Cameron County Genealogy Project

Sterling Family


This information is contributed by Diane DeShon

Descendants of William James Sterling

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. WILLIAM JAMES1 STERLING was born 1789 in at sea ( Coming from Lanshire, England to USA, and died 05 May 1866 in Sterling Run, Cameron Co., PA. He married (1) EVE SMITH Bef. 1813, daughter of GEORGE SMITH and EVE. He married (2) SUSAN BAILEY Bef. 1827.

Notes for WILLIAM JAMES STERLING:

Buried - Pine Street Cemetery, Gibson Township, Cameron County, PA

Notes for EVE SMITH:

Buried in Pine Street Cemetery, Gibson Twp. Cameron Co., PA age 35years

Notes for SUSAN BAILEY:

Whiting Cemetery aka Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA

 

Children of WILLIAM STERLING and EVE SMITH are:

2. i. JOHN S.2 STERLING, b. 27 June 1813, PA.

3. ii. GEORGE STERLING, b. 27 May 1815, Lycoming Co., PA; d. 1907, Portage County, WI.

4. iii. JANE ELIZABETH STERLING, b. 05 September 1818; d. 23 April 1856, Cameron County, PA.

5. iv. WILLIAM SMITH STERLING, b. 13 March 1819, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA; d. 23 March 1897, Oquawka, IL.

6. v. EFFALISA EVE ELIZABETH STERLING, b. 27 May 1822; d. 20 November 1895.

 

Children of WILLIAM STERLING and SUSAN BAILEY are:

vi. WASHINGTON2 STERLING, b. 25 September 1827; d. 01 October 1828.

Notes for WASHINGTON STERLING:

Buried - Pine Street Cemtery, Gibson Township, Cameron County, PA

7. vii. SAVILLA STERLING, b. 10 August 1829, PA.

8. viii. MARY ANN STERLING, b. 18 April 1831, PA.

9. ix. FRANCIS CHADWICK STERLING, b. 06 April 1833; d. 26 July 1912.

x. ANDREW STERLING, b. 13 May 1835; d. 25 July 1912, Washington, DC.

xi. JAMES STERLING, b. 05 March 1839, PA; d. 23 September 1878.

Notes for JAMES STERLING:

Buried - Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA

xii. LORENZO DON, b. 11 February 1841; d. 05 February 1868, Sterling Run, Cameron Co. PA.

Notes for LORENZO DON:

Buried - Pine Street Cemetery, Gibson Township, Cameron County, PA

Civil War

xiii. SAMUEL MARION STERLING, b. 25 July 1843; d. 27 May 1864.

Notes for SAMUEL MARION STERLING:

Buried - Pine Street Cemetery, Gibson Township, Cameron County, PA

Civil War

10. xiv. LOUISA VIOLETTE STERLING, b. 20 August 1845, PA.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JOHN S.2 STERLING (WILLIAM JAMES1) was born 27 June 1813 in PA. He married MARY JANE STERLING 28 March 1838.

Notes for JOHN S. STERLING:

Lived in Warren County, IL on 30 January 1862

Had ten children

1850 census Warren, Co. IL - William Sterling age 20 born PA living with them.

The family of a William Sterling age 46 appears to be in IL first. (About 10 years before John and William S. arrive) He arrived in IL between 1833 & 1835.

John and William S. moved to IL between 1845 and 1848 - based on census where children were born.

John S. Sterling was living between William Sterling and William S. Sterling in the 1850 census.

Sources - 1850 census Warren County, IL taken 24 September 1850

 

Children of JOHN STERLING and MARY STERLING are:

i. EVANDER3 STERLING, b. Abt. 1835, PA.

ii. WILLIAM S. STERLING, b. Abt. 1839, PA.

iii. LOUISA I. STERLING, b. Abt. 1845, IL.

iv. MARGARET V. STERLING, b. Abt. 1848, IL.

