I would be interested in the proof that Mary, wife of Stephen Senter, was a daughter of Joseph Sims and Mary Laird and was born in France. I first wrote that I thought Mary Senter could possibly be the daughter of Joseph Sims and wife Sarah because Stephen Senter was a witness to Sarah’s will in 1770 in Johnston Co. NC.As far as I know there is no proof that Stephen married Mary Sims, but he did have a wife, Mary.Joseph and Sarah Sims had children: Joseph, Mary, Benjamin, Winifred, Rachel,Patience, Kiziah and Christian.(Stephen and Mary had a daughter Rachel.)Stephen was in Johnston Co. NC by 1766 and Cumberland Co. NC by 1783.(A Stephen Senter was involved with Sims in Brunswick Co. VA in 1748 but I can’t prove it was this Stephen as there were other Stephens.)The family of this Joseph Sims seems to go back to Somerset ENG in the 1500’s. I am a believer in “what is right, is right” and if there is proof of the French connection I will be glad to know about it.