Holman Snell Simmons

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Personal and Family Information

Holman was born in Mar 1866 in Levy County, Florida, the son of Holman Felix Simmons and Theodora Mary Saxon.

He died in 1950 in Brooksville, Hernando Cty, Florida.

His wife was Annie (Snow) Belle Simmons, who he married on 4 Jul 1897 in Sumter County, Florida. Their four known children were George McIntosh (1899-1978), David (c1901-1901), Mary Theresa (1903-1974) and Sherra Bernstyne (1906-1996).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Holman Snell Simmons
(1866-1950)

 

Holman Felix Simmons
(1824-1893)

 

Holman Freeman Simmons
(1798-<1870)

 

John Simmons
(c1760-<1835)

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Ann Freeman
(1761->1850)

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Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns
(1800->1870)

 

Robert Burns
(<1775-?)

 
   

unknown McIntosh
(<1775-?)

 
   

Theodora Mary Saxon
(1834-c1917)

 

Benjamin Wadsworth Saxon
(1798-1861)

 

James Saxon
(1754-1836)

 
   

Ann Nancy Elmore
(1754-c1842)

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Mary Collingsworth Terry
(1812-<1875)

 

Elijah Terry
(c1772-c1842)

+
   

Mary Ann Prickett
(c1770-?)

+

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
BirthMAR 1866
Place: Levy County, Florida
Death1950
Place: Brooksville, Hernando Cty, Florida
Census24 AUG 1870
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 4 born Florida
Address: Breckenridge Twp, dwelling 12 family 12 with parents and sibling
Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
Source: Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: 21 AUG 1870
Publisher: ancestry.com

Census14 JUN 1880
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 14
Address: Family 122, Breckenridge Township with parents, sister and 3 brothers
Census 1880 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge twp, ED 131, page 19, stamp 438
Source: Census 1880 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge twp, ED 131, page 19, stamp 438
Publisher: ancestry .com

Census26 OCT 1887
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Address: Sheriff’s Census of Newport Town Felix Simmons, male over 21 T. M. Simmons, female over 21 Snell Simmons, male over 21 Robt Simmons, male 6 to 21
Census 1887 Newport 1
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Census 1887 Newport, certification
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Census6 JUN 1900
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 34 b Flordia
Address: 417 Maple Street, dwelling 132, family 144 ED 62,
Agency: Census 1900 Ark
See Note 5
Census26 APR 1910
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 44
Address: Union Twp;, Newport Avenue, dwelling 265, family 269 Simmons, Holman s. head mw age 44, married once, 12 yrs, born Fla, f Georgia, m born Alabama __ Annie B, wife fw age 32 married once 12 yrs, mother of 4, 3 living, born Fla, f Georgia, m born Alabama __ , George G son mw age 8 single, born Ark, f & m born Fla __, Mary daughter, fw age 6 single, born Ark, f & m born Fla __, Sherrer B daughter fw age 3 single, born Ark, f & m born Fla __, Mary T, mother fw age 70, widow mother of 9, 3 living, born Alabama, f Alabama, m georgia Jones, Will, servant m B age 21 single, born Ark, f & m Ark
Census26 JAN 1920
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 53 b Flordia
Address: ED 57 Barron Twp, dwelling 202, family 202 with wife, son and 2 daughters
Agency: 1920 Census Ark
Census 1920 Arkansas, Jackson County , ED 71 Newport, ED 181 Breckendridge Twp
Source: Census 1920 Arkansas, Jackson County , ED 71 Newport, ED 181 Breckendridge Twp
Date: JAN 1920
Publisher: US Deptartment of Commerence

Census16 APR 1930
Place: Brooksville, Hernando County, Flordia
Age: 64
Address: 100 Brooksville Avenue, dwelling 25, family 26 Simmons, Holman S head owned $3,000, mw 64 married at age 30 born Florida, f & m born Alabama __ Annie B wife of head fw age 52 married age 18 born Flrrida, f Ala, m Fla Johnson, Minnie roomer fw age 23 single born Iowa, f Sweden, m Germany
Census1935
Place: Brooksville, Hernando County, Flordia
Age: 69
Address: Flordia Population Census 1935 precinct 4 1/2 Brooksville H.S. Simmons, outside city, age 69, white, born Fla, education-common school, owns home, occupation- Co Commissioner Mrs Annie B “ 58 wife, “” “” “” merchant George M “ 35, son born Ark “ “ “” farmer Vivian age 18 niece born Fla, education 11 grade
Burial1950
Place: Hernando County, Flordia
Address: Brooksville Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial# 42684786

