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).