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Richmond Simmons

Male 1773 - 1845  (71 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  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]

    Children:
    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: 2

  1. 2.  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. 3.  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. 1. 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.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  Lydia Phillips was born about 1720 (daughter of Joshua Phillips and Hannah Jones).
    Children:
    1. 2. 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. 6.  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. 7.  Elizabeth Cook (daughter of John Cook and Alice Southworth); died in Apr 1797 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 3. 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.


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 on 14 Dec 1697 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


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

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

    Joshua married Hannah Jones on 21 Nov 1715. Hannah (daughter of Thomas Jones and Mary Paul) was born in Sep 1694 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; died on 9 May 1738 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Unitarian Church Cemetery, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Hannah Jones was born in Sep 1694 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of Thomas Jones and Mary Paul); died on 9 May 1738 in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried in Unitarian Church Cemetery, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 5. Lydia Phillips was born about 1720.

  5. 12.  William Richmond was born on 10 Oct 1694 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Col. Sylvester Richmond and Elizabeth Rogers); died on 22 Feb 1770 in 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 on 8 Jul 1724 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. Anna (daughter of Dr. Thomas Gray and Anna Little) was born on 29 Jan 1702 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 9 Oct 1762 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Anna Gray was born on 29 Jan 1702 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (daughter of Dr. Thomas Gray and Anna Little); died on 9 Oct 1762 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 6. Ephraim Richmond was born on 5 May 1723 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

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

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


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