George Washington Lemons
- Born: Cir 1805, North Carolina
- Marriage: Nancy Sims
- Died: After 1860, Cass Co., Missouri
Another name for George was Wash.
Poet Garret refers to George Washington Lemons as "Wash" in his 1909 letter:
Uncle Dick Sims killed himself drinking and Uncle Jim did too and no doubt but what Uncle Jesse would have killed himself too had he staid in that old country [Rockingham Co., NC] but after coming to this country [Missouri] he quit and did fine until his wife left him and his family and Uncle Wash Lemons's family got to intermarrying and all fell out and broke up. Bob Sims you know married Betty (Betsy) Jane Lemons [a daughter of Wash & Nancy Lemons ... see 1850 census facts below] and Ann Sims [this is probably Ann Lemons, Betsey Jane Lemons' sister] you know never married but has children both black and white. I did not see Ann while there the last time and did not want to but did see Betsy Jane and if you want to know just how your old Grandma Garrett looked in her last days go to see Bob Sims's wife ... see general notes for Powhatan Garrett for the entire letter.
The 1850 Federal Census for the Western District, Rockingham Co., NC, page 76A, dated August 9, 1850 records Nancy Lemond (40 - NC) with her husband Washington Lemond (37 - NC) and children Thomas Lemond (23 - NC), Ann Lemond (18 - NC), and Elizabeth Lemond (16 - NC) [Betsy Jane Lemonds]. Washington is a farmer and has real estate valued at $600.
The 1860 Federal Census for Dolan Township, Cass Co., Missouri, Everet P. O., page 780, dated July 19, 1860 records George W. Lemons (55 - NC), Nancy Lemons (70 - VA), Ann Lemons (32 - NC), Susan F. Lemons (14 - NC), and Elvira Lemons (6 - NC).
The head of the household is Jessee Sims (63 - VA) with his family George W. Sims (20 - NC), William P Sims (16 - Missouri), Robert Sims (26 - NC), Elizabeth Sims (26 - NC), Winston Sims (7 - NC), John Sims (4 - NC), Thomas Sims (9/12 - Missouri). Jesse is a farmer and has real estate valued at $4,000 and a personal estate valued at $1,000.
George married Nancy Sims, daughter of Thomas Henry Sims and Amy Wall. (Nancy Sims was born on 23 Apr 1789 in Culpeper Co., VA. and died after 1880 in Mayo Township, Rockingham Co., N.C..)