Simmons Family
Seth Robert Simmons and Martha Ann Fulkerson
Compiled by Vern Paul and Family Members
Seth Robert Simmons Family
Standing left to right: Ethel Sarah, Lester, Amy, & Anna May
Seated left to right: Seth Robert, Jesse Avis, & Martha Ann
Seth Robert Simmons

Seth Robert Simmons, was born June 16, 1855, 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 to a more permanent residence near Sweet Springs in Saline County.

Seth was married February 22, 1878, to Martha Ann Fulkerson, who was born March 4, 1858, in Boone Co., Missouri, daughter of John Richard Avis Fulkerson [photo] and Nancy Sappington.[photo]

Seth died October 22, 1907, in Roosevelt, Kiowa Co., Oklahoma Territory; Martha Ann followed on December 15, 1937, also in Roosevelt.

Seth Robert Simmons and Martha Ann Fulkerson had the following children:

1. Infant Daughter Simmons [Dec. 20, 1878-Dec. 21, 1878] bur. Mt. Zion Cem., Saline Co., Missouri
2. Lester Simmons [Feb. 2, 1880-June 28, 1958] m. Ethel Bond
3. Amy Simmons [Jan. 8, 1882-Feb. 5, 1917] m. George Henry Holmes
4. Sarah Ethel Simmons [May 28, 1885-Mar. 5, 1960] m. John M. White
5. Anna May Simmons [June 14, 1893-Nov. 23, 1970] m. 1) Elmer Augustus Haus, 2) John M. White
6. Jesse Avis Simmons [Mar. 28, 1899-Mar. 1966] m. Edna Bilbrey
Source Records:

1851 Census, Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada
Living with parents
1861 Census, Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada
Living with parents
1870 Census, Elmwood Twp., Saline Co., Missouri, p. 8 [70]
Living with parents
1880 Census, Salt Springs Precinct, Saline Co., Missouri, e. d. 61, p. 15 [391C]
9 June 1880
64-69
9. Simmons Seth R, M W 24 [Head] married, Farmer; b. Canada; parents b. Canada
10. -------- Martha, W F 21, Wife, married, Keeping house; b. MO; parents b. MO
11. -------- Lester, W M 3/12 [Feb] Son; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
1900 Census, Burlington, Coffey Co., Kansas, e. d. 35, sheet 3A, p. 44
5 June 1900, owner of mortgaged farm
45-47
30. Simmens Seth R, Head, W M June 1855 44, married 22 years; b. Canada; parents b. Canada; Farmer
31. --------- Martha A, Wife, W F Mar 1858 42, married 22 years; 6 children born, 5 living; b. MO; parents b. MO
32. --------- Lester, Son, W M Feb 1880 20, single; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
33. --------- Ethel, daughter, W F May 1885 15, single; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
34. --------- Anna May, daughter, W F June 1893 6, single; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
35. --------- Jesse A, Son, W M Mar 1899 1, single; b. KS; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
Surname is written "Simmens" in this record. It was indicated that Seth immigrated in 1868, was a resident 32 years, and was naturalized.
Strong family tradition and sale of land in Canada indicates the year was 1867. The number of children born to Martha was written "5" then
written over by "6".
1910 Census, Elk Twp., Osage Co., Kansas, e. d. 97, sheet 12B, p. 93
6 May 1910, renting home
272-272
71. Simmons Martha, Head, F W 52, widowed, 5 children born, 5 living; b. MO; parents b. MO; Land Lady, Hotel
72. --------- May, Daughter, F W 17, single; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
73. --------- Jessie, Son, M W 11, single; b. KS; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
74. Fulkerson Nancy, Mother, F W 78, widowed, 11 children born, 11 living; b. MO; father b. VA; mother b. KY; Cook, Hotel, wages
75. Wray Fanny, Servant, F W 24, single; b. VA; parents b. VA; Cook, Hotel, wages
76. Tyner John W, Boarder, M W 62, single; b. IN; parents b. IN; Harness Maker, wages
77. Trous Andrew, Boarder, M W 25, single; b. WV; parents b. WV; Sales Man, Gen Store, wages
78. Henrice George, Boarder, M W 47, single; b. Germany; parents b. Germany; Own Income
Names of the servant and boarders were not particularly clear in the original.
1920 Census, Kansas City, Kansas City Twp., Wyandotte Co., Kansas, e. d. 181, sheet 12A-12B, p. 216
8 January 1920, renting 1015 Tenny Avenue
245-259
47. Haus Elmer A, Head. M W 27, married; b. KS; parents b. KS; Laborer, Soap Plant, wages
48. -------- Anna M, Wife, F W 26; b. MO; father b. Canada; mother b. MO
49. -------- Albert S, Son, M W 6; b. KS; father b. KS; mother b. MO
50. -------- Annabell F, Daughter, F W 4 11/12; b. KS; father b. KS; mother b. MO
51. -------- Lois M, Daughter, F W 3 7/12; b. KS; father b. KS; mother b. MO
52. Holmes Carl L, Nephew, M W 18, single; b. KS; father b. IN; mother b. MO; Laborer, Soap Plant, wages
53. Simmons Martha A, Mother in Law, F W 60, widowed; b. MO; parents b. MO
54. --------------- Jessie A, Brother in Law, M W 20, single; b. KS; father b. Canada; mother b. MO; Cutter, Soap Plant, wages
1930 Census,

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Saline Co., Missouri, Cemetery Records:
Infant daughter buried in Mt. Zion Cem., transcription reads "Simmons, Infant Dau of S.R. & M.A. Simmons d. 21 Dec 1879 Age 1 da." This should probably be 1878, 10 months after marriage of her parents. The next child was born in February 1880, too soon for the 1879 birth year.