Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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Sims

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One of the neighbors of James Anderson of Oconeechee Neck was Robert Sims. In his will(Robert Sims) is an obscured part from a fold (which I can’t read)  which references ***horses. I think he was an Indian Trader…

1736

December 31-January 7, 1736
Williamsburg Gazette

By a Letter from Col. James Millikin, in North-Carolina, dated at Roanoak, December the 10th, we have the following Account, That he received a Letter from Mr. Thomas Brown, of the Cutaboes, the chief Trader there, informing him. That on the 9th of October last, Three Indians came to the House of one William Syms, on Pine tree Creek, and (in his Absence) killed his Wife, another Woman, Three Children, and a Negro Man; and then set Fire to the House, Tis suppos’d they carried a White Girl away with them alive, who liv’d at the House, but can’t be found.

They were followed the next Morning by Five White Men, upon the Track, who found they had stopp’d in the Night, near a Place called Mars-Bluff, on Pedee River, where they had shared the Plunder, and left the bloody Cloaths of the murdered People. The Indians bent their Way Northward, which makes it believ’d they were Tuskaroroes. Mr. Brown wrote the above Account to Col. Millikin, at the Request of the Governor of South-Carolina, desiring him to use his Endeavours to apprehend these horrid Murderers

Edgecombe County, North Carolina deed of William Sims to James Millikin for land on the south side of Quankey Creek [DB 1:20] 

On motion of Mr James Millikin in behalf of the Inhabitants of that part of Bertie Precinct that lyes on the South Side of Roanoke River that a bill for an Act to be preferred to this house for Establishing that part into a precinct by the name of Edgcombe also on the Motion of Mr Maurice Moore in behalf of the Inhabitants of Onslow and Bladen that a bill be preferred to confirm them into seperate precincts which Motions are granted. http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr04-0052  1735

There were 3 different Sims that James Anderson sold property to (Robert, Henry & Joseph)… one of them was the father of this William Sims .

The Robert Sims will can be found here…  http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov   (search “Robert Sims” for the online scan)

If you figure out where the Sims (brothers?) came from, let me know please.


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Written by anderson1951

January 16, 2011 at 2:31 am

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