|Birth: ||May 10, 1820|
|Death: ||May 14, 1860|
Sarah Jane Wynn Sims was the first wife of James Monroe Sims, Sr. (February 17, 1816 - September 22, 1878, age 62), prominent pioneer of Lincoln Parish. Sarah died May 4, 1866 while Mr. Sims was on a buying trip to New Orleans, La, and his wife was buried before his return.
Family lore says that when the grief-struck James Monroe Sims arrived on horseback to his wife's fresh grave, he collapsed over the mound weeping in deepest grief over her unexpected death.
The other two graves are those of his two grandchildren, James M. Sims, Jr., son of W.R. and Maggie Sims, born Oct. 24, 1866 and died Nov. 20, 1866, only 28 days old, and William Monroe Sims, son of W.R. and Maggie Sims, born Dec. 26, 1878 and died July 8, 1889, at the age of 11.
James Monroe Sims (1816 - 1878)*
Maintained by: Jim (Dr. Mo) Moshinskie,...
Originally Created by: Ann Tomerlin (inactive)
Record added: Jan 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7047829