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Jefferson Simmons, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1860
Dubois County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1907
New Madrid County
Missouri, USA

This is my great-grandfather who was born in Indiana to Jefferson Simmons, Sr. and Elizabeth KINDER Simmons. He was the grandson of Moses and Elizabeth Simmons and maternal grandparents Peter Kinder and his wife, Rutha Kinder.

His father died just before he was born and his mother was left alone to raise five boys all on her own.

In 1884, he married Sarah ISAACKS, daughter of Joseph Isaacks and Elizabeth BARKER Isaacks.

Together, they had four children who lived to adulthood. Their only daughter was my grandmother, Hattie SIMMONS Duty. Her brothers were named Alfred (Alf), Henry, and William (Bill) Simmons.

My grandmother was only four years old when her mother died in 1898.

Jefferson Simmons, a few years later, married Rebecca LAUNIUS-Jordan. Together, they had two more children, a son named Tom and a daughter named Jeff.

Jefferson Simmons, Jr. died the same year that his daughter was born with his death preceding her birth by about two months.

He was much loved and missed by his family and all who knew him.

(NOTE ON CEMETERY LOCATION) THERE IS NO PROOF THAT THIS IS THE CEMETERY IN WHICH MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER IS BURIED! However, until proved otherwise, he very well could be here along with a couple of other distant family members. Correction will be made if and when more definitive proof is found.
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 Parents:
  Jefferson Simmons (1796 - 1859)
  Elizabeth Kinder Simmons (1818 - ____)
 
 Spouses:
  Rebecca Elizabeth (Jordan, Simmons) Launios Middleton (1880 - 1921)
  Sarah R Isaacks Simmons (1863 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Alfred Simmons (1885 - 1966)*
  Henry Simmons (1886 - 1968)*
  William (Bill) Simmons (1891 - 1969)*
  Hattie Simmons Duty (1894 - 1982)*
  Tom Simmons (1905 - 1992)*
  Jeff Simmons Berg (1907 - 1953)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Basil Simmons (1857 - 1912)*
  Jefferson Simmons (1860 - 1907)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Como Cemetery
Como
New Madrid County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Rita Jean Arnold
Record added: Jun 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27323247
Jefferson Simmons, Jr
Added by: Rita Jean Arnold
 
 
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In memory of a grandfather~
- Your great-granddaughter, Rita Jean Arnold
 Added: Feb. 11, 2014

- Charles Lay
 Added: Sep. 2, 2012
My Grandmother always talked about you and her mother. She told us so many wonderful stories about her parents and her childhood. And I knew you were still remembered, loved, and missed all those many years later~
- Your great-granddaughter, Rita
 Added: May. 13, 2012
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