John Oliver Sims

about 1841–from 1860 to 1865 (Age 19)
Maury, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Oliver

When John Oliver Sims was born about 1841, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, Minor S. Sims, was 29 and his mother, Melinda Cooke, was 26. He registered for military service in 1863. He died from 1860 to 1865, in District 556, Rabun, Georgia, United States, at the age of 24.

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Family Time Line

Minor S. Sims
1812–1850
Melinda Cooke
1815–
Marshall Lafayette Sims
1835–1905
John Oliver Sims
1841–1865
Victoria J Sims
1844–1915
Sarah A. Sims
1837–1874
S. A. Sims
1846–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Marshall Lafayette Sims

    Male1835–1905Male

    Sarah A. Sims

    Female1837–1874Female

    Male1841–1865Male

    Victoria J Sims

    Female1844–1915Female

    Male1846–Male

World Events (4)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 5

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1861

Age 20

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J O Simms in household of J O Cook, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John O C Simms in household of Melinda Simms, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John O Sims - Government record: Census record: birth-name: John O Sims

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