Thomas SIMCOX was born 8 Feb 1836 in Jefferson Township, Clinton County, OH, died 25 Jun 1919 in Vera, Washington Co., OK. He married 30 Nov 1859 in West Fork Monthly Meeting, Clinton County, Sarah Elizabeth HOCKETT, born 2 May 1843, Clinton County, OH, died 21 Oct 1901 in Vera, OK, daughter of Mahlon HOCKETT and Anna ANDREW.
Thomas and Sarah left Ohio about 1865, moving first to Hendricks County, Indiana for a few years and then to Illinois, where they are found in the 1870 census of Shelby County and the 1880 census of Champaign County.It was sometime after 1880 that they homesteaded in South Dakota.
Their children were: 1. Alvah H. born 24 Dec 1860 Clinton Co., OH married Louella OVERMAN 2. John Henry born 9 May 1862 Clinton Co., OH 3. Lydia Jane born 5 Feb 1864 Clinton Co., OH 4. Alma Dora SIMCOX born 21 Feb 1866 Hendricks Co., IN 5. Orlando SIMCOX born 17 May 1871 Shelby Co., IL married Maggie McELROY
Do you have a marriage date and place for Orlando and Maggie?I would appreciate more details on their children.I had Fred, Della and Alberta from census records, but this is apparently somewhat in error.
I am only distantly related to this family --my husband's ancestor, Aaron Simcock (who married Beulah Bryant) was the brother to John Simcock (who married Hope Bryant, sister of Beulah), grandfather of said Thomas.
I have some more on the children of Alvah Simcox, brother of Orlando, if you are interested.