Mary Sterling

Female22 January 1758–

Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Sterling was born on 22 January 1758, in Maine, United States. She married Ezekiel Thompson on 15 September 1813, in Friendship, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters.

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Ezekiel Thompson
Mary Sterling
Marriage: 15 September 1813
Ezekiel Thompson
Betsey Thompson
Archibald Thompson
James Thompson
Mary Jane Thompson
Mary J. Geagan
Edward Thompson
Dana Thompson

Sources (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Starling - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mary Starling
  • Sterling in entry for Ezekiel Thompson, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Unknown in entry for Mary J. Geagan, "New Hampshire Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1813Friendship, Knox, Maine, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 18

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 18

    """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."""""""


    Age 31

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    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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