John Oliver Sims

Maleabout 1841–from 1860 to 1865

Brief Life History of John Oliver

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.

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Minor S. Sims
Melinda Cooke
Marshall Lafayette Sims
John Oliver Sims
about 1841–1865
Victoria J Sims
Sarah A. Sims
S. A. Sims

Sources (3)

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

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World Events (4)


Age 5

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


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.


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 (southern):

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).

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

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