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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

James Alexander Simms

Male 1825 - 1881  (55 years)


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  • Name James Alexander Simms  [1
    Born 27 Apr 1825  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Hopkins County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Beat 1 
    Residence 1870  Precinct 1, Hopkins, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Jan 1881  Ranger, Eastland, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY OF JAMES A. SIMMS

      James A. Simms, deceased, was born in the state of Georgia. When he arrived at his majority he married Miss Emily Jane Hansom, a daughter of a prominent slave holder and planter in the same neighborhood in which he was raised. He moved into Hopkins County in the year 1853, where he settled and raised a large and interesting family. Jonathan Simms, was his eldest child. The others were Uca C., Tom K., Amanda, J. M. Simms, Jr., Britton B., Bianca, and Kendrick D., three of these children are living in the county. Uca C. is now Mrs. Shugart, a prosperous farmer and a worthy citizen, of noble qualities. J. M., Jr. is a doctor of high standing, and is appreciated for his skill as a physician and as a citizen of noble and generous impulses. He married Miss Annie L. Lacy, a Hopkins County lady of excellent family and good blood. Brooks Simms married Miss Robertson, daughter of Thomas Robertson, a Baptist preacher. The name of the Simms family is prominent in the county. Some of the best citizens in the county are among them. They are all sober, high-minded gentlemen, and well worthy of the good name they bear.

      E. B. Fleming, Early History of Hopkins County, Texas (Unknown Publisher, 1902), 167-168.

    Person ID I0712  Dickinson
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2019 

    Father John Simms,   b. 9 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Comfort Mattox Grace,   b. 26 Feb 1798,   d. 18 Jul 1880, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 16 Sep 1816  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F0134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Jane Hanson,   b. 27 Jun 1829, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1881, Hopkins County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1846  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jonathan Simms,   b. 1848, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Uca California Simms,   b. Jun 1852, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Hopkins County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
    +3. Thomas Kendrick Simms,   b. 22 Jun 1855, Hopkins County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1935, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Amanda Simms,   b. 1858, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jessie Mercer Simms,   b. 28 Oct 1860, Hopkins County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1908, Otero County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +6. Britton Brook Simms,   b. 18 May 1866, Hopkins County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1960, Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     7. Bianca Simms,   b. 1869, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Kendrick D. Simms,   b. 1872, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F0225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Apr 1825 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Oct 1846 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Beat 1 - 1860 - Hopkins County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jan 1881 - Ranger, Eastland, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S104078] Early History of Hopkins County, Texas, E. B. Fleming, (1902), 161.

    2. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls. Beat 1, Hopkins, Texas, post office White Oak, roll M653_1297, page 142, image 291.

    3. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870).

    4. [S007817] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).
      Online publication - Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997.Original data - Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgia.