Histories of the Martin, Wilson, Bloom, & Ahola Families

Soper, Silence[1, 2]

Female 1749 - 1835  (86 years)


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  • Name Soper, Silence  
    Born 26 Jan 1749  Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Aug 1835  Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I163  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2019 

    Father Soper, Samuel Jr.,   b. 1709,   d. 1749  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Littlefield, Esther,   b. 1714,   d. 1792  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1731  Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Simmons, Constant Jr.,   b. 5 Feb 1742, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1831, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1765  Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Type: Intention 
    Children 
     1. Simmons, Simpson,   b. 31 Dec 1766, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Simmons, Hannah,   b. 28 Jan 1770, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. 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)
     4. Simmons, Isaiah,   b. 7 Mar 1772, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Simmons, Sally,   b. 2 Jun 1774, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Simmons, Lucy,   b. 28 Apr 1777, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Simmons, Lydia,   b. 15 Sep 1779, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Simmons, Enoch,   b. 8 May 1782, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Simmons, Esther,   b. 15 Sep 1784, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Simmons, Cynthia,   b. 3 Oct 1787, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Simmons, Achsah,   b. 25 Feb 1793, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F63  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1749 - Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Intention - 20 Jul 1765 - Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Aug 1835 - Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol, Ontario, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • 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.

    Headstones
    Simmons, Silence Soper
    Simmons, Silence Soper
    Inscription: In memory of / SILENCE / wife of / CONSTANT SIMMONS / who died Aug 24, 1835 / Aged 85 years.
    Gravestone Coordinates: N42 50.686 W77 25.438 .
    When found in 2010, the slate gravestone was developing cracks; it will delaminate unless conserved.

  • Notes 

    • Cemetery index gives birth year as 1750. Identifies her as wife of Constant (nee Soper).
    • (Research):The Simmons family bible gives her death date as 24 Aug 1835, but the Simmons handwritten notes give it as 24 Jul 1835. The order of the entries in the bible suggests that Silence's death was entered after 1910.

      Found record of Silence and Constant Simmons burial in the on-line index to the cemetery through the Ontario Co, NY geneology website.
      http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/ontario/cems/bristol/bapthillm-w.htm

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Jonathan Simmons Family Tree, Ruth Simmons Stebbins.

    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. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Bridgewater Births, Vol 1, p305. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/7666/305/140804017.

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

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

    6. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Bridgewater Marriages, Vol 2, p351. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/7667/351/143184260.

    7. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Dighton Marriages, Vol. 1 p90 https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/14013/90/253547083 .
      July ye 20 1765 Constant Simmons Junr and Silance Soper of Dighton entered their Intentions of marrige.