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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.[2146] He married 23 December 1888, Maury County, to Elizabeth E. Grimes, “Bessie,”[2147] born 15 January 1864, died 9 January 1949, Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee, daughter of Samuel Grimes and Ellen Cooper.[2148] 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.[2149]

William D. and Bessie Sims lived in Lewis County, Tennessee, in 1900.[2150] Donnie and Bessie Sims lived on the Hohenwald and Mt. Pleasant Road in Lewis County, in 1910.[2151] Donnie and Elizabeth Sims lived on Babtist Branch Road in Maury County, Tennessee, in 1920.[2152]



[2146] Tennessee Death Record. William D. Simms, died 3 May 1938, Maury County, Tennessee, male, widowed, white, age 73, born 29 November 1864, Tennessee. Father: Augustus Simms. Mother: Elizabeth Dickens. Both parents born Tennessee. Farmer. Residence: Hampshire II. Burial: McClaren Cemetery.

[2147] Maury County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. Donnie Sims to Bessie Grimes, 23 December 1888.

[2148] Tennessee Death Record. Elizabeth Grimes Sims, died 9 January 1949, Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee, female, age 84. Father: Samuel Grimes. Mother: Ellen Cooper.

[2149] Tombstone photograph, McClain Cemetery, Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tennessee. Wm. Donley Sims, born 1854, died 1937. Elizabeth E. Sims, born 1854, died 1949. The dates are incorrect on this stone. Wm. and Elizabeth were both born in 1864. He died in 1938, not 1937.

[2150] 1900 U.S. Census, Lewis County, Tennessee, S.D. 256, E.D. 60, 4th District. Simms, William D., age 35, mar 11 yrs., farmer; Bessie, wife, age 35, mar 11 yrs., had had 3 children, 3 living; Mack D., son, age 10; Carl C., son, age 6; Samuel, son, age 3. All white. All born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.

[2151] 1910 U.S. Census, Lewis County, Tennessee, S.D. 7, E.D. 91, Sheet 13A, 4th District. Sims, Donnie, age 45, mar1, mar 21 yrs., farmer; Bessie, wife, age 45, mar1, mar 21 yrs., had had 5 children, 5 living; Mack, son, age 20; Carl, son, age 16; Sammie, son, age 14; Donna, dau., age 7; Eugene, son, age 3. All white. All born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.

[2152] 1920 U.S. Census, Maury County, Tennessee, E.D. 135, Sheet 10, 10th District. Sims, Donnie, age 55, mar; Elizabeth, wife, age 55, mar; Mack, son, age 29, single; Carl, son, age 25, mar; D[onna], dau., age 16; Eugene, son, age 13; Bell, dau.-in-law, age 19, mar. All white. All born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.

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