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131. Leroy “Lee N.”7Sims (James6, John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born circa 1849, Ashley County, Arkansas, died circa 1886, Ashley County. He married 31 March 1876, Ashley County, Arkansas, to Mary Bettie Johnson,[1568] born August 1859, died 1936, buried Simms Cemetery, North Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas.[1569] Lee N. and Mary B. Simms lived in Ashley County, in 1880.[1570]

Bettie Sims married second, 4 September 1888, Ashley County, Arkansas, to Robert M. Holmes,[1571] born January 1864. In 1900, Robert M. and Betty M. Holmes lived in Hamburg, Ashley County. They had three children. Also living with them were: Minnie B. Simms, Lonnie Simms, Rosa Simms, Horace W. Simms, and J. H. Johnson, born March 1825.[1572] Johnnie Scott Holmes, four, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Holmes, in September of 1903.[1573]



[1568] Ashley County, Arkansas, Marriage Records. L. N. Sims, age 25, to M. B. Johnson, age 18, 31 March 1876.

[1569] Tombstone, Simms Cemetery, North Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas. M. B. Holmes, born 1859, died 1936.

[1570] 1880 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, S.D. 1, E.D. 11, Sheet 11, Egypt Township. Simms, Lee N., age 30, born Ark. - -; Mary B., age 21, wife, born Ark. Miss. Miss.; Eulah, age 1, dau., born Ark. Ark. Ark.; Minnie, age 1/12, born April, dau. All white.

[1571] Ashley County, Arkansas, Marriage Records. Robert M. Holmes, age 24, to Bettie Simms, age 30, 4 September 1888.

[1572] 1900 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, S.D. 6, E.D. 10, Sheet 8, Hamburg. Robert M. Holmes, born January 1864, age 36, mar 16 yrs., born Ark. Pa. Pa., carpenter; Betty M. Holmes, wife, born August 1858, age 41, mar 16 yrs., born Ark. Ala. Miss., had had 11 children, 8 living; Robert H. Holmes, son, born January 1890, age 10, born Ark. Ark. Ark.; Mattie E. Holmes, dau., born November 1897, age 3; Johnnie S. Holmes, son, born January 1900, age 4/12; Minnie B. Simms, stepdau., born April 1880, age 20, single; Lonnie Simms, stepson, born January 1882, age 18; Rosa Simms, stepdau., born December 1884, age 15; Horace W. Simms, stepson, female, born September 1885, age 14; Marcus L. Clark, boarder, born December 1874, age 25, single, born Texas Ark. Tenn. All above white. Lula Sims, boarder, black, female, born July 1882, age 17, born Ark.; and J. H. Johnson, white, male, born March 1825, age 75, widow, born Ala. Tenn. Tenn.

[1573] Alice Kennedy Lee, Excerpts from the Ashley County Eagle, 1889-1914, Ashley County, Arkansas, GenWeb. Issue 24 September 1903: Johnnie Scott Holmes, four, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Holmes on Thursday last. And, tombstone, Simms Cemetery: Johnnie Scott Holmes, born 27 January 1900, died 17 September 1903.

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