Ephraim Simmons

18 January 1769–
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Ephraim

When Ephraim Simmons was born on 18 January 1769, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Jonathan Simmons, was 32 and his mother, Abigail Bailey, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Simmons
1736–1778
Abigail Bailey
1736–1796
Sarah Simmons
1761–1836
Rebecca Simmons
1763–1836
Edward Simmons
1766–
Ephraim Simmons
1769–
Elizabeth Betsey Simmons
1772–1830
William Simmons
1775–1820
Joseph E. Simmons
1779–1839

Parents and Siblings

    Male1736–1778Male

    Abigail Bailey

    Female1736–1796Female

siblings

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World Events (1)

1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 3

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

English (southern): patronymic either from the personal name Simon ( see Simon ) or, as Reaney and Wilson suggest, from the medieval personal name Simund (composed of Old Norse sig ‘victory’ + mundr ‘protection’), which after the Norman Conquest was taken as an equivalent Simon, with the result that the two names became confused.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ephraim Simmons, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ephraim Simmons -
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ephraim Simmons -

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