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Alexander Mims

Male Aft 1790 - 1845  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Alexander Mims  [1
    Born Aft 1790  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Probate 2 Feb 1824  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Orphan's court of Baldwin County appoints Alexander Mims the administrator of his mother's estate. 
    Residence 1830  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1840  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Probate 20 Jan 1845  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Subscription of the will of Alexander Mims. 
    • The primary beneficiary under the will of Alexander Mims was Reuben McDonald, who was identified as a friend. McDonald was bequeathed the slaves Rose and her children, Pompey, Joe, William, Arnitor, Emily, Virginia and Cybel, along with slaves given to Mims by Patrick Mahoney- Amy, Alice, Virginia, Patrick, Old Ben, Sandy, Jim, Little Ben, Hannah and her daughter, Ann, Rachel, Hester and her two children, Morris and Adam. Nephew Richard Jones was given Charles, Nip, Milly, Becka and Cintha. Niece Adaline Woodcock was given Elsy, Louisa and child. Nephew William Smoot was bequeathed Southay, Comfort, Isaac, Cyrus, Rachel, and Viley. Joseph Brady was bequeathed twenty cows and calves. Special solicitude was requested for Rose and her children: McDonald was to allow them "all the privileges of freedom" and she was to continue to occupy the house at Montgomery Hill that was built by Dr. Tunstall and make use of the adjoining property. Amy, Alice, Virginia, Patrick, Old Ben, and Morris were also to be allowed the "privilege of freedom." The will was proved on 30 Jul 1845 before Judge P. C. Byrne.
    Last Will and Testament of Alexander Mims
    Last Will and Testament of Alexander Mims
    "Alabama Probate Records, 1809-1985," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25319-23891-34?cc=1925446&wc=M6DK-WNL:220032901,220305801 : accessed 19 August 2015), Baldwin > Wills 1809-1934 vol A-C > image 59 of 718; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Died 10 Jun 1845  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Abraham S. Woodcock v. Reuben McDonald. A petition for the appointment of an administrator by Abraham S. Woodcock alleges: the decedent's date of death; that he was unmarried and without children; that his sister was Harriet Smoot, deceased; that the petitioner's wife, Adaline, is the daughter of Smoot. This was accompanied by an objection to the admission of the alleged will of Mims produced by Reuben McDonald.

      McDonald responded, alleging: that Samuel Mims owned approximately 138 acres in the Montgomery Hill community; that his sons David and Alexander held the property after his death; that David sold his interest in 1838 to Alexander; that the tract passed to McDonald by bequest; that he is not an heir of Samuel Mims.
    Estate of Alexander Mims, Baldwin County, Case 429A
    Estate of Alexander Mims, Baldwin County, Case 429A
    "Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23272-48864-32?cc=1978117&wc=MX55-NNG:314239301,315178901 : accessed 25 December 2014), Baldwin > Mims, Samuel (1824) > image 1 of 128; county courthouses, Alabama.
    Probate 10 Aug 1845  Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Woodcock v. McDonald. Reuben McDonald appointed executor of the will of Alexander Mims. 
    Alexander Mims Properties
    Alexander Mims Properties
    This is property identified in an interrogatory as belonging to Alexander Mims, last surviving son of Sam Mims. Abraham Woodcock v. Reuben McDonald was an action brought on behalf of Woodcock's wife, Adeline Smoot, daughter of Harriet Mims Smoot. The land to the east (TS2N, R3E, sec. 6, 7, and 8) is referred to as the Weekley tract. The land below the cutoff (TS3N, R2E, sec. 20, 21, 28, 29) is referred to as the Josiah Fletcher (h/o Elizabeth Bailey) and Sam Mims tracts, containing about 800 acres.
    Probate 2 Sep 1845  Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Estate of Alexander Mims appraised at $21,881.00. 
    Person ID I6580  Dickinson
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2017 

    Father Samuel Mims,   b. 1747, Albermarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1813, Fort Mims, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Hannah Bready,   d. 1824, Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1788  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Orphan's court of Baldwin County appoints Alexander Mims the administrator of his mother's estate. - 2 Feb 1824 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Subscription of the will of Alexander Mims. - 20 Jan 1845 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1845 - Baldwin County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Woodcock v. McDonald. Reuben McDonald appointed executor of the will of Alexander Mims. - 10 Aug 1845 - Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Estate of Alexander Mims appraised at $21,881.00. - 2 Sep 1845 - Blakeley, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S355] Innerarity v. Heirs of Mims, 1 Ala. 660, 663 (1840).

