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Generation No. 1 

1.  GEORGE1 SIMS1,1,2 was born Abt. 1817 in Maryland, and died in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  He married HARRIET SIMMS.  She was born Abt. 1822 in Pennsylvania, and died in Pennsylvania. 

Notes for GEORGE SIMS:  1840 census list a George Simms in Baltimore Ward 3 age 36-55 (born 1785-1804), in that same household is another male age 24-36 (1805-1814), there are 3 males under the age of 10 (born 1830-1840), 2 females 24-36 (born 1805-1814), and one female under 10. 

In 1850 George Simms is alone age 33 in Bellefonte Pennsylvania and his pre civil war origin of birth is reported as Pennsylvania; In 1850 George Simms is a resident at Judge Thomas Burnsides home. By 1880 George Simms is 67 years old and his post civil war place of birth is reported as Maryland. In local lore he is sometimes said to be from Virginia.

There are a few indications this family is descendant from Simms the plowman at Mt. Vernon. Presently it is plausible that this oral tradition is true but a little more work is needed.  Most references to George Simms are inclusive of his status as ancestor of The Mills Brother's. 

More About GEORGE SIMS:  Census: 1840, Baltimore Maryland Ward 3;  Occupation: works in slaughterhouse;  Race: 1880, Mulatto;  Residence: 1850, Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania3

Notes for HARRIET SIMMS:  In 1930 both Alice and George list that their mother was born in Pennsylvania;   

Children of GEORGE SIMS and HARRIET SIMMS are:

2.           i.     CECELIA2 SIMMS, b. Abt. 1844.

              ii.     ABRAM SIMMS4, b. Abt. 1846. 

Notes for ABRAM SIMMS:  In 1860 Joseph Mills Spring Township is listed in the home of Joseph F.Miles Clerk 

More About ABRAM SIMMS:  Census: 1860, Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania4;  Military service: 53 USCT Infantry Union Civil War 

             iii.     ALICE E. SIMMS, b. Abt. 1857, Centre County Pennsylvania; m. (1) UNKNOWN EMERY; b. Abt. 1857; m. (2) UNKNOWN BURNS. 

Notes for ALICE E. SIMMS:  There are references to Alice with the last name Burns;

More About ALICE E. SIMMS:  Census: 1930, Bellefonte Centre County Pennsylvania;  Race: 1880, Mulatto 

             iv.     GEORGE SIMMS, b. Abt. 1865. 

More About GEORGE SIMMS:  Census: 23 Apr 1930, 15th census Bellefonte centre County PA  with Alice Burns;  Occupation: 1880, Laborer 

             v.     FRANCIS SIMMS, b. Abt. 1843, Pennsylvania. 

Notes for FRANCIS SIMMS:  Franics is attached to the Simms family because the age is right, and he is found in Centre County.  

More About FRANCIS SIMMS:   Census: 1860, Bellefonte Centre County Pennsylvania, Race: 1860, Not specified 

Generation No. 2 

2.  CECELIA2 SIMMS (GEORGE1 SIMS)5 was born Abt. 1844.  She married WILLIAM H. MILLS5,6,7,8,9,10, son of SARAH HUTCHISON.  He was born 14 Apr 1847, and died 17 Jul 1931 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. 

More About WILLIAM H. MILLS:  Residence: 1860, Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania11     


              i.     WILLIAM G.3 MILLS12,12,13, b. Abt. 1875, Bellefonte Pennsylvania; m. MARY DUNLAP14; b. 1876, Pennsylvania. 

More About WILLIAM G. MILLS:  Residence: 1880, Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania14,14 

More About MARY DUNLAP:  Residence: 1880, Hartley, Union, Pennsylvania14 

              ii.     LEWIS MILLS15, b. Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  

More About LEWIS MILLS:  Residence: 1920, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia15 

             iii.     QUINCY MILLS, b. Abt. 1870, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

             iv.     ELLEN MILLS DUFRON, b. Bellefonte, Pennsylvania; m. DUFRON.

3.          v.     CARRIE MILLS THOMAS, b. Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

             vi.     HARRIET C. MILLS, b. Abt. 1885, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

            vii.     HARRY D. MILLS, b. Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

           viii.     JOHN HUTCHINSON MILLS, b. Abt. 1882, Bellefonte Pennsylvania; d. Ohio. 

More About JOHN HUTCHINSON MILLS: Residence: 1910, 4-WD PIQUA PCT, Miami, Ohio16 

Generation No. 3 

3.  CARRIE MILLS3 THOMAS (CECELIA2 SIMMS, GEORGE1 SIMS) was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  She married UNKNOWN THOMAS.       


              i.     HELEN4 THOMAS17, b. 1904, Bellefonte. 

More About HELEN THOMAS:  Residence: 1920, Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania17 

              ii.     GILBERT THOMAS, b. 1917, Bellefonte; d. 30 Aug 1995, Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States of America18. 

More About GILBERT THOMAS:  There is a Social Security Number for Gilbert Thomas18 


1.  1850 United States Federal Census.

2.  1880 United States Federal Census.

3.  1850 United States Federal Census.

4.  1860 United States Federal Census.

5.  1880 United States Federal Census.

6.  1860 United States Federal Census.

7.  1920 United States Federal Census.

8.  1880 United States Federal Census.

9.  1870 United States Federal Census.

10.  1910 United States Federal Census.

11.  1860 United States Federal Census.

12.  1880 United States Federal Census.

13.  1900 United States Federal Census.

14.  1880 United States Federal Census.

15.  1920 United States Federal Census.

16.  1910 United States Federal Census.

17.  1920 United States Federal Census.

18.  Social Security Death Index.