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GEORGE SIMMS
 
HENRY PRATTEN SIMMS
 
WILLIAM and ANN [ nee SEARS] SIMMS
 
WILLIAM SIMMS & MARY SIMMS
 
SUSANNAH [ nee SIMMS] HUMPHREY
 
ISABELLE [ nee SIMMS] OVERALL / HUMPHREY
 

WILLIAM SIMMS & MARY SIMMS
William SIMMS was born 24 Jan 1815 in Buckinghamshire, England,
and died Dec 1879 in Arrington Twp, Wayne Co., IL.

He was the son of John SIMMS and Elizabeth ???
He immigrated to Canada in 1833.
He belonged to the Union Trade Society and was a shoemaker.
He immigrated to Edwards County, IL, in 1836
and then to Wayne County, IL in 1840.
In Nov 1840 he married Mary SIMMS.
 
She was born 16 May 1819 in England,
and died 03 Jul 1893 in Wayne Co., IL.
She was the daughter of William SIMMS and Ann SEARS.
Mary SIMMS and her husband William SIMMS were first cousins.
Their fathers were brothers.
 
Mary's siblings were:
  • James SIMMS 1813-1888
  • William SIMMS 1815-1879
  • John SIMMS 1817-1818
  • Anne SIMMS 1821-1822
  • George SIMMS 1825-1880
  • Ben SIMMS; Joseph SIMMS
  • To this union were born the following children :
  • 1) Frances Mary "Fanny" SIMMS 1841-1902.
          She married Henry WALKER.
  • 2) Sarah Ann SIMMS 1843-1845
  • 3) John Francis SIMMS 1845-1911.
          He married Elizabeth WILLIAMS
  • 4) Henry Pratten SIMMS 1849-1918.
          He married Martha Jane SONS.
  • 5) Susannah SIMMS 1852-1892.
          She married Levi I. HUMPHREY.
  • 6) Edward Newton SIMMS 1853-1927.
          He married 1. Martha BUCHANNAN and 2. Levina HENTHORN
  • 7) Richard SIMMS 1855-1857.
          Died in Infancy.
  • 8) George SIMMS 1856-1911.
          He married Matilda Jane WALTON.
  • 9) Thomas SIMMS 1859-1876.
  • 10) Isabelle SIMMS 1861-1944.
          She married 1. Posey OVERALL and 2. Levi J. HUMPHREY.
  • William and Mary rest in Bovee Cemetery, W. of Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
    Mary Simms tombstone
    Tombstone has broken off
    and is leaning against a tree.
    MARY SIMMS
    Born
    May16, 1819
    Died
    July 3, 1893

    WILLIAM and ANN [ nee SEARS] SIMMS
    William SIMMS was born 25 Jun 1788 in England,
    and died 27 Feb 1861 in Wayne Co., IL.
    He immigrated in 1830 to Wayne Co., IL.
    He lived in Arrington Twp for a short time before moving across
    the county line to Edwards Co., IL.
    William's siblings were:
  • John SIMMS 1779-1818
  • Ann SIMMS 1780-?
  • George SIMMS 1782-?
  • Mary SIMMS 1784-?
  • Elizabeth SIMMS 1787-?
  • William SIMMS 1788-1861
  • James SIMMS 1792-1884
  • Sarah SIMMS 1794-?
  • Susannah SIMMS 1795-?
  • Isabel SIMMS 1797-?
  • Benjamin SIMMS 1798-?
  • Lea SIMMS1800-?
  • On 1 Mar 1813 he married Ann SEARS.
    She was the daughter of Richard SEARS and Ann ??.
    She was born 04 Jul 1783 in England,
    and died 12 Aug 1845 in Wayne Co., IL.
    To this union were born the following children :

  • 1) James SIMMS b. 25 Sep 1813, England; d. 28 Feb 1888, Edwards Co., IL.
          He married Mary Ann GILL.
  • 2) William SIMMS b. 11 Sep 1815, England; d. 07 Dec 1879.
  • 3) John SIMMS b. 14 May 1817, England; d. 06 Jan 1818.
  • 4) Mary SIMMS b. 16 May 1819, England; d. 03 Jul 1893, Wayne Co., IL.
          She married William SIMMS. [First Cousins]
  • 5) Annie SIMMS b. 05 Nov 1821, England; d. 09 Nov 1822.
  • 6) George SIMMS b. 03 Feb 1825, England; d. 13 Aug 1880, Wayne Co., IL.
          He married Hannah ADES.
  • 7) Ben SIMMS
  • 8) Joseph SIMMS
  • William and Ann are buried in Bovee Cemetery, W. of Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
    There is a broken stone next to Ann but it is unreadable.
    Possibly William's stone.
    Ann Simms tombstone   ANN
    Wife of
    Wm SIMMS, Sen.
    Died
    Aug. 12, 1843
    Aged 62 Yrs.

