★★★ -Simmons, Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Simmons:
Born: June 25, 1837

Birthplace: Hickory Grove Crawford County Georgia
Father: Allen G. Simmons 1796 – 1859
Mary Cleveland 1801 – 1836
1st​ Wife: Penelope Hollis 1838 – 1864
(Buried: Burial Place Unknown)
2nd​ Wife: Lucile Peck 1845 – 1882
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery Macon Georgia)
3rd​ Wife: Nancy R. Lancaster Renfro 1848 – 1915
Irene L. Simmons Murphey 1858 – 1945
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Barnesville Georgia)
Thomas Jefferson Simmons Jr. 1880 – 1949
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery Macon Georgia)

Attended Brownwood Institute in LaGrange Georgia

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Crawford County Georgia

Civil War Career:
1861: Lt. In Company E 6th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment
1862: Lt. Colonel of 45th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Gaines Mill
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 45th​ Georgia Infantry Regiment

Occupation after War:
Attorney in Macon Georgia
President of Georgia State Senate
1894 – 1905: Chief Justice of Georgia State Supreme Court

September 12, 1905
Place of Death: Atlanta Georgia
Age at time of Death: 68 years old
Burial Place: Rose Hill Cemetery Macon Georgia


Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
The fitrst company to leavethe county in 1861 was the Crawford Grays, Simmons unit that he enlisted in as a private .This unit became part of the 6th Georgia.

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