“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
Rewriting the Biography of James SIMS 1754-1845 of Nicholas County, (West) Virginia
For nearly 15 years the SIMS family has fascinated me. I worked with a group of SIMS descendants in 2001-2002 per email. Everyone shared their information, photos, and documents. The result was the biography of James SIMS, Pioneer of Nicholas County, (West) Virginia, written in early 2002. Shared with cousins on April 28, 2002, corrections were made on February 22, 2003, and the last revision was made on August 25, 2013. Early versions have been attached to hundreds of trees on Ancestry.com.
Since writing the biography, I’ve published more posts about James SIMS, his property, his occupation, his slaves, his daughter Nancy Ann, and a new series of rough draft notes, Rewriting the Biography.
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Jeremiah SIMS, the father of James SIMS (1754-1845)