Am looking for information on a Benjamin Simms who we believe owned property in Clinton County in the mid 1800s...possibly near Cameron.
Simms was from Clay County, son of Richard Simms. Simms family graveyard near Liberty, MO contains several members of the family, but there is no listing of Benjamin having been buried there and no stone with his name.
Benjamin Simms married Zerelda (Cole) James, mother of Frank and Jesse James, after the death of her first husband. They were married on Sept 30, 1852. Simms was killed by falling from a horse on Jan 2, 1854.
That's about all we have.
Any information on the Simms family in Clinton County would be greatly appreciated.