Bettie Alice Sims1,2

F, #12801, b. October 30, 1875, d. December 8, 1948
FatherJohn Dyle Sims b. 24 Aug 1833, d. 31 Mar 1918
MotherIda Eliza Gwinn b. 11 Sep 1836, d. 12 Oct 1907
Birth*30 Oct 1875 Bettie was born at Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV, on 30 Oct 1875.1,3 
 She was the daughter of John Dyle Sims and Ida Eliza Gwinn
(Witness) Census7 Jun 1880 Bettie Alice Sims appeared on the census of 7 Jun 1880 in the household of John Dyle Sims and Ida Eliza Gwinn at Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV.4 
(Witness) Census21 Jun 1900 Bettie Alice Sims appeared on the census of 21 Jun 1900 in the household of John Dyle Sims and Ida Eliza Gwinn at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.4 
(Witness) Census21 Apr 1910 Bettie Alice Sims appeared on the census of 21 Apr 1910 in the household of John Dyle Sims at Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV.4 
Employment*Apr 1930 Occupation: seamstress in Apr 1930 at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.4 
(Witness) Census28 Apr 1930 Bettie Alice Sims appeared on the census of 28 Apr 1930 in the household of John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims at McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.4 
Death*8 Dec 1948 Bettie died on 8 Dec 1948 at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, at age 73. Informant was John H. Sims, Summersville, WV.1 
Burial*10 Dec 1948 She was buried on 10 Dec 1948 at Walker Memorial Cemetery, Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV.5,1 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
7 Jun 1880Summersville, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Dyle Sims, Ida Eliza Gwinn, John Everette Sims, Emma Jane Sims, Oscar Henry Sims, Doctor Franklin Sims, Bettie Alice Sims and Mary "Polly" (?)4
21 Jun 1900Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Dyle Sims, Ida Eliza Gwinn, Bettie Alice Sims and Doctor Franklin Sims4
21 Apr 1910Summersville, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Dyle Sims and Bettie Alice Sims4
28 Apr 1930McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims, Bettie Alice Sims, Mamie Dorsey, Helen Virginia Fitzwater and Mabel Lee Fitzwater4

Citations

  1. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  2. [S116] William Griffee Brown, History of Nicholas Co., WV, 1954, p. 375.
  3. [S2651] Sims Genealogy, compiled and documented by Cathy Meder-Dempsey, posted at http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Dec. 2002, shows date of January 1863.
  4. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  5. [S2673] Online cemetery transcription,, Walker Cemetery, Summersville, WV, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvnichol/cemetery/…, accessed July 2011.

John Hereford Fitzwater1,2

M, #12802, b. October 16, 1862, d. September 14, 1958
FatherJohn Fitzwater
MotherElizabeth M. Wiseman
Birth*16 Oct 1862 John was born at Gad, Nicholas Co, VA, on 16 Oct 1862.1,3,4 
 He was the son of John Fitzwater and Elizabeth M. Wiseman
Marriage*21 Nov 1889 He married Emma Jane Sims at Nicholas Co, WV, on 21 Nov 1889. John Hereford Fitzwater, age 27, b. Nicholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; Emma Jane Lewis [sic; likely reindexing copy error for Sims], age 25, b. Nicholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; md by Levi J. Huffman.5,6 
Employment*Jun 1900 Occupation: farmer in Jun 1900 at Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV.7 
Census*2 Jun 1900 John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims appeared on the census as head of household at Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV, on 2 Jun 1900.7 
EmploymentApr 1910 Occupation: farmer in Apr 1910 at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.7 
Census25 Apr 1910 John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims appeared on the census as head of household at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV, on 25 Apr 1910.7 
EmploymentJan 1920 Occupation: farmer in Jan 1920 at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.7 
Census23 Jan 1920 John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims appeared on the census as head of household at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV, on 23 Jan 1920.7 
(informant) Death27 Mar 1930 John was informant for the death of Henry Fenton Fitzwater at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, on 27 Mar 1930.1 
EmploymentApr 1930 Occupation: farmer in Apr 1930 at McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.7 
Census*28 Apr 1930 John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims appeared on the census as head of household at McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV, on 28 Apr 1930.7 
(informant) Death27 Sep 1941 John was informant for the death of Emma Jane Sims at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, on 27 Sep 1941.1,3 
Residence*Feb 1948 John Hereford Fitzwater resided at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, in Feb 1948.8 
Death*14 Sep 1958 John died on 14 Sep 1958 at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, at age 95. The Charleston Gazette September 15, 1958 - Memorial Obituary - Fitzwater, John H. - 95. of Gad, Nicholas County,died Sunday at his home after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Nicholas County. Surviving are a daughter - inlaw, Mrs.Mamie Fitzwater, who made her home with him; a sister Mrs. Mildred Hicks of Gad; three grandchildren. Service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Simpson Methodist Church at Gad. by Rev. Charles Pugh. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at White Mortuary in Summersville.1,3 
Burial*16 Sep 1958 His body was interred on 16 Sep 1958 at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, at Simpson Methodist Cemetery.1,3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
2 Jun 1900Summersville, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims and Henry Fenton Fitzwater7
25 Apr 1910Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims and Henry Fenton Fitzwater7
23 Jan 1920Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims, Henry Fenton Fitzwater, Mamie Dorsey and Helen Virginia Fitzwater7
28 Apr 1930McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims, Bettie Alice Sims, Mamie Dorsey, Helen Virginia Fitzwater and Mabel Lee Fitzwater7

