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The Simpson Clan Volume XX, Issue 1 Summer 2004


Volume XX, Issue 1 ISSN 0884-3805 Summer 2004

Published by Nona Williams

Daughter of Peter Ryan Simpson and Elizabeth Cunningham
By Nona Williams

In a book titled Land Deed Genealogy of Cannon County, Tennessee 1836-1857 by Thomas E. Partlow I found the following deed abstract on page 167:

Lydia PRICE, May PRICE, (Reter) [sic] PRICE, Benjamin WEBBER and wife Sarah, formerly PRICE, to William PRICE a tract of land in the 3rd District known as the Peter SIMPSON place, our grandfather, that we have in right of our mother Jane PRICE, formerly SIMPSON, who held an undivided one seventh part in said tract of land, and we do hereby convey the ninth of a seventh part of said tract of land. 20 September 1852. (pp. 52-53).

Don Simpson looked up the original deed which was witnessed by John SIMPSON and Samuel GREAR, and confirmed that Jane is, indeed, a previously unknown daughter and heir of Peter Ryan SIMPSON and Elizabeth (CUNNINGHAM) SIMPSON. Elizabeth’s parents were Joseph and Jane CUNNINGHAM so it isn’t surprising to find that she had a daughter named Jane.
Other children of Peter Ryan and Elizabeth (CUNNINGHAM) SIMPSON were thought to have been Valentine, Thomas, John, David, Joseph, Peter S. and Pharaba, although not all can be proven.
The deed named Jane PRICE as an heir who inherited a seventh part and this new information suggests that there were six other heirs besides Jane so one of the names on my list is probably not a child of Peter Ryan SIMPSON. Since Valentine was born before the marriage of Peter Ryan SIMPSON and Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM, I wonder if he really is a son of Peter?

The following compilation is based primarily on research conducted by Don Simpson and sent to me via a series of email messages, documents and group sheet.

The heirs of Jane (SIMPSON) PRICE sold their share in their inheritance from their grandfather, Peter SIMPSON, in 1852 (Cannon Co Tennessee Deed: Lydia PRICE and others to Wm. PRICE, LDS Microfilm 898,455, Deed Book I, pp. 51-52.) Jane was born circa 1794. She probably married James PRICE ca. 1819 in Warren Co., Tennessee where marriage records were not preserved. This date is based on the ages of the children, this couple had. Presumably Jane died before 1840 when a woman of her age was not listed in the household of James PRICE, (1840 Federal Census, page 116.) The family consisted of a male 40-50, 2 females 20-30, 3 minor males and 5 minor females.).

Lydia PRICE was born circa 1820 Warren Co., Tennessee (Don Simpson: The order and ages are tentative based on various census records.). She appeared on the census of 1850 Brady's Rock, Cannon Co., Tennessee (James PRICE, 1850 U.S. Federal Census Record Lydia was age 30, unmarried and living with her father.).

William PRICE was born circa 1820 Warren Co., Tennessee. He married Mary? Elizabeth? CLEMENTS on 19 November 1844 Cannon Co., Tennessee (1850 U.S. Federal Census Record, William and wife, Mary, had 3 children ranging in age from 1 month to 5 years.) When they married she was identified as Miss Elizabeth CLEMENTS. Perhaps her name was Mary Elizabeth?). He appeared on the census of 1850 Brady's Rock, Cannon Co., Tennessee (This family consisted of William 30, Mary 25, Lydeann 5, James C. 3 and Peter 1 month.). He executed a deed on 20 Sep 1852 Cannon Co., Tennessee (Cannon Co TN Price deed, LDS Microfilm 898,455).

Lydeann PRICE On the 1850 U.S. Federal Census Record: Lydeann was 5, born in Tennessee.

James C. PRICE On the 1850 census James C. was 3 in 1850, born in Tennessee.

Peter PRICE On the 1850 census Peter was 1 month old in 1850, born in Tennessee.

Mary PRICE was born circa 1824. She relocated circa 1848 Marshall Co., Kentucky.

L.E. PRICE was born Kentucky. (HOPKINS & PRICE families, 1850 U.S. Federal Census Record, sheet 433, Mary PRICE, age 26, lived with her sister Nancy (PRICE) HOPKINS and had a 5 month old daughter.)

