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Redding Sims

Redding Sims, farmer, Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, son of John M. and Nancy (Wynn) Sims was born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Oct. 13, 1817, the seventh born of ten children, six boys and four girls. His father was of Oglethorpe County, and his mother was a daughter of George Wynn, of Wilkes County.

Mr. Sims worked on the farm until he was twenty-one years of age, going to school at intervals as farm work permitted and school opportunities offered.

Mr. Sims was married in Oglethorpe County, Oct. 25, 1838, to Miss Sarah, daughter of Jesse Spratlin of that county. After his marriage he moved to Mississippi and farmed there a year, he then went to Louisiana, where he cut cane to provide shelter until he could build a log house. Returning to Georgia he permanently settled in Wilkes county, where he has made farming his life pursuit.

During the unpleasantness he was in the service of the state, and was assigned to the duty of furnishing provisions and looking after the prisoners, remaining in the county. Mr. Sims is a prominent member of the Baptist church, with which he has been connected since 1841.

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume II, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895.

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