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Jim 'Papa' Simmons' Legacy

Jim Simmons' name and birthdate are recorded in the Federal Census. Birthdate as 'about 1855-1858', Wilcox County Georgia; died October 1949 in Macon, GA. The husband of three; Hagar, Rena and Leila and father of 11: Norman(1888-WWI Vet); Fannie(1892); Viola(1894); Janie(1896); Mattie(1897); John(1913);Elisabeth(1915); Julia(1917); Pat(1919)and two boys, un-named who died within a few days of their birth.

Christmas 2006, six generations gathered in Macon, Georgia with Julia Simmons Halliburton, Papa's only surviving child.

Aunt Joe as she is called; is the mother of one daughter; two of her 3 grandchildren are living; 6 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-great-grandson.
We plan to celebrate her 90th birthday on January 20, 2007.

While she has only one biolgiccal child she has been mother to many.
When her sister Elisabeth died, Aunt Joe took the six children and cared for them as her own. When asked how she managed she said she always followed Papa's advice, "Do the best you can and let the Lord take care of the rest."

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