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Descendants of John Sammons - 1793
Son of Newit Sammons

Generation No. 1

	1. John5 Sammons (Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 14 Apr 1793 in VA, 
and died 10 Feb 1853. He married Mary.
 
Notes for John Sammons:

1850 Morgan Co. Illinois Census is as follows:
Enumeration Date: 23 Aug 1850 
 
Family # 618:
Sammons,  Abner    21 M Farmer Birthplace: IL Married within year 
Sammons,  Nancy    21 F [Ketner]
 
Family #619 .
Sammons,  John     60  M Farmer Real Est. 3,000 Birthplace: VA
Sammons,  Mary     49? F " TN
Sammons,  Martha   17  F " IL Sch. w/in yr 
Sammons,  James    11 M  " IL  "    "   " 
 
Family #619
Anderson, John     28 M Farmer Birthplace: IL Married within yr.
Anderson, Mary     18 F [Sammons]
 
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1860 Montgomery Co. Illinois, Census P.O. Litchfield, IL.
Family # 903
Sammons,  James     21 M Farmer Birthplace, IL
Sammons,  Nancy     22 F [Nancy E Hull]
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1870 Montgomery Co. Illinois Census-Town 9-Range 5 Post Office Litchfield, IL.
#59-59 
Sammons,  James,    31 Il Farmer
Sammons,  Nancy     32 [Hull]
Sammons,  Sarah E    8
Sammons,  Mary E     6 
Sammons,  Clarence A 4
Sammons,  Dolly      1 

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More about John Sammons and Mary:  BURIAL: Hazel Green Cem-Morgan Co IL 

John Sammons Probate #863 Morgan Co. IL list three older children. Robert Sammons, William L/S 
Sammons, and Thomas Sammons. Click here to see Probate States his death as 10 Feb 1853 and 
Probate filed 14 Mar 1853.
	
Children of John Sammons and Mary are:
 	2	i.	Abner6 Sammons, born 04 Apr 1829 in Jacksonville IL-Morgan Co. He 
			married Nancy Ketner 04 Apr 1850 in Morgan Co IL.  
			#2209 by Janus Dickens M.G.              
                                             

