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Eric M Simms
RE: ERRORS in listings
Thanks for the fast reply. I went there one time about 18 years ago. The cemetery is located on property owned by Cledith Wakefield, former Chief of Police for Leadington. I directed Betty Winter (born Simms) to the cemetery. She was doing research on the Simms' and is originally from Farmington. She now lives in Jackson, Mo. I have resummed my research and have found more resource available at this time.
When I went to the cemetery Richard Wakefield was still living and took me there. He and I went to church together for years. Cledith and I don't get along so well. I forgive him.
When I went there I saw two large grave sites with a waist high rock wall around each of the two couples interned. One headstone read Zano Westover buried next to his wife. The other read Thomas Franklin Simms died 1780 and his wife. I had all the names and daters written down but they were destroyed or stolen in an unfortunate turn of events. Both of their wife's were named on the stones as well as dates. The stone wall is quite large, you can see it in the picture of Lewis Simms headstone. There were two headstones placed on top of the rock wall one was for a Marie Poston and the other was for a female named Tripp. All other headstones were in the wooded area some partially covered with soil. That is where I found Lewis Simms headstone and several other Simms. There were no other Tripp, Poston, or Layne in sight or that I discovered. There may be other graves in the wooded area.
There is another cemetery I have been to on the opposite, north side of 32hwy. Before the Winery and adjacent land was developed It was in a field with a small stand a cedar. I Believe we turned in at what is now the Winery entrance. There were mostly Layne's buried there and as I remember a Louis Simms married to a Layne. I can't find a record of this cemetery. I would call it the Old Layne Cemetery.(?) I researched the deed on the Old Simms Cemetery, it is deeded in perpetuity to the descendants with a 20 foot access road to main road.
Thomas Franklin Simms must be directly related to Nancy Jane Westover (born Simms.) Zano is her son. If Thomas Franklin Simms died in 1780 this could make him her uncle. Possibly a brother. Simms Mountain is listed as a Spanish land grant as well as the Job Wetover area of Washington Co.
If you get to go there please transcribe all names and dates, take pictures if you can. I have started a Family Tree on a couple of sites. I can share links with if you would like.
Thank You Respectfully,
Eric M Simms.
Added by Eric M Simms on Jul 07, 2016 12:05 PM
Eric M Simms
ERRORS in listings
Have you ever been to the "Old Simms Cemetary"?

The name on the headstone for our ancestor is Zano. Why did you leave Thomas Franklin Simms and his wife off the list? What was Zano's wife's name? There is only one headstone for a female Tripp family member. There is a headstone for Marie tripp? I could not find any Layne's or Olivia Doggett. There are many more headstones in the wooded area. Please check that.
THX your cousin,
Added by Eric M Simms on Jul 06, 2016 4:47 PM
Kathy Stroope Veasey
RE: Parents of Olivia Simms
that's all I have..

Added by Kathy Stroope Veasey on Sep 16, 2014 6:30 PM

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