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Zachariah Shackelford

Zachariah Shackelford
b. 7 September 1830, Salvisa, Mercer County, Kentucky, to Richard and Eliza (Dean) Shackelford
d. August 1892, Nonesuch, Woodford County, Kentucky

m/1. 7 May 1854, Franklin County, Kentucky
Mildred Jane Ellis
b. 1834, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Phillip R. and Elizabeth (Shackelford) Ellis
d. between 1866-1870, Hendricks County, Indiana

m/2. before 1880, Kentucky
Mrs. Margaret Cunningham

Children with Mildred Jane Ellis:
• Ammi W. (d. in infancy)
• Elizabeth “Betty”
• Richard J. (1861-1862)
• Albertine “Tiny” married James Lewis
• William H. (1866-1956) married (1) Grace Cole, (2) Mrs. Betty Cole Sims

The couple moved to Hendricks County, Indiana, soon after their marriage, but by 1870 the father and his three surviving children had moved back to Kentucky.

Submitted by:
Mary Jane Shackelford Kaiser
Ft. Wayne IN

Philip Carpenter

Philip Carpenter
b. February 1836, Indiana, to Thomas and Nancy (Collum) Carpenter
d. after 1900, probably Texas

m/1. 23 January 1855, Greene County, Indiana
Elizabeth Ooley
b. 1839, Indiana, to Elijah and Sarah (Newton) Ooley
d. about 1875, Indiana

m/2. 15 September 1875, Greene County, Indiana
Hannah E. Sims
b. October 1847
d. after 1900

Children with Elizabeth Ooley:

  • Salina (1859–bef 1870)
  • Ithamar (1862-1944)
  • Sarah (1864-1941) married (1) Jacob Staggs, (2) John Heinrich Kaiser, (3) Linza L. Woods
  • America (1867-abt 1932) married I. W. Wright
  • Eliza E. (b. 1870)

Children with Hannah E. Sims:

  • James A. (b. 1877)
  • Martha J. (b. 1879)
  • Kalie (b. 1887)

Thomas Carpenter came to Indiana from Kentucky. Phillip left Indiana with the children of his first marriage and his second wife, Hannah Sims. In Missouri, Phillip and Hannah had James; in Arkansas they had Martha; Kalie was born in Texas in 1887. By 1900 they were living in Cedar Township, Polk County, Arkansas.

Submitted by:
Mildred Holmes
Marysville WA
E-mail: mildredwear@peoplepc.com

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