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231. Walter7Sims (William F.6, Thomas5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born August 1866, Maury County, Tennessee, died 1929, buried Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas.[2020] He married 16 December 1885, Maury County, Tennessee, to Martha “Mattie” Bell,[2021] born 8 November 1864, Tennessee, died 22 November 1918, near Mansfield, Johnson County, Texas, daughter of Billy Bell and —— Hall,[2022] buried Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas.[2023]

He is Walter M. Sims in the 1900 census of Maury County, Tennessee, and the 1910 census of Tarrant County, Texas. He is W. A. Sims in the death records for two of his sons in 1918. He is Walter A. Sims in the 1920 census of Johnson County, Texas. His grave marker: Walter A. Sims.

Walter M. and Mattie Sims lived in Maury County, Tennessee, in 1900.[2024] They lived in Tarrant County, Texas, in 1910.[2025] Walter A. Sims lived with his son, Austin Sims, in Johnson County, Texas, in 1920.[2026]



[2020] Tombstone, Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas. Walter A. Sims, 1929 only date.

[2021] Maury County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. Walter Sims to Martha Bell, 16 December 1885.

[2022] Texas Death Record. Mattie Sims, born 8 November 1864, Tennessee, died 22 November 1918, near Mansfield, Johnson County, Texas. Parents: Billy Bell, born North Carolina, Hall, born Mississippi. Female, white, married. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.

[2023] Tombstone, Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Tarrant County, Texas. Mattie Bell Sims, died 22 November 1918.

[2024] 1900 U.S. Census, Maury County, Tennessee, S.D. 256, E.D. 81, Sheet 3A. Sims, Walter M., age 33, mar 15 yrs.; Mattie, wife, age 26, mar 15 yrs., had had 3 children, 3 living; William F., son, age 13; Walter M., son, age 11; Austin, son, age 4. All white. All born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.

[2025] 1910 U.S. Census, Tarrant County, Texas, S.D. 12, E.D. 170, Sheet 17. Sims, Walter M., age 43, mar1, mar 25 yrs., born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn., farmer; Mattie, wife, age 38, mar1, mar 25 yrs., born Tenn. S.C. N.C., had had 3 children, 3 living; Freebuck W., son, age 24, single, born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.; Walter M., son, age 21, single; Austin, son, age 13. All white.

[2026] 1920 U.S. Census, Johnson County, Texas, S.D. 12, E.D. 54, Sheet 21A. Sims, Arthur M. [should be Austin], age 23, born Tenn. Tenn. Miss., farmer; Sudie A., wife, age 21, born Ga. Ga. Ga.; Walter A., father, age 57, widow, born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.; Maggie L., niece, age 4 3/12, born Texas Tenn. Tenn. All white.

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