About Robert Sterrett
Robert Sterrett, son of John and Mary Sterrett, was born near Bellevue, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. After his marriage he purchased sixty acres of land from the Frew estate, and this became known as the Sterrett estate The John Frew House, also or formerly known as the Rachel and Robert Sterrett House, is a historic house in the Westwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The original stone section of the house and the adjacent stone springhouse are c. 1790. The Greek Revival addition to the house is c.1840. A garage was added to the springhouse c.1950.. A stone house was already on this property, and to this he made a brick addition which is standing at the present time (1914). He was engaged successfully in farming, and died there May 10, 1883. He was a Republican, and he and his wife were members of the Episcopal Church. He married, in Allegheny county, Pennsylvani,. Rachel, daughter of David and Martha (Kearns) Frew, and they had children: Marv Jane, married John W. Bassett, and died in Greensburg. Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania; Sarah Ann, married William Carter, and died in Allegheny county.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001] The house also has a landmark plaque from the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, and it was added to the List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks in 1984.