Isabella “Belle” <I>Gibbs</I> Simmons

Isabella “Belle” Gibbs Simmons

Birth
Hyde County, North Carolina, USA
Death 21 May 1938 (aged 73)
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Burial New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Plot #765 FM Simmons
Memorial ID 135750188 · View Source
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Daughter of Mary Jones Saunderson (1836-1900) and Henry Sylvester Gibbs (1831-1918).

She married in Middletown, NC, July 29, 1886, Furnifold McLendel Simmons. She was age 21, he was age 32.

She was listed in the 1880 US Census with her parents in Lake Landing, Hyde Co., NC, as:
Henry S. Gibbs, self, 48; Mary J. Gibbs, 43; Annath Credle, dau, 24; Eugene S. Gibbs, son, 22; Len H. Gibbs, son, 19; Ella R. Gibbs, dau, 17; Belle Gibbs, dau 15; Bettie M. Gibbs, 13; Marry Gibbs, dau, 11; Seth Gibbs, son, 8; and Smith B. Gibbs, son, 5; all born in NC.

They were listed in the 1900 US Census at 528 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, as:
F.M. Simmons, head
Isabella Simmons, wife, 3 children, 3 living
Eliza Simmons, dau
Ella Simmons, dau
Isabella Simmons, dau
no ages given, all born in NC.

They were listed in the 1910 US Census in New Bern, Craven Co., NC, as:
Tenniford M. Simmons, head, 56
Bell G. Simmons, wife, 45
Ella M. Simmons, dau, 22
Isabelle G. Simmons, dau, 20
all born in NC.

They were listed twice in the 1920 US Census:
Vansville, Prince George Co., Maryland, as:
Furnifold M. Simmons, head, 66, b. NC
Belle Simmons, wife, 55, b. NC
Alie Stern, Chauffeur, 38, b. VA
Matline D. Heard, Servant, 34, b. MD
New Bern, Craven Co., NC, as:
Furnfield M. Simmons, head, 66, b. NC
Belle Simmons, wife, 55, b. NC

They had children:

1. Ella McLendel Simmons, #34783179, b. NC 1887, d. NC 1968; m. 1911 Wade Meadows, #34783158, b. 1883, d. 1967

2. Isabelle G. Simmons, #27842530, b. 1889, d. 1968; m. 1913 Joseph Flanner Patterson, b. 1884, d. 1949

From gravestone inscriptions and LDS Family Search.


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  • Created by: Jim Dugan
  • Added: 11 Sep 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 135750188
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isabella “Belle” Gibbs Simmons (15 Jan 1865–21 May 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135750188, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Jim Dugan (contributor 47026362) .