Partners and Children

Marriage*21 Nov 1889 He married Emma Jane Sims at Nicholas Co, WV, on 21 Nov 1889. John Hereford Fitzwater, age 27, b. Nicholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; Emma Jane Lewis [sic; likely reindexing copy error for Sims], age 25, b. Nicholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; md by Levi J. Huffman.5,6 
Child

Citations

  1. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  2. [S2371] From Sharon Flack, descendant, 1973.
  3. [S2655] Transcription of cemetery (now Keslers Cross Lane cemetery after construction of Summersville Dam), posted at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/nicholas/cemetery/kesslersxl.txt, Dec. 2002.
  4. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,, Henry F. Fitzwater.
  5. [S2712] WV Marriages Nicholas Co, WV.
  6. [S2651] Sims Genealogy, compiled and documented by Cathy Meder-Dempsey, posted at http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Dec. 2002, shows date of January 1863.
  7. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  8. [S2657] Obituary of Margaret Jane Huffman, Nicholas Chronicle, 24 Feb. 1948.

Henry Fenton Fitzwater

M, #12803, b. April 26, 1894, d. March 27, 1930
FatherJohn Hereford Fitzwater b. 16 Oct 1862, d. 14 Sep 1958
MotherEmma Jane Sims b. 2 Jan 1864, d. 27 Sep 1941
Birth*26 Apr 1894 Henry was born at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, on 26 Apr 1894.1 
 He was the son of John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims
(Witness) Census2 Jun 1900 Henry Fenton Fitzwater appeared on the census of 2 Jun 1900 in the household of John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims at Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV.2 
(Witness) Census25 Apr 1910 Henry Fenton Fitzwater appeared on the census of 25 Apr 1910 in the household of John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.2 
Marriage*18 Aug 1917 He married Mamie Dorsey at Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV, on 18 Aug 1917. Henry Fenton Fitzwater, age 23, b. NIcholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; Miss Mamie Dorsey, age 22, b. Nicholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; md by W.F. Hampton at Summersville.3 
EmploymentJan 1920 Occupation: teacher in Jan 1920 at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.2 
(Witness) Census23 Jan 1920 Henry Fenton Fitzwater appeared on the census of 23 Jan 1920 in the household of John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.2 
Employment*Mar 1930 Occupation: school teacher in Mar 1930 at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV.1 
Death*27 Mar 1930 Henry died on 27 Mar 1930 at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, at age 35. The Nicholas Chronicle, Thursday, April 3, 1930 Summersville, W.V. - HENRY FITZWATER DIES - Henry Fitzwater, only child of John H. and Emma Sims Fitzwater; died last Thursday, March 27th, after an illness of a week of pneumonia. Deceased was 35 years of age. He is survived by his parents, a wife and three children, his wife being a daughter of Theodore Dorsey. Mr. Fitzwater was a likeable man and had many warm friends. He was born on a farm near Gad, and his entire life was spent in that community. He commenced teaching school early in life and enjoyed the reputation of being an excellent teacher; In the communities where he taught he had the friendship of his pupils and of the patrons as well He was of a genial friendly disposition, always ready to do an act of Kindness and would make (Note one line creased from being folded and not readable.) In his business dealings he was honest and fair. On Saturday morning his remains were laid to rest in the Dotson Chapel cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. O.L. Harris of the M.E. Church and Rev. L. W. Peters of thee M.E. Church, South, and were attended by a large crowd of sorrowing friends.
.1 
Burial*29 Mar 1930 His body was interred on 29 Mar 1930 at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, at Dotson Chapel Cemetery.4 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
2 Jun 1900Summersville, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims and Henry Fenton Fitzwater2
25 Apr 1910Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims and Henry Fenton Fitzwater2
23 Jan 1920Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims, Henry Fenton Fitzwater, Mamie Dorsey and Helen Virginia Fitzwater2

