NameWilliam Timmons
Birth18 Jan 1799, Hancock County, Georgia
DeathOct 1877, Carroll, Georgia
OccupationMethodist minister
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FatherAbijah Timmons (1773-1827)
Mother(Mary) Sabra Turner (1773-1855)
Birth12 Aug 1805, Fairfield County, SC
LivedCarroll, Georgia
Death19 Apr 1879
MiscellanyListed on the 1850, ‘60, & ‘70 U.S. Census as residing first in Division 11, then in Divison 10, then in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia.
FatherWilliam Cato (1757-1851)
Marriage28 Oct 1835, Troup County, Georgia
ChildrenJeremiah Norman (1836-1836)
 Robert Abigah (1837-1904)
 Zadock Norman (1839-1856)
 Thomas Holmes (1841-1914)
 Hamil Cato (1843-1912)
 Doctor Floyd Clark (1847-1908)
Birth1795, Greene, Georgia
Death29 Apr 1828, Morgan, Georgia
MiscellanyAlso written Parsh Anne Sherrell or Sherrall;
FatherDavid Sherrill (1752-1818)
MotherElizabeth McLean (1763-1840)
Marriage16 Dec 1824, Morgan, Georgia
ChildrenWilliam John Collingsworth (1825-1890)
 Mary Raiford (1828-1828)
Biography notes for William Timmons
See for William Timmons autobiography, called “Life Book.” The on-line version, supplemented with extensive footnotes, was prepared from a photocopy of the handwritten original provided to Jean Timmons by Mary Marlowe, daughter of Mary Eunice Irving, who is the grand-daughter of William Timmons.
Notes for William Timmons
"Another circuit rider, Bill Timmons, lived near Old Camp a few miles west of Carrollton, although he lies buried at Smyrna, another community. Timmons was particularly noted for his great piety. Among his self-imposed rules was his refusal to eat bread baked with soda. All six of his sons followed in their father's footsteps and became Methodist ministers." (p. 57)

-- At Home in Carrollton, A History Illustrated, 1827-1994. Ben Griffith, writer; Jan Ruskell, editor; Carroll County Historical Society, 1995; rev. 2003.


1. “My father was a holiness man of a high order” -- Thomas Holmes Timmons, “Ancestral Etchings”
2. "Could be heard praying w/ family a mile away."
3. In his Life Book, Chapter III, William Timmons mentions a brother-in-law named Henry Roggers.
4. The McCorkle-Timmons genealogy records his name as “William Turner Timmons.”
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