Abijah E. "Bige" Roberts

Male 1884 - 1971  (86 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Abijah E. "Bige" Roberts was born 8 Jul 1884, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (son of James Harris "Bubby" Roberts and Martha Jane Grissom); died 12 Apr 1971, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Abijah married Nancy Ann "Dinah" Hillis 15 Nov 1903, Van Buren County, Tennessee. Nancy (daughter of James Marshall "Tight-Wad" Hillis and Eva Jane "Evie" Hillis) was born 12 Oct 1877, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 8 Apr 1965, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Albert T. Roberts was born Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. Larcinia Roberts was born (White County) Tennessee.
    3. Eva Roberts was born 19 Feb 1909, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Shellsford Cemetery, 121 Bottoms Road, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee 37111.
    4. Versa Roberts was born (White County) Tennessee.
    5. A. C. Roberts was born 12 Mar 1915, (White County) Tennessee; died 5 Oct 1979, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    6. Martha Ann Roberts was born (White County) Tennessee.
    7. Edd Roberts was born (White County) Tennessee.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Harris "Bubby" Roberts was born 7 Jul 1860, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (son of John Wesley Roberts and Elizabeth Edna "Eady" Earles); died 15 May 1938, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: rents farm

    James married Martha Jane Grissom 1879, (Van Buren County) Tennessee. Martha (daughter of Elisha Grissom and Mary Ann "Polly" Talley) was born 25 Sep 1864, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 20 Feb 1936, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Martha Jane Grissom was born 25 Sep 1864, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (daughter of Elisha Grissom and Mary Ann "Polly" Talley); died 20 Feb 1936, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    No proof that she is the same Martha, daughter of Alexander...DAH/1860 Van
    Buren Census, p. 11

    Children:
    1. Louisa Roberts was born 31 Oct 1880, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1953, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. William Thomas Roberts was born 0Jul 1882, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 29 Mar 1958, (Warren County, Tennessee); was buried Smyrna Cemetery, Irving College, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. 1. Abijah E. "Bige" Roberts was born 8 Jul 1884, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 12 Apr 1971, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    4. Adella R. "Della" Roberts was born 11 Sep 1886, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 22 Mar 1919, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    5. Albert Roberts was born 1 Jun 1889, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 9 Oct 1964, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    6. Mary Roberts was born 0Jul 1891, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    7. Laura Ann Roberts was born 12 Nov 1892, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 11 Jun 1972, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    8. Jacob "Jake" Roberts was born 20 Oct 1895, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 26 Jan 1982.
    9. John Melton Roberts was born 3 May 1899, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 12 Feb 1973, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Wesley Roberts was born 2 Jun 1833, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (son of William Bennett "Bennett" Roberts and Sarah "Sallie" Martin); died 26 Mar 1917, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: owns farm
    • Military: CSA Veteran

    Notes:

    Photo available in "Van Buren County Historical Journal", Vol. VII, p. 38..DAH

    John married Elizabeth Edna "Eady" Earles 15 Sep 1855, White County, Tennessee. Elizabeth (daughter of Harris Earles and Elizabeth Simmons) was born 29 Jan 1833, White County, Tennessee; died 9 Dec 1893, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Edna "Eady" Earles was born 29 Jan 1833, White County, Tennessee (daughter of Harris Earles and Elizabeth Simmons); died 9 Dec 1893, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Married:
    ,by Patrick Moore,MG

    Children:
    1. William Bennett "Bennett" Roberts was born 22 Feb 1859, White County, Tennessee; died 10 Aug 1943, White County, Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. 2. James Harris "Bubby" Roberts was born 7 Jul 1860, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 15 May 1938, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. Sarah E. Roberts was born 0Sep 1863, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    4. Mary Jane Roberts was born 12 Apr 1865, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 26 Jul 1933, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    5. Martha Vesta Roberts was born 6 Jun 1866, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 12 Apr 1926, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    6. Nancy Roberts was born 1869, (White County, Tennessee).
    7. Louisa C. "Lou" Roberts was born 7 Jul 1873, (White County) Tennessee; died 25 Jul 1940, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    8. Blackstone Oregon Roberts was born 6 Aug 1873, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 5 Aug 1943, Doyle, White County, Tennessee; was buried 6 Aug 1943, Sparkman Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  Elisha Grissom was born 10 Mar 1847, Van Buren County, Tennessee (son of Robert Thomas "Thomas" Grissom and Sarah Bouldin); died 19 May 1919, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: owns farm

    Elisha married Mary Ann "Polly" Talley 1862, (Van Buren County, Tennessee). Mary (daughter of John Wesley "Wesley" Talley and Sarah "Sallie" Martin) was born 19 Jan 1842, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 14 Mar 1914, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary Ann "Polly" Talley was born 19 Jan 1842, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (daughter of John Wesley "Wesley" Talley and Sarah "Sallie" Martin); died 14 Mar 1914, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: daughter

    Children:
    1. Lodemia Grissom was born 29 Oct 1862, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 7 Jan 1951, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. 3. Martha Jane Grissom was born 25 Sep 1864, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 20 Feb 1936, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried White Hill Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. Adella Ann Grissom was born 10 Dec 1868, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 17 Feb 1953, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    4. Laura Grissom was born 22 Apr 1872, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 5 May 1900, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    5. Thomas Grissom was born 1 Oct 1883, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 5 Nov 1907, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    6. Mary Lou Grissom was born 13 Apr 1891, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Bennett "Bennett" Roberts was born 0___ 1792, North Carolina; died After 1870, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    William married Sarah "Sallie" Martin 23 Mar 1816, Wilkes County, North Carolina. Sarah was born 0___ 1794, North Carolina; died After 1870, (Van Buren County) Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Sarah "Sallie" Martin was born 0___ 1794, North Carolina; died After 1870, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Martha Adeline "Patsy" Roberts was born 19 Aug 1825, North Carolina; died 26 Sep 1882, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Roberts Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    2. Oma\Oney Jane Roberts was born 1830, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    3. Lydia Louvenia Roberts was born (CIRCA 1823), (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    4. 4. John Wesley Roberts was born 2 Jun 1833, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 26 Mar 1917, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    5. Elizabeth "Betsey" Roberts was born 1836, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    6. Nancy Emeline Roberts was born 1838, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  Harris Earles was born 0___ 1803, (Rutherford County) North Carolina (son of Nathaniel Earles, Sr. and Rebecca LNU); died Bef 1870, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    Harris married Elizabeth Simmons ~ 1828, (White County, Tennessee). Elizabeth (daughter of James Simmons, Sr. and Stacy Ann (Estacia) Roberts) was born 1808, (South Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth Simmons was born 1808, (South Carolina) (daughter of James Simmons, Sr. and Stacy Ann (Estacia) Roberts).
    Children:
    1. Nathan Earles was born 0___ 1830, White County, Tennessee; died Bef 1870, (White County, Tennessee).
    2. Sarah Earles was born 1831, White County, Tennessee.
    3. 5. Elizabeth Edna "Eady" Earles was born 29 Jan 1833, White County, Tennessee; died 9 Dec 1893, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    4. Zachariah T. Earles was born 1836, (White County) Tennessee.
    5. Rebecca Earles was born 1842, (White County) Tennessee.
    6. Nancy Earles was born 1844, (White County) Tennessee.
    7. Elizabeth Earles was born 1844, (White County) Tennessee.
    8. Rachel Earles was born 1848, (White County) Tennessee.

  5. 12.  Robert Thomas "Thomas" Grissom was born 0___ 1808, Tennessee (son of Charles Thomas Grissom and Margaret Elizabeth LNU); died 0___ 1877, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: Robert Thomas Grisham

    Notes:

    May have had a son, "Elijah"/1900 Van Buren Census, p. 6...DAH

    From: KRobert214@aol.com
    To: TNWARREN-L@rootsweb.com
    Subject: [TNWARREN-L] 2 oldest daughter of Robert Thomas GRISSON b. 1803-1808
    Date: Thursday, July 01, 1999 8:57 PM

    Can anyone tell me who the 2 oldest daughter are in the 1830 and 1840 Census for Robert Thomas GRISSOM below. Are they Elizabeth and Polly? Their birth years are between 1825 and 1830 according to these two census.

