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354. John Coleman8Sims (Mary Ann7, John Dabney6, John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 19 December 1850, Coahoma County, Mississippi,[2465] died 4 May 1924, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas,[2466] buried Bethel Cemetery. He married 12 November 1874, Ellis County, Texas, to Mildred Elizabeth Norman,[2467] born 5 October 1851, Montgomery County, Alabama, died 1 September 1935, Waxahachie, Ellis County. She was the daughter of Thomas Webb Norman and Amelia Ann Myrick.[2468] John C. and Mildred E. Sims are buried in Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County.[2469]

John C. and Mildred Sims lived in Ellis County, Texas, in 1880,[2470] 1900,[2471] 1910,[2472] and 1920.[2473]

[2465] His parents, Pinkney C. Sims and Mary Ann Sims lived in Coahoma County, Mississippi, in 1850, p. 199, #103/103: Pincney Simms, age 31, male, born S.C.; Mary A. Simms, age 23, female, born Tenn.

[2466] Texas Death Record. John Coleman Sims, died 4 May 1924, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, male, white, age 73 years, 4 months, 15 days, born 19 December 1850, Mississippi, married. Father: P. C. Sims, born South Carolina. Mother: Mary Sims born Mississippi. Occupation: farmer. Burial: Bethel Cemetery.

[2467] Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book C, p. 136. John C. Sims to M. E. Norman, 12 November 1874. F. O. Donnelly, M.G.

[2468] Texas Death Record. Mildred Elizabeth Sims, died 1 September 1935, Pct. 1, Ellis County, Texas, female, white, age 83 years, 11 months, 5 days, born 5 October 1851, Montgomery, Alabama, widowed. Spouse: J. C. Sims. Father: Tom Norman. Mother: Ann Myric. Both parents born Montgomery, Alabama. Occupation: farming. Burial: Bethel Cemetery.

[2469] Tombstones, Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas. John C. Sims, born 19 December 1850, died 4 May 1924. Mildred E. Sims, born 5 October 1851, died 1 September 1935.

[2470] 1880 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, S.D. 3, E.D. 51, Sheet 23. Sims, John C., age 29, born Miss. S.C. Tenn.; Mildred, age 28, wife, born Ala. Ala. Ala.; Arthur, age 4, son, born Texas Miss. Ala.; William, age 3, son; Edgar T., age 1, son.

[2471] 1900 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, S.D. 6, E.D. 29, Sheet 9A. Sims, John C., age 49, mar 26 years, born Miss. Ala. S.C.; Mildred, wife, age 48, mar 26 years, born Ala. Ala. Ala., had had 8 children, 5 living; Henry, son, age 17, born Texas Miss. Ala.; Pearl, dau., age 13; Mildred M., dau., age 6. All white.

[2472] 1910 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, S.D. 5, E.D. 112, Sheet 8. Sims, J. C., male, mar1, mar 34 years; M. E., wife, age 58, mar1, mar 34 years, had had 8 children, 5 living; H. P., son, age 28, mar1, mar 7 years; Emma, dau.-in-law, age 28, mar1, mar 7 years, had had 3 children, 3 living; Charles H., grandson, age 6; Leroy, grandson, age 3; Ninetta, granddau., age 1 2/12; Mildred May, dau., age 16. All white.

[2473] 1920 U.S. Census, Ellis County, Texas, S.D. 5, E.D. 114, Sheet 4B. J. C. Simms, male, age 64, mar, born Miss. Miss. Miss.; Mildred Simms, wife, age 62, born Ala. Ala. Ala.; Pearl Black, dau., age 34, widow, born Texas Miss. Ala.; Mildred Black, grandchild, age 11, born Texas Texas Texas; Nettie or Nellie Mae Black, grandchild, age 10; Willie Black, female, grandchild, age 8; E. A. Black, male, grandchild, age 6; P. or T. H. Sims, son, male, age 18, single. All white. (T. H. is grandson, not son).

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