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John H. STEARNS

Male Abt 1823 - Bef 1812


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  • Name John H. STEARNS 
    Died Bef 6 Aug 1812  Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 6 Aug 1812  Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born Abt 1823  TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • (1) Van Wagenen, Avis Stearns, Genealogy and Memoirs of Charles and Nathaniel Stearns and Their Descendants, Vol. 2, Syracuse, NY: Courier Printing Co., 1901, pp. 423-425:

      JOHN H. STEARNS, b., 1823, son of William and Jane (Crockett) Stearns, of Tennessee; of Indianapolis, Ind.; five children:

      [i] FRANKLIN STEARNS.

      [ii] LAURA STEARNS, md. James McCoy, of Crawfordsville, Ind.

      [iii] EMMA STEARNS, md. Mr. Wright, a business man, of Chicago, Ill.

      [iv] WILLIAM STEARNS.

      [v] MINNIE STEARNS, md. Dr. Myers, of Cleveland, O.

      (2) U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010:

      Name: John H Stearns
      Birth Year: abt 1828
      Place of Birth: Tennessee
      Age on 1 July 1863: 35
      Race: White
      Residence: Wayne, Wayne, Indiana
      Congressional District: 5th
      Class: 2

      (3) A household headed by Jno. H. STEARNS is listed in the 1870 census of Ward 3, Richmond, Wayne County, IN.

      Jno. H. is listed in the 1870 census as a tobacco dealer who was then 42 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1828. According to the 1870 census, he was born in TN.

      Listed with Jno. H. is his wife, Examina, who was then 29 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1841. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with Jno. H. is his daughter, Laura, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1856. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with Jno. H. is his daughter, Emma, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1862. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with Jno. H. is his son, William, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1864. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with Jno. H. is his daughter, Minnie, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1868. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

      (4) A household headed by John H. STEARNS is listed in the 1880 census of Indianapolis, Marion County, IN.

      John H. is listed in the 1880 census as a fire department employee who was then 52 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1828. According to the 1880 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in TN.

      Listed with John H. is his wife, Exalina, who was then 37 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in NC.

      Also listed with John H. is his daughter, Emma, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1863. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in TN, and her mother was born in IN.

      Also listed with John H. is his son, William H., who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1864. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in TN, and his mother was born in IN. Also, according to the 1880 census, he was idiotic and epileptic.

      Also listed with John H. is his daughter, Minnie B., who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1869. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in TN, and her mother was born in IN.

      (5) John H. STEARNS is listed as a roomer in a household headed by Keller E. CRABB in the 1910 census of Indianapolis, Marion County, IN.

      John H. is listed in the 1910 census as a carpenter who was then 86 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1824. According to the 1910 census, he was born in TN, and both of his parents were born in VA. According to the 1910 census, he was then a widower.

      (6) www.findagrave.com:

      John H. Stearns
      Birth: Unknown
      Death: 1912

      Note: Burial: Aug 6,1912

      Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
      Plot: Sec: 32, Lot: 238

      Created by: John C. Anderson
      Record added: Dec 28, 2009
      Find A Grave Memorial# 46019299
    Person ID I41525  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2021 

    Father William STEARNS,   b. 15 Nov 1793, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1858, Union County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Jane CROCKETT,   b. Abt 1795, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Jul 1860  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1819  Sullivan County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F15026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Exalina HINSHAW,   b. 6 Feb 1843, Wayne County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1884, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1862  Wayne County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emma STEARNS,   b. Abt 1862, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William H. STEARNS,   b. Abt 1864, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Minnie B. STEARNS,   b. Aug 1869, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F17846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 --- (STEARNS) 
    Children 
     1. Laura STEARNS,   b. 1857, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901  (Age 44 years)
     2. Franklin STEARNS
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F17853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) According to Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD, Gateway Press, 1983, p. 214, in about 1819, William Starnes/Stearns "married Jane Crockett, a sister of the legendary Davey Crockett, in Sullivan County, Tennessee," and their "marriage record was destroyed when the Blountville, Tennessee Courthouse burned during a Civil War action there on September 22, 1863".