Andrew J. Freeman married Jane Simms in 1872, Union County AR. Andrews' parents were James Freeman (age 43, farmer, born SC) and Frances (age 34, born VA). They came to Union County, Arkansas about 1843 from Autauga County (or Bibb County), Alabama.
A sister of Andrew Freeman was Mary Jane Freeman (born 1837 AL), who was my great-grandmother. She married Daniel Jefferson Heldebrand / Hildebrand as his second wife. Jane Simms' family may have been also from AL, because Daniel Jefferson Heldebrand's sister Harriett (born 1816) married there to a Felix Gilbert SIMS about 1833. They moved to Union County AR at the same time as Daniel Jefferson HELDEBRAND about 1838. After Felix’s death, Harriet moved to Fannin County TX with some of her children and died Sept 13, 1879 in Texas.
Harriett and Felix Sims' 6 children were Will SIMS, John Christopher SIMS (born 1835 AL), Susan P. SIMS (born 1836 GA or AL, died 1907 in Rising Star, TX; married #1 John FLENNIKEN in 1856 and #2 John G. HARRIS in 1858 AR), Milly Francis SIMS (born 1845 AR; married Joseph HALE),Elizabeth R. SIMS (born 1849 AR; married William H. SAYLES), and Florence SIMS (born about 1856).
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