According to the 1850 federal census in Perry County, Mississippi, both Silas Simmons and his wife Janet were born in South Carolina. Silas and Janet died before the 1860 census was taken. Eight of their children lived to the 1880 census and then two of those made it to 1900. So where were Silas and Janet born?
|Census||Child||Father’s birthplace||Mother’s birthplace|
|1880||Elizabeth||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|1880||William||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|1880||James||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|1880||Melinda||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|1880||John||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|1880||Benjamin||South Carolina||South Carolina|
Who knew this was such a hard question.
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