Does anyone have informationn on the Simmons family that left N.C. after 1801 and before 1820 to TN

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Garrett Simmons was my 3x great-grandfather. Born in 1801 in N.C. I think Carterrett Co., purchased land in May District now 12th civil district of Rutherford Co., TN. I've been searching for 25 years but am disabled and can't travel so my options are very limited. He married Susan or Sussanah E. Wade daughter of Obadiah and Abigail Wade who served in the Rev. War as his other family members and faught  on the N.C. line. His Personal documents show he was living in CarteretteCo.. He moved his family to Williamson Co. TN. very close to where my Garrett Simmons established his home and farm.
in Genealogy Help by Mike Simmons G2G1 (1.6k points)
Garrett and Susan E. Wade Simmons were my gggreat-parents. They were married Nov 04 1823.  The area of Williamson Co. where they were living was split off to form the western side of Rutherford Co..

Son: William Mathew "Mat' Simmons was born  in district 12, Rockvale, Rutherford Co., TN. He married  married Nancy Jane Roland in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN

Son: Garrett E. Simmons born in Dist. 12,  Rockvale, Rutherford Co., TN. He married Susan "Susie" Vaughan in Murfreesboro Rutherford Co., TN  Garrett moved the family to Nashville, Davidson Co., in 1913.        Clifford was 17 and Aubrey was 15.
                                                                                                                      Son:  Clifford Ray Simmons born in Dist. 12,  Rockvale, Rutherford Co., TN

Son: Aubrey Lee Simmons born in district 12, Rockvale, Rutherford Co., TN  He married Gladys Louise Gresham in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN

 Son: Louis Ridley Simmons born in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. He married Billie "Ruth" Parrish, Duke in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.

Son: Michael "Mike" E. Simmons...  that's me  

Let me know if there is a particular family member you are wanting information for and I'll try to help.

1 Answer

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Garrett Simmons m. Susan Wade 1823:


1870 US Census Garrett & Susan Simmons,
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
I know that and more but cannot get past. I suspect that the records were destroyed in Richmond and other cities when the YanKees burned them to the ground.

I've had many to guess or give their best opinion but have no proof.



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