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John Martin Sims

John Martin Sims
b. 24 April 1843, near Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, to Henry J. and Mary Ann (Jenkins) Simms

Lucy J. Bryant
b. about 1847, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Silas J. and Matilda (McCammack) Bryant
d. 1872

Rebecca Abigail Martin

Children with Lucy J. Bryant:

  • John Lewis (b. 1868)
  • Mary Matilda (b. 1870)

After the death of John’s mother, Mary Ann (Jenkins) Simms, in 1844, Henry J. Simms, John’s father, brought his motherless children to Morgan County, Indiana, where he bought land. After the death of their father about 1858, John Martin Sims and his younger twin brothers were “farmed out” to work for other people on their land.

John Martin Sims enlisted in Company B, 59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, when he was 18 and served during the entire Civil War as a private and a corporal. He received his discharge on 17 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

John and Lucy J. (Bryant) Sims lived and farmed near Stilesville, Hendricks County, Indiana, for a time after their marriage. They then moved to near Leroy, McLean County, Illinois.

John Lewis Sims, son of John and Rebecca (Martin) Sims, was about 12 years old when he and his sister moved from Hendricks County, Indiana, to Stafford County, Kansas, in 1880 to live with their father and stepmother. Although he lived and farmed in Stafford County the rest of his life and died there on 2 August 1948, he always claimed to be a Hoosier and visited relatives in Indiana whenever possible. He married Alice Gertrude Ewing in 1896 and had five children, the youngest being Gilbert Lewis Sims, who was born 7 August 1915 and died 15 May 1966. Six children were born to John M. and Rebecca (Martin) Sims.

Submitted by:
Lorraine Sims Robinson
Berryton KS

David Green Gose

David Green Gose
b. 8 January 1869, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, to David and Sarilda C. (McDaniel) Gose
d. 17 June 1944

m. 1894, Mercer County, Missouri
Margaret Ellen “Ellie” Ewing
b. 10 May 1869, Mercer County, Missouri, to James Scott and Nancy Abigail (Austin) Ewing
d. 7 December 1958, Spickard, Mercer County, Missouri

Children with Margaret Ellen Ewing:

  • Zelma Rena (b. 27 August 1897)
  • Coda Scott (b. 15 May 1903)
  • Edra Fern (b. 8 October 1909)

David moved with his parents to Mercer County, Missouri, in a covered wagon when he was eight years old.

In 1893, before he married, David Gose joined his brother Perry and two men who were to become his brothers-in-law, Samuel Madison and John Franklin Ewing, on the Cherokee Strip Run. John found land and homesteaded there, but Dave, Sam, and Perry returned to Missouri where Dave farmed. In 1918, he and a partner, Lawrence Austin, developed a coalmine on a tract of land on the Austin farm that furnished coal for a number of years for Spickard and the surrounding areas. Then in 1919, Dave bought the Ballew Grocery, Hardware, and Implement Store in Spickard, Grundy County, Missouri.

Looking for investment possibilities in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, Dave took Ellie and Edra and a nephew of Ellie’s with him on a train trip to Texas. This was the time of the great influenza epidemic, and many of the people on the train contracted influenza. On the way home, Ellie was hospitalized in Kansas City, and later Dave also became ill.

In the 1920’s Dave owned a movie house in Spickard, Missouri. His son Coda and Willard Tracy ran the projector; daughter Zelma took tickets, daughter Edra ushered, and niece Blanch McDaniel played the piano for the silent movies.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt, from Grundy (MO) Gleanings, vol. 10, number 1, fall 1993, pp. 3-4

Joseph Ellsworth Bland

Joseph Ellsworth Bland
b. 24 October 1858, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, to James Jacob and Martha Jane (Monk) Bland
d. 26 October 1933, Juneau, Alaska

m. 26 September 1886, Edison, Skagit County, Washington
Margaret Virginia “Maggie” Ewing
b. 24 September 1869, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois, to William Henry and Margaret Jane (Filey) Ewing
d. 28 December 1950, Juneau, Alaska

Children with Margaret Virginia Ewing:

  • Gertrude Amelia (1887-1953) married Edward Shields Jewell
  • Emma Etta (1889-1927) married Frank Talmage Thurman
  • Ethel Minerva (1892-1959) married Edward Newton Pettichord
  • Myrtle Martha (1895-1974) married Wilbur Bernie Converse
  • Anna Pearl (1898-1898)
  • Charles William (1900-1949) married Brownie Valentine Crosby
  • Myrna Neona (1904-1980) married George Francis Martin
  • Alta Margaret (1907-1932) married Robert Orme
  • George Earl (1911-1967) married Brita Karina Ask

Joseph emigrated from Greene County, Indiana, to Juneau, Alaska, in 1885.

Submitted by:
Burnetta West Ooley
Seattle WA