November 27, 1859, Maine.

Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York.

Raymond was the son of Isaiah Wellington Stearns and Sarah R. Stearns, and husband of Emma Alice Fensham of Bainbridge, New York (married 1883)

He was educated at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York (freshman in 1876); Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts (graduated 1880); Union Theological Seminary, New York City (graduated 1883); and Auburn Theological Seminary, New York City (graduated 1899).

Stearns was licensed as a Presbyterian minister by the Presbytery of Albany, New York, September 26, 1883. He served pastorates in Charlton, New York (1883–92); Bainbridge, New York (1892–95); Hannibal, New York (1895–1903); New Berlin, New York (1903–04); Scranton, Pennsylvania (assistant pastor, 2nd Presbyterian Church, 1904–08); Pleasant Valley, New York (1908–14); Montclair, New Jersey (1914–15); Peru, New York (1915–17); and Campbell Hall (1917–?).

Stearns’ works include:

  1. He Will Come, Perhaps, at Morning
  2. Settle It Now with Jesus