    They do not appear in the 1850 Census for their father. They must have been married by that time. Since there are no marriage records in Warren County before 1852 that I am aware of, it may be difficul to locate their marriage dates and grooms.

    Ken Robertson
    KRobert214@aol.com

    >Census data for Robert Thomas GRISSON b. 1803-1808
    >1830 Census, Warren County, TN, Page 367
    >1836 Tax List, Warren County, TN, District 1, Robert GRISHAM 33 acres
    >1838 Tax List, Warren County, TN, District 1, Robert GRISHAM 80 acres
    >1840 Census, Warren County, TN, Page 328
    <1850 Census, Van Buren Co., TN, District 7, Page 389, # 302, Sept 18, 1850,
    age <47
    <1860 Census, Van Buren Co., TN, no Districts listed, # 345, age 52
    >1870 US Census, Van Buren Co., TN, #105, age 61>>>

    1830 Census
    1 male under 5 (William less than 1or 1)
    1 male 20-30 Robt. GRISSEM (age 27)
    2 females under 5
    1 female 20-30 (Sarah 23, 24 or 25)

    1840 Census
    2 males under 5 (Elijah 4, Thomas 3)
    1 male 10-15 (William 10)
    1 male 20-30 Thomas GRISHAM (age 37, likely census error, should be 30-40
    1 female under 5 (Margaret 2)
    2 females 5-10 (Sarah 7, Rachel 5)
    2 females 10-15 (?, ?)
    1 female 30-40 (Sarah 33, 34 or 35, age in census and Our People cemetery
    listing is in conflict)

    1850 Census
    Thomas GRISSOM 47 TN
    Sarah 45 TN
    William 20 TN
    Sarah 17 TN
    Racheil 15 TN
    Elijah 14 TN
    Thomas 13 TN
    Margarett 12 TN
    Malinda 7 TN
    E_____(?) 10 TN
    Elisha 3 TN
    Seiota 1 TN

    1860 Census
    Robert GRISSOM 52 TN Farmer
    Elizabeth 35 TN [2nd wife Elizabeth Martin m. Dec 14, 1856, 1st husband for Elizabeth)]
    Esau 17 TN Farmer
    Elisha 14 TN
    Sciotha 8 TN
    G. W. (male) 10 TN
    Tennessee (female) 8 TN
    N. A. (female) 3 TN
    James 1 TN


    1870 Census
    Thomas GRISSOM 61 TN farmer
    Elizabeth 45 TN [2nd wife Elizabeth Martin]
    George W. 10 TN
    Nancy A.12 TN
    James 10 TN
    Alexander 8 TN
    Albert 6 TN


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    Buried:
    Unmarked grave...

    Robert married Sarah Bouldin 1829, (Van Buren County) Tennessee. Sarah (daughter of Nathan Bouldin and unnamed spouse) was born 17 Oct 1806, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 20 Aug 1855, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Sarah Bouldin was born 17 Oct 1806, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (daughter of Nathan Bouldin and unnamed spouse); died 20 Aug 1855, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth "Bettie" Grissom was born (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1910, Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. Mary "Polly" Grissom was born 0___ 1829, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried AR or MO.
    3. William Edward Grissom was born 15 Jun 1830, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 29 Nov 1901, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    4. 6. Elisha Grissom was born 10 Mar 1847, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 19 May 1919, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    5. Elijah Grissom was born 10 Mar 1836, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 7 Mar 1911, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Laurel Creek Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    6. Rachel Grissom was born 0___ 1835, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 14 Feb 1884, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Seitz Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  7. 14.  John Wesley "Wesley" Talley was born 0___ 1825, Tennessee (son of Larkin Talley and (Martha) "Polly" Blacketer); died 0___ 1879.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer

    John married Sarah "Sallie" Martin 9 Oct 1841, Van Buren County, Tennessee. Sarah was born 1825, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Sarah "Sallie" Martin was born 1825, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Ann "Polly" Talley was born 19 Jan 1842, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 14 Mar 1914, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Hillis Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 5

  1. 20.  Nathaniel Earles, Sr. was born 0___ 1782, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of William Earles and Elizabeth Bennett); died 0___ 1865, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Probate: 26 Aug 1865, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Will probated August 26, 1865, White County, TN.
    Purchased 4 tracts of land, totalling 100 acres, 11 Nov 1818,in White County, from Matthew Babb.

    Notes for NATHANIEL EARLE:
    William Earle's will, Wills of Rutherford County, North Carolina Book B, page 15

    Nathaniel Earles is given the house where William Earle dwells, at the S. Holly branch to back line, taking out of old tract until he has 100 acres next to the creek.

    Nathan Earle, son, is named as Executor of the will.

    ***********************************
    TNGenWeb Project, White County, Tennessee Court Records
    April 15, 1822

    Ordered by the Court that Joseph Upchurch, Pleasant Earls, and Nathan Earls be appointed to assign and set apart one years provision out of the Estate of Elisha Stewart Decd. for the maintainance of the wife and children of the Decd. for one year from his death.

    Nathaniel married Rebecca LNU (Rutherford County) North Carolina. Rebecca was born 1782, (Rutherford County) North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 21.  Rebecca LNU was born 1782, (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. 10. Harris Earles was born 0___ 1803, (Rutherford County) North Carolina; died Bef 1870, White County, Tennessee.
    2. Pleasant Earles was born 26 May 1818, (White County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1871, White County, Tennessee; was buried Skurlock Cemetery, Doyle, White County, Tennessee.

  3. 22.  James Simmons, Sr. was born 0___ 1750, South Carolina; died 0___ 1842, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Preacher
    • Also Known As: James Seamons

    Notes:

    Descendants of James Seamons/ Simmons


    Generation No. 1

    1.James Seamons/1 Simmons1 was born 1750 in South Carolina1, and died 1842 in Van Buren Co., Tennessee1.He married Stacia Eustacia " Stacy " Roberts2 5 September 1791 in Caswell Co., North Carolina3.She was born 1770 in South Carolina3, and died 1850 in Van Buren Co., Tennessee3.

    More About James Simmons and Stacia Roberts:
    Marriage: 5 September 1791, Caswell Co., North Carolina3

    Children of James Simmons and Stacia Roberts are:
    + 2 i. Micajah2 Seamons, 1786/89-1855/65, born 1786 in Tennessee; died Abt. 1855 in Van Buren Co., Tennessee.
    3 ii. Jonathan Seamons/ Simmons, born 1792 in South Carolina3; died Bet. 1860 - 1886.He married (1) Elizabeth Sparkman 14 June 1815 in Grainger County, Tennessee; born Abt. 1798; died Unknown.He married (2) Rebecca McMath 27 May 1858; born Abt. 1792; died Bet. 1860 - 1886.

    More About Jonathan Simmons and Elizabeth Sparkman:
    Marriage: 14 June 1815, Grainger County, Tennessee
    Marriage Fact: 14 June 1815, REF: Grainger County Marraiges, p. 33

    More About Jonathan Simmons and Rebecca McMath:
    Marriage: 27 May 1858

    + 4 iii. Joseph N. Simmons, born 1795 in South Carolina; died 1865 in Van Buren Co., Tennessee, drowned Cane Creek.
    5 iv. Eustacia Stacy Simmons4, born 1802; died Bet. 1798 - 1892.She married Thomas Hood Bet. 1798 - 1843; born Bet. 1782 - 1810; died Bet. 1798 - 1892.

    More About Thomas Hood and Eustacia Simmons:
    Marriage: Bet. 1798 - 1843

    + 6 v. Rachel Simmons, born 1803 in South Carolina; died 18 February 1888 in Berryville,Carroll Co., Arkansas-buried Blackjack Cemetary.
    + 7 vi. James Simmons, Jr., born 1804 in South Carolina; died 1869 in Carroll Co., Arkansas.
    8 vii. Sarah Simmons, born 1804 in South Carolina; died Bet. 1818 - 1898.She married John W. Riddle Bet. 1818 - 1851; born Abt. 1804; died Unknown.

