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Simmons, Jonathan Jr. b. 3 Mar 1796 Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts d. 23 Apr 1863 Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA: Martin & Bloom Family Histories
 

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Simmons, Jonathan Jr.

Male 1796 - 1863  (67 years)


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  • Name Simmons, Jonathan  
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 3 Mar 1796  Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • The family bible gave his birthday as 24 March 1796.
    Gender Male 
    Residence Abt 1800 - 1819  Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He came to Bristol as a very young child and grew up there. 
    Residence 1820  Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    He lived in Westfield for more than 30 years. 
    Land 29 Sep 1832  Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Jonathan Simmons Jun and Abigail Simmons his wife sold his house and fifty acres of land at the northeast corner of lot 23 in Westfield for $450 to Jonathan Simmons, his father. This land was subsequently sold to Erastus Simmons. 
    Land 26 Jan 1848  Medina County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Transferred land to Simpson Simmons
    Vol X, p 427, Date of record: Mar 30, Twp 4, Lot 26, # acres 24 [or 29] 
    Civil office 1850  Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Elected to three year term as a County Commissioner. 
    Land 4 Feb 1854  Medina County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Received land from Isaiah Simmons.
    Vol 8, p129. Date of Record: 31 Aug. Twp 9, Lot 25, # acres 18 
    Land 1857  Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Map (see below) shows J. Simmons owned land along present day Kennard Road SW of Chippewa Lake.  
    Died 23 Apr 1863  Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buried Oakland Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I144  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2011 

    Father Simmons, Jonathan Sr.,   b. 31 Jan 1768, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1845, Leroy, Medina, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Gooding, Ruth,   b. 20 Feb 1769,   d. 20 Mar 1859, Friendsville, Westfield Twp, Medina, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1790  Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Documents
    Simmons Family Bible
    Simmons Family Bible
    Transcription by Ruth Simmons Stebbins. The Bible was purchased by Jonathan Simmons Sr. and repaired by Eliza Daniels Simmons, wife of Erastus. It was published in 1829 and probably purchased after 1832, when Jonathan Sr. moved to Ohio. Thus, at least some of the records were not made contemporaneously with the events. The oldest persons recorded, Constant and Silence Simmons, lived in Bristol, New York at the same time as their grandchildren.
    Histories
    The Simmons Family of Westfield Township, Medina  Co.,Ohio by Ruth Simmons Stebbins
    The Simmons Family of Westfield Township, Medina Co.,Ohio by Ruth Simmons Stebbins
    Part 1 outlines the relocation of several Simmons family members to Ohio and their lives there. It also includes some information on the founding of the Ohio Farmers Insurance Co., in which members of the Simmons family played roles. Part 2 was originally a separate document, but it is appended here because it provides more information on the extended Simmons family in addition to details on Erastus Simmons descendants and family life.

    Ruth Stebbins sent part 1 to her cousin, Lottie Tanner Martin and Patricia Vanhoose donated part 2 to the Medina County Public Library.

    Download a PDF (50 KB) of this history.
    ______________________________
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet

    Family Briggs, Abigail,   b. 5 Mar 1799,   d. 17 Feb 1846, Friendsville, Westfield Twp, Medina, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1819  [14
    Children 
    +1. Simmons, Dr. Jonathan Oscar,   b. 12 Jan 1821, Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1890  (Age 69 years)
    +2. Simmons, Laura Ann Amanda,   b. 4 May 1823,   d. 13 Jan 1912, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Histories
    The Simmons Family of Westfield Township, Medina  Co.,Ohio by Ruth Simmons Stebbins
    The Simmons Family of Westfield Township, Medina Co.,Ohio by Ruth Simmons Stebbins
    Part 1 outlines the relocation of several Simmons family members to Ohio and their lives there. It also includes some information on the founding of the Ohio Farmers Insurance Co., in which members of the Simmons family played roles. Part 2 was originally a separate document, but it is appended here because it provides more information on the extended Simmons family in addition to details on Erastus Simmons descendants and family life.

    Ruth Stebbins sent part 1 to her cousin, Lottie Tanner Martin and Patricia Vanhoose donated part 2 to the Medina County Public Library.

    Download a PDF (50 KB) of this history.
    ______________________________
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Mar 1796 - Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - He came to Bristol as a very young child and grew up there. - Abt 1800 - 1819 - Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - He lived in Westfield for more than 30 years. - 1820 - Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Jonathan Simmons Jun and Abigail Simmons his wife sold his house and fifty acres of land at the northeast corner of lot 23 in Westfield for $450 to Jonathan Simmons, his father. This land was subsequently sold to Erastus Simmons. - 29 Sep 1832 - Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil office - Elected to three year term as a County Commissioner. - 1850 - Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Map (see below) shows J. Simmons owned land along present day Kennard Road SW of Chippewa Lake. - 1857 - Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Apr 1863 - Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakland Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Simmons, Jonathan Jr, probably
    Simmons, Jonathan Jr, probably
    Lottie Lee Tanner Martin wrote on the back "I believe this picture is my g-grandfather JO Simmons." Unfortunately this statement is ambiguous, and I think she meant Jonathan Simmons, Jr., who was her great-grandfather. J.O. Simmons was her grandfather, who she knew. Thus, this picture is probably of Jonathan Simmons, Jr. It is certainly not a photo of Jonathan Oscar Simmons.
    Simmons' Tin Trunk
    Simmons' Tin Trunk
    This is the tin trunk described by Ruth Simmons Stebbins (see the Simmons Family of Westfield, Medina County, Ohio under histories). Originally the property of Jonathan Simmons Sr., it is now in the possession of descendants of Jonathan's son Erastus. It contains many documents including Jonathan Simmons' appointment as Captain in the New York State Militia in 1804, and deeds to land in Bristol, Ontario, New York and in Medina County, Ohio.

