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John Simmons (abt. 1644 - bef. 1715)

John Simmons
Born about in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Husband of — married 16 Nov 1669 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 71 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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John Simmons was born at Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts about 1644.[1] 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.

John Simmons’ parents were Moses Simonson and Sarah Unknown (not Chandler).[2]

Children of John Simmons and Mercy Pabodie

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

  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.


On 9 February 1715, his widow was granted the administration of his estate.[4]

On 11 February 1715/16, the settlement agreement of his estate was signed by his heirs, viz., his widow, Mercy, Moses (youngest son), John (eldest son), William, Isaac, Benjamin, Joseph, Joshua, Martha, wife of Samuel West, and Rebeckah, wife of Constant Southworth[5]

The last Will and Testament for each of John Simmons and Mercy Simmons are in Lorenzo Albert Simmons’ History of the Simmons Family...[2]


  1. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633. Boston: NEHGS, 1995, vol. 3, pp. 1681-1683.$): profile of Moses Simonson.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2
  3. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1708-1717 and 1817-1861 vol 3-3P > image 205 of 710; State Archives, Boston.
  4. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Probate records 1708-1717 and 1817-1861 vol 3-3P > image 211-212 of 710; State Archives, Boston.
  • 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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