I can't help you for certain but I do have a bit of info.In the 1860 Collins Co., TX census there is a Simmons Harvell born 1827 in IL.His wife is Minerva Epps? Not sure about last name.She was born 1828 In KY.He is also in the 1860 Butler Co., MO census....perhaps still owned property in MO?I'm curious how he is related to Merrit/Merritt Harviel born 1775 and alive in the Butler Co., MO census of 1860?In my notes I've asked the question, "Is he related to Merrit or Simmons."IN another file, I have Simion Harwell born about 1770 s/o Simmons Harwell born 1747 Brunswick Co., VA. and he has a son Simmons and one named Merrit.Merrit is in the 1820 IL census.BTW, most Harwell's go back to Brunswick Co., VA in the 1600's.
1800 Census 10-16 = born 1784-90 Males Females 16-26 = born 1774-84Und 10 16 26Und101626 26-45 = born 1755-74 10 16 26 45 45+1016264545+ Slaves SUMTER DISTRICT Pg. 929Simmons Harville 3 . 1 . 1 1 . . 1 . No slaves Born c.1747 VA/Brunswick s/o Thomas & Sarah (Simmons), and brother of Merrit b.c1754; Male 16-26 (b.1774-84) could be Merrit b.1775-80 who ended up in IL .. One of the males under 10 could be Peter S. Harvel b.1800 in SC who also ended up in IL
COLLIN1860 TX 0706/11Lebanon HH #180/196Related to Simmons Harwell's wife Manerva?Just a good possibility.... Obediah EppesM 47 c.1813 TNFarmer$3,500 RE $800 Ppty Delilah EppesF45 c.1815 TN Matilda C. EppesF21 c.1839 MOAttended school Newton J. EppesM 18 c.1842 MOAttended school Absalom EppesM 16 c.1844 MOAttended school Mary H. EppesF14 c.1846 MOAttended school Nancy EppesF11 c.1849 MOAttended school Lucinda EppesF4 c.1856 TX Manervy StephensF8 c.1852 MOAttended school
0706/11Lebanon HH #186/204 - probably s/o Merrit of IL/Alexander Co.; Daniel = Manerva’s brother ? SimmonsHarwellM 31 c.1829 ILFarmer $800 RE $400 Ppty Manerva (Eppes??)F32 c.1828 KY EzekialM 13 c.1847 MOAttended school ThomasM9 c.1851 MOAttended school Mousoura(Missouri ?)F4 c.1856 MO AndrewM2 c.1858 MO Daniel EppesM 27 c.1823 MOHH #205; farmer; $2000 / $2000 Elizabeth EppesF21 c.1829 MO Marion EppesM4 c.1856 MO Carol EppesM2 c.1858 MO
Also I have this:
1820 Ill. Alex. census Nathan Turpin.111.1 .1.1.3 in Agriculture 12/27/1825: Joseph Turpin md. Lucy Harvell in IL/Alex. (dau. of Merritt?) 12/31/1825:Martin Turpin md. Sarah Harvell(a dau. of Merritt?) 5/29/1830:Thomas Harvell md. Nancy Turpin
Maybe you can take this info and find your 'kin'!I would appreciate an update if you do.Meanwhile, I would also like to add you to my files if you would please share how you connect to Simmons.An outline sketch will be great and you can omit any living relation.