    Documents
    Simmons, Jonathan Jr. 1820 Us Census, Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    Simmons, Jonathan Jr. 1820 Us Census, Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    1 free white male 16-25, 1 free white female 16-25.
    Simmons, Jonathan Jr. 1830 US Census, Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    Simmons, Jonathan Jr. 1830 US Census, Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    Household: 1 male 5 thru 9; 1 male 30 thru 39, 1 female 5 thru 9; 1 female 20thru 29; 1 female 30 thru 39
    Simmons Families, 1840 US Census Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    Simmons Families, 1840 US Census Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    On this page are Jonathan Sr., Jonathan Jr., and Simpson [Simson] Simmons, Luther King (m. Ruth Simmons Allen), and Isaac Jones (m. Sally Simmons). On the previous page is Ebenezer Bissell (m. Harriet Simmons) and 2 pages later is S. H. Pomroy (m. Elmina Simmons).
    Simmons, Jonathan Jr. 1850 US Census, Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    Simmons, Jonathan Jr. 1850 US Census, Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    Family Number 505: Jonathan Simmons, 54; Laura Ann Beach, 27; Abigail Beach, 0; Louisa Maxon, 15; Joseph B. Coulter, 25; William Brown, 23. Laura Ann and Abigail Beach were Jonathan's daughter and granddaughter; Laura's husband had recently died.
    Map of Medina County, Ohio, 1857
    Map of Medina County, Ohio, 1857
    A section of the map showing parts of Westfield and LaFayette Townships. The map was drawn from actual surveys and shows the owners of properties. Large numbers are lot numbers, smaller numbers are acreage.
    Simmons Birth Records, Children of Jonathan and Ruth
    Simmons Birth Records, Children of Jonathan and Ruth
    Copy of birth record from Dighton, Massachusetts for Ruth, Lucy and Jonathan Jr. deposited in the Medina District Library, Medina, Ohio by P. Vanhoose.
    Deed -- Jonathan Simmons Jr and wife Abigail Simmons to Jonathan Simmons.
    Deed -- Jonathan Simmons Jr and wife Abigail Simmons to Jonathan Simmons.
    When Jonathan Sr. moved to Westfield in 1932 he bought 50 acres of land in lot 23 for $450 from Jonathan Jr. and Abigail. Microfilm of record of land sale, Medina County, Ohio, Book F pp 392-393. (Medina County District Library)

    Headstones
    Simmons, Jonathan Oscar
    Simmons, Jonathan Oscar
    Family Obelisk
    Simmons, Jonathan
    Simmons, Jonathan
    Headstone. Located near Simmons family obelisk.

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Birth Record, Dighton, Massachusetts, Vital records, Book 2 (in file).
      The ages of Jonathan Simmons children by Ruth his wife. Jonathan Simmons their Son was born March ye 3: 1796 on Thursday.
      Photocopy placed in Medina County Public Library, Medina, Ohio, by Patricia Vanhoose.

    2. [S10] Simmons Family Bible, Ruth Simmons Stebbins, (Photocopy of family record in the front of bible. Also typescript of same by Ruth Simmons Stebbins.).

    3. [S132] 1820 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, n.d., (ancestry.com), Westfield, Medina, Ohio, Page: 105; NARA Roll: M33_90; Image: 120.

    4. [S133] 1830 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (ancestry.com), Westfield, Medina, Ohio, Page: 195; NARA Roll: M19-135; Family History Film: 0337946.

    5. [S134] 1840 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (ancestry.com), Westfield, Medina, Ohio; Roll: 244; Page: 412; Image: 1076; Family History Library Film: 0020171.

    6. [S93] 1850 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration), Westfield, Medina, Ohio; Roll: M432_709; Page: 188B; Image: 75.

    7. [S137] History of Medina County and Ohio, William Henry Perrin, J. H. Battle, Weston Arthur Goodspeed, (Baskin and Battey, Chicago, 1881), p. 899.

    8. [S164] Deed, Recorded Book F pp 392-393, Medina County, Ohio (microfilm at Medina County District Library).

    9. [S142] Land Records Index, Medina County, Ohio, Microfilm of official index.

    10. [S137] History of Medina County and Ohio, William Henry Perrin, J. H. Battle, Weston Arthur Goodspeed, (Baskin and Battey, Chicago, 1881), p. 241.

    11. [S7] Simmons Family of Westfield Township, Medina County, Ohio, Ruth Simmons Stebbins, p. 5.

    12. [S24] Stebbins Papers, Ruth Simmons Stebbins, SimmonsHandwrittenNotes.pdf.

    13. [S14] Jones Hathaway Richards Gooding, by Melvin E. Jones, (self published, 1934), p. 221.

    14. [S47] Simmons Family Record , Unknown author (found in family documents), p. 2.


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