Utica Township, Clark County, Indiana

Vicki Starkey Rush <pvrush@bellsouth.net> has provided the following information on her ancestor:

William Montgomery Sims, who was born Oct 1823 in Columbiana, OH and died 1910 in Utica, Clark, IN. He married Martha Washington Patterson, who was born Feb 1835 OH and died 1912 in Utica.

William M.Sims was in the Civil War. His father was born in VA, mother in PA, other notes says father was born in OH, mother in PA.

Martha's father was born in PA and mother in NY. Her parents were Quakers.

Vicki has a picture of Wm & Martha and four of their 5 children, who were:

  1. Kate May Sims b.6 Sep 1858, died 14 Apr 1887 Utica (complications of childbirth) She married John A. Carnagey. Their son, Drew Patterson Carnagey was born and died on 12 Apr 1887 Utica,Clark,IN.
  2. Harry H. Sims was born 1860, became an attorney. Harry married first Nettie Tyler b.9 Oct 1860 Utica, died 11 Nov 1889 Utica. (Their children were:
    1. Edna b.17 May 1881 Utica, died 29 Aug 1884 Utica;
    2. Charles C., b.22 Jun 1885 Utica, died 28 Jun 1885;
    3. Flora Kate, born 6 Mar 1887 Utica, died 31 Oct 1888.
    4. The last child (gender unknown) was born and died in 1889 along with its mother.)
    Harry then married Ida Skinner. (Their children: Eugene, Bruce, Raymond, Otis, Willard Lawton, Highness (male), and Louise)
  3. Eva (also spelled Ava) Minta born Jul 1862, married John Thompson. Their children:
    1. Clara May b.1892 Utica, married an attorney named Jones.
    2. Elnora born May 1893 Utica (according to the 1900 census she was b.in KY),
    3. Earl S. b.Jul 1894 Utica, Ray P. b.1895 Utica (this child also listed on 1900 census as b.KY),
    4. Charles John b.May 1897 Utica (again listed on 1900 census asb.KY).
  4. Charles John b.1864, became an attorney. Married Flora (?), no children.
  5. Willis Blanch b.11 Feb 1870 Utica,Clark,IN, died 15 Feb 1943 Utica. (Willis is my direct ancestor.) He married Annie Laurie Herbert, born 2 Jan 1873 Utica, died 11 Sep 1922 Utica.



    Annie was the daughter of James Thomas Herbert and Sarah E. (James) Herbert. (Her name is also listed in old family records as Anna Laura) Their children:

    a. Charles Herbert Sims b.31 May 1892 Utica, died 3 May 1965 Cincinnati, Hamilton,OH. Married Katheryn Ellen Schneider b.25 Oct 1893 Evansville,Vanderburgh,IN, died 29 Jun 1966 Cincinnati. (daughter of William E. Schneider and Jennette Fitzsimmons)

    b. Lena Lucille Sims b.28 Jul 1893 Utica, died 7 Jul 1981 Indianapolis, Marion, IN. Married Clark J. Willey b.23 Mar 1886 Seymour, Jackson,IN, died 6 Nov 1957 Seymour, Jackson,IN. (son of James A. and Adie (Kysar) Willey)

    c. Annie Walton Sims (my grama) b. 20 Sep 1894 Utica, died 3 Dec 1974 Sebastian,Indian River, FL. Married Willard Raymond Starkey b.29 Dec 1890 Clermont, Marion,IN, died 23 Jun 1964 Rochester,Fulton,IN. Annie & "Wid" had 4 children:

      1) Willard who was born and died in 1921 in Indianapolis
      2) Geraldine b.23 Aug 1924
      3) Russell Elsworth b.30 Aug 1927 Indianapolis, died Dec 1983
      4) Victor Earl (my dad) b.23 Jul 1931 Indianapolis
Would love to hear from others seeking this family line!

Vicki Starkey Rush

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