    2. [S014596] 1830 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration).

    3. [S58] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23272-46071-86?cc=1978117&wc=MX55-NNG:314239301,315178901 : accessed 26 December 2014), Baldwin > Mims, Samuel (1824) > image 11 of 128; county courthouses, Alabama.

    4. [S014596] 1830 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), Census Place: Baldwin, Alabama; Series: M19; Roll: 2; Page: 19; Family History Library Film: 0002329.
      Living in the vicinity of Jesse Hadley, and metis David Moniac, Margaret Tate, Lachlan Durant and Lynn McGhee.

      FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 20 THRU 29 (1801-10): 3
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES (1791-1800) - 30 THRU 39: 1

      FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 10 THRU 14: 1
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 15 THRU 19: 2
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 30 THRU 39: 1

      FREE COLORED PERSONS - MALES - 55 THRU 99: 1
      FREE COLORED PERSONS - FEMALES - 55 THRU 99: 2

      SLAVES - MALES - UNDER 10: 6
      SLAVES - MALES - 10 THRU 23: 4
      SLAVES - MALES - 24 THRU 35: 3
      SLAVES - MALES - 36 THRU 54: 3
      SLAVES - MALES - 55 THRU 99: 1
      SLAVES - FEMALES - UNDER 10: 10
      SLAVES - FEMALES - 10 THRU 23: 7
      SLAVES - FEMALES - 24 THRU 35: 3
      SLAVES - FEMALES - 36 THRU 54: 2
      SLAVES - FEMALES - 55 THRU 99: 1

      FREE WHITE PERSONS - UNDER 20: 3
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - 20 THRU 49: 5
      TOTAL FREE WHITE PERSONS: 8
      TOTAL SLAVES: 40
      TOTAL FREE COLORED PERSONS: 3

      TOTAL - ALL PERSONS (FREE WHITE, SLAVES, FREE COLORED): 51

    5. [S022760] 1840 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administratio, 1840n), Census Place: Baldwin, Alabama; Roll: 1; Page: 90; Image: 186; Family History Library Film: 0002332.
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 20 THRU 29: 1
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 40 THRU 49: 1

      FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 15 THRU 19: 1
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 30 THRU 39: 1

      SLAVES - MALES - UNDER 10: 3
      SLAVES - MALES - 10 THRU 23: 6
      SLAVES - MALES - 24 THRU 35: 5
      SLAVES - MALES - 36 THRU 54: 1
      SLAVES - FEMALES - UNDER 10: 10
      SLAVES - FEMALES - 10 THRU 23: 6
      SLAVES - FEMALES - 36 THRU 54: 2
      SLAVES - FEMALES - 55 THRU 99: 1

      PERSONS EMPLOYED IN AGRICULTURE: 15
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - UNDER 20: 1
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - 20 THRU 49: 3
      TOTAL FREE WHITE PERSONS: 4
      TOTAL SLAVES: 34
      TOTAL ALL PERSONS - FREE WHITE, FREE COLORED, SLAVES: 38

    6. [S58] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23272-48998-35?cc=1978117&wc=MX55-NNG:314239301,315178901 : accessed 25 December 2014), Baldwin > Mims, Samuel (1824) > Petition for Appointment of Administrator for Estate of Alexander Mims > image 4 of 128; county courthouses, Alabama.

    7. [S58] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23272-46118-88?cc=1978117&wc=MX55-NNG:314239301,315178901 : accessed 26 December 2014), Baldwin > Mims, Samuel (1824) > image 32 of 128; county courthouses, Alabama.

    8. [S58] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Alabama, Estate Files, 1830-1976," (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23272-48848-48?cc=1978117&wc=MX55-NNG:314239301,315178901 : accessed 26 December 2014), Baldwin > Mims, Samuel (1824) > image 38 of 128; county courthouses, Alabama.