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Some information on this page taken from "The Pariss Sims Family and Related Families 1765-1965" by Almon J. Sims. Keep in mind that the "Sims Book" as I refer to it, is often inaccurate in it's details.


 Robert Sims

born 1863



  1853-James R Sims

  1858-Will Sims


  1861-John P. Sims








Tommie Murray





 they had no children. According to the Sims Book, he was married to Tommie Murray and  practiced medicine in the Bonicord area of Dyer County. Can't find him in any Dyer census after leaving his father's house.



William Sims


 Julia Cook

spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:

Richard Cook & Unity


paternal grandparents:

Matthew Sims & Sarah

maternal aunts & uncles:

c.1826-Richard D. Cook, c.1835-Robert A. Cook, c.1838-Pleasant? G. Cook (male), c.1841-Catherine M. Cook


paternal aunts & uncles:

John Sims, Martha Sims White



1870 census, Haywood County TN, District 12, Johnston Grove Post Office

William Sims, age 43, farmer, born Alabama, real estate value 4200, personal estate 600

Julia, age 33, keeps house, born TN

James, age 17, farm hand, born TN

William, age 13

Susan, age 11

John, age 9

Robert, age 7

Ida, age 3

Sarah, age 74, at home, born Alabama


1880 census, Crockett County TN:

William Sims, age 56, farmer

Wife Julia A. Sims, 46, keeping house

Daughter Sudia A. Sims, 21, at home

Son Jno P.G. Sims, age 19, labor

Son Robert A. Sims, 18, labor

"Ider" L or D Sims, between 10 and 19 (can't read 2nd digit) at home.


Dyer County marriages as transcribed on Rootsweb:

5-17-1894 Tommie Murray & R. A. "Simon"


Unable as yet to find any other paper trail.