolk Co., Va., Antiquary, Vol. for 1901.) 



THE STARLING FMIILY OF VIRGINIA 1059 

3 CAPT. RODERIC STARLING (William), b. in King Wil- 
liam Co., Va., in 1760 ; m. Nov. 30, 1787, Esther Hill, dau. of 
Robert and Hannah Hill. He remained in King William Co. ; was 
an officer in the War of the Revolution. 

" Captain Roderic Starling died on the 15th of February, 
1828, at his residence in King William county, Virginia, in the 
sixty-eighth year of his age — a soldier of the Revolution, an 
honest and good man." (Richmond Enquirer, 1828.) 

Children : 

18 Robert Hill Starling, b. Sept. 19, 1788 ; was high sheriff 

of his county in 1818; d. without issue, Dec. 16, 
1825. 

19 Joseph Starling, b. Mar. 4, 1790; d. unm. 

20 William Starling, b. Mar. 4, 1792 ; d. unm. 

21 Henry Starling, b. Jan. 17, 1794; m. June 20, 1817; d. 

without sur^^ving issue, July 1, 1842. 

22 Lucy Todd Starling, b. Nov. 3, 1797 ; m. Robert Walker, 

and d. in Caroline Co., Va., leaving no issue. 

23 tHannah G. StarHng, b. July 8, 1799; m. John G. 

Lawrence. 

24 Richard Starling, b. Mar. 30, 1802 ; d. unm. about 1873. 

25 Jane Gordon Starling, b. Sept. 1, 1805 ; d. unm. Oct. 22, 

1824. 

26 tMary Esther Starling, b. June 25, 1808; m. Edward 

Wright. 

27 Roderic Starling, b. Dec. 29, 1810; m. 1st, his first 

cousin, Mary Hill, dau. of Henry Hill, and had one 
dau. ; m. a 2d time and left two children. He d. in 
1866, in Gloucester Co., Va. 

5 ANNE STARLING (William, William), b. Sept. 21, 1777; 
m. in Mecklenburg Co., Va., Maj. John Holloway, b. in 1761, son 
of John and Rebecca (Ballard) Holloway. He was a soldier in the 
Revolution ; removed to Henderson, Ky., where he was an extensive 
planter and owner of many slaves. He was a justice of the court 
of quarter sessions in 1802 and sheriff of Henderson Co., 1823-24. 
He d. Feb 2, 1825 ; Anne d. Aug. 2, 1840. 
Children : 

28 tRebecca Ballard Holloway, b. Sept. 26, 1800; m. Samuel 

Stites. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



29 tJohn Gordon Holloway, b. Sept. 2, 1802; m. 1st, Sarah 

Terry, 2d, Laura Smith. 

30 tLucy Ann Holloway, b. Jan. 3, 1805; m. 1st, George 

Gale, 2d, George Atkinson. 

31 tSarah Lyne Holloway, b. May 13, 1807; m. 1st, William 

Marshall, 2d, James M. Taj^lor. 
82 "Jane Hollowav, b. July 15, 1809: m. George Gale. 

33 t William Starfing HoUoway, b. Sept. 15, 1812; m. Mary 

H. Hlllyer. 

6 THOMAS STARLING (brother of the above), h. in Mecklen- 
burg Co., Sept. 3, 1779 ; m. in 1803 Anne Redd. 

He inherited a large estate and ample fortune from his uncle 
Henry Lyne; was a leader in the old-fashioned hospitahty and 
courtesy of his day and state. Lived at Leatherwood, Henry Co., 
Va., where he d. in Oct., 1852. 

Cliildren : 

34 t Susannah Starling, b. Sept. 7, 1804; m. Daniel Reamey. 

35 Mary Starling (twin with the above), d. unm. in 1824. 

36 'William Starhng, b. in 1806; m. Sally Dandridge. 

37 Overton Redd Starling, b. in 1807 ;"d. in 1819 at New- 

Orleans of yellow fever. 

38 John Redd Starling, b. in 1809; d. unm. in 1830. 

39 Ehzabeth Starling, b. in 1811 ; m. in 1829 George Martin, 

and d. in 1830 without issue. 

40 Jane Gordon Starling, b. in 1813 : d. in 1827. 

41 Lyne Starling, b. in 1815; d. in 1850. 

42 t Edmund Starling, b. in 1818; m. Mary Anderson. 

7 SARAH STARLING (sister of the above), h. at Boydtown, 
^Mecklenburg Co., Va., July 17, 1781 ; m. Lucas Sullivant, b. in 
^lecklenburg Co., Sept., 1765, son of Michael and Hannah 
(Lucas) Sullivant. 

Lucas Sullivant fitted himself to be a surveyor and that he 
might have the opportunity to practice his profession, migrated 
to that portion of Virginia now included within the borders of 
Kentucky. 

Virginia at this time embraced the present states of Kentucky, 
West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and a portion 
of ^linnesota and Wisconsin. 

Lucas settled first at Paris, Bourbon Co., subsequently resid- 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF \TRGINIA 1061 

ing at Washington, Mason Co., several years. In 1787 Mr. Sul- 
livant was appointed by the new surveyor general a deputy sur- 
veyor and with a party penetrated the wilderness beyond the 
Ohio River and commenced operations within the present confines 
of Franklin Co., Ohio. He was appointed first clerk of the court 
for Franklin Co. in 1804, in which office he was succeeded by his 
brother-in-law, Lyne Starling. Jan. 7, 1807, he was appointed 
recorder for Franklin Co. 

He acquired a large landed interest in and about the village 
of Franklinton, now a portion of the city of Columbus, and was 
one of the original proprietors of the latter municipality. 

During the War of 1812 Franklinton was often threatened 
with attack from the hostile Indians. On June 21, 1813, Gen. 
William Henry Harrison met representatives of several tribes on 
]Mr. Sullivant's grounds and concluded a treaty of peace with them 
which established tranquillity. In 1816 he built the large toll 
bridge across the river between Franklinton and Columbus and the 
same year was chosen president of the Franklin Bank, of which 
he was principal stockholder. About 1820, with a few of the 
leading citizens, he built the Columbus Academy. He d. of 
malarial fever Aug. 8, 1823. Sarah d. in Apr., 1814. 

Children : 

43 tWilham Starling Sullivant, b. Jan. 15, 1803; m. 1st, 

Jane Marshall; 2d, Eliza G. Wheeler; 3d, Caroline 
E. Sutton. 

44 tMichael Lucas Sullivant, b. Aug. 6, 1807; m. 1st, Sarah 

L. McDowell, 2d, Fanny Willes. 

45 t Joseph Sullivant, b. Dec. 3, 1809; m. 1st, Margaret L 

JMcDowell; 2d, Mary E. Brashear; 3d, Ehzabeth 
Underbill. 

46 Sarah Anne Sullivant, d. May 19, 1814, aged 2 years. 

8 WILLIAM STARLING (brother of the above), b. at Boyd- 
town, Jan. 25, 1783; m. June 30, 1805, Mary McDowell, b. June 
12, 1787, dau. of Col. Samuel and Anna (Irvin) McDowell ^ of 
Mercer Co., Ky. 

' McDowell Ancestry 
Ephbaim McDowell, first of the family in America, settled first in Pennsylvania 
in 1735, but removed to Rockbridge Co., Va., in 1737. His son John m. Magdal n 
Wood and their son Samuel McDowell m. Mary McClung. The third son of Samuel 



1062 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

William first settled near Dan\-ille, Boyle Co., Ky., where he 
acquired a considerable landed estate. He removed later to his 
farm opposite Frankfort, Ky., where he lived five or six years, 
having a drygoods store in Frankfort. His property so depre- 
ciated in value during the War of 1812 that he found himself in 
embarrassed circumstances. He was appointed warden of the 
Kentucky Penitentiary, which office he held until 1821, when he 
moved to a farm in Logan Co., where he remained until 1835, 
when he moved to Hopkinsville, Ky., where he d. in Nov., 1840. 
Mrs. Starling d. Jan. 28, 1869. 

Children : 

47 tLyne Starling, b. Mar. 31, 1806; m. Maria A. Hcnsley. 

48 t Samuel McDowell Starling, b. Sept. 19, 1807; m. Elizk- 

beth Lewis. 

49 tSusanna Jane Starling, b. July 27, 1807; m. WiUis 

Loving. 

50 tAnna Ir\nn Starling, b. Nov. 17, 1810; m. Francis 

Carter. 

51 tMaria Starling, b. Nov. 21, 1813; m. Benjamin Campbell. 

52 tLucy Todd Starling, b. Sept. 10, 1815 ; m. William S. 

Davison (No. 56). 

53 tWilliam Starling, b. July 19, 1817; m. Marianna 

McCarroU. 

54 Jolin Madison Starling, b. Mar. 21, 1824; a merchant 

in New York City. He d. unm. Sept. 21, 1855. 

and Man' (McClung) McDowell was William, b.Jfar. 9, 1769, m. ^farparet. commonly 
called Peggy, Madison, sister of James jNIadison, President of the United States. He 
settled first at Danville, Ky., removing later to Bowling Green, where lie was United 
States Judge for the district of Kentucky. His davi. Lucinda m. a Mr. Brashcar and 
had Mar}' Eliza Brashear, who m., as his second wife, Joseph SuUivant (No. 45). 

Samuel ^McDowell, fourth son of Samuel and ^Mary (McClung) McDowell, 
b. Mar. 8, 17C4, m. .\nna Irviu and had Mary McDowell, b. in June, 1787, who m. 
William St.arling (No. 8), above. Samuel's son, John Adair McDowell, b. May 26, 
1789, m. Lucy Todd Starling (No. 12). 

Joseph McDowell, fifth son of Samuel and Marj' (McClung) McDowell, b. 
Sept. 13, 17()8, m. Sarah Ir\-in, sister of his brother Sanuiel's wife. He resided near 
Danville, Ky., where he was a fanner. He was Gov. Isaac Shelby's Adjutant General 
at the Battle of the Thames in Upper Canada in the AVnr of 1812. Of his children, 
Sarah, b. Feb. 24, 1808, was the first wife of ISIichnel I.. Sullivant (No. 44), and Mar- 
garet, b. in 1810. m. Joseph Sullivant as his first wife (No. 4.">). 

Mary McDowell, fourth dan. of Samuel and Mary (McClung) McDowell, b. 
Jan. 11, 1772; m. .\lexander Keith Marshall of Mason Co., Ky., brother of John 
Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, and had Jane Marshall, b. Jan. 7, 1808, 
m. as his first wife William Starling Sullivant (No. 43). 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1063 

65 tEdmund Alexander Starling, b. Nov. 22, 1826 ; ra. Annie 
L. McCarroll. 

9 LYNE STARLING {brother of the above), b. near Boyd- 
town, Dec. 27, 1781<. Like his father, Lyne StarHng was a very 
tall man, being six feet six inches in height. 

" When he was quite a young man his father removed his 
family to Frankfort, Kentucky, where he was appointed deputy 
clerk of court and was trained to business and industrial habits. 




The Stabling Medical College and Hospital 



" In 1806, he removed to Franklinton, Ohio. He subsequently 
received the appointment of clerk of the circuit and district courts 
of Franklin county, a position he held for several years. 

" He entered into partnership with his brother-in-law, Lucas 
Sullivant, in a mercantile business, in which he became very success- 
ful. He was the first to make the experiment of shipping cargoes 
of produce down the Scioto river to New Orleans, in decked flat 
boats. 



10G4 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

" In the winter of 1810, while the state Legislature was in 
session in Zanesville, Lyne Starling together with James Johnson, 
Alexander McLaughlin, and Kolua Kerr, citizens of Frankhnton, 
formed a company to establish the State Capitol ' on the liigh 
banks of the Scioto river, opposite Franklinton ' ; and in addition 
to giving the state two pieces of land — one for the Statehouse 
and one for the Penitentiary — they agreed to erect at their own 
expense, those buildings and such other buildings as the Legis- 
lature might direct, not to exceed a total cost of $50,000. On 
Feb. 1-i, 1812, the Legislature passed a law establishing the cap- 
itol of the state at Columbus. The city received the name by act 
of the Legislature on Feb. 21st, following. 

" During the War of 1812 Lj-ne Starling contracted largely 
for supplies for the Northwestern Army. He was one of the orig- 
inal proprietors of a considerable portion of the City of Columbus, 
where he continued to reside until his death. 

" He endowed the Starhng Medical College in 184<7, which has 
become a most valuable institution. He d. in Columbus, unm., Nov. 
21, 1848." (Pp. 439-40, Vol. XII, Nat. Cyclopadia of American 
Biog.) 

An account of the Starhng Medical College and Hospital may 
be found in the Old Noithu.-cst Genealogical Quarterly, April, 
1905. 

11 JANE STARLING {sister of the above), b. near Boydtown, 
June 23, 1788; m. EUas Davison. 
Children : 

66 t William Starhng Davison, b. May 5, 1814; m. Lucy T. 

Starhng. (No. 52 q.v.) 

67 Lucy Ann Margaret Davison, b. Feb. 6, 1817 ; d. Julv 4, 

1823. 

58 t Susanna Jane Davison, b. July 25, 1820; m. James R. 

Hughes. 

59 Ellas Robert Davison, b. Apr. 21, 1822; d. July 4, 1823. 

60 tEdmund Lyne Davison, b. June 12, 1823; m. 1st, Mary 

Cameron Stitcs (No. 108) ; m. 2d, Anne ^L Sulli- 
vant (No. 183). 

61 Sally Anne Davison, b. Aug. 13, 1827; d. June 6, 1828. 

62 Eliza Catherine Da«son, b. June 29, 1830; d. Feb. 18, 

1833. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1065 

12 LUCY TODD STARLING (sister of the above), b. in 
Mecklenburg Co., Va., Oct. 11, 1790; m. 1st, Nov. 9, 1809, John 
Adair McDowell, b. May 26, 1789, son of Samuel and Anna 
(Irvin) McDowell, brother of Mary, who m. Lucy's brother Wil- 
liam. (See No. 8.) 

Mr. McDowell was an aide-de-camp to Gov. Isaac Shelby of 
Kentucky during the War of 1812. He settled at Frankhnton, 
Ohio, about 1815 and became a lawyer and was appointed in 1819 
public prosecutor for Frankhn county. He served in the Ohio 
Legislature during the years 1820-21, and at the time of his 
death, in 1823, was the president judge of his judicial district. 
He d. Sept. 30, 1823. Lucy m. 2d, in 1829, Samuel Bell of Hills- 
boro, Ohio, whom she survived, dying in Hillsboro, Sept, 28, 1870. 

Children by first marriage only : 

63 tAnn McDowell, b. Oct. 25, 1810; m. John W. Price. 

64> Lyne Starling McDoweU, b. 1812; d. 1814. 

65 Susannah Lyne McDowell, b. 1817 ; d. 1817. 

66 tJane McDowell, b. Apr. 22, 1820; m. John A. Smith. 

67 William Starling McDowell, b. in Feb., 1823. 

14 EDMUND LYNE STARLING (brother of the above), b. 
May 9, 1795 ; m. Oct. 2, 1817, Ann Maria Todd, dau. of Judge 
Todd, whose 2d wife was a sister of Mrs. President Madison. She 
was b. IMar. 30, 1801. E. L. Starling was a farmer in Logan Co., 
Ky., not far from the farm of his brother William. He d. there 
Aug. 30, 1869. Mrs. Starhng d. Dec. 15, 1862. 
Children : 

68 tLyne Starling, b. Aug. 23, 1818; m. 1st, Marion Dillon; 

2d, Anna B. Walker; 3d, Mary F. Allison. 

69 Thomas Todd Starling, b. May 20, 1820; d. July 2, 

1821. 

70 t Sarah Cameal Starling, b. Feb. 11, 1823; m. Henry 

Lyne. 

71 Jane Davison Starhng, b. Oct. 31, 1824 ; d. Feb. 27, 1840. 

72 Elizabeth Todd Starling, b. June 11, 1826; m. Sept. 19, 

1841. 

73 WiUiam Starhng, b. Nov. 30, 1827 ; d. Oct. 29, 1850. 

74 Charles Todd Starling, b. Sept. 22, 1829; m. Feb. 27, 

1851, Maria J. Tunstal of Louisville, Ky., b. May 
14, 1831. He was a graduate of Kenyon College, 
Ohio. No issue. 



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75 Susanna Starling, b. Sept. 6, 1834 ; d. Sept. 13, 1852. 

76 Ann Maria Starling, b. Aug. 6, 1837 ; d. Apr. 20, 1838. 

77 Lucy Bell Starling, b. July 28, 1839; d. Jan. 12, 1840. 

78 Edmund Lyne Starling, b. June 10, 1841 ; d. July 24, 

1841. 

23 HANNAH G. STARLES'G (Roderic, WilUam), h. July 8, 
1799, in King William Co., Va. ; m. Dec. 10, 1819, John Garlic 
Lawrence. 
Children: 

79 James Henry Lawrence, m. Margaret H. Ingles of 

Alabama. 

80 Clarissa Jane Lawrence, m. William H. Brooke, and d. 

leaving 10 children. 

81 Roderic Starling Lawrence, m. Margaret L. Bowie, and 

in 1874 lived at Hague, Westmoreland Co., Va. 

82 Mary Esther Lawrence, b. Feb. 17, 1831; m. William 

Holliday, and had: Jemima Rawlins, Mary Wright, 
Luc}^ Starling, and WilHam Meade. 

87 Richard Hill Lawrence, removed to California. 

88 Edward Lawrence, m. CeciUa Dabney Foster, and d. 

without issue. 

89 Edmonia Lawrence, m. ^Ir. Dickcrson, and had : Julia 

Friend and Samuel Lawrence. 

92 Virginia Lawrence, unm. 

93 Lucy Anne Lawrence, b. Mar. 19, 1841 ; m. Oliver White, 

and had Lucy Olivia who m. Ryland. 

26 MARY ESTHER STARLING (sister of the above), b. in 
King William Co., June 25, 1808; m. Dec. 27, 1825, Edward 
Wright, and d. at her home in Essex Co., Va., Oct. 27, 1865. 
Children : 

95 Lucy Ellen Wright, m. James A. Blakey, and d. without 

issue July 19, 1853. 

96 Mary Jane Wright, m. Dr. Benjamin P. Wright of 

Essex Co., and had: Mary Esther, Robert, Edward, 
and ^Martha Waring. 

101 Robinett Wright, b. in 1838 ; d. July 19, 1854. 

102 Matilda J. Wright, m. John Temple, and had: Mary 

Jane, Janet Gray, John, William Latane, and Ed- 
ward A. W. 

28 REBECCA BALLARD HOLLOWAY (Anne, WUliam, WU- 
liam), h. Sept. 26, 1800; m. Feb. 20, 1823, Samuel Stites, b. in 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1067 

Philadelpliia, Penn., Mar. 22, 1792, a merchant at Henderson, Ky. 
He d. Apr. 5, 1862. 
Children : 

108 tMary Cameron Stites, b. Dec. 19, 1823; m. Edmund L. 

Davison (No. 60 q. v.). 

109 Ann Holloway Stites, b. Apr. 19, 1829 ; d. Apr. 21, 1833. 

110 tRichard Stites, b. Aug. 3, 1832; m. Ann M. Hopkins. 

112 TRebecca Holloway Stites, b. Nov. 18, 1835; m. William 

S. Elam. 

113 Jane Davison Stites, b. Aug. 8, 1839; d. July 16, 1840. 

114 tLucy Frances Stites, b. Mar. 28, 1842; m. James R. 

Barrett. 

29 JOHN GORDON HOLLOWAY (firother of the above), b. 
Sept. 2, 1802; m. 1st, Apr. 1, 1830, Sarah Terry, b. Apr. 18, 
1812, who d. Feb. 10, 1831 ; m. 2d, Sept. 4, 1838, Laura Simmons 
Smith, b. June 7, 1815, dau. of Col. Peter Smith of Chesterfield 
Co., Va. He was educated at Transylvania University, Lexington, 
Ky. ; was a farmer and owner of many slaves, which did not, how- 
ever, prevent his being a warm supporter of the Union cause dur- 
ing the Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation caused him 
great pecuniary loss. He represented his county, Henderson, sev- 
eral years in both houses of the State Legislature. He d. at Hen- 
derson, Jan. 17, 1871. 

Children by second marriage : 

115 Peter Smith Holloway, b. June 17, 1839 ; carried on his 

father's farm ; unm. 

116 John Jordan Holloway, b. July 3, 1841 ; an officer In the 

Union Army; d. in service Sept. 27, 1863. 

117 tWiUiam Starling Holloway, b. Sept. 27, 1843; m. Mary 

Williams. 

118 tNannie R. Holloway, b. Nov. 25, 1845; m. Fulerton B. 

Cromwell. 

119 tEdmund Starling Holloway, b. Mar. 10, 1847 ; m. Mary 

B. Mayo. 

120 Mary CamiUa Holloway, b. June 21, 1849; d. Apr. 14, 

1852. 

121 tLouise Addison Holloway, b. June 10, 1852; m. Lucius 

P. Little. 

122 Harnden Smith Holloway, b. June 2, 1854 ; unm. 

123 James Watts Holloway, b. Apr. 1, 1856; d. Feb. 14, 

1870. 



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124- tMarv Turpin Hollowav, b. May 1, 1858; m. Joseph 
'McCarroll. 

125 Robert Anderson Holloway, b. Mar. 31, 1861 ; unm. 

30 LUCY ANN HOLLOWAY (sister of the above), b. Jan. 3, 
1805 ; m. 1st, Jan. 2, 1838, George Gale, who m. 1st, Lucy's sister, 
Jane. He d. Oct. 4, 1842 ; she m. 2d, Dec. 17, 1844, George At- 
kinson, b. May 17, 1793. She d. in 1872. 

Children by first marriage: 

126 Anna Maria Gale, b. Dec. 24, 1839 ; d. Sept. 6, 1843. 

127 tGeorge Gale, b. Feb. 17, 1841; ni. Rosa E. Woodruff. 
Children by second marriage: 

128 William Starhng Atkinson, b. Dec. 17, 1845; d. Sept. 7, 

1846. 

129 tEdward Atkinson, b. Mar. 4, 1847; m. Nannie W. 

Letcher. 

31 SARAH LYNE HOLLOWAY (sister of the above), b. May 
13, 1807; m. 1st, Jan. 6, 1825, William Marshall, b. in 1796, son 
of Col. William Marshall of Mecklenburg Co., Va., a soldier of the 
Revolution. Col. William m. Lucy Goode of Powhatan Co., Va., 
whose mother was ]\Iartha Jefferson, sister of Thomas Jefferson, 
President of the United States. Mr. Marshall d. Nov. 5, 1835; 
she m. 2d, Jan. 11, 1838, James Muse Taylor, b. Feb. 25, 1808. 
She d. Aug. 30, 1854. 

Children by first marriage: 

130 t John Holloway Marshall, b. July 7, 1826; m. Martha E. 

Hopkins. 

131 tWilham J. Marshall b. Dec. 26, 1827; m. Lucy T. Poscv. 

132 Jane Starling Marshall, b. Mar. 3, 1830; d. Sept. 19, 

1831. 

133 James Bennett Marshall, b. July 1, 1832; m. Oct. 22, 

1867, Harriot E. Hickmann, b. Aug. 9, 1845; d. 
]\Iay 3, 1868. 

134 Edmund Marshall, b. Nov. 7, 1834; d. Mar. 3, 1835. 

135 tLucy Ann INIarshall (posthumous), b. May 5, 1836; m. 

Leonard H. Lyne. 
Children by second marriage: 

136 'Sarah Lyne Taylor, b. Nov. 15, 1838: m. John W. Posey. 

137 James Starling" Taylor, b. Dec. 7, 1840. 

138 Frances Taylor, b." July 31, 1843 ; d. Sept. 24, 1846. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1069 

139 George Holloway Taylor, b. Mar. 24, 1846. 

140 Eliza Ruth Taylor, b. Dec. 10, 1848. 

32 JANE HOLLOWAY (sister of the above), h. July 15, 1809 ; 
m. Dec. 6, 1827, George Gale. She d. July 19, 1829. He ra. 2d 
her sister Lucy Ann, and d. Oct. 4, 1842. 

Child: 

141 Jane Holloway Gale, b. Apr. 6, 1829 ; d. Aug. 22, 1835. 

33 WILLIAM STARLING HOLLOWAY (brother of the 
above), h. Sept. 15, 1812; m. Feb. 18, 1834, Mary Hart Hillyer, 
b. in May, 1817. He was a planter and merchant at Henderson, 
Ky. ; his home there being the finest in the town. He d. July 13, 
1871 ; she d. in Aug., 1899. 

Children : 

142 t James Hillyer Holloway, b. Feb. 1, 1835; m. Mary E. 

Williams. 

143 tAnne Starling Holloway, b. Apr. 26, 1837; m. Dr. Pink- 

ney Thompson. 

144 t Juliette Tapscott Holloway, b. Sept. 21, 1838; m. John 

W. Alves. 

145 tRebecca S. Holloway, b. July 23, 1840; m. A. Judson 

Sharrard. 

146 tLucy G. Holloway, b. July 14, 1842 ; m. John A. Trimble. 

147 Mary Holloway, b. Feb. 1, 1844 ; d. Dec. 19, 1849. 

148 tElizabeth Hillyer Holloway, b. Jan. 18, 1846; m. Buford 

A. Tracy. 

149 William Read Holloway, b. Dec. 27, 1849; twice married. 

150 Laura L. Holloway, b. Feb. 22, 1851; m. Edward B. 

Clark. 

151 Katharine Stockwell Holloway, b. Nov. 25, 1853; m. in 

Winchester, Ky., Frank B. IMason. 

152 tMary Cameron Holloway, b. in Oct., 1855; m. Shelby 

Rudy. 

153 Fillmore Holloway, b. Oct. 25, 1857 ; unm. 
One child, d. young. 

34 SUSANNAH STARLING (Thomas, WaUam, William), b. 
Sept. 7, 1804; m. Aug. 11, 1825, Daniel Reamey, b. Nov. 18, 
1791. They resided in Henry Co., Va. He d. Oct. 23, 1851 ; she 
d. Feb. 23, 1847. 



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Children : 

154 tPeter Randolph Reamey, b. Jan. 12, 1829; m. Sarah J. 

WaUer. 

155 tjohn StarHng Reamej, b. Nov. 25, 1830; m. Elizabeth 

Harston Dillard. 

156 t James Overton Reamey, b. Oct. 17, 1832; m. Alice DeF. 

Hay den. 

157 i'Mary Ann Reamey, b. June 15, 1834; m. Christopher Y. 

Thomas. 

158 t Susan Lyne Reamey, b. July 3, 1836; m. Dr. James 

Semple. 

159 tDaniel Webster Reamey, b. in Aug., 1839; m. Bettie 

Redd. 

160 Henry Clay Reamey, b. Apr. 7, 1841 ; d. Sept. 18, 1861. 

161 tLucy Jane Reamey, b. Feb. 2, 1845; m. James W. Smith 

(No. 261). 
36 WILLIAM STARLING (brother of the above), b. in 1806; 
m. in 1839 Sally Dandridge, a descendant of Pocahontas, who d. 
young. 
Child: 

162 Jlary Jane Starling, who m. Dr. Walter Smith of North 

Carolina, and had issue. 

42 EDMUND STARLING (brother of the above), b. in 1818; 
m. Mary Anderson of Prince Edwards Co., Va. He d. June 6, 
1872. 

Children : 

163 Leonard Anderson Starling, b. in 1846. 

164 Anne Redd Starhng, b. in 1848. 

165 Thomas Starling, b. in 1850. 

166 Ballard Starhng, b. in 1860. 

43 WILLIAM STARLING SULLIVANT, A.B., M.A., LL.D. 

(Sarah, William, William), h. in Franklinton, now Columbus, 
Ohio, Jan. 15, 1803; m. 1st, Apr. 17, 1824, Jane Marshall, b. 
Jan. 7, 1808, dau. of Alexander Keith Marshall and niece of 
Chief Justice John Marshall of the L^nited St-ates Supreme Court. 
She d. Jan. 7, 1825; he m. 2d, Nov. 29, 1834, Eliza Griscom 
Wheeler, b. Mar. 14, 1817, of New York City. She d. Aug. 23, 
1850; he m. 3d, Sept. 1, 1851, Caroline Eudora Sutton, b. Jan. 
7, 1833, dau. of Jacob and Ann L. (Wheeler) Sutton. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1071 

William S. Sullivant prepared at a private school in Jessamine 
Co., Ky., and at Athens, Ohio, and was graduated at Yale in 1823. 

He had extensive business interests but devoted much time to 
the study of botany and became, as the " Annual Report of the 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences " said, " the most accom- 
phshed bryologist which this country ever produced." He pub- 
lished many papers and eight books upon botanical subjects, was 
president of the Clinton Bank from 1846 to 1854, president of 
the Board of Trustees of the Starling Medical College at Colum- 
bus, founded by liis uncle, Lyne Starhng, and was a member of the 
American Academy of Sciences and many European societies. He 
received the degree of Doctor of Laws from Kenyon College, 
Gambler, Ohio, one time president of which was Theodore Sterhng, 
of the family of William Sterling of Haverhill, Mass., and Lyme, 
Conn. (q. v.). 

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography gives the fol- 
lowing account of W. S. SuUivant's career: 

William Starhng Sullivant, botanist, was bom at Franklinton, 
Ohio, Jan. 15, 1803. His father, who was a Virginian by birth, 
was one of the government surveyors of that part of the Northwest 
Territory set off as the State of Ohio and purchased there a tract 
of land sixty-five square miles in extent, on which he settled. His 
mother was a sister of Lyne Starhng, founder and benefactor of 
Columbus. 

Wilham SuUivant's life, until he was old enough to leave home, 
being spent on the frontier, was one of severe manual labor. After 
a course of study in a private school in Kentucky, he was placed 
in Ohio University at Athens, but left it to enter Yale College, 
where he was graduated in 1823. 

He intended to fit himself for a professional career but the 
death of his father obliged him to return to take charge of the 
mills, lands, and the other property belonging to the family. 
Having already acquired some knowledge of surveying when ac- 
companying his father on some of his expeditions, he now found 
it of great use. His excellent business talent was displayed in the 
affairs of the Ohio Stage Company, which transported the army 
of early settlers before the introduction of the railway, and as a 
director and for a time president of the Clinton Bank. 

i\Ir. Sullivant had natural gifts as a draughtsman and was 
an accurate observer, and in these respects, if in no others, was 



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well fitted to be a student of natural history; yet he was nearly 
thirty years of age before he turned his attention in that direction. 

Through his brother Joseph, who had acquired considerable 
knowledge of botany, conchology, and ornithology, he became in- 
terested in birds and plants, especially the latter, and began to 
make especial study of the flora of the central part of Oiilo. 
Li 1840 he published a pamphlet entitled " A Catalogue of 
Plants, Native and Naturahzed, in the vicinity of Columbus, 
Ohio." The mosses now began to absorb his attention and in 
1843 he made a collecting tour of the Alleghanies, from Marj-land 
to Georgia. 

His first work on cryptogamic botany, which appeared in 
1845, consisted of two volumes, printed for private distribution, 
bearing the title " ^Musci Allcghaniensis " and contained beautifully 
mounted specimens of real plants. In 1846 and 1849 appeared in 
two parts his " Contributions to the Bryology and Hepaticology 
of North America," each illustrated with plates from drawings 
made by the author and engraved at his own expense. 

To the second edition of *' Gray's Manual of the Botany of the 
Northern United States," he contributed an account of the musci 
and hepaticjE of the region, with a number of finely executed plates 
after his own drawings. A separate edition of this part of the 
" JIanual," beautifully printed, appeared in 1856 under the title 
" The Musci and Hcpatica' of the I'nited States, East of the Mis- 
sissippi River." In 1848 he associated himself with the Swiss 
botanist, Leo Lesquereux, who later made careful explorations 
in the mountains of the southern states and they collaborated in 
preparing (1856) " Musci Boracli American! Exsiccati." 

This, like the " Musci Allcghaniensis," was illustrated with 
pressed specimens, and onl}' 56 copies were issued, the whole 
expense being borne by Mr. SuUivant, who generously gave his 
associate the entire profits of the sales. The mosses collected 
in Cuba by Charles Wright were examined by him, and " Musci 
Cubensis," a work similar in plan to the one just named, appeared 
in 1861. 

Two years before he had published a volume on the mosses 
collected by the Wilkes exploring expedition to the South Pacific 

His chief work, the " Iconcs Muscorum," was published in 1864. 
It contains 129 copper plates, executed at great expense, repre- 
senting " most of those mosses peculiar to eastern North America 
which have not been heretofore figured." A supplementary volume 
was begun, but Mr. Sullivant died before its completion. 

In 1865 a large collection of the " ^lusci Boreali Anicricani "ap- 
peared, cataloguing between five hundred and six hundred species. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 



The mosses collected in Venezuela by Fendler were examined by 
him, those collected during Whipple's Pacific railroad survey were 
described by him in the fourth volume of the Pacific Railway Re- 
ports, and an elaborate account of those found during Commodore 
John Rodger's Pacific .exploring expedition was prepared, but has 
never been pubhshed. 

Coe Austin, another authority on mosses, who published in 
1870 a work entitled " Musci Appalachiani," was indebted to Mr. 
Sullivant for aid in examining liis collection and for pecuniary 
help in publishing. 

It was Mr. Sullivant's habit to cheerfully give assistance to 
any one who came to him for information, and in one instance he 
did a large part of the work for a catalogue of mosses, but was 
given no credit for it. At the time of his death, he was about to 
prepare a " Species !Muscorum or Manual of the Slosses of the 
Whole United States." 

He was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences in 18:15 and belonged to other scientific bodies in this 
country and in Europe, where his name and works were held in 
esteem. 

In 1864 the honorary degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him 
by Kenyon College, a less valued honor, probably, than that of 
having his name bestowed upon a rare species of saxifrage, as it 
was by Torrey and Gray. The latter, who was Mr. Sullivant's 
correspondent for nearly forty years, wrote of him as follows: 
" His works have laid such a broad and complete foundation for the 
study of bryology in this country and are of such recognized 
importance everywhere, that they must always be of classical 
authority." 

The friendship existing between these two botanists may have 
influenced Mr. Sullivant to bequeath his collections and prepara- 
tions of mosses and his books on bryology to the Gray herbarium 
of Harvard University. His other collections and the remainder 
of his books were divided between the State Scientific and Agri- 
cultural College and the Starling Medical College, both of Colum- 
bus. He died near Columbus April 30, 1873. 

Cliild by first marriage: 

167 tjane Marshall Sullivant, b. Dec. 11, 1824; m. Robert E. 

Neil. 
Children by second marriage: 

168 Lucas Sullivant, b. Nov. 29, 1836; d. Feb. 21, 1838. 

169 t Eliza G. Sullivant, b. Aug. 24, 1838; m. Andrew D. 

Rogers. 



1074 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

170 William StarHng Sullivant, b. July 22, 1841 ; d. Sept. 26, 

1865. 

171 Edniund Gray SuUivant, b. June 9, 1844; d. Mar. 31, 

1867. 

172 Harry Sullivant, b. Aug. 10, 1846; d. Feb. 21, 1849. 

173 Emma Sullivant, b. May 10, 1848. 
Children by third marriage: 

174 Caroline Louisa Sullivant, b. Nov. 2, 1852. 

175 Thomas Starling Sullivant, b. Nov. 4, 1854; a well-known 

cartoonist in New York City. 

176 Jacob Sutton Sullivant, b. Sept. 4, 1858. 

177 Allen Sullivant, b. Oct. 16, 1860. 

178 Edith SulUvant, b. Feb. 22, 1863. 

179 Roderic Gordon SuUivant, b. Mar. 4, 1865. 

44 MICHAEL LUCAS SULLIVANT (brother of the above), 
h. in Frankhnton, Ohio, Aug. 6, 1807; m. 1st, June 27, 1827, 
Sarah Lapsley McDowell, b. Feb. 24, 1808, dau. of Col. Joseph 
McDowell of Danville, Ky., who d. Dec. 12, 1844 ; m. 2d, Oct. 10, 
1854, Fanny Willes, b. June 22, 1832, dau. of Luther and Fanny 
(Willey) Willes of Bedford, Ohio. 

Mr. Sullivant was one of the greatest farmers of the nineteenth 
century. He inherited a portion of his father's extensive property 
in Franklin Co., Ohio. He was one of the originators of the Ohio 
State Board of Agriculture and was president and for several 
years a member. About 1854 he visited Illinois and purchased 
over 80,000 acres of Government land there. Disposing of his 
Oliio farm he removed to liis new property, which he named Broad- 
lands and wliich he proceeded to develop. After a number of years 
he sold this estate for something hke a quarter of a million dollars 
and settled permanently upon his famous farm of Bur Oaks, of 
40,000 acres, located in Ford and Livingston counties. 111., about 
100 miles from Chicago. 

Mr. Sullivant's farm was at the time the largest in the world 
and upon it he cmploj^ed a small army of laborers, exercising the 
most advanced methods and utilizing all the latest labor saving 
agricultural machinery. Thousands of acres were planted to corn 
which served to feed the many full-blooded cattle of which he was 
an extensive breeder. An account of this famous estate was 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1075 

printed in Harper's Weekly, Sept., 1871, and a book entitled " A 
Good Investment, a Tale of the Upper Ohio," was issued by 
Harper's in 1872, describing the property and methods. 
Childi-en by first marriage: 

180 Lucas Sullivant, b. Apr. 28, 1828; d. Aug. 15, 1829. 

181 Sally Sulhvant, b. Nov. 17, 1829 ; d. Sept. 5, 1830. 

182 t James McDowell Sullivant, b. Feb. 22, 1832; m. Mary 

Allen. 

183 tAnne Maria Sullivant, b. Feb. 20, 1834; m. Edmund L. 

Davison (No. 60, q. v.). 

184 Michael Lucas Sullivant, b. Dec. 20, 1835; d. Dec. 5, 

1837. 

185 Sarah McDowell Sullivant, b. Mar. 15, 1837. 

186 tLucy Jane Sullivant, b. Feb. 10, 1839; m. William 

Hopkins. 

187 Mary Starling Sullivant, b. May 12, 1841 ; d. July, 1841. 

188 Magdalen McDowell SuUivant, b. Nov. 14, 1842; d. Sept. 

15, 1843. 

190 Infant son, b. and d. Dec. 12, 1844. 
Children by second marriage: 

191 Willes Sullivant, b. July 12, 1855 ; d. July 5, 1856. 

192 Michael Lucas Sullivant, b. Nov. 22, 1857. 

193 Roderic Francis Sulhvant, b. Dec. 12, 1859; d. Aug. 14, 

1860. 

194 A daughter, b. Aug. 29, 1862 ; d. Sept. 18, 1862. 

195 Genevieve Sullivant, b. May 16, 1865. 

196 Fanny Sullivant, b. June 12, 1867. 

45 JOSEPH SULLIVANT {brother of the above), b. Dec. 3, 
1809 ; m. 1st, June 17, 1830, Margaret Irvin McDowell, b. in 1810, 
dau. of Col. Joseph McDowell, M.D., of Danville, Ky., who d. June 
1, 1831 ; m. 2d, Nov. 6, 1832, Mary Ehza Brashear, b. Mar. 6, 
1814, who d. tian. 8, 1850; m. 3d, Dec. 8, 1852, Elizabeth Under- 
bill, b. Oct. 20, 1834, dau. of John and Rebecca (Underbill) 
Underbill. Joseph Sullivant was graduated at Center College. Ky., 
in 1828. He devoted his life to the study of natural science. Was 
appointed by the Legislature of Ohio one of the corporators of the 
Philosophical and Historical Society of Ohio and was its corre- 
sponding secretary and curator for several years. He was a mem- 
ber of the American Scientific Association, the State Board of 



1076 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Agriculture, a trustee of the Starling Medical College, of the Ohio 
State University, the Green Lawn Cemetery Association, and was 
for twenty years a member of the School Board of Columbus. 
He was president of the Board of Trustees of Starling Medical 
College for 1873, succeeding his brother WiUiam, until the time of 
his death. He devoted some time to genealogical research and 
was the author of the " Family Memorial " devoted to the record 
of the Starhng Family and its descendants through its female 
lines. He resided all his life at Columbus, where he d. in 1882. 
Cliild by first marriage: 

197 tMargaret Irvin Sulhvant, b. May 27, 1831; m. Gen. 

Henry B. Carrington. 
Children by second marriage: 

198 tLucy M. SuUivant, b. Dec. 10, 1833; m. Gen. James A. 

Wilcox. 

199 tPameha B. Sullivant, b. Feb. 24, 1836; m. Robert S. 

Neil. 

200 tLucas Sulhvant, b. Aug. 22, 1838; m. Clementina 

Dawson. 

201 Lyne Starhng Sulhvant, b. Nov. 21, 1841. 

202 Mary Ehza Sullivant, b. July 7, 1844 ; m. R. C. Hoffman. 

203 Joseph Arthur Sulhvant, b. Feb. 18, 1847. 
Cliildren by third marriage: 

204 Lily SuUivant, b. Dec. 28, 1853. 

205 Jane Davison Sullivant, b. Mar. 3, 1856. 

206 Bessie Sullivant, b. Jan. 12, 1860. 

47 GEN. LYNE STARLING (William, William, WiUiam), b. 
Mar. 31, 1806; m. Mar. 25, 1835, IMarie Antoinette Hensley, b. 
Apr. 29, 1811, of Frankfort, Ky. Mr. Starhng went to Columbus, 
Ohio, in 1830 and was admitted to the bar; was appointed clerk 
of the Supreme Court, Court of Common Pleas, and Court of 
Bank, which office he resigned after several years. 

He removed to New York Cit}' and engaged in the wholesale 
mercantile trade for some years, then went to Illinois and pur- 
chased a large tract of land on which he lived for a time, then 
returned to Kentucky. 

He soon after joined the Union army and was chosen chief of 
staff under Gen. Crittenden. He served with distinction tlirough- 
out the war and was promoted to the rank of general. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF \TIIGINIA 1077 

He removed to Arkansas and became a cotton planter at 
" Sunnyside," subsequently removing across the river to Green- 
ville, Miss., where he d. 

Children : 

207 Benjamin Henslcy Starling, b. Jan. 3, 1836; d. July 14, 

1837. 

208 Mary McDowell Starhng, b. Jan. 11, 1837; d. Oct. 13, 

1838. 

209 William Starhng, b. in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 25, 1839; 

unm. Mr. Starling was an officer in the Union army 
during the Civil War; a member of the Loyal 
Legion. He graduated from New York University 
in 1856 (A.M. and C.E.), and became during his 
latter years the chief engineer of the Mississippi 
levee district with residence at Greenville, Miss. He 
was a member of the American Society of Civil En- 
gineers, Institution of Civil Engineers of Great 
Britain, etc., and a very prominent member of the 
Masonic order, having been Grand High Priest, 
Grand Commander, Knights Templar, and Grand 
Master Mason of Mississippi at the time of his death. 
He was the author of " The Improvement of the 
Mississippi River," " Some Notes on the Holland 
Dikes," " The Discharge of the Mississippi River," 
" The Floods of the Mississippi River," etc. He d. 
in 1900. 

210 tElizabeth Prudence Starling, b. May 22, 1841; m. Robert 

Pepper. 

211 SuUivant Starling, b. Feb. 25, 1843; d. Feb. 19, 1849. 

212 Marie Starling, b. Nov. 22, 1845; d. Feb. 25, 1856. 

213 tLyne Starhng, b. Aug. 23, 1848; m. Kate C. Watson. 

214 Charles Hensley Starhng, b. Jan. 3, 1851 ; a graduate 

of Yale; lives at Greenville, Miss. 

215 Laura Pugh Starling, b. Nov. 11, 1854. 

48 COL. SAMUEL McDOWELL STARLING (brother of the 
above), b. Sept. 19, 1807; m. Sept. 29, 1831, Ehzabeth Lewis, b, 
Nov. 11, 1813, dau. of Gabriel and Mary (Bibb) Lewis; Gabriel b. 
Sept. 16, 1775, grandson of Fielding, who m. 1st, Kate, dau. of 
Warner Washington ; 2d, Betty, sister of Gen. George Washing- 
ton. 

Col. Starling, better known as Capt. Sam. Starling of Hop- 
kinsville, was an officer of distinction in the Civil War. He was in 



1078 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

several battles and at Perryville, after the death of Gen. James S. 
Jackson, took charge of his division; was a cavalry officer with 
Shackleford in his famous pursuit of John Morgan through 
Indiana and Ohio and was a participant in the capture of his forces 
at Bluffington, on the Ohio River ; served on Gen. Judah's staff 
and in various positions. 
Children : 

216 Mary Starhng, b. June 29, 1832; m. Apr. 23, 1861, 

W. R. Payne, b. Dec. 15, 1830; d. Apr. 28, 1861. 
She resided at Hopkinsville, Ky. 

217 tLewis Starhng, b. Nov. 20, 1833; m. Virginia Duffield. 

218 tThomas Starhng, b. Sept. 22, 1835; m. Nannie Killebrew. 

219 George Starling, b. June 17, 1837. 

220 Fielding Starling, b. Mar. 21, 1839; was a lieutenant in 

8th Regt., Ky. Cavalry, U. S. army, during the Civil 
War, and d. at Russellville, Ky., in 1863. 

221 Anne Irvin Starhng, b. Apr. 25, 1842. 

49 SUSANNA JANE STARLING (sister of the above), b. at 
Harrodsburg, Ky., July 27, 1809 ; m. Nov. 1, 1826, Willis Lov- 
ing, b. at Lovington, Nelson Co., Va., in 1798, a merchant at 
Russellville, Ky. She d. Apr. 29, 1835. He d. at Russellville, 
May 27, 1836. 
Children : 

222 t^tarling Loving, b. Nov. 23, 1829; m. 1st, Margaret D. 

Noble, 2d, Anna F. Hurlburt. 

223 tWilham Loving, b. Apr. 8, 1830; m. Susan E. Wharton. 

224 Marie Loving, b. in 1835 ; d. in infancy. 

60 ANNA IRVIN STARLING (sister of the above), b. Nov. 
17, 1810; m. June 13, 1836, Dr. Francis Carter, b. in Kingston, 
Ireland, Aug. 16, 1812, 2d son of INIaj. Gen. Carter of the British 
army. ]\Ir. Carter was a graduate of King's College, Dublin, de- 
grees of jM.A. and M.D. He came to America in 1835 and settled 
at Hillsboro, Ohio ; became a physician in Columbus in 1844, 
where he remained until his death. He was a professor in the Star- 
ling Medical College and a trustee of the institution. Mrs. Anna 
Carter d. Nov. 15, 1840. He m. 2d, Margaret Reed of Spring- 
field, Ky., 3d, Isabella Espy of Colunilius, who survived him. His 
issue by liis second marriage were: Mrs. Henry Wood of Engle- 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1079 

wood, N. J., Mrs. Stanley Thomas of Fremont, Ohio, and Mrs. 
S. C. Norton of Columbus. He d. in Columbus, Feb. 26, 1881. 
Child: 

225 Mary Carter, b. June 2, 1840; m. Apr. 27, 1865, Joseph 

I. Landis, a lawyer of Hopkinsville, Ky., b. Jan. 3, 
1836. No issue. 

61 MARIA STARLING (sister of the above), h. Nov. 21, 1813 ; 
m. June 16, 1835, Benjamin Campbell, b. Sept. 15, 1811, a mer- 
chant of Hopkinsville, Ky. 

Children : 

226 'Edward Starling Campbell, b. Aug. 9, 1840; m. Fanny 

Long. 

227 Lucy Campbell, b. Sept. 23, 1842. 

228 tMary Campbell, b. Feb. 7, 1845; m. Milton Grant. 

229 Lyne Campbell, b. Oct. 22, 1847. 

230 Betty Campbell, b. Sept. 6, 1850. 

62 LUCY TODD STARLING (sister of the above), h. Sept. 10, 
1815; m. Oct. 27, 1840, William S. Davison (No. 56), b. May 5, 
1814, son of Elias and Jane (Starling) Davison. She d. June 25, 
1855 ; he d. Aug. 25, 1856. 

Children : 

231 William Starling Davison, b. Mar. 26, 1842 ; d. Mar. 27, 

1842. 

232 EHas Davison, b. Aug. 9, 1845. 

233 Lyne Davison, b. June 8, 1848. 

234 t]\Iargaret Davison, b. June 24, 1850; m. Simon Peters. 

235 tLucy Davison, b. Mar. 27, 1853; m. H. G. Lichhoust. 

236 t William S. Davison, b. June 24, 1855; m. Nellie Jesup. 

53 WILLIAM STARLING (brother of the above), b. July 19, 
1817; m. June 23, 1853, Marianna McCarroll, b. May 1, 1820, 
dau. of Dr. John McCarroll, a native of Maryland. William Star- 
ling was a merchant, first in Columbus, Ohio, then removed to New 
York City, eventually to Hopkinsville, Ky. He saw some service 
in the Union army during the War of the Rebellion. He d. May 
31, 1870. She d. Oct. 22, 1884. 
Children : 

237 tJolin Madison Starling, b. Apr. 6, 1854; m. Jennie 

Mercer. 



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THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



238 tEdmund Alexander Starling, b. Oct. 5, 1855; m. Maniie 

Gallagher. 

