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Descendants of Benedict Simon (or Simons)

Generation No. 4

8. DANIEL4 SIMMONS II (DANIEL3, JOHANNES2 SIMONS, BENEDICT SIMON (OR1 SIMONS))1 was born March 21, 1766 in NC1, and died 1828 in NC1. He married PENELOPE HARGETT1 July 11, 1788 in Jones County1. She was born July 11, 1770 in NC1, and died 1830 in Jones Co., NC1.

Notes for D

Daniel Simmons, II owned land on Southwest Creek in Jones county, on Great Branch and on Core Creek in Craven, and it is not known on which plantation he lived and is buried. Will of Daniel Simmons, II filed on November 25,1826, in Jones county.

Information from Family History by Malcolm L. Grady.

Daniel Simmons, II was 10 years old when the Declaration of Independence was signed and 23 when the present United States Constitution was drawn up.

Daniel Simmons was fortunate in his estate. He inherited his father's land and, in 1794, when his only brother, George, died without children, Daniel received his estate as well. Apparently, Daniel sold his inheritance on Trent River and moved up into Jones County shortly afterwards. At least he was living on Southwest Creek near the present Southwest Christian Church outside present day Kinston, when his uncle Abraham Kornegay died in 1810. Abraham had never married and he left his entire estate of nine slaves and 2,000 acres in scattered pieces to Daniel. A final legacy was for the building of a "...meeting house on the lands of Daniel Simmons near the South West bridge to be free for preachers of every denomination of Christians..." Apparently, the church was built, for Daniel Simmons represented Southwwest Baptist Church at meetings of Associations of Baptists in the 1820's.

Daniel lived the remainder of his life on Southwest Creek and added to his land there. In addition, he enlarged a plantation on Core Creek inherited from Abraham Kornegay. It was located near Cove City on the Asbury Church Road and is now known as the Bryce Ipock place. The house and cemetery of William Simmons, one of Daniel's sons, are still there. By the time of his death, Daniel had acquired 27 adult slaves and their children, placing him among the 3,000 slave owners in the state who had that many.

Penelope and Daniel raised a family of six sons and five daughters among them whom Daniel distributed his possessions when he died. His will was written November 25, 1826 and was probated in Jones County in March 1828. Penelope died in 1830 as indicated by the inventory of her property filed in Jones County in January 1831. There is some question about whether Penelope and Daniel were buried on Core Creek or on Southwest Creek, but it seems the most logical to assume that they were buried at their homeplace near Southwest Bridge where there is an old cemetery.

Will of Daniel Simmons (Jr), dated 11-25 1826, Prob. March Term 1827, in Jones County.

Eleven Children
1. Simeon Simmons (B4-22-1789). Not in Will
2. William Simmons (B5-6-1791). Not in Will
3. Nancy Simmons, minor when Will written.
4. George Washington Simmons (B9-22-1794)
5. Peggie Simmons (B2-12-1797) Married Bryant Griffin. Not in Will.
6. Susanna Simmons (B6-1-1799, 6-7-1881) married first cousin, Harget Kornegay (9-17-1793, 8-18-1875) (Buried Jessie Westbrook Cem., Pink Hill, NC) Harget, son of Isaac Kornegay (1766-1838) and his first wife Hester Hargett (1772-1817).
7. Penelope Simmons (B3-12-1801). Married Green Taylor.
8. Daniel Hargett Simmons (B 3-21-1803)
9. Cassie Simmons (B3-25-1805). Not in Will.
10. John J. Simmons (B1807). Minor 1826.
11. Abraham Simmons (B8-17-1809). Minor 1826.

Note : Harget Kornegay spelled his name with one T. Names of children not in Will are from research by others, as well as all dated except on No. 6.

