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From: "Marsha Hamilton" <>
Subject: [SIMS] Sims Part # 6
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 21:43:57 -0400
Notes for JUDITH CROSS/CROW:
WILL: 11-5-1857 Jonesboro, TN
Children of WILLIAM SIMS and JUDITH CROSS/CROW are:
i. THOMAS9 SIMS, m. MARY WINN.
Notes for THOMAS SIMS:
INFO: 1821, Thomas bought property from Sam Winn in Maury Co., TN.
1821, Thomas sold 7 slaves for $1,500 to his mother Judith
1823, Bill of sale for the 7 slaves by Judith's son, Thomas
ii. JANE/JENNY SIMS, b. May 24, 1774, Hanover County, Virginia; m. (1)
RICHARD WINN; m. (2) PHILLIP P. (RICHARD?) WINN, January 16, 1807, Virginia;
d. March 20, 1843, Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee.
iii. JOHN DABNEY SIMS, b. December 02, 1775, Hanover County, Virginia;
d. June 27, 1827, Maury County, Tennessee; m. SALLIE "SARAH" PRIDDY, April
22, 1802, Hanover County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1782, Hanover County, Virginia;
d. Abt. 1845, Lafayette County, Mississippi.
iv. ELIZABETH SIMS, b. March 02, 1777, Hanover County, Virginia; m.
ELIJAH HARLAN, Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee.
v. MARY (POLLY) SIMS, b. November 24, 1779, Hanover County, Virginia;
m. JOHN GRIFFITH, Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee.
vi. MILDRED (MILLY) SIMS, b. September 15, 1781, Hanover County,
Virginia; m. JOSEPH CRENSHAW, Maryland.
vii. JR. WILLIAM SIMS, b. January 29, 1783, Hanover County, Virginia;
m. MRS. UNKNOWN.
viii. NANCY SIMS, b. January 22, 1785, Hanover County, Virginia; m.
JERRY HARLAN, Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee.
ix. PATSY SIMS, b. July 16, 1787, Hanover County, Virginia; m. ALLEN
GILLESPIE, Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee.
x. SUSANNA SIMS, b. March 04, 1789, Hanover County, Virginia; m.
MCALISTER, East Tennessee.
xi. SARAH SIMS, b. January 06, 1793, Hanover County, Virginia; m.
TUCKNESS, Muary County, Tennessee.
xii. FANNY SIMS, b. February 07, 1795, Hanover County, Virginia; m.
JOHN DANIEL, Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee.
While the paternity of Nathan Sims is still in question, I believe
that the information on his line from here down is true and mostly proven.
39. NATHAN8 SIMS (EDWARD JR.7, EDWARD SR.6, WILLIAM5 SIMS/SYMES, THOMAS SR.4
SYMES, SIR JOHN3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1720 in Hanover County, Virginia
or Granville County, NC ?, and died Bet. January 20 - September 12, 1803 in
Abbeville County, South Carolina. He married (1) AGNES BULLOCK. She was born
Abt. 1732 in Granville County, North Carolina, and died Abt. 1802. He
married (2) MARY DOWNS.
Notes for NATHAN SIMS:
MILT: Pvt, SC, Rev War
Gives birth as 1741 (but must be earlier than 1720)
WILL: 15-12-1802 recorded. Exec. Martin, John & Leonard Sims
Wit by Samuel Swanzy, John Sims & Z. Rice.
INFO: Nathan Sims & David Bullock owned land adjacent to land of Wm Ballard
Smith on South Ann River in Louisa Co., VA that was conveyed to the
Before 1776 settled on Nutbush Creek, Granville Co., NC
About 1776 in Coronaca, Colleton Co., SC (Abbeyville Dist.)
Notes for AGNES BULLOCK:
INFO: Father was Richard Bullock
Mother was Ann Henley
Children of NATHAN SIMS and AGNES BULLOCK are:
i. GEORGE WASHINGTON9 SIMS, b. Abt. 1771; d. Abt. 1846, Henry County,
Georgia; m. FRANCIS GRIFFEN, Licoln County, Georgia.
ii. LENORA SIMS, b. Abt. 1760.
iii. MARTIN SIMS, b. December 16, 1754, Granville County, North
Carolina or Culpepper County, Virginia; d. Bet. April 07, 1822 - July 06,
1823, Franklin County, Georgia; m. ANNA JANE HOWARD, January 20, 1782,
Granville, North Carolina; b. January 1836, Granville County, North
Carolina; d. January 1836, Franklin County, Georgia.
Notes for MARTIN SIMS:
From Acker's Franklin Co., GA Court of Ordinary Records 1787-1849,
privately printed, 1989:
Martin Sims, Deceased [see photocopy in folder for exact books]
Will presented and appraisers appted 7 July 1823
Will: Wife Anner Jane. Son Julus who has had his share, Nine other
children (not named). Ex'res: wife Anner Jane, Hull and Hope Sims. Signed 7
Apr 1822. Wit: Samuel Yeargen, William Holbrooks
Original recording missing.
Inventory and Appraisement July 1823
Order to Hope and Jane Sims, ex'rs May 1824
Agreement of legatees: Richard Sims of Green Co, AL, Anna J., Hull and
Martin Sims, James Defur, William Reed, Elisha and Agnes Sims.
Return and sale Sep 1824
John Sims and Hope Sims ext'rs. Mentions Leah and Hull Sims.
Returns by Hope Sims 1825, 1826, 1827, 1837
Articles of agreement and division Mar 1836 between ex'rs, heirs and
legatees: Martin Sims, Joshua Carpenter, James Defoor, Annah J. Sims, John
H. Patrick, Elisha Sims
Petition of Hope and Hull Sims, ex'rs for LD 3 May 1837
LD [letter of dismissal?] granted 8 Jan 1838.
