Tennessee, USA

William Edward SterryAge: 41 years18721914

Name
William Edward Sterry
Given names
William Edward
Surname
Sterry
Birth July 24, 1872 20 23
Birth of a sisterMartha Elizabeth Sterry
January 8, 1874 (Age 17 months)
Birth of a sisterSarah Virginia Sterry
January 10, 1877 (Age 4 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Publication: Ancestry.com
Birth of a sisterViola Sterry
March 12, 1882 (Age 9 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha Ann Hudgins
December 4, 1882 (Age 10 years)
Source: Family Bible
Birth of a brotherRobert Samuel Sterry
March 12, 1884 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Sterry
May 18, 1887 (Age 14 years)
Source: Anne Henges
Death of a motherLucy Ann Teasley
before 1888 (Age 15 years)

Marriage of a parentWilliam Williston SterryNancy Tennessee BinkleyView this family
December 2, 1888 (Age 16 years)
Publication: Ancestry.com
Text:
Tennessee Cheatham Co 1888 Dec 2 W W Sterry & N T Binkley
Shared note: 1900 US Census
Birth of a half-sisterRosie Sterry
September 12, 1890 (Age 18 years)
Source: Family Bible
Note: Also Monumental Inscription
Birth of a half-brotherCharles Thomas Sterry
April 2, 1891 (Age 18 years)
Source: Family Bible
Marriage of a siblingJohn Bell TurrentineMartha Elizabeth SterryView this family
June 19, 1893 (Age 20 years)
Publication: Ancestry.com
Text:
J B Turentine Lizzie Sterry 19 Jun 1893 - Cheatham
Shared note: 1910 census
Birth of a half-brotherHenry Jackson Sterry
December 9, 1893 (Age 21 years)
Source: Family Bible
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Williston Sterry
1894 (Age 21 years)
Source: Probate
Note: According to Walter Smith in his update dated 7 Sep 1991 and titled All We Know About William Williston Sterry his estate was settled on 5 Sep 1896 at Cheatham County, T A Woodson, administrator. William was a resident of Sycamore in Tennessee and he died intestate.
Birth of a half-brotherJames Arthur Sterry
August 18, 1895 (Age 23 years)
Source: Family Bible
MarriageMary Margaret PooleView this family
March 7, 1897 (Age 24 years)
Publication: Ancestry.com
Text:
Name: Mary Poole Spouse: W E Sterry Marriage: 7 Mar 1897 - Cheatham
Shared note: 1900 US Census
Birth of a daughter
#1
Lucy Sterry
March 3, 1898 (Age 25 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Note: Born the on the Ed Bracey place just across Old Clarksville Pike from Oakwood Church in Cheatham County, Tennessee [Tracy Robb]
Birth of a half-brotherPercy Walter Sterry
June 15, 1899 (Age 26 years)
Source: Family Bible
Birth of a son
#2
Jessie Sterry
March 1900 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a half-sisterWilliemine M Sterry
April 4, 1902 (Age 29 years)
Source: Family Bible
Birth of a son
#3
Eugene Sterry
May 25, 1902 (Age 29 years)
Note: Note Tracy Robb has born 20 May 1902.
Death of a fatherWilliam Williston Sterry
December 19, 1902 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Aileen Sterry
July 12, 1905 (Age 32 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Marriage of a siblingRobert Samuel SterryEdie KrantzView this family
December 5, 1905 (Age 33 years)
Text:
Groom's Name: Robert Sterry Bride's Name: Eddie Cranse Marriage Date: 17 Dec 1905 Marriage Place: Davidson, Tennessee
Shared note: 1910 Census
Birth of a daughter
#5
Vallie May Sterry
May 13, 1907 (Age 34 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Marriage of a siblingThomas J GrayMary SterryView this family
September 25, 1907 (Age 35 years)
Text:
J.T Gray Spouse: Mary Sterry 25 Sep 1907 —Davidson, Co., Tennessee
Shared note: 1910 census
Death of a sonJessie Sterry
before 1910 (Age 37 years)

Birth of a son
#6
William Raymond Sterry
May 8, 1910 (Age 37 years)
Source: Tracy Robb
Occupation
Farm Laborer, Farmer
yes

Death May 28, 1914 (Age 41 years)
Text:
Ivy Point Cemetery Davidson County Tennessee, USA Birth: Jul. 24, 1872 Death: May 28, 1914
Birth of a daughter
#7
Launa Sterry
November 14, 1914 (5 months after death)
Source: Tracy Robb
Note: Note census states name is Lee W Sterry
Publication: Ancestry.com
Text:
Note birth date in death index is given as 4 Oct 1913.
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 19, 1871Cheatham, Tennessee, USA
8 months
himself
18 months
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Nancy Tennessee Binkley - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: December 2, 1888Cheatham, Tennessee, USA
21 months
half-sister
7 months
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
20 months
half-brother
James Arthur Sterry
Birth: August 18, 1895 43 32Tennessee, USA
Death: October 5, 1973Joelton, Tennessee, USA
4 years
half-brother
3 years
half-sister
Family with Mary Margaret Poole - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: March 7, 1897Cheatham, Tennessee, USA
1 year
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
son
Eugene Sterry [1902-1967]Eugene Sterry
Birth: May 25, 1902 29 28Joelton, Tennessee, USA
Death: February 16, 1967Joelton, Tennessee, USA
3 years
daughter
22 months
daughter
3 years
son
5 years
daughter

