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Elizabeth married second, 23 August 1811 (date of bond), Maury County, Tennessee, to Elijah Harlan,[209] born 5 March 1775, Berkeley County, Virginia, died 27 May 1843, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Alabama, age 68 years, 2 months, 22 days.[210] Berkeley County, is now in West Virginia. Elijah was the son of Jehu Harlan, born 1746, died Berkeley County, Virginia, 23 February 1806, age 60 years, and Sarah Harlan, born in 1746, died in Berkeley County, in 1805.[211]

A Maury County, Tennessee, deed made 7 December 1835, from McCabe and Allen to John R. Elliott, mentions that the lot being sold in Mt. Pleasant, adjoined Main Street, John M. Daniel’s tanyard lot, and Elijah Harland’s mill race.[212]

Elizabeth was thirty-four when she married Elijah Harlan.

Children of Elijah Harlan and Elizabeth “Betsy” Sims:

     +50.        i.   Eliza Harlan, born 16 April 1814, Maury County, Tennessee, died 15 June 1897, Italy, Ellis County, Texas.[213] She married first, 2 October 1827, Maury County, Tennessee, to Joseph Oliver Cross.[214] She married second, 5 February 1841, Greene County, Alabama, to William Tannehill.[215] She married third, 16 November 1848, Noxubee County, Mississippi, to Samuel M. Dunlap.[216] She married fourth, 14 December 1877, Ellis County, Texas, to her first cousin, Nicholas P. Sims.[217]



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

[210] Harlan Bible, published 1859. Elijah Harlan died 27 May 1843, Fairfield, Ala.

[211] Harlan Bible, published 1859.

[212] Maury County, Tennessee, Deed Book S-1, p. 339.

[213] Eliza Harlan obituary, Nashville Christian Advocate, Nashville, Tennessee, issue 22 July 1897. And, tombstone, Waxahachie Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Elizabeth Harlan Sims, born Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., 16 April 1814, died 15 June 1897.

[214] Maury County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. Joseph O. Cross to Elisa Harlan, 2 October 1827.

[215] Greene County, Alabama, Marriage Records. William Tannehill to Mrs. Eliza Cross, 5 February 1841.

[216] Noxubee County, Mississippi, Marriage Records: Samuel Dunlap to Eliza Tanahill, 16 November 1848.

[217] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book C, p. 405. Nicholas P. Sims to Mrs. Eliza Dunlap, 14 December 1877.

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