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Robert Simms, III

Male 1760 - 1815  (55 years)


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  • Name Robert Simms 
    Suffix III 
    Born 1760  Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1815  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried
    Simms, Robert III
    Simms, Robert III
    Notes 
    • "10th September 1796. JOEL DICKENSON of Hancock County to ROBERT SIMMS of same place for the sume of one hundred and fourteen pounds for a tract of land containing one hundred and eighty two and a half acres in Hancock County on the waters of the Beaverdam of Ogeechee and adjoining WILLIAMSON's line and by FEW's corner. Wit: Will Dent, J.P. and H. (illegible). Reg: 30th September 1801."

      Abstract at Helen and Tim Marsh, compilers, Land Deed Genealogy of Hancock County, Georgia (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press 1997), p. 268. Deed Book E, p. 269.
    Person ID I0306  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2009 

    Father Robert Simms, II,   b. 1729, Nansemond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1791, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Mary Barnes,   b. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1789, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Dickinson,   b. 1762, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1850, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1780  Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Simms,   b. 09 Jun 1780, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1863, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Susan Simms,   b. 1784, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1814, Powelton, Hancock, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     3. Elizabeth Simms,   b. 1786, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Mary Simms,   b. 1788, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +5. Britain Simms,   b. 1789, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1864, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     6. Sarah Simms,   b. aft. 1790, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Penelope Simms,   b. 1792, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ann Simms,   b. 1794, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F0106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1760 - Wayne County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1780 - Wayne County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Mar 1815 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Georgia, Hancock County (1839)
    Georgia, Hancock County (1839)
    Simms, Robert
    Simms, Robert
    I Robert Simms of the County of Hancock and State of Georgia do make ordain and constitute this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following-

    1st Its my will that all my just debts be paid-

    2nd I give to my son John Simms all the property that I have heretofore given him [--] excepted that I have lately sold him-

    3rd I give unto Gerard Burch Jr the property that I have heretofore put into his hands-

    4. I give unto my daughter Betsey Askew all the property that I have heretofore putinto her hands.

    5. I give unto my daughter Polly Connell all the property that I have heretofore put into her hands.

    6. I give to my daughter Sally Simms two Negroes Fanny and her daughter [Teor?], one feather bed and furniture, horse, bridle and saddle-

    7. I give unto my daughter Penny Simms two Negroes Warrick and Tresy, one feather bed and furniture horse, bridle and saddle-

    8. I give unto my daughter Ann Simms two Negroes Isaac and Bird, one feather bed and furniture horse bridle and saddle and furthermore one negroe girl by the name of Matthew and her increase if any they be but remain in the hands of my wife during her natural life-

    9. I give unto my son Britain Simms all my land that lies on the north side of the road leading from Powelton to [Greensborough?] also the field that I first cleared on the land I bought of James Garrett and whereas I recd one negro girl of my son

    Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-30355-15149-90?cc=1999178&wc=M946-1L7:n1016269412 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Hancock > Wills and administration records 1811-1824 vol G-J > image 295 of 622.
    Simms, Robert
    Simms, Robert
    Britain some time since by the name of Sarah and I give in return for the said negro girl one boy by the name of Levi unto my son Britain Simms in full for the said negro girl

    10th I give unto my beloved wife Sally Simms the following Negroes during her natural life, Tom, Harry, Jack, Sall and Lewis together the use of all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs and sheep plantation utensils, household and kitchen furniture- I also give unto my wife the use and benefit of all the remaining part of my lands and improvements which is not already divised to my son Britain for and during her natural life and at her death to become the property of my son Britain Simms and his heirs forever- Also at her death it is my desire that the above five Negroes together with all the rest of the personal property be equally divided among four of my children to wit, Britain Simms, Sally Simms, Penny Simms and Ann Simms with the exception of four hundred dollars which is to be disposed of in the following manner to my son John Simms one hundred dollars to my daughter Betsey Askew one hundred dollars to my daughter Polly Connell one hundred dollars and to my grand son Robert S. Burch one hundred dollars-

    It is my desire the negroes the Negroes given to my two youngest daughters remain in the hands of my wife for their support until they become of age or marriage-

    I do hereby nominate and appoint John Simms, Britain Simms

    Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-30355-15149-90?cc=1999178&wc=M946-1L7:n1016269412 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Hancock > Wills and administration records 1811-1824 vol G-J > image 295 of 622.
    Simms, Robert
    Simms, Robert
    and James Askew my executors to this my will this 7th Jany 1815-

    Robt Simms

    Witness
    John Henderson
    John Rudisille
    William Lancaster-

    Hancock Court of Ordinary 5th June 1815

    The last will & testament of Robert Simms dec. was duly proven in open court by the oaths of John Henderson, John Rudisille and William Lancaster subscribing witnesses to the same and ordered to be recorded- Whereupon it is ordered that letters testamentary issue to the nominated executors who qualify to the same- John Simms and James Askew two of the nominated executors were qualified accordingly-

    Georgia
    Hancock Inferior Court sitting for ordinary purposes 1st September 1817.

    Britain Simms one of the nominated executors of Robert Simms decd came into court & was duly qualified and his name ordered to be inserted in the letter testamentary granted to John Simms & James Askew on the 5th day of June 1815

    Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-30355-15149-90?cc=1999178&wc=M946-1L7:n1016269412 : accessed 01 Jan 2014), Hancock > Wills and administration records 1811-1824 vol G-J > image 295 of 622.

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