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Robert Sterry

Robert Sterry

Male 1711 - 1789  (77 years)

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  • Name Robert Sterry 
    Born 5 Jun 1711  Preston, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Apr 1789  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried North Burial Ground, North Main Street, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28008  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Cyprian Sterry 
    Mother Elizabeth Rose 
    Family ID F14282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rosabella Angell,   b. 1711, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1737/1738, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1732  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nathan Sterry,   b. Abt 1736, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1761  (Age ~ 26 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F14280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Amey Potter 
    Married NOT MARRIED 
    Children 
     1. Robert Sterry,   b. 21 Sep 1739, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1751  (Age > 13 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F14281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Lydia Olney,   b. 7 Nov 1716, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1770, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1742  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sybil or Sybel Sterry,   b. 1744, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1775  (Age > 32 years)
    +2. Samuel Sterry,   b. Abt 1746, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1773, At sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F7207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jun 1711 - Preston, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Nov 1732 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Sep 1742 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Apr 1789 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Burial Ground, North Main Street, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Avery F. Angell, Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Angell, Who Settled in Providence, 1636 (Providence, R.I.: A. Crawford Greene, 1872), p. 21.

      !SOURCE: Descendancy chart from Scott Russell (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 10 Nov 1998. Gives name Robert Sterry.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 13 Apr 2003. Cites Walter Burgess Sterry, The Sterry Family (1973), which gives Robert's birth on 5 Jun 1711 in Preston, New London, Connecticut and the marriage of Lydia Olney to Robert Sterry in Providence, Rhode Island on 7 Sep 1742. Also cites Vital REcord of Rhode island, 1636-1850, 14: 307, which gives Robert's death in Providence on 20 Apr 1789. Sterling's North Burial Ground, Providence, RI: Old Section, 1700-1848, p. 147 gives Robert's burial in the North Burial Ground in Providence.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 13 Apr 2003. Cites The Sterry Family book: "The Providence Vital Records (1: 119) reveal that in 1739 Robert, a widower of almost two years, fathered an illegitimate child by Amey Potter, daughter of William and Martha (Tillinghast) Potter; Amey evidently kept the child when marrying a couple of years later."


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