Showing posts with label Varnum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Varnum. Show all posts

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Timothy Phelps and Dorcas Chamberlain

From Friday, July 1, 1853 Paper: Norfolk Democrat (Dedham, MA) Any info on this Phelps line Please post or E-mail me Thanks


Marriage from Early records of Deham MA

September 21 1823 M Timothy Phelps Dedham & Miss Dorcas Chamberlain of Bedford Oct 5 1823

Daughters of the American Revolution

Born in Revere Massachusetts Wife of James E Treen Descendant of Lieut Ebenezer Varnum of Massachusetts Daughter of Albert Stanwood Burnham and Eudora Myrtilla Phelps his wife Granddaughter of Timothy Phelps Jr and Harriet Spofford Rankin his wife Gr granddaughter of Timothy Phelps and Dorcas Chamberlain his wife Gr gr granddaughter of Phineas Chamberlain and Dorcas Varnum his wife Gr gr gr granddaughter of Ebenezer Varnum and Hannah Fox his wife Ebenezer Varnum 1744

1815 served as a minute man at the Lexington Alarm and as lieutenant under Capt Peter Coburn at Bunker Hill He was in the Burgoyne campaign under Capt Joseph Bradley Varnum He was born in Dracut Mass and died there.

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.