Robert Reuben Simmons and Frances Smith

Robert “Reuben” SIMMONS was born about 1820 to William Seldon SIMMONS. He is believed to have been born in NC, but he is also given as born in AL in the census, and Delores Tousineau reports that his son Middleton’s death certificate gives both Robert Reuben SIMMONS and Frances SMITH being born in West Virginia. James Madison’s death certificate states that his father was born in NC. (Source for James Madison info, posting by Betty at Rootsweb MSPIKE-L. 17 Feb 2001)

Delores Tousineau writes that her aunts say Robert married Frances SMITH in 1844 in Lowndes Co. AL. Frances SMITH was the daughter of Ward SMITH and Easter EVERIDGE. Ward SMITH’s mother was Cherokee.

Bob Ann Breland notes, “His birthdate on his tomb is 1819, which is incorrect. His name is also incorrect. There has never been any reference to him as Robert Simmons, but always as Reuben Simmons. We shall refer to him as both, however, since that is what is indicated on his tomb. (The tombstone was placed there many years after his death by his grandson, I.O. Lang, the son of Albert W. Lang and Reuben’s youngest daughter, Narcis Simmons Lang.)”

Bob Ann Breland further notes, “Descendants claim his father was William Seldon Simmons. The 1880 census gives Reuben’s father as having been born in North Carolina. Descendants claim he went to Georgia from North Carolina, then to Coffee County, Alabama. His parents have really been hard to track down, since Reuben was apparently the youngest child of an older couple, and courthouses in Alabama have been flooded and records destroyed…Frances Smith was the daughter of Ward Smith and Easter Everidge Smith, who came to Pike County along with her parents and the Murdock Wilson family. Murdock married Martha Smith, sister of Frances Smith Simmons, wife of Reuben. The Murdock Wilson and the Reuben Simmons’ families settled close to the Mississippi line in Pike County. Easter Everidge Smith was known as ‘Granny Ward’. Granny Ward had been crippled by a broken leg when she was thrown from a horse, and had to crawl to get around.”

Frances and Reuben had seven children:

  • James Madison “Red Jim” SIMMONS was b. 20 July 1845 in AL and died 18 Feb 1913 in Pike Co. MS. He married, 22 Dec. 1864, Mary E. PHELPS b. 9 Nov 1841 in Coffee Co. AL and died 8 Dec 1925 in MS. She was a daughter of Marshall and Caroline (Parker) PHELPS. Her sister, Sarah, married William Perry LANG when she was 14 years of age. Sarah and William were parents of Albert Winston who married Narcissus SIMMONS, a sister of James Madison.

    James is buried in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Mary’s burial site is not known. James served in the Civil War in Forrest Cavalry, 4th Mississippi Regiment. Mary applied for a pension in 1923, at the age of 81. The following data is had on the pension application at Jackson, MS:

    Mary E. Simmons, Pike County, Miss., wife of J. M. Simmons made application for pension on her husband’s Civil War record. She and J. M. Simmons were married in Pike County on Dec. 22, 1864. Her husband enlisted in Pike County in Forrest’s Cavalry, Miss. Regiment.

    An earlier application was filed in 1916 when Mary was 64, in which she reported herself as born in MS and was living in Pike Co., a widow of J. M. Simmons whom she married Dec. 22 1864. He resided in Newton County, MS when he enlisted in Forrest’s 4th Mississippi Regiment. He died in Magnolia, Pike Co., MS on 18 Feb 1913. He was living with his youngest son when he died.

    James and Mary SIMMONS joined the Bala Chitto Baptist Church in 1873.

    James and Mary had 9 children: William F., Austin, Robert T. “Babe”, James Marshall, David, Dudley, Samuel, Emma and Mary Elizabeth.

  • William S. SIMMONS
  • Mary Ann “Daught” SIMMONS, b. 5 Sept 1848, d. 10 Feb 1910. Married James J. LANG b. 1854, d. 1936.

    James J. LANG was a son of James Jefferson LANG and thus a brother to William Perry LANG, a daughter of whose married James Madison SIMMMONS above.

    Mary Ann is buried in the Lang-Simmons Cemetery at Sheridan LA. James J. LANG is buried in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery at Magnolia. They had 6 children: Fannie, Monroe, Esco, Della, Mattie and Marjorie.

  • Charles Monroe SIMMONS b. 12 July 1857, d. 24 March 1925. Married Abi Jane SANDIFER b. 15 Feb. 1861, d. 7 Dec. 1939, daughter of John W. Sandifer and Jane G. STRICKLAND. Abi was also reportedly of Cherokee descent through the STRICKLANDS (of NC and GA) and her ggrandmother Elizabeth HUNT b. abt. 1736 Barnwell Co., SC September 08, 1815 Wayne Co., GA. Abi and Charles are buried in the Ponemah Cemetery at Bogalusa, LA. Their six children were: Willie Arnold, Mary Ida, Beulah Jane, Illey Arthur, Charlie Ada and Sidney Albert.
  • John B. SIMMONS b. 16 June 1862, d. 25 Feb 1946, married Lula “Lou” BROWN b. 2 July 1873, d. 5 Dec. 1940. Lou was a sister to Julia Brown Simmons, the wife of John B.’s nephew, William F. “Blow Gun” Simmons.) John B. and Lou ran a store in the Union community in Pike County, Miss. and “Uncle John” was one of the more prosperous members of the family. (Their large home across the road from the store was remembered by my father, Seldon Lang, as quite handsome for the time. The house burned several years after the death of John B. and Lou, but the old store building still stands on the corner, overgrown with weeds and trees in 1991.) The children of John B. and Lou Simmons were: Helmer, Alice, Jewell and Prentis.
  • Murdock Middleton “Steve” SIMMONS b. 1863 married Louisa Clarinda THIGPEN.<.li>

  • Narcissus “Narcis” “Dink” SIMMONS b. 5 Jan 1870 d. Sept 1944, married Albert Winston LANG, b. 20 Oct 1869, d. Feb. 1959. They are buried in the Lang-Simmons Cemetery at Sheridan. Their 9 children were: Iva O., Evie, Lillian and Leslie (twins), Norman and Narvel (twins), Fannie Frances, Clyde, Seldon.

Robert is said to have had land in Alabama that he lost. Jean Kearns had heard a story that he was gotten drunk and signed away the land that Birmingham, AL is on. Delores Tousineau writes that her aunts had heard a story he once had land around Birmingham.

