Jim, my GGGGGG Grandfather James Sims, born in Ireland around 1700 and died probably in Culpeper Co. VA, must have married a Bartlett. His son James Bartlett Sims, who died in July 1793 in Hawkins Co. Tennessee, was known as Bartlett Sims. Bartlett persisted in the names of these Sims people, including one who was a friend of Austin's in early Texas. There is a vague report of "Sarah" as being the name of my GGGGGG Grandfather Sims's wife. Sarah Bartlett? You have a Sims-Bartlett marriage in your post. Can we make any connection? My Sims are the Sims Settlement bunch--graced by a new (2012) roadside marker finally.