Theodora Mary Saxon

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Personal and Family Information

Theodora was born on 12 APR 1834 in Autauga County, Alabama, the daughter of Benjamin Wadsworth Saxon and Mary Collingsworth Terry.

She died about 22 FEB 1917 in Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas.

Her husband was Holman Felix Simmons, who she married on 20 APR 1852 in Autauga County, Alabama. Their six known children were Mary (1856->1880), Benjamin Fletcher (1860-1939), Jane (c1862-?), Holman Snell (1866-1950), Robert Terry (1868-1947) and Henry B (1871-<1887).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Theodora Mary Saxon
(1834-c1917)

 

Benjamin Wadsworth Saxon
(1798-1861)

 

James Saxon
(1754-1836)

 

Benjamin Saxon
(-c1785)

 
     
 
 
   

Ann Nancy Elmore
(1754-c1842)

 

Archelas Elmore
(1730-1786)

+
   

Susannnah Morris
(c1730-?)

 
   

Mary Collingsworth Terry
(1812-<1875)

 

Elijah Terry
(c1772-c1842)

 

James Terry
(1746-1816)

+
   

Anne Robards
(-1801)

 
   

Mary Ann Prickett
(c1770-?)

 

James Prickett
(c1750-?)

 
   

Sarah Kimbrough
(c1750-?)

 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth12 APR 1834
Place: Autauga County, Alabama
DeathABT 22 FEB 1917
Place: Tupelo, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: BET 82y, 8m, 22d AND 83y, 8m, 19d
Census13 SEP 1850
Place: Wetumpka, Coosa, Alabama
Age: 16 born Alabama
Address: Wetumpka, Coosa, Alabama with parents, sibilings and future husband in Father's Tavern
Agency: 1850 census, Coosa, Alabama
Census 1850 Alabama
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Census 1880 Alabama, signature
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Census 1850 Alabama, Coosa
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Census24 AUG 1870
Place: Breckenridge Township, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 36 b Ala
Address: dwelling 12, Family #12 with husband Felix and 5 children
Agency: 1870 census, Ark
Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
Source: Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: 21 AUG 1870
Publisher: ancestry.com

See Note 2
Census14 JUN 1880
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 46
Address: Breckenridge Township, ED 131 with husband and 5 children
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

Census26 OCT 1887
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansa
Address: Sheriff’s Census of Newport Town Felix Simmons, male over 21 T. M. Simmons, female over 21 Snell Simmons, male over 21 Robt Simmons, male 6 to 21
Census 1887 Newport 1
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Census 1887 Newport, certification
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Census1 JUN 1900
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 66
Address: Breckenridge Twp, east of Range line Dwelling 8, family 8, Simmons, Mrs Theodora, mother wf , april 1834 age 66 widow maried 38 yrs, mother of 4, 3 living with son Ben F and his 7 children and 3 nieces
Agency: 1900 census Ark
Census 1900 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge,ED 53 Union ED 61
Source: Census 1900 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge,ED 53 Union ED 61
Publisher: Twelfth Census of the US

Census26 APR 1910
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 76
Address: Union Twp;, Newport Avenue, dwelling 265, family 269 Simmons, Holman S. head mw age 44, married once, 12 yrs, born Fla, f Georgia, m born Alabama __ Annie B, wife fw age 32 married once 12 yrs, mother of 4, 3 living, born Fla, f Georgia, m born Alabama __ , George G son mw age 8 single, born Ark, f & m born Fla __, Mary daughter, fw age 6 single, born Ark, f & m born Fla __, Sherrer B daughter fw age 3 single, born Ark, f & m born Fla __, Mary T, mother fw age 70, widow mother of 9, 3 living, born Alabama, f Alabama, m georgia Jones, Will, servant m B age 21 single, born Ark, f & m Ark
Burial1917
Place: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Newport, Arkansas
Age: BET 82y, 8m, 22d AND 83y, 8m, 19d
Address: N35° 36.892' W91° 16.164' Lot 67, Block B, Original Addition, beside HF Simmons. Foot stone has only the single word "Gran" Find A Grave Memorial# 32412653 and 91764314
Agency: Arthur f Bowie, been there and seen gravestone many times
Cemeteries -Jackson County Arkansas
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Grav-SimGran
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Obit - Simmons, Gran
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Walnut Grove, Lot description and burials, by Walter Heard
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Simmons, HF, family group of 10 spaces
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See Note 3
Other Event1913
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Type: Event
Address: Application for Confederate Pension
Agency: Arkansas Confederate Pensions
See Note 4

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Notes

Note 1

Theodora I (born c. 500 A.D. – died 28 June 548 in Constantinople), was empress of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire and the wife of Emperor Justinian I. Theodora is perhaps the most influential and powerful woman in the Roman Empire's history. Some sources even mention her as empress regnant with Justinian I as her co-regent.

Note 2

Family #13 is William and Mary E Mallory with

Mother Eliza Simmons 72, F W no occupation, born Georgia

see alsoRichwoods Twp family #24

Simmons, James 39 MW physician, $400 real estate, born Georgia

no family listed

Note 3

Walnut Grove section F beside HF Simmons.

foot stone has only the single word "Gran",

see also http://arkansasgravestones.org/

Find A Grave Memorial# 32412653

Note 4

Arkansas Confederate Pensions

Surname: Simmons

Given Name: Felix

Application Number: 19420

Widow Surname: Simmons

Widow Given Name: Theodora M.

Company: C

Regiment: 8

State Served From: Florida

Division: Infantry

Pension County: Jackson

Death Date: 3/30/1893

Application Year:

Widow Death Date:

Comments: widow applied 1913

Sources

  1. Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
    Source: Census 1870 Arkansas, Jackson Cty, Breckenridge Twp
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: 21 AUG 1870
    Publisher: ancestry.com
  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
  3. Census 1900 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge,ED 53 Union ED 61
    Source: Census 1900 Arkansas, Jackson County, Breckenridge,ED 53 Union ED 61
    Publisher: Twelfth Census of the US