William Carr Simmons

7 May 1816–16 September 1903 (Age 87)
Georgia, United States

The Life of William Carr

William Carr Simmons was born on 7 May 1816, in Georgia, United States as the son of William Simmons and Mrs. Simmons. He married Sarah Perry on 14 December 1837, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Lee, Texas, United States in 1900 and Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States in 1903. He died on 16 September 1903, in Lexington, Lee, Texas, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

William Carr Simmons
Sarah Perry
Marriage: 14 December 1837
Henry Sylvanus Simmons
William Thomas Simmons
Rhoda Candice Simmons
John Wesley Simmons
Delila Simmons
Hezekiah Simmons
James Wiley Simmons
Robert Pinkney Simmons
Hilliard A. Simmons
Mark Lowery Simmons

Spouse and Children

14 December 1837
Lauderdale, Alabama, United States


    Henry Sylvanus Simmons


    William Thomas Simmons


    Rhoda Candice Simmons


    John Wesley Simmons


    Delila Simmons


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Simmons


    Mrs. Simmons




    Robert E. Simmons


    Martha "Patsy" Simmons


    Rebecca Simmons



    Milley P. Simmons


World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 16

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 28

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Simnons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • W C Simmons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Simmons, "United States Census, 1900"

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