Descendants of Charles * (I) SIMS
Generation No. 1
1. CHARLES * (I)1 SIMS was born 1762 in Probably Manchester orPlymouth, England, and died August 21, 1832 in a farmer @ "Oak Hill",Hubbards, NS; NOTES. He married ELIZABETH * CONNOR December4, 1804 in St.Pauls Ch., Halifax, NS, daughter of TIMOTHY CONNOR andJOHANNAFANCY. She was born Abt. 1782 in (birthsometime between 1773-1783), and died September 4, 1859 in see Notes(P.GrndPnts=John & Hannah CONNOR.
Notes for CHARLES * (I) SIMS:
Unfortunately wereally can find no details about this Charles SIMS, he may be the firstgeneration of this SIMS family in North America, but it is as yet unproven. Wecan not find his location of Birth. The earliest SIMS or SIMMS I could find onmy July 1995 trip to NS was from copies I made of pages from "Baptisms,Marriages & Burials 1749-1768" by Jean Holder & Grace Hubley. Here can be found listed a Thomas & SarahSIMMS who baptized their son Thomas Franklin SIMMS on December 24, 1749; Nextfrom that same source was the burial in Halifax @ St. Paul's Ch. of Sarah SIMS,wife of Robert SIMS on December 13, 1750. These were the only entries for thesurnames in this resource. Whether anyof these are ancestors of our Charles remains to be determined. Another reference "index of deaths (NS)1864-1877" shows a Charles SIMS died 1846, indexed to page 102, Number 24but died in Annapolis County (on the Western side of NS). I did not have timeto look this up so I have no idea if it is one of our two generations ofCharles, but if so, this would explain why I could not find burials of aCharles SIMS in Halifax, Lunenberg or Queens Counties. Terry Punch says that Charles & Elizabethare shown in Burial records at ST. Stephen's Anglican Church in Chester, NSwith dates shown on the family sheet here.
If this is our 1stCharles (B:1767) then he would have died at age 79 & if the 2nd Charles(B:1815) then he would have been 31 years at death. However it would certainlyseem unlikely to be Charles II, since my records show at least 2 of hischildren were born after 1846! Another interesting source shows a list of"Return of settlers at St.Margaret's Bay 27 June 1817 written by TerrencePunch 1979, shown from P.A.N.S., R.G. 20, Series "C", Vol. 88, Item#174: shows a SIMMS, Charles familyincluded 1 man, 1 woman 5 children 12 & under, no children over 12 and noservants. The list shows 506 persons inthis emigration. Interestingly it alsoshowed the following others: JOLLYMORE, Geo., James & Christopher (not Christian)+ WESTHAVER, John + COOLEN, Joseph and many other familiar names from thatarea.
In November 1996, I hired Terry Punch to dopaid research, especially to try to find more about this Charles. Unfortunately he did find several SIMS in thelate 1700s in NS, but none led to our Charles. He stated that that marriage record to Elizabeth CONNOR is still theearliest record that Charles had in NS. He noted several important possibilities which still deserve research,but he feels he tried and ended nowhere: 1. Robert SIMES came in 1749 with the founders of Halifax, and came witha wife & 2 boys. He had been abosun's mate in the navy and came to NS in the "Everley". His wife (Sarah, in my text above) was buried12-13-1750 in Halifax. There was a sonborn late in 1749. They were victualledby the government in May and June 1750: Robert, Sarah, Frederick &Ferdinando. Then they vanish from our records. There were none of the surnameshown in the province by the return of July 1752. However a Robert SIMS showsup at Pictou much later, in 1775. Stilllater, a Robert SIMS shows up living in Argyle Twp., Yarmouth Co. where he wedin 1786 Mary RAP (later I see her name as KENTON or KENDALL). They had several children by 1796: Elizabeth(1786 or 87), Margaret (1787 or 88), Mary (1789), Sarah (1790), Robert (1792),& George (1796). Unfortunately Charles is conspicuosly missing from thislist, as Robert seems to be the most likely Father for our Charles except hedoesn't show up with Robert & Mary anytime. Then there is a Robt. Sims shown dying in Argyle Twp, December 3,1797. This may very well be the son whowas born 1792, or could it be the Father? 2. John SIMS, mariner, who came in the "Alexander" in 1749,unmarried. He does not show up in anything again. 3. The Loyalist (I think that means from NewEngland - mag), James SIMS, granted 100 acres at Guysborough in 1785, did notsettle in the province. Terry goes on tosay there were Scottish Sims' in Aberdeenshire, but except for one of hisdaughters, Charles' children were not given particularly Scottish names. There were Sims' families in Massachusetts in1790 at Medford, Roxbury and Carlisle, so there is a chance Charles came fromNew England. If he was from England it would have been Gloucester, Somerset,Wiltshire or Derbyshire (I will ask him why he knows that later?).
I found a book: Religious Marriages inHalifax 1768-1842 showing the marriage of Thomas SIMS to Elizabeth HARTELL on4-10-1797 @ St.Matthews Church. Thiscould have been a brother of our Charles, or could have been a second marriageto Charles' Father? This same sourceshowed the marriage of Charles & Elizabeth CONNOR but at St. Paul's Ch.,instead of where Terry Punch had at St. Stephen's? A book titled Deaths, Burials, and Probateof Nova Scotians 1749-1799, from Primary Sources. The above paragraphs Sarah SIMS, wife ofRobert, buried @ St. Paul's in Halifax Dec. 13, 1750. It also shows a Robert SIMS died Dec. 3, 1797(as I mentioned above) in Argyle Twp. & a William SIMS buried at St. Paul'sin Halifax Nov. 29, 1784. No ages forany of these.
[Broderbund FamilyArchive #354, Ed. 1, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, Date of Import: Nov29, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.354.1.93314.4]
Place: Nova Scotia
Primary Individual:Sims, Fardinando
Source Code: 4742
"A LIST OFSETTLERS VICTUALD AT THIS PLACE [Halifax] between the Eighteenth of May &Fourth Day of June 1750, Both Days Included, with the Additions for June to YeLast Day." In Report, Board of Trustees of the Public Archives of NovaScotia...1941. Halifax: Provincial Secretary, King's Printer, 1942. Appendix B,pp. 21-45.
This contains thenames of some New Englanders, though most were British English. It was takenfrom the Deschamps Manuscripts in the public archives of Nova Scotia inHalifax.
Source Page #: 26
Below is the listingfrom Don Shankle's website showing Charles - died at Hubbards at age 70 (I'dimagine that is an approximation of age?)
And now a mostmysterious finding in Don Shankle's list - this Alexander fellow listed fromBanff Scotland - born 1790 - too old to be Charles' brother ? - and too earlyto be his son ?
