Sterling, John, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Ireland in 1810, and emigrated to this country in early life. At the age of seventeen he united with the Church, and in 1844 was licensed to preach. He was received into the North Ohio Conference in 1847, and traveled six or seven years, when, because of ill health, he located. He was afterwards admitted into the Central Ohio Conference, where he labored several years. His death occurred April 2, 1863. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1863, p. 168.