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43. John Dabney6Sims (John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 3 October 1802, Hanover County, Virginia, will made 27 August 1873, will filed 22 April 1878, Ellis County, Texas.[400] He married 12 September 1823, (date of bond), Maury County, Tennessee, to Elizabeth Coleman Elliott,[401] born 1804, Goochland County, Virginia,[402] will made 27 August 1873, will filed 19 November 1880, Ellis County, Texas.[403] In Virginia the name was usually spelled Ellett.

John D. and Elizabeth Sims are buried in Bethel Cemetery in Ellis County, Texas. The tombstone for J. D. Sims says born 1802, died April 1879. The death date should be 1878. The stone for Elizabeth Sims says born 1804, died February 1881. The death date should be 1880.[404]

Bethel Cemetery is southwest of Waxahachie on Farm to Market Road 876. Turn right at Five Points on Bethel Anderson Road. Go north 1.5 miles to the cemetery which is on the right.

Elizabeth Coleman Elliott was the daughter of John P. Elliott (Ellett), born between 1775 and 1780,[405] Virginia, will made February 1847, proved May 1850, Maury County, Tennessee,[406] and Frances ——, born 28 August 1781, King William County, Virginia, died 26 November 1843, Maury County, Tennessee, married 21 January 1802, moved to Tennessee in 1810, had four children.[407]



[400] Will of John D. Sims, made 27 August 1873, filed 22 April 1878, recorded 27 June 1878, Ellis County, Texas, Will Book A, p. 182-186.

[401] Maury County, Tennessee, original marriage bond: John D. Sims to Elizabeth Coleman Elliott, 12 September 1823. Bondsman: Joseph O. Cross. (Sondra Fox)

[402] John Frederick Dorman, “Goochland County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List,” The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 25, No. 2, p. 103, April-June 1981. Upper District, List of John Underwood, certified 2 September 1801: Thomas Pemberton, John P. Elliott, 2 white male tithes over 21; 12 horses, 16 slaves over 16; 13 slaves age 12 to 16; and 1 phaeton stage wagon.

[403] Will of Elizabeth C. Sims, made 27 August 1873, filed 19 November 1880, recorded 29 April 1881, Ellis County, Texas, Will Book A, p. 212-214.

[404] Tombstones, Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. J. D. Sims, born 1802, died April 1879. Elizabeth, wife of J. D. Sims, born 1804, died February 1881.

[405] In the 1820 census of Maury County, Tennessee, John P. Elett was 26 to 45, born 1775 to 1794. In the 1830 census of Maury County, John P. Elliott was 50 to 60, born 1770 to 1780.

[406] Maury County, Tennessee, Will Book 10 (old B-2), p. 483. John P. Ellett, decd.

[407] Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, The Southwestern Christian Advocate 1838-1846, 2003. Issue 12 January 1844: Frances Ellett, wife of John P. Ellett, born King William County, Virginia, August 28, 1781, married January 21, 1802, moved to Tennessee 1810, died Maury County, Tennessee, 26 November 1843. Four children. Published online.

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