More About CHARLES * (I) SIMS:
Burial: St. Stephen'sCh.-Chester (I couldn't find grave)
Event 1: Place: NovaScotia1
Event 2: Year: 17501
Event 4: PrimaryIndividual: Sims, Fardinando1
Fact 7: Source Name:"A LIST OF SETTLERS VICTUALD AT THIS PLACE [Halifax] between theEighteenth of May & Fourth Day of June 1750, Both Days Included, with the Additionsfor June to Ye Last Day." In Report, Board of Trustees of the PublicArchives of Nova Scotia..1
Fact 8: SourceAnnotation: This contains the names of some New Englanders, though most wereBritish English. It was taken from the Deschamps Manuscripts in the publicarchives of Nova Scotia in Halifax.1
Fact 9: Source Page #:261
Occupation: SourceCode: 47421
Notes for ELIZABETH * CONNOR:
I had never heard thename CONNOR in my genealogy until my trip to Nova Scotia in July 1995, when Idiscovered a tree in the public library of Hubbards Cove, written by TerryPunch, a well known NS professional genealogist (who I actually spoke to, butnow wishing I had pumped him for much more information..especially since I didnot determine the exact resources for several important pieces of info (such asthe CONNOR name!) The only additionalinformation on a CONNOR that I could find was from the Halifax' St.Paul, Churchregistry on Microfilm (11,551X) in the (PANS) Archives: George CONNOR, born ofJohn & Hannah CONNOR, December 27, 1754. The date of this Connor could place George or his male sibs as a Fatherof Elizabeth;but I couldn't find any definite connection as yet
Thus John & HannahCONNOR could be the paternal Grandparents of Elizabeth? I speculatively put George down in this treeto remind me to keep searching this line & to keep the CONNOR name activein the index.
Children of CHARLES SIMS and ELIZABETH CONNORare:
2. i. JOHN2 SIMS, b.1806.
ii. GEORGE PETER SIMS, b. 1808, Christened Nov. 20, 1808; see NOTES.
Notes for GEORGE PETER SIMS:
He was christened Nov.20, 1808 at St. Paul's Anglican Ch. in Halifax, but no birth date given.
3. iii. MICHAEL SIMS, b. 1810, christened April 5, 1811; Poss Born1809; d. April 1891, He was on the 1881 Mill Cove census as a widower.
iv. MARY SIMS, b. Abt. 1812; m. JOHN EDWARD HARNISH, January 7, 1836,St.Stephens Angl.Ch.Chester,NS;PANS15029-x; b. Abt. 1810.
4. v. CHARLES (II) WILLIAM * SIMS, b. March 21, 1815, Hubbard's River, LunenbergCo.-Baptz. 4-3 or 4-21,1815; d. Aft. 1881, IGI & PANS records= christened4-24-1815.
vi. THOMAS SIMS, b. April 18, 1817; d. November 16, 1826.
5. vii. TIMOTHY SIMS, b. 1819, may be one in SIMS Cem. @ Sims Settlement?;d. Abt. 1897, Probably one that above says died age 78.
viii. GRIZZELDA SIMS, b. 1822, St. Margarets Bay; christened April26,1822; d. November 16, 1826, at 5 years old.
ix. JAMES SIMS, b. October 20, 1824, St MargaretsBay,NS;Baptized Nov. 21, 1824.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN2 SIMS (CHARLES * (I)1) was born 1806. He married NANCY HANNAH "ANN" COOLEN August 30, 1834 in St.StephensCh.,Chester,NS;PANS 15029-x, daughter of JOSEPH COOLEN and JANE COVEY. She wasborn April 30, 1818 in Fox Point, NS, and died in Married in presence: MaryElizabeth Coolen.
Children of JOHN SIMS and NANCY COOLEN are:
i. MARY CATHERINE3 SIMS, b.December 12, 1835, Baptz March 17, 1836 at St. Stephens Anglican, Chester.
ii. SOPHIA SIMS, b. February 27, 1838; m. JAMES HENRY COOLEN, March17, 1855, St. Stephen's Anglican, Chester, NS; PANS 15029-x; b. August 1, 1834;d. December 11, 1880.
iii. SUSANNA SIMS, b. 1842.
3. MICHAEL2 SIMS (CHARLES * (I)1) was born 1810 in christened April 5, 1811; Poss Born1809, and died April 1891 in He was on the 1881 Mill Cove census as awidower. He married CATHERINE ELIZABETHJOLLIMORE May 18, 1831 in St. Stephens Angl.Ch.,Chester NS. She was born Abt. 1812, and died Bef. 1882 inMd. in presence of John SIMS;PANS 15029-x.
Notes for MICHAEL SIMS:
One source shows thisMichael christened April 5, 1811 @ St. Paul's Anglican Ch. in Halifax., butdoes not have a birth date.
More About MICHAEL SIMS:
Burial: Buried at theSims Cem. @ Sims Settlement
Children of MICHAEL SIMS and CATHERINEJOLLIMORE are:
6. i. JOHN EDWARD3 SIMS, b.October 20, 1831, Be careful -both Charles & Michael had son John Edward.
ii. ELIZABETH MARGARET SIMS, b. November 10, 1833; m. JOHN LANGUILLE,December 29, 1855, St. Stephen's Ch., Chester, NS; b. Abt. 1832.
iii. MARY CATHERINE SIMS, b. October 12, 1835.
7. iv. MICHAEL SIMS, b. January 23, 1837.
v. MARY ANN SIMS, b. August 19, 1838; m. EDWARD YOUNG,December 15, 1857, St. Stephen's, Chester, NS; b. Abt. 1838.
vi. RACHEL SIMS, b. March 20, 1840.
8. vii. JAMES TIMOTHY SIMS, b. January 22, 1842, Info from Bedford"Bud" Cameron Sims & Joe Whitby; d. January 3, 1928, (hisgravestone @ SIMS settlement: b:1838.
viii. JANE ELIZABETH SIMS, b. August 15, 1843; m. FREDERICK WILLIAMS,April 25, 1857, St. Luke's , Hubbards, NS; b. Abt. 1842.
ix. GEORGE SIMS, b. March 9, 1845, May have been March 20; d.Note there are 2 Geo. son of Mike & Chas.2; m. ELIZA GRAVES,November 2, 1869, St. Luke's, Hubbards, NS; b. Abt. 1846.
x. SARAH SIMS, b. July 4, 1846, or possibly June 4; baptz:Sept. 12, 1846.
9. xi. THOMAS ALFRED SIMS, b. March 13, 1850, Hubbards Cove, NS- believedto have had 3 wives ?; d. February 1928, Mill Cove, Halifax Co, NS; suicide.
xii. CATHERINE LOUISA SIMS, b. October 28, 1851.
4. CHARLES (II) WILLIAM *2 SIMS (CHARLES * (I)1) was born March 21, 1815 in Hubbard's River, LunenbergCo.-Baptz. 4-3 or 4-21,1815, and died Aft. 1881 in IGI & PANS records=christened 4-24-1815. He married MARIA ELIZA * COOLENDecember 27, 1839 in St.Stephen's Church,Chester,NS;PANS15029-x, daughter of JOSEPH COOLEN andJANECOVEY. She was born 1821 in Fox Point,St Margarets Bay, NS; Baptz: Nov. 28, 1821, and died 1877 in Lunenberg Co, NS;Deaths #44 pg140????.
Notes for CHARLES (II) WILLIAM * SIMS:
His middle name wasprobably William, and he is the one probably on the 1881 census in theLiverpool area living with son John Edward SIMS.
The CD-ROM IGIcollection shows Charles SIMMS (one more M than next generations wassChristened April 21, 1815 at Saint Stephen Anglican, Chester, Lunenberg Co.,NS. and his Father was also Charles SIMMS and Mother Elizabeth.; The PANS reel15029-x verifies this but adds born April 3, 1815 & states father Charlesis a farmer @ Hubbards River.
Last child that Icould find was born 1856 @ Hubbards area. Also see notes on his Father Charles I.
