Friday, March 13, 2009

The Simpson Clan Volume XVIII, Issue 2, Fall 2002

Descendants of William Simpson [and Elizabeth Hocking] in Cherokee Co. GA[1]


By Kathleen Akin, 380 Braxton Place, Tucker, GA 30084, email: abish@bellsouth.net


Continued from the previous issue

John L. SIMPSON born about 1805 South Carolina.[2] He lived in DeKalb Co., Georgia in what would later become the Brownings District. He was the plaintiff in a small civil law suit settled May 16, 1829.[3] He was there also in 1833 drew Land Lot 241 in the 4th District, 4th Section, Cherokee County in the 1833 Cherokee Land Lottery.[4] This became part of present day Floyd Co., Georgia. He was listed as John S. SIMPSON of Johnson’s District, DeKalb Co., Georgia in the book’s transcribed record. I have not seen the original, but I believe it will show him as John L. Johnson’s District included what were later known as the Brownings District, Doraville and parts of Shallowford District and Cross Keys District. He also is found as being is a small civil lawsuit settled January 17, 1833 in DeKalb County.[5]

He was not listed in the 1834 Cobb Co., Georgia census[6] or the 1834 Cherokee Co., Georgia census[7] so he probably did not move from DeKalb County until the late 1830s.

In 1840 he was living in the 898th district of Cobb Co., Georgia which is the district around Marietta[8] 0100010000000-2100100000000. The ages of the children fit for his three oldest children listed in the 1850 census: James L., Pinina E., Harriet and Eleanor.

On 12 November 1845 John L. SIMPSON of Cobb County sells Land Lot 337, 15th District, 2nd Section “of Cherokee Golds region” of Cherokee County. B.W. SIMPSON is one of the witnesses.[9]

28th December 1849 John L. SIMPSON of Cobb Co., Georgia, acting as agent for James M. SIMPSON of Attala Co., Mississippi sold land in DeKalb Co., Georgia.[10] John and his family were living in Cobb Co., Marietta District in 1850.[11] In 1860 he was still living in Cobb Co., Georgia.[12] He may have been living in Cherokee Co., Georgia in 1863, or, perhaps, he went to Cherokee County to join the Georgia Militia, and is the John T. SIMPSON who served in the Cherokee Legion, Georgia Militia, from the 39th Senatorial District, the 1010th Militia District. The record says he was 54 years, 1 month old. His occupation was farmer and he was born in Laurence [Laurens?], South Carolina.[13] This was the Home Guard that was organized to defend the state against the invasion of the Yankees. It was active for about 6 months in 1864 and consisted of those men too old and too young for regular service or for other reasons remained at home.

His wife was Nancy ALLGOOD[14] born about 1807. They were married about 1831 DeKalb Co., Georgia.[15]. Their children were James L., Harriet C., Elenor P., Milton F., William, John F., Pinkney E., W. and J.A.

(2) 1.1 Pinina E. SIMPSON[16] born about 1832[17] DeKalb Co., Georgia[18]

(2) 1.2 James L. SIMPSON[19] born about 1833[20] DeKalb Co., Georgia.[21]

(2) 1.3 Harriet C. SIMPSON[22] born about 1835[23] DeKalb Co., Georgia[24]

(2) 1.4 Elenor P. SIMPSON[25] born about 1837[26] DeKalb Co., Georgia or Cobb Co., Georgia

(2) 1.5 Milton F. SIMPSON[27] born about 1841[28] Cobb Co., Georgia[29]

(2) 1.6 William SIMPSON[30] born about 1843[31] Cobb Co., Georgia[32]

(2) 1.7 John F. SIMPSON[33] born about 1845[34] Cobb Co., Georgia[35]


He may have been living in Cherokee Co., Georgia who served in the Cherokee Legion, Georgia Militia, from the 39th Senatorial District, the 1010th Militia District. The record says he was 17 years, 2 months old. His occupation was farmer and he was born in Edgefield, South Carolina. He is listed with John T. SIMPSON, age 54, presumably his father.[36]


(2) 1.8 Pinkney E. SIMPSON[37] born about 1848[38] Cobb Co., Georgia[39]

(2) 1.9 W. SIMPSON[40] born about 1857[41] Cobb Co., Georgia[42]

(2) 1.10 J.A. SIMPSON[43] born about 1858[44] Cobb Co., Georgia[45]

To be continued

Wesley & Priscilla (Hillman) Simpson


Nov., 2002 - by Don Simpson


Wesley SIMPSON of Guilford Co., North Carolina, was a son of Nathaniel SIMPSON, Sr. Wesley’s mother was probably Nathaniel’s second wife, Sarah (KNIGHT) SIMPSON. Wesley was named in his father’s will and in several other records in Guilford & Rockingham Counties. After his father’s death, Wesley, like most of his siblings, left North Carolina and moved elsewhere. Unlike his siblings who moved west or northwest, Wesley moved to Georgia where he spent the rest of his life.

1. Wesley in North Carolina.


Wesley’s date of birth is uncertain but may have been about 1792. The 1850 census lists him as age 65 but this does not agree with earlier censuses and seems highly unlikely. From information in the E. E. Barton Collection in Kentucky, it appears that the descendants of Nathan SIMPSON had an oral tradition that Wesley was a younger brother of Nathan who was born in 1788. That tradition also stated that Wesley had a son named Gilbert SIMPSON, a valuable clue in tracing Wesley in later life.


Wesley was married in 1819 to Priscilla HILLMAN. The marriage bond in Guilford County was dated 17 Aug., 1819, with Nathan SIMPSON as bondsman. In 1995 I wrote a short article on Priscilla’s possible ancestry which appeared in this newsletter, The Simpson Clan, vol. 11, no. 2. Recently I have found further evidence of her HILLMAN family and that is discussed below.


Wesley was listed on only two censuses in Guilford Co., that of 1820 (p. 119) where he is shown as age 26 - 45, and that of 1830 (p.157) where his age is given as 30 - 40. He has not been found on the 1840 census either in North Carolina or in Georgia, but other records in Georgia indicate he was probably there by 1837. There was a Westley SIMPSON family listed in 1840 in Clarke Co., Georgia, (p. 206) with the head of household listed as age 30 - 40, not old enough to be Wesley, but the census entry may be in error. If so this could be Wesley & Priscilla’s family.


Guilford Co. records (Deed Book 16, pp. 345 - 6) show that Wesley bought 100 acres of land from William DICKSON in 1821 and in 1826 sold it to his brother, John (Book 16, pp. 342-3; yes, they were recorded in reverse order). This land was part of the original State Land Grant to Wm. DICKSON and lay just south of the farm of Wesley’s grandfather, Richard SIMPSON, Sr.

2. Wesley in Georgia.

By 1850 Wesley SIMPSON was living in the northwest part of Gwinnett County, Georgia, where he was listed in the Sugar Hill District on the 1850 census (p. 200). The household listed Wesley, age 65, b. Elizabeth, age 55, b. N.C., Caroline, age 2, b. GA, and Lewis P. JACKSON, age 18, b. Georgia. Nearby in the same district was an Elizabeth SIMPSON, age 24, b. GA, living with John JONES, age 25, b. GA.


That Wesley arrived in that area much earlier seems to be indicated by a couple of other records. In the publication “Gwinnett County Records as Recorded in Athens, Georgia, Newspapers: 1827 - 1849,” by Larry W. Parr, there are two mentions of Wesley SIMPSON. An 1837 list of letters remaining in the Lawrenceville Post Office includes Wesley SIMPSON, and an 1842 court suit: James TUGGLE versus Wm. McDOWEL, Charles ROGERS & Wesley SIMPSON, concerning 80 acres adjoining KIRCUS and CAMP.


On the Rootsweb query site for Guilford Co. is a query concerning Lewis Perry JACKSON, b. 1832, Gwinnett Co., Georgia, whose mother & father were both born North Carolina and whose widowed mother, Elizabeth, was the second wife of Wesley SIMPSON. No marriage record is known for the marriage of Wesley to Elizabeth, nor is Elizabeth’s maiden name known. Neither Wesley nor Elizabeth have been found on any later census nor is any will or estate record known for either of them. Also, nothing more is known about the 24 year old Elizabeth SIMPSON who was on the 1850 census but I think it likely she was a daughter of Wesley & Priscilla.


The following listing of the children of Wesley & Priscilla is still very uncertain. However, it appears they had at least four children as follows: below); Gilbert, b. 25 Aug., 1824, d. 7 Feb., 1890; Elizabeth, b. ca. 1825; Samuel H., b. Feb., 1827, d. 20 Jan., 1906.

2. The Families of Gilbert and Samuel H. Simpson.


On the 1850 census, Gilbert and Samuel SIMPSON, ages 26 & 21, were living in Ben Smith’s District of Gwinnett County, and in their household were two children, Dilmun, age 3, and William, age 3 months. Gwinnett Co. marriage records show that Gilbert was married in 1845 to Nancy C. BROWN. Listed on that census next to Gilbert & Samuel, was the widow, Mary BROWN, with her three grown daughters including Gilbert’s wife, erroneously listed as Nancy C. BROWN.

