Friday, October 17, 2014

Albert C. Simms 1835-1883

Heather's 3rd great Grandfather, paternal line

Albert C. Simms
Born 1835 in Virginia
Died October 21 1883 in Maryland
Clara Louise Mitchell
Born  1841
Died 1900

Children:
James Simms 1860- 1886
George Albert Simms 1863-1945 m. Carrie Taylor
William Columbus Simms 1864 -1921 M. Emily Jane Upole
Mary Ellen Simms 1867 - 1951 m. Albert Smith
Samuel 1870
Richard D. SImms 1872- Married Magdalena Diegleman (He was a Tailor)
Albert E. Simms 1875 (buried by parents, no stone)
Clara Amelia Simms 1877-1955 m. Joseph Smith
Floreda/Alverda Simms 1880 -1881 (buried by parents,no stone)
Beulah Laverda 1882 m. 1st Heppard, 2nd George M. Lumbard

Clara Amelia Simms married Joseph Smith, and they lived near Beulah & George Lumbard, in Snyder County Pa.  Clara is buried in the same cemetery as the Lumbards.


Timeline

1835 - Albert Born
Norfolk, Virginia
Albert 's death certificate states that he was born in Norfolk, Va
(I do not have a copy of his death certificate, taking the word of another researcher)

1849 - Moved To Baltimore
From Email dated 3-15-2009 from Peggy Hyde:
Albert came to Baltimore at 14 and lived there until he died.

1850

Clara in 1850 - 
The 1850 Census for Baltimore , Maryland shows Ellen McLaughlin kept a boarding house, she was 67 years of age and living with her were:

 W.S. Stewart, 49 years of age Iron Worker
Mary E. Stewrat, 44 years of age Wife of W.S. Stewart
John Barron, 29 years of age Baker
Ellen Barron, 34 years if age Wife of John Barron (nee Orem)
Mary E. Barron. 3 years of age Daughter of Jaon Barron
Clara L. Mitchell, 19 years of age Daughter of Margaret Ellen Mitchell
Thomas W. Mitchell, 3 years of age Son of Margaret Ellen 
Margaret Ellen Mitchell's first husband was named John Orem, by her second husband she had the following children:
Mary Jane, Margaret Josephine, John, Clara Louisa and Thomas

1858 - Enlisted
Age: 23
Baltimore
Age: 21 Occupation Trunk maker.

Albert served in the US Military, in the Navy.  The civil war widows pension Clara filed in 1890 shows his enlistment as February 17th 1865 to July 1886.  The civil war ended May 9th 1865.




Enlisted at Washington DC on Feb 17, 1865 in Co. "A", 1st Regt of the US Veterans Volunteers and served until July 21, 1866
 


I came across this photo online - I don't know that there is an actual family connection, but his name was Albert Simms and his occupation was "Trunk Maker", and this is a Simms Trunk (restoration).


1860 -Marriage to Clara Louise Mitchell
 12 Jun
Age: 25
Baltimore, Maryland
by Rev. M.V. Monroe






From John Edwin Simms manuscript (1931): Albert married the sister of his sister-in-law Margaret Josephine Mitchell's (she is married to robert Simms).

1860 -Residence
Age: 25
Baltimore Ward 12, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland, United States
Age: 23 Trunk Maker. Wife Clara is listed with him, Seamstress.

Robert and Albert Simms were harness makers and saddlers and John Edwin Simms believed they learned their trade of the Mitchells.

1863 - Residence
Age: 28
554 w Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Name: Albert Simms
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1837
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Virginia
Home in 1860: Baltimore Ward 12, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Post Office: Baltimore
Family Number: 1572
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Simms 34
Margaret Simms 28
John Simms 7
Margaret Simms 5
Robert Simms 2
William Simms 6/12
Albert Simms 23

Clara Simms 19


Abt 1861 - Son James Simms is Born
He was buried January 1st 1886, according to the cemetery records.  (see under 1883, along with cemetery records for Albert)

1863 - Son George Albert Simms Is Born
Birth: Mar. 5, 1863
Death: May 13, 1945
Beloved husband of the late Carrie (Jane Caroline) Simms, father to Ella V., George A. Jr., Alice, Clara, Maria Caroline, James Edward and the late Albert 
 Burial:Loudon Park Cemetery Baltimore
Baltimore CityMaryland, USA Plot: Lot 281, Section Birch, Grave #2



