Bill Sims
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Bill Sims

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Bill D. Sims
Born 1940s.
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William "Bill" Dale Sims was born on 30 JUN 1941 in Moweaqua, Shelby, Illinois. As of today, 17 OCT 2017, Bill and his wife have lived the last 40 some years in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.

He was, and still is, married to Marguerite Marie Kulhavy on 17 AUG 1963 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico. They moved a short time later to Dallas, Texas.

They have three (3) children: Brenda Marie Sims born in 1964 in Dallas, Texas, Gregory John Sims born in 1967 in Irving, Texas, and Jeffery Dale Sims born in 1972 in Austin, Texas.

So far, they have five (5) grandchildren and two (2) great grandchildren. All the family members live in Sioux Falls at this time, except daughter, Brenda, who lives near Lilliwaup, Washington.

Bill began working on family history in 2013. At that time he inherited the several years of the family work that is mother had completed. So he had a great head-start.

He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution with three (3) ancestors ... William Humphrey, John VerTrees and Augustine Sims. These follow the bloodline of three (3) of his four (4) grandparents. He would like to find one to complete one for each grandparent. He has identified about 11 more ancestors who he believes fought in the war and maybe some day he will apply for approval by the SAR for the additional Patriots.

Bill and his daughter, Brenda, are members of The Mayflower Society as an ancestor of Richard Warren.

While in Texas Bill was Director of the Computer center at the University of Dallas. He also taught and guest lectured on computer science and business related courses at UofD, SMU, TCU, Univ of Texas and St. Edwards University.

Since he didn't have a PhD, pay was not all that great. So, he left the academic world to join the private sector. At retirement in 1996 he was a senior executive in a large insurance company and on the Board of Directors of several others.

He is new to WikiTree as of this date of 15 OCT 2017. Another member, Alan Sims, told him about the mission and workings of this tool.

However, it is only his 3rd day as a member. He is a firm believer in sharing. Hopefully he can add some information for other and hopefully learn more from others.

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Greetings from the 1776 Project . . .

We're doing our semi-annual check-in to ask whether you have made contributions to the project in the last six months?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the 1776 Project that you respond to this check-in. Please post your response as a reply to this message on your page, for convenience of record keeping.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Betty -- 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Hi Betty, I am still around ... but at 80 years old ... I have had a few health issues ... I am well on my way to getting much better ... I hope to do more family research in the near future ... I just missed the challenge this weekend ... was on Emma's team a few times in the past ... and maybe will be ready for next time.

I really haven't been too active in the 1776 project ... but, I do have 27 ancestors I have identified as Revolutionary War Vets ... have 3 confirmed by the SAR, may submit more as time permits ... would like to have at least one for each of my grandparents ... so far I have 3 of them ... missing the Rammel branch, but have some that will likely get approved as I continue to gather proof of all generations.

I also am a member of the Mayflower Society with Richard Warren as my ancestor.

Bill Sims -2606

posted by Bill Sims
Bill, we surely want you to stay with us in the 1776 Project! Yes, you still have ancestors to honor, and we'd like to see that happen. ... all 27 of them! Good luck to you, and thanks for the quick response.

Best Regards, Betty

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Emma... it is hard to believe at 80 years old I seem to be so darn busy ... guess it is because I am so much slower to get things done? schedule is hard to predict this early ... but I have enjoyed participating is this challenge the last few years...I am slowly running out to people to add ... but I will likely participate this year ... I will wait until my schedule is firmer to actually sign up. .. thanks for asking me to join your team again. Bill ...... .
posted by Bill Sims
edited by Bill Sims
Hello and welcome to the American Revolutionary War (1776) Project. At the project home page you can find useful information about the project:

American Revolutionary War (1776) Project

We use Google Groups for Project communication:

Please let us know if you have any questions!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Hi Bill, it's time for the Source A Thon and I hope you will once again join Team Roses to add sources to WikiTree. The sign up is here: And our team page is here:

Go Roses! Emma :-)

For someone who claimed to be slow, you sure did an amazing job during the Connect A Thon! It was great to have you working beside us once again on Team Roses. :-) Emma
Emma and Pip,

Thanks for your feedback.

I am still amazed at how some people did over 1,000 new profiles ... my keyboard doesn't work that fast ... anyway I ran out of people I can really provide good sources ...

Anyway, it was fun ... and I didn't lost too much sleep at 79 years old what else do I have to do??

Maybe by next year I will find some more ancestors and can contribute again?


posted by Bill Sims
I hope you will join us again next year. This is my favorite thon :-)
Hello, Bill!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Registration is now open for the Connect A Thon here: Would love to have you join us again! Emma :-)
Hi Bill, I just realized I hadn't messaged you about the Clean A Thon. I don't know if you've participated in one before, but it's this coming weekend and registration closes Wednesday night. Our team page is here: and sign up is here: Emma
Nice to meet you, 6th great-nephew of wife of husband of aunt of wife of 5th great-uncle!
posted by Scott Hutchins
Registration for the 2020 Scan A Thon is open. If you'd like to participate again this year, here is the g2g post for registration:

Thanks! Emma :-)

Thanks for joining Team Roses for the CNat and adding 173 profiles to the big tree. Together we added over 8000 as a team and over 60,000 as a whole. It was an amazing weekend!
Hi, Cousin Bill,

I entered the Mumma profiles when I was (still am!) doing Ogle County profiles, due to having a copy of the History of Ogle County, Illinois, 1878, in my possession. I also have copies of the 1880 Ogle County US Census. The reason that I'm interested in Ogle County is that both the paternal and maternal sides of my family have been in that area since 1852. I was also born and raised there. The relationship finder says that we are 21st cousins twice removed through William Comyn, but not related through the Mummas, as far as I know.

