|Thomas H. SIMONDS, farmer, P.O. Mount Vernon, was born in Rutherford
County, Tenn., February 25, 1833, and is a son of Richard SIMONDS
(deceased), a native of Virginia. Our subject attended the subscription
schools in the old log schoolhouse, sat on a split pole seat, and wrote
on a slab. He came to this county iu March, 1852, where he has since resided.
On the 1st of February, 1854, he married Sarah VANCE, by whom he
has had eight children, seven living-John, William, James E., Mary E.,
Susan E., Robert and Rebecca. Mr. SIMONDS owns eighty acres of land,
and is engaged in general farming on Section 23.
Source: History of Jefferson County, IL by, William Perrin 1883
Submitted by: Misty Flannigan Sept 6,. 1998