1864 - Son William Columbus Simms is Born
William was born September 29 1864 in Maryland.  He married Emilia J. Uphole, the widow of Jesse Theodore Lower. Emily had married Jesse Lower around 1884, and they had 6 children - Lana, Mary, Sarah, John, Sidney & Gladys.  In 1900, both her husband Jesse, and her youngest daughter Gladys, died.  Sometime before September 1903 she married William C. Simms, and they had two more children, Beulah & Doyle.  

In 1910 Emily is listed as head of house, with sons John & Sydney Lower, & Doyle Simms, and daughter Beulah Simms.  She has two boarders living with her, a Joseph Pinkerton & John Price.  She's still listed as married.  In 1920 her last name is still Simms, and she is running a boarding house, with Beulah & Doyle both still living at home with her.  I do not know where William was in 1910 & 1920.

William Columbus Simms died December 19 1921.  His occupation was given as machinist, and his death certificate tells us he was divorced.  The certificate says he was buried in Morgantown.  I'm unable to find a cemetery named Morgantown.

By 1930 Emily has remarried to Marcellus Reger.  Emily died in 1940 in Ohio.




William's death certificate was filled in by his daughter Beulah,and as sometimes happens, she filled in HER parents under the lines mother and father, rather than William's Parents.  So on his death certificate, William's "father" is himself, and "Mother" is his wife.

1867 -  Daughter Mary Ellen Simms is Born
Age: 32, Residence 138 Columbia, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Mary Ellen was born May 25 1867.  She married Albert E. Smith who worked in a sawmill, and she had at least 4 children. A grandson lived with them in 1920. She died December 2 1951 in Alexandria Virginia, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in MD.


1868  - Residence
Age: 33
382 w Pratt, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1870 - Residence
Age: 35
258 w Pratt, Baltimore Ward 14, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Age: 35

1870 United States Federal Census about Albert C Simms
Name: Albert C Simms
Age in 1870: 35
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Baltimore Ward 14, Baltimore, Maryland
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert C Simms 35
Clara L Simms 29
James Simms 9
George Simms 7
William Simms 5
Mary Simms 3
Samuel Simms 4/12
*Ann Simms 27
*Mary Simms 7

*"In 1870 Albert and Clara had Ann (27) and Mary Simms age 7 living with them in Baltimore. Ann must have married a brother of Robert or Albert. the 1864 and 1865 Baltimore directories list a George Simms living at the address for Albert C. and Clara and he was also a trunk maker. Robert Simms died in 1872 in DC, and a daughter Margaret died in 1863 and was buried in Baltimore, Md. There is a child Nellie Mae Simms who died at age 1 years old who is buried in Baltimore and may be the child of Robert and Margaret Simms."

1872 - Residence
Age: 37
6 Williamson Al, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1873 - Residence
Age: 38
6 Williamson Al, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Trunk Maker


1878 - Residence
Age: 43
21 Mangoed, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1872 - son Richard D. Simms is born

Richard is found in the census as William R. Simms, married to "Lena".  This is especially odd, because Richard has a brother names William, and he's Richard D. Simms in many records through 1900.  He disappears in 1910, and then in 1920 he reappears as William R. and retains that name through 
SIMMS, LENA On June 15, 1949 Lena (nee Dugelman) of 326 Whitridge Ave. aged 87 years, beloved wife of the last William R. (Richard D.) Simms. Funeral at William Cook Funeral Home, St. Paul and Preston Sts. on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Requiem Mass at St. James Church at 10 a.m. Interment in Holy Redeemer Cemetery 
Lenas Obit appears in The Baltimore Sun 16 Jun 1949 page 28


1880 - Daughter Floreda /Alverda Simms is Born
Listed in the 1880 census as Alverda, the cemetery records (see them under 1883 - along with the burial record for her father and brother)  list her name as Floreda Simms.  Buried March 1st 1881.

