Notes for John Sims, Jr.
!US Census 1850 (23 August) Virginia, Lewis Co., District No. 30, page 68, lines 21-28: John Sims, Jr (b. 1807 - 43 - in VA - Occ: Farmer) married to Sarah A. (b. 1814 - 36 - in VA). Children listed (born in VA) are: James H. (son b. 1835 - 15); George W. (son b. 1837 - 13); Lewis G. (son b. 1839 - 11); Margaret J. (dau b. 1845 - 5); and Washington A. (son b. 1848 - 2).
!US Census 1860 (27-28 June) Virginia, Lewis Co., Roll M653_1358, Sheet 79/80, Page 79, House No. 519, Lines 39-40/1-9: John Sims (b. 1808 - 52 - in VA - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $1500 + $600) married to Sarah A. (b. 1814 - 46 - in VA). Children listed (born in VA) are: George W. (son b. 1837 - 23 - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $200); Lewis G. (son b. 1839 - 21 - Occ: Farmer); Margaret J. (dau b. 1842 - 18 - Occ: Farmer); Amanda C. (dau b. 1846 - 14); Washington A. (son b. 1847 - 13); John K. (son b. 1852 - 8); Delphi M. (dau b. 1854 - 6); and Joel G. (son b. 1858 - 2). ALSO LISTED is: Samuel Summers (b. 1835 - 25 - in VA - Occ: Laborer)
***Two SIMS children listed with Grandfather George T. Duvall in 1870 Census***
!US Census 1870 (24 August) Virginia, Lewis Co., Battelle Township, Roll M593_1691, Sheet 7, Page 292A, House No. 44, Lines 20-23: George T. Duval (b. 1791 - 79 - in VA - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $3000 + $840). Child listed is: Mary J. (dau b. 1828 - 42 - in VA). ALSO LISTED are: Joohn K. H. Sims (grandson b. 1851 - 19 - in VA - Occ: Farmer); and Anna B. Sims (granddau b. 1855 - 15 - in VA)
!Lewis Co., West Va., WB B- pg 235:
John Sims will: Wr 14 Aug 1875; codicil 23 Oct 1875; pr 4 Jan 1876.
To wf Sarah A Sims the home & farm during her natural life or so long as she remains a wdo + personal property. My desire is that my sons Washington & Joseph run the farm, support their mother & her stock, pay taxes, keep the property in repair - they to have residue. To Joseph - listed personalty. At death of my wife my real & personal estate to be sold & money equally divided among my children.
Excr : my friend George I Davisson. Wits: Henry R. Smith, Fleming K. Brinkley.
Codicil: After death of my wife my estate, both real & personal, to be divided among living as well as dead children who left children which is nine in all. Same Wits.
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