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John Simmons (abt. 1646 - 1715)

John Simmons
Born about in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Husband of — married 16 Nov 1669 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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John Simmons was born at Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts in either 1646,[1] or about 1651.[2] He married Mercy Pabodie on 16 Nov 1669 at Duxbury. Mercy was born at Duxbury 2 Jan 1649/1650. John died at Duxbury before 9 Feb 1715/1716. Mercy died there 26 Sep 1728.[2][3]

John Simmons’ parents were Moses Simonson and Sarah Unknown (not Chandler).[3]

Children of John Simmons and Mercy Pabodie

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. John Simmons Find A Grave: Memorial #59751970
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mercy Pabodie
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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
  • Benjamin Franklin Wilbour. Little Compton Families. Little Compton, Newport Co., RI: Little Compton Historical Society, 1985, 438, 572
  • Mayflower Births & Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
  • American Marriages Before 1699 Author:
  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Author: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Publication:
  • Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850 Author: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp Publication:
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Author:

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Simmons-12711 and Simmons-3 appear to represent the same person because: the death information is the same, both profiles are linked to the same wife, and both profiles have a son Joseph (of which there are also duplicate profiles). The birth year is different on the two profiles and needs to be determined.
This profile has been identified as a duplicate by an Arborist. Please review the proposed merge - bottom of the profile on the left. If they are duplicates please approve the merge. If you have questions or would like assistance please ask an Arborist. Thank you.
posted by Toby Rockwell

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