A few good finds surfaced with the help ofLinda Rafuse from the Queens Co historical museum/Thomas Raddall genealogicalcenter in Liverpool. She has sent mecopies of the 1881 census that shows Charles II age 66 and says name wasCharles William but the date fits for an 1815 birth, and he was living with sonJohn Edward SIMS, age 29, and Lucinda, age 22 & Joseph Sims, age 15. This family was shown living next door toanother John SIMS, age 50 with his wife Caroline E., age 46 & son Enos, age18.
She also sent writtenobituary from the Liverpool Advance, April 17, 1912, showing the death ofCharles SIMMS @ Rosette, Queens Co, of pneumonia, son of the late Charles SIMMSof this town age 59. When I first heardthis I hoped it implied this was Chas.II, but apparently it is the 3rdgeneration Charles, which we have as Charles Michael SIMS. The only discrepancy here is that we havedown Charles BD as 1849, but this would put the BD as between 1852-54.
Have discovered Albert SIMS on the registeredvoters of California in 1872. He isshown born in Nova Scotia, and apparently registered to vote in 1868, at age28, (born 1840)?? No further details. I have found Charles Sims (presumably II)on the 1861 census of Mill cove - showing 3 males & 5 females in thehouse. On that same small 1861 censusat Mill cove is James Plummer, Tim Sims & Michael Sims (I believe these 2Sims' are siblings - sons of Charles II) & several Coolens. So, it appears that our Charles II movedfrom Mill Cove to Liverpool sometime in the 20 years between 1861 & 1881.
Records seem to vary -Birth either 3-21 or 4-3, 1815 and baptized either 4-3, 4-21 or 4-24, 1815 atSt. Stephen's Church, Chester.
Below are the 2 listings for our Charles II, fromDon Shankle's website showing Charles birth, showing Birth in March andchristening in April
Notes for MARIA ELIZA * COOLEN:
The CD-ROM IGI recordsare confusing here in that they show a Maria Eliza COOLEN christened Nov 28,1821, daughter of Joseph COOLAN and wife Jane.
But also show a MaryElizabeth COOLON (spelled 3 o's) christened July 10, 1814, daughter of JospehCOOLON and wife Elizabeth. Both areshown as christened at the Same Church (St. Stephen Anglican, Chester,Lunenberg, NS. ?? I elected to show the1821 girl as William Archibald's Motherbecause the same IGI records show his Mother as Maria Eliza, same as my cousinDora's research shows. I suspect theother (1814) girl is a cousin of the 1821 one? There is a Jean Nicolas Coulonon the 1752 register in Nova Scotia & a Pierre Coulon on the 1750 NorthwestRange list. The PANS reel 15029xverifies this problem the 1814 baptims on July 10 shows a Mary Elizabeth bornto Joseph & an Elizabeth Coolan. My guess is that is an earlier child ofJoseph & Jane and that the repeated the name Elizabeth in error for themother. The death record for 1877 is probably not accurate since it lists heras Eliza Marie Coolen - NOT Sims! I didnot have the time to check this in Halifax.
Children of CHARLES SIMS and MARIA COOLEN are:
10. i. GEORGE3 SIMS, b.March 20, 1843; d. Aft. 1901.
11. ii. JAMES JOSEPH SIMS, b. May 13, 1844.
iii. JANE SIMS, b. Abt. 1845; m. MR. MURRAY; b. Abt. 1845.
12. iv. WILLIAM * ARCHIBALD SIMS, SR., b. January 13, 1847, Sims Settlement, N.S.; NOT born 1844 (bapt.4-28-47); d. March 2, 1922, Liverpool N.S.; died of TB, age 78;NOTES.
13. v. CHARLES (III) MICHAEL SIMS, b. May 29, 1849, Hubbards Cove, NS; twin of MaryElizabeth; d. April 17, 1912, Rosette, Queens Co, NS (per Liverp.advance.
vi. MARY ELIZABETH SIMS, b. May 29, 1849, Hubbard's Cove; twin of CharlesMichael; baptz: 8-22-49.
14. vii. JOHN EDWARD SIMS, b. February 2, 1852; d. This couple is @Liverpool on 1901 census.
viii. PRUDENCE GRACE SIMS, b. May 16, 1854, Hubbard's Cove.
ix. ELIZA SOPHIA SIMS, b. September 4, 1856, Christened 10-19-1856 @St.Stephen,Chester.
5. TIMOTHY2 SIMS (CHARLES * (I)1) was born 1819 in may be one in SIMS Cem. @ SimsSettlement?, and died Abt. 1897 in Probably one that above says died age78. He married MARY ELIZABETHSIMS. She was born 1832 in stone in SimsSettlement Sims Cem., and died in if above correct then she died age 51.
Children of TIMOTHY SIMS and MARY SIMS are:
i. SUSAN SOPHIA3 SIMS, b.October 26, 1854; d. January 25, 1923; m. JAMES JEREMIAH DOMINEY, September 14, 1878, St. James', Fox Point,NS; b. Abt. 1854.
15. ii. AMOS A. SIMS, b. Abt. 1862.
iii. JOANNA SIMS, b. Abt. 1855.
iv. REBEKAH SIMS, b. Abt. 1857.
v. ELLA SIMS, b. Abt. 1859.
vi. SYDNEY SIMS, b. Abt. 1861.
Generation No. 3
6. JOHN EDWARD3 SIMS (MICHAEL2, CHARLES * (I)1) was bornOctober 20, 1831 in Be careful -both Charles & Michael had son JohnEdward. He married CAROLINE HARNISHDecember 29, 1861 in St. Luke's, Hubbards, NS. She was born Abt. 1832.
Children of JOHN SIMS and CAROLINE HARNISHare:
16. i. LUCINDA4 SIMS, b.June 16, 1859.
17. ii. TIMOTHY ALLEN SIMS, b. August 24, 1865; d. died before married andbefore son Born.
7. MICHAEL3 SIMS (MICHAEL2, CHARLES * (I)1) was bornJanuary 23, 1837. He married SARAH SUSANNAH BOUTILIERNovember 21, 1861 in St. Luke's, Hubbard, NS. She was born Abt. 1838.
Children of MICHAEL SIMS and SARAH BOUTILIERare:
i. MICHAEL CYRUS4 SIMS, b.July 28, 1865, probably died young @ Fox Point, NS; d. Bef. 1881.
ii. AMBROSE FREEMAN SIMS, b. November 28, 1869.
iii. WILLIS JEMPTON SIMS, b. February 3, 1874.
iv. JOSHUA "JONAS" HAVELOCK SIMS, b. February 15, 1876.
v. CLARA MABEL SIMS, b. January 7, 1879; d. February 1883, Bur. @Sims Settlement Cem..
vi. ISABEL SIMS, b. December 29, 1867.
vii. ELSWORTH BERNARD SIMS, b. August 27, 1884.
8. JAMES TIMOTHY3 SIMS (MICHAEL2, CHARLES * (I)1) was bornJanuary 22, 1842 in Info from Bedford "Bud" Cameron Sims & JoeWhitby, and died January 3, 1928 in (his gravestone @ SIMS settlement: b:1838. He married JANE SOPHIA DOMINEYJanuary 23, 1865 in St. Luke's Ch, Hubbards, NS. She was born November 11, 1841 in this dateand above James' from Bud SIMS, and died March 15, 1937 in Gravestone @ SimsCem.: b.1844.
