44. Nicholas P.6Sims (John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 15 August 1806, Hanover County, Virginia, died 25 May 1902, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. He married first, 23 October 1832, Maury County, Tennessee, to Amanda N. Zollicoffer. He married second, 14 December 1877, Ellis County, Texas, to his first cousin, Mrs. Eliza Dunlap, born 16 April 1814, Maury County, Tennessee, died 15 June 1897, Italy, Ellis County, buried in Waxahachie Cemetery, Ellis County. Eliza was the daughter of Elijah Harlan and Elizabeth Sims Tinsely. [Eliza Harlan is #50 in this genealogy].
Amanda Zollicoffer was born February 1813, Maury County, Tennessee, died 21 April 1876, Ellis County, Texas. Amanda and Nicholas P. Sims are buried in Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County.
Amanda was the daughter of George Bancroft Zollicoffer and Abigail C. Nicholson. George Zollicoffer died in 1843 in Lafayette County, Mississippi, and Abigail Zollicoffer, born circa 1793, North Carolina, moved to Ellis County, Texas, where she died between 1870 and 1880.
Amanda’s father was one of the seven founders of the Masonic Lodge in Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, as was Nicholas P. Sims.
Abigail Zollicoffer lived in Lafayette County, Mississippi, in 1850. She lived with her son, James C. Zollicoffer, in Ellis County, Texas, in 1860. Abigail lived next door to Nicholas P. Sims in Ellis County, in 1870.