The 1860 census shows that Mary BROWN was still living next to Gilbert & Nancy SIMPSON (Gwinnett Co., p. 566). Living with Mary BROWN were two boys, Wiley SIMPSON, age 7, and John SIMPSON, age 5. I think these two boys were probably sons of Samuel H. SIMPSON. Gilbert & Nancy’s family included Dilmun, age 13, William, age 10, Mary, age 8, Albert, age 6, and Eliza, age 1. The 1870 census of Gwinnett Co. is missing the part of Ben Smith District that included the Gilbert SIMPSON family and Mary BROWN.


The 1880 census (Gwinnett Co., ED 124, p. 34) has Gilbert, 57, Nancy C., 56, sons, William T., 29, widowed, and Simon H., 20, single, and three grandchildren, the children of William T. & his deceased wife. Also in the household was Mary BROWN, age 88, listed as “mother-in-law.”


The Ben Smith District occupied the northeast corner of Gwinnett County and in 1914 much of that district was cut away to become part of the newly created County of Barrow. Thus, many of the burials of these SIMPSONs were in cemeteries in present Barrow County.


Much of the information on the family and descendants of Gilbert and Samuel SIMPSON is from the censuses of 1860, 1880, & 1900, and from tombstone data as published in “Gwinnett County, Georgia, Deaths, 1818 - 1989,” edited by Alice Smythe McCabe, and “Barrow County, Georgia, Cemeteries,” compiled by East Georgia Genealogical Society.


Samuel H. SIMPSON, both parents born SC. Since his wife, Nancy E. was listed as born SC and both parents born SC, it is probably her response to the census taker that gave the erroneous birthplace for Samuel. His two sons, John W. and.


Both Gilbert & Samuel H. SIMPSON served in Company C of the 8th Georgia Militia Regiment. That regiment and the other Georgia Militia regiments were organized in the summer of 1864 to provide defense in their home counties, but due to the shortage of men in the Confederate forces, was soon dispatched to Confederate service. The 8th Regiment was serving under General Joseph E. JOHNSTON in Orange Co., North Carolina, at the end of the War when he surrendered.


I have more information on the families and descendants of the children of Gilbert and Samuel H. SIMPSON which I hope to be able to recount in some future article.

3. The Hillman Family.

Ezekiel HILLMAN appears on the census of 1800 & 1810 in Guilford Co., North Carolina, but not thereafter. On the 1810 & 1820 censuses in Guilford was a Caleb HILLMAN, and on the 1815 tax list of Guilford Co. were listed Caleb HILLMAN and Joshua HILLMAN. Joshua HILLMAN was married in Rockingham Co., North Carolina, in 1810 to Polly WINCHESTER. Two HILLMAN women were married in Guilford Co.; Rachel HILLMAN to James KERR in 1812, and Priscilla HILLMAN to Wesley SIMPSON in 1819. No HILLMANs are listed on the 1830 or later censuses in either Guilford or Rockingham Counties.


Joshua HILLMAN appears on the 1820 census in Warren Co., Georgia, as age 26 - 45, wife age 16 - 26, 2 males & 3 females all under 10. On the 1830 census his widow, Mary (WINCHESTER) HILLMAN, was listed as head of household so presumably Joshua was deceased. That census also lists the households of the widow, Francis HILLMAN, that of Caleb HILLMAN & of Samuel T. HILLMAN.


In 1831, Samuel T. HILLMAN made his will in Warren Co. In it he named his wife, Gracy, his mother Frances HILLMAN, his brothers Caleb, Joshua & Ezekiel HILLMAN, and several HILLMAN nieces and nephews.


In 1832 Samuel’s mother, Frances HILLMAN, made her will. In it she mentions son, Ezekiel HILLMAN, grandsons Samuel H. SIMPSON and Ezekiel H. CARR (=KERR?), granddaughter Frances CARR, and Frances SIMPSON (presumably a granddaughter but not so designated), and others.


From these and other things it appears that Ezekiel HILLMAN, Sr. & wife, Frances (maiden name unknown), had sons Caleb, Joshua, Samuel T., and Ezekiel, Jr., and daughters Rachel & Priscilla.


There was also in Warren Co., Georgia as early as 1807, a Winder HILLMAN who was listed on the 1820 census in the same district as Joshua HILLMAN. Winder HILLMAN left a will written in 1823, naming wife, Gracy, to whom he left much of this property. He also left property, including some of his land, to Joshua & Samuel HILLMAN, and Joshua’s daughter, Elizabeth. He did not indicate any relationship to Joshua or Samuel. In the will of Samuel T. mentioned above, he mentions the land in Early County, Georgia, left him by Winder HILLMAN, but also does not indicate any relationship to Winder. We can only assume there was likely some relationship and that Winder, lacking any surviving children, left part of his estate to Joshua and Samuel T.


In Somerset Co., Maryland, where these HILLMANs originated, the name Winder seems to have been used repeatedly among HILLMAN families. Nathan SIMPSON’s wife, Patience (HILLMAN) SIMPSON, had a half-brother named Winder J. HILLMAN. It is not known yet if this Winder HILLMAN of Warren Co., Georgia, was Patience’s brother or some other Winder HILLMAN.

WESLEY & PRISCILLA (HILLMAN) SIMPSON


Addendum -- Nov., 2002

A note in this newsletter, vol. 8, no. 3, winter 1992/3, by Jerri Chasteen of Prior, Oklahoma, led me to finding what happened to the oldest daughter of Wesley & Priscilla SIMPSON. That daughter, Frances SIMPSON, was mentioned in the will of her grandmother, Frances HILLMAN, in 1832, but was not known from any other record.


Jerri’s note in The Simpson Clan mentioned that she was named in an application for membership in the Cherokee Nation had been married to William ROGERS probably in Georgia about 1836, and among the several children they had was a son named Samuel H. ROGERS who was married in Paulding Co., Georgia, in 1878 to Lucinda TIDWELL, who was part Cherokee Indian.


Samuel & Lucinda (TIDWELL) ROGERS moved to Indian Territory [now Oklahoma] in about 1895 and Lucinda died there before the 1900 census. At that census Samuel and children were living in the town of Stillwell [now in Adair County]. He made application before the Dawes Commission for citizenship for himself and his children in the Cherokee Nation. Due to some technicalities his application was rejected but that for his children was accepted. In the application he had to declare his date and place of birth and names of his parents and the same for his wife. He named his parents as William ROGERS and Frances SIMPSON, both deceased by the time of the application, and his birthplace as Georgia.


William & Frances ROGERS were living in Cobb Co., Georgia, at the 1850 census (Bart’s Dist., p. 130), and on the 1860, 1870, & 1880 censuses in Acorn Tree Dist. of Paulding Co. (1860 p. 718; 1870 p.384; 1880 ED 156, p. 19). Their whereabouts in 1840 is not certain but they may have been in Grinnett Co.


On the 1880 census Frances is listed as head of household and it appears that William was deceased by then. She was listed as age 59, born North Carolina, and both parents born NC. It appears that Frances was probably born ca. 1820 and if so was probably the first child of Wesley & Priscilla who were married in 1819 in Guilford Co., North Carolina.


A website on the ROGERS family is maintained by Jerri and cousins and contains detailed information on them. One can do a Goggle search for Jerri Chasteen and the ROGERS family website should be listed among the results. The listing there of Frances as born in South Carolina probably should be North Carolina.

QUERIES

Robert SIMPSON was married to Rebecca LYONS daughter of Ezekiel and Hannah ARCHER LYONS in the year 1800 in Washington Co., Tennessee leaving children: Margaret, Nancy, Ezekiel, Hannah, William, John and Asher. Robert and Rebecca LYON SIMPSON were married by Rev. Jonathan MULKY. Does anyone know of this man or his religion?

Respond to Marilyn Collins, 10039 Kemp Forest, Houston, TX 77080. E-mail Marilync@hal-pc.org. Phone: 713-462-4242.

* * * * *

Researching progenitors of David Marshall SIMPSON of Humphries Co., Tennessee. Other locations of this family were Arkansas and Kentucky.

Respond to Joseph E. Simpson, 1524 Agawela Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919


NOTES ON DAVID M. SIMPSON


By Fran Laird, 115 Lexington Rd., Bel Air, MD 21014, e-mail flamar1@msn.com

David M. SIMPSON was in both the 1840 and 1850 censuses of Humphreys Co., TN. [Perhaps others that I haven't checked.]

Humphreys Co., TN, Deed Book M:

p. 142 - SHIPMAN, Daniel V. to David M. SIMPSON, land, entire interest of heirs of Simeon BUCHANAN, dec'd, 30 acres on Tenn. River, 1854. This entry headed Itawamba Co., Mississippi, Thomas to William O. BRITT, tracts in Dist. 4 in Humphreys Co., excluding school house & what ground David M. SIMPSON deeded to public.


p. 160 - SIMPSON, David M. to Thompson B. GORIN, land in Dist. 4 on Tennessee River, mentions interest heretofore claimed by heirs of Simeon BUCHANAN, dec'd, 1854.


