Francis Marion Simmons

2 June 1835–10 April 1918 (Age 82)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Simmons was born on 2 June 1835, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Harrison Simmons, was 38 and his mother, Mary Sally Walker, was 32. He married Melissa Bryant Duncan about 1862, in Pike, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 2, San Augustine, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 10 April 1918, in San Augustine, San Augustine, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Denning, San Augustine, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion Simmons
Melissa Bryant Duncan
Marriage: about 1862
James P. Simmons
Patricia Hester Ann Simmons
Nancy A Simmons
Susan Melinda Simmons
Elizabeth Christine Simmons
Parmelia Alice Simmons
William Harrison Simmons
Needham Henry Simmons
Emma Louella Simmons
Mary Simmons
Fannie Malissa Simmons
Marion Bryant Simmons

Spouse and Children

about 1862
Pike, Mississippi, United States


    James P. Simmons


    Patricia Hester Ann Simmons


    Nancy A Simmons




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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.
1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 3

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Age 26

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

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)

  • Frances Simons, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frank Simons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Francis M Simmons, "United States Census, 1870"

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