ABNER SAMMONS
on back: Uncle Ab age 80 yrs old

Notes for Abner Sammons: Abner and Nancy married on his 21st birthday. Abner Sammons, well known in his neighborhood as a man trustworthy in business and energetic in the conduct of his farming interests, is the owner of two hundred and forty acres of land in Butler Grove Township. He was born in Morgan Co, Illinois, near the city of Jacksonville, on the 4th of April, 1829, and there he spent the days of his boyhood and youth. When he had attained to man's estate he was married in that county to Miss Nancy Ketner, who was born on the 13th of September, 1828, and gave her hand in marriage to him in 1850. He took his bride to his father's farm and continued the management of that property and the cultivation of the fields until 1853, after which he leased a farm in Morgan county and there resided until 1864. In the latter years he removed to the farm in Butler Grove Township, Montgomery county, upon which he now resides and which has been his home for forty years. He has purchased one hundred and forty acres on section 7, Butler Grove Township, and he owns altogether two hundred and forty acres of land, on which he is carrying on general farming and stock-raising, although he has passed the seventy-fifth milestone on life's journey. Such a record of activity and continued business usefulness should put to shame many a man of younger years, who, tired of the burdens and responsibilities of business life, would leave to others the tasks which he should perform for himself. Mr. Sammons has made all of the improvements upon his farm, and now has substantial buildings upon the place, well tilled fields, modern farm machinery and, in fact, all of the equipments found upon a model place of the twentieth century. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Sammons have been born seven children: John, who carries on agricultural pursuits in the home neighborhood; Ellen, the wife of Thomas Briggs, a resident of Idaho; Mary and Albert, who are deceased; William, a stock-buyer at Litchfield; James, a stock-buyer and farmer; and Arthur, who is farming near the old home place. Mr. Sammons has served as a school director, but has never sought or desired public office, preferring to give his attention to his business affairs. He is a self-made man who, without fortunate environment or any inheritance in his youth, started out to make his own way in the world and has steadily progressed by reason of his determination and unfaltering purpose. From the book "Past and Present of Montgomery County." Children of Abner Sammons and Nancy Ketner are: 6 i. John7 Sammons ii. Ellen Sammons She married Thomas J Briggs 24 Nov 1874 in Montgomery Co IL iii. Mary Sammons iv. Albert N Sammons born 1856 died 11 Jan 1895 at age 38 yrs 7 mos. v. William Sammons vi. James7 Sammons, born May 1865 in Butler IL-Montgomery Co; died 05 Oct 1923 in Montgomery Co IL. He married 1st to Eva Puntney in 1886. He married 2nd Mina F Masters 20 Mar 1895 in Butler IL-Montgomery Co. vii. Arthur C Sammons married Carrie A Burris 20 Oct 1898 in Montgomery Co IL More about James Sammons: BURIAL: Ware's Grove Cem-Butler IL-Montgomery Co Notes for James Sammons: James Sammons, one of the prosperous landowners and general farmers of Montgomery County, is engaged in operating his valuable farming property in Butler Grove Township. He was born in Butler Grove Township, May 26, 1866, a son of Abner and Nancy C. (Kitner) Sammons, natives of Morgan County, Ill., and North Carolina. They lived in Morgan County after their marriage until the winter of 1865- 1856 when they moved to Butler Grove Township, where both later died. In 1886 James Sammons was married to Eva Puntney, born in Butler Grove Township, a daughter of J.N. Puntney, and she died in 1891, leaving no issue. On March 20, 1895, Mr. Sammons was married (second) to Mina Masters, a daughter of Martin W. and Helen (Jennings) Masters, and they have one son, Augustus, who was born October 26, 1896. After his first marriage Mr. Sammons moved on eighty acres of unimproved land on Section 17, Butler Grove Township, which he improved, later adding twenty acres to his farm, and he also owns another tract of fifty-five acres in Butler Grove Township, and forty acres in North Litchfield Township. On all his land he carries on general farming and stockraising. In addition to attending the public schools of his district, he went to Brown's Business College, at Jacksonville, Ill., for two winters. The family attends the Presbyterian Church. In politics Mr. Sammons is a Democrat and served as township assessor for two years. Fraternally he belongs to Butler Camp, M.W.A. and Litchfield Lodge B.P.O.E. From the book "Past and Present of Montgomery County." 3 ii. Mary Sammons, born 1832. She married John Anderson 06 Nov 1849 Morgan Co IL. #2014 by Andrew Todd M.G. 4 iii. Martha Sammons, born 1833. She married John D. Shuff 18 Jan 1850 Morgan Co IL. #2358 by Thomas B Springer L.D. + 5 iv. James Henry Sammons, born 1839 in Illinois; died 30 Mar 1879 in Carroll Co AR.

Generation No. 2

	5. James Henry6 Sammons (John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 1839 
in Illinois, and died 30 Mar 1879 in Carroll Co AR. He married (1) Nancy Elizabeth Hull 13 Aug 1857 in 
Litchfield IL-Montgomery Co, daughter of Jesse Hull and Elizabeth. He married (2) Julia Ann Mrs. 
Johnson 19 Jun 1874 in Montgomery Co IL #5099 v6 p146. He married (3) Sallie A Gunn 26 Jan 1876 in 
Montgomery Co IL #5501 v7 P17.
  

JAMES HENRY SAMMONS AND NANCY HULL SAMMONS

More About James Henry Sammons: BURIAL: Litchfield IL-Montgomery Co More About Nancy Elizabeth Hull: BURIAL: Honey Bend or Cedar Ridge Cem-Litchfield IL-Montgomery Co Children of James Sammons and Nancy Hull are: + 7 i. Sarah E7 Sammons, born 23 Feb 1862 in Montgomery Co IL; died 1912 in Auburn CA-Placer Co. 8 ii. Mary S 'Mollie Sammons, born 15 Sep 1864 or 1863 Illinois; died 20 Mar 1946 in Auburn CA-Placer Co. She married (1) James C Russell in 1st marriage. She married (2) James Kennedy in 2nd marriage.