With that in mind, I found the following of interest:

Wills & Inventories of Lincoln Co., TN, 1810-1921 by Helen & Timothy Marsh, Southern Hist. Press, 1989:

p. 30 from Will Book #1, p 149 - Samuel BUCHANAN. Wife Sally. Sons: James M. SIMPSON, & William BUCHANAN. Signed 3 May 1838.



p. 60 from Will Book #2, p 240 - Joseph COMMONS. .... my daughter Sarah, wife of Simpson BUCHANAN.....wd/21 Feb 1858 & wp/5 Apr 1858.


And then I just list the children of David M. & wife Susan (BUCHANAN) SIMPSON that appeared in the 1850 census. Also David M. SIMPSON signed as D. M. SIMPSON a petition to keep the county seat of Humphreys Co. in Waverly in 1837.

Coming soon: an article about Fran’s Nathaniel SIMPSON of Humphreys Co., Tennessee

HOSEA SIMPSON, SOUTH CAROLINA TO ALABAMA DESCENDANTS FROM ALABAMA TO TEXAS

by Sheila Simpson, 8105 SE 79th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040;

sheilasimpson14@hotmail.com; 206-236-2910 Fax 206-236-2883


NOTE: This article would not have been possible without the kind assistance of H. Wayne Beck, a descendant of Calvin Henderson ROBERTS and Malinda Jane SIMPSON SUGGS ROBERTS. Much of this article is based on his research. Thanks also to other Simpson researchers - Carolyn Mayo, Lauri Rowell, and Mike Worsick – who helpfully shared information about their Simpson ancestors with me.


The first mention of Hosea SIMPSON in South Carolina is found when he is listed as buying an item from the estate of John SIMPSON on November 8, 1823 in Laurens County, South Carolina Wills 1784-1850 by Colleen Elliott. It is not known what relationship, if any, existed between Hosea and John SIMPSON. John SIMPSON died in 1823 in the Durbin Creek area of Laurens County, South Carolina. The heirs of John SIMPSON were listed as Isabella, Sarah, Betsey, John, Peter, Peggy, William and James. In 1824 daughter Isabella SIMPSON and her husband, John COLEMAN, filed a petition for division of John SIMPSON’s 300 acres of land on Warriors Creek and 150 acres in Laurens District on Beaverdam. John’s son, Peter, who was born about 1810 and died in 1847 moved from Durbin Creek to an area known as Plain, Greenville County in 1836 where he was a farmer and blacksmith. The town later became known as Simpsonville, Greenville County, South Carolina.


There is also mention in the 1822 Boston Directory of a Hosea SIMPSON who was a general laborer. His address is listed as Town Dock, Boston, Massachusetts. The directory was published by John H. A. Frost and Charles Stimpson, Jr. However, it is not known if this Hosea SIMPSON is the same one later found in South Carolina records.

The first census in which Hosea SIMPSON appears is the 1830 Laurens County, South Carolina. He is also found in the 1840 census for Laurens County, South Carolina.


By 1845 Hosea and his family have moved to Anderson County, South Carolina. On November 12, 1845 he is listed as the buyer of an item from the estate of Robert GUYTON in Anderson County, South Carolina. In 1850 he and his family are listed in the Anderson County, South Carolina census. Sometime after 1858 the family moved to Alabama and is found in the 1860 DeKalb County, Alabama, born about 1800, was married to Alesy, born about 1808, last name unknown, sometime before 1827. Alesy is the French spelling of Alice. They had eight children: Sanford born 1827 in South Carolina; Elizabeth born 1830 in South Carolina; John born 1836 in South Carolina; Mahala born April 1839 in South Carolina; Malinda Jane born May 1, 1842 in South Carolina; David born 1846 in South Carolina; Peter born 1847 in South Carolina; and Samuel born 1851 in South Carolina, also died sometime between 1860 and 1870. His wife, Kessiah, is listed as living with the family of her daughter, Frances Louisa SIMPSON DICKSON, in the 1870 DeKalb County, Alabama census. Kessiah is listed under her maiden name of HEAFNER. By 1880 Kessiah and her daughter’s family moved to Travis County, Texas.


Mahala SIMPSON is listed as marrying A. W. ROBINS of Marion County, Alabama. However, the 1860 census does not list a child for Mahala so the 1859 birth year for her son is most likely incorrect. Mahala’s situation is a mystery. Sometime between 1870 and 1880 she reverted to her maiden name of SIMPSON. In the 1900 census she states she is a widow, was married for one year and had only one child. Her son, John Perry ROBINS, also shed the ROBINS surname and was known as Perry SIMPSON.


The first husband of Malinda Jane SIMPSON was SUGGS, first name not known. They had one child, George W. SUGGS, born about 1860. The second husband of Malinda Jane SIMPSON SUGGS was Calvin Henderson ROBERTS, born about 1814 in Orange County, North Carolina. He and Malinda were married in 1863 in the midst of the Civil War. She and Calvin had five children: Mary born December 19, 1864; John Alexander born March 1867; Hannah J. born November 1870; Florence C. born April 28, 1872 and Robert Carey born November 16, 1876. Sometime after 1880 the ROBERTS family adopted the spelling of “ROBERDS”. However, records for descendants may be found under either spelling. After the death of her husband, Malinda and her youngest son, Robert, known as Bob, lived in Fannin County, Texas is listed as marrying Jane BREWER on September 2, 1870 in Jackson County, Alabama and Jane BREWER are as follows: Josephine born 1872; July born 1874; Martha born 1879; Ruben born August 1881; Ben A. born August 1884; Judae V. born October, 1890; and are also found later in Fannin County, Texas.


No information has yet been found to determine the location of Hosea’s other three children, Elizabeth, John, David or Peter, after the 1860 DeKalb County, Alabama census.


Perry SIMPSON, the son of Mahala SIMPSON ROBINS, and Mary ROBERTS, the daughter of Calvin H. ROBERTS and Malinda J. SIMPSON SUGGS ROBERTS were married to each other on February 28, 1880 in Jackson County, Alabama. The marriage was listed as taking place at Jane ROBERTS’ and performed by James H. LANGSTON, Minister of the Gospel.


Sometime after 1880 Perry SIMPSON and his family moved to Madison County, Alabama where he applied for 80.17 acres of land through the Homestead Act of 1862 in 1893. By 1900 Samuel SIMPSON and his family had also moved from Jackson County to Madison County, Alabama.


The children of Perry SIMPSON and Mary ROBERTS are as follows: Monroe Perry born August 15, 1882 in Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama; Sarah J. born January 31, 1884 in AL; Wade Hampton born October 1886 in AL; Alice Lecy born October 1890 in AL; Dema born May 23, 1891 in AL; Laborn P. born March 21, 1894 in AL; Fannie Bell born February 20, 1896 in AL; Lev Richard born January 31, 1898 in AL; Pearl born May 1900 in AL; Josh Franklin born June 25, 1902; James Moses born February 24, 1904; and Fred born 1907. In 1910 Mary stated she had 14 children with 13 still living. The name of the 13th child does not appear on the 1900, 1910 or 1920 census.


Perry SIMPSON died on December 5, 1948 in Texas. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas. Mary ROBERTS SIMPSON died in Bowie, Montague County, Texas, date unknown, and is also buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas.

To be continued

[1] More information about this family can be found in this newsletter Vol. XIV, No. 1 Summer 1998 p. 1-6 and Vol. XVII, No. 1, Summer 2001, p. 1-2 (includes a photo of Rufus Marion Simpson).

[2] 1850 Cobb Co., Gerogia census, Marietta District, p. 231, #1840

[3] DeKalb Co., Georgia Brownings Courthouse Justice of the Peace Docket Book, 1828-1833.

[4] Lucas, Rev. Silas, The 1833 Cherokee Land Lottery, Southern Historical Press, p. 331.

[5] DeKalb Co., Georgia Brownings Courthouse Justice of the Peace Docket Book, 1828-1833.

[6] 1834 Cobb Co., Georgia head of household census

[7] 1834 Cherokee County head of household census

[8] 1840 Cobb Co., Georgia census, 898th district, p. 277.

[9] Cherokee Co., Georgia deed book ___, p. 480.

[10] DeKalb Co., Georgia deed book L, p. 583.

[11] 1850 Cobb Co., Gerogia census, Marietta District, p. 231, #1840

[12] 1860 Cobb Co., Georgia census, p. 450.

[13] Cornell, Nancy J. 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia, p. 118.

[14] Letter written in 1874 by a descendant of John SIMPSON naming his posterity as best remembered. The letter is on the web site: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/9096/genealogy.ntm

[15] Lucas, Rev. Silas, The 1833 Cherokee Land Lottery, Southern Historical Press, p. 331.

[16] 1850 Cobb Co., Gerogia census, Marietta District, p. 231, #1840

[17] Ibid.

[18] Lucas, Rev. Silas, The 1833 Cherokee Land Lottery, Southern Historical Press, p. 331.

[19] 1850 Cobb Co., Gerogia census, Marietta District, p. 231, #1840

[20] Ibid.