The family has thus far been located on the following censuses:

1850 ALABAMA COFFEE COUNTY CENSUS
NOTE: There are numerous SIMMONS and SMITHS and WILSONS in this Coffee County census. I will give a number of them.

3. George WILLSON 50 NC
Harriet 30
Nancy Ann 13 GA
Giles P. 10 AL
Joseph T 5
Michael M 3
John D 1

14. William PETTIT 61 NC
Eliabeth 64
Samuel 29
Mary HUDLIN 28 GA
NOTES: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=spizzy&id=I1381
15. John I. WILSON 40 NC
Nancy A. 34 GA
Frances A. 13
Mary J. 11
John S. 9
Georgia Ann 7 AL
Caroline 6
Elizabeth A. 4
Josephine 3
Alabama 6 mo.

20. Alfred SIMMONS 29 NC
Elizabeth 26 AL
James J. 4
Elizabeth 2
Martha C. 2
Isaiah JORDEN 24 GA
NOTE: Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland notes this Alfred married an Elizabeth BYRD in Pike Co. 19 Sept. 1844.

119/119 Bartholomew GIDEON 34 NC
Milly 23 GA
Frances A. 9 AL
Thomas SIMMONS 13 AL
Darcas SIMMONS 18 AL
George W. 2 AL
NOTE: Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland notes that Milly is Amelia MALONE and that a Darcas ELLIS was living as a domestic servant in the home of a Thomas W. SIMMONS in 1880. She notes Thomas SIMMONS as being a son of John SIMMONS at household 121.

121/121 John SIMMONS 40 NC
Keran 30 GA
William 12 AL
Jason 6
Mason 11 mo.
NOTE: Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland noted that Thomas SIMMONS in household 119 was a son of this John SIMMONS. She reported she didn’t know his parents, siblings or wife’s maiden name.
122. Andrew J. SIMMONS 29 NC
Mahala 21 AL
Elizabeth 3
William LZT 1
NOTE: Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland noted Mahala was Mahala HUTCHINSON, daughter of William Jason HUTCHINSON. He is given as probably a son of Levi SIMMONS at household 124. “In 1840 he had 2 sons in this age category.”
… 124. Levi SIMMONS 53 NC
Mary 40
Martha 16 AL
Alzeda 14
Levi 12
Emeline 8
NOTE: Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland noted that Andrew J. SIMMONS (household 122) who married Mahala HUTCHINSON is likely a son of Levi. Thomas W. in household 126 is also given as a son. Levi is given as likely being the Levi in Dale Co. in 1840 and Pike Co. in 1830.
125. Isaac HURST 41 SC
Jane 45
Lewis 14 AL
Pherobie 13
Thomas 11
King J. 9
Isaac C. 6
John T. 4
Quintillian 2 m.
Elizabeth McMATHAN 16
126. Thomas W. SIMMONS 21
Emeline 20
Ann SIMMONS 25 SC
NOTE: Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland noted Thomas is a son of Levi in household 124. Ann is given as probably being a sister.
162. William H. SMITH 37 GA
Tabitha A. 27 SC
John T. 9 AL
James J. 6
Susan E. 4
William I. 2
Frances C. 9 mo. f
Stephen WILLIAMS 57 NC
Susan B. 52 NC
Stephen J. 15 GA
… 202. Stephen CARLTON 45 NC
Sarah 36
Mallisee 17 GA
Mary E. 15
Martha J. 10
Nancy 8
Susan 6
Thomas 5
John 3
Rebecca 1
Moses SIMMONS 17

204. Robert P. BROOKS 31 GA etc.
205. Elizabeth BROOKS 50 GA etc.
206. James M. SMITH 38 SC
Mary 28 AL
Richard 6
Elizabeth 4
Washington 1

213. John A. SMITH 26 NC
Catharine 20 AL
Elizabeth 3 GA
214. Blake CARLTON 22
Mary 22
Shadrack CARLTON 70 NC
Catharine 65
John S. 24
S? 20 m GA
Catharine 16

218. James BAKER 60 NC
Fanny 45
Calvin SMITH 17 GA
Council BAKER 13
Mahala 8 AL
219. James AKRIDGE 39 GA
Sarah 26
Elbert 5 AL
James 4
Mary A. 1

231. David WILLSON 45 NC
?? 35 f
Johnathon 7 AL
William 5
Elizabeth 4
Caroline 1

233. Amelia BAKER 44 NC etc.

300. Stephen SMITH 44 SC
Margaret 34
David 15 GA
William 11 AL
Eliza 7 FL
Mary 5
Josephine 4 AL
William BROOKS 34 GA
301. Henry SMITH 55 SC
Sebella 62
John A. 34
302. William FREEMAN 43. GA
Sylvesta 38 etc.
303. Calvin H. YORK 43 SC
Elizabeth E. 27
Patrick H. 11 GA
Francis B. 8 AL
Matilda J. 4 FL
Richard J. 3 AL
Mary E. 1
Mary Ann SMITH 64 NC
Mary BROOKS 22 SC
304. Benjamin FREEMAN 39 TN etc.

316. Nicholas WILSON 25 GA
Teresa 27
William A. 3 FL
Rebecca 56 GA

420. G. T. SYLVESTER 33 SC
Martha G. 27 GA
William G. 9 AL
Frances V. 7
Narcissa E. 2
John B. SIMMONS 23 GA

472. John SIMMONS 57 NC
Lydia 43
Sarah A. 16 AL
Mary J. 14
Thomas J. 10
Francis A. 7 f
Amanda R. 4
William I. 2
NOTE: Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland noted this SIMMONS is probably observed in the Elba District of Dallas Co. in 1840, the children’s ages matching. …
511. Harvy B. MILLER 52 SC etc.
512. John SMITH 30 GA
Dorca A. 22 AL
Delissa 14 GA
Melvanna 12
William 3 mo. AL
513. Lemuel FLANINGHAM 46 SC
Elmer 52
Winney 15 AL
Celia 13
William 11
Iven BROOKS 14
515. David DONALSON 54 SC etc.
John MILLER 21 GA
516. Mary E. SMITH 37 SC
Synthia A. 18 AL
John 16
Jackson A. 9
Minor J. m
Stephen A. 4

588. Charles WARD 55 NC
Mary 45
Roselle 16
Benjamin C. 14
Ann 9 AL
William H. 7
NOTE: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gplatt&id=I311
588. Wiley WILKERSON 30 GA
Emily J. 25 AL
William 4
Adam 2
Francis M. SMITH 21

594. Mary WARD 40 GA
James M. 19 AL
Michael W. 14
Millberry J. 11
595. James WARD 38 NC
Eliza 25 AL
John J. 10
Mary J. 8
William E. 7
Hezekiah 3

