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Marriage: Children:
  1. Nelson Sims: Birth: ABT 1805 in (West) Virginia. Death: Bet 1870-1880

  2. Sarah "Sally" Sims: Birth: ABT 1810 in (West) Virginia.

  3. [--?--] Sims: Birth: Bet 1805-1810 in (West) Virginia.

  4. John Sims: Birth: ABT 1810 in (West) Virginia.

  5. James J. Sims: Birth: ABT 1814 in (West) Virginia. Death: Bet 1870-1880

  6. [--?--] Sims: Birth: Bet 1811-1815 in (West) Virginia.

  7. [--?--] Sims: Birth: Bet 1810-1820 in (West) Virginia.

  8. Lewis Sims: Birth: ABT 1821 in (West) Virginia. Death: Bet 1880-1900

  9. Anderson Sims: Birth: ABT 1824 in (West) Virginia. Death: Bet 1860-1870


Family
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Sources
1. Title:   Fayette Co. [W]Virginia Marriages 1832-1853 and 1865-1903
Page:   pg. 227
Author:   Shuck, Larry G., comp.
Publication:   Apollo, PA: Clossom Press, July 1995
2. Title:   "Virginia, Marriages 1740-1850," (index-only)
Publication:   <i>Ancestry</i>, citing Dodd, Jordan R., et al., <i>Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850</i>, Precision Indexing Publishers, Bountiful, Utah

