Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Simpson Clan Volume XXI, Issue 2 Fall 2005

Volume XXI, Issue 2 ISSN 0884-3805 Fall 2005

Charles Simpson
Choctaw County, Mississippi
Margie Simpson Gilmer, Rt. 1 Box 34, Weir, MS 39772

Charles SIMPSON was born 10.23.1782 and died 11.10.1852. Census records show he was from North Carolina. He married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). She was born 1788 and died 1857. Both are buried in Simpson-Rosamond Cemetery in Choctaw County, Mississippi. (No tombstones remain - I plan to erect them with their children when I find out more about them.) Their children were:

1. Matilda C. SIMPSON born 03.23.1813 in North Carolina, married William Buckley MOORE born 08.22.1806 died 04.02.1886 in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee.

2. James Richard SIMPSON born 08.20.1816 in North Carolina, died 08.10.1894 in Vilonia, Arkansas, married Susan V. ROSAMOND

3. John F. SIMPSON born 08.05.1818 in North Carolina, died 12.04.1855 in Choctaw County, Mississippi, married Sarah Anderson HODGES

4. Joseph J. SIMPSON born 04.18.1820 in Giles County, Tennessee, married Mary A. (maiden name unknown)

5. Mary Jane SIMPSON born 12.22.1822 in Giles County, Tennessee, died 07.04.1892 in Choctaw County, Mississippi, married Thomas Andrew ROSAMOND

6. Martha A. SIMPSON born 08.15.1823 in Giles County, Tennessee, married William R. KILLGORE

7. Thomas Pinkley SIMPSON born 02.22.1825 in Giles County, Tennessee, died aft 1892 in Choctaw County, Mississippi, married (1) Sarah (2) Emaline TAYLOR

8. William C. SIMPSON born 07.22.1827 in Giles County, Tennessee, died about 1852 in the Civil War

9. Margaret Elizabeth SIMPSON born 12.02.1829 in Giles County, Tennessee, died 04.18.1917, married James Henry HENDERSON

This information is taken from the John W. & Mary L. HOGAN SIMPSON family bible. He was the son of John F. & Sarah HODGES SIMPSON. It is still in the family.

I believe that they traveled from North Carolina into Tennessee and only stayed a few years - at least until all their children were born. There is a land patent in Charles SIMPSON's name on 02.27.1841 and a purchase in July 1841 what appears to be a Sheriff's Sale.

I would appreciate any and all help in trying to connect Charles and Elizabeth to their family in North Carolina.

Notes on Sarah Elizabeth Simpson, Daughter of Thomas Carey Simpson
Oregon County, Missouri
Gail Goodwin; e-mail is gavag at

Sarah is my husband's paternal great-grandmother. She kept changing her name so it is very hard to track her down. I am not having much luck with her husband, Joseph P. MARTIN either.

My husband is Norman C. Goodwin of Warren, Trumbull, Ohio, grandson of Essie L. MARTIN, Sarah's daughter.

Sarah was born March 21, 1876 or 1875, Alton, Oregon, Missouri. Her parents were Thomas Carey SIMPSON of Tennessee and Mary Jane WHITTEN of Georgia 1880 U.S. Census in Woodside, Oregon County, Missouri Sarah was listed as a 5-year-old child with her family
1900 U.S. Census, Cooper Twp., Gentry, Missouri, she might be the Sarah SIMPSON born Jan., 1877, age, 23, single born in Missouri, father from Illinois, mother from Illinois.

Her occupation was milliner (Series: T623 Roll: 855 pg. 220)1920 U.S. Census St. Louis, 14-WD, St. Louis, Missouri, she was listed as Gertrude HARVEY, Head of household, age 50, widow, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri. Her occupation was “Seamstress factory” Her son, Elmer was 21, born in Missouri. Both his parents were born in Missouri. His occupation was “Cigar clerk building”(Series: T625 Roll: 955 pg.164)

Sarah Elizabeth SIMPSON’s husband, Joseph P. MARTIN was born about 1873, Arkansas and her children were:1. Essie L MARTIN born November 26, 1893 in Winthrop, Little River, Arkansas, died August 24,1960 in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio.

