Family 1: Frances Mary Meador
- Sex: M
- Born: ABT. 1753 in Bedford County, VA1
- Died: 1828 in Franklin County, Virginia1
- Fact 1: DEC 1827 in an inventory was taken on the personal property after his death1
- Buried: 1782 in Census in Bedford Co. VA1
- Census: 1786 in census in Franklin Co., Va1
- Census: 1800 in Census in Franklin Co., Va1
- Census: 1820 in Census in Franklin Co., Va1
- Prop: 1786 in property and land tax book for Franklin Co., VA1
- Reference: 858
There is no marriage record for Charles and Frances, but the close family inter-relationship make this marriage quite certain. It is known that Frances married a Simmons, from her father's will.
Charles Simmons bought 598 acres on both sides of Linville Creek August 25, 1784 (Bedford County, Deed Book 7, page 483), which area became a part of Franklin County when it was formed in 1785. He sold 95 1/2 acres to Thomas Simmons on June 21, 1792 (Franklin County, D.B.2, p.391) and an additional 100 acres on Grimes Creek to John Basham in 1795 (D.B. 3, p. 238). It is readily apparent that not all his deeds were recorded, as he still owned 375 acres on Linville Creek when he died.
Charles left no will, but his estate was appraised Dec. 3, 1827, and Skelton Simmons was named to administer the estate. At this time, his wife, was seemingly dead. It was not until 10 years later (May22, 1837, D.B.15, p.349) that his property was sold to Skelton Simmons. In this deed, all of the children named signed. The deed states that Milly, Rhoda, Mary, Elijah, and Anna are of Jackson County, Tennessee. And that Charles of Sumner County, Tennessee and that Moses was still in Franklin County, Virginia. A search of census records in Jackson County, Tenn for 1820-30-40-50 has turned up only Jobe Meador and wife Milly, and Richard Clark and wife Mary. The second deed signed by Thomas Simmons of Sumner County, TN and recorded on 9 October 1838 relinquishing title and claim to these same two tracts. Deed was recorded by Skelton on 9 October 1838. This is verification to me that Charles was Thomas's father.
THE MEADOR FAMILY, VOL. - 13, by Katherine Reynolds
Franklin County, Virginia Deed Book 15, pg 349 - May 22, 1837 - Uriah Basham and Rhoda (formerly Simmons), Job Meadow and Milly (formerly Simmons) Richard P. Clark and Mary (formerly Simmons) Elijah Simmons and Anna Hopkins (formerly Simmons) all of Jackson County, Tenn. and Joel Simmons of Smith County, Tennessee and Charles Simmons of Sumner County, Tenn. and Moses Simmons of Franklin Co., Va. (punctuation added for clarity) heirs of Charles Simmons, dec'd for $1000 sell to Skelton Simmons two tracts in VA on Linville Creek, (1) beg. on white oak with George Meador --- North 18 poles (etc) containing 375 a. (2) Beg. on same white oak (etc - containing 100 a.
Meredith A. Basham
Richard P. Clark
Franklin County, Virginia Deed Book 20, 1847 - 1849, page 69 - October 9, 1838 - (note date) Thomas Simmons of Sumner County, Tenn. to Skelton Simmons for $100 two tracts formerly belonging to Charles Simmons, (late dec'd) of Franklin County, Va. Both tracts on Lynville Creek. Beginning at corner white oak in McGuire's and Meador's line in west side of road. ---across road due East on a new chopped line to corner white oak by a rock - on new chopped line NE to Lynville Creek above the mouth of McGuire's branch to a corner water oak and rock in said creek -- up creek to Meador's line - along his to the beginning. (no witnesses)
Also documented -
Franklin County, Virginia DB 15, p. 349 - 1837
Indenture to Skeleton Simmons ($1000) for two tracts on Lynville Creek (375 acres and 100 acres), estate of Charles Simmons, dec'd. Releases by : Uriah Basham, wife Rhoda, formerly Simmons; Job Meador, wife Milly; Richard P. Clark, wife Mary; Elijah Simmons, and Anna Hopkins, formerly Anna Simmons, all of Jackson County, TN; Joel Simmons of Smith County, TN, Charles Simmons, Sumner Co, TN, Moses Simmons, Franklin Co, Va --- heirs of Charles Simmons, Franklin County, VA, dec'd.
Franklin County, Virginia DB 20, p. 69 - 9 October 1838
Indenture to Skeleton Simmons, Franklin Co. $100, Thomas Simmons, Sumner Co, TN relinquishes title, claim, interest, two tracts of land formerly belonging to Charles Simmons, late of Franklin Co, VA dec'd. Linville Creek. Notarized 23 Feb 1839; entered Franklin Co 5 July 1847.
, b. ABT. 1760 in Bedford County, Virginia
- Thomas "Long Tom" Simmons, b. 1774 in Franklin County, Virginia
- Moses Simmons, b. BEF. 1775 in Franklin County, Virginia
- Charles Simmons, Jr., b. ABT. 1778 in Franklin County, Virginia
- Joel Simmons, b. ABT. 1780 in Franklin County, Virginia
- Mary Simmons, b. ABT. 1782
- Mildred Simmons, b. ABT. 1788 in Franklin County, VA
- Rhoda Simmons, b. ABT. 1788 in Franklin County, Virginia
- Anna Simmons, b. ABT. 1790
- Child Simmons, b. ABT. 1792
- Elijah Simmons, b. ABT. 1794
- Infant Simmons, b. 1798
- Title: CharlesSimmons0199.FTW
Text: Date of Import: Apr 16, 1999
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