A Family Named Simons - Fort Jackson Former Property Owners

The Simons’ family spelling includes Salmonds, Simmons, Simonds and many other variations.   Simons are related to several additional families Belton, Boykin, Canty, Chavis, Fullenwider/Wider/Wilder, Harrell, Harris, Murphy, Outen, Portee, Simons, Taylor, Williams and Wilson who are also descendants of Fort Jackson former property owners .  Minnie Simons Williams, wrote a book titled “A Colloquial History of a Black South Carolina Family Named Simons,” which included family names, pictures, copies of legal documents and stories of the family owned property at Fort Jackson

The family’s first confirmation of the family land was through my grandfather, Isom W. Simons, Fort Jackson’s Curator Bessie Williams who believes that the Isom’s farmland was located at the current location of Fort Jackson’s Museum.  Per the first property purchase map and estate papers of Isom Wesley Simons, my grandfather, there were 82.53 acres purchased by Fort Jackson June 24, 1921, recorded Book CG, page 98. On property currently owned by Fort Jackson were also relatives.

We are researching to prove is that the Isom Wesley Simons secured the farmland from 1) his father, William Henry Simons that 2) William Henry Simons received property from 3) his father John Washington Simons and the possibility that 4) John Washington Simons inherited said property from his father, John Simons (Samons per 1790 census). Click on blue name headliner to post a reply and to see replies.

This was posted for Barbara Jacobs. Email her at: prairie2jake@yahoo.com