Simons, James, 1813-1879

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Attorney, legislator, and militia general of Charleston, S.C.; Simons was serving as speaker of the S.C. House in the legislature when the Civil War began; during the war, he served as brigadier general of the South Carolina Militia Fourth Infantry Brigade. After the war, he and his son, James, Jr. (1839-1919) practiced law in Charleston as Simons and Simons.

From the description of James Simons papers, 1860 Mar. 19 - 1874 Feb. 3. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 71262146

James Simons (1813-1879) of Charleston, S.C., was a lawyer, legislator, and militia general. His son, James Simons Jr. (1839-1919), was a student in Leipzig, Germany; a Confederate officer; a state legislator; a lawyer; and was active in the Society of the Cincinnati as president of the state society in 1898 and vice president general of the national organization in 1902.

From the description of James Simons papers, 1842-1917. WorldCat record id: 24654860

James Simons (1813-1879) of Charleston, S.C., was a lawyer, legislator, and militia general. He was speaker of the house in the South Carolina legislature when the Civil War began. During the war, he served as brigadier general of the South Carolina Militia Fourth Infantry Brigade. James Simons married Sarah L. Wragg and with her had at least two children: James Simons Jr. and Henrietta Simons.

James Simons Jr. (1839-1919) attended South Carolina College and the University of Leipzig. He returned to South Carolina in 1860 and served as a captain and later a colonel in the Confederate Army. After the war, he practiced law in Charleston with his father as Simons and Simons, and later with Rudolph Siegling and John D. Cappelmann. He served in the state legislature from 1878 to 1891, and was speaker of the House from 1882. Simons was president of the News and Courier Company for 25 years, was chair of the Board of Public School Commissioners of Charleston, and was active in the Society of the Cincinnati as president of the state society in 1898 and vice president general of the national organization in 1902. Simons married Elizabeth Potter Schott in 1890.

From the guide to the James Simons Papers, 1842-1917, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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referencedIn Sawyer, Frederick A. (Frederick Adolphus), 1822-1891. Frederick A. Sawyer papers, 1848-1873. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Simons, James, 1813-1879. James Simons papers, 1860 Mar. 19 - 1874 Feb. 3. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Society of the Cincinnati in the State of South Carolina. Records of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of South Carolina, 1782-1996. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Simons & Simons (Charleston, S.C.). Simons & Simons case records, I, 1819-1878. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn McCrady, Edward, 1833-1903. Edward McCrady, Jr. papers, 1860-1909. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881. John S. Preston correspondence, 1855-1866. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Crosland, Ann Throop, 1822-1893. Ann Crosland legal correspondence, 1866-1873. South Carolina Historical Society
referencedIn Read family. Papers of the Read and Lance families, 1677-1907. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf James Simons Papers, 1842-1917 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Simons, James, 1813-1879. James Simons papers, 1842-1917. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Gist, William Henry, 1807-1874. William Henry Gist papers, 1851-1948 ; bulk (1858-1862). University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
referencedIn Taveau, Augustin Louis, 1828-1886. Augustin Louis Taveau papers, 1821-1859. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
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associatedWith Merker, Ernest, 1834- person
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correspondedWith Preston, John Smith, 1809-1881. person
correspondedWith Sawyer, Frederick A. (Frederick Adolphus), 1822-1891. person
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associatedWith Simons, James, 1839-1919. person
correspondedWith Simons & Simons (Charleston, S.C.) corporateBody
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associatedWith St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Charleston, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Taveau, Augustin Louis, 1828-1886. person
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South Carolina
Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina--Charleston
Germany
Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina
South Carolina--Charleston County
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Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--History--19th century
Blacksmith
Americans--History--19th century
Lawyers
Legislators
Attorneys
Families--Social life and customs
College students--History--19th century
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Birth 1813

Death 1879

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