Lucy James Rotenberry

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Personal and Family Information

Lucy was born on 20 MAR 1863 in Athens, Limestone County, Alabama, the daughter of James A Rotenberry and Cornelia Jane McGuire.[Note 2]

She died on 28 MAY 1900 in Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas.

Her husband was Benjamin Fletcher Simmons, who she married on 11 DEC 1883 in Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas. Their eight known children were James Felix (1885-1968), Eleanor Cornelia (1887-1967), Walter Saxon (1889-1959), William LaFayette (1890-1939), Mary Theodora (1892-1965), Lon Bowen (1895-1963), Arrah Neil (1896-<1900) and Ben Fletcher Jr (1899-1963).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Lucy James Rotenberry
(1863-1900)

 

James A Rotenberry
(1838-c1866)

 

Bowen Geoff Rotenberry
(1811-c1860)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Mary A Winsett
(1814-1894)

 

William Winsett
(c1780-?)

 
     
 
 
   

Cornelia Jane McGuire
(1838-1877)

 

William B McGuire
(1812-1866)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Martha Peace
(-<1848)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth20 MAR 1863
Place: Athens, Limestone County, Alabama
See Note 2
Death28 MAY 1900
Place: Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 37y, 2m, 10d
Address: "The Simmons Family" chart by Bobby Bowie, 722 N Bryan, Little Rock, Ark. Dates as shown on the shared headstone in Walnut Grove Cemetary confirmed by A Bowie. Jun00
Census1870
Place: Limestone County, Alabama
Age: 8 born Alabama
Address: Dwelling 83, family 67 Tayler, William age 23, Cornelia wf 31, Ala, Wm. Rotenberry wm 12 Ala Martha wf 10 Ala, Lucy James wf 8 Ala, John W Taylor wm 2 Ala
Agency: 1870 census alabama
Census 1870 Alabama, Limestone County
Source: Census 1870 Alabama, Limestone County

Census 1870 Alabama, Limestone County
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Census16 JUN 1880
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 16 b Alabama
Address: Breckenridge Twp, line 3, dwelling 191 family 191 with step father, both natural parents dead
Agency: 1880 Census Ark
Census 1880 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge twp, ED 131, page 19, stamp 438
Source: Census 1880 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge twp, ED 131, page 19, stamp 438
Publisher: ancestry .com

See Note 3
BurialMAY 1900
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 37y, 2m, 10d
Address: N35° 36.903' W 91° 16.151' Walnut Grove Cemetery, section F, row 2 see also http://arkansasgravestones.org/ Find A Grave Memorial# 32412803
Agency: Confirmed by A Bowie Jun00
Cemeteries -Jackson County Arkansas
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Notes

Note 1

note that Tulliola Hobbs 1842 and Cornelia McGuire 1838 are about same age and familys are near each other in both 1850 and 1860 census of Limestone Cty, Alabama. may have been lifelong friends as suggested by marriages and locations over their lifetimes.

Interesting to see that these two women connect first thru William Lafayette Taylor b 1846 beginning sometime before 1868 Marriage in Limestone Cty Ala and following thru with Ben F Simmons b 1860 and into Jackson Cty Arkansas.

Both Taylor and Simmons married a daughter of each of these women. From another point of view, Simmons married two of Taylor's daughters, step daughter first and granddaughter of Tulliola second.

i.e. Gran Osier is grandmother of "Ma Pete"-Lula Ellen Taylor.

Note also how Ben Simmons and William L Taylor named sons for each other-- Benjamin L Taylor born 1877 and William Lafayette Simmons born 1890

Note 2

1860 Census, Limestone County Alabama1870 Census, Limestone County Alabama1880 Census, Jackson County, ArkansasMarriage certificate in possession of Arthur F Bowie Jan1998

Note 3

Nearby is William Rotenberry wm 22 Ala

Note 4

Headstone shared with Husband BF Simmons and step sister Lula E Simmons

Sources

  1. Census 1870 Alabama, Limestone County
    Source: Census 1870 Alabama, Limestone County
  2. Census 1880 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge twp, ED 131, page 19, stamp 438
    Source: Census 1880 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge twp, ED 131, page 19, stamp 438
    Publisher: ancestry .com