Children of JAMES SIMS and JANE DOMINEY are:
i. MATILDA LAVINA4 SIMS, b.January 19, 1866.
ii. EMALINE MELISSA SIMS, b. December 3, 1867.
iii. JERVIS WINSLEY SIMS, b. October 5, 1869.
iv. SIDNEY EDWARD SIMS, b. November 26, 1871.
18. v. ROLAND EVERETT SIMS, b. Abt. 1872.
19. vi. EDWARD BROOKLIN SIMS, b. October 15, 1876; d. May 1921, Bur. @ SimsSettlement Cem..
vii. ELFREDA SIMS, b. September 1, 1878.
viii. FLORENCE EDITH SIMS, b. January 18, 1880.
ix. GRANVILLE ALBERTON SIMS, b. February 8, 1882; d. February 20, 1882, Bur.@ Sims Settlement Cem..
x. HILDA BLANCHE SIMS, b. February 24, 1884.
20. xi. JAMES PERCY SIMS, b. November 18, 1885, info from Bedford"Bud" C. SIMS; d. May 8, 1986, Bur. @ Sims Settlement Cem..
9. THOMAS ALFRED3 SIMS (MICHAEL2, CHARLES * (I)1) was born March13, 1850 in Hubbards Cove, NS- believed to have had 3 wives ?, and diedFebruary 1928 in Mill Cove, Halifax Co, NS; suicide. He married EMMA KENNEDY November 15, 1876 inBaptist Ch., Halifax, NS. She was bornAbt. 1850.
Children of THOMAS SIMS and EMMA KENNEDY are:
i. IRA4 SIMS, b.Abt. 1878.
ii. MARK FRANCIS SIMS, b. May 10, 1879.
iii. EBER LESLIE SIMS, b. December 23, 1880.
10. GEORGE3 SIMS (CHARLES (II) WILLIAM *2, CHARLES * (I)1) was bornMarch 20, 1843, and died Aft. 1901. Hemarried ELIZA SIMS Bef. 1876. She was born May 13, 1850 in Scottish descent, and died Aft. 1901 inthis couple @ Liverpool on 1901 census.
Children of GEORGE SIMS and ELIZA SIMS are:
i. CALVIN SEYMOUR4 SIMS, b.October 9, 1876.
ii. IDA SIMS, b. 1880.
11. JAMES JOSEPH3 SIMS (CHARLES (II) WILLIAM *2, CHARLES * (I)1) was bornMay 13, 1844. He married ELIZA (?) SIMS. She was born Abt. 1846.
Child of JAMES SIMS and ELIZA SIMS is:
i. ELIZA JANE4 SIMS, b.July 1, 1869.
12. WILLIAM * ARCHIBALD3 SIMS, SR. (CHARLES (II) WILLIAM *2, CHARLES * (I)1) was bornJanuary 13, 1847 in Sims Settlement, N.S.; NOT born 1844 (bapt.4-28-47), anddied March 2, 1922 in Liverpool N.S.; died of TB, age 78; NOTES. He married EUNICE * MATILDA PLUMMERJanuary 14, 1869 in Church of England, Liverpool NS; Rev.Gray, daughter of JAMES PLUMMER andELIZAJOLLIMORE. She was born June 19, 1853 inMill Cove,Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia; Christ:8-21-1853, and died March 25, 1943in Liverpool, N.S. (see NOTES).
Notes for WILLIAM * ARCHIBALD SIMS, SR.:
The CD-ROM collection(IGI) shows he was christened April 28, 1847 at the Saint Stephen Anglican,Chester, Lunenberg, NS.; and shows his parents as we already knew as CharlesSIMS & Maria Eliza. My Cousin Dora showeddeath records with his middle name as Archebar instead of Archibald?..but hisbaptismal record @ St. Stephens (PANS in Halifax - on micrfilm) showsArchibald, plus his sponsor at the Baptism was shown as Archibald Boutelier. His obituary read "resident of Liverpool& buried at the Baptist Cemetary (although he was clearly not abaptist). An adopted child of Eunice(Plummer) Sims' sister Adelaide = Myrtle (Brigley) Cleveland at age 91 in July1995, Queensland, NS in visit with Dora Page said "Bill Sims was a very thin, small man, but she remembersclearly that he worked for the city of Liverpool and that she recalls himpushing a cart with a large barrel filled with water that watered the downtownstreets of Liverpool to reduce dust, and that she never understood how such asmall man could push such a large heavy object all the way up and down thestreets. She said that if you looked atthe side front of the cart you could not see Bill because the barrel was so muchbigger than he was.
Wm. Sims was shownliving at the beginning of Main St. in Milton just outside of Liverpool inabout 1870 to 1880 on the A.F. Church Map. I assume therefore that this is Where Arthur McPherson Sims was born& raised. Wm. & Eunice moved tothe home on 40 Jail St. (now changed to Brunswick St.) I photographed this homein July 1995; it was a beige with brown trim home and the person living therethen was the step son of Albert Sims (Albert was another of Wm.& EuniceSims' children.) whose name is Archie Huskins. See the archives: PANS, reel #150297-x for the baptismal records fromSt. Stephens in Chester for both he & Eunice. That home on Brunswick was also the hometheir daughter Phoebe Sims was born in & the home that Wm. & Euniceapparently died at. Regardless of theserecords there apparently was some confusion about William's exact year of birthin that his gravestone shows 1844 as his Birthdate. This happens to be the year of birth of hisbrother James Joseph, but it would seem more likely the church records would bemore accurate than the family records at his death? Some records show his middle initial as "O".
There is a photo of a man which manybelieve to be William in a city park of Liverpool, standing next to a largeanchor. The Raddell museum there denotesthat man as a retired Navy man with a different name than any Sims. I have a copy of that photo, and oddly enoughthe first place I saw it was in the former home of Wm. Sims on BrunswickSt. - Archie Huskins who owned the home and livedthere in 1995 brought out the only container of photos he knew about. This is where I found the photo - Archiecould not identify the person. NaturallyI jumped to the conclusion, that it was Wm. Sims, before I saw the same photoin the museum. Since that time I havereceived correspondence from Dora Page who has asked several old timers there,who seemed to think it appeared to be William also. I suspect we may never resolve thisissue. Either we need to find a knownphoto of Wm. to compare faces, or we need to find descendants of the man thelibrary ascribes the photo to being and compare any other photos of that man.
Below is from DonShankle's website with the same information I got from the church - that he wasNOT born in 1844.
"SIMS","WilliamArchibald","B","1847-01-13","Charles & ElizaMary",,"1847-04-28",,"SSAC"
Next is Shankle's listing for Wm& Eunice's marriage:
More About WILLIAM * ARCHIBALD SIMS, SR.:
Burial: Baptist Cem,Liverpool
Event 1: Full name wasWm. Arbacar E. Sims
Event 2: One sourcesays Archibald for M.Name
Notes for EUNICE * MATILDA PLUMMER:
CD-ROM IGI shows shewas christened Aug 21, 1853. I haved visited the house she & William lived& died at 40 Brunswick St. in Liverpool. We presume that my GrandFatherArthur lived there before he moved to Texas. We do know that her daughter Phoebe SIMS (ROBERT) was born there, butshe was about 18 years younger than Arthur. Her obituary from March 1943Liverpool paper reads: "The deathoccurred on Satuday noon of Mrs. Eunice SIMMS. She was born at Mill Cove some 90yrs. ago and came to Liverpool as a very young girl. she was the daughter ofthe late Jas. PLUMMER and Eliza JOLLIMORE. She was the last member of thePLUMMER family and was loved and respected by all in her community. She issurvived by one daughter Phoebe of Liverpool, & six sons William inWorcester, MA, Arthur in Galveston, TX, Dannie in Baltimore, Robert inLiverpool, and Edward in Liverpool. Sheis also survived by 2 Grandchildren whom she had cared for from infancy - Grace(Mrs. Ray Boudreau) and Albert of Lowell, MA. She also has 12 Grandchildren and9 great grandchildren. Interment in the Baptist Cemetary beside her husbandWilliam SIMMS who predeceased her 22 yrs. before. I have a copy of her Baptismrecord from the Parish register: Dioceseof Nova Scotia, Page 13, Baptism solemnized in the Parish of St. Stephen,Chester, in the County of Lunenberg in the year 1853. It states baptism was Aug21, 1853, & lists parents, James & Eliza PLUMMER & gives Child'sChristian Name: Eunice Matilda. Thislists James Plummer occupation as a farmer. Also the other name shown for the church they married at was TrinityAnglican Church, Liverpool.