Bill and Jill are 21st cousins twice removed

Bill Sims and Jill (Turkington) Lee are both descendants of William Comyn.

1. Bill is the son of John William Sims [unknown confidence] 2. John is the son of Alice Elizabeth (Drake) Sims [unknown confidence] 3. Alice is the daughter of Nancy Jane (Humphrey) Drake [unknown confidence] 4. Nancy is the daughter of Nathan Humphrey [unknown confidence] 5. Nathan is the son of Squire Humphrey [unknown confidence] 6. Squire is the son of Lydia (Munro) Humphrey [unknown confidence] 7. Lydia is the daughter of Nathan Munro [unknown confidence] 8. Nathan is the son of John Munro [unknown confidence] 9. John is the son of Thomas Munro [unknown confidence] 10. Thomas is the son of John Munro [unknown confidence] 11. John is the son of George Munro [unknown confidence] 12. George is the son of William Munro [unknown confidence] 13. William is the son of Hugh Munro [unknown confidence] 14. Hugh is the son of Robert Munro [unknown confidence] 15. Robert is the son of Hector Munro [confident] 16. Hector is the son of William Munro [unknown confidence] 17. William is the son of John Munro [unknown confidence] 18. John is the son of George Munro [unknown confidence] 19. George is the son of Hugh Munro [unknown confidence] 20. Hugh is the son of Jean (Ross) Munro [unknown confidence] 21. Jean is the daughter of Aodh (Ross) de Ross [unknown confidence] 22. Hugh is the son of Uilleam (Ross) de Ross [unknown confidence] 23. William II is the son of Johanna (Comyn) Ross [unknown confidence] 24. Johanna is the daughter of William Comyn [unknown confidence] This makes William the 22nd great grandfather of Bill.

1. Jill is the daughter of Jack Turkington [confident] 2. Jack is the son of George Edward Turkington Jr. [confident] 3. George is the son of Isabel Minerva (Barrett) Turkington [confident] 4. Isabel is the daughter of Anthony Barrett [confident] 5. Anthony is the son of Jacob Barrett [confident] 6. Jacob is the son of Jonathan Barrett [confident] 7. Jonathan is the son of John Barrett [confident] 8. John is the son of Dorcas (Green) Barrett [unknown confidence] 9. Dorcas is the daughter of Thomas Green [unknown confidence] 10. Thomas is the son of John Greene Sr. [confident] 11. John is the son of Richard Greene [unknown confidence] 12. Richard is the son of Robert Greene [confident] 13. Robert is the son of John Greene Sr [confident] 14. John is the son of John (Greene) Grene [confident] 15. John is the son of Mary (Talbot) Greene [unknown confidence] 16. Mary is the daughter of Richard Talbot [unknown confidence] 17. Richard is the son of Gilbert Talbot [unknown confidence] 18. Gilbert is the son of Elizabeth (Comyn) de Bromwich [unknown confidence] 19. Elizabeth is the daughter of John Comyn [unknown confidence] 20. John is the son of John Comyn II [unknown confidence] 21. John is the son of John Comyn [unknown confidence] 22. John is the son of William Comyn [unknown confidence] This makes William the 20th great grandfather of Jill.

posted by Jill (Turkington) Lee
WikiTree has created a new thon! Team Roses would love to have you join us create lots of new profiles for the shared tree. Here is the help page with more info:

Registration doesn't begin until June 10th.

Emma :-)

Happy 2019! Thank you so much for joining Team Roses for the Scan-a-Thon. And congratulations on making it into the top ten! Your contributions have added something special to WikiTre for many years to come.

Emma :-)

Hi Bill,

Thank you for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Participation in a Pre-1700 Project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants.

It looks like 1776 Project would be a good fit based on your profile. Changing your tag to 1776 will help you get updates about activity for that project.

Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)

Natalie ~ Pre-1700 Greeter (if the link doesn't work in email, please link to the project from your profile page.)

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi there! My name is Vicky (Freeth) Majewski and I am a WikiTree Mentor.

This is just a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far? Any questions? Any issues?

Feel free to contact me via my profile page. I am happy to help!

Hi Bill,

You’ve been here about a week now so I thought I’d check in with you to see how it’s going. Is the How-Tos helping?

Give me a shout if you have any questions.

Susie - WikiMessenger :-)

posted by Susie MacLeod
Welcome, Bill!

You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree. We'd love to see a bit more in your research tags at Special:Following about where you're searching for Sims and perhaps another name or location.

Start with our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

We are so happy to have you here in the WikiTree community. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

Karen Tobo

p.s. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

posted by Karen Lowe

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