Mary Frances Simmons

Female 1878 - 1979  (100 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mary Frances Simmons was born 27 Oct 1878, Van Buren County, Tennessee (daughter of William M. Simmons and Mary Catherine Stipe); died 12 Feb 1979, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Mary married John Evans Jaco (White County, Tennessee). John (son of John Pascal "Pascal" Jaco and Louisa Frances "Fannie" Evans) was born 27 Jun 1872, Warren County, Tennessee; died 10 Jan 1944, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Allen Alexander Jaco, Jr.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William M. Simmons was born 0May 1837, Van Buren County, Tennessee (son of Zachariah Thomas Simmons and Mary Louise Dodson); died 1914, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.

    Notes:

    William M. was born in May 1837 in Van Buren Co, TN. William M.'s father was Zachariah Thomas Simmons and his mother was Mary Louisa Dodson. His paternal grandparents were James Simmons and Stacy Ann Roberts. He had three brothers and three sisters, named James, Drury, Simon Dillard, Martha Ann, Stacy E. and Elizabeth. He was the oldest of the seven children. He died due to Choked on an apple at the age of 77 in 1914 in Greenville, Hunt Co, TX.

    General Notes

    Contact Jan Westmorland at jnjwestmorland502@att.net for further information, notes or to make corrections. I would appreciate any new additional information available.
    Contact Linda Brown <lwbldb@charter.net> for info on Halstead/Cooper Connections.

    Died:
    He died due to Choked on an apple at the age of 77 in 1914 in Greenville, Hunt Co, TX.

    William married Mary Catherine Stipe 5 Oct 1860, Van Buren County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of William Stipes and Malinda Crain) was born 9 Oct 1841, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 12 Feb 1919, (Warren County) Tennessee; was buried 13 Feb 1919, Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary Catherine Stipe was born 9 Oct 1841, (Warren County) Tennessee (daughter of William Stipes and Malinda Crain); died 12 Feb 1919, (Warren County) Tennessee; was buried 13 Feb 1919, Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: M. C. Stipe
    • Also Known As: Mary Catherine Stipes

    Notes:

    Mary Catherine Stipe
    9 October 1841 – 12 February 1919 • LKSK-Z9M?

    Name
    Mary Catherine Stipe
    Sex
    Female
    Birth
    9 October 1841
    Van Buren, Tennessee, United States
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    Death
    12 February 1919
    Warren, Tennessee, United States
    Burial
    13 February 1919
    Friendship Cemetery, Warren, Tennessee, United States
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    Alternate Name
    Birth Name
    M. C. Stipe
    Birth Name
    Mary Catherine
    Birth Name
    Mary Catherine Stipes
    Residence
    1850
    Van Buren county, Van Buren, Tennessee, United States
    1860
    Van Buren, Tennessee, United States
    1880
    District 5, Van Buren, Tennessee, United States
    1900
    ED 133 Civil District 1, Van Buren, Tennessee, United States
    Occupation
    Housewife
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    Ancestry File Number
    BXLK-91
    Family Members
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    William M Simmons
    1837–1914 • LKSK-8CP?
    Mary Catherine Stipe
    1841–1919 • LKSK-Z9M?
    Marriage: 5 OCT 1860

    Vallier, Van Buren Co., TN


    Children (8)
    Abijah P Simmons
    1861–1902 • LZP4-DPW?

    Lindy Malinda Simmons
    1863–1934 • K194-T26?

    Liddie Simmons
    1865–Deceased • K194-VCK?

    Louisa Caroline Simmons
    1868–1943 • K194-RBP?

    Maggie J Simmons
    1874–1910 • K194-VDJ?

    Mary Frances Simmons
    1878–1979 • K194-TBW?

    Liddie Simmons
    1880–Deceased • M7NW-3JX?

    Alice Lillian Simmons
    1886–1955 • K637-41Z?

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    William Stipes
    1815–1860 • L433-L1X?
    Malinda Crain
    1820–1917 • K24H-PNM?
    Marriage: ABT 1835

    ,, Tennessee


    Children (9)
    Abijah Stipe
    1837–Deceased • K8P9-WW1?

    Rebecca E. Stipe
    1840–Deceased • KCPL-11J?

    Mary Catherine Stipe
    1841–1919 • LKSK-Z9M?

    Canzada A. Stipe
    1843–1923 • LH5H-2NB?

    Millie Stipes
    1844–1910 • 2MSW-QDD?

    Jacob Nesbit Stipes
    1849–1933 • L433-LT4?

    Parzetta J Stipe
    1852–Deceased • LDVW-1RR?

    Pavasita Stipe
    1853–Deceased • MTTY-T22?

    Parasita Stipes
    1860–Deceased • M7NW-QH6?

