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Benjamin Sirmans

Birth6 FEB 1792
 
Occup1828-1829
 
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Occup1839-1840
 
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Occup1853-1854
 
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Death1 MAY 1863
 
Aged: 71.2 years
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Alternate Name: Benjamin SIRMANS
Birth: Effingham Co. GABenjamin Sirmans was a prominent ante-bellum

citizen of Lowndes and Clinch Counties. He moved with his family fromEmanuel County to Irwin County in 1822. He bought land in the tenthdistrict and cleared it and built a house. This sectiion became part ofLowndes County in 1825, and in
1850 became part of Clinch County. In 1831 he built a new house toreplace the original one. His home was located in land lot 434 of thetenth district.

By legislative resolution approved 26 Dec 1826, he was named one of thecommissioner to locate the county-site of Lowndes County. He served as aState Representative from Lowndes in the 1828-29, 1839, and 1840legislature. He was served as
State Senator from Clinch County in 1853-54. He was postmaster from1838-41 at the Alapaha postoffice (renamed Milltown in 1853, and nowcalled Lakeland). Benjamin Sirmans was a Whig in politics. He took alively interest in the 1840
presidential election, supporting the Harrison-Tyler ticket. He was adelegate from Lowndes County to the State Whig Convention on 17 Dec 1840,to nominate the candidate for governor, and was a delegate on at severalother state conventions
for his party. "When Clinch County was created in February, 1850, thelegislative act named him as one of the five commissioners to lay out andorganize the new county. He was elected one of the two delegates fromClinch County to the State
Secession Convention in January 1861, which voted Georgia out of theUnion and into the Confederacy. Originally opposed to secession, hevoted for it on the final roll-call in the light of events following the1860 presidential election.
Benjamin Sirmans joined Union Primative Baptist Church in Lakeland on 9Sep 1848. His wife had joined the church on 11 Dec 1841. She died amember and he was granted a letter of dismission on 8 Feb 1862. He diedon 1 May 1863 and both he and
his wife are buried in

Fender Cemetery, Lanier County, GA.
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

Cassie 

11/12/18145/14/1890  GA, Emanuel Co John Smith 
2+

Josiah 

25 MAR 181720 FEB 1883  GA, Emanuel Co Mary Roberts 
3+

David J. 

1 MAR 181924 MAR 1905  GA, Effingham Co Caroline Holland, Elizabeth Wilkerson 
4+

Lavina 

abt 1822  GA, Clinch Co Aaron Tomlinson 
5

Rachel 

1824  John O'brien, Isaace Carter 
6+

Ezekiel J. 

28 FEB 182428 APR 1900  GA, Clinch Co Eliza Bennett 
7

Lucretia 

1827  GA, Clinch Co Charles Strickland 
8+

Benjamin E. 

14 JUL 183122 NOV 1877  GA, Lowndes Co Francenia E. Carroll 
9

Martha 

1834  Elihu Morgan 
10

Levi J. 

1837  GA, Clinch Co Victoria O. Mattox 
11

Lyman A. 

1 APR 183822 APR 1910  GA, Clinch Co Mollie Griffin 
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