[21] Lucas, Rev. Silas, The 1833 Cherokee Land Lottery, Southern Historical Press, p. 331.

[22] Ibid.

[23] Ibid.

[24] Ibid.

[25] 1850 Cobb Co., Gerogia census, Marietta District, p. 231, #1840

[26] Ibid.

[27] Ibid.

[28] Ibid.

[29] 1840 Cobb Co., Georgia census, 898th District, p. 277.

[30] 1850 Cobb Co., Gerogia census, Marietta District, p. 231, #1840

[31] 1840 Cobb Co., Georgia census, 898th District, p. 277.

[32] Ibid.

[33] 1850 Cobb Co., Gerogia census, Marietta District, p. 231, #1840

[34] Ibid.

[35] 1840 Cobb Co., Georgia census, 898th District, p. 277.

[36] Cornell, Nancy J. 1864 Census for Re-Organizing the Georgia Militia, p. 118.

[37] 1850 Cobb Co., Gerogia census, Marietta District, p. 231, #1840

[38] 1840 Cobb Co., Georgia census, 898th District, p. 277.

[39] Ibid.

[40] 1860 Cobb Co., Georgia census, p. 450.

[41] Ibid.

[42] Ibid.

[43] Ibid

[44] Ibid.

[45] Ibid.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Simpson Clan Volume XVIII, Issue 3, Winter 2002/2003

Descendants of Nathaniel Simpson
By Fran Laird, 115 Lexington Rd., Bel Air, MD 21014, email: flamar1@msn.com

Generation No. 1

1. Nathaniel1 SIMPSON was born between 1770 - 1780 in North Carolina, probably near the Holston River in present-day Tennessee and died before October 02, 1843 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee.

Notes for Nathaniel SIMPSON:

1807 Tax list of Hickman Co., Tennessee, on Hurricane Creek. [Don Simpson, 1995]

1809 Purchased 123 acres on S fork of Hurricane Creek, Hickman Co., Tennessee. [Don Simpson, 1995]

1812, Capt. of Militia, "History of Hickman Co., Tennessee" by Spence

1819 April 5, buyer at estate sale of Robert MELTON in Dickson Co., Tennessee. [Dickson Co., Tennessee, Handbook, p 80, by Jill K. Garrett, 1984, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC]

1820 Hickman Co., Tennessee, federal census

1830 Dickson Co., Tennessee, federal census

1836-37 Humphreys Co., Tennessee, Dist. 10 tax list, 100 acres.

1840 Humphreys Co., Tennessee, federal census

1843 Sept 23, Humphreys Co., Tennessee Deed Book H, pp 4-5: Ludwell RICHARDS of Virginia, deeds land to James H. WILCOX of Metropolis, Massac Co., Illinois, on S side of Hurricane Creek & lots in Metropolis, land in Humphreys Co., formerly Dickson Co., adj Nathaniel SIMPSON. Recorded 9 Sep 1844.

1843 Oct 2, Humphreys Co., Tennessee, County Court Minutes, p 68: Wm. C. HEDGE made settlement as administrator of estate of Nathaniel SIMPSON.

1847 Nov 22, Humphreys Co., Tennessee, Deed - This indenture made and entered into this the twenty second day of November one thousand and eight hundred and forty-seven between Samuel SIMPSON, Thomas SIMPSON, Nathaniel SIMPSON, Robert SIMPSON, Benjamin SIMPSON and John N. TIDWELL, for his wife Jeanette formerly SIMPSON, Lindsay R. BRIMM for his wife Jemima formerly SIMPSON all legatees (of Nathaniel SIMPSON of Humphreys Co., Tennessee) all of Tippah County and state of Mississippi of the one part, and Nathaniel SIMPSON of Humphreys County, of the other part. Witnessed for deed in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to them the said parties of the first part before assignee and delivering these presents the receipt whereof they do by these presents acknowledge hath by this presents, bargained, granted, sold; ... and confirmed unto the said Nathaniel SIMPSON of the second part, his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land situated, lying and being in Humphreys County, formerly Hickman Co., Tennessee, and on the south fork of Hurricane Creek, and twelve poles south of the upper large spring beginning at a gum tree marked N.S. then west one hundred and fifty poles to a dogwood Blased, thence north sixty poles to the creek. In all sixty eight poles to a hickory and dogwood in Benjamin HOLLANDs south boundary line of his occupant claim thence east with his line fifty two poles to an ash said HOLLANDs S.E. corner thence north with said HOLLANDs East boundary line fifty five and one half poles to a dogwood on said line thence east one hundred poles to a dogwood & hickory thence south ninety poles to the creek in all one hundred and twenty three & l/2 poles to the beginning containing one hundred acres of land to be the same more or less also one other tract or parcel of land containing fifty and 3/4 acres by survey bearing date 15th Oct 1835 lying in said county on Little Hurricane Creek beginning at the S.W. corner of RAGANs 150 acre tract thence north with his line 64 poles to a hickory thence west twenty seven poles to a black walnut Thence north 30 poles to hickory Thence west seventy poles to a chestnut Thence south 94 poles to a white oak Thence east to the beginning. To have and to hold the aforesaid tracts or parcels of land with all advantages ... and appertenances there unto belonging as in any.... appertaining [?] to the said Nathaniel SIMPSON, his heirs, and assignees for ever and ... and the parties of the first part their heirs Executors administrators and assigns doth covenant and agree to and with the said Simpson his heirs and assigns to warrant and forever defend the said Bargained premises ... said party of the second his heirs and assigns against the claim of all persons whatsoever claiming ... whereof were the said parties of the first part have here unto set our hands and affixed their seals the day above written.

/S/ Samuel SIMPSON (Seal) - /S/ Thomas SIMPSON (Seal) - /S/ Nathaniel SIMPSON [Seal] - /S/ Robt (x) SIMPSON (Seal) - /S/ Benjamin (x) SIMPSON (Seal) - /S/ John N. (x) TIDWELL (Seal) In behalf of his wife Jenette - /S/ Lindsay R. BRIMM (Seal) In behalf of his wife Jemima - Jennetta (x) TIDWELL (Seal) - Jemima (x) BRIMM (Seal) - /S/ John SIMPSON

State of Mississippi - Tippah County. Before me the undersigned and acting Justice of the Peace for said county personally appeared before me, Sam'l SIMPSON, Thomas SIMPSON, Nathaniel SIMPSON, Robt. SIMPSON, Benjamin SIMPSON, John N. TIDWELL & Lindsay BRIMM with whom I am personally acquainted and whose names appear to the foregoing deed and acknowledged that they signed, sealed and delivered the same on the day and year therein mentioned as this act, Given under my hand and seal 22nd Nov 1847. /S/ I. WHEATLEY (Seal), Justice of the Peace

State of Mississippi - Tippah County. Personally came before me the undersigned Justice of the Peace Jennetta TIDWELL the wife of John N. TIDWELL also Jamima "Retten" BRIMM the wife of Lindsay R. BRIMM who acknowledge that they signed the foregoing deed who on a private examinations by me separate and apart from their husbands acknowledge that they signed, sold and delivered the foregoing deed on the day and year aforementioned as this act and deed freely without any fears threats or compulsion of their husbands given under my hand and seal this 7th day of March 1849.
/S/ S. A. RHODES (Seal), Justice of the Peace

The State of Mississippi, Tippah Co. I Samuel HUNT Clerk of the Probate Court of said county do hereby certify that Isaac WHEATLY whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing certificate of acknowledgement to and was at the date there of as acting Justice of the Peace in and for said county, elected, qualified and commissioned according to law and that all his official acts as such are and ought to be entitled to full faith and credit. In witness whereof I have set my hand and the seal of said court at office this the 18th day of December A.D. 1847. /S/ Daniel HUNT, Clerk

The State of Mississippi, Tippah Co. I, Wm. R. BUCHANAN, Judge of the Probate Court of said county do hereby certify that Daniel HUNT whose genuine signature appeared to the above certificate is and was at the time of signing the said Clerk of the Probate Court of said county, Elected, qualified and commissioned according to law and that all his official acts as such are and ought to be entitled to full faith and credit given under my hand and seal the 18th day of December 1847.
/S/ Wm. R. BUCHANAN (Seal), Judge of Probate

State of Tennessee, Humphreys Co. Registers office June 19th, 1849. Then was the within deed of conveyance from Samuel SIMPSON and others to Nathaniel SIMPSON with the certificates those as duly registered in said office in Book L (?), pages 475-476-477-478 Recd for ... and noted in note book A page 83. /S/ R. P. McCRARY, Register

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Nathaniel's wife or wives are unknown. He appears to have been a widower when he died.

He was a brother of the William SIMPSON who married Margaret Ann MATTOX/MADDOX/MATLOCK 3 Nov 1803 in Wayne Co., Kentucky, and who lived near him in Humphreys Co., Tennessee. It was probably his nephew, Nathaniel SIMPSON, s/o of this William, who bought his property after his death. Evidence that Nathaniel and William were brothers is established by family lore that two cousins, both named Samuel SIMPSON, arrived in Tippah County, about 1835-36, and both were named in the 1837 county tax roll. To distinguish between the two, one was known as Red Sam and the other as Black Sam, depending on the color of their hair. Before 1840 Samuel, s/o William, moved to Texas and left behind an old English text book with the name Rebecca McKINNEY written on the flyleaf - the name of this Samuel's first wife. The book remains in the family of Samuel, s/o Nathaniel, to this day, it is said.

