Abraham III Simmons, Capt., son of Abraham, Jr. Simmons and Elizabeth ?.
Born 1710, died 1782 at Anne Arundel Co., MD, 71 or 72 years
Abraham Simmons the third, born 1710, son of Abraham Jr., and Elizabeth
was married in 1735 to Abagail West. Upon the Organization of The
Maryland Council of Safety in 1775 he enrolled a Company of Militia and
tendered their service to the Council. On July 5, 1776, the Council in
session commissioned him as Captain and his company of 9 officers, 39
privates and having 30 guns was attached to the South River Battalion
under Col. Weems of Anne Arundel County. On August 5, the Council
directed their treasurer to pay Capt. Abraham Simmons 7 pound 7 s. and
4d. for a first alarm. He served through the War until the summer of
1780 when he was furloughed on account of physical condition and on Sept.
26th, 1780 was relieved from active duty and made Inspector at the Pig
Point, Anne Arundel County Warehouse. He died 1782 and his widow Abagail
survived him until 1785.
Married 1735 at Maryland (46 or 47 years married) to:
1. Samuel Simmons
Born 1737 at Frederick Co., MD, died Sep 1779 at Frederick Co., MD, 41 or 42 years
2. James Simmons, Col.
Born 1741, died Dec 1828, 86 or 87 years
Will recorded in Folio 82, January 1829, he bequeathed the Home Farm,
known as 'Hope and the Survey of Hope' Vis: the One half on which the
outbuildings were located to his eldest son and heir at law, John. The
remaining half being unimproved land to his maiden daughter, Syrena yet
at home. Mountain View which the Col. possessed under a grant from King
George III in 1760 he had ceded to Major James Simmons in 1797. The
remainder of his estate was devised to all his children, share and share
alike. Hope contained 239 1/2 acres, Mountain View 353 acres.
James is known to history as the owner of the famous Tanneyhill Mill,
which supplied the revolutionary army with flour.
3. Isaac Simmons PRIVACY FILTER
4. Richard Simmons PRIVACY FILTER
5. Jacob Simmons PRIVACY FILTER
6. Mary Simmons PRIVACY FILTER
7. Eleanor Simmons PRIVACY FILTER
8. Robert Simmons PRIVACY FILTER