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    Mary Stipe in household of William Stipe, "United States Census, 1850"

    Mary Stipe in household of Malinda Stipe, "United States Census, 1860"

    M. C. Stipe, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"

    Mary Stipes in entry for Lou Caroline Grissom, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

    Mary Stype in entry for Malinda Louisa Safley, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

    M C Stipe, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

    Mary Cathren Stipe Simmons, "Find A Grave Index"

    Mary Stipes in entry for Alice Lillian Jaco, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

    M. C. Stipe, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"

    Mary Simmons, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

    Mary C Simmons in household of William Simmons, "United States Census, 1880"

    Mary C Simmons in household of William Simmons, "United States Census, 1900"
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    Children:
    1. Abijah P. "Bige" Simmons was born 0Oct 1861, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1902; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee.
    2. Louisa Caroline Simmons was born 5 Apr 1868, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 22 Jun 1943, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried 24 Jun 1943, Long Cemetery, Spencer, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. 1. Mary Frances Simmons was born 27 Oct 1878, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 12 Feb 1979, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Zachariah Thomas Simmons was born 0___ 1813, South Carolina (son of James Simmons, Sr. and Stacy Ann (Estacia) Roberts); died 0___ 1872, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Simmons Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farm laborer

    Notes:

    Rev Zacharias T. Simmons
    BIRTH 1813 South Carolina, USA
    DEATH 1872 Van Buren County, Tennessee, USA
    BURIAL Simmons Cemetery White County, Tennessee, USA
    MEMORIAL ID 61470240

    Family Members
    Spouse
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    Louisa Dodson Simmons*
    1819–1903

    Children
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    Simon Dillard Simmons*
    1846–1938

    Zachariah married Mary Louise Dodson (Van Buren County, Tennessee). Mary (daughter of William "Bucky" Dodson, Jr. and Martha Frances Peck) was born 1819, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 1903; was buried Newton Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary Louise Dodson was born 1819, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (daughter of William "Bucky" Dodson, Jr. and Martha Frances Peck); died 1903; was buried Newton Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Elizabeth Simmons
    • Also Known As: Louisa Dodson Simmons

    Notes:

    Forename may be "Elizabeth Louise"...DAH/1870 Van Buren Census,p. 10

    end of note

    Re: Louisa Dodson m. Zachariah Simmons

    Home: Surnames: Dodson Family Genealogy Forum

    Re: Louisa Dodson m. Zachariah Simmons
    Posted by: Lee FergusonDate: November 28, 1999 at 19:22:55
    In Reply to: Louisa Dodson m. Zachariah Simmons by Laura Plourde of 1541


    Louisa is the daughter of William "Bucky" Dodson (b. 02 February 1793 in VA, d. 09 August 1879 Beech Cove, Van Buren Co., TN) and Martha Frances Peck (b. 1800 in VA or NC, d. about 1875).

    "Bucky" is reported to have been born in Sand Mountain, Patrick Co, VA and moved to White or Warren Co. in the early 1800's with his father (William Dodson, Sr, b. abt 1734 in VA, d. aft 1830 in White Co, TN) and possibly a brother.

    His family appears in the following censuses:

    1850 TN Census, V-54-740 (head - William Dotson) age=57 ($1050)
    1860 TN Census,
    1870 TN Census, Van Buren Co., Dist. II, Family #12

    "Bucky and Martha are buried in Beech Cove Cem., Van Buren Co., TN

    My wife is descended from Louisa's sister Emeline.

    We would love to exchange information.

    Here is a list of two generations of descendants of William "Bucky" Dodson II.

