Joseph Bibb Simmons

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Personal and Family Information

Joseph was born in 1831 in Georgia, the son of Holman Freeman Simmons and Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns.

He died on 2 Sep 1893 in St Francis County, Arkansas.

His wife was Laurette McDermott, who he married in ABT 1866 in maybe Alabama. Their four known children were Theodora (1867-<1900), Charles Edward (1869-1953), Nora Kathleen (1876-1964) and Fred Stuckey (1884-1953).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Joseph Bibb Simmons
(1831-1893)

 

Holman Freeman Simmons
(1798-<1870)

 

John Simmons
(c1760-<1835)

 

James Simmons
(1733-1823)

 
   

Assume Mary Waters
(c1735-c1830)

 
   

Ann Freeman
(1761->1850)

 

Holman Freeman
(c1714-c1783)

+
   

Sally Ann Cox
(c1715-?)

 
   

Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns
(1800->1870)

 

Robert Burns
(<1775-?)

 

Robert Burns
(1759-1796)

+
     
 
 
   

unknown McIntosh
(<1775-?)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth1831
Place: Georgia
Death2 SEP 1893
Place: St Francis County, Arkansas
Address: https://arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=408749 J B, Dr SIMMONS, Hughes Cemetery, St. Francis County, Arkansas Died September 2, 1893, In the 62 year of his age, Husband of L S Simmons
Census 1900 Arkansas, St Francis Cty
Source: Census 1900 Arkansas, St Francis Cty
Date: 1 JUN 1900

Doc-Simmons,Ben shot on train
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Census21 DEC 1850
Place: Tallediga, Talladega, Alabama
Age: 19
Address: dwelling 1850, family 1896 with parents and 6 siblings
Agency: 1850 census Ala
Census 1850 Alabama, Talladega County
Source: Census 1850 Alabama, Talladega County
Date: DEC 1850
Publisher: US Federal Census

Census8 AUG 1860
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 29
Address: Family 1077, no family listed, Cache Township Physician , born Georgia
Census26 AUG 1870
Place: Rich Woods Twp, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 39 b GA
Address: page 3, dwelling #20, family #24
Agency: Census 1870, Ark
See Note 3
CensusJUN 1880
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 49
Address: Cashe Township, ED 132, ledger page 442 white male physician born Georgia brother Felix Simmons is in Breckenridge Township with his family
Cause: 1880 Census of US
See Note 4
BurialSEP 1893
Place: St Francis County, Arkansas
Age: 62
Address: Huges Cemetery. https://arkansasgravestones.org/view.php?id=408749 J B, Dr SIMMONS, Hughes Cemetery, St. Francis County, Arkansas Died September 2, 1893, In the 62 year of his age, Husband of L S Simmons also findagrave 18465527
Other Event3 DEC 1861
Place: Sec. 30, T10N R1W
Type: Deed
Address: east of Shoffner, centered on Cache River Jackson County Arkansas at least 3 maybe 5 applications
Agency: Catalog of Arkansas Resources and Archival Treasures
See Note 5
Other EventFROM MAR 1863 TO JUL 1863
Place: Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas
Type: Military Service
Address: 32 Arkansas Infantry M317 Compiled Service Records Roll 210 P-SPR
See Note 6

Attributes

AttributeDateDescriptionDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
EducationMAR 1857State Medical School, New York
Place: New York, NY
Age: 26
Type: 1 course of lectures
Cause: ArkansasState registration of Physicians, 1881
Agency: Stream of History, Jackson cty Historical Society, Oct 1971, p 21.
See Note 7
OccupationMAR 1860Physician and Postmaster
Place: Bowens Ridge, Jackson Cty, Arkansas
Age: 29
Type: Physician and Post Master of Bowens Ridge
Address: The Stream of History, Jackson county Historical Society, Oct 1971, page 21. Jan 1970, page 3.
See Note 8

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Notes

Note 1

Prior to 1880, this guy moved around a lot.

maps of Bowens Ridge, Cashe and Richwoods Twp are in The Stream of History, Jackson county Historical Society, January 1970 beginning page 14.

all three adjacent.