Nancy R. PRICE was born circa 1827 Tennessee (She was age 43, born in Tennessee per the 1870 census.). She married Elijah HOPKINS on 23 Aug 1844 Cannon Co., Tennessee (Cannon Co Marriages Bk A/71.). She and John Powers PRICE appeared on the census of 1860 Marshall Co., Kentucky (on the 1870 census: The family consisted of N.R. HOPKINS, 29 (female), E.J. HOPKINS 16 (female), E. 13 (female), J. 10, (male), E.M. 8 (male), J. PRICE (John P. PRICE) age 23.).
Nancy witnessed the marriage of James E. GOHEEN and Elizabeth J. HOPKINS on 18 Jan 1866 Marshall Co., Kentucky (They were married at the home of N.R. HOPKINS in Marshall County. Witnesses were J.P. PRICE, John PULUM. Her mother was shown as Nancy R. HOPKINDS [sic]. Bk #2 #1425.). She married Gabriel WASHBURN on 8 Oct 1868 Marshall Co., Kentucky (Gabriel WASHBURN, widower married Nancy R. HOPKINS, widow, Marshall Co Marriages.).

Elizabeth J. HOPKINS (1850 U.S. Federal Census Record, sheet 433, E.J. was 4, born in Tennessee.) Her name was given as Elizabeth J. HOPKINS when she married. Only her initials "E.J." had been listed in the census.) She married James E. GOHEEN on 18 Jan 1866 Marshall Co., Kentucky. They were married at the home of N.R. HOPKINS in Marshall County. Witnesses were J.P. PRICE, John PULUM. Her mother was shown as Nancy R. HOPKINDS [sic]. Bk #2 #1425.)

Eliza E. HOPKINS (1850 U.S. Federal Census Record, sheet 433, Eliza E. was 3 months old, born in Kentucky.)

J. HOPKINS was born circa 1850 Kentucky (A son identified only with a "J" was age 10 in the 1860 census.)

E.M. HOPKINS was born circa 1852 Kentucky (A son identified only with the initials "E.M." was age 8 in the 1860 census)

Peter PRICE was born circa 1827 Tennessee (1850 U.S. Federal Census Record, 432 R872, Peter was 23, born in Tennessee.). He appeared on the census of 1850 Bradyville, Cannon Co., Tennessee (on the 1850 census the household consisted of Peter PRICE 23 and Martha 19.). He married Martha F. ESSARY on 12 Jan 1850 Cannon Co., Tennessee (1850 U.S. Federal Census Record, 432 R872.) (Cannon Co., Tennessee Marriage Bk. A p. 131.).

Sarah PRICE was born circa 1830 Rutherford Co., Tennessee. She married Benjamin F. WEBBER circa 1851 (Cannon Co Tennessee PRICE deed, LDS Microfilm 898,455: Sarah PRICE was listed with her husband, Benjamin F. WEBBER.) (1850 U.S. Federal Census Record, 432 R872, Sarah had not yet married and was still living with her father in 1850.). As of before 20 Sep 1852, her married name was WEBBER (Cannon Co Tennessee Price deed, LDS Microfilm 898,455)

Jane PRICE was born circa 1834 Tennessee.

John Powers PRICE was born between 1836 and 1840 Tennessee. (He was identified as John Powers PRICE in a family history.) He and Nancy R. PRICE appeared on the census of 1860 Marshall Co., Kentucky (The family consisted of N.R. HOPKINS, 29 (female), E.J. HOPKINS 16 (female), E. 13 (female), J. 10, (male), E.M. 8 (male), J. PRICE (John P. PRICE) age 23.) He married Eliza Goheen McLEOD on 11 January 1866 Marshall Co., Kentucky. He witnessed the marriage of James E. GOHEEN and Elizabeth J. HOPKINS on 18 Jan 1866 Marshall Co., Kentucky (They were married at the home of N.R. HOPKINS in Marshall County. Witnesses were J.P. PRICE and John PULUM. Her mother was shown as Nancy R. HOPKINDS [sic]. Bk #2 #1425.) He appeared on the census of 1870 Fair Dealing, Marshall Co., Kentucky (John P. PRICE was shown as age 30 on the 1870 census, wife Eliza G was 26, Nancy D. 3 and Norman E. 1.) He died circa 1927 Marshall Co., Kentucky (The order and ages are tentative based on various census records.).