    1 William "Bucky" Dodson II 1793 - 1879
    . +Martha Frances Peck 1800 - ABOUT 1875
    .......... 2 Lousia Dodson ABOUT 1819 -
    .............. +Zachariah T. Simmons ABOUT 1813 -
    ...................... 3 William Simmons ABOUT 1837 -
    ...................... 3 James Simmons ABOUT 1839 -
    ...................... 3 Martha Ann Simmons ABOUT 1841 -
    ...................... 3 Drewry Simmons ABOUT 1843 -
    ...................... 3 Stacy G. Simmons ABOUT 1844 -
    ...................... 3 Simon D. Simmons ABOUT 1846 -
    ...................... 3 Elizabeth Simmons ABOUT 1848 -
    ...................... 3 Sarah Simmons 1850 -
    .......... 2 Emeline Dodson 1820 - 1897
    .............. +Fielding (Felix M./Fieldis) McBride 1810 - 1887
    ...................... 3 William Peter (or B.) McBride ABOUT 1839 - 1906
    .......................... +Rebecca Earls
    ...................... 3 Martha Elizabeth "Sis" McBride 1841 - 1929
    .......................... +Meredith Yarbro/Yarbrough
    ...................... *2nd spouse of Martha Elizabeth "Sis" McBride:
    .......................... +John Oriar
    ...................... 3 John Osier "Doc" McBride 1843 - 1936
    .......................... +Nancy "Nannie" V. McElroy 1853 - 1930
    ...................... *2nd spouse of John Osier "Doc" McBride:
    .......................... +Sarah Steakley ABOUT 1847 - AFTER 1876
    ...................... 3 Pleasant Siamon (Simon) McBride 1845 - 1930
    .......................... +Lou (Lude) Ramsey
    ...................... *2nd spouse of Pleasant Siamon (Simon) McBride:
    .......................... +Algeria Ramsey ABOUT 1840 -
    ...................... *3rd spouse of Pleasant Siamon (Simon) McBride:
    .......................... +Missouri Ann Barstow - 1919
    ...................... 3 Malinda McBride ABOUT 1846 -
    ...................... 3 Daniel Kitchen McBride 1848 - 1904
    .......................... +Josephine Willie Holeman 1854 - 1921
    ...................... *2nd spouse of Daniel Kitchen McBride:
    .......................... +Thenie ____
    ...................... 3 Joseph Warren Lane McBride ABOUT 1850 -
    .......................... +Mary Winchester ABOUT 1849 -
    ...................... 3 Jerry B. McBride 1861 - 1952
    .......................... +Tennie C. Winchester 1863 - 1937
    .......... 2 Joseph C. Dodson ABOUT 1822 - BEFORE 1877
    .............. +Mary Ann ____ ABOUT 1819 -
    ...................... 3 Emaline Dodson ABOUT 1842 -
    ...................... 3 Martha E. Dodson ABOUT 1844 -
    ...................... 3 Agnes A. Dodson ABOUT 1846 -
    ...................... 3 Elizabeth Dodson ABOUT 1848 -
    .......... 2 Rose Ann Dodson ABOUT 1823 -
    .............. +Joseph Warren Lane
    .......... 2 Simon Peter Dodson I 1824 - 1913
    .............. +Jane Middleton Campbell 1830 - 1902
    ...................... 3 William B. Dodson 1850 - ABOUT 1850
    ...................... 3 James C. Dodson ABOUT 1852 - 1931
    .......................... +Martha Haston 1856 - 1941
    ...................... 3 John M. Dodson 1854 - 1933
    .......................... +Kathryn Amelia Vagnier
    ...................... 3 Julia A. Dodson 1857 -
    .......................... +Andrew Mays
    ...................... 3 Simon Peter Dodson II 1859 - 1942
    .......................... +Lucinda Katherine Denny 1861 - 1933
    ...................... 3 Eli Dodson 1861 -
    ...................... 3 Mary Dodson 1864 -
    .......................... +Sidney Fraser
    ...................... 3 Martha "Mattie" Dodson 1866 -
    ...................... 3 Robert Lane Dodson 1868 - 1932
    .......................... +Lucy Webb Jack 1879 -
    ...................... 3 Franklin Peck Dodson 1871 - 1881
    ...................... 3 Virginia Myrtle (Jenny or Jane) Dodson 1874 - 1949
    .......................... +Franklin Johnson 1869 - 1950
    ...................... 3 Daniel Boone Dodson 1877 - 1948
    .......................... +Mary (Lou) Lucinda Mitchell 1876 - 1960
    .......... 2 William Dodson III ABOUT 1825 -
    .............. +July Ann Glaze ABOUT 1822 -
    ...................... 3 Nicholas M. A. Dodson 1850 -
    .......... 2 Malinda Dodson 1828 - 1913
    .......... 2 Daniel Dodson ABOUT 1830 -
    .............. +Emaline Denton
    .......... 2 Martha Jane Dodson ABOUT 1833 -
    .............. +Nathan Earles
    .......... 2 Sarah Elizabeth Dodson 1833 -
    .............. +Thomas Bryant Sparkman 1843 -
    ...................... 3 Malinda Sparkman ABOUT 1861 -
    ...................... 3 Thomas (B./D.) Sparkman ABOUT 1864 -
    ...................... 3 Francis V. Sparkman ABOUT 1867 -
    ...................... 3 John C. Sparkman ABOUT 1868 -
    ...................... 3 William L. Sparkman ABOUT 1869 -
    .......... 2 Lydia M. Dodson 1835 - ABOUT 1865
    .......... 2 Unknown Dodson ABOUT 1839 - BEFORE 1850
    .......... 2 James? Dodson ABOUT 1839 - BEFORE 1850

    Louisa Dodson Simmons
    BIRTH 1819
    DEATH 1903
    BURIAL Newton Cemetery Cumberland County, Tennessee, USA
    MEMORIAL ID 83192597

    Parents
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    William Bucky Dodson
    1793–1879

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    Martha Frances Peck Dodson
    1800–1875

    Spouse
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    Zacharias T. Simmons
    1813–1872

    Siblings
    Emeline Dodson McBride*
    1820–1892

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    Malinda Dodson*
    1823–1913

    Simon Peter Dodson*
    1825–1913

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    William Dodson*
    1826–1902

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    Daniel B Dodson*
    1830–1911

