Abigayle Lee-Ann Shepard1

Female, #44431
Father*Damon Christopher Shepard
Mother*Shannon Gordon
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited24 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2012 to Lew Griffin from Donna Carpenter Cuzze, Mesa, Nevada, e-mail address.

James Lee Gaskill1

Male, #44432, (6 Feb 1925 - 19 Jun 1991)
Birth*6 Feb 1925 James was born on 6 Feb 1925.2 
Photographed*say 1946 He was photographed say 1946 at Dare Co., North Carolina.1
James Lee Gaskill
Marriage*Oct 1956 He married Carolyn Culpepper at Manteo, Dare Co., North Carolina, in Oct 1956 at age 31.1 
Death*19 Jun 1991 He died at Manteo, Dare Co., North Carolina, on 19 Jun 1991 at age 66.2 
Biography* Carolyn and James have a daughter, Laura Gaskill. Laura says she was "born in 1965 in Elizabeth City, NC, at Albemarle Hospital but we lived in Manteo, NC, until my father, James, died in 1991 and my mother moved back to her hometown of Elizabeth City, NC, in 1992. We lived there until her death on June 24, 1993, from emphysema. I now live in Reidsville, NC, with my husband, Charles Gareth (Gary) Carter of Rocky Mount, NC."1 

Family

Carolyn Culpepper (30 Oct 1928 - 24 Jun 1993)
Last Edited2 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2002 - 2006 to Warren Culpepper from #1344) Laura Gaskill Carter (d/o Carolyn Culpepper, Reidsville, NC, e-mail address (Jun 2011).
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Lester Kenneth Culpepper Jr.1

Male, #44433, (27 Jan 1924 - 29 Jul 1986)
Father*Lester Kenneth Culpepper1 (7 May 1893 - 28 Jul 1939)
Birth*27 Jan 1924 Lester was born at North Carolina on 27 Jan 1924.2,3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Lester was listed as a son in an unknown person 's household on the 1930 Census at Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina.4 
SSN*between 1936 and 1950 His Social Security Number was issued between 1936 and 1950 in North Carolina.2 
Death of Father28 Jul 1939 His father Lester Kenneth Culpepper died on 28 Jul 1939 at Dorchester Co., South Carolina.5 
Residence*Jul 1986 Lester resided at Union Co., North Carolina, in Jul 1986.3 
Death*29 Jul 1986 He died at Lubbock Co., Texas, on 29 Jul 1986 at age 62.3,6,2 

Family

Mary H. Ledwell
Child
ChartsRobert Culpepper Jr. of Lower Norfolk Co., VA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited28 Mar 2007

Citations

  1. MyFamily.com Inc. (Original data: Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh NC State Archives), compiler, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8783
    L. K. Culpepper is the father of Lester Kenneth Culpepper, Jr., born 1924 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
  2. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
  3. The Generations Network Inc., compiler, North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8908
    Lester Kenneth Culpepper, II, Male, White, Widowed, born 27 Jan 1924 in NC, died 29 Jul 1986 in Texas, SSN: 242-26-8809, resided in Union Co., NC; burial out of state.
  4. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 60-13, Sheet #13-A, Page 212, 613 N. Smith St., Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC
    Rent=$35, Radio=Yes, Farm =___
    Kenneth L. Culpepper, Head, M. 35, , SC/SC/SC, Occ=Illegible
    Ila Culpepper, Wife, F, Wh, 25, , SC/SC/SC, Occ=Illegible
    Kenneth Culpepper, Son, M, Wh, 5, sng, NC/SC/SC.
  5. South Carolina Division of Vital Records / Office of Public Health Statistics and Information Services, compiler, South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1949, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2004.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8741
    Lester K. Culpepper, White, Male, born c 1893, died 28 Jul 1939 at age 46 in Dorchester Co., SC, Vol-Cert# 24-9756.
  6. Texas Department of Health, compiler, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2006.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4876
    Lester Kenneth Culpepper II, Male, died 29 Jul 1986 in Lubbock Co., TX.
  7. MyFamily.com Inc. (Original data: Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh NC State Archives), compiler, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8783
    Lester Kenneth Culpepper, Jr. and Mary H Ledwell are the parents of Lynn Victoria Culpepper, Female, born 1944 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.

Elizabeth H. (?)

Female, #44434, (circa 1823 - )
Birth*circa 1823 Elizabeth was born at Georgia circa 1823. 
Birth of Soncirca 1848 Her son James Asbury Permillion was born circa 1848 at Georgia
1880 Census Elizabeth was listed as a mother in James Asbury Permillion's household on the 1880 Census at Coppermine Beat, Clay Co., Alabama.1 

Family

Child
Last Edited25 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. FHL Film 1254007 National Archives Film T9-0007 Page 18B.

W. H. Hobbs1

Male, #44435, (say 1806 - )
Birth*say 1806 W. was born say 1806. 
Marriage*say 1826 He married Martha Grant say 1826. 

Family

Martha Grant (say 1808 - )
Child
Last Edited25 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. Bobby and Helen Lackey, A Walk in the Past 1700--1990, .

Martha Grant1

Female, #44436, (say 1808 - )
Birth*say 1808 Martha was born say 1808. 
Marriage*say 1826 She married W. H. Hobbs say 1826. 
Married Namesay 1826  As of say 1826, her married name was Hobbs. 

Family

W. H. Hobbs (say 1806 - )
Child
Last Edited29 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. Bobby and Helen Lackey, A Walk in the Past 1700--1990, .

