Descendants of Thomas Mims
1.Thomas1 Mims I was born Abt. 1600, and died in VA.He married Unknown about 1624.
Children of Thomas Mims I and Unknown are:
i.ThomasMims II, b. Abt. 1625 and died in Virginia. He married Unknown about 1650 in Virginia.
Muster of the inhabitants of Virginia settlements, February 16, 1623/4
Source: "Hotten's Lists", page 172.Settlers living at "Flourdien Hundred" in Virginia, February 16, 1623/4
Alborn, Edward; Baker, William; Bamford, John; Barnett, Thomas; Barrett, William; Beriston, Theoder;
Blake, Walter; Boult, Annis; Bradshaw, Richard; Browne, John; Deverell, Georg; Dillimager, Thomas; Doughty, Ann; Doughty, Thomas; Dune, Thomas; Filenst, Thomas; Gale, John; Gasko, Thomas; Gregory, Richard; Grinder, Thomas; Guy, Robert; Hach, Thomas; Haway, Thomas; Jones, Anthony; Landman, John
Levet, George; Linge, [Minge?] Henry; Linge, John; Mimes [Mims] Thomas; Okley, Robert; Olives, John; Peake, Robert; Peppet, Gibert; Pooley, Grivell (minister); Pugett, Christopher; Rownige, Henry [or Rowinge] Sawell, Thomas; Sharp, Samuell; Smith, Robert; Spurling, Richard; Strachey, William; Straunge, William [May be Stramige]; Thomas, Nathaniell ;Tompson, Ann; Tompson, Roger; Tramorden, Edward; Upton, John; Watts, Thomas; Wilson, John; Woodson, John; Woodson, Sara; Yeats, Leonard; ----
[Did this Thomas Mims possibly married Sara Woodson?]
2.Thomas2 Mims II (Thomas1)was born Abt. 1625, and died in VA.He married Unknown about 1650 in VA.
Children of Thomas Mims II and Unknown are:
i.Thomas3Mims III, b. Abt. 1656 in Virginia and died April 28, 1712 in Middlesex Co., Virginia. He married Anne about 1678 in Middlesex County, Virginia.
1 Jun 1657 Vincent Stanford, 1000 acs. Lancaster Co., page 205. Upon N. side of Rappa. River running by devdt. surveyed for Capt. Daniell Gookins, & on a N. W. branch of Corrotoman River. 400 acres granted unto John Phillipps 13 Jul 1653 & by Col. Fontleroy, Adm'r assigned to sd Stanford & 600 acres for trans. of 12 persons: Robert Cornelius, Tho. Mims, Roger Smith, Tho. Hubbard, Margaret Arnoll, Anthony Bailey, 2 Negroes. Renewed 18 Mar 1662.
The headright system was the right to claim fifty acres for every head arriving in the colony; most were claimed by the person paying the passage, but not always. Headrights of indentured servants may have been claimed more than once: by the master of the transporting ship, by the merchant who sold the indenture, by the person who bought the indenture, and/or by the servant. Headrights could be bought and sold; many people who paid their own transportation sold their headrights for money if they were not needed.Settlers often returned to England to complete their education, visit or retrieve family members, find a wife, or settle an estate, each time acquiring additional headrights.
In Feb 1662, Thomas Mimes [Mims] received 800 acres in James City Co. (later York) for transporting 16 individuals on the branches of Chickahominy Swamp.
On8 Apr1668 James Johnson and Domingo Mederis patented 1000 acres inNewKentCo.between Dragon's Swamp and Axell's Brook; 500 acresofwhich was granted to Thomas Clayborne in 1662 and assignedtothem.ClaybornJohnson was theson of Drury Johnson and Hannah Clark.Drury Johnson is a brother ofJamesJohnsonofGoochlandwho married Mildred Mims abt. 1751.In 1688, William Downing’s property (322 acres) is described as follows: "Beg. by the Indian Path to the Dragon Swamp, to Tho Williams plantation, by land of the Orphants of David Allison, neare the Bridge Road, by run of the Blockhouse Br, to Tho. Minns [Mims] plantation." Patent Book 7, 640King and Queen Co. Patents.
In 1677 an abstract of Jonathan Newell's accounts show debts due the estate arranged by counties.Names ofinterestinNew Kent Co. include:William Mosshill; Nicholas Aamos's bill dated 1671; ditto Capt. Will.Jones;Howel Rogers; John Davies; Thomas Minns [Mims] "per bill 19 Jan 1671 for 405 lb tobo; Charles Turner; Acct with Mr. Austin to be settled; papers of Capt. Bassett; Acct settledwith Crump in 70 and 71; Acct John Walker to be settled. TheOldDominionintheSeventeenth Century,pages198 204.
Samuel Snead was living on the Pamunkey River in New Kent County (later King William Co.) adj. Capt. William Bassett, and by 1690 he is a neighbor of Edward Johnson and Thomas Mims. In 1690 Edward Johnson is shown in the processioners' list with: Mr. Wm Bassett, Thomas Snead, Henry Martin, Thomas Martin, Martin Martin and William Martin, and John Snead. Col. Richard Johnson owned property at Pamunkey River in New Kent Co.He was a neighbor of James Minge. "On 21 Apr 1695 James Minge patented 2,317 acres adj. Sam'l Chappell, Tho. Mims, Jno Ward, Antho Ballard, William Hudson, Wm Bassett.."Capt. Wm. Bassett was a neighbor of Edward Johnson and Thomas Mims in 1690.In 1695 Thomas Mims was listed as a headright for James Minge. James Minge St Peter’s Parish Apr 1695 beg at his own land corner of Edward Johnson, down Powhite Sw to Beavor Damm Br to Pickanock Path on Bassett & Asting’s line, down Brandy br granted Underhill, deserted.Book 9, page 209. William Jones, Junr. 6 June 1699. 700 acres in King and Queen Co. Boundary begins at corner red oak of Robinson’s land on a brow in sight of Spark’s house on the lower side of his plantation. Adjoins run of Dragon Swamp, the land of Margaret Todd and Frances Todd orphans to Mr. Wm. Todd, the mouth of Mirey meadow, etc. Due for importing 16 persons.
