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7. MARGARET3 SIMMONS (ADAM2, JOHN1) was born September 25, 1780 in York County, PA, and died in Eagleville, Boone County, IN. She married JOSEPH LAKIN.

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Margaret Simmons was born September 25, 1780, in York County, Pa. She married Joseph Lakin, Esq., a brother of Rev. Benjamin Lakin who was a noted Methodist preacher in Ky. and Ohio. Margaret was Joseph's second wife. He had a least two sons by his first wife, Thomas and Benjamin, who married sisters of Margaret's. Joseph was born in Pennsylvania and was of English descent. He died in Eagleville, Boone County, Indiana, as did Margaret, though she outlived her husband.(Note: Boone County is NW of Indianapolis;WGS)

Child of M
  i.   JOHN WESLEY4 LAKIN, d. Greencastle, Putnam County, IN.

8. MARY3 SIMMONS (ADAM2, JOHN1) was born February 25, 1783 in York County, PA, and died February 10, 1855 in Clermont County, OH. She married WILLIAM DEBRULER.

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Mary Simmons, born February 25, 1783, in York Co., Pa., was married to William Debruler (sometimes written DeBruler.) He died June 6, 1852, and Mary died Feb. 10, 1855, in Clermont County. She was a favorite aunt of James B. Simmons.
Children of M
  i.   JAMES SIMMONS4 DEBRULER, d. Moscow, Clermont County, OH.
  iii.   SALLY B. DEBRULER, d. August 23, 1818.
  iv.   ELIZABETH DEBRULER, b. July 15, 1822; d. July 15, 1829.

9. ADAM3 SIMMONS (ADAM2, JOHN1) was born July 09, 1788 in Westmoreland County, PA, and died January 12, 1828. He married SARAH HITCH October 27, 1814 in Clermont County, OH, daughter of THOMAS HITCH.

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      Adam Simmons, Jr., was born July 9, 1788, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Hitch, the daughter of Thomas Hitch, on October 27, 1814, in Clermont County, Ohio. Sarah's brother John married Nancy Simmons-10. Sarah was born September 19, 1798, in Kentucky. She died in Shelbyville, Indiana, at the home of her daughter Mary in 1873.

      Adam inherited his father's farm but died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of forty, on January 12, 1828, less than six months after the death of his father. The farm was eventually sold to Leonard Simmons, son of James-5.

Children of A
30. i.   JOHN HATTON4 SIMMONS, b. September 22, 1815; d. December 22, 1884.
31. ii.   ELIZABETH JANE SIMMONS, b. August 23, 1817; d. September 08, 1849.
  iii.   NANCY HITCH SIMMONS, m. (1) E. T. SMALL; m. (2) CYRUS WRIGHT, November 05, 1859.
Nancy H. m. 1. Dr. E.T. Small, son of Daniel and Lois Small. He was born in 1818 and died Dec 24, 1857 of                   lung infection in Fairfield, Shelby County, Ind. He was a grad. of Medical college and licensed to practice in Indiana 1852.

2. Cyrus Wright Nov 5, 1859. He was born Feb 16, 1814, and died in Oct 22, 1875. Nancy was his second wife. He was a lawyer and was admitted to Indiana bar in 1841, having come to Indiana in either 1828 or 1835.(Conflicting dates in 2 news stories.) He was      commissioned by Gov. Joseph A. Wright (a relative?) on Oct 1, 1852. His first wife was Elizabeth Glenn whom he married on Apr 20, 1841. She died on Jun 7, 1859. They lived in Shelbyville.

  More About E. T. SMALL:
Cause of Death: Lung infection
Occupation: 1852, Licensed to practice medicine in Indiana

  More About CYRUS WRIGHT:
Occupation: 1841, Admited to Indiana bar

  iv.   WILLIAM LEROY SIMMONS, b. January 10, 1822; d. July 05, 1901.
William Leroy Simmons was born January 10, 1822, in Clermont County, Ohio. He emigrated to Jefferson County, Iowa, when he was twenty years old, arriving May 1, 1842, and purchased a farm there. After clearing the land, which was "only wilderness", he returned to Clermont County. He made the trip to Ohio on horseback, spending the winter in Illinois, probably with Simmons relatives living there.

      He married Sarah Weaver in Clermont County in 1849 (Fulton) or 1852 (Margaret Hoerner.) Sarah was the daughter of Samuel and Catherine (Robinson) Weaver. Samuel was the son of John Weaver of Virginia. (Rockey, p. 247.) Sarah was born Jan 31, 1825, Cler. Co.

      William L.F. Simmons brought his bride back to Jefferson County to live, and all their children were born there. His farm was six miles north of Fairfield, near Brooksville.

