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The Simpson Clan Volume XX, Issue 2, Fall 2004

Volume XX, Issue 2 ISSN 0884-3805 Fall 2004

Published by Nona Williams, PO Box 746, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-0746
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SIMPSON: COMPARISON STUDIESBy Bryce Knight, 7419 Harris, Raytown, MO 64133
Written 5 October 2002
Continued from previous issue

Per correspondence with Katherine Townley:

Catherine NELSON, daughter of William NELSON of Cecil Co., Maryland married Archibald SIMPSON. George HOLLINGSWORTH, son of James HOLLINGSWORTH and Ann CUTCHIN, 1 December 1737 married Hanna NELSON.
Note from Mary Nelson Pazur: Catherine Nelson was my 4th great grandfather's (John Nelson) sister. If the Hannah Nelson referred to was their sister, she did not marry George Hollingsworth, she married Thomas Hope on December 23, 1769. I would gladly share information on the Nelson family. Click here to email Mary Nelson Pazur.

George HOLLINGSWORTH Jr.’s estate was inventoried by Thomas PRESTON and William HICKS, old Baltimore Co., Maryland. (Spelled HOLLANDSWORTH.)

While James HOLLINGSWORTH married old Baltimore County 1714 Ann CHITCHLING or CUTCHEN, a Thomas CUTCHIN married Jane HICKS.

KNIGHT research has already disclosed the 1710 Abraham HOLLINGSWORTH marriage to SIMPSON allied Ann ROBINSON, and 1688 Catherine HOLLINGSWORTH marriage to George ROBINSON, and the George HOLLINGWORTH – Hannah McCOY marriage, 1734 Frederick Co., Virginia, home of Isaac PERKINS.

According to John Worth Simpson in Simpson: A Family of the American Frontier, not altogether precise concerning my own line, Alice Susan (SIMPSON) KNIGHT’s father was William M. SIMPSON Jr. (married Mariah INGRAM), and his parents William Sr. and Mary CAMPBELL, William Sr., son of John SIMPSON and Christian CAMPBELL.

William SIMPSON, Sr. appears on the 1820 U.S. Census of Giles Co., Tennessee, neighbor to Hamilton Crockett CAMPBELL (possible brother of Mary), brother of John Crockett CAMPBELL of Hawkins Co., Tennessee (married Sally KIMBROUGH), sons of Alexander CAMPBELL b 1750, whose mother, according to genealogy lines, is Leticia CROCKETT, related to Davey CROCKETT of Alamo fame who also resided Giles Co.

The New Columbia Encyclopedia gives Davey CROCKETT’s origins as Greene Co., Tennessee. Study of Greene Co. (formed 1783 from Washington Co.) disclosed a David CAMPBELL, born 1750 Augusta Co., Virginia son of David and Mary (HAMILTON) CAMPBELL, Greene Co. by 1783. As the name HAMILTON applies these CAMPBELL families appear related. HAMILTON also a name familiar with Guilford Co., North Carolina researchers.

By induction, these CAMPBELLs may be the same family as those of Guilford Co., John (son of James, died ca 1753 Augusta Co., Virginia) and Mary (EDWARDS) CAMPBELL on Richard SIMPSON, Jr.'s 1793 Guilford Co., North Carolina will. Certainly John and Mary's sons James and Archibald seem to be the same as appear later Stokes Co., North Carolina near my KNIGHTs and allied families.

Augusta Co., Virginia: Once rather a large parent county,but for SIMPSON research purposes possibly not quite so large, considering the many SIMPSON families or branches that drifted down the Virginia valley.

Thomas SIMPSON, son of Samuel SIMPSON and Rebecca MORROW, who married Catherine KENNEDY 1796 Greene Co., Tennessee, was said to have been born ca 1770 Botetourt Co., Virginia. That county was formed from Augusta in 1770. Today we might know more specifically where he was born.

And his brother, John SIMPSON, born 1768, who married Ann MERCER.