BirthMonumental Inscription
MarriageTennessee State Marriage Index 1780-2002
Publication: Ancestry.com
Text:
Name: Mary Poole Spouse: W E Sterry Marriage: 7 Mar 1897 - Cheatham
Occupation1900 US Census
DeathMonumental Inscription
Text:
Ivy Point Cemetery Davidson County Tennessee, USA Birth: Jul. 24, 1872 Death: May 28, 1914
BurialMonumental Inscription
Marriage
1900 US Census Tennessee (Davidson County) Civil District 24 (139/7A) Edward Sterry, 27, Head, Married 3 yrs, born Jul 1872 Tennessee, Father born Tennessee, Mother born Tennessee, Farm Laborer Mary Sterry, 26, Wife, Married 3 yrs, born May 1874 Tennessee, Father born Tennessee, Mother born Tennessee, 2 children 2 living Lucy Sterry, 2, Daughter, born Mar 1998 Tennessee, Father born Tennessee, Mother born Tennessee Jessie Sterry, 3mths, Son, born Mar 1900 Tennessee, Father born Tennessee, Mother born Tennessee 1910 US Census Civil District 14, Davidson County(1497/1B) W E Sterry, Head, 37, born Tennessee, Father born New York, Mother born Tennessee, married 10 yrs, Farmer Mary Sterry, Wife, 36, born Tennessee, Father born New York, Mother born Tennessee, married 10 yrs, 5 children 4 living Lucy Sterry, Daur, 12, born Tennessee, Father born New York, Mother born Tennessee Eugene Sterry, Son, 7, born Tennessee, Father born New York, Mother born Tennessee Ailine Sterry, Daur, 4, born Tennessee, Father born New York, Mother born Tennessee Vallie Sterry, Daur, 2, born Tennessee, Father born New York, Mother born Tennessee 1920 census Robertson County Mary Sterry, Head, 46, born Tennessee, Mother born: Tennessee, Father born: Tennessee (reF:D12-360) Eugene Sterry, Son, 17, born Tennessee, Mother born: Tennessee, Father born: Tennessee (reF:D12-361) Alline Sterry, Daur, 14, born Tennessee, Mother born: Tennessee, Father born: Tennessee (reF:D12-361) Vallie M Sterry, Daur, 12, born Tennessee, Mother born: Tennessee, Father born: Tennessee (reF:D12-361) Ray Sterry, Son, 9, born Tennessee, Mother born: Tennessee, Father born: Tennessee (reF:D12-361) Lee W Sterry, Daur, 6, born Tennessee, Mother born: Tennessee, Father born: Tennessee (reF:D12-361) (Source: Ancestry.com: Tennesse Census 1920) 1930 census District 12, Robertson, Tennessee Mary Sterry, Head, 54, Widow, aged 23 at first marriage, born Tennessee, Father born New York, Mother born Tennessee Eugene Sterry, Son, Single, 26, born Tennessee, Father born New York, Mother born Tennessee, Farmer Ray Sterry, 19, Single, Son, born Tennessee, Father born New York, Mother born Tennessee, Farm helper In1900 the family moved onto land owned by William’s father. They next moved to the Hugh Earhardt place where they lived during 1901 and 1902. William purchased the Earhardt farm probably using a legacy from his father. But he lost it and was never to possess land of his own again. This event seemed to mark the beginning of a pattern of tenant farming and moving which would continue throughout their lives. Edward next moved to the Barry Binkley farm where they were living in 1903-04. In 1905 and 1906 they were tenants on the John Harper place where Aileen was born. The family moved next to the land owned by Gil Reasoner where Vallie Mae was born. The next two years were spent on the Charlie Eggstine place in Joelton. In 1910 and 1911 they moved to the Theodore Lavandick farm and William Ray was born there. When Launa was born in 1912 they were living on the George Bracey place. In 1913 they moved to the Belle Newland Place and then to the John Harper land in 1914 where Edward Sterry died. He has no gravestone other than a small concrete base made by his son, Raymond, with “Sterry” scratched in it. Edward’s widow, Mary, managed to support the family now ranging in age from one and a half to Sixteen and they eked out a living as share croppers. In 1915 they lived on the Jim Greer place on the ridge near Ivy Point Church. From here they moved to the Charles Wingo place in Perigen Hollow where Lucy and Tracy Robb married in 1916. No information is available as to where the family lived after Vallie Mae was married in 1926 until about 1935 when Gene, Ray and their mother lived at the Woodard place on Greer road about one mile from Ridgetop. After the death of Tracy Robb in 1937, Lucy and her two children lived with Mary and her two sons at the Woodard place from just before Christmas until early spring 1938. In 1938 Mary and her two sons lived in the Smiley Hollow at the Morgan place. They then lived one summer at the old Adams place east of Ridgetop and then moved to the E E Robb farm and lived in the house that was called the “Old Place”. [Tracy Robb]
Shared note
Died of lead poisoning from insecticides used in tobacco fields. [Source: Carolyn Magruder]