Partners and Children

Marriage*18 Aug 1917 He married Mamie Dorsey at Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV, on 18 Aug 1917. Henry Fenton Fitzwater, age 23, b. NIcholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; Miss Mamie Dorsey, age 22, b. Nicholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; md by W.F. Hampton at Summersville.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2712] WV Marriages Nicholas Co, WV.
  4. [S2655] Transcription of cemetery (now Keslers Cross Lane cemetery after construction of Summersville Dam), posted at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/nicholas/cemetery/kesslersxl.txt, Dec. 2002.

Mamie Dorsey1

F, #12804, b. December 6, 1895, d. December 25, 1977
Birth*6 Dec 1895 Mamie was born at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, on 6 Dec 1895. 
Marriage*18 Aug 1917 She married Henry Fenton Fitzwater at Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV, on 18 Aug 1917. Henry Fenton Fitzwater, age 23, b. NIcholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; Miss Mamie Dorsey, age 22, b. Nicholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; md by W.F. Hampton at Summersville.2 
(Witness) Census23 Jan 1920 Mamie Dorsey appeared on the census of 23 Jan 1920 in the household of John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.3 
(Witness) Census28 Apr 1930 Mamie Dorsey appeared on the census of 28 Apr 1930 in the household of John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims at McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.3 
(informant) Death14 Sep 1958 Mamie was informant for the death of John Hereford Fitzwater at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, on 14 Sep 1958.4,5 
Residence*Sep 1958 Mamie Dorsey resided at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, in Sep 1958.6 
Death*25 Dec 1977 Mamie died on 25 Dec 1977 at Stamford, Fairfield Co, CT, at age 82.
Mamie Fitzwater - Mrs. Mamie Fitzwater, 82, of Stamford, Conneticut, formerly of Gad, Nicholas County, W.Va., died Sunday, December 25, 1977 in a Stamford hospital. Born December 6, 1895 at Gad. she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Alice Hanna Dorsey. Her husband, Henry Fitzwater, preceded her in death in 1930. She was a member of the Dotson-Simpson United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Helen Hudkins of Scott Depot, W.Va. Mrs. Mabel Flack of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Mrs. Goldie Holbert of Stamford, Connecticut; one brother; Alva Dorsey of Warren, Ohio; two sisters: Mrs. Minnie Grose of Lockwood and Maggie Craig of Mount Nebo; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 29, 1977, in the Howard White Funeral Chapel in Summersville with Rev. Arnold Workman officiating. Interment will follow in the Dotson-Simpson Memorial Cemetery at Keslers Cross Lanes.
Burial*29 Dec 1977 Her body was interred on 29 Dec 1977 at Keslers Cross Lanes, Nicholas Co, WV, at Dotson-Simpson Memorial Cemetery.5 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
23 Jan 1920Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims, Henry Fenton Fitzwater, Mamie Dorsey and Helen Virginia Fitzwater3
28 Apr 1930McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims, Bettie Alice Sims, Mamie Dorsey, Helen Virginia Fitzwater and Mabel Lee Fitzwater3

Partners and Children

Marriage*18 Aug 1917 She married Henry Fenton Fitzwater at Summersville, Nicholas Co, WV, on 18 Aug 1917. Henry Fenton Fitzwater, age 23, b. NIcholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; Miss Mamie Dorsey, age 22, b. Nicholas Co, res. Nicholas Co; md by W.F. Hampton at Summersville.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2372] From Sharon Flack, descendant, 1973; dau of Theodore and Alice Dorsey.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Nicholas Co, WV.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S2683] WV Death Certificate online at www.wvculture.org,.
  5. [S2655] Transcription of cemetery (now Keslers Cross Lane cemetery after construction of Summersville Dam), posted at ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/nicholas/cemetery/kesslersxl.txt, Dec. 2002.
  6. [S2653] Obituary of John H. Fitzwater.

