James Simmons

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

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

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  • Marriage
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    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 (southeastern): variant of Simon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (2)

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

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