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Children of Thomas Sims and Mary Winn:

     +68.        i.   Minor J. Sims, born circa 1811, Maury County, Tennessee, died after 21 June 1847, and probably before 19 November 1847, somewhere between Maury County, Tennessee, and Columbia, South Carolina.[281] He married (date of bond) 1 April 1833, Maury County, Tennessee, to Melinda Cook.[282]

     +69.       ii.   Thomas P. Sims, born circa 1813, Maury County, Tennessee, probably died circa 1842, Lafayette County , Mississippi.[283]

     +70.      iii.   William F. Sims, born circa 1815, Maury County, Tennessee, died after 1880, Maury County,[284] married 11 December 1834, Maury County, Tennessee, to Elizabeth Brown.[285]

     +71.      iv.   Augustus C. Sims, born circa 1817, Maury County, Tennessee, died 15 November 1896, Lewis County, Tennessee. He married first, 8 June 1840, Maury County, to Evaline L. Morgan,[286] married second, 17 March 1864, Maury County, to Rachel Elizabeth Irwin.[287]

     +72.       v.   Margaret E. Sims, born circa 1819, Maury County, Tennessee, died after 1870, Maury County, Tennessee.[288] She married 7 September 1837, Maury County, to Henry A. G. Lee.[289]



[281] Minor Sims had filed petitions in Richland District, South Carolina, which were dismissed 21 June 1847. He hadn’t returned home by 19 November 1847, when his brother, William F. Sims, placed a notice in the Nashville Christian Advocate, asking if anyone knew Minor’a whereabouts. He never returned home.

[282] Whitley, Maury County, Tennessee, Marriages 1808-1852, p. 197. Minor Sims to Melinda Cooke, date of bond 1 April 1833. Bondsman: James Robertson.

[283] Lafayette County, Mississippi, probate packet, Thomas P. Sims. William F. Sims, administrator, 1842.

[284] 1880 U.S. Census, Maury County, Tennessee, S.D. 3, E.D. 168, Sheet 15. Wm. F. Sims, male, white, age 64, married, born Tenn. Va. Va., head of his family.

[285] Whitley, Maury County, Tennessee, Marriages 1808-1852, p. 58. William F. Sims to Elizabeth Brown. Date of bond: 6 December 1834. Date of marriage: 11 December 1834.

[286] Whitley, Maury County, Tennessee, Marriages 1808-1852, p. 144. Augustus Sims to Evaline L. Morgan. Date of bond: 27 April 1840. Date of marriage: 8 June 1840.

[287] Maury County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. Augustus Sims to Rachael E. Irwin, 17 March 1864.

[288] 1870 U.S. Census, Maury County, Tennessee, p. 456, #148/149. Head of family: William F. Sims, age 56. Mary Lee, age 54, in household. Should be Margaret Lee and not Mary Lee.

[289] Whitley, Maury County, Tennessee, Marriages 1808-1852, p. 72. Henry A. G. Lee to Margaret E. Sims. Date of bond, 6 September 1837. Date of marriage: 7 September 1837.

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