11.01 Starling, Sterling or Stirling ???

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The index to the 1800 Census for Litchfield County, Connecticut gives James and his sons names as STERLING. A persusal of the actual documents shows this is not true. A little transparent red arrow points at the 'i's

1800 US Census images

Isaac Stirling 20 Jun 1773 son of James and Hannah


Elisha Stirling in Salisbury Township probably g-grdson of Wm of Haverhill

Thomas Stirling 6 Dec 1767 son of James and Hannah

Thomas Stirling duplicate enumeration in Goshen



Ephraim Stirling in New Milford Township g-grdson of Wm of Haverhill

James Stirling of Cornwall ( husband of Hannah May

Note that even the great-grandsons of William of Haverhill, Ephraim of New Milford, CT and Elisha of Salisbury have their name spelled STIRLING.

Editors Note: This is a reprint from a CSO 2003 Library article. With the latest DNA evidence tying the St*rlings of Accomac, Cornwall and Lyme together I thought it might be instructive to revisit the data.