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Jennifer (View posts)
Posted: 923659200000
Classification: Query

I'm researching the families of Azmon Bell "A.B." SIMMONS (b. 24 Jul 1854, GA; d. 18 Mar 1915, Alachua Co., FL) and his wife, Martha Susan ABBOTT (b. 2 May 1854, Boston, Thomas Co., GA; d. 5 Aug 1944, Blackshear, Pierce Co., GA). A.B. & Martha were married in December of 1873 in Bradford Co., FL. By 1880 they were living in Alachua Co., FL.

Martha was the daughter of James ABBOTT & Susannah (Harriet) MELTON who married in Thomas Co., GA in 1843. James moved his family to the New River/Bradford Co. area c1857. Susannah d. c1865 and James married twice again ( Nancy --?-- and Emily --?--) before he died in the early 1880s. Martha's siblings known to have resided in the Bradford Co. area are: William H. (b. c1844), Harriet (1845), Frances (1847), James (1849), Nancy (1851), Catherine (1856), Ella (1858), Sarah (1861) and Emma (1863). Martha's half-siblings: Margaritte (1873), Lewis (1874) and William (1880).

A.B. was the son of Samuel B. SIMMONS and Martha Jane WHITFIELD who married in Thomas Co., GA in 1846. Samuel was killed in a knife fight in 1860. I'm not sure when/if Martha moved to the Bradford area. I have not found any evidence of this family between the 1860 census of Jefferson Co., FL and A.B.'s marriage in Bradford Co. in 1873. I would very much like to know what became of his mother, Martha, as well as his siblings: Thomas (b. c1847), John T. (1848), Harvey (1849), William (1851), Isaac (1856) and Henry (1857).

I have quite a lot of information on the ancestors and descendants of these families and would love to find an interested researcher with whom to share it.

Kind regards,

Jacksonville, FL
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Posted: 958564800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993778092000
Surnames: Simmons, Fowler
Hi Jennifer,

I'm trying to find any info. on my ggrandmother Ethel Mae Simmons. She married George Fowler. My grandmother Vera Mae Fowler was born in Stark, FL on 3/5/1910. I know my ggrandfather was a Baptist minister. I don't know if Ethel was born in GA and moved to FL because he was a minister or if she was actually from the area. My grandmother's siblings were Charlie, Willie, Goldwire, Dawkin, Jack, Emily and Evie. My grandmother and Aunt Emily married brothers. They lived in Waycross, GA. We will be having a Fowler reunion June the l7th at Laura S. Walker State Park, if this is your line. Thanks for any info. you may have ahead of time.


Diane Dixon Lowry


Posted: 1078545056000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1079295600000
Surnames: Abbott, Odom, Ward
Jennifer, I am the gg granddaughter of James Abbott from Brooker, FL. I can tell you that after he married Nancy, he married my gg grandmother, Emily (Cone) Odom from SC on Dec. 29, 1878 in Brooker, FL. My grandfather James Jr. was born Nov. 1884/ James died in 1889 and is buried in Brooker. Emily died Dec. 1929 and is buried in Plant City,FL where James Abbott, Jr. settled. My daddy Gerald Emery Abbott was born in Brooker. His grandparents are Emra and Margaret Ward of Brooker, FL.
I would like to know if you have any information James Sr.'s father, Bennett Abbott. I have a lot of information from the Pioneers of Wiregrass Co. Book, but no place of birth in NC.
Thanks, Martha


TOM WARD (View posts)
Posted: 1079880469000
Classification: Query
Surnames: WARD /SIMMONS/ ABBOTT/ DUPREE/ wiggins /dean /hiers
do you have a john abbott stepson of david l ward . john died in tampa appox. 1960 , my ggggrand mother was martha simmons married to isaac f ward 1848 dooly co ga . martha father was lacey james simmons . thanks tom ward


Martha Post (View posts)
Posted: 1079894990000
Classification: Query
No, there are only distant John Abbotts, John Seaborn Abbott born 1813 in Tattnall Co. GA was the son of Bennett Abbott and he had a son, John H. Abbott, born 1851 in Appling Co. GA. I can refer you to a web site where there are a lot about the Simmons line and maybe he has this in his files. It is: This will take you directly to Lacy Simmons, born 1735 and Martha is listed there as his daughter She must have married a Joyner because in Lacy's will she is named as Martha Joyner. Do you have this info? Good luck, Martha


Posted: 1365833719000
Classification: Query
I posted this a LONG time ago. My email address has changed many times since then ... I'm now at, if you run across this and want to be in touch. Thanks and happy hunting.
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