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Henry SIMMONS
Brunetta __?__
Husband:  Henry SIMMONS
Birth:  1817-20, NC
Occupation:  farmer
Father possiblyJames SIMMONS
Mother possiblyNancy FORREST
Marriage:
Wife:  Brunetta / Benetta / Beneda __?__
Birth:  1820-22, NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Greene Co., NC, or Pitt Co., NC:
1.  William J. SIMMONS, b. 1840/1
2.  Elizabeth SIMMONS, b. 1842/3 or 1844/5
3.  Sarah A. SIMMONS, b. 1845/6
4.  Mary SIMMONS, b. 1847/8
Others in Household born in NC:
.  Susan A. SIMMONS, b. 1855/6
.  Sylvester SIMMONS, b. 1857/8
.  William B. SIMMONS, b. 1862/3

These are probably nieces and nephews, probably orphaned by the Civil War.

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, North Carolina

Sources (n.b., Pitt Co. was form in 1760 from Beaufort Co.; Greene Co. was formed in 1799 from Glasgow Co.; Pitt and Greene Cos. are adjacent):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 46 indexed "Kiney Simons"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NC Greene Co. Roll M704_361 pp. 200A-200B Ln. 17 Henry Simons 010 110 - 000 100 100000-000100 0300000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 5-9 1830-1835 = ?
1 white male 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
1 white male 20-29 1810-1820 = Henry (b.1817-20)
1 white female 15-19 1820-1825 = Brunetta (b. 1820-22) 
 
1 male slave 9 or under 1830-1840 = ?
1 female slave 36-54 1785-1804 = ?
3 persons employed in agriculture
Listed four lines above James SIMONS, who is two lines above Eaney? SIMONS.  These three are the only SIMONS/SIMMONS in the county. 

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #37 of 53):  Griffin Dist., Pitt Co., NC, Roll M432_641, p. 38B, 638/641, enumerated 25 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Henry Simmons 32 M   Farmer 100 North Carolina
Beneda Simmons 28 F       "      " 
Wm J Simmons  9 M       "      " 
Elizabeth Simmons  5 F       "      " 
Sarah A Simmons  4 F       "      " 
Mary Simmons  2 F       "      " 
Henry is the only SIMONS/SIMMONS household in Pitt County.  The only one in Greene County is James SIMMONS

4.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #172 of 183):  Greenville P.O., Pitt Co., NC, Roll M653_910, p. 89A, PN 181, 1481/1441, enumerated 4 Sep 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Henry Simmons 45 M   Farmer 400 150 No Carolina
Benetta   " 40 F         "
Elizabeth " 17 F         "
Sarah     " 14 F         "
Mary      " 12 F         "
The only other SIMMONS in Pitt County is John A. SIMMONS.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 53):  Ridy? Spring P.O., Content??? Twp., Pitt Co., NC, Roll M593_1155, p. 105B, PN 20, 151/151, enumerated 11 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Simmons Henry 52 M W Farming 400 300 North Carolina
_______ Brunetta 48 F W Keeping House     "
_______ Elizabeth 25 F W At home     "
_______ Mary 21 F W "   "     "
_______ Susan A 14 F W "   "     "
_______ Sylvester 12 M W "   "     "
_______ William B  7 M W       "
Joyner Nancy 11 F W Domestic Svt     "
Nobles Jessee 34 M B Farm Hand     "

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