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NameWilliam SIMS Sr 369
Birth6 Nov 1780, Culpeper Co, VA
Death15 Oct 1854, Nicholas Co, VA
BurialBeech Glen, WV:Nicholas
Burial MemoOld Simms Cemetary
FatherJames SIMS (1754-~1840)
MotherPhebe (ca1755-<1794)
Misc. Notes
1810 Federal Census, Kanawha Co, VA, Pg 15 Lm #25
Simms, William
2 males under 10 yo (William Jr. and Jeremiah)
1 male 26 & under 45 yo (William)
1 female under 10 yo (could this be the Virginia, md William Morris, who has been seen as James' daughter??)
1 female 10 & under 16 yo (poss. sister Nancy Ann)
1 female 16 & under 26 yo (Elizabeth)
<ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/kanawha/census/1810.txt> 4 October 2001

1820
Wm & wf Eliz, Martin & wf Susannah of Nicholas Co., WV sold to Thomas Hugh for $150 pt of 70 acres

1820 Federal Census, Nicholas Co, VA, Enumerated by Hedgman Triplett, 26 December 1820, Page No. 204B, Line #74
Sims, William
2 males under 10 yo (Jonathan)
2 male 10 & under 16 yo (Jeremiah)
1 male 16 & under 26 yo (William Jr.)
1 male 26 & under 45 yo (William)
1 female 0 & under 10 yo
1 female 10 & under 16 yo
1 females 26 & under 45 yo (Elizabeth)
<ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/nicholas/census/1820.txt> 3 October 2001
[[Note: Daughter #1 born before 1801 may have married before 1820 as she is no longer living with the family.]]

1830 Federal Census, Nicholas County, (West) Virginia
Sims, William
1 male 10 & under 15 (Edward)
1 male 15 & under 20 yo (Jonathan)
1 male 20 & under 30 yo (Jeremiah)
1 male 50 & under 60 yo (William)
1 female 10 & under 15 yo
1 female 15 & under 20 yo
1 female 40 & under 50 yo (Elizabeth)
<ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/nicholas/census/1830c.txt>
[[Note: William and Elizabeth have at least three daughters. The two younger ones may have married between 1830 and 1840. ]]

1840 Federal Census, Nicholas County, (West) Virginia
William Sims Sr.
1 male 20& under 30 yo
1 male 30 & under 40 yo
1 male 60 & under 70 yo (William)
1 female 50 & under 60 yo (Elizabeth)
Total: 4
Number of persons in each family employed in: Agriculture 2, Manufactures and trades 1

1850 Federal Census, Nicholas County, (West) Virginia, # 360A Line 33-35, 43rd District
Sims William 70 Va
Sims Elizabeth 67 Va
Sims Jerimiah 41 Va

1853: William and his brother Martin set up a gun and blacksmith shop in Summersville, Nicholas County, (West) Virginia.

LAND GRANTS (may be father and son)
Sims, William. grantee. 22 August 1821. Nicholas County. 45 acres on Gauley River, beg.g &c. north side of sd. river, corner to Willm Sims and Martin Sims. Land Office Grants No. 70, 1820-1821, p. 332 (Reel 136).
Sims, William. grantee. 22 August 1821. Nicholas County. 70 acres on the So. side of Gauley river, adjoining the lands sd. Sims now lives on. Land Office Grants No. 70, 1820-1821, p. 331 (Reel 136).
Sims, William, Sr. grantee. 1 November 1832. Nicholas County. 60 acres on the S. of Gauley River. Land Office Grants No. 81, 1832-1833, p. 121 (Reel 147).
Sims, William. grantee. 30 October 1838. Fayette County. 65 acres on waters of Gauley River. Land Office Grants No. 88, 1838, p. 307 (Reel 154).
Sims, Wm. grantee. 30 November 1838. Nicholas County. 100 acres on N. side of Gauley river. Land Office Grants No. 90, 1838-1840, p. 113 (Reel 156).

May have died on 5-Oct instead of 15-Oct.
Spouses
Birth22 Mar 1784
Death20 Apr 1852, Nicholas Co, VA
BurialBeech Glen, WV:Nicholas
Burial MemoOld Simms Cemetary
Misc. Notes
Exact number, names and birth order of children are not all known
Marriagebef 1806, Kanawha Co, VA399
ChildrenWilliam
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