628. Samuel W. SIMMONS 29 AL
Susannah 30 GA
Samuel M. 4 AL
James J. 3
NOTE: Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland noted that he is a son of Isaac SIMMONS in household 643. He married Susannah STEWART 13 August 1844 in Pike Co. In 1860 they were in Holmes Co. FL.
629. C. H. KYSER 31 SC
Nancy 21 AL
Sarah E. 1
James BELL 15 GA
Jackson RICE 22 SC
630. Bazel BUZZBEE 29 SC
Elizabeth 27
Emmanuel 5 AL
Joshua 4
Newton 2

638. John KYSER 83 SC
Barbery 65
Jacob 22 AL
Mary 17
Daniel 15
Elizabeth RICE 20
(GENFORUM KYSER posting by Amy Bryant gives as a daughter of John and Barbery, Clarissa Harlow KYSER who married Green Berry Wilbur BAILEY. Had a son Green Berry BAILEY. John and Barbery also had Philip KYSER who is shown at household 650 in the census. She gives her great grandmother as Carrie Bell KYSER-DRIGGERS whose father was Wylie DRIGGERS, a horse trader. Mother was Itella.)
NOTES: Ann Hood wrote in a 4 Jan 2001 posting that the KYSERS in the census at that time are one of her family lines; that she wasn’t exactly sure how the RICE family fit in but she suspected “John KYSER (KISER)’S daughter oldest (sic) daughter may have married a RICE.” An Alfred BOYD was close to the family and she notes that the idea that “Alf was a Boyd leads me to believe that Reuben may have been part of William B. Simmons family, another group of Simmons, possibly related, who were in Dale County 1850 census, but moved to the other end of Coffee County, around Elba, by 1860. Someone in their family married a Boyd. They were a more ‘educated’ ground of Simmons and had a lot to do with the development of the town of Elba.”
639. W. B. BOYETTE 35 SC
Julia 22
Benjamin ENGLISH 3 AL
NOTE: A Bennett BOYETTE lives a couple house away from Ward SMITH and Frances SIMMONS (daughter of Reuben in the next household) in the 1850 Covington County Census. He was married to a Fatama UNDERWOOD.
http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1779868&id=I82894660 has “Bennett J. Boyett born 1818 in Georgia. Died June 29, 1862 in Winn Parish, LA. Killed by a man named Mad Dog Smith.
640. Reuben SIMMONS 28 NC
Frances 26 AL
James M. 5
William S. 2
NOTE: Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland noted that Reuben had 60 acres of land listed in Coffee County.
641. John SMITH 46 SC
Nancy 30
William 15 AL
John 12
Amanda 10
Eliza 6
Duncan 4
Neal 2
642. Thomas DAVIS 25 SC
Martha 34
William RICE 26
James WALKER 22 GA
643. Isaac SIMMONS 57 NC
Lydia 60
NOTE: Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland noted that Isaac SIMMONS was in Dallas Co. AL in 1830 and then in Pike Col AL in 1846. He had a wife and 2 son in both censuses. Gardner B. (household 644) and Samuel W. SIMMONS are his sons.
644. Gardner B. SIMMONS 25 AL
Margaret 23 SC
Malissa 7 AL
Rebecca 4
Lydia 2
(NOTE: Parents of Gardner were Lydia NEELY b. 1803 Elba Coffee Co. AL m. Isaac SIMMONS in 1824, Elba, Coffee Co. AL.) Ann Hood 1993 communication to Bob Ann Breland noted that Gardner was a son of Isaac in household 643, and that in 1860 he was in Holmes Co. FL.
645. George BODIFORD 40 NC
Elizabeth 18 GA
646. Loveless SMITH 44 m SC
Sarah Ann 25 GA
Joanna 9 AL
James H. 6
John S. 5
(NOTE: Sarah Ann was Sarah Ann EDWARDS b. 1822-23, daughter of James Harvey EDWARDS and Sinai MCMICHAEL. Sarah and Loveless were married Sept.27,1839 according to Rena (email message 23 Nov 2002). Parents of John Harvey EDWARDS were David EDWARDS Dinwiddle Co. VA m. Elizabeth SPEARS. Rena writes that Loveless SMITH was born in SC to a John and an Elizabeth(?) and that John and Elizabeth had about 13 children. John is 80 and living with Loveless in the 1850 census. Loveless was later married to a Martha, possibly Johnson.)
647. Eliz. H. SMITH 80 SC
Caroline RICE 18 AL
Adaline 16
Irvin 16
648. Ashfield JOHNSON 52 GA etc.
NOTES: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=klloyd77&id=I562 b. Greene Co. GA. married Elizabeth ASHFIELD.
649 Thomas SESSIONS 35 SC
Frances 30 NC
Mary 12 GA
Milly 6 AL
650. Philip KYSER 24 AL
Vastia 24 GA.
Narcissa 1 AL.
(NOTE: Genforum KYSER posting by Amy Bryant gives Philip as a son of John and Barbary KYSER, who live on the other side of Reuben SIMMONS. Philip married Vastia DAVIS. Gives Philip as b. abt. 1826 KY.)
651 Samuel SMITH 51 SC
Martha 39 GA
Asia 20 m. AL
Catharine 15
Martha 15
Alfred 10
Edmond 8
Zylphia 5
652. Frederick BUZBEE 58 SC
Sarah 48
Elizabeth 23 GA.
Hulda 22
Lucinda 20
Frederick 17
Thomas J. 15
Elizabeth 78 NC
Louisa 4 GA
(NOTE: Genforum postings by Jackie Buzbee Davis gives Frederick as born possibly in Edgefield Co. A brother was William b. 1795 Lexington Co. Parents were Elisha BUZBEE b. abt. 1765 in Johnston Co. NC and Elizabeth. Amy Bryant gives her great grandfather’s sister, Eula KYSER, marrying a Franklin Walker BUZBEE. August 14 1999 GENFORUM posting.)

