Jerusha Lay Sterling

25 May 1803–7 March 1883 (Age 79)
New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jerusha Lay

When Jerusha Lay Sterling was born on 25 May 1803, in New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, William Sterling, was 35 and her mother, Jerusha Ely, was 30. She married Edwin Dodge in 1829, in Hamburg, Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Gouverneur, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, New York, United States for about 30 years. She died on 7 March 1883, in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Edwin Dodge
Jerusha Lay Sterling
Marriage: 1829
Emma Sterling Dodge
William Robert Dodge
Maria Lay Dodge
Edwin Gardiner Dodge

Spouse and Children

Hamburg, Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States


    Emma Sterling Dodge


    William Robert Dodge


    Maria Lay Dodge


    Edwin Gardiner Dodge


Parents and Siblings



    Robert Ely Sterling


    Thomas Sill Sterling


    William Erastus Sterling



    Maria Ely Sterling


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1804 · The Twelfth Amendment

Age 1

With not having a very clear statement in the Constitution about Presidents and Vice Presidents, the Twelfth Amendment was Born. Before the Electoral College could cast two votes for those that they saw fit for President. This was changed to just one electoral vote for President and one electoral vote for Vice President. With the amount of people even allowed to vote, there was no way for there to be a tie during the elections.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 22

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Jerusha L Dodge in household of Edwin Dodge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jerusha L Dodge in household of E G Dodge, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jerusha L Dodge in household of Edwin Dodge, "United States Census, 1860"

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