Starks, Maine, USA

Samuel SterryAge: 35 years17201755

Name
Samuel Sterry
Given names
Samuel
Surname
Sterry
Birth about 1720

Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
MarriageMary KilborneView this family
November 27, 1753 (Age 33 years)
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
Publication: Ancestry.com: : LDS Film 0777636 Ipswich (Essex County) Marriages 1753 Nov 27 Samuell Sterry & Mary Killbourn
Birth of a son
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David Sterry
1754 (Age 34 years)
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
Christening of a sonDavid Sterry
August 25, 1754 (Age 34 years)
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
Publication: Source Information Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
Text:
Rowley Baptism 1754 Aug 25 David Sterey son of Samuel
Death 1755 (Age 35 years)
Family with Mary Kilborne - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 27, 1753Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
13 months
son

BirthThe Sterry Family of America 1670-1970
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
MarriageThe Sterry Family of America 1670-1970
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
MarriageMassachusetts Marriages 1633-1850
Publication: Ancestry.com: : LDS Film 0777636 Ipswich (Essex County) Marriages 1753 Nov 27 Samuell Sterry & Mary Killbourn
Shared note
Possibly the same Samuel Sterry on the Stonington, Connecticut Sterry line. That Samuel was born in 1725 at Preston, Connecticut, married Elizabeth Fanning at Groton, Connecticut in 1744 and had two children by her in 1744 and 1748. About 1744/45, he abandoned his wife and family and disappeared. Elizabeth filed for divorce in 1759. Starks, Maine, the area most noted in this lineage is due west of Bangor and northwest of Waterville, Maine. Other local towns are Anson and Madison. The Maine clan information was assembled largely through correspondence between Walter Smith and family members. Samuel Sterry, the founder, was born about 1720 and was not apparently a member of the Sterry family of Connecticut and Rhode Island, and therefore probably born in England. He died in 1755, probably between July and Oct., in the Battle of Minas, Nova Scotia. [Walter Smith] He married on Nov. 27, 1753 Mary Kilborne, daughter of George and Phebe (Palmer) Kilborne (or Kilbourn) According to tradition passed down -apparently orally- among Samuel's descendants, he "was in the French and Indian War, and there was a very fierce battle, and the enemy was too much for them, so that they had to retreat for seven miles on the run and had to load guns and fire on the run. He heated his blood and took fever and died quite young." The published genealogy of early families of Rowley states that Samuel " died in the army at Menis in 1755". In the summer of 1733 about 2,000 troops raised in Massachusetts supported by a total of fourteen vessels from Philadephia, Boston, Maryland, and Virgina, conquered the French and drove out the Acadian population in the Minas Basin region of Nova Scotia. Samuel's wife Mary was the granddaughter of Joseph Kilborne and his wife Mary Trumbull of Rowley, Massachusetts and Samuel Palmer and his wife Mary Pearson, also of Rowley.