George Carleton was mentally disabled. He lived most of his life with family members but outlived all his family and spent the last five years of his life at the newly opened State Hospital for the Insane at Northampton, Massachusetts.
John Stearns, the father of the family, was killed by one of the first locomotives in service of the Boston & Lowell Railroad. That did not stop two of his sons from becoming pioneers in railroad development throughout New England.
Elizabeth Frye and John Stevens raised their family in Greenwich, MA, a town that was lost to a dam in 1938. The damming project required the reburial of 7,613 bodies including seven members of the Stevens/Frye Family.