|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1844|
|Death: ||May 31, 1910|
Robert and Annie are listed as "Pa" and "Ma" on the family bible page.
Under the list of their children on the family bible page are two names that I cannot identify:
Annie R. Simril born 1880 Newnan, Ga. (which I believe was the last child of Robert and Anne Simril)
Mary E. Simril born July 6th 1886, Newnan, Ga.
They may have possibly been the children of their son Lewis Milos Simril as he would have been the only one old enough to have children.
The 15th line of the Bible lists a Josephine Simril born ?Jan/Jun 14th, 1892 Washington, D.C. which should be child of Robert Francis Simril & Frances Rosebud McLane, but their daughter Josephine is listed on the 16th line born in 1899. Not sure is the first Josephine died as an infant and they named another child Josephine.
Line 18 Lists Charles Frances Simril born Nov. 23, 1902. He may be the son of Robert Francis Simril and Frances Rosebud McLane. Robert Francis Simril also died in 1902.
Lines 20 & 21 list who appear to be Sallie's children:
Annie Ellen Bryant born Aug 25, 1907 and Sarah Robinson Bryant born July 14, 1909.
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Coweta County GaArchives History - Books .....Introductory Information 1928
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Book Title: Coweta County Chronicles
This volume is prepared and published under the sponsorship of the Sarah
Dickinson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
The work was commenced eight years ago by a committee appointed by the then
Regent, Mrs. Jennie H. McBride. The editing and the greater part of the
compilation has been done by Miss Lily Reynolds.
Whatever merit the book possesses belongs to her and to our friends who have
aided in the task with a spirit of interest and loyalty.
With me, as Chairman, Chapter Regent and co-worker, it has been a labor of
love, and was undertaken and pursued with no other idea than the patriotic
desire to serve the people with whom I have lived, suffered and loved.
In behalf of the Chapter, I wish to thank Miss Ruth Blair, State Historian,
for our editor, Miss Lily Reynolds.
MARY GIBSON JONES.
SARAH DICKINSON CHAPTER
Daughters of the American Revolution Newnan, Ga.
The Chapter was named for Sarah Dickinson because she was the daughter of one
Revolutionary soldier arid the wife of another and a pioneer woman of heroic
nature, the ancestress of probably as many natives of Coweta county as any other
woman-if not of more than any other woman.
Organized Feb. 21, 1903.
Founder and Organizer: Mrs. Izora B. Hardaway.
Mrs. R. H. Hardaway 1903-1919
Mrs..W. C. McBride 1919-1921
Mrs. J. H. Powell 1921-1922
Mrs. C. S. Colley 1922-1923
Mrs. T. J. Jones 1923-1927
REGENT MRS. T. J. JONES
FIRST VICE-REGENT MISS MAY COLE
SECOND VICE-REGENT MRS. T. J. FISHER
RECORDING SECRETARY MRS. L. S. SEWELL
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY MRS. D. S. CUTTINO
TREASURER MRS. IRENE BANKS
AUDITOR...... MRS. N. L. NORTH
HISTORIAN MISS MARGARET ARNOLD
REGISTRAR MRS. J. H. POWELL
CHAPLAIN MRS. M. C. FARMER
PRESS AGENT MRS. W. H. STALLINGS
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
All Chapter Officers and Two Members-at-Large
Mrs. F. M. Bryant,
Mrs. W. C. Wright.
