2 June 1852, Nicholas P. Sims gave land to the Methodist Church: Nicholas Sims binds himself to the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, for $5.00 paid, 10 acres in Ellis County, part of a headright granted to Hill. The trustees are to hold the property for the use of the church. Witnesses: G. H. Cunningham and Jas. H. Addison.
In Ellis County, 26 May 1854, P. C. Sims of Ellis County, Texas, is bound to D. M. Gray for $4400. Sims has sold to Gray today for $2190 a tract of 438 acres, is part of Archibald Greathouse’s Survey of 640 acres on Chambers Creek. This tract is where Sims lives. Nicholas Sims is to have use of his saw mill. Sims is to make deed. Witnesses: Benj. F. Hawkins, Samuel J. Goodloe.
Nicholas P. and Amanda Sims lived in Ellis County, Texas, in 1860 and 1870. N. P. Sims and his second wife, Eliza Sims, lived with her son, Oscar Dunlap, in Waxahachie, Ellis County, in 1880. In 1900, Nick P. Sims, age 93, lived with his stepson, Sam Dunlap, in Italy, Ellis County. He was counted twice in 1900. N. P. Sims also lived with his stepson, O. E. Dunlap, in Ellis County, in 1900.