Archibald SIMPSON of Hawkins, Wilson and Bedford Counties, Tennessee, etc.: (See The Simpson Clan, Spring 1995, pp 4-7, Fall 1995, p 1, Donald Simpson's Research Project, Report No. 3, June-July 1995, pp 4-5) I would suggest it may be possible Thomas CAMPBELL could have been of the (adjacent) Greene County CAMPBELLs, and that Archibald is a very typical CAMPBELL name, so his mother may have been a CAMPBELL. Ephraim SHERRILL witnessed the 1811 Wilson County Power of Attorney in­volving Archibald SIMPSON, and Reuben SIMPSON, son of William SIMPSON (of old Baltimore Co., Maryland) and Avarilla PERKINS, married Sarah SHERRILL born 1756 old Augusta Co., Virginia, indicative, perhaps, some of these SIMPSONs lingered that area. as did my ANDERSONs. This may not be incompatible with Don Simpson's analysis.

1850 U.S. Census of McNairy Co., Tennessee., District 2:
639 KING, Jessee 31 M farmer S.C.
Sally 25 F Tenn. & family.
640 TIDWELL, E.S. 29 M farmer Tenn.
Nancy 28 F N. C. & family.
641 SIMPSON, Isaac 40 M Ky.
Amanda 22 F N.C.
Mary 2 F Tenn.

This is Isaac SIMPSON, son of William SIMPSON, Sr. and Mary CAMPBELL (of Wayne Co., Kentucky, Giles and Hardeman Co.'s, Tennessee) who married Margaret Amanda GREEN. Alice Susan (SIMPSON) KNIGHT's uncle.

Sally almost certainly Matilda ANDERSON who married Jesse KING 1827 Madison Co., Tennessee, daughter of Gabriel ANDERSON, Jr. Gabriel's grandson (via John Jared ANDERSON) Samuel, 1875 Madison County married Ida H. SIMPSON, born ca 1853 Tennessee, the father thought to have been S.C. SIMPSON, 39, on the 1870 Madison Co. census, neighbor to John ANDERSON.

1830 U.S. Census of Madison Co., Tennessee: (among others)

Page 89: Isaac PERRYMAN, almost certainly father-in-law of Margaret (KNIGHT) PERRYMAN, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth (SIMPSON) KNIGHT. William GARRETT grandfather of Nimmie ANDERSON.

Page 90: John Samuel ANDERSON, Nimmie's grandfather, and brother William, Jr. (per marriage license), al­most certainly nephews of Garland, Jr.

Page 91: William KNIGHT, b 7 Feb 1787 Virginia, son of James KNIGHT, Jr. and Elizabeth WILLIAMS (b Jan 1766): James, Sr. involved in the 1750 deed with Zebulon HOLLINGSOWRTH, 1748 witnessed the will of Ann (ROBINSON, daughter of George) HOLLINGSWORTH. Abraham's father Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH. Could Elizabeth have been daughter of William WILLIAMS? Niece? 1836 Madison Co., Tennessee D. (or B.) WILLIAMS listed on John Samuel ANDERSON's estate papers.

Also: Linville, James MALLORY (Nimmie's Uncle William Wriley ANDERSON, Jr. in-law), other related ANDERSONs, incl. Samuel (LINDSEY) ANDERSON, another son of Gabriel, who appears 1833 Madison Co. will with R. W. CROCKETT.

Also: Rebecca (SKILLERN) ANDERSON, as Rebecca SKILLERN married William ANDERSON (Sr., b 1776), verified in that Anderson Skillern signed John Samuel ANDERSON's estate papers.
Also: Nancy CHISSUM. CHISSUMs allied with William SIMPSON, Sr., Alice (SIMPSON) KNIGHTs grand­father. 1790 Rockingham. Co., North Carolina CHISLOM neighbor to Drewry and Edward WILLIAMS.

