Source: Native Clergymen (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: PARAMANANTHAM SIMEON was a convert from Hinduism, his forefathers having been of the Shanar caste. He was trained at the Palamcottah Preparandi Institution; employed as a Catechist; ordained deacon 1851. and priest 1856. His work was entirely in the Tinnevelly District. One of his brothers and two of his sons were also priests later on in connection with the C.M.S. He died in 1864.