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James Sims owned land in Ashley County: 1855: 63.21 acres in Section 5, Township 18 South, Range 8 West; 1856: 32.41 acres in Section 5, Township 18 South, Range 8 West; 1858: 40 acres in Section 9, Township 17 South, Range 6 West; 1859: 40 acres in Section 9, Township 17 South, Range 6 West; 1859: 80 acres in Section 32, Township 17 South, Range 8 West; 1860: 39.96 acres in Section 4, Township 16 South, Range 7 West; 1861: 31.8 acres in Section 4, Township 18 South, Range 8 West; and 1861: 80 acres in Section 4, Township 18 South, Range 8 West.[508]

Children of James Sims and Sarah M. ——:

   +129.        i.   Annie B. Sims, born circa 1845, Lafayette County , Mississippi, married 18 April 1871, Ashley County, Arkansas, to John F. Gomellon.[509]

     130.       ii.   Clara Beatrice Sims, born circa 1847, Lafayette County, Mississippi, died before 1880, Ashley County, Arkansas. She married 23 July 1868, Ashley County, Arkansas, to Francis Marion Gray.[510] They had three children who lived with their aunt, Minnie Sims Andrews, in 1880, Ashley County: James Gray, born circa 1870; Walter Gray, born circa 1872; and Lottie Gray, born circa 1874.

   +131.      iii.   Leroy “Lee N.” Sims, born circa 1849, Ashley County, Arkansas, died circa 1886, Ashley County. He married 31 March 1876, Ashley County, Arkansas, to Mary B. Johnson.[511]

     132.      iv.   Leonidas Sims, born circa 1851, Ashley County, Arkansas.

     133.       v.   Minnie Sims, born circa 1859, Ashley County, Arkansas, married 13 March 1878, Ashley County, to L. V. Andrews,[512] born circa 1850, died before 1880. L. V. Andrews was a Missionary Baptist minister from Meridian, Union Parish, Louisiana.[513]



[508] Ashley County, Arkansas, GenWeb, Federal Land Records.

[509] Ashley County, Arkansas, Marriage Records. John F. Gomellar, age 23, to Annie B. Sims, age 24, 18 April 1871.

[510] Ashley County, Arkansas, Marriage Records. Francis Marion Gray to Clara Beatrice Sims, 23 July 1868.

[511] Ashley County, Arkansas, Marriage Records. L. N. Sims, age 25, to M. B. Johnson, age 18, 31 March 1876.

[512] Ashley County, Arkansas, Marriage Records. L. V. Andrews, age 26 of Union Parish, La., to Minnie Sims, age 18, 13 March 1878.

[513] 1860 U.S. Census, Union Parish, Louisiana, p. 93. J. T. B. Andrews, age 35, born N.C.; Sarah Andrews, age 30; L. V. Andrews, age 10. And, Minutes of the Missionary Baptist Church, Meridian, Union Parish, Louisiana: L. V. Andrews.

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