54 COL. EDMUND ALEXANDER STARLING (brother of 
the above), b. Nov. 22, 1826; m. June 4, 1872, Annie Leslie Mc- 
Carroll, dau. of Dr. John McCarroll. Mr. Starling was a mer- 
chant in New York until the commencement of the Rebellion. He 
became a colonel in the 35th Regt., Kentucky Vols, of the Union 
army, and served throughout the war ; then settled at Hopkinsville, 
Ky. E. A. Starling, while speaking at Crofton, Ky., in a cam- 
paign for the election of sheriff of Christian Co., for which he was 
the candidate, was shot and mortally wounded June 2, 1880. 
Children : 

239 Guy Starling, b. May 4, 18T3; residence, Hopkinsville; 

unm. 
239a Edmund William Starling, b. Oct. 5, 1875; unm. 
2396 Anne Starling, b. Dec, 1877; unm. 
239c Mary Graeme Starling, b. June 2, 1880; unm. 
58 SUSANNA JANE DAVISON (Jane, William, WiUiam), 
h. July 25, 1820; m. May 30, 1843, James R. Hughes, and d. 
Mar. 25, 1846. 
Child: 

240 Ehas Hughes, b. Feb. 17, 1846; d. Nov. 8, 1853. 

60 EDMUND LYNE DAVISON (brother of the above), b. 
June 12, 1823; m. Nov. 14, 1843, Mary Cameron Stites (No. 
108), b. Dec. 19, 1823, dau. of Samuel and Rebecca B. (Holloway) 
Stites, who d. Feb. 29, 1852; m. 2d, June 1, 1854, Anne Maria 
SuUivant (No. 183), b. Feb. 20, 1834, dau. of Michael L. and 
Sarah L. (McDowell) Sullivan t. 

Mr. Davison was a farmer, a breeder of fine cattle and a 
business man at Springfield, Ky., where he had a large estate called 
Warland. 

Children by first marriage: 

241 tSusanna Starling Davison, b. Apr. 10, 1846; m. James 

S. Ray. 

242 Rebecca Stites Davison, b. Jan. 28, 1849; d. Sept. 20, 

1851. 

243 Samuel Stites Davison, b. Sept. 10, 1850; d. July 21, 



1851. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1081 

Children by second marriage: 

244 Sarah SuUivant Da\'ison, b. Mar. 20, 1855. 

245 Lucy Jane Davison, b. Dec. 11, 1856. 

246 Edmund Lyne Davison, b. Nov. 14, 1858; d. Dec. 29, 

1859. 

247 Michael Sullivant Davison, b. Nov. 4, 1860. 

248 Eleanor Calhoun Davison, b. Aug. 20, 1862. 

249 Edmund Lyne Davison, b. Aug. 21, 1866. 

63 ANN McDowell {Lucy, William, William), h. Oct. 25, 
1810; m. in 1828 John Winston Price, b. Sept. 4, 1804, son of 
Joseph Farrell and Eliza Farrell (Winston) Price. Mr. Price 
studied law in the office of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the 
United States Supreme Court; removed to Columbus, Ohio, in 
1827, and shortly after settled at Hillsboro, Ohio. He was chosen 
president judge of the Circuit Court of Common Pleas; d. at 
Hillsboro, Mar. 4, 1865. 
Children : 

250 tEliza Winston Price, b. Oct. 24, 1831 ; m. James O'Hara. 

251 Lyne Starling Price, b. in Dec, 1833 ; d. in 1857- 

252 Lucy Bell Price, b. in June, 1836; d. in Oct., 1844. 

253 Joseph Farrell Price, b. in :\Iar., 1839; d. in Sept., 1839. 

254 t Annie McDowell Price, b. Oct. 11, 1840; m. Albert H. 

Childs. 

255 John Winston Price, b. in Apr., 1842 ; d. in Mar., 1843. 

256 t Cornelia Dabney Price, b. Aug. 23, 1844; m. Jacob 

Pugsley. 

257 Ellen Price, b. July 5, 1847. 

258 Kate Winston Price, b. Nov. 29, 1850. 

259 Overton Starling Price, b. June 16, 1852. 

66 JANE McDowell (sister of the above), h. Apr. 22, 1820 ; 
m. Nov. 26, 1837, John Armstrong Smith, b. Sept. 23, 1814, son 
of John and Sarah (Wadman) Smith of Hillsboro, Ohio. J. A. 
Smith was a lawyer at Hillsboro in partnership with his brother- 
in-law John W. Price. He was twice elected to the Ohio Legis- 
lature and in 1850 to the State Constitutional Convention; 
was twice elected to Congress and was a member of the second 
Constitutional Convention for Ohio, held in 1874. 
Children : 

260 John Adair Smith, b. Sept. 6, 1838 ; d. Sept. 30, 1839. 



1082 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

261 t James Wadman Smith, b. Apr. 2, 1840; m. Lucy J. 

Reamey (No. 161, q. v.). 

262 Sarah Wadman Smith, b. May 25, 1843 ; d. Oct. 15, 1855. 

263 WiUiam McDowell Smith, b. July 26, 1845 ; d. May 23, 

1846. 

264 Lyne Starling Smith, b. Sept. 23, 1847; graduated at 

Kenyon College ; a lawyer. 

265 Irvin jNIcDowell Smith, b. Apr. 6, 1862. 

68 LYNE STARLING (Edmund, WiUiam, WiUiam), b. Aug. 
23, 1818; m. 1st, July 18, 1839, ^Marion Dillon, who d. Jan. 20, 
1841 ; m. 2d, June 30, 1843, Anna B. Walker, b. May 8, 1826, 
who d. Nov. 13, 1844; m. 3d, Apr. 29, 1846, Mary F. Alhson. 
He d. Nov. 25, 1851. 

Child by first marriage: 

266 tEdmund Lyne Starling, b. May 9, 1840; m. Mary B. 

Stewart. 
Child by third marriage: 

267 Ann Maria Starhng, b. Jan. 26, 1849; d. Nov. 22, 1865. 
70 SARAH CARNEAL STARLING (sister of the above), h. 
Feb. 11, 1823; m. Apr. 23, 1859, Henry Lyne. 

Children : 

268 George Lyne, b. Sept. 20, 1849. 

269 William Starling Lyne, b. Jan. 7, 1853. 

270 Susanna Starhng Lyne, b. Feb. 25, 1855. 

271 James Lyne, b. Aug. 16, 1858 ; d. Jan. 17, 1859. 

110 RICHARD STITES (^Rebecca HoUoway, Anne, WiUiam, 
WiUiam), b. Aug. 3, 1832 ; m. Dec. 23, 1857, Ann Mary Hopkins, 
b. Oct. 17, 1837. 
Children : 

272 Samuel Stites, b. Jan. 14, 1859 ; m. in Mar., 1884, Emma 

Sims, and have one son, Richard, b. in July, 1885. 

274 Lucy Hamilton Stites, b. Sept. 15, I860; d. July 27, 

1862. 

275 WiUiam Hopkins Stites, b. June 3, 1862; m. Oct. 21, 

1896, Bertha Hall, b. Julv 5, 1873; d. Feb. 10, 
1907; one son, Samuel, b. June 27, 1897. 

277 'Mary Cameron Stites, b. July 3, 1864; m. Ingram 

'Crockett. 

278 Richard Stites, b. Mar. 11, 1870; unm. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1083 

279 Hamilton Stites, b. Nov. 29, 1872; m. Jan. 20, 1897, 
Lucille Soaper, b. June 3, 1876; one dau. Sophia T., 
b. Dec. 18, 1897. 

112 REBECCA HOLLOWAY STITES (sister of the above), 
b. Nov. 18, 1835; m. Feb. 15, 1869, William S. Elam, b. Mar. 7, 
1818, a farmer in Henderson Co., Ky., who d. Aug. 23, 1883. 
Children : 

281 Annie Dupree Elam, b. Jan. 21, 1874; m. Dec. 15, 1898, 

Dr. Hodge Yeaman, b. in June, 1872. No issue. 

282 tWilHam S. Elam, b. Mar. 25, 1875; m. CaUie Schcamp. 

283 Lucy Francis Elam, d. unm., Mar. 8, 1895. 

114 LUCY FRANCES STITES (sister of the above), h. Mar. 
28, 1842 ; m. May 15, 1862, James R. Barrett, b. Dec. 16, 1841. 
She d. June 6, 1803; he m. 2d, Nov. 1, 1905, Ella B. Clore. 
Children : 

284 Samuel Stites Barrett, b. Sept. 8, 1864 ; d. Jan. 19, 1865. 

285 Henry Pendleton Barrett, b. Sept. 2, 1865 ; m. June 5, 

1901, Marian Worsham, b. Dec. 29, 1879. 

286 Susan Rankin Barrett, b. Dec. 31, 1869; m. Apr. 20, 

1898, Dr. Samuel Grant, and have one dau. : Lucy 
Barrett, b. Nov. 1, 1900. 

117 WILLIAM STARLING HOLLOWAY (John Hollowmj, 
Anne, William, William), b. Sept. 27, 1843; m. Nov. 17, 1887, 
Mary Williams. 

Children : 

288 Harnden Sidney Holloway, b. Nov. 16, 1888. 

289 Starling Holloway, b. Mar. 11, 1892. 

290 IVIary Finley Holloway, b. Feb. 8, 1898. 

291 Clara Louise Holloway, b. Oct. 12, 1900. 

118 NANNIE R. HOLLOWAY (sister of the above), b. Nov. 
25, 1845; m. Oct. 6, 1868, Fulerton B. Cromwell, b. Sept. 22, 
1835. 

Children : 

292 Laura Cromwell. 

293 Curtis Cromwell. 

294 Sarah Cromwell. 

295 Sophia Cromwell. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



296 James Cromwell. 

297 Marv L. Cromwell. 

298 Rebe'cca Cromwell. 

299 Fulerton Cromwell. 

300 Alice Dixon Cromwell. 

119 EDMUND STARLING HOLLOWAY (brother of the 
above), b. Mar. 10, 1848; m. Mar. 19, 1877, Mary Bransford 
Mayo, descendant of the Mayos of A'irginia. He is treasurer of 
the city gas and electric plants of Henderson, Ky. 
Children : 

301 John Gordon Holloway, b. June 5, 1878; a locomotive 

engineer on the L. & N. R. R. 

302 ]\Iavo Holloway, b. Nov. 20, 1879. 

303 Margaret Bridewell Holloway, b. Aug. 28, 1881 ; d. in 

infancy. 

304 Ben Barrett Holloway, b. Jan. 11, 1884. 

305 Laura Mayo HoUoway, b. Feb. 16, 1887. 

121 LOUISE ADDISON HOLLOWAY (sister of the above), 
h. June 10, 1852; m. Oct. 5, 1875, Lucius Powhatan Little. She 
d. Mar. 4, 1887. 
Children : 

306 Elizabeth Elloise Little, b. Oct. 3, 1876. 

307 John Gordon Holloway Little, b. July 2, 1879 ; d. Dec. 3, 

1887. 

308 William Starling Little, b. July 9, 1881. 

309 Laura Simmons Little, b. June 11, 1883. 

310 Louise Addison Little, b. Oct. 3, 1885 ; d. Feb. 18, 1891. 

124 MARY TURPIN HOLLOWAY (sister of the above), 
h. May 1, 1858 ; m. Sept. 23, 1880, Judge Joseph McCarroll. 
Children: 

311 Ann McCarroll, b. July 8, 1881 ; d. Aug. 23, 1884. 

312 John Holloway McCarroll, b. July 14, 1883; d. Oct. 15, 

1902. 

313 Charles McCarroll, b. Mar. 8, 1885. 

314 Joseph McCarroll, b. Apr. 8, 1887. 

315 Bascom McCarroll, b. Mar. 30, 1890; d. Apr. 1, 1892. 

316 Robert Holloway ]\IcCarroll, b. Jan. 28, 1892. 

317 Graeme McCarroll, b. Mar. 8, 1894; d. Nov. 12, 1894. 

318 William Starhng McCarroll, b. Oct. 28, 1895. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1085 

127 GEORGE GALE {Lucy Holloway, Anne, William, Wil- 
liam), b. Feb. 17, 1841; m. Mar. 8, 1860, Rosa E. Woodruff, 
b. Sept. 15, 1841. He d. Dec. 29, 1870. 
Children : 

319 Lizzie Gale, b. Jan. 25, 1861 ; d. unm. 

320 Lucy Ann Gale, b. Aug. 15, 1862; d. Sept. 18, 1862. 

321 tAnn Maria Gale, b. Aug. 8, 1863; m. Dan Rudy. 

322 Edward Atkinson Gale, b. July 29, 1865; d. unm. 

323 John Alves Gale, b. Aug. 13, 1867 ; d. Dec. 25, 1869. 

324 Rebecca Stites Gale, b. Aug. 20, 1869 ; m. Nov. 20, 1889, 

Jesse Baskett, b. Sept. 2, 1867 ; no issue. 

129 EDWARD ATKINSON {half -brother of the above), b. 
Mar. 4, 1847 ; m. Sept. 5, 1866, Nannie W. Letcher, b. Feb. 20, 
1846. 

Children : 

325 Hugh Letcher Atkinson, b. July 6, 1869; m. Elizabeth 

Bonner; one dau., Elizabeth, b. in 1905. 

327 George Atkinson, b. June 6, 1871 ; d. Dec. 16, 1872. 

328 Edward Atkinson, b. Mar. 16, 1873; unm. 

329 Nina Atkinson, m. J. Hall Taylor, and has: Edward, b. 

in 1904, and James Letcher Hall, b. in 1906. 

332 Lucy Atkinson, d. aged 15 years. 

333 Embry Atkinson, b. in 1888. 

130 JOHN HOLLOWAY MARSHALL {Sarah Holloway, 
Anne, William, William), b. July 7, 1826; m. Oct. 26, 1848, 
Martha E. Hopkins, b. May 26, 1829. 

Children : 

334 William J. Marshall, b. Oct. 18, 1849. 

335 John L. Marshall, b. July 29, 1854; d. Feb. 18, 1855. 

336 Lucy G. Marshall (twin with above), d. Feb. 24, 1855. 

337 James B. Marshall, b. Jan. 4, 1856. 

338 Nannie Marie Marshall, b. Sept. 22, 1858. 

339 John H. Marshall, b. Feb. 18, 1861. 

340 Samuel H. Marshall, b. Nov. 28, 1863. 

341 Lyne Holloway Marshall, b. Apr. 10, 1866. 

342 Harry Johnson Marshall, b. May 6, 1870. 

131 WILLIAM J. MARSHALL {brother of the above), b. 
Dec. 26, 1827 ; m. Feb. 22, 1853, Lucy F. Posey, b. Sept. 17, 
1834, dau. of Wilham T. Posey and granddau. of Gen, Thomas 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Posev, an officer who served under Wasliington in tlie Revolution. 
]Mr. Marshall was a banker at Henderson, Ky. 
Children : 

343 Posev Marshall, b. Dec. 29, 18.53. 

3U William J. Marshall, b. May 11, 1856. 

345 Ehza Dixon Marshall, b. Dec. 14, 1857. 

346 Starling Marshall, b. Dec. 9, 1859. 

347 Thomas Posey Marshall, b. Aug. 31, 1861 ; d. Aug. 14, 

1865. 

348 Annie Beatty Marshall, b. Nov. 22, 1864. 

349 George Dixon Marshall, b. Apr. 10, 1866; d. Apr. 15, 

1866. 

350 Henry Dixon Marshall, b. July 21, 1868; d. June 2, 

i869. 

351 Sarah Virginia Marshall, b. Dec. 12, 1869. 

352 Stewart Oxley Marshall, b. Nov. 24, 1870. 

353 Leonard Lyne Marshall, b. Jan. 11, 1874. 

135 LUCY ANN MARSHALL {sister of the above), b. (post- 
humous) May 5, 1836; m. Feb. 1, 1855, Leonard H. Lyne, b. 
Jan. 6, 1826. She d. Dec. 6, 1860. 

Children : 

354 SaUie Marshall Lvne, b. July 15, 1856; d. Apr. 22, 

1865. 

355 Nannie Marshall Lj-ne, b. Feb. 6, 1859; m. Josiah B. 

Letcher; had one child, LjTie, who m. in June, 1902, 
John Spargar. 

136 SARAH LYNE TA\XOR (half-sister of the above), b. 
Nov. 15, 1838; m. Oct. 30, 1862, John W. Posey, b. Apr. 22, 
1837, son of Wilham T. Posej', brother of Lucj' F., who ra. 
William J. Marshall, above. 

Children : 

357 Nannie Lvne Posey, b. Sept. 19, 1863; d. Oct. 26, 1864. 

358 Ehza Posey, b. Nov. 12, 1865; d. Feb. 9, 1873. 

359 George M."Posey, b. May 30, 1867. 

360 Sallic L. Posey, "b. Dec. 25, 1868. 

361 John L. Posey, b. Nov. 10, 1869; d. Nov. 30, 1869. 

362 William Thornton Posey, b. Oct. 3, 1871. 

363 James Posey, b. Sept. 21, 1873. 

142 COL. JAMES HILLYER HOLLOWAY (William Hollo- 
way, Anne, WUUam, WUUam), b. in Henderson, Ky., Feb. 1, 1835; 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1087 

m. Apr. 19, 1864, Uarj Elliott Williams, b. July 17, 1843, dau. 
of the Hon. Gen. John S. Williams of Clark Co., Ky., U. S. Sen- 
ator ; an officer of the Mexican War and of the Confederate army 
and an officer on the staff of the Russian commander-in-cliief in 
the Crimean War. 

James H. Holloway raised a company of infantry for the Fed- 
eral army at the outbreak of the RebeUion, which took part in 
the Ft. Donaldson and Shiloh battles and being much reduced 
in numbers was consolidated with another company, whereupon 
Capt. Holloway resigned and raised a battalion of four companies 
of cavalry and joined the 8th Ky. Cavalry as major and in Sept., 
1863, was mustered out as lieutenant colonel. He saw much ser- 
vice for two years of the war and followed Gen. John Morgan 
and his raiders through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, and was in 
charge at Bluffington Island, when he captured one regiment and 
many other soldiers of Morgan's command. He served one term 
in the Senate of Kentucky. He removed from Clark Co., to near 
Winchester, Ky., in 1865, where he has since been a farmer. 
Children : 

364 tMary Anne Holloway, b. Mar. 8, 1865; m. T. W. L. 

Van Meter. 

365 Patton Harrison Holloway, b. In Clark Co., Feb. 3, 1867 ; 

unm. 

366 EHzabeth Holloway, b. Feb. 9, 1869; d. in Clark Co., 

in 1885. 

367 John Stuart Wilhams Holloway, b. Apr. 27, 1871 ; m. 

in Oct., 1906, Anne Fulton, of Newark, Ohio. A 
lawyer and farmer. 

368 James Hillyer Holloway, b. June 21, 1873; a surgeon 

in the U. S. Navy. 

143 ANNE STARLING HOLLOWAY (sister of the above), 
b. Apr. 26, 1837; m. Nov. 26, 1861, Dr. Pinkney Thompson, b. 
Apr. 15, 1828. He d. Apr. 11, 1897; she d. Dec. 28, 1901, 
Children : 

369 Starling Holloway Thompson, b. Apr. 8, 1863; m. May 

15, 1901, Susan Sneed, b. Mar. 27, 1874. 

370 Lizzie R. Thompson, b. June 5, 1865; d. July 11, 1866. 

371 Wilham Irving Thompson, b. July 17, 1867; unm. 



1088 THE STERLING GENE-\LOGY 

lU JULIETTE TAPSCOTT HOLLOWAY {sister of the 
above), b. Sept. 21, 1838; m. Nov. 26, 1857, John Winslow 
Alves, b. in Henderson, Ky., Mar. 20, 1831, son of James and 
]Maria (Davis) Alves. Margaret Scott m. in Kelso, Scotland, 
Thomas Ingles. She was an aunt of Sir Walter Scott. Her 
daughter Elizabeth m. Alexander Alves of Edinburgh and had a 
dau., McDowell Alves, who m. James Hogg, a lawyer of Edin- 
burgh, who settled in North Carolina just before the Revolution. 
He had the names of his sons Gavin and Walter changed from 
Hogg to Alves. Walter Hogg Alves m. Amelia Johnston, dau. 
of William Jolinston, and had James, who m. in FayetteviUe, 
N. C, Maria Davis, dau. of Gen. Thomas Davis of the Mexican 
War. 

John W. Alves has been a farmer on the homestead of his 
father in Henderson. Mrs. Alves d. Aug. 12, 1906. 
Children: 

872 Mary Holloway Alves, b. Feb. 23, 1859; d. May 15, 
"1859. 

373 :Maria Alves, b. Dec. 20, 1860; unm. ; lives in Henderson. 

374 Nannie Starling Alves, b. May 22, 1862 ; unm. ; lives in 

San Angelo, Texas. 

375 John Alves, b. Apr. 22, 1864; d. June 14, 1864. 

376 Lucv Alves, b. June 13, 1865; d. July 5, 1865. 

377 tJuhctte Tapscott Alves, b. Sept. 13, 1867; m. Joseph 

O. Clore. 

378 tKatherine Stockwell Alves, b. Nov. 30, 1869; m. Fred- 

erick Orth. 

379 Elizabeth Alves, d. in infancy. 

380 t William Holloway Alves, b. Sept. 22, 1873; m. Lila 

Burke. 

381 Laura Clark Alves, b. Dec. 28, 1879; m. May 20, 1906, 

Lewis A. Waller, b. in Hopkinsville, Ky.. Aug. 15, 
1874, a lumber dealer of Madison\'ille, Ky. 

145 REBECCA S. HOLLOWAY (sister of the above), b. July 
23, 1840; m. July 7, 1860, A. Judson Sharrard, who d. Nov. 
25, 1870. 
Children : 
382-3 Katie and Lizzie (twins), b. Feb. 16. 1861 ; d. in :May, 
1861. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1089 

384 James S. Sharrard, b. Mar. 28, 1862. 

885 George G. Sharrard, b. July 10, 1864. 

386 Thoraley Sharrard, b. Nov. 14, 1865. 

387 Lee Sharrard, b. Mar. 10, 1868 ; d. July 17, 1868. 

146 LUCY G. HOLLOWAY (sister of the above), b. July 14, 
1842; m. Feb. 8, 1866, John A. Trimble, grandson of Allen 
Trimble, Governor of Ohio. He was a farmer at Hillsboro, Fay- 
ette Co., Ohio. 
Children : 

388 Nannia M. Trimble, b. Aug. 5, 1868. 

389 Lizzie Tracy Trimble, b. Sept. 28, 1870. 

148 ELIZABETH HILLYER HOLLOWAY (sister of the 
above), h. at Henderson, Jan. 18, 1846; m. Oct. 20, 1870, 
Buford Allen Tracy, b. Oct. 4, 1832, a captain in Gen. John 
Morgan's command of Confederate Cavalry during the Rebellion. 
He d. in Winchester, Ky., Dec. 22, 1895 ; she d. there Dec. 27, 
1900. 

Cliildren : 

390 Mary F. Tracy, b. Nov. 30, 1871 ; m. R. M. Scober ; have 

one child, Martha. 

392 Buford A. Tracy, b. Dec. 21, 1873; m. Mary S. Mills, 

393 Starling B. Tracy, b. Feb. 29, 1876; m. Bernice Ray. 

394 Martha L. Tracy, b. June 21, 1878; m. M. S. Miller. 

395 J. E. B. Stuart Tracy, b. May 24, 1880 ; m. Josephine 

Boswell. 

396 Lizzie H. Tracy, b. Sept. 23, 1882. 

397 William O. Tracy, b. May 25, 1885. 

398 Jane McDowell Tracy, b. Feb. 16, 1888. 

152 MARY CAMERON HOLLOWAY (sister of the above), 
b. in Oct., 1855 ; m. May 28, 1879, Shelby Rudy, who d. in Oct., 
1893. 

Children : 

399 Lyne Starling Rudy, b. in July, 1881. 

400 Annie Laurie Rudy, b. in May, 1886. 

401 Harnden Holloway Rudy, b. Aug. 4, 1891. 

154 PETER RANDOLPH REAMEY (Susannah, Thomas, Wil- 
liam, William), h. Jan. 12, 1829; m. July 31, 1849, Sarah J. 



1090 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Waller. He was a captain in Hill's division of the Confederate 
army during the Civil War. 
Cliildren : 

402 Overton Starling Reamey, b. May 15, 1850. 

403 George Daniel Reamey, b. in 1852. 

404 Florence Reamey, b. in 1854. 

405 Henry Dupay Reamey, b. in 1857. 

406 John Randolph Reamey, b. in 1859. 

407 Eliza Mary Reamey, b. in 1862. 

408 Sally Reamey, b. in 1866. 

155 JOHN STARLING REAMEY (brother of the above), b. 
Nov. 25, 1830; m. Oct. 12, 1853, Elizabeth Harston DiUard. 
He d. Aug. 6, 1861, at Manassas Junction, wliile serving in the 
Confederate army. 

Children : 

409 Susan S. Reamey, b. Aug., 1855. 

410 Martha Ruth Reamey, b. Jan. 1, 1857. 

411 Overton Redd Reamey, b. May, 1859. 

412 Samuel H. Reamey, b.Dec, 1861. 

156 JAMES OVERTON REAMEY (brother of the above), b. 
in Henry Co., Va., Oct. 17, 1832; m. May 18, 1861, Alice De- 
Forest Hayden, b. July 18, 1842, dau. of Peter Hayden. Mr. 
Reamey was a lawyer and served a term as prosecuting attorney 
of Franklin Co., Ohio ; later became manager of the extensive 
coal mines of the Hocking Valley, with residence at Columbus. He 
d. Aug. 30, 1872. 

Children : 

413 Harrv Reamey, b. Apr. 18, 1862; d. July 18, 1862. 

414 AUce Booth Reamey, b. Oct. 18, 1865. 

157 MARY ANN REAMEY (sister of the above), b. June 15, 
1834; m. May 13, 1858, Christopher Y. Thomas, b. in Pittsyl- 
vania Co., Va., Mar. 24, 1818, son of John and Nancy (Watkins) 
Thomas. He was a lawyer and man of wealth at Martinsville, 
Henry Co., Va. ; was a member of the Virginia Senate, 1859-60, 
when the secession from the Federal Government was argued, 
a step he opposed ; was elected a Republican member of the State 
Convention called under the reconstruction laws of Congress in 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1091 

1869; a member of the new Virginia Legislature; was in 1872 
elected to the National Congress. 
Children : 

415 Lyne Starling Thomas, b. Jan. 18, 1859. 

416 Nannie Hope Thomas, b. Jan. 5, 1861. 

417 John Yancy Thomas, b. Mar. 17, 1862. 

418 Anne F. Thomas, b. Aug. 31, 1863. 

419 Jane Smith Thomas, b. Feb. 18, 1865. 

420 Kate Semple Thomas, b. June 30, 1866. 

421 Frank Watkins Thomas, b. Jan. 14, 1868. 

422 Susan Reamey Thomas, b. Nov. 3, 1870. 

158 SUSAN LYNE REAMEY (sister of the above), h. July 3, 
1836; m. Dr. James Semple. 
Children : 

423 Robert B. Semple, b. in 1861. 

424 Lucy Semple, b. in 1863. 

425 William M. Semple, b. in 1866. 

426 George Semple, b. in 1868. 

427 Richard Buckner Semple, b. in 1870. 

428 Kate Reamey Semple, b. in 1871. 

429 Virginia Semple, b. in 1872. 

[59 DANIEL WEBSTER REAMEY (brother of the above), 
). in Aug., 1839; m. Feb. 18, 1870, Bettie Redd. 
Child: 

430 Overton Redd Reamey, b. Oct. 13, 1870. 

L61 LUCY JANE REAIMEY (sister of the above), b. Feb. 2, 
L845; m. Dec. 5, 1867, James Wadman Smith (No. 261), b. 
^pr. 2, 1840, son of John A. and Jane (McDowell) Smith. IMr. 
smith has been an extensive raiser of stock, having a farm of 
everal thousand acres in Hardin Co., Ohio. 
Children : 

431 Lucy Belle Smith, b. Oct. 4, 1868. 

432 Annie Lyne Smith, b. Nov. 15, 1869; d. Nov. 3, 1870. 

433 Lyne Starling Smith, b. Apr. 14, 1872. 

67 JANE MARSHALL SULLIVANT (William Sullivant, 
larah, William, William), h. Dec. 11, 1824; m. May 30, 1843, 
lobert Elkin Neil, b. May 12, 1819, son of William Neil of Colum- 
lus, Oluo. (His brother-in-law. Gov. Dennison of Ohio, was post- 



1092 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

master general in Lincoln's cabinet.) He was a merchant in 
Columbus. 
Children : 

434 tjane Marshall Neil, b. :Mar. 3, 1844; m. Col. Theodore 

A. Dodge. 

435 tLucy Neil, b. Aug. 21, 1846; m. Maj. WiUiam W. Wil- 

liams. 

436 Thomas King Neil, b. Dec. 25, 1851 ; d. Aug. 17, 1852. 

169 ELIZA G. SLTLLWANT {sister of the above), h. Aug. 24, 
1838; m. Oct. 5, 1858, Andrew Denny Rogers, b. at Shippens- 
burg, Penn., Apr. 17, 1830, son of James and Jane (Linn) 
Rogers. 

Mr. Rogers graduated from Jefferson College, Penn., and set- 
tled first at Springfield, Ohio, where he became a lawyer. He 
represented Clark Co. in the Legislature in 1856-57; removed 
soon after to Columbus, where he continued to reside. He became 
president of the Consolidated Street Railway of Columbus in 1880 
and held that position until the sale of the property in 1892; 
was one of the organizers of the Citizens' Savings Bank and ever 
since an officer; postmaster of Columbus 1877-82; first presi- 
dent of the Columbus Club 1887-89; president of the Board of 
Trade 1890, and one of the commissioners for building the State 
House annex. 
Children : 

437 William S. Sullivant Rogers, b. Dec. 29, 1859. 

438 James Linn Rogers, b. Sept. 10, 1861. 

439 Jane Rogers, b. July 16, 1864; m. Frank Keys. 

440 Andrew Denny Rogers, b. July 9, 1866. 

441 Emma Sullivant Rogers, b. Dec. 17, 1868; m. John H. 

Ro3's. 

442 Eliza Sullivant Rogers, b. Aug. 10, 1872; m. Alexander 

Lilley. 

443 Archibald Rogers. 

444 Ethel Rogers, m. Diblee. 

182 JAMES McDO^TLLL SULLIAANT (Michael Sullivant, 
Sarah, William, WiUiam), h. Feb. 22, 1832; m. in Sept., 1861* | 
Mary AUen, b. July 6, 1838. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF \TRGINIA 1093 

Children : 

445 Anne Davison Sullivant, b. Nov. 22, 1862. 

446 Starling Loving Sullivant, b. Nov. 16, 1866. 

447 Allen Sullivant, b. Sept. 23, 1870. 

448 Mary Sullivant, b. Aug. 25, 1872. 

186 LUCY JANE SULLIVANT (sister of the above), b. Feb. 
10, 1839 ; m. Oct., 1865, William Hopkins, b. Nov. 23, 1833. 
Children : 

449 A dau., d. at birth, 1869. 

450 Michael Sullivant Hopkins, b. May 21, 1872. 

451 William AUison Hopkins, b. Oct. 1, 1873. 

197 MARGARET IRVIN SULLIVANT (Joseph Sullivant, 
Sarah, William, WilUam), h. May 27, 1831; m. Dec, 1851, Gen. 
Henry B. Carrington, b. Mar. 2, 1824, son of Miles and Mary 
(Beebee) Carrington of Wallingford, Conn. 

He graduated from Yale in 1845 and was instructor in chem- 
istry and Greek in the Irving Institute for 18 months, then at- 
tended Yale Law School 1847-48. He removed to Columbus, 
Ohio, in 1848; was appointed adjutant general of Ohio in 1857, 
resigning his commisrfon when he was appointed colonel of the 
18th U. S. Regt., Vol. Infty., in May, 1861; was appointed 
brigadier general, U. S. A''ols., in Nov., 1862. At the close of 
the war he was ordered to Nebraska and into the Big Horn Moun- 
tain country, where he built Fort Phil Kearney (later Fetter- 
man) ; in May, 1866, commanded an expedition to establish a 
wagon road through Dakota; in 1869 was assigned to the chair 
of military science in Wabash College, and in 1870 was placed on 
the retired hst. Mrs. Carrington d. May 11, 1870. 

Children : 

452 Mary McDowell Carrington, b. Oct. 5, 1852; d. Apr. 7, 

1854. 

453 Margaret Irvin Carrington, b. Nov. 22, 1855; d. July 

25, 1856. 

454 Henry Sullivant Carrington, b. Aug. 5, 1857. 

455 Joseph Sullivant Carrington, b. June 9, 1859; d. Sept. 

29, 1859. 

456 James Beebee Carrington, b. Oct. 23, 1860. 

457 Morton Carrington, b. Jan. 23, 1864 ; d. Aug. 23, 1864. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



198 LUCY M. SULLIVANT {sister of the above), b. Dec. 10, 
1833; m. May 24, 1853, Gen. James Andrew Wilcox, b. in Col- 
umbus, Sept. 23, 1828, son of Phineas B. and (Andrews) 

Wilcox of Columbus, Ohio. He was educated at Yale ; was a law- 
3-er at Columbus ; United States commissioner ; attorney for the 
Hocking Valley railroad company. He was colonel of the 113th 
Ohio Regt. during the Civil War, United States provost marshal 
general for Oliio and for his services was promoted to the rank 
of general. 

In 1872 he became general council for the Columbus and 
Hocking and the Columbus and Toledo R. R. companies, to 
which service he gave the rest of his hfe. He d. in Columbus, 
Sept. 26, 1891. 

Children : 

458 Mary Sullivant Wilcox, b. Aug. 2, 1854 ; m. A. H. IMoore- 

head. 

459 James Bacon Wilcox, b. June 2, 1861 ; res. Columbus. 

460 Starting Sullivant Wilcox, b. June 29, 1864; a physi- 

cian in Columbus. 

461 Sherlock Andrews Wilcox, b. June 29, 1870; d. unm. 

199 PAMELIA B. SULLIVANT (sister of the above), b. Feb. 
24, 1836 ; m. Oct. 22, 1863, Robert S. Neil, b. Feb, 23, 1834. 

Children : 

462 David Birnev Neil, b. Mar. 7, 1865. 

463 Joseph Sullivant Neil, b. Oct. 15, 1866. 

464 Margaret Neil, b. Nov. 2, 1872; d. July 28, 1873. 

200 LUCAS SULLIVANT (brother of the above), h. Aug. 22, 
1838; m. Oct. 6, 1859, Clementina Dawson, b. Jan. 6, 1839. 

Children : 

465 Lucas Sullivant, b. Julv 6, 1860; d. Sept. 10, 1861. 

466 Anne Dawson SuUivant', b. May 31, 1862; d. Sept. 15, 

1863. 
210 ELIZABETH PRUDENCE STARLING (Lyne, William, 
William, William), b. May 22, 1841 ; m. in Dec, 1865, Robert 
Pepper of Frankfort, Ky. 
Children: 

467 Robert Perry Pepper, b. Jan. 4, 1867. 

468 Laura Starting Pepper, b. July 22, 1868. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1095 

469 IMaria Hensley Pepper, b. Apr. 4, 1870. 

470 Elizabeth Starling Pepper, b. Nov. 12, 1871. 

471 Mahala Edwards Pepper, b. July 11, 1873. 

213 LYNE STARLING (brother of the above), h. Aug. 23, 
1848; m. Kate C. Watson of Frankfort, Ky., b. Aug. 7, 1849. 
Mr. Starling graduated from Yale; resides in Greenville, Miss. 
Child: 

472 Henry Watson Starling, b. Sept. 19, 1873. 

217 LEWIS STARLING (Samuel, William, WUliam, William), 
h. Nov. 20, 1833; m. Apr. 14, 1856, Virginia Duffield of Brandon, 
Miss. He entered the Confederate army and d. at Pensacola, Fla., 
during the war. 

Children : 

473 William Lewis Starling, b. Jan. 9, 1857. 

474 Kate Starling, b. Nov. 24, 1858; d. Nov., 1861. 

218 THOMAS STARLING (brother of the above), b. Sept. 
22, 1835; m. Apr. 28, 1857, Nannie Killebrew, b. June 1, 1839, 
who d. Oct. 2, 1870. 

Children : 

475 Nannie Starling, b. Mar. 11, 1860. 

476 Elizabeth Starling, b. Aug. 21, 1862. 

477 Katherine Starling, b. Apr. 6, 1864. 

478 Lewis Starling, b. Sept. 18, 1866. 

479 Ellis Starling, b. Jan. 1, 1869. 

222 STARLING LOVING, M.D. (Susanna, William, William, 
WUliam), b. in Russellville, Ky., Nov. 23, 1829; m. 1st, Apr. 
24, 1856, Margaret Delia Noble, b. Sept. 8, 1836, dau. of Col. 
John and Katherine Noble; m. 2d, in Nov., 1883, Anna F. Hurl- 
burt of Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dr. Loving was educated at French's Academy, now Bethany 
College, at Russellville, and graduated from the Starling IMedical 
College at Columbus, Ohio, in Mar., 1849, and then took a course 
in the .College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. 
He was connected with Bellevue, Ward's Island, and the Charity 
Hospitals from 1849 to 1853, when he returned to Columbus, 
where he has since resided. He was a surgeon of the 6th Ohio 
Infty. during the Civil War. He has been a member of the Ohio 



1096 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

Medical Society since 1857 ; was its president in 1881 and a mem- 
ber of the American Medical Association since 18T5 and its vice- 
president in ISdi. He has for many years been a member of 
the faculty of the Starling Medical College and Hospital at Col- 
umbus and since 1881 its dean ; also a member of the American 
Association of Ph}'sicians, of the Climatological Society, the Col- 
umbus Academy of Medicine, the National Association for the 
Prevention of Tuberculosis, the Ohio State Pediatric Society and 
formerly of the New York Pathological Society; also of the 
Loyal Legion, the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society and 
the Old Northwest Grenealogical Societ}'. His second wife d. in 
1899, without issue. 

Children by first marriage: 

480 Joseph S. Loving, b. Apr. 6, 1857. 

481 Mary Acton Loving, b. Mar. 31, 1859; d. May 6, 1871. 

482 Susanna Lvne Loving, b. June 10, 1863. 

483 Katharine M. Loving, b. Jan. 31, 1866. 

484 Elizabeth E. Loving, b. Jan. 22, 1871. 

485 Paul Loving. 

223 WILLIAM LOVING (brother of the above), h. in Russcll- 
ville, Apr. 8, 1830; m. Oct. 11, 1853, Susan Ehzabeth Wharton, 
b. at Springfield, Ky., Dec. 17, 1835, dau. of John and Susan 
(Caldwell) Wharton. 

]Mr. Loving migrated to Missouri in 1855, settled first at Lex- 
ington, removed to St. Josopli in 1857, wlicrc he was a druggist 
for many years. He d. at St. Joseph, Aug. 31, 1890. 
Issue: 

486 John Lo^'ing, b. Julv 24, 1854; d. Apr. 27, 1856. 

487 Phwbe Loving, b. Aug. 27, 1862; res. St. Joseph. 

488 AVilliam Loving, b. Aug. 12, 1H67; res. St. Joseph. 

489 Charles Loving, b. Feb. 13, 1872 ; d. same day. 

490 Arthur Lyne Loving, b. Jan. 18, 1876; m." Sept. 6, 

1899, IMabel F. Brchm; res. St. Joseph. 
226 EDWARD STARLING CA:\IPBELL (Maria, William, 
WUUam, yViUiam), h. Aug. 9, 1840; m. Nov. 8, 1866, Fanny 
Long. Resides at Hopkinsvillc, Ky. 
Child: 

491 Gabriel Long Campbell, b. Sept. 15, 1867. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1097 

228 MARY CAMPBELL (sister of the above), b. Feb. T, 1845 ; 
m. Nov. 10, 1868, Milton Grant. 
Children : 

492 Campbell Wallace Grant, b. Aug. 8, 1869. 

493 Milton Grant, b. June 27, 1872. 

234 MARGARET DAVISON (Luci/, William, William, Wil- 
liam), b. June 24, 1850; m. Jan. 14, 1873, Simon Peters. 

Children : 

494 Lucy Starling Peters, b. Dec. 20, 1873. 

495 Marguerite Peters, b. Jan. 1, 1877; m. Dec. 8, 1901, 

Morris B. Gifford. 

235 LUCY DAVISON (sister of the above), h. Mar. 27, 1853; 
m. Nov. 27, 1878, H. G. Lichhoust (?), and d. Aug. 27, 1885. 

Child: 

496 Dora Lucy Lichhoust, b. Dec. 27, 1879. 

236 ^\aLLIAM STARLING DAVISON (brother of the above), 
b. June 24, 1855 ; m. Feb. 24, 1879, Lucy Jesup, b. Feb. 24, 1856. 
He is a resident of HopkinsA-ille, Ky. 

Cliildren : 

497 Lucy S. Davison, b. May 31, 1883; d. in 1885. 

498 Ellen R. Davison, b. Nov. 13, 1889. 

499 Maria C. Davison, b. Apr. 12, 1892. 

237 JOHN MADISON STARLING (William, William, Wil- 
liam, William), b. Apr. 6, 1854; m. Jan. 17, 1879, Jennie Mercer, 
b. May 28, 1861. Residence, Hopkinsville, Ky. 

Children : 

500 Lucy Starling, b. Aug. 17, 1879. 

501 + Edmund Madison Starhng, b. May 23, 1881; m. Mary 

Soyars. 

502 Lyne Starhng, b. Feb. 2, 1886; d. Oct. 11, 1886. 

503 William Lyne Starhng, b. Sept. 13, 1887. 

504 Ida Cross Starhng, b. Oct. 2, 1889; d. July 16, 1890. 

238 feDMUND ALEXANDER STARLING (brother of the 
above), h. Oct. 5, 1855; m. Oct. 13, 1886, Mamie Gallagher. 
They reside at Middlesboro, Ky. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Cliildren : 

505 Edmund Alexander Starling, b. Sept. 11, 1887. 

506 Sliirlcy Madison Starling. 

241 SUSANNA STARLING DAVISON (Edmund Davison, 
Jane, William, William), b. Apr. 10, 1846; m. Aug. 25, 1869, 
James S. Ray, b. Nov. 19, 18-i6; a lawyer of Springfield, Ky. 
Children : 

507 Edmund Davison Ray, b. July 27, 1870. 

508 Prestly Stockton Ray, b. July 20, 1871. 

509 Anne Davison Ray, b. Mar. 12, 1873. 

250 ELIZA WINSTON PRICE (Ann McDowell, Lucy, William, 
William), b. Oct. 2-i, 1831; m. Aug. 30, 1849, James O'Hara, b. 
Aug. 19, 1821, son of Richard Butler and Mary (Fitzsimraons) 
O'Hara. He was a merchant in Pittsburg, Penn. 
Children : 

510 Anne Price O'Hara, b. Nov. 17, 1850; m. Nov. 21, 1873, 

the Rev. George Bcecher, b. Sept. 7, 1841, then 
pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Columbus, 
a grandson of the Rev. Lvman Beecher. 

511 Mary O'Hara, b. Aug. 7, 1852. 

512 Lucy Bell O'Hara, b. Jan. 22, 1855. 

513 Richard Winston O'Hara, b. Feb. 8, 1857. 

514 Jane McDowell O'Hara, b. May 16, 1859. 

515 John W. Price O'Hara, b. May, 1863; d. May, 1864. 

254 ANNE McDOWELL PRICE (sister of the above), b. Oct. 
11, 1840; m. Oct. 6, 1864, Albert H. Childs, b. in Pittsburg, 
Penn., Nov. 29, 1839, son of Harvey and Jane B. (Lowrie) Cliilds. 
He was an iron merchant in Pittsburg. 
Children : 

516 Starling Winston Childs, b. Mar. 25, 1870. 

517 Clara Courtney Childs, b. Sept. 13, 1872. 

518 Jennie Lowrie'childs, b. Nov. 27, 1876. 

256 CORNELIA DABNEY PRICE (sister of the above), b. 
Aug. 23, 1844; m. in May, 1866, Jacob Pugsley, a lawyer of 
Hillsboro, Ohio. 
Child : 

519 Anne Price Pugsley, b. July, 1869. 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1099 

266 EDMUND LYNE STARLING (Lync, Edmund, WilUaTn, 
William), b. May 9, 1840; m. Oct. 6, 1863, Mary B. Stewart, b. 
Mar. 31, 1844. He resided at Henderson, Ky. ; was the author of 
a large history of Henderson Co., which was pubUshed in 1887. 
Children : 

520 Edmund Lyne Starling, b. July 31, 1864; resides at 

Henderson. 

521 Stewart Starling, b. Mar. 7, 1866. 

522 Ann Maria Starling, b. Aug. 11, 1867. 

523 Lyne Starling, b. Jan. 23, 1869; d. July 11, 1869. 

524 Mary Stewart Starling, b. Dec. 3, 1870. 

277 MARY CAMERON STITES (Richard Stites, Rebecca Hol- 
loway, Anne, William, William), b. July 3, 1864; m. May 17, 
1887, Ingram Crockett, b. Feb. 10, 1857, son of John and Louise 
(Ingram) Crockett. Mr. Crockett is a banker in Henderson, Ky. ; 
he is an ardent nature lover and has written several books in prose 
and verse. 
Children : 

525 James Barrett Crockett, b. Nov. 10, 1888. 
626 Louise Ingram Crockett, b. Oct. 5, 1895. 

527 Richard Crockett, b. Apr. 9, 1896. 

282 WILLIAM S. ELAM {Rebecca Stites, Rebecca Holloway, 
Anne, William, William), b. Mar. 25, 1875; m. Oct. 11, 1904, 
Callie Schlamp, b. Jan. 29, 1880. 
Children : 

528 William S. Elam, b. Nov. 2, 1905. 

529 Rebecca S. Elam, b. Jan. 24, 1907. 

321 ANN MARIA GALE {George Gale, Lucy Holloway, Anne, 
William, William), b. Aug. 8, 1863 ; m. Nov. 30, 1882, Dan Rudy, 
b. in Apr., 1859. 
Children : 

530 Rosa Rudy, b. July 24, 1884. 

531 Annie Hinkle Rudy, b. Sept. 16, 1886. 

364 MARY ANNE HOLLOWAY {James Holloway, William 
Holloway, Anne, William, William), b. in Henderson, Ky., Mar. 8, 
1865 ; m. in Sept., 1889, T. W. L. Van Meter, 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



Children : 

532 Elizabeth Van Meter, b. in 1890. 

533 Amelia Clav Van :Meter, b. in 1893. 

534 Emanual Van Meter, b. in 1902. 

377 JULIETTE TAPSCOTT ALVES {Juliette Hollou-ay, Wil- 
liam Holloway, Anne, William, William), b. Sept. 13, 1867; m. 
June 17, 1890, Joseph Oscar Clore, son of Joseph and Martha 
(Field) Clore of Henderson, Ky. He is a lumber dealer in 
Henderson. 

Child : 

535 John Alves Clore, b. ilar. 22, 1892. 

378 KATHERINE STOCKVVELL ALVES (sister of the 
above), h. Nov. 30, 1869; m. Nov. 17, 1898, Frederick Orth; re- 
side in j\Iinneapolis, IMinn. 

Child: 

536 Frederick Alves Orth, b. Aug. 22, 1899. 

380 WILLIAM HOLLOWAY ALVES (brother of the above), 
b. Sept. 22, 1873; m. May 25, 1900, Lila Burke; reside in Louis- 
ville, Ky. 
Child: 

537 William Bedford Alves, b. IMar. 16, 1904. 

434 JANE MARSHALL NEIL (Jane SuUivant, WilUam SulU- 
vant, Sarah, William, WUliam), b. Mar. 3, 1844; m. Oct. 19, 
1865, Col. Theodore Ayrault Dodge of Cambridge, Mass., b. at 
Pittsfield, Mass., May 28, 1842, son of Nathaniel Dodge. 

Col. Dodge spent five years in study in France and Germany ; 
graduated from the University of London, Eng., then passed some 
time at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He returned to 
the United States at the breaking out of the Rebellion, enlisted 
as a private and rose to the rank of colonel, scr^-ing in the Army 
of the Potomac. He was twice wounded and lost a limb at Gettys- 
burg. He served in the War Department until 1870, when he 
retired. Col. Dodge is the author of a number of important works 
on military history, among them being the " History of the Arts 
of War — Alexander to Napoleon," in 12 vols., "The Campaign 
of Chancellorsville," " Bird's Eye View of our Civil War," " Last 



THE STARLING FAMILY OF VIRGINIA 1101 

Campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte," etc. He m. 2d, in 1893, 
Clara Isabel Bowden. Residence, Paris, France, with an office in 
New York City. 

Children by first marriage : 

538 Robert E. Neil Dodge, b. Jan. 24, 1867. 

539 Emily Pomeroy Dodge, b. Aug. 29, 1868. 

540 Theodore Ayrault Dodge, b. July 30, 1870 ; d. Sept. 25, 

1871. 

541 Theodora Dodge, b. Sept. 14, 1871. 

542 Jane Marshall Dodge, b. Apr. 27, 1873. 

435 LUCY NEIL (sister of the above), b. Aug. 21, 1846; m. 
Dec. 20, 1871, Major William Wilberforce Williams, b. Oct. 9, 
1842. He commanded a gunboat in the Chesapeake during the 
Rebellion and was promoted for gallant service before Newbern, 
N. C, to the rank of lieutenant commander and naval inspector. 
Child: 

543 Robert E. Neil Williams, b. Feb. 9, 1873. 

501 EDMUND MADISON STARLING (John, William, Wil- 
liam, William, William), h. May 23, 1881; m. Aug. 28, 1901, 
Mary Soyars, b. Nov. 4, 1881. Residence, Philadelphia, Penn., 
1906. 
Child : 

544 Katharine Madison Starling, b. Oct. 27, 1902. 



f|u5j) g)ttrling of Con\xja^» 0\x) 
f|ampsf)irc 

HUGH STERLING, undoubtedly a Scotch or Scotch-Irish 
emigrant to America, appears first at Manchester, New 
Hampshire, where, under date of July 7, 1753, we find lus 
name attached to a petition to the Governors of the Colon}-. Oct. 
31, 1765, he received a Roj-al Grant of land lying in the now town 
of Conway, Carroll county, and settled there. He had some dif- 
ficulty in maintaining his title to the property, and July 28, 1781, 
he addressed a quaint letter to the Proprietors of the Colony, 
asking for an adjustment of his boundary Hnes. He finally secured 
a clear title. 

