Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Franklin Robert Simms

Male 1823 - 1890  (67 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Franklin Robert Simms was born 8 Mar 1823, Hancock County, Georgia (son of John Simms and Comfort Mattox Grace); died 1 Apr 1890, Hopkins County, Texas; was buried , Caney Cemetery, Pickton, Hopkins, Texas.

    Franklin married Susan Gary 24 Oct 1844, Troup County, Georgia. Susan was born 11 Apr 1825, Georgia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Cordera Carolina Simms was born 9 Oct 1845, Coweta County, Georgia.
    2. Alonzo Henry Simms was born 13 Oct 1847, Coosa County, Alabama; died 26 Dec 1906, Bimingham, Jefferson, Alabama.
    3. Emily Comfort Simms was born 15 Apr 1850, Coosa County, Alabama.
    4. Nancy Catherine Simms was born 14 May 1852, Coosa County, Alabama; died 5 Jan 1853, Coosa County, Alabama.
    5. Susan Frances Simms was born 6 Jun 1854, Coosa County, Alabama; died 2 Nov 1937, Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama; was buried , Wetumpka City Cemetery, Wetumpka, Elmore, Alabama.
    6. Ada Jane Simms was born 9 Oct 1856, Coosa County, Alabama; died 12 Jun 1889, Coosa County, Alabama; was buried , Providemce Methodist Cemetery, Elmore County, Alabama.
    7. Benjamin Britton Simms was born 4 May 1859, Alabama; died 25 Mar 1936, Talladega, Talladega, Alabama; was buried , Oak Hill Cemetery, Talladega, Talladega, Alabama.
    8. John Gary Simms was born 23 Mar 1862, Coosa County, Alabama; died 14 Mar 1895, New York; was buried , Pine Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Lee, Alabama.

    Franklin married Mary Louisa Speer. Mary was born 22 Feb 1845; died 26 Dec 1887, Pickton, Hopkins, Texas. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Cora Simms was born 1866, Coosa County, Alabama.
    2. Frank Simms was born 1869, Coosa County, Alabama.
    3. Ellen Simms was born 1871, Coosa County, Alabama.
    4. Milton Simms was born 1873, Coosa County, Alabama.
    5. George Leard Simms was born Jun 1875, Coosa County, Alabama; died 14 Oct 1968, Randall County, Texas.
    6. William Ready Simms was born 1880, Coosa County, Alabama.
    7. Jessie Beall Simms was born 15 May 1882, Coosa County, Alabama.
    8. Dormer Dickinson Simms was born 15 Sep 1885, Coosa County, Alabama; died Jul 1978, Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Simms was born 9 Jun 1780, Wayne County, North Carolina (son of Robert Simms, III and Sarah Dickinson); died 1 Dec 1863, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Simms Family Cemetery, Coweta County, Georgia.

    John married Comfort Mattox Grace 16 Sep 1816, Hancock County, Georgia. Comfort (daughter of Thomas Grace) was born 26 Feb 1798; died 18 Jul 1880, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Simms Family Cemetery, Coweta County, Georgia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Comfort Mattox Grace was born 26 Feb 1798 (daughter of Thomas Grace); died 18 Jul 1880, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Simms Family Cemetery, Coweta County, Georgia.
    Children:
    1. Benjamin Thomas Simms was born 8 Aug 1817, Hancock County, Georgia; died 26 Oct 1886, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Old Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilsons Store, Heard, Georgia.
    2. Almira Elizabeth Simms was born 24 Nov 1820, Hancock County, Georgia; died 25 Nov 1903, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Coweta, Georgia.
    3. 1. Franklin Robert Simms was born 8 Mar 1823, Hancock County, Georgia; died 1 Apr 1890, Hopkins County, Texas; was buried , Caney Cemetery, Pickton, Hopkins, Texas.
    4. James Alexander Simms was born 27 Apr 1825, Hancock County, Georgia; died Jan 1881, Ranger, Eastland, Texas.
    5. Susan A Simms was born 15 Dec 1827, Georgia; died 9 Jul 1874, Georgia.
    6. John Dickinson Simms was born 19 Dec 1830, Corinth, Coweta, Georgia; died 5 Mar 1921, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Coweta, Georgia.
    7. Sarah Margaret Tabitha Simms was born 12 Mar 1833, Coweta County, Georgia; died 03 Sep 1916, Corinth, Heard, Georgia; was buried , Ware Family Cemetery, Heard County, Georgia.
    8. Mary Emily Simms was born 28 Dec 1836, Coweta County, Georgia; died 13 Sep 1877, Coweta County, Georgia.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Robert Simms, III was born 1760, Wayne County, North Carolina (son of Robert Simms, II and Mary Barnes); died 25 Mar 1815, Hancock County, Georgia.