811. Nicholas SMITH 41 GA
Jane 40
Alfred 17 AL
John 13
Jane 10
Sampson 7
Nicholas 3
Alvinia 1 mo.

1860 MISSISSIPPI NESHOBA COUNTY CENSUS
Pg. 656 “High Hill”
821/844 R. SIMMONS 37 farmer no real estate personal estate was $260 NC
Francis 35 AL
James M. 14
Mary A. 8
Charles M. 4 MS
Murdock M. 6/12
822/849 Robert GREEN 31 farmer b. NC $400 $120 NC
Winne 23 b. GA
William C. 10
Enoch T. 8
Sarah J. 6
Mary C. 4 b. MS
John S. 8/12
D. A. HENDERSON 24 farmer b. MS
NOTE: On the next page is a Joseph Morrow 58 b. SC with family born in AL. from the age of a 22 year old child. And an A. J. SMITH 28 b. SC with wife Elizabeth 24 and Margaret 2 and Marth A. 6/12 b. MS.
823/850 W. A. WATKINS 34 farmer personal value $416 b. NC
Sarah 40 b. AL James 14 b. MS Mary A 12 Malcolm 9 Roxanna 4 Andrew J 1
824/851 G. (or J.) M. WILSON 38 farmer real estate $800 personal $1174 b. AL
Hannah C. 39 SC
John M. 10 b. MS
Andrew J. 6
Mary A. J. 4
Anderson WATKINS 16 farmer
NOTES: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gelem&id=I1893. John Mills WILSON married Hannah CARTER. John MILLS WILSON’s mother is Jennet NELSON WILSON. John’s sister, Sarah Ann married a WATKINS (see household 823). 825/852 Jennet WILSON 69 housekeeper $200 $5210 SC
A. J. WILSON 33 farmer $460 or $260 and $1660 AL
Jane NELSON 22 MS
826/853 W. P. SANDERS 52 $4800 $7332 GA
Margaret and family

1870 MISSISSIPPI PIKE COUNTY, HOLMESVILLE
pg. 125
27/27 LEGGET John 39 farmer $4000 $1670 b. MS and Mary and family
SIMMONS Robert F. 22 student b. MS
28/28 LEA Mingo 55 (b) farmhand b. GA
Catherine 25 (b)
Delilah 17 (b) domestic servant wife b. MS
29/29 LEA Alexander 27 (b) farmhand b. MS
Gormelia 22 (b)
Jefferson 2 (b)
infant 3/12 (b)
30/30 JAMES Philip 34 (b) farmhand
Louisa 40 (b)
and family
31/31 JAMES Letty 28 (b) laborer and family
31/32 SIBLY Joseph 24 (b) farmhand
32/33 SIMMON Reuben 49 farmhand $100 personal prop. b. AL
Frances 45
Mary 16 b. MS
Charles 13 b. MS
Stephen 11 b. MS
John 7 b. MS
infant 7/12 b. MS
33/34 SIMMONS James 26 farmhand $300 personal prop. b. AL
Mary 22 b. AL
James 5 b. MS
John 2 b. MS
34/35 WARD Mary 37 b. MS
? 15 (female)
Joseph 9
35/36 FRIED David W. 59 and Matilda and family farmer b. TN
36/37 MCCLENDON Charles 55 (b) (and Mourning (b) and family) farmhand $15- b. VA
37/38 ? John (b) (and Charlotte and family) farmhand $150 b. MS
38/39 SIMMONS Miriam 34 farming $300 $200 b. MS
Nancy 9
Mary 7
John 4
Martha 3
Benjamin 15
39/40 SIMMONS William 40 farmer $2500 $1220 b. MS
Martha J. 33
William 17
Wright 15
James 9
Fanny 8
Alexander 7
Angeline 5
Thomas 4
Elizabeth 3
Willis 7/12
REEVES ? Nancy 14
George 17
40/41 BRUMFIELD Richard 27 (b) farmhand
41/42 SIMMONS Thomas 33 farmer personal value $350 b. MS
Sarah 21 b. LA
John T. 3 b. MS
Richard 2
Mary 10/12
SANF? Dicy 23 laborer
42/43 SIMMONS John R. 55 farmer $775 ? b. MS
Margaret 49
Richard J. 17
Jesse 15
Margaret 12
Haman 10
43/44 CHENY Philip 37 (b) farmhand (and family)
44/45 SIMMONS John D. 29 farmer RE value $100 personal $700 b. MS
Margaret B. 29
Sarah 8
Benjamin F. 6
Margaret 4
Julia J. 2
WOOD Mary E. 15
etc.
pg. 127 B 58/61 WILSON Robert farmhand 25 $100 b. AL
Sarah 23 b. MS
Laura 2
? 2
Murdock 7/12
(Note to self: I only went through a portion of the census, pages 170-188 of 298)

1880 MISSISSIPPI PIKE COUNTY, DISTRICT 37
pg. 339 (page 15 at ancestry.com)
125/126 SMITH William 37 farmer b. AL father b. SC mother b. GA
Josephine 30 can’t read or write b. MS. father b. GA mother b. MS
Adaline 10 can’t read or write, been in school b. MS
Henry 8 been in school
Minnie 6
Lethaann 5
Francis (male) 3
Willie or Wallie b. Jan.
126/127 SIMMONS Reuben 60 Farmer can’t read or write b. NC parents b. NC
Frances 59 can’t write b. AL father b. SC mother b. GA
John 16 Farm hand can’t read or write b. MS father b. NC mother b. AL
Narcissus 10 maimed or crippled, can’t read or write b. MS
127/128 SMITH Ward 81 Farming b. SC parents b. SC
Easter 77 can’t read or write, b. GA, parents b. GA
128/129 SIMMONS Steve 22 farmer b. MS father b. NC mother b. AL
Clarinda 22 b. MS parents b. MS
Esco 7/12 b. NOV

Robert and Frances are buried at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Pike Co., MS. Frances was the first person buried there and has the oldest date of birth of anyone buried there. (Source: Delores Tousineau) The Union Baptist Church Cemetery is 5 miles 3ast of Magnolia. The tombstone data reads: Robert SIMMONS, 1819-1903; Frances SIMMONS, 1820-1898.

Bob Ann Breland relates:

Incidently, I don’t know where the name Robert (for Reuben) came from, but my father’s oldest brother, Iva Lang, had the tombstones made. He was the oldest child in my Daddy’s family, so he might have known something Daddy didn’t know about Reuben’s name. I’m sure he knew his grandfather, even though he would have probably been a child when Reuben died. I’m also pretty sure he didn’t just draw that name out of a hat. He was a pretty concise fellow. But everything I have ever found names him as Reuben.

I don’t know if it is included in any of the material that you have but there is a pretty funny story about my grandmother and her daddy.

Reuben traveled about a good deal visiting with his children. At the time, my grandmother and grandfather (Narcis and Albert) were living in Pike County. Reuben came to Sheridan to visit with his son Murdock “Steve” and while he was here, Reuben died. Murdock and others of the family who lived here buried him up at the Nobles Cemetery at Pine. It was freezing cold, and soon after the burial, the ground froze.