In this letter he mentions that he " Sente a Leater to my Kens- 
man with my poticion to Capt. John Cochran," from which it 
would seem that he was related to some man of influence in the 
affairs of the Colonj'. 

Associated with him in this grant was one Archibald Stark. 
Hugh, or his son of that name, in company with seven others re- 
ceived a grant of 2000 acres of land from the Governor of the 
Province of New Hampshire, July 4, 1788, and his land, together 
with that of two others, was annexed to the town of Conway, June 
14, 1800. (N. H. State Papers.) 

The name of Sterling, Stirling, or Starling does not appear 
among the probate records of Carroll count}', from which it would 
appear that the family migrated elsewhere, probably to Pennsyl- 
vania. A Hugh Sterling was deputy to Sheriff McCormick of 
Fayette Co., Penn., in 1776, but, so far as has been established, 
was not identified with the Hugh of Conway. (Fayette Co. Hist.) 

Hugh is assumed to have had at least three sons: 

Archibald Sterling, b. in 1752, enlisted in the Continental 
army, July 17, 1775, being then 23 years old, a 



HUGH STERLING OF CONWAY, N. H. 



laborer of Conway, in Capt. James Osgood's Co., 
and served five months and fifteen days, being dis- 
charged Dec. 31. He received 40 shilHngs per month, 
amounting to a total of £11 and was alloted cloaks 
and blankets to the value of one pound, six sliillings 
and lodging to the amount of six shillings. (N. H. 
State Papers.) He was a member of Ethan Allen's 
"Green Mountain Boys" company, Maj. Brown's 
detachment. Gen. Arnold's Regt., in 1776. (Vt. An- 
tiquarian ; N. Y. in the Rev.) 

Hugh Sterling, lieutenant in Capt. James Osgood's Co., 
in 1775. Enlisted as third lieutenant. Light Dra- 
goons Regt., Regular Army of the U. S., Apr. 29, 
1813. (N. H. State Papers; Army Reg. of the 
U. S.) 

James Sterling, m. Lydia Cofiin and lived at Conway. 
She was " published " to Paul Wentworth, Jr., at 
Berwick, N. H., Feb. 7, 1778, but the banns were for- 
bid by one Jonathan Hamilton, probably because she 
was then under age. (Wentworth Gene.) 

Jane Starling, probably dau. of Hugh, Sr., m., intention 
dated Nov. 9, 1776, Joseph Walker, son of Joseph 
and Mary (Abbott) Walker of Fryeburg, Maine, 
just across the state line from Conway, and settled 
in Chatham, N. H. (Abbott Gene. ; Intentions of 
marriage. Vital Records of Gorham, Me.) 

Isabel Sterling, probably a granddau. of Hugh, Sr., of 
Fryeburg, Me., m. Mar. 17, 1817, Benjamin Osgood, 
b. Sept. 27, 1790; d. Mar. 13, 1865; she d. Dec. 6, 
1853; had issue. (Osgood Gene.) 



iHajor fames g^tcrling of Burlington, 
anH i^i0 J^ejscentiantjs 

Compiled and Contributed by Edwakd Boker Sterling, of Tren- 
ton, New Jersey. 




E. B. Sterlixq 

JAIMES STERLING was born in Colerainc, North of Ireland, 
Jan. 6, 1742. His parentage is not definite!}- known, but he 
is supposed to have been the son of William Sterling of Bed- 
ford and Cumberland counties, Pennsylvania, whose name appears 
many times in the Archives of Penn. His mother was, without 
much doubt, a Hunter, given name probably Jane, and a sister 
of James Hunter, who brought James SterUng to America about 
1754.1 

' Notes on the Hunter Family 

Jamfs Hitnter of PhiLidelphia, uncle of James Sterling of Burlington, m. in 

Pliiladelphia, Sept. 22, 1764, Eleanor Gardner. (Penn. Archive.-s, 2d .'v-rie.s. Vol. II, 

pp. 110-147.) He d. in 1796. His children were two: James, Jr., wlio married hut 

had no issue, and Jane, who married MaskeU Ewing, Jr., b. in Greenwich, N. J., Jan. 30, 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1105 



James Sterling had at least two sisters: 

Mary Sterling, who married Kennedy, and was 

probably mother of David Kennedy, who, in 1809, 
received $200 from Maj. James Sterhng of Bur- 
lington. 

Margaret Sterling, who married Sept. 16, 1766, William 
Logan. (Penn. Archives, 2d Series, Vol. II, pp. 
180-276.) 

James Sterling was brought to America by his uncle, James 
Hunter, a merchant of Philadelphia. His father died, probably 
in Pennsylvania, Oct. 2, 1787, as the following letter, written by 
his sister, Mrs. Mary Kennedy, narrates : 

" Dear Brother, 

I have long Expected that you would Come & See our old 
Father Before his death, but that View is come to an end, he Closed 
his eyes in death the 2nd of this Instant after a long & tedious 
weak State of health the three last Months of his life he was as 
helpless as a Child, his Judgement in a great Mesure gone, though 
at Intervals he was Duely Sensible, from the furst of the Month til 
the Morning before his Death he raved greatly about the place 
of his Nativity, then he Became Duly Sensible of the great Change 
he was about to make, & Called us all one by one and gave us a 
SoUem Serious & Sensible Charge to prepare for Great & Last 

1758, for years clerk to the General Assembly of N. J., and for six years a member of 
the Penn. State Senate; d. in Greenwich, Aug. 26, 1825. His son, Lieut. Maskell 
Ewing, 3d, was b. in 1806. 

William Hunter of County Londonderry, North of Ireland, 1671, had taken 6 
stooks of barley, 20 stooks of oats, and one load of hay, valued at 11 shillings, 2d. 
(Immigration of Irish Quakers, p. 378.) 

In 1674, one John Hunter of County Antrim had his goods seized for tithes. (Ibid., 
p. 35.) In 1681 John and James Hunter of BaUinderry parish. County Antrim, had 
goods taken for tithes. (Ibid., p. 169.) 

About 1723 James Hunter immigrated with others to Sadsbuiy, Penn. 

Ann, daughter of Peter and Jane Hunter of Middletown (now Delaware Co.), 
Penn., married in the 3d month, 1719, Christopher, son of Robert and Mary Penrose 
of Middletown. (Ibid., p 289.) 

Admitted at Chester (Co.) Monthly Meeting: Peter Hunter of BaUenecariek, 
County Wicklow, Province of Leinster, Ireland, wife and daughter, Ann (unm.), re- 
ceived 6th month, 26th day, 1717 ; dated from BaUycane, County Wicklow, 1 1th month, 
13th day, 1716. (Ibid., p. 304.) 

Jane Hunter admitted from Ballycane, County Wicklow, dated 3d month, 8th day, 
1724. (Ibid., p. 306.) 

James Hunter, received on the 6th day, 1st month, 1738, from Ballinacree Meet- 
ing, County Antrim, dated 3d month, 10th day, 1736 ; settled in Chester Co., Penn. 

John Hunter of Lisbon Meeting and Elizabeth Matthews of Lurgan, County 
Down, were married at Lurgan, 10th month, 24th day, 1701. (Ibid., p. 378.) 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Change Making IMcntion of Many Texts of Scripture Suited to 
the Subject, Ending it with a Sollemn Sensible Prayer, which 
Sweetnd his Death greatly to us his Children & his Religious 
Friends Around him, the nex day he was Desently Buried in our 
Mothers Grave, Attended by Numerous Body of Respectable 
people, my Children are all Safe Recovered over The Small pox 
Doctor F. Carniical by their Consent Enoculated them. I con- 
clude with m}' Love to you, Sister And Family. I am Your Dear 
Sister 

Mary Kexxady." 
October the 9th, 1787 

Without capital, but with Icecn business tact, honesty of pur- 
pose and determination to succeed, he started in life when between 
21 and 22 years of age. In the beginning he determined to break 
loose from the city of Philadelphia, where he had lived up to that 
time, and seek a place in which he could command a clientage 
of his own. He finally settled in BurUngton, N. J., then one of 
the most prosperous towns of New Jersey and the center of travel 
between New York and Philadelphia. 

James Sterhng first started in business about the year 1762 
or 1763 in property situated on the upper side of Main street. 
Finding business very good he finally located on the Main street, 
opposite Union street, where from time to time he enlarged his 
store as required, and his stock also. His business increased so 
rapidly that his store was the center of all trade not only for 
Burlington county, but the surrounding country, and he was 
known from Sussex to Cape May. 

He became one of the very wealthy men of the early days of 
the Republic and was at the time of his death the second richest 
man in New Jersey. 

Amusing incidents are told of his business career, and it was 
a well known fact that notliing could be asked for he did not have 
in stock. 

Among the stories related may be told the following: 

" A party of gentlemen bent on fun made a wager of a half 
dozen bottles of wine that James Sterling kept everything and 
that nothing could be asked for that he could not supply. 

" The wager was taken, the party adjourned to the store of 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1107 

James Sterling, finding that gentleman in, walking up and down 
the store looking over his stock with his quick and discerning eyes. 
He asked, ' well gentlemen what can I do for you? ' The question 
was put, ' have you any goose yokes? ' ' Oh, yes, gentlemen, how 
many will you have ? A single one, by the pair or by the dozen ? ' 
And calling to one of his clerks, bid him to run up stairs and 
bring down those goose yokes and show them to the gentlemen. 
It was not necessary, for the laugh was given, the joke appre- 
ciated and the wine duly partaken of." 

Another incident which shows his varied assortment is as 
follows : 

" The trustees of the old church of which he was a member 
had decided to make some alterations and remodel the altar and 
surroundings which included a new pulpit ; the old one being 
removed to James Sterling's storehouse unknown to the general 
public. In conversation in a public place some gentlemen were 
discussing the merits of James Sterling's wonderful store and 
various things to be found there, when one declared that he could 
ask for an article that it was impossible to have in any store 
ready made. The bet was taken and it was agreed that a dinner 
for the party should be the result of the same. The party ad- 
journed to the store and were conducted by James Sterling to 
his storehouse, where he showed them to their surprise and aston- 
ishment, the pulpit from the old church. 

" It was the talk of the town and soon became a common by- 
word that James Sterling kept everything that had been or could 
be asked for, and was proven on several occasions." 

Another story illustrating James Sterling's amiability and 
patience is recalled. 

" Two residents of Burlington made a bet with each other 
that his temper could not be ruffled. The party in the affirmative 
went to the store of Mr. Stei-ling and asked him to show him 
some cloth. He looked over every piece in the store and then 
placing an eleven-penny bit on the counter asked for that much 
worth of a particular cloth. j\Ir. Sterling did not lose his temper 
but partly unrolling the cloth placed the coin on it and cut there- 
from a piece corresponding in size to the coin, placed the money 



1108 THE STERLING GEXE.ILOGY 

in the till, wrapped up the fragment of cloth in paper and handed 
it to the purchaser, who, of course, lost the bet." 

As a merchant and man of business he was equaled by few. 
He conducted his affairs on a large and extensive scale with great 
diligence, perseverance, piuictuahty, and integrity for more than 
fifty years. 

He retired from active business during the Revolutionary War, 
bought a valuable farm in Salem county and furnished it with 
stock and everything necessary to a complete farm. 

At the commencement of the Revolutionary War he was a 
justice of the peace under Royal Authority, but when England 
declared that the Colonies were no longer under his Majesty's 
protection he very justly concluded that where there was no pro- 
tection there could be no obligations to allegiance. He then took 
a very active part in the American cause as a zealous Whig. 

Family tradition says that he was the captain of a company 
that he fitted out at his own expense and went with the company 
to Staten Island and other places, in the public ser^'ice. 

The records of the Adjutant General's office. State of New 
Jersey, show that James Sterling was commissioned captain. 
First Company of Col. Joseph Borden's First Regiment, Burling- 
ton Co. Militia, Aug. 26. 1775; commissioned second major, 
Col. Bowes Reed's First Regiment, Burlington Co. Militia, Sept. 
28, 1776, commission vacated, having removed from Burlington 
county, Feb. 1, 1777. 

Hcprisked his reputation, his fortune and his all in the support 
of the independence of the United States. In the ISIinutes of the 
Provincial Congress and Council of Safety 1775-76, of the State 
of New Jersey, pages 51 and 52: " Burlington Committee it was 
resolved that in pursuance of the eleventh article of the said Asso- 
ciation a Committee of Observation for the city and county be 
now appointed for the purpose in that article mentioned," and 
James Sterling leads the list of thirty-three prominent men, " the 
committee to be continued for one year from Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 
1775." 

On page 416, same authority: An ordinance for striking the 
sum of £50,000 in 5 shilling Bills of Credit or Proclamation 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1109 

Money, Feb. 20, 1776, James Starling was one of five persons 
authorized to agree with the .printer, inspect the press, etc. 

From the Colonial Records of Penn., Vol. X, pp. 645-6: 
" In Committee of Safety, Philada., 1.5th July, 1776. By order 
of the Board an order was drawn on John Nixon, Esq., and others, 
the Committee of Accounts, in favor of Capt. James Sterling for 
one hundred dollars, being towards the payment of the Expenses 
of 13 men, applied for as an Escort to the Prisoners from Bur- 
hngton going by order of Congress to Yorktown,in this Province," 
etc. Ibid. p. 647: "In Committee of Safety, Phila., 16th July, 
1776, By order of the Board and in Consequence of a Request 
from the Marine Committee of Congress an order be drawn on 
Jno. Nixon, Esq., and others, the Committee of Account in favor 
of Capt. James Stirling, for two Hundred & fifty pounds ten 
shillings which with the order drawn yesterday in his favor is 
three hundred pounds, the Amount of the Requisition of the said 
Committee." 

James Sterling, after his removal from Burlington to Salem 
county in 1777 was on Oct. 18 of that year appointed one of a 
committee of three for the county to recruit men and apprehend 
deserters. (Minutes of the Provincial Congress and Council of 
Safety, N. J., 1777, p. 149.) 

About the close of the war he returned to Burlington, where 
he continued to reside till the close of his life, and again went 
into the mercantile business. He accumulated a large estate and 
generally was favored with good health and a strong constitution. 

In his civil and political life he exercised the same influence 
shown in his business career, holding the following important 
offices : 

" Civil List 1784—18,51," Mayors of Burlington. James Ster- 
ling was the third Mayor of the city of Burhngton, 1801-1806, 
succeeding Joseph Bloomfield the second Mayor, 1795-1800, who 
was Governor of New Jersey 1801-1802 and again 1803-1812. 

" Alderman and Commonalty list," Burlington, James Sterling 
heads the list as first in that hue 1785-1794. 

" Common Council." He served in this body 1810—11. 

His mother was a pious member of the Presbyterian church, by 



1110 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

whose examples and admonitions he had early religious impressions 
which he put into active practice after starting for himself in 
business. He was a Presbyterian of the old school until about the 
year 1771 he heard the Rev. Francis Asbury, great Bisliop of the 
]\Iethodist Episcopal Societ}', at which time he was brought under 
conviction. He then became a constant hearer of the Methodist 
preachers and soon became a member of the society, and for a 
long time was a member of both the Presbyterian and Methodist 
societies. 

He stood liigh in the world, a man of fortune and respecta- 
bility, but the Methodist Church at that time was composed prin- 
cipally of the poorer classes and looked upon with distrust and dis- 
respect. He, however, continued to be a member of both societies 
until objection was raised by the Presbyterians to his communing 
with them while affiliating with the ]\Iethodists. 

For the sake of peace and harmony he withdrew from the Pres- 
byterian Church and devoted his time, purse, and energj- to the 
building up of the Methodist faith not only in Burlington but 
other parts of New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. He was a 
great friend to all the ministers of the ^Icthodist faitii, his home 
being the headquarters for all of that denomination, and frequently 
lie entertained from 50 to 100 at one time at his home. His heart 
went out to all, his purse was always open to a minister, and lie 
did great service as a layman and in building places of worship 
for the ]\Iethodists. 

James Sterling m. 1st, Oct. 20, 1768, !Mary Shaw, dau. of John 
Shaw of Burlington, she being 17 years old. She d. Thursday, 
Apr. 19, 1785, aged 36 years and 7 mos., and was buried in St. 
Mary's churchyard, Burlington. He m. 2d, Nov. 13, 1785, 
Rebecca Budd, b. Sept. 27, 1760, dau. of William and Susannah 
(Coles) Budd, great-granddau. of William Budd, from Rye, 
England, who settled in Burlington about 1678. She d. June 10, 
1841, in Burlington. Maj. James Sterling d. there Jan. 6, 1818. 
His personal estate was apprised at $236,999.72, a very large 
property for tlie period. Of this amount $203,085.42 was 
represented by bonds and notes. He also died possessed of con- 
siderable real estate. 



MAJOR JA^NfES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N.J. 1111 

(References: Rise of Methodism in America, J. Lednum, Phila., 
1862, pp. xxi, 198, 239, 240, 289, 291, 299, 321, 362, 364; Rem- 
iniscences of Methodism in West Jersey, Rev. G. A. Raybold, 
N. Y., 1849, pp. 84, 189, 191, 192; Reminiscences of Rev. Henry 
Boehm, N. Y., 1849, pp. Ill, 284, 285, 456; Memorials of Metho- 
dism in New Jersey, Rev. John Atkinson, 1860, pp. 148, 152-164, 
179, 238, 341, 343, 394-396; History of Methodist Episcopal 
Church, Abel Stevens, 1868, Vol. I, pp. 392, 398, 399, 400, 401, 
403 ; Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War, 
Wm. S. Stryker, pp. 339, 369; History of Burlington and 
Mercer Counties, N. J., Woodward, Phila., 1883, pp. 9, 10, 115, 
150, 179, 191, 202; Minutes of the Provincial Congress and 
Council of Safety, New Jersey, 1775-6, pp. 51, 52, 416, 1777, 
pp. 149—151 ; Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, 
Vol. V, p. 729; Colonial Records of Pennsylvania, Vol. X, pp. 
645, 646, 647; American Daily Advertiser, Phila., Jan. 19, 
1818.) 

A steel engraved portrait may be found in " Memorials of. 
Methodism in New Jersey." 

Children of Maj. James Sterling by first marriage: 

2 t James Hunter Sterling, b. Sept. 14, 1769; m. Elizabeth 

Robbins. 

3 tEhzabeth Salter Sterling, b. July 6, 1771; m. Mahlon 

S. Budd. 
4 & 5 Jane Sterling, Mary Sterling (twins), b. Saturday, June 
19, 1773, at Burlington; d. about two hours after 
birth. 

6 Samuel Shaw Sterling, b. May 9, 1774, at Burlington ; 

he was a merchant in Philadelphia; located in 1798 
at 15 North Water street, and in 1805-6 at 9 North 
Water street. He failed in business in 1805 for some 
$20,000 or more, his father, being his security on 
notes to the Philadelphia Bank and Bank of North 
America for that amount, took them up upon matur- 
ity. He d. suddenly, unm., at Burlington, Apr. 1, 
1808. 

7 William Sterling, b. Thursday, Oct. 17, 1776, at Bur- 

lington, d. there 'Saturday, Sept. 22, 1781. 

8 t Archibald S. Sterling, b. Sei^t. 26, 1780; m. Mary A. 

Robinson. 

9 tJohn Wesley Sterling, b. Oct. 11, 1782; m. Ann 

Woodward. 
10 tMargaret Sterling, b. Apr. 12, 1785; m. John Johnston. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Children by second marriage: 

11 William Asbury Sterling, b. Friday, Aug. 11, 1786; d. 

at Burlington, Thursday, Mar. 12, 1811, unm. 

12 tThomas Chew Sterhng, b. Apr. 4, 1788; m. Edith 

Wetherby. 

13 tMary Shaw Sterhng, b. Dec. 5, 1789; m. Charles E. 

Hollinshead. 

14 t Joseph Sterhng, b. Jan. 30, 1792; m. Sarah Hamilton. 

15 tBenjamin Sterling, b. Apr. 6, 1794; m. 1st, Rebecca 

Elkinton, 2d, Elizabeth Fenton. 

16 tBudd Sterling, b. Apr. 18, 179-5; m. Ehza Wright. 

17 tSusannahBuddSterling,b. June 11, 1798; m. Wilham F. 

Van Amringe. 

18 tRebecca Budd Sterhng, b. May 5, 1801; m. 1st, William 

H. Cowperthwaite, 2d, Rev. John S. Porter. 

19 t James Sterling, b. July 7, 1803 ; m. 1st, Caroline E. Fen- 

nimore, 2d, Ameha L. Porter. 

2 JAMES HUNTER STERLING (James), b. at Burlington, 
N. J., Thursday, Sept. 14, 1769; m. Ehzabeth Bobbins. 

He was a house carpenter in Philadelphia, Penn., in 1796 at 
Cressons Alley, corner of Arch and Sixth streets. His widow lived 
in 1805-6 and 1807 at 101 Lombard street, Pliiladelphia. James 
H. d. Sunday morning, Sept. 9, 1798. She d. intestate Jan. 24, 
1832; interred at Burhngton. 

Children : 

20 Samuel Shaw Sterling, d. intestate in 1821, his brother 

being administrator of his property, apprised at 
$10,156.76. He was a merchant. 

21 t James Hunter Sterling, b. about 1798; m. Ehza Fielding. 

3 ELIZABETH SALTER STERLING (James), h. at Bur- 
lington, Saturday, July 6, 1771 ; m. Nov. 10, 1794, Mahlon S. 
Budd, who was sheriff at Mount Holly, Burhngton Co., N. J., in 
1807 to 1810. He was b. Aug. 28, 1765, and d. Nov. 8, 1820. 
She d. Aug. 5, 1815; buried at Burlington. 

Children: 

22 James Sterling Budd, b. about 1795; d. at St. Croix, 

West Indies, Nov. 14, 1817, aged 23. 

23 tMarv Ann Budd, b. Nov. 16, 1796; m. Joseph A. Clark. 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N.J. 1113 

8 ARCHIBALD S. STERLING (James), b. at Burlington, 
Thursday, Sept. 26, 1780; m. Mary Ann, dau. of Richard and 
Rhoda Robinson. He was committed to the Pennsylvania State 
Hospital, Jan. 20, 1814. He d. about 1830. 

Children : 

24 Budd Sterling, a carpenter in Philadelphia, Penn., as late 

as 1892. 

25 Mary Ann or Maria Sterling, m. Wright. 

26 Rebecca Budd Sterling, m. Samuel Wood of Philadelphia. 

27 Ezekiol Cooper Sterling. 

28 Rhoda Sterling; m. George Taylor of Mount Holly, 

N. J. ; he m. 2d Christena Lights. 

29 Archibald ( ?) Sterling. 

9 THE REV. JOHN WESLEY STERLING (James), b. at 
Burlington, Friday, Oct. 11, 1782; m. Feb. 29, 1804, Ann Wood- 
ward, b. at Cream Ridge, N. J., Feb. 14, 1788, dau. of Apollo 
Woodward, son of Joseph, grandson of Anthony Woodward, 
first. 

He was pastor of the first Methodist Episcopal church at 
Mount Holly, N. J., where they settled the year after marriage, 
and where he was a farmer. Mrs. Sterling was by birth a Quaker 
but joined the faith of her husband. He. d. at the N. J. State 
Hospital, Trenton, Monday, Aug. 16, 1852 ; she d. at Williams- 
port, Penn., Saturday, May 25, 1872 ; both buried at BurHngton, 
N.J. 

Children : 

30 tMary Woodward Sterling, b. Feb. 13, 1805; m. Capt. 

Joseph A. Yard. 

31 t Apollo Woodward Sterling, b. Jan. 24, 1807; m. 1st, 

Susan D. Moore ; 2d, Ellen H. Sanderson ; 3d, Mar- 
garet Forsyth. 

32 tRebecca Budd Sterling, b. Mar. 8, 1808; m. Wilham De 

Hart. 

33 James William Sterling, b. Mar. 21, 1811 ; d. Mar. 11, 

1812. 

34 tEHzabeth Salter Sterling, b. Oct. 22, 1813; m. Dr. Sam- 

uel Pollock. 

35 James Wesley Sterling (twin with the above), d. Feb. 10, 

1826. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



36 Benjamin Sterling, b. Apr. 8, 1816; d. Apr. 17 (or 27), 

1817. 

10 :MARGARET sterling {James), b. Tuesday, Apr. 12, 
1785 ; m. June 5, 1805, John Johnston. She d. Mar. 26, 1856. 
Children : 

37 James Sterling Johnston, b. June 10, 1806; d. unm., 

July 12, 1828. 
88 tSamuel Edwin Shaw Johnston, b. July 9, 1808; m. 1st, 
Sarah Webster ; 2d, Ehzabeth H. Bond ; 3d, Harriet 
Cowan. 

39 Margaretta Amanda Maria Sterling Johnston, b. Oct. 12, 

1811; d. unm. in 1892. 

40 t Charles Fletcher Sterling Johnston, b. Mar. 17, 1813; m. 

Eleanor Cox. 

41 Thomas Sterling Johnston, b. Aug. 20, 1818 ; d. at Jersey 

City, N. J., Feb. 6, 1896, unm. 

12 THOMAS CHEW STERLING {James), b. in Burlington, 
Friday, Apr. 4, 1788; m. in Trenton, N. J., June 13, 1811, Edith 
Wetherby, b. at Willow Grove, N. J., May 5, 1789, dau. of Ben- 
jamin and Edith (Smith) Wetherby, Edith the 4th child of James 
and Rachel (Quinton) Smith of Salem Co., N. J. 

At the time of his marriage Thomas' father presented him with 
a well-stocked store, with dwelling attached on South Warren 
street, Trenton, opposite the old Trenton Bank. In partnership 
with him for a time was Charles E. Hollinshead, who eventually 
became his brother-in-law. This store Mr. Sterling conducted for 
man}' years, carrying a large line of goods, a store which in its 
day occupied a position corresponding to the modern department 
store. He was a director of the Trenton Banking Co. in 1816, a 
bank stiU doing business. 

Brought up a Methodist Thomas C. Sterling joined the Society 
of Friends or " Quakers." He d. in Trenton, Nov. 18, 1854. Mrs. 
Sterling d. there ]\Iay 19, 1876. 

Children : 

42 t James Smith Sterling, b. Mar. 17, 1812; m. Hannah 

Williams. 

43 tRebecca Bndd Sterling, b. Apr. 12, 1815; m. James 

Mcllvain. 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1115 

44 tAnna Eliza (Warder) Sterling, b. Apr. 5, 1819; m. 

Charles M. Taylor. 

45 tHannah Henry Sterling, b. Jan. 24, 1827; m. James P. 

Ellis. 

13 MARY SHAW STERLING (James), h. Saturday, Dec. 5, 
1789; m. in Burlington, Oct. 20, 1813, Charles Ellis HolHnshead, 
b. Aug. 15, 1790, son of Joseph. They resided in New Brunswick, 
N. J., until 1829, then removed to Philadelpliia, where he d. June 
14, 1849. She d. there Dec. 7, 1870. 

Children : 

46 James Sterling HolHnshead, b. Apr. 9, 1815; m. June 18, 

1868, Sarah J. Dixon of Brooklyn, N. Y. He was 
a member of the N. J. Society of the Cincinnati 
through his grand-uncle, Maj. John HolHnshead. 
He d. in Brooklyn, Sept. 27, 1897. No issue. 

47 tCharles WilHam HolHnshead, b. Jan. 18, 1819; m. 1st, 

Mary Edwards, 2d, Sarah J. Paul. 

48 t Susan Washington HolHnshead, b. Feb. 22, 1821; m. 

Henry D. Sherrerd. 

49 Thomas SterHng HoHinshead, b. Dec. 24, 1823; d. unra. 

at Harrisburg, Penn., Feb. 25, 1895. 

50 t Joseph Henry HolHnshead, b. May 1, 1826; m. Marga- 

retta Ivins. 
61 tForman Poole HoHinshead, b. Sept. 14, 1830; m. Mary S. 

Buckman. 
52 t Francis Asbury HolHnshead, b. June 17, 1833; m. Emily 

Ihrie. 

14 JOSEPH STERLING (James), b. in Burlington, Monday, 
Jan. 30, 1792; m. Sept. 14, 1815, Sarah Hamilton, b. in July, 
1787, dau. of WilUam Hamilton (d. Sept. 11, 1802, aged 53) by his 
wife Elizabeth (d. Sept. 30, 1848, aged 96) of Philadelphia, Penn. 
He was a merchant, first in his father's employ in Burlington, 
immediately after his marriage for some three years at Bristol, 
Penn., removing from thence to Asbury or Prallsville, near Rin- 
goes, N. J., where he remained until 1823, when he settled perma- 
nently in Trenton. The latter years of his Hfe he was a bookkeeper 
for a lumber firm of Trenton. He d. there Nov. 14, 1863 ; she d. 
Dec. 6, 1866. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

53 Elizabeth Hamilton Sterling, b. in Bristol, Nov. 14, 1816 ; 

d. unm. in Trenton, Mar. 24, 1867. 

54 Rebecca Budd Sterling, b. in Bristol, Oct. 13, 1818 ; d. in 

Asbury in Sept., 1819. 
65 t William Hamilton Sterling, b. Apr. 14, 1820; m. Maria 
Yard Ferrell. 

56 Sarah Hamilton Sterling, b. at Ringoes, Aug. 18, 1822; 

d. unm. in Trenton, Jan. 6, 1893. 

57 tRebecca Budd Sterling, b. June 8, 1825; m. Hubbell B. 

Hutchins. 

58 tThomas Chew Sterling, b. Nov. 28, 1827; m. Carohne 

Sterling. 
69 Joseph Sterling, b. in Trenton, Jan. 12, 1831 ; m. Apr. 6, 
1865, Sarah Aitken, dau. of Robert and Lydia E. 
(Green) Aitken. He enlisted at the outbreak of 
the Civil War ; served as military storekeeper at 
N. J. State Arsenal for 20 years. Was a merchant 
in Trenton, subsequently; d. Jan. 22, 1901. No 
issue. 

15 BENJAMIN STERLING (James), h. Sunday, Apr. 6, 
1794; m. 1st, Jan. 2, 1817, Rebecca Elkinton, who d. Feb. 18, 
1818, aged 21 years, 7 months, and 29 days ; m. 2d, Apr. 19, 1819, 
Elizabeth Fenton, who d. Nov. 26, 1845, aged 43 years. He was 
a merchant in Burlington, N. J., succeeding his father and associ- 
ated with his brother Budd. He d. in Burlington, Feb. 13, 1822. 

Child by second marriage: 

60 Benjamin Sterling, b. near Burlington, Sept. 18, 1820: a 
graduate of Princeton College in 1840 ; for some 
years a stock broker; d. in the Old Man's Home, 
Philadelphia, May 30, 1898, unm. 

16 BUDD STERLING (Jairics), h. Monday, Apr. 18, 1795; 
m. May 2, 1817, Eliza, dau. of Brizilla Wright of Bloomsbury, 
N. J. Budd Sterling was a merchant in Burlington, first associ- 
ated with his brother Benjamin and afterward independently. He 
was largely interested in trade with the W^est Indies, being owner 
and part owner in several vessels plying between Burlington and 
Philadelphia and southern waters. Mar. 11. 1818, for $7000, he 
purchased the brig Siisav and secured a third interest in the sloop 
MayfoK-er, Aug. 30, 1823, a half interest in the sloop Sterling, 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLE^GTON, N. J. 1117 

Oct. 21, 1823. Feb. 12, 1838, he became owner of the packet 
Elha S. (Sterling), running between Burhngton and Philadelphia. 

Mr. Sterling owned considerable real estate in Burlington. He 
was a member of the Common Council, 1819-23 and 1827-29, 
a freeholder 1823-25, a member of the Township Committee 
1830-32. He d. Sept. 18, 1863, of cancer of the face. Mrs. 
Sterhng d. Feb. 7, 1868. 

Children : 

61 Anna W. Sterling, b. May 3, 1819 ; d. in Burlington, Jan. 

25, 1842, unm. 

62 Rebecca Budd Sterhng, b. in 1820 ; m. In 1843, George 

W. Edehnan; d. in Burhngton, Dec. 31, 1852. He 
m. 2d, Elizabeth Napheys, and hved in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. Had three children: James, George, and 
another. 

66 Ellen H. Sterling, b. about 1821 ; d. unm. in Burlington, 

May 26, 1865. 

67 James Budd Sterling, b. about 1824; d. unm. July 12, 

1854. 

68 Samuel Sterling. 

69 Charles Budd Sterling, b. Feb. 14, 1829; d. Oct. 17, 

1835. 

70 William Henry Sterling, b. about 1834; m. . He 

was a druggist in Burlington in 1859; a member of 
the Common Council there in 1864 ; removed to 
California and there d. No issue. 

71 Emma Sterling, b. about 1846; removed to California 

and there m. McKey, and d., leaving issue. 

17 SUSANNAH BUDD STERLING (James), b. in Burling- 
ton, June 11, 1798; m. Oct. 7, 1818, Wilham Frederick Van Am- 
ringe, b. in the parish of Basanhale, London, Eng., May 22, 1791. 
They lived successively in New York City, in Chester Co., Penn., in 
Philadelphia, in New York, in Orange Co., N. Y., and again in 
New York. He d. in New York, Mar. 16, 1873 ; she d. in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1891. 
Children : 

72 tElizabeth Oborne Van Amringe, b. Mar. 24, 1820; m. 

John S. Conger. 

73 t James Sterhng Van Amringe, b. Feb. 12, 1822; m. Mary 

Martin. 



1118 THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 

TJ* George Ellmaker Van Amringe, b. Feb. 26, 182-t ; m. Jan. 
17, 1867, Adaline T. Young. He d. Mar. 25, 1891 ; 
she d. in BrookljTi, Nov. 25, 1905 ; no issue. 

75 t William Frederick Van Amringe, b. July 27, 1826; m. 

Rebecca M. Curtis. 

76 tThomas Budd Van Amringe, b. Dec. 29, 1827; m. Isabella 

M. McVey. 

77 Henry Hamlin Van Amringe, b. Sept. 11, 1829; d. unm. 

at Warwick Court House, Va., Apr. 9, 1862, on the 
march, of typhoid; a member of 102d Penn. Vol. 
Infty. 

78 t John Howard Van Amringe, b. Apr. 3, 1835 ; m. Cornelia 

Buckner. 

79 Joseph Riley Van Amringe, b. July 22, 1837 : m. Dec. 18, 

1867, Sarah S. Frailey, who d. in Brooklyn, Sept. 
23, 1898; he d. there Apr. 8, 1899. Three children 
d. in infancy, unnamed. 

83 Susan Mary Van Amringe, b. Nov. 14, 1839; unm. 

84 tRebecca Budd Van Amringe, b. Feb. 28, 1842; m. Wil- 

liam M. Keelcr. 
Two children d. in infancy, unnamed. 

18 REBECCA BUDD STERLING (James), b. in Burhngton, 
May 5, 1801 ; m. 1st, Dec. 5, 1821, WiUiam Cowperwaite; m. 2d, 
Feb. 12, 1834, the Rev. John S. Porter, D.D., b. in Snow Hill, Md., 
Aug. 23, 1805, at that time pastor of St. George's M. E. church, 
Philadelphia. He was a well-known divine of the Newark Confer- 
ence, N. J., with pastorates at Newark, Elizabeth, Rahway, Hack- 
ettstown, and Jersey City. He d. in Burlington, Oct. 2, 1890; 
she d. there Nov. 14, 1894. 

Child by first marriage: 

87 William H. Cowpervvaite, b. Apr. 18, 1823; d. in July, 

1832. 
Children by second marriage: 

88 James Sterling Porter, b. in Newark, Oct. 25, 1834; d. 

in Burlington, Jan. 11, 1840. 

89 tRebecca Budd Porter, b. Apr. 15, 1837; m. the Rev. 

Charles R. Snyder. 

90 tjohn Samuel Porter, b. Mar. 2, 1845; m. Mrs. Helen 

(Silvers) Van Ortwick. 

19 JAMES STERLING (James), b. in Burlington, July 7, 
1803; m. 1st, Dec, 1830, Caroline E. Fennimore, b. Apr. 10, 1805, 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1119 

who d. at Burlington, Feb. 9, 1855 ; m. 2d, Nov. 9, 1858, Amelia 
L. Porter. Mr. Sterling was for many years a prominent citizen 
of Burlington. He inherited from his father the general store 
there which he conducted until 1839. He was a director of the 
Mechanics Bank, 1839-45, third clerk, 1845-50, cashier, 1850 
until Jan., 1869, when he resigned. He was a member of the Com- 
mon Council, 1826, 1835-36, 1839; collector, 1838, 1869-70; 
assessor, 1872-73-74, and township committeeman in 1837. He 
removed to Philadelpliia, Penn., in 1874, where he resided until 
his death, Dec. 4, 1899. His widow lives in Philadelphia (1906). 
Children by second marriage: 

91 Caroline Virginia Sterling, b. Dec. 21, 1859; unm. ; lives 

in Philadelphia. 

92 Florence Marion Sterhng, b. June 11, 1861 ; unm. ; lives 

in Philadelphia. 

93 James Sager Sterling, b. Sept. 16, 1863; m. Sept. 28, 

1887, Kitty Schultz of Philadelpliia, where they live. 
No issue. 

94 Frank Hollinshead Sterling, b. Feb. 7, 1865. He is a 

restaurant keeper in Newark, N. J. No issue. 
21 JAIMES HUNTER STERLING (James H., James), b. 
about 1798, probably in Philadelphia; m. Oct. 29, 1824, Eliza 
Fielding, dau. of Christopher Fielding of Dublin, Ireland. 

Commonly called Hunter Sterling. He was " a very prominent 
and highly esteemed " resident of Burhngton, N. J., for twenty- 
three years a director of the Library Company there. He d. Nov. 
22, 1862, and bequeathed a sum of money for the erection of a 
librai-y building, the one now standing, which was erected in 1864. 
(Hist, of Burlington Co., Woodward, p. 133.) His wife d. Feb. 
28, 1851. 

Child: 

95 Robert Fielding Sterling, bapt. Apr. 29, 1827 ; buried in 

Burlington, July 19, 1828. 
23 MARY ANN BUDD {Elizabeth S., James), h. Nov. 16, 
1796 ; m. Jan. 27, 1820, Joseph A. Clark, sheriff of Burlington 
Co., N. J., 1828-30. She d. Feb. 19, 1847. 
Children : 

96 tEHzabeth Budd Clark, b. Sept. 26, 1821; m. 1st, Henry 

Murray, 2d, John F. Alcott. 



1120 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

97 tMary Josephine Clark, b. Nov. 9, 1823; m. Caleb Sager. 

98 tRebecca Clark, b. June 15, 1826; m. James Coppuck. 

30 MARY WOODWARD STERLING (John W., James), h. 
Feb. 13, 1805; m. at Mount Holly, N. J., Feb. 26, 1824, Capt. 
Joseph Ashton Yard, b. in Trenton, N. J., Mar. 23, 1802, son of 
Capt. Benjamin Yard by his wife Priscilla, dau. of John Keen 
of Holmesburg, Penn. Benjamin was a descendant in the 3d gen- 
eration from William Yard, a native of the county of Devon, Eng., 
who came to America prior to 1700, and was one of the original ' 
settlers of the tract where is now located the city of Trenton. 
Benjamin Yard, then an apprentice carpenter, built the triumphal 
arch at Trenton under which Washington passed at his reception, 
when on his way to his inauguration in 1789 as first President of 
the United States. 

For several years Joseph Yard was a manufacturer of bristle 
brushes at Trenton and continued to prosper until the financial 
difficulties of 1835 forced him out of business. During the cholera 
epidemic of 1832 in Trenton he rendered great service to the 
victims of the disease, caring for the afflicted and remoN-ing the 
bodies of the dead. In the winter of 1835-36 he was appointed 
keeper of the New Jersey State Prison and was also made super- 
intendent in the completion of the new prison structure and for 
the first time employed convicts in the construction of the building. 
The appointment being a political one, Capt. Yard was removed in 
the winter of 1839-4)0, but held the office again for one year 
in 1844. 

In 1840 he was appointed to take the census of Burlington 
county, which he accomplished by visiting every house personally 
on horseback. 

In politics Capt. Yard was always a Democrat, casting his 
first vote for Andrew Jackson in 1824. In the interests of his 
party he purchased and conducted the Emporium and True Amer- 
ican, a Trenton paper which he edited from 1843 to 1846 at some 
financial loss. Upon the accession of President Polk, ^Ir. Yard 
was appointed an inspector in the New York Custom House, a 
position he filled until the breaking out of the Mexican War, when 
he obtained a commission as captain in the Tenth United States 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1121 

Infantry. He raised, in Trenton, the first company of the regi- 
ment and joined General Taylor on the Rio Grande in the spring 
of 1847, where he remained for a year, when he was compelled to 
return home because of illness. 

The inhabitants of the town of Reynosa, of which Capt. Yard 
was military governor, presented him with a letter of appreciation 
of his consideration for them, and the members of his regiment 
presented him with a gold-mounted sword in token of their esteem. 

After recovering his health, Capt. Yard returned to his posi- 
tion in the Custom House, but was removed in 1849, when Gen. 
Taylor became President. At this time Capt. Yard was a resi- 
dent of Williamsburg, L. I., N. Y., and was elected from there a 
member of the New York State Assembly, where he served as chair- 
man of the Committee on State Prisons. In 1850 a bill was passed 
providing for the erection of a penitentiary at Syracuse, N. Y., 
and Capt. Yard was appointed to superintend its erection and was 
aftei-ward appointed its warden. He completed the building of 
the institution and was its warden for two years. In 1855 he was 
reappointed to a position in the Custom House at New York and 
there remained until the outbreak of the Rebellion in 1861, when 
he resigned and recruited a company at Trenton, the first com- 
pany raised in the State and the first in the State to be mustered 
into the service of the United States, being designated as Co. A, 
and attached to the Third Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers. He 
led the company in the field and it was the first company from the 
North to occupy the soil of Virginia. Capt. Yard served with his 
regiment until the expiration of the period of his enlistment and 
subsequently raised and conducted a company to take the field to 
repel General Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania. He latterly retired 
to a small farm at Farmingdale, N. J., where, on Oct. 17, 1878, 
he d. Mrs. Yard d. Nov. 14, 1863. 

Children : 

99 t James Sterling Yard, b. Apr. 20, 1826; m. Adaline C. 
Swift. 

100 tRobert Boyd Yard, b. Jan. 9, 1828; m. Sarah Y. Purdue. 

101 tAnna Mary Yard, b. Dec. 2, 1830; m. Alfred M. Slye. 

102 t Caroline Elizabeth Yard, b. July 30, 1831 ; m. Dr. Henry 

Des Anges. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



103 Hcnrv Augustus Yard, b. Feb. 17, 1833; d. June 17, 

i849. 

104 t Wesley Sterling Yard, b. Jan. 29, 1835; m. 1st, Emma 

C. Wood, 2d, Anna M. Wood. 

105 Thomas Stryker Yard, b. Sept. 12, 1837, a physician ; d. 

unm. Sept. 26, 1879. 

106 t Alexander Armor Yard, b. July 26, 1839; m. Carrie A. 

Maxon. 

107 Josephine Alvaneta Yard, b. Aug. 26, 1841 ; unm. ; living 

at Spring Lake Park, N. J., 1907. 

108 Benjamin Holdrich Yard, b. Jan. 1, 1843; m. Nov. 7, 

1883, Mary E. Murphy, widow of Charles S., of 
Philadelphia, Penn. (nee ISIary Ehzabeth Horton). 
Residence, Spring Lake Park. 

109 John Tyler Yard, b. Dec. 23, 1844; d. Apr. 17, 1863. 

31 APOLLO WOODWARD STERLING (brother of the 
above), h. at Mount Holly, N. J., Jan. 24, 1807; m. 1st, Susan 
D. Moore of Danville, Penn., who Uved but one j-ear; 2d, Apr. 15, 
1834, Ellen Hunter Sanderson, b. at Wilkes-Barre, Penn., July 
25, 1808, dau. of John and Elizabeth Sanderson of ]Milton, Penn. 
She d. at Milton, May 20, 1839. He m. 3d, Oct. 9, 1840, at 
Alban}', Ind., Margaret Forsyth, b. at Louisville, Ky., ^lay 30, 
1822, dau. of Thomas and Maria Catherine (Roth) Forsyth. 
He d. of yellow fever at Covington, La., Aug. 28, 1853; Mrs. 
Sterling d. at Madisonville, La., May 31, 1852. 

Child by second marriage: 

110 Elizabeth Sanderson Sterling, b. at Jersey Shore, Penn., 

Jan. 25, 1835 ; m. there May 5, 1864^ Matthew Arm- 
strong Gamble, now dec'd ; she d. at Jersey Shore, 
Mar. 10, 1897. No issue. 
Children by third marriage: 

111 Ann Maria Sterling, b. at Louisville, Ky., Aug. 14, 1841 ; 

d. Mar. 23, 1842. 

112 t]\rargaret Sterling, b. Oct. 14, 1843; m. Louis A. Scott. 

113 Thomas Forsyth Sterling, b. at St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 29, 

1844. 

114 Henry Clay Sterling, b. at Madisonville, La., Apr. 4, 

1848;" d. May 9, 1848. 

32 REBECCA BUDD STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
Mar. 8, 1808; m. Feb. 24, 1835, William De Hart, b. Aug. 27, 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1123 

1804. He d. Jan. 1, 1873; she d. at Camden, N. J., May 14, 
1885 ; both buried at Trenton, N. J. 
Children : 

115 James Hunter De Hart, b. Feb. 5, 1836; d. Sept. 22, 

1838. 

116 Anna S. De Hart, b. and d. Sept. 22, 1837. 

117 t James W. De Hart, b. Aug. 26, 1839 ; m. Adaline B. Stem. 
34 ELIZABETH SALTER STERLING (sister of the above), 
b. at Mount Holly, N. J., Oct. 22, 1813; m. at Trenton, Oct. 31, 
1832, Dr. Samuel Pollock, b. Oct. 23, 1808, son of William and 
Mary Pollock. He d. Apr. 28, 1887; she d. at Williamsport, 
Penn., Dec. 16, 1887. 

Children : 

118 Thomas Chalmers Pollock, b. Oct. 1, 1833; d. unm., 

Mar. 28, 1870. 

119 tAnn Sterling Pollock, b. May 8, 1836; m. William Purdy, 

120 t Sarah Wilson Pollock, b. May 15, 1838; m. James H. 

Rutter. 

121 tMargaret McCleary Pollock, b. Sept. 23, 1846; m. James 

P. MacVickar. 

122 Mary Pollock, b. Sept., 1849; d. Feb. 22, 1853. 

123 Fanny Caroline Pollock, b. Jan. 18, 1854; m. P. J. Pur- 

cell; reside in Bradford, Penn. 
38 SAMUEL EDWIN SHAW JOHNSTON (Margaret, 
James), h. at Philadelphia, Penn., Saturday, July 9, 1808; m. 
1st, in Jersey City, N. J., Apr. 12, 1846, Sarah Webster, b. in 
1814, who d. Mar. 10, 1847 ; m. 2d, in Trenton, N. J., Apr. 9, 
1850, EHzabeth H. Bond, b. in Trenton in 1816, who d. in Jersey 
City, Dec. 17, 1851 ; m. 3d, in Jersey City, Aug. 16, 1853, Har- 
riet Cowan of Paterson, N. J., b. Dec. 21, 1826. He d. at Jersey 
City, May 2, 1877; his widow d. there Jan. 9, 1906. 
Child by first marriage: 

124 Edwin Roberts Johnston, b. Jan. 27, 1847 ; m. Apr. 29, 

1870, Jennie L. Brown of Jersey City ; has Ella 
May, b. Apr. 28, 1871 ; unm. 
Child by third marriage: 

126 James Sterling Johnston, b. June 15, 1854, in Jersey 
City; m. Sept. 1, 1880, Hattie Graham of Paterson, 
N. J., b. Dec. 29, 1851 ; no issue. 



1124 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

40 CHARLES FLETCHER STERLING JOHNSTON 
(brother of the above), b. Wednesday, Mar. 17, 1813; m. 
Nov. 4, 1843, Eleanor Cos, b. in 1823. He d. Oct. 11, 1871 ; 
she d. Dec. 27, 1884. 
Cliildren : 

127 tJIaria Louisa Johnston, b. Dec. 11, 1846; m. Francis A. 

Lumley. 

128 James Sterling Johnston, b. Feb. 12, 1849; m. in 1870 

: d. Feb. 6, 1891, leaving three daus., all m. 

132 John Wesley Sterling Johnston, b. Nov. 27, 1854; m. 

:Martha" Legctt, and d. Aug. 23, 1884, without issue. 

133 Thomas Cox Johnston, b. Dec. 12, 1858; m. Frances 

Rickev ; res. Trenton, N. J. : no issue. 

134 tMary C. Johnston, b. Dec. 3, 1862; m. Charles Pitman. 

42 JAMES SMITH STERLING (Thomas, James), h. in Tren- 
ton, N. J., Mar. 17, 1812; m. May 1, 1839, Hannah WilUams, b. 
in Philadelphia, Nov. 18, 1814, dau. of Thomas Williams by his 
2d wife, Hannah Tompkins. I\Ir. Sterling was a successful mer- 
chant, succeeding his father in business in Trenton. He d. Jan. 
12, 1864. 

