John B. simmons

1840–15 May 1862 (Age 22)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of John B.

When John B. simmons was born in 1840, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Thomas Simmons, was 23 and his mother, Barbara S Grinder, was 20. He lived in Greenfield, Poinsett, Arkansas, United States in 1850. He died on 15 May 1862, at the age of 22.

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Thomas Simmons
Barbara S Grinder
John B. simmons
Henry C Simmons
Mary Simmons
Joseph Grinder Simmons
James T Simmons
Wesley Simmons
George W Simmons

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World Events (3)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 21

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1862 · Battle of Pea Ridge

Age 22

By the time the Battle of Pea Ridge happened the Union forces had pushed Confederates through Missouri and Arkansas. This battle was important in securing Missouri for the Union and opening Arkansas for the Union.

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 (1)

  • John Simmons in household of Thomas Simmons, "United States Census, 1850"

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