217. Victoria J.7Sims (Minor J.6, Thomas5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born in June 1843, Maury County, Tennessee, died 25 March 1915, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. She married 30 July 1861, Maury County, Tennessee, to Colonel James Henry Lewis, born 17 September 1837, Maury County, Tennessee, died after 1886, Lewisburg, Marshall County, Tennessee, and before 1900.
Victoria attended the Female College of the Methodist Episcopal Church South in Columbia, Tennessee, in 1860. The head of the school was J. O. Church.
James H. Lewis was the son of Fielding Lewis, born circa 1806, Orange County, North Carolina, died 1876, Marshall County, Tennessee, and Lydia Preston, died 1860. They married, 21 December 1830, Sumner County, Tennessee. Fielding Lewis lived in Marshall County, Tennessee, in 1870.
Fielding Lewis was the son of John C. Lewis, born Virginia, married Orange County, North Carlina, to —— Forrest. John C. Lewis moved to Middle Tennessee.
James H. and Victoria J. Lewis lived in Lewisburg, Marshall County, Tennessee, in 1886, when Goodspeeds published his biography in the History of Tennessee. James H. Lewis was an attorney in Lewisburg and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
A short time before his marriage, James H. Lewis, enlisted in Company I, Second Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers, as a private, and within a year was made captain of the company. After the consolidation of the Second and Eleventh Battalions the command was known as the First Regiment Tennessee Cavalry. He served as lieutenant-colonel of the regiment and commanded the regiment for more than a year of the war. In the latter part of the war he commanded a brigade, including the commands at the battles of Averysboro and Bentonville , North Carolina. After four years of service he returned home, and located in Lewisburg, Marshall County, Tennessee.