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Fred was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Dawson, Navarro County. He was a farmer and ginner in Dawson. They were members of the Presbyterian Church where Fred was an elder.

James Fred and Lou Sims lived in Dawson, Navarro County, Texas, in 1900,[2094] 1910,[2095] and 1920.[2096] His brother, Augustus H. Sims, lived with them in 1900.

Children of James Frederick Sims and Lou Ann Crews:[2097]

     562.        i.   Corah Ella Sims, born 19 January 1878, died 21 July 1882, buried Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro County, Texas.[2098]

     563.       ii.   Gussie Eva Sims, born 10 October 1879, Navarro County, Texas, died 26 February 1960, married 29 November 1900, Hill County, Texas, to Ed L. Walker,[2099] born 17 March 1874, died 7 May 1924.

     564.      iii.   Audie Rufus Sims, born 18 June 1882, died 25 March 1893, buried Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro County, Texas.[2100]



[2094] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, S.D. 268, E.D. 104, Sheet 5. Sims, James F., age 47, mar 25 yrs., born Tenn. Va. Tenn, farmer; Lou A., wife, age 42, mar 25 yrs., born Tenn. N.C. N.C.; Gussie E., dau., age 10, born Texas Tenn. Tenn.; Massie C., son, age 14; Feddie L., dau., age 12; Emma L., dau., age 7; Annie G., dau., age 5; Jessie A., dau., age 2; Augustus H., brother, age 52, single, born Tenn. Va. Tenn., grocer. All white.

[2095] 1910 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, S.D. 6, E.D. 91, Sheet 3B. Sims, James F., age 58, mar1, mar 33 yrs., born Tenn. Va. U.S., own income; Lou E., wife, age 52, mar1, mar 33 yrs., born Tenn. N.C. Tenn., had had 9 children, 6 living; Mossie C., son, age 25, single, born Texas Tenn. Tenn., farmer; Emma L., dau., age 16; Annie G., dau., age 15; Jessie A., dau., age 12. All white.

[2096] 1920 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, S.D. 6, E.D. 158, Sheet 14A. Sims, J. Fred, age 67, mar, born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn., retired farmer; Lou, wife, age 60, mar, born Tenn. N.C. Va.; Freddie, dau., age 34, single, teacher; Annie, dau., age 24, teacher.

[2097] Mrs. J. Ray Martin “Lois,” P. O. Box 955, 101 Medina, Coleman, Texas 76834, to Michal Martin Farmer, October 1989.

[2098] Tombstone photograph, Dawson Cemetery. Corah Ella, daughter of J. F. and L. A. Sims, born 19 January 1878, died 21 July 1882, aged 4 yrs., 6 mos, 2 days.

[2099] Hill County, Texas, Marriage Records. E. L. Walker to Gussie Sims, 29 November 1900.

[2100] Tombstone photograph, Dawson Cemetery. Aud Rufus Sims, born 18 June 1882, died 25 March 1893, son of J. F. and L. A. Sims.

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