John Simmons was a slave in Bayou Beth, La. His son Pompey was my grandfather.

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This may be your grandfather:

"Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3CB-337 : accessed 11 March 2016), Pompey Simmons, 18 Jul 1924; citing certificate number 23255, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,113,625.

Hope this helps.   -NGP

by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 6 (64.4k points)

A person of this name also served in the Civil War for the Union side:

"United States Civil War Service Records of Union Colored Troops, 1863-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JZDS-CD8 : accessed 12 March 2016), Pompey Simmons, 1863; from "CCivil War Soldiers - Union - Colored Troops," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing military unit 11th US Colored Infantry (New), Rog-Smi, NARA microfilm publication M1821, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., roll 72.

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