1793 - abt - Alexander Married Bathsheba Follin
Alexander probably died just prior to 1814 because Bathsheba bound out 4 sons(Richard, Alonzo,Isaiah & William D.) as apprentices after his death.
December 19 1814 Richard was Orphaned bound to Rohn Cohagan to learn Brick Mason Trade by mother..
Alonzo likely apprenticed to brickmaker too -
"Alonzo took his wife & 3 week old child, Sarah, from Virginia to Peoria, Illinois by pioneer wagon in 1834. Occupation: Brickmason. Had 11 children in all. At age 65 dropped dead in a local book store. Wife, Mary then ran Boarding house for income."
1850 - Residence
Washington Ward 4, Washington, District of Columbia
Listed in the Boarding House of Mrs Williams -
1850 United States Federal Census about Berseba Simmes
Name: Berseba Simmes
Birth Year: abt 1778
Home in 1850: Washington Ward 4, Washington, District of Columbia
Family Number: 64
Matilda Williams 49
William Williams 27
Roberta Williams 18
Andrew Williams 11
James Williams 7
Berseba Simmes 72
Saml Casper 52
Elizabeth Casper 27
Leroy Taylor 14
Henry Bean 23
Geo Uppeshammer 24
Eugene Laporte 43
Francis Murphy 16
1885 - Death
Burial: Unknown, Congressional Cemetary, Washington, D.C. 82 years old..
find a grave entry:
Birth: Oct. 2, 1777
Death: Jan. 1, 1858
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Parents: William Follin & Bathsheba Hurst
Spouse: Alexander Simms of Fairfax County. Wed about 1793. Both Bathsheba & Spouse said to be buried in Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia
Samuel Catlett Simms
Alfred Follin Simms
Richard Alexander Simms
Alonzo Smith Simms (shown below)
William Douglas Simms
There is an Alexander Semmes in the War of 1812 - check records.
Alexander is believed to be the uncle of Samuel Follin's wife Jane Bethelon Simms, Dec. 21, 1845, a native of Fairfax as were her father and grandfather.
Alexander and John Simms had a brother who had a least one son named Thomas, The latter being in the War of 1812 and having four daughters: Mary Ann, Mary Jane, Behethlem, and Nancy. Behethlem married into the Follin family. The name Behethlem is the same as found in the will of Alexander Simms of Westmorland County, Virginia, in 1745. A James Simms resided in Fairfax county, Virginia in 1810 and was, I (John Edwin Simms) believe another son of William Simms, Sr. (from the 1931 History of the Simms Family written by John Edwin Simms).
More About Alexander Simms:
Burial: Unknown, May be buried near Leesburg, Va..
Residence 1: 1782, Lived with his brother William Jr..
Residence 2: 1782, Lived with Father William Sr..