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Ft. Christmas - Christmas (April 12, 2006)

George Simmons, born in 1867, and his sister, Martha (Mattie) Simmons, born in 1873, were both children of George and Ann Simmons. They never married and remained on the family farm caring for their father and mother in their final years.

After his father's death in 1912, George began constructing a new house just to the southwest of the old place. This house has a center living room with end bedrooms and a separate kitchen and dining room.

As with their parents, farming was their main occupation. They grew vegetables that they sold to the turpentine camps in the area. Occasionally, Uncle George hired out as a carpenter.

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