Any info on Mel Simmons (b. abt 1821 d. 1861-1865) m. Sarah? Mel could be short for Melvin or samuel. They had a daughter, Sarah Melvina (b. 08/06/1850 d. Jan 5, 1910) that married James Newton Cockrum about 1873.
Mel's children wer Sarah Melvina, George, Annie Bell, Etha, Morg (Jarory).
Sarah was born in Georgia
I don't know where Mel Simmons and Sarah came from.