William Sims


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  • Name William Sims 
    Gender Male 
    • Family Finder DNA test show a connection to the Cornelius Sims family. Leading me to believe that Cornelius may be another son or brother of William.
    • Perhaps the William Sims, of full age from Northampton Co.,PA - Despondent in the inquistion at Wyoming 1771 - murder of Nathan Ogden.
    • In 1790 census of Northumberland Co.,PA, 9 away from Benjamin Brundage Family. ASSUMED FATHER OF JAMES,GEORGE, and POLLY!!

      List of taxables in Nescopeck(Lurenzo Co.,PA) in 1796:
      Walter Kaar, Henry Hepler, William Sims, Jacob Hepler, Abraham Arnold, Henry Mattis, Joseph Bush, Martin Herner, Henry Nulf, Lawrence Kurrens, Cornelius Bellas, Jacob Severlin, Michael Horriger, Christian Smeeders, Casper Nulf, John Nulf, Adam Nulf, John Freese, Benjamin Van Horn, George Tilp, Robert Patton, John Kennedy, James McVail, Adam Lurner, John Decker, Isaac Taylor, Daniel Lee, Zebulon Lee, John Pattman(1790 Pottman). William Rittenhouse and Joseph Kaar.
      February 25, 1805, the following persons signed and agreed to abide by the lines and surveys established by William Montgomery under the confirming act:
      [p.614] Silas Jackson, James Stewart, John Noble, Benjamin Berry, Mathew Covel, Andrew Dana, Nathan Whipple, Martin Van Dyne, Abraham Smith, Jr., John Fairchild, Abraham Smith, James Mullen, Fredrick Barkman, Philip Croup, William Bellesfelt, Cornelius Bellesfelt, Isaac Bennett, Andrew Keithline, Cornelius Smith, William Nelson, Jacob Reeder, Christian Sarver, Casomin Fetterman, Daniel Adams, James Reeder, John R. Little, Jonathan Kelley, Daniel Sims, William Jackson, John Jacob, Jr., Elisha Bennett, Henry Bennett, Michael Hoffman, Valentine Smith, John Lutsey, James Millage, Andrew Lee, Jacob Lutsey, Conrad Line, Jr., Jacob Scheppy (Slippy) and Henry Fritze.
      Posted by Craig McLaughlin, Jan 15, 2005:
      The difficulty is sorting out the many Daniel Sims in Luzerne. I believe I have identified at least four in three generations associated with Nescopeck. Two from Luzerne served in the war of 1812 and their terms of service overlapped. One died in 1814, leaving a minor son named Daniel. Interestingly, his widow married a Nathan Whipple.
      There were many, many Sims that were part of the early settlers from New England. The Daniel who died in 1814 may have been the son of the Daniel whose daughters both married Vandermark boys.
      The census data suggests that Daniel who married Sarah Sally Whipple was not necessarily part of this English family. He very well may have been Prussian born. Zura (his son's and grandson's name) is an Eastern European name. He was too young to be the Daniel who married a Worms and was twice father in law to the Vandermarks.
      County: Luzerne Co.
      Name: Daniel Sims
      Rank: Private
      Description of service: 16th regiment infantry
      Time of decease: October 17, 1814
      Names of the heirs: Daniel and Elizabeth Sims
      Annual Allowance: 48 00
      Sums Received: 240 00
      When placed on the pension roll: January 5, 1820
      Commencement of pension: September 25, 1819
      Ending of pension: September 25, 1824
    • ABRAHAM SIMS, farmer, P. O. Dorrance, was born in Dorrance, in 1817, a son of Cornelius and Catherine (Smith) Sims, both of whom are supposed to have been born in Newport. The Simses are of English origin, the Smiths of Dutch, and both are old families in the county. The Simses were settled in this county prior to the Revolutionary war, although no mention of them is made in that struggle for independence. They have confined themselves exclusively to agricultural pursuits, and Cornelius Sims was a prosperous man in Dorrance township, then Newport, owning 300 acres of land, and was active in advancing agricultural industry; he lived to a good old age. His family numbered eight children, two of whom are living, Abraham being the eighth. His education was confined to the common schools, and was somewhat limited. His companion died in July, 1885, leaving him in the midst of his family of nine interesting children, to console and cherish his lonely heart in his declining years. Their names are: John, Samuel, George, Josiah, Reuben, Linfred, Annie, Mary A. and Maggie. Mr. Sims has a neat farm of seventy-seven acres under good cultivation, sixty of which are under the plough. Although an aged man Mr. Sims is still active. Politically he is a Democrat.
    Person ID I21309  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2014 

    +1. Polly Sims,   b. 26 Jun 1776, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1828, Urbana, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +2. William Sims,   b. 16 Sep 1780, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1849, Howard, Liberty, Parke Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +3. James Sims,   b. 30 Jan 1783, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1859, Pulteney, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. George Sims,   b. Abt 1785, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2012 
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