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Posted: 990639028000
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I am searching for information on Joe S. Simmons m. Virginia Ella Mcadams. They are buried at the McAdams cemetary/Bledsoe Rd. Some of their children moved to Tx. either a son or grandson was a Baptist preacher named Robert and he played guitar and sang on the radio in Tx. I would be interested in hearing from any of their descendents. Judi

Re: SIMMONS/MCADAMS of Lincoln Co. Tn

Posted: 1233628678000
Classification: Query
My husband is the grandson of Robert Simmons you mentioned in your post. We would love to hear from you. Linda/Clint

Re: SIMMONS/MCADAMS of Lincoln Co. Tn

Posted: 1234148440000
Classification: Query
Dear Judi: I think I have corresponded with you before but have just now found a little info on this family from the net, censuses, etc:

Joseph or Joe Simmons born about 1858
married Virginia Ella McAdams, 11 17 1879 in Lincoln, TN
Arthur Carol Simmons born 8 17 1880 married Mary Modena King
Otha E Simmons born 2 1881
Lula or Leila M Simmons born 1 1884
Mattie L Simmons born 6 1886 married ----Bonner
Nell Simmons born 8 1888
Joe May Simmons (female) born 10 1891
Margaret Irvin Simmons born 8 22 1894, died 6 14 1987 married Charles Oliver Kimes
Alvis Simmons born 32 1897
John Simmons born 1 1899 married what looks like Alusa
All children born Lincoln, TN

Censuses & how they are indexed
1880 Lincoln Tn, Joseph Simmons wife Jannice E Simmons, age 18 0r 19

1900 Lincoln, Tn
Ella Simmons, age 37 born TN

1910 Lincoln, Tn
Jennie E Simmons, age 47

Virginia Ella McAdams appears to be the daughter of John Irvin McAdams and wife Margaret Matilda Darnell. Her family appears in the 1870 & 1880 census for 10th Dist Mulberry, Lincoln, TN


1. Have you gotten a copy of Joseph & Virginia's marriage record from Lincoln county, TN. It is possible Joseph was still a minor and had to have permission to marry. If you do this, be sure to ask who gave permission for them to marry. They will not tell you this if you do not ask.

2. I have seen it record that Joseph's son, Arthur C Simmons was Arthur Carol Simmons. Has this middle name been proven by death certificate or other means. He died 7 31 1930. Have you gotten a copy of this death certificate.
I suspect his name might have been Arthur Caswell Simmons.

3. I also suspect Joseph was the son of James Caswell Simmons who married Martha Jane Davidson 7 29 1848 in Lincoln, TN. They had a child shown on the 1860 census for Lincoln County, TN as Joel Simmons, age 2 and on the 1870 census for Lincoln, Tn as Joel age 12. By 1870 Martha was a widow but lived the rest of her life in Lincoln county, shown as age 79 in 1910.
Please EMail me your thoughts on all this.

Peggy Hill

Re: SIMMONS/MCADAMS of Lincoln Co. Tn

Posted: 1234148685000
Classification: Query
Dear Linda: Please read my post dated today in answer to Judi's post of 5 23 2001.
Please EMail me your comments on what I wrote to

You said your husband was a grandson of Robert Simmons. Who was Robert's father? When was Robert born and where did he live?

Peggy Hill

Re: SIMMONS/MCADAMS of Lincoln Co. Tn

Posted: 1234150883000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Simmons
Hello Peggy, I responded via email and would be happy to discuss more :)

Roberts father was Other Earl Simmons, his mother was Ada Louise Jackson. Robert was born in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn on 20 Dec 1918, he lived there for many years and relocated to the San Antonio area of Texas shortly after he left the military, where he became a Baptist minister and church builder.

Re: SIMMONS/MCADAMS of Lincoln Co. Tn

Posted: 1234158776000
Classification: Query
Here are sons WWI Draft Registration cards, doesn't mean they were drafted for military service just entered in the Draft/Conscription Lottery to be held by Selective Service.

WWI DRC filed Lincoln County Sept 12, 1918
Name as written: Authur Carrol(but could be Carral) Simmons
age 38 b. August 17, 1880
living: 3 Petersburg, Lincoln Co, TN
Race: White, Native Born, occ; farming for self
Nearest Relative: Mary Madius Simmons
same address as above
signature: Arthur Carl Simmons
Medium Height, Stout Build, Eyes Dark(?), Hair Brown

WWI DRC filed Lincoln Co. Jun 5th, 1917
Alvis Simmons age 21 b. Feb 27, 1897 in Petersburg TN
living: Petersburg TN
Native of United States
Father born TN
Employed by self in Petersburg. TN
Nearest Relative: Ella Simmons Petersburg, TN
Race:White, Tall, Medium Build, Eyes:Brown, Hair Black

WWI DRC filed Lincoln Co. Sept. 12, 1918
John Simmons age 19, b. April 10th 1899
living (and working) Petersburg, Lincoln Co. TN
Race: white, Native Born,Occ Farming for Henry Wakefield
Nearest Relative: wife Alma Simmons Petersburg, TN
Medium Height, Medium Build, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Light

WWI DRC filed Marshall Co TN Sept 12, 1918
Other (as written looks like Othes) Earl Simmons age 36 b. Feb. 26,1882
living: Petersburg, Marshall Co. TN
Race: White, Native Born, Occ: farmer for N O Keith #4 in Petersburg, Lincoln Co TN
Nearest Relative: Ada Simmons (wife) #4 Petersburg, Lincoln Co TN
signature: O.E. Simmons
Medium Height, Medium Build, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Brown
(family in 1930 Lincoln Co TN Census as listed as Simones)
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