McCormick Neal1

Male, #44437, (3 Sep 1839 - 1 Dec 1904)
Father*John Neal (28 Oct 1795 - 13 Mar 1855)
Mother*Martha Carter (1800 - Nov 1876)
Birth*3 Sep 1839 McCormick was born at Georgia on 3 Sep 1839.2,3 
Death of Father13 Mar 1855 His father John Neal died on 13 Mar 1855 at Hamilton, Harris Co., Georgia
Marriage*18 Dec 1860 He married Emma E. Meacham at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 18 Dec 1860 at age 21. 
Death of MotherNov 1876 His mother Martha Carter died in Nov 1876. 
Marriage*circa 1880 He married Ella V. Dickson at Talbot Co., Georgia, circa 1880.2 
Relocation*circa Jan 1886 He relocated circa Jan 1886 at McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida,4 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 McCormick was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida.2 
Death of Spouse8 Nov 1903 His wife Ella V. Dickson died on 8 Nov 1903 at McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida.3 
Will*5 Dec 1903 He made a will at McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida, on 5 Dec 1903, naming as executor(s) Henry L. Dickson, naming as heir(s) Effie Narcissa Boykin and Martha Neil Boykin.

"I hereby devise to Effie Boykin and Mattie Boykin, the nieces of my beloved wife, lately deceased, who now reside with me, both of whom I have instituted proper proceedings to adopt, all the property which I possess at the time of my death, share and share alike." Witnesses were J. K. Christian and W. M. Gist (who at time of probate on Dec 7, 1904, stated that McCormick Neal died on 1 Dec 1904.)5 
Death*1 Dec 1904 He died at McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida, on 1 Dec 1904 at age 65.3 
Burial*circa 3 Dec 1904 His body was interred circa 3 Dec 1904 at McIntosh Town Cemetery, McIntosh, Marion Co., Florida. Cemetery is located one block off the west side of US-441, on the north end of McIntosh, beginning at the corner of Avenue "A" (NW 210th Street) and 10th Street..6,3 
Biography* McCormick and Ella had no children of their own, but raised their nieces, Effie and Mattie Boykin. 

Family 1

Emma E. Meacham (say 1840 - before 1880)
Marriage*18 Dec 1860 He married Emma E. Meacham at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 18 Dec 1860 at age 21. 

Family 2

Ella V. Dickson (21 May 1854 - 8 Nov 1903)
Marriage*circa 1880 He married Ella V. Dickson at Talbot Co., Georgia, circa 1880.2 
Last Edited6 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. William H. Davidson, A Rockaway in Talbot, Travels in an Old Georgia County, West Point, GA: Hester Print, 1983.
  2. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 88, Page 82A, Family 257, Precinct 22, Ancestry.com Image 37 of 47, McIntosh, Marion Co., FL
    McCormick Neal, Head, M, Sep 1839, 60, md 20 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Farmer (ID: 44437)
    Ella S. Neal, Wife, F, May 1854, 46, md 20 yrs, GA/GA/GA
    Effie N. Boykin, Niece, F, Nov 1891, 8, S, GA/GA/GA
    Mattie Boykin, Niece, F, Nov 1893, 7, S, GA/GA/GA
    Jonah Couch, Servant, Black, M, May 1866, 34, S, GA/GA/GA, Servant.
  3. McIntosh, FL Town Cemeteries, Rootsweb.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~flmarion/cemeteries/McIntosh.htm
  4. Date of relocation based upon the obituary of Ella Dickson Neal.
  5. Lois Potterton Schneider, Abstracts of Will Books 1 and 2, Marion Co., FL, 1883-1908, Schneider, Ocala, FL, 2000.
    p. 69.
  6. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    Tombstone has been photographed.

Robert Bruce Alexander

Male, #44438, (12 Nov 1811 - 14 Sep 1851)
Birth*12 Nov 1811 Robert was born at Putnam Co., Georgia, on 12 Nov 1811. 
Marriage*4 Apr 1837 He married Ann Maria Harris at Athens, Clarke Co., Georgia, on 4 Apr 1837 at age 25. In addition to daughter's Arabella and Mary, who have their own pages within this family tree, Robert and Ann Alexander had three other children, all sons. They are detailed in the following excerpt of a message from Ann White to Warren Culpepper on 4 Sep 2009:
     1. William (died around 1852 at age 13)
     2. Willis (born and died in 1843)
     3. Robert Bruce
     The census records from Columbus GA in 1850 show Arabella as 10, William as 8, Willis as 6, Mary as 4, and Robert as 2. The family believes however that Mary was older than William and Robert. The family bible also shows that Willis was born in 1843 and died 4 days later.... Census records do get messed up. I found some of this info also on Muscogee genealogy.com.1,2
 
Death*14 Sep 1851 He died at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia, on 14 Sep 1851 at age 39.3 

Family

Ann Maria Harris (say 1814 - 4 Mar 1858)
Children
Last Edited10 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. Alexander's - Southside, VA/NC, GA & AL: http://www.gencircles.com/users/jhalexanderjr/1
  2. E-mail written Sep 2009 to Warren L. Culpepper from Ann White (gt-gd/o #46939), e-mail address.
  3. Buster W. Wright, compiler, Burials and deaths reported in the Columbus (Georgia) Enquirer 1832-1872, Columbus, GA: Columbus GA Enquirer, 1984.
    6.

Ann Maria Harris

Female, #44439, (say 1814 - 4 Mar 1858)
Father*Stephen W. Harris (1 Oct 1785 - 14 Sep 1827)
Mother*Sarah Herndon Watkins1 (12 Feb 1786 - 1871)
Birth*say 1814 Ann was born say 1814. 
Death of Father14 Sep 1827 Her father Stephen W. Harris died on 14 Sep 1827.1 
Marriage*4 Apr 1837 She married Robert Bruce Alexander at Athens, Clarke Co., Georgia, on 4 Apr 1837. In addition to daughter's Arabella and Mary, who have their own pages within this family tree, Robert and Ann Alexander had three other children, all sons. They are detailed in the following excerpt of a message from Ann White to Warren Culpepper on 4 Sep 2009:
     1. William (died around 1852 at age 13)
     2. Willis (born and died in 1843)
     3. Robert Bruce
     The census records from Columbus GA in 1850 show Arabella as 10, William as 8, Willis as 6, Mary as 4, and Robert as 2. The family believes however that Mary was older than William and Robert. The family bible also shows that Willis was born in 1843 and died 4 days later.... Census records do get messed up. I found some of this info also on Muscogee genealogy.com.1,2
 
