Josiah G. Sims - Troup County, GA
Josiah G. Sims
Submitted by Carla Miles

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


Josiah G. Sims, farmer, Hogansville, Troup Co., Ga., son of William G. and Permelia (Cheatham) Sims, was born in Troup County, April 25, 1849. (For sketch of parents and grandparents see sketch of his brother, James L. Sims, in this volume.) He received only limited schooling in the common schools of the county, and started in life without a dollar. He has been industrious, economical, attended exclusively to his own business, which he has carefully managed and now owns 725 acres of good land, well-improved, with a good home and outbuildings, and enjoys the esteem and the confidence to the fullest extent of his fellow-citizens. He belongs to a family of good farmers and is the peer of any in the county. Mr. Sims was married in 1874 to Miss Lucy Burdett, born in Wilkes county, Ga., daughter of Thomas J. and Almeda (Murphy) Burdett, of a family of early settlers. To them seven children have been born: William T., Effie, Etta, Raymond, Fannie G., Lurline and Franklin. Mrs. Sims is a member of the Missionary Baptist church.

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