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 Nancy Ann <I>Tyler</I> Simmons

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Nancy Ann Tyler Simmons

  • Birth 12 Nov 1776 USA
  • Death 1845 Pike County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Pike County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 41459460

Wife of Richard Simmons. Went by the name Ann and Nancy. Daughter of William Tyler and Ann Carter. Place of residence was the Barnwell County, Orangeburg District of South Carolina and Pike County, Mississippi on Bala Chitto Creek (Indian name spelled "Bala Chita). They built a home about one mile north of the present site of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, near where the Magnolia Road leads north from the Osyka-Progress Road. The old Iley Varnado home stands (1959) about 200 yards west of where we think the Richard Simmons home was located. He is buried near Fort Claiborne where he died fighting the Indians. She is buried 200 yards east of the Iley Varnado home, Pike County, Mississippi. She was left a widow with ten children in the wilderness of the Mississippi Territory when Richard was sickened and died at Fort Claiborne during the War of 1812. He entered the Mississippi militia on April 10, 1814, as a private in the Regiment of Lieutenant Colonel George H. Nixon and in Captain William Spencer's Company. Richard was a farmer. His parents' names were John and Rebecca Simmons.


1. Rebecca Simmons, born January 26, 1799, in South Carolina, died December 2, 1883, married Hiram Addison in 1821, buried Near Tangipahoa River, Louisiana
2. Elizabeth Simmons, born January 2, 1801, in South Carolina, died January 27, 1881, married William Y. Sandifer in 1821, buried near Mt. Zion Church, Pike County, Mississippi
3. William Simmons*, born April 7, 1802, in South Carolina, died in 1867, married Nancy Hope October, 1824, buried in William Simmons Cemetery, near Mt. Zion Church, Pike County, Mississippi
4. John Simmons, born September 18, 1803, in South Carolina, died June 29, 1881, married Mary Hope, Clarenda McElveen, and Mary Tisdale
5. Henry Simmons, born March 8, 1805, Barnwell District, South Carolina, died March 20, 1865 Sabine Parish, Louisiana, married Louisa Bond
6. Thomas Simmons, born September 10, 1828, South Carolina, died August 9, 1880, married Barcenia Hope September 10, 1828, and lived near Wesson, Copiah County, Mississippi, buried Providence Campground Methodist Church, Rockport, Mississippi
7. George Simmons, born February 3, 1808, in South Carolina, died April 25, 1862 of pneumonia, married Mary Ann Sibley and lived near Mt. Zion Church, buried George Simmons Cemetery, Pike County, Mississippi
8. Nancy Simmons, born December 1809, in South Carolina, died after 1880, married John Strickland in 1825 and lived in Pike County, Mississippi and Washington Parish, Louisiana
9. Martha Simmons, born July 4, 1811, in South Carolina, died unknown, married William Sandifer in 1830
10. Sarah Simmons, born January 4, 1814, in Mississippi, died June 23, 1885, married Emanuel Varnado January 10, 1828, and lived near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line.

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  • Created by: Jean Roberts
  • Added: 1 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41459460
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nancy Ann Tyler Simmons (12 Nov 1776–1845), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41459460, citing Simmons Cemetery, Pike County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Jean Roberts (contributor 46993700) .