She married Benjamin GOODWYN (GOODWIN) born 1884 in Texas (in the 1910 U.S. Census, Bessimay, Jasper, Texas: Benjamin, Essie & daughter Willie born 1910) had a son, Cecil Bennie born May 8, 1912 in Kirbysville, Texas & died April 29, 1976 in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio.). No record of Benjamin after the 1910 census.

She married William Omar WELTY born November 22, 1880 in Belpre, Kansas. They were married July 13, 1913 and had a son Albert Lee on Dec 19, 1915 in Des Queen, Sevier, Arkansas, died on April 23, 1982 in Champion, Trumbull, Ohio) died Nov. 2, 1921 in El Reno, Canadian Co., Oklahoma

She married Unknown HOEFER and they were divorced

I have a copy of Essie's delayed birth certification which her parents are identified as Joseph P. MARTIN, age 20, & Sarah SIMPSON, age 19.)

2. Earl MARTIN born February 3, 1898 in Oklahoma, died 1968 in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio

3. Elmer N. MARTIN born September 8, 1900 in Oklahoma, died May 5, 1976 in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio

4. Ina MARTIN born November 16, 1906, died April, 1974, married Unknown JORDAN

5. Maybelle MARTIN born April 25, 1908, died November, 1985 (SS# issued in Washington), married Unknown STREITFERDT

6. Glen MARTIN born February 3, 1909, died June, 1974 in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio

I have a copy of Essie's death certificate on which her parents are listed as Joseph P. MARTIN & Gertrude SIMPSON. She was listed as a retired dressmaker. In her obituary it was stated that she came to Warren, Ohio in 1917. She also lived in California.)

I have a copy of Sarah's death certificate where her name was listed as Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth HARVEY - she was the widow of Glen HARVEY. She died on October 14, 1944 in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio.

Her parents were Thomas SIMPSON & Mary Jane WHITTEN on the certificate)

1930 U.S. Census Watonga, Blaine, Oklahoma
Essie WELTY 36 Wd Missouri
Willie GOODWIN 20 S Texas
Cecil GOODWIN 17 S Texas
Albert WELTY 14 S Arkansas

1930 U.S. Census Otter, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
WELTY Bert William's brother
Millie sister-in-law
June their daughter
Willie 20 niece
Albert 14 nephew

Frances Sinai Simpson, Daughter of Valentine Simpson
Oregon County, Missouri
Nona Williams email: [check my profile for this blog for my email address]

In August of 2004, I received an email query from Mary Taylor who was looking for information about Frances Sina “Sinie” SIMPSON born 20 January 1830, wife of Charley McKINLEY. Sina, as she was called, was born 1838-1840 in Cannon Co., Tennessee and her father was Valentine SIMPSON, born in North Carolina. Our information from the 1850 census shows that Valentine SIMPSON had a daughter identified as “Fransina” and we assume that this was Frances Sina.

Mary’s information identified Valentine’s father as Peter SIMPSON who married Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM on September 22, 1795.

She also had “a note that says Dhyani YWAHOO the Chief of the Cherokee Nation may be ancestor on this line. Dhyani is the 27th generation granddaughter. (She wrote some books including Voices of Our Ancestor"). “When I was just a six year old girl we went to a care center in Richfield, Utah to visit my great grandmother who said she can remember going to the Indian reservation to visit her own grandmother. She told me she was a little thing like me but she still remembered that day and she wanted me to remember her always also.”

An article titled “Original Marriage Returns Turned In By Ministers & J.P.’s” was published in the May 2004 – August 2004 issue of the Oregon County [Missouri] Genealogical Society Newsletter and included on that list was a marriage between Charles McKINLEY and Francis Sinai SIMPSON, dated 17 December 1857. P.R. SIMPSON performed the ceremony.

