Starks, Maine, USA

David SterryAge: 89 years17541843

Name
David Sterry
Given names
David
Surname
Sterry
Birth 1754 34 33
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
Christening August 25, 1754
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
Death of a fatherSamuel Sterry
1755 (Age 12 months)
MarriageFemale View this family
about 1770 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Sterry
about 1780 (Age 26 years)

MarriageCatharine GrayView this family
May 1, 1782 (Age 28 years)
Text:
1782 May 1 David Sterry of New Castle & Kathrine Gray of Pownalboro intend marriage April 1782 a certificate given May 1 1782, David Silvester Town Clerk [Note: David Sterry is also listed as one of freeholders and inhabitants of Pownalborough at a town meeting there in Apr 1787]
Quality of data: primary evidence
Shared note: 1790 Census
Death of a wifeFemale
before 1783 (Age 29 years)
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
Birth of a son
#2
Samuel Sterry
September 25, 1783 (Age 29 years)
Text:
Starks Mainbe Births 1783 Sep 25 Samuell Sterry s. David & Cathran Sterry (Grouped in register under family of David Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also 'The Sterry Family' by Walter Smith.
Birth of a son
#3
Edward Larkin Sterry
March 6, 1786 (Age 32 years)
Text:
Starks Maine Births 1786 Mar 6 Edward Larkin Sterry s. David & Catheran Sterry born (Grouped in register under family of David Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also 'The Sterry Family' by Walter Smith.
Birth of a daughter
#4
Sally Sterry
February 5, 1788 (Age 34 years)
Text:
A Sally 'the second' was born in 1788 at Starks, Maine.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also 'The Sterry Family' by Walter Smith.
Text:
Starks Maine Births 1788 Feb 5 Sally Sterry the second born (Grouped in register under family of David Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Also 'The Sterry Family' by Walter Smith.
Death of a daughterSally Sterry
November 2, 1789 (Age 35 years)
Text:
Starks Maine Deaths 1789 Nov 2 Sally Sterry died
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a motherMary Kilborne
October 20, 1800 (Age 46 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1800 Oct 20 The widow Mary Sterry died (Grouped in register under family of David Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a childSamuel SterryHannah Atkins HardingView this family
March 13, 1808 (Age 54 years)
Text:
1808 Mar 13 Samuel Sterry, of Starks & Hannah Harding, of New Sharon [Town Clerk records also record their 'intention to marry' dated 18 Feb 1808.]
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note:
Shared note: 1810 Census
Birth of a grandson
#1
John Larkin Sterry
June 29, 1808 (Age 54 years)
Text:
Starks Maine Births 1808 Jun 29 John Larkin s. Samuel & Hannah Sterry born (Grouped in register under family of Samuell Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a childEdward Larkin SterryPhebe HardingView this family
March 23, 1809 (Age 55 years)
Text:
Industry, Maine 1809 Mar 23 Edward L Sterrey of Starks with Phebe Harding of New Sharon New Sharon, Maine 1809 Mar 24 Edward L Sterry, of Starks & Miss Phebe Harding, of New Sharon
Quality of data: primary evidence
Shared note: 1810 Census
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Mercy Sterry
June 9, 1809 (Age 55 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1809 Jun 9 Mercy Sterry d. Edward L Sterry & Phebe born (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Sophia Ann Sterry
February 20, 1811 (Age 57 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1811 Feb 20 Sophia An Sterry d. Edward L Sterry & Phebe (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Julian Sterry
November 9, 1813 (Age 59 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1813 Nov 9 Julian Sterry d. Edward L Sterry & Phebe born (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#5
Ephraim H. Sterry
December 13, 1814 (Age 60 years)
Text:
Starks Maine Births 1814 Dec 13 Ephraim Sterry s. Samuell & Hannah Sterry born
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#6
David Sterry
March 27, 1816 (Age 62 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1816 Mar 27 David s. Edward L Sterry & Phebe (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry. Note this appears to be an error in the Town Clerk records. He was in fact the son of Samuel and Hannah Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Eliza Sterry
about 1817 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a grandson
#8
David Sterry
June 24, 1818 (Age 64 years)
Text:
Starks Maine Births 1818 Jun 24 David Sterry s. Samuell & Hannah Sterry born (Grouped in register under family of Samuell Sterry. Note this appears to be an error in the Town Clerk records. He was in fact the son of Edward L Sterry & Phebe)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#9
Edward Larkin Sterry
March 17, 1819 (Age 65 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1819 Mar 17 Edward L Jr Sterry s. Edward L Sterry & Phebe (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#10
Nahum Baldwin Sterry
September 28, 1820 (Age 66 years)
Text:
Starks Maine Births 1820 Sep 28 Naham Baldwin Sterry s. Samuel Sterry & Hannah born (Grouped in register under family of Samuell Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Elizabeth Sterry
August 13, 1821 (Age 67 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1821 Aug 13 Elizabeth Sterry d. Edward L Sterry & Phebe born (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#12
Samuel Sterry
October 3, 1823 (Age 69 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1823 Oct 3 Samuel s. Samuel & Hannah Sterry born (Grouped in register under family of Samuell Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Sarah Ann Sterry
December 12, 1823 (Age 69 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1823 Dec 12 Sarah Ann Sterry d. Edward L Sterry & Phebe born (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#14
James V. Sterry
August 5, 1826 (Age 72 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1826 Aug 5 James V Sterry s. Edward L Sterry & Phebe (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#15
Christopher Williamson Sterry
August 12, 1826 (Age 72 years)
Text:
Starks Maine Births 1826 Aug 12 Christopher Williamson Sterry s. Samuel Sterry & Hannah born (Grouped in register under family of Samuell Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a grandsonJames V. Sterry
December 25, 1826 (Age 72 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1826 Dec 25 James V Sterry s. Edward L & Phebe Sterry departed life (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a sonSamuel Sterry
July 25, 1827 (Age 73 years)
Text:
Starks Maine Deaths 1827 Jul 25 Samuel Sterry died (Grouped in register under family of Samuell Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Katherine F. Sterry
March 30, 1828 (Age 74 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1828 Mar 30 Katherine F Sterry d. Edward L Sterry & Phebe born (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#17
Charles McCoy Sterry
about 1830 (Age 76 years)
Death of a wifeCatharine Gray
October 12, 1833 (Age 79 years)
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
Text:
Aged 84 at death. Aged 70 in July 1820 pension record.
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildFelkerMercy SterryView this family
before 1835 (Age 81 years)
Death of a granddaughterMercy Sterry
January 8, 1835 (Age 81 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1835 Jan 8 Mercy Felker died (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildDavid SterryHannah Brown FredericView this family
1836 (Age 82 years)
Text:
Starks (Somerset County) Marriages 1829-1891 (Town Clerk Records) 1836 [not stated] David Sterry, Starks & Hannah Frederick, Starks
Quality of data: primary evidence
Shared note: 1840 Census
Marriage of a grandchildMark FelkerJulian SterryView this family
July 17, 1836 (Age 82 years)
Text:
Anson (Somerset County) Marriages The following entries are from Vital Records North America (LDS) 1836 Jul 17 Mark Felker & Julia Sterry (Extracted from Town and vital records, 1798-1880, Anson, Maine. Town Clerk. Also personal submission.)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a granddaughterEliza Sterry
May 30, 1837 (Age 83 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1837 May 30 Eliza Sterry (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a grandsonCharles McCoy Sterry
October 31, 1838 (Age 84 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1838 Oct 31 Charles McCoy Sterry died (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a granddaughterSarah Ann Sterry
May 8, 1840 (Age 86 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1840 May 8 Sarah A Sterry died (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildEdward Larkin SterryHannah FishView this family
April 22, 1841 (Age 87 years)
Text:
Starks Maine 1841 Apr 22 Edward L Sterry Jr & Miss Hannah Fish both of Starks
Quality of data: primary evidence
Shared note: 1850 census
Death of a grandsonDavid Sterry
April 4, 1843 (on the date of death)
Text:
Starks (Somerset County) Deaths 1780-1891 (Town Clerk Records) 1843 Apr 4 David Sterry (Grouped in register under family of Edward L Sterry)
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death April 4, 1843 (Age 89 years)
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 27, 1753Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
13 months
himself
Family with Female - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1770Massachusetts, USA
11 years
daughter
Family with Catharine Gray - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: May 1, 1782Wiscasset, Maine, USA
17 months
son
2 years
son
23 months
daughter
Sally Sterry
Birth: February 5, 1788 34 38Pownalborough, Wiscasset, Maine, USA
Death: November 2, 1789Starks, Maine, USA

