Charles Simmons
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Charles Simmons (abt. 1760 - bef. 1817)

Capt. Charles Simmons
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 4 Aug 2015
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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?[

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.[1]

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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).[2]

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..."[3]

Charles passed away prior to March 21, 1817. His Widow Elizabeth disposed Items from his estate.[4]

Mentioned in the Will of Elizabeth Simmons, written October 7, 1883:

Salley Simmons Madden, daughter
Elizabeth Simmons Smith, daughter
John Garlington, trustee for daughter Jane, Executor
Jane Franks, daughter
John Clerck, Sheriff of Laurens County
James Templeton son Taylor, adjacent landowner
Nehemiah Franks, land he now resides on with Elizabeth Simmons
William Simmons , son
John Simmons, son
Charles Simmons, son
Charles Simmon, husband deceased
James Dord, deceased adjacent land owner
Alexander Kirkpatrick, adjacent landowner
Bob, Anice, Nancy, Lorette, Sam, negroes given to the various children
John Dunlap,
Henry C. Young
R.F. Simpson
David Anderson, Ordy Laurens District[5]

Research Notes

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."[6]

"...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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  1. "United States Census, 1790", database with images, FamilySearch ([1] : accessed 28 December 2015), Capt Charles Simmons, 1790.
  2. "United States Census, 1810", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 February 2016), Charles Simmons, 1810.
  3. Estate Papers, 1800-1867; General Index to Estate Papers, 1800-1931; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Laurens County); Probate Place: Laurens, South Carolina.[2]
  4. Blacks Found in the Deeds of Laurens & Newberry Counties, SC, 1785 to 1827, p. 84, Margaret Peckham Motes, Genealogical Publishing Com, 2002.[3]
  5. Laurens County Will Book E, p. 318, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.[4]
  6. Franks-Simmons Cemetery This cemetery was transcribed by Margaret "Peggy" Eltinge Bolt, and published in the book, "Epitaphs of Old Cemeteries: Family Burying Grounds Laurens County S.C."

See Also:

  • Family History information as gathered by Mary Atkins, Sunday, March 22, 2015.
  • DAR
  • SC Dept of Archives & History
  • "United States Census, 1800", database with images, FamilySearch ([5] : accessed 28 December 2015), Charles Simmons Big, 1800.

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