|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1813|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 1881|
Anna (Symmonds) Poland is the daughter of John Henry Symmonds Jr. and Margaret "Peggy" (Hoffman) Symmonds. On 12 Nov 1835 she married John A. Poland Jr. in Marion County, Indiana. The family moved to western Illinois settling first in Adams County near Marceline around 1843 or 1844, then later in Hancock County about 1855. The family was among the earliest settlers in the area, owning a large piece of land in the western part of Prairie Township. They were the parents of at least three children, Margaret, William John, and an infant son who died in the spring of 1849. They took into their home Frances Elmer "Frank" Nash, whom they treated as a son, and also raised a nephew, J. Wilson Boles, son of Llewellen M. and Sarah Jane (Symmonds) Boles. She was described by her brother Loyal Firman Symmonds as "a woman of great generosity and spent her efforts in caring for the needy and unfortunate. She was also a fine cook, housekeeper, and good manager."
Signs of the Times (Primitive Baptist church publication), date unknown.
Dear Brethren Beebe: -- By request of brother John Poland, I wish you to publish in the Signs the death of our dear sister, Anna Poland, his wife, who departed this life Sept. 13, 1881. She was born in Butler County, Ohio, March 8, 1813, and was the daughter of brother John Symmonds, who came to this state twenty-nine years ago and settled in Hancock County. He was an Old School Baptist, and was in the constitution of Bethel Church, which took place at his house, in 1855. He was a member of the same church when he died, being in his 89th year. Our sister joined the same church on the third Saturday in May, 1855, and was a sound Baptist, not willing to make any compromise with the antichristian world, and lived an orderly, God-fearing lie up to the day of her death. She leaves her dear husband and two children, with two sisters and seven brothers, to mourn their loss, which is her eternal gain. Her spirit is in the paradise of God, and in the resurrection her body will come forth and be fashioned like the glorious body of our Redeemer. Then shall we see him as he is, and join the every-lasting song, and crown him Lord of all. May the good Lord bless all who mourn, and enable them to say with one of the old, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord." By request I tried to preach on the occasion at our meeting house, the fourth Sunday in November, from John v. 25, to a large congregtation of sympathizing friends and relatives. Being her brother-in-law, it was a great undertaking for me, but I hope it was in honor to the name of my divine Master, and to the comfort of the dear children of God. B. R. Warren, Denver, Hancock County, Ill., Dec. 16, 1881.
Note: Elder Bushrod R. Warren, author of this obituary, was the husband of her sister Delilah Symmonds.
John Henry Symmonds (1784 - 1872)
Margaret Hoffman Symmonds (1788 - 1866)
John Poland (1812 - 1886)*
Margaret Poland Fisher (1842 - 1916)*
William John Poland (1844 - 1888)*
Mary Polly Symmonds Wetzel (1809 - 1897)*
Anna Symmonds Poland (1813 - 1881)
Isaac Hoffman Symmonds (1817 - 1904)*
James Harvey Symmonds (1820 - 1902)*
Squire Little Symmonds (1824 - 1895)*
William Symmonds (1825 - 1903)*
Loyal F. Symmonds (1827 - 1904)*
Delilah Symmonds Warren (1829 - 1895)*
Benjamin F. Symmonds (1836 - 1855)*
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Originally Created by: Bonecollector
Record added: Jun 26, 2004
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