THE SYMMES MEMORIAL

EIGHTH GENERATION

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The known descendants of Rev. Zechariah via [689] JOSEPH GASTON SYMMES:
[1] Zechariah
[4] William
[18] Timothy
[62] Timothy
[113] Timothy
[205] Celadon
[406] Daniel
[689] JOSEPH GASTON SYMMES
[883] Henry Cleves
b. Madison, Indiana
9 May 1855
[884] Frank Rosebrook
b. Madison, Indiana
24 Oct 1856
[885] Addison Henry
b. Cranbury NJ
Nov 1858
[886] Joseph Gaston
b. Cranbury NJ
3 May 1870
All the children of JOSEPH GASTON SYMMES were alive in December 1872.




The known descendants of Rev. Zechariah via [690] Rev. FRANCIS MARION SYMMES:
[1] Zechariah
[4] William
[18] Timothy
[62] Timothy
[113] Timothy
[205] Celadon
[406] Daniel
[690] FRANCIS MARION SYMMES
[887] Samuel Dunn
b. 20 Oct 1856
[888] Lucinda Sophia
b. 26 Apr 1859
[889] Joseph Gaston
b. 7 Nov 1862





The known descendants of Rev. Zechariah via [693] MARTHA JANE SYMMES:
[1] Zechariah
[4] William
[18] Timothy
[62] Timothy
[113] Timothy
[205] Celadon
[408] Benjamin
[693] MARTHA JANE SYMMES
[890] Robert (Watson)
b. 1847
d. 1849
[891] Eliza Jane (Watson)
b. 1849
[892] Catharine Bell (Watson)
b. 1853
[893] Phebe Lucinda (Watson)
b. 1858





The known descendants of Rev. Zechariah via [695] PEYTON RANDOLPH SYMMES:
[1] Zechariah
[4] William
[18] Timothy
[62] Timothy
[113] Timothy
[205] Celadon
[408] Benjamin
[695] PEYTON RANDOLPH SYMMES
[894] Eliza Jane
b. 1857
d. 1861
[895] Edwin Clarence
b. 1859
d. 1863





The known descendants of Rev. Zechariah via [698] JAMES RIGDON SYMMES:
[1] Zechariah
[4] William
[18] Timothy
[62] Timothy
[113] Timothy
[205] Celadon
[408] Benjamin
[698] JAMES RIGDON SYMMES
[896] Ella Bell
b. 1861
[897] Martha Jane
b. 1862
d. 1863





The known descendants of Rev. Zechariah via [819] MARY BOWERS SYMMES:
[1] Zechariah
[11] Zechariah
[31] Thomas
[80] Thomas
[126] Caleb
[227] Caleb
[479] Caleb
[819] MARY BOWERS SYMMES
[906] Isabel (Moulton)
b. 17 Nov 1842
[907] Mary Parsons (Moulton)
b. 7 May 1845
d. 2 Apr 1848
[908] Caleb Symmes (Moulton)
b. 13 Jan 1847
m. 7 May 1871
[909] Roger Hutchinson (Moulton)
b. 18 Apr 1849
d. 17 Sep 1865
[911] Samuel Bowers (Moulton)
b. 3 Nov 1856
d. 12 Sep 1857
[912] Joseph Herbert (Moulton)
b. 12 Jan 1858





The known descendants of Rev. Zechariah via [820] CALEB TROWBRIDGE SYMMES:
[1] Zechariah
[11] Zechariah
[31] Thomas
[80] Thomas
[126] Caleb
[227] Caleb
[479] Caleb
[820] CALEB TROWBRIDGE SYMMES
The SYMMES MEMORIAL reports only two unnamed children, [913] and [914], who both died in infancy.




The known descendants of Rev. Zechariah via [821] LYDIA MARIA SYMMES:
[1] Zechariah
[11] Zechariah
[31] Thomas
[80] Thomas
[126] Caleb
[227] Caleb
[479] Caleb
[821] LYDIA MARIA SYMMES
[915] George Hyde (Reed)
b. 17 Apr 1849
d. 25 Oct 1849
[916] [917] Unnamed twin sons
b. 3 Oct 1850
d. 4 Oct 1850
[918] Mary Eliza (Reed)
b. 17 Feb 1852





The known descendants of Rev. Zechariah via [823] MARTHA ELIZA SYMMES:
[1] Zechariah
[11] Zechariah
[31] Thomas
[80] Thomas
[126] Caleb
[227] Caleb
[479] Caleb
[823] MARTHA ELIZA SYMMES
[919] George Albert (Demond)[920] Joseph Miles (Demond)[921] Mary Susan (Demond)[922] Edward Griffin (Demond)[923] Warner (Demond)[924] Martha Symmes (Demond)[925] Lincoln Grant (Demond)[926] Charles Denny (Demond)
Three children of this family were buried at the Forest Hills Cemetery, Dorchester, the afternoon of Friday 28 September 1860.






[689] Rev. JOSEPH GASTON SYMMES, son of Daniel Tuthill and Lucinda (Gaston) Symmes; born in Fairfield township, Butler County, Ohio on 24 January 1826; married in May 1854 Mary Rosebrook Henry, daughter of Rev. Symmes Cleves Henry D.D. of Cranbury, New Jersey. Dr. Henry's father's sister, Mary Henry, was the second wife of Hon. John Cleves Symmes.