    Robert married Sarah Dickinson 1780, Wayne County, North Carolina. Sarah (daughter of John Dickinson) was born 1762, Wayne County, North Carolina; died 25 Jun 1850, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Simms Family Cemetery, Coweta County, Georgia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah Dickinson was born 1762, Wayne County, North Carolina (daughter of John Dickinson); died 25 Jun 1850, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Simms Family Cemetery, Coweta County, Georgia.
    Children:
    1. 2. John Simms was born 9 Jun 1780, Wayne County, North Carolina; died 1 Dec 1863, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Simms Family Cemetery, Coweta County, Georgia.
    2. Susan Simms was born 1784, Wayne County, North Carolina; died 22 Aug 1814, Powelton, Hancock, Georgia.
    3. Elizabeth Simms was born 1786, Wayne County, North Carolina; died 1835.
    4. Mary Simms was born 1788, Wayne County, North Carolina; died 1821, Georgia.
    5. Britain Simms was born 1789, Wayne County, North Carolina; died 10 Feb 1864, Heard County, Georgia; was buried , Old Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilsons Store, Heard, Georgia.
    6. Sarah Simms was born aft. 1790, Hancock County, Georgia.
    7. Penelope Simms was born 1792, Hancock County, Georgia.
    8. Ann Simms was born 1794, Hancock County, Georgia.

  3. 6.  Thomas Grace
    Children:
    1. 3. Comfort Mattox Grace was born 26 Feb 1798; died 18 Jul 1880, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Simms Family Cemetery, Coweta County, Georgia.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Robert Simms, II was born 1729, Nansemond County, Virginia; died Apr 1791, Wayne County, North Carolina.

    Robert married Mary Barnes. Mary (daughter of Edward Barnes and Sara Pope) was born , Edgecombe County, North Carolina; died 1789, Wayne County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Mary Barnes was born , Edgecombe County, North Carolina (daughter of Edward Barnes and Sara Pope); died 1789, Wayne County, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. Mary Simms
    2. Britton Simms
    3. Keziah Simms died 21 Sep 1811.
    4. James Simms
    5. Susanna Simms
    6. Barnes Simms
    7. Abraham Simms
    8. Benjamin Simms
    9. 4. Robert Simms, III was born 1760, Wayne County, North Carolina; died 25 Mar 1815, Hancock County, Georgia.
    10. Penelope Simms was born 4 Aug 1760.

  3. 10.  John Dickinson was born Abt. 1740, Northampton County, North Carolina (son of Daniel Dickinson); died , Hancock County, Georgia.
    Children:
    1. Joel Putnam Dickinson died 1820, Hancock County, Georgia; was buried , Family Cemetery, Taliaferro County [?], Georgia.
    2. Winborn Dickinson was born 1760, Northampton County, North Carolina; died 1852, Upson County, Georgia.
    3. 5. Sarah Dickinson was born 1762, Wayne County, North Carolina; died 25 Jun 1850, Coweta County, Georgia; was buried , Simms Family Cemetery, Coweta County, Georgia.