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Stearns Surname


1st Generation:

Isaac Stearns was born circa 1600 in England. He died on June 19, 1671 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1.

While living in England, Isaac and his family lived at Stoke Nayland in Suffolk. On April 8, 1630, Isaac and his family left England aboard the ship "Arabella" in the Winthrop fleet and arrived in Salem, Massachusetts on June 12, 1630. Isaac and his family settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, where he remained until his death.
He married Mary Barker on May 28, 1622 in Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, England. She was born circa 1604 in England and died on April 2, 1677 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1.

They had the following children:

1John Stearns
2Mary Stearns was baptized on January 6, 1626/7 in Nayland, Suffolk, England 1. She died on January 8 or 9, 1662/3 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 11.
She married Isaac Learned on July 9, 1646 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,10. (He was born on February 25, 1623/4 in England 1 and died on November 27 1 or 29 11, 1657 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.)
They had the following children:
Mary Learned (1647-???)
md. Moses Barron
Hannah Learned (1649-???)
md. Joseph Farwell
William Learned (1650-1684)
Sarah Learned (1653-???)
md. Jonathan Barrett
Isaac Learned (1655-1737)
Benoni Learned (1657-1738)
She married second John Burge on June 9, 1662 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 11.
They had no children.
3Hannah Stearns was baptized on October 5, 1628 in Nayland, Suffolk, England 1. She was buried on June 17, 1656 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1.
She married Henry Freeman on December 25, 1650 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1.
They had no children.
4Isaac Stearns on January 6, 1632/3 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1. He died on August 29, 1676 in Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1.
He married Sarah Beers on June 24, 1660 1.
They had the following children:
Sarah Stearns (1662-???)
md. John Wheeler
Mary Stearns (1663-1733)
md. John Cutler
Isaac Stearns (1665-1741)
md. Elizabeth Stone
Samuel Stearns (1668-1721)
md. Phoebe
Abigail Stearns (1670-1709)
md. Samuel Hartwell
John Stearns (1675-1734)
md. Mercy Davis
5Sarah Stearns was born on September 22, 1635 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1. She died on October 4, 1700 in Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1.
She married Samuel Stone on June 7, 1655 1. (He died on September 27, 1715 1.)
They had the following children:
Samuel Stone (1656-1743)
Isaac Stone (1659-1690)
Sarah Stone (1661-???)
md. 1st. Edward Converse
md. 2nd. ??? Hill
John Stone (1663-1713)
Lydia Stone (1665-???)
md. Francis Bowman
Mary Stone (1668-1669)
6Samuel Stearns was born on April 24, 1638 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1. He died on August 3, 1683 1.
He married Hannah Manning on February 1, 1662/3 1. (She was born on June 21, 1642 1 and died on February 26, 1723/4 1.)
They had the following children:
Samuel Stearns (1664-1671)
Hannah Stearns (1666-???)
md. 1st. Thomas Biscoe
md. 2nd. Samuel Gookim
Nathaniel Stearns (1668-1716)
Sarah Stearns (1671-???)
md. Joseph Winship
Samuel Stearns (1673-???)
Isaac Stearns (1674-1737)
John Stearns (1677-1729)
Mary Stearns (1679-???)
md. Samuel Jennison
Abigail Stearns (1680-1710)
md. Benoni Garfield
Joseph Stearns (1682-1684)
7Elizabeth Stearns was born in 1640 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1. She died on June 24, 1671 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.
She married Samuel Manning on April 13, 1664 1. (He was born on July 21, 1644 1.)
They had two children:
Samuel Manning (c. 1665-???)
md. Deborah Spalding
John Manning (1666-1719)
md. Sarah Spalding
8Abigail Stearns was born circa 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died on October 16, 1690 1.
She married John Morse on April 27, 1666 1.(He was born on February 28, 1639 1.)
They had the following children:
John Morse (1667-bef. 1670)
James Morse (1668-1718)
John Morse (1670-???)
md. 1st. Elizabeth Goodwin
md. 2nd. Hepzibah Stone
Joseph Morse (1671-1709)
md. Elizabeth Sawtel
Abigail Morse (1673-1674)
Abigail Morse (1677-???)
md. John Parkhurst
Isaac Morse (1679-1694)
Samuel Morse (1682-bef. 1702)
Nathaniel Morse (1688-???)
md. 1st. Grace Dyer
md. 2nd. Phoebe Cook

2nd Generation:

John Stearns was born circa 1623 in Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England. He died on March 5, 1668/9 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.