Nancy D. PRICE was age 3, born in Kentucky in the census of 1870

Norman Emmett PRICE was born in 1868 Kentucky. (He was 1 year old, born in Kentucky on the census of 1870.) (David A. Hurst, editor, Marshall County, Kentucky (PO Box 3101, Paducah, KY 42002-3101: Turner Publishing, 1991), p. 147.) He died in 1938.

Joseph Llewellyn PRICE was born on 12 Feb 1877 Fairdealing, Marshall Co., Kentucky (Hurst, Marshall County, p. 146.). He was elected clerk of the circuit court in 1904 Marshall Co., Kentucky. He was educated in 1907 Kentucky (Ibid. p. 147.); and passed the bar. He married Maude Lee BRANDON on 17 October 1907 Benton, Marshall Co., Kentucky (Ibid., p. 147, Copy provided by Don Simpson.). He was a county judge between 1910 and 1914 Benton, Marshall Co., Kentucky (Ibid. p. 147.). He practiced law between 1914 and 1922 Marshall Co., Kentucky (Ibid.). He was circuit court judge between 1922 and 1949 Paducah, Marshall Co., Kentucky (Ibid. p. 147). He moved his residence to Paducah and became a judge of the Second Judicial District of Kentucky, then comprising Marshall and McCracken Counties.). He died in 1949 Marshall Co., Kentucky (Hurst, Marshall County, p. 146 "He was the son of John Powers and Elizabeth Goheen (McCLEOD) PRICE".)

J. Brandon PRICE was born in 1910 Fairdealing, Marshall Co., Kentucky and married Mary Pat KENT (Hurst, Marshall County, pp. 146-7, Copy provided by Don Simpson.).

Dr. George Norman PRICE was born on 14 Oct 1912 Benton, Marshall Co., Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Ann COOPER. He died on 14 Dec 1980 at age 68 (Hurst, Marshall County p. 147, Copy provided by Don Simpson

Susan Elizabeth PRICE was born in 1915. She married Richard PRICE (Hurst, Marshall County)

Sterling A. Judson PRICE was born in 1918. She married Sam M LOCKE (Hurst, Marshall County., p. 146, Copy provided by Don Simpson.).

Milly PRICE was born circa 1838 Tennessee.
I received the following email from Mary Taylor: “I am trying to research my mother's family....I have a Frances Sina SIMPSON ....also known as "Sinie or Sina" SIMPSON...who married a Charley McKINLEY. She was born 1838-1840 in Cannon Co., Tennessee if my information is correct. Her father was Valentine SIMPSON . . . . " We had previously listed Francis Sina as “Fansina”. Oregon Co., Missouri census of 1860 shows a Charles McKINDLY, age 24, born in Kentucky, wife Francis S. age 19 born in Tennessee and son David R. age 3 months born in Missouri. This family was located in Woodside Twp. near Valentine SIMPSON and various other SIMPSON relatives.

Nelson Co., KentuckyBy Robert P. Moore, 176 Valley Rd., Lexington, Ky 40503, e-mail:
Published in Nelson County Genealogist, Volume 19, #4, Summer 2003 pp. 85-94, Reprinted with permission
Continued from the Simpson Clan, spring issue

Spencer Co., Kentucky Deeds:
A/205, December 1825. Samuel and Elizabeth SIMPSON of Spencer County to Jeremiah BENNETT, $30, messuage tenement, part of tract where Samuel SIMPSON lives on Simpson’s Creek, “three and two-quarters” acres, adj. Andrew BOYLS, Jeremiah BENNETT. Rec. 20 August 1825[?]

B/144, 12 July 1828, Samuel SIMPSON to John LILLY, #124.28, 80 ½, land in “now Spencer County (formerly Nelson County)” part of Robert ANDERSON’s 415 acre survey adj. Robert CUNNINGHAM. Rec. Same date.

D/608, 27 August 1838. John EASTBURN exr. of Thomas SIMPSON decd. of Spencer County to I.F. PAYNE, $740, land in Spencer and Nelson, 145 acres on Simpson’s Run, a branch of Simpson’s Creek, adj. Mrs. BLINCOE, Vincent DAVID; land on which was directed to be sold by Thomas SIMPSON’s will, sold by exr. to James HEADY, decd. whose heirs sold to Nathaniel RUSSELL, who sold to PAYNE, SIMPSONs say PAYNE has good right. Rec. same date.

