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Moses Simmons (Symonson)

Also Known As: "Moses Simozoon Van Der Wilde", "Moses Simonson", "Moses Simons", "Moyses", "Moses William Simmons"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leiden, Rhynland (present Zuid-Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Present The Netherlands)
Death: Died in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Symonson and Lydia Ann Simmons
Husband of Sarah Simmons
Father of Moses Simmons; Rebecca Soule; Mary Alden; John Simmons, of Duxbury; Sarah Nash and 2 others
Brother of William Simmons and John Simmons

Occupation: Yeoman
Managed by: John Patrick McCaffrey
Last Updated:

About Moses Simmons, of Duxbury

Moses (Symonson) Simmons

  • Birth: January 1, 1604 Leiden, Rhynland (present Zuid-Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Present The Netherlands)
  • Death: between June 17, 1689 and September 15, 1691 (85-87) Duxbury, Plymouth County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts)
  • Parents: William (Simmons) Symonson and Ann

family

Married

  1. (probably in Duxbury) about 1632 to Sarah (most of the early writers think she was Sarah Chandler, daughter of Roger Chandler, but no definite record obtainable.)

The children of Moses Simmons and Sarah (-- ), born (probably) at Duxbury:

  • 1. Rebecca Simmons (Eldest daughter) M. (about 1655) John Soul (George1).
  • 2. Mary Simmons M. (about 1664) Joseph Alden.
  • 3. Elizabeth Simmons M. (about 1690) Richard Dwelley.
  • 4. Moses Simmons, oldest son, died in 1676; not named in his father's will. Married Patience Barstow.
  • 5. Aaron Simmons
  • 6. Sarah Simmons M. James Nash.
  • 7. John Simmons M. Nov. 16, 1669, Mercy Pabodie.

Thomas Simmons is NOT a known son.


supporting data

  • Moses Simmons1
  • M, #119531, b. circa 1604, d. 15 September 1691
  • Father William Simmons2 b. c 1575
  • Mother Ann2 b. c 1580
  • Moses Simmons was born circa 1604 at England.1 He married Sarah Chandler, daughter of Roger Chandler and Isabella Chilton, circa 1637.1,2 Moses Simmons died on 15 September 1691 at Duxbury, Plymouth, MA.1
  • Family Sarah Chandler b. c 1616, d. 27 Oct 1675
  • Child
    • John Simmons+1 b. c 1647, d. 9 Feb 1716
  • Citations
  • [S14] Unknown author, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey., p. 674.
  • [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p3980.htm#i119531

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  • Moses Simmons
  • Birth: Jan. 1, 1604, Netherlands
  • Death: Sep. 15, 1691 Massachusetts, USA
  • Moses Simmons he was born in Holland and migrated to England where he sailed on the ship Fortune and arrived in America 1621, he married Sarah Chandler and had 4 children, Moses, Elizabeth, John & Mary. (bio by: EEMC)
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • Sarah Simmons (1622 - 1675)
  • Children:
    • Rebecca Simmons Soule (1635 - 1678)*
    • Mary Simmons Alden (1638 - 1697)*
    • John Simmons (1644 - 1715)*
    • Aaron Simmons (1650 - 1718)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 75239240
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75239240

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  • SIMMONS, Moses
  • b. 1 JAN 1603/4 Holland
  • d. 15 SEP 1691 Duxbury, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1637
  • Spouse: CHANDLER, Sarah
  • Children:
    • SIMMONS, Aaron
    • SIMMONS, Elizabeth
    • SIMMONS, Mary
    • SIMMONS, Moses
    • SIMMONS, Sarah
    • SIMMONS, John
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_2e3.htm#29

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  • .... etc.
  • From the 1650s to 1665–75, the sale of Indian lands to the colonists had increased greatly, from what was fourteen Indian land deeds registered in Plymouth court in the 1650s to a total of seventy-six deeds recorded between 1665 and 1675. Shiwei Jiang has several Plymouth deeds showing that Moses Simmons and his son Aaron, early settlers of Scituate, bought some lands from Josiah Winslow and Constant Southworth.
  • .... etc.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josiah_Winslow

