It is interesting that your Timms family lived in Marion Co. WVA for that is where my Grandfather and Grandmother Timms lived for abt 20 years from abt 1900 to 1920 but I do not belive that there is any close relationship between these families.My Grandfather's family lived in Wood county WVA before he moved to Marion Co.
I was able to find out a little about your family. Samantha Hawkins and John P. Timms were married Sept 10, 1885 in Marion Co. WVA.She was his second wife.His first wife Ann Eliza Kelly Timms died July 3, 1880 and is buried in the Reading WVA Cemetary.Their son John A. died Dec 10. 1881.
The 1880 Census states that John P. was b abt 1828 in MD and that his parents were born in MD. His first wife is listed in The William Fleming Family and there ist states that he remarried and had children.There is a John P. Timms in the 1910 With a Melcindra S. Timms (the transcription says 34 but I think it should be 54 which would be right for Samantha) Albert E. Timms 23 and John H. Timms 20.
In the 1880 census there is a Melissendra Hawkins b. 1855 dau of John (ae. 50) and Amanda Hawkins (ae 46) of Winfield, Marion WVA. John was b in WVA, his father in MD and his mother in WVA. Amanda was b. in WVA her father in Wales and her mother in PA.Melissendra is the oldest of 12 children.