Married Name4 Apr 1837  As of 4 Apr 1837, her married name was Alexander.1 
Death of Spouse14 Sep 1851 Her husband Robert Bruce Alexander died on 14 Sep 1851 at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia.3 
Death*4 Mar 1858 She died at Huntsville, Madison Co., Alabama, on 4 Mar 1858.1 

Family

Robert Bruce Alexander (12 Nov 1811 - 14 Sep 1851)
Children
Last Edited10 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. Alexander's - Southside, VA/NC, GA & AL: http://www.gencircles.com/users/jhalexanderjr/1
  2. E-mail written Sep 2009 to Warren L. Culpepper from Ann White (gt-gd/o #46939), e-mail address.
  3. Buster W. Wright, compiler, Burials and deaths reported in the Columbus (Georgia) Enquirer 1832-1872, Columbus, GA: Columbus GA Enquirer, 1984.
    6.

Stephen W. Harris

Male, #44440, (1 Oct 1785 - 14 Sep 1827)
Birth*1 Oct 1785 Stephen was born on 1 Oct 1785.1 
Marriage*say 1804 He married Sarah Herndon Watkins say 1804.1 
Death*14 Sep 1827 He died on 14 Sep 1827 at age 41.1 

Family

Sarah Herndon Watkins (12 Feb 1786 - 1871)
Child
Last Edited3 Dec 2002

Citations

  1. Alexander's - Southside, VA/NC, GA & AL: http://www.gencircles.com/users/jhalexanderjr/1

Charles Lawrence Simms1

Male, #44441, (30 Mar 1849 - 3 May 1925)
Father*Wiley Hartsfield Sims (4 Nov 1811 - 3 Dec 1871)
Mother*Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling (6 Feb 1825 - a 1900)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Birth*30 Mar 1849 Charles was born at Troup Co., Georgia, on 30 Mar 1849.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Virginia, Robert, Mary and Charles listed as a household member living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia.3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Virginia, Robert, Mary, Charles, Wiley, Adelle and Jefferson was listed as a household member (Charles L. SIms, 11, M, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims in the 1860 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.4 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Virginia, Charles, Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson, Emily and Clara was listed as a household member (C. L. Sims, 20, M, Farm hand, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1870 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.5 
Will3 Dec 1871 In Wiley Hartsfield Sims's will, Charles was named by Wiley to handle his estate on 3 Dec 1871 at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia.6 
Death of Father3 Dec 1871 His father Wiley Hartsfield Sims died on 3 Dec 1871 at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia
Probate12 Dec 1871 Charles was the executor of Wiley Hartsfield Sims's estate on 12 Dec 1871.6 
Marriage*circa 1877 He married Amanda F. Findlay circa 1877. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Charles was listed as a son in Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling's household on the 1880 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.2 
Relocation*before 19 Mar 1887 He accompanied by family member(s) Amanda F. Simms and Mary A. Simms relocated before 19 Mar 1887 at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia, From the local newspaper, "Mr. C. L. Simms, traveling agent to the Savannah Morning News, has moved his family to this place, and will occupy the house of Rev. J. M. Rushin, made vacant by the removal of the latter to Valdosta."7 
Birth of Son11 Jul 1889 His son Wiley Hartsfield Simms was born on 11 Jul 1889 at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.8 
Deed4 Jul 1894 He witnessed a deed grant by Sterling Gardner Culpepper (II) and Clara Belle Culpepper on 4 Jul 1894 at Alachua Co., Florida,

Sterling G. and Clara B. (wife) Culpepper of Thomas Co., GA to Imperial Phosphate Company, a Florida Corporation, for $7,500, 150/2000 interest in 2,000 acres of undivided lands in Townships 8 and 9 in Ranges 16E and 17E (very complex description of land provided in deed) in Alachua County, Florida.  Witnesses for Clara included C. L. Simms and James M. Jones. Witnesses for Sterling were A. T. Green and R. M. McCarthy. Alachua Co., FL Deed Book 40-426. Recorded 16 Jul 1894. (This is the final of three deeds involved in the sale, and this one appears to be a summary of the earlier two, in which the second corrected an error in the first. The first was dated 8 Feb 1894, only one month after the date that Sterling had purchased the land.)9 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at College Park, Fulton Co., Georgia.10 
Death*3 May 1925 He died at Fulton Co., Georgia, on 3 May 1925 at age 76.11 
Biography* From "Thomas County Newspaper Clippings. Vol. III, 1882-1888",
Saturday, March 19, 1887, Boston, GA: "Mr. C. L. Simms, traveling agent to the 'Savannah Morning News', has removed his family to this place, and occupies the house of Rev. J. M. Rushin, made vacant by the removal of the latter to Valdosta.

In 1892, in Boston, Thomas Co., GA, Charles, along with C. R. Hawk, took over the 'Thomasville Review', which ceased publication later that year. (William Warren Rogers, "Thomas County, 1865-1900.")

 

