Saturday, January 30, 2010

Surname Saturday - SIMMONS

On previous Saturdays, we have reported all of the known ancestor lineage surnames through  the great-grandparent surnames (see earlier Saturday Surname posts in the left column, scroll down - back into 2009; or use the Surname tag, of course).

From the "round of sixteen" - great-great grandparents (scroll down a bit...) - we have already reported six of the eight male surnames, two are unknown (from Denmark). Five of the eight on the female lines are known: ROLEN, BUTLER, CARLE, SIMMONS, and DUNCAN; these are being reported in this set.

Today, we will look briefly at SIMMONS. Mary Estelle SIMMONS (1843-1909), daughter of George SIMMONS (1816-?) and Mary Elizabeth LEE (1825-?), married Walter Watson KINNICK (1840-1919) on 6 Feb 1862 in Tiskilwa, Bureau Co, Illinois. Walter Watson at age 20 had enlisted on 14 Apr 1861 in Co. I, 12th Illinois Infantry. He had come home on furlough when they were married. Walter re-enlisted 10 Aug 1862 in Co. D, Seventh Regiment, Kansas Volunteers, Cavalry. He took his bride with him to Corinth, Mississippi, where she acted as nurse for troops in camp there. He was discharged 2 Dec 1864 from St. Louis, MO.

They had 12 children with 10 living to adulthood.

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. My Dad loved tracing our family tree. Alas, neither of his daughters has acquired that particular family trait...

    The Saturday Sphinx

  2. If you ever come across a link to Thompson's or Mocks from Mississippi or Louisiana, I'd sure be interested in knowing more.

    Love your blog.

    ~ Just Joany
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