North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1898|
Drury Leander SIMMONS
•Given Name: Drury Leander
•Birth: 1820 in Celo, Yancey Co., NC.
•Death: 4 Jun 1898 in Carollton, AR.
•Event: Property 1 Feb 1914 Between 1846-1858, Leander acquired about 850 acres in Yancey Co., NC by land grants. Homestead Certificate #9311, for 160 acres in Taney Co., MO. Land Rec Bk 15, Page 100, Twp 22-Rg 17-Sec 17.
•Event: Military Service Jioned the Union forces at Knoxville, TN on 6/11/1864, Co., A, 3rd Regt, for 3 yrs, NC Lit. Inf. Volunteers, til 8/8/1865. He drew pension of $12.00/month.
•Event: Per family members, Leander and his son Henry, who was 16 yrs at the time, went to go pick apples on some property that he owned in Carrollton, and Leander became ill and died. Medical
On the 1844 Tax Roll, of McDowell Co., NC. it listed Leander Simmons.Accordingly to a testimony written by Fletcher White in 1972, Leander and Polly lived in Yancy Co., NC., during the Civil War (1861-1865). Leander volunteered to join the Union as a member of the Calvary. When the war ended, he returned home and began operating a still, which was legal
l. He put this liquor in five-gallon kegs, and delivered it to Saltville, VA. His means of transporation was a wagon pulled by four mules. He bought salt there and distributed it to people along the way. Salt was hard to get in those days. He left North Carolina for Tennessee. He settled on Rock Creek, where he bought a large farm. He also eventually bought a large farm on South Indian Creek. There he operated a sawmill.
He decided to go to Missouri and sold his farm to Mr. Jim Riddle and Mr White. He homsteaded 160 arces in Missouri and began to follow the lumber business. Finally, he moved to Carrollton, AR, where he died.
He is buried at the Carrollton Cemetery, where the government provided him a grave maker in 1972.
Per family members,
Leander Simmons, Marvel Simmons and Jim Jimeson, were living very close together, likely in sight of each other. Leander was sort of taking care of the older gentlemen. Supposedly, Marvel is buried nearby and he died sometime after the 1860 census.
On the 1860 Census of Yancey Co., NC., Burnsville PO, HH #1365-1365, it listed:
D. L. Simmons, m, w, 38, farmer, 2900, 1771, NC.
Mary Simmons, f, w, 54, NC.
Nancy C. Simmons, f, w, 17, NC.
Elizabeth Simmons, f, w, 15, NC.
Martha Simmons, f, w, 12, NC.
Margaret D. Simmons, f, w, 10, NC.
George W. Simmons, m, w, 9, NC.
Mary L. Simmons, f, w, 6, NC.
James Simmons, m, w, 4, NC.
John Simmons, m, w, 1, NC.
(Verified - Heritage Quest)
On the 1870 Census of Washington Co., TN., Longmire PO, Dist 7, HH # 74-7
5, it listed:
D. L. Simmons, m, w, 50, farmer, 600, 200, NC.
Mary Simmons, f, w, 54, keep house, NC.
George W. Simmons, m, w, 19, work on farm, NC.
Mary Simmons, f, w, 16, at home, NC.
James L. Simmons, m, w, 12, work on farm, NC.
John Simmons, m, w, 10, work on farm, NC.
John Jimeson, m, w, 16, work on farm, NC.
Martha Shehan, f, w, 3, TN.
Melvin Watkins, m, w, 4, NC.
(Verified - Heritage Ques)
Father: Marvel SIMMONS b: 1796 in McDowell Co., NC.
Mother: Lucinda ELLIOTT
Marriage 1 Mary A. "Polly" JIMESON b: 1806 in North Carolina •Married: 1841 in North Carolina
1. Nancy Caroline SIMMONS b: 1843 in North Carolina
2. Elizabeth E. SIMMONS b: 1845 in North Carolina
3. Martha "Patty" Elmyra SIMMONS b: Aug 1847 in North Carolina
4. Margaret D. "Della" SIMMONS b: 3 Jan 1849 in Yancey Co., NC.
5. George W. SIMMONS b: 1851 in North Carolina
6. Mary Lucinda SIMMONS b: 12 Oct 1852 in North Carolina
7. James SIMMONS b: 1855 in Burke Co., NC.
8. John C. SIMMONS b: 1859 in North Carolina
Marriage 2 Melissa "Fannie" MASHBURN b: Mar 1852 in Erwin, TN. •Married: 8 Mar 1867 in Forsyth, Taney Co., MO.
1. Martha Jane SIMMONS b: 1873 in Erwin, Unicoi Co., TN.
2. Emaline Lucinda SIMMONS b: 2 Jul 1875 in Erwin, Unicoi Co., TN.
3. Sarah Alice SIMMONS b: 8 Nov 1879 in Taney Co., MO
4. William Henry SIMMONS b: 18 Nov 1884 in Taney Co., MO
5. Thomas Matthew SIMMONS b: 18 Sep 1887 in Taney Co., MO
6. Andrew Jackson SIMMONS b: 2 Nov 1888 in Taney Co., MO
7. Robert George SIMMONS b: Aft 1888 in Taney Co., MO
Mary A. Jimeson Simmons (1806 - 1901)*
Melissa Mashburn Simmons (1852 - 1917)*
Lucinda Emaline Simmons Wolf (1875 - 1950)*
Robert George Simmons (1888 - 1889)*
Andrew J Simmons (1888 - 1972)*
Created by: Bobby and Carol Babin E...
Record added: Feb 11, 2008
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