Sunday, January 2, 2011

Benjamin Simms

On January 2,1854 Jesse's second step-father,Benjamin Simms,died in Clinton County,Missouri when he was thrown off his horse. Jesse didn't care for Simms because it has been stated that Simms was mean and cruel to both Jesse and Frank.The marriage only lasted a little over a year,and Zerelda was in the midst of divorcing Simms at the time of his death(something not usually seen in the 1800s).Below is a picture of Zerelda and Simms.


  1. That is not a picture of Benjamin Simms, as he was only 24 years old at the time of his death.

  2. Simms was an old man when he died;he was married to Jesse's mother at a very old age.