Simmons Family
Charles Simmons
and
Sarah Jane Fulkerson
Charles Simmons Family
Left to right: Leola Simmons, Charles Simmons, Sarah Jane (Fulkerson) Simmons, Nancy (Sappington) Fulkerson [Seated in front of Sarah], Anna May Simmons, Martha Ann (Fulkerson) Simmons, and Jesse Avis Simmons

Charles Simmons, was born December 12, 1852 near London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada, likely in Lobo Township where his father received a Crown Patent for 100 acres in 1854. Charles was a son of Erastus Simmons and Elizabeth Millard. He was living in Lobo Township near London when his father sold the family farm and immigrated to Missouri in the winter of 1867. The family settled in DeKalb County and made one crop before moving on to Saline County in the area around Sweet Springs.

Charles was married in Saline County on March 9, 1876, to Sarah Jane Fulkerson, who was born February 24, 1856, in Missouri, daughter of John Richard Avis Fulkerson [photo] and Nancy Sappington. [photo]

Charles died September 8, 1923, in Sweet Springs; Sarah Jane followed on January 4, 1930, also in Sweet Springs. They were buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Sweet Springs.

Charles Simmons and Sarah Jane Fulkerson had the following children:

1. Archie Simmons [Feb. 4, 1877-Apr. 16, 1954] m. Hattie Bell Wood
2. Nora Simmons [Oct. 5, 1879-Dec. 2, 1950] m. John Selethial Hagan
3. James Simmons [Sept. 12, 1882-Oct. 23, 1918] m. Roberta Pritchett
4. Adra Olive Simmons [Apr. 23, 1888-Dec. 2, 1948] m. Harrel Connors DeRackin
5. Leola Simmons [Mar. 9, 1894-Mar. 19, 1942] m. Harry Friedly
Source Records:

1851 Census, Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada
Parents
1861 Census, Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada
Living with parents
1870 Census, Elmwood Twp., Saline Co., Missouri, p. 8 [70] Post Office, Brownsville.
Living with parents
1880 Census, Salt Springs Precinct, Saline Co., Missouri, e. d. 61, p. 22 [394B]
14 June 1880,
122-130
46. Simmons Charles, W M 27, [Head] married; b. Canada; parents b. Canada; Farmer
47. --------- Sarah, W F 24, Wife, married; b. MO; parents b. MO; Keeping house
48. --------- Archie, W M 3, Son; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
49. --------- Nora, W F 7/12 [Oct] b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
1900 Census, Elmwood Twp., Saline Co., Missouri, e. d. 125, sheet 11A, p. 132
18 June 1900, renting farm
200-205
6. Simmons Charles, Head, W M Dec 182 47, married 24 years; b. Canada; parents b. Canada; Farmer, Own
7. --------- Sarah J, Wife, W F Feb 1856 44, married 24 years, 5 children born, 5 living; b. MO; parents b. MO
8. --------- James, Son, W M Sept 1882 17, single; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO; Farm laborer, Own
9. --------- Adra O, Daughter, W F Apr 1888 12, single; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO; attended school
10. -------- Leola, Daughter, W F Mar 1894 6, single; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
Charles immigrated in 1867, was a resident for 33 years, and was naturalized
1910 Census, Elmwood Twp., Saline Co., Missouri, e. d. 168, sheet 8B, p. 121
22 April 1910, owner of mortgaged farm
88-88
96. Simmons Charles, Head, M W 57, married [1] 44 years; b. Canada; parents b. Canada; Farmer, General Farm, Own Account
97. --------- Sarah J, Wife, F W 54, married [1] 34 years, 5 children born, 5 living; b. MO; parents b. MO
98. --------- Leola, Daughter, F W 16, single; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO; attended school
1920 Census, Salt Pond, Saline Co., Missouri, e.d. 208, sheet 10A, p. 295
[n.d.] 1920
185-185
18. Simmons Charles, Head, M W 67, married; b. Ontario, Canada; parents b. Canada; naturalized
19. --------- Sarah J, Wife, F W 63, married; b. MO; parents b. US.

Saline Co., Missouri, Marriage Records

Saline Co., Missouri, Cemetery Records

Missouri State Death Certificate File No. 29036, Registered No. 32 [Charles, death certifcate gives birth date as Dec. 26, 1852
informant was his daughter, Nora (Simmons) Hagan]

Missouri State Death Certificate File No. 3668, Registered No. ----- [Sarah Jane]