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Harry Kent (Stearns) Sterns (abt. 1822 - 1899)

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Harry Kent (Henry) Sterns formerly Stearns
Born about in Westford, Chittenden County, VT, USAmap
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[children unknown]
Died in Kent County, Michigan, USAmap
Profile last modified 19 Jan 2018 | Created 17 May 2015
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In 1855, after the death of his father, Peter III, Harry K and his wife took over the family farm in Westford, Vermont. Their six children were born and spent there childhood there. Later, like many New Englanders of their era, they moved west; in 1878, H.K. Sterns (aka Stearns) and his family settled in Michigan, where his wife, Luthera Gibbs' family of origin lived.


Courtland Township Cemetery, Rockford, Kent County, Michigan, USA


Cutter's New England Families

American Ancestry: ...Americans whose ancestors settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence, VOL IX, p231, Albany NY, 1894, Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers. Google EBOOK: [1]

Avis Stearns Van Wagenen's Genealogy and Memoirs of Isaac Stearns and his descendants: Entry 2779— HARRY KENT STEARNS (4657), b., Nov. 12, 1822; Entry 4657— HENRY KENT STERNS (2779), b., Nov. 12. 1822, son of Peter 3d. and Sophia (Wood) Stearns, of Westford, Vt.; md., 1845, Luthera Gibbs, dau. of David and Ruby (Farnsworth) Gibbs; a farmer, of Edgerton, Kent Co., Mich. Prior to 1878, they resided in Westford, Vt., where their children were born; six children.

  • 4658— HOMER B. STERNS, b. about 1850; of Edgerton, Mich.; unm.
  • 4659— HENRY F. STERNS, b. about 1855; md., Anna Wilmarth; settled in Edgerton, Mich.
  • 4660— WILBUR K. STERNS, b. about 1860; m.1893, Julia Hunting; a carpenter, contractor and builder, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two children.
  • 4663— CHARLES P. STERNS, b., Apr. 11, 1861; a reporter and sketch-writer, of Chillicothe, O.; md., Oct. 30, 1892, Hannah Ella Porter, dau. of Asa Porter.
  • 4664 CHARLOTTE C. STERNS, md. Leonard Stoner, of Courtland, Mich.
  • 4665— ADELBERT L. STERNS, of Edgerton, Mich.

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