Isaac Stearns migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640). (See Great Migration Begins, by R. C. Anderson, Vol. 3, p. 1747-50) Join: Puritan Great Migration Project Discuss: pgm
Isaac Stearns was born about 1590 of Higham Suffolk England. He died at Watertown MA. The first four children were born in England and the rest Watertown MA. Dates for first 2 children are baptismal dates.
1 ISAAC STEARNS, or Sternes, b. in England, --; md., 1622, Mary Barker, dau. of John and Margaret Barker, of Stoke, Nayland, Suffolk, England. "This is proved correct by an entry in Thomas Lechford's Note Book, pages 291, 292." Isaac Sternes d., June 19, 1671, and his widow d., Apr. 2, 1677; eight children.
2 MARY STEARNS, bapt. Jan. 6, 1626, in the Parish of Nayland, Suffolk, England; md., (1) July 9, 1646, in Woburn, Mass., Isaac Learned; md., (2) June 9, 1662, John Burge, of Weymouth.
3 HANNAH STEARNS, bapt., Oct. 5, 1628, in England; md., Dec. 25, 1650, in Watertown, Mass., Henry Freeman; buried, June 17, 1656; d.s.p.
4 JOHN STEARNS (10), b. perhaps in 1631, in Watertown, Mass., or, perhaps, the child who was batised in 1623; of Billerica.
5 ISAAC STEARNS, JR., (17), b. Jan. 6, 1633; admitted freeman, 1665; d., Aug. 29, 1676.
6 SARAH STEARNS, b., Sept. 22, 1635, in Watertown, Mass., md. June 7 1655, Dea. Samuel Stone, of Cambridge. She d. Oct. 4, 1700, and he d. Sept. 27, 1715.
7 SAMUEL STEARNS (24), b. Apr. 24, 1638; d. Aug. 3, 1683.
8 ELIZABETH STEARNS, b. --, 1640; md., Apr. 13, 1664, Samuel Manning, b. July 21, 1644, son of William Manning, of Cambridge, Mass. She d. June 23, 1671, leaving two sons.
9 ABIGAIL STEARNS, b. --; md. Apr. 27, 1666, Dea. John Morse, b. Feb. 28, 1639. She d. Oct 16, 1690.
↑ "Fifty Great Migration Ancestors" Threfall 1990, pp 435 436
"The Great Migration Begins" vol. 3. pp. 1748 1749
"Genealogy And Memoirs Of Isaac Stearns And His Descendants" Avis (Stearns) Van Wagenen 1901, p 22
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Isaac by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Stearns-1057 and Stearns-36 appear to represent the same person because: I'm not sure where Stearns -1057 came into my care. He has no relatives, but shares the same death date as Stearns-36. Please merge them as yours is obviously well documented and it would in effect delete Stearns -1057 Thank you.