Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

James Burtles Simms

Male 1772 - 1845  (73 years)


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  • Name James Burtles Simms 
    Born 1772  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jun 1845  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I065680  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Francis Simms,   b. 28 Oct 1747, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1812, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 64 years) 
    Mother Mary 'Molly' Burtles,   b. 1749,   d. 14 Jan 1812, Charles County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1771  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alluja Tompkins,   b. Abt 1776, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1845, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1792  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Anne Simms,   b. Bef 1813, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1849, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 36 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F30912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Maryland Semmes and Kindred Families: A Genealogical History of Marmaduke Semme(s), Gent., and His Descendants, Including the Allied Families of Greene, Simpson, Boarman, Matthews, Thompso
      By Harry Wright Newman
      Published by Heritage Books, 2007

      JAMES BURTLES SIMMS 17-- 1845
      JAMES BURTLES SIMMS, son of Francis and Mary (Burtles) Simms, was born in Charles County. He married Alluzer, the daughter of John Tompkins.

      Children of James and Alluzer (Tompkins) Simms
      1. John Francis Simms married Elen ---. q.v.
      2. James William Simms married twice. q. v.
      3. Mary Ann Simms married William Tompkins (license D.C. Jan. 13, 1829), William Yeatman and William Rogers.
      On August 7, 1818, "Tompkins Purchase" which began at "Hope's Bite" containing 295 acres was divided into four parts for the following; Zachariah Penn and Ann his wife, James Simmes and Alluzer his wife, Thomas Norris and Mary his wife, and Levin Watson and Catherine his wife. In 1825 James Simms, of Charles County, purchased from Levin Watson and Catherine his wife their share of a tract of land which John Tompkins " father of Catherine Watson died seized " called " Tompkins's Purchase." On March 28, 1825, he bought the share of John Penn.

      The will of James B. Semmes, dated November 29, 1814, was probated in Charles County, on June 10, 1845.
      To son John Francis Semmes the plantation on which I now live called "Tompkins' Purchase" of 270 acres and negroes.
      To son James William Semmes plantation on which he lives called "Horse Shoe" of 200 acres on condition that he conveys all his rights of "Tompkins' Purchase" to my son John Francis Semmes, and Negroes.
      To daughter Mary Ann Rogers $240 on condition that she conveys all her rights to "Tompkins Purchase."
      To grandson James Richard Tompkins the lot of land on which his mother now resides called "Tompkins' Purchase" of 20 acres: and Negroes; if he died without issue then to my two sons.
      His daughter, Mary Ann, married thirdly William Rogers. With his consent she drew up her will on September 8, 1846, it being proved in 1849 in Charles County. She appointed her husband the guardian of her son, James R. Tompkins, and devised the latter " Peale's Gift " on which she resided as well as Negroes and $300 for his education. In the event of his death without issue, then the estate was to revert to the " kin of my deceased husband William Yeatman
      On July 27, 1850, William Rogers, of Charles County, conveyed to John F. Semmes of the same county, the interest of the late Margaret [Mary] A. Rogers "one of the children of James B. Semmes, deceased, in a tract in Cobb Neck which belonged to the mother of the said Margaret and wife of James B. Semmes" and furthermore it was decreed by the court that John F. Semmes pay William Rogers $278.60 for the portion due his wife.
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      CCLR IB 12:453

      24 Aug 1818
      By thes directions I have carefully surveyed and laid out and divided pt of a tract, of Land called Tompkins purchase, runs along the line of John Penns tract By Cleon Clements

      Lot No 1 98 acres one rood thirteen perches allotted for Zachariah Penn and Ann Penn his wife during Ann Penn his wifes life

      Lot No 2 Allotted for James Simmes and Alluzer Simmes his wife to them and thier heirs forever

      Lot No 3 Allotted for Levin Watson and Catherine Watson his wief to the and their heirs forever

      65 acres two roods and nine perches Allotted for Thomas Norris and Mary his wife them and theirs for ever

      Part of Tompkins purchase that appears to be the right of all the representatives of John Tompkins deceased

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