I just happen to come across your posting of 2001. I see that you are familiar with family connections between Solomon Simmons and the Lang family.
I have been researching Parke County during the Civil War era for several years now. I came the following names, who were connected politically with Solomon Simmons in 1864: Benjamin A. Lang, James Lang, and Joshua Lang.
Are you familiar with these names and do you know how they may be related to each other and possibly to Solomon Simmons? Any feedback would be very appreciated.