Margaret Jane Sims: Birth: 16 MAY 1843. Death: 14 OCT 1867
Title: The Penick Papers (a Sims family compilation)
Page: pg. 13
Author: Penick, George R. Jr., comp.
Publication: compiled in 1978-1980
Note: George R. Penick Jr. ("The Penick Papers" compiled in 1978-1980) listed him as Charles Fulton Simms in his compilation. He wrote "Birth & Marriage dates from Simms Family Bible. All of the handwritten Bible entries spell the name Sims". He does not mention who owns the bible. Scanned images of the bible pages would be helpful for persons wanting to prove their relationship for DAR, etc. purposes.
1820 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1830 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
He had an account (listed as Chas. W. Sims son of old Sims) 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 Charles Sims (Page 147) 2 males 20 & under 30 yo (Charles & ?)
1850 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, (West) Virginia Location: 14 District Dwelling and Household # 174 Charles Sims 37 M Farmer $500 Minerva J. Sims 26 F Mary J. Sims 7 F E. K. Sims 5 F E. A. Sims 3 F Lyda Sims 1/12 F Charles Foster 13 M (check image)
1854 Owed money to estate of Joseph McNutt https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-57923-52?cc=1909099&wc=M6DN-5NG:179689901,179689902
1860 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, (West) Virginia Location: Gauley Bridge Page # 290 Household # 733 Charles Sims 45 M Farmer Minerva Sims 39 F Jane Sims 18 F Eliza C. Sims 15 F Elizabeth A. Sims 13 F Lydia Sims 10 F William L. Sims 7 M Mary F. Sims 3 F (middle initial on image is an F) Ellen M. Sims 9 mo F (check image)
1870 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Falls of Kanawha Township Martin Hill, Assistant Marshall, enumerator. Household #217-212 (images 32-33) Sims, Charles 54 M W farmer 1500-310 VA eligible Sims, Minerva 48 F W housekeeper VA Sims, Sarah 3 F W WV Sims, Elizabeth 22 F W at home VA Sims, Liddy 20 F W at home VA Sims, William 16 M W VA Sims, Mary 13 F W VA Sims, Ellen 10 F W VA Sims, Floyd 8 M W VA (check image)
1880 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Falls Sheet No. 2D Sims, Charles W M 64 Farmer WV VA VA Sims, Minerva J. W F 58 Wife Keeping house WV VA VA Sims, Mary J. W F 23 Dau At home WV WV WV (middle initial on image appears to be a J) Sims, Ella M. W F 22 Dau At home WV WV WV Sims, Floyd W M 17 Son Laborer WV WV WV Sims, Sallie W F 13 Dau At home WV WV WV McNutt, John (w) W M 62 Boarder Civil Engineer WV VA (check image) Note: John McNutt was Minerva's widowed brother-in-law.
Note: All census records and marriage record found show him as Charles Sims.
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