Moses Simmons

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Personal and Family Information

Moses was born on 21 Aug 1785 in Virginia, the son of James Simmons and Assume Mary Waters.

He died on 5 Dec 1856 in North Carolina.

His wife was Mary Lewis, who he married on 22 SEP 1811 in Rutherford, North Carolina. Their twelve known children were John Drayton (1812-1901), Charles Lewis (1814-1887), Mary Mansfield (1816-1843), Mildred M (1818-?), Myra L (1820-?), Moses Waters (1823-1904), Richard Lewis (1825-1892), James Overton (1827-1904), Elisha Taliaferro (1829-1862), Elizabeth Jane (1832-1897), William Schiefflin (1834-?) and Joshua Sylvanus (1838-<1920).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Moses Simmons
(1785-1856)

 

James Simmons
(1733-1823)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Assume Mary Waters
(c1735-c1830)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth21 AUG 1785
Place: Virginia
Death5 DEC 1856
Place: North Carolina
Age: 71 y 3m 15d
Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
Source: Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
Authors: Moses Simmons 1785-1856
Date: 18 SEP 1925
Publisher: Collection of Simmons Papers, Tampa, Florida Library

Census3 SEP 1850
Place: Rutherford, North Carolina
Age: 64 born Va
Address: Broad River dwelling 1087 family 1114 Moses Simmons 64 m farmer, $3000 VA, Mary " 58 f NC, R.L " 24 m school teacher NC, Elisha " 20 m NC, E.J. " 18 f, NC, W.S ", 16 m NC, J.G. " 11 m NC.
WillSEP 1856
Place: Rutherford, North Carolina
Address: North Carolina Archives Volume CR 086.314.1 Rutherford County, N.C. Equity orders and Decrees 1839-1838, pp 170-180 Charles Simmons Estate, abstracted by Miles Philbeck , Jr
Will- Simmons, Charles 1856 abstract of estate
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Notes

Note 1

Estate of Charles Simmons in the Fall of 1856, Rutherford County, North Carolina names and dates Charles Simmons 1777 Va-1850 and his wife Didama 1780 NC who died between 1850 and 1856.

The abstract I have names 12 siblings of Charles Simmons. Of the 6 thought to be alive their place of residence is stated. Of five of six deceased siblings, their living children and state are named.

My confidence in this abstact of the estate is based on

(1) 1850 census Rutherford NC dwelling 497, fam 508 Charles Simmons 73 va and Didama 70 NC

(2) Marriage of Charles and Didama recorded 1 FEb 1807 Rutherford NC

(3) census confirms the 7 of first 8 siblings listed in the abstract

(4) three sons, and daugher Susanah Richardson of sibling #8 John Simmons are a unique set of names, that I know well.

These names, dates, and places match those found in the Moses Simmons Family Bible 1733-1923 transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons in 1925. The Bible ties these 8 sibling together and to father James with this entry "James Simmons died 9 of February 1823 not lost but gone before in his 91 years of age my old farther. Moses Simmons"

A second tie to father James who died 1823 is found in records of James Jr Simmons born 10 July 1757 in Virginia and died 1851 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Amherst County Virginia, in the Revolution, Lost Record book - " Gave his discharge to his father who lived in Rutherford Co, N.C."

Microfilm Frame #1096 "DISTANT CROSSROADS" APRIL 1992"Amherst County, Virginia, In the Revolution, Lost Order Book, 1773--1782" Lists James Simmons who moved to Hawkins Co., Tenn., dated Aug. 1818: b. 10 July 1758: enlisted Jan. 1777: under Ensign William Powell, Capt. James Franklin, 10th Va. Regt., Gen Weedon's Brig. Gave his discharge to his father who lived in Rutherford Co., N.C. Placed on Pension Roll Sept. 30, 1819.

Third tie to father James who died 1823 is page 262 GENEALOGY OF THE LEWIS FAMILY……….. E 3. Mary Lewis, daughter of Charles C., Sr., was born in 1791 in Rutherford, N. C. S.....In 1811 she married Moses Simmons, son of James and brother -page 263-of Joshua. Moses was also a member of the Methodist church. They lived some three miles below Island Ford on Broad river, in Rutherford county, North Carolina., where he died very suddenly in 1856. Mary, his wife, died in 1877.

July 2020 -ancestry.com thru lines have 81 Matches via James S Simmons 1733-1823, 5th great grandfather, hints are thru 12 children.

and 73 matches via Mary Waters

Note 2

July 2020 -ancestry.com thru lines have 81 Matches via James S Simmons 1733-1823, 5th great grandfather, hints are thru 12 children.

and 73 matches via Mary Waters

Sources

  1. Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
    Source: Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
    Authors: Moses Simmons 1785-1856
    Date: 18 SEP 1925
    Publisher: Collection of Simmons Papers, Tampa, Florida Library
  2. Genealogy of the Lewis Family in America: From the Middle of the of the seventeeth century down to the present time Volume 1
    Source: Genealogy of the Lewis Family in America: From the Middle of the of the seventeeth century down to the present time Volume 1
    Authors: William Terrell Lewis of Perryville, Winston County, Miss
    Date: 1893
    Publisher: The courier Journal Job Printing Co 1893 Louisville, KY https://archive.org/details/genealogyoflewis00loui
  3. Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
    Source: Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
    Authors: Moses Simmons 1785-1856
    Date: 18 SEP 1925
    Publisher: Collection of Simmons Papers, Tampa, Florida Library