Simms, Samuel R.

Born: 1812-12-20 Kentucky

Died: 1899-03-23

Flourished: 1835-1860 Scott County, Illinois

A Whig who lived in Scott County, Illinois, as early as 1835. In 1848, Simms married Sarah Freeman. In 1850, he was a druggist in Winchester, Illinois, where he lived with his family and an apprentice. In 1850, he owned $2,500 worth of real estate, which by 1860 had increased to $8,000.

Proceedings of Whig Convention at Pekin, Illinois regarding Candidates for Congress; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Morgan County, 68:225, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Morgan County, 23 October 1848, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Morgan County, IL, 3; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Morgan County, IL, 7; Gravestone, Winchester City Cemetery, Winchester, IL.