John I. Sims - Troup County, GA
John I. Sims
Submitted by Carla Miles

Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., pages 927-928
Published by The Southern Historical Association in 1895

TROUP COUNTY

John I. Sims, farmer, Hogansville, Troup Co., Ga., son of William G. and Permelia (Cheatham) Sims, was born in Meriwether county, Ga., Sept. 6, 1847. (For sketch of parents and grandfather see that of his brother, James L. Sims, in these Memoirs.) Mr. Sims was reared on the farm, and between the urgent necessity for farm work and indifferent school advantages on account of the unpleasantness, he received a very limited education. He began life with sixty dollars, settled in the woods and cleared his farm. He now has a fine 150-acre farm, well improved, and is recognized as a good, progressive and successful farmer, and is a prominent member of the alliance. Mr. Sims was married in 1870 to Miss Sarah E. Reed, born in Heard county, daughter of Zack and Elizabeth (Kendrick) Reed, whose families were among the early settlers of this portion of the state. To them nine children have been born: Lula, wife of Andrew Daniel; John P., Clo. V., Lizzie P., William E., Emma B., Sallie B., Edgar and Leta. Mr. Sims and his wife are prominent members of the Methodist church.

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