According to the obituary for William SIMPSON, brother of Nathaniel, that appeared in the Waverly Journal, 27 May 1875, their father died near the Holston River in East Tennessee (at that time part of North Carolina) and the family then moved to Wayne Co., Kentucky. Therefore it is safe to say that Nathaniel and William probably were born in North Carolina since Tennessee did not become a state until 1796. Unfortunately, the name of the father was not given.

The 1840 census of Humphreys Co., Tennessee, shows Nathaniel with six others in his home. The sons check out as the youngest Benjamin with his older brothers Robert and Nathaniel, Jr. The females were Jemima (possible twin of Nathaniel, Jr.) and her older sister Mary Jennet as well as one other born between 1810 and 1820, who was an unknown sister or possibly a young wife of Nathaniel, head of the household.

It should be noted here that the known descendants, who lived in Tippah Co., Mississippi, all lived in that part that became Benton County late in 1870, after the census of that year. They stayed in the same area where they had first located and unless otherwise noted were all born and died there.

Children of Nathaniel SIMPSON are:

+ 2 i. John2 SIMPSON, born about. 1800 in Virginia; died between 1860 - 1870 in Tippah Co., Mississippi.

3 ii. William SIMPSON.

Notes for William SIMPSON:
It is unknown when William was born. He has never been found in a census. This is the only known record: Humphreys Co., Tennessee, Deed Book H, p 100 - William SIMPSON, legatee of Nathaniel SIMPSON, deeds to William C. HEDGE for $20 "my interest in the Tennessee land of Nat. SIMPSON in Dist. 10, dated 5 Apr 1845, recorded 9 Apr 1845.

+ 4 iii. Samuel C. SIMPSON, born June 04, 1805 in Tennessee probably; died February 05, 1887 in Benton Co., Mississippi.

5 iv. Thomas SIMPSON, born about. 1816 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee, died unknown.

Notes for Thomas SIMPSON:
Since Thomas was not living in his father's home in the 1840 census, it is most likely that he had gone to Tippah Co., Mississippi, with his older brother Samuel. In fact he may be the Thomas SIMPSON who was on the 1837 County Tax Roll there. In 1850 he was living there with his sister Jemima and her husband Lindsay R. BRIM, and he probably moved with them to Navarro Co., Texas, in 1854.

+ 6 v. Mary/Polly Jennett SIMPSON, born about. 1821 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee; died between. 1858 - 1859 in Tippah Co., Mississippi.

+ 7 vi. Robert W. SIMPSON, born January 02, 1824 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee; died June 01, 1888 in Ashland, Benton Co., Mississippi.

+ 8 vii. Jemima SIMPSON, born about. 1826 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee; died 1868 in Dresden, Navarro Co., Texas.

+ 9 viii. Nathaniel SIMPSON, Jr., born about. 1826 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee, died unknown.

+ 10 ix. Benjamin H. "Doc" SIMPSON, born about. 1827 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee; died about. 1871 in Ashland, Benton Co., Mississippi.

To be continued

Descendants of William Simpson [and Elizabeth Hocking] in Cherokee Co. GA
By Kathleen Akin, 380 Braxton Place, Tucker, GA 30084, email: abish@bellsouth.net

Continued from the previous issue

Balus Wilson SIMPSON (son of John SIMPSON and Arilla OSBURN) born 28 July 1814 South Carolina; died 16 December 1901 Georgia; buried Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Cobb Co., Georgia; married December 1836 DeKalb Co., Georgia to Permelia EVINS born 17 November 1814 Virginia; died 15 September 1886 Georgia, buried Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Cobb Co., Georgia. Their children were:

1. Sarah Elizabeth SIMPSON born 15 November 1837 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 10 August 1895 Georgia; married 21 December 1854 DeKalb Co., Georgia/Cherokee Co., Georgia to William A. FOWLER.

2. Frances Adaline SIMPSON born 9 June 1839 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 7 February 1883 Georgia; married 30 December 1861 DeKalb Co., Georgia Cherokee Co., Georgia to George E. FOWLER.

3. Silas Milton SIMPSON born 10 November 1840 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 30 March 1913 DeKalb Co., Georgia; buried Rehoboth Baptist Church DeKalb Co., Georgia; married 9 January 1868 DeKalb Co., Georgia to Mary Melissa CAMPBELL.

4. Sylvanus Samantha Caroline SIMPSON born 5 September 1842 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 9 September 1915 Georgia.

5. Melvin Eulises SIMPSON born 16 February 1845 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 31 October 1875 Cherokee Co., Georgia; buried Carmel Baptist Church DeKalb Co., Georgia Cherokee Co., Georgia

6. F.M. SIMPSON (male) born 26 December 1847 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 24 October 1910.

7. Plesant Marion SIMPSON born 30 October 1848 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 4 January 1872

8. Terissa Riller SIMPSON born 17 February 1850 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 11 September 1875

9. Malissa Elvira SIMPSON born 24 February 1851 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 3 July 1925 DeKalb Co., Georgia; buried Bethel Baptist Church, Cobb Co., Georgia; married 28 May 1902 Cobb Co., Georgia to Meredith SIMPSON.

10. Virgil Wilson SIMPSON born 15 May 1854 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 6 January 1897 ; married 13 December 1874 Cherokee Co., Georgia to Sarah F. SARGENT.

B.W. SIMPSON appeared on the census of 1840 in Cherokee Co., Georgia showing that he was born between 1811 and 1820. He was identified as Balus SIMPSON on the 1860 census in Cherokee County #1038, #1101. He was 46 years old. Rufus W. SIMPSON and Benjamin F. SIMPSON were sued by Charles WHITLOCK and a judgment was rendered on 5 March 1842. He was sued for a debt on during the April term of court in 1841 and judgment was rendered in May of that year. During that term James BLACKMAN Jr. won a suit against both Balus W. SIMPSON and B. F. SIMPSON.

To be continued

HOSEA SIMPSON, SOUTH CAROLINA TO ALABAMA
DESCENDANTS FROM ALABAMA TO TEXAS

by Sheila Simpson, 8105 SE 79th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040;
sheilasimpson14@hotmail.com; 206-236-2910 Fax 206-236-2883

CENSUS INFORMATION
1830 Census for Laurens County, South Carolina
SIMPSON, Hony (sic)
1 male, ages 0-5 (Sanford)
1 male, ages 30-40 (Hosea)
1 female, ages 0-5 (Elizabeth)
1 female ages 30-40 (Alesey)

1840 Census for Laurens County, South Carolina
SIMPSON, Hosea
2 males, ages 5-10 (John,?)
1 male, ages 10-15 (Sanford)
1 male, ages 40-50 (Hosea)
2 females, ages 0-5 (Mahala?)
1 female, ages 10-15 (Elizabeth)
1 female, ages 30-40 (Alesey)

1850 Census for Eastern Subdivision, Anderson County, South Carolina October 4, 1850
SIMPSON, Hosey, age 50, male, Mechanic, born South Carolina, cannot read or write
SIMPSON, Absey (sic), age 42, female, born South Carolina, cannot read or write
SIMPSON, Elizabeth, age 20, female, born South Carolina, cannot read or write
SIMPSON, John, age 14, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Mahala, age 11, female, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Malinda J., age 9, female, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Peter, age 3, female (sic), born South Carolina
SIMPSON, David, age 4, male, born South Carolina

Separate Household:
SIMPSON, Sanford, age 23, male, Laborer, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Kessiah, age 22, female, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Louisa, age 3, female, born South Carolina

1860 Division No. 2, DeKalb County, Alabama July 12, 1860
SIMPSON, Hosea, age 60, male, Farm Laborer, Personal Property $40, born SC
SIMPSON, Alesy, age 32 (sic), female, born SC
SIMPSON, Mahala, age 20, female, born SC
SIMPSON, Peter, age 14, male, born SC
SIMPSON, David, age 13, male, born SC
SIMPSON, Samuel, age 9, male, born SC
SIMPSON, Elizabeth, age 30, female, born SC
SIMPSON, Rebecca, age 6, female, born SC
SIMPSON, Margaret, age 3, female, born SC

Separate Household:
SIMPSON, Sanford, age 33, male, Farmer, Real Estate $100, Personal Property $100, born SC
SIMPSON, Rissiah (sic), age 31, female, born SC
SIMPSON, Frances, age 13, female, born SC

Separate Household:
SIMPSON, John, age 23, Farm Laborer, Personal Property $30, born SC
SIMPSON, Mary, age 20, born SC
SIMPSON, Sarah J., age 2, born SC