Children : 

135 t^Iary Williams Sterling, b. Sept. 5, 1841; m. James P. 

Stephens. 

136 Thomas Chew Sterhng, b. Aug. 3, 1843; d. June 28, 

1845. 

137 James Smith Sterhng, b. Sept. 17, 1845; d. May 25, 

1846. 

138 Isabella Williams Sterling, b. at Trenton, Oct. 10, 1851; 

d. there Apr. 15, 1864. 

43 REBECCA BLDD STERLING (sister of the above), b. at 
Trenton, Apr. 12, 1815; m. Mar. 27, 1837, James Mcllvain, 
b. Aug. 17, 1813, 3d son of Huge and Hannah :\lcllvain. 

Mr. Mcllvain succeeded his father in the lumber business in 
Philadelphia, which became a very extensive concern. He became 
largely interested in various real estate development movements 
in the city, organizing syndicates, joining loan associations, build- 
ing blocks of houses, investing in bonds, stocks, etc., and in other 
ways entering into the upbuilding of the nmnicipality. He was a 
trustee of the West Pliiladelphia Gas Co. ; a member of the Bor- 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1125 

ough Council of West Philadelphia. Close attention to business 
necessitated his retirement to a large country estate he purchased 
and developed near the Wisahicken, Penn., in 1846, there to recover 
his shattered health. His residence there is now the Woodside Park 
Club House. He eventually retired to another estate near Mt. 
Holly, N. J., which he beautified and extensively improved. He 
again entered the lumber business, became the president of the 
Mt. Holly and Beverly Turnpike Co., member of the Mt. Holly 
Creamery Co., and director of the Mt. Holly Matting Co., beside 
controlling large farming interests in New Jersey, Virginia, and 
Florida. He d. Apr. 19, 1894. Mrs. Mcllvain d. Nov. 18, 1903. 
Children : 

139 Edith Sterling Mcllvain, b. Jan. 10, 1838; unm. 

140 t Charles Henry Mcllvain, b. Dec. 23, 1840; m. EHzabeth 

C. Graham. 

141 tAnna E. Mcllvain, b. Jan. 27, 1843; m. William Stokes. 

142 tThomas Sterling Mcllvain, b. Feb. 25, 1846; m. Mary L. 

Zelly. 

143 Juha P. Mcllvain, b. May 22, 1852; m. Feb. 10, 1881, 

Charles F. Hulme, b. Dec. 7, 1848. No issue. 

144 Clara J. Mcllvain, b. Aug. 1, 1854; d. Mar. 30, 1875. 

145 t James SterHng Mcllvain, b. Dec. 6, 1859; m. Anna S. 

McBride. 

44 ANNA ELIZA WARDER STERLING(mfer of the above), 
b. in Trenton, N. J., Apr. 5, 1819; m. Oct. 15, 1845, Charles 
Mause Taylor, b. Oct. 3, 1817. He was a wealthy resident of 
Philadelphia, who d. there Oct. 18, 1893. His brother Joseph F. 
had a dau., Susan A., who m. William A. SterHng (No. 2328) of 
the family of William Sterling of Haverhill, Mass., and Lyme, 
Conn. {q. v.). Mrs. Taylor was living in Philadelphia in 1906. 
Children : 

146 t James Sterhng Taylor, b. Feb. 15, 1847; m. Mary J. 

White. 

147 tFred Walter Taylor, b. in 1848; m. Emily Hunt. 

148 Charles M. Taylor, b. in 1849; m. Oct. 26, 1876, Ella 

M. Langstroth, dau. of James and Harriet (Ash- 
mead) Langstroth; residence, Philadelphia; no issue. 

149 tAnna Gertrude Taylor, b. Feb. 28, 1858 ; m. Henry P. 

Brown. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



45 HANNAH HENRY STERLING (sister of the above), b. 
Jan. 24, 1827 ; m. June 20, 1849, James Pemberton Ellis, b. Apr. 
11, 1817, son of David and Ann Ellis. They resided in Philadel- 
phia, Penn.; he d. Mar. 19, 1860; she d. there Sept. 28, 1899. 
Children : 

150 t Annie Elizabeth Ellis, b. Apr. 26, 1850; m. Thomas P. 

Bacon. 

151 tEdith Sterling Ellis, b. Oct. 1, 1851; m. Hugh W. 

Roberts. 

152 Thomas Sterhng Ellis, b. May 5, 1854 ; d. Aug. 21, 1859. 

47 CHARLES WILLIAM HOLLINSHEAD (Mary, James), 
h. Jan. 18, 1819; m. 1st, Jan. 12, 1848, Mary Edwards, who d. 
Dec. 29, 1856; m. 2d, Sept. 10, 1861, Sarah Jane Paul, who d. 
Feb. 24, 1890. He d. Nov. 26, 1886. 

Children hy first marriage: 

153 Owen Edwards Hollinshead, b. Oct. 22, 1848 ; d. Sept. 27, 

1872. 

154 tMary Sterling Hollinshead, b. Apr. 11, 1854; m. Hugh 

Chain, Jr. 
Children by second marriage: 

155 Charles William Hollinshead, b. Jan. 1, 1863 ; d. Sept. 

26, 1872. 

156 tBertha May HoUinshead, b. Feb. 1, 1865; m. Henry 

Ivison. 

48 SUSAN WASHINGTON HOLLINSHEAD (sister of the 
above), h. Feb. 22, 1821 ; m. in Philadelphia, May 3, 1843, Henry 
D. Sherrerd, who d. June 14, 1886. She d. in Philadelphia, May 
19, 1870. 

Children : 

157 Mary Sterling Sherrerd, b. Mar. 24, 1844; m. June 9, 

1887, the Rev. Clement Creson Dickey, now dec'd. 
She lives (1907) in Colorado Springs, Colo. No 
issue. 

158 Susan Washington Sherrerd, b. Sept. 2, 1847; unm. 

159 Olivia Sherrerd, b. Aug. 18, 1856; m. Jan. 6, 1887, J. 

Lawrence Claghorn of Philadelpliia. Child: Henrv 
Sherrerd, b. June 12, 1888. 
161 Henry Dusenbury Sherrerd, b. Apr. 25, 1850; d. Nov. 
18, 1865. 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1127 

50 JOSEPH HENRY HOLLINSHEAD (brother of the 
above), b. May 1, 1826; m. July 30, 1848, Margaretta Ivins of 
Prospertown, N. J., b. June 18, 1824. He d. Apr. 12, 1890; 
she d. Aug. 15, 1890. 

Children : 

162 tCharles Sterling Hollinshead, b. Jan. 10, 1850; m. Mar- 

garet S. Errickson. 

163 Dau., d. in infancy at Hollldaysburg, Penn. 

164 George W. Ivins Holhnshead, b. May 25, 1853; d. Jan. 

19, 1854. 

165 George Ivins HoUinshead, b. Jan. 22, 1855 ; unm. ; lives 

at Merchantsville, N. J. 

51 FORMAN POOLE HOLLINSHEAD (brother of the 
above), b. Sept. 14, 1830; m. at Burlington, N. J., Apr. 29, 
1857, IMary Susanna Buckman, who d. in Philadelphia, May 7, 
1895. They resided in Philadelphia. He d. Sept. 2, 1902. 

Children: 

166 Mary Buckman Holhnshead, b. May 21, 1858; d. Aug. 

12, 1859. 

167 t James Sterling Hollinshead, b. Dec. 16, 1860; m. Mary 

F. Salin. 

168 tCharles Elhs HoUinshead, b. Aug. 9, 1862; m. Sallie S. 

Van Horn. 

169 tForman Poole HoUinshead, b. Feb. 5, 1870; m. Annie C. 

Stretch. 

170 Ellen Thayer HoUinshead, b. June 7, 1873; lives in 

Philadelphia. 

52 FRANCIS ASBURY HOLLINSHEAD (brother of the 
above), b. June 17, 1833; m. Sept. 5, 1860, Dr. Emily Ihrie of 
Trenton, N. J., where she resides. He d. Nov. 30, 1864. 

Children : 

171 Warren Ihrie Hollinshead, b. Sept. 12, 1861 ; d. Nov. 9, 

1872. 

172 Ida Frances HoUinshead, b. July 5, 1864 ; d. Jan. 8, 1865. 

55 WILLIAM HAMILTON STERLING (Joseph, James), b. 

at PraUsville, N. J., Apr. 14, 1820; m. in Trenton, N. J., May 
6, 1847, Maria Yard FerreU, b. Dec. 8, 1821, dau. of Cornelius 
and Harriet (Swem) Ferrell of Lawrenceville, N. J. Cornelius 



1128 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

was son of Absalom Ferrell by his wife, Mary, dau. of William and 
Mary Carslake of AUentown, N. J. ; Absalom was a soldier of the 
Revolution. 

William was a merchant and manufacturer and distributor of 
proprietary medicines in Trenton, N. J., being first associated 
with his uncle, Thomas Sterhng, and later with his brother, 
Joseph, under the firm name of Sterhng & Brother. He d. while 
on a business trip, in Red Bank, N. J., Apr. 22, I860. Mrs. Ster- 
ling d. Apr. 12, 1854. 

Children : 

173 Anna Hamilton Sterling, b. in Trenton, Apr. 4. 1848; 

m. Oct. 31, 1888, as his 2d wife, Jonathan C. Van 
Hart, now dec'd ; she resides in Trenton ; no issue. 

174 William Sterhng, b. and d. Aug. 18, 1850. 

175 'Edward Boker Sterhng, b. Sept. 9, 1851 ; m. Isabella H. 

Aitken. 

57 REBECCA BUDD STERLING {sister of the above), b. 
in Trenton, June 8, 1825; m. there May 13, 1847, Hubbell 
Brooks Hutchins of New York, b. Oct. 1, 1823. He d. in Phila- 
delphia, Nov. 6, 1891. She d. in West Philadelphia, Jan. 3, 1907. 

Children : 

176 'Thomas Hutchins, b. Nov. 28, 1848; m. Ella Long. 

177 t Joseph Sterling Hutcliins, b. Sept. 8, 1850; m. Anna M. 

Tilburn. 

178 tWilham Sheldon Hutchins, b. July 28, 1852;. m. :\Iar- 

garet Beagley. 

179 tEmma Sterhng Hutchins, b. July 13, 1854; m. John 

Benson. 

180 'Annie Brooks Hutchins, b. Apr. 13, 1857; m. 1st, Wil- 

liam Donaghv, 2d, William J. Crawford. 

181 Ellen Hutchins, b! in Trenton, :May 5; d. Aug. 5, 1859. 

182 Harrv Brooks Hutcluns, b. in Philadelphia in July; d. 

Sept., 1861. 

183 tlsabcUa Sterling Hutchins, b. July 12, 1862; m. Edward 

Snetiien. 

184 Child, stillborn. 

185 Sallie Sterling Hutchins, b. Dec. 2, 1866; d. Feb. 17, 

1868. 

58 THOMAS CHEW STERLING (brother of the above), b. 
in Trenton, Nov. 28, 1827; m. Dec. 27, 1864, Caroline Sterling 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1129 

(her mother's name was Parker, father's unknown; adopted and 
reared by Miss Rebecca Landis of Trenton). He was a carpenter 
in Trenton. He d. Feb. 2, 1893 ; she d. July 28, 1906, aged about 

71 years. 
Child: 

186 Reba Landis Sterling, b. in Trenton, Dec. 10, 1866; m. 
Aug. 24, 1904, Hugh Wismer of Trenton. Chil- 
dren: twins, stillborn, in 1905; son, b. Oct. 5, 1906. 

72 ELIZABETH OBORNE VAN AftlRINGE (Susannah, 
Janus), b. Mar. 24, 1820; m. May 8, 1850, John Smith Conger 
in IMontgomery, Orange Co., N. Y. He d. Sept. 30, 1860, aged 
47 years, 9 months, 16 days. She d. in Belleville, N. J., Apr. 15, 
1900. 

Children : 

190 William Frederick Conger, b. Dec. 3, 1851 ; d. in infancy. 

191 tGeorge Van Amringe Conger, b. Mar. 14, 1853; m. 

Lillian P. McClenachan. 

192 Elizabeth Oborne Conger, b. Apr. 16, 1855 ; d. July 3, 

1858. 

193 Margaret Ellsworth Conger, b. Mar. 20; d. May 27, 

1857. 

73 JAMES STERLING VAN AMRINGE {brother of the 
above), b. Feb. 12, 1822; m. Apr. 12, 1848, Mary Martin of 
Philadelphia, b. Jan. 16, 1814; d. Jan. 18, 1889. He d. in Bos- 
ton, Mass., Mar. 17, 1906. 

Children : 

194 t William Budd Van Amringe, b. Jan. 10, 1850; m. Hen- 

rietta T. Comey. 

195 Ella Sterling Van Amringe, b. Mar. 8; d. July 12. 1852. 

196 Mary Ellen Van Amringe, b. Feb. 20, 1856 ; unm. (1892). 

197 Susan Sterling Van Amringe, b. in Providence, R. I., in 

Nov., 1863; d. in July, 1864. 
75 WILLIAM FREDERICK VAN AMRINGE {brother of the 
above), b. July 27, 1826 ; m. July 31, 1849, Rebecca Maria Curtis, 
who d. in Boston. 
Children : 

198 Elizabeth Frances Van Amringe, b. in Boston in 1850; 

m. George Hall. Have one child: Howard Dean, b. 
in Abington, Mass., July 25, 1875. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



200 Frederick William Van Amringe, b. in Boston in 1852. 

201 Charles Howard Van Amringe, b. in Boston in 1854; d. 

in infancy. 

202 t George Curtis Van Amringe, b. in 1856; m. . 

20.3 ]\Iary Budd Van Amringe, b. in Boston in 1858. 

204 Ella Camilla Van Amringe, b. in Pittsburg, Penn., in 
1860; m. Parker Brown Francis. Have one son: 
Parker Brown, b. in Hartford, Conn., June 19, 
1886. 

206 ■f Henry Hamlin Van Amringe, b. in 1862; m. . 

207 Susan Budd Van Amringe, b. in Providence, R. I., in 

1864; d. in infancy. 

76 THOIVLAS BUDD VAN AMRINGE (brother of the above), 
h. Dec. 29, 1827 ; m. May 28, 1868, IsabeUa Mary McVey, who 
d. in N. Y. City, May 14, 1899. 
Children, born in New York: 

208 Templeton Van Amringe, b. June 24, 1869 ; d. in infancy. 

209 Mabel Van Amringe, b. Jan. 21, 1871 ; d. in infancy. 

210 Isabella Budd Van Amringe, b. Nov. 29, 1872; d. in 

infancy. 

78 JOHN HOWARD VAN A^IRINGE, Ph.D., LL.D., L.H.D. 

(brother of the above), b. Apr. 3, 1835; m. June 20, 1865, Cor- 
nelia Bucknor. ^Ir. Van Amringe graduated from Columbia Col- 
lege, now University, N. Y. City, in 1860, and has ever since been 
a professor of Mathematics in Columbia and since 1894 has been 
Dean of the Faculty. Residence, N. Y. City. 
Children: 

211 Emily Billon Van Amringe, b. :\ray 27. 1866. 

212 Guy Van Amringe, b. Jan. 20, 1868 ; lives in New York. 

213 Bucknor Van Amringe, b. Jan. 11, 1869; d. Sept. 19, 

1887. 

214 Howard Van Amringe, b. Jan. 31 ; d. July 4, 1870. 

84 REBECCA BUDD VAN AMRINGE (sister of the above), 
b. Feb. 28, 1842; m. Dec. 19, 1867, WiUiam Morford Keelcr, 
who d. Apr. 24, 1888, aged 59 years. 
Children : 

215 Frederick Sterling Keeler, b. Nov. ."5, 1868. 

216 William Van Amringe Keeler, b. Dec. 7, 1871 : m. at 

Flushing, L. I., Oct. 18, 1905, Ella Lee, dau. of 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1131 

Elisha Goodwin. Child: Florence, b. in Baltimore, 
Md., July 26, 1906. 

89 REBECCA BUDD PORTER (Rebecca, James), b. in Bur- 
lington, N. J., Apr. 15, 1837 ; m. Mar. 3, 1863, the Rev. Charles 
Ridgway Snyder of Patcrson, N. J., b. in Allamuchy, Warren 
Co., N. J., Feb. 3, 1837. He is a Methodist Episcopal clergyman 
of Newark. 

Children : 

218 Margaret Sterling Snyder, b. in Bound Brook, N. J., 

j\Iay 13, 1867 ; unm. ; a teacher in Newark. 

219 Charles Porter Snyder, b. in Hackettstown, N. J., June 

22, 1868 ; residence, Newark. 

90 JOHN SAMUEL PORTER (brother of the above), h. in 
Newark, Mar. 2, 1845 ; m. in Railway, N. J., Nov. 19, 1868, Mrs. 
Helen (Silvers) Van Ortwick, b. June 29, 1845. 

Children : 

220 Wyllis Sterling Porter, b. in Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 25, 

1870; a jeweler in Burhngton, N. J. 

221 John James Porter, b. in Waterbury, May 24, 1871. 

222 Samuel Holland Porter, b. in Burlington, Apr. 13, 1873. 

223 Mary Rebecca Porter, b. in Burlington, Sept. 26, 1874; 

d. there June 27, 1875. 

224 Jennie Van Ortwick Porter, b. in Burlington, Jan. 1, 1879 ; 

m. July 29, 1902, Edward M. Super. Child: John 
Willis," b. Sept. 28, 1903. 

96 ELIZABETH BUDD CLARK (Afary Budd, Elizabeth, 
James), b. Sept. 26, 1821 ; m. 1st, Apr. 2, 1845, Henry Murray, 
who was drowned at Mount Holly, N. J., mill dam July 20, 1854, 
aged 36; m. 2d, Jan. 9, 1859, John F. Alcott, b. Mar. 7, 1832. 
Elizabeth d. July 15, 1883; Mr. Alcott d. Jan. 2, 1881. 

Child by first marriage: 

225 tMary Josepha Murray, b. Feb. 19, 1846; m. Henry 

Nippins. 
Child by second marriage : 

226 tLizzie Allen Alcott, b. Oct. 13, 1859; m. Amos Johnson. 

97 MARY JOSEPHINE CLARK (sister of the above), b. Nov. 
9, 1823; m. Oct. 4, 1847, Caleb Sager, b. Oct. 26, 1815. Mr. 
Sager was the first steward of the New Jersey State Hospital at 



1132 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Trenton, remaining there until his death, July 5, 1875. He was a 
director of the Mechanics and Manufacturers Bank, president of 
the First National Bank, director of the State Savings Bank, and 
held various positions of trust. She d. May 3, 1891. 
Children : 

227 tHoraceanna B. Sager, b. July 10, 1852; m. Dr. John W. 

Ward. 

228 tMaria B. Sager, b. Oct. 11, 1857; ra. WiUiam P. Kinsey. 

97 REBECCA CLARK (sister of the above), b. June 15, 1826 ; 
m. Dec. 14, 1847, James Coppuck, 2d, son of Daniel and Estiier 
Coppuck, grandson of James Coppuck, who m. June 1, 1785, 
Elizabeth Knight. Esther Coppuck was a dau. of Charles and 
Martha Hughes. Mrs. Rebecca Coppuck d. May 11, 1859. 
Children : 

229 Addie V. Coppuck, b. Sept. 21, 1848 ; lives in Philadel- 

phia, Penn. 

230 Clara V. Coppuck, b. Mar. 13, 1852. 

231 Annie F. Coppuck, b. Nov. 17, 1856; m. Apr. 22, 1888, 

Frederick W. Parrott. 

99 COL. JAMES STERLING YARD (Mary, John, James), 
b. at Trenton, N. J., Apr. 20, 1826 ; m. Sept. 25, 1856, Adahne 
Clark Swift, dau. of Daniel D. Swift of Lancaster, Penn. 

James S. Yard was a private in Capt. Hamilton's Co., Flying 
Artillery, Mercer Brigade, Nov. 30, 1843; major 3d Regt., Mon- 
mouth Brigade, Jan. 9, 1857, major 3d Division, three months' 
men, Apr. 27, 1861 ; captain Freehold Infantry, 3d Regt., ^Ion- 
mouth Brigade, Jan. 10, 1862; captain and assistant adjutant- 
general ]Monmouth Brigade, Jan. 10, 1862; captain Co. D, 3d 
Regt., N. J. Rifle Corps, June 4, 1864; resigned Feb. 7, 1867; 
major and deputy quartermaster of N. J., June 5, 1878; retired 
May 12, 1890; resigned May 21, 1890; brevet lieutenant 
colonel. May 21, 1890. Col. Yard was appointed by Governor 
Olden to draft the militia for Monmouth county and was com- 
mander of Camp Vredcnburg and assisted in raising the Twenty- 
eighth and Twenty-ninth Regiments of Volunteers. 

^Ir. Yard was a lifelong member of the Press. In 1846 he 
started a paper at Trenton, The Weekly Visitor, which he soon 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1133 

sold, conducting for a time a campaign newspaper, The Kings 
County Democrat, of Williamsburg, L. I., N. Y. About 1851 he 
established the Village Record (now Gazette) at Hightstown, N. J., 
and in 1851< bought the Monmouth (N. J.) Democrat, which he 
continued to own and edit until his death. In 1866 he established 
the Long Branch (N. J.) News, which he conducted in conjunc- 
tion with the Democrat. 

Col. Yard was a member of the Ocean Grove Association, a 
trustee of Dickinson College, and a member of the Freehold Board 
of Trade, and of numerous fraternal and patriotic societies. He d. 
in Freehold, N. J., Apr. 29, 1900. 

Children : 

232 tEmma L. Yard, b. June 29, 1857; m. William M. Ivins. 

233 tMary Sterling Yard, b. Nov. 19, 1859; m. Anderson H. 

Tyson. 
23'i Daniel Swift Yard, b. Jan. 12, 1862; graduate of Prince- 
ton University, 1882; d. unm., Nov. 21, 1883. 

235 Joseph Ashton Yard, b. Feb. 19, 1866 ; m. June 29, 1897, 

Emily S., dau. of James T. Burtis of Freehold, and 
has issue. 

236 tAdaline Swift Yard, b. Nov. 25, 1868; m. Ruhf V. C. 

Lawrence. 

237 James Sterling Yard, b. June 5, 1874; d. Apr. 7, 1877. 

238 Thomas Swift Yard, b. May 26, 1878 ; d. June 14, 1880. 

100 REV. ROBERT BOYD YARD {brother of the above), 
b. Jan. 9, 1828; m. June 3, 1856, Sarah Yard Purdue of Jersey 
City. He was a prominent Methodist Episcopal clergyman. He 
d. at Elizabeth, N. J., July 7, 1875. 

Children : 

239 Anna Purdue Yard, b. Mar. 20, 1857. 

240 Robert Sterling Yard, b. Feb. 1, 1861 ; residence. Glen 

Ridge, N. J. 

241 John Purdue Yard, b. Dec. 8, 1863 ; d. in Oct., 1864. 

242 Susan De Noailles Yard (twin with above), d. Dec. 16, 

1889. 

101 ANNA MARY YARD {sister of the above), h. Dec. 2, 1830 ; 
m. Alfred M. Slye of Bennington, Vt. ; residence (1900), Bara- 
boo, Wis. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children: 

243 Mary Sterling Slye, b. Feb. 7, 1857. 

244 Harry Slve, b. Apr. 18, 1861. 

245 Infant, b. Sept. 22, ; d. Aug. 22, 1873. 

246 Elizabeth Slye, b. Mar. 22, 1873. 

102 CAROLINE ELIZABETH Y.ARD (sister of the above), b. 
July 30, 1831 ; m. June 17, 1852, Dr. Henry Stewart Des Anges, 
b. in London, Eng., July 2, 1824. He was a grandson of Arch- 
deacon Dakin of Westminster Abbey and a brother of ChevaUer 
Des Anges, English artist. Dr. Des Anges practiced medicine in 
both Europe and America; he was at one time a surgeon in the 
Enghsh army. He d. at his home in Asbury Park, N. J., July 30, 
1896. His family reside in Asbury Park. 
Children : 

247 Fanny CaroUne Des Anges, b. July 31, 1854. 

248 Elizabeth Eleanor Des Anges, b. Oct. 22, 1857. 

250 Marianna Patterson Des Anges, b. Apr. 26, 1860. 

251 Harry Louis Wilson Des Anges, b. May 20, 1862. 

252 Josephine Yard Des Anges, b. Aug. 11, 1864. 

253 Louisa B. Des Anges, b. May 2, 1867. 

104 WESLEY STERLING YARD (brother of the above), b. 
Jan. 29, 1835; m. 1st, Emma Cooper Wood, who d. Aug. 12, 
1870; m. 2d, Dec. 5, 1872, Anna Macfarlan Wood. He resided 
in New York; d. Apr. 24, 1899. 
Child by first marriage: 

254 Wilson Randolph Yard, b. Jan. 8, 1867. 
Children by second marriage: 

255 Douglas Southerland Yard, b. July 5, 1874 ; d. Nov. 26, 

1878. 

256 Grace Sterling Yard, b. Feb. 7, 1876. 

257 Amy Leffingwell Yard, b. Apr. 3, 1877; d. Dec. 8, 1882. 

258 Harold Sterling Yard, b. Dec. 18, 1880. 
258» David Dudley Field Yard, b. Sept. 4, 1885. 

106 ALEX.\NDER ARMOR YARD (brother of the above), 
h. July 26. 1839; m. Sept. 12, 1879, Carrie Augusta Maxon, b. 
Aug. 23, 1857, dau. of Cyrus E. and Sophronia W. Maxon; resi- 
dence, Farmingdale, N. J. 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1135 

Children : 

259 James Maxon Yard, b. July 19, 1880. 

260 Alexander Sterling Yard, b. Mar. 15, 1882. 

261 Mary Yard, b. Dec. 27, 1883. 

262 George Rix Yard, b. Feb. 1, 1886. 

112 MARGARET STERLING (Apollo, John, James), h. Oct. 
14, 1843; m. May 24, 1866, Louis A. Scott of Lock Haven, 
Penn. Mrs. Scott organized the Col. Hugh White Chapter, 
D. A. R., Lock Haven, in 1893 ; was its first regent, served until 
1898, and was re-elected in 1903. 
Children : 

263 Sterling Scott, b. at Lock Haven, July 3, 1868 ; d. there 

May 2, 1899, unm. 

264 Elizabeth Gamble Scott, b. at Lock Haven, Dec. 13, 1873 ; 

m. Nov. 16, 1899, Dr. George Benjamin Kunkel of 
Harrisburg, Penn. Child: Lewis Sterhng Kunkel, 
b. at Harrisburg, Sept. 25, 1902. 

117 JAMES W. DE HART (Rebecca, John, James), h. Aug. 
26, 1839; m. Adaline B. Stem of Chester Co., Penn. Residence, 
in 1892, Germantown, Penn. 
Children : 
266 William De Hart, b. Mar. 22, 1863; m. Annie Brannon, 

and has six children. 
273 Sterling Woodward De Hart, b. Apr. 18, 1865; m. 
Maime Bare of Scranton, Penn., and has one 
son. 
275 James Sterhng De Hart, b. Mar. 29, 1867; m. Lizzie 
Hassen of Philadelphia, and has two daus. 

278 Budd Vernon De Hart, b. May 25, 1870. 

279 Horace De Hart, b. June 26, 1873 ; m. Lillian Caffery, 

and has one dau. 

281 Reba De Hart, b. Nov. 6, 1876; m. A. T. Harrison. 

282 Carohne L. De Hart, b. Jan. 22, 1880; m. Winfield J. 

Fitzpatrick. 

283 Frances De Hart, b. Feb. 4, 1882. 

284 Albert L. De Hart, b. Dec. 9, 1887. 

119 ANN STERLING POLLOCK (Elizabeth, John, James), 
b. at Williamsport, Penn., May 8, 1836; m. Dec. 27, 1860, Wil- 
liam Purdy. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

285 William Fithian Purdy, b. Apr. 9, 1862. 

286 Henry Harrison Purdy, b. Nov. 11, 1867. 

287 Mary Pollock Purdy, b. Jan. 26, 1870. 

288 .James Sterling Purdy, b. Oct. 29, 1871. 

120 SARAH WH^SON POLLOCK (sister of the above), b. 
May 15, 1838; m. Nov. 17, 1859, James Henry Rutter of New 
York City, b. in Lowell, Mass., Feb. 3, 1836; d. June 13, 1885. 
She d. June 14, 1885. 

Children : 

289 t Elizabeth Pollock Rutter, b. Nov. 1, 1861 : m. Alfred J. 

Manning. 

290 tNathaniel Enzie Rutter, b. Mar. 18, 1863; m. Sarah 

Caldwell. 

291 Harriet Ann Rutter, m. Jan. 25, 1888, Edward Caldwell, 

and d. May i, 1902. No issue. 

292 James Henry Rutter, b. June 12, 1870; m. in 1898 Mrs, 

Nellie Reeves. 

121 MARGARET McCLEARY POLLOCK (sister of the 
above), h. Sept. 23, 1846; m. Nov. 10, 1870, James P. MacVickar, 
b. in Mar., 1836; d. Dec. 20, 1881 ; she was h\nng in 1906. 

Children : 

293 Sarah MacVickar, b. Jan. 8, 1871 ; d. May 7, 1874. 

294 EHzabeth MacVickar, b. Jan. 1, 1873; d. May 15, 1874. 

295 Grace Sterling MacVickar, b. May 15, 1875 :'m. June 6, 

1905, Henry David Brown. 

296 James Rutter MacVickar, b. Nov. 20, 1877; m. Oct. 1, 

1902, Grace Artnian and has: Margaret Pollock, 
b. July 2, 1903. 
127 IMARIA LOUISA JOHNSTON (Charles Johnston, Mar- 
garet, James), h. Dec. 11, 1846; m. Mar. 6, 1870, Francis 
A. Lumlcy. 
Children : 

298 Walter Johnston Lumlcy, b. July 11, 1871. 

299 Ella May Lumley, b. June 20," 1881; m. George Allen 

Stiefbold of Trenton, N. J., Mar. 1, 1903. 

134 MARY C. JOHNSTON (sister of the above), h. Dec. 3, 
1862; m. June 10, 1883, Charles Pitman; reside in Trenton, 
N.J. 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1137 

Children : 

300 Charles Francis Pitman, b. Apr. 18, 1884. 

301 Thomas Johnston Pitman, b. Mar. 21, 1886. 

302 Lewis Harlow Pitman, b. Sept. 2, 1887. 

135 jMARY WILLIAMS STERLING (James, Thomas, 
James), h. in Trenton, N. J., Sept. 5, 1841; m. there Nov. 12, 
1863, James Pullan Stephens, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mar. 26, 
1840, son of Isaac Stephens by his wife Eliza, dau. of William 
and Elizabeth Pullan, natives of England, Isaac son of Isaac 
Stephens by his wife Hannah, dau. of Benjamin and Edith (Smith) 
Wetherby. 

j\Ir. Stephens graduated from Kenyon College, Gambler, Ohio, 
of which Theodore Sterling of the family of William Sterling of 
Haverhill, Mass., was one time president, and was later admitted 
to the practice of law. He was for forty years an official of the 
Greenwood Pottery Co. of Trenton, being variously its president, 
secretary, and treasurer ; was one of the founders of the Trenton 
Board of Trade in 1868, a director of the Trenton Savings Fund 
Society. Shortly prior to his death he endowed Kenyon College 
library with a fire-proof stock room. He d. July 9, 1902, in 
Trenton. 

Children : 

303 t Isabel Sterling Stephens, b. Nov. 8, 1865; m. Charles S. 

Van Syckel. 

304 tEliza Pullan Stephens, b. Sept. 11, 1868; m. Neil R. 

Montgomery. 

140 CHARLES HENRY ]McILA^\IN (Rebecca, Thomas, 
James), h. Dec. 23, 1840; m. Oct. 11, 1860, Elizabeth Cooper 
Graham, b. Mar. 8, 1842. 

Capt. Henry C. Mcllvain, so known in army records, enlisted 
as corporal, Co. F, 11th Regt., 111. Vol. Infty., Apr. 23, 1861, 
discharged May 24, 1861 ; re-enlisted as private, Co. G, 56th 
Regt., 111. Vol. Infty., Sept. 17, 1861, discharged with company 
Jan. 28, 1862; again enhsted as sergeant, Co. A, 65th 111. Vol. 
Infty-, discharged as sergeant major for promotion Nov. 24, 
1863 ; first lieutenant, Co. D, 65th 111. Vol. Infty., to date from 



1138 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

June 8, 1863, discharged for disability Oct. 7, 1864 ; re-mustered 
as captain Oct. T, 1864. Residence, Mt. Holly, N. J. 
Children : 

305 Harry C. Mcllvain, b. Nov. 16, 1862 ; d. Aug. 11, 1863. 

306 Sterling L. Mcllvain, b. June 18, 1870; d. Aug. 26, 

1874. 

307 t Clarence Eugene Mcllvain, b. Mar. 8, 1872; m. Alice 

Weiss. 

308 t James Mcllvain, b. Feb. 1, 1874; m. Elizabeth Mincer. 

309 Louis H. INIcIlvain, b. July 5, 1876. 

310 Flora G. Mcllvain, b. Nov. 22, 1882; d. Dec. 24, 1882. 

141 ANNA E. McH^VAIN (sister of the above), h. Jan. 27, 
1843; m. Apr. 16, 1863, William Stokes, b. Sept. 27, 1827. 

Children : 

311 James M. Stokes, b. Sept. 27, 1865. 

312 William Janett Stokes, b. Mar. 26, 1868; m. Mar. 14, 

1891, Margaret Perkins, b. July 4, 1870; live at 
Beverley, N. J. (1906). 

142 THOMAS STERLING McILVAIN (brother of the above), 
h. Feb. 25, 1846 ; m. Oct. 25, 1871, Mary Louise Zelly, b. Nov. 19, 
1849. He d. June 18, 1905. 

Children : 

313 Norman C. Mcllvain, b. Nov. 24, 1872 ; d. Feb. 21, 1873. 

314 Horace K. Mcllvain, b. Jan. 25, 1874. 

315 Florence Edith Mcllvain, b. Jan. 2, 1883. 

145 JAMES STERLING McILVAIN (brother of the above), 
b. Dec. 6, 1859; m. June 15, 1881, Anna S. McBride, b. Sept. 14, 
1862. 

Children : 

316 William Gibbons Mcllvain, b. Oct. 27, 1882. 

317 Edward Hulme Mcllvain, b. Feb. 23, 1887. 

146 JAMES STERLING TA\'LOR (Anna, Thomas, James), 
b. Feb. 15, 1847; m. Nov. 9, 1879, Mary J. White, b. Nov. 1, 
1863, dau. of Thomas and Matilda (McKeown) White. Residence, 
Philadelphia, Pcnn. 

Children : 

318 James S. Tavlor, b. Nov. 27, 1880. 

319 Adele Marie Taylor, b. Nov. 8, 1882. 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1139 

320 Albert Eugene Taylor, b. Jan. 20, 1884. 

321 Irene Earlmrt Taylor, b. Sept. 10, 1885. 

322 Helena Marguerite Taylor, b. Oct. 22, 1887. 

323 Emily Dorothea Taylor, b. Mar. 30, 1890. 

324 Ella Mortimer Langstroth Taylor, b. Aug. 20, 1893. 

325 Mary Louise Taylor, b. Aug. 24, 1897. 

326 Charles M. Taylor, b. Mar. 20, 1900. 

147 FRED WALTER TAYLOR (brother of the above), b. In 
1848 ; m. Apr. 30, 1877, Emily Hunt, b. Dec. 7, 1857, dau. of John 
and Elizabeth (Frances) Hunt, natives of England. 
Child: 

327 Florence Emily Taylor, b. Feb. 4, 1879. 

149 ANNA GERTRUDE TAYLOR (sister of the above), b. 
in Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1858 ; m. Oct. 3, 1883, Henry P. Brown. 

Children : 

328 John Arthur Brown, b. July 23, 1884. 

329 Charles Taylor Brown, b. Feb. 23, 1886. 

330 Henry Paul Brown, b. Feb. 13, 1888. 

331 Joseph Jeanes Brown, b. at Edgewater, N. J., Aug. 4, 

1889. 

150 ANNIE ELIZABETH ELLIS (Hannah, Thomas, James), 
b. Apr. 26, 1850 ; m. Sept. 4, 1872, Thomas P. Bacon. Residence, 
Philadelphia, Penn, 

Child: 

332 Ellis William Bacon, b. Apr. 27, 1874 ; m. Dec. 16, 1902, 

Helen Atkinson, dau. of Robert and Lydia Comly; 
residence, Philadelphia. Children: Thomas SterHng, 
b. Mar. 4, 1905 ; Robert Comly, b. Nov. 8, 1906. 

151 EDITH STERLING ELLIS (sister of the above), h. Oct. 
1, 1851 ; m. June 4, 1873, Hugh Walton Roberts._ Reside in 
Philadelphia. 

Child: 
335 James Ellis Roberts, b. Apr. 22, 1876 ; m. Nov. 16, 1904, 
Elizabeth Lukens, dau. of Allen and Joanna Shoe- 
maker. Child: Eunice Moore, b. Oct. 19, 1906. 

154 MARY STERLING HOLLINSHEAD (Charles Hollins- 
head, Mary, James), b. Apr. 11, 1854; m. Apr. 23, 1874, Hugh 
Chain, Jr., of West Philadelphia, Penn. She d. Dec. 13, 1906. 



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Children : 
337 Charles William Chain, b. at Philadelphia, June 20, 1875 ; 
m. Oct. 13, 1898, Nettie JuUa Moore of Philadelphia. 
Children : Sterhng Moore, b. June 28, 1903 ; Charles 
William, b. Mar. 31, 1906. 

340 Clarence Hollinshead Chain, b. in Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 

1877. 

341 Norman Wylie Chain, b. at Philadelphia, Aug. 20, 1880; 

m. Dec. 22, 1903, Male Hanna Bartine of Merchant- 
ville, N. J. 

342 Edna Sterling Chain, b. in Philadelphia, Mar. 6, 1884. 
156 BERTHA MAY HOLLINSHEAD (sister of the above), 
b. Feb. 1, 1865; m. May 16, 1888, Henry Ivison of New Y'ork, of 
the firm of Ivison, Blackman & Taylor Co., publishers of school 
books. Address: Camp Ossipee, West Ossipee, N. H. 

Children, born at Rutherford, N. J. : 

343 Henrv Ivison, b. Mar. 13, 1889. 

344 Sterling Hollinshead Ivison, b. Apr. 26, 1892. 

162 CHARLES STERLING HOLLINSHEAD (Joseph Hol- 
linshead, Mary, James), b. Jan. 10, 1850; m. Sept. 10, 1885, 
Margaret Salter Errickson of Bamegat, N. J. He is manager of 
the agency department of the Franklin Fire Insurance Co. of 
Philadelphia, Penn. ; residence, Merchants^^lle, N. J. 
Children : 

345 Francis Asbury Hollinshead, b. June 18, 1886. 

346 Marie Lippitt" Hollinshead, b. Sept. 16, 1887. 

347 Sterling Errickson Hollinshead, b. Jan. 14; d. June 28, 

1889. 

348 Emily Ihrie Hollinshead, b. Mar. 27, 1890. 

167 JAMES STERLING HOLLINSHEAD {Forman Hollim- 
head, Mary, James), b. in Burlington, N. J., Dec. 16, 1860; m. 
Mar. 20, 1881, Mary Fariera Salin, dau. of John and Mary M. 
Salin, who d. Dec. 16, 1902. 

Child: 

349 Mary Salin Hollinshead, b. June 25, 1883; m. Oct. 3, 

1903, William Hyndman Noblit. 

168 CHARLES ELLIS HOLLINSHEAD (brother of the 
above), b. in Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 1862; m. there Oct. 20, 1887, 
Sallie Severson Van Horn ; live in West Philadelphia, 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1141 

Children : 

350 Charles Ernest Hollinshead, b. Feb. 3, 1890. 

351 Jessie Hollinshead, b. Mar. 29, 1893. 

352 Forman Howard Hollinshead, b. Oct. 17, 1896. 

353 Ruth Thayer HolHnshead, b. Mar. 7, 1898. 

169 FORMAN POOLE HOLLINSHEAD (brother of the 
above), b. in Philadelphia, Feb. 5, 1870; m. Oct. M, 1889, Annie 
Cordelia Stretch in Camden, N. J. 
Children : 

354 Irene Adeller HolHnshead, b. Nov. 13, 1891. 

355 Helen Hollinshead, b. Sept. 1, 1894. 

356 Forman Poole Hollinshead, b. Aug. 24, 1898. 

357 Marion Walborn HoUinshead, b. May 23, 1901. 

175 EDWARD BOKER STERLING ( William, Joseph, James) , 
b. in Trenton, N. J., Sept. 9, 1851 ; m. there Jan. 14, 1874, Isa- 
bella Hooper Aitken, dau. of the Hon. Robert Aitken and his wife 
Lydia Ehzabeth Green. (Robert Aitken was b. in Ayrshire, Scot- 
land, Aug. 31, 1811, a builder of Trenton, member of the State 
Legislature, etc., d. June 3, 1893 ; Lydia E. Green was b. Dec. 5, 
1812, dau. of Ralph Green and Sarah Welling, Ralph being de- 
scended from William and Joanna (Reeder) Green, emigrant, 
through Benjamin and Benjamin; Sarah dau. of Jolm and Mary 

(Hart) Welling, son of William and (Snowden) Welling of 

Ewing township, N. J. Lydia E. (Green) Aitken d. Dec. 13, 
1892.) 

Mr. Sterling was clerk in the Trenton Banking Co.'s offices 
from 1878 to 1887, when he resigned to engage in the real estate 
and insurance business. For two years he was a bookkeeper in Den- 
ver, Colo., but returned to Trenton in 1903, where he now resides. 
He is a philatelist of national reputation and a standard authority 
upon American postage and revenue stamps ; a dealer in stamps, 
old prints, original documents, letters, old books, and historical 
souvenirs in Trenton. Mr. Sterling is also a mycologist of wide 
reputation, who has made an especial study of edible fungi or mush- 
rooms and has contributed a great deal to literature upon the 
subject. He has discovered about fifty hitherto unknown varieties 
of edible fungi, two of which: Agaricus Sterlingii and Inocybe 
Sterlingii, were named in his honor. 



THE STERLING GENE.^LOGY 



Mr. Sterling is a member of many postage stamp societies, 
among them the American Philatehc Association, Internationaler 
Philatehsten Verein, Dresden, and societies of Chicago, Staten 
Island, Philadelphia, New York, Brooklyn, Canada, Charlestown, 
eighteen in all; a member of a number of Mycological societies, 
also of the New Jersey Historical Society, New Jersey Society, 
S. of A. R., and of the National Geographic Society. 

He is the compiler of this record of the descendants of Maj. 

James Sterling of Burlington. 

Children, bom in Trenton : 

358 WilUam Welling Sterling, b. Nov. 12, 1874 ; m. in N. Y. 

City, Jan. 3, 1905, Leah A. Sherwood. Assisted in 

establishing the mail ser^^ce in Porto Rico ; since 1900 

a U. S. mail clerk in ocean service between N. Y. and 

San Juan, P. R. Child: Charlotte, b. Aug. 20, 1905. 

360 Sarah EHzabeth Sterling, b. Sept. 29, 1876; m. in Tren- 

ton, Nov. 7, 1908, George Clinton Gardner, son of 
George Clinton Gardner of Washington, D. C, 
grandson of Charles K. Gardner, postmaster-general 
in President Lincoln's Cabinet and grandson of 
George H. Broadhead, one time president of the 
New York Stock Exchange. 

361 Joseph Sterling Sterling, b. Dec. 27, 1878; a merchant 

at Fairbanks, Alaska ; previously at Dawson, Yukon 
Territory. iMr. Sterling went to Alaska in 1901 and 
has passed through many adventures common to 
those who ventured into that desolate Eldorado. 

362 May Belle Sterling, b. May 13, 1885; m. Jan. 30, 1908, 

Daniel Fenimore Haverstick. 

363 Edward Ohver Bowman SterUng, b. Nov. 23, 1888. 

176 THOMAS HUTCHINS (Rebecca, Joseph, James), b. in 
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 28, 1848; m. Nov. 10, 1868, EUa Long. 
He d. in Philadelphia, Penn., Nov. 19, 1880. 
Children: 

364 Margaret Hutchins, b. Oct. 16, 1869; m. Keeler, 

from whom she is divorced ; two sons d. in infancy. 

367 Ella Hutchins, b. June 5, 1873. 

368 Rebecca Budd Sterling Hutchins, b. Sept. 20, 1876; d. 

Apr. 10, 1877. 

369 Anna May Hutchins, b. May 2, 1878; d. Mar. 24, 1882. 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1143 

177 JOSEPH STERLING HUTCHINS (brother of the 
above), b. in Trenton, Sept. 8, 1850; m. Sept. 6, 1875, Anna M. 
Tilburn, now dec'd ; residence, Philadelphia. 

Children : 

370 Linda Hutchins, b. Dec. 9, 1876; d. May 3, 1877. 

371 Edith Sterth Hutchins, b. Jan. 2, 1878 ; m. Feb. 13, 1894, 

Charles Riley. Child: Annie Lambit, b. Dec. 12, 
1894. 

178 WILLIAM SHELDON HUTCHINS (brother of the 
above), b. in Trenton, July 28, 1852; m. Aug. 20, 1877, Mar- 
garet Beagley. 

Children : 
373 Thomas Hutchins, b. June 22, 1878; m. Oct. 4, 1899V 
Mamie Davis. Children : Helena Elizabeth, b. Dec. 
9, 1901, Thomas Earle, b. Feb. 20, 1903. 

376 Mary Hutchins, b. Jan. 28, 1880; m. Dec. 30, 1905^ 

Arthur Dunlap. 

377 WilHam Hutchins, b. Dec. 14, 1881 ; m. Dec. 31, 1906,. 

Margaret Morrisey. 

378 Henry James Hutchins, b. Nov. 11, 1884. 

379 Dennis Beagley Hutchins, b. Aug. 19, 1887; d. Nov. 16; 

1888. 

380 Margaret Beagley Hutchins, b. July 27, 1889. 

381 Laura Ella Hutchins, b. Sept. 13, 1891; d. Jan. 13, 

1892. 

179 EMMA STERLING HUTCHINS (sister of the above), 
b. in Camden, N. J., July 13, 1854; m. Oct. 29, 1872, John 
Benson of Philadelphia. 

Children : 

382 Emma Rebecca Benson, stillborn, July 25, 1873. 

383 EHzabeth Benson, b. June 12; d. June 14, 1874. 

384 Annie E. Benson, b. Aug. 2, 1875; d. May 11, 1879. 

385 Susan F. Benson, b. June 5, 1877; m. Jan. 18, 1897, 

Thomas McGrory. Children: Emma Sterhng, b. 
Nov. 9, 1897 ; Ellen Jane, b. July 7, 1900 ; Thomas 
A., b. May 4, 1903; John A., b. Aug. 2, 1905. 

390 John E. Benson, b. July 1, 1878; d. Nov. 10, 1885. 

391 Charles Benson, b. Aug. 3; d. Oct. 5, 1880. 

392 Mary Ehzabeth Benson, b. Apr. 16, 1884; m. Jan. 18, 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



1904, James F. Kelly. Child: John E., b. Mar. 6, 
1905; d. Feb. 14, 1906. 

39-1 John E. Benson, b. Mar. 25, 1887. 

395 Rebecca Brooks Benson, b. Sept. 28, 1890; m. Jan. 23, 

1905, George Armstrong. Child: Clara Virginia, 
b. May 25, 1906. 

397 William Benson, b. Nov. 10; d. Nov. 11, 1892. 

398 Harry Benson, stillborn, Apr. 13, 1893. 

399 Bella "Benson, b. Feb. 22, 1894. 

180 ANNIE BROOKS HUTCHINS (sister of the above), b. 
in Trenton, Apr. 13, 1857; m. 1st, Nov. 24, 1880, William Don- 
aghy, who d. Sept. 2, 1881 ; m. 2d, Oct. 25, 1882, WiUiam J. 
Crawford; residence, Philadelphia. 
Child by first marriage : 

400 Rebecca Isabel Donaghy, b. Jan. 17 ; d. Mar. 12, 1882. 
Children by second marriage: 

401 William Brooks Crawford, b. Oct. 26, 1891. 

402 Albert Crawford, b. Nov. 6, 1893. 

403 Walter Crawford, b. Nov. 15, 1895. 

183 ISABELLA STERLING HUTCHINS (sister of the 
above), b. in Philadelphia, July 12, 1862; m. May 20, 1883, 
Edward Snethen ; residence, West Philadelphia. 
Child: 

404 Joseph Edward Snethen, b. Mar. 14, 1884. 

191 GEORGE VAN AMRINGE CONGER (Elizabeth Van Am- 
ringe, Susannah, James), b. Mar. 14, 1853; m. Apr. 13, 1880, 
Lillian Pennell McClcnachan. He is a member of Conger & Co., 
Importers and Jobbers in Woolens, N. Y. City. 
Children : 

405 George Van Amringc Conger, b. Mar. 18, 1881 ; d. Jan. 

19, 1899. 

406 Elizabeth Oborno Conger, b. May 21, 1883. 

407 Howard Reed Conger, b. Apr. 3," 1887. 

408 Frank Stone Richards Conger, b. Sept. 18, 1888. 

194 WILLIAM BLTDD VAN AMRINGE (James Van Am- 
ringe, Susannah, James), b. in Providence, R. I., Jan. 10, 1850; 
ni. in Foxhoro, Mass., June 14, 1876, Henrietta Tompson Coniey, 
b. there Dec. 16, 1853. 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1145 

Children: 

409 Henry Stei-ling Van Amringe, b. July 4, 1877, in Provi- 

dence; d. in Boston, Mass., Apr. 1, 1884. 

