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James R. Mims - Santa Rosa County, Florida

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James R. Mims - Santa Rosa County, Florida

Posted: 1203365169000
Classification: Marriage
Surnames: Mims, Campbell
Santa Rosa County, Florida Deed Record Book "A" page 407-408

Contract of Marriage by and between James R. Mims of the one part and Emily E. Campbell of the other part entered into and signed this day 21st of May AD One Thousand Eight hundred and fifty Witnesseth that whereas the said James and the said Emily have agreed and are about to intermarry and whereas the said Eimly is in her own right proprietor of certain slaves and monies. Now therefore in consideration of the premesis it is hereby convenanted and agreed that all of the said slaves and the said monies (an inventory whereof will be hereto attached) so belonging as aforesaid to the said Emily shall, notwithstanding, the said proposed intermarriage be and remain to all intents and purposes the separate and distinct property of the said Emily in the full power to her to sell, give, bequeath or otherwise dispose of the same and receive and dispose of the rents issued and prof its thereof in like manner as if she were still sole and unmarried without any control hindrance or molestaion from the said James or from any person claiming by through or under him.

In Testimony of all which we have hereto set our hands and seals this day and year first above written.

J. R. Mims (seal)
E. E. Campbell (seal)

Witnesses present: S. S. Hart, R. R. Burts, S. Stewart

Inventory of Slaves referred to in the foregoing. Inventory of Property

Jim aged about 30 years
Louvinia aged about 25 years
Sue aged about 24 years and her child
Children of Louvinia:
Sarah aged about 10 years
Mary Ann aged about 9 years
Harriet aged about 5 years
Rose age about 2 years

And notes to the amount of $1098 and about five hundred dollars in money.

May 31st 1850
J. R. Mims
E. E. Mims
Witness: S. Stewart, Walker Anderson


Census Records for James & Emily Mims

1860 US Census Santa Rosa County, Florida

J. R. Mims Age 38 Male Merchant 800/3,000 AL

Emily E. Mims Age 30 Female 2,000/10,000 AL

Susan E. Mims Age 7 Female FL

Anna Mims Age 5 Female FL

Jona Mims Age 4 Male FL

Idel Mims 3 mos. Female FL


Emily E. Mims is listed in the Probate Index for Santa Rosa County, Florida. MIMS EMILY E 109

Both James R. Mims and Emily E. Mims are buried in the Milton Cemetery.

MIMS, James R., b. Sep 1 1822 Conecuh Co., Ala. d. Oct 5 1897 Baghdad,
Florida, h/o Emily E. Campbell Mims
MIMS, Emily E. Campbell, d. Sep 27 1887, Age 63 years, w/o James R. Mims
MIMS, Fanny Campbell, b. Feb 11 1851 d. Jul 5 1852
MIMS, James Frederick, b. Apr 15 1855 d. Jun 26 1855, s/o James R. & Emily E. Campbell Mims

James R. Mims born Sep 2, 1822 in Conecuh County, Alabama died October 5, 1897 in Baghdad, Santa Rosa County, Florida.

Emily Elizabeth Campbell Mims born 1824 in Alabama died September 27, 1887 in Baghdad, Santa Rosa County, Florida.


1. Fanny Campbell Mims born Feb 11 1851 died July 5, 1852

2. Susan E. Mims born abt. 1853

2. Anna Mims born abt 1854

3. James Frederick Mims born April 15, 1855 died June 26, 1855

4. Jona Mims born abt 1856

5. Adele Mims born January 11, 1860 (married Henry Cushman Monroe).
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