Sarah Ann “Sallie” <I>Potter</I> Simms


Sarah Ann “Sallie” Potter Simms

Tennessee, USA
Death 15 Jan 1928 (aged 72)
Forestburg, Montague County, Texas, USA
Burial Forestburg, Montague County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7745711 View Source

Mrs. Sallie (Potter) Simms died at the age of 73 at her home near Forestburg, TX on January 15, 1928. Funeral services were held at the Perryman cemetery Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Jackson of Gainesville, pastor of the Nazarene church, officated. Deceased was a member of this church. Interment was under the direction of C.H. Dunbar, funeral director.

Sallie was born in Tennessee on October 7, 1854 to Zac Potter and Mary Aaron. She moved to Texas at a young age and married Peter J. Simms in Fannin County in 1872. They lived for the last 30 years in Montague County near Gladys and Forestburg.

Mrs. Sallie Simms was perceeded in death by her husband, Peter Joseph Simms, just 10 days prior. Her survivors included five children: George Simms of Marlow, OK; Gracia (Simms) Carpenter of Ardmore, OK; Tennie (Simms) Boyds of Forestburg, TX; Nettie (Simms) Shultz of Kingsville, TX and Annie (Simms) Harrison of Marlow, OK. Nettie and Annie were not in attendace at the services due to illness.


Headstone states name as Sarah. However, both original obituaries for Sallie and Peter Joseph (died 10 prior to Sallie) state her name as Sallie. Also, marker states birth year as 1855, original obituary states Birth year as 1854.

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  • Created by: Leslie Gordon
  • Added: 8 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7745711
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Ann “Sallie” Potter Simms (3 Oct 1855–15 Jan 1928), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7745711, citing Perryman Cemetery, Forestburg, Montague County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Leslie Gordon (contributor 46582885) .