1860 Census Jackson Cty Ark, Cashe Twp has brother HC Simmons and sister Mary Mallory very nearby. In 1870, Brother Felix and his wife Mary Theodora Saxon are also nearby. Mother Eliza Simmons, age 72 is with Mary Mallory.

In 1880 Dr Joseph has wife Lauretta who is 20 years younger and oldest child now 13 is named for sister in law Theodora.

All sources have shown Joseph Bibb Simmions to be a physician. She is widow with 3 living of 4 children in 1900 census St Francis County, Ark.

Brothers Holman Felix and Henry Clay and sister Susan Burns Simmons all three married Saxons.

Note 2

Record Type: State Land Records Location: ASA

Last Name: Simmons First Name:J.B. Date(s): 12/3/1860

Notes:Appl. # 3472 Box:64 File: 6

Land Record Type: Swamp Land Application Land Location: Sec. 30, T10N R1W

Note 3

Simmons, James B, age 39, male white, Physician

$400 value of realestate, born Gerogia

no family listed

Note 4

Dwelling1, Family 1

Simmons, Joseph b WM 49, married, physician, 3 mo unemployed, born Georgia, father born Virginia, mother not listed

Simmons, Laurette WF, 29 wife, married, keeping house 12 mo unemployed, born Ohio, father born Kentucky, mother born Kentucky

Simmons, Theodora, WF, 13 single, daughter, at home, 3 mo unemployed, born Alabama, father Georgia, mother Ohio.

Simmons, Edward, WM, 10 son, single, at home, 12 mon unemployed, born Kentucky, father Georgia, mother Ohio

Simmons, Norah, WF 3, daughter, single, at home, born Arkansas, father Georgia, mother Ohio

Note 5

State Land Records

Last Name: Simmons

First Name: J. B.

Date: 12/3/1860

Box: 64 File: 6

Record Type: Swamp Land Application

Notes: Appl. # 3472

Location: Sec. 30, T10N R1W east of Shoffner, centered on Cache River

Last Name: Simmons

First Name: J. B.

Date: 11/25/1861

Box: 294 File: 1

Record Type: Swamp Land Application

Notes: 6670

Location: Sec. 30, 31, T10N R1W, 80 acres

Last Name: Simmons

First Name: J. B.

Date: 11/25/1861

Box: 294 File: 1

Record Type: Swamp Land Application

Notes: 6671

Location: Sec. 30, T10N R1W, 80 acres

Last Name:Simmons

First Name:Joseph

Date:10/28/1861

Box:300 File:3

Record Type:Swamp Land Application

Notes:6344

Location: Sec. 23, T14N R2E, 80 acres

State Land Records

Last Name:Simmons

First Name:Joseph

Date:4/5/1892

Box:3 File:2

Record Type:Swamp Land Patent

Notes:Patent 10189

Location:Sec. 28, T13N R1E

3 more as JB Simmons

Note 6

SIMMONS,  J.B. - F&S Asst Surgeon - 33  - 3/24/1863 Little Rock -

Commissioned Asst. Surgeon March 24, 1863. 

Deserted July 18, 1863.  Born in Tennessee.

32 Arkansas Infantry

M317 Compiled Service Records

Roll 210 P-SPR

Note 7

Beginning in 1881, state law required an establishment of medical credentials and registration of physicians. The earliest register of Jackson County physicians was entered in a book which is entitled "Probate Docket A".

J.B. Simmons was age 50 when he register on June 9, 1881

Atttended State Medical School, N.Y., graduated March 1857 (1 course of lectures.) Date of first practice in Jackson County was March 1860

Note 8

Beginning in 1881, state law required an establishment of medical credentials and registration of physicians. The earliest register of Jackson County physicians was entaered in a book which is entitled "Probate Docket A".

J.B. Simmons was age 50 when he register on June 9, 1881

Atttended State Medical School, N.Y., graduated March 1857 (1 course of lectures. Date of first practice in Jackson County was March 1860

In 1884 he was also Postmaster of Bowens Ridge.

Sources

  1. Census 1850 Alabama, Talladega County
    Source: Census 1850 Alabama, Talladega County
    Date: DEC 1850
    Publisher: US Federal Census
  2. Census 1900 Arkansas, St Francis Cty
    Source: Census 1900 Arkansas, St Francis Cty
    Date: 1 JUN 1900