Mrs. L. S. Sewell
Mrs. G. W. Post
Mrs. R. N. Cole
Mrs. F. M. Bryant
Conservation and Thrift
Mrs. D. W. Boone
Mrs. J. R. Cates
Mrs. Guy Cole
Mrs. T. J. Jones
Mrs. D. S. Cuttino
Mrs. J. H. Powell
Mrs. H. C. Glover
Mrs. M. C. Farmer
Mrs. W. C. Wright
Mrs. Wm. Y. Atkinson
Mrs. W. B. Davis
Mrs. Wade Stallings
Mrs. P. H. Drake
Mrs. J. J. Farmer
Mrs. N. L. North
Historical and Memorial
Mrs. J. H. Powell
Mrs. James E. Brown
Mrs. T. B. McRitchie
Mrs. Irene Banks
Mrs. Russell Wilkinson
Miss Marian Bryant
Mrs. N. E. Powel
Mrs. H. W. Arnall
Mrs. A. M. Norris
Mrs. M. F. Cole
Mrs. Frank Stripling
Mrs. T. J. Fisher
Mrs. Lee Hand
Miss Lily Reynolds
Mrs. Roger Bryant
Miss May Cole
Coweta County Chronicles
Mrs. T. J. Jones
Miss Lily Reynolds
Mrs. L. S. Sewell
Miss Maud Arnold
Nat. No. Address Rev. Ancestor
217943-Mrs. Hugh W. Arnall (Minnie Lou Wood) Henry Wood
161128-Mrs. Wm. Y. Atkinson (Lurette Simms) John Dickinson
124541-Miss Margaret Arnold (Maud) John Arnold
86195-Mrs. Sam Banks (Irene Murphy) Josiah Hiley
169814-Mrs. D. W. Boone (B. Odessa Hardaway) Thos. Hardaway
32339-Mrs. J. E. Brown (Kate Milner) John Milner
131894-Mrs. F. M. Bryant (Sallie Simril) Andrew Love
167130-Mrs. Roger Bryant (Florine Walker) Henry Hopson
131985-Miss Frances Marian Bryant Andrew Love
22624-Mrs. A. H. Caldwell (Annie Hunter) John Dickinson
188646-Mrs. John R. Cates (Eva Arnold) John Arnold
42189-Mrs. E. G. Cole (Minerva Hunter) Robert Simms
47550-Mrs. M. F. Cole (May Stewart) John Stewart
155759-Miss May Cole John Stewart
221368-Mrs. R. N. Cole (Mary Jane Fowler) (Robert Irwin, John McDowell,
205697-Mrs. D. S. Cuttino (Katie May Peddy) Jeremiah Peddy
161132-Mrs. W. B. Davis (Mary Storey Powell) Andrew Thompson
157048-Mrs. P. H. Drake (Pattizoe Hunter) John Dickinson
156902-Mrs. C. W. Farmer (Alma Arnold) John Arnold
161129-Mrs. J. J. Farmer (Charlie R. Simms) John Dickinson
156903-Mrs. M. C. Farmer (Mollie Arnold) John Arnold
47551-Mrs. H. C. Fisher (Loulie Miller) Hugh Boyd
42187-Mrs. T. J. Fisher (Corrille Hardaway) John Dickinson
155754-Mrs. H. C. Glover (Fannie Virginia Jones) Littleton Johnston
155755-Mrs. E. C. Goodwyn (Malinda Simrol) Andrew Love
98132-Mrs. Thos. J. Jones (Mary Gibson) Christopher Irvine, Lawrence
Bankston, John Faver, William Davis
174097-Mrs. D. T. Manget (Carrie Dent) John Dent
140969-Mrs. Herbert Meacham (Mary Mathews) Moses Mathews
157051-Mrs. T. B. McRitchie (Annie Askew) John Dickinson
234466-Martha Gibson North William Davis, Christopher Irvine
155757-Mrs. N. L. North (Caroline Louisa Gibson) Christopher Irvine
219062-Mrs. A. M. Norris (Ella Goodrum) Andrew Love, Summers Rowland
120832-Mrs. E. T. Owens (Navelle Arnold) Robert Simms
207508-Mrs. W. G. Post (Rosa May Muse) John Weathers, William Kimbrough
