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48. James6Sims (John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born circa 1816, Maury County, Tennessee, died after the 1880 census was taken in Ashley County, Arkansas. He married circa 1844, Lafayette County, Mississippi, to Sarah M. ——, born circa 1823, Tennessee, died after 1870, Ashley County, Arkansas.

James Sims and his brother, Hartwell J. Sims, moved from Lafayette County, Mississippi, to Ashley County, Arkansas, in 1849. James and Hartwell Sims were the two youngest children of John Sims and Sarah Priddy. John Sims died in Maury County, Tennessee, 27 June 1827. Sarah Priddy Sims and her children moved to Lafayette County, Mississippi, in 1833. In 1851, James and Hartwell’s siblings, John Dabney Sims, Nicholas P. Sims, Mariah B. Sims, and Lucy P. Sims Brack moved from Lafayette County, Mississippi, to Ellis County, Texas.

James Sims lived in Ashley County, in 1850,[504] 1860,[505] and 1870.[506]

James Sims lived with his daughter, Minnie Andrews, in Ashley County, Arkansas, in 1880. Also living with them were his three grandchildren, James, Walter, and Lottie Gray, and Bettie Sims Honeycutt, daughter of Hartwell J. Sims.[507]



[504] 1850 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, p. 33, #126/126, Mill Creek Township. Sims, James, age 37, farmer, born Tenn.; Sarah, age 28, born Tenn.; Ann B., age 5, born Miss.; Corah, age 4, born Miss.; Leroy, age 1, born Ark.

[505] 1860 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, p. 181, #542/550, Mill Creek Township, P.O. Hamburg. Sims, James, age 44, male, farmer, $6000/$11,000, born Tenn.; S. M., age 36, female, born Tenn.; A. B., age 15, female, born Miss.; C. B., age 13, female, born Miss.; F. N., age 11, male, born Ark.; Leonidas, age 9, male, born Ark.; Minny, age 1, female, born Ark.

[506] 1870 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, p. 186, #55/55, Mill Creek Township, P.O. Hamburg. Sims, James, age 53, farmer, $15,000/$7,000, born Tenn.; Sarrah, age 47, born Tenn.; Leroy, age 10, born Ark.; Leonidas, age 18, born Miss.; Ann, age 23, born Ark.; Minny, age 10, born Ark. All white.

[507] 1880 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, S.D. 1, E.D. 11, Sheet 11, Egypt Twp. Minnie Andrews, age 20, widow, born Ark. Tenn. Tenn.; James Simms, age 64, father, born Tenn. - -; Bettie Honencutt, age 21, cousin, born Ark. Tenn. Tenn.; James Gray, age 10, nephew, born Ark. Ark. Ark.; Walter Gray, age 8, nephew; Lottie Gray, age 6, niece. All white.

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