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Kate Elizabeth Sims

Female 1893 - 1978  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Kate Elizabeth Sims  [1
    Born Dec 1893  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Feb 1978  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Zion Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2015  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Rev. Alfred Cuthbert Sims,   b. 5 Apr 1845, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1920, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Francis Amanda Allen,   b. 1 Sep 1853, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1933, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1884  [2
    • In August, 1884, A.C. Sims wrote this letter to Miss Fannie Allen, a maiden woman of 31 years. They were married in September.

      Beech Grove Jasper County, Texas August 8th, 1884

      Miss Fannie Allen,

      I trust that you will forgive my presumption in thus addressing you without first having obtained your permission to do so. Though I am a stranger to you, yet your bright smiles haunt me still so that you no longer seem as a stranger to me, and I cannot forbear the temptations longer that I have to make known to you some of my thoughts, affections and wishes, and fearing lest I should not have such an opportunity as I would desire to express my sentiments, were I to visit you, I have concluded to adopt this medium of expression. Affection is sometimes of slow growth and again it springs up in a moment and I hope you will pardon me for confessing the truth by declaring to you my love for you at first sight and you will not, I trust, think it so strange of it when you shall learn of the favorable reports which I have received of you which taken in connection with your personal beauty I think sifficient cause to engage the affections of even the most fastidious.

      I of course cannot hope to have made so favorable an impression on your mind on so short an acquantance but I do not know what is in your heart or what might be hereafter and I therefore desire to give expression of my feelings and learn my fate before it is too late. I wish that you may therefore after serious consideration of this letter to inform me whether or not I shall cherish this feeling or shall I smother it at once. I fully believe that when two like hearts meet that it is no difficult taks for them to determine that fact and I cannot help entertaining a hope that you are one that I am in search of and in futher testimony there of I will relate to you a strange circumstance. Before arriving at your house last Sunday, I asked a sign of the Lord that if either of the three ladies that were there should be the one that she might show it by asking me if I had not been to dinner. I hope that the answer is from the Lord and that he may awaken in your bosom the same feeling that I now experience for you. If you should see fit to answer this letter direct  it to me at Town Bluff, Texas. If you should wish to send it by hand you need not be afraid to deposit it with your Cousin Dug as she is aware that I have written this to you but no one else,

      Respectfully,

      A.C. Sims

      (Courtesy of Candie Ann Marie Sims)

      The 1900 Census showed they had been married 16 years, and that she was the mother of 5 children, all living.
    Family ID F1319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ivy Augustus McLemore,   b. 4 Dec 1888, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1980, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1907  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He married Kate Elizabeth Sims 9-4-1910, the sister of his brother Frank's wife. He later bought her father's farm where he and Kate lived out their lives. (Nan Kittell).
    Children 
     1. Elsie Fay McLemore,   b. 20 Dec 1911, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1992, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Harvol Hoy McLemore,   b. 17 Oct 1913, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1996, Pineland, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Irma Mae McLemore,   b. 12 Feb 1916, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 2006  (Age 90 years)
     4. Ivy Earl McLemore,   b. 15 Mar 1918, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 2003, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. James Walker McLemore,   b. 2 Oct 1919, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 2000, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Annie Marie McLemore,   b. 13 Nov 1921, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 2011, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Living
     8. Tommie Dan McLemore,   b. 21 Nov 1927, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 2006, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Living
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F1320  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Zion Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    McLemore, Ivy A and Kate E. (Sims)
    McLemore, Ivy A and Kate E. (Sims)

  • Sources 
    1. [S163] Kittell, Nan McCoy--Samuel McFarland McLemore and Descendants, Living Family History (Unpublished typescript ca. 1984, updated periodically).

    2. [S438] Truett, Versie, Family Researcher Rt 1, Box 227A Zavalla, TX 75980.