Does anyone know about the Simmonses who were in Franklin and possibly Maury, TN from 1810-1830? I have for years been trying to trace back my ancestor, Riley J Simmons, who married in Lawrence, AL in 1829. Recently, someone told me that there might be a connection between him and Simmons in Maury, TN. I noticed that in Franklin, TN in 1820 there were some of the same names that appeared later in Lawrence, AL. I have other ancestors who were living in Franklin, TN and went down and got land in Lawrence, AL in 1820 when the land was opened for settlement by the whites. BTW, Riley was born in SC and died in Lawrence, AL.