Contributed by: Joshua Waller
-North Carolina Troops: a Roster, 1861-1865 By Louis Manarin and Weymouth T. Jordan without finding Stephen H. Simmons. -State Auditor, 1885 Pension Act without finding Stephen H. Simmons. -State Auditor, 1901 Pension Act and found Stephen H. Simmons, Lenoir County. Have Copy. Applied for pensions for Civil War service 1901 and 1906 in Lenoir County, NC. His widow Sophia applied for one in 1907 after his death in Lenoir County, NC. They state he served in 2nd Reg., Co. B, NC State Troops in 1861. Another states he was in the Home Guard. He states "I was in several different commands-was in the war from the first to last of it." The Dr. that examined him for the pension stated that he was old, nearly helpless, can't work, nearly blind, and has deficient mind. -The Daily Free Press Kinston, N.C., Tuesday, December 15, 1903 PENSIONS OF OLD VETS Warrants Have Arrived and Are Being Distributed by Clerk Collins OVER $2,700 COMES TO THIS COUNTY One Hundred and Fifty Old Confederates and Widows Will Receive a Christmas Present from the State. The pension warrants for the old Confederate soldiers and widows of soldiers entitiled to pensions, have been received by Clerk of the Court Plato Collins and he is busy distributing them to the pensioners. There are about 150 in all, aggregating over $2,700 to be paid out in this county to battle scarred veterans of the "Lost Cause" and it will prove a happy Christmas blessing to many. The pensioners are divided into four classes: 1st class, $60; 2nd class, 45; 3rd class, $35, and 4th class, $14. All the widows' pensions are fourth class. The following is a list of the pensioners and they are urged to come and get their money: SOLDIERS Simon Dawson, Lewis Grady, L. F. Malpass, Lewis M. Wiley, Ben Dawson, Morris Foy, John D. Rice, Jesse Sutton, Wm. I. Taylor, Isaac E. Taylor, John A. Williams, B. F. Aldridge, James B. Carter, James Allen Hines, Thomas Jackson, Richard Phillips, Oliver H. Pearce, George W. Rhodes, Daniel Stroud, Ira Smith, D. L. Stone, Jesse Stanley, Stephen Board, Isaac Braxton, L. L. Barfield, John Brown, Alexander J. Barfield, Asa H. Battle, D. R. Bostick, Jacob Cox, R. P. Claytor, W. D. Chambers, W. B. Casey, J. W. Dawson, W. M. Dail, James W. Daughety, James Davis, Wm. W. Denny, Lewis H. Evans, John Eubanks, James Elmore, John R. Gray, Henry Goodman, Thomas Herring, William Hamilton, J. B. Hill, Samuel Hughes, Major A. Jackson, William Jenkins, Joe Jenkins, J. R. Jenkins, James Jones, Benjamin Jones, J. M. Joyner, J. E. Koonce, John William Koonce, Luther S. Kennedy, John William Langston, Rigdon W. Moore, Logan Metts, Nathan D. McDuffy, J. W. Malpass, W. J. Mitchell, Jordan Potter, J. P. Parrott, Z. Pate, Thomas Perdue, Lacy Phillips, Joseph J. Register, John W. Roberson, D. G. Sellars, J. H. Sheppard, Richard Slaughter, STEPHEN SIMMONS, Lemuel Skinner, John W. Simmons, Nathan Skinner, Major F. Sanderson, James A. Spence, W. J. Taylor, James Thigpen, George Turner, A. G. Tyndall, Louis Tayloe, Walter J. Tuton, Bradock Ivey Taylor, S. M. Thigpen, James B. Vance, Jerry Waters, James M. Ward, Felix Whaley, David M. Whaley, Clark M. Wade, James Williams, Marshal G. Waller, William Waters, WIDOWS Patsy Brown, M. Brown, Eliza Barnett, Jane Downward, Jane Dawson, Matilda Dail, Sarah J. Daughety, M. Faulkner, Eliza Foyles, A. E. Green, Susan J. Gray, Sallie Grant, Hannah Howard, Elizabeth Hughes, Mollie Huggins, Jane Heath, Sarah Elizabeth Harrison, Julia Hines, Roxie Huggins, Nancy Ann Harrison, Bettie Hinson, Caroline Johnson, Miriam R. Loftin, Rebecca Moody, Nancy Maxwell, Sallie Outlaw, Louisa Parker, Mary J. Potter, Sarah Elizabeth Parson Ann Pate C. Quinn, Susan Rouse, Martha Skeans, Catharine Stroud, Susan Sparks, Susan Spence, Polina Stanley, Martha Ann, Julia Tyndal, Eliza Tyndal, C. E. Tyndal, Winnie Taylor, Susan Underhill, Winnie Wiggins, Nancy Wade, Evaline Whaley, Nancy Williams, Nancy B. Waters, Alice Waller, Julia Whitley -Death of Mr. Stephen Simmons, Mr. Stephen H. Simmons died at the home of his son, Mr. Geo. F. Simmons, North Heritage Street Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, of apoplexy. He was 88 years old, but though feeble, was frequently seen on the streets until a few days before he died. Like many of the gallant boys who went through that trying ordeal from 61' to 65'. Mr Simmons passed away suddenly of paralysis of the brain. He was a Confederate veteran and proudly bore the cross of honor placed upon him by the Daughters of the Confederacy for the gallant service during the war. Another of that fast thinning army of old veterans has gone to his reward and to the final reveille, when the great Captain will sound the call. But too few remain and we are reminded that in a short while, indeed, will the remaining ones bivouac for the last time, "in the bivouac of the dead." Mr. Simmons was born in Duplin County but has lived in Kinston for a number of years. The funeral took place this afternoon at four o'clock and the internment was made in Maplewood cemetery. -New Bern Daily Journal, April 30, 1907, Stephen Simmons mentioned. "Two confederate veterans have died in Kinston, since Saturday, Mr William Dunn whose fearful injuries by fire were noted in the Sunday Journal and Mr. Stephen Simmons."