    More About John Riddle and Sarah Simmons:
    Marriage: Bet. 1818 - 1851

    + 9 viii. William Simmons, born 1805 in Pendleton Co.,South Carolina; died Bet. 1860 - 1897.
    + 10 ix. Drury Simmons, born 1806 in South Carolina; died Bet. 1851 - 1898 in Van Buren Co., Tennessee.
    11 x. Elizabeth Simmons, born 1807 in South Carolina; died Bet. 1823 - 1901.She married Harris Earles Bet. 1823 - 1853; born Abt. 1807; died Unknown.

    More About Harris Earles and Elizabeth Simmons:
    Marriage: Bet. 1823 - 1853

    + 12 xi. Francis Simmons, born 1810 in South Carolina; died 1909 in White Co., Tennessee.
    + 13 xii. Zachariah T. Simmons, born 1813 in South Carolina; died 1865 in Van Buren Co, Tenn - buried Gravel Hill Cemetary.
    + 14 xiii. Spencer D. Simmons, born 1817 in South Carolina; died 1876 in Wayne Co., Missouri.


    Generation No. 2

    2.Micajah2 Seamons, 1786/89-1855/65 (James Seamons/1 Simmons) was born 1786 in Tennessee5, and died Abt. 1855 in Van Buren Co., Tennessee6.He married Nancy Sparkman, 1789-1854 21 September 1808 in Grainger Co, Tenn7,8,9, daughter of George Sparkman and Ruth Holley.She was born 1789 in Bertie County, North Carolina10, and died 1854 in Van Buren Co, Tenn.

    Notes for Micajah Seamons, 1786/89-1855/65:
    Micajah Seamons was a soldier in the War of 1812 and served as Justice of the Peace in Van Buren County, Tennessee for several years.He was past the age of 86 when he died in Warren County, Tennessee and his wife Nancy Sparkman Seamons was but 65 when she died in Van Buren County, Tennessee. (REF: HISTORY OF VAN BUREN COUNTY, CHAPTER XXIII, p. 259)
    As stated Micajah served in War of 1812; he stated that he was substituting for Jonathan Seamons.Maybe Jonathan was his father, and was either ill or too old to serve in the military, therefore the reason that Micajah served for him.This is just an idea, but since Micajah Seamons and his wife, Nancy Sparkman, named a son Jonathan this is a very good possiblity.

    More About Micajah Seamons and Nancy Sparkman:
    Marriage: 21 September 1808, Grainger Co, Tenn10,11,12

    Children of Micajah Seamons and Nancy Sparkman are:
    15 i. Martha3 Seamons, born 1814; died Unknown in possibly Arkansas where she moved to.
    16 ii. Jonathan Seamons, born 1816 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; died Unknown.He married Magdalene Grissom Unknown; born 1822 in Tennessee; died Unknown.

    More About Jonathan Seamons:
    Residence: 1860, Van Buren County, Tennessee, age 4513

    More About Jonathan Seamons and Magdalene Grissom:
    Marriage: Unknown

    17 iii. Susan Seamons, born 1831 in Tennessee; died Unknown.
    18 iv. Micajah Seamons, Jr., born 1832 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; died Unknown in probably Iron Co., Missouri where he moved to..He married (1) Rebecca Templeton 26 December 1853 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; born 1837 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; died 1855 in Van Buren Co, Tenn, probably in childbirth.He married (2) Nancy Thomison 15 October 1858 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; born Abt. 1835; died Unknown.

    Notes for Micajah Seamons, Jr.:
    The 1860 Census of Van Buren Co., Tennessee, Family 236 gives the following information on the household of Micajah Seamons,Jr.

    Micajah Seamans age 27 born in Tennessee
    Nancy Seamans age 26 born in Tennessee
    Sophia age 5 born in Tennessee, daughter of first marraige to Rebecca Templeton
    M. A. female child age 10 months born in Tennessee, probably same person as Martha M. Seamans born 1859
    Martha Haley age 13 born in Tennessee,(Who is she?) Is it possible that she is a daughter of Nancy, was Nancy married before her marriage to Micajah? Or was Martha Haley a neice, or just a friend that was visiting when the census taker was recording the household information?Perhaps she was a babysitter for the daughters of Micajah.



    More About Micajah Seamons, Jr.:
    Census: 1860, Van Buren Co., Tennessee14

    More About Micajah Seamons and Rebecca Templeton:
    Marriage: 26 December 1853, Van Buren Co, Tenn

    More About Micajah Seamons and Nancy Thomison:
    Marriage: 15 October 1858, Van Buren Co, Tenn

    19 v. John M. Seamons, born 1833 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; died Unknown.He married Rebecca McMath; born Abt. 184115; died Unknown.

    More About John M. Seamons:
    Census: 1860, Van Buren Co., Tennessee16
    Residence: 1870, Van Buren Co., Tennessee17

    20 vi. Bryant Seamons, born 28 December 1834 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; died 1905 in Pulaski County, Arkansas18.He married (1) Frances Ann Hunter 18 September 1859 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; born 1843 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; died 1872 in Van Buren Co, Tenn.He married (2) Arminda Hodges Abt. 1872 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; born 1846 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; died 1885 in Van Buren Co, Tenn.He married (3) Matilda Stewart 29 July 1886 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; born Abt. 1850 in Bledsoe Co., Tenn.; died Unknown in Van Buren Co, Tenn.

    Notes for Bryant Seamons:
    Bryant Seamons attended school in Van Buren County at Stony Point.When he had finished school he busied himself on Cane Creek in the milling trade.This he continued until after the Civil War and then took up farming.In 1881, he moved to Pulaski County, Arkansas, where he farmed and raised cotton until 1884-1885.At that time (about 1885) he returned to Van Buren County.
    In September of 1859 he married Frances, daughter of James Hunter of Van Buren County, Tennessee and they were the parents of two children.Bryant married a second time to Arminda Hodges, daughter of Joseph Hodges and by her he was the father of three more children.Bryant married a third time to Matilda Stewart a native of Bledsoe County, Tennessee and a daughter of Alexander Stewart.They were the parents of one son.(Note: The Van Buren County History which this article is taken from was written prior to Bryant's death as we know that he and Frances were the parents of four children).
    Bryant Seamons served as Justice of the Peace, was elected county trustee in 1890 and re-elected in 1892.He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.).(REF: HISTORY OF VAN BUREN COUNTY, CHAPTER XXIII, p.261)
    The 1891 tax lists of Van Buren County lists him as "Bryant Seamans" paying taxes on 200 acres of land.


    More About Bryant Seamons and Frances Hunter:
    Marriage: 18 September 1859, Van Buren Co, Tenn

    More About Bryant Seamons and Arminda Hodges:
    Marriage: Abt. 1872, Van Buren Co, Tenn

    More About Bryant Seamons and Matilda Stewart:
    Marriage: 29 July 1886, Van Buren Co, Tenn

    21 vii. Nancy A. Seamons, born 1837; died Unknown.

    4.Joseph N.2 Simmons (James Seamons/1) was born 1795 in South Carolina, and died 1865 in Van Buren Co., Tennessee, drowned Cane Creek.He married (1) Mary Elizabeth " Polly " Lewis 1816 in North Carolina, daughter of Benjamin Lewis and Elizabeth Mitchell.She was born Abt. 1795.He married (2) Matilda Warren Quarles 11 May 1856 in Van Buren Co., Tennessee by Wm. Wilson, Esq..She was born Bet. 1810 - 1834, and died Unknown.

    Notes for Mary Elizabeth " Polly " Lewis:
    Mary Elizabeth was a daughter of Benjamin Lewis and Elizabeth Mitchell.


    More About Joseph Simmons and Mary Lewis:
    Marriage: 1816, North Carolina

    More About Joseph Simmons and Matilda Quarles:
    Marriage: 11 May 1856, Van Buren Co., Tennessee by Wm. Wilson, Esq.

    Children of Joseph Simmons and Mary Lewis are:
    22 i. Benjamin Lewis3 Simmons, Sr., born Abt. 5 October 1822 in South Carolina; died 18 September 1902 in Van Buren Co, Tenn- Gravel Hill Cem.He married (1) Miranda Catherine Sparkman 1831 in White Co., Tennessee; born 13 July 1819 in Tennessee; died 13 July 1833 in Van Buren Co, Tenn - Gravel Hill Cem.He married (2) Nancy Caroline Beatty 14 March 1844 in White Co., Tennessee; born 9 September 1827 in White Co., Tennessee; died 19 November 1868 in Van Buren Co, Tenn (REF: HISTORY OF VAN BUREN COUNTY, Ch. XXIII, p. 259).