    SUSANNAH [ nee SIMMS] HUMPHREY
    Susannah SIMMS was born 10 Jul 1852 in Wayne Co., IL,
    and died 27 Apr 1892 in Wayne Co., IL.
    She was the daughter of William SIMMS and Mary SIMMS.
    Granddaughter of John & Elizabeth SIMMS; William SIMMS & Ann SEARS.
    Susannah's parents were first cousins.
    John and William SIMMS were brothers.
    Her siblings were :
  • Frances SIMMS [WALKER]1841-1902
  • Sarah SIMMS 1843-1845
  • John SIMMS 1845-1911
  • Henry SIMMS 1849-1918
  • Edward SIMMS, 1853-1927
  • Richard SIMMS 1855-1857
  • George SIMMS 1856-1911
  • Thomas SIMMS, 1859-1876
  • Isabelle SIMMS [OVERALL-HUMPHREY] 1861-1944.
  • In 1870 she married Levi HUMPHREY in Wayne Co., IL.
    He was born Nov 1845 in MI., and died 01 Feb 1920 in Wayne Co., IL.
    He was the son of Isaac HUMPHREY and Elizabeth SIMMS.
    After Susannah's death Levi married her sister Isabelle [SIMMS] OVERALL.
    To this union were born the following children :
  • 1) William Isaac HUMPHREY, b. 1871; d. 1946.
          He married Florence LAROE, 21 Oct 1896, Wayne Co., IL.
  • 2) Wesley HUMPHREY, b. 10 Jun 1876, Wayne Co., IL; d. 28 Oct 1878, Wayne Co., IL.
          He rests in Bovee Cemetery, W. of Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
  • 3) John HUMPHREY, b. Oct 1879, Wayne Co., IL; d. 1932, Wayne Co., IL.
          He married Dollie WELLS.
  • Susannah and Levi rest in Bovee Cemetery, W. of Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
    Susannah Humphrey tombstone   SUSANNAH
    Wife of
    Levi
    Humphrey
    Born
    July 10, 1851
    Died
    Apr. 27, 1892

    GEORGE SIMMS
    George SIMMS was born 03 Feb 1825 in Buckinghamshire, England,
    and died 13 Aug 1880 in Wayne Co., IL.
    He was the son of William SIMMS and Ann SEARS.
    George's siblings were :
  • James SIMMS 1813-1888
  • William SIMMS 1815-1879
  • John SIMMS 1817-1818
  • Mary SIMMS1819-1893
  • Anne SIMMS 1821-1822
  • Ben SIMMS; Joseph SIMMS
  • On 18 May 1847 he married Hannah ADES.
     
    She was the daughter of James ADES.
    She was born 18 Jul 1824 in Carroll Co., OH, and died 27 Dec 1900 in Wayne Co., IL.
    To this union were born the following children :

  • 1) Cornelius SIMMS, b. 12 Sep 1848, Wayne Co., IL; d. 05 May 1930.
          He married Mary Ann BRINER
  • 2) Daniel SIMMS, b. 18 Oct 1850, Wayne Co., IL; d. 28 Feb 1893.
          He married Pauline TRUSKETT
  • 3) Alford SIMMS, b. 28 Oct 1852, Wayne Co., IL; d. 31 Jan 1924.
  • 4) James Edwin SIMMS, b. 01 Jan 1860, Wayne Co., IL; d. 23 Dec 1930.
          He married 1. Olive GASTON; and 2. Consadie B. SONS.
  • George and Hannah rest in Bovee Cemetery, W. of Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
    Hannah Simms tombstone   HANNAH
    Wife of
    GEORGE
    SIMMS
    Died
    Dec. 27,
    1900
    Aged
    76 yrs
    5 Ms
    9 Ds.