MARY 'MOLLIE SAMMONS RUSSELL KENNEDY

More About Mary S Sammons: BURIAL: Auburn Dist Cem-Auburn CA-Placer Co + 9 iii. Clarence Almon Sammons, born 26 Jan 1867 in Missouri; died 10 Apr 1942 in Rio Vista CA-Solano Co.

HARRY MILTON, CLARENCE ALMON, AND CHARLES HENRY SAMMONS

+ 10 iv. Dolly Sammons, born 26 Apr 1869 Illinois; died 09 Apr 1943 in Auburn CA-Placer Co. 11 v. John K Sammons, born 12 Jul 1871; died 17 Sep 1873 in Montgomery Co IL. Children of James Sammons and Sallie Gunn are: 12 i. Minnie Lulu7 Sammons, born 11 Aug 1876 in AR; died 08 Oct 1976. + 13 ii. Harry Milton Sammons, born 26 Feb 1877 in AR; died 15 Dec 1955 in CA. 14 iii. Charles Henry Sammons, born 03 Dec 1879 in AR.
Generation No. 3
	6. Sarah E7 Sammons (James Henry6, John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I 
Salmon/1) was born 23 Feb 1862 in Montgomery Co IL, and died 1912 in Auburn CA-Placer Co. 
She married Joshua Ferguson 05 Jan 1879 in Carroll Co AR.
 
More About Sarah E Sammons:  BURIAL: Cunningham Cem-Grass Valley CA-Nev Co
	
Children of Sarah Sammons and Joshua Ferguson are:
 			15	i.	Charles8 Ferguson. He married Crystal Folsom.
 		+	16	ii.	Albert Ferguson.
 			17	iii.	Oscar Ferguson. He married Nellie.  
					No children.

	8. Clarence Almon7 Sammons (James Henry6, John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I 
Salmon/1) was born 26 Jan 1867 in MO, and died 10 Apr 1942 in Rio Vista CA-Solano Co. He married 
Matilda Alice Canaday 31 Jan 1889 in Pittsburg KS-Crawford Co. Matilda was born 09 Mar 1870 and 
died 27 Jul 1962.

Matilda's ancestors came to America on the Mayflower. She is a 9th generation descendant.
*** Click here to read Matilda's Mayflower history. More About Clarence Almon Sammons: BURIAL: Elm Ridge Cem-Grass Valley CA-Nev Co

Clarence and Matilda Canaday Sammons Marriage Certificate
Crawford Co. Kansas - January 31, 1889

CLARENCE ALMON SAMMONS &
MATILDA ALICE CANADAY

CLARENCE A. & MATILDA SAMMONS
50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IN 1939

CLARENCE & MATILDA'S RANCH
NEAR GRASS VALLEY, CA

Clarence Sammons 1922
FOLSOM PRISON GUARD

Mollie, Harry, Clarence and Dollie Sammons
late 1930's or early 40's

Matilda Canaday Sammons

Clarence Almon and Matilda Alice Canaday Sammons
Elm Ridge Cemetery-Grass Valley CA-Nevada Co

Flossie and Cecil Sammons

Children of Clarence Sammons and Matilda Canaday are: + 18 i. Flossie Gertrude8 Sammons, born 23 Oct 1889 in Pittsburg KS- Crawford Co; died 24 Dec 1979 in Corning CA-Tehama Co. 19 ii. Clarence Leon Sammons, born 05 Dec 1891 in Grass Valley CA- Nev Co; died 24 Dec 1891.