    Notes for Benjamin Lewis Simmons, Sr.:
    Benjamin Lewis Simmons was born in White County, Tennessee not South Carolina as previously thought, according to the History of Van Buren County.As a young man he was engaged in the tanning business, however after the Civil War he became an agriculturist (farmer, more than likely).He served as a Justice of the Peace for six years, Deputy Sheriif and Tax Collector of Van Buren County for three terms.He was an elder in the Cane Creek Christian Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge at Spencer, and also a member of the
    I. O. O. F.
    Benjamin married "Carolina" Beatty, a native of White County, Tennessee.She died in 1869 at about 40 years of age.Benjamin & Carolina were the parents of ten children, five of whom were Charles T.,Joseph R., Phronia (Sophronia), Margaret, Benjamin L., Jr.

    Notes for Miranda Catherine Sparkman:
    There were no children of the marraige of Marinda and Benjamin.

    More About Benjamin Simmons and Miranda Sparkman:
    Marriage: 1831, White Co., Tennessee

    Notes for Nancy Caroline Beatty:
    Nancy Caroline Beatty was the daughter of Hugh Beatty and Jane McCall and was the m,other of 6 children by Benjamin Lewis


    More About Nancy Caroline Beatty:
    Burial: November 1868, buried Gravel Hill Cemetary Van Buren Co., Tennessee

    More About Benjamin Simmons and Nancy Beatty:
    Marriage: 14 March 1844, White Co., Tennessee

    23 ii. Mamie Elizabeth Simmons, born 1829 in South Carolina; died Aft. 1865 in Van Buren Co., Tennessee -Gravel Hill Cemetary.She married (1) James M. Baker 29 February 1844 in White Co., Tennessee by Thos. Green, Esq..She married (2) Joseph Walker 18 July 1855 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; born Abt. 1829.

    More About James Baker and Mamie Simmons:
    Marriage: 29 February 1844, White Co., Tennessee by Thos. Green, Esq.

    More About Joseph Walker and Mamie Simmons:
    Marriage: 18 July 1855, Van Buren Co, Tenn

    24 iii. Joseph Henry Knox Simmons, born 11 May 1829 in White Co., Tennessee; died 25 September 1910 in White Co., Tennessee.He married Susan M. Ramsey 20 July 1853; born Abt. 1829.

    More About Joseph Simmons and Susan Ramsey:
    Marriage: 20 July 1853

    25 iv. Katherine Simmons, born 1835; died Bet. 1836 - 1929.
    26 v. Maryann Simmons, born 1835.
    27 vi. Twin of Katherine Simmons, born 1835; died Bet. 1836 - 1929.
    28 vii. James D. Simmons, born 1837.
    29 viii. Joseph K. Simmons, born 1839.
    30 ix. Andrew Jackson Simmons, born 30 December 1844.He married Canzantia Stipe 31 July 1864.

    More About Andrew Simmons and Canzantia Stipe:
    Marriage: 31 July 1864

    31 x. George Washington Simmons, born 30 December 1844; died 25 November 1892.He married Mary Elina Crain 27 July 1866.

    More About George Simmons and Mary Crain:
    Marriage: 27 July 1866

    32 xi. Francis M. Simmons, born 1859.

    Child of Joseph Simmons and Matilda Quarles is:
    33 i. Francis W.3 Simmons, born 1860.

    6.Rachel2 Simmons (James Seamons/1)19 was born 1803 in South Carolina20, and died 18 February 1888 in Berryville,Carroll Co., Arkansas-buried Blackjack Cemetary21.She married Joel Plumlee21 1823 in White Co., Tennessee21, son of Isaac Plumlee and Margaret Bradshaw.He was born 1797 in White Co., Tennessee, and died 1863 in White Co., Tennessee.

    More About Joel Plumlee and Rachel Simmons:
    Marriage: 1823, White Co., Tennessee21

    Children of Rachel Simmons and Joel Plumlee are:
    34 i. Issac C.3 Plumlee, born 1824.
    35 ii. William Plumlee, born 1826.
    36 iii. Nancy Plumlee, born 1830.

    More About Nancy Plumlee:
    Fact 3: DID MARRY AS HAS DESC. JO DORAIS email @: CALL@CORK.CROSSWINDS.NET

    37 iv. John Plumlee, born 1832.
    38 v. Zacariah Plumlee21, born 1834.He married Elizabeth Simmons21; born WFT Est. 1834-1850.
    39 vi. Joel Plumlee,Jr., born 1837.
    40 vii. Francis Marion Plumlee, born 1839.
    41 viii. Charles Montgomery Plumlee, born 1844.
    42 ix. Rachel Plumlee, born 1844.

    7.James2 Simmons, Jr. (James Seamons/1) was born 1804 in South Carolina, and died 1869 in Carroll Co., Arkansas.He married Margaret Plumlee 1830 in White Co., Tennessee, daughter of Isaac Plumlee and Margaret Bradshaw.She was born 1810, and died Unknown in Arkansas.

    More About James Simmons and Margaret Plumlee:
    Marriage: 1830, White Co., Tennessee

    Children of James Simmons and Margaret Plumlee are:
    43 i. Shelby H.3 Simmons, born 1831; died Bet. 1892 - 1924.He married (1) Darthula Jane Daugherity Bet. 1846 - 1881; born Bet. 1831 - 1841.He married (2) Nancy Jane Newton Bet. 1850 - 1893.

    Notes for Shelby H. Simmons:
    Shelby was the father of a "Bakers Dozen" (13) by his two wives.


    More About Shelby Simmons and Darthula Daugherity:
    Marriage: Bet. 1846 - 1881

    More About Shelby Simmons and Nancy Newton:
    Marriage: Bet. 1850 - 1893

    44 ii. Nancy Simmons22, born 1834.
    45 iii. Isaac Simmons, born 1835.
    46 iv. Margaret Simmons, born 1837.
    47 v. Parison Simmons, born 1840.
    48 vi. James M. Simmons, born 1843.
    49 vii. Elizabeth Simmons, born 1845.
    50 viii. Stacy Simmons, born 1847.
    51 ix. Arminda Simmons, born 1848.
    52 x. Sarah Simmons, born 1851.

    9.William2 Simmons (James Seamons/1) was born 1805 in Pendleton Co.,South Carolina, and died Bet. 1860 - 1897.He married Susannah E. Adair 7 August 1848 in White Co., Tennessee, daughter of James Adair and Pettit.She was born Bet. 1805 - 1820, and died Unknown.

    Notes for William Simmons:
    The 1860 White Co., Tennessee census of dwelling number 472 and family number 459 gives the family of William Simmons as follows
    William Simmons age 30 a farmer born in Tennessee
    Susan Simmons age 26 born in Tennessee
    William Simmons age 1 born in Tennessee

    Notes for Susannah E. Adair:
    Susannah Adair Simmons was a sister of Pkleasant Adair who married William Simmon's sister Nancy Simmons.In other words a brother and sister married a brother and sister.


    More About William Simmons and Susannah Adair:
    Marriage: 7 August 1848, White Co., Tennessee

    Children of William Simmons and Susannah Adair are:
    53 i. Drewry3 Simmons, born 1862 in White Co., Tennessee; died Aft. 1900 in White Co., Tennessee when he was living there..He married (1) Linda Simmons 1883.He married (2) Pattie Sparkman 5 December 1892 in White Co., Tennessee; born Abt. 1865; died Unknown.

    More About Drewry Simmons and Linda Simmons:
    Marriage: 1883

    More About Drewry Simmons and Pattie Sparkman:
    Marriage: 5 December 1892, White Co., Tennessee

    54 ii. James J. Simmons, born 1864 in White Co., Tennessee; died January 1938 in Norman, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma.
    55 iii. Nancy Jane Simmons, born 21 April 1866 in White Co., Tennessee; died 27 April 1935 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - buried Ada, Pontotoc Co., Oklahoma.She married Henry Lee Butler Bet. 1882 - 1911; born Bet. 1860 - 1870; died 1947 in Abilene, Texas.