M/364, 12 October 1866. Samuel SIMPSON to son Aaron, $1, farm where I live in Spencer County, 84 ½ acres and all personal estate, for support of me and of wife Elizabeth. We are to remain in the house and to possess garden, orchard and yard. We are old and infirm and unable to wait upon ourselves. Aaron to furnish caregiver. Signed Samuel SIMPSON, A.J. SIMPSON. Wit. Mark E. HUSTON, Levisa WILLIAMS. Rec. same date.

P/587, 14 October 1875. Thomas C. SIMPSON and wife Sudie E. to Aaron J. SIMPSON. $752.00, 30 acres and 13 poles of land in Spencer adj. R. COOPER, James DOWNS, big road. Acknowledged in Nelson by Thomas C. and S.E. SIMPSON, 15 September 1876. Rec. Spencer 23 October 1876. [Cannot find Thomas C. and Sudie in Nelson County census records.]

More deed references in Spencer County to SIMPSONs:
A/61, John SIMPSON in Spencer County to SIMPSONs
B/151, Peyton SIMPSON from Isaac PIERSON of Sullivan[?] County, Indiana
E/410, Francis L. SIMPSON to Isaac BAMBERGER
H/61, Franics L. SIMPSON from A.L. MILLER, etc.
H/331, Susan SIMPSON from Alexander YATES, Plum Creek
J/512, J.W. SIMPSON etc from Adam CARRITHERS
J/408, J.R.W. SIMPSON and Sabina to Amos BURNETT / BENNETT
K/416 & 604 Aaron SIMPSON from Amos BURNETT
K/629/633 Aaron SIMPSON from Sarah BURNETT
L/91, A.J. SIMPSON from A.J. BENNETT and L, 173
L/546, Aaron J. SIMPSON, etc to Jesse McCROCKLIN, land purchased from Jeremiah BENNETT
M/205, B.F. SIMPSON and Kate to Milton McGREW, Plum Creek
M/345, John SIMPSON from James REDMON, mortg., 6 September 1866
M/364, Samuel SIMPSON to Aaron SIMPSON, 1866
P/36, Andrew J. SIMPSON by Cmsr to Samuel L. HARRISON

Her tombstone calls Aaron’s wife Margaret HILL. A deed from Robert and Martha CUNNINGHAM to Aaron, Spencer County Book 1, p. 568, states that Margaret is niece of CUNNINGHAMs.

Speculative outline of the family of Samuel SIMPSON, son of Thomas

At this point, this branch is the only one that can be identified in Nelson – Spencer area as descendants of Thomas who remained in this part of the state. This is based on marriage records and on Spencer County census records of 1850-1880.

Samuel SIMPSON married 12 October 1817, Nelson Co., Kentucky Elizabeth SCOTT, daughter of Thomas (Thomas SCOTT married 3 October 1785, Nelson Co., Kentucky, Nancy REDMON, daughter of John REDMON.) Samuel’s line appears to be the only one that remained in the Nelson County area.

John REDMON W. SIMPSON born 3 January 1819, died 14 September 1891, married 27 June 1848, Spencer County, Kentucky, Sabrina Ann HADDOX, born 18 April 1829, died 4 January 1888, daughter of William M. HADDOX. Both buried at Little Union Baptist Church, Spencer Co., Kentucky.

(1) William SIMPSON born ca 1849. Perhaps the one who married 15 April 1874 Spencer County Lizzie Jane COLEMAN(2) Gilbert SIMPSON born ca. 1852
(3) John SIMPSON born ca 1854

Aaron J. SIMPSON, born 28 September 1820, died 1 November 1878, age 58, Spencer Co., Kentucky, married 20 November 1842, Spencer Co., Kentucky, Margaret HILL, born 21 January 1821, both buried at Little Union Baptist Church, Spencer Co., Kentucky.

