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Benjamin Thomas Simms
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1817
Death: Oct. 26, 1888

Father: John Simms (1782-1863).
Mother: Comfort Maddox Grace (1798-1885).

Born Hancock Co., GA.
Died Coweta Co., GA.

1st marriage - in 1848 to Nancy Edwards - they had one child. Nancy may have died during childbirth.

2nd marriage - 12/23/1854 @ Coweta Co., GA.
Wife: Elizabeth Putnam FAG #51209900.
They had a total of 9 children.

Book "Coweta County Chronicles for One Hundred Years" Edited and Compiled by Mary G. Jones and Lily Reynolds, printed in 1928, states on page 185, in part:
"Recollections of the War Years 1861-65, given in 1925 by Mrs. Betty Dickenson Simms, widow of B. T. Simms:
My husband built a room for convalescent soldiers from the hospitals in Newnan. A Texas soldier died there. The negroes were so faithful and good. Just after the battle of Brown's Mill, near Newnan, we fed fifty Yankee prisoners with their Confederate guard two meals. Near our home in the 3d district was a convalescent camp for wounded and sick horses. It was called 'Dead Head Camp,' and it was an annoyance and nuisance to all the farmers for miles around; the men who were in charge of it helped themselves to all the fruit and vegetables they wanted, devastating a potato patch in one night. We were mighty glad when it was moved."
Family links: 
  John Simms (1780 - 1863)
  Comfort Mattox Grace Simms (1798 - 1880)
  Elizabeth Putnam Dickinson Simms (1836 - 1929)
  Clarke A. Simms (1874 - 1960)*
  Britton Simms (1809 - 1871)**
  William M. Simms (1811 - 1878)**
  Benjamin Thomas Simms (1817 - 1888)
  Almira Elizabeth Simms Orr (1820 - 1903)*
  Franklin Robert Simms (1823 - 1890)*
  James A. Simms (1825 - 1902)*
  John Dickinson Simms (1830 - 1921)*
  Sarah M Simms Ware (1833 - 1916)*
  Mary Emily Simms Hughen (1836 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Bethel Cemetery
Heard County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Mary Lewey
Record added: Apr 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25911851
Benjamin Thomas Simms
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Benjamin Thomas Simms
Added by: Gina
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