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Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Abigail Stearns
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 07:11:01 EDT
>>I'm tracing a lady named Abigail Stearns, daughter of
Samuel Stearns and Phoebe Waite, she married Joseph Temple at Concord on
November 28th 1717. My problem is establishing the accuracy of her birth
date. A check over Family Search entries gives me a choice of four different
dates and logic tells me only one can be correct! <<
James ~ I did a little checking around......I did find the marriage at
**MA VRs to 1850 - Concord
1717 TEMPLE Joseph Temple of Concord and Abigail Sterns of Lexinton was
married by ye Rev'ed John Whiting Nouemr 28 : 1717 **
but I couldn't find her birth listed there. I checked through FamilySearch
too, but *none* of the listings have sources as extracted from vital records.
All are "submitted by an LDS member". The closest I could come was the Feb.
18, 1700 date documented in The History of Lexington.....found at Google
Hope this helps,
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History of the Town of Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: From Its
First Settlement to 1868
By Charles Hudson, Lexington Historical Society, Lexington, Mass
4. SAMUEL' STEARNS (Isaac,2 Isaac1), born 20 Jan. 1667, killed
by a casualty 19 Dec. 1721.
He was in the precinct at its organization, and was taxed in
1694; subscribed toward the Common 1711; was an assessor 1711, '
13, '17, and tythingman 1718.
He married PHEBE ( ). His widow settled his estate and
afterwards moved to Littleton in 1730, with a number of her children.
Was cautioned at Chelmsford 24 July 1750.
Children, all born at Lexington:
i. SAHAH,« b. 15 Jan. 1697; m. 21 May 1729 WILLIAM WHEELER of Stoughton.
They had two children.
ii. MART, b. 27 June 1698; m. JOHN POWERS of Shutesbury.
iii. ABIGAIL, b. 18 Feb. 1700; m. 28 Nov. 1717 JOSEPH TEMPLE, (?) b. at
Concord 6 May 1688, s. of Abraham and Deborah (Hadlock). They
had four children.
iv. SAMUEL, b. 7 Mar. 1702; d. 1787; resided at Littleton and at Hollis, N.
v. RUTH, b. 25 May 1704; m. 5 Feb. 1723-24 OLIVER LIVERMORE of Water-
town, b. 11 Mar. 1697, d. 18 Nov. 1754, s. of Daniel and Mary (Cool-
edge); d. 8 Feb. 1724-25. They had one child.
vi. PHEBE, b. 23 Feb. 1706; m. ( ) CUMMINOS of Uxbridge.
vii. REBECCA, b. 15 Apr. 1708; m. (intention published at Boston) 24 Apr.
1740 SAMUEL WHITTEMORE.
viii. THOMAS, b. 4 July 1710; m. (1) ABIGAIL REED of Uxbridge, dau. of
Ebenezer; m. thirdly MART HEALD of Chelmsford, who d. 22 Apr.
1809, aged 89; d. 28 Dec. 1784. Resided at Littleton. He had eleven
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