Elizabeth (Tweedy) Simmons
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Elizabeth (Tweedy) Simmons (abt. 1740 - 1822)

Elizabeth Simmons formerly Tweedy
Born about [location unknown]
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 82 in Laurens County, South Carolinamap
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Profile last modified | Created 4 Aug 2015 | Last significant change: 21 May 2023
23:03: A Word added William Tweedy (abt.1724-aft.1806) as father of Elizabeth (Tweedy) Simmons (abt.1740-1822). [Thank A for this]
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Elizabeth Tweedy was the daughter of William Tweedy (1724-aft1806) and Catherine Pickens. She married Capt. Charles Simmons, a friend and neighbor of her father.

Deed Book E-187, 11-22-1798: We, Elizabeth Simmons, and John Simmons, widow and heirs of Charles Simmons, deceased of Laurens District SC in consideration of 500 silver dollars to Samuel Allison, 80 acres in Greenville District on the Saluda River, beginning on a beach and running N50E 40 chains to a stake, then S76E to a red oak, then S66, 16 chains to a white oak, then S40W, 21 chains to a post oak, then W 17 chains-50 links to a white oak on said river, then up said river to the beginning – originally granted Charles Simmons, deceased, as per grant recorded in the Secretary’s Office in Grant Book LL8?, page 210 of 80 acres. Signed by Elizabeth (x) Simmons and John Simmons. Witnesses were George Grace, John Bagwell, and Ezekiel Roland. Proved by oath of George Grace 25 Sept. 1799.

Supporting documents: Greenville County Deed Book E-187, 11-22-1798.


Elizabeth Tweedy Simmons was married to Charles Simmons. [1]

From Wayne Cunningham, "Deed of Gift, February 4, 1806....William Tweedy...I bear unto my son-in-law, Charles Simmons..."[2]

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[3]

Research Notes

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  1. Family History information as gathered by Mary Atkins, Sunday, March 22, 2015.
  2. Estate Papers, 1800-1867; General Index to Estate Papers, 1800-1931; Author: South Carolina. Probate Court (Laurens County); Probate Place: Laurens, South Carolina.[1]
  3. Laurens County Will Book E, p. 318, South Carolina Department of Archives and History.[2]
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Unknown-288411 and Day-5717 are not ready to be merged because: I do not have any information on Elizabeth having the Surname of Day.
posted by Mary Atkins

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