Notes for ANNA JANE HOWARD:
INFO: Father was John Howard
Mother was Mary
Sister of Jethro Howard
Anna Jane married Mr. Hope after death of Martin.
iv. JOHN SIMS, b. Abt. 1758; m. MRS. ANN SIMS.
Notes for JOHN SIMS:
WILL: Hopkins Co., KY
INFO: Was in Abbeville dist., SC.
By 1810 moved to Ky.
v. SARAH SIMS, b. Abt. 1764.
Notes for SARAH SIMS:
INFO: Moved to Franklin Co., GA
vi. AGNES SIMS, b. Abt. 1768.
Notes for AGNES SIMS:
INFO: Lived in Greenwood, SC
vii. WILLIAM SIMS, b. Abt. 1770.
viii. STARLING SIMS, b. 1773; m. SARAH HOWARD, Abt. 1794, prob.,
Lincoln Co., GA.
Notes for STARLING SIMS:
INFO; Relocated in Indiana.
Notes for SARAH HOWARD:
INFO: Father was Julius Howard
Mother was Susanna.
ix. SUSANNAH SIMS, b. Abt. 1775.
Notes for SUSANNAH SIMS:
INFO: Lived in AL.
x. LEONARD SIMS, b. October 04, 1776; m. RAECHEL GULLOTT, 1803,
Lincoln Co., IN.
Notes for LEONARD SIMS:
This man may have been son of John Sims & Sarah Bullock
With a wife Raechel, not the one recorded.
WILL: 23 Sept 1826 Lincoln Co. GA, exec son William , John Frazey &
INFO: Lived in Lincoln Co., GA
xi. WILLIAM SIMS, b. 1780.
Notes for WILLIAM SIMS:
INFO: Removed to Red River, TX
xii. AMELIA SIMS, b. Abt. 1785; m. RICHARD GRIFFIN; d. Abt. 1799,
Lincoln County, Georgia.
Children of NATHAN SIMS and MARY DOWNS are:
xiii. DOWNS9 SIMS.
Notes for DOWNS SIMS:
INFO: Lived in Autauga Co., AL
xiv. EDNA SIMS.
xv. ELIZA JANE SIMS.
40. LT. COL. CHARLES8 SIMS (MATTHEW JR.7, MATTHEW SR.6, WILLIAM5 SIMS/SYMES,
THOMAS SR.4 SYMES, SIR JOHN3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born November 08, 1737,
and died Abt. 1827. He married ELIZABETH ISABELLA (SYBELLA) BOWLES November
Notes for LT. COL. CHARLES SIMS:
INFO: Mathew III, James, Charles & Nathan each owned tracts on Terrap in
Swamp in Hanover-Louisa Cos., VA (2 land patents to grd father Mathew)
1774 1st family to move to Tinker Creek.
When Rev. War began he returned to VA.
Commissioned by Patrick Henry as Capt. & returned to Union Co, SC with a
Company of Whigs.
Captured by British & while on Gallows saved by Capt. David George, a
British Tory who recognized him as a school chum.
1777 Raised to Lt. Col. in Company in Albermarle Co., VA
After the war, he settled on Broad River 6 miles below Lockhart.
1785 Appointed Justice of Peace
1788 Mathew conveyed to son Charles of Union County, SC (Newberry Co.),
Witnessed by Patrick Henry Sims.
Children of CHARLES SIMS and ELIZABETH BOWLES are:
i. ANN "NANCY"9 SIMS, d. Abt. 1785; m. THOMAS MCDANIEL, Abt. 1770; d.
ii. WILLIAM SIMS, b. Abt. 1768; d. April 05, 1853; m. ELIZABETH
(BETSY) SHELTON, Abt. 1786; b. 1770; d. June 1837.
Notes for ELIZABETH (BETSY) SHELTON:
INFO: Father was Capt Samuel Shelton 1721-24/10/1822 same Cem.
iii. SARAH ELIZABETH SIMS, m. JOSEPH SHELTON.
iv. MARY SIMS.
41. MATTHEW III8 SIMS (MATTHEW JR.7, MATTHEW SR.6, WILLIAM5 SIMS/SYMES,
THOMAS SR.4 SYMES, SIR JOHN3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born February 12, 1738/39
in Hanover County, Virginia, and died April 14, 1795. He married MARY
COLEMAN/SANDERS Bef. August 29, 1763.
Notes for MATTHEW III SIMS:
INFO: Mathew remained in VA when rest of family went to Union Co., SC
1783 lived in Cumberland Co., VA
Notes for MARY COLEMAN/SANDERS:
INFO: Father was Daniel Coleman II
Mother was Patience Elliott
Children of MATTHEW SIMS and MARY COLEMAN/SANDERS are:
i. IV MATHEW IV9 SIMS, b. Aft. 1765.
ii. PATIENCE TERRY SIMS, d. Bef. 1796.
iii. REUBEN SIMS.
iv. MAJ. BERNARD SIMS, b. Abt. 1760, Hanover County, Virginia; d. Abt.
1814; m. (1) NANCY ANN WALTON, Abt. 1790; m. (2) SUSANNA CRENSHAW, January
01, 1803, Goochland Co., VA.
Notes for MAJ. BERNARD SIMS:
INFO: 1783 Taxed in Cumberland Co., VA
1785 Bernard, son of Math & Mary, conveyed to Nathan Sims; 150 acres
on forks of Terrapin Swamp, Hanover Co., VA. adjoining Wm Henderson, Mathew
& James Sims
1784 Bernard by Cumberland Co. Deed sold to Jesse Johns
(brother-in-law) 200 acres of Cumberland Co. purchased by father Mathew II I
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