William ANDERSON who married Rebecca SKILLERN was the son of John ANDERSON, b 1750 Augusta Co., Virginia, married 1775 Botetourt Co., Virginia. Rebecca MAXWELL, died 1817 Sullivan Co. (Carter's Valley), Tennessee. Rebecca perhaps of the same MAXWELL family (or a branch thereof) that lived Guilford Co., North Carolina near SIMPSONs. There may even be some remote possibility that John ANDERSON's parents were the Isaac ANDERSON (of Rockingham Co., associated with Thomas KNIGHT?) who married CAMPBELL.

Regarding Mary CAMPBELL who married William SIMPSON, Sr.: John Worth Simpson offers no parents, though she was born ca 1766, and this may have been handed down. Wynell Simpson, certainly more a detailed Simpson researcher than myself in some instances,states (per January 2002 correspondence), "I have seen papers in the Giles Co., Tennessee record books that connect our SIMPSONs to a CAMPBELL family, but it did not give relationship. I have been searching for a very long time for the last name of Mary."

Donald Simpson's Research Project, Report No. 10, June-­July 1997, Part 3 may offer some possibilities regarding CAMPBELL, mentioning a Malcolm CAMPBELL (married Isabella), who had children William; Archibald, died 1774 Botetourt Co., Virginia; Elizabeth, and William SIMPSON, b ca 1741 Botetourt Co., d ca 1797/8 Augusta Co., Virginia; Mary; Jane; and Rebecca. William or Archibald perhaps Mary's father, or related.

William SIMPSON who married Elizabeth CAMPBELL had sons Archibald, b ca 1768, and Mary Curry; and John, d 1780 Botetourt Co., Virginia, and perhaps others. The same Simpsons as mentioned previously of Hawkins Co., Bedford Co., and Wilson Co., Tennessee (Round lick, where my own KNIGHTs resided at one time.)

Malcolm CAMPBELL died 1763 Augusta Co., Virginia, and included in his legal papers were such Guilford Co., North Carolina Simpson­ familiar names as ALEXANDER and PEOPLES. Then in 1767 Augusta Co. an Israel CHRISTIAN . . . was ordered to "settle the ac­count of William SIMPSON and Elizabeth his wife, late Elizabeth CAMPBELL, Administratrix of Malcolm CAMPBELL . . ."

(Regarding William SIMPSON who married Elizabeth CAMPBELL. He was born ca 1741 Botetourt Co., Virginia and married ca 1763. Note also, Samuel SIMPSON who married Rebecca MORROW and died 1783, had sons John and Thomas, b ca 1770 Botetourt Co., Virginia.)

(Regarding Christian CAMPBELL (b ca 1738) who married John SIMPSON, by whom William SIMPSON, Sr. who married Mary: Again, John Worth Simpson offers no parents for Christian. Some question whether she was actually a CAMPBELL. (Immediately allied family names suggest, rather, perhaps, CARSON, a name not unfamiliar to my KNIGHT line, even Marshall Co., Mississippi where William C. KNIGHT lived about the time he mar­ried Alice Susan SIMPSON.) However, as naming patterns may apply, some consideration could probably be given to whether her mother may have been a Christian. William SIMPSON, Jr.'s sibling was named Christian (b 1794 Wayne Co., Kentucky, d 1849 Hardeman Co., Tennessee.)

ANDERSON perspective: William ANDERSON who married Rebecca SKILLERN had a sister, Betsy, b 1783, probably Botetourt Co., Virginia, who married William CHRISTIAN and lived 1850-70 Madison Co., Tennessee with related ANDERSONs, including her daughter. The CHRISTIANs were very early settlers of Augusta Co., Virginia, near James ALEXANDER, WILSONs (many times ANDERSON allied, WILSON, a name common enough), CUNNINGHAMs, William ROBINSON. William WRIGHT's district (probably nearby) included SKILLERNs. (The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of Free­dom, by Howard McKnight Wilson, regarding early Augusta Co., parenthesis added my own.) Actually, Anderson SKILLERN mar­ried first Margaret CHRISTIAN, then BUCHANAN (a name much seen in Giles Co., Tennessee records.) Anderson's grandmother remarried James ANDERSON (alias Ute PERKINS--which may be in some error.) His brother was Isaac Campbell Alexander SKILLERN.

