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Re: FPOC Mt. Vernon, Truro, Fairfax, VA

Hello Barbara,

From my personal library, the Fairfax County Registration of Free Negroes Commencing September Court 1822 published in 1977 under the direction of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Here are some abstracted records for the Simms surnames:

1. Book No. 2 Register No. 216
Virginia to wit:

The bearer hereof Nancy Simms a Mulatto woman about twenty Years of age five feet four and a half inch high, pleasant Countenance, a small scar under the chin, a large mole on the left shoulder is the Daughter of Betsy Simms a white woman as appears by the affidavit of Richd.Lee on file in my office. Whereupon etc. Given under my hand this 23rd Nov 1831.

2. Register No. 5 Book 3rd

The bearer hereof negro George Simms, five feet ten inches high about twenty four years of age, of light complexion, with a scar from a burn on the back part of the left hand , & a scar on the fore finger of the left hand, and one on the left cheek, no other perceivable marks or scars, is a free man as appears by the certificate of Hancock Lee on file in my office. Whereupon &cc. Given under my hand this day of 21st Sept. 1835.

examd by the court &cc. Tho: Moss C.

3. Book III Register No. 68

The bearer hereof Leanna Johnson a Bright mulatto woman about twenty four years of age five feet two an a half inches high, no percieivable marks or scars is he Daughter of Ann Simms and the Grand Daughter of Milley who was liberated by the Will of Samuel Adams as appears by the affidavit of Samuel Adams on file in my Office. Whereupon &cc Given under my hand this 20 day of August 1839

1839 Aug Ct. Examined by the Court Tho. Moss C.

4. Book III Register No. 162

The Bearer hereof Peter, who calls himself Peter Simms, a dark mulatto man, about Forty years of age, five feet six inches high, pleasing ciuntenance, a scar on the back of the right hand, and the first finger of the right hand taken off at the first joint, is a free man of colour, who was liberated by the last will and Testament of Henry R. Dulaney decd. as appears by an original certifiacte this day returned to, and on file in my office. Wehereupon &cc.

Examd. by the Court S.M. Ball

5. Book III Register No. 241

The Bearer hereof William Simms, a bright mulatto man, five feet 11 3/4 inches high, about Twenty four years of age, Pock marked, no perceivable marks or scars, is a free man of colour and born free, being the son of a white woman, as appears by the affadavit of Hancock Lee on file in my office. Whereupon &cc.

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I have tried to type these entries as they appear rather than photocopy them as the book is in a somewhat dried out and fragile state.

Hope this helps & Best Wishes in your research

Art Thomas

Art's Families & Other Folk
http://mydatabase.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=mydatabase&view=9&ver=4351

Barbara A. Dozier wrote:

Looking for info for Simms / Sims Family who
lived on Pohick Road.
George Levi "Lee" Simms b. abt. 1799-1847 -
Free Negro. Implied marriage to a white woman (no name); their children
Children - George W. Simms, B. 1818 - _____
Nancy Simms b. abt. _____ died 9/1/1875; married to James Evans.
Another implied marriage to w white woman and their son was William Simms b. 1822 - 1890.
No info on other relatives Patsy Simms and Ara Lee Simms;

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FPOC Mt. Vernon, Truro, Fairfax, VA
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