John M Simmons

Brief Life History of John M

When John M Simmons was born in 1847, in North Carolina, United States, his father, John Robert Simmons, was 27 and his mother, Nancy K Elliott, was 25. He married Mary Loretta Young on 13 October 1867, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in South Toe Township, Yancey, North Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 21 December 1910, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Yancey, North Carolina, United States.

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John M Simmons
Mary Loretta Young
Marriage: 13 October 1867
James W Simmons
William A Simmons
after 1870–1948
Wood Simmons
Spencer Simmons
Julia Ann Simmons
Martha Jane Simmons
Nick Simmons
Minnie Simmons Ballew

Sources (36)

  • Jill Simmons, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Simmons - Published information: birth-name: JOHN M. SIMMONS
  • J W Simmons, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.


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


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern): variant of Simon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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