3.Thomas3 Mims III (Thomas1, Thomas2) was born Abt. 1656, and died April 28, 1712 Middlesex Co, Virginia.He married Anne circa 1678 in Virginia.
Children of Thomas Mims III and Ann are:
i.Elizabeth Mims, born March 29, 1679 Middlesex County, Virginia.She died in Middlesex County, Virginia October 19, 1679.
ii.ThomasMims, IV, bapt. April 24, 1681 New Kent County, Virginia; and died in Virginia. He married Amelia Anne "Mellyanne" Martin.
iii.Lionel4 (Linah) Mims, born Abt. 1685 in New Kent County, Virginia; died Abt. 1732 Bertie County, North Carolina (Edgecombe formed in 1741 from Bertie).He married Anne Martin on January 2, 1706/7 (Source: Register of St. Peter's Parish), sister of Mellyanne.
1679 The Register of Christ Church in Middlesex County contains the following items: “Elizabeth Mims, daughter of Thomas and Anne Mims, born 29th March and baptized 11th of May 1679.”“Elizabeth Mims, daughter of Thomas and Anne Mims, departed this life 19th October and was buried 20th ditto 1678.”(This late date is in error and should be 1679).
On 22 Sep 1682, Jon[athan] Skinner (1666-1695) residence New Kent Co. was 1 of 40 headrights of Michael Tucker and Lyonel Morris of New Kent Co. Cavaliers and Pioneers, vol. 2, 1666-1695.4 May 1687, William Porter, Sr. to Alexander MecKeney 80 acres east side branch of Western Run next to where Meckeney hath nowbegun to seat, part of patent 1 APR 1684... next to John Wasonwit: Lyonell Morris, Roger (R) Comeings, Tho Charles. Cavaliers and Pioneers, vol. 2, 1666-1695.On 26 Jan 1689 in Henrico Co., VA Lyonell Morris of St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent Co., VA sold land to Daniel Price, this land joined Edward Johnson. Witness: John Adkins.[Could Anne have been a Morris?]
Thomas Mims Departed this Life April ye 28th, 1711 (St. Peter’s Parish Register).
Thomas Mims Jur. & Mellyan Martin married the 10th Febry., 1698-9.(Dav)___id son of Thomas Mims Jur born the 1st January, 17__(00/01). Apr 1704 in Henrico County, "Thomas Mims Jr" bought 74 acres on the south side of Chickahominy Swamp from Gideon Macon."The above three references to Thomas Mims, Jr. indicates his father was still living as late as 1704.
St. Peters Parish At a Vestry held at the upper Church the 14th June, 1698. Registered WM. Clopton, Clk. To Vest. Mr. Hen. Wyatt producing an order of Court for help to Clear the Roads in his presints is ordered the sd following Tithables, viz.: Will Makgeehe, Edw. Tony, Will Walker, Robert Allin, Will Daniell, John Yeomans, Richard Scruggs, James Neenes, Thomas Ashcraft, Edwd Flinch, Thomas Wilkinson, John Rayle, Evan Raglan, Mr. Thomas Smithsquarter, Edwd Morgan, Will Dollard, Thomas Martin, Thomas Gibson, Will Gardner, Christopher Baker, William Johnson, Peter Moss, Robert Hughes, Thomas Howard, Geo. Bradbury, Hene Turner, Thomas Minns [Mims].
At a vestry held for St. Peter's p'sh in New Kent County ye 1st Nov'r, 1704. Present: Mr. Richard Squire, Minister.; Coll. John Lightfoot, Mr. Wm. Waddill, Mr. Wm. Bassett, Mr. Rich'd Allen, Mr. Jno. Park, Jun'r, Mr. Tho. Massey, Mr. Jno. Foster, Wm. Clopton, vestrymen. Capt. Rich'd Littlepage, Capt. John Scott, Church wardens. St. Peter's Parish Dr.To Tho. Mims for widow faulkner 7 months 630; To Wm. Martin for Wm. More 10 weeks 125; To Wm. Martin p his acct. Regulated 310; To Tho. Mims for a pr.; Shoes for wid.
In 1704, the New Kent Co. Quit Rent rolls show Thomas Minis (Mims) with 200 acres.
4.Lionel3 (Linah) Mims (Thomas3,Thomas2, Thomas1) was born Abt. 1685 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, and died Abt. 1732 in Bertie County, North Carolina.He married Anne Martin February 2, 1706 in New Kent County, Virginia.
