Martha Sims


Brief Life History of Martha

Martha Sims was born in 1860, in Ross, Ohio, United States. She married Joseph Ward Jester on 27 January 1881, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1882, at the age of 22, and was buried in New Holland Cemetery, New Holland, Marion Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States.

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Joseph Ward Jester
Martha Sims
Marriage: 27 January 1881
Laura L. Jester

Sources (7)

  • Mattie Sims, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Martha Sims Jester, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mattie Simms in entry for Laura Bryant, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1881Ross, Ohio, United States
  • Children (1)

    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 0

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 7

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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