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Thomas Stark Simms Family
By Sharron Torrence

Thomas Stark Sims/Simms
b. 22 July 1842  MO  (Audrain or Monroe Co.)
Parents:  Henry Sims/Simms and Susan Jane Sims (not related) d. 19 Jan 1916 Sherman, TX  (death cert.)
Buried West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, TX
Joined the Confederate Army 1861 Florida, Monroe Co, MO, served 4 yrs. Honorably discharged at the end of the was in Louisiana.  Pension rejected.
I have a copy of his Soldier's Application for Pension
Married Sarah J. (Sallie) Finley 9 Aug 1866 in Desoto Parish, Louisiana
Her Parents:  William Finley and Elizabeth A. Davis  (she is buried in West Hill Cem)
Children of Thomas Stark and Sallie Sims/Simms:
1) Will H. Sims/Simms  b. Nov 1869 LA. d. 1901  m.  Rena Lindsey 1901 TX
2) Francis Marion Sims/Simms  b. 25 June 1872 TX d.13 Oct 1960  OK
     Married Mary Elizabeth Hopkins
     9 Aug 1892     MY LINE
3) Annie Rohema Sims/Simms  b.27 May 1874 TX d. 9 Nov 1961  m.H. G. Kerr
4) Thos. Benj. Sims/Simms b.1882 TX  d. 1954 TX  m. Josephine E. Miller
5) John Cleveland Sims/Simms  b.24 June 1885 TX  d. 1976 TX  m. Nina Jefferson
6) Lee Sims/Simms   died young
Obituary from Sherman Newspaper, Jan. 1916
T. S. Sims
Passed away this morning at home of daughter in Sherman
T. S. Sims, 74 years of age, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Annie Kerr, this morning at 8:30 o'clock from the infirmities of old age and an attack of the grip.
Mr. Sims is survived by three sons and one daughter, as follows: 
F. M.Sims of Durant, OK;  
T. B. Sims of Dexter;
 J. C. Sims and
Mrs. Annie Kerr of Sherman.

Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery tomorrow (Weds.) aft. at 3:00.  His wife has been dead for 10 years.

Mr. Sims had lived in Sherman since 1872, coming from Missouri to this city.
1880 Grayson Co, Texas Census
East Mulberry St.    173-174
Wm. Finley  61  GA
Elizabeth  59  IL
Louisiana  18  LA
Marian H.  16  LA
Sallie Simms  30  AR
Wm. H. Simms 11  LA
Frank Simms  8  TX
Annie Simms  6  TX
(Thomas Stark Sims/Simms was working in MO at this time)
1900 Grayson Co, TX Census
Thomas S. Sims  57 b. July 1842  MO
Sallie Sims  52 b. Apl 1848 AR
William H.  30  b. Nov 1867 LA
Annie  26  b. May 1874  TX
Thomas B.  17  b. June 1882  TX
John C.  14  b. June 1885  TX
1910 Grayson Co, TX Census
Thomas B. Sims  28  married 6 months
Josephene  19  wife
Thomas S. Sims   Father  67  widowed

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