The Sterling Chavers You are researching is the same. Sterling married my great-great grandmother, Amanda F. Bridgman [Her third marriage]on 18 January 1908 in Mounds City, Pulaski Co. IL. I have copies of Sterling's pension papers, He was in Co.C,10th Reg. Indiana Vol. Cav. from 1863-1865. Sterling was married before he married Amanda. His first wife [unknown] and Sterling had three children; Henry Chavers b. May 17,1853, Joseph Chavers b. March 3,1856, and Jennie Chavers b. March 8,1860. Sterling died Feb. 25,1914 in Pulaski Co. IL. I descend from Amanda's first marriage to unknown Sams. This is about all I have on Sterling Chavers. I would like to hear what you have.