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    LEVI R. SIMMONS, farmer; P.O. Fletcher; is a son of Jacob Simmons, who was born in Pennsylvania about the close of the eighteenth century, and came with his parents to Ohio the first year of the nineteenth century; they settled near Dayton, Ohio, where they remained until six years following, when they removed to Miami Co.; there they lived and died, but Jacob in after years married Mehitable Rollins, who was a native of Vermont, and five years his junior; they both died in Brown Township, he at the age of 61, she at 82. The subject of this memoir is a first cousin to Charles Simmons, under whose sketch a history of the ancestry will appear. L. R. was born in Brown Township, Jan 25, 1825; his boyhood days were spent on the farm in summer, and in winter at school, thereby receiving a limited education; about 1843, he began teaching, which remained his winter occupation until 1863, and devoted his attention mostly to farm labor; he has during life, by good business habits and industry, accumulated considerable property, of which a portion is nearly a full quarter of land in Sec. 33, Brown Township, which is well improved. He has been elected to, and held, various offices of the township. Oct. 27, 1848, he married Sarah Eyer, who was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 24, 1824; her parents were both natives of the same State.

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