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
Remembering Their Names