More About EUNICE * MATILDA PLUMMER:
Burial: Baptist Cem.
Children of WILLIAM SIMS and EUNICE PLUMMERare:
i. MARTHA MARIA4 SIMS, b.May 10, 1869.
21. ii. LORENZO SIMS, b. January 10, 1871, Liverpool, NS; Childrennames may be error; d. September 1903, drowned at sea.
iii. WILLIAM JOETH SIMS, JR., b. March 7, 1874, Liverpool, NS; d. Went toWorcester, Massuchusetts; lost?.
22. iv. ARTHUR * MACPHERSON SIMS, SR., b. October 9, 1878, Liverpool,Nova Scotia,Canada;or?10-10-1879;d. May 19, 1952, Galveston, TX in St. Mary's Hospital (NOTE).
v. DANIEL SANDERS SIMS, b. December 29, 1880, may be 1881 or 82 even(per 1901 census); d. Went to Baltimore, lost since (poss. MA).
23. vi. ALBERT THOMAS SIMS, SR., b. April 29, 1886, Middlewood ?, NS (may have been1887); d. March 29, 1977, Halifax, Camp Hill Hospital;Bur.@Liverpool.
vii. CHARLES ROBERT "BOBBY" SIMS, b. August 29, 1887, census of 1901 says 1885; d.October 2, 1949, Dora: "buried next to parents w NO stone"; m. EMMA (ROY) SIMS-WHYNOT, December3, 1931, No Children; b. Abt. 1890, Bobby Sims divorced from Emma after 8 yrs.;d. her 1st husband=Chas. Whynot;.
More About CHARLES ROBERT "BOBBY" SIMS:
Burial: Baptist Cem. -Paul Page had a stone placed
viii. JOHN EDWARD SIMS, b. January 29, 1891, Went by Edward (on 1901census); d. 1963, Liverpool, NS; m. GWENDOLYN BUTLER, No children?; b. Abt. 1892, moved to Montreal&/or Toronto; d. Bef. 1963.
More About JOHN EDWARD SIMS:
Burial: Anglican Cem,Liverpool, NS
24. ix. PHOEBE MAE SIMS, b. November 7, 1898, Liverpool, NS; may be 1899(see her photo w niece Phoebe; d. January 13, 1988, Liverpool, NS.
13. CHARLES (III) MICHAEL3 SIMS (CHARLES (II) WILLIAM *2, CHARLES * (I)1) was bornMay 29, 1849 in Hubbards Cove, NS; twin of Mary Elizabeth, and died April 17,1912 in Rosette, Queens Co, NS (per Liverp.advance. He married ELIZA SIMS. She was born Abt. 1849 in This may not becorrect parents for Joseph Nicodemus, and died in His parents are listed asCharles & Eliza - and BD correct.
Notes for CHARLES (III) MICHAEL SIMS:
His christening dateis Aug. 22, 1849 @ St Stephen's Church, Chester.
Child of CHARLES SIMS and ELIZA SIMS is:
i. JOSEPH NICODEMUS4 SIMS, b.July 8, 1865.
14. JOHN EDWARD3 SIMS (CHARLES (II) WILLIAM *2, CHARLES * (I)1) was bornFebruary 2, 1852, and died in This couple is @ Liverpool on 1901 census. He married LUCINDA SIMS May 2, 1875 inChester, NS - at TALP, daughter of JOHN SIMS and CAROLINE HARNISH. Shewas born June 16, 1859.
Children of JOHN SIMS and LUCINDA SIMS are:
i. FLORENCE ROSETTA4 SIMS, b.July 7, 1880.
ii. JAMES SIMS, b. October 1, 1882.
iii. JANE MAURICE SIMS, b. October 1, 1883.
iv. HARLEY SIMS, b. July 5, 1887.
v. ANNIE HILDA SIMS, b. January 7, 1994.
15. AMOS A.3 SIMS (TIMOTHY2, CHARLES * (I)1) was bornAbt. 1862. He married SARAH JANE GRAVES. She was born Abt. 1862.
Child of AMOS SIMS and SARAH GRAVES is:
i. TIMOTHY ALBERT4 SIMS, b.December 1885; d. January 4, 1887, Bur. @ Sims Settlement Cem..
Generation No. 4
16. LUCINDA4 SIMS (JOHN EDWARD3, MICHAEL2, CHARLES * (I)1) was born June 16, 1859. She married JOHN EDWARD SIMS May 2,1875 in Chester, NS - at TALP, son of CHARLES SIMS and MARIA COOLEN. He wasborn February 2, 1852, and died in This couple is @ Liverpool on 1901 census.
Children are listedabove under (14) John Edward SIMS.
17. TIMOTHY ALLEN4 SIMS (JOHN EDWARD3, MICHAEL2, CHARLES * (I)1) was born August 24, 1865, and died in died beforemarried and before son Born. He met LAURA PLUMMER inBelieved not to have actually married Tim, daughter of JAMES PLUMMER andELIZAJOLLIMORE. She was born August 1866 inEdward was raised by Grandparents PLUMMER, and died November 10, 1899 inTaunton, Massachusetts.
More About TIMOTHY ALLEN SIMS:
Burial: Another storysays he died BEFORE Edward born ?
Child of TIMOTHY SIMS and LAURA PLUMMER is:
i. EDWARD MORRIS5 SIMS, b.May 27, 1885, Liverpool, NS; see NOTES;d. August 8, 1941, died @ age 56; he is sometimes a PLUMMER !; m. CARRIE LUCINDA BOYD,August 11, 1910, Milton, Queens Co, NS; b. January 16, 1888, Liverpool, NS; d.October 10, 1964, died @ age 76.
Notes for EDWARD MORRIS SIMS:
From notes given to meby Barbara (PLUMMER) YSSELDYK in Markham, Ontario:
Edward was born toLaura (PLUMMER) WEAGLE, daughter of James & Eliza. Laura was apparently pregnant with Edwardwhen her soon to be husband Tim SIMS died of an epidemic flu and she thenmarried Lem WEAGLE after Edward was born. Laura did not raise Edward... instead he was raised by his GrandparentsEliza & James PLUMMER. Even thoughshe made a new life with Lem WEAGLE, the marriage of Carrie & Edward isregistered as "SIMS"... and the 1st 3 children of Edward & Carriewere also registered in the name SIMS, and were never changed, but everyone inthe family went by the name PLUMMER !! May 2000- To add to this intersting story, I've just received a Probate on ElizaPlummer, wife of James - sent from Barb Ysseldyk which shows this Edward Morris SIMS (no mention of his name beingPLUMMER in the probate) as the primary beneficiary.
