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Rev Shubael Stearns
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1706
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1771
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA

(Note: The last name is also seen as Starnes.)

Elder Shubal Stearns was the first Baptist preacher in North Carolina. There was also a Shubal Stearns III, who was born in Sept. 19, 1683, and died in New Bern, Orange Co. NC ca. 1760---most likely the father of this one. Shubal Stearns IV supposedly was born in Boston, Mass. and died in 1771 in NC, and is buried in Sandy Creek Cemetery. Shubal III was the town clerk of Tolland, Conn. at one time, and changed the spelling of his last name to Starnes. He became the father of Shubal Stearns/Starnes IV, as well as Peter and Ebenezer Stearns/Starnes. Shubal IV joined the "New Lights" religious movement, who were followers of George Whitfield, and who believed in immersion as baptism. In May of 1751, he was ordained as a Baptist minister. Ebenezer Starnes, his brother, was supposedly a supplier of rations to the American troops during the Revolutionary War, and is buried in Laurens Co. SC. Shubael Stearns married Sarah Johnson in Tolland, CT in 1726. 
 
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 Parents:
  Shubael Stearns (1683 - 1760)
  Rebecca Larrabee Stearns (1684 - ____)
 
 Siblings:
  Shubael Stearns (1706 - 1771)
  Rebecca Ann Stearns Paulk (1707 - 1775)*
  Sarah Stearns Hatch (1720 - 1805)*
  Martha Stearns Marshall (1726 - 1771)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Staley
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: David Reese
Originally Created by: SleepingDog
Record added: Feb 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17828377
Rev Shubael Stearns
Added by: Angel Staley Smith
 
Rev Shubael Stearns
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Rev Shubael Stearns
Added by: Angel Staley Smith
 
 
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Respects to my 7th great grandfather
- J.D.G.
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
3RD COUSIN 6X REMOVED
- ANN ROGENSKI
 Added: Aug. 8, 2012

- Vance Pollock
 Added: Oct. 27, 2011
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