Helen Virginia Fitzwater1

F, #12805, b. April 7, 1919
FatherHenry Fenton Fitzwater b. 26 Apr 1894, d. 27 Mar 1930
MotherMamie Dorsey b. 6 Dec 1895, d. 25 Dec 1977
Birth*7 Apr 1919 Helen was born at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, on 7 Apr 1919. 
 She was the daughter of Henry Fenton Fitzwater and Mamie Dorsey
(Witness) Census23 Jan 1920 Helen Virginia Fitzwater appeared on the census of 23 Jan 1920 in the household of John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims at Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.2 
(Witness) Census28 Apr 1930 Helen Virginia Fitzwater appeared on the census of 28 Apr 1930 in the household of John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims at McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.2 
Marriage* She married John F. Hudkins.3 
Residence*Dec 1977 Helen Virginia Fitzwater resided at Scott Depot, Putnam Co, WV, in Dec 1977.4 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
23 Jan 1920Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims, Henry Fenton Fitzwater, Mamie Dorsey and Helen Virginia Fitzwater2
28 Apr 1930McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims, Bettie Alice Sims, Mamie Dorsey, Helen Virginia Fitzwater and Mabel Lee Fitzwater2

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S2372] From Sharon Flack, descendant, 1973; dau of Theodore and Alice Dorsey.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S1757] From Sharon Flack, 1973.
  4. [S2654] Obituary of Mamie Dorsey Fitzwater, Dec. 1977.

Mabel Lee Fitzwater1

F, #12806, b. November 6, 1922, d. March 13, 2020
FatherHenry Fenton Fitzwater b. 26 Apr 1894, d. 27 Mar 1930
MotherMamie Dorsey b. 6 Dec 1895, d. 25 Dec 1977
Birth*6 Nov 1922 Mabel was born at Gad, Nicholas Co, WV, on 6 Nov 1922. 
 She was the daughter of Henry Fenton Fitzwater and Mamie Dorsey
(Witness) Census28 Apr 1930 Mabel Lee Fitzwater appeared on the census of 28 Apr 1930 in the household of John Hereford Fitzwater and Emma Jane Sims at McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WV.2 
Marriage*1 Jun 1951 She married Robert Harold Flack at Silver Spring, Montgomery Co, MD, on 1 Jun 1951.3 
Residence*1974 Mabel Lee Fitzwater resided at Silver Spring, Montgomery Co, MD, in 1974. 
ResidenceDec 1977 She resided at Silver Spring, Montgomery Co, MD, in Dec 1977.4 
Move*1998 She moved to Houston, Harris Co, TX, in 1998. 
Death*13 Mar 2020 Mabel died on 13 Mar 2020 at Houston, Harris Co, TX, at age 97.5 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
28 Apr 1930McKees Creek Rd, Summersville Dst, Nicholas Co, WVJohn Hereford Fitzwater, Emma Jane Sims, Bettie Alice Sims, Mamie Dorsey, Helen Virginia Fitzwater and Mabel Lee Fitzwater2

Partners and Children

Marriage*1 Jun 1951 She married Robert Harold Flack at Silver Spring, Montgomery Co, MD, on 1 Jun 1951.3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S2372] From Sharon Flack, descendant, 1973; dau of Theodore and Alice Dorsey.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S1758] From Sharon Flack, daughter.
  4. [S2654] Obituary of Mamie Dorsey Fitzwater, Dec. 1977.
  5. [S2763] Facebook (www.facebook.com),.

Goldie Henrietta Fitzwater

F, #12807
FatherHenry Fenton Fitzwater b. 26 Apr 1894, d. 27 Mar 1930
MotherMamie Dorsey b. 6 Dec 1895, d. 25 Dec 1977
 Goldie Henrietta Fitzwater is the daughter of Henry Fenton Fitzwater and Mamie Dorsey
Marriage* She married Robert F. Holbert.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S1757] From Sharon Flack, 1973.

