17 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.
Children of John and Elizabeth (BIGELOW) STEARNS, all born Billerica, MA:
171 Elizabeth Stearns, b 23 Sep 1677; d _____ ;.
172 John Stearns, b 22 Jan 1680; d 04 Apr 1680.
173 Sarah Stearns, b 21 Mar 1682; d ____ ; m Joshua Child.(see below)
174 Mary Stearns, b 23 July 1684; m 28 May 1705 Samuel BARRON.
175 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)
176 Isaac Stearns, b 01 May 1689; shipwrecked at Port Royal, and died 1711; unmarried.
177 Abigail Stearns, b 22 Aug 1691; m 23 Oct 1711 Sgt. William WYMAN.
178 Samuel Stearns, b 08 Jan 1693; d _____ ; m Rachel CROSBY.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.16;
Howe, Bigelow Family in America; pg 17-22;
History of New Ipswich, NH, by Charles H. Chandler;
which gives bio. of Stearns family; extracted by Janis Pahnke, Chicago.
From: Sue Schlosser < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Our line is as follows:
Randall Bigelow m. Jane
John Bigelow m. Mary Warren
Elizabeth Bigelow m. Capt John Stearns
Sarah Stearns m. Joshua Child
Josiah Child m. Experience Read
and so on..that gives you a little idea of our line ...