Patriots

John T. Sterling

Distinction: Civil War Medal of Honor
Additional Notes:

With one companion captured 14 of the enemy in the severest part of the battle.
Rank: Private, Company D, 11th Indiana Infantry.


James E. Sterling

Distinction: Civil War Medal of Honor
Additional Notes:

On board the U.S.S. Brooklyn during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ramming of the Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. Although wounded when heavy enemy return fire raked the decks of his ship, Sterling courageously remained at his post and continued passing shell until struck down a second time and completely disabled.

Rank: Coal Heaver, U.S. Navy.


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List of Pearl Harbor Casualties 
Civilian and Military Deaths on Oahu, Hawaii
Source: United States Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, USS Arizona Memorial
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  Name (Last First)   STERLING, Gordon H. Jr.
  Rank / Branch   2LT / US Army
  Location   WHEELER FIELD


  Name (Last First)   STERLING, Otis Delaney
  Rank / Branch   MATT1c / US Navy
  Location   USS WEST VIRGINIA


 
Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots: Volume 4
 
Name     Location                                             Page Number
STERLING, Abijah Capt Stratfield Old Bur Gr, Bridgeport CT    15
STERLING, Archibald Quebec CAN                                77
STERLING, Hugh Old Goshen Cem, South Conway, Carroll Co NH     77
STERLING, Joseph Meth Cem, South Woodstock VT                  65
STERLING, Robt Big Springs Pr Ch Cem, Maryville, Blount Co TN  76
STERLING, Seth Meth Ch Cem, South Woodstock, Windsor Co VT     75
STERLING, Steven Stratfield Old Bur Gr, Bridgeport CT          15
STERLING, Thad Hillside Cem, Ridgefld Rd, Wilton, Fairfld,CT   70
 
 

 
Massachusetts Soldiers & Sailors in the War of the Revolution
(17 Vols.)
 
 
Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, - Vol. I-XVII (17). Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Co., 1896.

Stirling, Michael. Sailor, ship ``G. Pickering," commanded by Capt. Jonathan Harraden; list of officers and crew, sworn to Nov. 10, 1780; ship reported taken by the British while on a cruise to the West Indies. Volume 15 page 37

Sterling, John. Cooper, sloop ``Providence," commanded by Capt. Hoysteed Hacker; list of officers and men entitled to prize shares in the ``Mellish" and ``Active" [year not given].Volume 14 page 928

Sterling, Joseph. Order on Maj. Dummer Sewall, at Georgetown, payable to Capt. Caleb Turner, dated Bristol, Nov. 18, 1775, signed by said Sterling, Private, and others belonging to Capt. Turner's co., for wages for 1 month; also, Capt. Caleb Turner's co.; enlisted July 13, 1775; service to Dec. 31, 1775, 6 mos. 3 days, in defence of seacoast; roll dated Bristol. Volume 14 page 928

Sterling, Josiah. Private, Capt. Benjamin Plumer's co.; service from July 6, 1779, to Sept. 24, 1779, 2 mos. 18 days, at Penebscot; company detached from Col. William Jones's regt. for service under Col. Samuel McCobb on expedition against Majorbagaduce.Volume 14 page 929

Sterling, Michael. Sailor, ship ``G. Pickering," commanded by Capt. Jonathan Harraden; list of officers and crew, sworn to Nov. 10, 1780; ship reported taken by the British while on a cruise to the West Indies Volume 14 page 929
 
 

 
State of Connecticut Muster Rolls
 
 
(Name, Location, Source Information)STIRLING, James Cornwall, Litchfield County, Vol. 7, Roll #11, Page 189A.James is recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution as a qualifying ancestor. His DAR Patriot ID is #695426
 
 

 
Sterlings who received Pensions
 
 
CONNECTICUT

County: Fairfield Co.
Name: Thaddeus Sterling
Rank: Private
Annual Allowance: 80 00
Sums Received: 240 00
Description of service: Connecticut continental
When placed on the pension roll: August 26, 1833
Commencement of pension: March 4, 1831
Age: 85

PENNSYLVANIA

County: Bucks Co.
Name: Levi Sterling
Rank: Sergeant
Annual Allowance: 96 00
Sums Received: 1458 39
Description of service: New York continental line
When placed on the pension roll: August 4, 1819
Commencement of pension: June 26, 1818
Age: 83
 
 

 
James Sterling of Burlington, NJ
( data submitted by Coral Tyson King )
 
 
born: January 06, 1741/42, Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland
died:  January 06, 1818, Burlington County, NJ
married: Mary Shaw October 20, 1768, Philadelphia, PA

2nd Major, First Regiment, Revolutionary War Source: State of New Jersey Adjutant General's Office, Offical Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War, (1870), p. 369. Source:  Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New Jersey, Vol. VI, p. 124. Source: Lee, Francis Bazley, ed., Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, Vol. 1,  (The Lewis Publishing Co., New York, Chicago, 1907), p. 201.

"James Sterling, of Burlington, New Jersey, who was born in Coleraine, in the north of Ireland, January 6, 1742, and came to America at the age of twelve years. He first lived in Philadelphia for a number of years and then removed to Burlington county, New Jersey, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was actively engaged in the Continental army during the war of the Revolution" --Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, Vol. 1, p. 201.

"James Sterling, 1775-76, was a member of the Provincial Congress and of the Committee of Observation of Burlington. He commanded the company that he fitted out at his own expense. When he died at the age of seventy-seven the obituary says: . .""He embarked his reputation, his fortune and his all in the support of the Independence of the United States." --DAR Vol. 8, p. 177