Children of Linah Mims and Anne Martin are:
i. Thomas Mims, born February 15, 1707 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Va; married Grace Britton Abt. 1727 New Kent County, Virginia, died 1764 in Bladen, North Carolina.
ii. Joseph5 Mims, born Abt. 1708 St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; married Susannah (possibly Britton) Abt. 1727 Goochland County, Virginia. He died 1775 in Chatham, North Carolina.
ii. Anne Mims, bapt. June 18, 1710 in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia (Source:St. Peter’s Parish Register).She married William Naylor.
iv. Robert Mims, born Abt. 1712St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; married Sarah Pace.
v. Lionel Mims, born Abt. 1714 St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia
vi. David Mims, born Abt. 1716 St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia married Judith.
vii. Frederick Mims, born Abt. 1718 St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia.
Lineal Mims & Anne Martin marryed ye 2d Jany., 1706-7.(St. Peter’s Parish Register)
5 May 1760, David Mims/Mimms and wife Judith of Johnston Co. NC to Daniel Duncan in Halifax Co., £50 VA money, 120 acres corner John Cotton. Wit. Joshua Latom, John Cotton.
Lionel purchased 100 acres on Tuckahoe Creek in Henrico Co., bounded by the creek and Michael Johnson from Thomas Mims, his brother, for L5 on July 4 1718. Bouth Napier sold the 100 acres "being land formerly of Lyonell Mims and remaining part of Thomas Mims patent on Tuckahoe Creek.” in Feb 1729.A case by Edward Scott against Lionel Mims was dismissed on July 1730 because neither party appeared. Lionel Mims sold 358 acres in March 1733 on upper Licking Hole Creek in St. James Parish bounded by John Mims for L40 to David Mims, witnessed by John Mims. Lionel most likely removed from Goochland Co. after selling his property in 1733, relocating to Bertie County, NC (Edgecombe was formed in 1741 from Bertie Co.).
In 1736 Lionel is mentioned with his son Robert in a Bertie Co. deed, where they witnessed a deed between John Bobbit and Barbara Melton.John Bobbitt to Barraby Melton May 1, 1736 30 pds for 300 a. on NS Maratuck River adj. Hezekiah Massies dec'd "on side of Oconetchy swamp" part of tract granted to John Bobbit by patent for 600 a. dated Mar 1, 1719. Wit: Henry Horne, Robert Mims, Lioner Mims. May Court 1736 (Bertie Co Deed Book D p266). Lionel died intestate without a will, therefore the names of his children are uncertain.
5.Thomas Mims, IV (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was bapt. April 24, 1681 in New Kent County, Virginia.He married Amelia Anne "Mellyanne" Martin February 10, 1698/99 in New Kent County, Virginia (Source: St. Peter's Parish Vestry Book & Register, 1706-1786, Page 413.It is believed Thomas married (2) Sarah Unknown in Henrico County, Virginia before May 19, 1712.
Children of Thomas Mims III and Amelia Martin are:
i.David Mims, born January 1, 1700/1 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia (St. Peter's Parish vestry book 1706-1786; died between Apirl 28, 1778 (date of will) and October 1781 (probate of will). in Goochland County, Virginia.He married Agnes Weldy, d/o William Weldy.
ii.John Mims, born Bef. May 3, 1705 (April 1705) in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; died November 7, 1779 in Henrico County, Virginia.He married Mary unknown and had Mildred Mims who married James Johnson October 14, 1751.
iii.Thomas Mims IV, Abt. 1707.
iv.Benjamin Mims, born Bef. June 13, 1710 (June 1710) in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; died Anson North Carolina.He married Judith Woodson.
Children of Thomas Mims and Sarah Unknown are:
v.Sarah Mims, born May 19, 1712 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia (Source:St. Peter's Parish vestry book 1706-1786)She married William Naylor in New Kent County, Virginia.Sarah may be the daughter of Amelia Martin, but most researchers believe she is the daughter of his second wife Sarah.
1681 Records of the Parish of Blissland in the County of New Kent contain this item: “Thomas Mims, ye sane of Thomas and Anne Mims, baptized at ye Great Church 24th April, 1681.”
December 15, 1714 – Thomas Mims records 500 acres in Henrico Co. on south side of Tuccahoe, adj. William Burton, Benjamin Woodson, and Michael Johnson.
August 30, 1717 John Scott of New Kent County bought 100 acres on Tuckahoe Creek in Henrico (now Goochland) County from Thomas Mims and sold it to Philip Webber of King William County 4 April 1727.Judith relinquished her dower right.
July 1, 1718, Henrico County, Virginia Thomas Mims of Henrico County to Joel Chandler of New Kent, for L5, 100 acres near Tuckahoe Cr., Sarah Mims relinquishes dower. (Henrico Co. Records, Weisiger).
Martin Martin married Sarah Hix on 10 February 1698/9 at St. Peter's Parish in New Kent County and on this same day Thomas Mims Jur. & Mellyan Martin married the 10th Febry., 1698-9. (St. Peter's Parish Register).
6.Joseph5 Mims (Lionel4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1), born Abt. 1708 St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; married Susannah (possibly Britton) Abt. 1727 Goochland County, Virginia. He died 1775 in Chatham, North Carolina.
