Elizabeth Didamia McKinney

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Personal and Family Information

Elizabeth was born in 1780 in North Carolina, the daughter of unknown parents.

She died on 22 OCT 1851 in Rutherford, North Carolina.

Her husband was Charles Simmons, who she married on 1 FEB 1807 in Rutherford, North Carolina. They had no known children.

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Birth1780
Place: North Carolina
Death22 OCT 1851
Place: Rutherford, North Carolina
Age: 81
Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
Source: Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
Authors: Moses Simmons 1785-1856
Date: 18 SEP 1925
Publisher: Collection of Simmons Papers, Tampa, Florida Library

Census10 AUG 1850
Place: Rutherford, North Carolina
Age: 69 to 70
Address: High Shoals, dwelling 497 family 508 Charles Simmons 73, farmer $2300, Va. Didama " 70 f N.C. fam 504 and 505 McKiney
WillSEP 1856
Place: Rutherford, North Carolina
Address: North Carolina Archives Volume CR 086.314.1 Rutherford County, N.C. Equity orders and Decrees 1839-1838, pp 170-180 Charles Simmons Estate, abstracted by Miles Philbeck , Jr
Will- Simmons, Charles 1856 abstract of estate
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Notes

Note 1

Estate of Charles Simmons in the Fall of 1856, Rutherford County, North Carolina names and dates Charles Simmons 1777 Va-1850 and his wife Didama 1780 NC who died between 1850 and 1856.

The abstract I have names 12 siblings of Charles Simmons. Of the 6 thought to be alive their place of residence is stated. Of five of six deceased siblings, their living children and state are named.

My confidence in this abstact of the estate is based on

(1) 1850 census Rutherford NC dwelling 497, fam 508 Charles Simmons 73 va and Didama 70 NC

(2) Marriage of Charles and Didama recorded 1 FEb 1807 Rutherford NC

(3) census confirms the 7 of first 8 siblings listed in the abstract

(4) three sons, and daugher Susanah Richardson of sibling #8 John Simmons are a unique set of names, that I know well.

These names, dates, and places match those found in the Moses Simmons Family Bible 1733-1923 transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons in 1925. The Bible ties these 8 sibling together and to father James with this entry "James Simmons died 9 of February 1823 not lost but gone before in his 91 years of age my old farther. Moses Simmons"

A second tie to father James who died 1823 is found in records of James Jr Simmons born 10 July 1757 in Virginia and died 1851 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Amherst County Virginia, in the Revolution, Lost Record book - " Gave his discharge to his father who lived in Rutherford Co, N.C."

Microfilm Frame #1096 "DISTANT CROSSROADS" APRIL 1992"Amherst County, Virginia, In the Revolution, Lost Order Book, 1773--1782" Lists James Simmons who moved to Hawkins Co., Tenn., dated Aug. 1818: b. 10 July 1758: enlisted Jan. 1777: under Ensign William Powell, Capt. James Franklin, 10th Va. Regt., Gen Weedon's Brig. Gave his discharge to his father who lived in Rutherford Co., N.C. Placed on Pension Roll Sept. 30, 1819.

Third tie to father James who died 1823 is page 262 GENEALOGY OF THE LEWIS FAMILY……….. E 3. Mary Lewis, daughter of Charles C., Sr., was born in 1791 in Rutherford, N. C. S.....In 1811 she married Moses Simmons, son of James and brother -page 263-of Joshua. Moses was also a member of the Methodist church. They lived some three miles below Island Ford on Broad river, in Rutherford county, North Carolina., where he died very suddenly in 1856. Mary, his wife, died in 1877.

Sources

  1. Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
    Source: Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
    Authors: Moses Simmons 1785-1856
    Date: 18 SEP 1925
    Publisher: Collection of Simmons Papers, Tampa, Florida Library
  2. Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
    Source: Bible - Simmons Family from 1733 to 1923 Transcribed by Sallie Taylor Simmons, 1869-1934, Gaffney, South Carolina wife of Joshua George Simmons 1827-1904
    Authors: Moses Simmons 1785-1856
    Date: 18 SEP 1925
    Publisher: Collection of Simmons Papers, Tampa, Florida Library