I have been doing research on my family that lived in Alabama during the 1800's. My Great Grandpa, Warren Simmons, had a brother named Colombus "Bud" Simmons. Uncle Bud lived in Tuscaloosa and Bibb Co. all of his life. However, after Uncle Bud past away his children moved to Texas. I'm really not sure why the family moved to Texas, but I'm told that they all moved there. Uncle Bud was the second child of James Elbert Simmons and Martha Elna Cook-Simmons. His brothers and sisters were: Lena F. Simmons-Duncan (1896-1972), then there was Uncle Bud, then my Great Grandpa William Warren Simmons (1899-1966), Isabelle Simmons (1902-1916), John Thomas Simmons (1904-1972), Rita "Ritty" Emaline Simmons (1907-1998), Andrew Jack Simmons (1910-1999) and Belton "Belt" Carver Simmons (1914-1973). I believe Uncle Bud died in or around 1965 before my Grandpa passed away in 1966. Uncle Bud's grave isn't marked so there is no way to know. Uncle Bud's oldest child Nettie Simmons-Swindale has given me the following inforamtion on the family. She was unable to remember some of the names of her Daddy's children by his second wife. Here is what I know. Uncle Bud married Sally Maybelle Smith and had the following children: Nettie Simmons (1922), Clarence Simmons (1924), Lonnie Simmons (1926), Mattie Mae Simmons (1928), James Simmons (1930), Gladys Marie Simmons (1932), Walter Simmons (1934), Eugene Simmons (1935). It is to my understanding that some of these children were still born or died as children. (but not all) Then, Uncle Bud married Effie Lee Terry and had the following children: Werdner Simmons, Clara "Kitten" Simmons, Richard Simmons, Eddie Simmons, Eleanor Simmons, Alice Simmons, and Marcella Simmons. I'm sorry but I'm not sure of the rest of the childrens' names. If you are a descendant of any of these people, please contact me here on the family history message boards. The descendants of Bud's brothers and sisters would like to know more about Uncle Bud's family.