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  • Sprague's Journal of Maine History, Volume 7
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=7uU5AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA139&lpg=PA139#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • https://archive.org/details/spraguesjournalo06spra
  • https://archive.org/stream/spraguesjournalo06spra#page/135/mode/1up
  • The early records have revealed little regarding the ancestry of Moses Simmons (formerly written Moyses Symonson, also Simonson, Symons, Simons), who came in the ship "Fortune" in 1621. Some one has suggested that Moyses Symonson may belong to the same family as Samuel Symonson who came to New York in 1640 and whose ancestors have been traced back two hundred years. There appears to be some basis for this Dutch ancestry theory since all the early accounts state that Moses Simmons was born in Leyden, Holland, of Dutch parents, and Edward Winslow wrote that "Moses Simmons was a child of one that was in communion with the Dutch Church at Leyden, and as being admitted into Church fellowship at Plymouth in New England and his children also to Baptism as well as our own."
  • The members of the Simonson family in New England soon dropped the "on" and some added an "m," giving the name the present spelling. This change in spelling together with the fact that there are many of the same name in England has led some to believe that the Simmons family is of English origin, possibly connected with Symonds or Simonds of Dorcet, Somerset, Gloucester,
  • https://archive.org/stream/spraguesjournalo06spra#page/136/mode/1up
  • Norfolk, etc. There was a Roger Simmons, a probable member of the Pilgrim Church at Leyden, Holland. His ancestry may throw some light on the antecedents of the American Simmons family.
  • It is known that Moses Simmons came to Plymouth, Mass., in the ship "Fortune" in 1621 and had land allotted to him. .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/spraguesjournalo06spra#page/138/mode/1up
  • Moses Simmons was a surveyor in Duxbury in 1657 and 1662; was one of the original purchasers of "Old Dartmouth" (New Bedford) and in 1662 one of the proprietors of Middleborough, his lot being the 18th 'bounded with a red oak and a Walnut tree Marked ;' "October 25, 1668, on jury to settle difference between Winslow brothers."
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/spraguesjournalo06spra#page/139/mode/1up
  • I have read the statement that Thomas of Scituate, Mass., whom Davis, Barry, Mitchell, and Winsor give as son of Moses Simons, was a brother, and that John of Freetown was a cousin, also that Moses Simmons was not married in 1627. I have seen no records that would verify this statement. But I do believe, after investigating, that Moses (1) and Moses, Jr. (2) as given by earlier writers are one and the same. Therefore I give here Moses Simmons who married Sarah ( —— ) and came in the "Fortune" 1621 and died "very aged" in 1689. (Probably 1691 Sept.) as an inventory was made Sept. 10, and psented Sept. 15, 1691.
  • The will of Moses Simmons follows :
  • .... etc .
  • https://archive.org/stream/spraguesjournalo06spra#page/140/mode/1up
  • The children of Moses Simmons and Sarah ( —— ) were:
    • Rebecca Simmons (Eldest daughter) M. (about 1655) John Soul (George1).
    • Mary Simmons M. (about 1664) Joseph Alden.
    • Elizabeth Simmons M. (about 1690) Richard Dwelley.
    • Aaron Simmons ——
    • Sarah Simmons M. James Nash.
    • John Simmons M. Nov. 16, 1669, Mercy Pabodie.
  • Note — 1673 (Winslow Gov) Ply. Col. Rec. Richard Sutton of Roxberry, made a complaint against a Moses Symons and wife
  • https://archive.org/stream/spraguesjournalo06spra#page/141/mode/1up
  • Sarah for not allowing their daughter Elizabeth to marry him (Elizabeth having promised). The Court let Moses Symons pay Sutton 3£ for time spent around the premises and Elizabeth and Sutton were released from their engagement.
  • .... etc.

