James Simmons, Sr.

Male 1750 - 1842  (~ 92 years)


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  • Name James Simmons 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 0___ 1750  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Preacher  [1
    Also Known As James Seamons  [2
    Died 0___ 1842  Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3821  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2017 

    Family Stacy Ann (Estacia) Roberts,   b. 0___ 1770, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1850, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1791  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Simmons,   b. 1808, (South Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Francis Simmons,   b. 0___ 1810, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Zachariah T. Simmons,   b. 0___ 1813, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1872, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F1509  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1842 - Van Buren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • 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:
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      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 [2]
    • 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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  • Sources 
    1. [S2897] "Van Buren County Historical Journal",Vol. 1,1981 Edition,Tony Bayless,Editor,, p. 75.

    2. [S11754] "Descendants of James Seamons/ Simmons", By Sue Sparkman August 09, 2000 at 05:20:07, revisited or retrieved, recorded &.