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 mill-privileges, known by the name of the Stearns Factory, on March 6, 1832.
A mill about to be erected by Ichabod Fessenden in 1816 w