Simmons, Ruth[1]

Female 1792 - 1875  (83 years)


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  • Name Simmons, Ruth 
    Born 24 Mar 1792  Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The family bible gave her birth date as March 25, 1792.
    Gender Female 
    Residence Abt 1800 - 1830  Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Apr 1875  Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Friendsville Cemetery, Westfield Center, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I749  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 24 Apr 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  [4, 5
    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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    Family ID F55  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Allen, Orren,   b. Abt Jan 1788,   d. 20 Nov 1828  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F288  Group Sheet

    Family 2 King, Luther D,   b. Abt 1780, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1854, Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1832  Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Married by Ansel Brainard, J.P.
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2011 
    Family ID F375  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    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.

    Headstones
    King, Ruth Simmons Allen
    King, Ruth Simmons Allen
    Gravestone. She was buried next to Orren Allen, her first husband.
    Plot: Row 13

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

    2. [S160] Birth Record, Dighton, Massachusetts, Vital records, Book 2 (in file).
      The ages of Jonathan Simmons children by Ruth his wife . . . Ruth Simmons their daughter was born March ye 24: 1792 on Fryday.
      Photocopy placed in Medina County Public Library, Medina, Ohio, by Patricia Vanhoose.

    3. [S154] Death Record, Medina County, Ohio, Probate Vol 1, p 25 (copy in file).
      Photocopy placed in Medina County Public Library by Patricia Vanhoose.

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

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

    6. [S156] Marriage Record, Medina County, Ohio, Book A, p 92. (Microfilm 32 in Medina County Library).


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