Meanwhile my grandmother, up in Mississippi, who was definitely a daddy’s girl and the baby of her family, was grieving herself to death. She was pregnant with a set of twins (I don’t know if it was the first set or the second set, but dates will tell us) and she couldn’t come. She cried day and night until my grandfather came to Louisiana with a wagon to bring him back to Pike County.

They had to build a fire on top of the frozen grave to thaw the ground so they could dig him up. They then transported him back to Pike County where he was buried in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

This was probably as illegal then as it is now, but it apparently made my grandmother happy to bring him back home.

Frances SIMMONS
1820 – 1898

Photo contributed by Delores Bateman Tousinau

Frances SIMMONS
1819 – 1903

Photo contributed by Delores Bateman Tousinau

East Union Baptist location of graves of Frances and Robert SIMMONS

SOURCES:
Census data
Bob Ann Breland
Delores Tousineau

Murdock Middleton “Steve” Simmons and Louisa Clarinda Thigpen

Murdock Middleton SIMMONS
and
Louisa Clarinda THIGPEN

Murdock Middleton “Steve” SIMMONS was born 4 Oct 1863 in Mississippi, 5th son and 6th of 7 children of Robert “Reuben” SIMMONS and Frances (Smith) SIMMONS.

Robert married Louisa Clarinda THIGPEN. Louisa was born 7 Sept 1857 to James THIGPEN and Mary ELizabeth (Kennedy) THIGPEN.

Granddaughter Ethel Lorena only gave as M. M. “Steve” on a genealogy sheet. She gave him as born in 1868 and that he came from “near Magnolia, Mississippi?” which would be Pike County.

M. M.’s tombstone in the Lang-Simmons’ Cemetery gives him as born 4 Oct 1863 but he is observed in the 1860 census already aged 6 months. He was the 5th son and 6th of 7 children of Robert “Reuben” SIMMONS and Frances (Smith) SIMMONS.

Ethel Simmons Hennesy further stated on her grandfather that he “farmed all his life. Settled in Sheridan, LA and buried on Home Place.” She gave him as dying 21 April 1936.

Bob Ann Breland states, “Murdock Middleton Simmons, called Stephen in the census and “Steve” by his family, was born Oct. 4, 1863, died Apr. 21, 1936. (Census gives birthdate as 1859.) He was named for Murdock Middleton Wilson, his uncle. Murdock Wilson was married to Martha Smith, a sister to Frances Smith. The Wilsons came to Mississippi with with Reuben and Frances Simmons. “Steve”
married Clarinda Thigpen, born Sept. 7, 1859, died Aug. 29, 1907.”

Middleton and Louisa had 9 children:

  • Euna Emily SIMMONS b. 13 1882, died 25 May 1949 at about 67 in Bogalusa LA. She married John H. RESTER b. 8 Feb 1880, died 12 April 1949. They are buried at the Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa LA. Their 12 children were: Julia, Elma D., Charles Otis, Robert Reid, Lona Marie, Margie May, James and Jewel (twins), Clara Florie and Hiram. (Source: Bob Ann Breland)
  • Lucius (Lucious) Theodore SIMMONS b. 29 Dec. 1883 in Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA, married Annie KNIGHT.
  • Dewitt SIMMONS b. 14 Dec 1886, died 17 Nov 1978, married Cornelia Jane ARD born 1 Nov. 1893, died 25 April 1963. Both are buried at the Rester Cemetery in Varnado LA. Their 5 children were: Mary Aline, Doyle Davidson, James Merles, William Howell, Nellie Ruth. (Source: Bob Ann Breland)
  • Ella Murdis (Myrtis) SIMMONS b. 31 Oct. 1888 died 3 March 1971. Married Thomas Luther CORKERN b. 9 May 1882, died 28 March 1966. They are buried at the Corkern Cemetery near Sheridan LA. Their 9 children were: Ruby May, Thomas Locy, Clarence Oneal, Horace Elton, Willis Denman, Carl Willard, Doris Louella, Wilfred Melvin, James Coleman. (Source: Bob Ann Breland)
  • Mary Elizabeth SIMMONS b. 20 May 1891 and died 25 Feb 1978. She married Milton “Milt” Burns BATEMAN. Milton was born 27 Nov 1887 and died 17 Oct 1948. Delores Tousineau gives both as buried at the Ellis Cemetery in Franklinton. Their 5 children were: Emily Clara, Myford Lavelle, Jason James, Ella Kathleen, Fannie LaRee (Source: Bob Ann Breland)
  • John Benjamin SIMMONS, born 5 Jan 1894, died 6 Feb 1981, married Daisy BOOKTER, born 10 Dec 1897, died August 1975. They are buried in the Lang-Simmons Cemetery at Sheridan. Their 4 children were: Quinton Underwood, John Kermit, James Clay and Jeanette Louise. (Source: Bob Ann Breland)
  • Frances SIMMONS, born 1 June 1896, died 11 Feb 1983, married Willson Osacar PASSMAN, born 10 June 1887, died 19 Feb. 1968. They are buried at Baton Rouge. Their 8 children were: Emilia, John William, Marguerite, Steve Larue, Janice Kay, Mary Alice, Donnice and Bobby Ray. (Source: Bob Ann Breland)
  • Charles Jewell SIMMONS b. 28 Nov 1898, died 7 Nov 1947, married Alice ENGLESDORF b. 25 Aug 1904, died 17 Jan 1965. They are buried in the Lang-Simmons Cemetery at Sheridan, LA. Their 4 children were: Jewel Edward, Dudley Lamar, Mary Eugenia, Helen Louisa.
  • James F. “Bud” SIMMONS b. 5 April 1902, died 19 Oct 1979, married Alma NOBLES b. 9 August 1905, died in an automobile accident 12 June 1959. They are buried in the Lang-Simmons cemetery at Sheridan, LA. Their 2 children were: Nita Pearl and Syble Fay. James F. “Bud” Simmons married (2nd) Aline BATES, born 1906, died 29 Sept 1990. She is buried in the Ponemah Cemetery at Bogalusa LA. (Source: Bob Ann Breland)

Louisa Clarinda Thigpen SIMMONS died 29 Aug 1907 at 49. She is buried at the Simmons-Pope Cemetery in Washington Parish LA.

After the death of Louisa, Murdock married (2nd) Ophie Ginn POPE, born 14 Marcy 1879, died 6 April 1941. She is buried at the Lang-Simmons cemetery.