1870 Census for Lebanon, DeKalb County, Alabama August 16, 1870
SIMPSON, Alsey, age 66, female, Keeping House, Personal estate $100, born South Carolina
SIMPSON, Samuel, age 18, male, working on Farm, born South Carolina
ROBINS, Mahala, age 32, female, Housekeeping, born South Carolina
ROBINS, John P., age 11, male, Working on Farm, born Georgia
All individuals are listed as White

Separate Household:
DICKSON, Thomas, age 26, male, Farmer, Real estate $200, Personal estate $96, born SC, cannot read or write
DICKSON, Frances L., age 23, female, Keeping House, born SC, cannot read or write
DICKSON, Josephine, age 3, female, At Home, born AL
DICKSON, Andrew V., age 1, male, At Home, born AL
HEAFNER, Keziah, age 41, female, Without Occupation, born SC
All individuals are listed as White

1870 Census for Big Coon, Jackson County, Alabama July 3, 1870
ROBERTS, Calvin, age 56, male, Farm laborer, Personal estate $200, born North Carolina
ROBERTS, Malinda J., age 28, female, Keeping House, born SC, cannot read or write
ROBERTS, Anne E., age 23, female, At Home, born AL, cannot write
ROBERTS, Martha, age 10, female, At Home, born AL, cannot write
ROBERTS, Charlotte, age 7, female, born AL, cannot read or write
ROBERTS, Mary A. K., age 6, female, born AL, attended school within the year
ROBERTS, John A., age 3, male, born AL
ROBERTS, Hannah J., age 6/12, female, month of birth Nov, born AL
SUGGS, George, age 10, male, born AL
All individuals are listed as White

1880 Census for Beat 14, 18 & 25, Jackson County, Alabama
SIMPSON, Samuel, Farmer, male, married, age 25, born SC, father born SC, mother born SC
SIMPSON, Jane, Keeping House, Wife, female, married, age 24, born AL, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee
SIMPSON, Josephine, Daughter, female, single, age 8, born AL, father born SC, mother born Tennessee
SIMPSON, July, Daughter, female, single, age 6, born AL, father born SC, mother born Tennessee
SIMPSON, Martha, Daughter, female, single, age 1, born AL, father born SC, mother born Tennessee
HENDERSON, Frank, School Teacher, male, single, age 19, born Tennessee, father born Tennessee, mother born Alabama
NEWMAN, Henry C., Cooper, male, widowed, age 60, born Virginia, father born PA, mother born Virginia

1880 Census for Beat No. 18, Jackson County, Alabama
ROBERTS, Malind (sic) J., Keeping House, female, widowed, age 38, born SC, father born SC, mother born SC
ROBERTS, Aelic (sic) J., Son, male, single, age 13, born AL, father born SC, mother born SC
ROBERTS, Hannah J, Daughter, female, single, age 10, born AL, father born SC, mother born SC
ROBERTS, Florence C., Daughter, female, single, age 8, born AL, father born SC, mother born SC
ROBERTS, Robert T., Son, male, single, age 4, born AL, father born SC, mother born SC

Separate Household:
SIMPSON, Perry, Farming, male, married, age 20, born GA, father born GA, mother born SC
SIMPSON, Mary A., Keeping House, Wife, married, age 15, born AL, father born SC, mother born SC
SIMPSON, Mohala (sic), House, Mother, single, age 41, born SC, father born SC, mother born SC
SUGS (sic), George W., Labor, single, age 20, born North Carolina, father born North Carolina, mother born SC
All are listed as White

1880 Census for Travis County, Texas
DICKSON, Thos, Farmer, male, married, age 35, born North Carolina
DICKSON, France (sic) L., Keeps House, Wife, female, married, age 33, born SC
DICKSON, Josaphine (sic), Daughter, female, single, age 13, born AL, father born North Carolina, mother born SC
DICKSON, R. V., Son, male, age 11, single, born AL, father born North Carolina, mother born SC
DICKSON, Annie, Daughter, female, age 9, single, born Texas, father born North Carolina, mother born SC
DICKSON, Minnie, Daughter, female, age 6, single, born Texas, father born North Carolina, mother born SC
SIMPSON, Kesia (sic), Mother Law, age 48, born SC
BENFORD, L., Farm Hand, male, single, mulatto, age 23, born Texas
ROBINSON, Jesse, Farm Hand, male, single, black, age 25, born Texas
All others are listed as White

1900 Census for Madison County, Alabama June 5, 1900
SIMPSON, Sam, Head, born August 1853, age 46, married 29 years, born SC, father born SC, mother born SC, Farmer
SIMPSON, Jane, Wife, born August 1850, age 49, married 29 years, born AL, father born North Carolina, mother born North Carolina
SIMPSON, Judae V., Daughter, born October 1890, age 9, born AL, father born SC, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Ruben, Son, born August 1881, age 18, born AL, father born SC, mother born AL, Farm laborer
SIMPSON, Ben A., Son, born August 1884, age 15, born AL, father born SC, mother born AL, Farm laborer
SIMPSON, Charlie H., Son, born June 1892, age 7, born AL, father born SC, mother born AL
Jane listed 8 children with 6 still living. They rented the farm they resided upon. No one in the family could read or write.

1900 Census for Fannin County, Texas June 16, 1900
ROBERDS, Bob, Head, born November 1879, age 22, single, born AL, father born AL, mother born AL, Farmer
ROBERDS, Jane, Mother, born March 1848, age 52, widowed, born AL, father born GA, mother born GA
Jane listed 6 children with 6 still living. They rented the farm they resided upon. Both Bob and Jane could read and write.
1900 Census for Hunts County, Texas June 22, 1900
SIMPSON, Perry, Head, born July 1859, age 40, married 20 years, born GA, father born unknown, mother born SC, Farmer
SIMPSON, Mar (sic), Wife, born December 1861, age 38, married 20 years, born AL, father born unknown, mother born SC
SIMPSON, Monroe, Son, born August 1882, age 17, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL, Farm Laborer
SIMPSON, Sarah, Daughter, born June 1885, age 15, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Hampton, Son, born October 1886, age 14, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Alice, Daughter, born October 1890, age 9, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Dema, Daughter, born May 1892, age 8, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Labon (sic), Son, born March 1894, age 6, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Fanny, Daughter, born March 1896, age 4, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Lev, Son, born January 1898, age 2, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Pearl, born May 1900, age 0, born AL, father born GA, mother born AL
SIMPSON, Mahala, born April 1839, age 61, widowed, married 1 year, born SC, father born SC, mother born SC
Mar SIMPSON listed 11 children with 10 still living; Mahala SIMPSON listed 1 child with 1 still living.

They rented the farm they resided upon. Perry, Mar and Mahala could not read or write.

Concluded

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Simpson Clan Volume XVIII, Issue 4, Spring 2003

William and Elizabeth Campbell Simpson of Botetourt Co., Virginia

Solomon Simpson of Botetourt Co., Virginia


Bonnie Simpson Valko, 8130 San Gregorio Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422-1216, email bsimpson@tcsn.net


Where did William SIMPSON come from before settling in Botetourt Co., Virginia? This is an intriguing question and one that I have not found the answer for as yet. However, the following are some of the facts about William and some of his kin.


William SIMPSON and his wife, Elizabeth CAMPBELL are mentioned many times in the records of Chalkleys Chronicles where they are desperately trying to pay off all of the debts, left by the death of Elizabeth’s father, Malcolm CAMPBELL.


Dr. Thomas WALKER found Malcolm CAMPBELL at the Great Lick in March of 1750 and bought corn from him. It is likely that the SIMPSON’s were somewhere around at that time, as well. Apparently William SIMPSON knew this CAMPBELL family very well and may have come with them to Virginia from Pennsylvania, where I am almost certain William was born.


The will of Malcolm CAMPBELL is as follows: Feb. 23, 1761. Archibald CAMPBELL, the tract adjoining the Long Lick and one on Mill Creek; William CAMPBELL, --The Long Lick---200 acres; Four daughters: Elizabeth; Jean ; Mary; Rebeckah. Ex.-Wife Isabella.—Augusta Co., Will Book 3, page 266.


The will was proved June of 1763 and was probated by his daughter, Elizabeth CAMPBELL and Patrick SHARKEY, John NEELEY and Adam DEAN as sureties. William was not able to settle all of the debts which were left by his father-in-law, Malcolm and had to spend two months in the “goal” for indebtedness. This is per, Kegley’s Virginia Frontier.


It is not stated anywhere, but during this time, Elizabeth CAMPBELL would marry William SIMPSON. The only clue to this, is that she is called “CAMPBELL” in the probate, and we have “William SIMPSON and his wife Elizabeth, late CAMPBELL” settled Malcolm CAMPBELL’s estate. All this again, per “Kegley’s.


The most information about William SIMPSON is in the will of Archibald CAMPBELL, Malcolm CAMPBELL’s son.


Will of Archibald CAMPBELL: January 8, 1774, Probated April 12, 1774. I give and bequeath in the manner following: It is my desire that my just debts be paid. My Estate by my Executor, hereafter named. I give and bequeath to my brother William CAMPBELL’s oldest son Thomas CAMPBELL my plantation whereon I now live. I give and bequeath to my brother William CAMPBELL one tract of land in Pittsylvania laying on Tomahawk Creek. Also all my wearing clothes. I also give and bequeath unto William SIMPSON’s son, John SIMPSON one plantation laying in Botetourt County on Mill Creek that was willed to me by my father. I also give to William SIMPSON’s son, Archibald SIMPSON one tract of land enjoining the aforesaid tract on the lower side of Mill Creek.


