Daniel Stearns

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Daniel Stearns, son of Nathaniel Stearns and Elizabeth Dix, was born at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 1 March 1700/1.1 He died at Watertown, 17 March 1746/47.2,1

Daniel married (1) Anna (…), say 1720;1 he married (2) Mercy Grant, daughter of Joseph Grant and Mary Grafton, at Watertown, in 1724.1

Daniel Stearns was a cordwainer of Watertown and probably lived on the homestall of the first Isaac Stearns, near the Cambridge line. When he died in 1747, his estate was administered by his widow.3,4

Family 1

Anna (…) d. 1723
  • Anna Stearns1 b. 1723

Family 2

Mercy Grant b. 20 Sep 1702, d. 1767

The children of Daniel Stearns and Mercy Grant (born Watertown):
  • Elizabeth Stearns1 b. 22 Feb 1724/25
  • Stephen Stearns1 b. 21 Sep 1726, d. 1786
  • Isaiah Stearns1 b. 22 Jan 1727/28, d. 1768
  • Mary Stearns1 b. 5 Aug 1733
  • Daniel Stearns1 b. 5 Aug 1733, d. 1756
  • Ruth Stearns1 b. 9 Dec 1735
  • Nathaniel Stearns1 b. say 1737
  • Sarah Stearns+1 b. 29 Jul 1739
  • Mary Stearns1 b. 6 Feb 1742/43
This person was last edited on15 Dec 2017


  1. [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.
  2. [S1317] Thaddeus William Harris and Charles Francis Mason, "Notes: Deaths in Watertown, Mass., 1738-1754," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 83 (July 1929): 375-379, at 377, further cited as Harris and Mason, "Deaths in Watertown."
  3. [S1787] Avis Stearns Van Wagenen, Genealogy and Memoirs of Isaac Stearns and His Descendants (Syracuse, New York: Courier Printing, 1901), 59, further cited as Van Wagenen, Genalogy of Isaac Stearns.
  4. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 462.