Ophie had been married before to Ernest L. POPE and had 4 children:

  • Henry T. POPE died at age 5 and is buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery at Columbia, MS.
  • Edgie L. POPE b. 26 Jan 1901, d. 5 Nov. 1962. Married Emmett SMITH b. 12 Jan 1897, died 5 Nov. 1974. They are buried at the Smith Cemetery near Sheridan LA.
  • Richard “Dick” POPE, b. 16 Dec 1902, d. 14 July 1963. Married Linda BRUMFIELD b. 16 Dec. 1900, d. 13 April 1979. They are buried in the Lang-Simmons Cemetery at Sheridan.
  • Maxie Pearl POPE.

The 1880 census.

Supervisor’s Dist. No. 3
Enumeration Dist. No. 37 ?
Schedule 1 – Inhabitants in 1st District, Beat 1, in the County of Pike, State of Miss.
Enumerated on the 9th and 10th day of June
W. L. Tate
339
(page 15 at Ancestry.com)
126/127 SIMMONS Reuben w m 60 md. Farmer (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) can’t read or write b. NC parents b. NC
w f Frances 59 wife md. Keeps house can’t write b. AL father b. SC mother b. GA
w m John 16 son single Farm hand (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) can’t read or write b. MS father b. NC mother b. AL
w m Narcissus 10 daughter single At home maimed or crippled, can’t read or write b. MS
127/128 SMITH Ward w m 81 Farming (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) b. SC parents b. SC
1880 MS PIKE CO DISTRICT 38
Page no. 16D
Supervisor’s Dist. No. 3
Enumeration Dist. No. 37 ?
Schedule 1 – Inhabitants in 1st District, Beat 1, in the County of Pike, State of Miss.
Enumerated on the 10th day of June
W. L. Tate
(page 16 at Ancestry.com)
Easter wf 77 wife md Keeps home (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) can’t read or write, b. GA, parents b. GA
128/129 SIMMONS Steve wm 22 md farmer (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) b. MS father b. NC mother b. AL
Clarinda wf 22 wife md Keeps house b. MS parents b. MS
129/130 LANG James wm 25 md farmer (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) can’t write b. MS father b. MS mother b. MS
Maryann wf 28 wife md Keeps house b. AL father b. NC mother b. AL
Fannie wf 5 daughter sg Attends school b. MS father b. MS mother b. AL
Monroe wm 3 son sg At home b. MS father b. MS mother b. AL
Esco wm 7/12 b. Nov At home b. MS father b. MS mother b. AL
130/131 LUIN Joseph black 55 and Maitann ? and household
131/132 ALLEN Emperor? black 60 and Mary 60 and household
132/133 Nancy BALL black 49 and Jane PIGOT black 15 and household
133/134 ALLEN Wiliam 28 and Elizabeth 20 and househhold
134/135 ALLEN Celina 17 and Permelia 20 and household
135/136 JONSON Arrena 36 and SELLERS Ella 16 and household
136/137 LANG Columbus wm 28 farmer (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) can’t read or write b. MS parents b. MS
Elizabeth wf 23 wife md. Keeps house b. MS parents b. MS
Rosa wf 3 daughter s. At home b. MS parents b. MS
Aman wf 1 son sg. At home b. MS parents b. MS
1880 MS PIKE CO DISTRICT 38
Page no. 16D
Supervisor’s Dist. No. 3
Enumeration Dist. No. 37 ?
Schedule 1 – Inhabitants in 1st District, Beat 1, in the County of Pike, State of Miss.
Enumerated on the 10th day of June
W. L. Tate
340
(page 17 at Ancestry.com)
137/138 PHELPS Isiah wm 30 md. Farming (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) can’t read or write b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)
Maryanne wf 35 wife md Keeping house can’t read or write b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)
Athenson ? wm 12 Son sg At school attending school can’t read or write b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)
Roberts wm 7 Son sg At home attending school b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)
Ida wf 3 Daughter sg At home b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)
Ada A. wf 8/12 b. Sept. Daughter sg At home b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)
BROWN William T. wm 18 Stepson sg Farm hand (appears to be) (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) can’t read or write b. AL (rest illegible as page dark)
138/139 THIGPEN James wm 47 md. Farmer (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)
Elizabeth wm (error) 24 m. House keeper can’t read or write b. LA (rest illegible as page dark)
Edna wf 16 daughter sg Field hand can’t write b. LA (rest illegible as page dark)
Julia wf 13 daughter sg Works in Field (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) can’t write b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)
Nancy wf 11 daughter sg. At school can’t read or write b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)

I have looked and looked and looked and can’t find any of these Simmons or Lang families in 1900.

The 1910 census.

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 5, Washington, Louisiana; Roll T624_534; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 134; Image: 400.
36/36 SIMMONS M> M. 48 married 2nd time 0 years b. MS parents b. AL farmer
Ophia wife 33 married 2nd time 0 years, 3 of 4 children surviving b. MS parents b. AL
John son 16 b. MS parents b. MS
Frances daughter 12
Jewell 10 b. LA
James son 8
Macie daughter 1

Children not remaining children very long, it looks like Ophie’s son Dick, may be working as a servant (I can’t find her eldest daughter):

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 5, Washington, Louisiana; Roll T624_534; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 134; Image: 397.
14/14 KNIGHT James W. 53 married once 30 years b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS
Canninniger? (some impossibly long name) wife 48 married once, 4 of 6 children surviving b. LA father b. LA mother b. AL
Irene daughter 15 b. LA parents b. LA
Pope Dick servant 10 b. MS parents b. MS
JENKINS Delia M. granddaughter 1 b. LA parents b. LA

The 1920 census.

1920 LOUISIANA WASHINGTON PARISH CENSUS EXTRACT

pg. 8B
340/340 SIMMONS Lucius own 36 b. MS parents b. MS farmer
Annie 31 b. LA parents b. LA
Ethel 14 b. LA
Estus 12
Izra or Ingra son 10
Esra 6
Loyd 3 and 5/12
341/341 SIMMONS Murdock own 59 b. MS father b. AL mother b. AL
Opha 49 b. MS parents b. MS
James 17 b. LA parents b. MS
POPE Maxie daughter 16 b. MS parents b MS

The 1930 census.

