Troupe Augustine Simmons


Personal and Family Information

Troupe was born on 14 Feb 1880 in Florida, the daughter of George McIntosh Troupe Simmons and Anne Eliza Gough.

She died on 2 Feb 1911 in Roswell, New Mexico.

Her husband was Zechariah Booth Reid, who she married on 10 Dec 1900 in Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas. Their four known children were George Lee (1901-1977), Annie Willis (1904-1995), Helen Augustine (1906-1992) and Zechariah Booth (1908-1939).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Troupe Augustine Simmons


George McIntosh Troupe Simmons


Holman Freeman Simmons


John W. Simmons


Ann Freeman


Sarah Eliza Hawkins Burns


Robert Burns


unknown McIntosh


Anne Eliza Gough


James Gough


Anne Whiddon



Birth14 FEB 1880
Place: Florida
Death2 FEB 1911
Place: Roswell, New Mexico
Age: 30y, 11m, 19d
Address: 4:20 am, in TB Sanitorium,
Cause: TB
Agency: Jackson County Weekly Independent 2/3/1911
Census4 JUN 1880
Place: Sumter County, Florida
Age: 4 months Feb
Address: 7th Precinct, dwelling 40, family 42 no name with parents, 3 sisters, 2 brothers
Census7 MAY 1910
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 30
Address: Cache Twp, dwelling 57, family 58 married 9 years, mother of 4, 4 living with husband ZB Sr, 2 sons, 2 daughters
Place: Newport, Jackson County, Arkansas
Age: 30y, 11m, 19d
Address: N 35° 36.838 W 91° 16.143' Walnut Grove, north of Main entry gate Newport, Arkansas
Cemeteries -Jackson County Arkansas

Will12 APR 1897
Place: Sumter County, Florida
Address: Florida, Wills and Probate Records, 1810-1974 for George M T Simmons Sumter Wills, Vol 2, 1861-1929 pages 85 thru 88. Names two sons and 3 daughters, son in law exectuor attached as Transcribed 20 Jan 2020 by Arthur F Bowie, Bentonville Ark.
Will- Simmons, George MT


Troupe and Z...


Note 1

After the death of her parents, Troupe went to Newport, Arkansas at the encouragement of her sister Anne Bell Simmons, who already lived there with her husband , Holman Snell Simmons. Each day and evening a certain man walking to work would pass by the Simmons home, that man being Zachariah Booth Reid. They knew he was a singer and owned the music store downtown, so to attract his attention on his walks past the house, Annie and Troupe would sit out on the porch and play an instrument and sing songs as he walked past. It certainly worked, ZB and Troupe were married in the home of Snell and Annie B on December 10, 1900.

Note 2

Troupe S Reid 1880 1911 (Troupe Augustine Simmons, niece of HF Simmons, 1st cousin to Ben F Simmons, 1st wife of ZB Reid,

Mrs. H.S. Simmons received a telegram Thursday bringing the sad news of the death of her sister, Mrs. Z.B. Reid at Roswell, New Mexico at 4 o'clock a.m. The remains are expected to reach here Saturday.

Four children, two boys and two girls and the husband and one sister, Mrs. H.S. Simmons are left to mourn the departed member of the home for whom they had done all within their power.

The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church, a consecrated charitable woman, devoted and tender mother and wife. To the grief-stricken ones, the sympathy of many friends is extended.

The funeral service was held at the home of Judge and Mrs. H.S. Simmons Monday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. J.N. Lawless, pastor of the Baptist Church at Batesville and Rev. J.F. McKenzie of the Presbyterian Church in this city.

The remains were interred at Walnut Grove.

Newport Weekly Independent

February 3 and 10, 1911

see Weekly Independent 2/3/1911 and 2/10/1911