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Ellen Jane Grier Love Simril
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1815
York County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1880
Coweta County
Georgia, USA

Simril's moved from Columbia, South Carolina to Newnan, Georgia in 1853. "Ellen's people besought her to remain with them-they would finance her farming interests, but with a heroic courage and independence which characterized her useful and beautiful life, she chose to share hardships with her husband rather than live in comfort on the bounty of even beloved relatives".

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Newnan Herald - 16 March 1880

In Memoriam

"The memory of the just is blessed."

MRS. ELLEN JANE SIMRIL was born in York District, South Carolina, and died in Newnan, Ga. March 7th, in the 65th year of age. It is hard to realize that she, who walked before us only one week ago, in the buoyancy of health and sprite, ministering to the comfort of her own home-circle, or watching beside the couch of languishing pain, has passed from us forever. But the sad truth forces itself upon us, and we are compelled to say - "Thy will be done."

MRS. SIMRIL was, in many respects an extraordinary person. Endowed by nature with a strong intellect, and an unconquerable energy, she surmounted the adversities of life with a heroism that was indeed beautiful to see. Years ago, she was left a widow, with three little children depending on her alone for support and education, yet she never repined at her lot, but with the industry, economy, and confidence of a true woman reared them to years of maturity and to a full consciousness of her worth as a mother - they now "rise up and call her blessed."

Her standard of rectitude was high, and the leniency that covered up the willful shortcomings of individuals, found but little sympathy in her bosom, while charity, in its true sense, was one of her crowning virtues. She lived the religion she professed, being a devoted member of the Presbyterian church. And while she loved her own, her great heart went out in tender affection to toward God's people of every denomination. As a mother, friend, and christian, we mourn her loss, but not without hope, for we are fully assured that she has entered into that rest "that remaineth for the people of God."

*** Many thanks to Kenneth (#47641333) for finding this obit

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"The Carroll County Times"
Carrollton, Carroll Co., Georgia

NEWSPAPER Issue of Friday, MARCH 12, 1880

Mrs. Ellen Simril, aged 65, died in Newnan last Sunday evening [March 7].

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Additional Comments:
1880 - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule
Name: Ellen Simril
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Place of Birth: Georgia
Estimated birth year: abt 1818
Age: 62
Month of Death: Mar
Cause of Death: Plenes pneumonia
Place of Death: Militia District 646 (Newnan), Coweta, Georgia

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Ellen Simrel
United States Census, 1870
Name Ellen Simrel
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place Georgia, United States
Gender Female
Age 62
Race White
Race (Original) W
Birth Year (Estimated) 1807-1808
Birthplace South Carolina
Page Number 7
James J Goodwin M 32 Georgia
Mary E Goodwin F 23 South Carolina
Carrie Goodwin F 4 Georgia
Baley Goodwin M 1 Georgia [actually says "baby" instead of Baley when you look at the census and not the transcription]
Ellen Simrel F 62 South Carolina

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Ellen J Simril
United States Census, 1860
Name Ellen J Simril
Event Type Census
Event Date 1860
Event Place Newnan, Coweta, Georgia, United States
Gender Female
Age 45
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1815
Birthplace S. C.
Page 16
Value of Real Estate $1000
Value of Personal $200
Ellen J Simril F 45 S. C.
Robert Simril M 17 S. C. App Tin? shop
Frank Simril M 14 S. C. attended school
Mary E Simril F 13 S. C. attended school
G L Dickinson F 36 Pa.
George A Dickinson M 10 Tennes
Mary D Dickinson F 6 Tennes
Emily Dickinson F 9/12 Ga

I do not know who the Dickinson family is. I checked the census and they were listed as living with Ellen.

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Family links: 
  Robert Love (1772 - 1827)
  Margaret Mitchell Love (1779 - 1820)
  Milos Garrison Simril (1809 - 1860)
  Margaret O. Simril (1838 - ____)*
  James E. B. Simril (1841 - ____)*
  Robert Eaton Simril (1843 - 1901)*
  Arthur Francis Simril (1845 - 1915)*
  Mary Ellen Simril Goodrum (1847 - 1923)*
  James M. Love (1797 - 1843)*
  Robert Mitchel Love (1799 - 1853)*
  Rachael R. Love McIver Cooper (1801 - 1876)*
  Infant Boy Love (1802 - 1802)*
  Infant Girl Love (1802 - 1802)*
  Annie L. Love Lindsey (1804 - 1882)*
  Mary Love Meek (1805 - 1847)*
  Infant Girl Love (1806 - 1806)*
  Infant Boy Love (1806 - 1806)*
  William E. Love (1807 - 1827)*
  Nancy Love Williams (1808 - ____)*
  Margaret Mitchell Love Hemphill (1808 - 1851)*
  Elizabeth Love Wallace (1809 - 1868)*
  Emily C. Love Postell (1811 - ____)*
  Arthur Thomas Love (1812 - 1860)*
  Andrew Franklin Love (1814 - 1865)*
  Ellen Jane Grier Love Simril (1815 - 1880)
  Infant Boy Love (1816 - 1816)*
  Infant Girl Love (1818 - 1818)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
Coweta County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Lanie
Record added: Dec 04, 2010
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Ellen Jane Grier <i>Love</i> Simril
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Ellen Jane Grier <i>Love</i> Simril
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Ellen Jane Grier <i>Love</i> Simril
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In memory of my 4th great grandmother.
- Lanie
 Added: Sep. 27, 2015
In memory of my 4th great grandmother.
- Lanie
 Added: Sep. 2, 2014
In memory of my 4th great grandmother.
- Lanie
 Added: Dec. 18, 2013
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