Major Simon Willard was born on Apr. 7, 1605 at Horsmonden, Kent, England to Richard Willard and . He was christened on Apr. 7, 1605 at Horsmonden, Kent, England. He arrived in New England in 1634 and was a founder of Concord, Massachusetts. Simon Willard was a military officer, a major who fought in Ninigret's and Phillip's wars. He was married to Mary Sharp, Elizabeth Dunster and Mary Dunster. He became ill from a cold. He died on Apr. 24, 1676 at Charlstown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. he was buried on Apr. 27, 1676 at Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. He was Commander of Forces in Ninigret's & Phillip's Wars, Respresentative of the General Court of Massachusetts from 1635-1657, Assistant Governor 1654-1676.