MIMS, ALEX (ca. 1830–?). Alex Mims, Brazoria County farmer, was born in Texas around 1830. By 1860 he had real property valued at $73,480, personal property valued at $96,030, 700 acres of improved land, and 103 slaves. In that year Mims's plantation produced sixty-five hogsheads of sugar cane, 105 bales of cotton, and 7,000 bushels of corn. Members of his household included Sarah, aged fifty-five and born in Alabama; Leonard, aged twenty-three and born in Texas; and two school-aged children named David and Sarah.
Nanetta Key Burkholder, The 1860 Census of Brazoria County (Brazosport, Texas: Brazosport Genealogical Society, 1978). Ralph A. Wooster, "Notes on Texas' Largest Slaveholders, 1860," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 65 (July 1961).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Diana J. Kleiner, "MIMS, ALEX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmi63), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on September 29, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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