Children of Joseph Mims and Susannah Unknown are:
i.Joseph Mims, Jr. born Abt. 1728 in St. James, Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia. [Micajah Brooks recounts the experience of Captain Joseph Mimms (sic) who was scalped and killed by Indians in Wilkes County, Georgia during the Revolutionary War. The date is not stated probably 1778/79].
ii.Drury6 Mims, born 1730 in St. James, Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia; died November 1818 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, married Lydia Jones.
iii.David Mims, born January 2, 1734 Chatham County, North Carolina d. 1819 Chatham County, North Carolina m. Elizabeth Cullen. Children were: Young Mims, Joseph Mims, Robert Mims, Susannah Mims, Needham Mims, Edy Mims, Elizabeth “Betsy” Mims,Sidney “Siddy” Mims, Sarah Mims, William Britton Mims and David Mims
iv.John Mims, born Abt. 1738 Chatham County, North Carolina, married Anne ____.
v.Martin Nix Mims, born Abt. 1740 Chatham County, North Carolina and died 1787 Wilkes County, Georgia.He married Martha ____ and had the following children: David, Leroy, Winifred and Elizabeth who married Solomon Broom.He was a Revolutionary War soldier, andis listed on the granite marker at the Warren County, Georgia courthouse as a soldier who fought in the War for American Independence. Records show him on the payroll of Capt. John Hill's Company of militia at Ft. Martin (commanded by Col. Elijah Clarke) between March 01 and August 01, 1782. The will of Martin Mims was in Book DD, Wilkes County, Georgia, destroyed in a fire; however, there still exists an index of these wills.
vi.William Britton Mims, born Abt. 1742 Chatham County, North Carolina
vii.Elizabeth Mims, born Abt. 1744 Chatham County, North Carolina
Joseph moved with his family to Bertie County (later Edgecombe) as a young man. In Sep 1748, Joseph sold 150 acres on the meadow of Burnt Coat to Joshua Perry for L32. In May 1749, Joseph Mims' land on the south side of Beaverdam Swamp was mentioned in a deed between John Lee and Harmon Reed. In Sep 1752, Joshua Perry sold the land he bought from Joseph Mims, stating that it had been granted to Mims.
Summons for Philip Jones, Richard Aycock, Penkethman Hawkins, James Jones, Senior, William Wilson, Jesse Minton, David Mims, Samuel Deld, Jsom? Safold and John Humphreys to answer his Excellency Josiah Martin Esq., Successor to William Tryon late governor of North Carolina in a Plea that they render to him 1,000 pounds sterling which they owe & unjustly detain from him to the damage of the said Josiah Martin as successor &c.. One thousand pounds sterling.Date: 11 May 1772 Johnston Co., NC.
Appearance bond for David Mims in sum of £2,000 paid to Needham Bryan, sheriff, with Drewry Mims, Robert Mims, (both Johnston Co.); Joseph Mims (Chatham Co.); John Willett (Wake Co) as bondsmen. David Mims allegedly owes £1,000 to Gov. Josiah Martin. Date: 21 Sept 1772. Johnston Co.
5 May 1760, David Mims and wife Judith of Johnston Co. NC to Daniel Duncan in Halifax Co., £50 VA money, 120 acres corner John Cotton. Wit. Joshua Latom, John Cotton.
7.Thomas Mims (Lionel4, Thomas3 ,Thomas2, Thomas1) was born February 15, 1707/08 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Va., and died 1764 in Bladen Co., N. C.He married Grace Britton Abt. 1730 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Va.
Children of Thomas Mims and Grace Britton are:
i.Drury Mims, Sr., b. Bef. 1729 Goochland Co., VA.; on April 2, 1750, Drury Mims married Ann Ridgway in Cumberland Co., NC.Sec. Samuel Ridgway; on May 3, 1751 her brother Samuel Ridgeway married Phebe Seay.Sec. Jacob Mosby.Note that Drury Mims did not require his father's signature, therefore he was over the age of 21 in 1750.Also note that Cumberland Co. was formed from Bladen Co., NC.
ii. Thomas Mims V, b. 1731, Goochland Co., Va.; d. 1826; m. Catherine Unknown.
iii. David Mims, b. January 02, 1733/34; d. February 13, 1820.He married Sabra Joiner.
iv. William Mims, b. Abt. 1735.
v. John Mims, b. Abt. 1737.
vi.Mary Mims b. Abt. 1740 m. _____ Gilmore
vii.Grace Mims, b. Abt. 1743; m. John Parker; b. 1740.
viii.James Mims, b. Abt. 1745, Goochland Co., Va.; d. Bet. 1823 - 1826, Bladen Co., N. C.; m. Catherine Ray in 1764.
ix. Valentine Mims, b. Abt. 1747, Goochland Co., Va.; d. Florida.
Horry County, SC Deed Book A-1, Pleadings and Judgments 1804-1808; Conveyances 1803-1810, 1838-1839 127 Stephen Britton of Marion Dist. to Thomas Mims, Senr. of NC 20 lbs. 450 acres in Marion (gr. to John Jordan) on Pee Dee + 200 acres (gr. to Thomas Smith, Jr.) + 71 acres (gr. to John Dinnam) + 482 (gr. to Stephen Britton), bd. by Shadrach Simons, James Pauley, Isaac Smart) + 365 on Little Pee Dee (gr. to Stephen Britton), bound by John Smith and Thomas Touchberry, Taylors Lake. 14 Mar 1800. S/ Stephen Britton. Witnesses: John Smith, Moses Britton, PS/ John Smeath 28 Mar 1803. Recd. 28 Mar 1803.
