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R. B. Simmons
Born 1806
R. B. SIMMONS, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 21; P.O. Olin; born in Belmont Co., Ohio, in 1806; in 1812, went to Richland Co., Ohio, and to Iowa in 1851; bought eighty acres, and now owns sixty and one-half; made the improvements; has hauled grain to Muscatine and sold it for 31 cents, dressed pork for $1.25. In politics, Democrat; in religion, Free-Will Baptist. His wife, Mary Myers, was born in Belmont Co., Ohio, in 1808; married in 1828; have had fifteen children—Sarah (now Mrs. Coleman); Jacob, Susan, died 1833; William, in California; Nancy, in Denver City; Abijah, Colman, Elizabeth, in Greene Co.; Ellen died in 1846; Amanda and Amanuel, twins, died in 1847; Richard died in 1850; Samuel.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 641.


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