Cecil Willard Sammons

20 iii. Cecil Willard Sammons, born 21 Sep 1894 in Grass Valley CA- Nev Co; died 25 Jul 1966 in Sacramento CA-Sacramento Co. He married Ernestine Wettereau 11 Nov 1922 in Sacramento CA- Sacramento Co. Notes for Cecil Willard Sammons: No children More About Cecil Willard Sammons: BURIAL: Elm Ridge Cem-Grass Valley CA-Nev Co + 21 iv. William Harry Sammons, born 22 Feb 1899 in Grass Valley CA- Nev Co; died 11 Oct 1978 in Grass Valley CA-Nev Co. + 22 v. Earl Fred Sammons, born 26 Jan 1900 in Grass Valley CA-Nev Co; died 11 Jul 1955 in Sacramento CA-Sacramento Co.

LEDA VEROQUI SAMMONS STEINER

LEDA & VAL STEINER

23 vi. Leda Veroqui Sammons, born 14 May 1902 in Auburn CA-Placer Co; died 14 Sep 1988 in Sacramento CA-Sacramento Co. She married Valentine Werner Steiner 24 Nov 1927 in Grass Valley CA-Nevada Co.
Notes for Leda Veroqui Sammons: No children More About Leda Veroqui Sammons: BURIAL: Odd Fellows Cem-Sacramento CA + 24 vii. Leona Marie Sammons, born 06 Apr 1904 in Grass Valley CA -Nev Co; died 21 Oct 1998 in Sacramento CA-Sacramento Co. + 25 viii. Elsie Mae Sammons, born 21 Dec 1905 in Grass Valley CA- Nev Co; died 01 Mar 1994 in Davis CA-Yolo Co. 9. Dolly7 Sammons (James Henry6, John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 26 Apr 1869 in Illinois, and died 09 Apr 1943 in Auburn CA-Placer Co. She married William Sherman Sparks 01 Mar 1888 in Pittsburg KS-Crawford Co.

DOLLY SAMMONS SPARKS, SHERMAN SPARKS AND KATIE SPARKS

More About Dolly Sammons: BURIAL: Auburn Dist Cem-Auburn CA-Placer Co Children of Dolly Sammons and William Sparks are: 26 i. Mary8 Sparks, born 1891; died 1894 in Auburn CA-Placer Co. 27 ii. Sarah Sparks, born 1894 in Auburn CA-Placer Co. 28 iii. Katie Sparks, born 1896 in Clay Station CA; died 10 Nov 1909 in Auburn CA-Placer Co.

KATIE SPARKS
1896-1909

29 iv. Clarence Sparks. 30 v. Eva Sparks. 12. Harry Milton7 Sammons (James Henry6, John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 26 Feb 1877 in AR, and died 15 Dec 1955 in CA. He married (1) Jane Hayhurst 1895. He married (2) Mattie Leach Bef. 1917 in 2nd marriage.   Notes for Harry Milton Sammons: Postcards written as follows:  Litchfield - March 6 1910 to Mrs. Dollie Sparks, Clary, California. Dear Dollie. We are all well except colds. Want to see you. Had a card from Cousin Ellen Briggs. She moved to gillispie. (looks like) Tom is very poorly. Don't think he can live long. one of will Sammons little girls was buried Thursday. Cena W. (Woods...sister, I believe of Dollie's husband) Note: Ellen Briggs could be the daughter of Elizabeth Hull Sammons Briggs and Samuel Briggs as I know they had a daughter Ellen born 1857 in IL. They also had a son Samuel H. who was born in 1855 also in IL. ...................................................................................................... Mrs. Dollie Sparks, Clay, California from Oakgrove, Ark. Feb. 4 (looks like 1911) Dear Sister. I will rite to let you know that Harry has got the New Many flu (?) and is awful bad. he has had it just 3 days and he is awful weak. he said for me to write this card to Dollie and then he just went to crying. love to all. Ans soon. your brother Harry ...................................................................................................... Mrs. Dollie Sparks, Clay, California Feb 17 (looks like 1911 again) Oak Grove, Ark. Dear sister. I will ans. your card we received yesterday. Was sorry to hear Sarah was so low. hope that she will be better by the time this reaches you. Harry has been bed fast 17 days today but is getting along fine. he can sit up in bed. he says he thinks he will be able to get up by Sunday. Janie Sammons ...................................................................................................... Dear Katie: (Dollie's daughter) I was sorry to hear that you were sick. I hope this card will find you better. I am going to school now. am getting along pretty good. six of we girls are going to play a game of basketball against six of the eighth grade boys (Friday) today. Love to all from all. Irene S. (Harry Milton's daughter) ...................................................................................................... If Irene was in the 8th grade the card was written in 1931 or 1932 as she was born in 1918. That means Harry M. from Oak Grove, Ark was living in Lodi, CA at that time.

