Jonathan Simmons

22 February 1843–4 May 1886 (Age 43)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Jonathan

When Jonathan Simmons was born on 22 February 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Leven Simmons, was 30 and his mother, Harriet Bradford, was 21. He married Elizabeth Waugh McCord on 18 December 1866, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 4 May 1886, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Simmons
1843–1886
Elizabeth Waugh McCord
1844–1884
Marriage: 18 December 1866
Jonathan Simmons Jr.
1867–1916
Leven Simmons
1869–1949
Jeanette Elizabeth Simmons
1871–1951
William Simmons
1874–1908
Harriet Melvina Simmons
1876–1938
Margaret Wallace Simmons
1880–1880
Mary Jane Simmons
1881–1967
Wallace Simmons
1883–1964

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 December 1866Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 2
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    1846
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 14
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): variant of Simon , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Simmonds
    Simones
    Simon
    Symonds
    Summons

    Story Highlight

    Wallace Simmons

    WALLACE SIMMONS His own story: I thought maybe you might be interested in the Simmons' line back a little bit. So I thought I’d tell you that my grandfather is Leven Simmons, and he was the fathe …

    Sources (18)

    • Jonathan Simmons in entry for Leven Simmons, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jonathan Simmins, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jonathan Simmons in entry for Jeanette Stewart, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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