Simmons Family
Cosby B. "Chatch" Tackett
and Mary Susanna Simmons
Tackett Family
Mary Susanna "Susie" Simmons
and twin sister
Margaret Rosanna "Rosie" Simmons

Mary Susanna Simmons, and her twin sister, Margaret Rosanna Simmons, were born 1864 near London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada, likely in Lobo Township where their father received a Crown Patent for 100 acres in 1854. Mary and Maggie were daughters of Erastus Simmons and Elizabeth Millard. They were living in Lobo Township near London when their father sold the family farm and immigrated to Missouri in the winter of 1867. The family settled in DeKalb County and made one crop there before moving to Saline County in the area around Sweet Springs.

On November 15, 1881, Mary and Margaret were married to Tackett brothers, sons of Willis Hensley Tackett and Sydney A. Harrison. Mary's pick was Cosby B. "Chatch" Tackett who was born in January 1854.

Mary died 1906. Cosby was later married on June 8, 1913, in Archuleta Co., Colorada, to Clara Fern Rank a lady considerably younger than he. She was born in August 1897 in Ohio, daughter of Samuel and Della Rank. Cosby and Fern had a daughter, Myrtle Tackett, born in 1916. The marriage did not last as they were divorced prior to 1930.

Cosby B. Tackett died on November 11, 1933, in Rio Arriba Co., New Mexico.

Chatch Tackett and Susie had the following children:

1. Infant Tackett [Jan. 19, 1883 - Jan. 19, 1883] buried in Mount Zion Cem., Saline Co., Missouri
2. Unknown Tackett [about 1886 - ]
3. Clyde Justus Tackett [Mar. 5, 1889 - Jan. 22, 1948] m. Charlotte Elizabeth Rosson
4. Stella Tackett [abt 1892 - ] m. Gordon Edward Allen
5. Harry Cosby Tackett [Feb. 1896 - July 10, 1946]
6. Fred Earl Tackett [Jan. 31, 1899 - ] m. Ina McArthur
Source Records:

1851 Census, Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada
Mary's parents
1861 Census, Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada
Mary's parents
1870 Census, Elmwood Twp., Saline Co., Missouri, p. 8 [70] Post Office Brownsville
Mary living with parents
1880 Census, Salt Springs Precinct, Saline Co., Missouri, e. d. 61, p. 22 [394B]
Mary living with parents

1900 Census --- searching for Stella

1900 Census, 4th Ward, Enid, Garfield Co., Oklahoma, e. d. 52, sheet 1A, p. 74
1 June 1900, renting house at 211 East Broadway
5-5
20. Tackett Cosby B, Head, W M Jany 1854 46, married 18 years; b. MO; parents b. MO; Photographer, Own
21. -------- Mary S, Wife, W F June 1864 35, married 18 years, 6 children born, 5 living; b. Canada; parents b. Canada
22. -------- Clyde J, Son, W M Mch 1889 11, single; b. MO; father b. MO; mother b. Canada; attended school
23. -------- Harry C, Son, W M Feb 1896 4, single; b. MO; father b. MO; mother b. Canada
24. -------- Fred E, Son, W M Jany 1899 1, single; b. OK; father b. MO; mother b. Canada

1910 Census, Central Pagosa, Archuleta Co., Colorado, e. d. 1, sheet 11A, p. 242
28 April 1910, renting house in San Juan National Forest Reserve
4-4
14. Allen Gordon, Head, M W 24, married [1] 2 years; b. TX; father b. AL; mother b. TX; Watchman, Sawmill, wages
15. -------- Stella, Wife, F W 18, married [1] 2 years, 1 child born, 1 living; b. MO; father b. MO; mother b. Canada
16. -------- Thelma, Daughter, F W 10/12, single; b. OK; father b. TX; mother b. MO
17. Tackett Crosby B, Father-in-law, M W 56, widowed; b. MO; parents b. MO; Photographer, Photo Studio, own account
18. -------- Claude J, Brother-in-law, M W 21, single; b. MO; father b. MO; mother b. Canada; Laborer, Odd jobs, wages
19. -------- Harry C, Brother-in-law, M W 14, single; b. MO; father b. MO; mother b. Canada
20. -------- Fred E, Brother-in-law, M W 11, single; b. MO; father b. MO; mother b. Canada
Both Gordon and Claude [Clyde] had been unemployed for 26 weeks during 1909. Stella is not listed in the family in 1900.

