Ted Simmons

Birth Name: Ted Lyle Simmons

Place of Birth: Highland Park, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 9, 1949

Ethnicity: English

Ted Simmons is an American professional baseball player and coach. He was a catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ted is the son of Bonnie and Finis Simmons.

Ted’s paternal grandfather was James Carol/Charles Simmons (the son of Isaiah James “Bud” Simmons and Amanda Elizabeth Tomlinson). James was born in Tennessee. Isaiah was the son of Brittan L. Simmons and Frances Caroline Janes. Amanda was the daughter of James Lafayette “Fate” Tomlinson and Mariah Louise Barr.

Ted’s paternal grandmother was Lucy Mae/May Fisher (the daughter of Columbus Reed Haynes and Mary Elizabeth Mildred Lizzie Allison). Columbus was the son of James C. Haynes and Mary.

Ted’s maternal grandfather was Daniel Amasa/Amary Webb (the son of Amasa Olander Webb and Margaret E. V. Bowles). Daniel was born in Tennessee. Margaret was the daughter of Daniel R. Bowles and Sarah Elizabeth Slaughter.

Ted’s maternal grandmother was Martha Stephenson (the daughter of Sollomon Malcus/Malkus “Mack” Adonis/Adonia/Adourum Stephenson and Anna/Annie Eliza Joyner/Stunston). Martha was born in Tennessee. Solomon was the son of Mann Patterson Stephenson and Sophia W. Todd. Anna was the daughter of Lewis Stunston and Harriett/Harriet Lelaker Joyner. Through Mack and Anna, Ted is a second cousin, once removed, of U.S. Vice President Al Gore. The couple were Al’s maternal great-great-grandparents.

Sources: Genealogies and obituaries of Ted’s parents – https://www.findagrave.com

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