Jane (Goslin) Simmons
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Jane (Goslin) Simmons (abt. 1785 - 1851)

Jane Simmons formerly Goslin
Born about in Georgia, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Sister of [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Wife of — married about 1804 in Baldwin or Hancock county Georgia, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Simmonsville, Pike, Mississippi, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jan 2013
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Jane was born about 1785. Jane Goslin passed away suddenly in 1851. [1]

Birth And Early Life

Jane Goslin was born in the state of Georgia.

Marriage to Willis Simmons

Though no known record of the marriage of Jane Goslin to Willis Simmons exists, it is thought that perhaps Willis and Jane were married in Georgia since their first two children were born in Georgia.

The Death of Jane Goslin Simmons

The death of Jane Simmons is documented in records in several different locations with all dates in agreement. HOWEVER, a more poignant description of this event is found in a letter. This letter was shown to my parents, Adrian and Wanda Fortenberry, when they were gathering information for their book, "The Fortenberry Families of Southern Mississippi" in about 1976. This letter, dated May the 19, 1851, was written by Letitia (Letty) D. Allen to her brother, William McGehee Allen who was away at school and reads in part:

* ".......Old Mrs. Simmons was (one morning last week) very suddenly snatched off by the cold hand of death. She ate a very hearty breakfast and immediately after rising from the table dropped dead upon the floor--- no one knows the cause of her death. She was in perfect health. Old Willis was from home when she died. It threw him into fits and he has been very low ever since. He prayed to die as soon as he heard it......"


  • The Silver Creek Simmons Family by Edna Simmons Campbell

  1. Entered by Michael Fortenberry, Jan 9, 2013


Thanks to Michael Fortenberry for starting this profile.

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Hey, Michael and Allan!

We are slowly getting information prepped for actually entering on official websites. I will be the one to add to the profiles. Would you be upset if I changed the parents of Jane Goslin? I don't know what we will eventually do with John and Judith (Davis) Goslin. We are now convinced that with the amount of evidence we are finding that they are not Jane's real parents. If you aren't sure you want this to happen, PLEASE contact me, [email address removed] and we can email about it if you like....


posted by Teresa Fortenberry
Hey, Guys.... do we know who placed the headstone for Jane Goslin? Many questions surround the proposed parents of Jane simply because we are having a hard time finding proof.... but we are working on it!


posted by Teresa Fortenberry

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