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Ebenezer STEARNS

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  • Name Ebenezer STEARNS 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 6 Mar 1743  Sharon, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 5 May 1745  Sharon, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 6 Aug 1749  Sharon, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 21 Apr 1754  Sharon, Norfolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I59737  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2019 

    Family 1 Thankful CLAPP,   d. 22 May 1761 
    Married 19 Sep 1734 
    • Ebenezer Stearns
      in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: Ebenezer Stearns
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 19 Sep 1734
      Marriage Place: Walpole, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Thankfull Clap Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
      Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
      Ebenezer Stearns and Thankfull Clap were married Septer 19th 1734
     1. Silence STEARNS
     2. Eliphalet STEARNS,   b. 19 Aug 1736
     3. Achsah STEARNS,   b. 10 Jan 1739
     4. Elijah STEARNS,   b. 25 Feb 1741
     5. Ezekiel STEARNS,   b. 20 Feb 1743,   d. Bef 1790 CENSUS
     6. Mary STEARNS,   b. 13 Feb 1745
     7. Sarah STEARNS,   b. 31 Mar 1747
     8. Joshua STEARNS,   b. 30 Nov 1748
     9. Nathaniel STEARNS,   b. 11 Mar 1751
     10. Abigail STEARNS,   b. 20 Mar 1753
    Family ID F19278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane PHILLIPS,   b. [BEFOER 1755] 
    Married 12 Aug 1762  Easton, Bristol, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Ebenezer Starns
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 12 Aug 1762
      Event Place: Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
      Gender: Male
      Spouse's Name: Jean Phillips
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Reference ID: 88
      GS Film Number: 1059951
      Digital Folder Number: 007009786
      Image Number: 00063
      Citing this Record
      "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 November 2017), Ebenezer Starns and Jean Phillips, 12 Aug 1762; citing Marriage, Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 007009786.
      Bristol Ss at Easton in the County of Bristol this 12th day of August 1762
      Ebenezer Starns and Jean Phillips Both of Easton in the County of Bristol was joined togerth in marriage by me
      Daniel William William Justis of Peace
      Recorded by Matthew Hayward Town Clark
     1. Rhoda STEARNS,   b. 1761,   d. 13 Oct 1790  (Age 29 years)
     2. Thankful STEARNS,   b. *[1761-1765],   d. 1847
     3. Ebenezer STEARNS,   b. [1767], MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860 CENSUS
    Family ID F19280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Genealogy and memoirs of Isaac Stearns and his descendants
      by Van Wagenen, Avis Stearns, 1841-
      Publication date 1901
      174 REV EBENEZER STEARNS (64), bapt July 8, 1711, in Lexington, Mass, son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Stone) Stearns; a Baptist minister, of Stoughton, Mass He m1 Sept. 19, 1734, Thankful Clapp, of Walpole, Mass.; m2 Aug 12, 1762, Jane Phillips, of Easton. In 1734, he lived and owned real estate in Walpole. Mass; later he was
      pastor of the Baptist church in Stoughton; in 1750, he was living in Douglas, Mass; in 1761, he removed to Easton and, in 1762, was settled over the Baptist church there; about 1769, removed to Maine and settled on Sheepscot River, afterwards, at Whitefield, Me., where he d. Record of Thankful (Clapp) Stearns's death read as follows: "My aged and honored mother deceased, May ye 22nd, 1761." We have the names of nine chil.

      Eliphalet b 19 August 1736
      Achsah b 10 January 1739 m 3 February 1757 Lieut Ebenezer Marsh r Douglas, MA b c 1735
      Elijah b 25 February 1741 d September 1760
      Ezekiel b 20 February 1743
      Mary b 13 February 1745
      Sarah b 31 March 1747 m 27 December 1764 John Hewitt
      Joshua b 30 November 1748
      Nathaniel b 11 March 1751
      Abigail b 20 March 1753
    • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for Zekill Stearns
      p 59
      Abigail d Ebenr bp 21 April 1754
      Joshua s Ebenr bp 6 August 1749
      Mary d Ebener bp 5 May 1745
      Sarah d Ebenr bp 6 Aug 1749
      Zekill s Ebr bp 6 March 1743
    • The Two Face of Ballstown: Religion, Governance, and Cultural Values on the Maine Frontier 1760-1820. Marie L Sacks. Maine History.

      p 49
      The father of Abraham Choate, the largest mill-owner in Whitefield, had been a founder and deacon in a Separate Church in Ipswich led by John Cleveland, a preacher expelled from Yale for the Separatist sentiments of his parents. Ebenezer Stearns, a small mill owner, had been pastor of a Separate Baptist Church in Massachusetts. John Woodman from Rowley had a sizeable library, includig a biography of George Whitefield and two books of his sermons.