Charles was born about 1760. The DAR record for this man is A103789. The dates given are off by about a generation - could this actually be for the father of this Charles?[http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_adb/?action=full&p_id=A103789)
Charles Simmons is listed as Capt. Charles Simmons in the 1790 Census of Laurens County, South Carolina. 2 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 4 females over 16 and one 4 slaves.
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Charles Lived in Laurens County, South Carolina as shown in the 1800 Census.
|Charles Simmons in the 1800 Census, click for larger image.|
He is listed in the 1810 Census with 2 boys under 10, 2 boys 10-16, and himself, 45 +, $ girls under 10, 1 girl 10-16 and a woman 26-45 (presumably Elizabeth his wife).
|Charles Simmons, 1810 Census, click for larger Image.|
He is mentioned in his father-in-laws Deed of Gift, February 4, 1806. "...William Tweedy...I bear unto my son-in-law, Charles Simmons..."
Charles passed away prior to March 21, 1817. His Widow Elizabeth disposed Items from his estate.
Mentioned in the Will of Elizabeth Simmons, written October 7, 1883:
Franks-Simmons Cemetery, "This cemetery is about 1 1/2 miles out the Clinton Highway from Laurens Court House. It is inside the Forest Lawn Cemetery now. This cemetery is said to be on the land of Capt. Charles Simmons, a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He married Elizabeth Tweedy."
"...record of Capt Charles Simmons married to Elizabeth Tweedy in a record in June 1825 about a deceased Jane franks. It states that she is the daughter of Capt Charles Simmons and Elizabeth (Tweedy) Simmons." email from Wayne Cunningham to Gaulden-7.
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