Father: Isaac Stearns
Mother: Mary Barker

He married first Sarah Mixer in 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1. She was born circa 1634 in Massachusetts. She died on June 10 5 14 1 or 18 5, 1656 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

They had two children:

1John Stearns
2Isaac Stearns was born and died circa 1656 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
He married second Mary Lathrop on December 20, 1656 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts 1. (She was born on October 4, 1640 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts 1 and died after 1735.)

They had the following children:

3Isaac Stearns was born on April 17, 1658 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died on October 9, 1659 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.
4Samuel Stearns was born on September 3, 1659 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died in 1735 1.
Samuel never married. He was mentally ill.
5Isaac Stearns was born on December 23, 1661 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died in 1739 1.
He married Mary Merriam in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. (She was born on June 4, 1664 1.)
They had the following children:
Isaac Stearns (1701-1739)
md. Alice Wilson
Mary Stearns (1703-1738)
md. John Pollard
Sarah Stearns (1704-???)
md. Ebenezer Johnson
Miriam Stearns (1705-1747)
md. Thomas Patten
Lydia Stearns (1707-1784)
md. Samuel Belknap
6Nathaniel Stearns was born on November 30, 1663 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died young without having married.
7Thomas Stearns was born on December 6, 1665 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died on February 9, 1696/7 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.
He married Rebecca Chamberlain on June 20, 1688 in Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1. (She was born on February 25, 1661/2 1.)
They had the following children:
Rebecca Stearns (1689-aft. 1711)
Mary Stearns (1692-1725)
md. Benjamin Frost
Sarah Stearns (1694-???)
md. Joshua Child
Hannah Stearns (1696-???)

3rd Generation:

John Stearns was born in May 1654 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died on October 26, 1728 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He is buried in the Old South Cemetery, Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Father: John Stearns
Mother: Sarah Mixer

He remained in Billerica for his whole life where he was influential.
He married first Elizabeth Bigelow on September 6, 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 5. She was born on June 15, 1657 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 5. She died on April 18, 1694 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.

They had the following children:

1Elizabeth Stearns was born on September 23, 1677 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died on April 18, 1710 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
She married Samuel Rogers on May 22, 1707 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. (He was born on April 5, 1672.)
They had no children.
2John Stearns was born on January 22, 1679/80 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He died on April 4, 1679/80 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
3Sarah Stearns was born on March 21, 1681/2 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died on September 10, 1708 in Billerica (later Tewksbury, now Lowell), Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She is buried in the Clark (or Hunt) Cemetery, Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
She married Samuel Hunt on June 16, 1702. (He was born in 1678/9.)
They had two children:
Sarah Hunt (1703-1750)
md. Enoch Kidder
Mary Hunt (1705-???)
md. John Trull
4Mary Stearns was born on July 23, 1684 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died on June 25, 1743 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
She married Samuel Barron on May 28, 1705 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
They had the following children:
Samuel Barron (1706-1771)
md. Sarah Howard
Moses Barron (1709-1771)
md. 1st. Lucy Parker
md. 2nd. Adeline Mather
Isaac Barron (1714-1745)
Mary Barron (1719-1720)
Elizabeth Barron (1722-???)
md. Samuel French
Elizeus Barron (1727-???)
5John Stearns
6Isaac Stearns was born on May 1, 1689 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He died in 1711 at sea.
7Abigail Stearns was born on August 22, 1691 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died sometime between 1715-1719 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
She married William Wyman on October 23, 1712 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. (He was born in 1685 and died in 1753.)
They had the following children:
Abigail Wyman (1713-1791)
md. Ezekiel Wyman
William Wyman (1715-???)
8Samuel Stearns was born on January 8, 1693/4 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
He married second Joanna Call, widow of Jacob Parker, on April 22, 1696. She died on December 4, 1737.

They had one child:

9Joanna Stearns was born on June 24, 1697 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died on October 27, 1719 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
She married Christopher Page circa 1716 in Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
They had one child:
Joanna Page (1717-1797)
md. Benjamin Farley

4th Generation:

John Stearns was born on November 16 1 or 25 5, 1686 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts . He died on August 2, 1776 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.

