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Ebenezer Stearns
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Birth: 1711
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: unknown
Lincoln County
Maine, USA

Ebenezer Stearns was the 8th of nine children of Isaac Stearns III and Elizabeth Stone Stearns. He was born in Lexington and later moved with his parents and family to Stoughton.
He married Thankful Clapp of Walpole in 1734. Their oldest two children, Eliphaz and Achsah, were baptized in Sturbridge (New Medfield) where his sister, Hannah, lived with her husband, Ezekiel Upham. In 1750, Ebenezer was listed as surveyor of highways in Douglas, where his son Eliphaz,and his family were living. In 1761, his first wife, Thankful, passed away, and he married again to Jane Phillips of Easton in 1762. In 1762 Ebenezer was blessed with the "New Light" and became a Baptist minister. He was ordained in Easton, served there, and then removed to Maine, where in 1768 he was the first Baptist minister in Nobleboro, Lincoln, Maine and also served in Jefferson, Maine. He died in Whitefield (Balltown), Lincoln, Maine, sometime after 1790.

Silence, b. 7 July 1735 d. 8 July 1735 in Walpole
Eliphaz, b. 19 Aug 1736 (Van Wagenen, no validation),
bap. at Sturbridge in Sept 1736, (Sturbridge VR) m. Hannah Clark of Walpole
Achsah, b. 10 Jan 1739, m. Ebenezer Marsh of Douglas
Elijah, b. 25 Feb 1741
Ezekiel, b. 20 Feb 1743
Mary, b. 13 Feb 1745
Sarah, b. 31 Mar 1747, m. Job Hewitt of Easton
Joshua or Jotham, b. 30 Nov 1748
Nathaniel, b. 11 Mar 1751
Abigail, b. 20 Mar 1753
From VR of Walpole and Sturbridge. Also Genealogy and Memoirs of the Descendents of Isaac Stearns, by Avis Stearns Van Wagenen, p.p. 50-51

Family links: 
  Isaac Stearns (1665 - 1741)
  Elizabeth Stone Stearns (1670 - ____)
  Thankful Clapp Stearns (1715 - 1761)
Created by: Barbara Hanno
Record added: Jan 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104312015


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