"Uncle Harry Family" "Oldest girl- Elsie Left to right-Arlis, Uncle Harry, Neva, Aunt Jane, Charlie, & Irdle"

Children of Harry Sammons and Jane Hayhurst are: 31 i. Elsie8 Sammons, born 1899. 32 ii. Tencie Sammons, born May 1899; died 1903. 33 iii. Irdle Sammons, born 1902. 34 iv. Arlie Sammons, born 1905; died 1987. 35 v. Geneve 'Neva Sammons, born 1909; died 1991. 36 vi. Charles Sammons, born 1911. Children of Harry Sammons and Mattie Leach are: 37 i. Joseph Henry8 Sammons, born 1917; died 1917. 38 ii. Irene Sammons, born 1918; died in Aptos CA.

Generation No. 4
	15. Albert8 Ferguson (Sarah E7 Sammons, James Henry6, John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, 
James I Salmon/1).  He married (2) Mary in 1st marriage. He married (2) Mabel.
	
Child of Albert Ferguson and Mabel is:
 			39	i.	Ida Mae9 Ferguson.
	
Child of Albert Ferguson and Mary is:
 			40	i.	Harold9 Ferguson.

	17. Flossie Gertrude8 Sammons (Clarence Almon7, James Henry6, John5, Newit4, James III3, 
James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 23 Oct 1889 in Pittsburg KS-Crawford Co, and died 24 Dec 1979 
in Corning CA-Tehama Co. She married George Spratt Rose 19 Sep 1908 in Grass Valley CA-Nevada Co. 

FLOSSIE GERTRUDE SAMMONS ROSE

More About Flossie Gertrude Sammons: BURIAL: Gridley CA-Butte Co Children of Flossie Sammons and George Rose are: 41 i. Clarence9 Rose, died in Colfax CA. Notes for Clarence Rose: Clarence lived 1 year. 42 ii. Ellen Rose, died in Bakersfield CA. Notes for Ellen Rose: Ellen lived about 2 years. 43 iii. George Daniel Rose, born 19 Aug 1914 in Colfax CA. He married Helen Rose Jones. + 44 iv. Benjamin John Rose, born 01 Jan 1920 in Great Falls MT or Calpatra Mexico; died 11 Dec 1988 in Yuba City CA. + 45 v. Erwin Henry Rose, born 30 Oct 1922 in Sacramento CA- Sacramento Co.

WILLIAM HARRY 'BILL SAMMONS

20. William Harry8 Sammons (Clarence Almon7, James Henry6, John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 22 Feb 1899 in Grass Valley CA-Nev Co, and died 11 Oct 1978 in Grass Valley CA-Nev Co. He married Martha Lois Barnes 02 Mar 1937 in Reno NV-Storey Co.   More About William Harry Sammons: BURIAL: Cremated: Ashes strewn on Wolf Mountain Children of William Sammons and Martha Barnes are: 46 i. William Douglas9 Sammons. 47 ii. Richard Wayne Sammons.