    Notes for Henry Lee Butler:
    Henry Lee Butler was the son of Issac Butler and his wife the former Rachel Price.Henry was living with his son, Lewis in AQbilene Texas at the time of his death in 1947.In 1922 he went back to Tennessee to vist his mother Rachel Price Butler.Henry lived near Sparta in White Co., Tennessee until about 1901 when he moved to Oklahoma.

    More About Henry Butler and Nancy Simmons:
    Marriage: Bet. 1882 - 1911

    56 iv. William Anderson Simmons, born 14 May 1859; died 27 January 1933 in Coffee County, Tenn.- Union Mission Baptist Cem now known as Simmons Cemetery.He married (1) Samantha Cole Bet. 1874 - 1909; born Bet. 1859 - 1869.He married (2) Sarah Samantha Cole 12 November 1880 in White Co, Tenn; born 10 January 1860; died 10 January 1940 in Coffee County, Tenn.- Union Mission Baptist Cem now known as Simmons Cemetery.

    More About William Simmons and Samantha Cole:
    Marriage: Bet. 1874 - 1909

    More About William Simmons and Sarah Cole:
    Marriage: 12 November 1880, White Co, Tenn

    10.Drury2 Simmons (James Seamons/1) was born 1806 in South Carolina, and died Bet. 1851 - 1898 in Van Buren Co., Tennessee.He married (1) Tabitha (Rutha) Sparkman23 Bef. 1843, daughter of George Sparkman and Martha Bryant.She was born 1810 in Grainger Co, Tenn, and died Unknown.He married (2) Tabitha or Rutha Adair Abt. 1856.She was born Bet. 1800 - 1830, and died Unknown.

    Notes for Drury Simmons:
    The 1850 Census of White County Tennessee gives the following family of Drury Simmons & Rutha (not Tabitha) who was possibly Rutha Sparkman.

    Dwelling #419
    DRURY SIMMONS age 44 Farmer $300 property born in S. C.
    RUTHA (SPARKMAN?) age 40 born in Tennessee
    William Simmons age 20 born in Tennessee
    James Simmons age 18 born in Tennessee
    Nancy Simmons age 17 born in Tennessee
    Solomon Simmons age 15 born in Tennessee
    Francis Simmons age 13 born in Tennessee
    Zacariah Simmons age 10 born in Tennessee
    Joseph Simmons age 8 born in Tennessee
    Martha Simmons age 6 born in Tennessee
    Stacy Simmons age 4 born in Tennessee
    Fineas Simmons age 1 born in Tennessee

    The above data would indicate that Drury Simmons was born in 1796 not 1806 as stated on the family group sheet and would make (Tabitha) Rutha born in 1810, and we know that Rutha who was married to Abner Ray was born in 1789.From this census record the children of Drury Simmons born 1806 are correct however his wife and these children's mother was not Rutha-perhaps the census taker was a little hard of hearing and misunderstood that Drury's wife was Tabitha Sparkman, not Rutha.Or even more likely is the possibility that Tabitha was already deceased, and Rutha, who would have been Tabitha's sister was just residing with Drury for a short while, although her name should be Rutha Sparkman Ray, not just Rutha Sparkman.

    The above theory is repudiated in that the 1860 White Co., Tennessee gives the family of Drury Simmons as follows, and as you can see his wife is listed as Tabitha, not Rutha as it was in the 1850 census.

    Drury Simmons age 55
    Tabitha Simmons age 50
    James Simmons age 28 and judged to be insane
    Solomon Simmons age 23
    Francis Simmons age 21
    Zechariah Simmons age 19
    Joseph Simmons age 16
    Martha Simmons age 14
    Stacy Simmons age 12
    Finis Simmons age 10

    Note William and Nancy who were also children of Drury are not enumerated in the same household in 1860.The reason is that they were probably married and living in their own homes.

    The Simmons and Adair families lived near each other in White County, Tennessee in 1860 and of course they were good friends, some of the descendants of these two families intermarried with each others families as well as the Sparkman family.


    More About Drury Simmons and Tabitha Sparkman:
    Marriage: Bef. 1843

    More About Drury Simmons and Tabitha Adair:
    Marriage: Abt. 1856

    Children of Drury Simmons and Tabitha Sparkman are:
    57 i. William3 Simmons, born 1830 in White Co, Tenn; died Bet. 1863 - 1921.He married Susannah E. Adair 7 August 1848 in White Co., Tennessee; born Bet. 1805 - 1820; died Unknown.

    Notes for Susannah E. Adair:
    Susannah Adair Simmons was a sister of Pkleasant Adair who married William Simmon's sister Nancy Simmons.In other words a brother and sister married a brother and sister.


    More About William Simmons and Susannah Adair:
    Marriage: 7 August 1848, White Co., Tennessee

    58 ii. James Simmons, born 1832 in White Co, Tenn; died Unknown.

    Notes for James Simmons:
    According to the 1860 census James was judged to be insane, and this was noted on the census report.


    59 iii. Solomon Carney Simmons, born Bet. 1835 - 1836 in White Co, Tenn; died Bet. 1870 - 1926.He married (1) Samantha P..He married (2) Martha Sparkman Bet. 1854 - 1884; born 1839; died Bet. 1870 - 1933.

    Notes for Solomon Carney Simmons:
    World Family Tree # 3823 Volume 6 states that Solomon married Samantha P.

    More About Solomon Simmons and Martha Sparkman:
    Marriage: Bet. 1854 - 1884

    60 iv. Francis Simmons, born 1838 in White Co, Tenn; died Bet. 1838 - 1927.He married Millie J.; born Abt. 1840; died Bet. 1841 - 1930.
    61 v. Zaccariah Simmons, born 1841 in White Co, Tenn; died Bet. 1841 - 1930.He married (1) Nancy McAhren24; born Abt. 1845; died Unknown.He married (2) Lucinda McAhren24; born Unknown.

    Notes for Lucinda McAhren:
    There were children of this union as Nancy Burke is their second great granddaughter.

    62 vi. Joseph Simmons, born 1843 in White Co, Tenn; died Bet. 1845 - 1934.He married Saraphine M.; born Abt. 1845; died Unknown.
    63 vii. Martha E. Simmons, born 1845 in White Co, Tenn; died Bet. 1845 - 1938.She married Thomas E. Adair 7 February 1866 in White Co., Tennessee; born Bet. 1835 - 1845.

    More About Thomas Adair and Martha Simmons:
    Marriage: 7 February 1866, White Co., Tennessee

    64 viii. Stacy Simmons, born 1847 in White Co, Tenn; died Unknown.
    65 ix. Fineas Simmons, born 1849 in White Co, Tenn; died Bet. 1851 - 1940.He married Amanda E. Adair Bet. 1868 - 1897; born Abt. 1849.

    More About Fineas Simmons and Amanda Adair:
    Marriage: Bet. 1868 - 1897

    66 x. Nancy J. Simmons25, born 1796 in South Carolina; died Bef. 1900.She married Pleasant Adair25 26 May 1858 in White Co., Tennessee; born January 1828; died Bet. 1874 - 1920.

    Notes for Pleasant Adair:
    In the 1850 White Co., Tennessee Pleasant was living with his father.In the 1860 White Co., Tennessee cenus the family of Pleasant is family #472, and on 22 June 1860 the census report indicates that Plesant Adair is 31 years of age, a blacksmith, and was born in Tennessee.His wife Nancy is 25 years of age.Children listed along with Pleasant and Nancy are William age 7, Marion age 4, and Sarah age 2.Pleasant and Nancy were not married until 26 May 1858 so it is quite probably that William and Marion are the children of his first wife Mary R. Early, whom he married on August 17th, 1850.



