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  • ID: I6558
  • Name: Nelson Sims
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1805 in (West) Virginia
  • Death: Bet 1870-1880
  • _UID: 2D0F0FD39F35CD4384F11645ADF182B7A928
  • Note:
    1810 U.S. Federal Census
    [see father's listing]

    1820 U.S. Federal Census
    [see father's listing]

    1830 U.S. Federal Census
    Nicholas County, (West) Virginia
    1 male under 5 yo (Martin)
    1 male 20 & under 30 yo (Nelson)
    1 female 15 & under 20 yo (Nancy)
    [Source: Bryant, Neva Jane Stout. USGenWeb Archives. 1830 Federal Census Nicholas County, Virginia. 25 July 2001/October 2001. Online 13 November 2001]

    He had an account with Mr. Landcraft (store owner):
    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-57695-21?cc=1909099&wc=M6DN-5NG:179689901,179689902

    1840 U.S. Federal Census
    Fayette County, (West) Virginia
    Nelson Sims (Page 147)
    1 male 5 & under 10 yo (Thomas)
    1 male 10 & under 15 yo (Martin)
    1 male 30 & under 40 yo (Nelson)
    1 female under 5 yo (Virginia)
    1 female 5 & under 10 yo (Sarah Jane)
    1 female 20 & under 30 yo (Nancy)

    1840 U.S. Federal Census
    Kanawha County, (West Virginia)
    Nelson Sims
    1 male under 5 yo
    1 male 20 & under 30
    1 female under 5
    1 female 5 & under 10 marked out?? or marked with an *
    1 female 15 & under 20 marked out?? or marked with an *
    1 female 20 & under 30
    1 female 30 & under 40 marked out?? or marked with an *
    Note: this is a second listing for Nelson in 1840 and does not appear to be correct

    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    Fayette County, (West) Virginia
    14th District
    Enumerated on the 2nd day of August 1850
    HH # 175-175
    Nelson Sims 40 M cannot read or write
    Nancy Sims 30 or 40 F cannot read or write
    Martin Sims 20 M Laborer (something written in last column has been marked out)
    Thomas Sims 17 M Laborer
    Sarah Jane Sims 15 F
    Virginia Sims 12 F
    Nancy A. Sims 9 F (sic, Margaret?)
    Jinnetta Sims 7 F (or Jeimetta?)
    Unice A. Sims 2 F

    1860 U.S. Federal Census
    Nicholas County, (West) Virginia
    HH #805-601
    Nelson Sims 55 VA Farmer
    Nancy Sims 40 VA wife
    Virginia 21 VA domestic
    Margaret A. 18 VA domestic
    Eunice Sims 14 VA
    Samuel Sims 10 VA

    1870 U.S. Federal Census
    Clay County, West Virginia
    Henry Township, Clay Court House Post Office
    Enumerated the 21st day of July 1870
    Sheet No. 679B
    HH #61-60
    Sims, Nelson Sims 65 M W Farmer $0 $100 Virginia cannot write
    Sims, Nancy 54 F W Keeping House Virginia cannot write
    Sims, Margaret 28 F W Virginia cannot write
  • Change Date: 17 FEB 2017 at 15:39:05



    Father: Martin Sims b: ABT 1783 in Virginia
    Mother: Susannah Johnson b: ABT 1784 in Lick Run, Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia

    Marriage 1 Nancy Jones b: ABT 1815
    • Married: 11 DEC 1828 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia 1
    • Note: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11433422&Type=Marriage
    • Event: Marriage bond 8 DEC 1828 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia
    Children
    1. Has No Children Martin Sims b: ABT 1830 in (West) Virginia
    2. Has Children William Thomas "Charlie" Sims b: ABT 1833 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia
    3. Has Children Sarah Jane Sims b: ABT 1835 in Fayette County, (West) Virginia
    4. Has No Children Virginia Sims b: ABT 1838 in (West) Virginia
    5. Has No Children Margaret A. Sims b: ABT 1841 in (West) Virginia
    6. Has No Children Jenetta Sims b: ABT 1843 in (West) Virginia
    7. Has Children Eunice Angelina Sims b: ABT 1848 in (West) Virginia
    8. Has No Children Samuel Sims b: ABT 1850 in (West) Virginia

    Sources:
    1. Title: Nicholas County, West Virginia Marriages 1817-1933
      Author: Bryant, Neva Jane Stout (abstracted and compiled by)
      Abbrev: Nicholas County, West Virginia Marriages 1817-1933
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