Rebecca Sims was born abt 1706 in Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond City, Henrico County, Virginia, USA. She was the daughter of Thomas Sims (1680-1785) and Rebecca Harrelson Sims (1696-1784).
Rebecca married John P. Petty on November 30, 1725 at St. Thomas Parish in Richmond County, VA. He was the son of Thomas Petty (1675 – 1748) and Catherine Garton Petty (1679 – 1748).
John and Rebecca Sims Petty were the parents of 12 known children: Thomas Petty b.1728, Tabitha Petty b.1731, Sarah Petty b. 1732, Abner Petty b.1733, George Petty b.1734, Zachariah Petty b.1735, Rebecca Petty b.1736, Susannah Petty b.1737, John Petty b.1738, Luke Petty b.1738, Ann Petty b.1744 and Francis Petty b.1751.
Rebecca's Grandfather was Paul Harrelson, will dated 1718 Hanover Co., VA. His children included Peter, Paul, Ann Chiles (md to Henry Chiles), Judith; named his granddaughter Rebecca Simms
Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about John Petty: Name: John Petty Date: 23 Oct 1734 Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA Property: Lease of 100 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co on N. side Rapidan,etc,etc.
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
Remarks: Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to John Petty, planter. Lease of 100 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., on N. side Rapidan, etc., etc. tract granted Spotswood and known as Spts. tract. "John Petty and Rebecca, his wife, and Thomas Petty, his son," etc. Nov. Description: Lessee Book date: C Occupation: Planter.
Rebecca died abt 1770 in Orange County, Virginia, Colonial Era. She was abt 64 years old.
Thomas Sims (1685 - 1785)
Rebecca Harrelson Sims (1690 - 1784)
John P. Petty (1702 - 1770)*
Thomas Petty (1728 - 1766)*
Sarah Petty Hayes (1732 - 1815)*
Nancy Ann Petty Ransdell (1744 - ____)*
Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery
Created by: Stella
Record added: Feb 18, 2013
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