(1) Thomas SIMPSON born ca 1845
(2) Robert SIMPSON born 10 September 1848, died 30 May 1869, buried Little Union Baptist Church, Spencer Co., Kentucky
(3) Sarah SIMPSON born ca 1851
(4) Alice SIMPSON born ca 1853-54, married 21 October 1880, Burr BROWN, wit. Joseph BROWN and William H. HOWARD(5) Martha SIMPSON born ca 1854 (May be the same as Alice)
(6) Susan SIMPSON born ca 1855, married 17 October 1876, Spencer Co., Kentucky, Joshua G. BROWN(7) Margaret W. SIMPSON born 25 August 1857, Spencer Co., Kentucky, married 22 December 1876, Spencer Co, Kentucky William H. HOWARD(8) Roxan SIMPSON born ca 1860, married 2 November 1882, Spencer Co., Kentucky, Adam SCOTT at Mrs. Margaret SIMPSON’s
(9) Jacqueline SIMPSON born ca 1862

Thomas C. SIMPSON married Sudie E. ____
Situated between Aaron and Samuel SIMPSON in the 1850 census is a George SIMPSON, age 41 (born ca 1809). He is surely a part of this family, although he is certainly too old to be a son of Samuel and Elizabeth, if his age in the census is correct.

Descendants of this Samuel SIMPSON, apparent son of Thomas, are in Spencer County census records as late as 1880. They have not been pursued beyond that.

Thomas SIMPSON (said to have married 1790, Nelson Co., Kentucky Abigail MOORE [no such record]). They had a granddaughter Fanny SIMPSON, parents unknown.

(see above) married Elizabeth SCOTT. Descendants in Spencer County.
Thamer SIMPSON married 28 August 1807, Nelson Co., Kentucky, Silvanus MAY
Gilbert SIMPSON married 10 May 1824, Spencer Co., Kentucky, Isabella RICE
married 13 December 1812, Nelson Co., Kentucky, Thomas SHORE
Eleanor SIMPSON married _____ SILKWOOD
Nancy SIMPSON married 23 April 1821 Nelson Co., Kentucky, Burwell RHODES

[The article in the Nelson County Genealogist continues with records from Fayette Co., Kentucky. These are remains of burned records and were previously researched by Don Simpson for Sharon Hillis. The results of Don’s research were published in this newsletter Volume III No. 5, April and May 1988.]

By Nona Williams

During 1764, John SIMPSON, trapper and his employees moved west to avoid competing with other fur hunters. After crossing the Cheat River (in what was then northwestern Virginia, presently West Virginia) a quarrel developed between John SIMPSON and his employees the PRINGLES, and in spite of the dangers of the wilderness, they parted company and John SIMPSON crossed over the Valley River near the mouth of Pleasant Creek and passing on to the head of another water course gave it the name of Simpson’s Creek. He continued west and camped near a stream he called Elk where he remained until permanent settlements were made there in 1772. John POWERS purchased John SIMPSON’s tomahawk right.[2] This area would have been near present-day Parsons, Tucker Co., West Virginia near the state lines of Maryland and Pennsylvania.

By Nona Williams

On 15 July 1759 Samuel and John SIMPSON served in the militia under Capt. Evan SHELBY (The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families by Howard L. Lecky ) and on 4 June 1762 John SIMSON purchased 100 acres on the north side of Little Juniata opposite to Robert CALDWELL, deed executed 5 Oct. 1762 (Kittochtinny Historical Society Vol. XV p. 38).
At some date before 10 December 1772 John SIMPSON made an improvement on land in Bedford Co., Pennsylvania. This land was later purchased by Ralph SMITH from Harford Co., Maryland (Tenmile Country) On 13 January 1772 John SIMPSON served on a jury (The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 42 No. 4 Fall/Winter 2002 p. 333) and in 1772 Hugh SIMPSON was a freeman and was taxed 21 shillings (History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania 1884 p. 68).

This John SIMPSON of southwest Pennsylvania may have been related to Samuel and Gilbert SIMPSON who signed an undated petition some time between 1770 - 1780 (Tenmile Country). “There was a Gilbert SIMPSON who George WASHINGTON sent to Pennsylvania to look after his estates there. Gilbert grew very homesick for Virginia and his wife, who he had to leave behind. WASHINGTON said Gilbert was not dependable, as he (WASHINGTON) found things on his Pennsylvania land too untidy and not cared for. Somehow, I think the above is a different Gilbert. This Gilbert will later appear on the Cowpasture in Virginia in Chalkleys.” (Bonnie Simpson-Valko).

