Enumerated by David Montgomery


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Enumerated January 28, 2010

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 35 02 15.4N, Lon: 87 41 25.5W


The Simmons Cemetery lies on one acre of ground set-aside by the family as a burial place. The property is surrounded by private land, so please ask as a matter of courtesy before visiting. The area was a plantation many years ago and reached to the Alabama State Line to the south, as well as over to Tennessee Highway #13 to the east. It probably extended for a distance to the west also.


The cemetery has a chain link fence surrounding it. A tree has fallen and broken the fence as well as cattle have torn up part of it including causing damage to the old headstones. It is also thought that slaves were buried in the vicinity of the cemetery, however, no one knows for sure I suppose.


To reach the cemetery, travel from Tennessee Highway 13 west on TN 227 for 1 mile. Turn left onto Roberson Rd. Travel .2 mile and the cemetery is on the left in a wooded area about 110 yards off the Roberson Rd.


From Cypress Inn, Tennessee, travel east on TN 227 for 8 miles, turning right onto Roberson Road.


Simmons, William; b. 1779, d. 14 Feb 1853, 1st TN Regt, war of 1812

Simmons, Sarah; b. abt. 1794, d. abt. 1901, wife of William

Simmons, Alfred; b. 17 Mar 1816, d. 27 Apr 1897

Simmons, Malissa; b. 13 Feb 1835, d. 31 Jul 1887, wife of Alfred