Father: John Stearns
Mother: Elizabeth Bigelow

John spent his entire life in Billerica.
He married Esther Johnson in 1715 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1. She was born in January 1690/1 1 or on January 24, 1693/4 10 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died on April 18, 1786 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. She is buried in the Old South Cemetery, Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
She was the daughter of Edward Johnson and Sarah Walker of Woburn, Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

1Esther Stearns was born on November 9, 1716 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. She died on February 10, 1716/7 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.
2John Stearns was born on May 27, 1718 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died in 1804 in Lovell, Oxford Co., Maine 1.
He married Sally Cate circa 1788 1.
They had the following children:
??? Stearns.
She married ??? Carter.
Esther Stearns.
She married David Butters.
Timothy Stearns
??? Stearns
She married James Kilgore
Levi Stearns
David Stearns
3Esther Stearns was born on June 6, 1720 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. She died on August 12, 1741 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.
4Isaac Stearns was born on June 16, 1722 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died on March 5 or April 1 23, 1808 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He is buried in the Old South Cemetery, Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
He married Sarah Abbott on February 11, 1747/8 in Bedford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. (She was born on April 22, 1729 1 and died on January 9, 1815 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. She is buried in the Old South Cemetery, Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.)
They had the following children:
Esther Stearns (1743-1799)
md. Abraham Andrews
Isaac Stearns (1750-???)
William Stearns (1752-???)
Sarah Stearns (1756-1756)
Benjamin Stearns (1757-???)
Sarah Stearns (1759-1807)
md. Thaddeus Davis
Mary Stearns (1761-1834)
md. Nathan Fiske
Timothy Stearns (1763-???)
John Stearns (1765-???)
Elizabeth Stearns (1767-1778)
Obed Stearns (1770-1800)
5Joanna Stearns was born on July 29, 1724 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. She died on June 1, 1806 in Westford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
She married Ebenezer Fletcher on August 8, 1754 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.
They had the following children:
Josiah Fletcher
Solomon Fletcher
Lucy Fletcher (1763-???)
Esther Fletcher (1762-???)
Joanna Fletcher
Rachel Fletcher (1769-???)
Rebecca Fletcher (1769-???)
6Edward Stearns was born on May 9, 1726 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died on June 11, 1793 1.
He married Lucy Wyman on May 9, 1755 1. (She was born on August 23, 1733 1 and died on November 28, 1802 1.)
They had the following children:
Lucy Stearns (1756-1768)
Solomon Stearns (1757-1775)
Rachel Stearns (1758-1817)
md. Moses Fitch
Edward Stearns (1761-1768)
Susanna Stearns (1762-1847)
md. Nehemiah Wyman
Alice Stearns (1764-???)
md. 1st. Moses Abbott
md. 2nd. Stephen Lane
Abner Stearns (1766-???)
Edward Stearns (1768-???)
md. 1st. Polly Jones
md. 2nd. Nabby Jones
Elijah Stearns (1770-1831)
md. Elizabeth Stearns
Simeon Stearns (1772-???)
7Benjamin Stearns was born on November 21, 1729 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died on August 24, 1834 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.
8Josiah Stearns
9William Stearns was born on December 11, 1733 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died on July 18, 1734 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5.
10Timothy Stearns was born on August 15, 1737 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died on August 5 5 or 7 1, 1762 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He is buried in the Old South Cemetery, Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

5th Generation:

Josiah Stearns was born on January 20, 1732 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. He died on July 25, 1788 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1.

Father: John Stearns
Mother: Esther Johnson

As a youth, John attended Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he graduated in 1751. He first lived with his wife in Billerica, Massachusetts until 1758, when they settled at Epping, New Hampshire. At that time, Josiah was ordained as a minister of the Congregational Church in Epping, and remained in that post for 30 years. He died from cancer of the lip.
He married first Sarah Abbott on December 4, 1755 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts 1,4. She was born on December 4 1 or 7 4, 1726 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She died on November 5, 1766 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1.
She was the daughter of Uriah Abbott and Sarah Mitchell of Andover, Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

