When John Oliver Sims was born about 1841, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, Minor S. Sims, was 31 and his mother, Melinda Cooke, was 27. He registered for military service in 1863. He died from 1860 to 1865, in District 556, Rabun, Georgia, United States.
variant of Sim , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.
topographic name for one who lived or worked at the house of someone called Symme (Simon).