239. William Donley7Sims (Augustus C.6, Thomas5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), called Donnie, was born 29 November 1864, Maury County, Tennessee, died 3 May 1938, Maury County. He married 23 December 1888, Maury County, to Elizabeth E. Grimes, “Bessie,” born 15 January 1864, died 9 January 1949, Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee, daughter of Samuel Grimes and Ellen Cooper. William Donley and Elizabeth E. Sims are buried in McClain Cemetery, Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tennessee. The dates on their tombstone are incorrect. They were both born in 1864, not 1854. William D. Sims died in 1938, not 1937.
William D. and Bessie Sims lived in Lewis County, Tennessee, in 1900. Donnie and Bessie Sims lived on the Hohenwald and Mt. Pleasant Road in Lewis County, in 1910. Donnie and Elizabeth Sims lived on Babtist Branch Road in Maury County, Tennessee, in 1920.