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Lemuel Simmons

Lemuel Simmons
B: c1830
D: 1890 
M: America Paxton

Lemuel Simmons     [ID 09471] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

  (Lemuel Simmons)a,b  (Lemuel Handshaw)c

Born about 1830, Virginia.c,a,d,b  (Ohio).e

Lemuel was the son of Mary Ann Obrion & Michael "Lum" Simmons.  When Lum Simmons died Mary Ann remarried to Francis Hanshaw.  Lemuel was recorded in the 1850 census as Lemuel Hanshawc (which might have been a census error), but in later records he was recorded as Simmons.f

Lemuel was shown in the 1850 census as Lemuel Handshaw, living with his mother and step-father in Nicholas County, West Virginia:c

Lemuel Handshaw, age 20, born in Virginia; farmer.

He married America Paxton, Apr 24 1857, Nicholas County, Virginia.e,f  America was born about 1831, Kanawha County, Virginia.a  (c1838).d,b,e

Children:

General Houston Simmons, born Apr 7 1858, Clay County, Virginia; married Margaret Shamblin (child: Ervin Lewis Simmons, Sep 17 1884). g,a,d,b,h
Theodore G. Simmons, born Dec 4 1859, Clay County, Virginia. g,d,b
Caroline Simmons, born c1864, Virginia. d,b
William Simmons, born c1866, West Virginia. d,b
Leonard Simmons, born Jun 1868, Clay County, West Virginia; died Jun 10 1871, Clay County, West Virginia. d,i
Malissa J. Simmons, born 1870, West Virginia; married -- Roberts. d,b,j
(daughter) Simmons, born 1872, Clay County, West Virginia; apparently died young. g
Thomas M. Simmons, born Jan 29 1873, Clay County, West Virginia. g,b
Christopher Columbus Simmons, born Oct 20 1875, Clay County, West Virginia; died Feb 8 1949, Maysel, Clay County, West Virginia; buried Feb 9 1949, Holcomb Cemetery. b,k,j
Lemuel Clark Simmons, born Sep 20 1876 [Feb 17 1876], Clay County, West Virginia; died Jan 20 1940, Fayette County, West Virginia; married Rose Ella Keith. g,j
(son) Simmons, born c1879, West Virginia. b

Lemuel and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 14 1860), Clay County, Virginia:a
Lemuel Simmons, age 30, born in Virginia; farmer; $200 real estate; $375 personal property.
America Simmons, age 29, born in Virginia.
General Simmons, age 1, born in Virginia.

Lemuel and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 1 1870), Clay County, West Virginia:d
Simmons, Lemuel, age 40, born in Ohio [sic]; farmer; $500 real estate; $225 personal property.
Simmons, America, age 31, born in Virginia; keeping house.
Simmons, General H., age 11, born in Virginia; attended school.
Simmons, Theodore, age 8, born in Virginia.
Simmons, Caroline, age 6, born in Virginia.
Simmons, William, age 4, born in West Virginia.
Simmons, Lenard, age 2, born in West Virginia.
Simmons, Molissa J., age 2 months [unclear], born in West Virginia.

Lemuel and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 22-23 1880), Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia:b
Simmons, Lemuel, age 50, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; farmer.
Simmons, America, wife, age 42, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; keeping house.
Simmons, Gineral, son, age 20, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; works on farm; cannot write.
Simmons, Theodore, son, age 18, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; works on farm; attended school; cannot read or write.
Simmons, Caroline, daughter, age 16, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school; cannot write.
Simmons, William, son, age 14, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; works on farm; attended school.
Simmons, Malissa J., daughter, age 10, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school; cannot read or write.
Simmons, Thomas, son, age 8, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Simmons, Collumbus, son, age 4, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Simmons, not named, son, age 1, born in West Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of a Thomas S. Paxton, age 29l (relationship unknown).

Lemuel Simmons died Mar 21 1890, Procious, Clay County, West Virginia; age 50; buried Mar 22 1890, Yankee Dam, Clay County, West Virginia.m  (death recorded in Roane County, West Virginia, May 8 1890).m

(photo)Photo: Lemuel Simmons & America Paxton marriage record Nicholas County, West Virginia e

(photo)Photo: Lemuel Simmons death record Roane County, West Virginia m

(photo)Photo: America Paxton n


SOURCES

(a) 1860 census, Clay County, Virginia; page 102, line #35, dwelling #227, family #222.

(b) 1880 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T9-1401, ED 22, page 298C, line #29, dwelling #111, family #111.

(c) 1850 census, 43th District, Nicholas County, Virginia, roll M432-963, page 366, line #30, dwelling #351, family #351.

(d) 1870 census, Clay County, West Virginia; page 690, line #3, dwelling #8, family #8.

(e) Lemuel Simmons & America Paxton marriage record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11433496&Type=Marriage.

(f) Contribution from Diana Simmons Clark ().

(g) West Virginia, Births Index, 1853-1969; http://www.ancestry.com.

(h) Ervin Lewis Simmons death certificate; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=1326855&Type=Death.

(i) Leonard Simmons death record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=4050466&Type=Death.

(j) http://www.findagrave.com.

(k) Christopher Columbus Simmons death certificate; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=41352&Type=Death.

(l) 1880 census, Henry District, Clay County, West Virginia; roll T9-1401, ED 22, page 298C, line #24, dwelling #110, family #110.

(m) Lemuel Simmons death record; West Virginia Division of Culture and History:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=4855917&Type=Death.

(n) Photo courtesy of Barbara S. Roth ().


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