|Thomas Henry Sims
Thomas Henry Sims 117
In a 1906 letter to his nephew Jimmie P. Garrett, Poet (Powhatan) Garrett writes "Well, the history I have of the Sims family (Poet's mother's family) is not very good but such as I have I will give it to you but would not to everyone. Old Grandpa Thomas Sims was I guess a good old man himself but raised a hard lot of children -- had ….. girls and three boys. He, I have heard mother say, was at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and saw him hand General Washington his sword. ... old Grandpa Sims was a strong old time primitive Baptist. I have heard mother say he would sit for hours and read his Bible and the tears would run down his cheeks."
Thomas married Amy Wall, daughter of Zachariah Wall I. and Annie Everett, about 1786 in Culpeper Co., VA. (Amy Wall was born on 13 Sep 1761 in Prince George Co., Maryland, died on 18 Jan 1851 in Henry Co., Missouri and was buried in Snipe Cemmetery, Henry Co., Missouri.)