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 Children of William Sims and Judith Cross:[151]

     +26.        i.   Jane “Jenny” Sims, born 24 May 1774, Hanover County, Virginia, died 1815, Maury County, Tennessee, married 16 January 1807, Hanover County, Virginia, to Philip P. Winn.[152]

     +27.       ii.   John Sims, born 2 December 1775, Hanover County, Virginia, died 27 June 1827, will made 5 August 1826, inventory 1828, Maury County, Tennessee,[153] married 22 April 1800, Hanover County, Virginia, to Sarah “Sally” Priddy.[154]

John had no middle name or initial.

     +28.      iii.   Elizabeth “Betsy” Sims, born 25 March 1777, Hanover County, Virginia, died 25 August 1839, Maury County, Tennessee,[155] married first, circa 1800, Hanover County, Virginia, to William Tinsley.[156] She married second, 23 August 1811 (date of bond), Maury County, Tennessee, to Elijah Harlan.[157]

       29.      iv.   Mary “Polly” Sims, born 24 November 1778, Hanover County, Virginia, married 28 November 1815, Maury County, Tennessee, to John Griffith.[158] Mary was thirty-seven years old when she married.



[151] Will of William Sims, made 14 March 1812, Maury County, Tennessee, (transcribed above) named children: Jenny Winn, John Sims, Elizabeth Harlin, Polly Sims, William Sims, Junr., Milly Crenshaw, Nancy Sims, Patsy Sims, Suckey McCollister, Thomas Sims, Sarah Gilasby, and Frances Sims. Also, Viola Winn Hunt, Sims Family History, 11 April 1913, gives birth dates for all twelve children.

[152] Viola Winn Hunt, Sims Family History, 11 April 1913. Granddaughter

[153] Maury County, Tennessee, Will Book D, p. 329, 381. Will Book E, p. 277-278. Will, inventory, and settlement of the estate of John Sims.

[154] Viola Winn Hunt, Sims Family History, 11 April 1913. John Sims married Miss Sallie Priddy, 22 April 1800.

[155] Tombstone photograph, Cross Cemetery, Downey Farm, Cross Bridges Road, north of Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee: Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Harlan who was born March the 25th 1777 and departed this life the 25th August 1839.

[156] William Ronald Cocke, III, Hanover County Chancery Wills and Notes (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1978), p. 148.

[157] Edythe Rucker Whitley, Maury County, Tennessee, Marriages 1808-1852, p. 178. Elijah Harlan to Elizabeth Tinsely, 23 August 1811. Bondsman: Thomas Sims.

[158] Whitley, Maury County, Tennessee, Marriages 1808-1852, p. 3. John Griffith to Mary Sims, bond 18 November 1815. Date of marriage, 28 November 1815.

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