JOHN STEARNS: THIRD GENERATION
Sixth child and second son of Isaac and Sarah (Beers) Stearns;
John Stearns Jr b 1675; of Concord (Lexington), Massachusetts afterwards of Bedford where he died 14 Jun 1734 at age 59; m. 26 Apr 1699 MercyDavis b. 12 Aug 1677 Concord, Massachusetts by Justice Minott dgtr of Samuel and Mary (Meadows) Davis of Concord, Massachusetts
Children of John & Mercy (Davis) Stearns/Sterns:
1. John Stearns Jr., b. 19 Feb 1700 Concord Massachusetts; d. 16 Oct 1725Concord, Massachusetts
2. Zachariah (Zachariah/Zacheriah/Zachriah) Stearns/Sterns b. 6 Feb 1702 in Concord, Massachusetts [part ofBedford]; m.1727 to Sarah B Sanford, they removed to Merrimack, New Hampshire. She was christened 7 Apr 1706, Concord, Massachusetts. He d. 1795 at age 93
3. Eleazer (Elezar) Stearns, b. 8 Sept 1704 in Concord, Massachusetts; m. Abigail (unknown); resided in Concord and Littleton, both in Middlesex Co Massachusetts; He d. Merrimack New Hampshire: children, William, Eleazer, Mary, Mercy, John, Abigail, Jonathan, David, Sarah and Molly
4. Mercy Stearns, b. 9 Jan 1707 in Concord, Massachusetts; m. (unknown) Kendall
5. Abigail Stearns, b. unknown d, unknown
6. Benjamin Stearns, b. 8 Nov 1714 inConcordMA
John Stearns was of Lexington, Massachusetts, Concord Massachusetts, and Bedford, Massachusetts. He was a land-owner in Bedford, Massachusettsin 1729.
From his will dated May 29, 1733 is the following extract: “I give and bequeathe to my daughter Mercy Kendall, L5 and all the right I have in a mulatoo girl, named Mary, now living with me.”
The American Mile Historic District is significant because Lexington Road was the major highway or “Great Road” from the east. during the colonial era (1676-1775), the business district was clustered at the base ofLexington Road.
Thomas Dane House, 47 Lexington Road, circa 1650 is perhaps the oldest remaining house on Lexington Road; it retains some First Period architectural characteristics, enlargements and some alterations that occurred in the 18th Century.