410 Robert Comey Van Amringe, b. in Providence, June 22, 

1882. 

411 William Martin Van Amringe, b. in Hvde Park, Mass., 

Oct. 5, 1884. 

202 GEORGE CURTIS A'AN AMRINGE (William Van 
Amringe, Susannah, James), h. in Boston, Mass., in 1856; 

m. . 

Children (first four born in East Bridgewater, Mass.) : 

412 Grace Rebecca Van Amringe, b. Dec. 26, 1880; d. Aug. 

23, 1882. 

413 Percy Frederick Van Amringe, b. Feb. 5, 1883; d. Apr, 

4, 1883. 

414 Sophia Potter Van Amringe, b. Mar. 8, 1884. 

415 Minnie May Van Amringe, b. Oct. 25, 1886. 

416 Lois Rebecca Van Amringe, b. in Rockland, Mass., Aug. 

22, 1888. 

206 HENRY HAMLIN VAN AMRINGE (brother of the 

above), b. in Pittsburg, Penn., in 1862; m. . 

Children, born in Rockland, Mass. : 

417 Henry Hamlin Van Amringe, b. Feb. 20, 1886. 

418 Roy Francis Van Amringe, b. Aug. 11, 1890. 

419 Marjoria Nye Van Amringe, b. Aug. 23, 1892. 

225 MARY JOSEPHA MURRAY (Elizabeth aark, Mary 
Budd, Elizabeth, Jam£s), b. Feb. 19, 1846; m. June 5, 1872, 
Henry Nippins, b. Jan. 27, 1844, who d. Feb. 10, 1895. 

Child : 

420 Virginia Sager Nippins, b. Mar. 11, 1873; m. in Feb., 

1896, Fred E. Esser. 

226 LIZZIE ALLEN ALCOTT (half-sister of the above), b. 
Oct. 13, 1859; m. May 30, 1884, Amos Johnson, b. Apr. 10, 
1848 ; d. Mar. 18, 1887. She d. in Nov., 1897. 

Children : 

421 Florence Elizabeth Alcott Johnson, b. June 26, 1885 ; d. 

in July, 1898. 

422 Aimee Lizzie Ann Johnson, b. Dec. 15, 1887- 



1146 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

227 HORACEANXA B. SAGER (Mary Clark, Mary Budd, 
Elizabeth, James), b. July 10, 1852; m. Mar. 5, 1873, Dr. John 
W. Ward, phj-sician-in-chief at the New Jersey State Hospital, 
Trenton, until July 29, 1907. 

Children: 
423 Marv Sager Ward, b. Sept. 24, 1880; d. Mav 6, 1883. 
421 Edith Vance Ward, b. Jan. 18, 1883; d. June 12, 1890. 

425 Sager McNeely Ward, b. July 29, 1887; d. Sept. 13, 

1888. 

426 John Walter Ward, b. Apr. 9, 1891. 

228 MARIA B. SAGER (sister of the above), h. Oct. 11, 1857; 
m. Oct. 23, 1878, William P. Kinse^' ; residence, Easton, Penn. 

Children : 

427 Ethel Sager Kinsey, b. Aug. 9, 1879 ; d. Oct. 28, 1881. 

428 John Ingham Kinsey, b. Dec. 22, 1882. 

429 Child (unnamed), b' Jan. 23, 1888; d. soon after birth. 

232 EMMA L. YARD (James Yard, Mary, John, James), b. 
June 29, 1857; m. Feb. 3, 1879, William M. Ivins of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

Children : 

430 Eleanor Ivins, b. Nov. 10, 1879; d. May 7, 1880. 

431 William Ivins, b. Jan. 13, 1881. 

432 Margaret Ivins, b. Nov. 14, 1882. 

433 James Yard Ivins, b. Dec. 25, 1885. 

434 Katherine Ivins, b. in Oct., 1888. 

233 MARY STERLING YARD (sister of the above), h. Nov. 
19, 1859; m. Jan. 24, 1883, Anderson Harvey Tyson of Reading, 
Penn. 

Children : 

435 Helen Asher Tvson, b. Julv 3, 1884. 

436 James Sterling Tyson, b. Feb. 18, 1886. 

437 Frederick Hunter' Tyson, b. Oct. 18, 1887. 

438 Dorothy Tyson, b. July 15, 1889. 

236 ADALINE SAVIFT YARD (sifter of the above), b. Nov. 
25, 1868; m. Apr. 27, 1899, Rulif Van Cleve Lawrence of Free- 
hold, N. J. 
Children : 

439 Elizabeth Lawrence, b. Jlay 5, 1900. 



MAJOR JAMES STERLING OF BURLINGTON, N. J. 1147 

440 Louise Lawrence, b. Nov. 23, 1901. 

441 James Sterling Yard Lawrence, b. May 19, 1903. 

442 Sylvia Lawrence, b. Feb. 12, 1906. 

289 ELIZABETH POLLOCK RUTTER (Sarah Pollock, 
Elizabeth, John, James), b. in Elmira, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1861; m. 
Apr. 15, 1885, Alfred J. Manning of Kensington, Eng. Resi- 
dence, Irvington-on-the-Hudson, N. Y. 

Children : 

443 Harold Rutter Manning, b. Jan. 4, 1886. 

444 Marguerite Stanley Manning, b. June 13, 1888. 

445 Stanley Rutter Manning, b. Apr. 28, 1891. 

446 Elizabeth Sterling Manning, b. June 28, 1901. 

290 NATHANIEL ENZIE RUTTER {brother of the above), 
b. in Elmira, Mar. 18, 1863 ; m. in Oct., 1888, Sarah Caldwell, 
and d. Jan. 11, 1891. 

Child: 

447 Nathaniel Edward Caldwell Rutter, b. at Dobbs Ferry, 

N. Y., Feb. 17, 1890. 

303 ISABEL STERLING STEPHENS (Mary, James, 
Thomas, James), b. in Trenton, N. J., Nov. 8, 1865; m. there 
Oct. 11, 1888, Charles Sloan Van Syckel, son of Bennett and 
Mary E. (Sloan) Van Syckel. 

Children : 

448 James Stephens Van Syckel, b. Sept. 5, 1889. 

449 Mary Elizabeth Van Syckel, b. Mar. 24, 1892. 

450 Isabel Van Syckel, b. June 18, 1897. 

451 Helen Van Syckel, b. Dec. 24, 1901. 

304 ELIZA PULLAN STEPHENS {sister of the above), b. in 
Trenton, Sept. 11, 1868; m. there May 26, 1897, Neil Robert 
Montgomery, son of Augustus and Margaret (Kernochan) Mont- 
gomery. 

Children : 

452 James Stephens Montgomery, b. Mar. 22, 1898. 

453 Margaret Kernochan Montgomery, b. May 22, 1902. 

307 CLARENCE EUGENE McILVAIN {Charles Mcllvain, 
Rebecca, Thomas, James), b. Mar. 8, 1872; m. May 9, 1901, Alice 



1148 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

Weiss, b. Apr. 9, 1872, dau. of Theodore Frederick and Mary Ann 
(Fitton) Weiss. 
Children : 

454 Harry Emerson Mcllvain, b. Sept. 29, 1904. 

455 Eugene Howard Mcllvain, b. Nov., 1906. 

308 JAMES McILVAIN, (brother of the above), b. Feb. 1, 
1874; m. Mar. 21, 1896, EHzabeth Mincer, b. Aug. 24, 1872, 
dau. of John and Anna (Johnson) Mincer. He was superintend- 
ent of public schools at Delanco, N. J. ; d. Feb. 8, 1903. 
Child: 

456 John Mincer Mcllvain, b. June 5, 1900. 



Br. flenrj) Sterling of i^robitiencc, 
3af)otie fslant) 

HENRY STERLING, a physician, a native of a town in 
the vicinity of Londonderry, Ireland, b. in 1726 ; settled 
in Providence, R. I., in 1756; m. there Oct. 29, 1758, 
Patience Tew, b. in 1736. 

Dr. Sterling was in hearty sympathy with the American Revo- 
lution and aided the patriot cause with his advice and professional 
services. 

The town of Sterling in Windham county. Conn., originally 
called Voluntown, was named after Dr. Sterling in May, 1794, 
when he was a temporary resident there. He promised to give 
the town a library in return for the honor but it appears that he 
failed to do so. 

When the patriots from Providence destroyed the British armed 
ship Gaspee, June 10, 1772, Dr. Sterling responded to a summons 
to attend the wounded commander of the vessel. Dr. Sterling 
d. in Providence, May 19, 1810, aged 84 ; his wife d. there Jan. 
4, 1801, aged 65. 
He had at least: 

Charlotte Sterling, who d. in June, 1794. 
Henrietta Sterling, m. Capt. Samuel Allen in Aug., 1790. 
" Capt. Sam'l. Allen in this town in 54th year." 
(died) Feb. 14, 1814. 

" Mrs. Henriatta S. Allen, wid. of the late Capt. 
Samuel Allen of this town and dau. of the late Dr. 
Henry Sterling, (died) at Gent, near Port William, 
Ken., Sept. 19, 1821." 
Henry P. Sterling, who d. in Providence in Mar., 1800, 
age 35. (Amer. Irish Hist. Soc. publication, p. 69, 
Vol. rV; Irish Rhode Islanders in the American Rev- 
olution, Rev. T. H. Murray, 1903; Austin's Vital 
Records of R. L, Vols. XIII, etc.) 



5^iUiam Sterling of JltVoport, i^o\ja 
^cotia 

1 -^ -TT riLLIAM STERLING was b. m the North of Ireland 
\/ \/ in 1744. He emigrated to America with a brother, 
name unknown, the latter settling in some one of the 
Southern States. William settled at Pictou, Pictou Co., N. S., 
removing later to Newport, Hants Co., N. S., where he was a 
farmer. He m. Rebecca Smith, b. in 1751. He d. in 1826; she in 
1827. 

Children : 

2 John Sterling, removed to Maitland, Hants Co. Had five 

sons and one dau. Descendants live in Maitland. 

3 t James Sterling, b. Jan. 4, 1780; m. Jane Dill. 

4 Mrs. Alexander, given names unknown. 

5 Mrs. Miller, given names unknown. 

3 JAMES STERLING ( William), b. Jan. 4, 1780 ; m. Sept. 14, 
1807, Jane Dill. He was a fanner on the homestead at Newport. 
Children : 

6 t William Sterling, b. Apr. 27, 1810 ; m. Hannah Burnham. 

7 Rebecca Sterling, d. young. 

8 ^Elizabeth Sterling, b. in 1813; m. James F. Cochran. 

9 tjohn Sterling, b. Nov. 27, 1815; m. Lettice McKay. 

10 t James Sterling, b. in 1817; m. Jane Scott. 

6 WILLIA:\I STERLING (James, WUUam), b. Apr. 27, 1810; 
m. Jan. 1, 1836, Hannah Burnham, and lived at Newport. 
Children : 

11 James L. Sterling, m. Rachel, dau. of Enoch and Pheby 

(Curry) Neary. He is a farmer at Brooklvn, Hants 
Co., N. S. 
Children : 

Laura, m. Rev. Mr. Slaugherwhite of Bass River, 
N. S. 



WILLIAM STERLING OF NEWPORT, N. S. 1151 

May, m. Oscar Bishop of Berwick, Kings Co., N. S. 

Have five children. 
Eva, m. George Vaughn of Windsor, Hants Co. Has 

one child. 
Brenton. 
Herbert. 
Harold. 
Maurice, all of Brooklyn, Hants Co. 

19 Herbert Sterling, lives in Roxbury, Mass. 

20 Frances Jane Sterhng, m. the Rev. Mr. Alcorn of Ber- 

wick, N. S. 
Children: 
Stuart. 
Morley. 
Bessie. 
Annie, m. the Rev. Mr. Borden, a missionary to 

Japan. 
Emeline. 

26 John H. Sterhng, M.D., a physician in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

27 W^iUiam Sterling, a clergyman; m. Eva Drew; lives in 

California. 

28 Harriet Amanda Sterhng, m. Chase; lives in Mas- 

sachusetts. 
8 ELIZABETH STERLING (sister of the above), h. in 
1813; m. James F. Cochran and d. in 1905. They resided at 
Newport. 
Children : 

29 Bessie Cochran, m. Nelson Murphy of Maitland, Hants 

Co. 

30 Maud Cochran, m. Judge Ritchie of Hahfax, N. S. 
Child: 

Kenneth. 

32 Henry Cochran, m. Black of Amherst, N. S. 

Children : 
Bessie. 
Ernest. 

35 Emily Cochran, m. the Rev. Mr. Hill of Ontario, dec'd. 

Several children. 

36 Arthur Cochran. 

37 James Cochran, d. young. 

38 Thomas Cochran, d. young. 

39 Ellen Cochran, d. young. 



1152 THE STERLING GEXEALOGY 

9 JOHN STERLING (brother of the above), b. at Newport, 
Nov. 27, 1815 ; m. Lettice McKay, dau. of George McKay, ^NLP. 
He removed from Newport to Windsor, N. S., in 1859. In 1858 
he was appointed tide waiter, a position he held until 1866 ; was 
many years a justice of the peace; was interested in trading 
and shipping and accumulated considerable property. He d. in 
1903. 

Children : 
40 George Sterling, m. Margaret McGregor ; reside at Kent- 
ville. Kings Co., N. S. 
Children : 

Winifred, unm. 
Clyde. 
43 Alice Sterling, m. the Rev. Richard Johnson of Charlotte- 
town, Prince Edward Island. 
Children : 

Arthur, m. Fannie Lamont of Fredericton, New 
Brunswick, Can. Reside in Toronto, Can. ; two 
children. 
Annie, unm. 
Maud, m. the Rev. George Palmer, dec'd. ; lives at 

Sussex, N. S. ; has three children. 
Richard, a druggist of Charlottetown ; m. Daisy 
Lewis ; has two children. 
48 Roland IMorton SterHng, m. Ehzabeth McCIardy; he d. 
in Feb., 1885. 
Children : 
Annie. 
Alice ]\Iack. 

Edna, lives in British Columbia. 
Welsford, lives in Windsor, Hants Co., N. S. 

10 JAMES STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 1817; 
m. Jane Scott; he was a farmer at Newport, N. S., d. in 1905. 

Children : 

63 Milhe Sterling, m. Charles McDonald ; lias children in 
California. 

54 Emma Sterling, lives in Newport. 

55 Bessie Sterling, unm., lives in Newport. 

56 James Sterling, lives on the homestead at Newport. 



Ci)e liescentiants; of Jofjn ^terltns of 

1 y OHN STERLING. It is claimed for him by his descend- 

1 ants that he was a son of John Sterling of Newtown, 
Conn., a son of Jacob of Stratfield, Conn., son of William 

Sterling of Haverhill, Mass., and Lyme, Conn. 

Li this claim the record states that John, son of Jacob, re- 
moved from Trumbull, Conn., to Philadelphia. It is Hkely the 
author of this claim could not give a satisfactory authority for 
the statement. 

It is pretty thoroughly shown that John, son of Jacob, re- 
moved from Stratfield to Newtown, the same county about 1748. 
He d. in Newtown between 1774 and 1780, the dates of the making 
and proving of his will. He was living there in 1757 and in 1769, 
when he purchased land. His will names as his sons Jacob and 
David, both of whom apparently d. without living issue. 

The claim for connection with the son of Jacob Sterling of 
Stratfield was seemingly made for the purpose of utilizing the sup- 
posed connection between Jacob Sterling and the Stirlings of Keir, 
Scotland. 

The compiler knows nothing of John Sterling, who was 
apparently living in Woodbury in 1761. He may have been 
an emigrant from the North of Ireland or the son of such an 
emigrant. 

Children : 

2 James Sterling. 

3 t Samuel Sterling, b. June 20, 1761; m. Martha Allen. 

3 SAMUEL STERLING, b. in Woodbury, June 20, 1761; 
m. Martha Allen, b. June 1, 1768; d. in Woodbury, Apr. 12, 
1827. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



Children : 
4 John Sterling, b. Feb. 1, 1789; d. Mar. 21, 1826; m. 

, and had two sons : 

Charles. 
Nur. 

7 t James Sterling, b. Apr. 27, 1791; m. Sarah Tomlin. 

8 Joseph Sterhng, b. Oct. 7, 1792; d. May 14, 1815. 

9 ilachel Sterling, b. ^lar. 5, 1795 ; d. in Woodbury. 

10 Allen Sterling, b. July 22, 1801; d. July 12, 1821. 

11 Samuel Sterhng, b. July 23, 1803; d. Dec' . 

12 Enoch C. Sterling, b. June 13, 1805; d. Aug. 2, 1823. 

13 Pascal Sterhng, b. May 2, 1809; d. Oct. 3, 1813. 

7 JAMES STERLING (Samuel John), b. Apr. 27, 1791; m. 
Feb. 25, 1815, Sarah Tomlin, b. Jan. 9, 1795. He d. in 1857 ; 
she d. about 1845. Probablj-Tivcd at Woodburj-. 
Children : 

14. Emeline Clark Sterhng, b. Oct. 13, 1816; m. Joseph 
Knight. 
Cliildrcn : 

Sylvester. 

Adelaide M., m. Voorhees. 

A son. 
18 Harriet Sterhng, b. Feb. 25, 1819; m. John Adams. 
Children : 

Montreville. 
Joseph. 

21 t Joseph Allen Sterhng, b. Jan. 11, 1822; m. Henrietta 

C. Dowling. 

22 Sarah G. Sterling, b. IMar. 18, 1824; d. July 4, 1825. 

23 Martha Ann Sterling, b. Feb. 3, 1826; m. James Me- 

guire, and had Charles. 

25 Mary Elizabeth Sterling, b. Mar. 26, 1829; d. in 1859. 

26 Frank Willard Sterling, d. aged 30. 

27 Lavinia Sterling, d. aged 18. 

21 JOSEPH ALLEN STERLING (James, Samuel, John), h. 
in Woodbury, Jan. 11, 1822; m. in 1849 Henrietta Collins Dow- 
ling, b. Mar. 12, 1824; d. Sept. 3, 1895. 
Children : 

28 t Joseph Henry Sterhng, b. Nov. 28, 1850; m. Blanclie 

Groesbeck. 



JOHN STERLING OF WOODBURY, N. J. 1155 

29 Frank Willard Sterling, d. . 

30 Grace Elizabeth Sterling, d. . 

31 Emma Broome Sterling, b. Mar. 25, 1863 ; m. Apr. 29, 

1891, Louis C. L. Huntington, b. at St. Martins 
(Dutch), West Indies, May 28, 1854, son of Louis 
Charles Lambert and Mary Susan (Trute) Hunting- 
ton. 

28 JOSEPH HENRY STERLING {Joseph, James, Samuel, 
John), b. Nov. 28, 1850; m. Apr. 25, 1876, Blanche Groesbeck, 
b. June 1, 1849, dau. of David and Emma (Williams) Groesbeck. 

Mr. Sterling was a member of a firm of stock brokers in New 
York City, a member of the new York Stock Exchange and a 
man of wealth. He had erected at Larchmont, N. Y., a beautiful 
home, which he called " Keir Knoll," in honor of the House of 
Stirling of Keir, Pfrthshire, Scothand, with the Keir Arms carved 
on the mantle. He d. there about 1903. A description and 
illustrations of " Keir Knoll " were given in the Scientific American 
Building Monthly, April, 1902. 

Children: 

32 Duncan Sterling, b. in Suffern, N. Y., June 8, 1877. 

33 Claude Groesbeck Sterhng, b. in N. Y. City, Nov. 10, 

1882. 

34 Beatrice Maria Sterling, b. in Larchmont, N. Y., May 

5, 1887. 



foscpi) g^tcrling; of Bcrr? tiro^ijnsfjip, 
l^estmorclanti County, ^^cnn, 

1 -r OSEPH STERLING, bom in County Derry, North of Ire- 

1 land, in 1741 ; emigrated to America. He is found first in 
Aston, Chester Co., Penn., being taxed 9 shillings as a 

single freeman in 1762. In 1763 he was taxed f 1 in Londonderry, 
Chester Co., and the succeeding year was taxed 15 shillings in the 
same township. (Penn. Archives, \o\. II, 3d Series, p. 79.) He 
was liring there in 1765, but before 1780 removed to Huntington 
Rate, York Co., Penn., and was there credited with 50 acres of 
land, 3 horses and 6 cattle (Penn. Archives, Vol. XXI, p. 266) ; 
in 1783 he is taxed in Huntington for 100 acres and " eight 
inhabitants." (Ibid., p. 747.) He removed to Washington county, 
in the extreme western end of the state, settling finally in Derry 
township, Westmoreland county, as early as 1786, when he had 
200 acres surveyed to him, Alar. 28. (Ibid., Vol. XXVI, p. 505.) 
He bought other land in Derry and eventually acquired several 
hundred acres there, which became known as " Sterling's Nest." 

Joseph Sterling (also spelled Stirlen) m. about 1767-68 Mary 
Porter, b. in 1734. He d. in Derry, Mar. 27, 1813, aged 72 
years. Mary d. there Aug. 25, 1822, aged 88 years; buried in 
Old Salem (Pres.) churchyard, Derry. 

Children : 

2 'Rebecca Sterhng, b. July 8, 1768; m. 1st, William Robi- 

son; 2d, Uriah Matson ; 3d, Mr. Morrison. 

3 ^Mary Sterling, b. in 1770; m. Samuel Marshall. 

4 t William Sterling, b. in 1772; m. 1st, Janet McQuisten, 

2d, Mrs. Susan (Sutton) Stewart. 

5 t Janet Sterling, m. James Glenn. 

Joscj)h probably had two children who d. before maturity, 
as it will be noted that in 1783 ho was taxed for eight in his family, 
which would indicate the presence of six children. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1157 

2 REBECCA STERLING {Joseph), b. July 8, 1768; m. 1st, 
May 24, 1791, William Robison, b. Sept. 1, 1760, b. probably in 
Cumberland Co., Penn. He was a farmer in Derry, Penn. ; d. 
Nov. 24, 1801. His widow m. 2d, Uriah Matson, who m. 1st, 
Mrs. Margaret Barr, by whom he had Rebecca, who m. Rebecca's 
son Hugh, and Mary, who m. Rebecca's son John. They hved 
near Salem, Penn. Uriah d. aged 77 years. 

Rebecca m. a third time a Mr. Morrison, with whom she lived 
but a short time. She d. June 29, 1854. Buried in Old Salem 
churchyard, Derry. 

Children by first marriage : 

8 John Robison, b. Apr. 20, 1793 ; m. Mary Matson, above ; 

lived near " Sterling's Nest," Derry, and Shreve, 
Ohio ; d. without issue. 

9 Joseph Robison, b. Oct. 17, 1794 ; d. June 24, 1813. 

10 t William Robison, b. Nov. 30, 1796; m. Elizabeth Girt. 

11 tMary Robison, b. May 28, 1798; m. Dunlap. 

12 tHugh Robison, b. May 24, 1801; m. Rebecca Matson. 
Child by second marriage : 

13 Jeane Matson, d. aged 9. 

3 MARY STERLING (Joseph), h. in 1770; m. May 20, 1791, 
Samuel Marshall, b. in York (now Adams) Co., Penn, in 1765, 
youngest child of William Marshall (b. 1722; d. 1796), a native 
of the North of Ireland, and Elizabeth Armstrong, a native of 
Scotland. 

Samuel was a farmer in Conemaugh township, Indiana Co., 
Penn., where he occupied a farm of 300 acres left him by his 
father. He d. Apr. 26, 1846. She d. Apr. 22, 1846. 

Children : 

14 tMary Marshall, b. Aug. 5, 1793; m. Samuel Graham. 

15 t Walter Marshall, b. Nov. 4, 1794; m. Mary Purnell. 

16 Joseph Marshall, b. May 20, 1796; a farmer; d. unm. 

Aug. 13, 1879. 

17 tEHzabeth Marshall, b. Mar. 2, 1798 ; m. John Getty. 

18 tjane Marshall, b. Aug. 8, 1801; m. Leslie Hazlett. 

19 tWilham Sterling Marshall, b. Dec. 9, 1802; m. Rebecca 

McConnell. 

20 Sarah Marshall (twin with the above), m. in 1850 Joseph 

Glenn. She lived at Sunbury, Penn. No issue. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



21 t Archibald Marshall, b. Feb. 10, 1805; m. Elizabeth 

Bricker. 

22 t Samuel Sterling Marshall, b. Jan. 10, 1807; m. Violet 

M. Stewart. 

23 tRebecca Marshall, b. Dec. 10, 1809; m. Alexander D. 

Rosborough. 

24 tjohn Marshall, b. July 6, 1812; m. Jane McMillen. 

4 WILLIAM STERLING (Joseph), b. in 1772; m. 1st, Janet 
McQuisten of Carhsle, Penn., b. in 1772, of Scotch parentage. 
He was a farmer at " SterHng's Nest " in Derry. Janet d. 
Dec. 22, 1845, aged 73. He m. 2d, Mrs. Susan Sutton Stewart, 
a widow with a number of children. He d. Mar. 7, 1859, aged 87. 
Children : 

25 t Joseph Sterling, b. in 1799; m. Elizabeth Lcasure. 

26 ■'■James Sterhng, m. Mary Beattie. 

27 t Samuel Sterling, b. in 1802; m. DeHlah Craig. 

28 ■fMary Sterling, m. Samuel ^Marshall. 

29 t Margaret Sterhng, m. Thomas Humes. 

30 t Sarah Sterling, m. John Jackson. 

31 t William Sterling, b. Apr. 27, 1808; m. 1st, Elizabeth 

Donaldson, 2d, Martha H. Marshall. 

32 tRobert Sterling, b. Apr. 16, 1810; m. Margaret Mor- 

rison. 

33 Jane Sterling, m. George Jackson, brother of John, above. 

He was a farmer at Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., 
Penn., and predeceased his wife by many years. No 
issue. 

5 JANET STERLING (Joseph), m. James Glenn of Dcrry. 
They removed after their marriage to West Sunbury, Butler Co., 
Penn., where he was a farmer. Many of their descendants live at 
this address. 
Children : 

34 Joseph Glenn, m. ; had: William, James, Mary, 

and Jane. 

39 John Glenn, m. — — ; was a ca])tnin in the War of 1812; 
had : Samuel, a soldier of the Rebellion ; John C, 
secretary of (Jrovc City College, Grove City, Penn., 
1906; Annie, JIary, Sarah, and Aniic. 

46 Samuel Glenn, m. ; had : William C, ^lary, Rebecca, 

Margaret, Sarah, and Jane. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1159 

53 James Glenn, m. ; had: James C, R. C, Sarah, 

Jane, Betsy, Mary, Margaret, and Abigail. 

62 Wilham Glenn, m. ; had: Porter, Joseph, Lowrie, 

Sterling, Walker, Sarah, Caroline, and Harriet. 

71 Margaret Glenn, m. David Findley. 

72 ]\Iary Glenn, m. William Porter. 

73 Sarah Glenn, m. Dr. Cowden. 

10 WILLIAM ROBISON (Rebecca, Joseph), b. in Derry, Nov. 
30, 1796; m. Oct. 9, 1821, Elizabeth Girt. Lived near Shreve, 
Ohio, where he was a farmer. 

Children : 

75 Robert Robison, b. Oct. 13, 1822; m. ; d. Oct. 

26, 1877, and had two sons : William, a farmer near 
Shreve, Ohio, and James G., M.D., b. near Shreve, 
Dec. 20, 1859; d. at Rogers, Ark., Jan. 25, 1906. 

78 Rebecca Robison, b. Oct. 22, 1821.; d. June 29, 1853, 

unm. 

11 MARY ROBISON (sister of the above), b. in Derry, May 
28, 1798 ; m. Dunlap. 

Children : 

79 Andrew Dunlap ; m. and lives with his family in Oregon. 

80 t Wilham Dunlap, m. 1st, Nancy Barr, 2d, . 

12 HUGH ROBISON (brother of the above), h. in Derry, May 
24, 1801 ; m. July -1, 1823, Rebecca Matson, b. Oct. 4, 1799, dau. 
of Uriah and Margaret Barr Matson. They removed shortly 
after their marriage to near Holmesville, Holmes Co., Ohio, where 
he was a farmer. She d. July 28, 1840; he d. Sept. 6, 1886. 

Children : 

81 Jane Robison, b. June 1, 1824; d. July 29, 1852; buried 

at Salem, Penn. 

82 I Uriah Matson Robison, b. Nov. 25, 1826; m. Harriet 

Burgan. 

83 tRebecca Robison, b. Aug. 14, 1829; m. James Arm- 

strong. 

84 t Margaret Robison, b. Jan. 25, 1832; m. Garret Burns. 

85 John Robison, b. July 29, 1834; d. July 28, 1840. 

14 MARY MARSHALL (Mart/, Joseph), b. Aug. 5, 1793; 
m. Samuel Graham. He was a farmer in Buffington township, 
Indiana Co., Penn. He d. Oct. 31, 1860; she d. Sept. 22, 1871. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

86 tMary Ann Graham, b. Nov. 22, 1823; m. James F. 

Grow. 

87 James Graham, m. Susannah Mock ; a farmer at Strongs- 

town, Penn. ; had three sons : John Samuel, Andrew, 
and Simon Peter. 

91 tEIizabeth Graham, b. Sept. 2, 1827; m. Samuel Shultz. 

92 t Sarah Jane Graham, b. May 11, 1832; m. Joseph J. 

Duncan. 
15 WALTER MARSHALL (brother of the above), b. Nov. 
4, 179'1, near Saltsburg, Indiana Co., Penn. ; m. in the spring of 
1827, Mary Purnell, b. in Nov., 1808. He was a farmer in In- 
diana Co. and in Fulton Co., 111.; he d. at Vermont, 111., July 11, 
1863. 

Children: 

93 tMary Ann :\Iarshall, b. Dec. 30, 1828; m. James Mont- 

gomery. 

94 tRenjamin Marshall, b. Nov. 6, 1830; m. ^largaret 

Duncan. 

95 t Samuel S. Marshall, b. Aug. 7, 1833; m. Rarbara J. 

Rurgess. 

96 tEhzabeth Marshall, b. Mar. 2, 1835; m. Timothy Sun- 

derlin. 

97 tMartha Jane Marshall, b. May 19, 1837; m. 1st, Wil- 

liam Duncan, 2d, Albert Easley. 

98 t Violet Marshall, b. June 18, 1839; m. Joseph Purnell. 

99 Rebecca Marshall, b. in Indiana Co., May 30, 1842; m. 

a Mr. Ressegue, and resided at Vermont, 111. 
17 ELIZAHETH MARSHALL (sister of the above), h. in 
Indiana Co., Mar. 2, 1798; m. in 1816 John Getty, b. May 13, 
1791. He was a farmer at Newville, Indiana Co., where he d. 
Apr. 24, 1879 ; she d. Sept. 17, 1882. 
Children : 

100 tMary Getty, b. Julv 4, 1820; m. John Weaver. 

101 tisabclle Getty, b. Feb. 14, 1822: m. G. W. Spence. 

102 t Sarah Jane Gcttv. b. Jan. 3. 1825; m. James Spence. 

103 Samuel Marshall" Getty, b. May 19, 1827; m. Mrs. Jane 

Rorland ; lie was a farmer at Rayne, Indiana Co., 
Penn. 

104 Elizabeth Getty, b. Apr. 26, 1830; m. George Coltc- 

baugh ; a farmer at Newville, Penn. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1161 

105 Matilda Getty, b. May 4, 1832; m. William Ray; a 

farmer at Stewartsville, Penn. 

106 tiMargaret Getty, b. Sept. 8, 1834; m. Hicks McKee. 

107 John L. Getty, unm. ; lives on the homestead. 

108 Annie Rebecca Getty, b. Apr. 25, 1838; m. Jan. 22, 

1874, James G. Morton, son of James and Eleanor 
(Raub) Morton of Armstrong Co., Penn. He d. ; 
she m. 2d, Apr. 17, 1879, James M. Work, son of 
William and Nancy (Brown) Work. He m. 1st, 
Margaret H. Hamilton, by whom he had ten children. 
Residence, Marion, Penn. 

18 JANE MARSHALL (sister of the above), b. in Indiana 
Co., Aug. 8, 1801 ; m. Jan. 27, 1820, Leslie Hazlett, b. on the 
Atlantic Ocean, Apr. 15, 1794, of Irish parents. He was a 
farmer at Clarksburg, Indiana Co.; d. Nov. 17, 1877; she d. 
Dec. 30, 1873. 
Children : 

109 tjohn L. Hazlett, b. Dec. 11, 1820; m. Elizabeth Mar- 

shall. 

110 tMary Hazlett, b. Nov. 15, 1822; m. James McFarland. 

111 tSamuel M. Hazlett, b. May 15, 1825; m. Mary Clark. 

112 t James L. Hazlett, b. July 29, 1827; m. Elizabeth Lewis. 

113 tMartha Hazlett, b. Mar. 4, 1830; m. James George. 

114 t William M. Hazlett, b. Mar. 8, 1833; m. Mary A. Sloan. 

115 tLeshe L. Hazlett, b. Nov. 12, 1835; m. Susan H. Mar- 

shall (No. 126). 

116 Archibald Hazlett, b. May 5, 1838; d. Aug. 17, 1844. 

117 Robert M. Hazlett, b. Nov. 11, 1840; m. ; a soldier in 

the Civil War; a dentist in Nebraska. 

118 Rebecca J. Hazlett, b. Sept. 10, 1843; m. Thomas E. 

Marshall. 
19 WILLIAM STERLING MARSHALL (brother of the 
above), h. in Fayette Co., Penn., Dec. 9, 1802; m. in Feb., 1831, 
Rebecca McConnell, b. in Sept., 1808. He was a farmer near 
Belknap, Armstrong Co., Penn. He d. Nov. 19, 1865 ; she d. 
Jan. 4, 1874. 
Children : 

119 iDavid Porter Marshall, b. Mar. 2, 1834; m. Martha W. 

Brown. 

120 t Sarah Maria Marshall, b. Sept. 21, 1837; m. Thomas 

Hindman. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



121 "Martha Prudence Marshall, b. Apr. 18, 1841 ; ni. Andrew 

Thompson. 

122 tMary Ellen Marshall, b. Apr. 18, 18-16; m. Jolin F. 

Speer. 

21 ARCHIBALD MARSHALL (brother of the above), b. in 
Indiana Co., Feb. 10, 1805 ; m. June 29, 1829, Ehzabeth Bricker, 
b. Nov. 17, 1807. 

He was a farmer at Belknap, Penn., until 1868, when he 
removed to Illinois, where she d. May 4, 1869. He d. in Kansas, 
Sept. 19, 1870. 

Children : 

123 tJane Marshall, b. May 2, 1830; m. Joseph Alcorn. 

124 t Catherine Marshall, b. Nov. 2, 1832; m. William 

Christy. 

125 Margaret Marshall, b. Apr. 2, 1834; m. John Shirley; 

res. Osage Co., Kan. No issue. 

126 t Susan H. Marshall, b. Feb. 5, 1836; m. Leshe L. Haz- 

lett (No. 115, q. v.). 

127 tMary S. Marshall, b. July 21, 1838; m. Thomas D. 

McColgin. 

128 tDavid L. Marshall, b. Sept. 10, 1840; m. Maria J. 

Marshall. 

129 William A. Marshall, b. Jan. 12, 1843; m. Aug. 25, 

1868, Susan E. Soxman. He was a member of the 
78th Rcgt., Pcnn. ^'ols., for three years during the 
Rebellion. Removed to Douglass Co., Kan. Has 
four ciiildren. 
134 Sarah A. lAIarshall, b. May 29, 1845; m. in 1871 
N. Long, a farmer in Missouri ; they have five 
children. 

22 SAMUEL STERLING MARSHALL (brother of the 
above), b. near Louisville, Indiana Co., Jan. 10, 1807; m. Mar. 
12, 1834, Violet Maria Stewart, b. in Westmoreland Co., Penn., 
Sept. ^4, 1817. He was a farmer at Louisville, where he d. 
Mar. 21, 1863; she d. at Burlingame, Kan., June 14, 1882. 

Children : 

140 Stewart Marshall, b. I\Iav 13. 1835 : d. May 26, 1839. 

141 William S. Marshall, b. June 28, 1837: enlisted June 10, 

1861, in Co. E, llth Regt., Penn. Vols.; was 
wounded in the Battle of Gaines Mill, Jan. 27, 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1163 

1862, and d. from the effect of the wound at Point 
Lookout, Va., Sept. 14, 1862. 

142 t Theodore L. Marshall, b. July 17, 1840; m. Margaret 

Lancaster. 

143 t Joseph Glenn Marshall, b. Sept. 13, 1842; m. Sarah C. 

White. 

144 Martha Marshall, b. Nov. 17, 1844; d. Jan. 6, 1848. 

145 John Robinson Marshall, b. Apr. 15, 1847 ; d. Feb. 3, 

1848. 

146 James Stewart Marshall, b. Dec. 28, 1848; unm. ; re- 

sides at Quenemo, Kan. 

147 'f Maria Theresa Marshall, b. June 17, 1851; m. Leonard 

P. Woodmas. 

148 t Sarah Jane Marshall, b. July 12, 1853; m. Frank W. 

Hunt. 

149 Emily Mary Marshall, b. May 15, 1856; unm.; resides 

Quenemo, Kan. 

150 t Samuel McConnell Marshall, b. Aug. 2, 1859; m. Flor- 

ence Frazier. 

23 REBECCA MARSHALL (sister of the above), h. in Cone- 
maugh township, Indiana Co., Dec. 10, 1809; m. Sept. 4, 1828, 
Alexander D. Rosborough, a farmer in Conemaugh township, 
where he d. Nov. 5, 1867, aged 62. 
Children : 

151 t Violet Rosborough, b. July 12, 1830; m. Thomas B. 

Getty. 

152 t Joseph Rosborough, b. Aug. 16, 1832; m. Jane 

McElvy. 

153 + James Rosborough, b. Sept. 20, 1834; m. Saphronia 

Noll. 

154 tMary Jane Rosborough, b. Oct. 20, 1836; m. Richard 

Getty. 

155 tEllen M. Rosborough, b. Oct. 20, 1839; m. John 

Shirley. 

156 'Sarah A. Rosborough, b. Mar. 15, 1843; m. WiUiam 

McPhilimy. 
1.57 tBellc Rosborough, b. Apr. 22, 1846; m. Joseph Shirley. 

158 Martha Elizabeth Rosborough, b. Feb. 6, 1849; m. 

Alfred Sine. Removed to King's Mountain, Lincoln 
Co., Ky. 

159 Marshall D. Rosborough, b. May 12, 1851; m. 1st, 

Nancy Reed; 2d, Mary KHngensmith. 



1164 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

M JOHN MARSHALL (brother of the above), b. in Conemaugli 
township, July 6, 1812; m. Jane McMillen. He was a farmer 
and blacksmith in Westmoreland, Indiana, and Armstrong coun- 
ties, Penn. 
Children : 

160 Samuel Wilson Marshall, twice married; a railway 

employee. 

161 Mary Marshall. 

162 William IMarshall. 

163 Nancy Marshall. 

164 Ellen' Marshall. 

165 Joseph Marshall. 

166 John R. Marshall, d. young. 

167 James Marshall, lived near New Alexandria, Westmore- 

land Co. 

168 Sarah Marshall, d. young. 

169 Thomas Marshall. 

170 Theodore Marshall. 

171 Margaret Marshall. 

25 JOSEPH STERLING (William, Joseph), b. in Derry, 
Westmoreland Co., Penn., in 1799; m. in 1818 Elizabeth Leasurc, 
b. Apr. 25, 1795, of Dutch parentage, her father being a soldier 
in the American Revolution. He was a farmer. Shortly after his 
marriage he removed from Dcrr}' to Holmes Co., Ohio, from thence 
to Huron Co., and finally settled in Putnam Co., Ohio, where lie 
d. Feb. 11, 1851, at Columbus Grove; she d. Apr. 25, 1867. 
Children : 

172 John L. Sterling, left home when a young man ; sup- 

posed to have d. in Arkansas, on the Mississippi 
River, of cholera, about 1852 ; probably unm. 

173 Jane Sterling, d. in infancy. 

174 t Samuel Sterling, b. Mar. 5, 1822; m. Rebecca J. Marvin. 

175 Lucinda Sterling, m. Charles Granville, who d. in the 

LTnion army during the Rebellion, leaving one son 
Charles, now of Sedgwick, Kan. 

176 Sarah Jane Sterling, m. Jolin R. Galbraith, and d. in 

1848, without issue. 

177 IVIilton Sterling, d., aged 19, at Columbus Grove. 

178 p:iiznbcth Sterling, d. in 1839. 

179 tMary Sterling, b. Feb. 28, 1832; m. Thomas Palmer. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1165 

26 JAMES STERLING {brother of the above), b. in Derry ; 
m. Mary Beattie in Westmoreland Co. ; removed to near Shreve, 
Oliio. 

Children (all died before 1906) : 
180 Robert Sterling, m. Sarah Cisney (?), and had two sons 
and one dau. ; a son, James, is a lawyer in Canton, 
Ohio. 

184 Sarah Sterling, m. Charles Starret, and had nine 

children. 

185 William Sterling, m. in Indiana. 

186 John Sterling, m. in Indiana. 

187 Jane Sterling, d. unm. 

188 Samuel Sterling, m. Mahalah McConkey, and had two 

sons, who live near Shreve. 

27 SAMUEL STERLING {brother of the above), b. in Derry 
in 1802; m. in Pennsylvania, Delilah Craig, b. in 1803. He 
was a blacksmith near Shreve, Ohio ; d. Mar. 16, 1865 ; she d. 
Aug. 9, "1872. 

Children (six of them dead before 1906) : 

191 William Sterling, m. Martha Spearman, and had nine 

children. 

192 Wilson Sterhng, m. Rachel Harrison. 

193 Jackson Sterling, m. Nancy, sister of Rachel Harrison. 

194 James Sterling, m. Nancy Kidd. 

195 Alexander Sterling, m. Magdalen Kell. Living in 1906. 

196 Sarah Jane Sterling, m. Robert Criswell, and had four 

boys and two girls ; one son, Rev. John, is clergyman 

at Loudonville, Ohio. 
203 Elizabeth Sterling, m. John Kissel, and had one son. 
205 ]\Iartin VanBuren Sterling, m. Josephine McCullough, 

and lives near Fredericksburg, Wayne Co., Ohio ; 

has three sons and three daus. 
212 Nancy Sterling, m. Henry Le Fevre of Shreve, Ohio. 

They have: Anna, a school teacher in Cleveland, 

Ohio, and William Watson. 

28 MARY STERLING {sister of the above), b. in Derry; m. 
Samuel Marshall, and d. a young woman. 

Children : 

215 t Sarah Jane Marshall, b. Jan. 28, 1827; m. James Lemon. 

216 tMary A. Marshall, b. in 1830; m. Benjamin Irwin. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



29 MARGARET STERLING {sister of the above) b. in Derry ; 
m. Thomas Humes. 

Children : 

217 Wilson Humes. 

218 John Humes. 

219 Robert Humes. 

220 Jane Humes, m. Blair of Export, Penn. 

221 Sarah Humes, m. Shields of Latrobe, Penn. 

30 SARAH STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Derry; 
m. John Jackson. 

Children : 

222 Richard Jackson, a minister in Orange, Cal. 

223 WiUiam Jackson, d. 

224 George Jackson, b. in 1832 ; m. Jennie Shields ; d. about 

1899, leaving one son, John, who lives on his father's 
farm. 

226 Mary Jackson, m. Foster; lives on her father's 

farm. 

227 Jane Jackson, m. William Lorimer of Latrobe, Penn., 

where she still lives. Had a son John, a business 
man of Chicago. 

229 Margaret Jackson, m. Zachariah Zimmerman. She is 
hving, a widow, in Delmont, Westmoreland Co., 
Penn. Children : Mrs. Laura ^'auglm of Haddon- 
field, N. J. ; John, m. Annie Buchanan, a druggist of 
Delmont. 

282 Sarah Jackson, m. Sloan, d. 

233 Ella Jackson, m. Martin and went West. 

31 WILLIAM STERLING (brother of the above), h. in Derry, 
Apr. 27, 1808; m. 1st, Jan. 27, 1831, Elizabeth Donaldson of 
Ligouier Valley, Penn., b. in Mar., 1807, who d. Jan. 31, 18-t6; 
m. 2d, Nov. 10, 1846, Martha Hartley Marshall, b. Oct. 20, 1820, 
dau. of James and Margaret (Kirkpatrick) Marshall of Clarks- 
burg, Penn. 

He was a farmer at Derrj', on the land held by his grand- 
father; d. May 8, 1880. 

Children by first marriage: 

234 Jennie Donaldson Sterling, b. Mar. 1, 1832; m. Feb. 27, 

1873, John Wincman, a widower with one son and 
three daus. ; he d. Feb. 22, 1890. No issue. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1167 

235 t Joseph Sterling, b. Sept. 6, 1835; m. 1st, Lucinda 

Wilson, 2d, Elizabeth Stitt. 
Children by second marriage: 

236 Wilson Cunningham Sterling, b. Sept. 4, 1847 ; m. Oct. 

26, 1887, Alice Reich of Easton, Penn. He was a 
lawyer and court stenographer in Cleveland, Ohio, 
where he d. Feb. 9, 1904. Child: Paul Reich, d. 
aged 8 months. 

238 Margaret EUzabeth Sterling, b. Apr. 29, 1849; d. Oct. 

20, 1864. 

239 Celia Mary Sterling, b. Sept. 28, 1851 ; unm. She with 

her sister and two unm. brothers live on the old 
homestead. 

240 Sarah M. Sterling, b. Aug. 28, 1853; unm. 

241 James M. Sterling, b. June 16, 1855 ; m. Feb. 17, 1887, 

Kate McConnell, of Congruity, Penn., b. Nov. 17, 
1861. He is chief of police for the Borough 
of Latrobe, Penn. Children : Mary Alice, b. Dec. 
24, 1887, and Eleanor Culbertson, b. May 25, 
1892. 

244 Robert Edwin Sterhng, b. Aug. 23, 1857; unm. 

245 WiOiam R. Sterling, b. Oct. 25, 1859; unm. 

246 Martha Annette Sterhng, b. Jan. 28, 1862 ; m. June 2, 

1898, Thomas H. Elder of Derry, a farmer ; she d. 

Oct. 10, 1905. Child: Thomas Sterling, b. Apr. 

6, 1903. 
32 ROBERT STERLING (brother of the above), h. in Derry, 
Apr. 16, 1810; m. Margaret Morrison. He was a farmer at 
Hillside, Westmoreland Co., Penn. ; d. in 1876 ; she d. Mar. 12, 
1876. 

Children : 
248 Nancy Jane Sterling, b. Jan. 5, 1833; m. Elder Laird 

of Indiana Co., Penn. ; she d. in 1899, he in 1904, 

leaving three daus. 

Ada Laird, unm. 

Cora Laird, unm. 

Emma Laird, unm. ; lives with her sisters at Liver- 
more, Westmoreland Co., Penn. 

252 t William Alexander Sterling, b. July 17, 1835; m. 

Maria . 

253 Rebecca Sterling, b. May 28, 1839; m. Irwin; 

d. Aug. 25, 1873. 



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254 Martha Sterling, b. June 5, 18-1-i ; d. June 29, 1870, 

unm. 

80 WILLLVM DUNLAP {Mary Robison, Rebecca, Joseph), 
m. 1st, Nancy Barr; he was a farmer at Derrj-, Westmoreland 
Co., Penn. ; m. a second time and was hving in Blairsville, Penn., 
in 1904. 

Children : 

255 John B. Dunlap, a Presbj-terian Missionary at Bangkok, 

Siam. 

256 Robison Dunlap. 

257 Elizabeth Dunlap, m. John Gilson of Blairs\-ille, Penn. 

258 Jennie Dunlap, m. McWhorter. 

259 Louise Dunlap, m. Latimer. 

260 Caroline Dunlap, m. James Dunlap. 

261 Charles Dunlap, m. 

262 Clark Dunlap, m. 

263 Hubert Dunlap, m. 

82 URIAH MATSON ROBISON (Hugh Robison, Rebecca, 
Joseph), b. at Holmesville, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1826; m. Apr. 27, 
1854, Harriet Burgan. He was a farmer at Holmesville, where 
he d. May 2, 1905. 

Children : 

264 John Robison, b. Nov. 13, 1856; m. Dec. 1, 1888, EHza- 

beth Plummer Price, and d. Feb. 10, 1902, leaving 
a son, Frederic Price, b. Feb. 9, 1901. 

266 Esther Robison, d. in infancy. 

267 Rebecca Robison, b. Feb. 28, 1866; unm. ; lives in Holmes- 

ville. 

268 Emma L. Robison, b. Aug. 16, 1870; unm; lives in 

Holmesville. 

83 REBECCA ROBISON (sister of the above), h. Aug. 14, 
1829; m. James Armstrong, and d. at Walla Walla, Wash., in 
Jan., 1904. 