An examination of the Oregon County, Missouri census records for 1860 shows that Charles McKINDLEY [sic] lived near Valentine SIMPSON in Woodside Township:

185 336 338 Charles McKINDLY 24 M Farmer 200 119 Kentucky
Francis S. McKINDLY 19 F Tennessee
David R. McKINDLY 3/12 M Missouri

Their real estate was valued at $200.00 and the value of their personal property was $119.

Enumerated nearby was the household of Valentine and Lucretia SIMPSON and their children on page 186, dwelling number 330.

Francis Sina’s sister, Ellen and her husband, Abraham GOODEN (GOODING, GOODWIN) lived in the same neighborhood.

186 329 331 Abraham GOODEN 23 M Farmer 64 50 Tennessee
Ellen GOODEN 23 F Tennessee
Thomas J. GOODEN 7/12 M Missouri

Although I searched census records for subsequent years, I couldn’t find any further record of Charles and Francis Sina (SIMPSON) McKINLEY. Perhaps they moved away, or he died and she remarried.

Mary stated that Charles and Sina had a daughter, Almarinda McKINLEY who married John William RILEY. A search at finds several entries for Almarinda but the records are confusing. Some records show that she was born 27 October 1861 in Oregon Co., Missouri and others show the same date of birth in the location of Ozark, Christian Co., Missouri. One IGI records indicates that Almarinda C. RILEY McKINLEY died 27 March 1952. This record shows that she was born in Christian Co., Missouri. Another IGI records shows that Almarinda Clementine McKINLEY married Alexander Sinnott GREGSON on 26 September 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

One IGI record shows that Chas. McKINLEY and Sinie SIMPSON had a daughter, Almarinda C. McKINLEY born 27 October 1861. The Ancestry File shows entries for a marriage between John William RILEY and Almarinda McKINLEY, 1 March 1875 but no location is given. They had a daughter, Minnie Riley born 20 November 1883 Madisonville, Hopkins Co., Kentucky. She married Oscar STAPLEMAN.

I could find nothing more about Sina SIMPSON and Charles McKINLEY.

New Book: Tippah County, Mississippi Simpsons
By Bobby A. Simpson

I have researched my SIMPSON line for the past ten years and have written a booklet on my findings. The booklet traces my Tippah County, Mississippi line from myself back to old Richard born about 1683. It includes many of the SIMPSONs in that line and attempts to connect them. I have included photos of many of my clan. It contains 100 pages of data on 8 x 11 sheets with some embedded photographs.

If anyone is interested, I still have 4-5 copies that I will let go for the publishing cost of $20.00 plus mailing cost.

Bobby A. Simpson, 5852 Ward Ranch Rd., Crestview, FL 32536. 850-689-1648

John Simpson and Martha Holland Simpson
Lineage & Photographs

The following photographs were emailed to me by Shirley Hopkins whose ancestry is as follows:

Samuel SIMPSON born 3 January 1783 North Carolina; died 1854 Johnson Co., Arkansas; married April 1804 to Elizabeth “Betsy” FULTON born 1784 Hickman Co., Tennessee; died 1845 Johnson Co., Arkansas. Their children were:

Jennett SIMPSON born 12 February 1807

Thomas SIMPSON born 7 July 1809

Mary C. SIMPSON born 26 July 1811; died 16 September 1874 Johnson Co., Arkansas; married 7 September 1838 to John Holland SIMPSON

Susannah SIMPSON
born 17 August 1813

John SIMPSON born 5 April 1815; married Erildia GOSSETT

Samuel SIMPSON born 23 April 1817

Elizabeth SIMPSON born 9 March 1819

Rebeckah SIMPSON born 2 September 1821

Nathaniel SIMPSON born 26 September 1823

Lovina SIMPSON born 30 November 1826.

Her source notes indicate that the information was provided by the private notes of Mary Mickels, deceased, author of four volumes of The History of Johnson County, Arkansas.

E.L. Harris, now deceased, is also a descendant of this line and he noted that John Holland SIMPSON was the son of “Big John” SIMPSON and Martha HOLLAND.

Shirley believes this is Little John SIMPSON, and with him is his son Samuel, Samuel was born in 1845. The youngest boy was born John Walton 1855.

