Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Joseph Oliver Stearns and Hellen Louise Dennett



Joseph Oliver Stearns and Hellen Louise "Nell" Dennett married in Amesbury MA 1 JAN 1867. Joseph O. Stearns fought in the United States Civil War for the Union Side. He was listed as being from Massachusetts. He was a Private in the 3rd Unattached Company, Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) Mustered in for 90 days' service May 3, 1864, and on duty at Fort Pickering, Salem, Mass. Mustered out August 5, 1864. Nell born 31 MAR 1843 in MA and died 25 MAR 1874 in Amesbury, MA. Daughter of  to John Dennett and Louisa Frost. Joseph born 14 JUN 1838 in Salisbury, MA died 7 SEP 1917 in Amesbury, MA Son of  Charles Oliver Stearns  a leather-dresser; m. Sept 10, 1833 Adaline Eastman of Salisbury, MA
Joseph's grandfather Oliver Stearns, lawyer was practicing in Dracut in 1813, and in Amesbury in 1818. He graduated at Harvard in 1808, and died in 1826. From Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume 2 By William Thomas Davis He was a Representative as well and married Dorcas, dau. of the Hon. J. B. Varnum, Esq. of Dracut, Mass.    


Joseph was dealer in paints, oils, &c, at Amesbury, Mass Only one son William Dennett Stearns b: 25 OCT 1867 in Haverhill, MA d 27 OCT 1947 in Haverhill, MA He married Sept. 18, 1889, Nettie Florence Gould, b., July 26, 1863; settled at Haverhill, Mass.; four children. HOWARD OLIVER STEARNS, b., Sept. 20, 1891. MILDRED FLORENCE STEARNS, b., Jan. 4, 1893; d., Mar. 14, 1897, of scarlet fever. HELEN RACHEL STEARNS, b., May 16, 1895. RALPH STEARNS, b. and d., Nov. 1, 1897.
Image courtesy of Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections


Ruth Stearns from Nebraska sent me some amazing photos Here are 4 Generations of Stearns men Charles Oliver Stearns, Joseph Oliver Stearns, WIlliam Dennett Stearns and Howard Oliver Stearns.

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