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Josiah Sirmans[1, 2]

Male 1767 - 1830  (63 years)


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  • Name Josiah Sirmans 
    Born 1767  Pitt county, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jan 06, 1830  Lowndes county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fender Cemetery, Rt. 2, Lakeland, Lanier county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Josiah lived in Screven County, Georgia. until Bullock County was create din 1796. In 1812 his land became part of Emanuel County, Georgia.  He moved to Appling County in 1819. In 1822 he moved with his married sons families and William, John & Moses Tomlinson to the part of Irwin County, that in 1825 became part of Lowndes county and then in 1850 be came part of  Clinch County and in 1920 the land became part of Lanier County.  1Oct 1825 Josiah joined the Union Primitive Baptist Church in (now) Lakeland, Georgia.  He was an ordained deacon by letter from Hebron Church, Emanuel County and became Union' s first deacon. Copied from Folks Huxford, History of Clinch County, Georgia : revised to date : giving the early history of the county down to the present time (1916), also complete lists of county officers, together with minor officers and also sketches of county officers' lives, with chapters on the histories of old families of Clinch County, also other information as is historical in its nature Macon, Georgia: J.W. Burke Co., 1916, 331  pgs. According to the best available information, the first permanent white settlers in what is now Clinch County were Josiah Sirmans, Sr. and his family, including his sons, Benjamin, Joseph, Jonathan and Abner Sirmans. Also Moses, John and William Tomlinson, three brothers, and David Johnson, afterwards of Indian war fame. These came in 1822 and settled near the Allapaha River in Irwin, now Clinch County.
    Person ID I106201  mykindred
    Last Modified May 19, 2006 

    Father Edward Sirmans,   b. circa 1741, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805, Bulloch county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Rachel "Sarah" (__),   b. circa 1745,   d.
    Family ID F35234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harty "Artie" Hardeman,   b. May 16, 1774, Effingham county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, Lowndes county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1790  Effingham county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Sirmans,   b. Feb 06, 1792, Effingham county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 01, 1863, Clinch county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. Abner Sirmans,   b. 1793, Effingham county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Early county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     3. Rachel Sirmans,   b. 1794, Bulloch county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Lowndes county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Sarah Ann Sirmans,   b. 1797, Bulloch county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     5. Jonathan Sirmans,   b. 1800, Bulloch county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1850, Lowndes county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     6. Elizabeth "Betsy" Sirmans,   b. 1804, Bulloch county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1848, Lowndes county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     7. Joseph Sirmans,   b. May 16, 1808, Bulloch county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 07, 1888, Berrien county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F35233  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S100] Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Vol. 1 Pg. 254 Cor. Vol. 1 Pg. 313 Vol. 4 Pg. 351.

    2. [S1766] Gedcom - Herndon, Mose Corris.