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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Family Time Line

Edwin Dodge
1801–1877
Jerusha Lay Sterling
1803–1883
Marriage: 1829
Emma Sterling Dodge
1833–1853
William Robert Dodge
1834–1900
Maria Lay Dodge
1837–1906
Edwin Gardiner Dodge
1839–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1829
Hamburg, Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(4)

    Emma Sterling Dodge

    Female1833–1853Female

    William Robert Dodge

    Male1834–1900Male

    Maria Lay Dodge

    Female1837–1906Female

    Edwin Gardiner Dodge

    Male1839–1887Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Robert Ely Sterling

    Male1796–1806Male

    Thomas Sill Sterling

    Male1798–1839Male

    William Erastus Sterling

    Male1801–1861Male

    Female1803–1883Female

    Maria Ely Sterling

    Female1807–1881Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1804

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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