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  • The ancestry of John Simmons : founder of Simmons college by Rowe, Henry Sherburne, comp
  • https://archive.org/details/ancestryofjohnsi00rowe
  • https://archive.org/stream/ancestryofjohnsi00rowe#page/9/mode/1up
  • MOSES SIMMONS, the Immigrant Ancestor of John Simmons, was probably born in England, his family of English origin.
  • He went to Holland with the Pilgrims and sailed from Leyden, in 1621, in the ship Fortune, one of the second party of Pilgrims.
  • In 1607, the Pilgrims began to go from England to Holland. In 1617, they had increased in number and thought of going to America. They sent a committee to England, consisting of William Bradford and Robert Cushman, to procure a grant of land in America. The grant was obtained in 1619.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/ancestryofjohnsi00rowe#page/10/mode/1up
  • Each of the thirty-five Pilgrims who came in the Fortune received a land grant of one acre of land in Plymouth, in 1623. Moses Simmons was one of the thirty-five.
  • On May 22, 1627, Moses Simmons received an unmarried man's share of a Division Grant of land in Plymouth, so he must have been of age and unmarried at that time.
  • Moses Simmons must have been a man of considerable importance in the colony. In addition to the grants of land in Plymouth, in 1623 and 1627, re received a grant of forty acres in Duxbury in 1638 and a grant of land in Bridgewater in 1645.
  • .... etc.
  • He was taxed in Duxbury, in 1633, and continued to live there until his death in 1689. .... etc.
  • John Simmons, son of the first Moses, had land granted him in Duxbury, in 1686.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/ancestryofjohnsi00rowe#page/11/mode/1up
  • Moses Simmons, the Immigrant, died in Duxbury, in 1689. His will, dated June 17, 1689, was as follows:
  • .... etc.
  • This will was filed September 15, 1691. .... etc.
  • His oldest son, Moses, died in 1676, before the will was made. His oldest child, Rebecca, who married John Soule in 1655, must have died before 1680, when John Soule married a second wife, so was living at the time the will was made.
  • It have been said that the Immigrant, Moses Simmons, had a son Thomas. In a forty years' study of the Moses Simmons family, I have failed to find any reliable record that the first Moses Simmons had a son Thomas.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/ancestryofjohnsi00rowe#page/12/mode/1up
  • 1. MOSES SIMMONS, the immigrant ancestor, married Sarah * —— , (maiden name not known) after May 22, 1627, when Moses received an unmarried man's share of land grant in Plymouth. Moses died in Duxbury, in 1689. His will, dated June 17, 1689, was allowed in Court on September 15, 1691. Sarah must have died before June 17, 1689, as she was not mentioned in the will.
  • Their children, all born in Duxbury, were:
    • 1. Rebecca, born about 1635, married John Soule, son of George Soule of the Mayflower, in 1655. Rebecca died before 1680, when John Soule married a second wife, Esther (Nash) Sampson, widow of Samuel Sampson, who was killed in King Philip's War in 1678. Esther was born in 1639 and died September 12, 1735. John Soule was born in 1632 and died in 1707.
    • 2. Moses, born about 1640, married Patience Barstow of Scituate, in 1665. She was the daughter of William and Ann Barstow, born October 3, 1643. William Barstow came to Scituart in the Truelove in 1635. Moses Simmons died in 1676. His will was dated March 7, 1676, and recorded December 17, 1676. Patience married, second, Samuel Baker of Marshfield, February 21, 1678. hed died in 1699, in Duxbury.
    • 3. John, born about 1642, married November 16, 1669, Mercery Pabodie,† daughter of William ‡ and Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie
    • * The maiden family name of 'Sarah,' wife of the immigrant MOSES SIMMONS, is not known at the present time. The Town Records of Duxbury, previous to 1666, were destroyed by fire, so that the exact date of birth of the children of Moses Simmons, the immigrant, and his wife Sarah, are not now known. The first entries in the existing Records of Duxbury were made by William Pabodie, who was Town Clerk of Duxbury in 1666.
    • † Mercy Pabodie, daughter of William and Elizabeth A. Pabodie, born January 2, 1649, in Duxbury, married John Simmons, November 16, 1669, in Duxbury. William Pabodie died December 13, 1707, in Little Compton. He went from Duxbury to Little Compton, R.I., in 1684.
    • ‡ William Pabodie was born in 1620, the son of John Pabodie. On December 20, 1644, in Duxbury, William Pabodie was married to Elizabeth Alden, daughter of
    • https://archive.org/stream/ancestryofjohnsi00rowe#page/13/mode/1up
    • John Alden. Elizabeth was born in Plymouth, Mass., in 1625 and died May 31, 1717, in Little Compton, R.I.
    • and grand-daughter of John Alden. She was born in Duxbury, January 2, 1649. They went to Little Compton, R.I., to live, in 1684. John died in 1715; his will was dated February 11, 1715, and was recorded February 9, 1716, when Mercy was appointed administratrix. Mercy died in 1728; her will, dated September 26, 1728, was recorded November 8, 1728. John was Town Clerk of Duxbury in 1683. He had a grant of land in Duxbury, in 1685.
    • 4. Mary, born aout 1644, married in 1664, Joseph Alden who was born in Plymouth, in 1624, son of John and Priscilla (Mullens) Alden. Joseph Alden died in Bridgewater, February 8, 1697. Mary died after June 17, 1689, the date of her father's will.
    • 5. Aaron, born about 1646, married Mary Woodworth, December 24, 1677, in Scituate. Mary was daughter of Walter Woodworth, born March 10, 1651. They lived in Scituate. Aaron died after June 17, 1689.
    • 6. Elizabeth, born about 1648, married Richard Dwelley, before 1689, his second wife. Dwelley's first wife was Eams Glass whom he married in Scituate, April 4, 1682.
    • 7. Sarah, born about 1650, married James Nash, Jr., of Weymouth, and they lived there. Sarah died after June 17, 1689. Sarah and James Nash, Jr., had one child, Sarah, born April 21, 1669.
  • 2. Moses Simmons (1-2), married Patience Barstow.
  • Children, all born in Scituate:
    • .... etc.

