There is an obituary (actually more of a death notice) for Levi Simmons in the book Upshur County, West Virginia Obituaries and News Items 1872-1900, Vol. I by Lemoyne Wolfe and Karon King - pg. 69. It is cited as from the Buckhannon Delta (newspaper) and dated Thurs. Feb. 8, 1900 -unfortunately, his parents' names are not given (nor those of his 72 year old wife or the 8 children mentioned) but the notice indicates that Levi was born in Pendleton County on Feb. 16, 1816. (Wolfe and King cite Louisa as his wife per the 1880 census of Upshur Co.)
(A portion of what would later become Highland County was still part of Pendleton Co. in 1816).