Notes
a. Note:   1809 Tax List Kanawha County, (West) Virginia (before Nicholas County was formed) Martin Simms
  1810 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, (West) Virginia Pg 15 Ln #24 Simms, Martin 2 males under 10 yo (Nelson & unknown son) 1 male 26 & under 45 yo (Martin) 1 female under 10 yo (Sarah) 1 female 16 & under 26 yo (Susannah) Source: Falin, Becky. US GenWeb Archives. 1810 Kanawha County, WV. 5 August 1998. Online <ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/kanawha/census/1810.txt> 4 October 2001
  1820 Wm Sims & wf Elizabeth, Martin Sims & wf Susannah of Nicholas Co sold to Thos. Hugh for S150 Part of survey of 70 A. orig- granted to Wm Morris on Gauly R. on S.E. side . . corner of an Island . . near Gauly R. 15 July 1820. [Source: Nicholas County, West Virginia, Deed Book 1-112]
  1820 U.S. Federal Census Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Enumerated by Hedgman Triplett, 26 December 1820 Page No. 204B, Line #75 Sims, Martin 3 males under 10 yo (John, unknown son, James J.) 1 male 10 & under 16 yo (unknown son seen in 1810) 1 male 16 & under 26 yo (Nelson) 1 male 26 & under 45 yo (Martin) 1 female under 10 yo (unknown daughter) 1 female 10 & under 16 yo (Sarah) 2 females 26 & under 45 yo (Susannah and unknown female) [Source: Bryant, Neva Jane Stout. USGenWeb Archives. 1820 Federal Census Nicholas County, Virginia. 25 July 2001. Note: transcription has not been proofread. Online <ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/nicholas/census/1820.txt> 3 October 2001]
  1820 August 17 Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Grantee(s): Caraway, Joshua and Martin Sims. Description: 127 acres on the south side of Gauly River in Rich Creek joining William Morris (patented land) and Joseph McNutt (surveyed land) [Source: Land Office Grants No. 69, 1819-1820, p. 296 (Reel 135)]
  1822 & 1833 Surv'd for Henry Trit & Martin Sims, 50a, Fayette Co., on Gauley R., on part of Tr. War. No. 2414, d. 26 Feb. 1822, asse. of Samuel Hutcheson, asse. of William Cook, bnd'd. viz. - [metes & bounds given]. 23 Mar. 1832 Francis Tyree SFC By location in Nicholas Co. [Endorses:] For value rec'd., I assign my part of the within to Henry Trit (S) Martin Sims, 21 Oct. 1833. [Source: Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Lodged Land Surveys, pg. 41-42]
  1823 June 20 Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Grantee: Sims, Martin Description: 42 acres on the South Side of Gauley River adjoining the land said Sims lives on [Source: Land Office Grants No. 72, 1822-1826, p. 210 (Reel 138)]
  1824 June 17 Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Grantee: Sims, Martin Description: 125 acres on N. side of Gauley River adjoining the land of said Sims, William Sims and James Sims [Source: Land Office Grants No. 73, 1823-1825, p. 206 (Reel 139)]
  1830 U.S. Federal Census Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Sims, Martin 1 male under 5 yo (Anderson) 1 male 5 & under 10 yo (Lewis) 2 males 15 & under 20 yo (James J. & unknown son) 1 male 20 & under 30 yo (John) 1 male 40 & under 50 yo (Martin) 1 female 20 & under 30 yo (Sarah) 1 female 40 & under 50 yo (Susannah) [Source: Bryant, Neva Jane Stout. USGenWeb Archives. 1830 Federal Census Nicholas County, Virginia. 25 July 2001/October 2001. Online <ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/nicholas/census/1830c.txt> 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
  1835 October 1 Fayette County, (West) Virginia Grantee(s): Sims, Martin and Wage, Cyrus Description: 90 acres on Gauley River Note: First names obtained from the original [Source #1: Land Office Grants No. 85, 1835-1836, p. 235 (Reel 151)] [Source #2: Fayette County Land grants, Book 2 page 61 (Land grant to Martin Sims et al of 90 acres on Wts. Gauley in 1835)]
  1838 November 30 Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Grantee(s): Sims, Martin & Hughs, Robert (see also Hues, Hughes) Description: 250 acres on N. side of Gauley river joining Martin Sims-Isaac Collins survey (see 1843) Note: First names obtained from the original [Source: Land Office Grants No. 90, 1838-1840, p. 115 (Reel 156)]
  Note: Robert Hughes was the father of Martin's second wife Margaret Hughes.
  1840 U.S. Federal Census Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Martin Sims 1 male 10 & under 15 yo (Anderson) 1 male 15 & under 20 yo (Lewis) 1 male 20 & under 30 yo (John) 1 male 50 & under 60 yo (Martin) 1 female under 5 yo (grandchild?) 1 female 20 & under 30 yo (Sarah) 1 female 30 & under 40 yo (Margaret, md. June 1840) 7 persons in household 4 persons engaged in agriculture Note: I have not listed the female under 5 yo with the children of Martin
  1842 February 28 Fayette County, (West) Virginia Anthony, Mark. grantee Description: 1000 acres on the waters of Gauley River joining the lands of Joseph McNutt, Martin Sims, William Sims, Thomas Hughes and others [Source: Land Office Grants No. 92, 1841-1842, p. 441 (Reel 158)]
  1843 June 30 Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Grantee(s): Sims, Martin, and Isaac Collins (see also Collens) Description: 259 acres on Little Elk a North branch of Gauley River [Source: Land Office Grants No. 94, 1842-1843, p. 373 (Reel 160)]
  1843 June 30 Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Grantee(s): Sims, Martin, and Isaac Collins (see also Collens) Description: 74-1/2 acres on Laurel creek a North branch of Gauley [Source: Land Office Grants No. 94, 1842-1843, p. 374 (Reel 160)]
  1843 June 30 Nicholas County, (West) Virginia Grantee(s): Sims, Martin, and Isaac Collins (see also Collens) Description: 64 acres on Little Elk a branch of Gauley River joining the 259 acres survey of grantees from same date [Source: Land Office Grants No. 94, 1842-1843, p. 375 (Reel 160)]
  1849 Land transaction: Nich co Va DB 7-95; 19 Nov 1849 Martin Sims & wf Margaret to Fenton M Morris consideration $974 - 2 tracts in Nicholas & Fayette cos: 190 A. portion of tract pat. to Wm Morris & purch by Wm Sims & Martin Sims fr Jesse Childers in 1810 fr mouth of Rich Creek on lower side of sd Creek . . to dividing line bet. sd Wm & Martin Sims . . to Gauly River & all that portion N side sd river; 2nd tract, 124 A. pat. to Martin Sims. (Signed) Martin (X) Sims. Wm Morris & Wm Sims swore that it was his act & will - 19 Nov 1849.
  1850 U.S. Federal Census 14th District of Fayette County, (West) Virginia Enumerated on the 2nd day of August 1850 HH # 177 Martin Sims 60 M Farmer $1000 cannot read & write Sally Sprinker 40 F cannot read & write Mary Sprinker 8 F Hannah Sprinker 7 M John Sims 40 M Laborer cannot read & write
  A "Margaret Sims" age 49 is seen in the household of Francis and Ann Kincaid. Could Martin and Margaret have sold land in 1849 before separating? Or was she just visiting the Kincaids?
  1850 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, (West) Virginia HH # 181-181 Francis Kincaid 41 M Farmer Ann Kincaid 40 F cannot read & write Margaret Sims 49 F cannot read & write (could this be Martin's wife?)
  1853 William and his brother Martin set up a gun and blacksmith shop in Summersville, Nicholas County, (West) Virginia.
  "Martin V. Sims, son of the pioneer James Sims, owned about 200 acres of land extending from Rich Creek to a point on the opposite side of the river from Swiss. Nelson, James, Anderson and Lewis Sims, sons of Martin Sims, inherited this tract of land but afterwards disposed of same and moved elsewhere." [Source: J.T. Peters and H.B. Carden, "History of Fayette County", published by the Fayette County Historical Society, Inc., 1926, pg. 610]
  ***** Paul Guttman lists a wife Ellen Flack. This needs to be verified as he is the only source I have found with this wife. Could the name have been Slack?
  1850 Mortality Schedule Kanawha County, (West)Virginia Slack, Elijah, male, born in Virginia, died at the age of 42 in April 1850 of consumption. He was a farmer. ID #MRT197_303366 [Source: U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index]


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