Biography of Thomas B. Simmons
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Simmons, Thomas B., was born in Stephentown, May 2, 1815, and is a son of George S. and - (Babcock) Simmons, he a native of Stephentown and she of Berlin. The gramifather, John Simmons, came from Dutchess county to Stephentown, and died in Cortland county. George S. Simmons was a farmer of Stephentown and was a soldier in the war of 1812. In 1812 he removed to Cortland, where he died in 1885 at the age of ninety two years, and Mrs. Simmons died about 1860. He was a farmer and spent his last days in the village of Cortland. Thomas B. was reared in Stephentown, and in 1842 he married Caroline, daughter of Benjamin Dennison of Greenbush, by whom six children have been born: Edgar, who died at the age of thirty years; Marion, wife of John Resenburg, a farmer of Greenbush, deceased; Addie, at home; William, in the insurance business on Staten Island; John T., a dealer in stock; and Oscar D. is in the medicine business with Dr. Harvey of Saratoga, and is now located in Chicago. Mr. Simmons was about thirty years in the grocery business and was deputy assessor and then deputy collector of revenue. He settled on the farm in 1854 and has been engaged in farming and stock dealing. He was supervisor for two years and was elected to the Assembly in 1876 and 1878, and is at present justice of the peace, and has also been justice of sessions for about three years.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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