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James Simmons
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1830
Ontario, Canada
Death: 1920

James exact death date is not known but he was living after 1920 age over 90

James Simmons: James was born in 1830. This is supported by three sources[7]. First, Jamesí age on the 1851 Census is given as 22 years.[8] And second, in A Portrait and Biological Album, Mecosta County Michigan, his birth date is listed as 11 July 1830.[9] On Sept. 20, 1851, James married Catherine Buchner.[10] Another source dates the wedding on Oct. 6, 1851 in Charlotteville.[11] Interestingly enough, one of the witnesses at the wedding was Henry Buchner. Were Catherine and Henry sister and brother? If so, the ties between the Simmons and Buchners were very close indeed.
Some years later James and his family also moved to Mecosta Co. According to one source, they arrived in Michigan in 1860 and located on an eighty-acre farm in Section 36, Deerfield Twp., Mecosta Co.[12] Or is it possible that in 1863 they were not in Mecosta Co. at all, but rather just across the county line in Montcalm County? For it was there, in the Whitsell Cemetery, Winfield Twp., that they buried their son, James, in June of that year:
family reported age on the 1860 Mecosta census below
Catherine, 35 years, b. Canada
William, 17, b. Canada
Sophronia, 16 years, b. Canada
Margaret, 13 years, b. Canada
Ebenezer, 11 years, b. Canada
David, 9 years, b. Michigan
John, 7 years, b. Michigan 
Family links: 
  Catherine Buchner Simmons (1832 - 1914)
  James Simmons (____ - 1863)*
  William H Simmons (1852 - 1944)*
  Nancy Sophronia Simmons Keilholtz (1853 - 1935)*
  Ebenezer Simmons (1859 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Dickerson Whitsell Cemetery
Montcalm County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Dolores Davidson
Record added: Jul 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11346907
James Simmons
Added by: Audra Carpenter Ploegstra
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