17) Probate Records of Simpson Sims, William E. Jeffcoat, Administrator
Application for Mary Sims to complete settlement of the Estate of Simpson
Sims filed 13 January 1866. As of this date it was stated that Simpson had
been deceased for 18 (eighteen) months. He died 16 August 1864.
18) In the State of Alabama, Pike County, in Probate Court, To: Joshua
Stephens, Joseph Sellers, Greetings---
Samuel Mooney, Whereas on the 14th day of December 1868, by order of this
court, it was decreed that Mary A. Sims is the widow of Simpson Sims,
deceased, and herself and minor children of deceased, to wit; James,
Rebecca, William, Demarius, Leonard, and Martha Sims, are entitled to have
five hundred dollars worth of real estate set off and appraised.
19) B. F. Sims- Tenants in Common, ca. 1807
B. F. Sims, estate, Tenants in Common, Statement of Division
Amount of sale of land: $1409.60, less probate, attorney and court costs,
leaving $ 1348.85 to divide.
B. F. Sims, Jno. Davis, Sherd (is this Sherrod ?) Davis, Mary Ann Davis,
Nancy McLeod, Bettie Jordan, Mandy Bray, John Bray, Henry Bray, Sherd.
Davis, Jr., Rebecca Davis, Mary Ann Davis and Missouri Davis.
20) Jacob Sims, Elizabeth Sims, Administrator, et al, Pike County:
Elizabeth Sims, widow of Jacob, deceased, and children of deceased:
James A. Sims, 22 years; Elizabeth Stephens, wife of Joshua W. Stephens, age
20; Jacob A. Sims, age 16; Sarah Francis, age 12; Margaret R., age 10;
Benjamin, age 7.
Dated 2 October 1867 and Elizabeth "signed" with an "X", indicating her
inability to write.
21) On 15 October 1868, The State of Alabama, Pike County, to any Sheriff:
Greetings- You are hereby commanded to summon: James W. Sims, Elizabeth
Stephens, Jacob, Sarah F., Margaret R., and Benjamin Sims and Joshua
Stephens. The original citation was issued for Joshua Stephens, Elizabeth
Stephens, Jacob Sims, Sarah Sims, Margaret R. Sims, James W. Sims, Benjamin
Sims. Executed 20 October 1868.
(My comment: In the citations, James is referred to as James W. Sims,
however, in the list of heirs, he is listed as James A. Sims. I don't know
if this was a typo but that is the way it is listed.)
22) List of notes belonging to Estate of Jacob Sims, dated September 1866.
E. J. Youngblood, Edward S---- (not legible), Alan D. Simmons, Francis
Fowler, Hugh Griegs (?), John Jordan, Isaac Spivey, Willis Henderson, H. J.
Simmons to John R. Simmons, John Stevens and Caleb Spivey.
23) A disposition of Daniel Carlisle: When Jacob died, James W. Sims and
Elizabeth Stephens are over 21 years of age. Jacob A., Sarah Francis,
Margaret R., and Benjamin Sims are under 21 years of age. Elizabeth
Stephens is a married woman and married to (Initials are crossed out---looks
like A. or W. and then a C.) Butch Stephens. His property was sold to pay
24) James Sims, Jacob Sims, Administrator
Estate of James Sims, died 13th day of June 1858, witnessed by Daniel
Carlisle and Samuel Jefcoat. Division of assets to the below people:
Elvin Sims, Avis Jefcoat, Demarius Carlisle, Simpson Sims.
Simpson Sims and Jacob Sims, bond signed 20 February 1837, recorded in Bond
Book G-P 19.
"Simpson Sims, Jacob Sims, David E. Bailey and John G. Tiner" of State of
Alabama, County of Pike, and bonded to Bud Fitzpatrick- Judge of the Court
of Probate in the penal sum of $20,000.00 (twenty thousand dollars) for
which payment will be made---dated 20 February 1857.
Simpson Sims and Jacob Sims, Administrators
Names appearing beside Judge Fitzpatrick: Simpson Sims (mark) Jacob Sims
(mark) and David E. Bayley [Bailey] (Signed), John G. Tiner (signed), Newton
Stevens (signed) E. J. Seeley (?) (signed) Joshua Stevens (signed) and James
C. Cade (?) Carlisle. This action was continued until the 4th Monday in May
Application of Jacob Sims for sale of real and personal property, filed 13
25) Mary A. Sims- Tenants in Common
State of Mississippi, Holmes County\the 1st day of September 1879 personally
appeared before me James Carathers, J. P. states that
Martha J. Johnson, youngest child of Simpson and Mary Sims, and James D.
Johnson, her husband (appears to be an acknowledgement of a will) personally
appeared, Mary A. Sims, guardian of Rebecca and Martha.
State of Alabama, Probate Clerk, Pike County
The undersigned Mary A. Sims, guardian of Martha Johnson, wife of J. D.
Elizabeth Voilet, wife of Ernest Voilet
Amanda Fowler, daughter of Rebecca Fowler- each of the above children
Children of Mary Sims:
James Sims, Elizabeth Sims, William Sims, Martha Sims, Leonard, all tenants
Rebecca Sims, et al tenants- Estate of Mary Sims, Guardian. Filed 10 April
Bond Book G, page 533.
Appearing-Mary A. Sims, Presley A. Moates and James Sims
Mary A. Sims has been appointed guardian of the persons and property;
Rebecca, Elizabeth, William, Leonard and Martha Sims, minors. Signed by
Mary Simes (notice the "e"), P. A. Moates and signed with a mark, James
William A. Sims, Mrs. A. E. Sims, Executrix
Signed 21 September 1914; In the book of Wills, Book "C", page 299.
William A. Sims, Troy, Pike County, Alabama
Daughter: M. E. Sims
Wife: A. E. Sims
Sons: Sidney Sims and McLeod Darby.
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