Elizabeth 2 BIGELOW, seventh child and second daughter of John 1 and Mary (Warren) BIGELOW, was born in Watertown, Middlesex co, MA, on 15 June 1657. She married 06 September 1676 Lieut. John STEARNS, son of John and Sarah (MIXER) STEARNS. He was born May 1654 in Billerica, MA. They lived their entire lives in Billerica. Elizabeth died there 18 April 1694. John married (2) 22 April 1696 Joanna (Call) Parker; widow of Jacob Parker, and daughter of Thomas jr. and Joanna (Shepherdson) Call. This second wife died 04 December 1737. John had died on 26 October 1728.
Family of Elizabeth and John Stearns
Children of John and Elizabeth (BIGELOW) STEARNS, all born Billerica, MA:
- Elizabeth Stearns, b 23 Sep 1677; d _____ ;.
- John Stearns, b 22 Jan 1680; d 04 Apr 1680.
- Sarah Stearns, b 21 Mar 1682; d ____ ; m Joshua Child.(see below)
- Mary Stearns, b 23 July 1684; m 28 May 1705 Samuel BARRON.
- John Stearns, b 26 Nov 1686; d 02 Aug 1776 Billerica, MA; m 1715 Esther Johnson, daughter of Capt. Edward Johnson of Woburn, MA; Esther died 13 April 1786; 10 children. (see source below)
- Isaac Stearns, b 01 May 1689; shipwrecked at Port Royal, and died 1711; unmarried.
- Abigail Stearns, b 22 Aug 1691; m 23 Oct 1711 Sgt. William WYMAN.
- Samuel Stearns, b 08 Jan 1693; d _____ ; m Rachel CROSBY.
|Offspring of Elizabeth Bigelow Stearns and John Stearns (1654-1728)|
|Elizabeth Stearns (1677-1710)|| |
|John Stearns (1680-1680)|| |
|Sarah Stearns (1682-1708)|| |
|Mary Stearns (1684-1705)|| |
|John Stearns (1686-1776)|| |
|Isaac Stearns (1689-1711)|| |
|Abigail Stearns (1691-1711)|| |
|Samuel Stearns (1693-1730)||8 January 1693 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts||1730 Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts|| Rachel Crosby (1695-1757)|
- Do not confuse this Elizabeth with her aunt, Elizabeth Bigelow, married to Richard Butler and moved to Connecticut. Both of them are 40 years older than this couple.
- History of Elizabeth Bigelow - Bigelow Family History Society
- Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.16;
- Howe, Bigelow Family in America; pg 17-22;
- Stearns genealogy Source: History of New Ipswich, NH, by Charles H. Chandler;
which gives bio. of Stearns family; extracted by Janis Pahnke, Chicago.