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    Sarah Elizabeth Dodson Sparkman*
    1835–1919

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    Lydia M Dodson*
    1835–1865

    Children
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    Simon Dillard Simmons*
    1846-1938

    end of record

    Children:
    1. 2. William M. Simmons was born 0May 1837, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 1914, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.
    2. James Simmons was born 1839, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. Martha Ann Simmons was born 1841, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    4. Drury Simmons was born 1843, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 11 Jul 1917; was buried Newton Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
    5. Estacia "Stacy" Simmons was born 1844, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    6. Simon Dillard Simmons was born 1 Apr 1846, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 2 Sep 1938, Bledsoe County, Tennessee; was buried Blackburn Cemetery,Bledsoe Co.,TN.
    7. Elizabeth Simmons was born 0Jan 1848, Van Buren County, Tennessee; died 1905, White County, Tennessee; was buried White County, Tennessee.
    8. Sarah Simmons was born 1850, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  William Stipes was born 1815; died 1860.

    William married Malinda Crain ~ 1835, Tennessee. Malinda (daughter of Abijah "Biggie" Crain and Emily Argin\Oregan Sparks) was born 1820, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 1917. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Malinda Crain was born 1820, (Van Buren County) Tennessee (daughter of Abijah "Biggie" Crain and Emily Argin\Oregan Sparks); died 1917.
    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Catherine Stipe was born 9 Oct 1841, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 12 Feb 1919, (Warren County) Tennessee; was buried 13 Feb 1919, Friendship Cemetery, Campaign, Warren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  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]


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

  3. 10.  William "Bucky" Dodson, Jr. was born 2 Feb 1793, Patrick County, Virginia (son of William Dodson, Sr. and Alice Dunderdale); died 9 Aug 1879, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Probate: 17 Oct 1881, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Family Members
    Parents
    Photo
    William Dodson
    1758–1830

    Elizabeth J Dodson
    1854 – unknown

    Spouse
    Photo
    Martha Frances Peck Dodson
    1800–1875

    Siblings
    Eli Dodson*
    1798–1828

    Children
    Photo
    Louisa Dodson Simmons*
    1819–1903

    Emeline Dodson McBride*
    1820–1892

    Photo
    Malinda Dodson*
    1823–1913

    Simon Peter Dodson*
    1825–1913

    Photo
    William Dodson*
    1826–1902

    Photo
    Daniel B Dodson*
    1830–1911

    Photo
    Lydia M Dodson*
    1835–1865

    Photo
    Sarah Elizabeth Dodson Sparkman*
    1835–1919

    William married Martha Frances Peck ~ 1818, Commonwealth of Virginia. Martha was born 0___ 1800, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1875, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Martha Frances Peck was born 0___ 1800, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1875, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: wife

    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Louise Dodson was born 1819, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 1903; was buried Newton Cemetery, Cumberland County, Tennessee.
    2. (Isaac Dodson) was born 1816-1820, Virginia.
    3. Emaline Dodson was born 29 May 1820, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 21 Jan 1897, Hickman County, Kentucky; was buried McBride Cemetery, Clinton, Hickman County, Kentucky.
    4. Joseph C. Dodson was born 1822, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    5. Rose Ann Dodson was born 0___ 1825, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died < 1881, (White County, Tennessee).
    6. Simon Peter Dodson, Sr. was born 0Mar 1825, Tennessee; died 21 Oct 1913, (Van Buren County, Tennessee); was buried Cummingsville Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    7. William Dodson, Jr. was born 10 Feb 1826, White County, Tennessee; died 30 Oct 1902, Milam County, Texas; was buried Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery Davilla, Milam County, Texas.
    8. Malinda Dodson was born 11 Mar 1828, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 8 Feb 1913, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried 9 Feb 1913, Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    9. Daniel Blue Dodson was born 0___ 1830, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1911; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma.
    10. Martha Jane Dodson was born 1833, (Van Buren County) Tennessee.
    11. Lydia M. Dodson was born 1835, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died ~1865, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    12. Sarah Elizabeth Dodson was born 4 Mar 1835, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 19 Apr 1919, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; was buried Greenwood Cemetery, Doyle, White County, Tennessee.