And: A HOLLINGSWORTH served in the same Denmark, Madison Co., Tennessee company during the Mexican War with related ANDERSONs, including John Jared ANDERSON. Anderson and I. C. A. SKILLERN lived Denmark. Denmark (or, rather, the country) is mentioned in peculiarly shared, telescopic sort of ways, as family traditions tend to perpetuate and magnify, by both my SIMPSONs and ANDERSONs.

Madison and Hardeman Co., Tennessee records seem generally lacking, and perhaps many were destroyed. From Last Will and Testament Abstracts, Madison Co., Tennessee 1821-1854, by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith:

(I have) a fragment of a ca 1840 will, apparently of a Mr. WRENN, mentioning a daughter Sally SIMPSON, grandson Matthew ROBINSON, a CHANDLER tract, Meridian Creek, executors and witnesses Alfred D. and David J. GARRETT, James McKNIGHT and William REEVES.

This is the Medon area of south central Madison Co. near the Hardeman line just east of Denmark. An earlier will of a Ryland CHANDLER mentions a daughter, Rebecca REAVES, and witness Joshua ANDERSON. Joshua ANDERSON lived previously Wilson Co., Tennessee and is probably a brother of Gabriel ANDERSON. In Wilson Co. Joshua's family was associated with (by at least marriage) CHANDLERs, also WRENNs. Possibly CHANDLERs and WRENNs who also lived the Rockingham/Guilford Co., North Carolina area.

The Medon area was also settled by COLLINS (Matilda ANDERSON's first husband, 1823, appears to have been Henry D. COLLINS), ALMONDs and RUSHINGs (previously of Stewart and Humphreys Co.'s, Tennessee, associated with and related to William C. KNIGHT), HERRONs, and REEVES/REAVES (related to William C. KNIGHT's mother, KIZERs, also of Marshall Co., Mississippi) All of whom seemed to have had Madison Co. ANDERSON (and KNIGHT and SIMPSON) connections.

7 September 1838 at Jackson, Madison Co., John Holland SIMPSON, born 1813 Tennessee, son of "Big John" SIMPSON and Martha HOLLAND married Mary, daughter of Samuel SIMPSON and Elizabeth FULTON. A daughter, Tennessee, born 1852, married a CHANDLER. Like several other SIMPSON families John and Mary SIMPSON later lived Johnson Co., Arkansas, across the river from Yell (and Perry) Co.

In comparing what may possibly be two branches of the same SIMPSON family (the old Baltimore Co., Maryland, Guilford Co., North Carolina branch and my own, that of Wayne Co., Kentucky, Giles and Hardeman Co.'s, Tennessee), without, perhaps, telescoping the action too greatly, as we have glimpsed through the lens (of WRIGHT, MORELAND, KNIGHT, ANDERSON, HOLLINGSWORTH, CAMP­BELL, perhaps HAMILTON), possibly some further perspective might be offered when we consider, along with William WILLIAMS of Augusta Co., Virginia and William WILLIAMS of Guilford Co., North Carolina:

The Fourche LaFave River Valley:
1870 Perry Co., Arkansas James A. ANDERSON (household of John MOSBY--ancestor of my own Uncle Clarence Growns, Ola Knight's husband--along with Harrison WILLIAMS, Jr., Sr. a neighbor, age 50, b Virginia as the MOSBYs. James WILLIAMS, apparent son, another neighbor.

1880 Perry Co., Arkansas William Wriley ANDERSON, Jr., neighbor to Samuel A. MOSBY and, same HH, Joseph MASSEY. Wriley's son Buel would marry Wanda MOSBY, daughter of Sam MOSBY and Hettie MASSEY. Wriley also neighbor to TIDWELL, MILAM and VANN families.

