Noted events in his life were:
1. Census, 1850, Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States. James Simmons is age 30, farmer. Living with him are Mary (40), Sarah A (9), Christian (7), George W (2), Martha A (5 months), all born NC (Montgomery Co, 510/512)
2. Occupation: Farmer.
James married Mary GREEN, daughter of William GREEN and Rebecca UNKNOWN. (Mary GREEN was born about 1810 in Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States.)