Joseph Simmons was born in 1774 in North Carolina, possibly in Chatham County. Joseph was living in 1850 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama with his wife, Sarah born 1790 in Virginia, and two possible grandchildren, Frances, age 16, and Eliza Simmons, age 14 James Poe and some of his family members were also living in Tuscaloosa County. If anyone out there knows Joseph and his family I would love to hear from you. Eliza Simmons married William Andrews in Tuscaloosa County and moved to Conway County, Arkansas around 1867-68. Thanks, .