1920 Yell Co., Arkansas Monroe P. ANDERSON neighbor to Vann WILLIAMS and family, including Elva and Elvis DUNN, first cousins of James L. DUNN who married Viola INGRAM whose mother was a KNIGHT, originating almost certainly with Thomas KNIGHT's Uncle James KNIGHT of 1790 Union Co., South Carolina Neighbor also to CARTERs and REAVES (intermarried). DUNNs lived near KNIGHT-SIMPSONs early Rockingham Co., North Carolina Lancaster Co., South Carolina near enough to INGRAMs.

Footnote touching further on the constantly peripherial aspect of HOLLINGSWORTH (sometimes considered originally Quaker): Recently come to my attention from correspondence with Katherine Townley through a letter by Nona Williams, editor of this publication, discussing Cecil Co., Maryland CUNNINGHAMs thought possibly to have come to Guilford Co., North Carolina. History of Cecil Co., Maryland. and the Early Settlements around the Head of Chesapeake Bay and on the Delaware River With Sketches of Some of the Old Families, by George Johnston:

"Page 147: 'on ye 7th of ye 1st Mo., 1701,' they issued the warrant of survey to Henry HOLLINGSWORTH at that time a citizen of Pennsylvania."

"Page 277: . . . 1741, William ALEXANDER and Arminta, his wife, deed an acre of land to the Robert LUCAS, Zebulon HOLLINGSWORTH . . . of Cecil Co. . . . upon which to build a meeting house . . . (a Presbyterian Church)."

The REEVES of Medon, Madison Co., Tennessee were descended from homesteader Mauldin REEVES, b 1781, and wife Nancy STEVENSON, b 1785, and whose family, originally of Augusta Co., Virginia, was also involved with the Medon COLLINS. A REEVES daughter married a PERKINS. (Early Days in Medon, from papers read by Mrs. Bardwell Murdock before the Madison County Historical Society June, 1945.)

A James Harvey REEVES married ca 1830 Mary SIMPSON, b 1812, daughter of Moses SIMPSON and Sarah PENN of Wayne Co., Kentucky and Morgan Co., Alabama, son of Ruben SIMPSON and Sarah SHERRILL. (Fran Laird correspondence.)

"Capt. James ROBERTSON . . . must be the famous early settler of Nashville . . . with John DONELSON. James mar­ried Charlotte RIVES/REEVES who, I understand, was a member of the same family as Jane RIVES/REEVES, who married Middleton FORD. . . . in the same line from a common ancestor." Fran, also noting that Middleton's sister, Sarah FORD (her ancestress), married John WILSON, 1823 Morgan Co., Alabama. Among Middleton and Jane's children: Selina FORD who married Icader KNIGHT, William Green FORD who married Jane PENN. Fran is descended from Nathanial SIMPSON, b ca 1760-70, d by 2 October 1843 Humphreys Co., Tennessee, a descendant of whom lived adjoining Madison Co., Alabama.

Mrs. Bardwell Murdock verifies that Mauldin REEVES' rela­tive was Charlotte REEVES, wife of James ROBERTSON above.

As CARTERs also settled the Medon area, it may perhaps be noteworthy, considering William WILSON of nearby 1860 Perry Co., that, Yell Co., Arkansas, John Clayborn CARTER's sister, Mima, married S. P. REEVES.


From Katherine Simpson Townley, 7846 Russellhurst Dr., Kirtland, OH 44094-8504 writes that she is 90 years old and has genealogy information that she would like to donate to a repository not “connected with politics, churches, etc.” She attempted to donate her items to a library but they wanted these items to be computerized. She has too much to ship. If anyone has a suggestion for her, please contact her.

From Marilyn Collins, 1430 Scenic Ridge Drive, Houston, TX 77043, e-mail: According to court documents Rebecca LYON and Robert SIMPSON, married in Washington Co., Tennessee in 1800, were the parents of William SIMPSON of Greene and Bradley Counties, Tennessee. Rebecca was a member in 1800 of the church established by Jonathan MULKEY. The MULKEY and LYON families were associated with Dewitt Co., Illinois. Who are the parents of Robert SIMPSON who married into the LYON family? Is he kin to the William SIMPSON associated with the MULKEY family in Dewitt Co., Illinois?

