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Jacob Simmons (1784 - 1853)

Jacob Simmons
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Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 22 Dec 1803 in Hardy, West Virginia, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died at about age 69 in Barbour, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Jacob Simons was born about 1784 in Monongalia County, Virginia [Now Barbour County, West Virginia][1] and died on July 17, 1853 in Barbour County, Virginia (now West Virginia).[1] At the time of his death, he was married to Sarah Simon.[1], [2]

The death record of Jacob's wife, Sarah, spells the surname "Simons", while the death record for Jacob uses "Simon".[1] [2]

Jacob Simons married Sally Stump in 1803 in Hardy County, West Virginia. [3]


The records found thus far suggest that Jacob's name may have been Simon or Simons, rather than Simmons.

Birth Estimate:

Jacob SIMONS' birth estimate was taken from his death record on which he is listed with a death date of 17 July 1853 and an age at the time of his death as being 69 years, 6 months and 26 days. This would place his birth between the end of 1783 - and the beginning of 1784. The place of birth recorded on the death record was listed only as "Barbour" this would seem to indicate that this individual was born in Barbour County, Virginia (now West Virginia). However that county was not formed until 3 March 1843. At the time of his reported birth, this area was still a part of Monongalia County, Virginia. In 1784, Harrison County, Virginia was split from Monongalia County, Virginia and in 1787, Randolph County, Virginia was formed. Lewis County, Virginia was formed in 1816. Parts of Harrison County, Virginia, Lewis County, Virginia and Randolph County, Virginia were taken to form Barbour County, Virginia in 1843. The state of West Virginia did not become a state until 1863 which was well after the lifespan of this individual. As such, all place names are listed as being in Virginia (now West Virginia).

Death Record transcription:

Note: This death record is transcribed from the death record of Jacob SIMON. It appears that his wife, Sarah, incorrectly listed herself in the column that was reserved for the names of the deceased's parents. Notes from transcriber are listed in [ ] and do not appear on the actual death record.

Name: Jacob SIMON
Race: White
Gender: Male
Date of Death: 17 July 1853
Place of Death: Barbour [County, Virginia (now West Virginia)]
Name of Disease or Cause of Death: Dysentery
Age: 69 Years, 6 Months, 26 Days
Name of Parents, if given: Sarah Simon
Place of Birth of Deceased: Barbour [County, Virginia (now West Virginia) - Note at the estimated time of his birth this county would have still been in Monongalia County, Virginia]
Occupation of Deceased: Farmer
Consort of or Unmarried: Married
Informant of Death Information: Sarah Simon
Relationship of Informant to Deceased: Wife of Deceased


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Barbour County, West Virginia, "Death Record Search (1853 - 1859, 1861 - 1967)," Line 11, Jacob Simon, 17 July 1853; database with images, West Virginia Vital Research Records Project ( : accessed 11 May 2018); citing West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, West Virginia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Jacob Simon, 17 Jul 1853; citing Barbour Co., West Virginia, County Records, v 1 p 1, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 808,378.
  3. "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Jacob Simons and Sally Stump, 1803; citing Hardy Co , West Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 818,697.

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