Charles W. Sims was born in Cooper County, Mo., near Bunceton, in 1831. His father, James Sims, was a native of South Carolina. He settled in Morgan County in 1836, on a farm, where Charles W. Sims grew up. The latter was raised on a farm and attended the subscription schools in youth. He was married in 1853 to Louisa A. Chaney, daughter of Henry Chaney and Lucinda Chaney, nee Allison, of Morgan County. Subsequently they settled on the place where they now live, near Glensted. They have had ten children, eight of whom are living: Mary Jane, who married Mr. J. W. Jones in 1880; Charles J. married Amanda Levina Jones in 1884; Harvy E. married Mary Ella Daniels in 1887; Elbert, Thomas J., Matilda A., Lucy R. and Lizzie C. live at home; Missouri Ann died when an infant; James Henry died in his eighteenth year. Mr. Sims is a Democrat in politics. He has been troubled for thirty-three years from a fatty tumor, weighing about four pounds, which was recently removed by Drs. Beale and Williams, and at this writing he is rapidly improving.

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.