  5. 14.  Abijah "Biggie" Crain was born (CIRCA 1800) (son of William Crain and Mary LNU); died 0___ 1862, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: (minister)
    • Probate: 3 Nov 1862, Van Buren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    May have had a daughter, Nancy who married James R. Womack...DAH
    May be, "Abijah Crain 65 M GA"...DAH/1850 Van Buren Census, p. 12.
    Full name may be, "Jeremiah Abijah Crain"...DAH
    Oliver C. Crain appointed administrator...
    May have had a son, "Russell T."...DAH

    Abijah — Emily Argin\Oregan Sparks. Emily (daughter of Jeremiah Sparks and Nancy LNU) was born (~ 1800). [Group Sheet]


  6. 15.  Emily Argin\Oregan Sparks was born (~ 1800) (daughter of Jeremiah Sparks and Nancy LNU).
    Children:
    1. 7. Malinda Crain was born 1820, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 1917.
    2. Oliver Cleveland Crain was born 25 Nov 1824, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 3 Oct 1877, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Crain Hill Cemetery, White Hill, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. Jeremiah Sparks Crain was born 0___ 1829, (Van Buren County) Tennessee; died 9 Apr 1904, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cummingsville, Van Buren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 5

  1. 20.  William Dodson, Sr. was born 14 Dec 1749, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of Lambeth Dodson, Jr. and Elizabeth Hightower); died 17 Sep 1831, White County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    William married Alice Dunderdale 28 Jul 1768, (Virginia). Alice was born ~ 1751, (Virginia); died ~ 1799, (Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  2. 21.  Alice Dunderdale was born ~ 1751, (Virginia); died ~ 1799, (Tennessee).
    Children:
    1. Simon Dotson was born (Virginia).
    2. 10. William "Bucky" Dodson, Jr. was born 2 Feb 1793, Patrick County, Virginia; died 9 Aug 1879, Van Buren County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. Eli Dodson was born 27 Jun 1798, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 13 Mar 1828, White County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    4. Daniel Dotson was born 1790-1800, (Virginia).

  3. 28.  William Crain was born (CIRCA 1775).

    William married Mary LNU (Tennessee). Mary was born (CIRCA 1775). [Group Sheet]


  4. 29.  Mary LNU was born (CIRCA 1775).
    Children:
    1. 14. Abijah "Biggie" Crain was born (CIRCA 1800); died 0___ 1862, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

  5. 30.  Jeremiah Sparks

    Notes:

    of Morgan Co.,GA..."Passons",p.480...DAH

    Jeremiah married Nancy LNU (Morgan County, Georgia). Nancy was born (Morgan County, Georgia). [Group Sheet]


  6. 31.  Nancy LNU was born (Morgan County, Georgia).
    Children:
    1. 15. Emily Argin\Oregan Sparks was born (~ 1800).


Generation: 6

  1. 40.  Lambeth Dodson, Jr. was born 0___ 1730, Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia (son of Lambeth Dodson and Sarah Harris); died 0___ 1789, Henry County, Virginia.

    Lambeth married Elizabeth Hightower (Virginia). Elizabeth was born (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  2. 41.  Elizabeth Hightower was born (Virginia).

    Notes:

    Married:
    "Lambeth’s son, Greenham Dodson married Eleanor Hightower..."

    Children:
    1. 20. William Dodson, Sr. was born 14 Dec 1749, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 17 Sep 1831, White County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.


Generation: 7

  1. 80.  Lambeth Dodson was born 1689-1695, (Richmond County) Virginia (son of Charles Dodson, Sr. and Anne LNU); died ~1780.

    Other Events:

    • Possessions: 22 Jun 1765; Pittsylvania County, Virginia
    • Residence: 0___ 1779, Guilford County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    The births of the following children are recorded in North Farnham Parish:

    Mary born 3 Apr 1724;
    Isaac, son of Lambert and Sarah b. 11 Sep 1730;
    Nanny daughter b. 20 Jul 1734.

    Lambeth seems to have left Richmond before 1739 and his wherabouts are unknown for several years. In Nov 1747 there is a plat for 190 acres on Falling Creek in the old Halifax Co VA Plat Book 1, and another on Sandy Creek in Feb of 1755. These locations are probably in present Henry and Patrick Counties. Lambeth appears on a tax roll in Halifax in 1753. In 1765, Lambeth patented 400 acres on the Mayo River in Pittsylvania Co but transferred this to George Gibson a year later, Gibson possibly a son-in-law? He also patented land in Guilford Co NC in 1779, some of which was sold by Lambeth Dodson of Henry Co VA to Zachariah King in 1784; another part of this land was sold by Dodson heirs in 1814, Lambeth Jr. may have had possession of part.

    His place and date of death is unknown. Probable children other than Mary, Isaac, and Nancy were

    John,
    Charles,
    Lambeth Jr.,
    Daniel.

    end

    Birth:
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    Lambeth married Sarah Harris (Richmond County) Virginia. Sarah (daughter of Philip Harris and unnamed spouse) was born 0___ 1693, (Richmond County, Virginia); died 21 Feb 1736, (Richmond County, Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  2. 81.  Sarah Harris was born 0___ 1693, (Richmond County, Virginia) (daughter of Philip Harris and unnamed spouse); died 21 Feb 1736, (Richmond County, Virginia).
    Children:
    1. John (Vincent) Dodson, Sr. was born 0___ 1722, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 0___ 1836, White County, Tennessee.
    2. Mary Dodson was born 3 Apr 1724, Richmond County, Virginia.
    3. 40. Lambeth Dodson, Jr. was born 0___ 1730, Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia; died 0___ 1789, Henry County, Virginia.
    4. Isaac Dodson was born 11 Sep 1730, Richmond County, Virginia.
    5. Anne "Nanny" Dodson was born 20 Jul 1734, Commonwealth of Virginia.


