Robert Terry Simmons

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Personal and Family Information

Robert was born on 28 Jan 1868 in Levy County, Florida, the son of Holman Felix Simmons and Theodora Mary Saxon.

He died on 15 Mar 1947 in Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas.

His wife was Margery Ella Watson, who he married on 26 APR 1893 in Episcopal Church, Newport, Arkansas. Their three known children were Ben Terry (1894-1894), Robert T (1895-1895) and Beryl Owen (1896-1896).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Robert Terry Simmons
(1868-1947)

 

Holman Felix Simmons
(1824-1893)

 

Holman Freeman Simmons
(1798-<1870)

 

John Simmons
(c1760-<1835)

+
   

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
Birth28 JAN 1868
Place: Levy County, Florida
Address: Brooksville Florida per SS claims index
Death15 MAR 1947
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 79y, 1m, 16d
Agency: from tombstone in Walnut Grove by A Bowie 6/15/00
Census24 AUG 1870
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 2 born Florida
Address: Breckenridge Twp, dwelling 12 family 12 with parents and siblings
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: 12
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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CensusJUN 1900
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 32 b Flordia
Address: Beach Street, Line 47 Union Twp ED 62 dwelling 291 not 685, family 312 not 718 .
Agency: Census 1900Ark
See Note 2
Census1920
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 51 b Florida
Address: Union Twp, 206 Elm? st, dwelling 133, family 134 with Margery and one servant
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

Census4 APR 1930
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 62 b Flordia
Address: 206 Elm Street
Agency: 1930 Census, Arkansas
Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
Source: Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
Date: APR 1930
Publisher: US Dept of Commerence

Census-1930, Arkansas, Jackson, Newport1
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See Note 3
Census5 APR 1940
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 72 born Florida
Address: 216 Elm Street, dwelling 88 owned Simmons, Robert. head, mw age 72 married 8th grade school born Florida, same house 1935, employee, Retail Liquor Store __ , Margery E wife fw age 66 married 4? school?, born Arkansas, same house 1935,
Burial1947
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 79y, 1m, 16d
Address: Walnut Grove Cemetery, near Arthur & Cora in Walnut Grove, Find A Grave Memorial# 37178066
Agency: from tombstone by A Bowie 6/15/00
Cemeteries -Jackson County Arkansas
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Grav-SimRT
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Walnut Grove, Lot description and burials, by Walter Heard
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Probate1947
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Type: may be file 488 Simmons, R J
Other Event22 MAR 1918
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Type: Event
Address: Charter member Newport Chamber of Commerce The Stream of History, Jackson County Historical Society. Oct 1975, page 23.

Attributes

AttributeDateDescriptionDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Occupation19 APR 1892Politician in Jackson County, Arkansas
Address: Elected first marshall after Newport became a city Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
See Note 4
ReligionAUG 1929Episcopal Church, Newport, Arkansas
Age: 61
Type: Index of Names
Address: Episcopal Church Records of Newport Item 9 , FS 281 Newport Library

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Notes

Note 1

Robert Terry Simmons was a very firey and energentic man. He owned a liquor store on Main Street in Newport Arkansas.

Robert was a well-known business and political figure of Jackson County, Arkansas. He fought in political issues in the turbulent days of Jackson Co. When Newport was made a city, Bob was the first Chief of Police. He also served as a tax assessor of ten years. While deputy sheriff for the county, he was responsible for the manhunt and capture of the robbers of the Oliphant train robbery.

Bob was a member of the Episcopal Church where he married in 1893.

Bob loved cats and was often seen walking around town with cats on his shoulders.

Note 2

Line 47 dwelling 291 family 312

Simmons, Robert T, head, white male, born Nov 1873, age 32, married 7 years, born Flordia, father born Georgia, mother born Alabama, Policeman, rents house.

____ Margery, wife white female, born Nov 1873, age 26, married 7 years, mother of 3 children, 0 living. born Arkansas, father born Arkansas, mother born Arkansas

Note 3

Bowen, Lon L, roomer, mw, 83, widowed, first married at age 22, not in school, able to read and write, born Arkansas, father born Georgia, mother born North Carolina, no occp.

sounds like possible namesake for nephew Lon Bowen Simmons, so of Ben and Lucy James.

Note 4

Tax Assessor in Jackson Co Arkansas for 10 years

The Stream of History, Jackson County Historical Society. Winter 1989, page 15.Also noted Dec 1982, page 34.

deputy sheriff for Jackson County Ark

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
  4. Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
    Source: Census 1930, Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Newport and Tuckerman
    Date: APR 1930
    Publisher: US Dept of Commerence