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134. James B.7Sims (Hartwell J.6, John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 7 February 1845, Lafayette County, Mississippi,[1584] died 18 September 1913, buried Promise Land Cemetery, Promise Lane Missionary Baptist Church, Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas.[1585] He married first, 12 August 1866, Ashley County, to Victoria E. Yancy,[1586] born circa 1845, Kentucky. He married second, 22 November 1899, Ashley County, to Nancy L. “Nannie” Roberts,[1587] born January 1874, Arkansas, died 1953, buried Promise Land Cemetery.[1588]

Victoria was the daughter of James Yancy. Nannie Roberts was the daughter of Susan Kelley Roberts. Susan Roberts was born 30 June 1847, died 25 October 1919, buried Promise Land Cemetery, Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church, Hamburg, Arkansas.

James Sims lived in Ashley County, Arkansas, in 1870.[1589] He lived in Howard County, Arkansas, in 1880,[1590] and in Ashley County, Bearhouse Township, in 1900.[1591] In 1920, Nancy Sims was head of the household in Ashley County.[1592]



[1584] Arkansas Confederate Veterans Census Questionaire, 1911. James B. Simms said he was born 7 February 1845, Lafayette County, Mississippi.

[1585] Tombstone, Ashley County Ledger, Promise Land Cemetery, Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. Northeast of Hamburg in the Promise Land Communuty. At intersection of Highways 82 and 425 in Hamburg go on Highway 82 for 2.3 miles. Turn left on Promise Land Road (Ashley Road 70) and go 2.3 miles. Cemetery is on the right. James B. Sims, born 7 February 1845, died 18 September 1913, pvt. Co. K, 9th Ark. Inf. C.S.A.

[1586] Ashley County, Arkansas, Marriage Records. James B. Sims, age 22, to Victoria E. Yancy, age 20, 12 August 1866.

[1587] Ashley County, Arkansas, Marriage Records. J. B. Simms, age 50, to Nannie Roberts, age 26, 22 November 1899.

[1588] Tombstone, Promise Land Cemetery. Nancy L. Sims, born 1874, died 1953.

[1589] 1870 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, p. 185, #40/40, Mill Creek Township, P.O. Hamburg. Sims, James, age 23, farmer, $1200/$400, born Miss.; Victory, age 25, born Ky.; William, age 4, born Ark. All white.

[1590] 1880 U.S. Census, Howard County, Arkansas, Sheet 24, Muddy Fork. Sims, James B., age 36, born Miss. Tenn. Tenn.; Victoria, wife, age 30, born Ky. Va. Va.; William H., son, age 10, born Ark. - -; Carrie, -, age 7, born Ark. - -; Charles, -, age 2, born Ark. - -. All white.

[1591] 1900 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, S.D. 6, E.D. 8, Sheet 4. James B. Sims, born February 1845, age 55, married 0 years; born Miss. Tenn. Tenn.; Nannie Sims, wife, born January 1873, age 27, married 0 years, born Ark. Ala. Ala., had had 2 children, 2 living; Minnie Knight, dau., born April 1893, age 7, born Ark. Ark. Ark.; Ora Knight, dau., born May 1894, age 6. All white.

[1592] 1920 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, S.D. 7, E.D. 2, Sheet 2B, Bearhouse Township. Sims, Nancy, age 45, widow, born Ark. Ala. Ala.; Eddie F., son, age 19, born Ark. Miss.Ark.; Leroy H., son, age 9; Jimmie, son, age 7. All white.

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