Family

Amanda F. Findlay (circa 1854 - )
Marriage*circa 1877 He married Amanda F. Findlay circa 1877. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Family 14, LaGrange, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image #106
    Wiley H. Sims, 39, M, Merchant, RE=$53,400, TN
    Virginia J. Sims, 24, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 6, M, GA
    Mary Virginia Sims, 4, F, GA
    James Sims, 2, M, GA (Mot likely this was Charles Lawrence Simms).
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twnshp, page 236, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 64
    W. H. Sims, 49, M, Insurance Agent, RE=$15,000, PE=$21,000, GA
    V. J. Sims, 35, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 16, M, GA
    Mary V. Sims, 14, F, GA
    Charles L. Sims, 11, M, GA
    John W. Sims, 8, M, GA
    Adel Corin Sims, 4, F, GA
    ? Sims, 2, M, GA.
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 391, Unknown Townships, Antioch P.O., Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 127 of 236
    W. H. Sims, 59, M, Farmer, RE=$1600, PE=$800, GA
    V. J. Sims, 45, F, Keeping house, GA
    C. L. Sims, 20, M, Farm hand, GA
    W. S. Sims, 19, M, Farm hand, GA
    Adaline Sims, 13, F, GA
    J. D. Sims, 11, M, GA
    Emma Sims, 8, F, GA
    Clara Sims, 3, F, GA.
  6. Wiley H. Simms Probate File, (Transcribed by Warren Culpepper), Troup Co., GA Archives in LaGrange, Call No. Wiley Simms Folder/Loose.
  7. Tad Evans, compiler, Thomas County, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Volume 1, 1857-1875, Abstracted from The Southern Enterprise and The Thomasville Times, 1995.
    Vol 3, p. 284.
  8. Death Certificate.
  9. Volunteer Compilers, compiler, Alachua County, Florida Deeds, 1826-1914, Alachua County Clerk of the Court, Jan 2005.
    http://www.clerk-alachua-fl.org/archive/AncientJ/FrontPage.cfm?BID=602
  10. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 135, Page 266a, Family 116, Gen.com img 11, College Park, Fulton Co., GA
    George B. Findlay, Head, M, 35, md1-7 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Accountant
    Augustine Findlay, Wife, F, 33, md1-7 yrs, ch 0/0, GA/Italy/GA
    Charles L. Simms, Uncle, M, 63, md1-33 yrs, GA/VA/GA, Traveling Salesman for crane Co.
    Amanda Simms, Aunt, F, 55, md1-33 yrs, GA/Scotland/PA.
  11. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm

Amanda F. Findlay

Female, #44442, (circa 1854 - )
Birth*circa 1854 Amanda was born at Georgia circa 1854.1 
Marriage*circa 1877 She married Charles Lawrence Simms circa 1877. 
Married Namecirca 1877  As of circa 1877, her married name was Simms. 
Name-AltSpellcirca 1877 This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Amanda was listed as a daughter-in-law in Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling's household on the 1880 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.1 
Relocationbefore 19 Mar 1887 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Charles Lawrence Simms before 19 Mar 1887 at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia; From the local newspaper, "Mr. C. L. Simms, traveling agent to the Savannah Morning News, has moved his family to this place, and will occupy the house of Rev. J. M. Rushin, made vacant by the removal of the latter to Valdosta."2 
Birth of Son11 Jul 1889 Her son Wiley Hartsfield Simms was born on 11 Jul 1889 at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia.3 
1910 Census15 Apr 1910 Amanda was listed as Charles Lawrence Simms's wife on the 1910 Census at College Park, Fulton Co., Georgia.4 

Family

Charles Lawrence Simms (30 Mar 1849 - 3 May 1925)
Marriage*circa 1877 She married Charles Lawrence Simms circa 1877. 
Children
Last Edited23 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  2. Tad Evans, compiler, Thomas County, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Volume 1, 1857-1875, Abstracted from The Southern Enterprise and The Thomasville Times, 1995.
    Vol 3, p. 284.
  3. Death Certificate.
  4. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 135, Page 266a, Family 116, Gen.com img 11, College Park, Fulton Co., GA
    George B. Findlay, Head, M, 35, md1-7 yrs, GA/GA/GA, Accountant
    Augustine Findlay, Wife, F, 33, md1-7 yrs, ch 0/0, GA/Italy/GA
    Charles L. Simms, Uncle, M, 63, md1-33 yrs, GA/VA/GA, Traveling Salesman for crane Co.
    Amanda Simms, Aunt, F, 55, md1-33 yrs, GA/Scotland/PA.

Mary A. Simms

Female, #44443, (Feb 1879 - )
Father*Charles Lawrence Simms (30 Mar 1849 - 3 May 1925)
Mother*Amanda F. Findlay (c 1854 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Birth*Feb 1879 Mary was born at Georgia in Feb 1879.1 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Mary was listed as a granddaughter in Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling's household on the 1880 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.1 
Relocationbefore 19 Mar 1887 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Charles Lawrence Simms before 19 Mar 1887 at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia; From the local newspaper, "Mr. C. L. Simms, traveling agent to the Savannah Morning News, has moved his family to this place, and will occupy the house of Rev. J. M. Rushin, made vacant by the removal of the latter to Valdosta."2 
ChartsWLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  2. Tad Evans, compiler, Thomas County, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Volume 1, 1857-1875, Abstracted from The Southern Enterprise and The Thomasville Times, 1995.
    Vol 3, p. 284.

Emily Alice Bertha Simms1

Female, #44444, (23 Feb 1862 - 23 Feb 1937)
Father*Wiley Hartsfield Sims (4 Nov 1811 - 3 Dec 1871)
Mother*Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling (6 Feb 1825 - a 1900)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Name Variation She was also known as Emma. 
Birth*23 Feb 1862 Emily was born at Troup Co., Georgia, on 23 Feb 1862.2,3 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Virginia, Charles, Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson, Emily and Clara was listed as a household member (Emma Sims, 8, F, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1870 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Father3 Dec 1871 Her father Wiley Hartsfield Sims died on 3 Dec 1871 at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia
Probate12 Dec 1871 Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson and Emily received property in Wiley Hartsfield Sims's will on 12 Dec 1871.5 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Adelle, Emily and Clara was listed as a daughter in Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling's household on the 1880 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.2 
Married Namecirca 1882  As of circa 1882, her married name was Royal. 
Marriage*circa 1882 She married (?) Royal circa 1882. 
Death*23 Feb 1937 She died at Lee Co., Georgia, on 23 Feb 1937 at age 75.6 
Biography* The 1880 census shows siblings Charles, Adelle, Emma and Clara B. all living in the HH of their wodowed mother, Virginia Sims. 