18. ROLAND EVERETT4 SIMS (JAMES TIMOTHY3, MICHAEL2, CHARLES * (I)1) was born Abt. 1872. He married ADA MAUDE MCLEAN February 1, 1896 in Ch. of Eng., Halifax,NS. She was born Abt. 1874.
Children of ROLAND SIMS and ADA MCLEAN are:
i. ALMA BEATRICE5 SIMS, b.May 8, 1895.
ii. GRACE MAIRINA SIMS, b. July 1, 1896.
iii. EARL ROLAND SIMS, b. October 1, 1903; m. VIVIAN ELVIRA JOLLIMORE,June 23, 1927, Trinity Ch., Halifax, NS; b. Abt. 1904.
19. EDWARD BROOKLIN4 SIMS (JAMES TIMOTHY3, MICHAEL2, CHARLES * (I)1) was born October 15, 1876, and died May 1921 in Bur.@ Sims Settlement Cem..
Child of EDWARD BROOKLIN SIMS is:
i. CARRIE MINERVA5 SIMS, b.May 20, 1906.
20. JAMES PERCY4 SIMS (JAMES TIMOTHY3, MICHAEL2, CHARLES * (I)1) was born November 18, 1885 in info from Bedford"Bud" C. SIMS, and died May 8, 1986 in Bur. @ Sims SettlementCem.. He married MARIE JUNE DAUPHINEEFebruary 4, 1903 in St. Luke's, Hubbards, NS. She was born 1887, and died 1972.
Children of JAMES SIMS and MARIE DAUPHINEEare:
i. RODERICK KEITH5 SIMS, b.December 6, 1818.
ii. MEDEA EVELYN SIMS, b. January 7, 1913.
iii. VERNON ALMON DAUPHINEE SIMS, b. December 6, 1914; m. IRENE GARLAND (?) SIMS;b. Abt. 1914.
iv. HARRY VINCENT SIMS, b. July 31, 1916; d. March 22, 1988; m. AUDREY FLEET; b.Abt. 1916.
v. BEDFORD "BUD" CAMERON SIMS, b. June 23, 1926; d. lives in Bedford, NS; see notes PgDn.
Notes for BEDFORD "BUD" CAMERON SIMS:
I first spoke with Bud in July 1995 while Ivisited Nova Scotia, however I was unable to meet him, due to distances andtime restraints. He was referred to me by his relative Judy (Sims) Hopkins, whoalso referred me to Terry Punch. Judyhappened to be at the public library in Hubbard's Cove, NS when I was lookingfor Sims information there. Luckily forme, he recalled our conversation and sent me a letter in June 1996, outlininghis heritage, and his own computer genealogy endeavors. I called him from Illinois, coincidentally during a 70th birthday partyhe was having with family on June 22, 1996. He has agreed to keep in touch if any new findings develop, especiallyin the Charles SIMS ancestry. He has notfound any evidence for the origins of our first Charles Sims, but he too hasheard they came from England in the 1700s to Nova Scotia. As the computer trace shows Bud descendedfrom CharlesI other son, Michael Sims, sibling of my Charles II Sims. Bud's Father lived to over 100 years, but aswith me, Bud did not get interested in geneaolgy until his ancestors were tooold to help with the research. Hisaddress is:
20 Brockwell St., Bedford, NS B4A2M2 and Tphone: 902-835-2277
vi. SHIRLEY ALFREDA SIMS, b. August 15, 1926; m. ARTHUR HEARTZ; b.Abt. 1926.
vii. VELMA NOREEN SIMS, b. March 28, 1928; m. HARRY SEYMORE KING; b.Abt. 1928.
viii. ROSALEEN JEANETTE SIMS, b. October 22, 1930; m. DONALD O'BRIEN; b. Abt.1930.
ix. WARD ALLAN SIMS, b. September 25, 1905; d. May 1970.
x. JUNE MARIE SIMS, b. September 14, 1909; d. September 10, 1973.
xi. MADGE LORRAINE SIMS, b. May 28, 1903; m. GEORGE GRAHAM; b.Abt. 1902.
xii. CHARLES WILLIAM SIMS, b. July 18, 1907; d. June 18, 1911, Bur. @ SimsSettlement Cem..
xiii. RUBY K. SIMS, b. 1921; d. 1926.
21. LORENZO4 SIMS (WILLIAM * ARCHIBALD3, CHARLES (II) WILLIAM *2, CHARLES * (I)1) was born January 10, 1871 in Liverpool, NS; Childrennames may be error, and died September 1903 in drowned at sea. He married MARY ELIZA CONRAD July1, 1893 in Queens, Liverpool (children difficult read). She was born March 1872 in Probably Vogler'sCove, NS, and died in lists German descent.
Children of LORENZO SIMS and MARY CONRAD are:
i. STANLEY5 SIMS, b.October 24, 1893.
ii. CLARENCE SIMS, b. October 8, 1895; d. Went to Australia.
iii. HARTLEY SIMS, b. January 9, 1897.
iv. CLAYTON SIMS, b. September 6, 1899.
22. ARTHUR * MACPHERSON4 SIMS, SR. (WILLIAM * ARCHIBALD3, CHARLES (II) WILLIAM *2, CHARLES * (I)1) was born October 9, 1878 in Liverpool,NovaScotia,Canada;or?10-10-1879, and died May 19, 1952 in Galveston, TX in St.Mary's Hospital (NOTE). He married NORA MAY * BARON July8, 1909 in Galveston, TX, daughter of HARRY BARON and JENNIE FOGERTY. Shewas born February 22, 1887 in Galveston, TX; @ 723 Ave. F- see siblings on herphoto, and died January 16, 1978 in Galveston, TX; Both Buried @ Calvary Cem..
Notes for ARTHUR * MACPHERSON SIMS, SR.:
My maternalGrandFather, Captain Arthur M. SIMS apparently left his home in Liverpool, NovaScotia as a young fishing boatman as early as age 13 with one of hisUncles. He apparently left Canada forTexas in his late teens or early 20s and wrote back to his sister Phoebe thathe had found the prettiest girl (Nora BARON) he had ever seen and was going tofigure out a way to get her to marry him. He later became a Captain of a boat in the Gulf Fisheries Company. In 1900he was listed as living at 912 Church St. (which was Nora Baron's sisterStelle's home or possibly next door to her). One boat we know that he was onfor the Gulf Fisheries was the schooner MENDICINO. He was apparently on a boat in the 1900hurricane when he apparently missed the hurricane but the coastal city ofGalveston was severly hit by it. Webelieve He made several trips back to Nova Scotia, but he & Nora leftlittle recorded historical information about their lives. His nieces Dora PAGE & Phoebe McCLEAN ofNova Scotia have supplied most of the information that is included here on theCanadian SIMS ancestry.
He died of post-op complications ofprostate surgery, while in St. Mary's Hospital at Galveston. It is odd and mysterious that the Hospital isvery secretive about the records and I have been unable to get his hospitalsummary and autopsy records. This makesme suspect that there might have been some concern the hospital has about theircare of him but this remains entirely unproven. My assumption is he died of aPulmonary embolus.
