Marguerite Eliza Simmons


Personal and Family Information

Marguerite was born on 12 Feb 1886 in Wessabulga, Clay County, Alabama, the daughter of Henry Clay Simmons and Mable Antoinette Saxon.

She died on 31 Jul 1965 in Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama.

Her husband was William Hampton Shaw, who she married on 2 Oct 1904 in Hanceville, Alabama. Their eight known children were Marguerite Simmons (1905-1964), Piercie Lucille (1907-1964), Frances Isabella (1909-1977), Mabel Antoinette (1912-1996), Harriet Elizabeth (1914-2004), Mary Zura (1917-2010), William Hampton Jr (c1920-1921) and Lillian Russell (1923-2017).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Marguerite Eliza Simmons


Henry Clay Simmons


Holman Freeman Simmons


John Simmons


Ann Freeman


Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns


Robert Burns


unknown McIntosh


Mable Antoinette Saxon


Benjamin Wadsworth Saxon


James Saxon


Ann Nancy Elmore


Mary Collingsworth Terry


Elijah Terry


Mary Ann Prickett



Birth12 Feb 1886
Place: Wessabulga, Clay County, Alabama
Death31 Jul 1965
Place: Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama
Census12 JUN 1900
Place: Talladega, Talladega, Alabama
Age: 14
Address: dwelling 81 family 88 Capehart, Madison, head wm born Apr 1863 age 37 m 12 yrs born Ala, f South Carolina m Georgia farmer __ Janie wife wf born June 1877 age 22 married ? yrs mother of 4, 4 living born Ala f Ala m Georgia __ Harrison son wm born Dec 188 age 11 single, born Ala, f&m Ala __ Ada daughter wf bron sept 1891 ,age 8 single born Ala, f&m Ala __ Kellam, son wm born Feb 1894 age 6, single, born Ala, f&m Ala __ Mada, daughter wf born Juluy 1898 age 1, single, born Ala, f&m Ala Simmons, Troupe, B in law, wm born Dec 1870 age 29, single, born Ala, f&m Ala __ Maggie, sister in law, wf born Feb 1886 age 14, single, born Ala, f&m Ala
Census9 APR 1940
Place: Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama
Age: 54
Address: visit 83, rented at $18 Shaw, WH head mw age 55, married born Ala same place 1935, Lawyer in private practice Shaw Marguerite wife fw age 54 married born Ala - Lucille , daughter fw age 34 single born Ala - Frances daughter fw age 30 single born Ala - Billie daughter fw age 26 single born Ala - Lillian, daughter fw age 17 single born Ala Crump, Harriet daughter, fw age 26, divorced born Als — Harriet Joyce grand daughter fw age 5 single born Ala Thompson, Marg daughter fw age 21 divorced born Ala Flippin, Marguerite daughter fw age 34 married born Ala — Joe W son in law mw age 37 married born Ala - William H grandson mw age 13 single born Ala - Margaret A grand daughter fw age 11 single born Ala -Betty Jane granddaughter fw age 10 single born Ala - Daisy granddaughter fw age 7 single born Ala - Joe W Jr grand mw 4 single born Ala - Murphere S grandson mw age 1 single born Ala