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69. Thomas P.6Sims (Thomas5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born circa 1813, Maury County, Tennessee. He probably died circa 1842, Lafayette County, Mississippi.[727]

Minor Sims, Thomas P.’s brother, filed three petitions in Richland District, South Carolina, in 1846 and 1847. Minor stated in these petitions that in 1839, William F. Sims was administrator of Thomas Sims (their father) in Lafayette County, Mississippi. William’s appointment was revoked in 1840 and his brother, Thomas P. Sims, took over. In 1841, the probate judge of Lafayette County, learned that Thomas Sims was about to remove the slaves from the state. The local sheriff was ordered to seize the slaves and safely keep them, however, Thomas Sims had already removed the slaves to South Carolina, where he sold some of them to Margaret Black, John Caldwell, L. H. Trevet, and Jacob Stack.

Minor S. Sims was the petitioner of the three petitions filed in Richland District, South Carolina. Defendants were: James Black or Margaret Black, John Caldwell, L. H. Trevet, and Jacob Stack who purchased slaves from Thomas Sims. Also defendants were Minor Sims’s siblings (heirs of Thomas Sims): H. A. G. Lee, Margaret E. Sims Lee, Augustus C. Sims, Thomas P. Sims, and William F. Sims.[728]



[727] Lafayette County, Mississippi, probate packet, Thomas P. Sims. William F. Sims, administrator.

[728] Digital Library of American Slavery, http://library.uncg.edu/slavery, Petition Analysis Record numbers, 21384646, 21384651, and 21384720. The University of No rth Carolina at Greensboro. Petitions from South Carolina Department of Archives and Hisory, Columbia, South Carolina, Equity Court, Bills, Roll 483, Box 58.

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