BirthThe Sterry Family of America 1670-1970
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
ChristeningThe Sterry Family of America 1670-1970
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
MarriageVital Records LDS USA
Text:
1782 May 1 David Sterry of New Castle & Kathrine Gray of Pownalboro intend marriage April 1782 a certificate given May 1 1782, David Silvester Town Clerk [Note: David Sterry is also listed as one of freeholders and inhabitants of Pownalborough at a town meeting there in Apr 1787]
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathThe Sterry Family of America 1670-1970
Publication: Private edition, Israel, 1973
Marriage
1790 Census Maine David Sterrey, 2 free white males 16 years and upwards, 2 white males under 16, 2 free white females (Source: 1790 Census of Maine, Maine Genealogical Society[1995]) 1800 Census Maine (Kennebec County) (M32_7/1278) David Sterry (1 free white male 10-15, one free white male 16-25, one free white male 26-44, one free white female 26-44, one free white female 45 and over) 1810 Census Starks (Somerset County) (M252_12/542) David Sterry (one free white male 45 and over, one free white female 10-15, one free white female 45 and over) 1830 Census Massachusetts Boston 12th Ward (Suffolk County) (M19_65/442) David Sterry (one free white male 70-79, one free white female 80-89) (Source: Ancestry.com)
Shared note
David grew up at Rowley, Massachusetts and upon the outbreak of the Revolutionary War he enlisted in May 1775 in the Continental Army. He was discharged in Jan 1777 at Trenton, New Jersey. He received a pension in later years. On a proud note he testified in 1818, " I was at the taking of the Hessians at Trenton" -- Washington's brilliant night-time cross- river operation of December 26, 1776. David settled about 1782 in Pownalborough, Lincoln County, Maine, and moved in 1791 to Starks, Somerset County, Maine. In Starks he took 85 acres of 'wildlands' on Lemon Stream and established a farm, living in two successive log houses which he built. The present house on the farm was built by his son Edward in 1821; it was sold in the 1930's by David's great-great-grandson Frank D. Sterry. David's second son Samuel lived in a second house located on the same farm. About 1815 David moved to Hallawell, Maine and remained there until about 1824, when he moved to Boston, Massachusetts. He is listed in the city directories in the early 1830s as a shoemaker, being already about 75 yrs old by this time. Upon his wife's death at Boston in Oct 1833 David moved back to Starks, Maine, and there by Jan 1834 when he requested his War pension be sent to Maine location. He died nine years later in Starks aged 88, and was buried in the village cemetery with no marker. The cemetery later was moved and the grave lost track of.