Family

(?) Royal (circa 1859 - )
Marriage*circa 1882 She married (?) Royal circa 1882. 
ChartsWLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  3. Jean J. Boicourt, compiler, Boicourt Genealogy, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 391, Unknown Townships, Antioch P.O., Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 127 of 236
    W. H. Sims, 59, M, Farmer, RE=$1600, PE=$800, GA
    V. J. Sims, 45, F, Keeping house, GA
    C. L. Sims, 20, M, Farm hand, GA
    W. S. Sims, 19, M, Farm hand, GA
    Adaline Sims, 13, F, GA
    J. D. Sims, 11, M, GA
    Emma Sims, 8, F, GA
    Clara Sims, 3, F, GA.
  5. Wiley H. Simms Probate File, (Transcribed by Warren Culpepper), Troup Co., GA Archives in LaGrange, Call No. Wiley Simms Folder/Loose.
  6. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm

Mary Virginia Simms1

Female, #44445, (1 May 1846 - )
Father*Wiley Hartsfield Sims (4 Nov 1811 - 3 Dec 1871)
Mother*Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling (6 Feb 1825 - a 1900)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Name Variation She was also known as Mae. 
Birth*1 May 1846 Mary was born at Troup Co., Georgia, on 1 May 1846.2,3 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Virginia, Robert, Mary and Charles was listed as a household member(Mary Virginia SIms, 4, F, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1850 Census at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia.4 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Virginia, Robert, Mary, Charles, Wiley, Adelle and Jefferson was listed as a household member (Mary V. Sims, 14, F, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims in the 1860 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.5 
Married Name18 Oct 1863  As of 18 Oct 1863, her married name was Roberts.6 
Marriage*18 Oct 1863 She married Alexander J. Roberts at Troup Co., Georgia, on 18 Oct 1863 at age 17.6 
Birth of Son1879 Her son Beale Roberts was born in 1879 at Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas
1920 Census1 Jan 1920 Adelle and Mary was listed as a sister (May Roberts, F, W, 73, Wd, GA, GA, GA) in Clara Belle Simms's household on the 1920 Census at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.. Listed with May was "Emily Roberts, F, W, 29, S, TX, GA, GA" who was probably May's daughter.7 

Family

Alexander J. Roberts (circa 1830 - )
Marriage*18 Oct 1863 She married Alexander J. Roberts at Troup Co., Georgia, on 18 Oct 1863 at age 17.6 
Children
ChartsWLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
Last Edited23 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. Harry Stuart Culpepper and Alma Elaine Payne Ancestors, Culpepper/Payne Family Bible, Steven Edward Culpepper, owner, Sandy Springs, GA, (2005).
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
  3. Jean J. Boicourt, compiler, Boicourt Genealogy, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Family 14, LaGrange, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image #106
    Wiley H. Sims, 39, M, Merchant, RE=$53,400, TN
    Virginia J. Sims, 24, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 6, M, GA
    Mary Virginia Sims, 4, F, GA
    James Sims, 2, M, GA (Mot likely this was Charles Lawrence Simms).
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twnshp, page 236, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 64
    W. H. Sims, 49, M, Insurance Agent, RE=$15,000, PE=$21,000, GA
    V. J. Sims, 35, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 16, M, GA
    Mary V. Sims, 14, F, GA
    Charles L. Sims, 11, M, GA
    John W. Sims, 8, M, GA
    Adel Corin Sims, 4, F, GA
    ? Sims, 2, M, GA.
  6. Merle Massengale Bruce, compiler, Early marriages Troup County, Georgia, 1828-1900, Roswell, GA: WH Wolfe Assoc., 1982, Repository: Georgia Department of Archives & History in Atlanta.
    Mary V. Sims and Alexander J. Robert on 18 Oct 1863 by E. B. Teague, M.G. in Troup Co., GA, Book D-249.
  7. 1920 Federal Census, United States.
    GA, Fulton Co., Atlanta, ED 134, page 7A; Ancestry.com image 13 of 32; Transcribed by Warren Culpepper.

Alexander J. Roberts1

Male, #44446, (circa 1830 - )
Birth*circa 1830 Alexander was born at South Carolina circa 1830.2 
Marriage*18 Oct 1863 He married Mary Virginia Simms at Troup Co., Georgia, on 18 Oct 1863.3 
Birth of Son1879 His son Beale Roberts was born in 1879 at Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas
1880 Census*1880 Alexander was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas
Biography* 1880 Census, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX, Page 491D
Alexander J. Robert, HH, M, M, W, 50, SC, F&M: SC, School Teacher
May V. Robert, Wife, F, M, W, 34, GA, F&M: GA
Addis S. Robert, Dau, F, S, W, 11, GA, F: SC; M: GA
Beale Robert, Son, M, S, W, 1, TX, F: SC; M: GA
Maggie J. Robert, Dau, F, S, W, 4M, TX, F: SC; M: GA.
 

Family

Mary Virginia Simms (1 May 1846 - )
Children
Last Edited20 Apr 2002

Citations

  1. Merle Massengale Bruce, compiler, Early marriages Troup County, Georgia, 1828-1900, Roswell, GA: WH Wolfe Assoc., 1982, Repository: Georgia Department of Archives & History in Atlanta.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
  3. Merle Massengale Bruce, compiler, Early marriages Troup County, Georgia, 1828-1900, Roswell, GA: WH Wolfe Assoc., 1982, Repository: Georgia Department of Archives & History in Atlanta.
    Mary V. Sims and Alexander J. Robert on 18 Oct 1863 by E. B. Teague, M.G. in Troup Co., GA, Book D-249.

(?) Royal

Male, #44447, (circa 1859 - )
Birth*circa 1859 (?) was born circa 1859. 
Marriage*circa 1882 He married Emily Alice Bertha Simms circa 1882. 

Family

Emily Alice Bertha Simms (23 Feb 1862 - 23 Feb 1937)
Last Edited26 Oct 2001

Joseph Blaine Sabal Jr.