Bladen Co., NC Deed Book 1738-1779 Joseph Britton, Stephen Britton of Bladen planters to Josiah Wilson of same, planter. 100 lbs. 300 A NE side of North River lying bet. lands of George Martin and Dr. Thomas Hall..Wit: Joseph Lock, Daniel Melvin P.264-6
February 5, 1772. Thomas Mims and Grace his wife to Thomas Amis. 80 lbs. 200 acres on Drowning Creek, Bladen Co., NC.Wit: Robert Sims, Jacob Sikes P.436-7
In 1748, the Bladen Co NC tobacco tax petition shows that Thomas Mims lived in Bladen County NC from 1763-1786. In 1763, he was taxed on himself and 2 slaves. In April 1767, Thomas received a patent on 50 acres in Bladen County on Welch's creek on the east side of White Marsh Swamp at a point opposite the mouth of Bridge Branch. His land was mentioned in 3 other patents during 1767. Thomas and his son David were listed together in the 1768 tax lists, but they were listed separately in 1770 and 1771. On Feb 4 1772, Thomas and Grace sold 100 acres on White Marsh to William Barefutt (Barefoot) for L5. Their son David was a witness to the deed. One day later on Feb 5, Thomas and Grace sold 200 acres on Drowning Creek to Thomas Amis for L80 proclamation money. In the tax list of 1779, Thomas Senior was taxed on 500 acres of land, 13 slaves, 19 horses, 40 head of cattle, cash money of L2, and 3 tracts valued at L1190 for a total value of L4142. In May 1786, he bought 100 acres on Pine Log branch of Soles Swamp from the sheriff. In Dec 1786, Thomas witnessed a deed between Maurice Raiford and John Wingate. In Oct 1788, his ownership of the 200 acres on Drowning Creek was mentioned in a deed between John McKinnie and Samuel Leonard. The 1790 census for Bladen County includes 5 Mims households, 4 of them in the family: Thomas (Jr?), David, James, and Valentine. The other Mims in the county is Shadrack Mims, a cousin. Possibly Thomas Senior had died prior to 1790.
7.David Mims (Thomas4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born January 1, 1700/1 in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia (Source: St. Peter's Parish Vestry Book & Register, 1706-1786, Page 373, Register shows 17--.), and died between April 28, 1778 and October 1781 in Goochland County, Virginia (Source: Will of David Mims,(Written April 28, 1778, Probated October 1781).He married Agnes Weldy 1722 in Goochland County, Virginia, daughter of William Weldy and Anne Rebecca Mims.She died in Goochland County, Virginia.
Children of David Mims and Agnes Weldy are:
i.Elizabeth “Kitty” Mims, b. Bfr. 1728 in Goochland County, Virginia; died 1804 in Giles County, TN.She married in 1746 Archelaus Jarrett; born 1725 in New Kent Co., Virginia; died 1794 in Goochland Co., Va. (Source: Filice, Jeanne).
ii.Gideon Mims, b. Abt. 1730.
iii.Drury Mims, b. Abt. 1733 Goochland Co., Va.
vi.Shadrack Mims, b. Bfr. 1735. He died on 17 Nov 1777 in , Goochland Co., Va. He married (1) Mattie Allen 3 February 1754 in Goochland Co., Va. and (2) Elizabeth Woodson born 1738 in Goochland Co., VA on 24 May 1760, daughter of Robert Woodson, III and Rebecca Pryor on 24 May 1760 in Goochland County, VA
v.Agnes “Aggie” Mims, b. Bfr. 1737 Goochland Co., Va.; m. Thomas Ridley, October 13, 1755 St. James Northam Parish, Goochland Co., Va.He was born 1732 in Goochland County, Virginia; died 1782 in Goochland County, Virginia
vi.Mary “Amy” Mims, b. Bfr. 1742 Goochland Co., Va.She married John Woodson March 20, 1760 St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia (Source: (1) William and Mary Quarterly, Series I, "Marriage Bonds of Goochland County, Virginia, Series I," Volume 7, Page 102., (2) Douglas Register, Page 77).
vii.David Mims, born March 11, 1747 in Goochland County, Virginia; died Oct 1786 Goochland County, Virginia.He married Martha Diuguid, daughter of William Diuguid and Anne Moss, on 5 October 1773 Buckingham Co., Virginia.
viii.Judith Mims, b. Bfr. 1751; m. January 27, 1769 Goochland Co., Va. Benjamin Anderson b. January 1750 Goochland Co., Va.
ix.Susannah Mims, b. Bfr. 1751 in Goochland County, Virginia.She married George Anderson on 23 March 1769 in St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia.She died 1778
In June 1746, William Weldy gave Agnes Mims and her husband David 195 acres "whereon David and Agnes now dwell." In the June 1746 tithe list for Goochland Co, David was taxed on himself and sons Drury and Shadrack, indicating these sons were at least 16 years of age. In 1748, only David and Shadrack were listed.
8.Drury6 Mims (Joseph5, Lionel4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born 1730 in St. James, Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia (Source: Photo of tombstone of Drury Mims, Edgefield County, South Carolina, Picture shows dates 1730-1818.), and died November 1818 in Edgefield County, South Carolina. He married Lydia Jones ABT. 1759, daughter of Francis Jones (son of Matthew Jones and Mary Tignall) and Mary Ridley (daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Ridley, Sheriff of Isle of Wight County and Elizabeth Day).She was born Abt. 1741 in Isle of Wight, Virginia (Source: Mitchell, William Thomas, LDS Family Search), and died August 23, 1821 in Edgefield County, South Carolina (Source: Mitchell, William Thomas, LDS Family Search).
Children of Drury Mims and Lydia Jones are:
Winifred7 Mims, born January 11, 1760 Goochland Co., Virginia; died December 14, 1812.She married Henry Ware, Jr.
Lydia Elizabeth Mims, born Abt. 1762 in Lincoln County, Georgia married John Moss.She died in 1827 in Washington County, Georgia.