    ISABELLE [ nee SIMMS] OVERALL / HUMPHREY
    Isabelle SIMMS was born 04 Mar 1861 near Covington, Wayne Co., IL
    and died 25 Feb 1944 of Breast Cancer in Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
    She is buried in Maple Hills Cemetery, Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
    She was the daughter of William SIMMS and Mary SIMMS.
    Granddaughter of John & Elizabeth SIMMS; William SIMMS & Ann SEARS.
    Isabelle's parents were first cousins.
    John and William SIMMS were brothers.
    Her siblings were :
  • Frances SIMMS [WALKER]1841-1902
  • Sarah SIMMS 1843-1845
  • John SIMMS 1845-1911
  • Henry SIMMS 1849-1918
  • Susannah SIMMS [HUMPHREY] 1852-1892
  • Edward SIMMS, 1853-1927
  • Richard SIMMS 1855-1857
  • George SIMMS 1856-1911
  • Thomas SIMMS, 1859-1876
  • In 1880 she married Posey OVERALL in Wayne Co., IL.
    He was born Aug 1859 in Spencer Co., IN.,
    and died Sep 1887 in Wayne Co., IL.
    He was the son of John and Sarah OVERALL and
    Grandson of Posey OVERALL and Elizabeth HOUSE.
    To this union was born the following children :
  • 1) Lillian OVERALL, b. 02 Oct 1881, Wayne Co., IL; d. Nov 1974, Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
          She married Thomas WOOD and Francis FLANDERS.
  • 2) Bessie Rosalie OVERALL, b. 17 Aug 1883, IL; d. 09 Nov 1959, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL.
          She married Charles SAMPSON.
  • 3) Ada OVERALL, b. Oct 1885.
          She married Charles HEFLIN.
  • 4) Pearl OVERALL, b. Dec 1887, IL.
          She married Roy BARINGER.
  • On 29 Nov 1896 she married Levi HUMPHREY in Wayne Co., IL.
    He was born Nov 1845 in MI, and died 01 Feb 1920 in Wayne Co., IL.
    He is buried in Bovee Cemetery, south of Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
    He was the son of Isaac HUMPHREY and Elizabeth SIMMS.
    Levi was the widow of Susannah SIMMS, who was Isabelle's sister.
    To this union was born the following son :
  • 1) Leo Franklin HUMPHREY, b. 27 Aug 1897, Wayne Co., IL; d. Infancy
  • Maple Hills Cemetery, Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.
    Isabelle Humphrey tombstone
    ISABELLE
    HUMPHREY
    1861   -   1944

    HENRY PRATTEN SIMMS
    Henry SIMMS was born 05 Mar 1849 in Wayne Co., IL, and died 05 Feb 1918 in Wayne Co., IL.
    He was the son of William SIMMS and Mary SIMMS.
    Grandson of John & Elizabeth SIMMS; William SIMMS & Ann SEARS.
    Henry's parents were first cousins.
    John SIMMS and William SIMMS were brothers.
    His siblings were :
  • Frances SIMMS [WALKER]1841-1902
  • Sarah SIMMS 1843-1845
  • John SIMMS 1845-1911
  • Susannah SIMS [HUMPHREY] 1852-1892
  • Edward SIMMS, 1853-1927
  • Richard SIMMS 1855-1857
  • George SIMMS 1856-1911
  • Thomas SIMMS, 1859-1876
  • Isabelle SIMMS [OVERALL-HUMPHREY] 1861-1944.
  • On 23 Oct 1870 he married Martha Jane SONS.
    She was born 25 Jun 1852 in IL and died 2 Aug 1936.
    She was the daughter of James SONS and Ellen LAIRD.
    To this union were born the following children :
  • 1) Mary Ellen SIMMS, b. Abt. 1870, Wayne Co., IL; d. 11 Jan 1872.
  • 2) William Wesley SIMMS, b. Jan 1873, Wayne Co., IL; d. 09 Jun 1947, St. Louis, MO.
          He married 1. Minnie B. LECROY; and 2. Mary Ethel REED.
  • 3) Etta Eveline SIMMS, b. 27 Apr 1875, Wayne Co., IL; d. 08 Jun 1875.
  • 4) Clara Florence SIMMS, b. 07 Aug 1876, IL; d. 17 Mar 1965.
          She married Charley FINLEY.
  • 5) Melissa Bell SIMMS, b. 18 Sep 1878, Wayne Co., IL; d. 27 Jul 1936.
          She married Charles F. ZIEGLER.
  • 6) Rose Velma SIMMS, b. 24 May 1881,Wayne Co., IL; d. 20 Jul 1967.
          She married Thomas Montgomery SCOTT
  • 7) Della Rodina SIMMS, b. 22 Jan 1884, Wayne Co., IL; d. 23 Oct 1963.
          She married Bert Weaver SWAN.
  • 8) Helen Ethel SIMMS, b. 10 Feb 1887, Wayne Co., IL; d. 13 Dec 1958.
          She married Reginald ELLIOTT.
  • 9) Fannie Viola SIMMS, b. 27 Feb 1889, Wayne Co., IL; d. 15 Jul 1963.
          She married Ernest Gilmore BONEBRAKE.
  • 10) Laura Mabel Grace SIMMS, b. 25 Mar 1891, Wayne Co., IL; d. 23 Sep 1937.
          She married Frank G. RAWLINGS.
  • 11) Jessie Leota SIMMS, b. 20 Jun 1898, Wayne Co., IL.
          She married John William BETTS.
  • Henry and Martha rest in Maple Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL
    Henry & Martha Simms tombstone HENRY P. SIMMS
    Mar. 5, 1948 - Feb. 5, 1918

    MARTHA J.   HIS WIFE
    June 25, 1852 - Aug. 2, 1936
     
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