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     118.      iv.   Rebecca Sims, probably born circa 1832, Lafayette County, Mississippi.

   +119.       v.   William James Sims, called Billy, born 1836, Lafayette County, Mississippi, died 26 November 1864, near Vicksburg, Mississippi, while serving in the Confederate Army, in Company C, 19th Texas Cavalry,[435] married 8 December 1858, Ellis County, Texas, to Rebecca Hardeman.[436]

   +120.      vi.   Virginia Sims, born 11 December 1837, Lafayette County, Mississippi, died 22 February 1868, buried Forreston Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas,[437] married 22 December 1857, Ellis County, to Hardeman Carr Forrest.[438]

   +121.     vii.   Tennessee Sims, born 28 November 1840, Lafayette County , Mississippi, died 14 August 1913, Waxahachie, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas,[439] married 14 September 1859, Ellis County, to George Henderson Cunningham.[440]

     122.    viii.   John P. Sims, born circa 1842, Lafayette County , Mississippi, died May 1860, Ellis County, Texas, age 18, of typhoid fever.[441]



[435] National Archives, Compiled Service Record of William J. Sims.

[436] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book B, p. 20. William J. Sims to Rebecca Hardeman, 8 December 1858. Rev. S. S. Yarbrough

[437] Tombstone, Forreston Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Virginia Sims, wife of Car Forrest, daughter of J. D. & E. Sims, born 11 December 1837, died 22 February 1868.

[438] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book B, p. 4. Car Forrest to Virginia Sims, 22 December 1857. S. S. Yarbrough

[439] Tombstone, Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. George H. Cunningham, born 8 January 1828, died 6 April 1915, and Tennessee Sims Cunningham, born 28 November 1840, died 14 August 1913.

[440] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book B, p. 36. Geo. H. Cunningham to Tennessee Sims, 14 September 1859. Rev. Thomas Whitworth

[441] 1860 Ellis County, Texas, Mortality Schedule. John P. Sims, age 18, male, farmer, born Mississippi, died in May of typhoid fever, 12 days.

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