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Mercy (Pabodie) Simmons (1649 - 1728)

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Mercy Simmons formerly Pabodie
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Wife of — married 16 Nov 1669 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Mercy Pabodie, the granddaughter of Pilgrim John Alden, was born 2 Jan 1649/50 at Duxbury, Massachusetts. She married John Simmons[1] on 16 Nov 1669 at Duxbury. John was born about 1651. They had nine children. The family resided at Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Mercy was widowed in late 1615 or early 1616. She passed away 26 Sep 1728. In her will she mentioned all nine of her children.[2][3]

Children of Mercy Pabodie and John Simmons

John and Mercy had the following children:[2][3]

  1. John, b. Feb. 22, 1670; d. before 1733
  2. William, b. Feb. 24, 1672; d. 1765
  3. Isaac, b. after Jan. 28, 1674; d.
  4. Martha, b. Nov. 17, 1677; d.
  5. Benjamin, b. about 1678; d. 1740
  6. Moses, b. Feb., 1680; d. June 21, 1761
  7. Joseph, b. 1683; d. May 30, 1761
  8. Rebecca
  9. Joshua Simmons was born about Jun 1688 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA. He died 2 on 15 Jan 1774 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA. Joshua married Sarah Delano on 4 Apr 1728 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA. Sarah was born 4 about 1708 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA.

The last Will and Testament for each of John Simmons and Mercy Simmons are in Lorenzo Albert Simmons’ History of the Simmons Family...[3]


  1. Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, pg 1683, (NEHGS) Moses Simonson
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mercy Pabodie
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Simmons, Lorenzo Albert, 1857-. History of the Simmons family, from Moses Simmons, 1st. (Moyses Symonson) ship Fortune, 1621, to and including the eleventh generation in some lines, and very nearly complete to the third and fourth generations from Moses 1st. Lincoln, Neb. 1930. pp. 12-15
  • Vital Record of Duxbury, Massachusetts - Year 1911. [Page 21] mercy pabodie the Daughter of william pabodie & Elizabeth his wife was borne January . 2 . 1649.
  • Vital Record of Duxbury, Massachusetts - Year 1911. PABODIE - Plymouth County - Page 114. birth of Mercy, daughter of William & Elizabeth [dup. Elisabeth], 02 January 1649.
  • Source: Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford and Williams, Alicia Crane, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3, John Alden, Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.
  • Note: The information in this profile has been checked against the above source.
  • World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1, Brøderbund Software, Inc., 1997, Media Family Archive CD

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  • Source:, New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, for Moses Simonson
  • Source: S1 Abbreviation: Ancestral File (R) Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998) Ancestral File Number: 8J5S-JX . Repository: #R1 (This source is online at Free, but Registration Required)
  • Repository: R1 Name: Family History Library Address: 35 N West Temple Street CONT Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA Address 1: 35 N West Temple Street Address 2: Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
  • Source: Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000. Note:
  • Source: Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived.
  • Source: Title: Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 Author: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - With some noted exceptions all marriage records in this collection can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Source: Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Text:


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This is one of my Great grandmothers. I am seven or eight times related to the Mayflower.

Heidi Howard

posted by Heidi Howard

Rejected matches › Mercy (Simmons) Chase (1675-1768)

Mercy is 19 degrees from Greg Clarke, 12 degrees from George Hull and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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