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BIOGRAPHY - Simeon Plummer Yancey

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BIOGRAPHY - Simeon Plummer Yancey

Posted: 1334004125000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: yancey

Simeon Plummer Yancey and Martha Elizabeth Thurman

Simeon Plummer Yancey, son of James Yancey and Penelope Griffin, was born
January 6, 1852. At that time they lived in Fayette County, Georgia. In
1859, Clayton County was formed and annexed this area from portions of
Fayette and Henry Counties. Their home would have been near Rough &
Ready, Georgia. This area would later become known as Forest Park. Simeon
was the youngest of ten children. He was too young to serve in the Civil
War but several of his brothers did. Brothers Alexander and John lost
their lives during the conflict. He was only eighteen years old when his
mother died. Five years later his father died and Simeon was named the
Administrator of his estate. At the age of twenty-five, he had lost both
parents, three brothers and a sister.

He married Martha Elizabeth Thurman on December 14, 1871. They were
married in the residence of her parents, Benjamin Thurman and Nancy
Caroline Jones. Martha was one of twelve children. She had a twin sister
named Mary Jane who died at about seven months of age.

Simeon and Martha lived at 38 Stovall Street in Atlanta. He worked for
Phoenix Planing Mill for nearly forty years. He and Martha had six
children. Their fifth child and only daughter, Nancy Penelope Yancey,
died August 20, 1888 after living only eight months.

Martha Elizabeth Thurman Yancey died October 11, 1921. Had she lived
another two months she and her husband would have celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary. She was buried at South Bend Cemetery, Fulton
County, Georgia. As Simeon's health failed he required care from his
children. His last days were spent in the home of his son, Newton
Marshall Yancey, at 252 Stovall Street in Atlanta, Georgia. He died on
his 77th birthday, January 6, 1929, and is buried next to his wife.

The children of Simeon Plummer Yancey and Martha Elizabeth Thurman were:

Edward Benjamin Yancey married Ida Cornelia Fair
George Plummer Yancey married Mary Elizabeth Crusselle
James Walter Yancey married Lula Bennett Yancey
Newton Marshall Yancey married Annie Lee Daggett
Nancy Penelope Yancey died young
Karl Vance Yancey married (1) Carrie Ware (2) Eula Woodlif
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