1880 - Residence
Age: 45
Trunk Maker, along with son James age 20

1880 United States Federal Census about Albert Simms
Name: Albert Simms
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1880: Baltimore, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Clara L. Simms
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Trunk Maker

View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert Simms 45
Clara L. Simms 39
James Simms 20
George A. Simms 18
William C. Simms 15
Mary E. Simms 13
Richard D. Simms 8
Albert E. Simms 5
Clara P. Simms 3
Alverda Simms 0


1881 - Residence
Age: 46
548 Cross, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1882 - Residence
Age: 47
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1883 - Albert Died
Age: 48
14 St Peter,Baltimore, Maryland, USA



21 Oct
Age: 48
Maryland
Hemorrhage of the Lungs.


Date: Tuesday, October 23, 1883 Paper: Sun (Baltimore, Maryland) Volume: XCIII Issue: 137 Page: 2 Simms - Suddenly on the 21st October, Albert C. Simms in the 48th year of his age. Relatived and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from his late residence no 204 President Street, this (Tuesday) afternoon at three o'clock.


Burial - Western Cemetery, Baltimore , Md
    The pictures on find a grave are just of grass - no markers?
    Children Alverda & Albert E are both buried there as well, also with no stones.





1890 - Clara Files Claim for Widows Pension





1891 - Clara (Mitchell) Simms Married Harry Anderson
November 7th 1891



Albert died in October 1883. His wife Clara remarried in 1891, to Harry Anderson. 
Clara listed Beulah and Clara on the pension form as the only children under 16 years of age in 1890.

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Harry F Anderson
Name: Harry F Anderson
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1899
Street address: 122 N 26th
Residence Place: Camden, New Jersey, USA
Occupation: Plumber
Spouse: Clara L Anderson
Publication Title: Camden, New Jersey, City Directory, 1899




1900
Clara & 2nd husband Harry  were living in Camden New Jersey when the 1900 Census was taken and are listed in the Camden directory until 1904. Harry was from Philadelphia. In the census Clara stated that she had 10 children and 6 were alive in 1900. 

1900 United States Federal Census about Clark Andersen
Name: Clark Andersen
[Clara Anderson] 
Age: 59
Birth Date: May 1841
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1900: Camden Ward 12, Camden, New Jersey
Race: White
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Hasy Andersen
Marriage Year: 1860
Years Married: 40
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother: number of living children: 6
Mother: How many children: 10
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Hasy Andersen 53
Clark Andersen 59
Clara S Sumins 23
Bulah S Sumins 17

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Harry F Anderson
Name: Harry F Anderson
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1900
Street address: 817 Market
Residence Place: Camden, New Jersey, USA
Occupation: Plumber
Spouse: Clara L Anderson
Publication Title: Camden, New Jersey, City Directory, 1900

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Harry F Anderson
Name: Harry F Anderson
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1901
Street address: 20 Marlton ave
Residence Place: Camden, New Jersey, USA
Occupation: Helper
Spouse: Clara L Anderson
Publication Title: Camden, New Jersey, City Directory, 1901

1902 Clara Died




Research:
The Simms Aversion To Tombstones - 
Albert C. Simms died 1883 in Maryland
  Clara Mitchell Simms death certificate tells us she was buried in Bethel Cemetery in Camden NJ
  Also at Western Cemetery, with no stones:
   James Simms 1860-1886
   
Beulah Laverda Simms married George Lumbard.  They are buried in the Union Cemetery in Snyder County PA.
  George has a stone, there's an empty spot beside him - so stone for Beulah Laverda Simms.

Clara Amelia Simms also came to PA, married Joseph Smith, and they are buried in the Union Cemetery with the Lumbards.
   No stone for Clara Simms.

Clara's daughter Nellie Married John Howard Krebbs. There's a stone for John Krebbs, and a HUGE stone for their 8 month old child.
   No stone for Nellie.

Other children of Albert Simms & Clara Mitchell:

Daughter Mary E. Simms born May 1867 - I cannot find any more information about her.
Richard D Simms born May 23 1872 - I know he was alive until 1903, but I have not found a record of his death or burial.


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Look for Pension Records

I'm curious about the "Laverda/Alverda". First they have a daughter Laverda. Then they have another daughter, and her middle name is Laverda?  Then Beulah Alverda & George Meade Lumbard have a daughter Ruth Laverda Lumbard. 

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