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Nancy "Nannie" Octavene Sims

Female 1892 - 1965  (73 years)


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  • Name Nancy "Nannie" Octavene Sims  [1
    Nickname Nannie 
    Born 29 Feb 1892  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Mar 1965  Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Zion Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2013  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 Thomas Franklin McLemore,   b. 2 Oct 1887, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1963, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1907  Sims Home, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Samuel Duard McLemore,   b. 15 Feb 1908, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1977, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Leon Cuthbert McLemore,   b. 11 Jun 1909, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1909, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Emile Victor McLemore,   b. 24 Dec 1912, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1992, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Thomas Aubrey McLemore,   b. 11 Sep 1914, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1915, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Edythe Evelyn McLemore,   b. 15 Oct 1915, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1996, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Terry Franklin McLemore,   b. 21 Nov 1916, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1998, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Max Leroy McLemore,   b. 31 Mar 1920, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 2005, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Dru Sims McLemore,   b. 1 Feb 1923, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1983, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F1318  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Apr 1907 - Sims Home, Jasper County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1965 - Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Zion Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    McLemore, Frank ca 1908 with wife Nancy (Sims) and their oldest son, Samuel Duard McLemore
    McLemore, Frank ca 1908 with wife Nancy (Sims) and their oldest son, Samuel Duard McLemore
    Appears to have been taken in Jasper, Texas around 1908, shortly after their son Samuel was born

    Headstones
    McLemore, Thomas Franklin and Nannie (Sims)
    McLemore, Thomas Franklin and Nannie (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.