Hannah Simmons

Female17 July 1811–23 February 1883

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Simmons was born on 17 July 1811, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Henry Simmons, was 21 and her mother, Christena Etter, was 18. She married John Sheets on 18 April 1836, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States in 1860 and New Columbus, Adams Township, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 February 1883, in Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Simmons Cemetery, Jackson Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sheets
Hannah Simmons
Marriage: 18 April 1836
Mary Sheets
Ann Elizabeth Sheets
Leanah Sheets
Frances E. "Fannie" Sheets
Hannah C. Sheets
Sarah V. Sheets

Sources (4)

  • Hannah Fesler in household of Jacob Fesler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hanna Feder in household of Jacob Feder, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hannah Sheets in household of John Sheets, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 April 1836Rockingham, Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 1

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 19

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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