I found Rachel SIRMANS on the 1850 Census in Lowndes County, GA.She was born October 26, 1826 in Lowndes County, GA to Jonathan SIRMANS and Martha "Patsy" ROUSE.She died April 14, 1876 in Sirmans, Madison County, FL.She is buried in the Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Sirmans, Madison County, FL.
On the 1850 Census she is the wife of Burrell Hamilton BAILEY, Sr.He was born October 19, Abt 1826 in Irwin County, GA to Burrell Henry BAILY and Polly LAND.He died March 22, 1885 in Lafayette County, FL.He is buried in Eity Cemetery, Salem, Taylor County, FL.He was married to his second wife, Mehalia BOATWRIGHT (m. about 1877) at the time of his death.
Martha SIRMANS age 59 and her son, Abner (17) are neighbors of Burrell H BAILEY and his wife, Rachel (SIRMANS)and his brother, Cullen Dean BAILEY, his wife, Elizabeth Ruth HERRIN and their children; Vicey (Mary Levicey BAILEY my ggg grandmother), Esther, Ailsey, Seaborn, Ruth, and Elizabeth.Frederick William and Patience BAILEY were born in 1853 and 1855.This Martha may be the widow of Jonathan SIRMANS since she is the head of the household.
Burrell Hamilton BAILEY, Sr. married Rachel SIRMANS in 1847 in Lowndes County, GA.This was her second marriage.She was married first to Samuel MATTOX.They had two children, Mary b. abt 1843 and Aaron b. about 1844 in GA.These two children appear on the 1850 Census with Burrell and Rachel (SIRMANS) BAILEY along with their children; Levina Luvicey b. April 26, 1848, and Winnefred H. b. about 1849.
Other children born to them are; Lemuel b. 1852 Berrien Co., GA, Aurelius b. 1853, Martha M. b. March 14, 1854, Rachel b. April 1, 1856 in FL, Burrell Hamilton, Jr. b. June 11, 1857 Taylor Co., FL, Annie Eliza b. January 8, 1860 Taylor Co., FL, William Colonel b. April 1862 Berrien Co., GA, John A. b. April 9, 1864 Berrien Co., GA, Sally b. April 7, 1868 in GA, and Joseph S. b. May 30, 1870 in GA.
Lowndes County Georgia was split into other counties between 1854-1858.You can find the BAILEY and SIRMANS families in Berrien, Camden, and Lowndes Counties in GA.There are SIRMANS found across the FL/GA state line in Lafayette, Madison, Jefferson, and Taylor Counties in Florida.
Hope this helps in your search for your SIRMAN(S) families.
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