Eliza Simmons

17 November 1817–1885 (Age 67)
Kingsteignton, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Simmons was born on 17 November 1817, in Kingsteignton, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Simmons, was 26 and her mother, Sarah, was 22. She married John Newhook Sims on 26 June 1838, in Coventry Township, Summit, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Richland Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died in 1885, in Jordan Cemetery, Fremont Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68.

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John Newhook Sims
Eliza Simmons
Marriage: 26 June 1838
William Sims
Charles Lewis Sims
Sarah N. Sims
Charles Sims
Mary J Sims
Mary Ella Sims

Spouse and Children

26 June 1838
Coventry Township, Summit, Ohio, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Simmons






World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 16

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Eliza Sims, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliza Sims in household of John N Sims, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza Symonds, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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