1Sarah Stearns was born on September 12, 1756 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1,5. She died on August 13, 1825 1.
She married Solomon Lane on May 29, 1781 1. (He was born on August 7, 1756 1.)
They had the following children:
Anna Lane (1782-???)
md. 1st. Samuel Parkhurst
md. 2nd. Samuel Dutton
Josiah Lane (1785-1787)
Josiah Stearns Lane (1787-???)
Sarah Lane (1789-???)
Enoch Lane (1793-1799)
Oliver Wellington Lane (1794-???)
Abigail French Lane (1799-1800)
Daniel Lane (1800-1803)
2Betsey Stearns was born in July 1758 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1. She died circa 1779 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1.
3Dudley Stearns was born on April 8, 1760 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1. He died circa 1812, probably in Canada.
He married Lydia Burbank on April 6, 1784 in Fryeburg, Oxford Co., Maine 1. (She was born in 1760 1 and died on November 23, 1860 1.)
They had the following children:
Josiah Stearns (1785-1824)
md. Hannah Newell
William Stearns (1788-???)
Betsy Stearns (1790-???)
md. John Buttrick Brown
Dudley Stearns (1792-???)
Jane S. Stearns (1794-1824)
md. Charles C. C. Carlton
4John Stearns
5Josiah Stearns was born on January 23, 1764 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1.
He married Sarah Whittier in 1791 in Mount Vernon, Kennebec Co., Maine 1.
They had the following children:
Betsy Stearns (1793-???)
Sarah Stearns (1795-???)
Hannah Stearns (1798-???)
Sophia Stearns (1800-???)
John R. Stearns (1805-???)
Samuel Stearns (1811-???)
6Esther Stearns was born circa 1766 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. She died circa 1766 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
He married second Sarah Ruggles on August 13, 1767 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1. She was born on November 6, 1731 1. She died on April 2, 1808 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1.

They had the following children:

7Esther Stearns was born on July 14, 1768 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1. She died on December 18, 1843 1.
She married Abraham Tilton.
They had the following children:
William Frederick Tilton (1795-???)
md. Mary Osgood
Mary Bryant Tilton
md. Charles Blaisdell
8Samuel Tilton was born on April 8, 1770 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1. He died on December 26, 1834 in Bedford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts 1.
He married Abigail French on May 9, 1797 1. (She was born on May 29, 1776 1 and died on December 2, 1858 1.)
They had the following children:
infant Stearns (1798-1798)
Abigail French Stearns (1800-???)
Samuel Horatio Stearns (1801-???)
Sarah Caroline Stearns (1803-???)
William Augustus Stearns (1805-???)
Mary Holyoke Stearns (1806-???)
Jonathan French Stearns (1808-???)
Elizabeth Williams Stearns (1810-???)
Josiah Atherton Stearns (1812-???)
George Washington Stearns (1812-???)
Charlotte Esther Stearns (1814-???)
Ann Catherine Stearns (1816-???)
Ebenezer Sperry Stearns (1819-???)
9Timothy Stearns was born on May 9, 1772 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1. He died in Virginia.
10William Stearns was born on November 23, 1773 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1.
He married first Mary Bryant on May 6, 1800 1.(She died on October 16, 1806 1.)
They had no children.
He married second Abigail Richards Howe on January 3, 1809 1. (She was born on May 29, 1774 1.)
They had the following children:
William Richards Stearns (1809-???)
Josiah Howe Stearns (1812-???)
Mary E. Stearns (1815-???)
Samuel R. Stearns (1817-???)
11Mary Stearns was born on July 2, 1776 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1. She died on November 21, 1825 1.
She never married.
12Elizabeth Stearns was born on March 9, 1779 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1. She died on September 25, 1862 1.
She married Elijah Stearns on December 30, 1802 1. (He was born on May 2, 1770 1 and died on April 10, 1831 1.)
They had the following children:
Edward Stearns (1804-1804)
Edward Josiah Stearns (1806-1806)
Mary Elizabeth Stearns (1807-1818)
Edward Josiah Stearns (1810-???)
Elijah Wyman Stearns (1813-???)
George O. Stearns (1815-???)
Samuel French Stearns (1818-1889)
md. Catherine Elizabeth Frost

6th Generation:

John Stearns was born on January 13 1 or 16 2, 1762 in Epping, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He died on January 23, 1843 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1,2,3,7. He is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.

Father: Josiah Stearns
Mother: Sarah Abbott

John spent the entirety of his youth in Epping, New Hampshire and began service in the Revolutionary War when he was just 16 years of age (1778). After his marriage, he and his wife settled at Pittsfield, New Hampshire, where most of their children were born. In probably the year 1801, John moved with his family to Deerfield, New Hampshire, where they remained. John was a successful farmer in Deerfield and also a Justice of the Peace. He and his family were members of the Congregational Church of Deerfield.
He married Sarah Lane in 1783 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1. She was born on May 16, 1765 in Poplin, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 2. She died on April 24 8 or 25 1,2,3, 1845 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. She is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.