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Moses Symonson (nee. Simmons) arrived Plymouth, New Plymouth Colony (now Plymouth Co MA) 9 Nov 1621 on the ship Fortune with 34 other passengers. He resided in Plymouth, but removed to the town of Duxbury prior to 1637.

According to the research done by Elijah Ellsworth Brownell, William Symonson was the father of Moses Simmons (Symonson).

On May 22, 1627 Moses received an unmarried man's share of a land grant in Plymouth. Between 1636 and 1639 he received a grant of 40 acres of land there. In 1657 he was a surveyor in Duxbury, and a friend and neighbor of Capt Miles Standish. Moses was one of fifty-four original proprietors of the town of Bridgewater, but later conveyed his rights to Nicholas Byram.

The maiden name of his wife, Sarah, is not known. The town records of Duxbury prior to 1666 were destroyed by fire so the exact date of birth the children of Moses Simmons, the immigrant, and his wife, Sarah are not now known. The first entries in the existing Records of Duxbury were made by William Pabodie, who was town Clerk of Duxbury in 1666.

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Moses Symonson, otherwise Moyses Simmons or Moses Simozoon Van Der Wilde, was born in Leiden, Holland.

He and his father lived near and were friendly with the seperatist (Pilgrim) refugees from England whose churchh was near their home.

He took ship to their colony in America on the Fortune, a 55-ton ship that set sail in July of 1621. They Arrived in the new world on November 9, 1621, Shortly after the first thanksgiving.

Notes

Elijah Ellsworth Brownell's records has listed William Symonson as the father of Moses Simmons (Symonson). Parents also seen as Moses Symonson b 1570 & Lydia Holland b 1574.

Links

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From: http://www.langeonline.com/Simmons/moses.html

History of the Simmons Family from

Moses Simmons, 1st. (Moyses Symonson) Ship Fortune 1621

by Lorenzo Albert Simmons Lincoln, Nebraska 1930

Moses Simmons Formerly spelled and written "Moyses Symonson" came to Plymouth in the Fortune," landing on November ninth, 1621, and is usually reckoned as one of the Pilgrims, being among the earliest settlers of Plymouth, and was a child of one whom was in communion with the Dutch of Lyden, and being admitted into Church fellowship at Plymouth, New England, and his children also admitted to baptism as well as our own. (Winslow's History 1646.)

