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27. John5Sims (William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 2 December 1775, Hanover County, Virginia, died 27 June 1827, Maury County, Tennessee.[184] His will was made 5 August 1826, inventory in 1828, sale in 1828, and the settlement of his estate in 1830, Maury County.[185] He married 22 April 1800, Hanover County, Virginia, to Sarah “Sally” Priddy,[186] born between 1780 and 1790, Virginia, died after 1840 and before 1850, Lafayette County, Mississippi.

John Sims had no middle name or initial. He was John Sims. His son was John Dabney Sims.

Sarah Priddy was probably the daughter of John Priddy, Jr. and his wife, Sarah, of Hanover County, Virginia. John Priddy, Jr. was born circa 1750, Hanover County, died 10 November 1791, Hanover County. Mrs. Sarah Priddy was born circa 1754, died 1819, Hanover County. Their bible record was in the possession of Walter M. Priddy of Wichita Falls, Texas, about 1960.

The Priddy bible entry: Sarah Priddy, born 2 July 1786. If this was Sarah Priddy who married John Sims, she would have been thirteen and almost fourteen years old when she married, 22 April 1800.[187]

In addition to the seven children given in the Priddy bible record, John Priddy, Jr. had a son, Robert Priddy, born circa 1770. In the 1785 tax records for Hanover County, Virginia, Robert Priddy is a tithable with John Priddy, Jr.

John Sims lived in Maury County, Tennessee, in 1820.[188] John Sims, Senr. paid taxes in Maury County, in 1823, in Capt. Hart’s District, on 50 acres on the Big Bigby, one white poll, and three black polls.



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

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

[186] Viola Winn Hunt, Sims Family History, 1913.

[187] Family bible record of John and Sarah Priddy, in possession of Walter M. Priddy, Wichita Falls, Texas, about 1960. Dabney Priddy, born 11 October 1776; Martha Priddy, born 5 January 1779, died 10 January 1800, married 24 March 1796, Dabney Collier; Frances Priddy, born 30 May 1782; Lula Priddy, born 25 March 1784; Sarah Priddy, born 2 July 1786; Lucy Priddy, born 20 April 1788; Nancy Priddy, born 1791.

[188] 1820 U.S. Census, Maury County, Tennessee, p. 42. John Sims – males: 1 under 10; 1 10/16; 1 16/26; 1 26/45; females: 2 under 10; 1 10/16; 1 26/45. (males: 1 born 1810 to 1820, 1 born 1804-1810, 1 born 1794 to 1804, 1 born 1775 to 1794; females: 2 born 1810 to 1820, 1 born 1804 to 1810, 1 born 1775 to 1794).

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