23. William4Sims (Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 7 May 1757 in St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, died testate near Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee. He made his will, 14 March 1812, with a codicil made 3 February 1813, and died in 1814. He married 9 August 1773 in Hanover County, Virginia (date of bond) to Judith Cross, born 1756, Caroline County, Virginia, died 10 June 1841, Maury County, Tennessee.
Judith Cross was the daughter of Joseph Cross and Elizabeth Burke. Joseph Cross made his will, 4 November 1796, proved 17 April 1797, Hanover County, Virginia. He willed to his daughter, Judith Sims, half of a tract on Stony Run which John Crenshaw has, that part joining Shurley, and £20 current money. Judith Sims was also to share equally with her siblings in the remainder of the estate. The accounting for the estate of Joseph Cross named William Sims as an heir.