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Thomas Jefferson Simmons, II
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1869
Acton
Hood County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1950
Childress
Childress County
Texas, USA

Thomas Jefferson Simmons II was born in 1869 to Thomas Jefferson Simmons I and Sophenia Josephine Holder in a wagon after being chased by Comanche Indians. He grew up in Brown and Coleman Counties of Texas.

Tom owned general stores in Whon, Gasoline, Odell and Tell, Texas. In the early 1920's, he sold his stores and bought a farm about 5 miles south of Tell, in Childress County. The twin disasters of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930's caused the farm to fail and he moved into Childress, where he retired.

Tom loved his children passionately. He was a firm but fair man, who was liked by all who knew him. He was married three times and had nine children, one which was adopted. Two of his children died as infants. His children were:


Lela Elizabeth Carlisle Poteet (adopted).





Franklyn Thomas "Buddy" Simmons, living as of 2 Jan 2010.

His other children are listed below.





 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Jefferson Simmons (1840 - 1893)
  Sophenia Josephine Holder Simmons (1848 - 1917)
 
 Spouses:
  Leonora Frances Ross Simmons (1864 - 1907)
  Alice Lura Diggs Simmons (1888 - 1916)
  Mamie Mae Hardin Simmons (1898 - 1986)
 
 Children:
  Sophenia Josephine Simmons Brooks (1910 - 1993)*
  Thomas Bay Simmons (1916 - 1916)*
  Thomas Jefferson Simmons (1917 - 1922)*
  John Daniel Simmons (1919 - 1999)*
  Mary Oleta Simmons White (1921 - 2010)*
  Elizabeth Luticia Simmons Wallace (1925 - 2004)*
  Bertie Mae Simmons (1927 - 1929)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Simmons (1867 - 1869)*
  Thomas Jefferson Simmons (1869 - 1950)
  Bay Alexander Simmons (1870 - 1951)*
  George Washington Simmons (1872 - 1944)*
  John Henry Simmons (1881 - 1928)*
  Jesse James Simmons (1884 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Childress Cemetery
Childress
Childress County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Bruce D White
Record added: May 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19314090
Thomas Jefferson Simmons, II
Added by: Bruce D White
 
Thomas Jefferson Simmons, II
Added by: Bruce D White
 
Thomas Jefferson Simmons, II
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- Nancy Jane Faulk White Adams
 Added: Aug. 11, 2007
 
 
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