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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Minor S. Sims
Melinda Cooke
Marshall Lafayette Sims
John Oliver Sims
Victoria J Sims
Sarah A. Sims
S. A. Sims

Parents and Siblings



    Marshall Lafayette Sims


    Sarah A. Sims



    Victoria J Sims



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: patronymic from Sim .

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

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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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