(Cir 1800-Cir 1855)
The 1850 Federal Census for the Western District 8, Botetourt Co., Virginia, page 74A, dated August 3, 1850 records Saml Sterne (50 - VA) with his wife Polly Sterne (48 - VA) and children Susan C. Sterne (24) and Benjamin F. Sterne (15). Samuel is a Toll Gatherer. Next door is Anson C. Clemmens whose daughter, Lucy Ellen Clements, will marry John William Dodd Jr. ... John William Dodd Sr. will marry Susan C. Sterne.
Samuel married Mary. (Mary was born circa 1804 in Virginia and died after 1860 in Botetourt Co., VA.)