John Mims, born Abt. 1764; died 1828 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, he married Mary Gray, daughter of John A. Gray.
David Mims, born Abt. 1766 Edgefield County, Georgia; died 1827 in Lincoln County, Georgia.He married Sarah Scott.
Britton Mims, born June 22, 1769; died September 8, 1833 August County, Georgia. He married Mary Ann Edwards February 5,1799 Edgefield Co., South Carolina
Livingston Mims, born Abt. 1773 in North Carolina; died 1816, he married Martha "Patsy" Perrin, daughter of William C. Perrin.
Mary Ridley Mims, born Abt. 1775 Edgefield, South Carolina, married in 1798 John A. Gray, Jr.
Tignall Mims, born Abt 1777 Edgefield County, South Carolina; died November 3, 1826 in Edgefield County, South Carolina.He married Nancy Tillman
Matthew Mims, born June 16, 1780 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, he married Elizabeth TuttDecember 20, 1808 Edgefield County, South Carolina.Died October 6, 1848.
Drury Mims, Jr. was born January 16, 1783 in Edgefield County, South Carolina (Source: Linwood Cemetery, Tombstone.), and died June 18, 1858 in Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama. He married Charlesey Edwards 1806 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, daughter of Charles Edwards and Letitia Martin.She was born March 25, 1788 in Edgefield County, South Carolina (Source: Linwood Cemetery, Tombstone.), and died October 8, 1854 in Columbus, Muscogee County.
The following deeds in 1770 and 1772 provide proof of Drury’s relationship to his father Joseph:
Pg. 86, April 3, 1770 Chatham County, North Carolina - Cape Fear area –Joseph Minns (Mims) of Orange Co., to Joseph Mims of same for ... and more especially for the Love...etc. that I Joseph Mims Planter of Orange Co., hold and bear to my son Joseph Mims of the same. 100 acres, land was an original grant from the Lord Proprietors, in the county of Craven on the N. fork of Cape Fare/Fear River. signed by Joseph Mims and Susannah Mims, both signed using an x.
Sept. 28, 1772 Drury Mims and Lidda his wife of JOHNSTON Co., NC, sell to John Avent of Chatham Co., 95 acres, for 60 pds., in the county of ORANGE on the N. side of Cape Fear River, joining Cheeks line. Drury Mims signs and Lydia Mims signs with an "x". The witnesses were Joseph Avent and Robert Mims.
Edgefield County Historical Society. (1951) The Mims Families of Edgefield. SCL: 929.2 Ed3m. Photos of old homes. Drury Mims noted as one of the founders of Edgefield. (JR)
Lydia's last child was born in 1783 giving her an estimated birth year of 1741.This would place her at the age of 42 when her last child was born.
The Jones family came from Virginia, and settled in NC on Crab Tree Creek, 12 miles from present day Raleigh, NC. He owned land on Swift Creek in Johnston Co., Jacket Swamp in Edgecombe Co., and Crabtree Creek in Wake Co., NC. It is believed that Albridgton and Mary lived in that part of Edgecombe Co. that later became Halifax Co. Mary Ridley was the third child of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Day) Ridley, born abt 1706. She married Francis Jones. He was a nephew of her stepfather, Matthew Jones. Francis and Mary (Ridley) Jones lived on a 200 acre plantation acquired from Nathaniel Jones on the N. side of the W. prong of the Cypress Swamp in Nottaway Parish, Isle of Wight Co., VA. They sold the land in 1740 and moved to Edgecombe Co., NC where he received a land grant in 1744. Francis Jones died in Edgecombe by Aug. of 1755.
Francis Jones, father of Lydia Jones, died in Edgecombe by Aug. of 1755. He mentioned thirteen children in his will, but the order of their birth is not certain according to North Carolina Colonial Records, vol. 4, p. 710.His wife Mary Tignal was born ABT 1703, and married ABT 1720.If Mary Tignal had her first child in 1721 at age 18, her last child would have been born in 1745 at age 42, this appears to be a reasonable spread for childbearing years.This would indicate that Lydia could have been born anywhere from 1721 to 1745.
Mary Jones b: Abt 1721 in Mulberry Island, Warwick, Virginia
Nathaniel Jones b: Abt 1723 in Of, Wake, North Carolina
John Jones b: Abt 1725 in Of, Wake, North Carolina
Judith Jones b: Abt 1727
Matthew Jones b: Abt 1729 in Of, Halifax, North Carolina
Francis Jones b: Abt 1731 in Of, Wake, North Carolina
Tignal Jones b: 1733 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina
Lucy Jones b: Abt 1735 in Of, Wake, North Carolina
Elizabeth"Betsy" Day Jones b: Abt 1737 in Of, Wake, North Carolina
Albridgton Jones b: Abt 1739 in , Johnston, North Carolina
Lydia Jones b: Abt. 1741 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina
Ridley Jones b: Abt 1743 in North Carolina
Jemima Jones b: Abt 1745 in North Carolina
WILL OF FRANCIS JONES
Abstracts of North Carolina Wills by Bradley 1750-1755
Francis Jones 14 Jan 1750 O Aug Ct 1755 (before Jos Montfort) of Edgcombe Co. "weak of body"
Sons Nathaniel & Tingnall - land on Crabtree Creek in Johnston Co.
Son-in-law John Cutler to run a line through my land on Crabtree Creek in Johnston Co. for land & 1 part to him & 1 part to my son John.
Son Matthew - land on Swift Creek in Johnston Co & 5, Va.
Son Francis - land on Jackit Swmp in Edgecombe Co at age 18.
