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Richmond Simmons

Male 1773 - 1845  (71 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Richmond Simmons was born 1 May 1773, Massachusetts (son of Rev. David Simmons and Lillis Richmond); died 26 Jan 1845, Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried , Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.

    Notes:

    He and his wife Eleanor Sears were fourth cousins, both being great-great-great grandchildren of Constant Southworth and Elizabeth Collier.

    Richmond married Eleanor Sears 22 Dec 1799, Bristol, Ontario, New York. Eleanor (daughter of Alden Sears and Phoebe Walker) was born 1 May 1780, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 7 Oct 1866, Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried , Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Richmond Simmons was born 11 Jun 1806, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; died 11 Feb 1862, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried , Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. David Simmons was born 28 Jun 1748, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts (son of Constant Simmons and Lydia Phillips); died 7 Jun 1786, Drowned in the Taunton River, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Ordained a Baptist minister in 1781, he founded the Baptist church in Freetown, Massachusetts two years later.

    Rev. married Lillis Richmond 2 Nov 1768, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts. Lillis (daughter of Ephraim Richmond and Elizabeth Cook) was born Mar 1746, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 2 May 1808, Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried , Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Lillis Richmond was born Mar 1746, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (daughter of Ephraim Richmond and Elizabeth Cook); died 2 May 1808, Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried , Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Feb 1746, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    In about 1796, widowed, she came with the Rev. John Smith and a group including all six of her sons to Bristol in Ontario County, New York.

    Children:
    1. 1. Richmond Simmons was born 1 May 1773, Massachusetts; died 26 Jan 1845, Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried , Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Constant Simmons was born Abt 1710 (son of John Simmons and Hannah Hathaway).

    Constant married Lydia Phillips 12 Apr 1739, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts. Lydia (daughter of Joshua Phillips and Hannah Jones) was born Abt 1720. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Lydia Phillips was born Abt 1720 (daughter of Joshua Phillips and Hannah Jones).
    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. David Simmons was born 28 Jun 1748, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 7 Jun 1786, Drowned in the Taunton River, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Ephraim Richmond was born 5 May 1723, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (son of William Richmond and Anna Gray).

    Notes:

    "He settled with his family in Little Compton in 1743, and his first three children were baptized there. He had a slave who was a hatter, who would go to Providence and work there at his trade. The slave helped to support his owner in his old age." [Little Compton Families, citation details below.]

    Ephraim married Elizabeth Cook 19 Jan 1744. Elizabeth (daughter of John Cook and Alice Southworth) died Apr 1797, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth Cook (daughter of John Cook and Alice Southworth); died Apr 1797, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 3. Lillis Richmond was born Mar 1746, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 2 May 1808, Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried , Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Simmons

    Notes:

    Lorenzo Albert Simmons, in his discussion of Constant Simmons ("Who was Constant Simmons?", p. 240, History of the Simmons Family, citation details below), said that he believed, but could not prove, that the John Simmons who married Hannah Hathaway and who was the father of Constant Simmons was the John Simmons who was baptized 16 Mar 1668, son of Moses Simmons and Patience Barstow.

    John married Hannah Hathaway 14 Dec 1697, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Hannah Hathaway (daughter of John Hathaway and Hannah Burt).
    Children:
    1. 4. Constant Simmons was born Abt 1710.

  3. 10.  Joshua Phillips was born 19 Apr 1689, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of Joshua Phillips and Amy).

    Joshua married Hannah Jones 21 Nov 1715. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Hannah Jones (daughter of Thomas Jones).
    Children:
    1. 5. Lydia Phillips was born Abt 1720.

  5. 12.  William Richmond was born 10 Oct 1694, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Col. Sylvester Richmond and Elizabeth Rogers); died 22 Feb 1770, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    He was an assistant to the governor from 1753 to 1755. He was a judge, and according to Little Compton Families (citation details below), he was instrumental in securing the Rhode Island border that ensured Little Compton was inside Rhode Island.

    William married Anna Gray 8 Jul 1724, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. Anna (daughter of Dr. Thomas Gray and Anna Little) was born 29 Jan 1702, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Anna Gray was born 29 Jan 1702, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (daughter of Dr. Thomas Gray and Anna Little).
    Children:
    1. 6. Ephraim Richmond was born 5 May 1723, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

  7. 14.  John Cook was born 5 Nov 1685, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island (son of John Cook and Ruth Shaw); died 1754.

    John married Alice Southworth 25 May 1709, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. Alice (daughter of William Southworth and Rebecca Pabodie) was born 14 Jul 1688, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died 25 Apr 1770. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Alice Southworth was born 14 Jul 1688, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (daughter of William Southworth and Rebecca Pabodie); died 25 Apr 1770.
    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth Cook died Apr 1797, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.