On 8 January 1774 a bill was filed in Harrison County August 21, 1797; at a very early period of adventures into the western country, Jacob REES came into the county now Harrison [West Virginia and bought from Wm. WILLIAMS July 31, 1775 a tract on Ten Mile Creek which WILLIAMS had bought of John JONES who purchased it of John SIMPSON, the original improved, by bill of sale Jan. 8, 1774. When Indians became active REES moved to Grundy’s Blockhouse on Simpson’s Creek and in 1781 he removed to Frederick County from whence he came.” (Chalkeleys)

In 1780 Thomas SIMPSON was in Capt. William HARROD’s company. Capt. HARROD and Capt. Evan SHELBY were related by marriage (HARROD’s sister married Evan SHELBY and was his second wife). John SIMPSON mentioned above served with Capt. SHELBY earlier and Thomas SIMPSON served with Capt. HARROD later.

It was interesting to note that Emanuel SMITH served for three years as a private in the Washington Co., Pennsylvania militia during the Revolutionary War. Researchers of the SIMPSON family of early Baltimore Co., Maryland will remember that an earlier Emanuel SMITH was the father of Mary SMITH who married Thomas SIMPSON in 1718 in Baltimore Co., Maryland. Ten Mile Creek where John SIMPSON, William HARROD and Evan SHELBY all lived ran through Washington Co., Pennsylvania.

Does anyone have email connections with any SIMPSON or SIMPSON descendants who still live in the area of Burndt Prairie, Illinois? I met someone at the antique mall there once who was probably a cousin through the Tolliver SIMPSON line but I did not get his contact information. – Sara Simpson, 709 E. Taylor St., Bloomington, IL 61701-5425

Seeking the country that the SIMPSONs immigrated from. I have traced my ancestors i.e. Harry, Hiriam, Edwin, James, Joseph. Need parents of Joseph SIMPSON born 1796 in North Carolina, died November 10, 1871 Crawford Co., Trimble, Illinois. – Rita Tennery, 14 Hadley Woodland St., Mooresville, IN 46158.

By Bryce Knight, 7419 Harris, Raytown, MO 64133
Written 5 October 2002
A re-study of the Fourche LaFave River Valley in Perry and Yell Counties, Arkansas where my father was born 1904 and grew up for a series of articles in the county historical and genealogical society history book revealed interesting details concerning William Cullen KNIGHT and wife Alice Susan SIMPSON who settled here after the Civil War, first found on the 1870 census on the Anderson O. CHERRY place (a decade later future in-law ANDERSONs settled the same CHERRY farm.)

Pleasant CARTER probably arrived this rather isolated valley as early as 1835. Quite apparently he was brother of William A. CARTER who married Annie Frances PAISLEY whose family originated Guilford Co., North Carolina. I did not keep exact notes on this PAISLEY genealogy as I should have, but probably she is descended from John and Robert PEASLEY appearing 1790 very near Thomas KNIGHT (married Elizabeth SIMPSON[3]), James CONNER, a Willis WRIGHT, James OSBURN and Isaac PERKINS.

William ANDERSON’s son, John Clayborn ANDERSON, married Hester Caroline BROOKS, by whom, James ANDERSON and Minverva Jane CARTER who married twins, Frances Nora and Jacob Nero ANDERSON, siblings of Nimmie ANDERSON who married Bryant Homer KNIGHT, William and Alice’s son. A daughter, Odie, married Elmo Knight HOLMES, grandson of William and Alice. Another son, Frances Marion CARTER, had a granddaughter who married another grandson of William and Alice.

There seems probability (as in Tennessee one married related to KNIGHTs) these CARTERs, and early Perry County and Yell County (neighboring) REEDs (allied also – Nimmie’s grandmother was a READ / REED) originated Rockingham Co., North Carolina where 1790 pages

528A: David WILLIAMS
528B: Robert KNIGHT, Thomas SIMPSON, Rebecca CAMPBELL, MASSEY, etc.

Anderson was Isaac ANDERSON’s son, Isaac mentioned numerous times, legally, with Thomas KNIGHT. Nimrod, where my father was born, was a place name derived at least in part, no doubt, from having first been settled by three KING families from North Carolina. Not just neighbors in Rockingham Co, North Carolina, 1790 Stokes County 7 KINGs were neighbor of John KIZER, William Cullen KNIGHT’s grandfather.

