My 2nd great grandmother, Eliza Ann Mullings was born on August 20, 1843 in Blount or Jefferson Co., Alabama and married John Jarrett Sims, Jr., in Blount Co., Alabama on March 17, 1861. John and Eliza had 14 children, including my great grandmother, Susan Agnes Sims. The family left Alabama shortly after the Civil War moving to Arkansas. They may have lived for awhile in Mississippi though none of the family researchers have been able to locate the exact place. Eliza Mullings Sims died February 9, 1886 in Logan County, Arkansas.
Eliza's father, Carroll Mullings, was born April 24, 1814 or 1817 in Lincoln Co., Tennessee, married Susan Cole, born September 15, 1815 in Georgia, on August 30, 1835 in Jefferson Co., Alabama. The family was enumerated in the 1870 Lamar Co., Texas federal census. Carroll and Susan had 12 children. There is a question as to a 13th child named David. Carroll died March 3, 1875 in Logan Co., Arkansas. Susan died July 27, 1886 in Shoal Creek, Logan Co., Arkansas. Both are buried at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Logan Co., Arkansas.
Carroll was the eldest son of Samuel G. Mullings, born on December 22, 1792 in either Laurens Co. or 96th District, South Carolina. According to data I've received, he married Hannah Isbell, daughter of Pendleton Isbell and Sarah Henderson, who was born August 15, 1792 in Pendleton, Anderson Co., South Carolina, in 1812 at Pendleton. By 1820, the family has moved to Lincoln Co., Tennessee. By 1830, they are living in Blount Co., Alabama. Samuel died about 1854 in Blount Co. Hannah died sometime after 1870 in Blount Co.
Stephen D. Mullings, born October 31, 1760 in King William, Charlotte Co., Virginia, Carroll's grandfather and my 5th great grandfather, enlisted in 1779, serving two years in Capt. Edmund Reed's Company, Col. John Nelson's Regiment of Virginia Dragoons and was discharged one month before the surrender of Cornwallis. He then joined General Lafayette's Army in Virginia. He married Dorcas Garrett, born April 12, 1775 in 96th District, South Carolina, on April 5, 1792. Stephen died May 17, 1833 at Remlap, Blount Co., Alabama and is buried in Remlap Cemetery, Blount Co., Alabama. There is a bronze marker at his gravesite honoring his service to our country during the American Revolution. Dorcas died August 25, 1842 in Dean's Ferry, Blount Co., Alabama. She is buried next to her parents at Warrior Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Laurens Co., South Carolina, though there is also information that she is buried at the Hudson Cemetery, Hanby Homesite, Locust Forks, Alabama. Stephen and Dorcas had 10 children.