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37. Frances “Fanny”5Sims (William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 19 January 1796, Hanover County, Virginia, died 29 October 1853, aged 57 years, 9 months, 10 days, buried Daniel Cemetery, Airline at Milton, University Park (Dallas), Dallas County, Texas.[324] She married 11 July 1816, Maury County, Tennessee, to John M. Daniel, born 1790, died 1848,[325] in either Pickens or Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

John M. Daniel was a Methodist minister, farmer, and merchant. He lived in Maury County, Tennessee, in 1820.[326] In 1823 in Maury County, the estate of Green B. Williams, deceased, had accounts on among others: John M. Daniel, John Sims, Thomas Sims, Oliver Cross, John P. Elliott, Jordan Tuckness, and P. P. Winn.[327]

On 5 August 1826, in Maury County, Thomas Sims, Joseph O. Cross, and John M. Daniel witnessed the will of John Sims[328] (brother of Frances Sims Daniel).

John M. Daniel owned the first store or one of the first stores in Mount Pleasant, Maury County, Tennessee.

In 1832, John M. Daniel and his family moved to Alabama. On 7 December 1835, in Maury County, Tennessee, a deed from McCabe and Allen to John R. Elliott, for a lot in Mt. Pleasant, mentions that the lot, adjoined Main Street, John M. Daniel’s tanyard lot, and Elijah Harland’s mill race.[329]



[324] Tombstone photograph, Daniel Cemetery, Airline at Milton, University Park (Dallas), Texas. “Our mother, Frances Daniel, wife of Rev. John M. Daniel, was born 19 January 1796, departed this life 29 October 1853, aged 57 yrs., 9 mos., 10 days.”

[325] Viola Winn Hunt, Sims Family History, 1913. And, Daniel family papers.

[326] 1820 U.S. Census, Maury County, Tennessee, p. 36. John M. Daniel – 2 males under 10; 3 males between 16 and 26; 1 male between 26 and 45; 1 female between 16 and 26.

[327] Maury County, Tennessee, Wills and Settlements, Book C-1, p. 96.

[328] Maury County, Tennessee, Will Book D, p. 329.

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

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