Person:Leonard Simmons (2)

Leonard Simmons, of South Branch, Potomac River
b.abt. 1735 Germany
d.abt. November 1808
  • HLeonard Simmons, of South Branch, Potomac Riverabt 1735 - abt 1808
  • WCatharina Unknownabt 1738 -
m. abt. 1757
  1. Mark Simmons1758 - 1816
  2. Henry Simmons1760 - 1825
  3. Peter Simmonsabt 1761 -
  4. Sarah Simmonsabt 1764 -
  5. Elizabeth Simmonsbef 1765 -
Facts and Events
Name Leonard Simmons, of South Branch, Potomac River
Alt Name Leonard Seamon
Alt Name Leonard Seaman
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1735 Germany
Immigration[1] 7 October 1751 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rotterdam to Philadelphia on the ship Janet, Capt. William Cunningham
Marriage abt. 1757 Germanyto Catharina Unknown
Death? abt. November 1808

Leonard Simmons was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Augusta County:

  • Page 357.--9th October, 1765. Thomas Parsons, Jr., of Hampshire, and Mary ( ) to Leonard Seaman, £31, 200 acres on South Branch Potomac patented 22d September, 1757.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 145.--23d August, 1768. Leonard ( ) Simmons to Adam Harper, £40, 104 acres on North Fork of South Branch of Potomac. Teste: Thomas Smith, Andrew Johnston. Delivered: Adam Harper, March, 1770.
  • Page 526.--14th May, 1787. Leonard Simmons to Peter Simmons, his son, tract patented to Leonard by the Commonwealth, joining Mark Simmons and John Somvalt, crossing Gyle's Run.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: [unless otherwise listed]

  • Page 324.--22d March, 1764. Michael Rhine's vendue recorded--To Nicholas Havener, Henry Flesher, Jacob Rolman, Frederick Opp, Thos. Miller, John Davis, Adam Stroud, Henry Stone. Castle Hover, Wm. Robinson, Jacob Bour, Paslin Hover, Elizabeth Rhine, Leonard Props, Jno. Dunkle, Peter Smith, Geo. Bush, Nicholas Summers, Mark Swatley, Henry Pickle, Francis Evick, Leonard Simmons.
  • Page 331.-[24th March 1764] - Settlement of Henry Horse's estate, by Sarah Horse, recorded--Cash paid Leonard Seamon, Thos. Singleton's note of hand; cash paid Hans Michael Seamon; cash paid Christopher Hoofman; cash paid Adam Brudeback; cash paid Charles Wilson; cash paid Henry Shipler; cash paid Hannah Dyer; cash paid John Duncan. Credit by Leonard Seamon for 3 years' rent of the plantation, the valuation of the improvement on the plantation made by the deceased, Henry Horse, which is now conveyed to Robert Davis, who is married to the widow of said Henry.
  • Land Grant Survey - Page 92 - Jacob Aberman, Jr., 71 acres, North of South Branch of the Potomack adjoining Leonard Simmons, John Aberman. October 30, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 34].
  • Page 535.--18th August, 1772. John Shull's bond (with Michael Abecost. Leonard Seeman) as administrator of Sebastian Neigley.
  • Page 407.--28th November, 1775. Peter (mark) Hohl's will--To wife, Susannah Margaret, the Pennsylvania mare; to eldest son, Peter; to three eldest daughters; to youngest daughters, infants. Executor, eldest son Peter, land on Jackson River to be sold. Teste: Bernhard Lentz, Leonard Simon, Peter Fleisher. (True translation by John William Leo.) Proved 19th March, 1776, by the witnesses. Executor qualifies.
  • Page 440.--19th November, 1776. Recorded. A list of the sundry articles appraised at Inn Peter Holes in the Crab Apple Bottom by Adam Loch, Leonard Simmons, Henry Bennigar.
  • Page 8.--18th March, 1778. Mark Swadley's estate in account with Mathew Patton and Sebastian Hover--Paid Leonard Simon, Richard Beven, John Jordan, Nicholas Seamans, Christopher Crommett, Margaret Dyche, Peter Smith, Cutlip Gabbart; received William Jordan's account; Lewis Bakers' do.
  • 1779 - Leonard Simmons, Peter Simmons and Mark Simmons are listed as privates in Muster Roll of Capt. Peter Hull's Company of Augusta County Militia. References: Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War, p 147, by McAllister; Virginians in the Revolution, p. 19, by Gwathmey; Highl and History, p. 194, by Morton.
  • Page 147.--16th August, 1780. Recorded. Peter Hole's estate vendue bill--Sold to, viz: Peter Hole, Paul Summers, Neckless Harper, Wm. Dunwiddy. George Hole, Henry Fletcher, Joseph Ham, John Feris, Wm. McAlly, Barnard Lance, Enees Hole, Elias Painter, George Cowger, Capt. Parsons, Leonard Summons, Peter Segerfeet, Mike Mannen, widow Gregory, Roger Patton, Leasy Hole, James and Thomas Parsons, Conrad Lance, Miss Hole.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage bond in Augusta County - 1785--March 31, Philip Wimer and Sarah Simmon, daughter of Leonard and Catherine Simmon; surety, Nicholas Harper (German), of South Branch.
  • Vol. 1 - JULY 17, 1787. - (345) Following reported as refusing to give in their taxes to Commissioner: Archibald Armstrong, Rebecca Black, John Black, Ephraim Bates, Daniel Callison, Christopher Crummett, Frederick Crummett, John Cowgar, Owley Conrad, Sr. and Jr., Samuel Carlile, Wm. Guy, Joanes Henderson, Henry Hufman, Robert Hutcheson, John Hinsher, John Lambert, Jr., Nathan Man, John McCutchen, John McLaughlin. William Joseph Newton, William Sexton, Henry Smith, Leonard Simmons, George and John Simmons, Jacob Snider, Peter Sickafoss, Leonard Simmons, Jr., Henry, Mark and Michael Simmons, Edward Thompson, Francis Tackett. Michael Woolfong, Elihab Wilson, Christian Waggoner.
  1. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).