History of Greene County,
ROSSELL SAMMONS, farmer and stock-grower, was born
in Fayette County,
July 12, 1852. His father was Rev. Lewis
Sammons, a well-known Baptist minister and active temperance advocate,
in this county in 1879. He has written
many articles against intemperance, and always preached against the
great evil. Of his family of six children,
Rossell is the
third. He lived in Center
Township until he was thirteen
old, when he came to Aleppo
an education were limited to the common schools. In
1872, in company with his brother, Mr. Sammons
established a saw-mill in Greene
County, where they
very successful. Mr. Sammons bought a
small farm and has since added to it other purchase until at present he
360 acres of fine land, well stocked and improved.
In 1881 he was united in marriage with Miss
Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Eliza (Lemmons) Evans.
Mr. and Mrs. Sammons’ children are Lewis E.,
Joseph Wiley, Olive G. and Osceola. Mr.
Sammons is a Republican in politics.
History of Greene
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007
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