Silas Simms, of Company "D" of the 1st West Virginia Infantry Vols. & "G" 2nd W. Va. Veteran Vols., was the son of John and ---- Sims/Simms of Greene County, Pa. The family is found there in the 1850 Census:
John Sims, Jr., brother of Silas, was living next door in the 1850 Census. In the 1860 Census, Silas is a laborer on the farm of George Miller. George's daughter, Lucinda Miller, became the wife of Silas in 1863. John Sims, Jr. married George Miller's daughter, Philene. Following the death of Lucinda, Silas married Sarah Babbit.
ABSTRACT OF PENSION FILE, Ctf. 339.455
Provided by Virginia Simms Toney.
Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Pensions,
Washington, D. C., Oct 19, 1897
Will you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below? The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family.
H. Clay Evans, Commissioner
Marshall County, W. Va.
No. 1. Are you a married man? if so, please state your wife's first name, and her maiden name.
Answer: Luncinda Simms formerly Lucinda Miller
No. 2. When, where and by whom were you married?
Answer: By (illegible) Justice of the Peace in and Aleppo Tp Greene Co. Pa.
No. 3. What record of marriage exists?
Answer: Married March 1863.
No. 4. (not previously married.)
No. 5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
February the 27 1898