My Mother Marion says her Dad was called"Captain","Cap" or "Cappy" by his friends, shedoesn't recall him being called by his actual names. A Galveston newspaper clipping from October22, 1920: "A cargo of 20,000 pounds of red snapper was brought in theholds of the Gulf Fisheries schooner FORTUNA, Capt. Sims which completed a 25day trip to the banks off Campeche, Yucatan." His children tell me that he was often gonefor long periods on routine fishing expeditions in the Gulf of Mexico.
July 1995, Nova Scotiatrip to visit Dora & Paul Page: Hisbirth record was hard to find because it was not in the Trinity Anglican Churchrecords as we had thought they would be, but was in the microfilmed files ofthe Liverpool Zion United (formerly Methodist Church) Reel #1. and addsconfusion because it clearly shows the date of birth as Oct 9, 1878 (instead ofOct 10, 1879 as his gravestone shows) and the baptism on Dec 27th, 1878 !...butmore mysterious is the first name of JAMES? = James Arthur McPherson SIMS? It must be the correct person..lists parentsas William & Eunice Sims. of Liverpool. His Children insist they never heard the name James before - but thatwas the given name of his Maternal GrandFather, James PLUMMER. Interestingly when I was traipsing throughLiverpool graveyards I came upon a grave bearing the name of James MacPherson,who died in 1910 and was then 78 years old. This would put him at the prime of his life at the time Arthur was born,thus I think it likely this was a good friend of William Sims and thereforelikely named our Arthur after his friend. It is possible the recorder at the church added an erroneous name, orArthur just dropped the original first name when he came to the U.S.
Apparently he was outto sea during the 1900 storm. I doubtthat he had been in Galveston long, but we cannot determine the ship name inthat era or who he worked for, etc. That was 7 years before he married Nora. See notes on her about the 1900 storm also.
More About ARTHUR * MACPHERSON SIMS, SR.:
Burial: Calvary Cem.,Galveston, TX
Event 1: Died after aT.U.R.P.
Event 2: Probably hada Pulmonary Embolus
Notes for NORA MAY * BARON:
I remember myGrandmother Nora Sims - although most of my cousins in Galveston called her"Nana". I wish I had askedNora many questions when I was young, but by the time I had an interest ingenealogy she was dead and for a few years before she seemed to not be veryclear in mind and retrospectively probably had some degree of Alzheimers atleast in her last few years. I neverhad the chance to ask her husband, my Grandfather Arthur as I was only 5 yearsold when he died. -- See notes on him also. Nora was born on the same property she lived at for all of her life - asdid her daughter Phoebe at 723 Ave F or Church St. - BUT it was not the same house as the oneNora and her siblings were born in was totally destroyed by the 1900storm. The story goes that her parentsJennie & Harry BARON waded through waist deep water to reach the safety ofthe Rosenberg School which apparently still stands as of year 2000. I've also be told a story that Harry movedthe family to another section of the school during the storm because they wereunder some sort of chimney structure - and later that period during the storm that section of the buildingcollapsed killing many people who were in the same area that our Baron familywas initially at.
Nora was baptized Nov.13, 1887, about 9 months after Birth. Her sponsor was Cora Murphy - a name I have never heard of. The minister was Rev. John O'Shannon, S.J. -Vol #1, Pg. 53 - her mother's name is listed as Joanna Fogerty, but Nora'ssiblings were listed with mother's name as Jennie and Jeannie, the Mother'sname we are more familiar with.
More About NORA MAY * BARON:
Burial: Calvary Cem.w. Arthur and next to her parents
Children of ARTHUR SIMS and NORA BARON are:
i. GERTRUDE EUNICE5 SIMS, b.June 14, 1910, Galveston, TX; d. both children adopted; m. MICHAEL WILLIAM FAHERTY,July 19, 1937, Sacred Heart Church, Galveston, TX; b. August 13, 1902, Memphis,TN; d. November 5, 1958, Houston, TX; Buried Mt.Olivet, Dickinson.
ii. PHOEBE MAY SIMS, b. May 9, 1912, Galveston, TX; d. Living @ 723Church St.(Ave F) Galveston.
iii. ELENORA LOUISE SIMS, b. October 7, 1916, Galveston, TX; @ 723 Ave.F;d. Lives @ 22 Manor Way, Galveston; m. RICHARD FRANCIS PETERS, October 11, 1941, Galveston, TX, Sacred HeartChurch; b. April 2, 1917, Dallas, TX @ 4000 Bryan St..
iv. MARION ADELL * SIMS, b. December 13, 1919, Galveston, TX; 723 Ave F.(Church St.); d. See NOTES; Lived with Harold til 1998, then Nursing Hm; m. HAROLD * MARTIN GRIFFITH,May 4, 1942, Lake Charles, LA; b. December 23, 1912, Terre Haute, IN, NW corner13th & Mulberry; d. Living @ 7180 Rio Grande Rd., Terre Haute, IN 47805.
Notes for MARION ADELL * SIMS:
NOTE: also see PgDn notes for Harold in theGRIFFITH ftm Database.
Marion was Born in 1919on the same building lot as her Mother Nora May BARON @ 723 Ave F (Church St.) However they weredifferent homes since the 1st home was destroyed in the infamous 1900hurricane. Unfortunately most of thefamily photos and written materials about the Baron family at that first housewere destroyed during the Storm. Reportedly Jennie (BARON) HARDY (daughter of Jennie FOGERTY BARON)wanted to carry many of those photos with her when the hurricane was coming buther Mother & Father Harry Baron would not allow her to carry anything thatwould slow there fleeing the storm.
Marion was the last daughter and 2ndyoungest child born to Captain & Nora SIMS. Her Father was frequently gone out to sea for 1 to 2 months @ a timeuntil the kids were older. Marion wasraised at the same address until she left home to marry Harold Griffith in May1942. In 1933 (age 13) she was electedthe honor of the May Queen at her school Sacred Heart in Galveston. She graduated from High School (St. UrsulineAcademy) in 1937. She then stayed withher oldest sister Gertrude & her Husband Michael Faherty in Dallas TX toallow her to go to beauticians college there. She finished after 9 Months (1938). She then worked in Galveston as a Beautician for about 4 years. Marion met Harold's Mother Grace Griffith in1941 before she met Harold because Grace happened to be visiting at neighborMrs. Black's home when Marion was fixing the hair of Mr. Ellis Black's wife,Alvenia. Harold wooed her attention byplaying "I can't get started with you" on trumpet from the window inthe next door home where he was staying with his friend Ellis Black. Marion was nearly engaged to another man whenHarold met her and attempted to steal her away. Harold & Marion dated for about a year before getting married inLake Charles, LA. - Initially living inPensacola, FL for approx. a month til about July with his brother DickGriffith. They didn't appreciate therough Navy life the others were living and found it necessary to move and soelected to move north to Terre Haute, IN because he had better job certaintiesback in his home town. They lived @Harold's parents home @ 1354 Chestnut for a few weeks until they found aninexpensive home they could buy @ 3951 Hickory Ave. They moved to the Chestnut St. home afterHarold's Father, William died in late 1947, and remained there til selling thehome in 1968 and moving to the Sandcut area, NE of Terre Haute on a 3 acre lot,after Harold's Mother died in 1967.
