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Samuel Mims[1]

Male 1747 - 1813  (66 years)


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  • Name Samuel Mims 
    Nickname Sam 
    Born 1747  Albermarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Oct 1797  Holley Creek, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Samuel Mims established his ferry across the Alabama River (to Nanna Hubba Island) in cooperation with Adam Hollinger's across the Tombigbee. Mims's Ferry was on the Federal Road near Fort Stoddert and saved traveler's the time time and expense of going to Mobile. The ferry was operated at Holley Creek. 
    Tensaw Country (1818)
    Tensaw Country (1818)
    Philadelphia: John Melish,
    Died 30 Aug 1813  Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Fort Mims Massacre
    Fort Mims Massacre
    30 August 1813
    Probate 4 Mar 1857  Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A report of Abraham Woodcock, administrator for the estate of Samuel Mims, was filed. It alleged the following heirs: Reuben McDonald; Adaline Smoot Woodcock, wife of Abraham Woodcock; Edward Smoot; William Smoot; Susan Smoot Dubose; Margaret Smoot Jennings, wife of S. S. Jennings [the Smoots were children of Harriet Mims Smoot]; Catherine E. Tunstall of Texas (formerly of Baldwin County); Lucy Jones Arrington, wife of Edward Arrington, both of Texas (formerly of Baldwin County) [the daughter of Prudence Mims Jones]; Caroline Darling Calvert, wife of William Calvert; Helen B. Hammond, minor, daughter of Eliza Darling Hammond [daughter of Sarah Mims Darling]; Annette Wilkins, daughter of Annetta Darling Wilkins [granddaughter of Sarah]; and Joseph Mims, for which the administrator knew nothing. [6]
    Person ID I6576  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2014 

    Family Hannah Bready,   d. 1824, Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1788  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Mims,   b. 1790, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1844, Brazoria, Brazoria, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Harriet Mims,   b. 1792, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [Birth]
     3. Alexander Mims,   b. Aft 1790, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1845, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [Birth]
     4. David Mims,   b. 20 Jul 1801, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1843, Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [Birth]  [Foster]
    +5. Sarah Mims,   d. bef. 1838, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +6. Prudence Mims,   d. Aft 13 Sep 1843, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F1775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1747 - Albermarle County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Samuel Mims established his ferry across the Alabama River (to Nanna Hubba Island) in cooperation with Adam Hollinger's across the Tombigbee. Mims's Ferry was on the Federal Road near Fort Stoddert and saved traveler's the time time and expense of going to Mobile. The ferry was operated at Holley Creek. - Oct 1797 - Holley Creek, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Aug 1813 - Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 4 Mar 1857 - Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S105] Leaves from the Mims Family Tree, Sam Mims , (Minden, Louisiana: Sam Mims, 1961), http://reigelridge.com/Genealogy/Resources/Leaves%20From%20The%20Mims%20Family%20Tree.pdf.

    2. [S336314] History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, Albert James Pickett, (Sheffield, Alabama: Robert C. Randolph, 1896), 461.

    3. [S106] The Federal Road through Georgia, the Creek Nation, and Alabama, 1806-1836, Henry DeLeon Southerland, Jr., and Jerry Elijah Brown, (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989), 40, 68.

    4. [S113] Survey of the Old Federal Road in Alabama, Raven M. Christopher and Gregory A. Waselkov, (Montgomery: Alabama Department of Transportation, 2012), http://www.usouthal.edu/archaeology/pdf/ofr.pdf., 81.

    5. [S336345] A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814, Gregory A. Waselkov, (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2006), 244.

    6. [S58] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23272-46028-89?cc=1978117&wc=MX55-NNG:314239301,315178901 : accessed 26 December 2014), Baldwin > Mims, Samuel (1824) > image 55 of 128; county courthouses, Alabama.