      He and Sarah returned to Clermont County in April, 1861, and remained there until the spring of 1863, when they once again returned to Iowa. William was elected to the State Legislature in 1875. He was prominent in the public life of his community, was a Methodist and a Republican. He farmed and also taught school. In later life he moved into Fairfield, where he died July 5, 1901.

      Children of William L.F. and Sarah (Weaver) Simmons:

107= i. Eben Frank b. Mar 10, 1855 d. Apr 23, 1927
ii. Charles Walter b. Dec 8, 1857 d. 1946
Graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College. Methodist                               Minister; lived in Plateau City, Colorado.
iii. Sarah Belle b. 1864
Did not marry. Teacher and in home mission                               work. Lived in Utah.
iv. Nancy Wright b. Sep 18, 1867
Did not marry. Teacher and home mission                               work. Lived in Chicago.
d. 1935
Three infants died.

(Fulton.p. 89; Simmons Scrapbook, letter from Margaret Hoerner, daughter of Eben-107.)

  v.   MARY E. SIMMONS, m. J. E. RITCHIE, Shellbyville, IN.
  More About J. E. RITCHIE:
Occupation: Doctor

  More About WILLIAMS:
Occupation: Doctor

10. SARAH3 SIMMONS (ADAM2, JOHN1) was born October 03, 1790, and died 1825 in Rushville, IN. She married THOMAS LAKIN 1810 in Clermont County, OH, son of JOSEPH LAKIN and UNKNOWN.

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Sarah Simmons was born October 30, 1790 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. She married Thomas Lakin, son of Joseph Lakin, who was born March 11, 1790, in Greene County, Pa. Thomas emigrated with his parents first to Kentucky and then to Clermont County, Ohio. He died at the residence of his son, Adam Simmons Lakin, in Rushville, Indiana, Feb 5, 1874. He had lived in Brecken County, Ky. before emigrating to Clermont County. In 1822 Thomas made a tour of the state of Indiana on foot, and selected and entered land one mile east of Rushville, moving his family there the following year, November 17, 1823. After clearing and cutting a way between Rushville and Connersville, he served on the first grand jury, which was held in the woods on a log. He was a Methodist and a Republican.

Sarah died in either 1825 or 1826 in Rushville: Thomas then married Frances Alley in 1826 or 1827. He had other children by Frances.

Children of S
  i.   ADAM SIMMONS4 LAKIN, b. 1810, Clermont County, OH; d. 1875.
      Adam Simmons Lakin, the son of Sarah (Simmons) and Thomas Lakin was born in 1810. He married Mary Clound Matson, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth (Gatch) Matson. Her sisters, Euphemia and Elizabeth married Simmons brothers. (James-40 and Benjamin-41.) Mary Cloud Matson was born February 22, 1818, and died in 1862 in Rushville, Indiana.

      Adam S. Lakin died in 1875 in Rushville, Indiana.

      Children of Adam Simmons and Mary (Matson) Lakin;

i. Thomas Matson b. 1843
d. 1862 at Frankfort, Kentucky, of wounds                               received in Civil War.
108= ii. Laura Lois b. Feb 5, 1845 d. Jul 20, 1934
iii. George b. Dec 4, 1847 d. Nov 25, 1848
109= iv. Mary Elizabeth b. Feb 2, 1850 d. Nov 14, 1889
110= v. Charles Austin S. b. Aug 21, 1852 d. Mar 9, 1911
vi. Sarah Viola b. 1854 d. 1857
vii. Minnie Gatch b. Dec 27, 1858
m. James T. Beatty. No children.
d. January 10, 1947. James Beatty
was banker in Ft. Scott, Kansas
(V.G. Markham, pp.53,90.)

  ii.   JOSEPH HATTON LAKIN, b. February 29, 1812; d. August 04, 1877.
Joseph Lakin was born February 29, 1812, and died August 4, 1877. His first wife, E., and he had at least one child.

i. John Simmons b. Jul 7, 1835 d. Apr 13, 1868

      Joseph's second wife, Sarah Jane, was born June 16, 1827, and she died May 23, 1864. Either he or Adam owned a general store.

      Children of Joseph Hatton and Sarah Jane Lakin:

i. Lewis b. Jan 9, 1853 d. Nov 27, 1854
ii. Charles b. Jan 4, 1856 d. Oct 5, 1877
iii. Willis b. Oct 26, 1860 d. Jul 20, 1866
iv. Infant son b. & died May 18, 1864

(Hist. Rush County, pp. 716-7; Rushville Cem. Rec.)

  iii.   BENJAMIN W. LAKIN, b. May 10, 1815; d. August 16, 1846.
  iv.   JOHN LAKIN.
  vi.   MARY LAKIN.

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