|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1897|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1992|
Ploomer Seymour Hand
The Hand family was part of the migration from Chambers, Clay, Tallapoosa and Randolph counties in Alabama to the Tift County area of Georgia. After one farmer migrated to Georgia, he sent news back to Alabama about land that was a bit sandy, lacking the clay, rocks and hard clay ground of the Piedmont area of Alabama. Some of those who migrated later shipped everything they owned by rail and traveled to Georgia while others made the trip by wagon trains. We have been unable to determine how out direct line of the family made the journey.
Source for information above: From a newspaper article about the migration from the Piedmont area of Alabama to Tift County, Georgia.
The majority of the Hand family is thought to have arrived in Tift County about 1911. We know that William Marcus Hand, patriarch of our family, died in Tift County in the summer of 1919. Some of the children of William Marcus and Fannie Jane Seymour Hand were married and had families when they traveled to Georgia while some children were younger.
Ploomer Seymour Hand married Susie Ann Gibbs on Sunday, February 11, 1917 in Rochelle, Georgia. He was 22 years old and she was three years younger. It was a love that would remain strong and abiding for as long as they both lived.
At a celebration of their 69th wedding anniversary, Mr. Hand offered his simple secret for staying valentines with his wife for 69 years – L-O-V-E. If two people do not truly love one another, he said, they should not marry. Mr. And Mrs. Hand also made an agreement when they married that if one got mad with the other, he or she would walk out and cool off. The mad one didn't come back until he or she was in good humor, Mr. Hand stated.
He added, "I love her more today than I did the day we were married."
Source: Tifton Gazette Article "Valentine's Day for the Young-at-Heart" dated Feb. 14, 1986
The couple had four children:
Rubie Lee Hand Blanchett 1915 - 1993
William D. Hand 1921 - 1911
James Clifford Hand 1923 - 1989
Thomas Harold Hand 1931 - 2005
William Marcus Hand (1858 - 1919)
Fannie Jane Seymour Hand (1856 - 1932)
Susie Ann Gibbs Hand (1894 - 1986)*
Ruby Lee Hand Blanchett (1919 - 2010)*
William D. Hand (1921 - 2011)*
Thomas Harold Hand (1931 - 2005)*
William Arthur Hand (1886 - 1952)*
Teresa Iola Hand Cotney (1895 - 1986)*
Ploomer Seymour Hand (1897 - 1992)
Fannie Will Hand Sweat (1900 - 1974)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Maintained by: Joan Murphy
Originally Created by: C Bozeman
Record added: Jan 26, 2012
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