Mary Simmons

about 1760–
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Simmons was born about 1760, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Benjamin Simons, was 53 and her mother, Elizabeth Shepard, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Simons
1707–1776
Elizabeth Shepard
1726–
Shepard
1754–
Simmons
1754–
Simons
1754–
a son Simons
1754–
Uriah Simmons
1756–
Elizabeth Simmons
1758–
Mary Simmons
1760–
Uriah Shepard
1756–
Elizabeth Shepard
1758–
Mary Shepard
1760–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 16

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 21

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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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