Generation: 8

  1. 160.  Charles Dodson, Sr. was born 0___ 1649, Essex County, Virginia; died 1704-1705, Richmond County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Possessions: 0___ 1679; Old Rappahannock County, Virginia
    • Will: 11 Jan 1703, (Richmond County, Virginia)
    • Probate: 6 Feb 1705, Richmond County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Re: Charles Dodson Sr.'s pars

    Home: Surnames:Dodson Family Genealogy Forum

    Re: Charles Dodson Sr.'s pars
    Posted by: Jonelle
    Date: April 27, 2000 at 12:45:10

    In Reply to: Charles Dodson Sr.'s pars by Mike Williams of 2181


    Charles Dodson Sr. was born 1649, in Probably, Rappahannock Co., Va. married to Anne Elmore he died 6 Feb 1705, in Rappahannock Co., Va. His parents was Jessie Dodson and Judith Hagger. Jessie Dodson's Father was John Dods, who came over from England with Capt. John Smith.

    July 8, Charles Dodson (3) leased land in Old Rappahannock Co. Rappahannock Co became extinct in 1692 being divided into Essex and Richmond counties. Charles Dodson owned land in both bounties, but resided in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Va.

    From 1680 to 1692 Charles Dodson acquired land which he and his sons proceeded to improved Chalres Dodson is found in many documents where he witnessed various documents and on several occasions he is named in Wills as executor. In a Will of John Lincoln dictated Dec 18, 1686, the comment was made in the affidavit of witnesses that the maker of the Will "would have no other but Charles Dodson as his executor although several insisted that he have his wife."

    During Charles Dodson's lifetime, he saw many new immigrants arriving in Virginia from England. By 1700 there were more than 80,000 person living in the tidewater region of Virginia.

    On July 8, Charles Dodson leased land in Old Rappahannock County.Rappahannock Co. became extinct in 1692 being divided into Essex and Richmond counties. Charles Dodson owned land in both counties but resided in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Va. where he became a large land owner.


    I do have a lot more of information on the Dodsons. If you email me I can help you. I do have doc. on this information. Email me at Jonelle43@yahoo.com

    Jonelle

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    Richmond County,VA Wills:02-095,


    "Will of Charles Dodson, dated 11 Jan 1702/3; pr. 6 Feb 1705

    In the name of God amen I Charles Dodson being sick and weake of body but in Sound and Good disposing memory praise be given to God for the same do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say first & principally I resigne my soul into the mercifull hands of almighty God my Creator assuredly hoping through the merritts of my blessed Saviour to obtaine Remission of all my sins and my body I Committ to the Earth whence it was taken to be Decently buryed by the Discretion of my Executrix herein after named and as for the worldly Goods and Estate the Lord hath Lent me I dispose thereof as followeth

    I Give and bequeath to my son

    Charles Dodson the plantation formeryly Called Coll Travers quarter with a hundred and fifty acres of Land to him and to the male heires Lawfulluy begotten of his body and if the abovesd Charles Dodson should Die without any male heire that then the Land should Returne to the next heire of the Dodson.

    Secondly.

    I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Dodson a plantacon seated in a neck formerly called the Rich neck with a hundred and Fifty acres of Land to him I the male heires Lawfully begotten of his own body forever and if the abovesd Thomas Dodson should dye without any male that then the Land Should Returne to the next heire of the Dodson -

    Thirdly.

    I Give and bequeath to my son Bartho: Richd. Dodson the plantation that Thomas Reeves liveth on knowne by the name of oake neck with one hundred and fifty acres of Land binding upon the Lan formerly belonging to Daniel Evarard from the head to the foot to him & the male heires Lawfully begotten of his owne body and if he shoud dye without male heires that then the Land to Returne to the heaire of the Dodson-

    Fourthly.

    I Give and bequeath to my son William Dodson the Plantation in the hickory neck with one humdred and fifty acres of Land to him and the male heires Lawfulluy begotten of his body and if no male heire appeare then to Returne to next heire of the Dodson the said Land to bind upon brother Bartho Richd Dodsons Land from the head to the foot -

    Fifthly.

    I give and bequesth to my son John Dodson two hundred acres of Land it being part of hickory neck and of Indian Cabin neck binding upon his brother William Dodson to him and male heires Lawfully begotten of his own body and if the abovesd John Dodson should die without any male heires that then the Land Returne to the next of the Dodson -

    Sixthly.

    I Give and bequeath to my son Lambert Dodson my new Dwelling plantation with the hundred acres of Land belonging to it to him and male heires Lawfully begotten of his body and if no male heire appeare that then the Land to Returne to the next of the Dodson

    Seventhly.

