James Alfred Simms

October 1812–8 August 1878 (Age 65)
Prince George's, Maryland, United States

The Life of James Alfred

When James Alfred Simms was born in October 1812, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States, his father, Ignatius Simms, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Ann Spalding, was 22. He married Cecily O'Bryan on 26 July 1833, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States. In 1829, at the age of 21, his occupation is listed as blacksmith apprenticeship with thomas speak in Nelson, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. He died on 8 August 1878, in LaRue, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Alfred Simms
Maria Hagan
Marriage: 9 June 1836
John Pius Sims
Sary Helen Simms
Edward Samuel Simms
William A. Simms
Anna Elizabeth Simms

Spouse and Children

9 June 1836
Nelson, Kentucky, United States


    John Pius Sims


    Sary Helen Simms


    Edward Samuel Simms


    William A. Simms


    Anna Elizabeth Simms


Parents and Siblings




    Martin N. Simms



    Eleanor Simms


World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 17

Historical Boundaries - 1829: Nelson, Kentucky, United States
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 18

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sim .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J A Sims, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jas A Sims, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J A Sims, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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