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Elizabeth (Howard) Sims (1728)

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Elizabeth Sims formerly Howard
Born in Richmond, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Aug 2010
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Elizabeth Howard was born ca. 1728 in Virginia. Her place of birth was probably located in that part of Rockingham County which is now Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Some sources say she was born in Louisa County, but Louisa County was not formed until 1742.

Elizabeth's parents were Allen Howard and Elizabeth (Sewell) Howard. She married her husband, William Sims, about 1747 in Rockingham County, Virginia.

Elizabeth and William had the following children: Hannah Sims, William Sims and Mary Jane Sims.

This person was created through the import of Lynch-Tree.ged on 06 August 2010. The following data was included in the gedcom. You may wish to edit it for readability.


Family Howard (F01051), Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties Website

For further research, see the following Wiki pages:

Louisa County, Virginia Wiki at this link: [1]

Louisa County Virginia, Compiled Genealogies Page [2]

Rockingham County, Virginia Wiki at this link: [3]

Spotsylvania County, Virginia Wiki at this link: [4]

Anne Arundel County, Maryland Wiki at this link: [5]


Mehring, A.L. The Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Howard. Adelphi, Md.: A.A. Mehring, 1966. FHL Film 1454577 Item 2; another copy: FHL Film 1405318.

Newman, Harry Wright. Anne Arundel Gentry: A genealogical history of twenty-two pioneers of Anne Arundel County, MD, and their descendants. (Maryland Pioneer Series, 1933). Howard Family, pp. 237 - 308.

Schenk, Casper. Andeck, American Colonial Ancestry: An Outline of the Places in History of Colonial Fathers of Our Children. Typescript, 1942. FHL Book 929.273 D668s

Birth Record

See also a conflicting birth record from Maryland:

  • Name: Elizabeth Howard
  • Gender: Female
  • Birth Date: 5 Jan 1738
  • Christening Place: Westminster Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland
  • Father's name: John Howard
  • Mother's name: Mary
  • FHL Film Number: 13279

Source Information Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data: "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1600–1995." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Description This database is an index extracted from more than 200,000 birth, baptism, and christening records from Maryland.

Family Trees Online

Hager, Joel. "Elizabeth Howard" ID144340 "Joel Hager's Southern West Virginia Research" (March 2015)

Hager, Joel. "Joel Hager's Southern West Virginia Research" GEDCOM on Rootsweb. William Sims and Elizabeth Howard page

Fitch Family Tree, "Elizabeth Howard" Facts Page,

Thomason GEDCOM Tree, at this web address: [6]

"William Sims" Family Central Family History Service website (Retrieved September 2015)

Source: #S-1492602156
Page: Ancestry Family Trees
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Repository: #R-2068617806
Title: Public Member Trees
Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.

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