Descendants of William Simpson & Clara RileyDana & Sally King, 1935 Zinnie St., Golden, CO 80401

William SIMPSON born about 1841 in Canada (parents from England); married Clara RILEY born about 1852 in Pennsylvania (in 1920 census, Minnie recorded that Clara was born in Kentucky. Her mother was Elizabeth RILEY from England. Their daughter was:

Elizabeth (Minnie) SIMPSON born about 1869 in Illinois; married James L. McDONALD of Missouri, born about 1860 in Scotland. Lived in Macon Co., Missouri. They were the parents of Clara McDONALD born 1890 and Montgomery McDONALD born about 1888.

Joseph C. SIMPSON born about 1871 in Illinois

Oscar J. SIMPSON born about 1873 in Streator, Illinois (in Kemmerer in 1942)

John Leroy SIMPSON born 27 September 1875 in Streator, Illinois or in Canada; died 17 September 1942. Member of the Spanish American War Veterans. He married 22 November 1905 in Deitz, Wyoming; died 17 September 1942 in Sheridan, Wyoming at Ft. MacKensie. Sarah Harriet GRIFFITHS born 28 July 1889 in Wyoming; died 3 March 1950 in Hastings, Nebraska, buried in Sheridan. Their children were:

Agnes Dorothy SIMPSON born 26 December 1906 in Kemmerer, Wyoming; died 14 July 1986 in Holdredge, Nebraska, buried in Prairie Home Cemetery. She married 12 June 1930, Denver, Colorado; Earl Elmer FLANAGAN born 8 November 1905 in Omaha, Nebraska; died 22 February 1975 in Denver, Colorado.

Robert Leroy SIMPSON born 12 July 1908 in Sheridan, Wyoming; died 24 August 1931 in Laramie, Wyoming in an auto accident.

William H. SIMPSON born April 1980

Edgar SIMPSON of Oakland, California (Edgar was noted as brother in John’s obituary.) On wedding license and picture, an Edward SIMPSON is present. Neither was in the 1880 census.

Simpsons in Virginia’s Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys
From Abstracts of Virginia’s Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys: Hampshire, Berkeley, Loudoun, Fairfax, King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland & Lancaster Counties 1697-1784, Volume IV

Berkeley Co., Virginia

pp. 79-80 William BALDWIN, 29 August 1774 - ___ April ___; 364 acres on west side of north Mountain, back Creek near HAYNES; adj. his own 50 & 188 acre tracts, Anthony SIMPSON, Thomas SHARP, William COCHRAN. CC: Francis BALDWIN & John SHARP. Surv. Richard RIGG

p. 86 Wendle FROUSHOUR in his own right * as assignee (in 1777) of William BAILEY of Frederick; 9 March 1770 – 8 July 1772; 405 acres on Sleepy Creek; adj. Pearce BUTLER purchased of Chas. BURKHAM, Wm. BAILEY’s 354 acres patent. CC – Wm. BAILEY & Anthony SIMPSON. Surv. Richard RIGG. (Caveated by Robert GUDLETT of Frederick)

p. 94 James STRODE / STRAUD, 25 June 1776 – 22 June 1778/ 101 acres on Back Creek, North Mountain, Buck Hill, adj. Wm. COCHRAN, Anthy SIMPSON. CC – Jacob MOON & David LUCAS. Surv. Richard RIGG