They had the following children:
1Sally Stearns was born on May 21, 1784 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1,2. She died on December 17, 1802 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire 1,2,3. She is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
2Betsey Stearns was born on June 29, 1786 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1,2. She died on December 29, 1826 in Dover, Strafford Co., New Hampshire 1.
She married John Chadwick in September 1 or October 2 1807. (He was born on January 7, 1786 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1).
They had the following children:
Nathaniel G. Chadwick (1808-1831)
John Stearns Chadwick (1810-???)
md. Sarah Clark
Edmund Chadwick (1812-???)
Peter Chadwick (1814-???)
md. Nancy T. Jenkins
Elizabeth A. Chadwick (1816-???)
md. Reuben Hayes
3Josiah Stearns was born on March 10, 1788 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1,2. He died on September 4, 1842 2 or September 15, 1857 1 in Wilmot, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire.
He married first Jane Thompson on August 22, 1811 1,2. (She was born on July 18, 1794 1,2 and died on June 11, 1822 1,2.)
They had the following children:
Hannah Stearns (1812-1812)
Phebe Stearns (1813-1813)
Phebe Stearns (1814-1814)
Abigail Stearns (1814-1888)
md. Jeremiah E. Hurd
William F. Stearns (1816-???)
John Stearns (1817-1843)
infant Stearns (1818-1818)
Hannah Stearns (1819-1895)
md. Chase Sanborn
Samuel Stearns (1820-???)
md. Lois B. Langley
infant Stearns (1822-1822)
He married second Susan Sawyer on September 4, 1822 1,2. (She was born on June 19, 1791 1,2 and died in May 14, 1828 1.)
They had the following children:
infant Stearns (1823-1823)
infant Stearns (1824-1824)
Lydia Jane Stearns (1825-???)
md. Daniel S. Peaslee
James C. Stearns (1827-???)
md. 1st. Emily Bowen
md. 2nd. Eunice S. Richards
infant Stearns (1828-1828)
He married third Nancy Brown on July 8, 1828 1,2. (She was born on March 1 or June 2 23, 1795 and died on July 28, 1853 1,2.)
They had the following children:
Susan Stearns (1829-???)
md. Seth Goodhue
Josiah Lane Stearns (1831-???)
Nancy Stearns (1832-1833)
Minot Stearns (1833-???)
Sarah E. Stearns (1834-1835)
Titus Stearns (1835-1863)
Pluma F. Stearns (1836-???)
md. Joshua Holland
infant twins Stearns (c. 1838-c. 1838)
4Ruth Stearns
5John Stearns was born on October 23, 1791 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1. He died in 1793 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1.
6John Stearns was born on October 28, 1793 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1,2. He died on June 24, 1868 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 2,3. He is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
He married first Margaret M. Wallace on May 4, 1817 1,2. (She was born on May 5, 1792 2 and died on August 11, 1841 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 2,3. She is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.)
They had the following children:
Samuel Stearns (1817-1848)
Sally F. Stearns (1819-1825)
Abigail Stearns (1821-1825)
Mary F. Stearns (1822-???)
Susan C. Stearns (1824-???)
George W. Stearns (1826-1828)
Sarah A. Stearns (1828-???)
Margaret A. Stearns (1830-???)
John G. Stearns (1837-???)
He married second Abigail Tarlton on February 22, 1842 1,2. (She was born circa September 1798 3 and died on July 23, 1878 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 3. She is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.)
They had no children.
7Samuel Stearns was born on April 10, 1795 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1,2. He died on January 1, 1861 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1,3. He is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
He married Mary J. French on March 4, 1818 1,2. (She was born on November 5, 1799 2 and died on February 5, 1869 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 2,3. She is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.)
They had the following children:
Richard F. Stearns (1819-???)
William B. Stearns (1821-???)
Sarah E. Stearns (1823-???)
Abigail F. Stearns (1825-???)
md. Richard F. Sanborn
Horace B. Stearns (1827-1899)
md. Sarah R. Currier
DeWitt Clinton Stearns (1827-???)
Mary Ann Stearns (1829-1860)
md. Luther Tasker
John Stearns (1832-???)
md. ??? Rand
Caroline Stearns
md. Gilman Rand
8Mary Stearns was born on January 1, 1797 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1,2. She died on August 19, 1844 in Amesbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts 1,2,9. She is buried in the Union Cemetery, Amesbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
She married Jonathan Goodhue in December 1817 2 or 1818 1. (He was born on June 27, 1790 2 and died after 1836 in Amesbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts and died on September 28, 1867 in Amesbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts.)
They had the following children:
Sarah Stearns Goodhue (1820-aft. 1889)
md. Joseph Jewell
Abigail Jane Goodhue (1822-aft. 1900)
md. Samuel Stevens
Caroline Augusta Stearns (1824-1868)
md. Joseph Garland
Elizabeth C. Stearns (1825-aft. 1912)
md. Weare Clifford
Amanda Malvina Goodhue (1830-1911)
9Abigail Stearns was born on November 20, 1798 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1,2. She died on December 2, 1814 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1,2,3. She is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
10Joshua Stearns was born on January 3, 1801 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1,2. He died in 1884 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1.
He married Elizabeth Page on January 10, 1826 1,2. (She was born on August 5, 1805 2.)
They had the following children:
Ann E. Stearns (1827-???)
Joshua Bryant Stearns (1828-???)
Gilman Stearns (1830-???)
Martha F. Stearns (1833-???)
Sally Stearns (1835-1840)
William B. Stearns (1839-???)
Sarah Stearns (1841-???)
11William Stearns was born on August 5, 1803 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1,2.
He married Martha Winkley on December 12, 1826 1,2. (She was born on March 6, 1803 2.)
They had the following children:
John Winkley Stearns (1828-1828)
Martha E. Stearns (1831-1835)
William Stearns (1838-???)
Isabella Stearns (1839-???)
Helen Florence Stearns (1846-1847)
12Sally Stearns was born on March 21, 1805 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1,2. She died on June 14 1,2 or 15 3, 1851 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. She is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
She married David Lamprey on April 5, 1825 1,2. (He was born on October 18, 1801 2.)
They had the following children:
Nancy C. Lamprey (1826-???)
Morris J. Lamprey (1827-???)
Sally Stearns Lamprey (1829-???)
md. David M. Smith
John Stearns Lamprey (1830-???)
Martha F. Lamprey (1832-???)
Malvina C. Lamprey (1834-???)
William B. Lamprey (1836-???)
Daniel C. Lamprey (1839-???)
Uriah L. Lamprey (1842-???)
Almond S. Lamprey (1843-1844)
13Bryant Stearns was born on January 22, 1807 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1,2. He died on December 31, 1838 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1,2,3. He is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.
He married Sally G. Vesey on January 1, 1834 1. (She was born on February 3, 1810 2 and died on September 11, 1834 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 2,3. She is buried in the Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.)
They had one child:
Sarah C. Stearns (1834-1834)

