Mary Amanda Simmons

27 October 1846–28 January 1915 (Age 68)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Amanda

When Mary Amanda Simmons was born on 27 October 1846, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, Elisha Simmons, was 28 and her mother, Matilda Payne, was 28. She married William H. Scott on 24 February 1870, in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Magisterial District 1, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Hardinsburg, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 28 January 1915, in Harned, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Harned, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H. Scott
Mary Amanda Simmons
Marriage: 24 February 1870
Peyton Elisha Scott
Edith Lee Scott

Spouse and Children

24 February 1870
Hardinsburg, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States


    Peyton Elisha Scott


    Edith Lee Scott


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 1

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English (southern): patronymic either from the personal name Simon ( see Simon ) or, as Reaney and Wilson suggest, from the medieval personal name Simund (composed of Old Norse sig ‘victory’ + mundr ‘protection’), which after the Norman Conquest was taken as an equivalent Simon, with the result that the two names became confused.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • A Mary Scott in household of H William Scott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Simmons in household of Elisha Simmons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A. Simmons Scott, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962"

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