Wife Mary - use of where I live during her lifetime & then to my son Francis.
Son Albridgton - 25, Va.
Daughter Judith Wilson - negro girl Judith already given her.
Daughter Marry Cutler - negro boy Rodger already given her.
Daughter Lucy Jones - negro girl Homer already given her.
Wife Mary - negro women Nan & Phillis.
Rest of my estate to my wife & my children Nathanial, Tingnall, John, Matthew, Albridgton, Betteday, Lydia, Ridley, Jemima, & Francis Jones.
Ex: wife Mary Jones, son Nathanial Jones
Wit: Thos Wiggins, Francis Drake
Samual Walker 02 August 1800 SC Edgefield Land description Edgefield Deed Book 18 pp. 510-513. Drury Mims to Livingston Mims 240 acres on Shaw Creek. Adj. Samuel Walker, James Barrentine, David Burk, Rice Swearington, Abigal Jones. Surveyed for Drury Mims. Edgefield Deeds Book 18 Jones, Barrentine, Swearington, were neighbors of Ezekial, Joseph, and Hezekiah Walker in the 1790 Census Wells, Carol 122 neighbors land.
Samuel Walker (a neighbor of Drury Mims), one of the early residents of Edgefield, South Carolina, fought beside his neighbors and other American patriots at the Revolutionary Battle of Stono, South Carolina, in June 1779.
Edgefield Co SC Abstracts of Deed Books 1-12, Hendrix. Deed Book 11: 1794-1795, p 234-236. 7 Jun 1794: Samuel Mays, Sheriff of Edgefield Co SC. Wit: Jonathan Moore, Briton Mims.
Edgefield Co, SC, Minutes of the County Court 1785-1796, Brent H. Holcomb, So. Hist. Press, 1979: p 33(60): The Court met according to adjournment at the house of Drury Mims near the County Goal the 6th of January 1787.Present the worshipful Arthur Simkins, Hugh Middleton, John Moore, Esq.
The children of Drury and Lydia Jones Mims were: John, David, Britton, Livingston, Matthew, Drury, Tignal, Winnie, Ridley and Lydia. John married Mary Gray, daughter of John A. Gray. David married Sara Scott, Britton married Mary Ann Edwards, Livingston married Martha Perrin, daughter of William C. Perrin, Drury Mims Jr. married Charlesey Edwards and moved to Alabama, Tignal married Nancy Tillman of Edgefield, no children, he died in 1826. Winnie married Henry Ware, Lydia married John Moss and moved to Washington, Georgia. This information was taken from an address by Gen L.G. Merritt at the Edgefield Historical Society June 29, 1951.
From "Leaves from the Mims Family Tree, Sam Mims, March 1961 - "At the annual meeting of the Edgefield County Historical Society on June 29, 1951 Drury and his wife, Lydia Jones Mims, were ably represented by one of their descendants - Major General Lewis Griffith Merritt.He related a sad episode in the life of Drury, who lived through the hectic days of the American Revolution.Having shot and killed a Tory horse thief, Drury was tried, convicted and sentenced to be hanged.
"Here I think should be related the story of one of the real heroines of the Revolutionary period.Remember, at this time the county was still a wilderness with many hostile Indians and ruffians and with practically no trails and roads.It is the story of devotion of Lydia Jones Mims to her husband who was facing death on the gallows.The seat of government was then at Charleston, so Lydia, unescorted, rode to Charleston to plead with the Governor for Drury's life.On arrival she found that the Governor had gone to Beaufort.Without hesitation she changed horses and rode eighty miles to Beaufort, obtained an audience with the Governor and won a full pardon for her beloved husband.Edgefield was still a part of Ninety-Six District where the seat of Government was located.Lydia rode there and arrived a few days before Drury was to die."
He received 287 1/2 acres on bounty for his Revolutionary services in Washington County, Ga., Sept. 22, 1784 but he never left Edgefield County, S. C.
Drury Mims will was signed and dated 13 May 1817. It was probated in the Probate Court, Edgefield Cty, SC on 11 Nov 1818. It is 3 pages long and starts on Page 9, Will Book "C", Edgefield Cty, SC.
"I, Drury Mims, being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind. First I will & desire is that all my just debts be paid. I give unto my beloved wife Lydia Mims 5 shillings sterling, I also lend her during her natural life or widowhood the plantation whereon I now live with all my household & kitchen furniture, tools of every kind, two negroes, viz Old Jim & his wife Olive & my stock of cattle, hogs & horses, land. At my wife's death or marriage it is my will & desire that all the property loaned to my beloved wife except the desk, cupboard, the 3 beds & furniture, wagon & gear & cotton gin to be sold and the money to be equally divided between my son Mathew Mims & my daughter Ridley Gray. I give unto my son John Mims 5 shillings. I give unto my son David Mims 5 shillings. I give unto my son Briton Mims 5 shillings. I give unto the children of my son Livingston Mims deceased 5 shillings to be divided among them to share & share alike. I give unto my son Mathew Mims negroes Little Dicie & Hampton, one feather bed & furniture and one tract of land lying on the waters of Beaverdam Creek bound on the north by John Oliphant's land & on the east by Wallry's land & on the south by John Mims' land & on the west by land given to my son Matthew Mims by deed. I give unto my son Drury Mims after the death of his mother the plantation whereon I now live lying between the Big Branch & Rays Creek being part of the tract of 211 acres, also negroes viz Big Jim & his wife Olive & Cilea, one desk & cupboard, the wagon & cotton gin & one rifle gun. I give to my son Tingnell Mims all my land not disposed of lying on Rays Creek, bound by lands of John Mims, Matthew Mims, Elias Blackburn, Watties & Drury Mims & my silver watch. I give unto the children of my daughter Winney Ware deceased 5 shillings to be divided among them. I give unto my daughter Ridley Gray 5 shillings, I also lend to her during her natural life a negro woman named Lettis & two feather beds and furniture and at her death the said negro with her increase to be sold & the money equally divided amongst her children. I give unto my daughter Lydia Moss 5 shillings, also negroes Anney & her children, also Hannah & her children & at her death the negroes to be sold and the money divided equally amonst her heirs." [no executor named] Witnesses: John S. Jeter, Levie Rardin, Richard H. Tutt. Signed Drury Mims.