John F. Hudkins

M, #12808
Marriage* He married Helen Virginia Fitzwater.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S1757] From Sharon Flack, 1973.

Robert F. Holbert

M, #12809
Marriage* He married Goldie Henrietta Fitzwater.1 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S1757] From Sharon Flack, 1973.

Robert Harold Flack1

M, #12810, b. June 9, 1922, d. March 25, 1996
Birth*9 Jun 1922 Robert was born at Ithaca, Tompkins Co, NY, on 9 Jun 1922.2 
Marriage*1 Jun 1951 He married Mabel Lee Fitzwater at Silver Spring, Montgomery Co, MD, on 1 Jun 1951.3 
Residence*1974 Robert Harold Flack resided at Aspen Hill, Montgomery Co, MD, in 1974. 
Death*25 Mar 1996 Robert died on 25 Mar 1996 at Silver Spring, Montgomery Co, MD, at age 73.2 

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S2373] Son of Harold and Evelyn Marguerite (Alspach) Flack.
  2. [S1] Social Security Administration., Social Security Death Index (Online at www.ancestry.com),.
  3. [S1758] From Sharon Flack, daughter.

Sharon Kay Flack

F, #12811
FatherRobert Harold Flack b. 9 Jun 1922, d. 25 Mar 1996
MotherMabel Lee Fitzwater b. 6 Nov 1922, d. 13 Mar 2020
 Sharon Kay Flack is the daughter of Robert Harold Flack and Mabel Lee Fitzwater
Marriage*11 Dec 1981 She married Sean Kevin Roark at Harris Co, TX, on 11 Dec 1981.1,2 
Divorce*16 Mar 1994 Sharon was divorced from an unknown person at Harris Co, TX, on 16 Mar 1994.2 

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S230] Marriages, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
  2. [S2765] Divorces, Civil Records Ancestry.com. Texas Divorce Index, 1968-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Edward Sims1

M, #12812, b. circa 1784
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherPhebe d. Jan 1794
Birth*circa 1784 Edward was born at VA circa 1784.2 
 He was the son of James Sims and Phebe
Marriage* He married Hannah Robinson

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.
  2. [S2463] According to 1880 Fayette Co, WV census entry for daughter Rebecca Sims Gilkeson, birthplace of mother was NC; birthplace of father was VA.

Jeremiah Sims1

M, #12813, b. May 24, 1777, d. January 19, 1824
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherPhebe d. Jan 1794
Birth*24 May 1777 Jeremiah was born at VA on 24 May 1777. Birthdate calculated from age given at death on tombstone.. 
 He was the son of James Sims and Phebe
Marriage*26 Nov 1800 He married Sarah Milhollen at Bath Co, VA, on 26 Nov 1800. 
Move*1804 He moved to Champaign Co, OH, in 1804. Jeremiah probably settled in German Township of Clark Co, which was formed in 1817 in part from Champaign Co.. 
Milit-Beg* Jeremiah served in the military at OH. Captain in the War of 1812.. 
Census*1820 He appeared on the census as head of household at German Twp, Clark Co, OH, in 1820. Jeremiah was engaged in "manufacturing" in this census. Given his family history, he was likely a gunsmith or blacksmith. He had 2 free colored and one slave in his household. Jeremiah appears to have had 6 children at home, 5 males and one female: 2 males under 10, 1 10-16, 2 16-26, and female 10-16..2 
Death*19 Jan 1824 Jeremiah died on 19 Jan 1824 at German Twp, Clark Co, OH, at age 46. Tombstone, aged 46 yrs., 7 mos., 26 days. 
Burial* His body was interred at German Twp, Clark Co, OH, at Callison Cemetery.3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1820German Twp, Clark Co, OHJeremiah Sims2

Partners and Children

Marriage*26 Nov 1800 He married Sarah Milhollen at Bath Co, VA, on 26 Nov 1800. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2564] Cemetery listing at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Garden/3458/Townships/…

Mary Sims1

F, #12814
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherPhebe d. Jan 1794
Birth* Mary was born. 
 She was the daughter of James Sims and Phebe
Marriage1808 She married John Fowler in 1808. Married by Edward Hughes.. 
Marriage* She married _____ Hughes

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.

