Lecey Elvina SIMMONS Arminda SIMMONS Hulda Jane SIMMONS Eliza SIMMONS Early M SIMMONS Malsa SIMMONS Mary Respy SIMONS George B SIMMONS Sarah A Nancy SIMMONS Mary GRAVES Emma SIMMONS Edna SIMMONS Elbert SIMMONS Eli Josephus SIMMONS Sarah Frances WIGGINS Mini tree diagram
Bethel SIMMONS

Bethel SIMMONS6,1,2,3,4,5,7

about 18071,2,3,4,5 - after 1880

Life History

about 1807

Born in North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5

12th Sep 1840

Birth of daughter Lecey Elvina SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama.5,8,9,10,1

between 1841 and 1844

Birth of daughter Arminda SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama.1,5

about 1843

Birth of daughter Hulda Jane SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama.5,1

about 1847

Birth of daughter Eliza SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama.5,1

May 1848

Birth of son Early M SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama.11,12,1,5

about 1849

Birth of daughter Malsa SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama.1

Jan 1853

Birth of daughter Mary Respy SIMONS in Alabama.13,14,15,3,16,17

about 1855

Birth of daughter George B SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama.5

before 1860

Death of daughter George B SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama

before 1860

Death of daughter Malsa SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama

about 1861

Birth of daughter Sarah A Nancy SIMMONS in Alabama.2

Mar 1872

Birth of daughter Emma SIMMONS in Pike County, Arkansas.18,19,2

about 1873

Birth of daughter Edna SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama.2

about 1875

Birth of son Elbert SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama.2

22nd Jun 1877

Birth of son Eli Josephus SIMMONS in Pike County, Alabama.20,19,18,21

after 1880

Death of Mary GRAVES in Alabama

after 1880

Died in Pike County, Alabama

Other facts

 

Married Sarah Frances WIGGINS

 

Married Mary GRAVES

Notes

  • Bethel bought a plot of land in Dallas County, Alabama in 1820.

    Alabama, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908
    Bethel Simmons
    Cahaba [Dallas County] Land Office
    Document Number 12379
    Total Acres 39.96
    12 Jun 1834
    Statutory Reference 3 Stat. 566
    Act or Treaty April 24, 1820
    Sale-Cash Entries
    Land Description:
    1 SWSW ST STEPHENS No 13N 11E 26

    1850 Alabama State Census, Pike County
    Bethel Simmons
    1 male under age 21  1 over age 21  5 females under age 21  1 over age21

    Next door:
    1850 Alabama State Census, Pike County
    Isaac Simmons
    1 male under age 21  1 over age 21  2 females under age 21  0 over age21

    1850 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama, 18 Dec, Hse/Fam #NotReadable
    Bethel Simmons 42 M Farming born NC
    Mary Simmons 37 F b SC
    Arminda Simmons 9 F b Ala [b abt 1841]
    Huldy Jane Simmons 7 F b AL
    Lecy Simmons 5 F b AL
    Elza Simmons 3 F b AL
    Early Simmons 2 M b AL
    Malsa Simmons 1 F b AL

    1860 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama, 13 June, Eastern Division,PO Jasper, Page 15 (191), House/Fam #98
    Bethel Simmons 53 M Farmer $400 Real Estate $2360 Personal b NC Cannotread or write [born abt 1807]
    Mary Simmons 36 F b SC Cannot read or write [born abt 1824]
    Arminda Simmons 16 F b Ala [born abt 1844]
    Huldah J Simmons 13 F Ala [born abt 1847]
    Leacy E Simmons 11 F Ala [born abt 1849]
    Eliza Simmons 10 F Ala [born abt 1850]
    Early M Simmons 8 M Ala [born abt 1852]
    Moley (Molly) Simmons 7 F Ala [born abt 1853]
    George B Simmons 5 M Ala [born abt 1850]
    James H Rogers 23 M Farm Laborer Ala $800 Real estate $500 Personal bNC Cannot read or write [born abt 1837]

    1866 Alabama State Census, Pike County, Township 8
    Bethel Simmons
    2 males age 10-20  1 over age 20  2 females age 10-20  1 over age 20

    In the 1870 census, the enumerator lets a loop slip and the name comesout written as Simnons.

