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William M. Simmons

Male about 1839 - 1883  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name William M. Simmons 
    Birth about 1839  Benton, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 12 February 1883  Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Nettle Valley Cemetery, Potter Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1850 Federal Census. Jerusalem, Yates County, New York
      Roll 618, page 69A
      Elnathan Botsford, 24, farmer, $1575 real eatate
      Mary Botsford, 24
      Avestus Botsford, 3
      Miles L. Botsford, 1
      William Simmons, 11
      All were born in New York.

      1865 New York Census. Benton, Yates County
      James Carroll, 40, b. Columbia Co., farmer
      Jane Carroll, 24, wife, b. Yates Co.
      Emma Carroll, 9, child, b. Yates Co.
      James T. Carroll, 2, child, b. Yates Co.
      William Simmons, 25, nephew, b. Yates Co., single, no occupation
      William’s relative, Mary Simmons, was James Carroll’s first wife.

      1870 Federal Census. Potter, Yates County, New York
      Roll 1120, page 580B
      Post Office Rushville
      Wm. Simmons, 31, farm laborer, $150 personal estate
      Louisa Simmons, 38, keeping house
      William Hines, 19, farm laborer
      John J. Crouch, 13
      All were born in New York.

      1875 New York Census. Naples, Ontario County
      William M. Simmons, 36, farmer
      Louisa L. Simmons, 33, wife
      Both were born in Yates County. The family of Henry A. Simmons, age 37, lived next door.

      1880 Federal Census. Naples, Ontario County, New York
      Roll 909, page 355D
      William Simmons, 41, disabled soldier, cripled for life
      Louise L. Simmons, 48, wife, keeping house
      John J. Crouch, 23, son, single
      All were born in New York as were their parents.

      Naples Record, 16 Feb 1883
      Died in Naples, NY, on Monday afternoon, Feb. 12, of paralysis, Wm M Simmons, aged nearly 45 years.
      To those who knew the deceased, this is not an unexpected event. For several years the condition of this great sufferer has excited the sympathy of everyone, as he has been wheeled about the streets on pleasant days, unable to help himself, showing by his emaciated appearance that pain was doing its work. Mr Simmons was born and raised in Benton Yates county, and in 1861 enlisted and was assigned to Berdan's sharp shooters. After about a year's service, in consequence of exposure and hard marching his lower extremities were completely paralyzed, and he was soon after discharged. Never since then has he walked. Until within three or four years ago he was accustomed to drive, by being assisted in and out of the carriage, but of late this privilege was denied him. Some eight or ten years ago he bought a farm in Hickory Bottom, and lived there for a few years, coming to town about three years since. During these years of helplessness, he has been tenderly cared for by his wife, a labor requiring great patience and self denial. His wife and one brother are the only near relatives left. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning in the Christian church. Eight of the members of the Grand Army Post of this village, of which the deceased was a member, were detailed to act as bearers, and the Post in a body attended the funeral. The services were conducted by Rev Mr Fuller, pastor, Rev Mr Stratton assisting. Mr Fuller preached an able discourse from Rev 22:5, closing with words of comfort to the friends and an exhortation to the church, which now had lost another of its members, to work while the day lasts, for soon the night cometh to us all. The burial was in Nettle Valley, in the town of Potter, in the family ground. 

      Nettle Valley Cemetery, Potter, Yates County, New York
      William M. Simmons, d. 12 Feb 1883
    Person ID I132825  Schirado
    Last Modified 24 July 2021 

    Family/Spouse Louisa L. Jones,   b. 8 October 1832, Hancock, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 August 1914, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage July 1866 
    Family ID F87817  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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