    More About Pleasant Adair and Nancy Simmons:
    Marriage: 26 May 1858, White Co., Tennessee

    12.Francis2 Simmons (James Seamons/1) was born 1810 in South Carolina, and died 1909 in White Co., Tennessee26.He married (1) Martha " Patsy " Sparkman Bet. 1831 - 1832, daughter of George Sparkman and Martha Bryant.She was born 1815 in Tennessee, and died Bet. 1832 - 1909 in Tennessee.He married (2) Nancy Hodges 15 October 1857 in Van Buren Co, Tenn.She was born Bet. 1810 - 1840.He married (3) Mary "Polly" Sparkman Unknown, daughter of George Sparkman and Martha Bryant.She was born Abt. 1785 in Bertie Co, North Carolina/Tennessee, and died Bef. 181527.

    Notes for Martha " Patsy " Sparkman:
    Martha "Patsy" Sparkman was just an infant when her father, George Thomas Sparkman died in April 1816.

    More About Francis Simmons and Martha Sparkman:
    Marriage: Bet. 1831 - 1832

    More About Francis Simmons and Nancy Hodges:
    Marriage: 15 October 1857, Van Buren Co, Tenn

    Marriage Notes for Francis Simmons and Mary Sparkman:
    Previous information indicated that Mary "Polly" Sparkman was the first wife of Abner Ray.However we have obtained records that disprove this and we now know that she did not marry Abner Ray.However she more than likely did marry Francis Simmons, however know pertinent and substantiated documentation of this fact has been found.

    More About Francis Simmons and Mary Sparkman:
    Marriage: Unknown

    Children of Francis Simmons and Martha Sparkman are:
    67 i. Stacy3 Simmons, born 1833.
    68 ii. George Washington Simmons, born 1835 in White Co, Tenn; died Unknown.He married Lydia Margaret McBride; born 1838 in Tennessee; died Unknown.
    69 iii. Drury Simmons, born 13 July 1837; died Bet. 1884 - 1929.He married Margaret "Maggie" Earles 7 August 1836; born 1842 in date maybe 1835; died Unknown.

    Notes for Margaret "Maggie" Earles:
    Margaret was a daughter of Pleasant Earles and Elizabeth Baker.


    More About Drury Simmons and Margaret Earles:
    Marriage: 7 August 1836

    70 iv. Martha Simmons, born 1840; died Unknown.
    71 v. Tabitha Simmons, born 1842 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; died Unknown.
    72 vi. James D. Simmons, born 1845 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; died Unknown.
    73 vii. Nancy Simmons, born 1848 in Van Buren Co, Tenn; died Unknown.

    13.Zachariah T.2 Simmons (James Seamons/1)28 was born 1813 in South Carolina, and died 1865 in Van Buren Co, Tenn - buried Gravel Hill Cemetary.He married Louisa Dodson28 WFT Est. 1827-1856, daughter of William Dodson and Martha Peck.She was born 1819.

    More About Zachariah Simmons and Louisa Dodson:
    Marriage: WFT Est. 1827-1856

    Children of Zachariah Simmons and Louisa Dodson are:
    74 i. William3 Simmons, born 1837.
    75 ii. James Simmons, born 1839.
    76 iii. Martha Ann Simmons, born 1841.
    77 iv. Drury Simmons, born 1843.
    78 v. Stacy E. Simmons, born 1846.
    79 vi. Simon D. Simmons, born 1846; died Bet. 1894 - 1938.He married Lucinda Lawson; born Abt. 1846; died Bet. 1894 - 1938.
    80 vii. Elizabeth Simmons29, born 1848.She married Zachariah Miller29; born Unknown.
    81 viii. Sarah Simmons, born 1849.
    82 ix. Elizabeth Simmons30, born WFT Est. 1834-1850.She married Zacariah Plumlee30; born 1834.

    14.Spencer D.2 Simmons (James Seamons/1) was born 1817 in South Carolina, and died 1876 in Wayne Co., Missouri.He married (1) Elizabeth Moss 25 February 1836 in White Co., Tennessee.She was born Bet. 1817 - 1820, and died Unknown.He married (2) Sarah 1872 in Wayne Co., Missouri.

    More About Spencer Simmons and Elizabeth Moss:
    Marriage: 25 February 1836, White Co., Tennessee

    More About Spencer Simmons and Sarah:
    Marriage: 1872, Wayne Co., Missouri

    Children of Spencer Simmons and Elizabeth Moss are:
    83 i. James Arnold3 Simmons, born 18 December 1836.
    84 ii. Spencer Sargeant Simmons, born 8 January 1839; died Bet. 1875 - 1930.He married Sarah E. Williams Bef. February 1865.

    More About Spencer Simmons and Sarah Williams:
    Marriage: Bef. February 1865

    85 iii. Obadiah Simmons, born 1841.
    86 iv. Francis M. Simmons, born 1845.
    87 v. John Simmons, born 1848.
    88 vi. Monroe Simmons, A Doctor, born 1849.
    89 vii. Daniel Simmons, born 1854.
    90 viii. George Simmons, born 1857.

    Children of Spencer Simmons and Sarah are:
    91 i. Eliza3 Simmons, born 1873.
    92 ii. Rachel Simmons, born 1876.


    Endnotes

    1.Peggy Hill, West, Texas October 98.
    2.Peggy Hill, West, Texas October 98, states the name is spelled in various ways; previous information gave her name as Stacy Ann Roberts.
    3.Peggy Hill, West, Texas October 98.
    4.Peggy Hill, West, Texas October 98, states that her name was Eustacia Stacy Simmons and that she was born in 12802 in South Carolina and married Caswell Cobb Robertws on December 10, 1842 in White County, Tennessee.
    5.Fred Nielsen, descendant, (2) Ken Robertson e-mail of 10/8/98 states birth 1789 in Virginia.
    6.Ken Robertson (KRobert214@aol.com), e-mail of 10/7/98 states 1865 Van Buren Co., Texas.
    7.Fred Nielsen, descendant.
    8.Extracted by Barbara Augsburger, East Tennessee Marriages.
    9.Tennessee Marriages to 1825,(Ancestry.com database), gives his surname as Seamore.
    10.Fred Nielsen, descendant.
    11.Extracted by Barbara Augsburger, East Tennessee Marriages.
    12.Tennessee Marriages to 1825,(Ancestry.com database), gives his surname as Seamore.
    13.1860 Van Buren County, Tennessee Census, Volume 4, p. 440.
    14.1860 Van Buren Co., Tennessee Census, Family #236, Micajah SEAMANS, age 27 born in Tennessee; Nancy age 26 born in Tennessee (second wife), Sophia age 5, daughter of first wife Rebecca Templeton, M. A. age 10 months who is his daughter Martha A., by his second wife, Martha HALEY age 13 born in Tennessee.
    15.1860 Van Buren Co., Tennessee Census.
    16.1850 Van Buren Co., Tennessee Census, family #246, John Seamans, age 26 born in Tennessee, Rebecca age 19 born in Tennessee, Martha M., age 1 born in Tennessee, William age 2 months, born in Tennessee.
    17.1870 Van Buren Co., Tennessee Census, family #30/32, J. M. SIMMONS, age 36 born in Tennessee, Rebeckah age 29, born in Tennessee, M. M. (a daughter) age 11 born in Tennessee, William age 10 born in Tennessee, M. P. age 7 born in Tennessee, Allison a son age 6 born in Tennessee, T. P. a son age 3 born in Tennessee, J. W. age 1 born in Tennessee, Mahala McMath age 69 born in North Carolina.
    18.Fred Nielsen, descendant, (2) Ken Robertson in his email of 10/7/98 states that he died in March 1906.
    19.Katherine E. Williams.
    20.Katherine E. Williams, (2) Peggy Hill October 1998 information states that she was born February 1802 in South Carolina.
    21.Katherine E. Williams.
    22.JACK PLUMLEE E-MAIL 2/18/98.
    23."Our People" Tomstone Inscriptions of Van Buren Co., Tennessee, Listed as daughter of George Thomas Sparkman & Martha "Patsy" Bryant.
    24.Nancy Burke e-mail 9/18/98.
    25.Katherine Miller e-mail 3/10/98.
    26.Jo Ann Holcombe, Genforum posting to Sue Eagle Sparkman August 8, 2000, as per year only.
    27.Guestimate, based on the fact that Abner remarried to Rutha Sparkman, "Polly's" half sister.
    28.Katherine E. Williams.
    29.KATHERINE MILLER WILLIAMS E-MAIL 6/29/1998.
    30.Katherine E. Williams.