Male, #44449, (7 Nov 1915 - 2 Jul 2001)
Father*Joseph Blaine Sabal Sr. (4 Aug 1884 - May 1979)
Mother*Maude Gibbs (c 1887 - )
Birth*7 Nov 1915 Joseph was born at Pennsylvania on 7 Nov 1915.1 
Death of FatherMay 1979 His father Joseph Blaine Sabal Sr. died in May 1979 at Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Co., Florida.1 
Death*2 Jul 2001 He died at Watkins Glen, Schuyler Co., New York, on 2 Jul 2001 at age 85.1 
Biography* Jospeh Blaine Sabal of Fairfax Station, VA and summers in Watkins Glen, NY, died on Monday, July 2, 2001; survived by his son, Thomas B. Sabal. Joseph, born in 1915, worked during WWII as a Flight Instructor teaching the British Air Force. After the war he flew for Pennsylvania Central Airlines, which later became Capital and then United Airlines. During the late 1940's and early 1950's, as a hobby, he raced at Watkins Glen, where he also enjoyed flying his two antique airplanes from his own private airport (Eagle Ridge in Burdett, NY). Contributions can be made to the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, 2150 Third Ave. North, Suite 310, Anoho, MN 55303-2296. 612-576-1596. Arrangements by the Burdett Funeral Home, 3970 Church St., Burdett, NY 14818. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wednesday, 4 Jul 2001.)
 

Family

Child
Last Edited16 Apr 2002

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Maude Gibbs

Female, #44450, (circa 1887 - )
Birth*circa 1887 Maude was born circa 1887. 
Marriage*circa 1913 She married Joseph Blaine Sabal Sr. circa 1913. 
Married Namecirca 1913  As of circa 1913, her married name was Sabal. 
Birth of Son7 Nov 1915 Her son Joseph Blaine Sabal Jr. was born on 7 Nov 1915 at Pennsylvania.1 

Family

Joseph Blaine Sabal Sr. (4 Aug 1884 - May 1979)
Child
Last Edited28 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Thomas B. Sabal

Male, #44451
Father*Joseph Blaine Sabal Jr. (7 Nov 1915 - 2 Jul 2001)
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Wiley Hartsfield Simms

Male, #44452, (11 Jul 1889 - 14 May 1958)
Father*Charles Lawrence Simms (30 Mar 1849 - 3 May 1925)
Mother*Amanda F. Findlay (c 1854 - )
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Birth*11 Jul 1889 Wiley was born at Boston, Thomas Co., Georgia, on 11 Jul 1889.1 
Marriage*20 Apr 1915 He married Emily Westbrook at Guilford Co., North Carolina, on 20 Apr 1915 at age 25.2,3 
Death of Father3 May 1925 His father Charles Lawrence Simms died on 3 May 1925 at Fulton Co., Georgia.4 
Death*14 May 1958 He died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 14 May 1958 at age 68.1 
Burial*16 May 1958 His body was interred on 16 May 1958 at College Park Cemetery, College Park, Fulton Co., Georgia
Biography* According to his death certificate, Wiley was a chemist with the U.S. government. At the time oh his death in 1958 at age 68, he was living at 1002 Highland View, N.E., Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA. He died of respiratory arrest, due to pneumonia, due to chronic lung disease. 

Family

Emily Westbrook (18 Nov 1891 - 6 Mar 1986)
Marriage*20 Apr 1915 He married Emily Westbrook at Guilford Co., North Carolina, on 20 Apr 1915 at age 25.2,3 
ChartsWLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. Death Certificate.
  2. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Westbrook - Simms Engagement Announcement, April 4, 1915, Page 2 M.
  3. E-mail written Oct 2013 to Warren L. Culpepper from Stephen Carroll Pearsall, Riegelwood, NC, e-mail address.
    Florence Elizabeth Westbrook had a double wedding. The sister married Clifton Lee Leak. Emily’s mother was born 1871 and died 2 Apr 1895 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC, buried Oakdale Cemetery. The father Samuel Waight Westbrook, was born 13 Jun 1868 in Greensboro, NC and died 25 Jan 1947 in Monroeville, Monroe Co, Alabama. Samuel and Florence were married in Wilmington on 12 Feb 1891.
  4. Georgia Health Department / Office of Vital Records, compiler, Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Online database at Ancestry.com, 1998.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5426a.htm

Emily Westbrook

Female, #44453, (18 Nov 1891 - 6 Mar 1986)
Father*Samuel W. Westbrook (s 1861 - )
Mother*Florence Gilbert Bowden (s 1864 - )
Birth*18 Nov 1891 Emily was born at New Hanover Co., North Carolina, on 18 Nov 1891.1 
Name-AltSpellApr 1915 This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Married NameApr 1915  As of Apr 1915, her married name was Simms.2 
Marriage*20 Apr 1915 She married Wiley Hartsfield Simms at Guilford Co., North Carolina, on 20 Apr 1915 at age 23.2,3 
Death of Spouse14 May 1958 Her husband Wiley Hartsfield Simms died on 14 May 1958 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia.1 
Death*6 Mar 1986 She died at Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, on 6 Mar 1986 at age 94.1 
Burial*8 Mar 1986 Her body was interred on 8 Mar 1986 at College Park Cemetery, College Park, Fulton Co., Georgia.1 
Biography* During the late 1960's, Warren Culpepper and his brothers recall Emily as a very sweet elderly widow known as "Cousin Em". (She was the wife of Wiley Harstfield Sims who was Warren's first cousin, twice removed, and he was the first cousin of Warren's grandfather, Harry S. Culpepper, Sr.) Em often joined their family for Thanksgiving or Christmas, so apparently she had no closer living relatives at that time and perhaps she had no children.
     According to her death certificate, at the time of her death at age 94 in 1986, Emily was living at 350 Boulevard, SE, Atlanta, GA. This was probably a nursing home. She died from recurrent pneumonia, due to multiple small strokes, due to generalized arteriosclerosis.4 

Family

Wiley Hartsfield Simms (11 Jul 1889 - 14 May 1958)
Marriage*20 Apr 1915 She married Wiley Hartsfield Simms at Guilford Co., North Carolina, on 20 Apr 1915 at age 23.2,3 
Last Edited6 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. Death Certificate.
  2. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA.
    http://www.ajc.com
    Westbrook - Simms Engagement Announcement, April 4, 1915, Page 2 M.
  3. E-mail written Oct 2013 to Warren L. Culpepper from Stephen Carroll Pearsall, Riegelwood, NC, e-mail address.
    Florence Elizabeth Westbrook had a double wedding. The sister married Clifton Lee Leak. Emily’s mother was born 1871 and died 2 Apr 1895 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co, NC, buried Oakdale Cemetery. The father Samuel Waight Westbrook, was born 13 Jun 1868 in Greensboro, NC and died 25 Jan 1947 in Monroeville, Monroe Co, Alabama. Samuel and Florence were married in Wilmington on 12 Feb 1891.
  4. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.