Shirley’s great-aunt, Tennessee SIMPSON CHANDLER.

Simpson Tidbits Gleaned in Journals and Books
Accomack County, Virginia

From the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 41, Number 2, May 2003, pages 94.

The Common Wealth of Virginia to the Men Belonging to the Accomack Galley[1] for Back Rations of Spirits Commencing the 21st of July and Continueing until the 15 October 1779:

William SIMPSON, Elisha SIMPSON, Hancock SIMPSON

Page 95, Accomack Galley 10th May 1780:


In Williamsburg 20 May 1780
Satathail SYMPSON

Augusta County, Virginia
1777 Tithables, page 147

Alexr SIMPSON 1 tithable

Loudoun County, Virginia

Index to tithables

Gilbert SIMPSON 1763, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771-1773 Shelburne Parish
Isaac SIMPSON 1760-1761, 1770, 1771 Shelburne Parish
John SIMPSON 1784, 1786 Shelburne Parish
Musgrave SIMPSON 1785 Shelburne Parish
William SIMPSON 1782 Shelburne Parish

Richard SIMPSON 1773 Cameron Parish
Thomas SIMPSON 1761, 1784 Cameron Parish

From Abstracts of Wills, Inventories and Administration Accounts of Loudoun County, Virginia 1757-1800, page 4:

John ETHEL, 17 March 1766, 12 May 1766. All estate of wife Winnifred ETHEL who is names as executrix. Wit: Thomas LEWIS, Gilbert SIMPSON, Ferdinand O’NEAL.

Nelson County, Kentucky

From The Nelson County Genealogist, Volume 20, #4, page 20: Jonathan SIMPSON and Henry GORE witnessed the will of William R. HYNES.

Rockingham County, North Carolina

From the Journal of The Genealogical Society of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, Volume X, Issue 1, Whole Number 31, June 2003, page. 1244:

John SIMSON, was on a list of persons who failed to “give in their Taxable Property in Rockingham County for 1795”. He had 350 acres and one poll.

DeKalb County, Tennessee

From The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Volume XVI, Number 3, Winter 2003, page 108:

Thomas Simpson signed a petition to protest a toll road. (Petition Number 161, Legislative Records of 1843)

Davidson County, Tennessee

From The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Volume XVI, Number 3, Winter 2003, page 114:

Davidson County Tax List 1812: Robert SIMPSON

Knox County, Indiana

From History of Old Vincennes and Knox County, Indiana, Volume I and II, page 258. Patrick SIMPSON was a member of a company of militia at Vincennes in about 1790.

Page 277, Patrick SIMPSON was mentioned as a member of the first grand jury convened in Indiana territory in 1801.

Page 891, the community of Bruceville in Knox County was named for William BRUCE. John T. SIMPSON was Bruceville’s first merchant.

Page 443, William SIMPSON was secretary of the Old Post Country Club which was formed in 1904.

[1] Galley was a term used for oared gunboats serving in North American waters (including on the lakes) during the Revolutionary War. The Accomack was in service in the Chesapeake Bay.


ramona said...

I am a grand daughter of the Minnie Riley who married Oscar Stapleman that you say you could not find any more information on. She is the daughter of John William and Almarinda C. McKinley,who is a daughter of Chas. McKinley and Sinia Simpson. I will share what I have and need more information on the family. I have not been working on this line very long, I was adobted in 1939 and did not know of this line until a few years ago. The McKinley line goes into President McKinley line so it goes way back. I don't have that much on the other lines,
Ramona Christensen email address is

ramona said...

I am a grand daughter of the Minnie Riley who married Oscar Stapleman that you say you could not find any more information on. She is the daughter of John William and Almarinda C. McKinley,who is a daughter of Chas. McKinley and Sinia Simpson. I will share what I have and need more information on the family. I have not been working on this line very long, I was adobted in 1939 and did not know of this line until a few years ago. The McKinley line goes into President McKinley line so it goes way back. I don't have that much on the other lines,
Ramona Christensen email address is