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237. Gant Rufus7Sims (Augustus C.6, Thomas5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 12 June 1857, Maury County, Tennessee, died 5 March 1924, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.[2115] He married 18 August 1886, Navarro County, Texas, to Nancy Equilla Herring,[2116] born circa 1865, Texas, died 25 August 1950, Bexar County, Texas, daughter of Henry Herring and Nancy Haggard.[2117] Equilla’s brother, John R. Herring, married Eva Lois Sims, Gant’s sister. Gant and Equilla Sims are buried in Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro County, Texas.[2118]

Gant Sims worked for John Onstott in Navarro County, Texas, in 1880.[2119] Gant Sims lived in Navarro County, in 1900. Nancy Equilla Sims is not included in the 1900 census with the family and Gant is a widow. Belle Sims, widow of Frank T. Sims, and her children lived with Gant Sims in 1900.[2120]



[2115] Texas Death Record. Gant R. Sims, born 12 June 1857, Tennessee, died 5 March 1924, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, burial Dawson, Texas. Parents: Gud [Gus] Sims, Eva Morgan. Both parents born Tennessee. Male, white, age 67 years, 3 months, 7 days, married, farmer.

[2116] Navarro County, Texas, Marriage Records. G. R. Sims to Aquilla Herring, 18 August 1886.

[2117] Texas Death Record. Equilla Sims, born 1865, Texas, died 25 August 1950, Rural No. 7, Bexar County, Texas, buried Dawson, Texas. Parents: Henry Herring, Nancy Haggard. Female, white, age 85 years, widowed. Residence: San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

[2118] Tombstone photograph, Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro County, Texas. Gant Sims, died 7 March 1924, age about 68 years. Equilla Sims, died 25 August 1950, aged about [illegible].

[2119] 1880 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, S.D. 4, E.D. 9, Sheet 11. John Onstott, age 45, stock raiser; Gant Sims, age 22, single, laborer, born Tenn.

[2120] 1900 U.S. Census, Navarro County, Texas, S.D. 268, E.D. 104, Sheet 2A. Sims, Gant, age 44, widow, born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.; Della E., dau., age 12, born Texas Tenn. Texas; Kate J., dau., age 10; Margie E., dau., age 8; Belle, cousin, born April 1866, age 34, widow, born Texas Tenn. Mo., housekeeper, had had 3 children, 3 living; Gray, son, born January 1888, age 12; Thad, son, born August 1889, age 10; Letha, dau., born July 1891, age 8. All white.

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