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SIMS of Hinds County, MS

Ralph Sims (View posts)
Posted: 4 Apr 2001 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sims, Crain, Lipsey, Knight
Thanks so much for checking. But, I have located Nathaniel and Martin in the Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery. It is William that I have been unable to locate, but I suspect he died after moving his family to Jones County. He married my 2nd great grandmother, Sarah Penelope Collins. I will list her ancestry below. PLEASE, let me know if you connect with this family. :- )

**I CANNOT ATTEST TO THE ACCURACY OF THIS INFORMATION**

Ancestors of Sarah Penelope Collins

Generation No. 1

1. Sarah Penelope Collins, born November 1848 in MS; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 2. Alexander Jefferson Collins and 3. Melinda Breakfield. She married (1) William Marion Sims August 27, 1868 in Copiah County, MS. He was born 1837 in MS, and died Abt. 1897 in MS. He was the son of Martin Sims and Sintha Ann Wells.

More About William Marion Sims:
Fact 3: Served as a PVT, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company H during the Civil War

Generation No. 2

2. Alexander Jefferson Collins, born May 09, 1814 in Lincoln County, Tennessee; died August 29, 1862 in Copiah County, MS. He was the son of 4. Nathaniel Madison Collins and 5. Susan Burrough. He married 3. Melinda Breakfield August 02, 1844 in Marion County, MS.

3. Melinda Breakfield, born August 02, 1824 in Columbia, Marion County, MS; died June 15, 1890 in Copiah County, MS. She was the daughter of 6. Isaac Newton Brakefield and 7. Bathsheba Smith.

More About Alexander Jefferson Collins:
Fact 2: Buried in Hopewell Cemetary, 12 miles East of Crystal Springs, MS.

More About Melinda Breakfield:
Fact 2: Buried in Hopewell Cemetary, 12 miles East of Crystal Springs, MS.

Children of Alexander Collins and Melinda Breakfield are:

i. Nathaniel Madison Collins, born October 08, 1846 in Copiah County, MS; died 1913.

1 ii. Sarah Penelope Collins, born November 1848 in MS; died Unknown; married William Marion Sims August 27, 1868 in Copiah County, MS.

iii. Alexander Newton Collins, born October 29, 1850 in Copiah County, MS.

iv. William H. Collins, born Abt. 1851; married Nannie ?.

v. Roxanna Damaris Collins, born Abt. 1856 in Copiah County, MS; died October 18, 1899; married John Calhoun Burt November 15, 1877 in Copiah County, MS.

vi. Walter Quitman Collins, born October 10, 1858 in Copiah County, MS; died January 27, 1932; married Laura Virginia (Holiday) Ford December 15, 1889 in Copiah County, MS.

vii. Mary Elizabeth Collins, born Abt. 1861 in Copiah County, MS; married Jasper G. Rhymes.

viii. Margaret E. Collins, born October 22, 1863 in Copiah County, MS; died January 1867 in Copiah County, MS.

More About Margaret E. Collins:
Fact 2: Buried in Hopewell Cemetary, 12 miles East of Crystal Springs, MS.

ix. Edgar B. W. Collins, born December 03, 1868 in Copiah County, MS; died October 25, 1870 in Copiah County, MS.

More About Edgar B. W. Collins:
Fact 2: Buried in Hopewell Cemetary, 12 miles East of Crystal Springs, MS.

Generation No. 3

4. Nathaniel Madison Collins, born April 30, 1787 in Boones Station, KY; died January 17, 1860 in Columbia, Marion County, MS. He was the son of 8. Elisha Collins and 9. Frances Madison. He married 5. Susan Burrough.

5. Susan Burrough, born Unknown; died Unknown.

More About Nathaniel Madison Collins:
Fact 3: January 1860, Buried in the Cedar Grove Community Cemetary, Marion County, MS

Children of Nathaniel Collins and Susan Burrough are:

i. Elisha Madison Collins, born March 16, 1811 in KY; died January 09, 1850 in Leon County, TX; married Eliza Ann McGrew; born Unknown; died Unknown.

ii. John Burrow Collins, born November 03, 1812 in TN; died August 29, 1866 in MS.

iii. Gabrial Samuel Collins, born 1813; died Unknown; married Julien Ann McDonald; born Unknown; died Unknown.

2 iv. Alexander Jefferson Collins, born May 09, 1814 in Lincoln County, Tennessee; died August 29, 1862 in Copiah County, MS; married Melinda Breakfield August 02, 1844 in Marion County, MS.

v. Nathaniel Everette Collins, born February 28, 1818 in Marion County, MS; died January 06, 1879 in Lawrence County, MS; married Nancy Hathorn.

vi. Sarah Feliciana Collins, born 1821; died November 02, 1883; married William Hathorn February 23, 1841.

vii. Philonia Gallatin Collins, born August 06, 1823; died November 10, 1846; married James Tynes.

viii. Susannah Penelope Collins, born February 1825; died Unknown; married Hugh Hathorn December 22, 1846 in LA; born Unknown; died Unknown.