Children : 

269 Mrs. Mary Moulton, of Walla Walla. 

270 Rev. Anderson Armstrong, of Shibaleth, Kan. 

271 Robert Uriah Armstrong, of Tecumseh, Kan. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1169 

84 MARGARET ROBISON (sister of the above), b. Jan. 25, 
1832; m. May 30, 1856, Garret Bums; lived near Holmesville, 
Ohio. She d. Feb. 28, 1889. 
Children : 

272 Hugh Robison Burns, b. Apr. 15, 1857. 

273 Son, b. Feb. 28; d. Mar. 24, 1859. 

274 John Burns, b. Feb. 14, 1860. 

275 Elmer Ellworth Burns, b. May 4, 1862. 

276 Ulysses Grant Burns, b. Apr. 14, 1864. 

277 Mary Margaret Burns, b. May 14, 1866. 

278 Anderson Burns, b. Dec. 13,'l867. 

279 William Theodore Burns, b. July 8, 1870. 

280 Jennie Rebecca Burns, b. Jan. 17, 1873 ; unm. ; lives at 

Holmesville. 

86 MARY ANN GRAHAM (Mary Marshall, Mary, Joseph), 
b. Nov. 22, 1823; m. July 22, 1847, James F. Grow, b. Nov. 1, 
1820, son of Jacob and iMary (Miller) Grow. He was a farmer 
in Buffington township, Indiana Co., Penn. 
Children : 

281 Mary E. Grow, b. Apr. 29, 1848; d. Jan. 7, 1852. 

282 John R. Grow, b. Aug. 23, 1849; m. Jan. 18, 1877, 

Mary J. Nipps ; reside near Coopersdale, Penn. ; 

(issue: Bertha Kate, b. Mar. 27, 1878; Ida Belle, 
b. Dec. 21, 1881. 

285 Samuel G. Grow, b. Mar. 27, 1851 ; d. in 1851. 

286 Lowrey Grow, b. Nov. 2, 1854; m. Feb. 11, 1879, Belle 

Nipps ; res. in Buffington ; issue : E. O^rbin, b. 
Aug. 18, 1880; Odessa, b. Apr. 28, 1884. 
289 Martha J. Grow, b. Mar. 7, 1857; m. Dec. 24, 1878, 
John Cameron ; he was a lumberman in Blacklick 
township, Cambria Co., Penn. ; issue: Ernest Boyd, 
b. Apr. 24, 1880 ; Floya P., b. July 26, 1882. 

292 Amanda Grow, b. June 26, 1862. 

293 Annie M. Grow, b. Sept. 6, 1864. 

294 Melissa P. Grow, b. Mar. 17, 1868. 

91 ELIZABETH GRAHAM (sister of the above), b. in In- 
diana Co., Sept. 2, 1827; m. Sept. 7, 1847, Samuel Shultz, b. 
May 14, 1826, a millwright, farmer, and lumberman at Strongs- 
town, Penn. 



1170 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

Children ; 

295 Sarah Jane Shultz, b. July 6, 1848 ; m. Aug. 27, 1866, 
Samuel George, b. July 27, 1845, son of Jacob and 
Mary Ann (Reed) George. They lived in Blacklick 
township, Cambria Co., Penn. ; issue: William Cos- 
tello, b. Mar. 11, 1868; Jennie Attie, b. July 11, 
1870; James Lewis, b. Mar. 2, 1872; Tillie Blanche, 
b. Apr. 24, 1874; Virtue Elsie, b. Feb. 14, 1877; 
Sarah Jane, b. Apr. 15, 1883. 

302 Anne Matilda Shultz, b. Apr. 21, 1852; m. June 1, 
1874, James D. Gibson, b. July 18, 1851, in Indiana 
Co., only son of Joseph and Ajine (Dunwoody) Gib- 
son. They reside at Greenville, Penn.; issue: 
Edith Clair, b. Mar. 1, 1875; Anna Elizabeth, b. 
June 2, 1877; Lucius Dean, b. Jan. 11, 1880; 
Flora Amond, b. July 1, 1882. 

307 Mary Ellen Schultz, b. Feb. 23, 1850; m. May 1, 1866, 
John E. Craig, b. in Indiana Co., Nov."l3, 1837, 
son of Jacob and Susannah (Leydic) Craig. He was 
a farmer; resided in Brush Valley township, In- 
diana Co.; issue: Valetta Jane, b. Jan. 27, 1867; 
Frank Jasper, b. Sept. 17, 1868; Chalmers Cassius, 
b. Sept. 14, 1870; Lizzie Blanche, b. Dec. 23, 1872; 
Maude, b. Oct. 16, 1874; Anna Pearl, b. Sept. 3, 
1877; Mabel Cornelia, b. Feb. 12, 1880; Charles, b. 
Jan. 24, 1882, d. same day; Ella Florence, b. June 
12, 1883. 

317 Emma Blanche Shultz, b. Mar. 31, 1858; m. Aug. 27, 
1874, Blair W. Shaffer, b. Nov. 14, 1851, in Blair 
Co., Penn., son of John and IMary (Hylman) Shaffer. 
They lived in Buffington township, Indiana Co. ; is- 
sue: Lester Beam, b. Oct. 13, 1875; John Roth- 
ford, b. Jan. 25, 1877; Merritt Miles, b. Sept. 3, 
1878; Zora Blanche, b. Aug. 11, 1880; Samuel 
Davisson, b. Apr. 30, 1882. 

323 Terzah Pearl Shultz, b. Jan. 4, 1865. 

324 Merritt Banley Shultz, b. May 14, 1868. 

325 Nina May Shultz, b. May 9, 1871. 

92 SARAH JANE GRAHAM (sister of the above), b. in In- 
diana Co., May 11, 1832; m. Joseph J. Duncan, b. Mar. 25, 
1830. He enlisted in Co. K, 67th Regt., Penn. Vols., and served 
three years in the Union army. He has been a farmer and hotel 
keeper in Westmoreland and Indiana counties. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1171 

Children : 

326 Amanda Jane Duncan, b. May 24, 1854; d. Oct. 24, 

1871. 

327 Martha Emma Duncan, b. June 29, 1856; m. Apr. 3, 

1877, Levi H. Shaffer; reside in Westmoreland Co. 
Issue: Dorotha Pearl, b. Nov. 29, 1877; Virtue 
Clair, b. July 23, 1879; Mabel Adell, b. May 23, 
1882. 

331 Anna Mary Duncan, b. Mar. 22, 1860. 

332 Robert Milroy Duncan, b. July 28, 1862. 

333 Edgar Graham Duncan, b. Apr. 10, 1867. 

93 MARY ANN MARSHALL (Walter Marshall, Mary, Jo- 
seph), b. in Indiana Co., Penn., Dec. 30, 1828; m. Mar. 30, 1848, 
James Montgomery. He was a lumberman in Clearfield Co., Penn. ; 
they separated and she removed to Fulton Co., El., where she d. 
Aug. 30, 1875. 

Children : 

334 Melissa Jane Montgomery. 

335 Robert Marshall INIontgomery ; d. young. 

336 James R. Montgomery; d. young. 

337 Mary Louise Montgomery. 

338 Samuel Theodore Montgomery. 

339 Violet Angeline Montgomery. 

94 BENJAMIN MARSHALL {brother of the above), h. at 
Clarksburg, Penn., Nov. 6, 1830; m. Apr. 15, 1852, Margaret 
Duncan. He was a farmer at Vermont, 111. 

Children : 

340 Cordelia Marshall, b. Feb. 14, 1853; m. Johnston Bates. 

341 Louisa Marshall, b. Jan. 26, 1855. 

342 William Henry Marshall, b. Oct. 2, 1858. 

343 Scott Marshall, b. Feb. 24, 1861 ; d. young. 

344 Stewart Marshall, b. Feb. 7, 1862. 

345 Mary A. Marshall, b. Nov. 24, 1865; d. Nov. 14, 1881. 

346 Emma Marshall, b. Aug. 1, 1869. 

95 SAMUEL S. IMARSHALL (brother of the above), b. in 
Wayne, Penn., Aug. 7, 1833; m. Feb. 7, 1856, Barbara Jane 
Burgess. Removed from Illinois to Kansas in 1877. 

Children : 

347 Walter Marshall, b. in Vermont, 111., Nov. 26, 1856; 

m. in July, 1875, Jessie Heabeson. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



348 Ellis Marshall, b. in Vermont, Mar. 6, 1859; m. Lizzie 

Movand of Burlington, la. 
849 Charles Marshall, b. Oct. 16, 1861. 

350 Eva Marshall, b. Mar. 4, 1869. 

351 WiUis Marshall, b. in Burlington, Oct. 23, 1874. 

352 Harry Marshall, b. in Kansas, Dec. 5, 1879. 

96 ELIZABETH MARSHALL {sister of the above), b. in 
Wajme, Mar. 2, 1835; m. Dec. 18, 1851, Timothy Sundcrlin, 
b. in Clearfield Co., Penn., June 14, 1830. He was a farmer and 
lumberman at Burnside, Clearfield Co. 

Children : 

353 Sarah Jane Sunderlin, b. Feb. 14, 1855; m. in 1874 

Elias H. Sutter, b. Dec. 25, 1852. Children : Leon- 
ard T., b. Julv 7, 1875; Irwin C, b. Mar. 12, 1877; 
Annie M., b. Jan. 6, 1879; Edward W., b. June 19, 
1881; Harry E., b. Aug. 10, 1883. 

359 William F. Sunderlin, b. June 5, 1857. 

360 Marv Sunderlin, b. 2, 1859. 

361 Edwin M. Sunderlin, b. July 18, I860. 

362 Edward M. Sunderlin, twin with above. 

363 Bffie V. Sunderhn, b. Sept. 1, 1863. 

364 Edith D. Sunderlin, b. Aug. 30, 1865. 

365 Millie M. Sunderlin, b. July 31, 1867. 

366 Moses W. Sunderlin, b. July 2, 1870. 

367 Monroe Sunderlin, b. Julv" 9, 1872. 

368 Elwood Sunderlin, b. Feb. 6, 1875. 

369 Glenn Sunderhn, b. Feb. 16, 1877. 

97 MARTHA JANE MARSHALL (sister of the above), b. 
in Wayne, May 19, 1837; m. in 1854 WilHam Duncan, son of 
William, who d. Nov. 3, 1856; m. 2d, Albert Easley, son of Isaac 
and Mary Easley of Illinois; removed to Carroll Co., Mo. 

Children by first marriage: 

370 Samuel Duncan, b. in Cambria Co., Penn. ; m. in Mis- 

souri, Dec. 25, 1879, Rhoda A., dau. of Daniel and 
Mary Harrison ; removed to Kansas. Lssue : Bessie, 
b. Dec. 25, 1880 ; WiUiam, b. Apr. 24, 1882 ; Jes- 
sie, b. Apr., 1884. 
374 Walter Marshall Duncan, b. in Cambria Co., Dec. 31, 
1856; m. Mar. 25, 1883, Amy, dau. of Joel and 
Sarah Bogue; a farmer in Missouri. Issue: Olive, 
b. Feb. 4, 1884. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1173 

Children by second marriage: 

376 Elmer Easley, b. Oct. 22, 1862. 

377 Mary L. Easley, b. July 3, 1864 ; d. Nov. 24, 1864. 

378 Jessie Easley, b. Oct. 7, 1865. 

379 Carrie M. Easley, b. Sept. 7, 1867. 

380 William F. Easley, b. Dec. 19, 1870. 

381 Vernie E. Easley, b. Apr. 28, 1873. 

382 Cora V. Easley, b. in 1874. 

98 VIOLET MARSHALL (sister of the above) , h. in Armstrong 
Co., Penn., June 18, 1839; m. in 1857 Joseph Purnell, a farmer 
in Missouri. 
Children : 

383 William Purnell, d. aged 13 years. 

384 Mary E. Purnell, m. Peter T. Winfrey. 

385 John R. Purnell. 

386 Martha Jane Purnell. 

387 Viola Purnell. 

100 MARY GETTY (Elizabeth Marshall, Mary, Joseph), b. in 
Armstrong Co., July 4, 1820; m. Jan. 26, 1854, John Weaver, a 
merchant in Indiana, Penn. 

Children : 

388 Samuel M. Weaver. 

389 James G. Weaver. 

390 Mary J. Weaver. 

101 ISABELLE GETTY (sister of the above), b. Feb. 14, 
1822 ; m. G. W. Spence, a farmer in Indiana Co. 

Children: 

391 Lizzie Spence; m. John Piffer, a farmer of Marion, In- 

diana Co. Children: Bert, Harry, Eddie, Laura, 
Clara, and Pearl. 
398 Anna Mary Spence, m. Hewitt Shut, a farmer of Kin- 
tersburg, Indiana Co. Children: Alice and Minnie. 

401 James A. Spence, m. Belle Moore; a farmer at West 

Lebanon, Penn. 

402 R. G. Spence. 

403 Lottie J. Spence, m. Silas Kinter of Kintersburg. 

404 Harry F. Spence. 

405 Tillie M. Spence. 

102 SARAH JANE GETTY (sister of the above), h. Jan. 3, 
1825; m. James Spence, son of John and Eliza (Fulton) Spence 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



of Indiana Co., brother of G. W. above. He served in the Union 
amw during the Rebellion ; a farmer in Indiana Co. 
Children : 

406 Clara M. Spence, ni. Frank Clawson, a carpenter in Indi- 

ana Co. 

407 Samuel G. Spence. 

408 Mar^' Lizzie Spence, d. young. 

409 John Wesley Spence. 

410 William Spence, d. 3'oung. 

106 MARGARET GETTY (sister of the above), b. in Indiana 
Co., Sept. 8, 1834 ; m. Hicks McKee, a farmer at Marion, Penn. 
Children : 

411 Minnie McKee. 

412 James McKee 

413 Jennetta McKee. 

414 Getty McKee. 

415 Selvie McKee. 

416 Renie McKee. 

417 Clark McKee. 

109 JOHN L. HAZLETT (Jane Marshall, Mary, Joseph), 
b. Dec. 11, 1820; m. Dec. 15, 1859, his cousin Elizabeth Marshall, 
b. Jan. 11, 1835, dau. of James and Martha (McCoiinell) Mar- 
shall. He was a teamster at Blairs\'ille, Pcnn. 

Children : 

418 Nettie Hazlctt, b. July 22, 1862; m. Apr. 1, 1882, 

T. S. Hosick. 

419 Bertha M. Hazlett, b. Nov. 28. 1864. 

420 Gertrude Hazlett, b. Oct. 2, 1867; d. Sept. 28, 1872. 

421 Maggie W. Hazlett, b. Feb. 20, 1870. 

422 George M. Hazlctt, b. May 2, 1875. 

110 MARY HAZLETT (sister of the above), b. Nov. 15, 1822 ; 
m. Oct. 31, 1844, James McFarland, b. Aug. 10, 1823. He was 
a farmer in various parts of Pennsylvania. 

Children: 

423 John L. McFarland. b. Aug. 24, 1845. 

424 Leslie H. McFarland, b. ]Mar. 31, 1847; d. Jan. 15, 

1852. 

425 Martha J. McFarland, b. Feb. 13, 1849; d. Mar. 13, 

1849. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1175 

426 William T. McFarland, b. June 27, 1850; m. Sarah 

Barr. 

427 Rebecca A. McFarland, b. Dec. 20, 1853; m. Sept. 2, 

1874, John B. Torrence. 

428 Cynthia A. McFarland, b. Feb. 20, 1855; d. Apr. 7, 

1868. 

429 Samuel A. McFarland, b. Mar. 5, 1857. 

430 Harriet R. McFarland, b. Sept. 29, 1859. 

431 Mary E. McFarland, b. June 5, 1862. 

Ill SAMUEL M. HAZLETT (brother of the above), h. in 
Indiana Co., May 15, 1825; m. Mary Clark of Elderton, Penn. ; 
resided at Livermore, Penn. 
Children : 

432 Milton Hazlett. 

433 Sarah Hazlett. 

434 Ney Hazlett. 

435 Anna Belle Hazlett. 

436 Daniel P. Hazlett. 

437 INIayes Hazlett. 

438 John Hazlett. 

439 Mary Hazlett. 

112 JAMES L. HAZLETT (brother of the above), h. in 
Indiana Co., July 29, 1827; m. Feb. 27, 1851, Elizabeth Lewis, 
b. Oct. 26, 1826, dau. of James and Ehzabeth (Shiner) Lewis 
of Indiana Co. He was a dentist at Indiana, Penn. 
Children : 

440 Dillwyn M. Hazlett, b. Jan. 4, 1852; m. Sept. 14, 1875, 

Jennie R., dau. of James M. and Annie (Covode) 
Reed of Westmoreland Co., Penn. He graduated 
from Princeton Uni. 1872; graduated from West- 
ern Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Penn., 1875, 
a Presbyterian clergyman. Issue: Jennie Reed, b. 
at Rio Janeiro, Brazil, July 26, 1876, d. there ]\Iar, 
17, 1877 ; Nina Jewell, b. at Rio Janeiro, Jan. 31, 
1878; James Covode, b. in Westmoreland Co., Penn., 
Oct. 2, 1879 ; William R., b. at Rome, Ohio, Dec. 30, 
1882. 
445 Ehzabeth J. Hazlett, b. Aug. 18, 1854 ; m. Jan. 12, 1875, 
William Montgomery Baird, son of James and Nancy 
Baird of Westmoreland Co. She d. at Plumb Creek, 
Neb., Aug. 30, 1887. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



446 Mary Clarissa Hazlett. 

447 Annie Sterling Hazlett. 

113 MARTHA HAZLETT (sister of the above), b. Mar. 
4, 1830; m. James George. She d. at Clarksburg, Penn., in 
1849; he removed to California and married again. 

Children : 

448 Samuel Alexander George, m. jNIattie Waddle; residence, 

Elderton, Penn. Issue: Nannie May (d. young), 
Roy H., and Maggie. 

452 Leslie H. George, m. a JVliss McKee of Illinois. 

114 WaLLIAM M. HAZLETT {brother of the above), b. in 
Indiana Co., Mar. 8, 1833; ni. Mary Ann Sloan of Latrobe, Penn. 
He was a blacksmith at Latrobe ; she d. in June, 1881. 

Children : 

453 Sloan Hazlett, d. aged 5. 

454 Jennie E. Hazlett. 

455 Ida IMay Hazlett. 

456 Calvin G. Hazlett, a Presbyterian clergyman at Bellaire, 

Ohio. 

457 Duella Hazlett, d. young. 

458 James H. Hazlett. 

459 Anna Mary Hazlett. 

460 Edward Hazlett. 

461 Fannie Sloan Hazlett. 

462 Lulic Hazlett. 

463 William Hazlett. 

115 LESLIE L. HAZLETT (brother of the above), h. in Indi- 
ana Co., Penn., Nov. 12, 1835 ; m. Feb. 24, 1859, his cousin Susan 
H. Marshall (No. 126), b. Feb. 5, 1836, dau. of Archibald and 
Elizabeth (Bricker) Marshall. He was a tanner in Indiana Co. 

Children : 

464 Horace M. Hazlett, b. June 9, 1860. 

465 Lizzie Jane Hazlett, b. Dec. 13, 1861. 

466 Annie Mary Hazlett, b. Sept. 19, 1863. 

467 William C. Hazlett, b. Sept. 26, 1865. 

468 Edwin A. Hazlett, b. July 24, 1867. 

469 John A. Hazlett. b. Apr. 24, 1869; d. Jan. 1, 1871. 

470 Charlotte B. Hazlett, b. July 22, 1874. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1177 

119 DAVID PORTER MARSHALL (William Marshall, Mary, 
Joseph), b. in Armstrong Co., Penn., Mar. 2, 1834; m. Mar. 24, 
1858, Martha W. Brown of Westmoreland Co., Penn. 

He enlisted Aug., 1862, in Co. K, 155th Regt., Penn. Vols., 
served until the close of the war; passed through 36 battles; 
promoted from 1st sergeant to 2d lieutenant, Mar. 7, 1865, and 
to brevet 1st lieutenant, captain, and major. Mar. 13, 1865. Was 
over 6 feet 6 inches in height; removed in 1877 to Arkansas City, 
Ark. 

Children : 

471 Alvin Marshall, b. Nov. 27, 1858. 

472 A son (twin with the above), d. Nov. 28, 1858, 

473 Terza Blanche Marshall, b. Aug. 9, 1860. 

474 Finley Brown Marshall, b. Apr. 10, 1862. 

475 William Sterling ^Marshall, b. Apr. 5, 1866. 

476 Sarah Maria Rankin Marshall, b. Jan. 9, 1868. 

477 A son, b. and d. Apr. 5, 1869. 

478 A son, b. Apr. 4, 1874 ; d. May 4, 1874. 

479 Francis Edwin Milligan Marshall, b. May 7, 1876. 

120 SARAH MARIA MARSHALL (sister of the above), b. 
Sept. 21, 1837; m. in 1870 Thomas Hindman, a lawyer, son of 
Rev. John Hindman ; removed from Armstrong Co., Penn., to 
Grove Co., Kan. 

Children : 

480 William John Hindman, b. in 1872. 

481 Samuel Hindman, b. in 1873. 

121 MARTHA PRUDENCE MARSHALL (sister of tlie 
above), b. Apr. 18, 1841; m. Apr. 24, 1862, Andrew Thompson, 
b. Oct., 1824. He was a sailor out of Lousoik, Norway, for several 
years ; came to New York ; went to California in 1854, and worked 
in the mines until 1861. Resided at Kittanning, Penn. 

Children : 

482 Edwin Latell Thompson, b. Feb. 25, 1863. 

483 Myrtle Duff Thompson, b. May 24, 1864. 

484 William Clyde Thompson, b. Oct. 2, 1866. 

485 Ellie Blanche Thompson, b. July 6, 1869. 

486 Rebecca Maria Thompson, b. July 3, 1872. 



THE STERLING GEXE.^LOGY 



122 MARY ELLEN MARSHALL (sister of the above), b. 
Apr. 18, 1846; m. John F. Speer of Clarion Co., Penn. ; she d. 
at Parker City, Penn., in Dec, 1882. 

Children : 

487 Sarah Viola Speer, b. in July, 1873. 

488 John Thompson Marshall Speer, b. in 1875. 

489 Martha Prudence Speer, b. in 1877. 

490 Laura Speer, b. in 1881. 

123 JANE MARSHALL (Archibald Marshall, Mary, Joseph), 
h. May 2, 1830; m. May 5, 1847, Joseph Alcorn, son of John 
Alcorn of Armstrong Co., Penn. ; a farmer at Earlsville, 111. 

Children : 

491 Elmira E. Alcorn. 

492 Alexander Alcorn. 

493 Caroline Alcorn. 

494 Archibald Alcorn. 

124 CATHERINE MARSHALL (^sister of the above), h. Nov. 
2, 1832 ; m. William Christy, a farmer at Seymour, 111. 

Cliildren : 

495 Alfred Christy. 

496 William Eugene Christy. 

497 Oscar Christy. 

498 Arthur Christy. 

499 Ida Christy. 

500 Clara Christy. 

127 MARY S. MARSHALL (sister of the above), b. July 21, 
1838; m. Oct. 15, 1857, Thomas D. McColgin ; a farmer in 
Cowanshannock, Armstrong Co., Penn. 

Children : 

501 Oscar D. IVIcColgin. 

502 William L. IMcColgin. 

503 Luclla G. McColgin. 

504 Anna Mary McColgin. 

505 Lizzie J. McColgin. 

506 Grant McColgin. 

507 Tottcn T. McColgin. 

508 Edgar B. IMcColgin, twin with the above. 

128 DAVID L. MARSHALL (brother of the above), b. Sept. 
10, 1840; m. Dec. 10, 1861, Maria J. Marshall, b. in Jefferson 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1179 

Co., Penn., Aug. 8, 1839, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Wilson) 
Marshall. 

David enlisted in Co. M, 5th Penn. Heavy Art., Sept. 5, 1864; 
was discharged July 8, 1865 ; a carpenter in Dayton, Penn. 
Child: 

509 William Curtin Marshall, a printer in Dayton. 

142 THEODORE L. MARSHALL (Samuel, Mary, Joseph), b. 
at Clarksburg, Penn., July 17, 1840; m. Feb. 4, 1869, Margaret 
(Fulton) Lancaster, b. in County Antrim, Ireland, Nov. 15, 1842, 
widow of Wilham Lancaster, captain of Co. E, 11th Penn. Regt. 
Cav., who was killed at the battle of Five Forks, Va., Apr. 1, 
1865. (Issue of 1st m.: EUzabeth Fulton, b. Apr. 17, 1862.) 
T. L. Marshall enlisted June 10, 1861, in Co. E, 11th Penn. Regt., 
afterward the 40th Regt., Penn. Vols., was captured at Gaines 
Mill and spent 40 days in Libby and Belle Island prisons ; was in 
the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. 
Was severely wounded in the last battle and had to retire from the 
ser^dce. Mr. Marshall located at Osage City, Kan., in 1881, and 
helped to organize the Osage County Bank, of which he has long 
been cashier. He was treasurer of Osage Co. in 1872—75 and 
county commissioner 1870; state senator, 1884-88. Residence, 
Osage City, Kan. 
Children : 

510 Florence Margaret Marshall, b. Nov. 28, 1869 ; m. Sept. 

18, 1895, William Herbert Read Stote, b. Dec. 10, 
1866, at Earls Colne, Essex, England. Residence, 
Colorado Springs, Colo., where she is a member of 
the Board of Education. Issue: Helen Marshall, b. 
Nov. 5, 1899. 
512 Martha Theodora Marshall, b. Sept. 21, 1871 ; m. Sept. 
10, 1898, Dr. John Inglis, b. in Canada, June 2, 
1869. Dr. Inglis was educated at Washington and 
Jefferson College, Washington, Penn., Princeton 
Uni., Ohio Medical College, Columbus, and Rush 
Medical College, Chicago. He was appointed by 
the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian 
church to the charge of the An Ting Hospital, 
Pekin, China, for wliich city he and his wife sailed 
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1180 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

their work in Pekin. Both were active in the de- 
fence made by the besieged in the British Legation 
and assisted in holding at bay the Chinese until the 
armies of the allies came to the rescue. Settled at 
Pueblo, Colo., in 1902, where the doctor practices 
his profession. He has been for three years a mem- 
ber of the State Board of Medical Examiners. Issue: 
Ehzabeth Scott, b. Aug. 6, 1899 ; d. of enteritis dur- 
ing the Boxer uprising, July 22, 1900, within the 
British Legation at Pekin. 

514 Alexander Stewart Marshall, b. Nov. 8, 1873; d. Apr. 

1, 1875. 

515 John McConnell Marshall, b. Sept. 25, 1876 ; m. Sept. 26, 

1900, Jessie E. Adams, b. Mar. 2, 18T8; residence, 
Quenemo, Kan. Issue: Alice, b. June 28, 1903. 
517 AHce Sheldon Marshall, b. Nov. 1, 1878; m. Dec. 24, 
1902, John Pollock McConahey, b. Mar. 8, 1875; 
proprietor of a business college in Pittsburg, Penn. 
Issue : Margaret Marshall, b. Oct. 23, 1903 ; Mary 
Clark, b. Apr. 17, 1905. 

521 Helen Violet Marshall, b. Aug. 16, 1881. 

143 JOSEPH GLENN MARSHALL {brother of the above), b. 
Sept. 13, 1842 ; m. May 16, 1872, Sarah C. White, dau. of Alex- 
ander and Martha White of Armstrong Co., Penn. Joseph en- 
listed Mar. 12, 1862, in Co. B, 56th Regt., Penn. Vol. Infty., and 
was discharged May 2, 1865. He removed to Kansas in 1866 and 
in 1870 settled at Maxson, Osage Co., where he lived until liis 
death, Nov. 19, 1897. 
Children : 

522 Herbert White Marshall, b. Feb. 16, 1873. 

523 Wilham Stewart Marshall, b. Dec. 26, 1876. 

524 Frank Glenn Marshall, b. Mar. 30, 1878. 

147 MARIA THERESA MARSHALL (sister of the above), 
b. June 17, 1851; m. Apr. 4, 1872, Leonard P. Woodmas, b. 
Dec. 26, 1844. He enhstcd Feb. 15, 1865, in Co. I, 186th Rcgt., 
Ohio Vol. Infty., and was discharged Sept. 18, 1865. Resided at 
Quenemo, Osage Co., Kan., where he d. Apr. 11, 1886. 
Children : 

525 Grace Marshall Woodmas, b. Sept. 7, 1873; m. Nov. 15, 

1900, Robert William Merryweather, b. Jan. 25, 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1181 

1871; reside at Quenemo. Issue: Leonard William, 
b. Aug. 21, 1902; Theodore Robert, b. July 29, 
1904. 

528 Son, b. Feb. 24, 1875 ; d. Mar. 10, 1876. 

529 Clarence Stewart Woodmas, b. Mar. 23, 1876; m. Feb. 

21, 1901, Mae Graden, b. Mar. 27, 1883. He d. at 
Quenemo, July 12, 1901. She resides at Maxson, 
Kan. 

530 William Percival Woodmas, b. Apr. 22, 1878; m. May 

24, 1905, Ethel Barnes, b. Dec. 3, 1882; residence, 
Neosho Rapids, Coffey Co., Kan. 

531 Frank Sherwood Woodmas, b. Sept. 14, 1880. 

532 Leonard Chester Woodmas, b. June 15, 1885. 

148 SARAH JANE MARSHALL (sister of the above), h. July 
12, 1853 ; m. Dec. 31, 1874, Frank W. Hunt. They reside at 
Burlingame, Kan. 
Children : 

533 Violet EHzabeth Hunt, b. Oct. 25, 1875. 

534 Mary Agnes Hunt, b. Sept. 24, 1878; d. Feb. 7, 1882. 

535 Samuel Marshall Hunt, b. Mar. 28, 1881. 

150 SAMUEL McCONNELL MARSHALL (brother of the 
above), h. Aug. 2, 1859; m. June 15, 1893, Florence Frazier, b. 
Mar. 26, 1869. He is a merchant at Quenemo, Kan. 

Children : 

536 Son, b. and d. Oct. 31, 1897. 

537 JuHa Marshall, b. Oct. 29, 1899. 

151 VIOLET ROSBOROUGH (Rebecca Marshall, Mary, Jo- 
seph), b. July 12, 1830; m. June 6, 1859, Thomas B. Getty, a 
farmer at Blairsville Intersection, Penn. 

Children : 

538 Clarence Alexander Getty, d. young. 

539 Celia Amelia Getty, d. young. 

540 Franklin Robert Getty. 

541 Anna Minta Getty. 

542 George Scott Getty. 

543 Etta Mary Getty. 

152 JOSEPH ROSBOROUGH (brother of the above), h. Aug. 
16, 1832 ; m. Jan. 6, 1860, Jane McElvy. He was a farmer at 
Clarksburg, Penn. 



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Children : 

644! Mary Idella Rosborough. 

545 James Alexander Rosborough. 

546 Margaret Nettie Rosborough. 

547 Ella Belle Rosborough. 

548 Anna Leona Rosborough. 

549 Cora Mary Rosborough. 

550 William McElvy Rosborough. 

551 Alfred Edwin Rosborough, d. Aug. 16, 1879. 

153 JAMES ROSBOROUGH (brother of the above), b. Sept. 
20, 1834; m. May 1, 1864, Saphronia Noll in Wisconsin. He 
served three years in the War of the Rebelhon ; a farmer at 
Osage City, Kan. 

Children : 

552 Three, d. young. 

555 Grant Rosborough. 

556 Ada Rosborough. 

557 Jessie Rosborough. 

558 Bertie Rosborough. 

154 MARY JANE ROSBOROUGH (sister of the above), b. 
Oct. 20, 1836; m. Apr. 14, 1859, Richard Getty, a farmer near 
Indiana, Penn. 

Children : 

559 Emma Jane Getty. 

560 James Alexander Getty. 

561 Anna Getty. 

562 Margaret Getty. 

563 Clara Getty, d. young. 

564 Frank Getty. 

565 Robert Elmer Getty. 

155 ELLEN M. ROSBOROUGH (sister of the above), b. Oct. 
20, 1839; m. Apr. 14, 1859, John Shirley; they resided at Clarks- 
burg, Penn., where she d. in Sept., 1869; he m. Margaret ]Mar- 
shall, b. Apr. 2, 1834, dau. of Archibald jMarshall. Removed to 
Osage Co., Kan. 

Children by first marriage only: 

566 Thomas Miller Shirley. 

567 Alexander Marshall Shirley. 
668 Anna IMary Shirley. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1183 

156 SARAH A. ROSBOROUGH (sister of the above), b. Mar. 
15, 1843 ; m. Feb. 18, 1867, William McPhilimy, a farmer in Cone- 
maugh, Indiana Co., Penn. 

Children : 

569 George Scott McPhilimy. 

570 Blanche May McPhilimy. 

571 Celia Mary McPhilimy, d. young. 

572 Lewis McPhilimy, d. young. 

573 John Marshall McPhilimy. 

574 Harry Simpson McPhilimy. 

157 BELLE ROSBOROUGH (sister of the above), b. Apr. 22, 
1846; m. IMay 23, 1867, Joseph Shirley, a blacksmith at Long 
Run, Armstrong Co., Penn. 

Children : 

575 Clarence Alexander Shirley. 

576 Ella Mary Shirley. 

577 Joseph H. Shirley. 

578 James Marshall Shirley. 

579 Margaret Rebecca Shirley. 

580 Lydia Susan Shirley. 

581 Walter Shirley. 

582 One other. 

174 SAMUEL STERLING (Joseph, William, Joseph), b. Mar. 
5, 1822; m. Jan. 9, 1851, Rebecca Jane Marvin, b. Jan. 15, 1827, 
dau. of Wilham and Mabel (Roberts) Marvin, descendant of 
Matthew Marvin of Lyme, Conn. (See No. 12, record of the de- 
scendants of William Sterling of Haverhill, Mass., and Lyme, 
Conn.) He was a fai-mer at Columbus Grove, Putnam Co., Ohio. 
His wife d. Oct. 24, 1881. He d. at Columbus Grove, May 12, 
1906. 

Children : 

583 tJanetta Elizabeth Sterling, b. Jan. 3, 1852; m. Charles 

A. Ward. 

584 Mabel Irene Sterling, b. in Columbus Grove, July 31, 

1853; d. Oct. 23, 1853. 

585 IMilton Chester Sterling, b. in Columbus Grove, Mar. 25, 

1855; m. June 11, 1897, MoUie A. Sparling, b. in 
Richland Co., 111. He is a laundryman in Columbus 
Grove. No issue. 



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586 ^Mary Lucinda Sterling, b. Sept. 17, 1857; m. Joseph 

'Schulz. 

587 t Charles B. Sterling, b. Feb. M, 1859; m. Edith Timmer- 

man. 

588 Samuel Willard Sterling, b. at Columbus Grove, Feb. 12, 

1861 ; m. Apr. 6, 1883, Caroline Bogart, b. in Co- 
lumbus Grove. He is a lumber dealer in Wynne, 
Ark. Children : Dona, Grace, Francis, Mary, and 
Ruth. 

594 t Amy Sterling, b. July 19, 1863 ; m. Dr. J. W. Light. 

595 Alice Jane Sterling, b. Oct. 18, 1865; d. Aug. 17, 

1894, unm. 

596 Joseph Brice Sterling, b. Sept. 17, 1867; d. Nov. 11, 

1873. 

597 Kate M. Sterling, b. in Columbus Grove, Nov. 7, 1869; 

m. Nov. 20, 1895, Louis O. Koester; he is a book- 
keeper in Pcqua, Ohio. No issue. 
Twin daughters, b. and d. Mar. 27, 1872. 

179 MARY STERLING (sister of the above), b. Feb. 28, 1832 ; 
m. Oct. 23, 1854, Thomas Palmer, b. June 7, 1829, son of Daniel 
and JuHa (Crawford) Palmer. He was a farmer and school 
teacher; d. June 22, 1867. She d. Jan. 8, 1901. 
Children : 

600 Joseph Wilford Palmer, b. Mar. 19, 1856 ; res. Van Wert, 

Ohio. 

601 James Cahdn Palmer, b. Dec. 27, 1858; d. Sept. 8, 1860. 

602 t Samuel Sterling Palmer, b. Mar. 5, 1861; m. Delia 

McCortle. 

603 Frank E. Palmer, b. July 3, 1863; res. Columbus Grove, 

Ohio. 

604 Daniel R. Palmer, b. Oct. 10, 1865; res. Columbus, Ohio. 

215 SARAH JANE MARSHALL (Mary, WiUiam, Joseph), 
b. Jan. 28, 1827; m. June 12, 1851, James Lemon of Saltsburg, 
Penn., and d. Feb. 17, 1864. 
Children : 

605 Mary E. Lemon, unm. ; lives at Aledo, 111. 

606 Samuel M. Lemon, d. 

607 Anna M. Lemon ; m. McBride of Cloverdalc, Cal. ; 

has: James I\I. of Cioverdale, and Daisv Mav, m. 
C. P. Prou.lfoot of Liberty, Neb. 
610 Nancy J. Lemon, d. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1185 



611 Isabella E. Lemon, d. 

612 Frank K. Lemon, d., leaving one son: James H., of Con- 

cord, HI. 

216 MARY A. MARSHALL (sister of the above), b. in 1830; 
m. Mar. 18, 1851, Benjamin Irwin of Livermore, Penn., and d. 
July 20, 1866. 
Children : 
614 Margaret A. Irwin, m. Sept. 30, 1875, Filmore Smathers 
of Ringgold, Penn., and d. Apr. 12, 1887, leaving: 
Blaine, of Grove City, Penn., Mrs. Ida Letty of 
Plumville, Penn., and Blanche, unm. 
618 Mary A. Irwin, m. Dec. 23, 1875, McKee Speedy of Liv- 
ermore, and has: James L., Irwin M., and Mary B. 

622 Sarah J. Irwin, m. in Oct., 1880, Wilham Ewing of 

Clarksburg, Penn. 

623 Hannah R. Irwin, m. in Oct., 1883, Cyrus Stiffy of Liver- 

more, and d. in Aug., 1894, leaving: Verna J., 
Charles I., Herbert C, and Sarah M. 
628 William C. Irwin of Myersdale, Penn., m. in Sept., 1898, 
Emma Hammon, and have: Elizabeth, William, 
Harry, and Benjamin. 

235 JOSEPH STERLING (William, Williavt, Joseph), b. in 
Derry, Sept. 6, 1835; m. 1st, Apr. 28, 1864, Lucinda Wilson, b. 
June 13, 1840, of Lawrence Co., Penn., who d. Nov. 24, 1877 ; m. 
2d, in Feb., 1879, Elizabeth Stitt of Pulaski, Lawrence Co. Mr. 
Sterling was a merchant in Fayetteville, Lawrence Co., and in New 
Castle, Penn. ; d. Sept. 16, 1890. 
Children by first marriage: 

633 Ehzabeth Mary Sterling, b. May 15, 1865; unm. 

634 Edith Linwood Sterling, b. Mar. 10, 1867 ; unm. 

635 Anna Martha Sterling, b. Aug. 10, 1868; m. Aug. 10, 

1899, J. H. Morrison of Derry. Issue: Joseph 
Daniel, b. June 25, 1900; Elsie Elizabeth, b. Sept. 
24, 1902 ; Annabel, b. Dec. 12, 1904. 

639 Bertha Lois Sterling, b. Aug. 14, 1871; d. in 1892. 

640 Maria Estella Culbertson Sterling, b. Aug. 31, 1874; d. 

May 5, 1875. 
Children by second marriage: 

641 Alice Myra Sterling, b. Dec. 28, 1879; a school teacher 

in New Castle. 



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642 William Thomas Sterling, b. Sept. 4, 1881 ; m. May 25, 

1903, Minnie Wilson of New Castle. 
252 WILLIAM ALEXANDER STERLING (Robert, William, 

Joseph), b. July 17, 1835 ; m. Maria . He d. Nov. 21, 1875. 

She lives at Blairsville, Penn. 
Children : 

643 Harriet Elizabeth Sterling, b. Mar. 7, 1868; was a well- 

known teacher in western Pennsylvania, a graduate 
of Wellesley ; d. Apr. 5, 1904. 

644 Ida Margaret "Sterling, b. Apr. 28, 1870; d. Feb. 1, 

1882. 

645 Robert Fulton Sterling, b. Feb. 22, 1872; a Presbyterian 

clergyman at Glennville, Md. 

646 Charles Alexander Sterling, b. Dec. 17, 1873 ; d. Sept. 6, 

1876. 
583 JANETTA ELIZABETH STERLING (Samud, Joseph. 
William, Joseph), b. in Kalida, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1852; m. Feb. 27, 
1873, Charles A. Ward, a blacksmith at Columbus Grove, Ohio. 
Children : 

647 Frank E. Ward, b. Nov. 17, 1873. 

648 Burt C. Ward, b. Aug. 25, 1875, a machinist in Indian- 

apolis. 

649 Joe B. Ward, b. June 17, 1878, a clerk. 

650 Aimee J. Ward, b. July 19, 1882; d. Sept. 11, 1900. 

651 Sterling Ward, b. Nov. 3, 1884, a clerk. 

586 MARY LUCINDA STERLING (sister of the above), b. in 
Columbus Grove, Ohio, Sept. 17, 1857 ; m. Jan. 20, 1880, Joseph 
Shulz, a native of Cologne, Germany. She d. in Indianapolis, Ind., 
Apr. 17, 1902. He resides in Kansas City, Mo. 

Children : 

652 Frederick Shulz, b. Jan. 10, 1882; d. Mar. 18, 1883. 

653 Lenius Shulz, b. July, 1884 ; d. June 7, 1904. 

587 CHARLES B. STERLING (brother of the above), b. in 
Columbus Grove, Feb. 24, 1859; m. Nov. 24, 1886, Edith Tim- 
merman, b. in Leipsic, Ohio, Feb. 14, 1869. He is a furniture 
dealer and undertaker in Columbus Grove. 

Children : 

654 Mary Lcnorc Sterling, b. in Oct., 1887. 

655 Alice Elizabeth Sterling, b. in Doc, 1900. 



JOSEPH STERLING OF DERRY TOWNSHIP, PENN. 1187 

594 AMY STERLING (sister of the above), b. in Columbus 
Grove, July 19, 1863 ; m. Mar. 20, 1884, Dr. J. W. Light of King- 
man, Kan. 
Children : 

656 Laura Light, b. in 1885 ; d. in 1899. 

657 Fred. Marvin Light, b. in 1890. 

602 SAMUEL STERLING PALMER (Mary, Joseph, Willinm, 
Joseph), b. Mar. 5, 1861; m. Aug. 6, 1890, Delia McCortle, dau. 
of Thomas and Mary (Spooner) McCortle. He graduated at 
Wooster (Ohio) University, 1887; at McCormick (Chicago) The- 
ological Seminary, 1890. Was pastor at Sterling, 111., 1890-93, 
at Oakland, Cal., 1893-98, and is at present pastor of the Broad 
St. Presbyterian church at Columbus, Ohio. 
Children : 

658 Arthur Thomas Palmer, b. Apr. 21, 1892. 

659 Paul Whitney Palmer, b. May 3, 1894. 

660 Robert Sterling Palmer, b. Mar. 31, 1898. 

661 Edward Chandler Palmer, b. Nov. 3, 1900. 

662 Mary Anita Palmer, b. Oct. 1, 1902. 



antirctrj, ^^oger, ant ISiObtxt §)tarltns 
Ci^efr famtlt anD J^c^ccuDantjs 

A NDREW, ROGER, and ROBERT STARLING or Ster- 

/-% ling, acompanicd by another brother probably named John, 

sailed from Southampton, England, touched at the Isle 

of Wight, and reached the American coast before the Revolutionary 

War. For some reason they did not enter New York harbor but 

disembarked on the New Jersey coast. 

According to tradition, the only authority, the fourth brother 
was lost at sea. 

Tradition also relates that these brothers were born near 
London, on the meridian of Greenwicli and that they were closely 
related to Sir Samuel Starling, Lord Jlaj'or of London in 1670. 
The genealogy of this family therefore is constructed in part 
from the known record of the family of Sir Samuel, as follows : 

I SAMUEL STARLING of Stoppesley Hall, parish of Lutton, 
Bedfordshire, England, probably born within the first decade of 
the 17th century, married and was tlie father of at least: 

Sir Samuel Starling, Lord I\Iayor. 
II tA son, probably named William. 

Magdalene Starhng, m. Edward Wilford of Enfield, 

Middlesex. 
A daughter, who m. a Mr. Rutland. 

II WILLIAM STARLING of the second generation married 
and was the father of: 

III t John Starling. 

A son, from whom descended the Starling family of Vir- 
ginia and Kentucky, an extensive record of which 
may be found from p. 1056. 

Richard Starling. 



ANDREW, ROGER, AND ROBERT STARLING 1189 

III JOHN STARLING of the third generation. Nothing is 
known of him as yet, save that he died in 1722. This record is 
in an old family Bible preserved by his descendants. He was 
without much doubt the father of: 

IV ROBERT STARLING, who died, according to the family 
record, IMay 12, 1777, who was father of at least the above named 
four brothers: 

V 1 t Andrew Starling, b. in 1705; m. Hannah Boyce. 

2 Roger Starling. He was of Cath Valley, Franklin Co., 
Penn. ; bought property of Hugh Marshall, Aug. 
30, 1793, in Springhill township, Fayette Co., 
Penn., which he willed. May 1, 1810, to his brother 
Andrew, upon payment of a legacy to their brother 
Robert's children. He d. May 19, 1812; probably 
unm., as he makes no mention of widow or children. 

V 3 t Robert Starling, m. Joanna . 

4 John Starling, supposed to have d. at sea. 

1 V ANDREW STERLING, b. in 1705, acording to tradition, 
26 miles from London, near the meridian of Greenwich, emigrated 
to America with his brothers, probably about 1767, landing in 
New Jersey, where he remained for several years. 

Tradition states that he was a soldier in the Continental army, 
although so recently a resident of England, his native country, 
and that he passed the winter at Valley Forge with Washington's 
forces. An Andrew Sterling was 21st in a list of 41 privates of 
Capt. Daniel Cozen's Co., West Jersey Volunteers, under Lieut. 
Col. John Van Dyke; served during IMay and June, 1778, and 
was mustered out on Long Island, July 11, 1778. (State Records 
at Trenton.) 

An Andrew Sterling of New Jersey was a member of the Loyal- 
ist Forces recruited there in 1781. He was 15th in the company 
of Capt. Thomas Hunloke, of Mount Holly, Burlington Co., at- 
tached to the 3d Battalion, N. J. Volunteers, Feb. 24 to April 
24, 1781. (N. J. Loyalist Rolls, brought from Canada and dis- 
played at the State Capitol, Trenton, Feb., 1908.) 

Andrew Starling was a resident of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., 
N. J., where Dec. 18, 1773, he married Hannah Boyce of the same 
place, dau. of Francis Boyce, whose sons, Daniel of Monongalia, 



THE STERLING GENE.^LOGY 



Va. (now W. Va.), and Thomas of Fayette Co., Penn., ra. daus. of 
William Applegate. (N. J. State Records, Trenton.) He bought 
" Clifton Park," Albany Co., N. Y., June 19, 1786, but if he 
removed there he did not long remain but settled in Georges (now 
Nicholson) township, Faj-ette Co., Penn. 

He was a fanner and an elder of the Baptist church at Smith- 
field, Fayette Co. His wife, who was stricken blind when com- 
paratively young before all her children were born, predeceased 
him by many years and he did not remarry. 

Andrew lived to a very remarkable age. He was 119 years old 
when he died. He is buried in the Baptist graveyard at Smithfield 
(formerly Brownfieldtown, or Brumfieldtown). The inscription 
on the stone reads : " In ^Memory of Andrew Sterling, who de- 
parted this life May the 8th, 182-i, Aged 119 Years." 

His will, made Apr. 8, 1824, was probated May 18. The record 
of Andrew's children and those of his brother and the other early 
dates herein given are taken from an old Bible preserved in the 
family, a copy of an Edinburgh edition, printed in 1784, having 
on its fly leaf this inscription : " John Hamilton His Book Bought 
Aug. 10, 1785. Price 6d." 

Children : 

5 Hannah Sterling, b. Apr. 9 (1775 ?) ; d. young. 

6 Leah Sterhng, b. Nov. 28 (1776 ?) ; d. young. 

7 Mary Sterling, b. Oct. 16, 1780; m. Stephen Bise (spelled 

also Boyce), son of Thomas, a brother of Hannah 
(Boyce) Sterling, above. 

8 tJohn Sterling, b. Mar. 14, 1783; m. Katharine Knife. 

9 Cyntha Sterling, b. Dec. 30, 1785 ; m. Abraham Halfhill. 

10 Augustus Sterling, b. July 29, 1792; d. unm. 

11 Andrew Sterling, b. Sept. 7, 1794; m. 1st, Hannah Hess, 

2d, Elizabeth Cross, and had, with other probable 
issue, IVIatthias and '\^iilliam. Andrew emigrated to 
Indiana about 1822. 
14 Ehzabeth Sterling, b. Doc. 26. 1796; m. David Honey 
man, and d. at her father's home, without issue. 

3 V ROBERT STERLING (brother of the above). Little 

is known of him. He m. Joanna , and lived in Preston Co., 

Va. (now W. Va.). Considerable confusion exists among his 



I 



ANDREW, ROGER, AND ROBERT STARLING 1191 

descendants as to his identity, they claiming to be descended from 
Roger, rather than Robert Sterhng, brothers. 

There is scarcely room for question, however, as both Robert's 
brothers, Roger and Andrew, mention the names of Robert's chil- 
dren in their wills. Roger mentions them thus : " My brother 
Robert Starhng's children . . . Thomas Starling, Andrew Star- 
ling, Roger Starling & Mary Starling," and Andrew in like order. 

Robert probably d. comparatively young, in view of the fact 
that so little is known of him, and his children were heirs of their 
uncle Roger. 

Children (recorded in the Bible above mentioned) : 

15 Thomas Sterling, b. Aug. 7, 1768. 

16 t Andrew Sterling, b. Mar. 7, 1770; m. 1st, , m. 

2d, Mrs. Mary McMinn Godwin. 