I also give to my sister, Jean CAMPBELL one negro girl named Pegg about nine years of age. In case my sister, Jean does not intermarry with Nathaniel EVANS, brother of Peter EVANS But if my sister Jean should marry the said EVANS, it is my will that the Negro girl Pegg shall be sold and the money from the sale to be equally divided between my brother William’s son Thomas CAMPBELL & William SIMPSON’s sons, John and Archibald SIMPSON.


My will and desire is that all my movable estate be appraised and sold and the money used to pay my debts and if any is left over, it is to be equally divided between William SIMPSON’s sons, John and Archibald SIMPSON


I appoint my brother, William CAMPBELL executor of this my last will and testament. This 8th day of January 1774. Witnesses: John BOWMAN, James RITCHIE, James McNEELE (McNEILL) Will was probated in Botetourt Co., Virginia Court 12th April 17; Will Book A, p. 78


Jean CAMPBELL, Archibald's’ sister did marry Nathaniel EVANS. Doc. Kegleys Virginia Frontier. There was apparently, “bad blood” between these CAMPBELLs and the EVANS’.


Malcolm CAMPBELL had settled on the Great Lick, but had never filed on the land. The EVANS’ came along and filed on 400 acres of the land. They were careful to leave some of the land for Malcolm and he had use of about 76 acres until his death. However, this does not explain the 400 acres Archibald CAMPBELL said his father left him. There definitely needs to be more done on the land deeds in this area of Botetourt Co., Virginia.


From the database of Virginia’s Colonial Militia, 1651 – 1776, is the following:

William SIMPSON Comment: Deceased, soldier in the 1st VA Regiment, under Col. WASHINGTON, till he (William SIMPSON) departed this life, Solomon SIMPSON heir-at-law. Court Name: Botetourt Co., Virginia Date: Feb. 1780


I don’t know that we could use this as a date of death for William SIMPSON, although, it is probably fairly close to when he died. Here, it names Solomon SIMPSON as an heir of William’s which was new information to me. The record also shows a Solomon SIMPSON, as follows: Solomon SIMPSON Comment: Edward GILL Sr., Christopher FINNIE (FINNEY), Christopher BEST and William CROSS, soldiers in the 1st VA Regiment, last war, under command of Col. BYRD and Col. STEPHENS. Court Name: Botetourt Co., Virginia. Date: Dec. 1779


Archibald SIMPSON, William SIMPSON’s son would marry and move to Tennessee, where he shows up in Don Simpson’s article, “Simpsons in Wilson Co., Tennessee.” (Simpson Clan, Volume X , Issue 4, Spring issue.)

Don says that “The abstracts of Wilson Co., Tennessee deeds show that John IRVIN sold to Archibald SIMPSON 140 acres on Round Lick by deed dated 24 March, 1801. On the same date, John IRVIN sold to John CURRY 250 acres on Round Lick. On 30 April, 1801, Archibald SIMPSON sold 23 acres on Round Lick to John HARROD and on 4 May, 1801, John CURRY sold 18 acres on Round Lick to Archibald SIMPSON. No witnesses were listed on these early deeds.” Now, my investigation shows that Archibald married Mary CURRY about 1801, probably the daughter of John CURRY; this would coincide with his purchasing the land on Round Lick. Archibald would only live on this land a few years; he would sell the remaining 135 acres to John ALEXANDER in Feb. 1807; witness were James CURRY and Robert ALEXANDER. Archibald may have moved to Bedford Co., Tennessee, but he did not remain there either and by the 1820 census, we find him in Gibson Co., Indiana. This information would be consistent with the CAMPBELLs as well. They all moved to Indiana as well. So, it would seem we have a good connection between some of the SIMPSONs of Botetourt and these in Tennessee. The IRVINs / IRVINEs, CURRYs and ALEXANDERs are all related as well.


I would be most interested to hear from anyone, who is researching these SIMPSONs. No matter how trivial the information may seem to you, it may hold a clue to this Simpson family.


Descendants of Nathaniel Simpson

By Fran Laird, 115 Lexington Rd., Bel Air, MD 21014, email: flamar1@msn.com

Continued from previous issue

Generation No. 2

2. John2 SIMPSON (Nathaniel1) was born Abt. 1800 in Virginia, and died Bet. 1860 – 1870. He married Louisa. She was born Bet. 1802 - 1805 in Virginia, and died Aft. 1870.


Notes for John SIMPSON:

John was not named among the legatees of Nathaniel in the 1847 deed in Humphreys Co., Tennessee, nor the part in Tippah Co., Mississippi. However, he signed the document anyway in Tippah Co., Mississippi, and is said to have been a brother of those named by a descendant of Samuel's, who has lived in the Benton / Tippah Co., Mississippi area all of her life. A John W. SIMPSON was on the 1837 Tippah County Tax Roll.


Children of John SIMPSON and Louisa are:

11 i. Josiah3 SIMPSON, born Bet. 1825 - 1830 in Alabama; died Aft. 1880 in Faulkner Co., Arkansas (possibly).

12 ii. Sarah/Sallie SIMPSON, born 1829 in Madison Co., Alabama; died Aft. 1859 in White Co., Arkansas (probably). She married William Rufus PRICE 1847.

Notes for Sarah/Sallie SIMPSON: They moved to White Co., Arkansas, by 1859.

13 iii. Lavinia Eveline SIMPSON, born Bet. May 1833 - 1835 in Alabama; died September 27, 1919 in Mississippi. She married (1) RENFROW. She married (2) Leroy LUKER May 04, 1859.

14 iv. John C. SIMPSON, born 1836 in Tennessee, died unknown. He married Theodocia Ann.

15 v. Samuel SIMPSON, born 1839, died unknown.

16 vi. Narcissa E. SIMPSON, born 1841, died unknown.

17 vii. Margaret Ann SIMPSON, born December 12, 1842, died March 08, 1914, married Michael REED September 16, 1858 in Tippah Co., Mississippi.

More About Margaret Ann SIMPSON: Burial: Little Hope Cem., Benton Co., Mississippi

18 viii. Mary C. SIMPSON, born 1845, died in Ellis Co., Texas. She married Joseph PRICE.

19 ix. Robert P. SIMPSON, born 1850, died unknown.

4. Samuel C.2 SIMPSON (Nathaniel1) was born June 04, 1805 in Tennessee probably, and died February 05, 1887. He married Jennett SIMPSON probably Bet. 1825 - 1829 in Hickman Co., Tennessee, probably, daughter of Samuel SIMPSON and Elizabeth FULTON. She was born about 1808 in Kentucky or Tennessee probably, and died between1850 - 1860 in Tippah Co., Mississippi.


Notes for Samuel C. SIMPSON:

Samuel and his family moved to Tippah Co., Mississippi, around 1835-1836, and a descendant wrote: "He cleared land away from his house in the morning and until the middle of the afternoon, then cleared near the house until late at night because of the number of wolves present at that time. By building fires he could keep them away while working."


More About Samuel C. SIMPSON: Burial: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cem. Ashland, Benton Co., Mississippi.

Notes for Jennett SIMPSON:

The parentage of Jennett is not firmly established, but it is believed that her father cited here was Samuel (who married Elizabeth FULTON April 6, 1807 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. The surname FULTON appears among their descendants.


Children of Samuel SIMPSON and Jennett SIMPSON are:

20 i. Nathaniel J.3 SIMPSON, born November 10, 1830 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee (probably); died September 01, 1887. married Betty B.

21 ii. John D. SIMPSON, born August 08, 1832 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee (probably); died February 02, 1890, married Martha Emma OWEN, d/o Daniel and Elizabeth OWEN.

22 iii. Elizabeth A. SIMPSON, born July 17, 1834 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee (probably); died August 08, 1878, married 1/T. J. McCARTY, 2/George W. CRAWFORD.

23 iv. Mary J. SIMPSON, born Abt. 1836, died unknown.

24 v. Martha R. SIMPSON, born Abt. 1838, died unknown.

25 vi. Samuel SIMPSON, Jr., born Abt. 1841; died October 26, 1862 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

More About Samuel SIMPSON, Jr. Burial: Confederate Hospital Cem., Harrodsburg, Kentucky

26 vii. Louisa C. SIMPSON, born Bet. 1842 – 1845, died unknown

27 viii. William Morman SIMPSON, born January 04, 1847, died April 26, 1910, married Martha Ann Fredonia “Donia” HORN, d/o Jasper J. HORN and Mary Louisa COX.

6. Mary/Polly Jennett2 SIMPSON (Nathaniel1) was born Abt. 1821 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee, and died Bet. 1858 – 1859, married John Nixon TIDWELL Abt. 1844 in Tippah Co., Mississippi. He was born May 01, 1818 in Tennessee, and died September 09, 1902 in Benton Co., Mississippi.


