Stearns's first business was that of wool-carding, to which he added a gristmill, afterward used for grinding yellow ochre for paint.
In 1810 or 1811, he erected a large building on the site since Schouler's, in which he had a fulling-mill and a spinning machine of 72 spindles, in 1812.
The yarn spun was taken elsewhere and made into broadcloth.
The 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, 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, aged 63 —gravestones Arlington.
Father of Adjutant-General William Schouler and of John Schouler, selectman 1844-46, 1853, 1874-77, representative, 1856. land in West Cambridge, with dwelling-house, factory and other buildings, with a mill-site and mi
s, 25 Feb. 1745, a. 90 yrs.
Bacon, Elizabeth, of Bedford, and David Robinson of New Ipswich, m. 4 June, 179425 Nov. 1762, Lucy, wid. of Rev. Nicholas Bowes, of Bedford, the dau. of Rev. John and Elizabeth Hancock, of Leister of Abigail), of Camb., m. William Everett, of Bedford, 31 July, 1823.
John, m. Eleanor Russell, 23 June,y, and John Norcross, m. 8 Aug. 1799.
Wil-Liam, of Bedford, and Anna C. Dickson of Camb., m. 31 July, 1823.
eth, of Charlestown Precinct, and Robert Pomroy, of Bedford, m. 27 Nov. 1740. Hassell's Brook is named in the Pnts (by S. Dunster), p. 27; Wyman, 720. Timothy, of Bedford, m. Margaret Wellington, of Camb., 12 June, 1766.
with sm.—pox 1788–Wyman, 765.
Pomroy, Robert, of Bedford, m. Elizabeth Hassell of Chas.
this Pct. 27 Nov. 1e $13. David, of New Ipswich, m. Elizabeth Bacon of Bedford, 4 June, 1794.
Jacob, Jr., of Lexington, m. Ann Ha9 July, 1761; Hannah; Margaret, m. Timothy Page, of Bedford, 12 June, 1766; Palsgrave; Jeduthun; Elizabeth, adm