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.