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116. Mary Ann7Sims (John Dabney6, John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 1 April 1826, Maury County, Tennessee, died 13 February 1886, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas.[1262] She married in 1848, Lafayette County, Mississippi, to Pinkney Coleman Sims, born 7 March 1819, Spartanburg District, South Carolina,[1263] died 15 September 1903, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County.[1264]

Pinkney C. Sims was married before he married Mary Ann Sims. Pinkney C. Sims married 22 October 1846, Benton County, Alabama, to Elizabeth R. Reynolds. She died before 1848.  

Mary Ann Sims and Pinkney Coleman Sims weren’t related before their marriage. Pinkney was the son of Starling (Sterling) and Catharine Sims. Starling Sims was born 11 August 1793, South Carolina, and died 26 October 1862, Calhoun County, Alabama. He is buried in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wellington, Calhoun County, Alabama.[1265] Catharine Sims was born circa 1797, South Carolina, died between 1850 and 1860, Benton/Calhoun County, Alabama.

In 1850, Starling Sims and his family lived in Benton County, Alabama.[1266] Susannah Craper, born circa 1772, Virginia, lived with them in 1850. She may have been the mother of Catharine Sims. Starling Sims and his family lived in Calhoun County, Alabama, in 1860.[1267] They hadn’t moved. The name of Benton County was changed to Calhoun County, in 1858.



[1262] Tombstone photograph, Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Mary A., his wife [Pinkney C. Sims], born 1 April 1826, died 13 February 1886.

[1263] Pinkney’s father, Sterling Sims, lived in Spartanburg District, South Carolina, in 1820. 1820 U.S. Census, Spartanburg District, South Carolina, p. 310.

[1264] Tombstone photograph, Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Pinkney C. Sims, born 7 March 1819, died 15 September 1903. Mary A., his wife, born 1 April 1826, died 13 February 1886.

[1265] Tombstone, Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wellington, Calhoun County, Alabama. Starling Sims, born 11 August 1793, died 26 October 1862.

[1266] 1850 U.S. Census, Benton County, Alabama, #321/321. Simms, Slarting, age 57, born S.C.; Catharine, age 53, born S.C.; Martha L., age 26, born S.C.; James F., age 21, born S.C.; Nancy C., age 19, born S.C.; Eliza F., age 17, born S.C.; Raleigh G. Simms, age 14, born S.C.; Susannah Craper, age 78, born Va.

[1267] 1860 U.S. Census, Calhoun County, Alabama, p. 643, #407/407. Simms, Starling, age 67, farmer, $1200/$500, born S.C.; Caroline, age 30, born S.C.; James, age 28, born S.C.; Eliza Simms, age 25, born S.C.; Calvin Owens, age 17, born Ga.

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