6. Isaac Newton Brakefield, born Abt. 1774 in Craig's Creek, Virginia; died Abt. 1845 in Lawrence County, Mississippi. He was the son of 12. Jacob Brakefield and 13. Elizabeth Smith. He married 7. Bathsheba Smith Bet. 1806 - 1810 in Lincoln County, Georgia.

7. Bathsheba Smith, born Bet. 1774 - 1784 in Lincoln County, Georgia; died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Copiah County, Mississippi.

Notes for Isaac Newton Brakefield:
Isaac served as Justice of the Interior Court of Lincoln County, Georgia from December 9, 1807 until November 9, 1813 and again in 1817. In Marion County, Mississippi he was Justice of the Quorum by 1820. Isaac died in Lawrence County, MS and Bathsheba moved to Copiah County to live with her daughter, Malinda.

Children of Isaac Brakefield and Bathsheba Smith are:

i. Burrel Smith Brakefield, born 1812 in Lincoln County, Georgia; died 1891.

ii. William Smith Brakefield, born 1816 in Lincoln County, Georgia.

iii. David N. Brakefield, born 1817 in Lincoln County, Georgia.

iv. John S. Brakefield, born Abt. 1819 in Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi; married Elizabeth Kirby March 05, 1842.

v. Isaac Newton Brakefield, Jr., born Abt. 1821 in Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi.

3 vi. Melinda Breakfield, born August 02, 1824 in Columbia, Marion County, MS; died June 15, 1890 in Copiah County, MS; married Alexander Jefferson Collins August 02, 1844 in Marion County, MS.

Generation No. 4

8. Elisha Collins, born November 30, 1759 in Halifax County, Virginia; died September 28, 1842 in Lauderdale County, MS. He was the son of James Collins and Elizabeth Wilie. He married 9. Frances Madison April 21, 1783 in Halifax County, Virginia.

9. Frances Madison, born 1765 in Halifax County, Virginia; died 1830 in Greene County, AL. She was the daughter of Roger Madison and Elizabeth Taliaferro.

Notes for Elisha Collins:
m Frances Madison (cousin of President Madison) 21 Apr 1783 VA, then moved to Montgomery Co. KY. In 1819 he moved to Greene Co. AL.



Children of Elisha Collins and Frances Madison are:

i. Sarah Collins, born February 26, 1784 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

ii. Richard Collins, born April 27, 1785 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

4 iii. Nathaniel Madison Collins, born April 30, 1787 in Boones Station, KY; died January 17, 1860 in Columbia, Marion County, MS; married (1) Susan Burrough; married (2) Lucy Brumfield 1827.

iv. Meredeth Collins, born March 13, 1789 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

v. Gabriel Collins, born March 08, 1792 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

vi. Stephen Collins, born March 17, 1793 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

vii. John Collins, born November 02, 1796 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

viii. Elizabeth Collins, born February 02, 1799 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

ix. Talafero Collins, born June 22, 1801 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

x. Josiah Collins, born December 19, 1803.

xi. Joseph Collins, died Unknown; married Lucy Marchbanks; born Unknown; died Unknown.



12. Jacob Brakefield, born April 15, 1750 in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery County, PA; died August 1793 in Chester County, South Carolina. He was the son of Isaac Brechbiel and Maria Catherine ?. He married 13. Elizabeth Smith.

13. Elizabeth Smith, born Abt. 1760; died Bet. 1830 - 1840 in York County, South Carolina.

Children of Jacob Brakefield and Elizabeth Smith are:

6 i. Isaac Newton Brakefield, born Abt. 1774 in Craig's Creek, Virginia; died Abt. 1845 in Lawrence County, Mississippi; married Bathsheba Smith Bet. 1806 - 1810 in Lincoln County, Georgia.

ii. Catherine Brakefield, born Abt. 1775 in Craig's Creek, Craig's County, Virginia; died February 14, 1852 in Hickman County, TN.

iii. David N. Brakefield, born Bet. 1785 - 1790 in Chester County, South Carolina; died February 04, 1848 in Franklin County, TN.

iv. Elizabeth Brakefield, born Bef. 1790; married Alexander McGaughey.

v. Mary Brakefield, born Bef. 1790; died in Chester County, South Carolina; married Soloman Griffin; died in Chester County, South Carolina.

vi. Peggy Brakefield, born Bef. 1790; died in Chester County, South Carolina; married ? Edwards.

More About ? Edwards:
Burial: Chester County, South Carolina

vii. Sarah Brakefield, born Bef. 1790; died in Chester County, South Carolina; married Amos Tims; died in Chester County, South Carolina.

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