More About D
Died 1826?: Hewitt's of Whiteoak and Collateral Families1
Information From:: Simmons Family History by Malcolm L. Grady1
Will: November 25, 1826, Jones County, NC1
Children of D
  i.   SIMEON5 SIMMONS1, b. April 02, 17891; d. Unknown.
Information From:: Simmons Family History by Malcolm L. Grady1

14. ii.   WILLIAM SIMMONS, b. May 06, 1791, Craven Co., NC; d. March 14, 1861, Craven Co., NC.
15. iii.   NANCY SIMMONS, b. July 11, 1793; d. Unknown.
16. iv.   GEORGE WASHINGTON SIMMONS, b. September 22, 1794; d. February 22, 1871, Sumter County, Alabama.
  v.   PEGGIE SIMMONS1, b. February 12, 17971; d. Unknown; m. BRYANT GRIFFIN1; d. Unknown.
Information From:: Simmons Family History by Malcolm L. Grady1


Bryant Griffin, a soldier of the Revolution, who was stationed at Beaten Island.
No other information.

Information from Family History by Malcolm L. Grady.

17. vi.   SUSANNA SIMMONS, b. July 01, 1799; d. June 08, 1881, Kornegay's Bridge, Duplin Co., NC.
18. vii.   PENELOPE SIMMONS, b. March 12, 1801; d. Unknown, Lenoir Co., NC.
19. viii.   DANIEL HARGETT SIMMONS, b. March 21, 1803, Jones Co., NC; d. September 22, 1888, Albertson, NC Simmons Family Cemtry-Waterloo.
  ix.   CASSIE SIMMONS1, b. March 25, 18051; d. Unknown.

Probably died young.

Information from Family History by Malcolm L. Grady.

Information from Hewitt's of Whiteoak and Collateral Families-Shawn Hewitt Box 580731 Minneapolis, MN 55458-0731 E-Mail to Indicates a daughter born to Daniel Simmons and Penelope Hargett in 1805 was named BESSIE.

20. x.   JOHN J. SIMMONS, b. 1807; d. Aft. 1870, Hinds County, Mississippi.
21. xi.   ABRAHAM SIMMONS, b. August 17, 1809; d. Unknown.

9. ELIJAH4 SIMMONS (EMANUEL3, JOHANNES2 SIMONS, BENEDICT SIMON (OR1 SIMONS))1 was born Abt. 17501, and died Bef. 1786 in Jones County, NC1. He married ELIZABETH WATSON1 Abt. 17701. She died Unknown.

Notes for E

Information from Hewitt's of Whiteoak and Collateral Families-Shawn Hewitt-E-Mail to

Elijah Simmons was born about 1750. He was found on a tax list in 1779 from Jones County, NC. 200 acres in Jones Co. valued at 2420 pounds. He died before 1786 in Jones Co., NC. Deed of Emanuel Simmons to son John Simmons, dated September 4, 1786, mentions land adjacent to "that owned formerly by Elijah Simmons, deceased,..."
Children of E
  i.   SARAH5 SIMMONS1, d. Unknown.
  ii.   PRUDENCE SIMMONS1, d. Unknown.

10. ELIZABETH4 SIMMONS (EMANUEL3, JOHANNES2 SIMONS, BENEDICT SIMON (OR1 SIMONS))1 was born Abt. 17501, and died 1831 in Tennessee1. She married (1) JACOB FOY1 Abt. 1766 in Jones County, NC1. He died Unknown. She married (2) LEWIS MUMFORD1 December 23, 17881. He died Unknown.
Child of E
  i.   FREDERICK5 FOY1, d. Unknown.
  ii.   EDWARD M.5 MUMFORD1, d. Unknown.

11. MIRIAM4 SIMMONS (EMANUEL3, JOHANNES2 SIMONS, BENEDICT SIMON (OR1 SIMONS))1 died Unknown. She married EDMUND HATCH1 Aft. 1785 in Craven County, NC1. He died Unknown.
Children of M
  i.   LEMUEL5 HATCH1, d. Unknown.
  ii.   BUCKNER HATCH1, d. Unknown.
  iii.   ARSENETH HATCH1, d. Unknown.
  iv.   JOHN STANLEY HATCH1, d. Unknown.
  v.   MARY FONVILLE HATCH1, d. Unknown.

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