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a mill previous to 1817. The privilege is now the property of Theodore Schwamb. In 1805 Abner Stearns, of Billerica, bought land here of Ephraim Cooke, victualler, which Stearns, in 1808, sold tStearns, in 1808, sold to John Tufts, with a wool-factory thereon and machinery, and established himself on the site since Schouler's. Tufts sold these premises to Ezra Trull, of Boston, in 1817, with a mill thereon, and a h Blackington's land, &c. The lane by the saw-factory was laid out as a town way in 1840. Abner Stearns's first business was that of wool-carding, to which he added a gristmill, afterward used forThe peace of 1815 broke up the business, owing to the excessive importation of British cloths. Stearns left West Cambridge in 1816, and was of Bedford in 1817. Abner Stearns, of Billerica, gentlemaAbner Stearns, of Billerica, gentleman, sold to James Schouler, of Lynn, calico-printer, James Schouler, born in Scotland 13 July, 1786, died Westchester, N. Y, 24 Feb. 1864, aged 77; Margaret C, wife of same, died 24 July, 1851, age
y Pond, and its island and shores. It took place on a beautiful New England day, in October, with a clear sky, bracing air, with thousands of spectators. Troops volunteered from the neighboring towns, the object being to capture or drive off a tribe of eighty or a hundred Indians, encamped on the island, with a wigwam, etc., under two chiefs (Capt. David Hill and Capt. Ebenezer Thompson). The first aggressive act of the Indians was to capture a boat about noon, in which two persons, Capt. Abner Stearns and John Niles, were fishing. The Indians espying them, started with two or three canoes, and after an exciting chase, rowing about the pond, captured them, took them to the island, and (it was presumed) tortured them by driving a stake through their bodies, with other barbarities then known to be their common habit. Then the conflict began, and the boldest held his breath for a time. The naval force was composed of eight or ten boats, rigged, manned and armed, under the command of
Mr. Russell has furnished some valuable additions to this work. Mrs. Anna, wid. of John, m. Abner Stearns, 7 Aug. 1808. John Estabrook was a Pet. assessor in 1801. 4. Nehemiah, of Lexington, pro a. 69); Anna (b. 27 Jan.), bap. 4 Feb. 1781, m. John Estabrooks, 31 Aug. 1800, and (second) Abner Stearns; Polly, b. (25) Sept., bap. 12 Sept. 1783, by Rev. Mr. Clarke, m. Joshua Avery, 27 Dec. 1807n, bap. 9 June, 1816. Also Abner, Albert T. and Henry A. See Bond's Wat., 472-3. In 1806 Abner Stearns of Billerica bought a lot of land of Ephraim Cook, which in 1808 he sold to John Tufts, with a woolen factory and machinery thereon. Mr. Stearns then bought another lot, about one-third of a mile above his original purchase, and by digging a canal half a mile long, created a good water pow, however, broke up this business, owing to excessive importation of British cloths. In 1816 Mr. Stearns removed from West Cambridge to his old homestead in Billerica, where he died in 1838. He was