3. GEORGE2 STERLING (WILLIAM JAMES1) was born 27 May 1815 in Lycoming Co., PA, and died 1907 in Portage County, WI. He married MARY SUMMERSON 16 January 1840 in PA, daughter of DAVID SUMMERSON and ELIZABETH SHAFFER.

Notes for GEORGE STERLING:

Lived in Portage Co., WI on 17 June 1867 also Dorchester, WI

 

Children of GEORGE STERLING and MARY SUMMERSON are:

i. JOHN A.3 STERLING, b. Abt. 1841, PA; m. MATTIE.

Notes for JOHN A. STERLING:

Occupation - Farmer

ii. JANE E. STERLING, b. Abt. 1843, PA; m. CHESTERE. POWERS.

Notes for CHESTERE. POWERS:

Buried - Morrill Cemetery, Plover, Portage Co., WI

Died age 26y 3m 20d

iii. ELIZABETH E. STERLING, b. Abt. 1846, PA.

iv. MARY A. STERLING, b. Abt. 1848, PA.

v. SARAH T. J. STERLING, b. Abt. 1849, WI; m. BAKER.

vi. WILLIAM P. STERLING, b. February 1854; d. 17 September 1901; m. LAURA JOSEPHINE VEROMAN, 1884.

Notes for WILLIAM P. STERLING:

Buried - Morrill Cemetery, Stocton Twp., Portage Co., WI

vii. GEORGE F. STERLING, b. December 1856, WI; d. 1914, WI; m. MARY E. MYHILL, 1864.

Notes for GEORGE F. STERLING:

Buried - Morrill cemetery, Stocton Twp, Portage Co., WI

Notes for MARY E. MYHILL:

Buried - Morrill Cemetery, Portage Co., WI

viii. ANGELINE M. STERLING, b. February 1858; d. November 1916, Portage County, WI; m. CLINTON D. MOSS, 1880, Portage County, WI.

Notes for ANGELINE M. STERLING:

1850 & 1880 census for Plover Twp., Portage Co., WI

Buried - Plover Cemetry, Plover Twp., Portage Co., WI

ix. JERETT E. STERLING.

Notes for JERETT E. STERLING:

Died at age 25 days. Buried in Morrill cemetery, Stocton Twp., Portage Co., WI

x. EMERETT STERLING, b. 22 October 1860; d. 11 May 1863, WI.

Notes for EMERETT STERLING:

Died at age 2yr, 6mo. 20d. Buried - Morrill cemetery, Stocton Twp., Portage Co. WI

4. JANE ELIZABETH2 STERLING (WILLIAM JAMES1) was born 05 September 1818, and died 23 April 1856 in Cameron County, PA. She married JOSEPH SHAFFER 05 November 1840, son of JAMES SHAFFER and MARGARET BROOKS.

Notes for JANE ELIZABETH STERLING:

Buried in Jerico Cemetery, Sinnemahoning, Cameron Co., PA

Notes for JOSEPH SHAFFER:

Buried - Sinnemahoning, Cameron County, PA

 

Children of JANE STERLING and JOSEPH SHAFFER are:

i. ELIZABETH3 SHAFFER.

ii. WILLIAM S. SHAFFER, b. Abt. 1842.

iii. DERRICK UPDEGRAFF SHAFFER, b. 19 July 1843, Sinnemahoning, Cameron County, PA; d. 01 October 1938, Waynesburg, PA; m. SUSAN EMILY MCCLOSKEY.

Notes for DERRICK UPDEGRAFF SHAFFER:

Source - FSnyder438@aol.com

iv. JAMES K. P. SHAFFER, b. Abt. 1845.

v. JOSEPH E. SHAFFER, b. Abt. 1848.

5. WILLIAM SMITH2 STERLING (WILLIAM JAMES1) was born 13 March 1819 in Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA, and died 23 March 1897 in Oquawka, IL. He married LOUISA O. SHEPARD 16 November 1843.