He graduated at Hanover College, Indiana, 1851 and at the Theological Seminary at Princeton, New Jersey, 1854. In the Seminary just named he was chosen Spring Orator for 1853, which is there esteemed a great honor. He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, N.J. in 1854 and was ordained pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Madison, Indiana, by the Presbytery of Madison in the same year. In 1857 he became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Cranbury, N.J., the place having become vacant by the death of his father-in-law.

At Madison the church published one of his sermons, entitled "Predestination and Prayer". I have before me a printed sermon of his preached at Cranbury on 21 November 1863 on occasion of the National Thanksgiving, it being the first thanksgiving appointed by a President of the United States, unless on some special occasion. I also have before me a printed Address delivered by him before the Loyal Leagues of South Brunswick and Monroe, N.J. on 1 June 1865. Both of these discourses are clear and decided utterances in condemnation of the great sin of slavery, and both do honor to the author's mind and heart. He was very earnest and decided in the cause of union and humanity during the great war against the southern rebellion, and took a leading part at the dedication of the Soldiers' Monument at Cranbury on 1 August 1866. He still remains at Cranbury, 1873.

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[690] Rev. FRANCIS MARION SYMMES, brother of the preceding; born in Fairfield township, Butler County, Ohio, 18 November 1827; married 15 March 1855 Mary Jane Dunn.

He graduated at Hanover College, Indiana, 1852 and at the Theological Seminary, Princeton, 1855.

He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Oxford, Ohio in 1856 and was ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Pleasant, Indiana, by the Presbytery of Madison in 1856. He had previously preached there as a supply for one year. In August 1861 he became pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Vernon, Indiana, where he continued till April 1864. The summer of that year he spent at Crawfordsville, Indiana. After preaching four months to a feeble church in Brazil, Indiana, he took charge of the Independent Presbyterian Church at Bedford, Indiana, a church which had been formed by the union of an Old School church with one of the New, and not connected with any Presbytery. This charge he resigned in April 1867 and passed the ensuing summer in mission work. In the autumn he took charge of the Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, Indiana, which he retained till October 1872. He then removed to Crawfordsville and is now prosecuting mission work in Alamo Church, ten miles from that city, and in one other, half the time in each. Besides which he superintends and teaches five classes in the Crawfordsville graded schools, thus performing more than the work of two men.

At Lebanon a member of his church who had been subjected to discipline brought an action before the Circuit Court for an alleged libel, but lost the case.

Mr. Symmes sometimes pays his devoirs to the Muses, as will appear by what follows.

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[693] MARTHA JANE SYMMES, daughter of Benjamin Randolph Symmes of Symmes's Corner, near Hamilton, Ohio; born 1829; married 1846 John Watson, a farmer formerly of Springdale, Ohio. A man of integrity, an elder in the United Presbyterian Church. They now live in Illinois.

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[695] PAYTON RANDOLPH SYMMES, brother of the preceding; born 1833; married 1856 Elizabeth Kingery.

He has been engaged in the pursuits of agriculture, but has also borne arms in the service of his country. He was a soldier in the 69th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf., Co. B, under command of Captain Gibbs. He was stationed the greater part of the time at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, guarding prisoners. One day he discovered that he had under his charge a cousin, [767] Captain Daniel Cleves Symmes of Louisville, Kentucky, son of [420] Americus Symmes.

He resides at College Corner, Ohio.

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[698] JAMES RIGDON SYMMES, brother of the preceding; born 1840; married 1860, Maria Hagerman.

He is a farmer at Symmes's Corner, Butler Co., Ohio.

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[819] MARY BOWERS SYMMES, eldest child of Caleb and Mary (Bowers) Symmes; born in Charlestown 1 December 1814; married 15 September 1840, Joseph Parsons Moulton born in Newfield, Me., 29 August 1814, youngest son of Simeon and Sally Moulton of that place. The father of Simeon removed from Hampton, N.H., to Newfield and Simeon himself was born there.

Mrs. Moulton, previous to marriage, was a successful teacher in Boston, Charlestown, and other places.

He is a carpenter by trade; lived in Charlestown several years, afterwards in Woburn Centre. He and his wife are members of the Congregational church.

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[820] CALEB TROWBRIDGE SYMMES, brother of the preceding; born in Charlestown 23 February 1817; married, by Rev. William Ives Budington, 28 October 1841 to Nancy Richardson born at Woburn 9 July 1819. daughter of Job and Nancy Richardson of that place. Job Richardson was son of Edward and Sarah (Tidd) Richardson of "Button End", Woburn.

For nearly thirty years, or since 1843, he has been the faithful cashier of the Lancaster Bank in the town of Lancaster, Mass., where he resides. He and his wife are members of the Congregational Church and are represented as being worthy and conscientious persons, "serving God, it is said, with his prayers, his strength, and his money".

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[821] LYDIA MARIA SYMMES, sister of the preceding; borne in Charlestown 11 August 1819; married 20 April 1848, Josiah Thomas Reed born in Burlington, Mass.,11 November 1821, son of Isaiah and Sally (Ellsworth) Reed.

They live in Charlestown. He was a grocer on Main Street in that city, now a dyer of kid gloves. They are members of the Winthrop Church. He is an active and liberal man.

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[823] MARTHA ELIZA SYMMES, sister of the preceding; born in Charlestown 26 April 1824; married in Charlestown, by Rev. Benjamin Tappan 28 October 1852, to Thomas Denny Demond born in Rutland, Mass., 16 November 1814, son of Daniel and Hannah Demond.

Previous to marriage she was an approved teacher in Charlestown and other places.

He was a merchant in State Street, Boston. They resided at 124 Webster Street, East Boston.

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