17 Roger Sterling, b. Aug. 28, 1771. 

18 Mary Sterhng, b. July 23, 1773, probably d. unm., past 

50 years of age. 

19 Hannah Sterling, b. June 24, 1775, probably d. unm., 

before 1810, when her uncle Roger made his will, 
wherein she is not mentioned. (Following this record 
is that of Drusilla, surname not given, b. Oct. 21, 
1785, assumedly a child or grandchild.) 

8 JOHN STERLING (Andrew), h. in Fayette Co., Penn., Mar. 

14, 1783; m. Feb. 22, 1807, Katharine Knife, b. Apr. 24, 1788, ' 

dau. of Michael and Elizabeth (Thomas) Knife. 

He was a farmer near IMasontown, Fayette Co., where he d. 

Feb. 7, 1833. She d. Jan. 3, 1865. 
Children : 

21 Elizabeth Sterling, b. Jan. 11, 1808; d. Jan. 20, 1824. 

22 Andrew Sterling, b. Nov. 13, 1809; d. Apr. 27, 1847. 

23 ]\ralinda Sterling, b. Jan. 29, 1812; d. Aug. 25, 1883. 

24 Amy Sterhng, b. Nov. 30, 1814; d. May 8, 1892. 

25 + Jonathan Sterling, b. Mar. 29, 1820; m. Mary A. Hart. 

26 tJohn Sterling, b. Aug. 12, 1822; m. Ehzabeth De Bolt. 
16 ANDREW STERLING (Robert), b. in Preston Co., Va. 

(now AV. Va.), Mar. 7, 1770; m. 1st, — ; m. 2d, in 1802, 

IVIrs. Mary McMinn Godwin, b. in Allegany Co., Md., Aug. 18, 
1768. She d. in Kingwood, Preston Co., Oct. 29, 1847, probably 
surviving her husband by many years. 



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Children by first marriage: 

27 tjohn Sterling, b. July 19, 1794; m. Eleanor Bachmann. 

28 Philip Sterhng, b. in'Preston Co., J'eb. 9, 1796; settled 

at New Philadelphia, Ohio, where descendants live. 

29 Mary Magdahne Sterling, b. Jan. 23, 1798. 
Children by second marriage: 

30 Ehzabeth Sterhng, b. Apr. 6, 1803: m. Mar. 18, 1827, 

George Rumsey, and d. at Elkhart, Ind., May 25, 
1842. 

31 ■^ Andrew Sterling, b. June 11, 1805, m. Levina Geyer. 

32 t Joseph ]McMinn Sterling, b. July 8, 1810; m. Hannah 

Watson. 

33 Joanna Sterling, b. Aug. 24, 1812; d. at Morgantown, 

Va. (now W. Va.), May 26, 1844. 

25 JONATHAN STERLING (John, Andreu), b. Mar. 29, 
1820; m. Mar. 31, 1840, Mary Ann Hart, b. in Nicholson town- 
ship, Fayette Co., Penn., Aug. 2, 1819. 

He was a farmer near ^lasonto^vn, Penn., where he d. Aug. 

8, 1881; she d. there Dec. 21, 1904, being survived by her chil- 
dren, 44 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. 

Children : 

34 John Sterling, a farmer of German township, Fayette Co. 

35 Joseph Sterling, d. young. 

36 Malinda Sterling, m. Provins of Masontown. 

37 Catherine Sterling, m. De Bolt of Masontown. 

38 Jonathan Sterling, d. 3'oung. 

39 Christian C. Sterling, proprietor of the Sterling House, 

Masontown. 

40 Andrew J. Sterling, resides in Pittsburg, Penn. 

41 James B. Sterling, resides at Masontown. 

42 William M. Sterling, resides at Masontown. 

43 ]Mary Anne Sterling, m. Bowman of Charlcroi, 

Penn. 

26 JOHN STERLING (John, Andrew), b. in Fayette Co., 
Penn., Aug. 12, 1822; m. Feb. 6, 1842, Elizabeth De Bolt, b. 
Oct. 12, 1826, dau. of John De Bolt (b. Aug. 22, 1800: d. Aug. 

9, 1884), son of Nicholas and Margaret (Stephenson) Do Bolt, 
who m. in 1824 Charity Walters (b. Jan. 24, 1805; d. Mar. 1, 
1875), dau. of Ephraim and Elizabeth (Ache) Walters. 

He was a farmer near Masontown, Penn., d. Apr. 29, 1892. 



ANDREW, ROGER, AND ROBERT STARLING 1193 

Children : 

44 Ephraim Walters Sterling, b. Feb. 19, 1843; a business 

man of Masontown ; president of the Masontown Na- 
tional Bank. 

45 Amy J. Sterling, b. Oct. 15, 1845; m. the Hon. Jacob 

Provins. 

46 Andrew Jackson Sterling, b. June 29, 1848; a minister 

of the German Baptist church. 

47 Charity Anne Sterling, b. Apr. 10, 1851 ; m. S. F. Hogue, 

cashier of the Masontown National Bank. 

48 Jonathan Sterling, b. Feb. 15, 1854 ; d. Nov. 14, 1858. 

49 John Buchanan Sterling, b. Nov. 29, 1856; a nursery- 

man and director of the Masontown National Bank. 

50 Mary Malinda Sterling, b. June 18, 1859; unm. ; a 

minister; resides in Masontown. 

51 Rebecca Belle Sterhng, b. Sept. 4, 1863. 

27 JOHN STERLING (Andrew, Robert), b. in Preston Co., 
W. Va., July 19, 1794 ; m. there about 1824 Eleanor Bachmann. 
Children : 

52 t Andrew Jackson Sterhng, b. in 1825; m. Elizabeth Scott. 

53 Robert Sterling. 
64 Joseph Sterling. 

55 Hannah Sterhng, m. Jacob Groves of Kingwood, Pres- 

ton Co. 

56 Philip Sterhng. 

57 David Sterling, d. aged 24. 

58 John Sterhng, d. aged 17. 

59 Mary Sterling, d. young. 

31 ANDREW STERLING (brother of the above), h. in Pres- 
ton Co., June 11, 1805; m. Dec. 16, 1827, Levina Geyer, b. Oct. 
22, 1803, dau. of Henry and Mary Geyer. 

They removed to Eldorado, Preble Co., Ohio, where he d. 
Oct. 12, 1869. 

Children : 

60 Wilham S. Sterling, b. Dec. 27, 1828. 

61 Charles M. Sterling, b. Sept. 25, 1830. ^ J jQ 

62 Mary E. Sterhng, b. May 1, 1832; m. /p^^'^'Juday of 

Eldorado. ^ 

63 Joseph Sterhng, b. Aug. 25, 1833. 

64 Sarah J. Sterhng, b. May 17, 1835. 

65 Henry F. Sterling, b. Sept. 29, 1836. 

66 Samuel G. Sterhng, b. Mar. 29, 1839. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



67 Washington M. Sterling, b. Dec. 5, 184.0. 

68 Andrew McMinn Sterling, b. Jan. 25, 1847. 

32 JOSEPH McMINN STERLING {brother of the above), 
h. in Preston Co., July 8, 1810; m. Apr. 5, 1835, Hannah Wat- 
son of Faj-ette Co., Penn., b. near Somerfield, Penn., Mar. 8, 1815. 
He d. June 1, 1860. 
Children : 

69 Mary Sterling, b. Apr. 27, 1836; m. Thomas J. Hanncn. 

70 Andrew Sterling, b. Dec. 29, 1837 ; unm. ; lives at Fair- 

mont, W. Va. 

71 James S. Steriing, b. Sept. 22, 1839; d. at Clay Center, 

Kan., Feb. 27, 1900, leaving a widow and children; 
one son named Charles. 

73 William Sterling, b. July 11, 1841; lives at Cky Center. 

74 Nancy Jane Sterling, b. Aug. 15, 1845; m. Thomas H. 

Haymond of Fairmont. 
52 ANDREW JACKSON STERLING (John, Andrew, Rob- 
ert), b. in Preston Co., W. Va., in 1825; m. in 1848 EHzabeth 
Scott, who d. in 1900. He d. in 1902. 
Children, all bom in Preston Co. : 

75 Scott Sterling, b. in 1849 ; d. in .infancy. 

76 t Melissa Eleanor Sterling, b. in 1850; m. Hiram S. 

Springer. 

77 t Joseph Archer Sterhng, b. in 1851 ; m. Mrs. Minnie 

Cleaver. 

78 t Marion Fillmore Sterling, b. in 1854; m. Anne Sommcr. 

79 t Miles Wilson Sterling, b. Dec. 23, 1855; m. Cara E. 

Fellows. 

80 tMary Jane Sterling, b. in 1857; m. Albert Murray. 

81 tWaitman Thomas Wiley Sterling, b. in 1859; m. Anna 

Tonkin. 

82 tWinfield Lincoln Sterling, b. in 1862; m. Alice Sterling. 

83 Charles Morgan Sterling, b. in 1864 ; lives in Lawrence, 

Kan. 

84 Anna Emily Sterling, b. in 1866; unm.; lives in Dayton, 

Kan. 

85 tphilip Sheridan Sterling, b. in 1869: m. ]\Iaria Crawford. 

86 Charlotte Sterling, b. in 1871 ; d. in infancy. 

76 MELISSA ELEANOR STERLING (Andrew, John, An- 
drew, Robert), h. in Preston Co., W. Ya.. in 1850; m. at Sterling, 
111., in 1869, Hiram Snyder Springer, and lives at Dillon, Kan. 



ANDREW, ROGER, AND ROBERT STARLING 1195 

Children : 

87 Sterling Springer, b. in 1870; d. in 1890. 

88 Alice Spi-inger, b. in 1872; m. in 1892 Charles Seller of 

Dillon. 

77 JOSEPH ARCHER STERLING {brother of the above), b. 
in 1851 ; m. in Chicago, in 1894, Mrs. Minnie Cleaver. Reside in 
Dayton, Dickinson Co., Kan. 

Children : 

89 Joseph Archer Sterling, b. May 12, 1895. 

90 Theodore Morse Sterling, b. Mar. 6, 1904. 

78 IMARION FILLMORE STERLING {brother of the above), 
b. in 1854 ; m. in 1877 Anne Sommer at Abilene, Kan. Live at 
Chapman, Kan. 

Children : 

91 Alice Sterling, b. Nov. 14, 1878. 

92 Harriet Sterling, b. Aug. 13, 1882 ; d. in infancy. 

93 Frederick Wilson Sterling, b. in 1880; m. in 1903, in 

Oklahoma, to Alpha Cox ; live in Dayton, Kan. ; 
have one son: Conant, b. in 1904. 

95 Ralph Sterling, b. in 1886. 

96 Frances Sterling, b. June 20, 1892. 

79 MILES WILSON STERLING {brother of the above), b. 
Dec. 23, 1855; m. at Lawrence, Kan., 1883, Cara Elizabeth Fel- 
lows, b. in Cahaba, Ala., Dec. 18, 1860, dau. of Thomas Skelding 
Fellows of Troy, N. Y., and Frances Woodbury Allen of Attleboro, 
Mass. Miles W. Sterling graduated from the University of 
Kansas at Lawrence, A.B. 1883, A.M. 1893, post-graduate course 
at Johns Hopkins University, 1887-88. He was appointed assist- 
ant professor in Latin and Greek, Kansas University, 1883 ; was 
made associate professor in 1902. 

Mrs. Sterling is a graduate of Kansas University, A.B. 1883, 
A.M. 1901. Residence, Lawrence, Kan. 
Children : 

97 Genevieve Sterling, b. in 1884 ; graduate of Kansas Uni- 

versity, A.B. 1907. 

98 Cara Eugenie Sterling, b. in 1886; graduate Kansas 

University, 1908. 

99 Scott SterHng, b. in 1887 ; student Yale University, class 

1910. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



100 Hcrmione Sterling, b. in 1890. 

101 Allen Sterling, b. in 1892. 

102 Miles Wilson Sterling, d. in infancy in 1896. 

103 Robert Sterling, b. in 1902. 

80 MARY JANE STERLING (sister of the above), h. in 1857 ; 
m. Oct. 30, 1877, Albert IMurra}-. Reside at Dillon, Kan. 

Children : 
10-1 Joseph Wilson ]\Iurray, b. July 22, 1878. 

105 Charlotte Anna Murray, b. Aug. 21, 1881. 

106 Mary Luann Murray, b. Jan. 30, 1884. 

107 Roy Henry Murray ,"^ b. Jan. 6, 1888. 

81 WAITMAN THOMAS AVILEY STERLING (brother of 
the above), h. in 1859; m. in Dickinson Co., Kan., in 1882, Anna 
Tonkin. Reside at Carlton, Kan. 

Children : 

108 Lulu Elizabeth Sterling, b. in 1883. 

109 John Andrew Sterling, b. in 1886. 

110 Winifred Sterhng, b. in 1887. 

111 Mildred Sterling, b. in 1894. 

112 Anna Sterling, d. in infancy in 1893. 

113 Thomas Sterling, b. in 1896. 

82 WTNFIELD LINCOLN STERLING (brother of the above), 
h. in 1862; m. in Dickinson Co. his cousin Alice Sterling. Reside 
at Carlton, Kan. 

Children : 

114 Stella Sterling, b. in 1886. 

115 Chester Sterhng, b. in 1888. 

116 Alma Sterling, b. in 1890. 

117 Josephine Sterling, d. in infancy in 1894. 

118 Mary Sterling, b. in 1896: d. Jan. 29, 1903. 

119 Charles Sterling, b. in 1899. 

120 Augusta Sterhng, b. in 1902. 

85 PHILIP SHERIDAN STERLING (brother of the above), 
b. in 1869; m. in Dickinson Co., in 1894, Maria Crawford. Re- 
side at Elmo, Kan. 
Children : 

121 Lucilo Sterling, b. in 1894. 

122 Pauline Sterling, b. 1898. 

123 Lowell Sterling, b. in 1903. 



Joljn, JHait* antJ g'amuel g'terltng of 
jEortljampton auti Cra\»forti Coun^^ 
ties» 53cnn 

JOHN STERLING, a native of Scotland or the child of 
Scotch parents, migrated from the North of Ireland to 
America before the Revolution in company with two 
brothers, names unknown to his descendants, but undoubtedly 
Mark and Samuel, who, according to tradition among these 
descendants, were both soldiers in the Revolution and both died 
in battle. Mark Sterling of Northampton Co., Penn., was a 
ranger of the Frontier, between the years 1778 and 1783. 
William Sterling of Cumberland Co., Penn., was a ranger of the 
Frontier during the same period. No record of application for 
pensions in their names is found in the Bureau of Pensions at 
Washington, which supports the belief that they at least died 
without leaving surviving issue or widows. 

John Sterhng was in Ridley township, Chester Co., Penn., in 
177-1, where he rented land for that year. He was in Allen town- 
ship, Northampton Co., Penn., shortly thereafter, and in the 
same township were Mark and Samuel Sterling, supposedly his 
brothers. (Penn. Archives, 3d Series, Vols. XX and XXI.) 

John Sterling removed from Bethlehem, Northampton Co., to 
Crawford Co., Penn. " John Stirling with his three sons, James, 
Washington, and Andrew, came (about 1798) and settled near 
the center of Summerhill township, all becoming the proprietors 
of fine farms." (Hist, of Crawford Co., S. P. Bates, 1889, p. 623.) 

The Directory for Crawford Co. for 1874 gives the names of 
David Sterling, farmer of Meadville, C. C. Sterling, merchant of 
Dicksonburgh, William C. Sterling of Dicksonburgh, Joseph 
Sterling, veterinary of Conneautville and James, and James W. 



THE STERLING GENE.^LOGY 



Sterling, farmers of Troy Center, some, or all of them, probably 
descendants of John, the emigrant. 

John Sterling was a Scotch Presbyterian of the old school. 
He had six sons (and probably daus.): 

2 John Sterling. He had sons John, William, Emelick, and 
Richard, who settled in Illinois. 

7 George Sterling. 

8 James Sterling of Summerhill township, Crawford Co. 

He had sons Frank, James, and Andrew. Andrew 
lived at Conant, Ohio. 

12 tWashington Sterling, b. in 1777; m. 1st, Margaret 

Sloan, 2d, Salome Englehaupt. 

13 William Sterling. He had sons John and Smith, who 

settled in Illinois. 
16 Andrew Sterling of Summerhill township. He had two 
sons, Wilham and Washington. 

12 WASHINGTON STERLING {John), b. in Bethlehem, 
Northampton Co., Penn., in 1777 ; m. 1st, Margaret Sloan ; 
2d, Salome Englehaupt, dau. of a Hessian soldier who deserted 
and joined the Continental troops and served seven years in the 
Revolutionary War. 

He settled in Summerhill township, Crawford Co., Penn., in 
1798. 

Children by first marriage: 

19 John Sterling. 

20 Mary Sterling. 

21 Eliza Steriing. 

22 Jane Sterling. 

23 !\Iargaret Sterling. 
Children by second marriage: 

24 I Rachel Sterhng, b. June 5, 1827; m. 1st, Thomas Elliott, 

2d. Freeman C. Hogans. 

25 tLydia Sterling, b. Feb. 22, 1829: m. George Kclscy. 

26 'f Henry Washington Sterling, b. Sept. 1, 1831; m. Caro- 

line L. Roe. 

27 'Sarah Eleanor Sterling, b. Apr. 3, 1834; m. Aranda P. 

Giddings. 

28 William Carson Sterling, m. Sylvia Holman. No issue. 

29 Amanda Sterling, m. Alonzo Baker ; live in Pennsyl- 

vania; have five children. 



JOHN, MARK, AND SAMUEL STERLING 1199 

30 Hiram Sterling; enlisted in Co. B., 137th Regt., Penn. 

Vols., Aug. 14, 1862 ; d. at Washington, D. C, Feb. 
4, 1863 (Vol. IH, Penn. Soldiers in the Rebellion); 
unm. 

31 James Sterling, d. aged three months. 

24 RACHEL STERLING (Washington, John), b. June 5, 
1827; m. 1st, June 3, 1847, Thomas Elhott, who d. in 1854; 
m. 2d, in 1863, Freeman Coates Hogans. They resided at Anoka, 
Minn. 

Children by first marriage : 

32 Washington Sterling Elliott. 

33 Catherine Salome Elliott. 

34 Arthur Joseph Elliott. 
Children by second marriage : 

35 Hiram Luzeine Hogans. 

36 Lorinda Florence Hogans. 

25 LYDIA STERLING (sister of the above), b. Feb. 22, 1829 ; 
m. Sept. 1, 1851, George Kelsey. They resided at Anoka, Minn. 

Children: 

37 Clarence Wilbur Kelsey, b. Sept. 13, 1852 ; d. Mar. 16, 

1854. 

38 George IMelvin Kelsey, b. Dec. 21, 1854; d. Aug. 18, 

1865. 

39 Lydia Jeanette Kelsey, b. Sept. 28, 1856. 

40 Mary Ella Kelsey, b. Feb. 4, 1860. 

41 Hiram Sterling Kelsey, b. Nov. 5, 1864 ; d. Feb. 4, 1881. 

42 Georgia Melvina Kelsey, b. Dec. 5, 1872. 

26 HENRY WASHINGTON STERLING (brother of the 
above), h. Sept. 1, 1831 ; m. July 8, 1858, Caroline Lorinda Roe. 
He lives at Anoka, Minn. 

Child: 

43 Tessa Salome Sterling, b. Mar. 1, 1859 ; m. Hunt 

and d. Mar. 22, 1891. Had a dau. Alice A. of 
Anoka. 

27 SARAH ELEANOR STERLING (sister of the above), h. 
Apr. 3, 1834 ; m. June 15, 1854, Aranda P. Giddings, b. Aug. 29, 
1828, son of Aranda P. and Sarah (Ives) Giddings of Ohio. He 
was a farmer at Anoka, Minn. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

45 William A. Giddings, b. Apr. 2, 1855. 

46 John S. Giddings, b. Mar. 27, 1856. 

47 Sarah E. Giddings, b. Oct. 4, 1857. 

48 Harriet S. Giddings, b. Sept. 18, 1859. 

49 Laura B. Giddings, b. Feb. 7, 1861. 

50 Hugh A. Giddings, b. Apr. 26, 1862. 

51 Louisa M. Giddings, b. Sept. 25, 1863. 

52 Joshua R. Giddings, b. Mar. 8, 1865. 

53 Grotius B. Giddings, b. July 9, 1866. 

54 Guida Giddings, b. Feb. 26, 1877. 



Ct)e jFamil^ anti Bescentiants of Jltar^ 
pret g'tirlins, Heiress of ^txUxU 
sf)ire 

MARGARET STIRLING, the only child and heiress of 
George Stirling, last laird of Herbertshire, Scotland, 
was b. in 1754. (See the record of the Stirlings of Her- 
bertshire, p. 176.) Her father d. when she was six years of age, 
and she was adopted and reared by her father's sister, Jean, Lady 
Alva. ]\Iuch against the wishes of her guardian she m. at Edin- 
burgh, Sunday, Apr. 17, 1774, Dr. David Forbes, b. in 1752, a 
3'ounger son of Sir William Forbes of Pitstigo, by his wife Jean 
Erskine. The Forbes family is one of the oldest in Scotland. He 
was a graduate of a school of medicine in Edinburgh. The young 
couple emigrated to Virginia, in America, and settled at Dumfries, 
Prince William county, where Dr. Forbes became a man of influ- 
ence and position. He was a surgeon in the Continental army 
during the Revolution. He d. Jan. 8, 1789, aged 37 years. Mar- 
garet m. 2d a Mr. Alexander, who d. shortly thereafter. Margaret 
d. June 11, 1806, aged 52. 

Children by first marriage only: 

2 John Murray Erskine Forbes, b. Sept. 10, 1776; d. Jan. 

31, 1791. 

3 Jean Stirling Forbes, b. July 26, 1778 ; d. Aug. 3, 1782. 

4 tDeha Stirling Forbes, b. July 12, 1780; m. George 

Smith. 

5 tMurray Forbes, b. July 4, 1782; m. Sallie L Thornton. 
4 DELIA STIRLING FORBES (Margaret, George Stirling), 
b. July 12, 1780; m. Nov. 28, 1799, George Smith, b. near Glas- 
gow, Scotland, July 12, 1775. Mr. Smith was a man of much 
intelligence and culture; he resided at Dumfries, Va., where he was 
a wealthy mill owner and wheat dealer. He d. Aug. 29, 1822. She 
d. Apr. 8, 1841. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

6 William Forbes Smith, b. Aug. 11, 1802 ; d. in Feb., 1823. 

7 Jean Margaret Smith, b. Sept. 5, 1805 ; d. Jan. 27, 1811. 

8 t George Alexander Smith, b. in Dec, 1807; m. Adeline 

McGehee. 

9 tAnne Ameha Smith, b. Feb. 14, 1811; m. James L 

Thornton. 

10 tMurray Forbes Smith, b. July 21, 1814; m. Phoebe Ann 

Desha. 

11 John Erskine Smith, b. Feb. 11, 1816; d. June 28, 1838. 

12 tjMary Virginia Smith, b. Feb. 6, 1818; m. Philip L. 

Lightfoot. 

13 tSallie Innes Forbes Smith, b. Aug. 19, 1820; m. George 

Willis. 

5 MURRAY FORBES (brother of the above), h. July 4, 1782 ; 
m. in 1815, Sallie Innes Thornton,^ b. in 1799, dau. of Francis 
Thornton, who m. Sallie Innes, dau. of Judge Harry Innes of 
Kentucky. He was a merchant at Falmouth, \a.., a quartermaster 
in the War of 1812. He d. July 31, 1863. 
Children : 

14 tJohn Murray Forbes, b. Nov. 17, 1816; m. Mary E. 
, Semmes. 

15 tDclia Smith Forbes, b. in 1818; m. Alfred A. Thornton. 

16 tElizabcth A. Fitzgerald Forbes, b. in 1820; m. Dr. John 

R. Taylor. 

' Ancestry of Sallie I. Thornton 

Sallie Innes Thornton, b. in 1799, was a dau. of Francis and Sallie (Innes) Thorn- 
ton, and granddau. of Francis, who m. Ann Thompson, dau. of I^dy .\nn Butler 
Brayne, wid. of Governor Spottswood, colonial executive of Virginia, by her 2d m. 
with the Rev. John Thompson, Nov. 7, 174'J. 

Lady Spottswood was a niece of James, Duke of Ormond. Ann, her dau., was b. 
at Germania, Va., in 174-i and m. Francis Thornton of "Fall Hill" at the ape of 15 years 
and 8 months. Their son Francis was b. in 1760 and m. Sallie Innes, b. 1777, and had 
issue — Elizabeth, Frank, Sally Innes, James Innes, who m. Anne A. Smith (No. 9), 
Henry Innes, Rol)ert Calloway, Catharine, and Butler Brayne. 

Francis Thornton, grandfather of Sallie T. Thornton "(b. 1799), d. in 1749. He 
m. Frances Gregory, b. at Bridges Creek, Va., ateut 1716, dau. of Roger Gregory and 
Mildred Washington. Mildred was b. at Bridges Creek almut 1696, dau. of Laurence 
and Mildred (Warner) Washington and aunt and godmother of Gen. CJeorge Wash- 
ington. She m. 1st, Roger Gregory and had Frances, Elizabeth, and Mildreii; m. 
2d, Col. Henry Willis and had Col. I^ewis and Ann (see No. 13). The Washington 
family trace their descent from Odin, first King of Scandinavia, B. c. 70. Francis 
Thornton, who d. in 1749, was a son of Francis, b. Jan. 4, 1682, of Snow Creek, Va., 
of the third generation. 



MARGARET STIRLING 



17 Katharine Thornton Forbes, b. in 1822; m. Gilbert 

Bastable; no issue. 

18 Sallie Inncs Forbes, b. in 1824; m. Stevens S. Mason; 

no issue. 

19 tFrancis Thornton Forbes, b. Aug. 11, 1826; m. Ann M. 

Chew. 

20 James Fitzgerald Forbes, b. in 1828; killed at the Battle 

of Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863 ; unm. 

21 tGeorge William Smith Forbes, b. in 1831; m. C. Sims. 

22 Robert Calloway Forbes, b. in 1833 ; d. in infancy. 

23 David Stirling Forbes, b. in 1835 ; unm. ; resides at 

Fredericksburg, Va. 

24 Robert Leighton Forbes, b. in 1838 ; d. in infancy. 

25 Alfred Thornton Forbes, b. in 1839; m. 1st, Elizabeth 

Bastable, 2d, Mary Bastable ; no issue. 

8 GEORGE ALEXANDER SMITH (Delia Forbes, Margaret, 
George Stirling), b. in Dec, 1807; m. Dec. 11, 1832, Adeline 
jMcGehee. He was a wealthy tobacco merchant at Milton, N. C. 
She d. IMay 22, 1858; he d. Apr. 7, I860. 

Children : 

26 Thomas McGehee Smith, b. Mar. 12, 1834; m. Julia 

Alexander. Served in the Confederate army ; killed 
at the second Battle of Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, 
without issue. His widow living (1904) at Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

27 William Forbes Smith, b. Sept. 21, 1837 ; m. Ellen Hunt- 

ington. Had three children: one survived, Stirling 
Smith, who d. at Winston, N. C, Mar., 1900, leaving 
a widow and one son living at Winston-Salem. 

30 Ellen Elizabeth Smith, b. Aug. 1, 1844; m. Dr. Preston 
Roan ; she is a widow, living at Winston. Issue, 
Julia and Ada. 

33 Murray Forbes Smith, b. Jan. 17, 1850; m. Apr. 14, 
1874, Kate Wilson. He is a wealthy lawyer at Vicks- 
burg. Miss. Issue: Victor C. (M.D.), Murray F., 
Clarence Carroll, Ada McGehee, and Lornie Lee. 

9 ANNE AMELIA SMITH (sister of the above), b. Feb. 14, 
1811 ; m. Oct. 19, 1831, James Innes Thornton, b. at the " Fall 
Hill " homestead of the Thornton family, near Fredericksburg, 
Va., Oct. 28, 1800, son of Francis Thornton and Sallie Innes, 



1-204 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

brother of Sallie Inncs Thornton vrho married Murray Forbes 
(No. 5). 

James L Thornton emigrated to Georgia in 1821, where he 
practiced law for many years and became a prominent member of 
the State bar. He was appointed by the Governor to receive 
General Lafayette when the latter visited Alabama. He served two 
terms as Secretary of State for Alabama, after which he retired 
from the practice of his profession and purchased a large landed 
estate which he cultivated until liis death, Sept. 3, 1877. Mrs. 
Thornton d. Aug. 2, ISe^. 

Children : 

39 tDelia F. Thornton, b. Feb. 1, 1834; m. John McKee 

Gould. 

40 James Innes Thornton, b. Nov. 30, 1835 ; d. Dec. 2, 1837. 

41 Fitzgerald Thornton, b. Oct. 12, 1837: d. July 6, 1839. 

42 tGeorge Francis Thornton, b. Nov. 30, 1839; m. Susan 

A. Perrins. 

43 Catherine INLirshall Thornton, b. Sept. 30, 1841 ; m. June 

17, 1868, Col. Harry Innes Tliornton, d. Oct. 27, 
1870. 

44 tlnnes Thornton, b. Oct. 1, 1843; m. James I. Brown. 
4.5 tButler Brayne Thornton, b. Dec. 31, 1845, or Jan. 1, 

1846 ;'m. Murray Forbes Taylor (No. 83). 

46 tHarry Innes Thornton, b. May 18, 1848; m. Sallie A, 

Blocker. 

10 ilURRAY FORBES SMITH {brother of the above), b. July 
21, 1814; m. May 31, 1840, Phoebe Ann Desha. They resided in 
Mobile, Ala., although they passed much time in Europe. 
Children : 

47 Desha Smith (.son), d. unm. 

48 ]\Iurray Forbes Smith, d. unm. 

49 Armide Yogel Smith, unm. ; hves in New York when not 

in Europe. 
60 tAlva E. Smith, m. 1st, William K. Yanderbilt, 2d, Ohver 
H. P. Belmont. 

51 Jlary Yirginia Smith, m. 1st, Fernando Yznaga, 2d, Wil- 

liam George Tiffany. 

52 Florence (^limi) Smith, m. in 1887 Baron de Fontnnilliat, 

a nobleman of Franco. She was divorced from him 
in 1901 and d. following a surgical operation in 
Aug., 1905. 



MARGARET STIRLING 



12 MARY VIRGINIA SMITH (sister of the above), b. Feb. 6, 
1818 ; m. June 19, 1838, Philip Lewis Lightfoot, b. in Port Royal, 
Va., May 12, 1812, eldest son of Philip and SalUe (Bernard) 
Lightfoot. 

He was a physician and planter at " Marven," Green Co., Ala. 
He d. Oct. 13, 1885. Mrs. Lightfoot d. Mar. 17, 1855. 
Children : 
53 Ella Virginia Lightfoot, b. Oct. 17, 1843; m. Jan. 23, 

1866, William Robinson Friend, a lawyer. She d. 

in Cuero, Texas, Apr. 12, 1868, without issue. 
51( tSallie Sauigne Lightfoot, b. June 21, 1846; m. George 

H. Dunlap. 
55 Philip Lewis Lightfoot, b. Jan. 3, 1851 ; m. Nov. 21, 

1892, Mary Deshon. A farmer at Mobile, Ala. 

13 SALLIE INNES FORBES SMITH (sister of the above), 
b. at Dumfries, Va., Aug. 19, 1820; m. Oct. 14, 1841, George 
Willis,! b. at Willis Hill, near Fredericksburg, Va., June 5, 1809, 
5th child of Col. Byrd C. WiUis, later of Pensacola, Fla. 

George Willis m. 1st, Feb. 20, 1833, Martha P. W. Fauntle- 
roy, of Middlesex, Va., who d. Sept. 9, 1839, leaving three chil- 

' The Willis Fa^hlt 

Col. Byrd C. Willis, b. in 1781 at "Willis Hill," near Fredericksburg, Va., was 
the son of Col. Lems Willis, who m. 1st, Mary Champe of Lambs Creek, Va. ; 2d, the 
wid. of his brother-in-law, John Champe, Ann (Carter) Champ; 3d, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Bromfield. (Byrd was the only survi\'ing child of the second marriage.) Lewis was a son 
of Col. Henry WiUis by his third marriage with Mrs. Mildred (Washington) Gregory, 
b. in 1696, third child of LawTence and Mildred (Warner) Washington, aunt and god- 
mother of Gen. George Washington. She m. 1st, Roger Gregory, by whom she had 
three daughters who ra. three brothers ; the eldest, Frances, b. at Bridges Creek, about 
1716, m. Col. Francis Thornton (see No. 5). 

The record of the birth of George Washington is of interest : " George Washing- 
ton, son of Augustine & Mary, his wife was Born ye 11th Day of February (O. S.) 
173i about 10 in the Morning & was Baptiz'd the 5th of April following Mrs. Beverly 
Whiting & Capt. Christopher Brooks Godfathers and Mrs. Mildred Gregory 
Godmother." 

Catharine D. Wi'lis, 2d child of Col. BjTd Willis and sister to George Willis, b. in 
1803, m. 1st, at the age of 13, Atcherson Gray, 2d, Col. Charles Louis Napoleon Achille 
Murat, ex-prince of Naples, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, son of the King of 
Naples and Caroline Bonaparte Murat. They hved near Tallahassee,' Fla., where 
they d. and are buried; he d. Apr. 18, 1847, aged 47; she d. Aug. 6, 1867. 

Col. Henry WilUs, the founder of Fredericksburg, Va., was a son of Henrj- Willis, 
who settled in Va. about 1642 and a descendant of the fifth generation from Francis 
Willis, who graduated from St. John's College, O.vford, in 1557, and who held many 
prominent positions in English educational and rehgious Ufe. 



THE STERLING GEXE.\LOGY 



dren: Mary Lewis, George, and Isabella. He was educated at 
West Point Military Academy; went to Florida and became a 
surveyor of public lands, was then appointed deputy collector and 
inspector of Charlotte Harbor. He was a gentleman of consider- 
able fortune, handsome appearance, and an easy, graceful car- 
riage. He d. at Pensacola, Apr. 10, 1861, and was buried at 
" Wood Park," Orange Co., Va. Salhe d. in Nov., 1881. 
Children : 

56 'Delia S. Willis, b. May 5, 1842; m. George E. Tayloc. 

57 'Catharine Murat Willis, b. May 27, 1845; m. John G. 

Williams. 

58 tByrd Charles Willis, b. Apr. 5, 1847; m. 1st. Leila 

Mann, 2d, Annie G. Crenshaw. 

59 George Willis, d. Dec. 26, 1848, aged 6 months. 

60 Sallie Innes Willis, b. in Fredericksburg, A'a., Nov. 12, 

1849; d. July 1, 1851. 

61 'Virginia Ann Chase Willis, b. Apr. 18, 1853: ni. Cliarles 

E. Cary. 

62 Martha Willis, b. at Wood Park, Sept. 11, 1854; d. 

Sept. 8, 1855. 

63 Fielding Lewis Willis, b. at Wood Park, Oct. 13, 1858; 

d. there unm. Aug. 17, 1901. 

64 t Georgiana Willis, b. Mar. 22, 1861 ; m. Joseph D. Logan. 

14 JOHN IMURRAY FORBES {Murrai, Forbes, Margaret, 
George Stirling), h. Nov. 17, 1816; m. May 14, 1840, Mary 
Elizabeth Scmmes, b. Aug. 13, 1820. 

He was a lawyer at Warrentown, Va., a member of tlie House 
of Delegates, etc. He d. May 24, 1890. She d. Dec. 3. 1890. 
Both buried at " The Falls," near Fredericksburg, Va. 

Children : 

65 t Sally Innes Forbes, b. June 5, 1844; ni. Hermann F. 

Bartcls. 

66 Sophia Semmcs Forbes, b. May 1, 1846; m. David W. 

Kyle, and d. June 18, 1865, leaving one son, Perkins, 
who survived her one week. 

68 t Murray P^nbes, b. :Mar. 25. 1S48: m. Emily K. North. 

69 Mary Douglas Forbes, b. Mar. 15, 1852; d. Aug. 3, 

"1853. 

70 tKate Ramsay Forbes, b. Dec. 29, 1853; m. Florian 0. 

Wittichen. 



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71 tThomas Semmes Forbes, b. Apr. 11, 1858; m. Lottie C. 

Shepard. 

15 DELIA SMITH FORBES (sister of the above), b. in 1818; 
m. May 27, 1834, Alfred Augustine Thoraton. 

Children : 

72 t Sally Innes Thornton, b. in 1836; m. James M. Stone. 

73 t George Alexander Thornton, b. May 29, 1837; m. Ella 

Roberts. 
74! t Caroline Homassel Thornton, b. Sept. 19, 1839 ; m. James 
C. Magann. 

75 tDcHa Forbes Thornton, b. Dec. 12, 1840; m. Theodore 

F. Moss. 

76 Robert Augustine Thornton, b. Jan. 26, 1842 ; m. Carrie 

Preston, a lawyer at Lexington, Ky. 

77 Murray Forbes Thornton, b. in May, 1844 ; d. in infancy. 

78 Catharine Forbes Thornton, b. July, 1846; m. Le 

Hardy. 

79 Elizabeth Fitzgerald Thornton, b. Sept.* 10, 1848; unm. 

80 Frances Gregory Thornton, b. Jan. 31, 1850; m. Samuel 

Strang. 

81 tAnna Dunbar Thoraton, b. July 12, 1854; m. George 

Dumbell. 

82 Virginia Lee Thornton, b. Nov. 10, 1860; unm. 

16 ELIZABETH A. FITZGERALD FORBES (sister of the 
above), h. in 1820; m. Dr. John R. Taylor. They resided at 
Fall Hill, near Fredericksburg, Va. 

Children : 

83 t:Murray Forbes Taylor, m. Butler Brayne Thornton (No. 

45, q. v.). 

84 J. Temple Taylor, m. Byrd Wallace. 

85 Robert Innes Taylor, m. Ann Downman. Issue: Robert 

Innes, Rawleigh W., Downman, John Roberts, Sarah 
Hayes, and Elizabeth Forbes. 

92 Richard Taylor, m. iMary Thornton. 

93 Fitzgerald Taylor, d. 

94 Elizabeth Temple Taylor, m. Charles Selden of Richmond, 

Va., Oct. 8, 1884. Issue: Ehzabeth Rodman, Nannie 

Randolph, Charles (d. in infancy), and John Taylor. 

19 FRANCIS THORNTON FORBES (brother of the above), 

b. in Falmouth, Va., Aug. 11, 1826 ; m. Oct. 14, 1851, Ann Mercer 

Chew, eldest child of John James and Eleanor (Patton) Chew, b. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



in Fredericksburg, Va., in Feb., 1826. He saw ser\'ice in the 
Confederate army and was commissioned a major. Residence 
(1904), Fredericksburg, Va. She d. May 13, 1896. 

Children : 

99 John James Forbes, b. Sept. 22, 1852; d. May 24, 1855. 

100 Sally Innes Forbes, b. Aug. IT, 1854. 

101 James Fitzgerald Forbes, b. July 14, 1856. 

102 Eliza French Forbes. 

103 tEllen Patton Forbes, b. Nov. 25, 1860; m. Dr. Wilham 

W. Owens. 

104 Nannie Mercer Forbes, b. Feb. 3, 1864. 

21 GEORGE ^\TLLIAM SMITH FORBES (brother of the 
above), b. in 1831; m. C. Sims. 
Children : 

105 Emily S. Forbes, m. 1st, M. E. Herrick, 2d, Thomas 

Cheeseboro. 

106 Murray Forbes, m. Ethel Pari-in and has issue: Ethel, b. 

1895, Wilham Stirling, b. 1898, and Adelaide, b. 
1902. 

110 John Forbes, m. Jane Falls. 

111 William Innes Forbes. 

112 Sally Innes Forbes. 

113 James Fitzgerald Forbes. 

114 Elizabeth Fitzgerald Forbes. 

39 DELIA F. THORNTON (Anne Smith, Delia Forbes, Mar- 
garet, George Stirling), h. Feb. 1, 1834; m. Apr. 6, 1854, John 
jMcKee Gould, b. at " Hill of Houth," near Boligee, Greene Co., 
Ala., Apr. 3, 1831, son of William P. Gould, a native of Salem, 
Mass., who settled in Alabama when a young man, and Eliza Wil- 
liams Chotard of Natchez, Miss. 

J. McKee Gould has been by profession a civil engineer. He 
commanded a company in the 20th Ala. Regt., C. S. A., during 
the Civil War, was later an officer on the staff of Gen. Edward W. 
Pettus. Was U. S. Marshal at Birmingham, Ala., for four years. 
Has been a planter on the estate where he was bom, which his 
father settled in 1820. Residence, Boligee, Ala. 

Children : 

115 tAnnc Thornton Gould, b. Feb. 16, 1855; m. Dr. Robert 

Taylor Byrd. 



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116 Eliza Chotard Gould, b. Apr. 11, 1856; m. Joseph W. 

Perry, a merchant of Boligee, Ala., who had been 
previously married. She d. Nov. 26, 1895. An in- 
fant child predeceased her. 

117 tDelia Thornton Gould, b. Dec. 27, 1857; m. Jolui D. 

Means. 

118 t Sarah Gowdey Gould, b. Mar. 14, 1859; m. Ezra F. 

Bouchelle. 

119 tCatharine Marshall Gould, b. Apr. 28, 1861; m. Dr. 

Robert Taylor Byrd, above. 

120 tinnes Brown Gould, b. Apr. 2, 1866; m. Henry T. 

Bouchelle. 

121 tJohn McKee Gould, b. July 4, 1864; m. Jennie H. Smith. 

122 Eliza Harding Gould, b. Feb. 21, 1869; d. Oct. 23, 

1880. 

123 Bepie Fitzgerald Gould, b. July 14, 1871; d. Aug. 8, 

1872. 

124 t William Proctor Gould, b. Mar. 29, 1876; m. Mary E. 

Perry. 

42 DR. GEORGE FRANCIS THORNTON (brother of the 
above), b. Nov. 30, 1839; m. May 9, 1861, Susan Adeline 
Perrins. 

Dr. Thornton was a surgeon in the Confederate army. He was 
a man of wealth, culture, and the highest social position. He 
removed with his family to California, where he became manager 
of a large estate. His widow and two sons live at Fresno, Cal. 

Children : 

125 George Francis Thornton, resides in Alabama. 

126 James Innes Thornton. 

127 Philip B. Thornton. 

128 Adeline B. Thornton, lives with her mother and brothers. 

44 INNES THORNTON (sister of the above), b. Oct. 1, 1843 ; 
m. Dec. 14, 1865, James Innes Brown, and d. Sept. 30, 1878. 

Children : 

129 James Innes Brown, resides at Cripple Creek, Colo. 

130 Thornton Brown. 

131 Mrs. Annie A. Thornton Inge, resides at Eutaw, Ala. 

45 BUTLER BRAYNE THORNTON (sister of the above), h. 
Dec. 31, 1845, or Jan. 1, 1846; m. Feb. 28, 1870, her second 



1-210 THE STERLING GENEALOGY 

cousin, Murray Forbes Taylor (No. 83), son of Dr. John R. and 
Elizabeth A. F. (Forbes) Taylor. They reside at San Simeon, 
San Louis Obispo Co., Cal. 
Children : 

132 Mrs. Kate Thornton Craig, lives in Nevada. 

133 Mrs. Bessie T. Robinson, lives at Tayler, Neb. 

13i IMrs. Anne Thornton Bayliss, resides at Penn Court, 
Wolverhampton, Eng. 

46 HARRY INNES THORNTON (brother of the above), b. 
May 18, 1848; m. June 10, 1869, SalHe Amelia Blocker. Mr. 
Thornton resided on the old homestead " Thorn Hill." He d. 
there June 30, 1900. 
Children : 

135 John Blocker Thornton, a lawyer of Mobile. Ala. 

136 James Innes Thornton, lives on the homestead in Green 

Co., Ala. 

137 Harry Innes Thornton, a business man in Mobile. 

50 ALVA E. S^IITH (Murray Smith, Delia Forbes, Margaret, 
George Stirling), m. 1st, in 1874, William Kissam Vanderbilt, b. 
on Staten Island, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1849, 2d son of William H. and 
Maria Louisa (Kissam) \'anderbilt of New York. Mr. Vander- 
bilt inherited a part of his father's wealth and has greatly in- 
creased it. He was second vice-president of the N. Y. C. and 
H. R. R. R., 1877-83; chairman of the Board of Directors of 
the Lake Shore R. R. since 1883 ; member of the Colonia and 
Defender syndicates for the defense of the America's Cup ; united 
with his brother, Cornelius, in founding tiic ^'anderbilt Clinic in 
New York ; one of the founders of tlie Jletropolitan Club, mem- 
ber of the Union and other leading clubs, etc. Mr. Vanderbilt 
erected what at the time was the finest residence in New York at 
660 Fifth Avenue. He m. 2d, in London, Eng., Apr. 29, 1903, 
Mrs. Lewis Morris Rutherford, daughter of Oliver Harriman. 

Mrs. Vanderbilt secured a divone from Mr. Vanderbilt in 
March, 1895, and m. 2d, Jan. 11, 1896, Oliver Hazard Perry Bel- 
mont, b. in New York, Nov. 12, 1858, youngest son of August 
Belmont, by his marriage with a dau. of Commodore [Matthew 
Gnlbraith Perry, a brother of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, 
the hero of Lake Eric in the War of 1812. 



MARGARET STIRLING 1211 

]Mr. Belmont graduated from Annapolis Naval Academy in 
1876 and served out his two years' cruise following graduation. 
He resigned from the service and entered his father's banking 
house, from which he eventually retired. 

He was a Democrat and was elected to the United States House 
of Representatives from the 13th New York district. He m. 1st, 
in 1883, Sarah Swan, dau. of Augustus Whiting, who procured 
a divorce from him in 1886. After the divorce was granted, a 
dau., Natica, was born. This daughter took the name of Rives, 
when her mother m. 2d, Corporation Counsel George L. Rives 
of New York. 

Natica Rives m. in Apr., 1907, William Proudfoot Burden, 
and was accidentally killed by gas in her home in New York, Feb. 
21, 1908. 

The Belmont home in New York was on Madison Avenue, with 
country places, Brockholt Villa, Hempstead, Long Island, and at 
Newport. He d. at Hempstead following an operation for appen- 
dicitis June 10, 1908. 

Children by first marriage : 

138 tConsuelo Vanderbilt, b. in 1877: m. John Churchill, 

Duke of Marlborough. 

139 t William Kissam Vanderbilt, b. in 1880; m. Virginia Fair. 

140 Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, b. in Apr., 1882; unm. 

5i SALLIE SAUIGNE LIGHTFOOT (Mary Smith, Delia 
Forbes, Margaret, George Stirling), b. June 21, 1846; m. Feb. 
27, 1872, George Hamilton Dunlap, b. in Cheraw, S. C, July 26, 
1838, son of George H. and Louisa L. Dunlap. He is a merchant 
at Mobile, Ala. 
Children : 

141 George Hamilton Dunlap, b. Dec. 30, 1872; a lawyer at 

Mobile. 

142 Lewis Lightfoot Dunlap, b. May 3, 1877; d. Nov. 11, 

1902. 

143 Virginia Lightfoot Dunlap, b. Apr. 30, 1879. 

144 Sallie Lightfoot Dunlap, b. Feb. 10, 1880; m. Aug. 20, 

1902, Henry Farney Wyly of Mobile. Child : Henry 
Farney, b. Aug. 12, 1903. 
146 Ella Louisa Dunlap, b. Nov. 5, 1887. 



1212 THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 

66 DELIA S. WILLIS (Sallie Smith, Delia Forbes, Margaret, 
George Stirling), b. in Pensacola, Fla., ^lay 5, 1847; m. in 1863 
George E. Tayloe, son of George P. Tayloe of Roanoke, Ya. 

At the beginning of the Civil War Mr. Tayloe was a planter in 
Alabama. He raised a company of which he was captain, was as- 
signed to the 11th Alabama Regt., soon rose to the rank of colonel, 
fought through the entire war, was severely wounded in the seven 
days' fight around Richmond, commanded Sorrel's Georgia Bri- 
gade for some time before the end and surrendered 1033 men at 
Appomattox. Col. Tayloe received Gen. Grant's flag of truce at 
Appomattox Courthouse. 

Col. Tayloe was slated to be a brigadier general, but the end 
of the war came before the commission reached him. 

Children : 

147 George WilHs Tayloe, b. in 1865. 

148 Mary Langhorne Tayloe. 

149 William Randolph Tayloe. 

150 Innes Stirling Tayloe. 

151 Edward Ingle Tayloe. 

152 Catharine Murat Tayloe. 

153 Rosa Fielding Tayloe. 

154. Lomax Plater Tayloe, b. in 1878. 

57 CATHARINE IMURAT WILLIS (sister of the above), b. 
in Pensacola, May 27, 1845 ; m. in 1871 John G., son of Lewis B. 
Williams, a prominent lawyer at Orange, Va. 

Mrs. Williams was named after her aunt, the Princess Murat, 
who at her death left as a legacy to her namesake a magnificent 
diamond brooch, a gift from the Emperor Napoleon to the Prin- 
cess Murat. 

Children : 

J Innes Williams. 

M.A., University' of 



155 


Sallie Innes Williams. 


156 


Lewis Catlett Williams, b. in 18' 




Virginia, 1897. 


157 


Kate Burrell Williams. 


158 


Mary Page Williams. 


