Sarah was born in 1800 in Elbert County, Georgia, the daughter of Robert Burns and unknown McIntosh.
She died after 1870 in Auvergne, Jackson county, Arkansas.
Her husband was Holman Freeman Simmons, who she married on 24 DEC 1818 in Franklin County, Georgia. Their ten known children were Anna Jane (1819-1912), Holman Felix (1824-1893), Robert (c1825->1860), Joseph Bibb (1831-1893), Mary Ella (1833-1882), Martha (1835-?), Fletcher (1835-c1865), George McIntosh Troupe (1836-1897), Henry Clay (1838-1898) and Susan Burns (1843-1918).
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|Census||21 DEC 1850||
Census 1850 Alabama, Talladega County
|Census||6 AUG 1860||
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|Census||24 AUG 1870||
Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
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|Burial||AFT SEP 1870||
Grav May be near John Boen
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|Other Event||25 DEC 1861||
Doc-Simmons, HF and Eliza
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This story was shared by Kimberly Foster on Ancestry.com trees, 2 April 2010:
As far as Sara's middle name here is an excerpt from another story I found on the Burns side in relation to the poet Robert Burns (I believe Hawkins came from her grandmother's maiden name) if you are interested:
I would like to add some more information. This info came from a letter,dated 1901, to my grandmother, Mary Eliza Simmons Bigelow. The letter was from Anna Jane Simmons Hamil, the daughter of Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns. The letter has since been stolen from a trunk in my grandmothers house after her death. In fact the whole trunk was stolen.
Robert Burns, illigitimate son of Robert Burns, Poet and Jannett 'Jenny' Clow was born in 1779 in Edinburgh Scotland. Jenny Clow was born in 1762 in Newburgh Fife Scotland. and died in January of 1780 in Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland. She was the only one of Burns mistresses to ask for money from him and he came to the home she was living in with a very small amount of money. Burns only saw his son on this one occasion. Robert Burns was only 4 months old when Jenny Clow, his mother died. He was then raised by his aunt and uncle James Masterson and Mary Adams Masterson. She was his mothers sister. They themselves had no children. At a still early age for Robert, this family sold their small cottage and migrated to canada, Prince Edward Island. ca. 1793. They later migrated down to New York having found no work in Canada.
Later, having heard of the free land lottery in North Georgia, Masterson applied and won 260 acres in Hall Co. Georgia. It is said that as an adult, that Robert Burns looked almost identical to his father, the poet. He married in the later part of 1798 in Hall Co. Georgia to Mary Margaret Mcintosh, Cowden. Her first husband was Col. James Cowden, He died shortly after their marriage. Coweta was her Creek Indian name. She was the daughter of Sarah Eliza Hawkins and Captain William Mcintosh, insiTdently also the father of Chief William Mcintosh by his second wife, a Creek Indian maiden of the Wind Clan. by the name of Senoya He Na Ha. Later Robert Burns was an inn keeper and lived all his life in Hall and Franklin Counties Georgia. He died at the age of 56, Circa:1836. There were 7 children, Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns being the oldest. She was born on May 12 1798 in Hall Co. Georgia.
Holman F Simmons age 60 male, Farmer,
Eliza ", age 60 born Ga
Martha ", age 25 born Ga
Susan ", age 17 born Ala
Simmons, Eliza 72 FW no occupation Georgia --Mother of Mary E
son H Felix next door dwelling 13
daughter Susan B Saxon near in dwelling 9
son Joseph B close - RichWoods Twp, dwelling 20, family 24
Is this Eliza?
State Land Records
Last Name Simmons
Record Type:Swamp Land Application
Notes:Appl. # 1608
|Source:||Census 1850 Alabama, Talladega County|
|Publisher:||US Federal Census|
|Source:||Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp|
|Authors:||US Federal Census|
|Date:||21 AUG 1870|