Attributes

AttributeDateDescriptionDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
OccupationFROM 1904 TO 1908Sherriff and Co Judge in Jackson Cty Arkansas
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Address: http://www.jacksonsheriff.org/history.htm
Doc-Simmons, HS, Drys Jackson County
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Occupation21 NOV 1906trustee, Newport Board of Trade
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Address: The Stream of History, Jackson County Historical Society. Oct 1975, page 17.
Religion1915First Baptist Church, Newport Ark
Type: trustee of First Baptist Church
Address: The Stream of History, Jackson County Historical Society. Dec 1982, page 2.

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Notes

Note 1

Mr H.S. Simmons, as he was usually called, was born in Levy County, Florida in 1866 and moved to Arkansas in 1870. There, he was in business with his brother Robert, who owned a saloon in Newport. Mr Simmons was a friend and bother-in-law of Zechariah Booth Reid, a circuit rider preacher who would walk and talk with H.S. Simmons about the Lord. During a revial meeting conducted by the Rev HF Vermillion, in a small Baptist church, HS Simmons became a converted man and a devout Christian.

Snell, as called by the family, held many public post if importance while living in Newport. Arkansas that included being sheriff, and later, County and Probate Judge of Jackson Co Arkansas. While County and Probate Judge, he could not bring himself to put his name on a liquor license. In 1909, he dried the county up in one blow by refusing to issue and sign a liquor license. At the time, ther were nine saloons operating, and two big wholesale beer houses. Such a decision was dangerous. First the opposition tried to bribe him into signing, the a trap was laid to have him killed. If it hadn't been for the alertness of his wife, he might have met his death at that time.

Snell and Annie moved back to Florida in the early 1920's and lived in Brooksville. Snell became a Hernando County commissioner, served as mayor of Brooksville, and did much of the local surveying for years.

Anne and Snell were first cousins.

Note 2

Snell and Snow were first cousins

Note 3

Past Sheriffs of Jackson County

Lee Reid, Sheriff?

http://www.jacksonsheriff.org/history.htm

R. W. Bandy, 1900-1904
H. S. Simmons, 1904-1908
J. D. Neal, 1908-1912
J. F. McCuistion, 1912-1916
J. M. Ivy, 1916-1921
G. R. Hays, 1921-1926
D. J. Nance, 1927-1930
Gray Albright, 1931-1934
Lee Reid, 1935-1936 Sheriff Lee Reid was removed from office and Edwin McCall was appointed 9/11/1936
Lee Reid, 1937-1938 Failed to qualify, W. P. Davis was appointed 1/19/1937 and Edwin McCall was elected 10/19/1937
Edwin McCall, 1939-1940

Note 4

name David is given in "Burial Records of Jackson County. Vol 1 1919-1931" with uncle HF and his wife (Theodora Saxon Simmons who died Feb 1917) Also infant death in noted in newspaper 1901

Note 5

417 Mapel? Street, dwelling 132, family 144

Simmons, Snell, head, white male born March 1866, age 34, married 3 years, born florida, father born Alabama, mother born alabama, Bartender, owns business, rents house.

____ Annie B wife, white female, born april 1877, age 23, married 3 year, mother of 1 child, 1 child living, born florida, father born Alabama, mother borh Georgia,

_____ George M, son, white male, born Aug 1899. age 9/12, single, born Arkans father born Florida, mother born Florida.

Sources

  1. Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
    Source: Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: 21 AUG 1870
    Publisher: ancestry.com
  2. Census 1880 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge twp, ED 131, page 19, stamp 438
    Source: Census 1880 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge twp, ED 131, page 19, stamp 438
    Publisher: ancestry .com
  3. Census 1920 Arkansas, Jackson County , ED 71 Newport, ED 181 Breckendridge Twp
    Source: Census 1920 Arkansas, Jackson County , ED 71 Newport, ED 181 Breckendridge Twp
    Date: JAN 1920
    Publisher: US Deptartment of Commerence