1930 Police Jury Ward 5, Washington Parish, Louisiana
223/230 SIMMONS Steve Head O m w 74 m. at 18 b. MS parents b. MS Farmer, General Farm
Ophia wife 52 m. at 15 b. MS parents b. MS
223/231 BRUMFIELD illegible head R 28 md at 24 b. MS parents b. MS Printing Operator, Printing
Marie wife 24 m. at 21 b. LA parents b. MS
Gwendolyn Daughter 1 and 5/12 b. LA father b. MS mother b. LA
224/232 Thomas JOHN and Minnie
225/233 POPE Richard C. O 28 md at 19? b. MS parents b. MS Farmer, General Farm
Linda 28 md at 19? b. LA parents b. LA
Charles 8 b. LA
Ray 5 b. LA
Ernest 1 and 3/12?? b. LA
226/234 HINES Jason and Lizzie
227/235 LANG Albert Head R 60 md at 19 b. MS parents b. MS Farmer, General Farm
Narsis Wife 50 md at 19 parents b. SC
Seldon Son 18 b. LA parents b. MS Farm Laborer, General Farm
230 SMITH Hubert Head R 23 md. at 19 b. LA parents b. LA Painter, Painting
Fannie wife 25 md at 20 b. LA parents b. LA
Betty Jean Daughter 3 b. LA parents b. LA

Photo of Murdock Middleton and Clarinda Simmons and family

Original image, a multiple generations xerox.
Courtesy of Delores Tousineau.

An attempt I made to clean up the image a bit.

And then not leave well enough (kind of) alone, though the resolution doesn’t merit it.

This family photo was made the same day as the above. No children were given but I’m going to make a stab at it. I believe the photo is made about 1900, before the birth of the youngest, James F. in 1902. The youngest boy leaning against Murdock may be Charles Jewell Simmons b. 1898, the little girl leaning against Louisa Clarinda would be Frances, b. 1896, John Benjamin b. 1894 would be the boy to the far left standing behind the youngest boy, Mary Elizabeth Simmons b. 1891 would be then the girl on the far right next to Louisa. Mary Elizabeth would be about 9. Her next sister up would be Ella b. 1888 who would be about 12 and I don’t see a girl in that age range here. Next would be Dewitt, born 1886, about 14 at the time, and would be the boy standing at the rear of the photo, behind Murdock. Lucius, b. 1883, would be about 17 and doesn’t seem to appear in the photo. The oldest, Euna Emily b. 1882, may be one of the two women to either side of Dewitt.

James Thigpen and Mary Elizabeth Kennedy

James THIGPEN was born 1830 in Mississippi to John Travis THIGPEN Jr. and Elizabeth CALHOUN.

James THIGPEN married Mary Elizabeth KENNEDY, b. abt. 1832 and died 1898 at the age of about 66.

James THIGPEN died 20 May 1903 at 73 years of age.

Delores Tousineau reports James THIGPEN is buried in the Nobles Cemetery at Washington Parish LA with his second wife. Online sources give him buried next to a Rosa THIGPEN Jan. 1867 – Jan. 1928.

James and Mary had:

  • Louisa Clarinda b. 1857 Sep 7, d. 1907 Aug 29, married Murdock Middleton “Steve” Simmons b. 1860 in Mississippi, d. 1936 April 21 in Washington Parish, Louisiana
  • Elizabeth b. c. 1857 in Mississippi, married Columbus W. Lang b. 1852 in Mississippi
  • Edna b. 1864 in Louisiana married Buchanan Phelps
  • Julia J. b. 1867 in Mississippi
  • Nancy L. b. 1869 in Mississippi

I have thus far located the family on the following censuses:

1860 Pike Co Census Holmesville District
Census was taken 28 Jul 1860
James Thigpen 28 Farmer LA
Elizabeth 30 LA
Mary E 4 LA
Hard to read 2 LA
Can’t make out 6/12 Miss
Emiline (looks like Kenndy) 20 Miss

1870 census shows in Pike County, Osyka PO, page 107
167/168 THIGPEN James 38 m white farmer $100 Louisiana
Elizabeth 42 f white Keeping house
Mary E. 14
Louisa C. 12
Ednie E? 5
Julia J. 3
Nancy L.? 9/12

1880 37th District, Pike County, Mississippi
138/139 THIGPEN James wm 47 md. Farmer (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)
Elizabeth wm (error) 24 m. House keeper can’t read or write b. LA (rest illegible as page dark)
Edna wf 16 daughter sg Field hand can’t write b. LA (rest illegible as page dark)
Julia wf 13 daughter sg Works in Field (check mark in number of months unemployed during year) can’t write b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)
Nancy wf 11 daughter sg. At school can’t read or write b. MS (rest illegible as page dark)

1880 Washington Parish Wards 3 and 4
NOTES: KENNEDYS also appear in the 1880 census living nearby Martha KNIGHT and Elijah BRELAND, father-in-law of Marian Isaac KNIGHT, a son of William and Martha KNIGHT, who married Frances “Fannie” BRELAND.
pg. 190
34/34 CRAIN William and Nancy and family
BRANCH Levey laborer
35/35 CRAIN John and Babe
36/36 TILLIS John and Frances and family 37/37 BREELAND Elijah 50 farmer b. MS father b. SC mother b. GA
Mariah 52 b. MS father b. OH mother b. GA
Harida 20 son b. MS
Elisha 15 b. LA
Warren 12
Lurany 11
Frances 7 daughter
38/38 FITCHGAARD William and Cassander and family
39/39 POPE ? and sister Elizabeth
MCQUAID Tea L. nephew
BRANCH Rebecca
40/40 BREELAND Leroy 21 farmer b. LA father b. MS mother b. GA
Emily 17 b. LA parents b. LA
etc.
pg. 190B
56/56 KNIGHT James 21 farmer b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS Caniniger? 17 b. MS parents b. MS
57/57 BRELAND Franklin 24 farmer b. MS father b. LA mother b. MS
Sarah 20 b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS
Lewis 2 b. LA
Silus 11/12
28/28 KNIGHT Martha 45 wd. farmer b. MS parents b. MS
George 17 b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS
Monroe 15
Marion 13
Jane A. 11
Charley 9
Angiline 3
POUNDS Elizabeth 25 boarder school teacher b. LA parents b. MS
NOBLES Amanda 40 sister b. MS parents b. MS
pg. 191
79/79 CRAIN John and Melviney
80/80 TULLOS? Nancy
81/81 CRAIN Wilson and Martha
82.82 SEAL William and Angeline
83/83 SEAL Andrew 60 b. GA father b. GA and mother b.SC and Elizabeth
84/84 KENEDY Kenney? K. 73 farmer b. MS father b. TN mother b. MS
Nancy 52 b. MS parents b. MS
James B. 22 b. MS
Jefferson Davis 18
Meloday Elizabeth 14 niece b. LA parents b. MS
85/85 KENEDY ? G. 23 farmer b. MS parents b. MS
Josephine 19 b. MS
Kenny E. 3 b. LA
John L. 11/12
? John 14 brother-in-law b. MS parents b. MS

John Travis Thigpen and Elizabeth Calhoun

John Travis is given as having been born abt. 1795 in Onslow County, NC and died in Washington Parish, LA. Elizabeth CALHOUN is given as born about 1805 and died in Washington Parish, LA abt. 1845.

