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LITTLEPAGE SIMS

LITTLEPAGE SIMS
Born: 1760’s Virginia	
Married: 1792
Died: 1830 St. Clair County, Alabama
Lived Also: Blount County, Tennessee, Roane County,
Tennessee, Cahawba (Bibb) County, Alabama

Wife:  MARY JANE SHERRILL
Born: 1767 Yadkin County, North Carolina	
Died: 1855 Alabama	
Father: Samuel Sherrill

Children:
Elizabeth   B:30 Nov 1792 Tennessee   D:20 May 1853
Arkansas   M: Thomas Rowland

Mary   B:1794   M: Amos Rowland

Ruthy   B:1797 Tennessee   D: Alabama   M: David Brown

Samuel   B:1799 Tennessee   D:1892 St. Clair County,
Alabama   M: (1) Mary Crowson (2) Rhoda Jones (3) Nancy
McNally (4) Sarah Jordan

Margaret   B:1803 Tennessee   D:1840 Perry County,
Alabama   M: Nathan Horn

Littlepage Jr.   B: c1806 Tennessee   D: 5 Feb 1854 Bibb, AL
M: 11 Jan 1829 Nancy Paratine Overton (bc 1813 TN 
d 3 Dec 1882 Bibb, AL)

Lewis Claiborn   B:1809 Tennessee   D:20 Apr 1882
Caldwell County, Texas   M: (1) Sarah Gilliland (2) A.E.M.
Swarme ?

Gray Washington   B: 1811 Tennessee   D: Before 1842   M:
Marinda R. Mann

Notes:
(1) Mary Jane Sherrill was previously married to Isaac Taylor. 
Mary and Isaac had three children, Catherine (Catsey),
Margaret (died young) and Margaret (born after Isaac’s
death).
(2) Littlepage Sims was the first sheriff of Blount County,
Tennessee in 1795-1796.
(3) He was representative to the first state assembly of
Tennessee in 1796-1797.
(4) He was delegate to the constitutional convention of
Alabama in 1819.
(5) He was first state senator of Cahawba (Bibb) County,
Alabama in 1819-1821.
(6) According to “The Over Mountain Men”, he was
lieutenant in the battle of King’s Mountain during the
Revolutionary War.
(7) He died while on a surveying trip in the vicinity of
Birmingham in 1830.

References:
(1) Littlepage Sims estate settlemen6t, Shelby County,
Alabama, 1830.
(2) “Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General
Assembly”
(3) L.P. Sims’ Letter of resignation as Senator of Bibb
County.
(4) The Thomas Rowland bible.
(5) Brewer’s “History of Alabama, 1874”
(6) Goodspeed’s “History of Tennessee”
(7) J./G.M. Ramsey”s “The Annals of Tennessee”
(8) Will of Samuel Sherrill, 1800.
(9) “The Over Mountain Men”
(10) Inez E. Burns, “History of Blount County,
Tennessee-From War Trainl to Landing Strip, 1895-1955”
(11) Emma Wells, “The History of Roane County”
(12) Almon J. Sims, “The Pariss Sims Family”
(13) “Littlepage Sims, Our Kinsman”

LEWIS SIMS

LEWIS CLAIBORN SIMS
Born: 1809 Tennessee	
Married (1): 7 Feb 1830
Married (2): 28 Aug 1873 Caldwell County, Texas	
Died: 20 April 1882 Caldwell County, Texas
Buried:
Lived Also: St. Clair County, Alabama, Talladega County,
Alabama, Bastrop County, Texas
Father: Littlepage Sims
Mother: Mary Jane Sherrill

Wife (1):  SARAH W. GILLILAND
Born: 1812 Alabama	
Died: 1860’s Caldwell County, Alabama	
Buried:
Father: Abel Gilliland
Mother: Mary Haynie

Child:

Mary Frances “Fannie”   B:22 Oct 1834   D: 1 Dec
1871-1874   M: (1) David Barton Brite 22 Oct 1852 Caldwell
County, Texas   (2) John S. Swann ca 1867 Caldwell County,
Texas

Notes:
(1) Lewis was the first representative from Talladega County,
Alabama in 1834 and 1835.
(2) Lewis was justice of the peace in Caldwell County, Texas
when the county was formed from Bastrop County.
(3) Lewis married (2) A.E.M Swawne (?) 28 Aug 1873
Caldwell County, Texas.
(4) Lewis was a petitioner for the creation of the County of
Plum Creek, Texas on 16 Dec 1847.
(5) Lewis was a founder of the Lockhart Academy, 5 Sep
1850.
(6) Mary Frances is buried on the former Berry Robuck farm,
located off of County road 163.  There is a double stone for
Mary F. Brite (1834-1874) and her first husband, David B.
Brite.  There is a single stone marked Mary F. Swann (22 Oct
1834-1 Dec 1871).

References:
(1) Caldwell County, Texas Census Records, 1850, 1860,
1870.
(2) Wills of Lewis Sims and Sarah Gilliland Sims.  Will Book
D. p 82-83.
(3) Littlepage Sims estate settlement.
(4) “Robert Young Sr, Patriot and Pioneer”, Simmons.
(5) Caldwell County Marriage Book B, p153-154.



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