Samuel W. Westbrook

Male, #44454, (say 1861 - )
Birth*say 1861 Samuel was born say 1861. 
Marriage*say 1883 He married Florence Gilbert Bowden say 1883. 
Biography* The GA Death Index shows that a Sam Westbrook died in Lee Co., GA on 15 Oct 1925. 

Family

Florence Gilbert Bowden (say 1864 - )
Child
Last Edited27 Oct 2001

Florence Gilbert Bowden

Female, #44455, (say 1864 - )
Birth*say 1864 Florence was born say 1864. 
Marriage*say 1883 She married Samuel W. Westbrook say 1883. 
Married Namesay 1883  As of say 1883, her married name was Westbrook. 
Biography* Florence was identified thru her daughter Emily's detah certificate. 

Family

Samuel W. Westbrook (say 1861 - )
Child
Last Edited13 Nov 2001

Robert Dawson Simms

Male, #44456, (22 Apr 1844 - before 1880)
Father*Wiley Hartsfield Sims (4 Nov 1811 - 3 Dec 1871)
Mother*Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling (6 Feb 1825 - a 1900)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Birth*22 Apr 1844 Robert was born at Troup Co., Georgia, on 22 Apr 1844.1,2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Virginia, Robert, Mary and Charles was listed as a household member (Robert D. Sims, 6, M, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1850 Census at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia.3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Virginia, Robert, Mary, Charles, Wiley, Adelle and Jefferson was listed as a household member (Robert D. Sims, 16, M, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims in the 1860 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.4 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1862 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1862

     CSA, Company B, 4th GA Infantry, 28 Apr 1861 - 24 Jun 1862. 
Marriage*6 Feb 1863 He married Fannie E. Shepherd at Troup Co., Georgia, on 6 Feb 1863 at age 18.5 
Death*before 1880 He died before 1880. 

Family

Fannie E. Shepherd (7 Oct 1844 - 19 Jan 1905)
Marriage*6 Feb 1863 He married Fannie E. Shepherd at Troup Co., Georgia, on 6 Feb 1863 at age 18.5 
ChartsWLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
  2. Jean J. Boicourt, compiler, Boicourt Genealogy, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 113, Family 14, LaGrange, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image #106
    Wiley H. Sims, 39, M, Merchant, RE=$53,400, TN
    Virginia J. Sims, 24, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 6, M, GA
    Mary Virginia Sims, 4, F, GA
    James Sims, 2, M, GA (Mot likely this was Charles Lawrence Simms).
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twnshp, page 236, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 64
    W. H. Sims, 49, M, Insurance Agent, RE=$15,000, PE=$21,000, GA
    V. J. Sims, 35, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 16, M, GA
    Mary V. Sims, 14, F, GA
    Charles L. Sims, 11, M, GA
    John W. Sims, 8, M, GA
    Adel Corin Sims, 4, F, GA
    ? Sims, 2, M, GA.
  5. Merle Massengale Bruce, compiler, Early marriages Troup County, Georgia, 1828-1900, Roswell, GA: WH Wolfe Assoc., 1982, Repository: Georgia Department of Archives & History in Atlanta.
    Robert D. Sims and Fannie E. Sheppard on 6 Feb 1863 by A. R. Callaway, M.G. in Troup Co., GA, Book E-195.

Wiley Sterling Simms1

Male, #44458, (26 Oct 1851 - 18 May 1902)
Father*Wiley Hartsfield Sims (4 Nov 1811 - 3 Dec 1871)
Mother*Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling (6 Feb 1825 - a 1900)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Birth*26 Oct 1851 Wiley was born at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia, on 26 Oct 1851.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Virginia, Robert, Mary, Charles, Wiley, Adelle and Jefferson was listed as a household member (John W. Sims, 8, M, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims in the 1860 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.3 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Virginia, Charles, Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson, Emily and Clara was listed as a household member (W. S. Sims, 19, M, Farm hand, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1870 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Father3 Dec 1871 His father Wiley Hartsfield Sims died on 3 Dec 1871 at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia
Probate12 Dec 1871 Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson and Emily received property in Wiley Hartsfield Sims's will on 12 Dec 1871.5 
Marriage*7 Jun 1877 He married Mary Rebecca Grossman at Macon, Noxubee Co., Mississippi, on 7 Jun 1877 at age 25. 
Photographed*Mar 1892 He was photographed in Mar 1892 at Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia, at age 40.6
Wiley Sterling & Rebecca (Grossman) Simms
Death*18 May 1902 He died at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, on 18 May 1902 at age 50. 

Family

Mary Rebecca Grossman (13 Sep 1855 - 24 Jul 1927)
Marriage*7 Jun 1877 He married Mary Rebecca Grossman at Macon, Noxubee Co., Mississippi, on 7 Jun 1877 at age 25. 
Child
ChartsWLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. Jean J. Boicourt, compiler, Boicourt Genealogy, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twnshp, page 236, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 64
    W. H. Sims, 49, M, Insurance Agent, RE=$15,000, PE=$21,000, GA
    V. J. Sims, 35, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 16, M, GA
    Mary V. Sims, 14, F, GA
    Charles L. Sims, 11, M, GA
    John W. Sims, 8, M, GA
    Adel Corin Sims, 4, F, GA
    ? Sims, 2, M, GA.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 391, Unknown Townships, Antioch P.O., Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 127 of 236
    W. H. Sims, 59, M, Farmer, RE=$1600, PE=$800, GA
    V. J. Sims, 45, F, Keeping house, GA
    C. L. Sims, 20, M, Farm hand, GA
    W. S. Sims, 19, M, Farm hand, GA
    Adaline Sims, 13, F, GA
    J. D. Sims, 11, M, GA
    Emma Sims, 8, F, GA
    Clara Sims, 3, F, GA.
  5. Wiley H. Simms Probate File, (Transcribed by Warren Culpepper), Troup Co., GA Archives in LaGrange, Call No. Wiley Simms Folder/Loose.
  6. E-mail written 2001 - 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Corine Simms Reynolds (#45262), (deceased 2005).