James THIGPEN married Mary Elizabeth KENNEDY, b. abt. 1832 and died 1898 at the age of about 66.

James THIGPEN died 20 May 1903 at 73 years of age.

James and Mary are known to have had at least 1 child, Louisa Clarinda THIGPEN b. 1857, married Murdock Middleton SIMMONS.

Delores Tousineau reports James THIGPEN is buried in the Nobles Cemetery at Washington Parish LA with his second wife. The above link shows him buried next to a Rosa THIGPEN Jan. 1867 – Jan. 1928.

I have thus far been unable to locate the family on the census, so give some related family below.

1850 Washington Parish LA census
pg. 439
17/17 J. THIGPEN 40 farmer 2000 NC
Jane 41 AL
James 20 LA
Permelia 19
Clemont 9
Claudia? 15
Lemon 11
NOTE: This is not James THIGPEN, but another James, whose military record gives him as James J., b. July 29 1829 and dying Dec. 22, 1872. He is seen in the T. Thigpen Family.
18/18 N. PIGOT 25 farming b. MS
J.T. 6/12 m. b. LA
19/19 John THIGPEN 25 farmer LA
Martha 25 b. MS
Mary E. 5/12 b. LA
Washington? 16 b. LA
Huey 22 b. LA
20/20 William VARNADOE 45 “preacher”? 2000 b. SC
Frankey 44 f. SC
Lewis 20 laborer MS
Martha 19
Rachel 15
21/21 John THIGPEN 84 b. NC
Sally 75
Charlotte PIERCE 21 LA
NOTE: John Travis THIGPEN Sr. and Sally COBB. Parents of John Travis Thigpen.
22/22 J. HACKSKILL 44 farmer
Emily 25
Frankey 1 f.
23/23 Seth BURNES 42 farmer
Rachel 42
Mary 3
24/24 Alfred MOORE 55 carpenter
James 15
? 15
Martha 10
Marshall 8
Emily 3
25/25 James THIGPEN 81 farmer
A. HARDY 32
Cintha 27

1850 Pike County MS census
NOTES: The 1850 Pike County MS census shows a family of Nobles living next to the SNELL family (Martha SNELL married Murdock Middleton WILSON). Martha NOBLES here is however 4 years younger than the Martha who married William KNIGHT, father of Marian Isaac KNIGHT, father of Annie KNIGHT who married Lucius Theodore SIMMONS, whose grandparents, on the side of his mother, were James THIGPEN and Mary Elizabeth KENNEDY. This family of Martha NOBLES does however live next to a KENNEDA family and Mary KENNEDY would have been abt. 18 in 1850. There are no THIGPENS in the census.
12 291 292 Nobles Joseph 66 M Farmer S. Carolina X
13 291 292 Nobles Rebecca 48 F S. Carolina X
14 291 292 Nobles Martha 16 F Mississippi
15 291 292 Nobles Lenard 14 M Mississippi
16 291 292 Nobles Amanda 12 F Mississippi
17 291 292 Nobles Franklin 8 M Mississippi
18 291 292 Nobles Francis G. 6 M Mississippi
19 292 293 Kenneda Elizabeth 55 F 200 S. Carolina X
20 292 293 Kenneda Robert 28 M Farmer Louisiana
21 292 293 Kenneda Elizabeth 23 F Louisiana
22 292 293 Kenneda Mary 20 F Louisiana
23 292 293 Kenneda Emeline 12 F Mississippi
24 293 294 Simmons Solomon 25 M Farmer Mississippi X
25 293 294 Simmons Saphrona 16 F Mississippi X

1880 Washington Parish Wards 3 and 4
NOTES: KENNEDYS also appear in the 1880 census living nearby Martha KNIGHT and Elijah BRELAND, father-in-law of Marian Isaac KNIGHT, a son of William and Martha KNIGHT, who married Frances “Fannie” BRELAND.
pg. 190
34/34 CRAIN William and Nancy and family
BRANCH Levey laborer
35/35 CRAIN John and Babe
36/36 TILLIS John and Frances and family
37/37 BREELAND Elijah 50 farmer b. MS father b. SC mother b. GA
Mariah 52 b. MS father b. OH mother b. GA
Harida 20 son b. MS
Elisha 15 b. LA
Warren 12
Lurany 11
Frances 7 daughter
38/38 FITCHGAARD William and Cassander and family
39/39 POPE ? and sister Elizabeth
MCQUAID Tea L. nephew
BRANCH Rebecca
40/40 BREELAND Leroy 21 farmer b. LA father b. MS mother b. GA
Emily 17 b. LA parents b. LA
etc.
pg. 190B
56/56 KNIGHT James 21 farmer b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS Caniniger? 17 b. MS parents b. MS
57/57 BRELAND Franklin 24 farmer b. MS father b. LA mother b. MS
Sarah 20 b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS
Lewis 2 b. LA
Silus 11/12
28/28 KNIGHT Martha 45 wd. farmer b. MS parents b. MS
George 17 b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS
Monroe 15
Marion 13
Jane A. 11
Charley 9
Angiline 3
POUNDS Elizabeth 25 boarder school teacher b. LA parents b. MS
NOBLES Amanda 40 sister b. MS parents b. MS
pg. 191
79/79 CRAIN John and Melviney
80/80 TULLOS? Nancy
81/81 CRAIN Wilson and Martha
82.82 SEAL William and Angeline
83/83 SEAL Andrew 60 b. GA father b. GA and mother b.SC and Elizabeth
84/84 KENEDY Kenney? K. 73 farmer b. MS father b. TN mother b. MS
Nancy 52 b. MS parents b. MS
James B. 22 b. MS
Jefferson Davis 18
Meloday Elizabeth 14 niece b. LA parents b. MS
85/85 KENEDY ? G. 23 farmer b. MS parents b. MS
Josephine 19 b. MS
Kenny E. 3 b. LA
John L. 11/12
? John 14 brother-in-law b. MS parents b. MS