Earl Fred Sammons

21. Earl Fred8 Sammons (Clarence Almon7, James Henry6, John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 26 Jan 1900 in Grass Valley CA-Nev Co, and died 11 Jul 1955 in Sacramento CA-Sacramento Co. He married Ruth Maudina Lord 26 Nov 1925 in Stockton CA- San Joaquin Co Div:.   More About Earl Fred Sammons: BURIAL: Sunset Lawn Cem-Sacramento CA-Sacramento Co Child of Earl Sammons and Ruth Lord is: 48 i. Dorothy Ruth9 Sammons.

Leona Marie Sammons Kirtlan

23. Leona Marie8 Sammons (Clarence Almon7, James Henry6, John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 06 Apr 1904 in Grass Valley CA-Nev Co, and died 21 Oct 1998 in Sacramento CA-Sacramento Co. She married Frank Elmer Kirtlan 14 Sep 1924 in Grass Valley CA- Nevada Co.   More About Leona Marie Sammons: BURIAL: Sierra Hills Cem-Sacramento CA-Sacramento Co Child of Leona Sammons and Frank Kirtlan is: + 49 i. Helen Joyce9 Kirtlan 24. Elsie Mae8 Sammons (Clarence Almon7, James Henry6, John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 21 Dec 1905 in Grass Valley CA-Nev Co, and died 01 Mar 1994 in Davis CA-Yolo Co. She married Lawrence Edward Erwin 18 Jun 1930 in Reno NV-Storey Co.

ELSIE MAE SAMMONS ERWIN

ELSIE ABOUT 1949

LAWRENCE EDWARD ERWIN

More About Elsie Mae Sammons: BURIAL: Santa Cruz CA-Santa Cruz Co Child of Elsie Sammons and Lawrence Erwin is: + 50 i. Donald Eugene9 Erwin.

Generation No. 5
	43. Benjamin John9 Rose (Flossie Gertrude8 Sammons, Clarence Almon7, James Henry6, 
John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 1920 in Great Falls MT or 
Calpatra Mexico, and died 11 Dec 1988 in Yuba City CA. He married Betty Elizabeth Troncatty 1944.
	
Child of Benjamin Rose and Betty Troncatty is:
 			51	i.	Betty10 Rose.

	44. Erwin Henry9 Rose (Flossie Gertrude8 Sammons, Clarence Almon7, James Henry6, 
John5, Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 1922 in Sacramento CA-Sacramento 
Co. He married Martha Elaine Jarman 1941 in Conway SC.
	
Children of Erwin Rose and Martha Jarman are:
 			52	i.	Betty Marie10 Rose.
 			53	ii.	Erwin Henry Jr Rose.
 			54	iii.	Curtis Rose.
 			55	iv.	Kathy Rose.

	48. Helen Joyce9 Kirtlan (Leona Marie8 Sammons, Clarence Almon7, James Henry6, John5, 
Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1) was born 1929. She married Robert Frank Fingado 
1951 in Sacramento CA-Sacramento Co.
	
Children of Helen Kirtlan and Robert Fingado are:
 			56	i.	Donald Dwight10 Fingado
 			57	ii.	Patricia Ann Fingado

	49. Donald Eugene9 Erwin (Elsie Mae8 Sammons, Clarence Almon7, James Henry6, John5, 
Newit4, James III3, James II2, James I Salmon/1). He married Gretchen Ann Geraty.
	
Children of Donald Eugene Erwin and Gretchen Ann Geraty are:
 			58	i.	Lawrence Tilton10 Erwin
 			59	ii.	Gary Alan Erwin
			60	iii. 	Bruce Eugene Erwin
			61	iv.	Gretchen Kathleen Erwin


Compiled by Charlotte Ramsey from info submitted by Helen Joyce Kirtlan Fingado, and from info found when visited in Montgomery Co. IL Sep 11-12, 1999 by Charlotte Curlee Ramsey & Linda George Maniaci. Photos submitted from the Gretchen Ann Geraty Erwin and Helen Kirtlan Fingado Collections.
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