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71. Augustus C.6Sims (Thomas5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born circa 1817, Maury County, Tennessee, died 15 November 1896, Lewis County, Tennessee. He married first, 8 June 1840, Maury County, to Evalina L. Morgan,[750] born circa 1820, died in 1862, Maury County. He married second, 17 March 1864, Maury County, to Rachel Elizabeth Irwin,[751] born 26 April 1834, died 27 June 1899, buried McClain Cemetery, Lewis County, Tennessee.[752]

The Maury County marriage record states that Augustus C. Sims married second, to Rachael E. Irwin. The death record for their son, William D. Sims, gave her name as Elizabeth Dickens.

Augustus C. Sims was one of the defendants of his brother, Minor Sims, in the petitions filed in Richland District, South Carolina, in 1846 and 1847. Minor Sims had gone to South Carolina to retrieve slaves owned by the estate of their father, Thomas Sims. Their brother, Thomas P. Sims, had taken the slaves to South Carolina and sold them. Minor Sims was the petitioner and defendants were his siblings: H. A. G. Lee, Margaret E. Sims Lee, Augustus C. Sims, Thomas P. Sims, and William F. Sims.[753]

Augustus made an affidavit for the bounty land application of his aunt Susannah McAlister of Washington County, Tennessee. In 1856, Susannah McAlister applied for bounty land based on her father’s service in the Revolutionary War. On 18 April 1857 in Maury County, Tennessee, before Henry Miller, acting justice of the peace for said county, personally came Augustus Sims, who is a resident of said county. He was personally acquainted with Judith Sims, deceased, relict of Wm. Sims, decd. He knew Judith many years as a resident in his immediate neighborhood and was acquainted with her family which he frequently visited. Judith Sims died in said county, 10 June 1841. Judith and her husband William came from Hanover County, Virginia. Her family name was Cross.[754]

[750] 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.

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

[752] Maury County, Tennessee, GenWeb, Cemeteries. Lewis County, McClain Cemetery. Rachel Sims, born 26 April 1834, died 27 June 1899, “wife of A. C. Sims, 65 years, 2 months, 1 day.”

[753] Digital Library of American Slavery,, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina, Equity Court, Bills. Roll 483, Box 58.

[754] Revolutionary War Pension File of William Simms or Judith Sims, #R9611.

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