Moses Simmons was married, (probably in Duxbury) about 1632 to Sarah (most of the early writers think she was Sarah Chandler, daughter of Roger Chandler, but no definite record obtainable.)

The Children of Moses and Sarah were:

Moses, who married Patience Barstow about 1662. Rebecca, who married John Soul 2 (Son of George 1) Mary, who married Joseph Alden, 1654. Elizabeth, second wife of Richard Dwelley. Aaron, who married Mary Woodworth, 1677 Sarah, who married James Nash of Duxbury. John, who married Mercy Paebody, 1669. Moses Simmons died in Duxbury, in 1691 and his will was filed for probate by his son John, Sept. 15th, 1691, The inventory of his estate was taken Sept. 10th, 1691, by Thomas Delano and Edward Southward, and presented to the court by John Simmons.

The following is a copy of the will of Moses Simmons of the Fortune as it appears on the records at Plymouth and is certified to be correct copy:

"THE LAST WILL AND TESTEMENT OF MOSES SIMMONS"

I, being aged and full of decaye but in my right and perfect understanding and not knowing the day of my death, do will that my estate shall thus be disposed of after my decease;

In the name of God Amen

Item 1- I do will and bequeath my body to the grave and that it he decently burried and funeral charges defrayed out of my estate before any legacie. And my Soul to God that gave it me whome I trust hath redeemed it.

Item 2- I do will that all my personall debts be paid out of my personall estate.

Item 3- I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary, the wife of Joseph Alden, Four pounds.

Item 4- I will and bequeath to my Son Aaron. Four pounds.

Item 5- I do will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth, now the wife of Richard Dwelley, Five shillings.

Item 6- I do will and bequeath to my daughter Sarah, now the wife of James Nash. Two pounds, Ten shillings, of which the said James Nash hath Two pounds, Five shillings in his hands already.

Item 7- I do will and bequeath to my Son John, Four pounds.

Item 8- I do will, constitute, ordaine and appoint my Son John to be executor of this my last will and testament.

So desiring that all my children may be at peace after my decease I do to these presents set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord God, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty and Nine.

In presence of

Benjamin Chandler David Alden Thomas Delano The mark M of Moses Simons

David Alden and Thomas Delano, two of the witnesses here named made oath before the county Court at Plymouth Sept. 15th. 1691 that they were present and saw the above named Moses Simons signe, seal and heard him declare the above written to be his last will, and, that to the best of their judgment, he was of disposing mind and memory when he so did.

Attest Sam Sprague cler.

Inventory of the estate of MOSES SIMMONS late of Duxbury taken Sept. 10th, 1691, by Thomas Delano and Edward Southward,

Amount £53, 11 Shillings, presented at Court by John Simmons, Son of deceased, Sept. 15th, 1691.

Moses Simmons (II) Son of Moses (I) was not mentioned in his Father's will, probably because he died in March, 1676, about 15 years before his Father.

A true copy frqm the Plymouth County Probate Records,: Vol. I, Page 106.

Attest: Sumner A. Chapman, Register.

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Moses Simmons, of Duxbury's Timeline

1604
January 1, 1604
Leiden, Rhynland (present Zuid-Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Present The Netherlands)

MOSES’ PARENTS – There is a discrepancy on Moses’ parentage. L A C Robinson quotes England and
Holland Pilgrims 555.609, and NE Reg 63:201, saying Moses' father was Moses Symonson, born Leyden about
1570, and his mother was Lydia Holland, born Devonshire England about 1574.
On a separate FGR form, Ms Robinson quotes a family record and Boston Trans, Volume 22, page 64, and
Volume 23, page 34, for the information we use in our database – William and Ann Symonson of Leyden.

1635
1635
Age 31
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony
1635
Age 31
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1641
1641
Age 37
Massachusetts
1644
1644
Age 40
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1649
1649
Age 45
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts