|13.||i.||ADAM4 SIMMONS, b. April 28, 1794, KY; d. 1863, IA or IL.|
|14.||ii.||JOHN SIMMONS, b. December 22, 1795, OH; d. 1857, Linn County, IA.|
|15.||iii.||MARY SIMMONS, b. October 13, 1797, KY; d. October 07, 1878.|
|16.||iv.||BENJAMIN SIMMONS, b. November 13, 1799, near Cincinnati, OH or KY; d. September 22, 1875, OR.|
|v.||MARGARET SIMMONS, b. April 04, 1802, KY; d. 1803.|
|17.||vi.||MOSES SIMMONS, b. March 06, 1804.|
|18.||vii.||ELEANOR SIMMONS, b. November 30, 1805, KY.|
|19.||viii.||MARGARET SIMMONS, b. October 28, 1807.|
|20.||ix.||ELIZABETH SIMMONS, b. February 02, 1811, KY.|
|x.||REBECCA SIMMONS, b. February 10, 1813; d. May 02, 1818.|
|21.||xi.||LEONARD HATTON SIMMONS, b. June 19, 1815, KY; d. 1856, Boone County, MO.|
|22.||xii.||HANNAH SIMMONS, b. March 14, 1818, Washington County, IN.|
|23.||xiii.||JAMES SIMMONS, b. July 30, 1809; d. July 27, 1838, Fountain County, IN.|
|xiv.||ALEXANDER MCGREW4 SIMMONS, b. June 18, 1822; m. MARTHA ANN LEFFLER.|
Notes for ALEXANDER MCGREW SIMMONS:|
Alexander McGrew Simmons, child of John and his second wife Mary Williams, was born June 18, 1822. He married Martha Ann Leffler on February 6, 1845. (Wilson, p. 179, Vol. V.) According to J.B. Simmons, they had no children. After thirty years of marriage, they separated and Alexander moved to Bates County, Missouri, on January 20, 1879. They lived in French Lick. Martha Ann was born in 1824.
|24.||xv.||WILLIAM D. SIMMONS, b. June 12, 1824; d. Bef. 1880.|
|xvi.||EDWARD B. SIMMONS, b. August 23, 1826; d. 1827.|
|xvii.||NANCY ANN SIMMONS, b. January 1828; d. November 1828.|
More About NANCY ANN SIMMONS:|
Cause of Death: Choked to death on cold potatoes
|25.||xviii.||SARAH JANE SIMMONS, b. July 09, 1832.|
|26.||xix.||JULIA ANN SIMMONS, b. July 09, 1832.|
|27.||i.||POLLARD4 SIMMONS, b. May 02, 1799, Mason County, KY; d. February 14, 1864.|
|28.||ii.||WESLEY SIMMONS, b. December 15, 1800, Mason County, KY; d. January 05, 1881.|
|29.||iii.||JAMES BURKE SIMMONS, b. March 24, 1803, Mason County, KY; d. April 12, 1883, Shelbyville, IL.|
|iv.||WILLIS SIMMONS, b. March 01, 1805, Mason County, KY; d. October 08, 1824.|
Notes for WILLIS SIMMONS:|
Willis Simmons, born March 1, 1805, in Mason County, Kentucky was tall with black hair and eyes, and was considered the handsomest of the Simmons boys. His brother James Burke wrote, "He went South with me on a flatboat in the early spring of 1824 as far as Natchez, Mississippi. There it was thought best that Willis return home to help put in the crop. He took passage on the fine steamer Paragon whose Captain was A. Miller. The boat had over six hundred passengers and was so crowded that Willis and others had to sleep out on the yard (deck.) He took cold which resulted in quick consumption and he died at his father's home October 8, 1824. His fiancee, Miss Betsy Mitchell, was deeply affected and came and stayed with him until his death."
(J.B. Simmons: Clermont Co. Cem., Vol. III.)
|v.||JULIA ANN SIMMONS, b. April 15, 1807, Mason County, KY; d. October 25, 1870; m. SAMUEL BETTLE.|
Notes for JULIA ANN SIMMONS:|
Julia Ann Simmons was born April 15, 1807 (Sep 20, 1806, (Williams, p. 34)) in Mason County, Ky., and married Samuel Bettle, who had a large farm in Clermont County, Ohio. Julia was "of good height, fair complexion, very affectionate, of good judgement, but had a stoppage in her speech which often embarrassed her." (J.B. Simmons) Her husband Samuel in later life became subject to periods of despondency. He died July 21, 1865. Julia Ann died Oct 25, 1870. See Frances Bettle-92 for Bettle genealogy.
|vi.||SAMUEL SANFORD SIMMONS, b. May 26, 1809, Mason County, KY; d. August 08, 1877; m. NANCY ANNO, Orangeburg, Mason County, KY.|
Notes for SAMUEL SANFORD SIMMONS:|
Samuel Simmons, called "Sanford" by the family, was born on May 26, 1809, in Mason County, Ky. He married his first cousin, Nancy Anno, in Orangeburg of Mason County. Nancy was the daughter of Rebecca (Pollard) and William Anno. Samuel's brother James wrote that Sanford was different from the other brothers. He would rather work than go to school. He was "a warm friend of strong prejudices, and the only member of the family that was a Democrat. Sanford received more from his father than any of the other children. Sanford died August 8, 1877, and his wife died the following year, September 12, 1878. Samuel owned a farm in Clermont County.
|vii.||LEONARD MILTON SIMMONS, b. January 07, 1812, Mason County, KY; d. December 31, 1835.|
Notes for LEONARD MILTON SIMMONS:|
Milton Simmons was born January 7, 1812, in Mason County, Ky. He was of medium height, with dark red hair and black eyes. He had a good business education, and when he was twenty years old, he went to clerk for the Messrs. Donalson & Co., the largest store in New Richmond in Clermont County, Ohio.
The following is quoted from James B. Simmons, his older brother: "November 11, 1835, Milton married Judge Robert Haines' daughter Lucinda, and in six weeks after died, being sick only 2-3 days.
"Milton had bought a fine residence of Rev. George C. Light who had moved to Hannibal, Missouri. He had collected several hundred dollars to make the second payment on his house. He was out on
business and did not get in until after night. Lucinda said some friends had been in and they had a chicken pie for dinner and she had saved some for him, of which he ate and soon became violently sick. Next day he sent for me. I found him almost helpless. Sent immediately for old Dr. Johnson, who seemed at a loss to know what was the matter with him. He grew worse and died early next morning. We think his death was in that chicken pie. Also think a former rival had something to do with it, as circumstances afterward proved.
"By request I administrated the estate. No money was found. They (that is, she and her people) denied all knowledge of any. The appraisers gave her a liberal year's support. I bought her interest in the estate for the legal heirs and we never after acknowledged her as a relative."
His obituary was published in the Western Christian Advocate.
|viii.||JOHN ADAM SIMMONS, b. March 05, 1814, Mason County, KY; d. January 16, 1879.|
Notes for JOHN ADAM SIMMONS:|
Adam John William Simmons was born March 5, 1814, in Clermont County, Ohio. He went by the name of John A. Simmons. He was rather heavy-set, below medium height, with black hair and dark eyes. He served the Methodist Church as class leader, steward, and trustee for many years. He also taught school one or two years, and served the township as trustee several years. He was elected first lieutenant of the First Cavalry Company, 2nd Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 8th Division of the Ohio Militia. He was soon promoted to captain and held this rank until the Ohio Legislature repealed the law requiring military parade in time of peace.
John A. Simmons married Florella Jane Donham, daughter of Colonel Jonathan S. Donham, on December 24, 1844.
The genealogy of Florella Jane Donham is one of particular interest. The Donhams were of Spanish origin, their original family name being Don Singleton. During the sixteenth century an ancestor of Florella had become an active Liberal, or Rebel, in Spain, and he was arrested and banished. After he served his term of banishment, he escaped to Scotland where he assumed the name of Don Ham, which was quickly corrupted to Donham.
The Donham family emigrated to New Jersey. Then a son, William moved to North Alabama, and another son, Nathaniel, went to Pennsylvania. Nathaniel married twice; his second wife was Miss Jennings. He was engaged for years in transporting groceries and store goods across the mountains to the pioneers in the frontier settlements. He purchased his supplies in Philadelphia and Baltimore, and shipped them via pack horses . Around 1784 Nathaniel emigrated West and by 1800 was in Clermont County, Ohio.
Col. Jonathan Singleton Donham was a son of Nathaniel Donham. Jonathan married Hiley Ross, who died without having any children. Jonathan then married Elizabeth Ayers of New Jersey on April 19, 1818. They had eleven children, one of whom was Florella. Jonathan was a colonel in the War of 1812, and was present at the siege of Ft. Meigs, now Fremont, Ohio. During the war, he was made a General of the militia. Colonel Donham was renowned for his fine farmland and his trading in livestock. He bred blooded horses, cattle, and hogs.
John A. Simmons owned a large farm in Laurel, and also owned a store there. He died in Laurel, Clermont County, on January 16, 1879, of typhoid. "In spite of the severe cold weather, funeral attendance was very large." (Obituary.) His widow later married James H. Gates, widower of Mary Elvina Simmons. (Mary-37) Florella, born April 20, 1824, died March 17, 1894.
|ix.||NANCY REBECCA SIMMONS, b. September 04, 1816, Mason County, KY; d. April 30, 1894.|
Notes for NANCY REBECCA SIMMONS:|
Nancy Rebecca Simmons was born September 4, 1816, and was the oldest daughter at home when her father died April 27, 1835. In 1837 Nancy married Samuel Buchanan, who was born November 15, 1803. "Nancy was slight, of fine figure." with a fair complexion, dark red hair and keen black eyes. (J.B. Simmons.) She and Samuel had ten children, six of them living in 1882.
Alexander Buchanan emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1764. He was a first cousin of the father of Pres. James Buchanan. He died in 1802. His son Alexander, Jr., was a spy at Limestone (Maysville), Ky. He was present at the Treaty of Greenville, but died in 1820 of an injury. He had eleven children, one of who was Samuel. Samuel D. Buchanan died May 3, 1886; Nancy died April 30, 1894.
|x.||ELIZABETH L. SIMMONS, b. September 09, 1819, Mason County, KY.|
Notes for ELIZABETH L. SIMMONS:|
Elizabeth Louisa Simmons was born September 9, 1819, in Clermont County, Ohio. She was of medium height, had auburn hair, very bright and sparkling eyes, and made a fine appearance. (J.B. Simmons).
She married William Dixon Buchanan on April 12, 1837. He was born May 12, 1815, in Clermont County, and was a cousin of Samuel, Nancy's husband. He caught cold and died October 12, 1867. William and Elizabeth had eight children. An interesting footnote to the Buchanan genealogy is that a relative, Thomas Buchanan, came to Clermont County from Belfort, Stirlingshire, Scotland, in 1849. He was a Republican, but he voted for James Buchanan for President.
(Williams;Rockey;Clermont Co. Cem. Vol III; J.B. Simmons.)
|xi.||BENJAMIN H. SIMMONS, b. September 20, 1821, Mason County, KY; d. September 10, 1823.|
|xii.||MARY ELVINA SIMMONS, b. April 17, 1824, Mason County, KY; d. November 30, 1886; m. JAMES HARVEY GATES.|
Notes for MARY ELVINA SIMMONS:|
Elvina Simmons was born April 17, 1824. She had red hair, blue eyes, fair skin, and was a little taller than her sisters. She married on October 25, 1849, James Harvey Gates. James Harvey Gates was born September 30, 1826, in Clermont County, and was the son of James Henry Gates and his wife Margaret (McMichael) Gates. Margaret was born in Londonderry, County Tyrone, North Ireland, in 1783, and was brought to Mason County, Kentucky, when she was six years old in 1789. She lived in the fort there several years because of the danger of Indians in that area. James Henry Gates was born in 1790 in Chesterfield County, Virginia, and fought in the War of 1812. He died in 1856.
James Harvey Gates owned a large farm of two hundred acres in Clermont County. Elvina died November 30, 1886.
James Gates married Florella Simmons (see John A. -34.) He died in the 1900's.
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