234467-Mrs. T. S. Parrott (Nannie Carlton) Anthony Hart
171978-Mrs. N. E. Powel (Lelie St. Clair Dent) John Dent
75169-Mrs. J. H. Powell (Ruth Hardaway) Robert Simms
207508-Miss Lily Reynolds John Camp
42802-Miss Martha Reid Robinson Robert Simms
131897-Mrs. L. S. Sewell (Mary Golightly) James Lassitter
155756-Miss Corinne Simril Andrew Love
219063-Miss .Mary Gibson Stallings Christopher Irvine
197339-Mrs. W. H. Stallings (Ethel Ware) John Dickinson
213366-Mrs. Frank Stripling (Lillian Hand) John Wise
157052-Mrs. Frank Wilkinson (Olive Askew) John Dickinson
131986-Mrs. Russell Wilkinson (Ellen Simril) Andrew Love
16416-Mrs. Wm. C. Wright (Rosa May Featherstone Bunn) Reuben Long
138265-Mrs. T. P. Zellars (Bessie Orr) John Dickinson
108524-Mrs. I. P. Bradley (Nina Banks) James Alston
75191-Mrs. John Burkhardt (Lutie Powell) Andrew Thompson
42803-Mrs. Mary P. Cochran (Mary P. Johnson)
196859-Mrs. Guy Garrard (Edith Powel) George Rutledge
133625-Mrs. Lee Hand (Coral Moses) Samuel Reid
128845-Mrs. M. O. Jackson (Myra Orr) John Dickinson
125736-Miss Lillian Wall Jackson John Dickinson
42802-Mrs. G. E. Parks (Annie K. Johnson)
105202-Mrs. H. H. Strickland (Martha Hardaway) Robert Simms
105203-Mrs. M. R. Stubbs (Myrtice Roan) James Lassiter
189477-Mrs. W. A. Sutherland (Sarah Hall) Samuel Reid
195791-Mrs. Annie P. Spoor (Annie May Powel) George Rutledge
Mrs. G. E. Parks
Mrs. M. H. Strickland
Mrs. M. R. Stubbs
Mrs. E. W. Stone
Miss Grace Boone
Mrs. C. B. Glover
Miss Bartie Fleming
Mrs. G. M. Jones
Mrs. S. G. Orr
Mrs. DeF. Hungerford
Mrs. Annie A. Robinson
Miss Frances Glover
Miss Mary Clinton Orr
Mrs. Robert Lovejoy
Mrs. E. T. Whatley (Annie Carlton) 1923 Savannah, Ga.
Mrs. E. F. Cook (Virginia Glover) 1924 West Point, Ga.
Mrs. J. A. Martin, 1925 Adairsville, Ga.
Mrs. C. S. Colley, 1926 Grantville, Ga.
Mrs. Ellen Faver Turner March 12, 1909
Miss Kate Faver June 3, 1912
Mrs. RebekahBurch Hunter November 29, 1912
Mrs. Pauline Faver Camp September 9, 1915
Mrs. Ina Kirby May 16, 1917
Mrs. Izora Bu___ Hardaway December 11, 1918
Mrs. Annie T. Nimmons Powell April 23, 1922
Mrs. Lutie Nimmons Powers October 21, 1923
Mrs. Jennie Hardaway McBride March 5, 1924
HISTORIC D. A. R. MARKERS
McINTOSH TRAIL-Court House Square.
GENERAL DANIEL NEWNAN-Court House.
WORLD WAR VETERANS-Court House.
BULLSBORO-First County Site. Lost Town.
Mrs. Mary McBride Thompson Storey Newnan
Mrs. Eliza Majors Carlton Senoia
Allen Gay Macedonia
William Smith Newnan
John Neely Ebenezer
James Aiken Newnan
Randal Robinson Newnan
"Non sibi sed aliis"-OGLETHORPE'S MOTTO
"A people which takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors
will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered by remote descendants."-
Officers for 1927-1928;-
Mrs. T. J. Jones, Honorary Regent.
