Squire Simmons

about 1791–October 1863 (Age 72)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Squire

When Squire Simmons was born about 1791, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Simmons, was 31 and his mother, Phebe Ledford, was 33. He married Levicy Hunt about 1816. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Gilmer, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died in October 1863, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Squire Simmons
Levicy Hunt
Marriage: about 1816
John Simmons
Martha J. Simmons
Phillis Simmons
Elijah Simmons
Rachel Simmons
William B. Simmons
Absolem Simmons
Adolphus D. Simmons
Joseph C. S. A. Simmons
Sarah Simmons

Spouse and Children

about 1816


    John Simmons


    William B. Simmons


    Absolem Simmons


    Adolphus D. Simmons


    Joseph C. S. A. Simmons


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth L Simmons


    John Simmons


    Ann Simmons



    Rebecca Simmons


World Events (8)


Age 0

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 1

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 20

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

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)

  • Squire Simmons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YFN-TBH?cc=1911121&wc=Q6W5-WLJ%3A183206501%2C183209202%2C183867101
  • North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YFN-T1G?cc=1911121&wc=Q6W5-WLJ%3A183206501%2C183209202%2C183867101

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