Conwelsey Simmons

10 August 1824–1870 (Age 45)
Cabell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Conwelsey

Conwelsey Simmons was born on 10 August 1824, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States. He married Elizabeth A. Handley in 1847, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. He died in 1870, at the age of 46, and was buried in Barboursville, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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Conwelsey Simmons
1824–1870
Elizabeth A. Handley
1820–1878
Marriage: 1847

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1847
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

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.
1846

Age 22

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

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)

  • Cornwelsey Simmons, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Conwelsey Simmons, "Find A Grave Index"
  • * Conwelsey Simmons, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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