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Richmond Simmons

Male 1806 - 1862  (55 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Richmond Simmons was born on 11 Jun 1806 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York (son of Richmond Simmons and Eleanor Sears); died on 11 Feb 1862 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 11 Jun 1806, Bristol, Ontario, New York
    • Alternate death: 11 Feb 1862, Bristol, Ontario, New York

    Richmond married Hannah R. Wheeler in 1827. Hannah (daughter of Benjamin Daggett Wheeler and Deborah Reed) was born on 17 Nov 1810; died on 17 May 1908 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Caroline Simmons was born on 13 Sep 1828 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; died on 12 May 1913 in Howell, Livingston, Michigan; was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Livingston, Michigan.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richmond Simmons was born on 1 May 1773 in Massachusetts (son of Rev. David Simmons and Lillis Richmond); died on 26 Jan 1845 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in 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 on 22 Dec 1799 in Bristol, Ontario, New York. Eleanor (daughter of Alden Sears and Phoebe Walker) was born on 1 May 1780 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 7 Oct 1866 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Eleanor SearsEleanor Sears was born on 1 May 1780 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of Alden Sears and Phoebe Walker); died on 7 Oct 1866 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.
    Children:
    1. 1. Richmond Simmons was born on 11 Jun 1806 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; died on 11 Feb 1862 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.


Generation: 3

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

    Notes:

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

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


  2. 5.  Lillis Richmond was born in Mar 1746 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (daughter of Ephraim Richmond and Elizabeth Cook); died on 2 May 1808 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in 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. 2. Richmond Simmons was born on 1 May 1773 in Massachusetts; died on 26 Jan 1845 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.

  3. 6.  Alden Sears was born on 24 Feb 1739 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Judah Sears and Mary Paddock); died on 25 Mar 1803 in Bristol, Ontario, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1738, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    • Baptised: 1 Apr 1739, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Revolutionary War: Private in Capt. Elijah Walker's company, Col. John Hathaway's regiment which marched to the Tiverton Alarm in 1780.

    From The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) (citation details below):

    Alden Sears, " yeoman," of Rochester, resided for a time in Nova Scotia, and was one of the grantees of the town of Liverpool in 1761.

    His wife dying, he returned to the States, living for a time in Pawtucket and Providence, engaged in boat-building and distilling.

    He had been previously a seaman, and is said to have commanded a whaling vessel before he was of age.

    Marrying again, he settled in Dighton, Mass., on the old Walker homestead, which, on the death of her father, fell to his wife. The old house is still standing, near 200 years old, and is a good specimen of early colonial times.

    About the commencement of the Revolutionary War he resumed his voyages, and in returning from the West Indies with a cargo of molasses was captured by the British, lost his vessel and cargo, and was held prisoner several years.

    An English officer, with whom he made friends, finally procured his release and supplied him with funds for his return. His wife is said to have had full faith during all the years of his absence that he would return, although others had given him up as dead.

    According to the superstitions of the times, there were many signs convincing to her that he would return.

    One evening in turning her tea-cup, the peculiar position of the leaves was proof that he was then on his way home.

    She rose hastily, saying: "Alden will be home to-night, and I must put the house in order, and dress and go to meet him."

    Upon opening the door, she really saw him in the distance approaching the house.

    They removed to Bristol, N. Y., in 1792, with others from the vicinity of Dighton. For his land he paid six cents an acre.

    He was in Capt. Elijah Walker's Co., in Col. John Hathaway's Regiment, and marched on "ye alarm of Aug. 2, 1780, to Tiverton, 18 miles' travel, 7 days' service, wages £1 8 0. Tiverton, 18 miles' travel, 7 days' service, wages £1 8 0."

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    Note on the above: Alden Sears married his second wife, Phebe Walker, the one in the anecdote above, in Dighton, Massachusetts, 29 December 1769. So his first wife, Hannah Bassett, who died in Nova Scotia on an unknown date, has to have died before then. Therefore what he returned to can't have been "the States" as claimed above. No entity called "the States", United States or otherwise, existed in eastern North America in or before 1769.

    When Alden Sears went from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia and then back to Massachusetts, he no more thought of himself as visiting a foreign land than he would have thought that way of relocating to Connecticut. He probably would have considered Quebec a foreign place, because although it was by then ruled from London it was dominated by French speakers. But Nova Scotia was just another English colony in which most of the inhabitants spoke English.

    Alden married Phoebe Walker on 29 Dec 1769 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts. Phoebe (daughter of Elnathan Walker and Bethiah Tisdale) was born in 1748 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 23 Oct 1830 in Bristol, Ontario, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Phoebe Walker was born in 1748 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of Elnathan Walker and Bethiah Tisdale); died on 23 Oct 1830 in Bristol, Ontario, New York.
    Children:
    1. 3. Eleanor Sears was born on 1 May 1780 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 7 Oct 1866 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Constant Simmons was born about 1710 (son of John Simmons and Hannah Hathaway).

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


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

  3. 10.  Ephraim Richmond was born on 5 May 1723 in 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.]

    The entry for him in Little Compton Families, which calls him "Ephraim William Richmond", calls him a son rather than a grandson of Sylvester Williams and Elizabeth Rogers. But the entry for Judge William Richmond and his wife Anna Gray, including the passages quoted from William Richmond's will, makes it clear that Ephraim was their son, not Sylvester's.

    Unreconciled is the fact that Little Compton Families says that Ephraim Richmond was born 5 May 1723 and that his father William Richmond and his mother Anna Gray married on 8 Jul 1724.

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


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

  5. 12.  Judah Sears was born on 29 Oct 1699 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Capt. Samuel Sears and Mercy Mayo); died about 1776 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Judah married Mary Paddock in Nov 1731 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Judah Paddock and Alice Alden) was born on 5 Mar 1715 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Mary Paddock was born on 5 Mar 1715 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Judah Paddock and Alice Alden).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1714

    Children:
    1. 6. Alden Sears was born on 24 Feb 1739 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 25 Mar 1803 in Bristol, Ontario, New York.

  7. 14.  Elnathan Walker was born about 1706 (son of James Walker and Sarah Richmond); died on 6 Jun 1775 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1707

    Elnathan married Bethiah Tisdale before 1732. Bethiah (daughter of Joseph Tisdale and Ruth Reed) was born about 1710; died on 11 May 1759 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Bethiah Tisdale was born about 1710 (daughter of Joseph Tisdale and Ruth Reed); died on 11 May 1759 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1711

    Children:
    1. 7. Phoebe Walker was born in 1748 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 23 Oct 1830 in Bristol, Ontario, New York.