Notes for WILLIAM SMITH STERLING:

Lock Haven Library Card File - Sterling, Smith of Clinton County & Miss Shepard of Clinton County married 16 November 1843 by Esquire Dent - Clinton Democrat December 9, 1843

Living in same household - George W. Montgomery age 11 b. PA

 

Children of WILLIAM STERLING and LOUISA SHEPARD are:

i. ADALINE L.3 STERLING, b. Abt. 1845, PA.

ii. WILLIAM L. STERLING, b. Abt. 1848, IL.

6. EFFALISA EVE ELIZABETH2 STERLING (WILLIAM JAMES1) was born 27 May 1822, and died 20 November 1895. She married NATHAN MCCLOSKEY, JR..

 

Child of EFFALISA STERLING and NATHAN MCCLOSKEY is:

i. JOHN3 MCCLOSKEY.

7. SAVILLA2 STERLING (WILLIAM JAMES1) was born 10 August 1829 in PA. She married WESLEY SHAFFER.

Notes for WESLEY SHAFFER:

Buried - Castle Garden Cemetery, Boyer Run, Driftwood, Cameron County, PA

 

Children of SAVILLA STERLING and WESLEY SHAFFER are:

i. MARY VIOLA3 SHAFFER.

ii. SAMANTHA A. SHAFFER, b. Abt. 1849; m. JAMES LORSHBOUGH DENT, 22 April 1866.

iii. WILLIAM S. SHAFFER, b. Abt. 1852, PA.

iv. EPAPHRUS E. B. SHAFFER, b. Abt. 1854; d. 25 February 1932, Umatilla County, OR; m. LUCY I. PRICSILLA ELGIN, 01 October 1882, Pendleton, Umatilla County, OR.

Notes for EPAPHRUS E. B. SHAFFER:

Buried - Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Umatilla County, OR

Had five children

v. MARGARET SHAFFER, b. Abt. 1856.

vi. SUSAN ADELINE SHAFFER, b. Abt. 1858.

vii. JAMES WESLEY SHAFFER, b. 14 March 1860; d. 06 October 1955, Pendleton, Umatilla County, OR; m. CORA ELIZABETH ELGIN, 01 May 1892, Umatilla County, OR.

Notes for JAMES WESLEY SHAFFER:

Buried - Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, OR

sources - 1870 census - Dee Zito - Elgin Family Tree

viii. LORENZO D. SHAFFER, b. Abt. 1865.

ix. EVA NORA SHAFFER, b. Abt. 1868.

8. MARY ANN2 STERLING (WILLIAM JAMES1) was born 18 April 1831 in PA. She married JOSEPH MOORE in Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA.

Notes for MARY ANN STERLING:

Has three children.

Notes for JOSEPH MOORE:

Census - 1870/1880 one says PA the other says NY

 

Children of MARY STERLING and JOSEPH MOORE are:

i. ELIZABETH JANE3 MOORE, b. Abt. 1856.

Notes for ELIZABETH JANE MOORE:

Age 4 in 1860 census listed as Elizabeth J.

Age 12 in 1870 census listed as Jane

ii. JAMES MOORE, b. Abt. 1865; d. 21 February 1942.

Notes for JAMES MOORE:

Buried in Whiting Cemetery aka Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterlling Run, Cameron County, PA died at age 81y

Blind - lived with sister Mary Ann

 

iii. GEORGE MOORE, b. Abt. 1865.

iv. MARY ANN AKA MARION MOORE, b. 19 August 1868; d. 01 August 1941.

9. FRANCIS CHADWICK2 STERLING (WILLIAM JAMES1) was born 06 April 1833, and died 26 July 1912. He married NANCY A. MASON.

Notes for FRANCIS CHADWICK STERLING:

Buried - Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA

 

Children of FRANCIS STERLING and NANCY MASON are:

i. WILLIAM JAMES3 STERLING, b. Abt. 1858.

ii. ELMIRA AKA MYRA STERLING, b. 25 May 1863; d. 1947; m. JOHN WILLIAM CHARTER.