10-107: 25 July (blank year), Joseph Tucker Bell, planter, to Drury Mims, planter, both of Edgefield Co. SC, £150, 550 acres, being two tracts: (1) 100 acres granted 1 Sept. 1768 to John Sneed in Granville Co. SC near lick fork of Cedar Creek of Savannah River who conveyed 25 Jan. 1771 to George Strothers who by will dated 16 Sept. 1772 appointed his friend John Hopkins sole exec. to sell and dispose of the property; (2) 450 acres granted 8 Feb. 1773 to Solomon Peters on Cedar Creek of Savannah River adj. N. by John Snead & Thomas Ray; W. by Snead, Ray & John Spencer's, David Duncan; S. by Duncan & Colonel Barnard; whereas Solomon Peters conveyed 9 Oct. 1773 to John Hopkins and whereas was conveyed 8 June 1775 to Benjamin Bell, who made bonds and obligations to make title to Drury Mims but Benjamin Bell died intestate before title could be made, and the lands descended to Joseph Tucker Bell, heir at law of said lands. Plat certified by William Coursey, 19 July 1790, /s/ Joseph T. Bell; wit. David Mims, Henry Ware Jr. who swore by oath 11 Dec. 1790
Tombstone Inscription:DRURY MIMS SOUTH CAROLINA PVT INFANTRY REV WAR 1730-1818
9.Winnifred “Winnie”7 Mims (Drury6, Joseph5, Lional4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born January 11, 1760 in Goochland Co.She married on December 14, 1783 in Goochland Co. Henry Ware, Jr. born December 16, 1756 in Caroline Co., VA, son of Henry Ware, Sr. and Martha Garrett.She died December 14, 1812 in Lincoln County, Georgia.
Children of Winnifred “Winnie" Mims and Henry Ware, Jr. are:
John Mims Ware, b. 29 Feb 1788 Edgefield Co., SC d. 18 Aug 1838 Heard Co., GA m. Lucy Sturdivant on 11 May 1811.
James Anthony Ware, b. 26 Feb 1785 m. Mary "Polly" Mims.
Britton Ware, b. 15 Dec 1786
David Ware, b. 22 May 1793
Sarah “Sallie” Ware b. 23 Apr 1790
Lucy Ware b. 18 Dec 1791 Edgefield Co., SC d. 15 Dec 1831 Pike Co., GA m. George W. Turrentine on 4 Jan 1821.
The will of Henry Ware, Jr. shows him as Henry Ware, Sr., this may be due to him assuming the title of Sr. after his father's death.
Last Will and Testament of Henry Ware, Jr.
Written 16 Nov 1807
Lincoln County, Georgia
State of Georgia - In the name of God amen, I Henry Ware, Senr. of the county of Lincoln and state aforesaid being at present in a low andfeeble state of health, but of a perfect sound mind and memory do make and constitute this my last will andtestament revolting and disannuling allothers by me heretofore made.First it is my will and desire that all my just debts be first paid.Secondly that all the remaining part of my estate both real and personal I give wholly and soley to my dear and well beloved wife Winey Ware during her life, but at her death to be equally divided among my dear and well beloved children as follows:James, John, Sally, David, Lucy and Britton.But until the death of my dear and well beloved wife Winey Ware, it is my will and desire that she has the management and feesimple right to all my estate both real and personal and if she wishes or feels disposed at any time, to give to any of mywell beloved children any part of the estate she is at liberty to do so.But it is my will and desire that it be first valued by three disinterested persons and what they say to be the value of said property to be set down against such child or children that received it as that much received out of their part of the estate.But no gift of this kind made to any of my children by my dear wife shall extend to in real value to more than what they are actually entitledto by an equal division of the estate.And it is further my will and desire that my dear and well beloved wife Winey Ware and my beloved son James Ware and Shadrack Mims do act and serve as my lawful executors to my estate andfor my dear children.In testemony whereas I have here unto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hunderd and seven.Signed and sealed and acknowledged by thepresence of us.Signed:Henry WareWitnesses: Robert Paul,William Fuqua, Henry Isham, Herman Kennon.In Lincoln Co., GA Will Book D, Pages 1 and2.
Henry’s wrote his will on 16 Nov 1807 and probate commenced in Jan 1808 at Lincoln Co. GA; an appraisal of his estate was recorded on 4 Feb 1808. Probate on his will continued until Feb 1815. William Harper recorded the last entry in his records on 17 Jul 1816. Included in his files is record of a payment to a man “for part of the deceased wife’s coffin”; this payment may have been for his deceased wife Winnie’s coffin; this last entry also pays the taxes on Henry’s estate for the years 1814 and 1815. James Ware, his son, was Executor of Henry’s will.