Gooding, Ruth

Female 1769 - 1859  (90 years)


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  • Name Gooding, Ruth  
    Born 20 Feb 1769  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Land 26 Jan 1838  Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    A complex transaction in which Jonathan and Ruth sold parts of lots 23 and 26 in Westfield for $1500 to their son Erastus. Erastus then returned the land to his parents with the promise to take care of them in their old age. If he kept his promise, he could use the land, but if he failed to keep his promise he would lose the land.  
    Residence 1850  Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1850 Ruth was 82 years old and living with her sons Isaiah and Erastus.  
    Died 20 Mar 1859  Friendsville, Westfield Twp, Medina, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Melvin Jones incorrectly gave her death location as Dighton, Mass in Jones-Hathaway-Richards-Gooding.
    Buried Friendsville Cemetery, Westfield Center, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Row 13.
    Notes 
    • She was a descendant of Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower.
    Person ID I147  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2016 

    Father Gooding, William,   b. 23 Aug 1736,   d. 2 Nov 1778  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Walker, Bathsheba,   b. 29 Oct 1743,   d. 22 Oct 1822  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1760 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet

    Family 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) 
    Married 5 Nov 1790  Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Simmons, Ruth,   b. 24 Mar 1792, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1875, Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Simmons, Lucy,   b. 24 Jan 1794, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1858, Goodings Grove, Will, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +3. Simmons, Jonathan Jr.,   b. 3 Mar 1796, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1863, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Simmons, Isaiah,   b. 23 Oct 1799, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1867  (Age 67 years)
     5. Simmons, Simpson,   b. 24 Mar 1802,   d. 10 Sep 1803  (Age 1 years)
     6. Simmons, Sally,   b. 20 Aug 1803,   d. 20 Feb 1887  (Age 83 years)
     7. Simmons, Simpson,   b. 10 Oct 1805, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1881  (Age 75 years)
    +8. Simmons, Harriet,   b. 20 Dec 1807,   d. 1 Nov 1877  (Age 69 years)
    +9. Simmons, Elmina,   b. 16 Oct 1810,   d. 13 Sep 1873  (Age 62 years)
    +10. Simmons, Erastus,   b. 16 Sep 1814, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1892, Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    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.
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    Last Modified 1 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Nov 1790 - Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - A complex transaction in which Jonathan and Ruth sold parts of lots 23 and 26 in Westfield for $1500 to their son Erastus. Erastus then returned the land to his parents with the promise to take care of them in their old age. If he kept his promise, he could use the land, but if he failed to keep his promise he would lose the land. - 26 Jan 1838 - Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - In 1850 Ruth was 82 years old and living with her sons Isaiah and Erastus. - 1850 - Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Mar 1859 - Friendsville, Westfield Twp, Medina, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Friendsville Cemetery, Westfield Center, Medina, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    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
    Deed -- from Jonathan and Ruth Simmons to Erastus Simmons.
    Deed -- from Jonathan and Ruth Simmons to Erastus Simmons.
    Jonathan and Ruth sold parts of lots 23 and 26 to Erastus Simmons for $1500. In the next document Erastus deeded the land back to Jonathan and Ruth along with the promise to care for them for the rest of their lives. If he kept his promise the land was his to use, but if he failed to keep his promise he would forfeit the land. Signed 26 Jan 1838 and recorded by Medina County 26 Jun 1839 in Book Q pp 88 - 89. (Document from the Simmons' tin trunk.)
    Deed (p. 1) -- from Erastus Simmons to Jonathan and Ruth Simmons
    Deed (p. 1) -- from Erastus Simmons to Jonathan and Ruth Simmons
    The second step of the arrangement in which Erastus agreed to care for his parents for the rest of their lives. This page is the transfer of land from Erastus to Jonathan and Ruth at no cost. Signed 26 Jan 1838 and recorded Medina County 27 Jun 1839 in Book Q pp. 89 - 90. (Document from the Simmons' tin trunk.)
    Deed (p. 2) -- from Erastus Simmons to Jonathan and Ruth Simmons
    Deed (p. 2) -- from Erastus Simmons to Jonathan and Ruth Simmons
    On this page Erastus agreed to care for his parents for the rest of their lives. Signed 26 Jan 1838 and recorded Medina County 27 Jun 1839 in Book Q pp. 89 - 90. (Document from the Simmons' tin trunk.)
    Simmons, Ruth Gooding 1850 US Census Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    Simmons, Ruth Gooding 1850 US Census Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    In dwelling 509 were: Isaiah Simmons, 51 (on prev census page); Erastus Simmons, 37; Eliza [Daniels] Simmons, 22; Ruth Simmons, 82; John Murphy, 19; Phebe Smith, 35.

    In dwelling 511 were: Simpson Simmons, 43; Sally Simmons, 39; Lucretia Simmons, 17; Lydia Simmons, 13; Adoline Simmons, 8; and Joseph Horn, 23.
    Simmons, Isaiah, 1850 US Census Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    Simmons, Isaiah, 1850 US Census Westfield, Medina, Ohio
    The household was listed on two pages. Isaiah Simmons, 51, is at the bottom of this page. On the next page are Erastus Simmons, 37; Eliza Simmons, 22; Ruth Simmons, 82; John Murphy, 19; Phebe Smith, 35.

    Headstones
    Simmons, Ruth Gooding
    Simmons, Ruth Gooding
    Gravestone
    Plot: Row 13

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Mayflower ancestors of the Simmons, Ruth Simmons Stebbins, (unpublished, 1958).

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

    3. [S164] Deed, Recorded Medina County, Ohio 26 Jun 1839, Book Q, pp 88 - 89.

    4. [S164] Deed, Recorded Medina County, Ohio 27 Jun 1839, Book Q, pp 89 - 90.

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


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