Daniel Sterling

20 August 1732–21 August 1817 (Age 85)
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Daniel

When Daniel Sterling was born on 20 August 1732, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Sterling, was 36 and his mother, Abigail Patchen, was 37. He married Thamasin Green on 16 July 1765. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 21 August 1817, in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Saint Matthews Parish Cemetery, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Daniel Sterling
Thamasin Green
Marriage: 16 July 1765
Elizabeth Sterling

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  • Marriage
    16 July 1765
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    World Events (6)

    Age 44
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 44
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 49
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Stirling .English: from the Middle English personal name Starling, Sterling (Old English Stærling), itself from the bird-name, whose use as a nickname may also be another source of the surname. Compare Stare 2.German: from Middle High German sterlinc, the name of a coin, hence probably a nickname for someone who paid that amount in rent.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (5)

    • Daniel Sterling, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Daniel Sterling, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
    • Daniel Sterling, "Find A Grave Index"

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