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214. Marshall Lafayette7Sims (Minor J.6, Thomas5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 25 December 1835, Maury County, Tennessee, died 5 May 1905, Clarksville,[1889] Red River County, Texas.[1890] He married 11 August 1863, Red River County, Texas, to Sue West,[1891] born 27 April 1842, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, died 4 May 1925,[1892] Clarksville, Red River County.[1893]

Dallas Morning News, 8 May 1905: Death of Capt. M. L. Sims. Special to the News. Paris, Texas, May 7 – Capt. M. L. Sims, one of the oldest and most respected lawyers in this section of the state, died at 3 o’clock yesterday at his home in Clarksville.[1894]

 Sue West was the daughter of Edward West, born 1802, died 1868, and Susan Jones, born 1809, died 1882.[1895] Edward West settled in Red River County, in 1833. He was the first sheriff of Red River County. The Wests lived about two and a half miles northwest of Clarksville.

Edward and Susan West lived in Red River County, Texas, in 1850[1896] and 1860.[1897] Sue was called Martha West in 1850 and Sue M. West in 1860.



[1889] Texas Death Record. M. L. Simes, died 6 May 1905, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, male, white, age 71 years, 5 months, 9 days, born Clarksville [sic].

[1890] Tombstone photograph, Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas. M. L. Sims, born 25 December 1835, died 5 May 1905.

[1891] Red River County, Texas, Marriage Records. Marshall L. Sims to Sue West, 11 August 1863.

[1892] Texas Death Record. Sue Simms, born 27 April 1842, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas, died 4 May 1925, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas. Parent: John West, born Tennessee. Mother born Tennessee. Female, white, age 83, widowed.

[1893] Tombstone photograph, Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas. Sue West Sims, born 1842, died 1925.

[1894] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 8 May 1905.

[1895] Tombstones, Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas. Edward West, born 1802, died 1868. Susan J. West, born 1809, died 1882.

[1896] 1850 U.S. Census, Red River County, Texas, p. 220, #331/331. West, Edward, age 48, farmer, $2500, born Va.; Susan, age 41, born Tenn.; John, age 21, born Texas; Wade, age 10; Martha, age 8; Lucy West, age 3; John Sanders, age 32 or 52, born Va.

[1897] 1860 U.S. Census, Red River County, Texas, p. 111, #699/699, Clarksville P.O. West, E., age 58, male, $4,000/$13,100, born Va.; Susan, age 51, born Va.; Wade R., age 20, born Texas; Sue M., age 17, born Texas; Lucie, age 12, born Texas.

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