7th Generation:

Ruth Stearns was born on November 6, 1789 in Pittsfield, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire 1,2,12. She died on January 5, 1885 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1,12. She is buried in the Freese-Fogg Cemetery, Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire.

Father: John Stearns
Mother: Sarah Lane

Ruth spent the first part of her youth in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. They remained there until 1801 (when at the age of 11 or 12), she moved with her family to Deerfield, New Hampshire. Ruth spent the remainder of her life in Deerfield. In 1810, at the age of 21, she married Dudley Freese, an aspiring young man from the town. After his untimely death in 1843, Ruth lived with her youngest daughter Martha and her family. She lived to be 95 years old.
She married Dudley Freese on December 13, 1810 in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire 1,2.
For information on their children, see his page.

Sources:

1. Van Wagenen, Avis Stearns. Genealogy and Memoirs of Isaac Stearns and his Descendants. Courier Printing, Syracuse, NY, 1901.
2. Chapman, Jacob and Fitts, James H. Lane Genealogies, Volume 1. John Templeton, The Newsletter Press, Exeter, NH, 1891.
3. Tombstone inscriptions and online cemetery index, Stearns Cemetery, Deerfield, NH.
4. Vital Records of Andover, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, MA, 1912.
5. Vital Records of Billerica, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1908.
6. Obituary of Josiah Stearns, New Hampshire Gazette, August 14, 1788
7. Obituary of John Stearns, New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette, February 9, 1843
8. Obituary of Sarah Stearns, New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette, May 22, 1845
9. Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, MA, 1913.
10. Vital Records of Woburn, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1873. Tan Book, 1890.
11. Vital Records of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. The Essex Institute, Salem, 1914.
12. Tombstone inscriptions, Freese-Fogg Cemetery, Deerfield, NH.