Charles Bryson Simonton
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 9th district
March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1883
|William P. Caldwell|
|Rice A. Pierce|
|Born||September 8, 1838|
Tipton County, Tennessee
|Died||June 10, 1911 (aged 72)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Andros McDill Simonton|
William McDill Simonton
Charles Pressley SimontonNannie May Simonton
|Alma mater||Erskine College|
Simonton was born in Tipton County, Tennessee, son of William and Catherine "Katie" Ferguson Simonton. He graduated from Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina in August 1859. He married Mary Andros "Minnie" McDill on October 16, 1866. He had five children, Anna Simonton, Ella Simonton, William McDill Simonton, Charles Pressley Simonton, and Nannie May Simonton.
Simonton enlisted as a private in Company C, Ninth Tennessee Infantry, Confederate Army in 1861. He subsequently became second lieutenant, and then captain. He was severely wounded during the Battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862 and disabled from any further active duty during the war. He was elected clerk of the circuit court of Tipton County in March 1870.
Simonton read law, and was admitted to the bar in 1873. He then commenced practice in Covington, Tennessee in Tipton County. He was also a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1877 to 1879. He became the editor of the Tipton Record in Covington, Tennessee.