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Subject: [SIMMONS] William J. SIMMONS from VA to AL
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 15:27:53 EST
I am seeking the ancestors of William J. SIMMONS. The following is all I know
about him and his immediate family:
WILLIAM J. SIMMONS was born 1774 in VA, and died in Dale Co, AL. He married
Notes for WILLIAM J. SIMMONS:
William Simmons is on the 1830 Pike Co., Ala., census, living next to Henry
D. W. Jones. This William Simmons appears to be the father of Mary Ann
Simmons who lives nearby in the same county. Mary later married Henry D. W.
Jones. Also, there is a William Simmons, Jr., listed about six lines down
that same census page. These south Alabama counties changed names for a few
decades. There is the possibility that a family could have originally
settled in Pike Co., and that land was then in Dale Co., and finally in
Coffee Co.; that is, if they lived in a certain small area. H.D.W. Jones and
Mary Simmons are in Pike Co. in 1830, then in Dale Co. in 1840 and in Coffee
Co in 1850. Both William J. Simmons Sr and Jr follow the same pattern.
More About WILLIAM J. SIMMONS:
Buried: Dale Co, AL
Children of WILLIAM SIMMONS and REBECCA ?? are:
i. ELIZABETH SIMMONS, b. July 1789, NC; m. ?? BENNETT.
ii. LEVI SIMMONS, b. April 13, 1797, NC; d. AL.
iii. ??FEMALE SIMMONS, b. 1800-1810, NC.
iv. MARY ANN SIMMONS, b. Abt. 1803, NC; m. HENRY D.W. JONES.
v. WILLIAM JAMES SIMMONS, JR., b. January 30, 1807, Brunswick County,
NC; d. February 27, 1878, Coffee Co, AL; m. LUCRETIA ANALIZA "ALICE" BROWN,
December 10, 1835, Barbour County, AL.
Notes for WILLIAM JAMES SIMMONS, JR.:
William J. Simmons Jr was born in NC. The first record of him in AL is in
Dale Co, AL in the 1840 census where his father also lives. He and his family
lived in Tallapoosa County, AL before moving to Dale Co. His daughters
Elizabeth, Louisa and Samantha married men in Tallapoosa Co.
William J. Simmons either moved to Coffee Co between 1850 and 1860 or he
ended up in Coffee County when Dale county was divided to form Coffee County.
William J. Simmons Jr started out as a farmer but later fought in the war
with Spain where he became a Colonel. He also studied to be a physician like
his father. He returned to Opp after the war and became pastor of the First
Methodist Church of Opp.
More About WILLIAM JAMES SIMMONS, JR.:
Buried: Coffee Co, AL
More About LUCRETIA ANALIZA "ALICE" BROWN:
Buried: Coffee Co, AL
vi. JOHN BENJAMIN SIMMONS, b. June 24, 1809, NC; d. August 25, 1885.
vii. REUBEN(??) SIMMONS, b. 1820-1825.
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