John r. and Mary Sims are listen in 1870 Tenn. Census
records in Cannon County, TN.
Also listed in 9th district in Cannon County, in 1880 census
In 1900, the family appears in McLennan County, TX census.
Cannon County Land Records show that Mary E.Lindsay, etc.
sold land to J. F. Adams on October 8, 1903 Bk A4, pg.296
This is information from the Adams Family Research
in the library in Cannon County, TN..