Axey Jane Manuel Simmons.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
AXEY (or FLAXEY) JANE MANUEL SIMMONS (1823-1885) was probably born in Sampson County. She married George Washington Simmons circa 1840. Their children were: Riley B. Simmons, Susannah Simmons, Simon Simmons, George Robert Simmons, Zachariah T. Simmons, Sylvania Simmons Sutton, Bryant Simmons, Hillary B. Simmons and General W. Simmons. She is buried in the First Congregational Church cemetery in Dudley, Wayne County.
Photo taken by Lisa Y. Henderson, March 2013.
[N.B.: She is called Axey (or some alternate spelling thereof) in every census record and on sons Riley and Zachariah’s death certificates, but Flaxy (or something similiar) on her headstone and the death certs of three other sons. — LYH]
[…] B. SIMMONS was born 4 August 1841 in Duplin or Wayne County to George W. Simmons and Axey Jane Manuel Simmons. He married Penny Bryant in 1864; Matilda Graham in 1895; and Tempsey Locus Boseman in 1914; […]