1920 Census, Pagosa Springs, Precinct 5, Archuleta Co., Colorado, e. d. 1, sheet 3B, p. 3
7 & 8 January 1920, renting house in Hermosa Street
68-75
14. Tackett C B, Head, M W 66, married; b. MO; father b. US; mother b. MO; Photographer, own gallery, own account
15. -------- Fern, Wife, F W 22, married; b. Ohio; parents b. OH
16. -------- Myrtle, Daughter, F W 3 4/12, single; b. CO; father b. MO; mother b. OH
19. -------- Harry, Son, M W 23, single; b. MO; parents b. MO; Laborer, General Work, wages

1920 Census, Justice Precinct 2, Wichita Co., Texas, e. d. 187, sheet 14A, p. 35
17 February 1920, owner free of mortgage
253-261
5. Allen Jordan E, Head, M W 32, married; b. TX; father b. MS; mother b. TX; Driller, Contractors, wages
6. -------- Stella M, Wife, F W 28, married; b. MO; father b. MO; mother b. Canada
7. -------- Richard A, Son, M W 7 2/12, single; b. CO; father b. TX; mother b. MO
8. -------- C Wilbur, Son, M W 2 10/12, single; b. CO; father b. TX; mother b. MO
9. -------- Mary J, Mother, F W 58, married; b. TX; parents b. IL
10. ------ E I, Father, M W 61, married; b. MS; parents b. MS; Fireman, Oil Co, wages
11. Tackett Fred E, Bro in Law, M W 21, single; b. OK; father b. MO; mother b. Canada; Laborer, Oil Well, wages

1920 Census --- searching for Clyde

1930 Census, Tapiecitas, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, e. d. 20-43, sheet 2B, p. 234
7 April 1930, owners
41-43
80. Tackett Cosby B, Head, M W 75, divorced, married 1st at age 27; b. MO; parents b. MO; Farmer, Gen Farm
81. -------- Harry C, Son, M W 34, single; b. MO; parents b. MO; Farmer, Gen Farm
"D" for divorced stricken and re-written. Mary died in 1906; presumably, there was a subsequent wife or wives?
Cosby was not a veteran of U.S. military or naval forces. His son, Harry was a veteran of the World War.

1930 Census, Ward 1, Wilson, Hewitt Twp., Carter Co., Oklahoma, e. d. 10-30, sheet 1A, p. 108
2 April 1930, owner of home on B Street valued at $3--0; owned a radio
8-8
31. Allen E G, Head, M W 43, married 1st at age 21; b. TX; father b. MO; mother b. TX; Driller, Noble and Pelon, wages
32. -------- Stella, Wife, F W 38, married 1st at age 17; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
33. -------- Richard, Son, M W 17, single; b. CO; father b. TX; mother b. MO
34. -------- Wilbur, Son, M W 13, single; b. CO; father b. TX; mother b. MO
E G [Gordon] was not a veteran of U.S. military or naval forces.

1930 Census, Newcastle, Newcastle Elec. Dist 9, Weston Co., Wyoming, e. d. 23-9, sheet 6A, p. 225
5 April 1930, renting on Wintrop Street at $35 monthly; owned a radio
134-134
36. Tackett C J, Head, M W 40, married 1st at age 34; b. MO; parents b. US; Civil Engineer, State highway, wages
37. -------- Charlotte E, wife, F W 25, maried 1st at age 19; b. MO; parents b. TN
C J was a veteran of the World War.

1930 Census, Election Dist. 13, Fremont Co., Wyoming, e. d. 7-15, sheet 5B, p. 241
8 May 1930
124-124
83. Tackett Fred E, Employe, M W 31, single; b. OK; father b. MO; mother b. Canada; Civil Engineer, Gov. Rec. Proj., wages
Fred was not a veteran of U.S. military or naval forces. Enumerated with group of employees on a government reclamation project.

1930 Census ----- searching for Fern and Myrtle.

Saline Co., Missouri, Marriage Records, Book ___, p. ___

Colorado State Marriage Index [C. B. Tacket and Fern Rank]

World War I Draft Registration Card [Fred Earl Tackett]

California State Death Index [Clyde Justus Tackett, Charlotte Elizabeth (Rosson) Tackett]

New Mexico State Death Index [Cosby B. Tackett]

Utah State Death Index [Harry Cosby Tackett]

Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California [Harry C. Tackett, Clyde J. Tackett, Charlotte Tackett]