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  • Name SIMMONS Anne  [1
    Born 8 Apr 1799  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860 

    • 1860 Census

      Ann Harrison (62 years old)
      birth about 1798
      Home in 1860: Brandon, Prince George, Virginia
      Members of the Household:
      Ann Harrison (62)
      JWT Harrison (James William Thomas Harrison) (33 years old)

      James William Thomas Harrison is Joshua Simmons Harrison's brother.

      I believe this Ann Harrison is Joshua's mother and that her maiden name
      is most likely Ann Simmons (born in Virginia in 1798).
      Ann Simmons was married to William Thomas Harrison
      who was born about 1798 in Brandon, Prince George, Virginia.
    Buried Disputanta, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • There is a Kirkham Graveyard in Prince George: "1.2 miles north of
      Disputanta, on route #618; thence .8 mile northwest on route #629;
      thence .1 mile south of route #629 Prince George, VA.
      This graveyard is located about fifty yards east of the residence, in the corner of an
      open field. The plot is about sisty feet square, fenced in and neatly kept. There is
      a lone cedar tree and one tombstone marking two graves."
      (Stainback and Kirkham: Martha Stainback wife of William Kirkham, born in Prince George Co.
      VA, This Place, April 2, 1828, Died in Clarksville, VA Nov. 28, 1901 Mother
      William Kirkham, born in Petersburg, VA Dec. 4, 1817, died in Petersburg, VA July 13, 1893, Father)

      Others buried there are: Joshua Simmons (about 1800), and his two daughters;
      Ann Simmons Harrison with her husband; William Thomas Harrison, and his cousin
      James William Harrison; Martha Simmons Stainback, and her husband, Peter Stainback,
      and their son, "Doll" Stainback.
      Martha Simmons and Peter Stainback are parents of the Martha Stainback to who there is a marker.

      Take care and thanks again.
    • Joshua Harrison's mother's name is Ann and was born in 1798... Brenda Johnson Duckwall

      Joshua Simmons Harrison born about 1823 (post office:
      Brandon, Prince George, VA) married Ann Rebecca Ellis. He had one brother, James William
      Thomas Harrison and one sister, Susanna who married Mr. Figg.

      Joshua was a scout in the Civil War. He was having his horse shod at a blacksmith shop in
      Petersburg when he was shot and killed by Northern soldiers. I think he was in the mounted
      guard, 4th Congressional District, Virginia.

      I don't know his parent's names or if they are linked to the Harrisons of Brandon and Upper Brandon.

      Joshua had a son, William Franklin Harrison, who had a daughter, Adelaide Cornelia Harrison, that had a
      son, David Harrison Johnson, who is my father.
      Hey Gene,

      Your William Thomas Harrison married Ann Simmons.....daughter of Joshua Simmons and Sarah Baird. Ann was the sister of Martha Simmons who married Peter Stainback. Peter Stainback (War of 1812 Vet) was the son of Rev War Veteran Littleberry Stainback Jr and his wife Amelia....possibly Wilkins.

      Joshua Simmons was the son of Randolph and Frances Simmons of Prince George Co., Va. Joshua also had a brother named Coleman Simmons. Sarah Baird was the daughter of Thomas Baird.

      There is much more info on the Simmons and Harrison Families in the Simmons Family Bible. You can view this bible online at the Library Of Virginia website. Go to www.lva.Virginia.edu <http://www.lva.Virginia.edu> and click on search catalogue for Simmons Family Bible. There are about 4 pages of info.

      As far as Stainbacks....I saw on your website the mention of the Kirkham Graveyard where Peter and Martha Simmons Stainback are buried as well as Joshua Simmons among others.

      Hope this helps....please let me know if you have any questions....

      Charlie Rathbun
      Jasper, Ga
    Person ID I11526  Booth Family
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2015 

    Father SIMMONS Joshua Thurston,   d. by Feb 1813, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother BAIRD Sarah Eldridge Heath,   b. 26 Oct 1775,   d. 21 Sep 1842  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1796  Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by Clergyman William Harrison of Bristol Parrish, Petersburg, VA.

      Subject: Re: [HARRISON] Rev. William Harrison of Petersburg VA
      Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 02:25:22 EDT

      Thought this might interest you:

      Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia.
      Article XL.
      At the death of Mr. Robertson in 1740, an agreement was made with a Rev. Mr. Hartwell to become the minister; but, misunderstandings taking place as to the terms, it was never carried into execution. Mr. Robert Ferguson was then chosen, and continued to be the minister for ten years,--until 1750. He was succeeded by the Rev. Eleazer Robertson, who continued two years, and was succeeded by the Rev. Thomas Wilkinson, who resigned in 1762, and was succeeded by the Rev. William Harrison, who resigned in 1780, though continuing to reside in Petersburg until his death in 1814, being eighty-four years of age. The parish being advertised as vacant, the Rev. Mr. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Cameron were candidates in 1784. The latter was chosen, and ministered in the parish until 1793, when he resigned. Of him I shall speak in another place. In the following year the Rev. Andrew Syme was elected, and continued until his resignation in 1839,--a period of forty-five years. He continued to reside in Petersburg until his death, esteemed and beloved, by all who knew him, as "an Israelite in whom there was no guile." For further particulars of him the reader is referred to my article on South Farnham parish, Essex county, from which he removed to Bristol parish, and to the Rev. Mr. Slaughter's full and very interesting pamphlet on Bristol parish. For some years previous to his resignation of the parish, Mr. Syme, on account of increasing infirmities, had called for an assistant, and obtained the services of the Rev. Hobart Bartlett, from New York, whose fine talents, popular preaching, and agreeable manners contributed much to the increase of the congregation. In the year 1839 I was induced, under peculiar circumstances, to take the temporary charge of the congregation, but soon accomplished the object had in view, and procured for the congregation the services of the Rev. Mr. Cobbs, now Bishop of Alabama. His ministry, during the few years of its continuance, was very prosperous in all respects. During that period a general awakening of the souls of the people
      of Petersburg took place, and the ministers of all denominations laboured faithfully in prayer, and sermons, and exhortations, private and public.
      Instead of discouraging such extraordinary efforts for so extraordinary an outpouring of the Spirit of God as was granted, Mr. Cobbs came behind none, and went beyond some, in the frequency and continuance of his religious exercises. The result was, that no congregation was more highly blest in the results thereof. I laid my hands on the heads of ninety-three at that time, who, for the last three months, had been receiving the daily instructions of their minister, either public or private, and of such other ministers as he was able to bring to his help. During Mr. Cobbs's ministry the ladies of the Wilmer Association--who had for so many years been the most active of all in supporting beneficiaries at our Seminary, sending at times to the amount of five and six hundred dollars to the treasury--began to divert their funds from this to the promotion of missionary labours in the town of Petersburg. The result has been the establishment of the prosperous church under the care of the Rev. Mr. Gibson. In the year 1843 the Rev. Mr. Slaughter accepted a call to this parish, after the resignation of the Rev. Mr. Cobbs. His services were so acceptable to the people, that at the end of the six months which he had proposed to himself as a trial, he agreed to continue, nor did he cease to labour there until his health so failed as to make it improper to add further efforts. He was succeeded by the Rev. Horace Stringfellow, who continued until the year 1854.
      His place has been supplied during the present year (1856) by the Rev. Mr.
      Platt, from Alabama.
      Colonial churches in the original colony of Virginia : a series of sketches
      Page 173
      On November 22d, 1762, the Rev. Thomas Wilkerson resigned the parish. The same day he was succeeded by Rev. William Harrison The first twelve years or
      so of Mr. Harrison's incumbency seem to have been uneventful enough; then came the troublous times of the war with England. Under date of October 19th, 1775, occurs the following entry in the vestry book:

      Whereas, The callamitous State of the Country renders it Doubtfull (page 174) whether a Sufficient Sum Can be Collected from the people, for payment of the Parochial Debt, in Money. And by the Restrained Laid on Exports, by publick (sic) Consent, The Parishioners are Precluded of the Election which the Law Had Giveing (sic) them, in paying their Due's in Tobo or Money. It is Determined by Vestry That the Ministers Salary Shall be Estimated at One Hundred And Forty four Pound's, to be Collected as Nearly as Possible in Money Unless the prohibition on Exports Should be Removed, And in that Case the People to be at Liberty to pay in Tobo at Eighteen Shillings Per Hundred, In Lieu of Money, According to there (sic) Own Choice. And it's further to be Understood that the Revd Mr. Harrison shall wait for the Ballance, (sic) After the Collection is made, three Years without Interest, unless it should Please HEAVEN to Put an End before that time, To the Troubles of our Country, And then it is understood that Encumbered [t's] Salary shall be Demandable in the usual and 'accustomed way.'"

      Poor Mr. Harrison! One is hardly surprised at finding the following entered on the minutes of the vestry meeting held February 4, 1780: "This day of
      the Late Rector, the Revd. Mr. Harrison, wrote in his Resignation of his Cure of this Parish, which is accepted."
      From the family burying ground at "Porter Hill," corner of Harrison and Early Streets, Petersburg, Va.

      Sacred to the memory of the REV'D WILLIAM HARRISON who departed this life 20th of November 1814 Aged 84 Years. In tender regard of whom
      His Widow hath caused this monument to be erected. Here let him rest in peace And let us try to live like him
      That we like him may die.

      to the memory of Mrs. Ann Harrison.
      who departed this life
      July the 2nd 1829
      Aged 60 Years.
      Her Children
      from a sense of duty & affection
      have caused this monument
      to be erected
      in the memory of
      their tender Parent.
      If worth departed claims the heartfelt tear,
      Then stop -- and let it stream profusely here.
      Register of Marriages
      Bristol Parish, 1784-1793,
      1788 Dec .. William HARRISON & Ann MORISON Pr. George 2 8 "
    Family ID F3996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 HARRISON James William,   b. btwn 1790/1794,   d. Abt 1833  (Age ~ 39 years) 
     1. HARRISON Joshua Simmons,   b. 1823,   d. Nov 1869, Newsoms, Southampton, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. HARRISON James William Thomas,   b. Cal 1827, Brandon, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. HARRISON Susanna Elizabeth Emeline,   bur. Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F4172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 HARRISON William Thomas,   b. Abt 1798, Brandon, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Disputanta, Prince George, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1822 
    • The marriage of Anne (Simmons) Harrison to James William Harrison took place before the 1822 Prince George Land Tax List was compiled
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F3869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1099] Brenda Johnson Duckwall Notes, Brenda Johnson Duckwall Notes (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1189] Simmons Family Bible, Simmons Family Bible, (Owners Williamson and Mary Virginia Simmons, and passed to Mrs. Percy S. Simmons (present owner as of 2/8/1936) (Reliability: 3).