Jefferson Hartsfield Simms1

Male, #44459, (2 Apr 1858 - 22 Apr 1893)
Father*Wiley Hartsfield Sims (4 Nov 1811 - 3 Dec 1871)
Mother*Virginia Jeffersonia Sterling (6 Feb 1825 - a 1900)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Birth*2 Apr 1858 Jefferson was born at Troup Co., Georgia, on 2 Apr 1858.2 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Virginia, Robert, Mary, Charles, Wiley, Adelle and Jefferson was listed as a household member (Unidentified Sims, 2, M, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims in the 1860 Census at East Vernon, Troup Co., Georgia.3 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Virginia, Charles, Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson, Emily and Clara was listed as a household member (J. D. Sims, 11, M, GA) living with Wiley Hartsfield Sims on the 1870 Census at Troup Co., Georgia.4 
Death of Father3 Dec 1871 His father Wiley Hartsfield Sims died on 3 Dec 1871 at LaGrange, Troup Co., Georgia
Probate12 Dec 1871 Wiley, Adelle, Jefferson and Emily received property in Wiley Hartsfield Sims's will on 12 Dec 1871.5 
Marriage*22 Jun 1884 He married Lizzy Amy French at Colorado on 22 Jun 1884 at age 26.6 
Birth of Son3 Jan 1887 His son James Wiley Simms was born on 3 Jan 1887. 
Birth of Son12 Feb 1891 His son Charles Jefferson Simms was born on 12 Feb 1891 at Colorado.7 
Death of Son24 Jun 1892 His son Charles Jefferson Simms died on 24 Jun 1892 at Velasco, Brazoria Co., Texas
Death*22 Apr 1893 He died at Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma, on 22 Apr 1893 at age 35. 
Burial*after 22 Apr 1893 His body was interred after 22 Apr 1893 at Red Branch Cemetery, Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma
Biography* A news article that appeared on 30 Jan 1876 in The Atlanta Georgia Constitution sheds light on why young Jeff Simms left Troup County: "A young man named Jeff Simms, about eighteen or nineteen years of age, we suppose, brought three bales of cotton to LaGrange [Troup Co., GA], last Saturday, with a note to Mr. John W. Ragland, signed John R. Sterling, asking Mr. R. to sell the cotton, sent him (Mr. S.) $100, and keep the remainder till called for. Mr. Ragland complied with the request, and on Monday Sims came back after the balance of the money and got it. Wednesday morning Mr. Sterling came to LaGrange hunting for his cotton. Simms had stolen it, had forged the note, and, after obtaining the money had left for parts unknown. Mr. Sterling found the cotton, and had it levied on into the hands of Mr. Samuel Cherry."

The Jeff Simms in this article is the same age as Jefferson Hartsfield Simms. Also, the Simms in the article is probably White, because if he were Black, the article would have stated that in accord with the practice of that day. No other Jeff Sims or Simms besides Jefferson Hartsfield have been located in the 1870 census for Georgia, and none can be located in GA in 1880. Finally, Jefferson Hartsfield Simms had an uncle named John Randolph Sterling, and the cotton was stolen from a John R. Sterling.

Thus, it seems rather certain that the Jeff Simms of the article was Jefferson Hartsfield Simms. Where he went after leaving Troup County is not known. Nor is it known where he married Lizzy French. As the Oklahoma Land Rush did not start until 1889, and prior to that time it was Indian country, it is unlikely that Jeff went to Oklahoma prior to 1889. 
Birth of Soncirca Jan 1894 His son Jefferson Hartsfield Simms Jr. was born circa Jan 1894 at Oklahoma.7 

Family

Lizzy Amy French (19 Aug 1860 - 30 Nov 1931)
Marriage*22 Jun 1884 He married Lizzy Amy French at Colorado on 22 Jun 1884 at age 26.6 
Children
ChartsWLC / Andrew Hartsfield: Descendant Chart
WLC / Martin Sims: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jul 2012

Citations

  1. Jean J. Boicourt, compiler, Boicourt Genealogy, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twnshp, page 236, Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 64
    W. H. Sims, 49, M, Insurance Agent, RE=$15,000, PE=$21,000, GA
    V. J. Sims, 35, F, GA
    Robert D. Sims, 16, M, GA
    Mary V. Sims, 14, F, GA
    Charles L. Sims, 11, M, GA
    John W. Sims, 8, M, GA
    Adel Corin Sims, 4, F, GA
    ? Sims, 2, M, GA.
  4. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Page 391, Unknown Townships, Antioch P.O., Troup Co., GA, Ancestry.com image 127 of 236
    W. H. Sims, 59, M, Farmer, RE=$1600, PE=$800, GA
    V. J. Sims, 45, F, Keeping house, GA
    C. L. Sims, 20, M, Farm hand, GA
    W. S. Sims, 19, M, Farm hand, GA
    Adaline Sims, 13, F, GA
    J. D. Sims, 11, M, GA
    Emma Sims, 8, F, GA
    Clara Sims, 3, F, GA.
  5. Wiley H. Simms Probate File, (Transcribed by Warren Culpepper), Troup Co., GA Archives in LaGrange, Call No. Wiley Simms Folder/Loose.
  6. E-Mail, Corine Reynolds e-mail address to Warren Culpepper, 22 Aug 2003.
  7. E-mail written 2001 - 2004 to Warren L. Culpepper from Corine Simms Reynolds (#45262), (deceased 2005).
    Follow-up message on 19 Aug 2003.