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J. D. Sims lived in Ellis County, Texas, in 1900[2662] and 1910.[2663] Elnora Sims was head of the family in Italy, Ellis County, Texas, in 1920[2664] and 1930.[2665]

The estate of J. D. Sims was probated in Ellis County. Legatees: wife, Elnora Sims; son, R. D. Sims; daughters, Annie Sims, Lillie Estes, Jewel Sims, Allie A. Horn. Administrator: R. D. Sims, 26 November 1913. Witnesses: James Bracken, P. S. Park, Jr. Filed, 5 November 1918. Recorded 26 February 1919.[2666]

Child of John Dabney Sims and Mary B. “Mollie” Darrow:

   +689.        i.   Raleigh Dabney Sims, born 11 December 1885, Italy, Ellis County, Texas, died 21 July 1958, Denton, Denton County, Texas.[2667] He married 14 December 1910, Ellis County, to Olivia Price.[2668]

Children of John Dabney Sims and Elnora Erothlo “Nora” Baucom:

     690.       ii.   Alda Bertie Sims, born 2 September 1889, died 22 May 1890, buried Italy Cemetery, Italy, Ellis County, Texas.[2669] She was Allie’s twin.



[2662] 1900 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, S.D. 6, E.D. 33, Sheet 3, Italy. Sims, John D., age 40, mar 11 yrs., born Texas Texas Texas; Nora, wife, age 31, mar 11 yrs., had had 5 children, 4 living, born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.; Alice, dau., age 10; Annie, dau., age 8; William, son, age 5; Lilly, dau., age 5; Raleigh Sims, boarder, age 14. All white.

[2663] 1910 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, S.D. 5, E.D. 147, Sheet 14, Pct. 8. Sims, John D., age 50, mar2, mar 21 yrs., born Texas Miss. Texas; Norah, wife, age 41, mar1, mar 21 yrs., born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn., had had 7 children, 5 living; Raleigh, son, age 24, single; Annie O., dau., age 18; Lillie, dau., age 15; Jewel, dau., age 9. All white.

[2664] 1920 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, S.D. 329, E.D. 154, Sheet 10A, Pct. 8, Italy. Elnora Sims, own free, age 51, widow, born Tenn. Tenn. Tenn.; Jewel L. Sims, dau., age 19, single; Lillie Estes, dau., age 25, widow; Walter D. Estes, grandson, age 5; Grover C. Bruner, lodger, age 35, single. All white.

[2665] 1930 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, S.D. 16, E.D. 70, Sheet 3A, Italy Town, Clark Street. Eurothoels E. Sims, female, white, age 61, widow; Jewel L. Sims, dau., female, white, age 29, single; Dabney Estes, grandson, age 15, male, white.

[2666] Ellis County, Texas, Will Book 3, p. 41. Estate of J. D. Sims.

[2667] Texas Death Record. Raleigh Dabney Sims, born 11 December 1885, Italy, Texas, died 21 July 1958, Denton, Denton County, Texas. Parents: John D. Sims, Mary Darrow. Male, white, age 72 years, 7 months, 10 days, married.

[2668] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Records. R. D. Sims to Olivia Price, 14 December 1910.

[2669] Tombstone, Italy Cemetery. Alda B. Sims, born 1889, died 1890, dau. of J. D. and E. E. Sims.

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