    I hope this does not confuse you, just thought you should be aware that Jonathan Simmons who married Elizabeth Sparkman also remarried after her death.

    Best Wishes,
    Sue

    end of registry

    I have a James Simmons Sr., b. 1750 South Carolina, d. 1842 Van Buren County, TN, m. Sept 5, 1791 Caswell Co., NC, Arthur Mitchell, Bond. Stacy Ann Roberts b. 1770 Orange County, NC d. 1850 Van Buren County, TN. I am sure these are the folks you are looking for. I show they had 13 children.

    Gretchen Hopkins
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    > Looking for the death dates of James Simmons Sr. and wife Stacy Ann Roberts. They were originally from Caswell Co. NC.

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    James married Stacy Ann (Estacia) Roberts 5 Sep 1791, Caswell County, North Carolina. Stacy was born 0___ 1770, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1850, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 23.  Stacy Ann (Estacia) Roberts was born 0___ 1770, Orange County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1850, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 0___ 1770, South Carolina

    Notes:

    25 Dec 2011 - http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?roberts::simmons::9681.html (11.1.2017: page has expired)

    James Simmons Sr. married Stacy Ann Roberts Sept. 5, 1791 in Caswell Co. NC. They were in SC before moving to Van Buren Co. TN. They both died about 1842.

    Looking for information on James' father possibly Abraham Simmons of Baltimore MD. Stacy's father was possibly John Roberts who died 1779 in Caswell Co. NC.

    Children:
    1. 11. Elizabeth Simmons was born 1808, (South Carolina).
    2. Francis Simmons was born 0___ 1810, South Carolina.
    3. Zachariah Thomas Simmons was born 0___ 1813, South Carolina; died 0___ 1872, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Simmons Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

  5. 24.  Charles Thomas Grissom was born ~ 1775, North Carolina.

    Charles married Margaret Elizabeth LNU (North Carolina). Margaret was born Abt 1776, (North Carolina); died Aft 1860, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  6. 25.  Margaret Elizabeth LNU was born Abt 1776, (North Carolina); died Aft 1860, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. William Grissom was born 7 Mar 1797, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 23 Dec 1869, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. 12. Robert Thomas "Thomas" Grissom was born 0___ 1808, Tennessee; died 0___ 1877, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. Alexander Grissom was born 6 Aug 1816, Tennessee; died 29 May 1897, Cedat Grove, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  7. 26.  Nathan Bouldin was born ~ 1785, South Carolina (son of Noble Bouldin and Temperance LNU); died Bef 1836.

    Nathan — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  8. 27.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 13. Sarah Bouldin was born 17 Oct 1806, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 20 Aug 1855, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. Elisha Bouldin was born 11 Jun 1808, North Carolina; died 28 Oct 1867, Alabama; was buried Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  9. 28.  Larkin Talley was born 0___ 1786, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1877, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Posted By: John McBee
    Email:
    Subject: Larkin Talley- children of
    Post Date: February 11, 1999 at 11:33:10
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/talley/messages/284.html
    Forum: Talley Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/talley/


    Larkin Talley, b.1786 VA d.1877, Warren Co.TN
    m. Polly Blacketer
    Children:
    Jane b. 1808 never married
    Nancy b. 1810 d. 1879 m. Harmon York, Sr.
    Elizabeth b. 1819 m. Stephen Martin
    Lucy b. 1820 nevr married
    Thomas b. 1923 d. 1853 m. Susannah Martin
    Wesley b. 1825 d. 1879 m. Sarah Martin
    Emily b. 1830 d. 1856 m. Alfred Johnson
    Alvira b. 1832 m. Benjamin Passons


    Posted By: Clarence M. Sparkman
    Email:
    Subject: Re: Larkin Talley- TN
    Post Date: July 13, 2001 at 18:39:38
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/talley/messages/1573.html
    Forum: Talley Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/talley/


    Hi Landon,
    This is about Larkin Talley: b 1786 in VA. Married Polly Blacketer 9/27/1805 in Mechlenburg, VA. Had the following children:
    Jane, Nancy, Elizabeth, Lucy, John Wesley, Thomas Butler, b 1823, d 1853(My gg grandfather, Emily and Alvera. The first 5 born in VA, the rest in TN. Moved to Van Buren County in about 1825. His 1st wife died in about 1850 and he married Marney "Jane" Medley, widow of Joseph Medley, who died in 1838, on 10/19/1851. Larkin and Marney did not have any children. Marney "Jane"(Morning) may have died in about 1855. Not sure. Have Larkin's pedigree back to John Talley, b 1600 in England, he came to Jamestown, VA in 1630 and died in Jamestown, VA in 1660. Was a Methodist Minister. For your information. Clarence M. Sparkman











    Larkin married (Martha) "Polly" Blacketer 27 Sep 1805, Mechlenburg, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  10. 29.  (Martha) "Polly" Blacketer
    Children:
    1. 14. John Wesley "Wesley" Talley was born 0___ 1825, Tennessee; died 0___ 1879.


Generation: 6

  1. 40.  William Earles was born Abt 1740, Virginia (son of Gamaliel Earle and Martha Martin); died 0___ 1803, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Probate: 0Apr 1803, Rutherford County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Listed in 1782 Rutherford Co.,NC Tax List...DAH

    Notes for CAPT. WILLIAM EARLE:
    Will of William Earle; Wills of Rutherford Co., North Carolina, Book B, page 15
    William Earle, planter. To son Nathaniel Earle, house where I now dwell at the S. Holy branch to back line, taking out of old tract until he has 100 acres next to the creek. Sons Pleasant & Elijah, other 200 acres (Pleasant to have his hundred acres where he now lives) To daughters Pressy Ledbetter, Lusey Earles, Margaret Earles, a negro named Cate. Two youngest Daughters [not named] 1 feather bed each. To three oldest Sons: Bennett, William & Joshua, 10 shillings each. To wife, Elizabeth, horses and balance of my estate.

    Executor: son Nathan Earle
    Witness: Robert Hardin, Martin Roberts, Jno. Roberts, William Earles.

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    Information from James Earles:
    "Not sure what additional information you are looking for but the following is some of what I have written on the William Earle branch of the family:

    My information indicates William Earle was the oldest son of Gamaliel & Martha Earle and was born about 1740, a few years after Gamaliel immigrated to Brunswick County in the Virginia Colony. The surname was clearly Earle upon arrival from England but is most often recorded as Earles or Earls and sometimes as Earl, Erle, Erls, Yearl, & Yearls. In the early 1740's the family moved across the Roanoke River to Granville County, NC but lived very near the boarder and over the years family members also owned land &, at various times, lived on the Virginia side.

    William shows up on the Granville County, NC 1762 tax record as living with Gamaliel and, after the Bute County split from Granville in 1764, shows up on the 1766 & 1771 Bute county tax lists. He purchased 100 acres 13 Feb 1772 and was assigned 40 acres from Gamaliel 19 Aug 1772. On 12 Nov 1777 he sold the 100 acres and in Feb 1778 is one of those listed as taking the State Allegiance oath. William most likely was in the local Militia during the Revolutionary War but nothing has yet been found to indicate he served with an active military unit.

    On 16 Mar 1778 William is listed as having land on both sides of Callier's road adjacent to the Granville County line. In 1779 Bute County became Warren County and William Earles is listed on the 1779 & 1781 tax lists. The 1781 tax list indicates William has left the county and in 1782 a William Earles pays taxes on 250 acres in Montgomery County, NC. The supposition that this is the same William is strengthened by Frederick, a younger son of Gamaliel, marrying in 1785 and immediately moving to Montgomery County where he shows up on the 786 census. In 1790 William is counted on the Montgomery County Salisbury District census but Frederick had moved to Rutherford County and is counted in the sixth company of the Morgan District. The connection between William & Frederick is further strengthened by the 1790 Rutherford County census showing John Roberts & Robert Harden living adjacent to Frederick, both of whom were witnesses to the William Earle 1803 Will.

