Simmons Ancestry

Sources:

  Hans Nikolus Simmons (John Nicholas Simmons)   Anna Margaretha (some sources list her as Mary Margareta) Arrived in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, 1749, on the ship Lydia (Capt. John Randolph) from Rotterdam, Holland. Passengers were from Wirtemberg, Dourlach, Zweybrecht, and the Palatinate. Nicholas and Anna settled in the Upper South Fork bottom of what is now Pendleton County, West Virginia. Simmons is likely from the German name Sieman. According to A History of Highland County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, B.L., © 1911 The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co. (p. 368), Nicholas located north of the mouth of Brushy Fork in Pendleton County, VA (now WV), in 1753.
  b. 1707
d. 1790
m. b.
d.
There is some question about some of the Simmons line between Hans Nickolus Simmons and John Jacob Simmons/Barbara Simmons, but as far as I can tell and from the sources I have researched, this is accurate.
~James Johnson
24 June 1997
           
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John Simmons appears to have been one of the men among those in Capt. Peter Hull's Co. of Highland Militia in 1779 that had gone to Yorktown according to US GenWeb VA Highland History. See Highland County, Virginia: VaGenWeb Page: Highland Soldiers in the Revolutionary War. John Simmons   Margaret Wimer   George Simmons   first wife unknown  
  b. 1750?
d. 1855
Will attested 8 February 1855.
m.  b.
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  b. pre 1770 Pendleton Co., VA/WV
d. 1810 Pendleton Co., VA/WV
m.  b.
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One of John's brothers appears to be Leonard Simmons.                
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Is George the father of Mary? According to Walter L. Eye's book, there was a George, son of Nicholas who married Anna Margaretha (mnu) and among their children were Margaret (b. 1795 and married William Simmons) and Mary S. (b. 1819 and married George Ruleman). These do not seem to fit with the below Mary (Simmons) Smith.
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← siblings → John Jacob Simmons   Mary Margaret Wimer   Mary Magdalena Simmons Some sources have Mary as Catherine or Catharine, Mary Magdalen, or Mary M. Simmons. Morton refers to her as Mary S. Simmons. Eye, p. 419, has her listed among "The People in this unit are unknown or are unable to be placed." So, it is undetermined from Eye if George was the father Mary Margatha/Mary S. Jacob (1798- ) m. Barbara Grogg (1800- ) on April 7, 1822.
John Smith (or Johann Schmidt)
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    b. 1774
d. 1850

According to A History of Highland County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, B.L., © 1911 The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co. (p. 368): John was born in 1786, "came to CB with a grown family, 1825c" and died in 1864. However, Walter Eye gives his death year as 1850, but asks if this is correct since he also mentions his will being attested 7 September 1837.
m.
They lived in South Fork Mountains of Pendleton County in what is now WV.
b. 1785
d. 1850

Dates may be suspect given the note on husband's dates to the left.
  b. 1775
d. 1826
m. 1794 b. 1774
d. 1838 South Fork, Crummetts Run, Pendleton Co., VA/WV
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Barbara Simmons   Michael N. Lamb   John Simmons  
Sophia Catherine Grogg
, daughter of John and Mary (Rexroad) Grogg
  descendants  
b. 1794
d. ?
m. 27 October 1812 b. 1784
d. 1860
(Discussion which includes why date was changed from 1859 to 1860)
  b. 1804
d. ?
m. 13 June 1827 b. 1806
d. ?
Note ↓
 
               
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  Sarah J. Lamb  
Absalom Eckard
  Ephraim Simmons   Sarah Propst
(picture)
 
According to St. Michael's Lutheran-Reformed Church, Pendleton County, West Virginia - Church Book, p. 9, the surname Lamm became Lamb in 1832. b. 22 July 1825
d. 10 or 20 March 1903 in Dropsy
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m. 5 Oct. 1844 by George Schmucker, Pendleton County, VA/WV
marriage
document
b. 18 April 1825
d. 16 February 1898
Will:
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According to St. Michael's Lutheran-Reformed Church, Pendleton County, West Virginia - Church Book, p. 9, the surname Simmon became Simmons in 1836. b. 5 September 1831
Baptized 31 October 1831
d. ?
m. 4 December 1854 b. 1822
d. ?
 
                 
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To the descendants of these couples  

The Lamb family settled in the Sugar Grove District of what is now Pendleton County, WV, before 1790. Lamb is a German name. ↑ up

A Grogg family who descended from the Scots-Irish Gragg family settled in 1774 in the north side of the Seneca Valley (Dolly Place).
However, the Grogg family I am descended from is descended from the Gruck family of Germany, which also settled in Pendleton Co., per this research. ↑ up

Hans Nickolus Simmons     +   Anna
(John Nicholas Simmons)   |   Margaretha
(1707-1790)               |   (Some sources list her as Mary Margareta)
Arrived in Philadelphia   |
on Oct. 19, 1749, on      |
the ship Lydia (Capt.     |
John Randolph) from       |
Rotterdam, Holland.       |             There is some question
Other passengers were     |             about some of the Simmons 
Wirtemberg, Dourlach,     |             line between Hans Nickolus
Zweybrecht, and the       |             Simmons and John Jacob Simmons/
Palatinate.  Hans and     |             Barbara Simmons, but as far
Anna settled in the Upper |             as I can tell and from the
South Fork bottom of what |             sources I have researched,
is now Pendleton County,  |             this is accurate. --James        
West Virginia. Simmons is +---+                             Johnson
likely from the German        |                        24 June 1997
name Sieman.                  |
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John Simmons appears to  John      Margaret                 George + (first wife unknown)
have been one of the     Simmons + Wimer                    Simmons
men among those in      (b.1750) |                          b. pre 1770 in Pendleton Co., VA/WV
Capt. Peter Hull's co.  (d.1855) |                          d. 1810 in Pendleton Co., VA/WV
of Highland Militia       +------+------+                        |
in 1779 that had gone     |             |                        ? (Is this father of this Mary?)
to Yorktown according     |             |                        |      
to US GenWeb VA           |           John      Mary       Mary Magdalena Simmons + Johann Schmidt (Smith)
Highland History.         |           Jacob     Margaret      Some sources have
                          |           Simmons + Wimer         Mary Magdalen Simmons
                          |        (1774-1850)| (1785-1850)   or Mary M. Simmons
                          |                   |
                       Barbara   Michael    John     Sophia
                       Simmons   N. Lamb    Simmons  Catherine
                       (b.1794)+ (1784-   (b. 1804)+ Grogg
                               |  1859)            | (b. 1806)
                               |                   | (see note below)
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                    Absalom  Sarah              Ephraim + Sarah
                    Eckard + J.                 Simmons   Propst   
                    (1825-   Lamb               b. 1831   b. 1822   
                    1898)     ^                           Picture of Sarah Propst Simmons  
                              | b. July 22, 1825
                              | d. March 10, 1903 in Dropsy
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The Lamb family settled in the Sugar Grove District of what is now
Pendleton County, WV, before 1790.  Lamb is a German name. 

The Grogg (Gragg) family were descendants of the Scots-Irish.  They
settled in 1774 in the north side of the Seneca Valley (Dolly Place).