Yes, I would certainly like to have anything you can share.
There are several Sterling Condrys. I have these 5 in my records. Here they are in order of birth:
STERLING S. CONDRY, b. abt. 1809, son of William Condry the Indian Spy, brother of my 3ggf Dennis Condry. This Sterling m. Elizabeth Poe 1835, is named in the estate records of old William, and listed in the Hamilton Co, TN census 1840 and 1860. So far as we know, he died childless.
STERLING KYLE CONDRY, b. 1845 Claiborne Co, TN, son of William H. Condry (b. 1810) and Alice Louisa Barnett/Barnard/Bruner/Beamer. Her last name appears in records as all of those variants. Her husband William H. Condry is son of James Condry, and James is probably the son of Dennis Condry b. 1775, brother of old William the Indian Spy. This, I think, is your Sterling. He is listed by name as a child in the household of William and Louisa in Claiborne Co in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, in Benton Co, AR 1880, in Cooweescoowee District, I.T,. in the 1890 census of intruders, in Indian Territory 1900, in Rogers Co, OK 1910 and 1920. Enlisted in 12th [Day's] Battalion, TN Cav [CSA] 14 Aug 1862 in Hawkins Co, deserted Aug 1863 (after the defeats at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, he had a lot of company). Both Sterling and his sister Sarah Jane Condry Harrell applied for the Guion Miller roll of Eastern Cherokee. Here is a summary of his sister's testimony:
Following from "Cherokee by Blood", Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry, 1910-1910. Vol. 4.
8683. STERLING K. CONDRY and 2 children, Chelsea, Oklahoma.
Rejected. Neither applicant nor ancestors ever enrolled. Does not establish fact of descent from person who was a party to the treaty of 1835 and 1836 and 1846. See Misc. Test. P.2589,. (See exception case #3753. App 8684-8664 - Sarah J. Harrell:
"My name is Sarah J. Harrell. My age is 60 years. I live in Rogers County. I have lived here a long time. I came fromMissouri about 30 years ago. I don't remember being enrolled by the Dawes Commission. She applied but rejected. I did not get the strip money. Did not make application for it. I was born andraised in East Tennessee but I was married before coming here.I don't remember being enrolled in 1851. I never heard my parents say anything about enrolling me and drawing money for me. I cannot give any reason for not being enrolled in '51, if I was not. I have always been told I had Cherokee blood. It came through my mother Eliza Condry. Her name before marriage Barnard and Barnett and Barner. She was called by all three names. I do not know just where she lived. I do not know whether my mother was enrolled in 1851, or any reason for her not being. I don't know where she got her Indian blood, - that is which parent. John Barnard or Barnett was her father. I think her name was Betsy Griffin before she married Barnard. I have brothers and sisters:
Starlin Condry, James Condrey, John Condrey, Robert Condrey and Perry Condrey. They lived in East Tennessee. John came west andStarlin or Sterling. Sterling Barnard and George Barnard. I had an aunt by the name of Sally Berry. They lived in East Tennessee but are all dead. I don't know whether they were parties to the treaties of 1835-6 and 1846. I don't know whether any of my people are on the Rolls. I don't know that any of my people were regarded as Old Settlers. I have associated with the Indians.My people never joined any other tribe that I know of. I do notknow in what year my parents left Tennessee and came to Missouri"
SIGNED: Sarah J. Harrell, Chelsea, Okla., Sep 4 1908.
STERLING S. CONDRY, b. abt 1861, son of Israel Alonzo Condry and Amanda ??, of Marion Co, TN. Shown in the 1880 census of Calhoun Co, AL with his mother. Israel Alonzo died, probably of wounds suffered at Chickamauga in the 5 TN vols. Israel's CSA records show:Absent on muster roll of Sept-Oct 1863; "wounded in Battle Chickamauga--at residence of Wm Fitzgerald." Muster roll Dec. 1863 shows "absent sick (wounded) at residence of L. Gardenhire since Sept. 20/63."
STERLING WONDER CONDRY, b. Aug 1881 KY, son of Sterling Kyle Condry and Charity Cox. I imagine you have records on him.
STERLING HIGH CONDRY, b. 10 May 1885 Chelsea, I.T., son of John H. Condry and Alice McDaniel. John was brother of Sterling Kyle Condry and of Sarah Jane Condry Harrell. Sterling High Condry and his sister Mary Ada Condry, a graduate of the Female Cherokee Seminary, are in the Dawes Roll, claiming through their maternal line.
Here is the testimony of witnesses in the hearing of Sterling Kyle's application for Cherokee citizenship, which he made on grounds of his descendancy from Alice Louisa Barnard/Barnett/Bruner/Beamer:
CHM52 (Okla Hist Soc microfilm)
[Note: the variant names Bruner and Beamer are both faithful to the manuscript. Variant spellings are common in these records, and these two were written by different scribes.]
Sterling K. Condry
Office Commission on Citizenship
Oct 3rd 1888
Matt Chasten who first being duly sworn states as follows: I am a little over 70 years of age and do not recollect exactly how long since I left the Old Nation, but I think about 40 years ago. I WAS ACQUAINTED WITH JOHN BRUNER HIS CHEROKEE NAME WAS OOWANAH. JOHN BRUNER WAS CONSIDERED A CHEROKEE BY BLOOD. I do not know that he had a daughter Louisa. John Bruner lived on Pigeon Creek. He was married and had one son named Gushner.
John Bruner was not quite a full blood Cherokee. His wife was a Cherokee. Gushner the son of Bruner was living in North Carolina when I left. I never have seen him since I left North Carolina. Gushner had a wife but no children when I saw him last. I do not think that he had any family.
Sworn to before me December 8th 1887
R.T. Hank acting clerk of committee on citizenship
John Ross after being duly sworn makes the following statement. I live in Flint District CN. I am 62 years of age. I was acquainted with John Beamer he lived on Pigeon River in North Carolina. He was a Cherokee. I was acquainted with his daughter Louisa. She married a Cherokee man by the name of Comah. I recognize the applicant present as being the oldest child of Louisa above mentioned-witness said all night with the father of applicant during the war in Tenn.
I have lived in the Nation about six years. I came from Graham Co. North Carolina about 40 miles from where the Cherokee lived. I don't know where John Beamer died at. John Beamer was a full blood. I don't know who his wife was. John Beamer was grandfather of applicant. FATHER OF APPLICANT WAS A HALF BLOOD CHEROKEE. HIS WIFE WAS ABOUT THE SAME. I don't recollect the county that applicant grandfather lived in in Tennessee. I don't know or can't speak the English name of applicant father. I was living in Valley River in the state of North Carolina in 1848. I don't know whether John Beamer was living on Pigeon River in 1848 or not. I don't know whether the father of applicant was living there in 1848 or not. I don't know where the father of applicant was living in 1851 or 1852. I don't think applicant father drew money in 1852. I think he was across the line in Tennessee. I don't know how many children the applicants father had when I stopped over night with him in Tennessee. He had several. The applicant was there at the time. He was about grown at that time. I don't know whether he had a family or not. I never saw the applicant after that until about a year ago. The applicant told me who he was-then I recognized him.
Sept 29th 1887
Attest C.C. Lipe
Clerk Commission on Citizenship