Sarah Stearns

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Sarah Stearns, daughter of Daniel Stearns and Mercy Grant, was born probably shortly before her baptism at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 29 July 1739.1,2

Sarah married (1) William Goding, son of William Goding and Martha Spooner, at Watertown, 20 April 1761;3,4,5 she married (2) Benjamin Piper, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), 17 July 1791.6,7

Family 1

William Goding b. 29 Oct 1736, d. bef. 1791
  • William Goding4,8 b. 27 Dec 1761, d. 15 Jun 1848
  • Sarah Goding+4,8 b. 13 Jun 1763, d. abt. Apr 1802
  • Rebecca Goding4,8 b. 14 Oct 1764
  • Mercy Goding4,8 b. 14 Jul 1766, d. bef. Oct 1768
  • Mercy Goding4,8 b. 14 Oct 1768, d. 9 Apr 1841
  • Anna Goding4,8 b. 2 Aug 1770
  • Henry Goding4,8 b. 10 Sep 1772, d. 22 Jul 1851

Family 2

Benjamin Piper b. 20 Jul 1738, d. bef. Sep 1793
This person was last edited on29 Dec 2017


  1. [S1974] Historical Society, Watertown Records, Four vols. (subtitle varies) (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1894-1906), 4:144, further cited as Historical Society, Watertown Records.
  2. [S9] Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston to Which is Appended the Early History of the Town, With Illustrations, Maps And Notes (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1860), 451-463, further cited as Bond, Bond's Watertown.
  3. [S1974] Historical Society, Watertown Records, 3:2:146.
  4. [S93] Frederic Webster Goding, Genealogy of the Goding Family (Richmond, Indiana: p.p., 1906), 13-21, further cited as Goding, Goding Genealogy.
  5. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 256, 463.
  6. [S720] Mrs. Harriet H. Robinson, "Nicholas Browne of Reading and Some of His Descendants," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 44 (Oct 1890): 281-286, further cited as Robinson, "Nicholas Browne."
  7. [S1326] Roger D. Joslyn, Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984), 1:500, further cited as Joslyn, Vital Records of Charlestown.
  8. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 256-257.