    I Give and bequeath to my Deare and Loving wife Anne Dodson and my daughters Anne Dodson and Elizabeth Dodson all my moveable Estate of what kind soever within and without to be Equally Divided between them.

    Eightly.

    My desire is that none of the Land out of the name might be sold Except one Brother selleth to another and if no male appeareth by none of my sons that then my Daughters my Inherritt the Land.

    Lastly.

    And all the Rest and Residue of my Estate Goods and Chattells not herein before bequeathed after my Debts and funrall Expenses discharged I do give and bequeath unto my Deare and Loving wife Ann Dodson whome I do make sole Exect:ex of this my Last Will and Testament Revoking all other will by me heretofore made

    In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the 11th of Jany one thousand seven hudnred two three


    (signed) Charles Dodson Senr. (Seal)"

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    "Until then, all we can say is that the parents of Charles Dodson were almost certainly NOT Jesse Dodson and Judith Hagar who supposedly married in 1645 in Jamestown. Unless new information is forth coming with actual documentation of some sort, this couple must be relegated to the annals of myth – along with Charles Dodson being the son of John Dods of Jamestown."

    "Following further rumors, the marriage between John Dodson’s son, Jesse Dodson and Judith Hagar is supposed to have occurred on May 7, 1645 in Jamestown. The problem with this information is that there appear to be no records whatsoever of Jamestown marriages that have survived. Furthermore, there is no record of Judith Hagar arriving in Jamestown, either. Nor is there any record of Jesse Dodson. This rumor has struck out altogether."

    end of comment

    Charles Dodson’s Estate Inventory

    Charles Dodson’s estate inventory was filed with the court on Oct. 17, 1706, as follows:

    Feather bed and bedstead and parcel of sheets and one blanket and one rugg – 0600
    One flock bed and paire of blankets one sheet and rug and bolster and bedstead – 0500
    One saw and six reep hooks and one paire of old pestells holsters and one old chest and one old bill book – 0200
    Eight chairs – 0800
    Two wooden chairs – 0100
    One chest of drawers and table – 1000
    Two chest – 0250
    One small table couch – 0150
    One warming pan two paire of tongs and one box iron – 0200
    One pair hilliards – 0250
    One super table cloth and 12 napkins – 0200
    Four old napkins and one old table cloth – 0050
    One feather bed curtains and valens one blankett one pair of sheets and two pillows – 1100
    A parcel of old books – 0150
    Ole looking glass and lantron? – 0050
    One old flock bed 2 blankets rug bolster and pillows – 0400
    2 spinning wheels – 0150
    3 pots 3 pothooks and 3 pot hangers one spit and one iron pestell – 0450
    99 weight of pewter – 0950
    One bellmettle pestle and mortar 0 0700
    7.5 pounds of brass – 0130
    One servant man 3 years and 8 months to serve – 2200
    One pare of small hilliards and two smoothing iron and two cutting knives and skewers – 0150
    One mare and two horses – 2400
    Parcel of old iron – 0100
    Pair of cart wheels – 0060
    Old crosscut saw – 0150
    One saddle and pillow or pillion – 0120
    3 cows and 3 years old – 1800
    One cow and calfe – 0500
    6 two yeare olde – 1200
    One steere of 5 years old – 0500
    2 barren cows and heifer and one calfe – 1400
    3 old sheep – 0300
    3 lambs – 0200
    Total 18780
    Signed John Rankin, William Smoot and Richard R. White (his mark)

    I absolutely love estate inventories, because they tell us exactly what was in the household and on the farm when the man died. Inventories included everything owned by the couple, because the man was presumed to own all property of any kind except for the wife’s clothes and any real estate deeded to her individually after they were married. The wife was entitled to one third of the value of the husband’s estate unless the husband provided for more. However, the estate’s real value was established by the sale of the inventory items, not by the inventory itself, so everything was inventoried prior to sale. In some cases, the widow was made an initial allocation so she and the children could simply survive.

    The feather bed clearly was the bed that Charles and Ann slept in, but it’s worth noting that there were no bedcurtains or valances which would have suggested a more upper-class household.

    There were three beds in the inventory, two of flock which meant a mattress of scraps of fabric and wool instead of feathers. However, Ann and Charles had 8 children and a servant. Obviously there was a lot of bed-sharing going on and not everyone had a bed. The servant may have slept in the barn or on straw in the kitchen.

    The spinning wheels certainly weren’t tools used by Charles and were obviously Ann’s.

    This photo of a woman with a spinning wheel was taken about 1920, but not a lot had changed in spinning wheel design in the past couple hundred years.

    The looking glass may have been a shared resource. Looking glasses were scarce and status symbols.

    I do wonder why there were no pots and pans, silverware, candle holders, etc. The absence of these items if very unusual for this time period – and let’s face it, you can’t live without candles and silverware and Charles Dodson, while he wasn’t rich, he certainly was not a poor man.

    end of commentary

    Life on the Northern Neck

    Life on the Northern Neck of Virginia at that time revolved around the planting, nurturing and harvesting of tobacco, a very labor intensive crop.