159 


John Green Williams, b. in 1883 



68 BYRD CHARLES WILLIS (brother of the above), b. in 
Pensacola, Apr. 6, 1847; m. 1st, Apr. 30, 1876, Leila, dau. of 



MARGARET STIRLING 1213 

John W. Mann of Mobile, Ala. She d. at Ben Lomond, Green Co., 
Ala., Nov. 30, 1880, in her 30th year. He m. 2d, Jan. 30, 189-i, 
Annie G., dau. of Capt. William G. Crenshaw of Orange Co., Va. 

Mr. Willis resigned his appointment at the Virginia Military 
Institute at the age of 16 and entered the Confederate armj', 
served as a member of the Carolina Co. in the 9th Va. Cav. to the 
end of the war; was severely wounded at Spottsylvania Court- 
house, IMay 14, 1864. Residence, Orange, Va. 

Children by first marriage: 

160 George WilHs, b. at Ben Lomond, Feb. 24, 1877. 

161 AchiUe Murat Willis, b. at Ben Lomond, Dec. 10, 1878. 

162 Byrd Charles Willis, b. at Wood Park, Va., Oct. 5, 1880. 

61 VIRGINIA ANN CHASE WILLIS (sister of the above), 
h. at Wood Park, Orange Co., Va., Apr. 18, 1853 ; m. in 1885 
Charles E. Cary, a lawyer of Gloucester Courthouse, Va. 
Children : 

163 George Edward Cary, b. in 1887. 

164 Samuel Beverley Cary, b. in 1889. 

165 Virginia Innes Cary, b. in 1891. 

166 Eliza Lewis Cary, b. in 1893. 

64 GEORGIANA WILLIS (sister of the above), b. at Pensa- 
cola, Fla., Mar. 22, 1861 ; m. in 1897 Joseph Davies Logan, a 

.lawyer of Union, Monroe Co., Va. 
Children : 

167 SaUie Logan, b. in 1887. 

168 Anna Clayton Logan, b. in 1888. 

169 Maud Matthews Logan, b. in 1890. 

170 John Lee Logan, b. in 1892. 

65 SALLY INNES FORBES (John Forbes, Murray Forbes, 
Margaret, George Stirling), b. June 5, 1844; m. July 1, 1869, 
Hermann Frederick Bartels of Hamburg, Germany, b. Sept. 23, 
1841, son of Johann Philipp Ludwig Bartels (b. 1801, d. 1863) 
of Hamburg and Pauline Therese (Marschuer) (b. 1807, d. 1885). 
Residence, Koenigsberg, Germany. She d. Sept. 13, 1881. He m. 
2d, Dec. 29, 1885, Fanny Rittmeister of Hamburg, by whom he 
has no issue. He is a retired farmer at Rablacken, Metgethen, 
East Prussia, Germany. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

171 Mary Pauline Bartels, b. Apr. 20, 1870; d. Mar. 21, 

1871. 

172 John Murray Bartels, b. Ju]_v 15, 1871 ; residence, Bos- 

ton, Mass. 

173 "! Sally Innes Bartels, b. Nov. 24, 1872; m. Walter Sieg- 

fried. 

174 Mary Ehzabcth Bartels, b. in Nov., 1874; d. in Feb., 

1875. 

175 t Hermann Frederick Bartels, b. Jan. 8, 1876; m. Thea 

S. A. L. Kunold. 

176 'Kate Ernestine Bartels, b. Sept. 23, 1878; ni. Taul L. 

Weller. 

177 Emma Johanne Bartels, b. Aug. 27, 1880; m. Mar. 5, 

1903, Otto Heineniann, b. May 25, 1865, Govern- 
ment Supervisor for the Improvement of Lands; 
address, Hinter Rossgartcn 53, Koenigsberg, Ger- 
many. 

68 MLTRRAY FORBES {brother of the above), h. Mar. 25, 
1848; m. Dec. 31, 1875, Emily K. North. 
Children : 

178 Emily North Forbes, b. Oct. 26, 1876; m. in 1901 Albert 

Fletcher, Jr., and has one son, Albert. 

180 Mary Semmcs Forbes, b. July 10, 1878. 

181 Murray Innes Forbes, b. Sept. 14, 1881. 

182 Jane Caroline Forbes, b. in 1886. 

70 KATE RA:\ISAY FORBES (sister of the aborc), h. Dec. 
29, 1853; m. Nov. 12, 1878, Florian Otto Wittichcn, b. at Mt. 
Joie, Germany, June 17, 1836. He was a merchant in Baltimore. 
He d. Aug. 28, 1899. She resided in Birmingham, Ala. (1904). 
Children : 

183 Pauhne Forbes Wittichen, b. Sept. 1, 1879; m. June 25, 

1902, Claude DuVal Gilliam; child: Coleman Witti- 
chcn, b. Mar. 21, 1903. 

185 Sophia Semmes Wittichen, b. Nov. 6, 1880. 

186 Carl Ferdinand Wittichen. b. Apr. 7, 1882. 

187 Florian Otto Wittichen, b. Oct. 7, 1884. 

188 Kate Ramsay Wittichen, b. Mar. 11, 1886; d. Julv 31, 

1887. 

189 Murray Forbes Wittichen, b. Julv 25, 1887. 

190 George Moller Wittichen, b. Mar! 17, 1889. 



MARGARET STIRLING 1215 

71 THOIMAS SEMMES FORBES (brother of the abore), b. 
Apr. 11, 1858; ni. Sept. 4, 1889, Lottie Coleman Shepard, b. 
IMar. 30, 1861, who d. Sept. 27, 1893. Residence, Birming- 
ham, Ala. 

Child: 

191 Mary Elizabeth Forbes, b. Apr. 20, 1892. 

72 SALLY INNES THORNTON (Delia Forbes, Murray 
Forbes, Margaret, George Stirling), h. in 1836; m. in 1865 
James Mansfield Stone, now deceased. Mrs. Stone resides in St. 
Louis. 

Children : 

192 Bessie Carroll Stone, m. Thomas W. Freeman ; have Eliza- 

beth, b. Nov., 1895. 
19-i Julia Thornton Stone, unm. 

73 GEORGE ALEXANDER THORNTON (brother of the 
above), b. May 29, 1837; m. in 1862 Ella Roberts. Residence, 
Lexington, Ky. 

Children : 
195 Laura Thornton, m. Samuel Walker of Alabama ; have 
two daus., Hal and Nellie. 

198 Alfred Augustine Thornton, b. in 1865 ; m. ; no issue. 

199 Mary Spencer Thornton, b. in 1870; m. in 1888, Croom 

W. Walker. Issue : Croom Ware, Knox Polk, George 
Thornton, ]Mary Washington, and Marion Spencer. 

205 Edward Roberts Thornton. 

206 Ella Roberts Thornton, m. Archer. 

207 Delia Forbes Thornton, m. Gibson. 

208 George Alexander Thornton. 

209 James Boyce Thornton. 

210 Page Thornton. 

74 CAROLINE HOMAZELLE THORNTON (sister of the 
above), b. Sept. 19, 1839; m. in 1869, James C. Magann, b. in 
1838. 

Children : 

211 Delia Forbes Magann, b. in 1870; m. in 1892, Maynard 

Cowen. Issue: Innes and Caroline. 

214 James C. Magann. 

215 Alfred Thornton Magann. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



216 Caroline Thornton Magann. 

217 Elizabeth Taylor Magann. 

75 DELIA FORBES THORNTON (sister of the above), b. 
Dec. 12, 18i0; m. in 1865 Theodore Frelinghuysen Moss. 
Children : 

218 Joseph Mora Moss, M.D., b. in 1866; m. in 1895, Mar- 

garet Ffoulkes. Issue: Joseph ]\Iora, b. in 1896. 

220 Theodore Thornton Moss, b. in 1867 ; d. . 

221 John Lambert Moss, b. in 1869; d. . 

222 Alfred Thornton Moss, b. in 1871. 

81 ANNA DUNBAR THORNTON (sister of the above), b. 
July 12, 1854 ; m. in 1887, George Dumbell, b. in 1856. 
Children : 

223 IMildred Thornton Dumbell, b. in 1888. 
224. Mary Emily Dumbell, b. in 1889. 

103 ELLEN PATTON FORBES (Francis Forbes, Murray 
Forbes, Margaret, George Stirling), h. Nov. 25, 1860; m. Dec. 
28, 1887, Dr. William Wajme Owens of Savannah, Ga. 
Children : 

225 George Savage Owens, b. Oct. 4, 1888; d. June 14, 1889. 

226 Eleanor Mercer Owens, b. Jan. 1, 1893; d. Aug. 1, 1893. 

227 William Duncan Owens, b. June 22, 1894. 

115 ANNE THORNTON GOULD (Delia Thornton, Anne 
Smith, Delia Forbes, Margaret, George Stirling), h. at Boligee, 
Ala., Feb. 16, 1855 ; m. Apr. 6, 1874, Dr. Robert Taylor Byrd, 
of the Virginia family, son of Gen. Daniel Hammond Byrd (lieu- 
tenant in the Mexican War; General of the ^lilitia of Alabama) 
and Maria (Humphries) Byrd. Mrs. Anne Byrd d. Oct. 29, 1882. 
Dr. Byrd m. 2d, Feb. 11, 1885, his first wife's sister. She d. Feb. 
6, 1891. Dr. Byrd was a physician at Boligee, Ala. 
Children by first marriage: 

228 Gould Byrd, b. Jan. 25, 1875; d. Oct. 11, 1894. 

229 Daniel Hammond Byrd, b. Jan. 9, 1876; a planter in 

Greene Co., Ala. 

230 McKec Gould Byrd, b. Apr. 4, 1879; d. in infancy. 

231 Maria Byrd (twin with above), d. in infancy. 

232 Robert Taylor Byrd, b. Apr. 27, 1881; res. Bessemer, 

Ala. 



MARGARET STIRLING 1217 

Children by second marriage: 
233 Thornton Byrd. 
23Ji Catliarine Marshall Byrd. 

117 DELIA THORNTON GOULD (sister of the above), b. at 
BoHgec, Dec. 27, 1857 ; m. Dec. 22, 1876, John David Means, b. 
Apr. 20, 18i7, son of Robert A. and CaroHne (Thompson) Means 
of the South Carolina family. They resided at Boligee. He d. 
Dec. 7, 1891. 

Children : 

235 Robert A. Means, b. Aug. 13, 1877. 

236 IMcKee Gould Means, b. Dec. 6, 1878. ' 

237 Francis Thornton Means, b. Sept. 24, 1880. 

238 Caroline Thompson Means, b. July 18, 1882. 

239 Mary Blewett Means, b. Apr. 30, 1884 ; d. July 18, ISS-';. 

240 Charles Chotard Means, b. May 28, 1886 ; d. Feb. 27, 

1888. 

118 SARAH GOWDEY GOULD (sister of the above), h. at 
Boligee, Mar. 14, 1859; m. Feb. 6, 1878, Ezra Fiske Bouchelle, 
b. IMay 30, 1851, son of Dr. Ezra Fiske Bouchelle, a native of 
South Carolina, and Maria Minor, dau. of Judge Henry Minor. 
Mr. Bouchelle is a merchant at BoHgee, Ala. 

Children : 

241 Delia Thornton Bouchelle, b. Nov. 9, 1879 ; m. Apr. 6, 

1900, PhiHp Barbour Minor. 

242 Maria Minor Bouchelle, b. Nov. 26, 1880. 

243 Anne Byrd Bouchelle, b. Nov. 28, 1882. 

244 Sarah Gould Bouchelle, b. Sept. 18, 1886; d. Apr. 27, 

1887. 

245 Ezra Fiske Bouchelle (twin with above), d. Apr. 23, 1887. 

246 Fannie Minor Bouchelle, b. Feb. 22, 1888. 

247 Ezra Fisk Bouchelle, b. Mar. 28, 1890; d. July 12, 1891. 

248 Jesse Chotard Bouchelle, b. May 7, 1892. 

249 Bepie Innes Bouchelle, b. Jan. 12, 1894. 

250 Ezrine Fiske Bouchelle, b. Jan. 12, 1900. 

120 INNES BROWN GOULD (sister of the above), h. at Boli- 
gee, Apr. 2, 1866; m. Nov. 11, 1886, Henry Tutwiler Bouchelle, 
b. Apr. 26, 1863, brother of Ezra F., above. He is a merchant 
at Bohgee, Ala. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

251 Delia Frances Bouchelle, b. Nov. 16, 1887. 

252 Henry Tutwiler Boucliellc, b. Nov. 14, 1889. 

253 McKce Gould Bouchelle, b. June 2, 1892. 

254 Lucie Minor Bouchelle, b. Mav 10, 1897. 

255 Regina Bouchelle, b. Feb. 17,'l900. 

256 Ezra Fiske Bouchelle, b. July 3, 1903. 

257 Blanche Shattuck Bouchelle (twin with above). 

121 JOHN McKEE GOULD (brother of the ohore), h. at 
Boligee, July 4, 1864; m. May 14, 1890, Jeanie Huldah Smith 
of Paterson, N. J. Residence, Boligee, Ala. 
Children : 

258 Infant, b. and d. Nov. 17, 1891. 

259 Mary Crosby Gould,. b. Nov. 14, 1892. 

260 Jeanie Huldah Gould, b. Jan. 6, 1894. 

261 John McKee Gould, b. Aug. 1, 1896. 

262 Chotard Gould, b. Dec. 27, 1898; d. Jan. 23, 1900. 

263 WilHam Mclntire Gould, b. Sept. 7, 1901. 

124 WILLIAM PROCTOR GOULD (brother of the above), 
h. at BoHgee, Mar. 29, 1876, m. June 21, 1899, Mary E. Perry. 
Residence, Birmingham, Ala. 
Children : 

264 Joseph Perry Gould, b. Apr. 7, 1900 ; d. :\Iav 11, 1900. 

265 WilHam Proctor Gould, b. May 24, 1901;" d. June 3, 

1901. 

266 Rosa Glover Gould, b. May 6, 1903. 

138 CONSUELO VANDERBILT (Alva Smith, Murray Smith, 
Delia Forbes, Margaret, George Stirling), b. in 1877; m. Nov. 
6, 1895, Charles-Richard-Jo7in Spencer-Churchill. 9th Duke of 
Marlborough, Marquess of Blanford, Dorset, Earl of Sunderland 
and of Marlborough, Wiltshire, Baron Spencer, of Wormleighton, 
County Warwick, and Baron Churchill of Sandridge, Hertford- 
shire, b. Nov. 13, 1871, son of George Charles, 8th Duke, by his 
first marriage with Lady Alberth-Frances-Annc Hamilton, dau. 
of James, 1st Duke of Abercorn. Tlie 9th Duke succ(-edcd to the 
title and estates Nov. 9, 1892. Residences, Blenheim Palace, 
Woodstock, and Sunderland House, Mayfair, London, Eng. 




CoNSUELO, Duchess of Marlborough 



MARGARET STIRLING ' 1219 

Children : 

267 John-Albert-Edward-WilHam, Marquess of Blandford, 

b. Sept. 18, 1897. 

268 Lord Ivor-Charles, b. Oct. 14, 1898. 

139 WILLIAM KISSAM VANDERBILT (brother of the 
above), h. in 1880; m. Virginia Fair, b. in 1875, dau. of James 
Graham Fair (b. Belfast, Ireland, Dec. 3, 1831 ; d. San Francisco, 
Dec. 28, 1894), U. S. Senator from California. Residence, New 
York City. 
Children : 

269 Muriel Vanderbilt, b. in 1900. 

270 Consuelo Vanderbilt, b. Nov. 1, 1903. 

271 A daughter, b. Jan. 3, 1904. 

173 SALLY INNES BARTELS (SaUi/ Forbes, John Forbes, 
Murray Forbes, Margaret, George Stirling), h. Nov. 24, 1872; 
m. May 30, 1897, Walter Siegfried, b. Apr. 18, 1865. He is a 
farmer and an officer of the German army. Address: Jaeglack, 
near Barten, East Prussia, Germany. 
Children : 

272 Helene Sally Innes Siegfried, b. Mar. 16, 1898. 

273 Werner Gustav Hermann Siegfried, b. Apr. 8, 1899. 

274 Mathilde Fanny Helene Elsbeth Siegfried, b. May 26, 

1900. 

275 Helene Johanna Mary Siegfried, b. Oct. 9, 1901. 

175 HERMANN FREDERICK BARTELS (brother of the 
above), h. Jan. 8, 1876; m. May 29, 1900, Thea Selma Alice 
Louise Kunold, b. Sept. 12, 1878. He is a civil engineer. Address : 
Heiligenbeil, East Prussia, Germany. 

Children : 

276 Otto Hermann Friedrich Bartels, b. Feb. 24, 1901. 

277 Lina Elisabeth Bartels, b. May 2, 1902 ; d. June 22, 1903. 

176 KATE ERNESTINE BARTELS (sister of the above), b. 
Sept. 23, 1876 ; m. Apr. 7, 1900, Paul Ludwig Weller, b. July 
10, 1868. He is a farmer at Metgethen, East Pnassia, Germany. 

Children : 

278 Herbert Ludwig Hermann Weller, b. Jan. 8, 1901. 

279 Fannie Charlotte Sally Weller, b. Mar. 4, 1902. 

280 Mary Elisabeth Martha Emma Weller, b. Aug. 13, 1903. 



fames Stirling of 33altimore, iHarj^lanti, 
1775 

JAjMES sterling was a native of the parish of Stirling, 
Scotland, as the copy of the certificate given herewith amply 
demonstrates : " This certifies to all concerned that the bearer 
hereof, viz ; James Stirling, has resided in our neighborhood 
from liis infancy and these last four j^ears in the town of Stirling 
behaving himself soberly, honestly and inoffenceivly. Is unmar- 
ried, free of scandall or ground of Church Censour and is in 
full communion of the Church of Scotland. 

" And as he desires to go to some of the Colonies in America, 
we would recommend him as a sober person to any Christian So- 
ciety where Providence may order it in his lot. This signed 
by us the Ministers and Elders of the Town of Stirhng the four- 
teenth day of June one thousand seven hundred and seventy four 
years. 

Thomas Randall Minister. 
John Muscher Minister. 

Signed. 

John Hutton Elder. 

Henry Joffray Elder." 

James Stirling settled in Baltimore about July, 1775. (Chron- 
icles of Baltimore, Col. J. T. Scharf, 1874.) He served in the 
Revolutionary War and was present at the Battle of Yorktown 
in Oct., 1781. He acquired considerable land in Baltimore, a 
street in the eastern part of the city being named " Stirling " 
in his honor. 

James Stirling married a AIIss Gibson of Carlisle, Penn., and 
had by her four sons and two daughters. His descendants live 
mainly in Baltimore. 



I 




jMes. J. Lee Tailer 



JAMES STIRLING OF BALTIMORE, MD. 1221 



Children: 

James Stirling. These three sons had issue. 
William Stirling. 
Robert Henry Stirling. 

Elizabeth Stirling, m. Franklin Anderson, b. Mar. 22, 
1791, son of Col. Richard and Ann (Wallace) An- 
derson of Montgomery Co., IMd., a lawyer in Bal- 
timore, with residence at Montrose, near Reister- 
town, Md. No issue. (Baltimore Sun, Apr. 8, 
1906.) 
Marie Stirling, m. William H. Murray; has a descend- 
ant, Stirling Murray, living at Leesburg, Loudoun 
Co., \a. 
Archibald Stirling, m. Elizabeth Ann Walsh, dau. of 
Jacob Walsh. He was a wealthy and prominent 
citizen of Baltimore; president of the Savings Bank 
of Baltimore. They had nine children, two of whom 
d. in infancy. 
Children : 

Archibald Stirling, m. Ann Upshur Lloyd, granddau. 
of Gov. Edward and Sally Scott (Murray) 
Lloyd, dau. of Daniel and Virginia (Upshur) 
Lloyd. He was a lawyer of Baltimore, for 17 
years was United States District Attorney for 
Maryland, served in the State Legislature. He 
d. in 1892 ; his wife is also dead. 
His children were: 

Virginia Upshur Stirling. 

A. Upshur Stirling, lawj'er of Baltimore, de- 
ceased. 
Ann Lloyd Stirling, m. William Penniman. 
James Edward Stirling, lawyer of Baltimore. 
Charles J. Stirling, lumber merchant of Balti- 
more. 
Elizabeth Anderson Stirling. 
James Edward Stirling, d. unm. in 1864. 
Robert Henry Stirling, d. unm. in 1904. 
William ]\Iurray Stirling, m. Rosa Keys, and has 

three daus. 
Margaret Yates Stirling, m. Severn Eyre of Vir- 
ginia, and d. one year after, without issue. 
Elizabeth Ann Stirling, m. Josias Pennington of 
Baltimore, and had: 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Josias, a farmer. 

Harry, a banker and broker of Baltimore. 

Yates, a lawyer. 

Sophia. 

Elizabeth, m. Henry Haile of Springfield, Mass. 

Y''ates Stirling, Rear Admiral L'nited States Navy, 
b. in Baltimore, Md., May 6, 1843 ; m. in Cali- 
fornia, Aug. 29, 1867, Ellen Salisbury Haley of 
Florida. 

He entered the Naval Academy at Annapolis, 
Sept. 27, 1860, from the 4th Congressional Dis- 
trict of Maryland; graduated May 28, 1863, 
and commissioned ensign ; served until the close 
of the Civil War in the North Atlantic Blockad- 
ing Squadron in the Shenandoah and the ^loni- 
tor Onondaga; was in both attacks upon Fort 
Fisher. After the war he served in various 
ships and was promoted to master Nov. 10, 
1865; lieutenant, Nov. 10, 1866; lieutenant 
commander, ^lar. 12, 1868. Was promoted 
commander Nov. 20, 1880; was at Washing- 
ton Navy Yard 1882-84; commander of 
the Iroquois Pacific Squadron 1884-86; 
commander of recruiting ship Dale 1887-90; 
commander ship Dolphin 1890-91 : member of 
the Naval Examining and Retiring Boards 
1891-92; lighthouse inspector at Baltimore 
1892-94. Was promoted captain Sept. 16, 
1894, commanded ship Xewark of the South 
Atlantic Station 1895-96, commanded ship Lan- 
caster and Naval Forces on the South Atlantic 
Station 1896-97; member of the Lighthouse 
Board 1898-1900; commandant of the Naval 
Station at San Juan, Porto Rico, 1900-2; 
promoted rear admiral June 8, 1902 ; command- 
ant Puget Sound Navy Yard 1902-3; com- 
mander of the Philippine Squadron, Asiatic 
Fleet, 1903-4 ; commander-in-chief of the 
Asiatic Fleet 1904-5; retired May 6, 1905. 
Residence, Baltimore, Md. 

Children : 

Yates Stirling, a lieutenant commander, V. S. 
Navy. 



JAMES STIRLING OF BALTIMORE, MD. 1223 

Archibald Grahame Stirling, midshipman, U. S. 
Navy. 

Marie Yates Stirling, m. J. Lee Tailer of New 
York. Members of the most exclusive 
social circles of the metropohs. 

Margaret Yates Stirling. 



9ilcjrantier g'tirltng of Wt^t jfcliciana 
53artsi). ilouisiiana 

" "1% zfR- ALEXANDER STIRLING, a young Scotchman 

I T I ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^* home in the mother country to seek 

his fortune in the new world," some time during the 
closing days of the Revolution. He became manager of the plan- 
tation of Dr. Farrar on " False River," in Pointe Coupee parish, 
Louisiana. In the fall or winter of 1782 he m. Ann Alston, b. in 
1767, third child of John and Ehzabeth (Hines) Alston, natives 
of North Carolina. " In January 1783 they removed to their new 
home on Thompson's Creek, near ]\Iurdock's ford. West FcUciana 
parish, and commenced merchandising. The}' were fortunate in 
business and soon became independent." Some time after they 
removed from Thompson's Creek and settled in West Feliciana 
on the plantation known for a long time as " Egypt " but wliich 
is now known as Rosale. Mrs. StirHng d. July 2, 1802. 
Children: 

2 t Henry Stirling, b. June 5, 1785; m. Mary Bowman. 

3 tLewis Stirling, b. Nov. 9, 1786: m. Sarah Turnbull. 

4 Ehzabeth Stirling, b. Oct. 9, 1788; d. Apr. 17, 1789. 

5 Peter Stirling, b. jNIay 4, 1790; d. Aug. 16, 1790. 

6 Alexander Stirhng, b. June 23, 1791 ; m. Alice Lackie 

of Woodville, i\Iiss.; d. Nov. 3, 1819. 

7 t William Stirling, b. Aug. 17, 1792; m. Eppie Hall. 

8 Andrew Stirling, b. Oct. 2, 1793; d. Nov. 1, 1793. 

9 tRuffin Grav Stirling, b. Apr. 5, 1795; m. Marv C. Cobb. 
10 John Stirling, b. Aug. 25, 1796; d. Sept. 10, 1797. 

II tAnn Stirling, b. Nov. 27, 1797; m. 1st, Dr. Haynie, 

2d, Andrew Skillman. 

12 tjohn Stirling, b. Sept. 19, 1799; m. Edith Lilly. 

13 Lucrctia Stirling, b. Jan. 2, 1801 ; d. in Feb., 1802, of 

smallpox during an epidemic. 



ALEXANDER STIRLING OF WEST FELICIANA, LA. 1225 

2 HENRY STIRLING (Alexander), b. in West Feliciana, La., 
June 5, 1785; m. Mary Bowman of Brownsville, Penn. He d. 
Sept. 1, 1827. 

Children : 

14 James A. Stirling, d. without issue. 

15 t Harriet Stirling, m. Thomas McCrindle. 

16 Isabella Stirling, m. Col. Micajah Courtney; no issue. 

17 t Louisa Stirling, m. Pierce Butler. 

18 t William H. Stirling, m. 1st, , 2d, Sally Miller. 

19 tJ. Bowman Stirling, m. Penelope J, Stewart. 

3 LEWIS STIRLING (Alexander), h. Nov. 9, 1786; m. Sarah 
Tumbull of West Feliciana, dau. of John and Catharine (Rucker) 
Turnbull. 

Lewis Stirling was a planter in West Feliciana parish. He 
was a remarkably handsome man, of gigantic stature, being six 
feet, seven inches tall. He was quartermaster of a regiment in 
New Orleans in 1814. 

He d. Apr. 5, 1858 ; Mrs. Stirling d. Dec. 19, 1875. 

Children : 

20 t Catharine Mary Stirling, m. Dr. John B. Hereford. 

21 tAnna M. Stirling, m. John L. Lobdell. 

22 James L. Stirling, m. Sarah Perrie Smith, dau. of Dr. 

Ira and Mary Ann (Gray) Smith, granddau. of 
Lucretia Alston (sister of Ann, who m. Alexander 
Stirhng), who m. 1st, Ruffin Gray, 2d, James Perrie. 
James Stirling was a judge. He d. in Apr., 1861. 
No issue. 

23 Lewis Stirhng, unm. He was a colonel in the Confed- 

erate army and with his brother Daniel Turnbull 
Stirling was taken prisoner by the Federals and 
put on board a boat to be taken to prison. Daniel 
was an expert swimmer and had sworn he would 
never go to a Yankee prison ; so he leaped over- 
board, hoping to escape by swimming, but was 
drowned. 

24 Daniel Turnbull Stirling, d. unm. 

25 t Ruffin Gray Stirling, m. Catharine Leake. 

7 WILLIAM STIRLING (Alexa^ider), b. Aug. 17, 1792; m. 
Eppie Hall of Attakapas, La. He was a planter in St. Mary's 
parish, La. ; d. in 1842. 



THE STERLING GEXE.AXOGY 



Children : 

26 Alexander Ruffin Stirling, b. Mar. 19, 1826 : m. Sarah 

Foster of St. Mary's parifch, La., and d. Mar. 19, 
1891. 

27 Kiitharine Ann Stirhng, b. in 1827; d. in 1828. 

28 TElisabeth Hall Stirling, b. Jan. 18, 1829; m. James G. 

Parkerson. 

29 Louise Baker Stirhng, b. in 18S1 ; d. in 1842. 

30 'Katharine Stirling, b. July 1, 1835; m. Dr. Charles 

Smith. 

31 tEppie Stirhng, b. in 1837; m. John Carey. 

32 Anne Stirling, b. in 1838; d. in 1838. 

33 Lewis Stirhng, b. Mar. 18, 1839; d. in Jan., 1858. 

Si tMary Frances Stirhng, b. Jan. 23, 1842; m. Frederick 
Palfrey. 

9 RUFFIN GRAY STIRLING (Alexander), h. Apr. 5, 1795; 
m. Mary C. Cobb of West Fehciana, La. He d. July 17, 1854. 
Children : 

35 Lewis Gray Stirhng, b. Apr. 30, 1831 ; d. Oct., 1854. 

36 Sarah M. Stirhng, b. July 4, 1833: m. W. D. Winter of 

St. Louis, Mo., d. in Apr., 1878. Their son Francis 
Winter, M.D., was a surgeon in the 37th Regt., 
U. S. army. 

38 Clarence Stirhng, b. IMar. 6, 1836; d. July, 1849. 

39 Ruffin Gray Stirhng, b. Feb., 1840; d. July, 1840. 

40 Ruffin GraV Stirhng, b. July 16, 1842; d. July. 1844. 

41 Mary A. Stirhng, b. Apr. 27, 1845; d. Sept. 26, 1863. 

42 t Stephen C. Stirhng, b. Dec. 20, 1847; m. Amanda P. 

Smith. 

43 tWilham R. Stirling, b. Apr. 27, 1850; m. Julia A. 

Stirling. 

44 Henry Stirling, b. Feb. 14, 1853 ; m. Zeh, dau. of Thomas 

Polk of Tennessee; have Mary Ruffin, b. Feb. 10, 
1878. 

11 ANN STIRLING (Alexander), b. Nov. 27, 1797; m. 1st, 
Dr. Haynie of Maryland, by whom she had no issue ; m. 2d, 
Andrew Skillman of New Jersey. She d. Mar. 3, 1888. 
Children : 

46 tAnne Elisabeth Skillman, m. Calvin S. Routh. 

47 Skillman, m. Judge J. J. Noah. 



48 Frank Sk 



luman. 



ALEXANDER STIRLING OF WEST FELICIANA, LA. 1227 

49 Sarah Skillman. 

50 t Louisa Isabella Skillman, m. Lea. 

12 JOHN STIRLING (Alexander), b. Sept. 19, 1799; m. in 
1820, Edith Lilly of East Baton Rouge, La. He d. Aug. 27, 
1829. She m. 2d, Senator Green, afterward of California. 
Children : 

51 t Eunice Stirling, m. 1st, Forster, 2d, Isaac H. 

Boatner. 

62 t Sarah Edith Stirhng, m. Mark Boatner. 

15 HARRIET STIRLING (Henry, Alexander), m. Thomas 
McCrindle. 
Children : 

53 Isabel C. McCrindle, d. unm. 

54 Henry McCrindle. 

55 Louise McCrindle, m. Dr. Charles Johnson and had : Lizzie 

(m. Dr. Stuart McGee of St. Louis) and Dr. Henry 
McCrindle Johnson of St. Louis. 

58 Thomas Butler McCrindle, unm. ; lives near St. Francis- 

ville, La. 

59 Lewis Stirling McCrindle, M.D., d. without issue. 

17 LOUISA STIRLING (sister of the above), m. Pierce Butler. 
Thej' resided in West Feliciana parish, La. 

Children : 

60 James Butler, living at Laurel Hill, near Natchez, Miss. ; 

has sons. Pierce and James. 

63 t Thomas Butler, m. Mary Fort. 

64 Anne Butler, m. the Hon. Harry Minor; have John and 

two daus. 

18 WILLIAM H. STIRLING (brother of the above), m. 1st, 
, m. 2d, Sallie Miller of Mississippi. 

Children : 

66 Mary Stirling, m. ; lives in Baltimore. 

67 Georgia Stirling, lives in Dallas, Texas ; is a temperance 

advocate. 

68 Sally Stirling. 

69 Corinne Stirling, m. ; lives in Baltimore. 

19 J. BOWMAN STIRLING (brother of the above), m. Pene- 
lope J. Stewart, dau. of a cotton and sugar planter of INIississippi. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



Children : 

70 t Julia Ann Stirling, m. 1st, William R. Stirling (No. 41, 

q.v.), 2d, L. C. Breed. 

71 Louisa Butler Stirling, m. Dr. Theoderic C. Lintlucum 

of Helena, Ark. ; have a son. 

72 jNIary Stirling, m. John H. Thompson ; she d. lea-\-ing 

one child, Annie Lou. 
74 Bowman Stirling, m. the only dau. of Dr. John S. Carter, 
president of the First National Bank of Jackson, 
IMiss. ; have one son. Carter. 

20 CATHARINE ISIARY STIRLING {Leu-h, Alexander), m. 
Dr. John Bronaugh Hereford of Virginia, b. in 179-i, a friend of 
Jolin James Audubon, the naturalist. She d. about 1886. aged 
86. The Herefords are of English descent, said to belong to 
the family of the Earls of Hereford. 

Children : 

76 t Robert Francis Hereford, m. Julia Lecoque. 

77 Sarah Turnbull Hereford, b. in 1830 ; d. in 1866, unm. 

78 "Lewis Stirling Hereford, m. 1st, Ehzabeth R. Percy, 

2d, Hettie Chamberlain. 

79 tAnna Matilda Hereford, b. in Feb., 1836; m. Clarence 

Percy. 

80 t John Bronaugh Hereford, m. Elizabeth J. Robertson. 

81 James Stirling Hereford, m. 1st, Adelaide Harris; 2d, 

Jennie Chichester of Virginia ; 3d, Mary Brewer ; 
had a child each by 2d and 3d marriage. 

82 t Catharine IVIary Hei'cford, m. Anthony Doherty. 

83 Isabella Semple Hereford, m. 1st, Demarct Hawkins, had 

Catherine Demarct ; m. 2d, Rev. G. R. Upton, an 
Episcopal clergyman of Greenville, Ala. ; have 
Georgine H. and Isabella Hereford. 

21 ANNA M. STIRLING {sister of the above), m. John Little 
Lobdell. 

Children : 

86 Lewis Stirling Lobdell, m. Lucy S. Burton. 

87 Mar}' Lobdell, d. young. 

88 Catherine Hereford Lobdell, d. in infancy. 

89 Catherine Hereford Lobdell, m. Dr. Irvin E. Lewis. 

90 Sarah Turnbull Lobdell, m. Villcneuve F. Allain and had 

issue: Lillie Marie (m. Robert H. Stirling and had 
Helenc Allain and Anna j\L Lobdell), ^■illencuve 



ALEXANDER STIRLING OF WEST FELICIANA, LA. 1229 



Frank, Annie Lobdell, Aspasie Helene, May Aline, 
and Sarah Lewis. 
99 John Little Lobdell, m. Carrie L. Lobdell and has issue: 
Annie Matilda and Belle. 
102 Annie Alston Lobdell ; m. James A. M'Mahoon and has 
issue: Catherine Lewis, who d. young, and Mary 
Lobdell, who d. young. 

25 DR. RUFFIN GRAY STIRLING (brother of the above), 
m. Catharine H. Leake. He was a physician. 
Claildren : 

105 Sarah Turnbull Stirling. 

106 Lewis G. Stirling, m. Alma Boatner Mansur. 

107 William Leake Stirling, m. Elizabeth Mumford. 

108 Robert Hereford StirHng, m. Lilhe Allain. 

109 Mary Leake Stirling, m. Sidney H. Lemon. 

110 Daniel Turnbull Stirling, unm. 

111 Margaret Lacy Stirling, unm. 

28 ELISABETH HALL STIRLING (William, Alexander), 
h. in St. Mary's parish. La., Jan. 18, 1829; m. there May 29, 
1856, James .p. Parkerson, of the same parish, son of a sugar 
planter. 

Children : 

112 William Stirling Parkerson, m. 1st, Alice Palfrey Put- 

nam, by whom he had May StirHng, Godfrey Put- 
nam, and Stirling. He m. 2d his first wife's sister, 
Camilla Davis Putnam, by whom he has Emmet, 
Alice, William, and Elizabeth. He is a lawyer in 
New Orleans, La. 

120 James G. Parkerson, m. Willie Hite. He is a R. R. clerk ; 

no issue. 

121 Mary Catherine Parkerson, m. Charles D. Caffery, law- 

yer, and has Jefferson, Elizabeth, James, and Cath- 
arine. 

126 Eppie Louisa Parkerson, m. Wallace Mills, R. R. clerk, 
and have William Parkerson. 

128 Annie Lee Parkerson, m. Dr. U. P. Moss, and has Ahce 
and Eppie. 

131 Samuel R. Parkerson, m. Ada Moss, a banker. 

132 Elisabeth StirHng Parkerson, unm. 

133 Charles M. Parkerson, m. Lee Mitchell, and has Charles 

and James Drehr. 



THE STERLING GENEALOGY 



30 KATH.\RINE STIRLING (sister of the above), b. July 
1, 1835; m. Dr. Charles Smith of Winchester, Va. 

Children, born in Franklin, La. : 

136 Lewis Stirling Smith, b. Feb. 19, 18.59; m. Addie Coke; 
have Katharine Stirling, b. June 16, 1893. 

138 John Augustine Smith, b. Nov. 17, I860; m. Eula Hare, 
and have John Augustine, b. Sept. 25, 1898; resi- 
dence. New Orleans, La. 

140 Charles McGill Smith, b. Nov. 30, 1863; d. July 12, 

1884. 

141 Katharine Stirling Smith, b. Aug. 11, 1866; d. May 

28, 1885. 

142 Augustine Jacqueline Smith, b. ^lar. 1, 1871 ; m. Maria 

Boulignv; have James Walton, b. Aug. 3, 1900. 

144 James Walton Smith, b. Apr. 5, 1874 ; d. Aug. 20, 1899. 

145 Archibald McGill Smith, b. Feb. 10, 1877. 

31 EPPIE STIRLING (sister of the above), b. in 1837; m. 
John Carey. Residence, Atlanta, Ga. 

Children : 

146 Mary Ann Carey, b. in 18^7 ; m. P. F. Clarke of Atlanta, 

a banker; have Penelope, Frances, Eppie Stirling, 
Joan Carey. 
151 Catherine Stirling Carey, b. in 1868; m. Robert Collins; 
have Lewis. 

153 Paul Anthony Carey, b. in 1870; hving in Arizona. 

154 Gertrude Carey, b. in 1872; unm. 

155 Louisa Carey, b. in 1874; m. Charles Roberts, real es- 

tate agent; have Marie. 
157 Agnes Carey, b. in 1875; unm. 
* 158 Daniel John Carey, b. in 1877; a journalist in Atlanta. 
34 MARY FRANCES STIRLING (sister of the aboxr), b. Jan. 
23, 1842; m. 1861, Frederick Conrad Palfrey, who d. in 1887. 
She lives in Houston, Texas. 
Children : 

159 Frederick C. Palfrcv, b. in 1862; d. in 1867. 

160 Lewis Stirling Palfrey, b. Mar. 11, 1864; m. Jan. 12, 

1892, Roberta Campbell, d. Feb. 14, 1901, without 
issue. 

161 William Taylor Palfrey, b. Feb. 24, 1866. 

162 t Sidney Ann Palfrey, b. Feb. 1, 1870; m. Leonidas P. 

Fitch. 



ALEXANDER STIRLING OF WEST FELICIANA, LA. 1231 

163 tElisabeth Stirling Palfrey, b. Mar. 7, 1872; m. Joseph 

G. Dealy. 

42 STEPHEN C. STIRLING (Ruffin Gray, Alexander), b. 
Dec. 20, 1847; m. Amanda P. Smith. 

Children : 

164 Nannie D. Stirling, b. in July, 1878. 

165 Mary Maud Stirling, b. in Sept., 1879; m. the Hon. 

William R. Percy. 

166 John Bryson Stirling, b. in Apr., 1881. 

167 Francis W. Stirhng, b. in Sept., 1884. 

168 Jefferson Davis Stirling, b. in Sept., 1890. 

43 WILLIAM R. STIRLING (brother of the above), h. Apr. 
27, 1850; m. his cousin's dau., Julia Ann Stirling (No. 67). He 
d. in Aug., 1886. She m. 2d L. C. Breed, a merchant of Memphis, 
Tenn. 

Children : 

169 Ida May Stirling, b. Jan. 25, 1878. 

170 Randolph Stirling, b. Feb. 15, 1879. 

171 William Stirhng, b. July 16, 1880. 

172 Madeline Stirling, m. Garnett Young of Memphis. 

46 ANNIE ELISABETH SKILLMAN (Ann, Alexander), m. 
Calvin Smith, son of John Routh. 
Children : 

173 t Andrew Skillman Routh, b. Jan. 12, 1842; m. Susan W. 

Dougherty. 

174 tAnne Matilda Routh, b. June 8, 1843; m. Capt. Allen 

T. Bowie. 

175 John Calvin Routh, d. July 27, 1863. 

176 Matilda Jane Routh, d. Jan. 27, 1861. 

50 LOUISA ISABELLA SKILLMAN (sister of the above), m. 

Lea. 

Children: 

177 Annie Lea, m. Salisbury. 

178 Fannie Lea, m. Col. Henry G. Hester, secretary of New 

Orleans Cotton Exchange for 31 years. 

179 Eunice Lea, m. Stafford. 

180 Isabel Lea, m. Snodgrass. 

181 Richard Henry Lea. 

182 James Lea. 



THE STERLING GENE.\LOGY 



51 EUNICE STIRLING (John, Alexander) , m. 1st, Fors- 

ter, 2d, Isaac Hudson Boatner. 

ChUd: 
183 Dr. Elias Stirling Boatner, m. Oli^HIa Berwick, and re- 
moved to Texas, where he d. at Victoria in 1897-98, 
leaving issue: Olivia (Mrs. Francis Maj-o), Eunice, 
unm. ; Hudson, Burton, and Sadie. 

52 SARAH EDITH STIRLING (sister of the above), m. Mark 
Boatner. 

. Children: 

189 Edith Lilly Boatner, m. Christopher V. Haile of New Or- 
leans, superintendent of the Carrollton R. R. Co. 
Had Clarisse and Hudson B., living with their mother 
in Texas. 

192 Charles J. Boatner, m. in 18T0 Fannie, dau. of Judge 
Orrin Mayo. Had Mark !M., Stirling S., Orrin 
Mayo, and Charles J., living in New Orleans. 

197 John Stirling Boatner, m. 1st, Deborah J. Mayo, dau. of 
Judge Orrin Mayo, and had John StirHng, Charles 
Mayo, and Deborah S. His wife d. in California, 
Aug. 1, 1887, and he m. 2d, Mar. li, 1894, Martha 
Dulant, and has Dunbar Stirling, Shirley Alston, 
and Sarah Stirhng. He has been state senator for 
two terms ; is a lawyer at Vidalia, La. 

63 THOMAS BUTLER (Louisa, Henry, Alexander), m. Mary 
Fort of West Feliciana parish. La. ; a judge in West Feliciana. 
Children : 

204 Thomas Butler, an M.D. 

205 Sallie Butler. 

206 Anna Butler. 

207 Laura Butler. 

208 William Butler. 

209 James Stirling Butler. 

210 Samuel Lawrison Butler. 

76 ROBERT FRANCIS HEREFORD (Catherine, Lcrcis, Alex- 
ander), m. Julia Lecoque. He is a physician. 
Cliildren : 

211 John Bronaugh Hereford, M.D. ; m. and has issue, 

212 Ruffin Stirling Hereford, ni. and has issue. 



ALEXANDER STIRLING OF WEST FELICIANA, LA. 1233 

213 Catherine Mary Hereford, m. Leake, and has two 

sons. 

214 Josephine Julia Hereford, m. Moise of Albany, Ga. 

215 Roberta Frances Hereford, m. Loomis, and has two 

daus. 

216 Robert Francis Hereford, m. and has issue. 

217 Louis Victor Hereford, unm. 

218 Adelaide Harris Hereford, m. Upton. 

219 William Chamberlain Hereford. 

220 Alfred Lecoque Hereford, dec'd. 

221 Marie Camille Hereford, unm. 

78 LEWIS STIRLING HEREFORD (brother of the above), 
m. 1st, Ehzabeth Rowena Percy, 2d, Mehitable Chamberlain. 

Children : 

222 Ehzabeth Hereford, m. Rev. J. J. Cornish of Forest City, 

Ark. ; have : Rowena Stirling and Joseph Cornish. 

225 Sarah Hereford, matron of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, 

Baton Rouge, La. 

226 Robert Francis Hereford, m. Ethel Loucks. He is a 

hardware merchant in Baton Rouge ; issue : Frank, 
Robert, and Ethel. 

230 Lewis Stirling Hereford, a soldier of the Spanish-Ameri- 

can War. 

231 Peter Randolph Hereford, a soldier of the Spanish-Ameri- 

can War; lives at Baton Rouge. 

79 ANNA MATILDA HEREFORD (sister of the above), h. 
Feb., 1836; m. Clarence Percy, b. Feb., 1836, of Wakefield, La. 

CHldren: 

232 Katherine Mary Percy; m. in 1895 Matthew Gilmore 

and has: Clarence Percy, Catherine, and a son. 

235 Clarence Percy, unm. 

236 John Bronaugh Percy, m. Christian Howell and has: 

Anna Matilda Hereford. 

238 WiUiam Chaille Percy, b. in 1873 ; a lawyer. 

239 Robert Ryland Percy (twin with above), m. Jan. 16, 

1901, Eugenie McGee. 

80 JOHN BRONAUGH HEREFORD (brother of the above), 
m. in 1862, Ehzabeth J. Robertson of West Baton Rouge, La. 

Children : 
MO Mary Chevin Hereford. 



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211 John Bronaugh Hereford, m. Hattie Ford; have: John 

Robertson and Josephine Mason. 
244 Anna Lobdell Hereford ; m. Charles W. Gilmore, and has 

Charles Hereford. 
246 James Stirling Hereford, m. Annie Reynolds, and has 

Isabelle. 

248 Felix Senette Hereford. 

249 Catherine Stirling Hereford. 

82 CATHERINE MARY HEREFORD (sister of the above), 
m. Anthony Doherty. 
Children : 

250 Anthony Dohertj^ m. Estelle Spencer. 

251 Isabel Hereford Doherty, m. William McCausland. 

252 Lewis Stirling Doherty." 

253 William Swayze Doherty, twin with the above. 

254 Katharine Tumbull Doherty. 

255 Percy Hereford Doherty. 

256 Gladys Garden Doherty. 

162 SIDNEY ANN PALFREY (Mary, William, Alexander), 
b. Feb. 1, 1870; m. Feb. 25, 1892, Leonidas Polk Fitch, b. in 
Mississippi in 1868, son of John B. and Louisa ^laria (Jolls) 
Fitch. He d. in Houston, Texas, Sept. 5, 1901. 

Children : 

257 Leonidas Polk Fitch, b. Jan. 18, 1893. 

258 Allen Fitch, b. Apr. 19, 1894. 

259 Gladys Louise Fitch, b. Aug. 9, 1896. 

260 Harry Lee Fitch, b. Apr. 24, 1898. 

261 Sidney Palfrey Fitch, b. IMay 12, 1900. 

163 ELISABETH STIRLING PALFREY (sister of the 
above), h. Mar. 7, 1872; m. May, 1892, Joseph Gregg Dealy of 
Galveston, Texas. 

Children: 

262 Frederick Gregg Dealy, b. June 5, 1893. 

263 Sarah Elisabeth Dealy, b. Oct. 15, 1894. 

264 Marie Stirling Denlyj b. Apr., 1896. 

265 Joseph Gregg Dealv, b. May 30, 1898. 

266 Lewis Palfrey Dealy. 

173 ANDREW SKILLMAN ROUTH (Annie, Ann. Alexan- 
der), h. Jan. 12, 1842; m. Susan Watkins Dougherty of Georgia. 



ALEXANDER STIRLING OF WEST FELICIANA, LA. 1235 

He enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861 in Co. A, Wirt Adams' 
Cavalry Rcgt. ; was for a long time a captive at Fort Delaware 
and Camp Morton. 
Children : 

267 William Dougherty Routh. 

268 Ann Matilda Routh. 

269 Mary Henry Routh. 

IT-i ANNE MATILDA ROUTH (sister of the above), b. June 
8, 1843; m. 1st, Henry Jordan Marshall, Dec. 20, 1860; m. 2d, 
Capt. Allen Thomas Bowie, b. Aug. 17, 1840, son of Dr. Allen 
Thomas and Matilda Jane (Routh) Bowie. He enlisted as private 
in Co. A, Wirt Adams' Cavalry Regt. He was eventually pro- 
moted as assistant adjutant general with rank as captain. At the 
close of the war he returned to his old home. Lake St. Joseph, and 
engaged in planting. He is now circuit clerk of Adams Co., Miss. ; 
resides in Natchez. 
Children : 

270 Allen Thomas Bowie, b. Sept. 25, 1868; m. June 7, 1898, 

Myra A. Crossgrove, and have Anne Matilda; hve 
in Natchez, !Miss. 

272 Matilda Ruth Bowie, b. Oct. 30, 1870; unm. 

273 Adam Smith Bowie, b. Apr. 13, 1872 ; d. May 18, 1873. 

274 Andrew Routh Bowie, b. June 21, 1873 ; d. Dec. 13, 1878. 

275 Thomas Contee Bowie, b. July 29, 1874 ; d. Aug. 1, 1874. 



3^illiam §»terling of ^traisburg, (9ijio, 
anti fits 33esccntiants 

1 -¥ TT TILLIAM STERLING, born near the Pennsylvanla- 

^ ^ Marj-land border, of Scotch-Irish parentage, prob- 
ably son of some one of the Scotch-Irish settlers whose 
names are given in the Chronological Index, was b. Mar. 18, 1T70. 
He settled in Strasburg, Ohio, at an early date, where he kept a 
tavern. He was a shoemaker by trade and as was the custom in 
those days, traveled