of Greene County, Pennsylvania
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
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 04 November 2008
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