    It appears William had moved to near Frederick in Rutherford County by 1792 because 3 of his children (William Jr., Priscilla, & Bennet) married in 1792 & 1793 to families that were living in Rutherford County. Rutherford County land entry records for Jan & Mar 1796 show 300 acres were granted to William Earle "on a branch at the head of Hickory Creek on waters of the First Broad River." His 1803 Will says the homestead "begins at the Sholley Branch & runs up his Spring Branch," and he bequeathed 100 acres to each of his three youngest sons (Pleasant, Nathan, & Elijah).

    Lincoln County records show William Jr. purchased land in the lower first Broad River basin on the waters of
    Buffalo Creek. The 1800 census counts William, third son Joshua, & daughter Priscilla (Ledbetter) in Rutherford County and William Jr. & Bennet in Lincoln County.

    William Earle died in Jan 1803 and his undated Will names six sons (William Jr., Bennet, Joshua, Pleasant,
    Nathan & Elijah), three daughters (Priscilla, Lucy, & Margaret) & wife Elizabeth. Census data indicate there was a fourth daughter who died about 1802 and court records show Elijah died before April 1803. William left the 100 acre Rutherford County home farm (beginning at the Sholley Branch and running up Spring Branch) to Nathan and his other 200 acres to Pleasant & Elijah. William Jr., Bennet, & Joshua were left 10 shillings each. Elizabeth remarried in 1805 and an 1807 court record indicates Lucy had died by that date and the remaining 8 children (6 sons + Priscilla Ledbetter & Margaret Hardin) & Elizabeth sold 100 acres (probably the parcel left to Elijah) to Charles Love in Jan 1807.

    Military:
    of the 1st Regiment North Carolina Militia

    William married Elizabeth Bennett 0___ 1768, Granville County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born 0___ 1750, Granville County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1840, Lincoln County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 41.  Elizabeth Bennett was born 0___ 1750, Granville County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1840, Lincoln County, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. William Earle was born 0___ 1770, Bute County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1869, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. Bennett Earle was born 0___ 1772, (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    3. Mrs. Ledbetter was born (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    4. Susan "Suzy" Earle was born (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    5. 20. Nathaniel Earles, Sr. was born 0___ 1782, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1865, White County, Tennessee.
    6. Pleasant Earles was born 0___ 1783, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1860, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    7. Margaret Earle was born 0___ 1788, (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    8. Joshua Earle was born (Rutherford County) North Carolina.
    9. Pinckney Earle was born (Rutherford County) North Carolina.

  3. 52.  Noble Bouldin was born 0___ 1763, Cecil County, Maryland (son of William Boulding); died 17 Aug 1830, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 1 Jan 1836, Van Buren County, Tennessee

    Noble married Temperance LNU (North Carolina). Temperance was born (North Carolina); died 0___ 1833. [Group Sheet]


  4. 53.  Temperance LNU was born (North Carolina); died 0___ 1833.
    Children:
    1. 26. Nathan Bouldin was born ~ 1785, South Carolina; died Bef 1836.
    2. Gideon Bouldin was born 29 Jun 1796; died 0___ 1875, Duck Springs, Etowah County, Alabama.
    3. Lewis Bouldin was born (CIRCA 1802), South Carolina.
    4. Reuben Bouldin
    5. Ellender Bouldin


Generation: 7

  1. 80.  Gamaliel Earle was born ~ 1710, (Granville County, North Carolina Colony); died 0___ 1775, Bute County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Emigration:
    • Occupation: Tobacco Planter
    • Possessions: 15 May 1761; Ready Branch of Smith Creek, Granville County, North Carolina Colony

    Notes:

    Notes for GAMALIEL EARLE:
    From Jim Earles, per Joe W. Stout:
    Gamaliel immigrated to Brunswick County in the Virginia Colony from England. In the early 1740's the family moved across the Roanoke River to Granville County, NC but lived very near the border and over the years family members also owned land &, at various times, lived on the Virginia side.

    The surname was clearly Earle upon arrival from England but is most often recorded as Earles or Earls and sometimes as Earl, Erle, Erls, Url, Urls, Yearl, & Yearls. For example, Warren County records for the 1782 marriage of Obediah & Joyce Cunningham show the name as Urls.

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    Gamaliel Earle was likely born in England, migrating to the Virginia Colony about 1735, either shortly before or just after he married Martha. This supposition is based on his living near a John Earle who also arrived about 1735 and settled in Brunswick County, VA, on the north side of the Roanoke River.

    John Earle emigrated from England, settled in Virginia, made a crop of tobacco, then sent back to England for his fiancee, Mary Elizabeth Watts (a niece of Sir Isaac Watts), and boarded the ship to marry her before she disembarked. Records show John Earle was a tobacco planter on Allen's Creek where it joins the Roanoke River in what is now Mecklenburge County, VA, just across the river from where Gamaliel and Martha were living at that time. Following deaths of John & Mary, their son, John Earl, moved his wife Agness and three children across the Roanoke to Granville County in 1765 and located less than 15 miles southwest of where Gamaliel was living.

    The spelling of the name was Earle when they first arrived from England, but numerous clerks came up with spellings ranging from Earle to Eril, Erle, Earls, Erls, Urls, Yearls, and Early. Various branches of the family wound up with different spellings.

    There are traditions in a number of families who descend from Gamaliel stating there is a relationship with the John Earle family of Somerset, England, that immigrated to what is now Westmoreland County, VA, in the early 1640's. One researcher has traced that family back to Lord of Erleigh in Berkshire in the year 1000. The Westmoreland Co. John Earle family is well documented and Gamaliel does not appear to be a direct descendant. However, there likely is a relationship, although it may be a few generations back. By the 16th Century there were a large number of Earle families in the Southern England Counties of Surry, Sussex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, and Somerset.

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    Gamaliel & Martha lived in Granville County, NC, near the Virginia border. They lived in the Fishing Creek District in 1749, and William Eaton's 1759 Will mentions Gamaliel Earles living on his land. Gamaliel and his sons were tobacco planters; and on 15 May 1761 he purchased 493 acres located on both sides of Ready Branch of Smith Creek in Granville County. He sold the same parcel on 23 February 1762. Gamaliel and his son, William, are listed in the1762 Smith Creek District tax record list and Gamaliel is identified as insolvent (most likely because he had sold the land being taxed). Gamaliel paid Granville County taxes in 1769 & 1771, and on 07 Jan 1772 paid for 40 ac in Bute County on the West side of Henderson's Swamp Creek. On 19 Aug 1772, that deed was assigned to Williams Earles. Gamaliel purchased wedges at an estate auction 11 Jan 1773, but he is not on later tax lists and probably died before 1775. Martha is not listed on the 1762 land sale deed, but that apparently was
    not a requirement in North Carolina. However, she may have died before 1770.

    As noted above, William Earles was living with Gamaliel Earle in 1762 & in 1772 Gamaliel assigned the Bute County land to him. William later assigned that land to Obediah Earls, who sold the 40 acres on 22 Dec 1792. William Earl paid Bute County Taxes in 1766, bought 100 acres in 1772 and sold that land in 1777. He paid Warren County taxes in 1779 & 1781. In 1781, he is listed as owing 136 shillings with 100 shillings to be allowed for insolvent mistakes, (which means he probably moved before the 1791 tax date). William Earles paid taxes in Montgomery County, NC, in 1782 and was on the 1790 census list for that county. In 1800 he was on the Rutherford County census list and in 1803 his Will was probated in Rutherford County.

    Granville, Bute, & Warren counties NC, and Mecklenburg Co., VA, real estate, tax, census, and marriage records also list Thomas, Elisha, James,

    Emigration:
    to the Virginia Colony

    Gamaliel married Martha Martin 0___ 1739, Brunswick County, Virginia. Martha was born 0___ 1720; died 0___ 1760, Granville County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 81.  Martha Martin was born 0___ 1720; died 0___ 1760, Granville County, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. 40. William Earles was born Abt 1740, Virginia; died 0___ 1803, Rutherford County, North Carolina.

  3. 104.  William Boulding was born 29 Jun 1704.
    Children:
    1. 52. Noble Bouldin was born 0___ 1763, Cecil County, Maryland; died 17 Aug 1830, Van Buren County, Tennessee.