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Bounty Land Application: Susannah McAlister of Washington County, State of Tennessee testified, 4 February 1856 that she was the daughter and only living heir of William Simms, who was in the Virginia Continental line. Her father enlisted in Hanover County, Virginia, and served honorably for 3 years and was discharged in 1782. He married in Hanover County, Virginia, in 1773. She applied for bounty land under children of soldiers rights of Act of Congress 1851 and the act of 4 March 1836. Susannah testified that her father, William Sims, died in Maury County, Tennessee, in 1815 and that Judith Sims died in the same county, 1843. Her request for bounty land was rejected.[253] [William Sims died in 1814. Judith Sims died in 1841].

Children of James McAlister and Susannah Sims:

     +61.        i.   Frances A. McAlister, born 9 February 1815, Washington County, Tennessee, died 25 February 1880, Platte City, Platte County, Missouri,[254] married 22 April 1838, Washington County, Tennessee, to John D. Murray.[255]

     +62.       ii.   Louisa McAlister, born 1816, Washington County, Tennessee, died 29 March 1854, Obion County, Tennessee,[256] married 24 September 1846, Obion County, to John M. Crockett.[257]

     +63.      iii.   Elizabeth McAlister, born 23 March 1818, Washington County, Tennessee, died 15 January 1900, Obion County, Tennessee,[258] married 16 November 1837, Washington County, Tennessee, to Thomas Johnson Harper.[259]



[253] Revolutionary War Pension File of William Simms or Judith Sims, #R9611.

[254] Tombstone, Platte City Cemetery, Platte County, Missouri. Frances A. Murray, died 25 February 1880.

[255] Norma Rutledge Grammer and Marion Day Mullins, Marriage Records of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1840 (Fort Worth, Texas, 1949), p. 49. John D. Murry to Francis A. McAlister, 22 April 1838.

[256] Tombstone, Troy Cemetery, Troy, Obion County, Tennessee. Loueza McAlister Crockett, born 1816, died 29 March 1854.

[257] Obion County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. John Crockett to Louisa McAlister, 24 September 1846.

[258] Tombstone, Troy Cemetery, Troy, Obion County, Tennessee. Eliza C. Harper, born 23 March 1818, died 15 January 1900.

[259] Grammer and Mullins, Marriage Records of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1840, p. 48. Thomas J. Harper to Elizabeth McAlister, 16 November 1837.

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