Sarah Sims1

F, #12815
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherElizabeth Cotton b. circa 1782
Birth* Sarah was born. 
 She was the daughter of James Sims and Elizabeth Cotton
Marriage*6 Sep 1825 She married Peyton Foster at Nicholas Co, VA, on 6 Sep 1825.2 

Partners and Children

Child

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.
  2. [S2585] Nicholas Co, VA marriages, transcribed.

John Sims1

M, #12816, b. May 15, 1787, d. October 15, 1869
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherPhebe d. Jan 1794
Birth*15 May 1787 John was born at VA on 15 May 1787. 
 He was the son of James Sims and Phebe
Marriage*24 Apr 1812 He married Mildred Hunter at Kanawha Co, VA, on 24 Apr 1812. Performed by Edward Hughes..2 
Death*15 Oct 1869 John died on 15 Oct 1869 at Kanawha Co, WV, at age 82. Age 82, death reported by A. G. Walker, "kindred". No parents listed..3 

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.
  2. [S2566] Kanawha Co. VA Marriages, online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvkanawh/marriage/1800.html
  3. [S2565] Kanawha Co, WV Deaths, 1860-69, online at rootsweb.com.

George Washington Sims1

M, #12817, b. circa 1821
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherElizabeth Cotton b. circa 1782
Birth*circa 1821 George was born at VA circa 1821. 
 He was the son of James Sims and Elizabeth Cotton
Marriage*26 Nov 1845 He married Margaret Jane Dorsey at Nicholas Co, VA, on 26 Nov 1845.2 
Census*1850 George Washington Sims appeared on the census as head of household at Fayette Co, VA, in 1850. 
Census1860 He appeared on the census as head of household at Fayette Co, VA, in 1860.3 
Marriage29 Jan 1863 He married Mary Jane Johnson at Nicholas Co, VA, on 29 Jan 1863. Simms, Washington, Widow, 39, b. Nicholas, res. Fayette, s/o James & Elizabeth to Johnson, Mary Jane, 23, Fayette, parents not stated -- 29 Jan 1863.2 
Census1870 George Washington Sims appeared on the census as head of household at Jefferson Twp, Nicholas Co, WV, in 1870. 
Census1880 He appeared on the census as head of household at Jefferson Dist, Nicholas Co, WV, in 1880.4 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1850Fayette Co, VAGeorge Washington Sims
1860Fayette Co, VAGeorge Washington Sims3
1870Jefferson Twp, Nicholas Co, WVGeorge Washington Sims
1880Jefferson Dist, Nicholas Co, WVGeorge Washington Sims4

Partners and Children

Marriage*26 Nov 1845 He married Margaret Jane Dorsey at Nicholas Co, VA, on 26 Nov 1845.2 
Children

Partners and Children

Marriage29 Jan 1863 He married Mary Jane Johnson at Nicholas Co, VA, on 29 Jan 1863. Simms, Washington, Widow, 39, b. Nicholas, res. Fayette, s/o James & Elizabeth to Johnson, Mary Jane, 23, Fayette, parents not stated -- 29 Jan 1863.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.
  2. [S243] Neva Jane Stout Bryant., SIMMS/SIMS Marriages, Nicholas Co, WV 1817-1933 (abstracted from Blake, Early Nicholas County (West) Virginia Marriage Bonds (& Records) 1818-1864; Cochran, Nicholas Co WV Marriages 1817-1903; Cochran, Nicholas Co. WV Marriages 1903-1933),.
  3. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  4. [S215] William A. Marsh., 1880 Census of West Virginia, Vol. 4: Braxton, Clay, Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1982),.

Margaret Sims1

F, #12818
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherElizabeth Cotton b. circa 1782
Birth* Margaret was born. 
 She was the daughter of James Sims and Elizabeth Cotton
Marriage*21 Nov 1822 She married Matthew Hughes at Nicholas Co, VA, on 21 Nov 1822. 

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.

James Sims1

M, #12820, b. circa 1801
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherElizabeth Cotton b. circa 1782
Birth*circa 1801 James was born circa 1801. 
 He was the son of James Sims and Elizabeth Cotton
Marriage*26 Aug 1821 He married Elizabeth Stanley at Kanawha Co, VA, on 26 Aug 1821.2 

Partners and Children

Child

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.
  2. [S178] Julia Wintz., Kanawha Co. Marriages, 1792-1869 (Parsons, WV: McClain Printing Co., 1975 (online at GenealogyLibrary.com)),.

