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44. Nicholas P.6Sims (John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 15 August 1806, Hanover County, Virginia,[442] died 25 May 1902, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. He married first, 23 October 1832, Maury County, Tennessee, to Amanda N. Zollicoffer.[443] He married second, 14 December 1877, Ellis County, Texas, to his first cousin, Mrs. Eliza Dunlap,[444] born 16 April 1814, Maury County, Tennessee, died 15 June 1897, Italy, Ellis County, buried in Waxahachie Cemetery, Ellis County.[445] Eliza was the daughter of Elijah Harlan and Elizabeth Sims Tinsely. [Eliza Harlan is #50 in this genealogy].

Amanda Zollicoffer was born February 1813, Maury County, Tennessee, died 21 April 1876, Ellis County, Texas. Amanda and Nicholas P. Sims are buried in Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County.[446]

Amanda was the daughter of George Bancroft Zollicoffer and Abigail C. Nicholson. George Zollicoffer died in 1843 in Lafayette County, Mississippi, and Abigail Zollicoffer, born circa 1793, North Carolina, moved to Ellis County, Texas, where she died between 1870 and 1880.

Amanda’s father was one of the seven founders of the Masonic Lodge in Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, as was Nicholas P. Sims.

Abigail Zollicoffer lived in Lafayette County, Mississippi, in 1850.[447] She lived with her son, James C. Zollicoffer, in Ellis County, Texas, in 1860.[448] Abigail lived next door to Nicholas P. Sims in Ellis County, in 1870.[449]

[442] Viola Winn Hunt, Sims Family History, 11 April 1913.

[443] Whitley, Maury County, Tennessee, Marriages 1808-1852, p. 197. Nicholas Sims to Amanda Zollicoffer, 23 October 1832. Bondsman: James Briscoe.

[444] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book C, p. 405. Nicholas P. Sims to Mrs. Eliza Dunlap, 14 December 1877. W. D. Robinson, M.G.

[445] Tombstone, Waxahachie City Cemetery, Ellis County. Elizabeth Harlan Sims, born Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., 16 April 1814, died 15 June 1897.

[446] Tombstones, Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. Amanda N. Sims, born February 1813, died 21 April 1876. N. P. Sims, born 1806, died 1902.

[447] 1850 U.S. Census, Lafayette County, Mississippi, p. 231, #88. Zollicoffer, Abigail, age 55, $4000, born N.C.; Edward C., age 28, born Tenn.; Jas. C., age 25, born Tenn.; Oscar M., age 22, born Tenn.; Mary Zollicoffer, age 14, born Ala.; Wm. Malone, age 13, born Miss.; Ruth L. Malone, age 14, born Miss.

[448] 1860 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, p. 12, #104/97, P.O. Milford. Zollicoffer, J. C., age 33, male, farmer, $4,500/$18,800, born Tenn.; M., age 32, female, born Tenn.; A. R., age 9, female, born Miss.; W. C., age 1, male, born Texas; and A., age 64, female, widow, born N.C.

[449] 1870 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, p. 323, #20/20, P.O. Milford. Abigail Zollicoffer, age 77, female, white, born N.C.; Robert Sims, age 13, male, black, servant, born Mo.

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