Harriett A Stearns

Brief Life History of Harriett A

When Harriett A Stearns was born on 5 December 1822, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Alvord Stearns, was 29 and her mother, Mary C Cook, was 28. She married George Clinton Williams on 9 October 1850, in Brecksville, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died on 16 March 1864, in Tyrone Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Tyrone Township, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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George Clinton Williams
Harriett A Stearns
Marriage: 9 October 1850
Charles Williams
James Edwin Williams
Francis Eugene Williams
Willard Spencer Williams

Sources (5)

  • Harriett A. Sterns, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Harriett A. Williams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Harriet A. in entry for Willard S. Williams, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Stearn , with post-medieval excrescent -s (see Stern ).

History: In 1646 Charles Stearns was admitted as a freeman of Watertown, MA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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