Edward Sims: Birth: 20 MAY 1730.
John Sims: Birth: ABT 1742 in estimated year of birth (deed of gift deed year - 21).
Robert Sims: Birth: ABT 1744 in estimated year of birth (deed of gift deed year - 21).
Bartlett Sims: Birth: ABT 1744 in estimated year of birth (deed of gift deed year - 21).
George Sims: Birth: ABT 1746 in estimated year of birth (deed of gift deed year - 21).
Elizabeth Sims: Birth: 28 JUL 1725.
Note: Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book C - Page 706-708: 18 March 1762 - John Gent and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Culpeper to James Sims of the same, consideration of 30 pounds current money of Virginia, a parcel of land containing 100 acres on Devil's Run adjacent the lands of Thomas Harrison and being part of 400 acres granted to William Lucas by Deed from the Proprietors Office 28 Sept 1748 and conveyed to the said John Gent . . . Signed: John Gent (LS) Elizabeth (E) Gent (LS) [By Mark] Memorandom - 18 March 1762 - Peaceable possession granted to James Sims and 30 pounds received by John Gent - Elizabeth Gent privately examined and the deed acknowledged by the parties . . . Document Images: Culpeper_DB-C_p706.jpg Culpeper_DB-C_p707.jpg Culpeper_DB-C_p708.jpg
JAMES SIMS of Culpeper: Purchased 400 A 15 Apr 1762 fr Wm. Hawkins & Wf Elizabeth all of Brumfield par Culp Co. on branches of Devils Run in Gillison's line - Wilhoits line ... (Culp DB -14). JAMES SIMS made deeds to gift: 1) 15 Sept 1763 to son JOHN of 134 A of above land - which John and wife Suffia (Sophia) sold to Henry Hill 18 Aug 1768 (DB D-268; E-555) 2) 17 July 1765 to sons ROBERT & BARTLETT 133 A each - with wits: JOHN & JEREMIAH SIMS & MOSES SPICER. Robert sold his 133 A to Wm. Hill Further, Bartlett & wf Elizabeth sold to Benj Johnston. [Source: Prewitt's "Thomas Sims of Culpeper and Edmund Butler of Virginia and Kentucky." listed under "Other Culpeper Sim(m)s"]
James SIMS seen in Culpeper County in the 1760s should not be confused with James SIMS of Pittsylvania County as seen in the following:
Pittsylvania Co., VA Abstracts of Wills 1768-1800 Compiled, Indexed by Thomas Hughes, Memphis, TN copy on file at Bassett Historical Library, Bassett VA. One entry "Deeds & Wills bk #5 page 390 PR: Mar 25, 1773 died 26 Aug 1772 SIMS, James. Wife: Sarah Sims--"all that land and plantation whereon I now live.......an entry on Middle Fork of Mayo River, lying in Pittsylvania Cunty.....". [Source: Robert Sims, February 28, 2002, Re: Bartlett Sims, Sims Family Genealogy Forum Message #4149]
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