Seth Sterling

18 March 1763–27 April 1846 (Age 83)
Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Seth

When Seth Sterling was born on 18 March 1763, his father, Joseph Sterling, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Ransom, was 20. He married Polly Brewster on 27 December 1785, in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1836. He died on 27 April 1846, in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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Seth Sterling
Polly Brewster
Marriage: 27 December 1785
David Sterlin
Lucy Sterling

Spouse and Children


    Polly Brewster


27 December 1785
Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States


    David Sterlin


    Lucy Sterling


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World Events (8)


Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 23

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Sith Sterling, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Seth Sterling, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Seth Sterling, "United States Census, 1800"

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