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J. Robert MIMMS

J. Robert MIMMS

Male 1764 - 1828  (63 years)

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  • Name J. Robert MIMMS 
    Born 29 Jun 1764  Goochland, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID ECAA525F773A4FE7A43CFBDFB93C398197D8 
    Died 1828  Logan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30644  Carney Geneaology
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2021 

    Father Shadrach MIMMS,   b. 1734, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. by 17 Nov 1777, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth WOODSON,   b. 19 Mar 1733/34, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Dec 1824, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 24 May 1760  St. James Northam, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Lucille "Lucy" POOR,   b. 13 Jan 1772, Lil Byrd Creek, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1877, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 105 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1788  Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David Poor MIMMS,   b. 1786, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793  (Age 7 years)
     2. Judith MIMMS,   b. 1786, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Polk County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     3. Mildred "Millie" Ann MIMMS,   b. 6 Apr 1789, Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1866, Franklin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Judia "Judy" MIMMS,   b. 1793, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1858, Polk, Polk County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. William Robert MIMMS,   b. 31 Jan 1797, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1798  (Age 0 years)
     6. Lucy MIMMS,   b. 1799, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1875, Logan, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Drury Shadrack Woodson MIMMS,   b. 15 Sep 1803, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1857, Robertson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     8. Rev. John Wilson MIMMS,   b. 9 Sep 1808, Goochland, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1870, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     9. David Woodson MIMMS,   b. 9 Sep 1813, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1879, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     10. Samuel MIMMS,   b. 1817, Missouri Territories Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, Izard County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F14316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He moved to Logan County, Kentucky. His mother, Elizabeth Woodson Mims, executed a power or attorney on December 22, 1824, authorizing Robert "to demand of Henry G. Bibb, of Kentucky, a negro girl named Eady, and retain her for me and keep her as his own until I call for her."

      This Robert was the grandfather of Zerelda Mims who became the wife of Jesse James.
      In Kansas and Kentucky the conflict between Confederates and Abolitionists was characterized by cruel and bitter guerrilla warfare. Jesse James, his mother, who was Zerelda Cole James, and his brother, Frank, were zealous supporters of the Confederate cause. They were vociferous in their denunciations of neighbors who espoused the leadership of John Brown and others.

      For several months Jesse served in a pseudo-military outfit and was wounded in battle.

      He was marked for death by his political enemies. On two different occasions he was ambushed and shot through the left lung.

      After one of his wounds Zerelda Mims, a cousin, whom he had known in childhood, nursed him. After an extended courtship they were married.

      While nursing his injuries he became bitter against society, finally concluding he'd become the image his enemies had created. After Pinkerton detectives threw a heavy bomb into his mother's home, destroying the house and severing her right arm, Jesse became one of the cleverest robbers known to the criminal history of this country, and developed into a sadistic murderer.