Miranda Head

13 April 1802–16 May 1870 (Age 68)
Paris Hill, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Miranda

When Miranda Head was born on 13 April 1802, in Paris Hill, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Jonathan E Head Jr, was 26 and her mother, Hebzebeth Livermore, was 21. She married Phillip Taylor Simmons on 26 April 1825, in Paris Hill, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Paris, Oneida, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 16 May 1870, in Waterville, Sangerfield, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Taylor Simmons
Miranda Head
Marriage: 26 April 1825
George Franklin Simmons
Martha Amelia Simmons
Sarah Miranda Simmons
Mary Maria Simmons
Mary Susanna Simmons
Henry Martin Simmons

Spouse and Children

26 April 1825
Paris Hill, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States


    George Franklin Simmons


    Martha Amelia Simmons


    Sarah Miranda Simmons


    Mary Maria Simmons


    Mary Susanna Simmons


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 18

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Kent): from Middle English heved ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with some peculiarity or disproportion of the head, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the head of a stream or valley. This surname has long been established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maranda Simmons in household of Jonathan Head, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Maranda Simmons in household of Johnathen Head, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Find A Grave Memorial Miranda Head Simmons

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