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ABRAHAM STERLING, farmer and stock-grower, P. O. Greensboro, Penn., was born in Fayette County, Penn., March 12, 1837.  His parents, Andrew and Julia Ann (Mosier) Sterling, were also natives of Fayette County, and of German ancestry.  His father spent his life as a farmer and stock-grower in Fayette County, and reared a family of six children.  Abraham is the second in the family.  He chose farming as his occupation and has engaged therein all his life, with the exception of the time spent in building roads and bridges.  Mr. Sterling is a natural mechanic.  He has taken several contracts for building roads and bridges, and has always completed his work satisfactorily.  Mr. Sterling was united in marriage in Greene County with Miss Jemima, daughter of Asa Miller, and they had one son—Asa.  Mrs. Sterling died in 1869.  In politics Mr. Sterling is a Democrat.  He and his brothers own a fine farm of 280 acres situated in Dunkard Township.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 04 November 2008
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