Jones C. Sims - Troup County, GA
Jones C. Sims
Submitted by Carla Miles

Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., page 928
Published by The Southern Historical Association in 1895


Jones C. Sims, farmer, Hogansville, Troup Co., Ga., son of William G. and Permelia (Cheatham) Sims, was born in Troup county Jan. 22, 1851. He is a brother of James L. Sims, in a sketch of whom in this volume will be found a sketch of his parents and grandparents. Mr. Sims was reared on the farm, work on which and the troublous times consequent upon the war being waged while he was growing up, interfered with his schooling, so that his education was exceedingly limited. He began farm-life, however, with one mule and has made farming a life-pursuit. He now owns 230 acres of fine land, well- improved, under the best of cultivation, with ample and substantial buildings. He ranks very high as a farmer, and as an upright and much esteemed citizen. He is a leading and influential member of the alliance. Mr. Sims was married in 1879 to Miss Cordelia Thornton, born in Harris county, Ga., daughter of Turner and Lucy (Castleberry) Thornton, whose families were among the pioneer settlers of Georgia. Three children have blessed this union: Turner, Charles W. and Minnie V. Himself and wife are exemplary members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

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