    1870 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama, 7 June, p 24, PO Troy,Hse/Fam #163
    Simnons [sic], Bethel 63 M W Farm Laborer $500 Real Estate $500Personal Estate b South Carolina Cannot read or write [b abt 1807]
    Simnons, Mary 52 F W  Keeping House South Carolina Cannot read orwrite [born abt 1819]
    Simnons, Jessey B 18 M W  At Home Alabama Cannot write [born abt 1852][Could this be George B?]
    Simnons, Graves Nancy 9 F W  Alabama [born abt 1861]

    The name of the last child is confused and uncertain.  This could bethe last child of Bethel and Mary, but with Graves as a first name,this is uncertain.  This child matches the child listed as Sarah, age20, in the 1880 census.

    In the 1870 census their daughter Molly (enumerated her as Molsey) isliving next door with her husband John Stroud.  The name Molsey is anold common diminutive or affectionate form for Mollie (Moley in the1860 census above).  She is usually just Mollie.  In later listingsMolly's maiden name is spelled Simons, instead of Simmons.  Simons isthe name on her grave.

    1870 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama, 7 June, p 24, PO Troy,Hse/Fam #163
    Stroud, John 19 M W Farm Laborer $No Real Estate $No Personal Estate bAlabama Married Nov 1869 [b abt 1851]
    Stroud, Molsey (diminutive of Mollie. for Mary) 19 F W  Keeping HouseAlabama [born abt 1851]

    Mary died soon after the census, and Bethel married a widow living inthe area, Sarah Frances Stroud neĆ© Wiggins.  By 1880, they have 3children.  In their household is also Bethel's older daughter Emma(Ema here) and Sarah Frances' last child, also named Emma, who wasenumerated under the name of Sarah in the 1870 census with her mother.

    1880 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama, 29 June, Beat #14, District149, page 56, Hse #371, Fam #372
    Simmons, Bethel  W M 71 Head Farmer Can't Read or Write GA SC SC [babt 1809]
    Simmons, Sarah F W F 47 Wife Keeping House Can't Read or Write AL SCKY [b abt 1833]
    Simmons, Sarah  A W F 20 Dau At Home Can't Read or Write AL NC GA [babt 1860]
    Stroud, Ema W F 20 Stepdau At Home AL GA GA [b abt 1860]
    Simmons, Ema W F 10 Dau At Home Can't Read or Write AL NC GA [b abt1870]
    Simmons, Edney W F 7 Dau AL NC GA [b abt 1873]
    Simmons, Elbert  W M 5 Son AL NC GA [b abt 1875]
    Simmons, Eli  W M 2 Son AL NC GA [b abt 1878]
    Taylor, James B M 50 Servant AL -- -- [b abt 1830]

    In this 1880 lineup, the first daughter Sarah matches in age theindividual listed in 1870 as Graves Nancy Simmons.  What was intendedby this odd set of names is uncertain.  Graves appears to be anothersurname, but is in the place of the first name with Nancy as themiddle name.

Sources

  • 1. 1850 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama
    • 18 Dec, Hse/Fam #Not Readable
  • 2. 1880 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama
    • 29 June, Beat #14, District 149, page 56, Hse #371, Fam #372
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama
    • 7 June, p 24, PO Troy, Hse/Fam #163
  • 4. 1866 Alabama State Census, Pike County, Township 8
  • 5. 1860 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama
    • 13 June, Eastern Division, PO Jasper, Page 15 (191), House/Fam #98
  • 6. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 7. 1850 Alabama State Census, Pike County
  • 8. Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974
  • 9. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #37834258,
  • 10. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • 11. Alabama Deaths, 1908-59
    • Volume 10, Roll 3, Page 4798
  • 12. 1910 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama
    • 15 April, Goshen Hill, District 139, page 2A, Greenville Ave, Hse #20,
  • 13. 1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    • 21 April, Richland Township, District 243, page 4B, No Hse/Fam Numbers
  • 14. 1920 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma
    • [no date], Starr Township, District 189, page 3B, Hse/Fam #46
  • 15. Marlow (Oklahoma) Cemetery List
  • 16. 1900 Federal Census, Kaufman County, Texas
    • 18 June, Justice Precinct 3, District 74, page 14A,  Hse #157, Fam
  • 17. 1880 Federal Census, Rockwall County, Texas
    • 10 June, District 32, page 3, Hse/Fam #21
  • 18. 1900 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabam
    • 22 June, Spring Hill, District 137, page 11B,  Hse #206, Fam #207
  • 19. 1910 Federal Census, Pike County, Alabama
    • 12 May, Spring Hill, District 142, page 18B, Hse #347, Fam #348
  • 20. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #51717540,
  • 21. 1880 Federal Census, Pickens County, South Carolina
    • 29 June, Beat #14, District 149, page 56, Hse #371, Fam #372

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