Notes for ELMIRA AKA MYRA STERLING:

Buried - Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA

Suss? part of name gone

Notes for JOHN WILLIAM CHARTER:

Buried - Whiting Cemetery aka Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA

iii. BERTHA E. STERLING, b. 1866; d. 03 February 1923; m. HENRY HAMILTON.

Notes for BERTHA E. STERLING:

Buried - Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA

Died age 56y 11m 8d

iv. BINGHAM L. STERLING, b. 1868; d. 1954; m. OLIVE MARY WYLIE, 14 June 1894, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA.

Notes for BINGHAM L. STERLING:

Buried - Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA

Residence - Kittanning, Armstrong County, PA

Notes for OLIVE MARY WYLIE:

Buried - Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA

Sources - ML and Tombstone

v. JESSIE MINERVA VICTORIA STERLING, b. 24 January 1872; d. 04 January 1952.

Notes for JESSIE MINERVA VICTORIA STERLING:

Buried - Sterling Run Cemetery, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA

10. LOUISA VIOLETTE2 STERLING (WILLIAM JAMES1) was born 20 August 1845 in PA. She married JOHN HENRY HINEY, son of JACOB HINEY and ANNA WILES.

Notes for JOHN HENRY HINEY:

Nickname - Dutch

DC # 102534

Civil War Pensioners Records file # 947264

Born 16 November 1841 Civil War Records

Born 16 November 1836 - Tombstone & DC (filled out by son John)

Dutch would go drinking once a month when he received his pension from the Civil War. He died in a house fire from knocking over a lamp after receiving his pension check on 13 november 1912. Source - Doris Keller d/o Jessie Howlett Stewart

 

 

Children of LOUISA STERLING and JOHN HINEY are:

i. SUSAN MAE3 HINEY, b. 14 March 1868, Sterling Run, Cameron Co., PA; d. 08 March 1927, Cameron, Cameron Co. PA; m. GORDON HARRIS HOWLETT, 02 August 1881.

Notes for SUSAN MAE HINEY:

Died at daughter Jessie's home in Cameron, PA. source - d/o Jessie, Doris Keller

Notes for GORDON HARRIS HOWLETT:

Tanner at Sterling Run, PA (CBR of Central PA lists him in Sterling, Iowa - he was actually in Sterling Run, PA).

Lumberman. Clerk at the Salberg Hotel in Ridgeway, PA

Died at daughter Jessie's home in Sizerville. Source d/o Jessie, Doris Keller.

ii. JOHN BROOKS HINEY, b. Abt. 1869, Sterling Run, Cameron Co. PA; m. ELIZABETH SHAW, 12 September 1899, Currensville, Clearfield Co., PA.

iii. GEORGE HERMAN HINEY, b. Abt. 1872; d. 25 September 1913, Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA; m. BLANCH VON POOLE.

Notes for GEORGE HERMAN HINEY:

Obit - Emporium Independent Paper - 2 October 1913

died Thursday, September 25, 1913 at 6:15 in Sterling Run, Cameron County, PA

Aged - 42 years 8 months

Buried - Pine Street Cemetery

Notes for BLANCH VON POOLE:

Blanche had a daughter Rose who married Robert Bailor. She died in 1980/81. Source -

(Von Pool Family History by Frances Ross) located at Bellefonte Library.

Source - obit for George Hiney -

Source - Jordan letter dated 5 May 1912 - John Jordan, Cameron County, PA

Letter states that Mrs. Lindenmuth Berfield Hiney gave birth.

Source - Cameron County Press 7 March 1913 - Mrs. Hiney and two daughters visited Mrs. Rus Russell

iv. MARY MARIA HINEY, b. Abt. 1873; m. OTTO WILLIAM BENNETT, 19 September 1890, Sterling Run, Cameron Co., PA.

Notes for MARY MARIA HINEY:

Children's obits - states their were 10 children of Mary and Otto Bennett.

 

 


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