William WILSON nearby originated Guilford Co., North Carolina.

Other Rockingham / Stokes Co., North Carolina names found along the Fourche Valley, Perry County: GILL, COBB, ALLISON, the latter two KNIGHT / ANDERSON allied. Guilford Co., North Carolina census has not been thoroughly searched.

Allied names coming somewhat later: HOLLAND, HOLLINGSWORTH, MASSEY, WILLIAMS, etc.

William and Alice (SIMPSON) KNIGHT’s daughter, Mary, born 1858 Mississippi married William Asa WRIGHT, born 1848 Georgia, his family (as the BROOKS) originated in North Carolina. Asa’s first wife was Permilu A. (HARDEMAN), by whom, among other: James Robert WRIGHT who married Emma Young WRIGHT, (Mary’s sister), Ettie HAMILTON; Ida who married Charles MORGAN; Carrie who married Simmie PHILLIPS.

Asa’s second wife: Martha Frances KERSEY, mother of Simmie PHILLIPS.

The above names, excepting perhaps MORGAN, not unknown the early Guilford / Stokes Counties area.

Among James ROBERT and Emma (KNIGHT) WRIGHT’s children: Olive married Charles CAMPBELL; Suda Irene married William Simpson MORGAN (Charlie’s brother); and William Asa married Cora BLAIR.

Martha Frances KERSEY’s sister, Margaret Rose Ann KERSEY married William Wade MORGAN (father of Charles and William). Their mother married a second time, B. MORELAND, their stepbrother being Dr. Bartlet Little MORELAND.

Morgan interest, not necessarily because it may be another hint of SIMPSON-BOONE-MORGAN connection, though the MORGANs may also have been Quaker, but because Alice Susan SIMPSON’s grandfather (and great uncle) Needham INGRAM, Sr. of Johnston Co., North Carolina, though first married to Nancy KING, later married, as a brother, MORGANs. MORGANs, INGRAMs and related KNIGHTs (Thomas KNIGHT’s uncle) lived 1790s Lancaster Co., South Carolina, these INGRAMs having originated tin Augusta Co., Virginia.

Considering the above, relating to Alice Susan (SIMPSON) KNIGHT, consider:

William MORELAND of Washington / Carter Co., Tennessee (son of Wright MORELAND), husband of Sarah ?[4]) and parent of Nancy MORELAND (born 1794 Washington County) who married Thomas SIMPSON.

Wright SIMPSON of Oregon Co., Missouri, son of Thomas and Nancy (MORELAND) SIMPSON, grandson of Peter Ryan SIMPSON who died Cannon Co., Tennessee, 1850.

Valentine (Wright?) SIMPSON, son of Peter Ryan SIMPSON (and Anna Eliza WRIGHT?), though Valentine a HOLLINGSWORTH name). Could Anna’s mother have been a HOLLINGSWORTH?

[1] Chronicles of Border Warfare or a History of the Settlement by the Whites of Northwestern Virginia and of the Indian Wars and Massacres in That Section of the State by Reuben Gold Thwaites originally published in 1895 and reprinted in 1970 by McClain Printing Co., Parsons, West Virginia.
[2] A tomahawk right was made by marking trees with the initials of the name of the claimant per Doddridge’s Notes on Western Virginia.
[3] The Simpson Clan Vol. 2 #1 "Research Note #6" by Don Simpson, “In his will he named his wife Sarah KNIGHT. Some people think that his wife was named Sarah Elizabeth, but can't find proof. Elizabeth SIMPSON might have been his first wife and Sarah, his second wife. He may be the Thomas KNIGHT who married second to "Alley" or Sally" MARTIN, 24 Dec. 1812 Wilson Co., Tennessee. If so, Elizabeth would have died before this date.
[4] Note from editor: Ruby Norton found that it’s more likely that Sarah was the daughter or wife of Peter Ford than a Simpson. William and Sarah Moreland were administrators of Peter Ford’s estate per Burke County, North Carolina Land Papers 1770-1778, Vol. II page 173, Estate papers 1777-1795: Peter Ford, July 20, 1784, Adm. bond: William Morland, Sarah Morland. At that time Burke County adjoined Washington District.

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