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William Elliot Simms

William Elliot Simms, American congressman. member Kentucky House of Representatives (Democrat), 1849; member United States House of Representatives from Kentucky, 36th Congress, 1859-1861, defeated for re-election, 1860.

Background

  • Simms, William Elliot was born on January 2, 1822 in near Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, United States. Son of William Marmaduke and Julia (Shropshire) Simms.

  • Education

    • Graduate law department Transylvania U., 1846.

    Career

    • Began practice law, Kentucky, 1846. Raised company of 3d Kentucky Regiment of Infantry in Mexican War, 1846. Member Kentucky House of Representatives (Democrat), 1849.

      Editor Kentucky State Flag, 1857. Member United States House of Representatives from Kentucky, 36th Congress, 1859-1861, defeated for re-election, 1860. Joined Confederate forces of Humphrey Marshall, 1861.

      Colonel Kentucky Cavalry, served in eastern Kentucky and western Virginia. Resigned from army to serve as member Confederate Senate, 1862.

    Membership

    Member Kentucky House of Representatives (Democrat), 1849. Member United States House of Representatives from Kentucky, 36th Congress, 1859-1861, defeated for re-election, 1860.

    Connections

    • Married Lucy Ann Blythe, September 27, 1866, 3 children.
    • father: William Marmaduke Simms
    • mother: Julia (Shropshire) Simms
    • spouse: Lucy Ann Blythe
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    Born January 2, 1822
    Died June 25, 1898
    (aged 76)
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