Martha Simmons

1808–after 1852 (Age 44)
St. Landry, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Simmons was born in 1808, in St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, her father, David D Simmons, was 18 and her mother, Mary Ann Cole, was 16. She married Elisia Odom on 9 December 1825. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in DeWitt, Texas, United States in 1850. She died after 1852, in Texas, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Elisia Odom
Martha Simmons
Marriage: 9 December 1825
Justin Odom
Martha A Odum
Loue Van Cleave

Spouse and Children

    Elisia Odom



9 December 1825


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Ann Cole




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 13

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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)

  • Martha Odum in household of Elisha Odum, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Simmons in entry for Loue Van Cleave, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Martha Simmons, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

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