Lewis Hobbs Sims' 1857 Inventory & Appraisement of Slaves

Probate Court of Jefferson County, Mississippi
September 19, 1857
Transcribed by Linda Durr Rudd

Slave Inventory

RANDAL age 35yrs valued at $1400
BOB age 22 yrs valued at $1500
WILSON aged 20 yrs valued at $1600
PETER age 21 yrs valued at $1500
JOE age 18 yrs valued at $1500
JOHN age 43 yrs valued at $1200
HARRY age 45 yrs valued at $1100
PHILL age 16 yrs valued at $1200
DANIEL age 50 yrs valued at $1000
MARY age 17 yrs valued at $1300
RACHEL age 16 yrs valued at $1300
MASY age 24 yrs valued at $1150
HILARD age 7 yrs valued at $500
SARAH age 3 yrs valued at $300
LITTLE LUCY age 16 yrs valued at $1200
LEVI (CHILD) age 2 months valued at $100
JUDE age 15 yrs valued at $1250
MARTIN age 60 yrs valued at $250
BELLA age 40 yrs valued at $1000
TENA age 45 yrs valued at $750
SAM age 9 yrs valued at $750
MARTIN age 4 yrs valued at $350
ELLEN age 33 yrs valued at $1100
LAVINA age 9 yrs valued at $700
ANN age 7 yrs valued at $600
ELA age 6 yrs valued at $550
HENRIETTA age 4 yrs valued at $300
SARAH age 2 yrs valued at $250
LUCY age 1 yr valued at $150
SUSAN age 11 yrs valued at $800
DINAH age 55 yrs valued at $300
OLD LUCY age 50 yrs valued at $500
TAMAR age 20 yrs valued at $1250

Per Lewis H. Sims' will of 4th of August 1857, Negroe slaves Peter, Joseph, Masey and her two children, Lucy and her child, and Old Lucy were to be equally divided among the children of his brother A. B. Sims, children of his last wife.

Negroe slaves Harry, Mary and Jude were sold to Robert B. O'Quinn. Tena, Sam and Martin were sold to Houston L. Tucker. The slaves were sold 7th day of December 1857.

Lewis Hobbs Sims was the son of Thomas Sims and Elizabeth Ross. He was born 01 Aug 1814 in Jefferson County, MS, died 07 Aug 1857 in Jefferson County, MS. He married Elizabeth "Eliza" Shaw 24 May 1837 in Jefferson County, MS.. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thompson Breckenridge Shaw and Mary Shaw. She was born 16 Aug 1817 in Jefferson County, MS, died 03 Apr 1887 in Jefferson County, MS.

Fayette Watch Tower - August 14, 1857 - Vol.XV, No. 44
L. H. Sims, age 43, died on Friday night at his residence in this county of consumption. He left a wife and 10 children. He was born and married in the immediate vicinity of his plantation. His leg had to be amputated after having been previously broken by a fall from a horse.

Per the 1860 Jefferson County Slave Schedule, Eliza Sims owned 47 slaves.


Lewis H. Sims' Probate Records - Jefferson County, MS
Case Number: D88 - Microfilm Number: 12195
Microfilm found at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
A Record of the Descendants of Isaac Ross and Jean Brown and the Allied Families of Alexander, Conger, Harris, Hill, King, Killingsworth, Mackey, Moores, Sims, Wade, etc., Complied by Anne Mims Wright

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