Fairfax Co., Virginia
p. 106 Capt. John CARLYLE / CARLILE, 12 August 1749 – surveyed n.d., 197 acres ca. a mile above the foard of Great Hunting Creek; adj. John SIMSON; Capt. PEARSON, Capt. Awbery HUGH (formerly Capt. PEARSON’s). CC: James LANELL, Richd RENOLES. Surv. Guy BROADWATER

p. 108 Thomas ELLIOT of Prince William; 27 August 1741 – 3 April 1742; 230 acres on Sandy Run; adj. in warrant only Thos. SIMPSON, Job CARTER & in survey Jas ROBERTS, Giles TILLIT, MUNDEL. CC: Wm SIMPSON & Joseph JACOBS. Surv. Thomas DAVIES

p. 108 Thomazin ELLZEY 30 November 1762 – 4 April 1765; 244 acres on Colo. CARTERs ox road on South drain Pohick; adj. Bond VEAL, Wm. ELLZEY, Geo. SIMPSON, Tennants / Terrance REYLY, Thomas Wethers COFFER, Colo. CARTER, Walter GRIFFIN’s Old Roling Road. CC: Bennet JOHNSTON & Samuel LITTLE JOHN. Surv. John HOUGH.

p. 109 Capt. William ELLZEY of Prince William; 10 April 1742 – 26 May 1742 & 14 October 1742; 300 acres on branch of Wolf Run & Pope’s Head, adj. Thos FFORD, Geo. SIMPSON, John & Alex GOWIN(G) & Terrence REILEY, Colo. CARTER, Bond VEALL, Giles TILLETT, Richd SIMPSON, Hencock LEE. CC: Thos FORD & Andrew GRAYHAM. Marker – John GOWING. Surv. William WEST.

p. 110 John GOWEN, no warrant, surveyed 30 October 1742; 144 acres on north run of Pohick; adj. Robt CARTER, Esqu. Widow COFFER, Richd SIMPSON. CC: John START (STURT), Alexr GOWEN. Surv. William WEST.

p. 111 James HALLY of Prince William; no warrant, surveyed 22 October 1742; 690 acres including part of a survey I made for Richard SIMPSON & at his request have taken all that was clear into sd. HALLY’s survey; on south run of Pohick; adj. Wm. HALL, Capt. COCK, SHEPHERD, Wm. GODFREY. CC: Saml CANTERBERRY & Benja HALLY. Surv. Thomas DAVIES

p. 116 James ROBERTS of Prince William; 20 June 1740 – 29 April 1741; 281 acres on Sandy Run near the Ox Road; adj. Giles TILLET, Thos. SIMPSON, Colo. CARTER. CC: Geo. SYMSON & Wm. BENNET. Surv. John WARNER

p. 117 Moses SIMPSON, 27 October 1778 – 4 March 1779; 27 acres on Catamount Branch of Sandy Run of Occoquan; adj. his own (formerly James ROBERTS), Robt CARTER, Esqr. George TILLET, ELLIOT, Giles TILLET. CC: John SIMPSON & George ROBERTSON. Surv. John HOUGH

p. 117 Moses SIMPSON, Senr. Assignee, (in 1773) of Thomazin ELLZEY for whom surveyed 24 November 1764 – 17 February 1770; 39 acres on drains of Pohick, the Ox Road, Turley’s Road; adj. Moses SIMPSON, Revd William WEST, John ROBINSON, Jas. ROBURTS. CC: Peter RALEY & Patrick CONNELLY. Pilot: Wm. SIMPSON, Senr. Surv. John HOUGH

p. 119 John WEST Junr, 11 June 1763 – 13 Oct. 1764; 74+ a. of marshy land on north side of Great Hunting Creek; adj. his own which he purchased of SIMPSON. CC: William BEAGENT & John PRATT. Surv. John HOUGH.

p. 119 Thomas WINDSOR of Prince William; 27 August 1741 – 11 January 1742; 132 acres on south run of Pohick; adj. James HALLY, Hugh WEST, Richard SIMPSON, Awbrey, William HALL. CC – Richard & George SIMPSON. Surv. Thomas DAVIES.

