Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I265103
  • Name: Asahel STEARNS
  • RELA: 5th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 JUN 1774 in Lunenberg, Worcester Co., MA
  • GRAD: 1797 Harvard University
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1815 AND 5 MAR 1817
  • Death: 5 FEB 1839 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • Note:
    STEARNS, Asahel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lunenburg, Mass., June 17, 1774; was graduated from Harvard University in 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Chelmsford, Mass.; member of the State senate in 1813; moved to Charlestown, Mass., in 1815; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); served in the State house of representatives in 1817; professor of law at Harvard University from 1817 to 1829; again served as a member of the State senate in 1830 and 1831; died in Cambridge, Mass., February 5, 1839; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Josiah STEARNS b: 18 JUL 1747 in Littleton, Middlesex Co., MA
    Mother: Mary COREY b: 28 MAR 1750 in Littleton, Middlesex Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Frances Wentworth WHITNEY b: ABT 1774 in Hollis, Hillsborough Co., NH
    • Married: 1800
    1. Has No Children Mary Hall STEARNS b: 25 DEC 1802
    2. Has No Children William Gordon STEARNS b: 22 NOV 1804
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