Charles Fulton Sims1

M, #12822, b. August 13, 1815, d. April 26, 1891
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherElizabeth Cotton b. circa 1782
Birth*13 Aug 1815 Charles was born at VA on 13 Aug 1815. 
 He was the son of James Sims and Elizabeth Cotton
Census*1840 Charles Fulton Sims appeared on the census as head of household at Fayette Co, VA, in 1840. 
Marriage*16 May 1842 He married Minerva J. Summers on 16 May 1842.1 
Census1850 Charles Fulton Sims appeared on the census as head of household at Fayette Co, VA, in 1850. Charles was enumerated age 37.. 
Census1870 He appeared on the census as head of household at Falls of Kanawha Twp, Fayette Co, WV, in 1870.2 
Census1880 He appeared on the census as head of household at Falls Dist, Fayette Co, WV, in 1880.3 
Death*26 Apr 1891 Charles died on 26 Apr 1891 at age 75. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1840Fayette Co, VACharles Fulton Sims
1850Fayette Co, VACharles Fulton Sims
1870Falls of Kanawha Twp, Fayette Co, WVCharles Fulton Sims2
1880Falls Dist, Fayette Co, WVCharles Fulton Sims3

Partners and Children

Marriage*16 May 1842 He married Minerva J. Summers on 16 May 1842.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S215] William A. Marsh., 1880 Census of West Virginia, Vol. 4: Braxton, Clay, Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1982),.

Dryden Sims1

M, #12823, b. circa 1818
FatherJames Sims b. 8 Oct 1754, d. between 12 Aug 1845 and 10 Mar 1846
MotherElizabeth Cotton b. circa 1782
Birth*circa 1818 Dryden was born at VA circa 1818.2 
 He was the son of James Sims and Elizabeth Cotton
Marriage*18 Oct 1837 He married Rebecca Bays at Fayette Co, VA, on 18 Oct 1837.3 
Census1840 Dryden Sims appeared on the census as head of household at Nicholas Co, VA, in 1840. Dryden was age 20-30..2 
Employment*Aug 1850 Occupation: farmer in Aug 1850 at Western Dist, Nicholas Co, VA.2 
Census*26 Aug 1850 He and Rebecca Bays appeared on the census as head of household at Western Dist, Nicholas Co, VA, on 26 Aug 1850. Also enumerated in this household was Pascal Hendrick, age 34, farmer, b. VA.2 
Census23 Jul 1860 Dryden Sims and Rebecca Bays appeared on the census as head of household at Dist of Nicholas, Nicholas Co, VA, on 23 Jul 1860.2 
EmploymentJun 1870 Occupation: farmer in Jun 1870 at Chalk Level Twp, St Clair Co, MO.2 
Census24 Jun 1870 Dryden Sims and Rebecca Bays appeared on the census as head of household at Chalk Level Twp, St Clair Co, MO, on 24 Jun 1870.2 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1840Nicholas Co, VADryden Sims2
26 Aug 1850Western Dist, Nicholas Co, VADryden Sims, Rebecca Bays, Alfred Sims, William H. H. Sims, Andrew Jackson Sims, John Alexander Sims and Thomas Sims2
23 Jul 1860Dist of Nicholas, Nicholas Co, VADryden Sims, Rebecca Bays, William H. H. Sims, Andrew Jackson Sims, John Alexander Sims, Mary J. Sims, Nancy Elizabeth Sims and Leonard M. Sims2
24 Jun 1870Chalk Level Twp, St Clair Co, MODryden Sims, Rebecca Bays, John Alexander Sims, Nancy Elizabeth Sims and Thomas N. Sims2

Partners and Children

Marriage*18 Oct 1837 He married Rebecca Bays at Fayette Co, VA, on 18 Oct 1837.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S2612] Marriage license, as noted on http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, March 2002.

