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Gideon M. MIMMS
Lou Ella RILEY
Husband:  Gideon M. MIMMS
Birth:  19 Jul 1854, Logan Co., KY
Death (æ 84):  3 May 1939, Logan Co., KY
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Drury S.W. MIMMS
Mother:  Elizabeth M. "Liz" ROSE
Marriage:  25 Jun 1876, Robertson Co., TN
Wife:  Lou Ella RILEY
Birth:  22 Jan 1858, KY
Death (æ 82):  7 Mar 1940, Logan Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  James A. RILEY
Mother:  Mary Ann ROSE

Mary Ann ROSE and Elizabeth ROSE are sisters, making Gideon and Lou Ella first cousins.

born in KY:
1.  Lesley S. MIMMS, b. 1876/7
2.  Elbert MIMMS, b. Aug 1879

born in __?__:
3.  Clyde M. MIMMS, b. 18 Oct 1883; d. 27 Sep 1962, Logan Co., KY
4.  Emmett L. MIMMS, b. 24 Jan 1887; d. 16 May 1967, Logan Co., KY

born in Girard, Crawford Co., KS:
5.  Eddie Bernard "Bill" MIMMS, b. 10 Sep 1892; d. 8 Apr 1967, Dinuba, Tulare Co., CA
6.  Addie MIMMS, b. 10 Sep 1892
7.  Ettie Belle MIMMS, b. 10 Sep 1892; d. 15 May 1969, Logan Co., KY; m1. 14 Sep 1912, Logan Co., KY, Amner Curtis FELTS; m2. 21 Jan 1921, Logan Co., KY, Hershel G. BILYEU (17 Jan 1893 - Jan 1967); had one child:  Clifton BILYEU, b. 20 Aug 1928

The triplets were born on a visit by Lou Ella to see her brother, Elias T. RILEY, in Girard.


1a.  Marriage Index:  Tennessee, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-233):  not found.

1b.  Robertson County Tennessee, Marriage Index 1839-1880 (online at the Robertson County TNGenWeb site):
MIMMS G. RILEY Louella 1876

1c.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Gideon MIMMS
Spouse: Lou Ella RILEY
Marriage: 25 Jun 1876, Of, Kentucky
Source: LDS #2078100 (no matching title found)

2a.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: Keysburg, Logan, Kentucky
Source: FHL Film 1254429; NARA Film T9-0429: Pg 497A
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Gideon M. MINNUS Self M M W 25 KY Farmer -- TN
Lou E. MINNUS Wife F M W 22 KY Keeping House KY TN
Lesley S. MINNUS Son M S W  3 KY   KY KY
Elbert MINNUS Son M S W 9M KY   KY KY

2b.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #17 of 25):  Keysburg Magisterial District No. 3, Logan Co., KY, p. 497A, PN 17, SD 2, ED 168, enumerated 10/11 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
148 154 Mimms, Gideon M W M 25       / Farmer Kentucky   Tenn
    _____, Lou E W F 22   Wife   / Keeping house Kentucky Ky Tenn
    _____, Lesley S W M 3   son /     Kentucky Ky Ky
    _____, Elbert M W M 9/12 Aug son /     Kentucky Ky Ky
Gideon is the only white MIMS/MIMMS in Logan County.

3.  1890 Census:  was destroyed.

4.  1900 Census:  can't find.

5.  Kentucky Vital Records Index: Death Index for 1911-1986 (online at the University of Kentucky web site):
Name Date Age Place Residence Volume Cert Deathvol
GIDDION MIMMS 390503 084 LOGAN   027 13368 39
LOU E MIMMS 400307 082 LOGAN LOGAN 016 07892 40
CLYDE M MIMMS 620927 078 LOGAN LOGAN 048 23595 62
EMMETT L MIMMS 670516 080 LOGAN LOGAN 034 16808 67
ETTIE BILYEU 690515 076 LOGAN LOGAN 030 14880 69

6.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com; missing columns contained no data):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued
CLYDE MIMMS 18 Oct 1883 Sep 1962 (Kentucky) 400-42-2541 KY
EMMETT MIMMS 24 Jan 1887 May 1967 42206 (Auburn, Logan, KY) 292-26-8531 OH
EDDIE MIMMS 10 Sep 1892 Apr 1967 93666 (Sultana, Tulare, CA) 551-30-2949 CA
Hershel Bilyeu 17 Jan 1893 Jan 1967 42276 (Russellville, Logan, KY) 401-24-0716 KY

7.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com; missing columns contained no data):
Middle Birth
Sex Death Place
MIMMS EDDIE B 09/10/1892 RILEY M TULARE 04/08/1967 551-30-2949 74 yrs

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

9.  Emails from Lillian Kathleen Martin.

10.  Archives of the MIMS-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).

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