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Re: update for Jonathan S. Seamans/Simmons-Jackson/Noel
Posted by: Jo Ann Holcombe (ID *****5059) Date: June 07, 2003 at 08:25:28
In Reply to: Re: update for Jonathan S. Seamans/Simmons-Jackson/Noel by Berna Sprinkles of 503


No I cannot prove the connection. That was way I posted in the way that I did, Hoping someone will be able to help. I will tell you what is proven.
John Simmons with wife Elizabeth and son Granville in the 1850 census of Yalobusha Co. MS is my gggrandfather. He was b. 1827 in Alabama.(Red Bud)I can follow this family all the way to me, but after four years of searching I have not been able to connect him (prove) to a father.
In that same MS census, living one up from my John is J. Simmons with wife Sarah and a score of children. One of them is Lafayette. I know that he went to the same Louisiana Parish as my ggrandfather. His marriage is there as is my ggrandfathers. Land transactions etc. This J. was b. in N.C. about 1792. Speculation!!!! James and Stacia would have been married the right amount of time for this birth, They married in Caswell Co. N.C.. since Jonathan was their first born it is possible that they were still in NC. How Many Jonathan Simmons would have been born in 1792 in N.C.?
Following is proven--Jonathan Simmons married Sally Woodall in Jefferson Co. Alabama in 1825. In 1830 he is still in the Jefferson Co. Al census. About this time he signed a Chattel deed for 73.00. Personal property that he mortaged was two beds, a trunk, sm. table and a black smith book. There were a couple of other small things but without looking I don't remember all of them. This Jonathan (now) Seamans was still in Jefferson Co in 1838 and along with A Woodall family member signed as wittnesses to a land transaction. This Woodall was in the 1830 census in Jefferson Co and in MS in 1840 and 1841 and 1850, 1860 and I think 1870. His place of birth TN. These two families stayed together until about 1870 which is when my ggf went to West Carroll Parish and Abram Woodall went to Randolph Co.Arkansas. In 1840 Jonathan Simmons is in Yalobusha Co Ms. He has a child that would be the age John would be being b. in 1827 in Al. he is there in 1841 MS. census and
in 1845. as a matter of fact by now more than one is listed. Then in 1850 there is the J.Simmons and John Simmons. (By the way they are all still living next to the Woodalls).
I Wonder if The Tn Jonathan who married E Sparkman in 1815 would be the same. He was 23 and Elizabeth was 17. By 1825 he would have been 33, and by 1850 he would have been 57 which is the age of the J.Simmons in the MS census of 1850.
If all of this speculation is true Jonathan would be with his third wife by 1850.
I don't know if this makes any sense to you, but if it is true it would tie the Tn Jonathan to the present Seamans of Louisiana and be a huge step for me.
I have read you messages many times and have thought for a long time that it is possible.
Any help would be appreciated.
Jo Ann

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