James William Sterling[1, 2]

Male 1791 - 1864  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name James William Sterling 
    Born Mar 1791  Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1864  Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Old Brooklyn Cmtry, Brooklyn, Susquehanna Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I624  32 Generations
    Last Modified 11 May 2016 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with James William Sterling 

    Father Thomas Sterling,   b. 6 Dec 1767, Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1828, Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Mehitable Norton,   b. 1 Jun 1768,   d. 18 Sep 1827, Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1790  Morris, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F580  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Tewksbury,   b. 4 Jan 1795, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1877, Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Jan 1813  [7
    Children 
     1. Rev Albert George Sterling,   b. 16 Dec 1815, Brooklyn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1890, Auburn, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F38433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • James, commonly called by his second name William, migrated to Brooklyn, Susquehanna County , Pennslyvania, in the spring of 1811, when in his 21st 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 following spring with his father and mother. His father bought the land and deeded it to James in 1819. James was a farmer , and like his father and grandfather was a Quaker.

      Source: The Sterling Genealogy, Albert M. Sterling, Page 908.

      James Wm. Sterling came from Fairfield, Ct. in the spring of 1811, when he was 20 years old . He journey was made on foot with his knapsack on his back. He worked that summer chopping and clearing on the place, boarding at Mr. Chapman's. The story is still told that David M organ who came the year before, and Charles Perigo who came two years before, were each chopping at the same time on their respective places, one to the north and the other over the hill to the east, but both were still boarding at Mr. Chapmans. It is related that Capt . Morgan and Mr. Perigo were well enough suited with ordinary pioneer fare, and were each to pay one day's work in each week for their board, but Mr. S. thought he must have some extras and had to pay more. He returned to Connecticut in the fall and came back with his father and mother the following spring. He married Betsey (or Elizabeth) Tewksbury then living on the next place south. Mr. S. was of Quaker proclivities, and a friend of Enoch Waker of Dimock.

      Source: A History of Brooklyn, by E.A. Weston Pages 149-150.

      JAMES WILLIAM Sterling (son of Thomas, grandson of James), b. in Cornwall, Conn., in March , 1 791; m. in Jan., 1813, Betsey Tewksbury, b. Jan. 4, 1795, dau. of Jacob Tewksbury (who came from Vermont) by his second wife, Mary Reed.

      James, commonly called by his second name William, migrated to Brooklyn, Susquehanna Co., Penn., in the spring of 1811, when in his twenty-first year. He made the journey on foot, wi t h a knapsack on his back. He worked that summer chopping and clearing the trees from the la n d on which he later built his home. In the fall he returned to Connecticut and came back in the following spring with his father and mother. The father bought the land and deeded i t to J ames in 1819. James was a farmer, and like his father and grandfather was a Quaker. He d. Jun e 13, 1864. Betsey (or Elizabeth) Sterling d. June 3, 1877. They are buried in the o ld cemetery, in Brooklyn.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Imported GEDCOM file from Michael Jex.

    2. [S1] Imported GEDCOM file.

    3. [S2] The Sterling Genealogy, Pg. 902, 908.

    4. [S2] The Sterling Genealogy, Pg 908.

    5. [S33] A History of Brooklyn Pennsylvania, Pg. 276.

    6. [S2] The Sterling Genealogy, Pg. 908.

    7. [S2] The Sterling Genealogy, Pg. 902,908.