Benjamin Simms

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Benjamin Simms

Birthplace: Clay County, Missouri, USA
Death: Died in Clay, Missouri, USA
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Husband of Zerelda Elizabeth James

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About Benjamin Simms

Benjamin Simms (born circa 1830 – d. January 2, 1854) was a wealthy farmer who married widow Zerelda James on September 30, 1852. The marriage proved to be an unhappy one, largely because of Simms' dislike of Frank James and Jesse James, to whom he was reportedly cruel. Zerelda left Simms, who died on January 2, 1854, when he was thrown by his horse.

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Benjamin Simms's Timeline

March 13, 1823
Clay County, Missouri, USA
September 30, 1853
Age 30
Clay, Missouri, USA
January 2, 1854
Age 30
Clay, Missouri, USA