Mrs. T. J. Fisher, Regent; Miss May Cole, 1st Vice-Regent; Mrs. W. C. Wright,
2nd Vice-Regent; Mrs. D. S. Cuttino, Cor. Sec; Mrs. L. S. Sewell, Rec. Sec.;
Mrs. W. B. Davis, Registrar; Mrs. J. J. Farmer, Treasurer; Miss Lily Reynolds,
James E. Brown - photo
James E. Brown, Editor of The Newnan Herald for forty-one years, who should be
styled Editor-in-chief of the Coweta County Chronicles because he has edited so
much of the matter used in compiling them.
In Gratitude to Those Who Have Helped in Compiling This Book
The following names are written here with some indication of their title to a
tribute that may not be deservedly told save in poems, stories, biographies, and
To Sarah Dickinson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of Newnan,
Georgia, for the blessed job.
To its Regent, Mrs. Mary Gibson Jones, most comfortable of yokefellows for any
work, whose sympathy, generosity, interest, and character have been a guard
against hinderances, and a guide in difficulties.
To Miss Ruth Blair, of Atlanta, Georgia, State Historian and Custodian of
Archives and History, who suggested me for the work, for her life-long
confidence and regard.
To my father, Mr. William M. Reynolds, and my mother, Mrs. Lizzie Camp
Reynolds, who, instead of with fairy stories, regaled my childhood with tales of
Coweta county happenings and people, their manners and ways during the 1840,
1850 and 1860 decades.
To Mrs. Emile Bigelow Hapgood, of New York, who gave me along with six-months
of travel abroad, a delightful and educative course of reading that included
Jacob C. Burchkardt's History of the Renaisance in Italy, that became my ideal
of what constituted history.
To Mrs. Caro Bryan Chapman and Miss Johnelle Bryan, of Houston, Texas, for
help in innumerable ways.
To Editor James E. Brown and Mr. W. O. Passovant, of the Newnan Herald, for
their generosity in giving this work publicity, and their unfailing helpfulness.
To the many, too numerous to name here, who are mentioned through the book as
their contributions appear.
More important to me than my face is that which my mind and my heart hold
after sixty-one years of life. The words that follow, express my principles and
To know God (Good) and to bring my life into one with God's purposes has been
the supreme quest and adventure with me.
I hold life, and not its conditions of time, place or circumstance, to be the
one talent given every one. Every condition has its compensations.
"Not 'What shall I have when I am forgotten?' but 'What shall I be when I
The Earls of Shaftsbury's motto: "Love; serve."
"Nothing is inexorable but love."
Frances E. Willard's "Permit yourself no thought you would not have the best
and wisest know, no word or deed that others might not safely imitate.
The Bible as the supreme Book of Wisdom and Jesus Christ as the supreme
Teacher and Friend of my life.
To forgive and forgive and forgive-until no forgiveness is needed.
That the sheep-mindedness that takes mankind into mobs and cruelty and to
following foolish fashions and to destruction daily is-next to cowardice and
avarice--an evil to shun.
Thanks to dear Miss Ethel Arnold, Mrs. Lovick S. Sewell, Mrs. Sallie Hammond
Hudson and Mrs. Byrd Parks are given here: To the first for help in sending put
the first notices of the work, to the others for help in reading the files of
Can you fint^ a prettier or sweet-Ah,
Listen! "Co-we-ta"-name for a country? "Co~we-ta;"
Can you find one that's so neat-Ah.
Say! It sings itself-"Co-we-ta! Co-we-ta!"
This book contains but a small part of the history of Coweta county, but,
since it is not possible to collect all of it in one volume, I have done my best
to choose that which would have the most lasting value; the hardest part of the
work was the rejection of many details that I longed to include. In spite of the
great amount of data available to me, I well know that many items worthy of
inclusion have not come to my attention. If you know of any such please do not
let it be lost; write it out and send it to the Newnan Herald, its volumes are
the best possible history of the county, or send it to the Sarah Dickinson
Chapter of the D. A. It. for its archives, that it may be included in the next
history of the county, which should appear not later than twenty-five years hence.
