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William T. MIMMS
Parthenia Ann KIMBROUGH
Husband:  William T. MIMMS / MIMS
Birth:  23 Mar 1815, Christian [now Todd] Co., KY
Death:  18 Apr 1861
Father:  Shadrach MIMMS
Mother:  Nancy CROSS
Marriage:  27 Jul 1835, Todd Co., KY
Wife:  Parthenia Ann KIMBROUGH
Birth:  28 Dec 1817, VA
Death: 3 Apr 1881
Father:  Capt. Thomas B. KIMBROUGH (1815-1861)
Children born in Todd Co., KY:
1.  Thomas S. MIMMS, b. 1 Apr 1839 
2.  William H. MIMMS, b. 1840/1; m. Olympia __?__
3.  Gaines M. MIMMS, b. 1842 
4.  George P. MIMMS, b. 1843/4
5.  John C. MIMMS, b. 6 Jun 1847; d. 7 Feb 1909, Todd Co., KY; m. Lucy CROSS
6.  Susan [E. and/or S.] "Susie" MIMMS, b. Apr/May 1850
7.  Sarah M. "Sallie" MIMMS, b. 1 Nov 1855; m. 1 Jun 1881, Todd Co., KY, Samuel Horace WELLS (1850- ), s/o William H. WELLS (1822- ) & Mary E. PORTER (1827-1872), d/o Samuel PORTER of Elkton
8.  David T. MIMMS, b. 1857/8; d. 1917; m. 1880, Sarah M. "Sallie" LESTER


1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Mimms, William T. Kimbrough, Parthenia Jul 27, 1835 Todd Co.

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #44-45 of 71 mis-indexed "Minners"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Todd Co. pp. 259A-260B Ln. 30 Mimms Wm T 100 010 - 000 010 602 200 - 311 000 0900000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Thomas (b. 1839)
1 white male 20-29 1810-1820 = William (b. 1815)
1 white female 20-29 1810-1820 = Parthenia (b. 1817)
6 male slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ? ? ? ? ?
2 male slaves 24-35 1804-1816 = ? ?
2 male slaves 36-54 1785-1804 = ? ?
3 female slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? ? ?
1 female slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ?
1 female slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
9 persons employed in agriculture
Listed five lines from widow Martha (CALDWELL) MIMMS

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #61 of 90 mis-indexed "Mimans"):  District No. 2, Todd Co., KY, p. 275A, 403/403, enumerated 3 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William T Mimms 35 M farmer 5000 Ky
Parthena A  " 33 F     Va
Thomas S    " 11 M     Ky
William H   "  9 M     "
Gaines N    "  8 M     "
George P    "  6 M     "
John C      "  3 M     "
Susan E     " 4/12 F     "
Gaines's middle initial here is definitely "N," but in 1870 it's definitely "M."

4.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 170 misindexed as "W.L. Mimms"):  Elkton P.O., Todd Co., KY, p. 674, PN 4, 25/25, enumerated 5 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
W.T. Mimms 45 M   Farmer 16,250 40,000 Ky
Parthenia A. Mimms 42 F         Va
Thos. S. 21 M   Student     Ky
W.H. 19 M   Farmer     Ky
Jas M. 17 M   "     Ky
George P. 15 M   "     Ky
John C. 13 M   "     Ky
Susie S. 10 F         Ky
David  2 M         Ky
The enumerator must have mis-heard "Gaines" as "James."  Where is Sallie?

5.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #203 of 328):  Hadensville P.O., Hadensville Precinct, Todd Co., KY, p. 412A, PN 35, 248/248, enumerated 20 Aug 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Mimms Parthenia A 50 F W farmer 9000 12000 Virginia
_____ Sallie 14 F W at School     Kentucky
_____ David 12 M W at School     do
Kimbrough Mary B?  7 F W       Texas
Martin William W? 30 F W farm laborer   400 Tennessee
Where is Susie?  They are living three doors down from Parthenia's son, William.

4.  J.H. Battle, eds.  1884.  History of Todd County, Kentucky.  F.A. Battey & Co., Louisville, KY (online at the Kentucky Biographies Project [link died]):
p. 314-
Elkton Precinct...

SAMUEL HORACE WELLS, County Clerk of Todd County, was born December 25, 1850; is a son of William H. and Mary (Porter) Wells and a native of Todd County.  His father was also born in the county October 23, 1822, was a son of Jesse Wells and descended from an old Virginia family, which was represented in the State of Kentucky at a very early day.  William H. married Mary E. Porter, daughter of Samuel Porter, once a resident of Elkton.  She was born February 11, 1827, in Todd County, and died September 26, 1872.  William H. Wells was a member of the Presbyterian Church, of the I.O.O.F., and of the Masonic fraternity.  He served the county as Deputy County Clerk and was elected to the first clerkship of the county under the new constitution and held the office at the time of his death, which occurred on the 30th of April, 1854.  To William H. and Mary E. Wells were born three children:  Mary B. (wife of B.H. Milliken, of Paducah, Ky.), Samuel H., and William H. Wells, of Elkton, Ky., the latter of whom is the present Deputy Clerk of the County Court.  Samuel H. received a common English education and, when quite young, was employed as salesman in a mercantile house, in which he was employed until 1870 when he entered the office of Clerk of the Circuit and County Court as Deputy under Judge B.T. Perkins; he remained in this connection eight years and, in 1878, was the choice of the people for the office of County Clerk.  He was re-elected to this office in 1882 and is now serving his second term with universal acceptance.  Mr. Wells was married in this county June 1, 1881, to Miss Sallie M. Mimms, daughter of William T. Mimms of Todd County.  Mrs. Wells is a native of Todd County and was born November 1, 1855.  Their only child, Mary P. Wells, was born April 20, 1882.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Wells are honored members of the church--he of the Christian and she of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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Town of Guthrie...

THOMAS S. MIMMS was born April 1, 1839, in Todd County; he is a son of William T. and Parthenia A. Kimbrough, daughter of Capt. Thomas B. Kimbrough, who was one of the earliest settlers of this county.  The father was born March 23, 1815, in Christian, now Todd County; he died April 18, 1861.  The mother was born December 28, 1817, also in this county.  This lady died April 3, 1881.  Our subject was married September 16, 1862, to Bell L. Taliaferro, of this county, by whom he has four children -- one son and three daughters.  They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

The 1850 census indicates Parthenia was born in Virginia, not Christian/Todd Co., KY.

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

6.  Brandi A. Mims.  Descendants of Thomas Mims. FamilyTreeMaker User Home Page. [link died]

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