1854 Market Street, House of Mr. La Grassa, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
J. A Sterrett was recorded in one announcement that appeared on May 12, 1854 in the Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Legal Intelligence. Quarter Sessions—Judge Thompson—Convicted—J. A. Sterrett, who was tried on Tuesday last for arson, in setting fire to the dwelling house of Mr. La Grassa, residing in Market street, near Tenth, was yesterday morning found guilty by the jury, who have been out since Tuesday afternoon, but recommended to mercy. Sterrett occupied a room in the house as a daguerreotypist, and had his goods insured in one or more insurances offices.
His counsel moved for a new trial and arrest of Judgement.
J. A. Sterrett is not recorded in other photographic directories.