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49. Hartwell J.6Sims (John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born circa 1822, Maury County, Tennessee, died after 1870 and before 1880, Ashley County, Arkansas. He married circa 1844, Lafayette County, Mississippi, to Martha A. Dooley, born circa 1824, Maury County, Tennessee, died after 1880, Ashley County, Arkansas.[514] She was the daughter of Esom Dooley.[515]

Esom B. Dooley lived in Maury County, Tennessee, in 1820. He and his wife are buried in College Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, in Lafayette County, Mississippi, about four miles northwest of Oxford on County Road 102 (College Hill Road). Esom B. Dooley, born 20 September 1793, died 13 February 1871. Martha C. Dooley, born 1794, died 12 October 1869.[516]

Hartwell Sims moved from Lafayette County, Mississippi, to Ashley County, Arkansas, in 1849, with his brother, James Sims. Hartwell Sims lived in Ashley County, in 1850,[517] 1860,[518] and 1870.[519]

[514] Martha Scott, white, female, age 54, mother, born Tenn. N.C. N.C., and her son, Mack Scott, white, male, age 25, son, born Ark. Tenn. Tenn. lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Elijah and Roxey Scott, in Ashley County, Arkansas, in 1880, S.D. 1, E.D. 9, Sheet 9. The surname for the entire family is Scott on this census, but Martha and Mack should be Sims.

[515] James B. Simms, Confederate Veterans Questionaire, 1911.

[517] 1850 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, p. 33, #127/127, Mill Creek Township. Sims, Heartwell, age 26, farmer, born Tenn.; Martha, age 23, born Tenn.; James, age 4, born Miss.; Rocceanna, age 2, born Miss.

[518] 1860 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, p. 191, #620/631, Marie Saline Township, P.O. Hamburg. Sims, H. J., age 38, male, farmer, $6000/$7000, born Tenn.; M. A., age 36, female, born Tenn.; J. B., age 14, male, born Miss.; Rosanna, age 12, female, born Miss.; J. A., age 10, male, born Ark.; McCord, age 8, male, born Ark.; L., age 5, female, born Ark.; M. E., age 3, female, born Ark.

[519] 1870 U.S. Census, Ashley County, Arkansas, p. 185, #38/38, Mill Creek Township, P.O. Hamburg. Sims, Hartwel, age 47, farmer, $15,000/$7,000, born Tenn.; Marthy, age 44, born Tenn.; Roxey, age 22, born Miss.; John, age 19, born Ark.; Hock, age 16, born Ark.; Laura, age 15, born Ark.; Betty, age 12, born Ark.; Elly, age 8, born Ark. All white.

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