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J P Sims
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1827
Death: Dec. 24, 1907

Jeremiah Prather "Prater" Sims was the 9th child of Hiram Sims Sr (also buried at this cemetery). Alfred Vardaman, JPs grandson verfied the gravesite's location to me back in 1980 during my visit to the area.

The name Prater was probably the family name of Prather that was also local to the area. JP Moved from Laurens County South Carolina to Clay and Chambers Counties in Alabama somewhere around 1835-36. Most of the boys of Hiram married wives in and around Henry County, Georgia. The last child of Hiram, Elizabeth was also born in Henry County, Georgia helping confirm the date after which they migrated into Alabama. Sibblings of JP were copied by Alfred Vardaman from the Sims family bible with Hiram having the following children:

Colville Sims married Catherine Elizabeth Johnson
Clairborn Sims married Susannah J Waldrop
Hiram Sims, Jr married Elizabeth Rebecca Walls
Luvinda Wright Sims married Richard Hodges Thackerson
Lewis Saxton Sims married Amanda Arenda Babb
Sterling Tucker Sims married Emily Bradbury
Mary Polly Ann Sims married William Henderson
Paul Sims married Frances Jane Causey
John Silas Sims married Adilene Elvira Bryant
Jeremiah Prather Sims married Martha Elizabeth Johnson
Alfred Sims married Jane Wilkins
Martha Elizabeth Sims married Joshua W Roberts

The Bible's ownership is no longer known, only the translation was available to this author. 
Family links: 
  Hiram Newton Sims (1785 - 1847)
  Mary Lucinda Abercrombie Sims (1789 - 1856)
  Martha E Sims (1841 - 1927)
  Mollie Sims Walden (1858 - 1945)*
  Thomas Jefferson Sims (1865 - 1940)*
  William C. Sims (1866 - 1925)*
  Joe Dorman Sims (1872 - 1940)*
  Lewis F Sims (1875 - 1948)*
  Charles Simpson Sims (1878 - 1956)*
  Gena Sims Price (1879 - 1976)*
  Colville Alexander Sims (1809 - 1900)*
  Clayborn Sims (1812 - 1897)*
  Hiram Sims (1815 - 1910)*
  Louis Saxton Sims (1816 - 1900)*
  Mary P Sims Henderson (1820 - 1888)*
  Paul Sims (1822 - 1899)*
  John Silas Sims (1825 - 1913)*
  J P Sims (1827 - 1907)
  Elizabeth Ann Sims Henderson (1832 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olive Cemetery
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Maintained by: Karen Horton
Originally Created by: J Lowery
Record added: Feb 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48488708
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