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Levi Simmons of Pendleton Co. born ca 1822

Levi Simmons of Pendleton Co. born ca 1822

Posted: 9 Mar 2013 5:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Mar 2013 5:58PM GMT
Surnames: Simmons, Tye
I know there are many Simmons in Pendleton in the 1820s and 1830s. Need help finding Levi's parents. From what I see in the census there are at least 5 candidates who have males 5-9 in 1830.
Levi married Mary (Polly) Tye born 1818 also of Pendleton.
Sugestions appreciated.
In 1850 he was in Highland Co and then seemed to settle in Upshur Co. He married about 1844 based on the age of the oldest child in 1850.

Re: Levi Simmons of Pendleton Co. born ca 1822

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 9:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

This is your problem -

Facts you should know about the early census records –

All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

NOTE -
WVA was not a state at the time of Levi's birth.
So, he was probably born in VA.

1850 -
Name: Levi Simmons
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1824
Birthplace: Pendleton
Home in 1850: District 25, Highland, Virginia
Gender: Male

Levi Simmons 26, VA - blacksmith
Polly Simmons 30, Pendleton, VA
Mavina Simmons 5, Pendleton, VA
Wm L Simmons 3, Pendleton, VA

cem. record -
Levi Simmons
Birth: Feb. 16, 1816 Pendleton County, West Virginia
Death: Feb. 3, 1900 Alton Upshur County, West Virginia

Son of Jacob and Sarah Elizabeth (Wooten) Simmons. Married first to Mary "Polly" Eye (d. 1860), then Louisa J. Abbott (d. 1902). Children included Sarah Elizabeth Simmons (w/Mary Eye).

Family links:
Children:
Sarah Elizabeth Simmons Carpenter (1853 - 1928)

Burial:
Bethleham Cemetery
French Creek
Upshur County
West Virginia



Re: Levi Simmons of Pendleton Co. born ca 1822

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Simmons
Thanks TA 2.There are so many Simmons in early Pendleton I didn't know if they coul;d be sorted out or not

Re: Levi Simmons of Pendleton Co. born ca 1822

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 10:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Mar 2013 10:27PM GMT
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).

Re: Levi Simmons of Pendleton Co. born ca 1822

Posted: 11 Mar 2013 12:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Is this the same Levi Simmons that was married to Mary Eye on October 1, 1847 in Pendleton County?

Re: Levi Simmons of Pendleton Co. born ca 1822

Posted: 11 Mar 2013 12:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Mar 2013 10:15PM GMT
Yes it is. the line I am following is George b ca 1920, Aaron E b 1882, Noah W b. 1850, Levi b 1816-1822.

Re: Levi Simmons of Pendleton Co. born ca 1822

Posted: 6 Jun 2014 1:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Working on Levi to William to William F
Also did George Fredrick
Thanks
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