    Charles Dodson was very clearly a man with a great deal of initiative and drive, given that he started out in 1679 by working the land of Peter Elmore that he would never own, and by the time he died, 27 years later, he owned 900 acres.

    Ann’s life too would have revolved around crops, seasons and church. While church attendance was mandatory at the time, most people, especially women, didn’t need much encouragement to attend. Where the court sessions were an important social occasion for men, women didn’t usually attend court, and church provided that same type of camaraderie for women.

    Charles and Ann lived in, along or on Briery Swamp, a part of the Totuskey watershed. They paid for their land with tobacco, the traditionally accepted money in colonial Virginia.

    Ann’s husband did the normal male things of the day. He witnessed wills, witnessed deeds and attended court, occasionally serving as a juror. Charles apparently settled differences with people amicably, because for a very long time, he wasn’t sued and he didn’t sue anyone.

    He was highly thought of in the community, because in 1686/1687, when neighbor John Lincoln died, it was reported that John would “have none other than Charles Dodson” for his executor.

    end of comment

    Birth:
    Old Rappahannock, (now Essex County) Virginia

    Possessions:
    Charles first appears in Old Rappahannock County in 1679 in a lease type arrangement with Peter Elmore. Charles does not purchase his own land until 1686, so he clearly didn’t have funds until that time. Nor did Charles patent land, so apparently someone else took credit for his 50 acre headright.

    Charles married Anne LNU BY 1671, (England). Anne was born ~ 1654, England; died 1 Aug 1715, Richmond County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 161.  Anne LNU was born ~ 1654, England; died 1 Aug 1715, Richmond County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 4 Mar 1718

    Notes:

    We’ve now produced evidence that suggests Ann Dodson is not Ann Elmore. However, we still have no idea who Ann Dodson is.

    We also don’t know who Charles Dodson’s parents were, or where he came from either. We do know that there is no record of any Dodson family in the region before Charles first appears in the 1679 transaction between Charles Dodson and Peter Elmore.

    For all we know, Charles and Ann may have married in England, or wherever they were before they are found in Rappahannock County in 1679.

    By that time, Ann and Charles have at least one son, Charles Jr., have probably been married about 9 years and most likely have had about 4 children. We know that Charles Jr. lived to adulthood, and it’s safe to say that Thomas born in 1781 is the second son that lived, but we don’t know if any of the children born between Charles and Thomas survived.

    Can Ann Dodson Write?

    Ann witnesses four documents in 1693, 1694 and 1705. It appears that she signed her name, although that may simply be because the clerk did not mention that she could not write and signed with a mark. Given that her son, Charles Jr., also married an Ann, it’s difficult to discern which Ann was signing, although the ones where Charles Jr. is absent are much more likely to have been signed by Ann, wife of Charles Sr.

    If Ann is literate, it makes the probability that she was raised in England much more likely than being raised in early Virginia.

    Birth:
    There is absolutely no record to substantiate the claim that Ann was the daughter of Benjamin Dodson, or that there were any transactions between John Hill and Benjamin Dodson, or that John Hill even owned land in what would become Essex County.

    Died:
    in Farnham Parish...

    Children:
    1. Charles Joseph Dodson, Jr. was born 1672-1677; died 1 Aug 1775, Richmond County, Virginia.
    2. Thomas Dodson, Sr. was born 15 May 1681, Richmond County, Virginia; died 21 Nov 1740, Richmond County, Virginia.
    3. Bartholomew Richard Dodson was born ~ 1683, (Richmond County) Virginia.
    4. William Dodson was born 0___ 1685, (Richmond County) Virginia; died 10 Aug 1744, North Carolina.
    5. John Dodson was born 1687-1693, Richmond County, Virginia; died 17 ___ 1780, Richmond County, Virginia.
    6. 80. Lambeth Dodson was born 1689-1695, (Richmond County) Virginia; died ~1780.
    7. Elizabeth Dodson was born 0___ 1695, (Richmond County) Virginia; died 0___ 1727, Richmond County, Virginia.
    8. Anne Dodson was born 16 Jul 1715, (Richmond County) Virginia; died 0___ 1719, (Richmond County) Virginia.
    9. Mary Dodson was born 0___ 1719, (Richmond County) Virginia; died 0___ 1719, (Richmond County) Virginia.

  3. 162.  Philip Harris was born (Richmond County, Virginia).

    Philip married unnamed spouse (Richmond County, Virginia). unnamed was born (Richmond County, Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  4. 163.  unnamed spouse was born (Richmond County, Virginia).
    Children:
    1. 81. Sarah Harris was born 0___ 1693, (Richmond County, Virginia); died 21 Feb 1736, (Richmond County, Virginia).