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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).

Diana J. Kleiner


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 (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on September 29, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.