Mary Sims: Birth: ABT 1815 in (West) Virginia. Death: ABT 1897 in Brownstown, today known as Marmet, Kanawha County, West Virginia
Note: 1820 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, (West) Virginia Page 22 Line 6 Sims, John 1 male under 10 yo (Lilburn) 1 male 18 & under 26 yo (John & Mildred only married 8/9 years--this cannot be their child) 1 male 26 & under 45 yo (John) 2 females under 10 yo (Mary and Martha) 1 female 26 & under 45 yo (Mildred) (Source: 1810 Kanawha County (W)Va Census, compiled by David A. Turner & Sigfus Olafson, published by Kanawha Valley Genealogical society, Inc., P.O. Box 8555, South Charleston, West Virginia 25303, 1992.)
1830 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, (West) Virginia 213-21 SIMS, John 2 males 15 & under 20 yo (Lilburn & another boy not seen in 1820) 1 male 40 & under 50 yo (John) 1 female 10 & under 15 yo (Martha) 1 female 15 & under 20 yo (Mary) 1 female 30 & under 40 yo (Mildred) (Source: Kanawha Valley Genealogy Society. 1830 Kanawha County, (W) VA. Online <ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/kanawha/census/1830n-t.txt>. 3 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 Kanawha County, (West) Virginia John Sims 1 male 10 & under 15 yo (boy not seen in 1830-could Juliet have been a widow with children?) 1 male 15 & under 20 yo (boy not seen in 1830-could Juliet have been a widow with children?) 1 male 20 & under 30 yo (Lilburn) 1 male 50 & under 60 yo (John) 1 female 20 & under 30 yo (Lilburn's 1st wife Juliet?) 1 female 40 & under 50 yo (Mildred)
1850 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, (West) Virginia Enumerated in August 1850 Dwelling # 279 Household # 283 John Sims 63 M Farmer Mildred Sims 60 F William H. Sims 11 M (this may be a grandson, s/o Lilburn and his 1st wife OR s/o Charles W. Sims and Mary Giger listed on same page of census))
1860 U.S. Federal Census Kanawha County, (West) Virginia HH #485 John Sims 72 farmer VA Elizabeth Sims 66 [Source: Annotated 1860 Census for Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, 1983, published by Kanawha Valley Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 8555, South Charleston, WV 25303.]
Next door in HH #486 are the sons of John's second wife Elizabeth: Robert N. and Andrew J. Lilly and in HH #491 is her son Samuel.
George R. Penick Jr. wrote that John Sims apparently lived at Upton Creek, below South Charleston. [Source: The Penick Papers]
1869 John died 15 October 1869 in Kanawha Co, WV, at 82 years of age, death reported by A. G. Walker, "kindred", no parents listed. A. G. Walker was Albert G.[poss. Gallatin] Walker, the husband of John and Mildred's daughter Mary.
John Sims lived to the age of eighty-four years, spending his last days in the home of Albert G. Walker. [Source: transcribed by Sandy Spradling, <SSpradling@AOL.com> State Contact for WV GenExchange, from "History of Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens" by W.S. Laidley, Richmond Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, ILL., 1911, p. 432-433] (MRIN13305 John R. Walker M. D.1.jpg and MRIN13305 John R. Walker M. D.2.jpg in file)
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