James Simmons

1785–1840 (Age 55)
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

When James Simmons was born in 1785, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lebbeus Simmons, was 36 and his mother, Mary Douglas, was 28. He married Hannah Pierce in 1803. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died in 1840, in Delaware Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Delaware Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Simmons
Hannah Pierce
Marriage: 1803
James Simmons Jr.
Eliza Simmons
Letty Simmons
Lucinda Mary Simmons
Lavinia Simmons

Spouse and Children



    James Simmons Jr.


    Letty Simmons


    Lucinda Mary Simmons


    Lavinia Simmons


    Eliza Simmons


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+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 2

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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 (2)

  • James Simmons, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • James Simmins, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

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