Paul, thank you so very much for the info on my line of the Stearns'. However, I can clear up a little bit - George Mason Stearns m. Hulda(h) Milliard, not Willard, and they also had a son, my grandfather, Orlin George Stearns. I did not know about a daughter. He was born in 1898, not sure where but I have always assumed it was Traverse City. He ended up in Detroit and died in 1943. Hulda's parents were Jay B. Millard and Hulda Freeland. Hulda Millard Stearns died in 1905 of TB and Orlin was then raised by an aunt Hattie Millard. I don't know why his father wasn't involved. I would love any other info you have, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thanks again. Orlin died before I was born and was a drunk on skid row. My grandmother was in the process of divorcing him when he froze to death in the streets of Detroit so I never spoke to him as I was born in 1951. He was also an extremely abusive man so my father never talked much about him.