Mercy Grant

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Mercy Grant, daughter of Joseph Grant and Mary Grafton, was born at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 20 September 1702.1,2 She died at Watertown, in 1767.3

Mercy married (1), as his 2nd wife, Daniel Stearns, son of Nathaniel Stearns and Elizabeth Dix, at Watertown, 1724;3 she married (2), as his 2nd wife, William Goding, son of William Goding and Mary Pease, at Watertown, 8 October 1753.4,5

A caution was entered in the Watertown records against the settlement of Mary Godding who had come from Cambridge in December, 1763.6

Family 1

Daniel Stearns b. 1 Mar 1700/1, d. 17 Mar 1746/47

The children of Mercy Grant and Daniel Stearns were as follows:
  • Elizabeth Stearns3 b. 22 Feb 1724/25
  • Stephen Stearns3 b. 21 Sep 1726, d. 1786
  • Isaiah Stearns3 b. 22 Jan 1727/28, d. 1768
  • Mary Stearns3 b. 5 Aug 1733
  • Daniel Stearns3 b. 5 Aug 1733, d. 1756
  • Ruth Stearns3 b. 9 Dec 1735
  • Nathaniel Stearns3 b. say 1737
  • Sarah Stearns+3 b. 29 Jul 1739
  • Mary Stearns3 b. 6 Feb 1742/43

Family 2

William Goding b. 24 Apr 1703, d. 1757
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), 462, further cited as Bond, Bond's Watertown.
  2. [S93] Frederic Webster Goding, Genealogy of the Goding Family (Richmond, Indiana: p.p., 1906), 20, further cited as Goding, Goding Genealogy.
  3. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 451-463.
  4. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 256-257.
  5. [S93] Goding, Goding Genealogy, 13-21.
  6. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 773.