Nathaniel Stearns

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Nathaniel Stearns, son of Samuel Stearns and Hannah Manning, was born at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 13 December 1668.1,2 He died at Watertown, 24 August 1716.3,2

Nathaniel married (1) Elizabeth Dix, daughter of John Dix and Elizabeth Barnard, at Watertown, before 8 October 1694, when their first child was born;4,2,5 he married (2) Sarah Nevinson, whose parents are unknown or not traced, at Watertown, 29 October 1713.2

In the division of his father's estate, 1683, he received the farm which had been the residence of his grandfather, Isaac Stearns.

He was a selectman of Watertown when he died.6,7

Family 1

Elizabeth Dix b. 4 Dec 1671, d. 16 Jun 1712
  • Nathaniel Stearns2 b. 8 Oct 1694, d. 17 Dec 1694
  • Nathaniel Stearns2 b. 18 Jan 1695/96, d. 1749
  • Elizabeth Stearns2 b. 26 Sep 1697, d. bef. 1742
  • Hannah Stearns2 b. 1699, d. 1716
  • Daniel Stearns+2 b. 1 Mar 1700/1, d. 17 Mar 1746/47
  • Lydia Stearns2 b. 2 Nov 1702
  • Isaac Stearns2 b. 24 Jul 1704, d. bef. 1732
  • David Stearns2 b. 3 Aug 1706, d. 5 Oct 1706
  • Ebenezer Stearns2 b. 22 Apr 1708
  • Mercy Stearns2 b. 22 Apr 1708
  • Deborah Stearns2 b. 5 Nov 1709
  • Phebe Stearns2 b. 11 Feb 1711/12

Family 2

Sarah Nevinson
This person was last edited on15 Dec 2017


  1. [S1974] Historical Society, Watertown Records, Four vols. (subtitle varies) (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1894-1906), 1:3:31, 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, 2:2:56.
  4. [S1974] Historical Society, Watertown Records, 2:2:3.
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1438, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 455.
  7. [S1787] Avis Stearns Van Wagenen, Genealogy and Memoirs of Isaac Stearns and His Descendants (Syracuse, New York: Courier Printing, 1901), 37, further cited as Van Wagenen, Genalogy of Isaac Stearns.