Minerva J. Summers

F, #12824, b. circa 1824
Birth*circa 1824 Minerva was born at VA circa 1824. 
Marriage*16 May 1842 She married Charles Fulton Sims on 16 May 1842.1 
Census*1850 Minerva J. Summers was listed as a resident in the census report at Fayette Co, VA, in 1850. 
Census1870 Minerva J. Summers was listed as a resident in the census report at Falls of Kanawha Twp, Fayette Co, WV, in 1870. Minerva was enumerated age 48..2 
Census1880 Minerva J. Summers was listed as a resident in the census report at Falls Dist, Fayette Co, WV, in 1880. Manerva J. was enumerated age 58..3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1850Fayette Co, VAMinerva J. Summers
1870Falls of Kanawha Twp, Fayette Co, WVMinerva J. Summers2
1880Falls Dist, Fayette Co, WVMinerva J. Summers3

Partners and Children

Children

Citations

  1. [S117] News Notes, Gen. Society, Fay. & Ral. Cos, WV, Feb 1987, p. 12.
  2. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  3. [S215] William A. Marsh., 1880 Census of West Virginia, Vol. 4: Braxton, Clay, Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1982),.

Mary J. Sims

F, #12825, b. circa 1843
FatherCharles Fulton Sims b. 13 Aug 1815, d. 26 Apr 1891
MotherMinerva J. Summers b. circa 1824
Birth*circa 1843 Mary was born at Fayette Co, VA, circa 1843. 
 She was the daughter of Charles Fulton Sims and Minerva J. Summers
Census*1850 Mary J. Sims was listed as a resident in the census report at Fayette Co, VA, in 1850. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1850Fayette Co, VAMary J. Sims

E. K. Sims

F, #12826, b. circa 1845
FatherCharles Fulton Sims b. 13 Aug 1815, d. 26 Apr 1891
MotherMinerva J. Summers b. circa 1824
Birth*circa 1845 E. was born at Fayette Co, VA, circa 1845. 
 She was the daughter of Charles Fulton Sims and Minerva J. Summers
Census*1850 E. K. Sims was listed as a resident in the census report at Fayette Co, VA, in 1850. 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1850Fayette Co, VAE. K. Sims

Elizabeth A. Sims

F, #12827, b. circa 1847
FatherCharles Fulton Sims b. 13 Aug 1815, d. 26 Apr 1891
MotherMinerva J. Summers b. circa 1824
Birth*circa 1847 Elizabeth was born at Fayette Co, VA, circa 1847. 
 She was the daughter of Charles Fulton Sims and Minerva J. Summers
Census*1850 Elizabeth A. Sims was listed as a resident in the census report at Fayette Co, VA, in 1850. 
Census1870 Elizabeth A. Sims was listed as a resident in the census report at Falls of Kanawha Twp, Fayette Co, WV, in 1870.1 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1850Fayette Co, VAElizabeth A. Sims
1870Falls of Kanawha Twp, Fayette Co, WVElizabeth A. Sims1

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.

Lydia Sims

F, #12828, b. 1850
FatherCharles Fulton Sims b. 13 Aug 1815, d. 26 Apr 1891
MotherMinerva J. Summers b. circa 1824
Census*1850 Lydia Sims was listed as a resident in the census report at Fayette Co, VA, in 1850. 
Birth*1850 Lydia was born at Fayette Co, VA, in 1850. 
 She was the daughter of Charles Fulton Sims and Minerva J. Summers
Census1870 Lydia Sims was listed as a resident in the census report at Falls of Kanawha Twp, Fayette Co, WV, in 1870.1 
Marriage*25 Dec 1871 She married Ezra W. Morris at Fayette Co, WV, on 25 Dec 1871.
Ezra W. Morris, age 22, single, b. Fayette Co, res. Fayette Co, par. Fenton & Rebecca Morris; Lydia Sims, age 21, single, b. Fayette Co, res. Fayette Co, par. Chas & Manerva Sims; md by A.N. Rippetoe.2,3 

Census Record Summary

Enumeration DateCensus LocationHousehold Members
1850Fayette Co, VALydia Sims
1870Falls of Kanawha Twp, Fayette Co, WVLydia Sims1

Partners and Children

Citations

  1. [S205] 1790-1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, online at ancestry.com.
  2. [S2712] WV Marriages Fayette Co, WV.
  3. [S146] Larry G. Shuck., Fayette Co. (W) Virginia Marriages 1832-1853 and 1865-1903 (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1995),.