Simpsons in Virginia’s Northern Neck Warrants & SurveysFrom Abstracts of Virginia’s Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys: 1653-1781, Volume V

p. 25 John SIMPSON, Culpeper; 14 December 1771 – 25 May 1772; 90 acres in Gourd Vine Fork and the Great Fork on both sides of the Rappahannock River, the North Branch called Cannon; adj. in warrant Edward SIMMS, Henry PENDLETON, Thomas WASHBURN and in survey Nathaniel PENDLETON, Edward SIMS, Benjamin FARGUSON, Samuel FARGASON, Henry PENDLETON. CC: Robert BUTLER & John BOWEY (?). Pilots: John SIMPSON & Saml FARGASON. Surv. Richard RIGG

p. 37 John SIMPSON of Richmond Co.; Westmoreland, 25 September 1757 – 30 September 1757, warrant in the name of Rev. Joseph SIMPSON died before deed issued & without a will his eldest son John desired deed; 52 ½ acres adj. BAZELEY, HAWLEY, Rev. Joseph SIMPSON (lately purchased of William DUNCAN), Robert JORDAN. Pilot: William DUNCAN. Surv. William GARLAND

p. 51 John LACEY, Culpeper; 1 October 1753 – 2 February 1755; 153 acres near THORNTON’s Pass on SW side of Oventop Mountain; adj. James McDONALD, Colo. Robert EASTHAM. CC: John SIMPSON & William LACEY. Surv. Richard YOUNG.

p. 56 Thomas STANTON; Culpeper; 12 January 1749 – 5 July 1750; surveyed to determine surplus in patent 10 June 1737 to his father, Thomas STANTON, dec’d for 400 acres; 800 acres on branches of Robinsone & Stanton Rivers; adj. his own land, John SIMPSON, William KIRTLET, (now Francis KIRTLET’s), William McDONAHO, Isaac SMITH, Jean STANTON, EDDINGS, James KING (now LAUCHLIES of Middlesex Co.). Surv.George HUME.

p. 72 Thomas FORD; Fairfax; 19 September 1743 – 26 September 1743; 15 acres on Popes Head Run; adj. his own land, Richd SIMPSON. CC: Jno FORD & James SHEADE (?). Surv. William WEST

p. 95 Richard SIMPSON; Fairfax; 17 November 1744 – 8 January 1744/45; 323 acres between north and south runs of Pohick; adj. land he lives on, Mr. Edward BARRY, Francis COFFER, Henry WARD/WORD. CC: Saml CANBERBERRY & Thos WINSON. Surv. William WEST Verso: n.d. Deed to be made in Moses SIMPSON’s name. (NN Grants F; p. 211 – grant to Moses SIMPSON 18 February 1744 for 323 acres with same adj. landowners.)

p. 96 Samuel SIMPSON; Culpeper; 9 September 1778 – 6 November 1778; 114 acres on south side of Bluff Mountain; adj. Horatio DADE, Francis COBY. CC: Conventon COLLINS & Philip COCKS. Surv. George HUME


Anonymous said...

Just a correctional comment to Mr. Bryce Knight’s analogy:

Matilda Anderson, daughter of Gabriel Anderson Jr., was born in 1802 in South Carolina, and she married Rev. Henry Dillon Collins in July 1823. She was only married once, and is identified in her father’s 1850 will as “Matilda Collins”. Her husband, Henry D. Collins, did not die until Feb. 1866. Therefore, Matilda Anderson Collins is definitely not the “Sally” Matilda (nee Anderson) King married to Jessie King enumerated on the McNairy County, Tennessee 1850 census as Mr. Knight has theorized.
C. Anderson - ggg-granddaughter of Gabriel Anderson Jr.

Anonymous said...

I am an accidental visitor to your blog but found myself intrigued because your information closely parallels that provided in a letter I received in August 2006 from Vernon Anderson of New Jersey (

Mr. Anderson was seeking to connect his information with the Dents, Williamses and Campbells in Maryland and North Carolina, and he was hoping that I might have information to add to his. At the time I did not, but your blog provides a very great deal that would be of interest to him.

Are you in contact with Mr. Anderson? If not, would you be interested in his information?

My interest is in the Campbell, Hamilton and Dent families. The latter two migrated from MD to NC before the Rev War. The Campbells may have migrated from PA during the war.

Thank you,

Maureen Girard