Stearns, Shubael a noted Baptist minister, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, January 28, 1706. He was converted under the preaching of Whitefield about 1740, and became. connected with the Separatists in 1745. In 1751 he embraced the views of the Baptists, was immersed at Tolland, Connecticut, and on May 20, was ordained for the ministry. He labored in New England for two or three years, and then went South and preached for some time, first in the counties of Berkeley and Hampshire, Virginia, and then in Guilford County, N.C., where he made his permanent settlement. He died November 20, 1771. His character was indisputably good as a man, as a Christian, and as a preacher. See Sprague, Annals. of the Amer. Pulpit, 6:60.