This blog contains the primary and secondary sources I have collected over the years as I have researched my immigrant ancestor to America, Capt. Walter Sims and his family. — Jim Sims
DIED—On the 15th instant, HENRY CLAY son of Walter Sims, Esq., aged three months.
Source: The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) 29 Sep 1835, p. 3 digital image at Newspapers.com, accessed 05 Jun 2019
Fifty Dollars Reward.
RANAWAY from the subscriber on the 6th of September, a negro man named GEORGE, about 26 or 27 years of age, 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, well made and very active, and brags much of his running; he has a large burn on his face, I think the left side, it was burnt with gunpowder some years ago, and disfigured his face very much, but he had the lumps cut off and it don't appear so bad, but very plain to be seen. He has a wife at Capt. Sims, about five miles from Nashville. He is expected to be in the neighborhood. The above reward will be given if taken out of the state and confined in any jail, so that I get him again, and ten dollars if taken in the state.
Source: Nashville Whig (Nashville, TN) 17 Nov 1819, p. 4, digital image at Newspapers.com, accessed 05 Jun 2019
MARRIED—On the 21st ult. by the rev. Mr. HUME, PHILLIP J. SCUDDER, Esq. of Bedford, formerly of New-Jersey, to Miss ELIZABETH SIMS, only daughter of capt. Walter Sims of Davidson, county formerly of Philadelphia
Source: Nashville Whig (Nashville, TN) 06 Feb 1819, p. 3, digital image Newspapers.com, accessed 05 Jun 2019
In Davidson county, on the 12th inst, of Scarlet Fever, John M. Sims, son of William P. Sims, aged 4 years and 9 months.
Reference: The Tennessean (Nashville, TN) 14 Jan 1836, p. 3 as indexed at Newspapers.com