Marion lived a selfless life for herfamily. She was always putting herfamily before her. By their 50thwedding anniversary in 1992, (age 72) there were some retrospective signs ofher developing dementia... presumably Alzheimer's disease. Sadly this progressed despite attempts todelay worsening and by July 9th, 1998 she was so helpless and did not reallyknow her family that we all decided it safer to have her live at the Alzheimersunit of the Meadows Mennonite Nursing Home near Chenoa, IL. My Father, Harold tried very hard to manageher at home before that, but became so difficult by 1998, that his own health wasdeteriorating due to the strain. Sheremained at Meadows (half way between Gridley & Chenoa, IL) for nearly 3years with a gradual deterioration continuing. On May 24th, we moved Mother to the ManorCare Nursing Home facility in Normal, IL.
More About MARION ADELL * SIMS:
Medical Information: NoHeart disease, No High blood pressure, No Stroke, Cancer, No Addictions, NoAlzheimer's, No Mental illness, No Diabetes
Notes for HAROLD * MARTIN GRIFFITH:
See NOTES on him on theGRIFFITH datafile
v. ARTHUR MCPHERSON SIMS, JR., b. January 24, 1927, Galveston, TX @ 723 Ave.F; d.Lives in Texas City, TX; 1526 Ave. North; m. WILMA LAVERNE WRIGHT,January 3, 1948; b. February 4, 1928, Daisetta, TX.
23. ALBERT THOMAS4 SIMS, SR. (WILLIAM * ARCHIBALD3, CHARLES (II) WILLIAM *2, CHARLES * (I)1) was born April 29, 1886 in Middlewood ?, NS (may havebeen 1887), and died March 29, 1977 in Halifax, Camp HillHospital;Bur.@Liverpool. He married (1)LOTTIEWEAGLE in this was Albert's 1st wife, Myrtle was 2nd, daughter of JETHROE WEAGLE andJANETMEISNER. She was born Abt. 1890, anddied Abt. 1913. He married (2) MYRTLE HADDIE inArchie was from Myrtle's 1st marriage.. She was born 1900 in Haddie may have been her 1st marriage name, anddied 1981 in Liverpool.
Notes for ALBERT THOMAS SIMS, SR.:
another source says hewas born in 1889 rather than 1886.
Barbara Boudreau Eddy(Albert's Grandaughter) has given me much data on Albert's descendants - she isfrom British Columbia and wrote the following:
"The reason that Albert and Lottie wereliving in the states, at the time that Mom was born, was because Grandpa Simsapparently was playing baseball with the Boston Red Sox
but I haven't beenable to verify that information. I remember that when I was growing up, he wasa baseball fanatic and never missed a game locally or on the radio. I have donea bit of a search on the internet but no success as yet as I can't seem to finda list of the team's players from 1910 -1913 or 14, if one does exist at all. Ido know that he (Albert Thomas) broughtthe two children (Mom and her brother Albert William) back and left them withthe Weagle's, Lottie's parents for a short time.. Then the story goes that momand her brother Albert went to live with William A. & Eunice Matilda(Plummer) Sims."
Children of ALBERT SIMS and LOTTIE WEAGLE are:
i. ALBERT WILLIAM5 SIMS, b.September 18, 1909, Liverpool, NS Canada; d. March 2, 1995, Lowell, MA; Livedin Dracut, MA; see notes; m. IRENE ROSE FERRON; b. March 12, 1912; d. June 23, 1986, lived@236Varnum Rd.Dracut,MA;508-957-1763.
Notes for ALBERT WILLIAM SIMS:
I wrote a letter toAlbert Wm. Sims in November 1995. Hisyoungest son, Raymond Sims wrote back to me explaining that his Father Alberthad died earlier that year, and that Albert Wm. was in fact the son of AlbertThomas Sims. Unfortunately he offered noother information on the Sims' back in Nova Scotia. He did write the names of Albert Wm.' 4Grandchildren & 9 Great Grandchildren as well as Alberts 3 childrenShirley, Robert & Raymond. I presumethat Raymond's 2 siblings are still alive but there were no more detailsgiven. Dec.95, I phoned Raymond to askif he came up with more information; Unfortunately he knew nothing but did tellme his Father came to Massacusetts because he (Albert Wm.) came to U.S.initially with his Father, Albert Thomas Sims to work on constructing powerlines and Al.Wm. returned to the U.S. due to lack of work in N.S.
ii. GRACE EUNICE SIMS, b. June 6, 1912, Lynn, Masschusetts; was a nurse@ Queen's Genl. Hosp; d. October 26, 1978, Halifax, NS; died of cancer; m. JOSEPH RAYMOND BOUDREAU;b. November 7, 1907, Louisdale, Nova Scotia; he was a commercial fisherman; d.April 2, 1981, Nova Scotia; died of cancer.
More About GRACE EUNICE SIMS:
Burial: Anglican Cem,Liverpool, NS
Child of ALBERT SIMS and MYRTLE HADDIE is:
iii. ARCHIE5 HUSKINS,b. Abt. 1920.
24. PHOEBE MAE4 SIMS (WILLIAM * ARCHIBALD3, CHARLES (II) WILLIAM *2, CHARLES * (I)1) was born November 7, 1898 in Liverpool, NS; may be1899 (see her photo w niece Phoebe, and died January 13, 1988 in Liverpool,NS. She married WILLET LEROY ROBART March1924 in Liverpool, NS, son of CHARLES ROBART and ALICE FREEMAN. Hewas born May 28, 1904 in Sable River, Nova Scotia, and died 1997 in lives @ 301Waterloo, Liverpool, NS (1995).
More About PHOEBE MAE SIMS:
Burial: Anglican Cem,Liverpool, NS
More About WILLET LEROY ROBART:
Burial: Anglican Cem.,Liverpool, NS
Children of PHOEBE SIMS and WILLET ROBART are:
i. CHARLES ALBERT5 ROBART, b.June 3, 1925, Liverpool, NS; d. March 2, 1991, Halifax, NS Canada;of Cancer; m.JACQUELINE ROSS; b. 1937, Liverpool, NS; d. Lives in Middle Sackville, NS.
ii. DORA EUNICE ROBART, b. September 4, 1929, Liverpool, NS; d. June2000, NS; Cremated - Stone; m. PAUL WILLIAM PAGE, March 27, 1947, Liverpool, NS; b. March 24,1930, Liverpool, NS; d. Lived in Liverpool with Dora.
Notes for DORA EUNICE ROBART:
I had heard of Dora& her sister Phoebe - and their mother Phoebe for years but didn't meetthem until 1991 when they visited Galveston TX when I was also visiting. This was the first time they were ever ableto visit Galveston - the home their mother's older brother moved to when he wasyoung and she was just a child when Arthur sailed to Texas for his permanenthome. Dora was enthusiastic ingenealogy and helped me learn all I know about my Nova Scotian
family heritage. Thier mother Phoebe Robart died long beforeI came to Nova Scotia - as my only visit was in 1995 when I stayed with Doraand Paul PAGE. Phoebe and Doravisited Terre Haute, Indiana to come to my parents 50th Wedding anniversary in1992. Dora became ill in the spring of2000 and initially was assumed a minor hepatitis but turned out to be terminalliver cancer from which she succumbed very quickly to.
More About DORA EUNICE ROBART:
Burial: stone is at theBaptist Cem.
iii. PHOEBE MAE ROBART, b. April 16, 1933, Liverpool, NS - lives inBridgewater, NS; m. DANIEL MCLEAN, March 19, 1955, Liverpool, NS; b. September 6,1935, Verdun, Quebec; d. 1991, Liverpool, NS.
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