Elizabeth Jane "Bettie" Sims: Birth: 10 MAY 1868 in West Virginia. Death: 30 DEC 1920 in Ward, Cabin Creek District, Kanawha County, West Virginia
Note: his father Dryden and family moved to St. Clair County, Missouri around 1860.
1850 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1860 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
poss.??? William H Sims Described as having a light complexion, blue eyes with light hair. He was 5 feet 6 inches tall. Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 12 June 1861 at the age of 22 Enlisted in Company A, 22nd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 12 June 1861. Detailed on 01 November 1862 (Detailed as teamster) Returned on 28 February 1863 Detailed on 30 April 1863 at Lewisburg, WV (Detailed as teamster with wagons) Detailed on 31 December 1863 (Detailed as teamster) Detailed on 03 April 1864 Detailed on 30 April 1864 (Detailed in QM Dept) On rolls on 31 October 1864 POW on 10 May 1865 at Charleston, WV (Paroled)
If this is William H. H. Sims (there is a difference in age here as he would have been 18 and not 22) it would explain the gap between the birth of the first child born ca. 1863 and the second child born March 1866.
1870 U. S. Federal Census Kanawha County, West Virginia Elk Township Enumerated on the 6th day of July 1870 #317-317 Sims, William H.H. 26 M W Farmer (W)VA Male Citizen of U.S. > 21 yrs. Sims, Sabina H. 26 F W Keeping House VA Sims, Lucinda 8 F W At Home (W)VA Sims, Henry J. 5 M W WV Sims, Elizabeth J. 3 F W WV Sims, Larry D. 2/12 M W WV April 1870 (check image)
1880 U. S. Federal Census Kanawha County, West Virginia Elk District - Enumeration District No. 51 Enumerated the 19th day of June 1880 by A. T. Cabell Page 27, Sheet 264C HH # 215-216 Sims, William H. W M 37 married Farmer VA VA VA Sims, Sebinah H. W F 36 wife married Keeping house VA VA VA Sims, Henry J. W M 13 son single Laborer WV VA VA Sims, Bettie J. W F 12 daughter single At home WV VA VA Sims, Leroy H. W M 10 son single WV VA VA Sims, Charles W. W M 7 son single WV VA VA Sims, John M. W M 5 son single WV VA VA Sims, Dora E. W F 1 daughter single WV VA VA (check image)
1900 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, West Virginia Cabin Creek District Enumeration District No. 41, Sheet 15A Enumerated the 13th day of June 1900 HH #278-282 Sims, William H.; head; W M Jan 1843 57 married 39 yrs.; WV WV WV; Day Laborer; can read & write, speaks English Sims, Sabena H.; wife; W F Sept 1843 57 married 39 yrs.; VA VA VA; can read & write, speaks English Sims, Charley; son; W M Oct 1873 26 single; WV WV VA; Day Laborer; can read & write, speaks English Sims, Robert; son; W M June 1883 16 single; WV WV VA; Day Laborer; can read & write, speaks English Sims, Uma; granddaughter; W F Oct 1890 9 single; WV WV WV;
1910 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, West Virginia Cabin Creek, Cedar Grove Precinct 15 Enumeration District No. 49, Sheet 10B Enumerated by me on the 18th day of April, 1910, Charles M. Crist, enumerator County Road, HH #53-54 Sims, Wm H. H.; head; M W 67 married(1) 49 years; WV WV WV; speaks English; none Sims, Sabena H.; wife; F W 66 married(1) 49 years; mother of 8, 8 living; VA VA VA; speaks English; none
Certificate of Death Name: William Simms Sex: Male Death Date: 7 Nov 1921 Death Place: Kanawha, West Virginia Age at Death: 73y Burial Place: Cedar Grove, West Virginia Burial Date: 9 Nov 1921 Cemetery: Funeral Home: Birth Date: 7 Nov 1848 (does not match census) Note: approx. Birth Place: West Virginia Marital Status: W Spouse: Occupation:retired Address: Residence: Mother: Mother's Birth Place: Father: Dryden Simms Father's Birth Place: West Virginia Informant: (in file)
Note: This is Ron Hurley's line. William remained in Kanawha County, WV when
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