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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Jonathan Simmons
Abigail Bailey
Sarah Simmons
Rebecca Simmons
Edward Simmons
Ephraim Simmons
Elizabeth Betsey Simmons
William Simmons
Joseph E. Simmons

Parents and Siblings


    Abigail Bailey




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