Martha Annette Sterling

June 1852–
New York, United States

The Life of Martha Annette

Martha Annette Sterling was born in June 1852, in New York, United States. She married David Fletcher Lucas in 1885, in New York, United States. She lived in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States in 1900 and Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States for about 5 years.

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David Fletcher Lucas
1847–
Martha Annette Sterling
1852–
Marriage: 1885

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1885
New York, United States

World Events (8)

1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 9

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant spelling of Stirling .2 English: perhaps a variant of Starling .3 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 (3)

  • Martha A Lucas in household of David F Lucas, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Martha A Lucas in household of David Lucas, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha A Lucas in household of David F Lucas, "United States Census, 1910"

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