It is believed by this researcher that Moses SIMMONS of Lee Co., Georgia is the father of Sarah D. SIMMONS, wife of John W. SHIVER. From the census below, he was born about 1812. His wife, Delilah, was born about 1811.
1850 Federal Census of Lee County, Georgia
M432, Roll #75, Page #304, Dwelling #573, Family #573
NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION R/E VALUE BIRTHPLACE Moses Simmons 48 M Farmer $2200 Delilah Simmons 49 F William Simmons 21 M Georgia Lewis Simmons 18 M Georgia Moses Simmons 17 M Georgia Sarah Simmons 15 F Georgia Mary Simmons 11 F Georgia Henry Simmons 8 M Georgia
There is a family story, told by a descendent of Moses Simmons, Jr. in this census, that says that Sarah's parents were killed in an influenza outbreak, and the children were sent to live with others. Given that Moses Sr. does not show up in the 1860 census, this outbreak apparently occurred between census years.
A Dooly County, Georgia 1860 census record, appears to be connected. It can be found below. A 24-year-old William SIMMONS is living on 3 houses away and is listed on the same page. He is listed as a Farmer, with the Jackson TOMBLIN family (wife Caroline, age 22 and son David, age 2) living with him (all 4 born in Georgia).
1860 Federal Census of Vienna P.O., Dooly County, Georgia
Enumeration Date: 4 Aug 1860
M653, Roll #, Page #73, Dwelling #493, Family #492
NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION R/E VALUE P/E VALUE BIRTHPLACE Lewis Simmons 50 M Farmer 2000 600 Ga Polly Simmons 47 F Ga Dolly Simmons 80 F Ga Polly Simmons 21 F Domestic Ga Stephen Simmons 19 M Farm Laborer Ga J L Simmons 14 M Ga Moses Simmons 12 M Ga Joseph Simmons 8 M Ga Warren Simmons 5 M Ga
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