Jane Isabel Sterrett

Jane Isabel Sterrett (maiden name: Patterson) was born in Pennsylvania on May 24, 1826, to William Hart Patterson and Mary Ann Wilson. Her father was a merchant who owned at least $35,000 in property. Her brother, John James Patterson, fought in the Union army before moving to South Carolina and becoming a Republican senator.  

Jane married James Patterson Sterrett in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, on May 29, 1850. They had four children together: Laura M., born around 1852; William Patterson, born on July 14, 1853; Annie B., born on November 25, 1855; and Emma, born on August 4, 1858. Jane died of unknown causes on September 27, 1860, in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.

Name:Sterrett, Jane Isabel
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  • Patterson, Jane Isabel (maiden name)
  • UVA (Union)
  • Spouse
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Birth date:1826-05-24
Birth date certainty:Certain
Birth place:Pennsylvania
Death date:1860-09-27
Death place:Mifflintown, PA
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Person 1Relation TypePerson 2
Sterrett, Jane Isabelparent ofSterrett, Laura M.
Sterrett, Jane Isabelparent ofSterrett, William Patterson
Sterrett, Jane Isabelparent ofSterrett, Annie B.
Sterrett, Jane Isabelparent ofSterrett, Emma
Sterrett, Jane Isabelwife ofSterrett, James Patterson

1850 United States Federal Census, available from Ancestry.com; Jane Isabel Patterson Sterrett Tombstone, available from Findagrave.com; History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: A. Warner & Co., 1889); The Centennial Celebration of the Chartering of Jefferson College in 1802 (Philadelphia, PA: George H. Buchanan and Company, 1903).