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Simmons, Dr. Jonathan Oscar b. 12 Jan 1821 Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA d. 31 Jan 1890: Martin & Bloom Family Histories
 

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Simmons, Dr. Jonathan Oscar

Male 1821 - 1890  (69 years)


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  • Name Simmons, Jonathan Oscar  
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 12 Jan 1821  Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Relocation 1856  Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Moved with his family to Little Falls, Minnesota. 
    Civil office 1879-1881  Morrison County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Elected County Coroner 
    Died 31 Jan 1890 
    Buried Oakland Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Usually referred to as J.O. Simmons.

      In the 1850 US census he and his family were recorded as living in Westfield Twp, Medina Co, Ohio.

      In the 1860 Census, he was living in Little Falls Village, Morrison, Minnesota with Harriet H (wife), Mary Jane (12), Jonathan (9), Charles (4), Franklin B. (2) Jonathan (62; his father, a farmer) and a servant.

      LFM wrote"before removing to Minnesota he farmed and ran a livestock exchange in what was then known as Ohio Western Reserve, dealing as far away as New York State, where he most likely met his future wife. . . He moved to Little Falls in 1857, became a merchant and a "'cruiser" for a railroad. In 1864 he went south to St. Louis in government service as an agent under General Haines, then did what could be called "carpet bagging" on the lower Mississippi River between Memphis, Tennessee and Vicksburg, Mississippi, selling goods, dealing in lumber, & cotton farming. His wife died in the south in 1869. He and his sons returned to Little Falls in 1870, took up the study of Homeopathic medicine. . . tried homesteading in Bismark, Dakota Territory, 3 years, returned to Little Falls in 1876 and began the practise of medicine." [4]
    Person ID I142  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 18 May 2011 

    Father Simmons, Jonathan Jr.,   b. 3 Mar 1796, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1863, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Briggs, Abigail,   b. 5 Mar 1799,   d. 17 Feb 1846, Friendsville, Westfield Twp, Medina, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1819  [5
    Histories
    The Simmons Family of Westfield Township, Medina  Co.,Ohio by Ruth Simmons Stebbins
    The Simmons Family of Westfield Township, Medina Co.,Ohio by Ruth Simmons Stebbins
    Part 1 outlines the relocation of several Simmons family members to Ohio and their lives there. It also includes some information on the founding of the Ohio Farmers Insurance Co., in which members of the Simmons family played roles. Part 2 was originally a separate document, but it is appended here because it provides more information on the extended Simmons family in addition to details on Erastus Simmons descendants and family life.

    Ruth Stebbins sent part 1 to her cousin, Lottie Tanner Martin and Patricia Vanhoose donated part 2 to the Medina County Public Library.

    Download a PDF (50 KB) of this history.
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    Family ID F54  Group Sheet

    Family Lee, Harriet Hurd,   b. 26 Jan 1825, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1869, Willsons Point, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1846  West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Simmons, Mary Jane,   b. 3 Feb 1848, Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1916, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +2. Simmons, Jonathan,   b. 29 Mar 1850, Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1896  (Age 46 years)
     3. Simmons, Oscar Napoleon,   b. 2 Mar 1852,   d. 21 Aug 1855  (Age 3 years)
     4. Simmons, Charles Lee,   b. 24 Jul 1854,   d. 24 Aug 1855  (Age 1 years)
     5. Simmons, Charles Gay,   b. 8 Jun 1856, Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Simmons, Franklin Bradley,   b. 18 Jan 1859, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1930, Portland, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Simmons, Henry Willard,   b. 7 Nov 1861,   d. 21 Apr 1864  (Age 2 years)
    +8. Simmons, William Lee,   b. 23 Aug 1864, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1922, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Photos
    Simmons, Jonathan Oscar
    Simmons, Jonathan Oscar
    Simmons, Harriet Lee
    Simmons, Harriet Lee
    Lottie Lee Martin wrote on the back "Harriet Lee Simmons - my Grandmother".
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1821 - Westfield, Medina, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1846 - West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Moved with his family to Little Falls, Minnesota. - 1856 - Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakland Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Simmons' Tin Trunk
    Simmons' Tin Trunk
    This is the tin trunk described by Ruth Simmons Stebbins (see the Simmons Family of Westfield, Medina County, Ohio under histories). Originally the property of Jonathan Simmons Sr., it is now in the possession of descendants of Jonathan's son Erastus. It contains many documents including Jonathan Simmons' appointment as Captain in the New York State Militia in 1804, and deeds to land in Bristol, Ontario, New York and in Medina County, Ohio.

    Documents
    Map of Medina County, Ohio, 1857
    Map of Medina County, Ohio, 1857
    A section of the map showing parts of Westfield and LaFayette Townships. The map was drawn from actual surveys and shows the owners of properties. Large numbers are lot numbers, smaller numbers are acreage.

    Headstones
    Simmons, Jonathan Oscar
    Simmons, Jonathan Oscar
    Family Obelisk
    Simmons, Dr. Jonathan Oscar
    Simmons, Dr. Jonathan Oscar
    Inscription on family obelisk.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Simmons Family of Westfield Township, Medina County, Ohio, Ruth Simmons Stebbins.

    2. [S8] Mary J Simmons Obituary, (Published in Little Falls (Minnesota) Herald, 15 Sep 1916).

    3. [S138] History of Morrison and Todd Counties Minnesota , Clara K. Fuller, (1915, B.F. Bowen and Co., Indianapolis, Indiana), Vol 1, p 83.

    4. [S29] L. Frederick Martin's papers, p. 5.

    5. [S47] Simmons Family Record , Unknown author (found in family documents), p. 2.

    6. [S140] Frank Simmons' Diary, p. 129.


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