I cannot guarantee that every thing told is absolutely truthful, a hundred
years of life would not suffice for writing such a book if every incident
mentioned had to be verified. I have tried to indicate the traditional nature of
some parts so that none may be misled.
I have mentioned the vices as well as the virtues, but I had neither space nor
taste to detail at length the disgraceful, disgusting, and the painful episodes.
Let no one think that they are blotted out because they are not dwelt on here;
nothing.escapes the inexorable record of life; every word, every feature, every
motion is ineffacably preserved in the files of radio waves, in the beams of
light that photograph unceasingly. The solemn inexorable verdicts of history,
THIS THEY DID; THESE WERE THE CONSEQUENCES, realized and impressed on the mind
of youth ought to be a great preventive of crime-especially if the history
chosen were of a time and locality known to the students. If it be true, as the
old proverb teaches, that "He is wise who profits by his own experience, but he
is wiser who profits by the experience of others, and he who profits neither by
his own experience nor that of others is a fool," the experience of others,
recorded in the histories of the world, ticketed, indexed, and arranged should
make living and its various functions, law-making for one, not the hap-hazard
experimental business of to-day, but such a delightful combination of science
and art as music is now. Surely, war would have ended with the first one if its
lessons and results had been realized. I, at least, believe in the importance of
history (I magnify my work) that it is both chart and compass for voyaging into
the Future; both light and guide for the dark Unknown Road that lies ahead of
individuals and society.
Finally, the conviction that the lives of people of Coweta county, past and
present, are as full of human interest, have as great inspirational value and
are as sacred and important as any depicted in history of Hebrews, Greeks,
Romans, the English-or any other people, has made the compiling of this book
joyful work whether this appraisement is verified by the account I give or not.
COWETA COUNTY CHRONICLES FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS WITH
An Account of the Indians from Whom the Land was Acquired
Some Historical Papers Relating to its Acquisition by Georgia, with Lineage Pages.
EDITED AND COMPILED BY MARY G. JONES AND LILY REYNOLDS
SARAH DICKINSON CHAPTER
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
OF NEWNAN, GEORGIA
THE STEIN PRINTING COMPANY
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After the death of Robert, Annie was living with her daughter Sallie.
Sarah S Bryant
United States Census, 1910
birth: 1873 Georgia
residence: 1910 Militia District 646, Coweta, Georgia, United States
mother: Annie Simrie
spouse: Fanie M Bryant
children: Marion Bryant, Roger Bryant, Lewis Bryant, Simrie Bryant, Annie Bryant, Sarah Bryant
other: Lou Tarver [servant]
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Abel Lewis Robinson (1798 - 1876)
Sarah Elizabeth Faulkner Robinson (1802 - 1884)
Robert Eaton Simril (1843 - 1901)*
Lewis Milos Simril (1867 - 1945)*
Robert Francis Simril (1870 - 1902)*
Sallie Sarah Simril Bryant (1872 - 1962)*
James G. Simril (1875 - 1875)*
Ellen Love Simril Wilkinson (1877 - 1956)*
Luke Alford Robinson (1820 - 1889)*
Luke Alford Robinson (1820 - 1889)*
Matilda Ann Robinson Greer (1822 - 1904)*
Nancy Malinda Robinson Lasseter (1824 - 1856)*
Martha Jane Robinson Dozier (1826 - 1886)*
James Lewis Robinson (1827 - 1881)**
Sarah Elizabeth Robinson Morgan (1830 - 1903)*
Olivia Rebecca Robinson Lassiter (1832 - 1892)*
John Hall Robinson (1835 - 1912)*
Maria D. Robinson Moon (1836 - 1920)*
Abel Lewis Robinson (1841 - 1917)*
Anne Sallie Robinson Simril (1844 - 1910)
Emily Catherine Robinson Johnson (1847 - ____)*
Annie Robinson Simril
Sept. 18, 1844
May 31, 1910
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Lanie
Record added: Dec 04, 2010
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