Census on the Stearns Family 
Volney, Oswego Co., NY. 

Here is some census information on the Stearns Family of Volney, Oswego Co., NY.  My connection is Lydia Ann Stearns who married Daniel Lambert Moss who by 1880 had moved to Isabella Co., Mich.  From the census it is evident there was a much older Moses Stearns in Oswego in 1820 who does not show up in the 1840 or 1850 census.  I have not been able to connect these Stearns with the early published records of the Stearns in America. 
Susan Dorris at:  <dorris@legypt.net>


Moses Stearns lineage:

1820 Oswego Co New York census
Moses Starnes 000201 - 00101 [1 male over 45, 2 males 16-26 and 1 fem 26 -
45, 1 fem 16 - 18]

1830 census for Moses Stearns ???

1840 Oswego Co NY census
Moses Stearns
1 male 30-40
1 male -5
1 fem 30-40
1 fem 5-10
1 fem -5

1850 Volney, Oswego Co, NY
p. 690
Moses Stearns, 52, male, farmer, 2500, VT
Phebe 42, fem, NY
LYDIA A., 19, fem, doesn't say where born [family records say Volney, NY,
P.O. Fulton]
Mary E. 13, fem, doesn't say where b.
Lewis E., 2, male, doesn't say where b.

1855 Volney, Oswego Co, NY
#186 frame house 600/190
Moses Stearns, 58, male, b. Vt., md, years resident in this city - 40,
farmer, native, owns land.
Phebe Stearns, 48, female, wife, b. Green Co NY, md, res of this city 25
Mary Stearns, 17, fem, child, b. Oswego Co NY, res 17 yr
Lewis Stearns, 7, male, child, b. Oswego Co NY, res 7 yr

1860 Volney, Oswego Co., NY. 15 July
Moses Stearns, 63, male, farmer, 2000/6000, Vt
Pheba, 54, fem, NY
Lewis, 12, male, NY
John, 11, male, NY
William, 9, male, NY
James, 7, male, NY

1870 July 14, Volney, Oswego Co, NY p. 107
909/935  p. 373
Phoebe Stearns, 64, female, white, keep house, 2500/580, NY
Lewis, 22, male, white, farmer, -/175, NY, md in May
Louisa, 17, fem, white, md in May, att school within the year.
Joseph Taylor, 11, male, white, farm labor, NY, mother and father of foreign

1870 Volney, Oswego Co, NY [This family moved to Isabella Co Mich by 1880
p. 125, July 22nd
Lambert Morse [Moss], 40, male, white, farmer, 1600/250, CT [Bethlehem]
LYDIA, 38, fem, white, keeping house, NY [dau of Moses and Phebe Stearns]
Fred, 15, male, white, at school, NY
Ella, 13, fem, white, NY
Julia, 8, fem, white, NY
Anna, 3, fem, white, NY
Moses 1, male, white, NY

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