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James B. Simms answered a questionaire for the Census of Confederate Veterans, in 1911. It was certified by W. J. Grantham, Assessor of Ashley County, Arkansas, 2 February 1912. James B. Sims said he was of Hamburg, Arkansas, was born February 7, 1845 in Lafayette County, Mississippi, the son of Hartwell Simms of Maury County, Tennessee, and Martha Dooley, daughter of Esom Dooley. He was educated in the country schools of Ashley County, Arkansas, by teachers, Mr. Harris and Washington Ramsauer. He was a democrat and Missionary Baptist. He was a private in Company K, 9th Arkansas Regiment, enlisted July 1861, and served until the surrender, was wounded in Battle of Shiloh, also at Nashville. He married Victoria Yancy, daughter of James Yancy, in 1868, in Ashley County. His second wife was Nannie Roberts, daughter of _____ Roberts and Susan (nee Kelley). Children by his 1st wife: Willie married Carry Moore, Bonita, Louisiana; George Simms; and Carrie Simms married Burton Palmer and died. Children by his 2nd wife: Eddie Simms; Addie Simms; and Leroy Simms, all of Hamburg, Arkansas.[1593]

Children of James B. Sims and Victoria E. Yancy:

     412.        i.   William H. Sims, born circa 1870, Ashley County, Arkansas, married Carry Moore. He lived in Bonita, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, in 1910 and 1920.

     413.       ii.   Carrie Sims, born circa 1873, Ashley County, Arkansas, died before 1911, married 14 October 1894, Ashley County, to Burton O. Palmer,[1594] born circa 1873.

     414.      iii.   Charles Sims, born circa 1878, Ashley County, Arkansas.

     415.      iv.   George Sims

[1593] Census of Confederate Veterans, Arkansas, 1911.

[1594] Ashley County, Arkansas, Marriage Records. B. O. Palmer, age 21, to Carrie Simms, age 21, 14 October 1894.

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