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. He married 18 August 1886, Navarro County, Texas, to Nancy Equilla Herring, born circa 1865, Texas, died 25 August 1950, Bexar County, Texas, daughter of Henry Herring and Nancy Haggard. 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.
Gant Sims worked for John Onstott in Navarro County, Texas, in 1880. 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.