George Simon's name is on this gravestone; however he returned to England shortly after Sarah Short's death. Family history tells us that he married a woman he had known in England before coming to Iowa via Ohio; His youngest daughter was sent a letter and a lock of his hair when he died April 1, 1888. His body is actually buried in Pitstone, Berkhamstead.
History of Delaware County, Iowa, Published by Western Historical Company, Successors to H. F. Kett & Co., Chicago., Illinois, 1878.
"SIMONS GEORGE, Farmer, Sec. 23; P. O. Delhi; born in Buckinghamshire, Eng., Dec. 25, 1817. Married Miss Sarah Short, March 12, 1837; she was born in same shire March, 19, 1818. He came to the United States in 1842, and settled in Ohio, where they remained four and a half years; then returned to England, coming back to Ohio in two and a half years again; came to this county in 1860. They have five children living—Thomas, Maria, Edward J., Joseph C. and Mary E.; have lost four children. Mr. S. and his son Thomas served in the 21st Reg. I. V. I., during the war; he was wounded at Hartsville, Mo., and will carry the rebel lead to his grave; was wounded in head and knee at same battle; was taken sick in Texas, and sent to New Orleans in Invalid Corps; took smallpox there; was honorably discharged in May, 1869."
Married Miss Sarah Short, March 12, 1837
Edward J 1838-1838 in England
Thomas 1839 in England
Maria 1841 in England
Jefse 1843-1943 in Ohio
George 1844-1845 in Ohio
John Edward 1846 in Ohio
Charles Joesph 1850 in Ohio
Mary Ellen 1852 in Ohio