Notes for John Nixon TIDWELL:

John was on the 1837 Tax Roll in Tippah Co., Mississippi. After the death of Mary Jennet, he married Mrs. Mary Louisa COX HORN, d/o Elijah COX and Celia HORN, and their children were Laura TIDWELL and John B. TIDWELL. Mary Louisa's first husband was Jasper J. HORN.


Children of Mary/Polly SIMPSON and John TIDWELL are:

28 i. Robert3 TIDWELL, born 1845, died March 18, 1864 in Rock Island Barracks, Illinois.

More About Robert TIDWELL: Burial: Confederate Cemetery

29 ii. Samuel "Sam" TIDWELL, born March 15, 1848, died July 24, 1930, married Cynthia Ann ELLIOTT.

30 iii. Louisa Martha TIDWELL, born May 1850, married 1/Thomas H. CHAMPION, 2/L.M. FORD.

31 iv. Mary TIDWELL, born 1854, died June 30, 1919 in Hardeman Co., Tennessee. She married James G. CHAMPION January 11, 1872 in Tippah Co., Mississippi.

More About Mary TIDWELL: Burial: Ebenezer Cem., Hardeman Co., Tennessee

32 v. Elizabeth TIDWELL, born 1856, died January 01, 1901 in Texas. She married John McDONALD.

33 vi. Susan TIDWELL, born 1858, died July 10, 1909 in Robertson, Texas. She married Ed CASEY.

7. Robert W.2 SIMPSON (Nathaniel1) was born January 02, 1824 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee, and died June 01, 1888. He married Sarah Jane Ashmore OWEN Abt. 1854 in Tippah Co., Mississippi (probably), daughter of Daniel OWEN and Elizabeth. She was born December 26, 1831, and died December 08, 1881.


More About Robert W. SIMPSON and Sarah Jane Ashmore OWEN: Burial: Simpson Cem., Ashland, Benton Co., Mississippi


Notes for Sarah Jane Ashmore OWEN:

Sarah used the nickname, something like "Morey" in the 1860 census. This has been confusing, but a Bible record in the family of her sister Martha OWEN who married John D. SIMPSON, s/o Robert's brother Samuel, has listed both Sarah and Martha as daughters of Daniel and Elizabeth OWEN. In 1850 Robert was living in the home of his brother Samuel and his family.


Children of Robert SIMPSON and Sarah OWEN are:

34 i. John T.3 SIMPSON, born Abt. 1856, married Lavinia F. PEELER September 01, 1874 in Benton Co., Mississippi, died unknown.

35 ii. M. Elizbeth SIMPSON, born Abt. 1858, married A. A. GRISHAM February 13, 1884 in Benton Co., Mississippi died unknown.

36 iii. Andrew Jackson "Jack" SIMPSON, born June 16, 1863, died April 01, 1913, married Florence GRISHAM.

37 iv. Robert N. "Bob" SIMPSON, born February 24, 1865, died June 12, 1944, married 1/Nancy Abigail TIDWELL, 2/Lillian Victoria DICKERSON.

38 v. Jane Jennet "Nettie" SIMPSON, born May 25, 1867, died unknown.

8. Jemima2 SIMPSON (Nathaniel1) was born Abt. 1826 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee, and died 1868 in Dresden, Navarro Co., Texas. She married Lindsay/Linza R. BRIM Bef. November 22, 1847 in Tippah Co., Mississippi (probably), son of William BRIM and Mary WESTBROOK. He was born 1828 in Lincoln Co., Tennessee, and died Aft. 1891 in Purdon, Navarro Co., Texas.


Notes for Jemima SIMPSON:

After Jemima died, Lindsay married Sarah J. SCOTT, d/o John J. SCOTT, and their children were William and Callie BRIM.


Children of Jemima SIMPSON and Lindsay/Linza BRIM are:

39 i. Mary A.3 BRIM, born 1848, died unknown, married G. W. BRITTAIN.

40 ii. Martha J. BRIM, born 1850, married John B. BARNETT April 02, 1874 in Texas.

41 iii. William T. BRIM, born 1852, died unknown.

42 iv. Newton J. BRIM, born 1853, married Delia SUMMER February 07, 1884 in Texas.

43 v. Lou Alice BRIM, born 1858 in Dresden, Navarro Co., Texas, died unknown, married Stroud BARNETT May 12, 1878 in Texas.

9. Nathaniel2 SIMPSON, Jr. (Nathaniel1) was born Abt. 1826 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee, died unknown. He married Elizabeth WESTBROOK Bet. 1846 - 1847 in Tippah Co., Mississippi, daughter of Johnson WESTBROOK. She was born Abt. 1827 in Tennessee, died unknown.


Notes for Elizabeth WESTBROOK:

Her maiden name is not confirmed, but in 1850 she and husband Nathaniel were living next door to Johnson WESTBROOK, thought to be related to Mary WESTBROOK who had married William BRIM, the father of Lindsay BRIM, who was married to Nathaniel's sister Jemima SIMPSON. Johnson WESTBROOK was on the 1837 Tippah Co. Tax Roll.


Nathaniel and Elizabeth probably moved to Texas with Jemima and Lindsay BRIM in 1854.


Children of Nathaniel SIMPSON and Elizabeth WESTBROOK are:

44 i. Mary J.3 SIMPSON, born Abt. 1847, died unknown.

45 ii. Julia Ann SIMPSON, born 1850, died unknown.

10. Benjamin H. "Doc"2 SIMPSON (Nathaniel1) was born Abt. 1827 in Humphreys Co., Tennessee, and died Abt. 1871, married Margaret Bathsheba "Bashy" NORRIS Abt. 1854, daughter of Felix NORRIS and Sarah MORGAN. She was born August 1834 in Laurens Co., South Carolina, and died Aft. 1910.

More about Benjamin H. "Doc" SIMPSON and Margaret Bathsheba “Bashy” NORRIS:

Burial: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cem., Ashland, Benton Co., Mississippi


Children of Benjamin SIMPSON and Margaret NORRIS are:

46 i. Sarah J. "Sallie"3 SIMPSON, born Abt. 1855, died Bef. 1900, married G. Houston MILLER.

47 ii. Martha Ann "Mattie" SIMPSON, born Abt. 1857, died Aft. 1927, married Dolph P. “Dee” DICKERSON.

48 iii. Paralee Frances SIMPSON, born August 24, 1870, died January 02, 1916 in Raleigh (now Memphis), Shelby Co., Tennessee. She married Samuel B. REES June 26, 1886, in Benton Co., Mississippi. He was born April 24, 1865, and died June 27, 1940 in Raleigh (now Memphis), Shelby Co., Tennessee.

More About Paralee Frances SIMPSON and Samuel B. REES

Burial: Egypt Baptist Church Cem., Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee

Concluded


Descendants of William Simpson [and Elizabeth Hocking] in Cherokee Co. GA[1]

By Kathleen Akin, 380 Braxton Place, Tucker, GA 30084, email: abish@bellsouth.net

Continued from the previous issue


William A. FOWLER (son of Thomas FOWLER and Basheba) born abt. 1835 South Carolina; died abt. 1864 Vicksburg, Mississippi; married 21 December 1854 Cherokee Co., Georgia[2] to Sarah Elizabeth SIMPSON (daughter of Balus Wilson SIMPSON and Permelia EVINS) born 15 November 1837 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died 10 April 1895 Georgia. They had the following children:


1. Ezza M. FOWLER born abt. 1858 Cherokee Co., Georgia


2. William Raymond FOWLER born 21 November 1860 Cherokee Co., Georgia; died after 1920 DeKalb Co., Georgia; married 28 December 1897 DeKalb Co., Georgia to Ellen CASH


Georgia Cheroke Co July the 21 1862

My Deare and loving husband I one time more Seat my Self to drop you a few lines to let you no that We are all well at this time and I hope these few lines will reach and find you alive and Well I hant much nuse to write you at this time Brother Milton got home last Tuesday he is as Well as could be expected his arm looks very bad he got a furlow for _ days but I don’t think it will get well by then you don’t know how glad I was to See him com home a brother fels near but they can’t be compard to the love of a companion William you don’t know how lonesome I am one Week Semes as long as a mounth use too I Want to See you So bad I cnt Sleep of a night I Want you to come home if thare is any chanc of it tho I no it’s a bad one Supose capt grantham has got has got [sic] home I Wish you could all get padin for yore captins think then you Would all get furlows home I do hope and preay to our heavnley father that the time is not far off that you all Will have to Stay thare the report is Know that France and Ingland has landed at New orleans and Savanah With 30 vessels and 30 bullrys and men to guard thase too places the people is beginding to Fix thir cotton for market I hope peace Will be mad Shortly and I hope the lord Will spare you lives that you all may be permited to return to yore absent famleys to enjoy a few more days of peace in this World William I wrote a letter to the captin_ ___ While ago conSerning you they Said if they Would not Send those home they lived with out the request of thir Wives I wrote to him to Send you home if you was to die thar it is My Wish if it is yourse for you to be Sent home if you this to ____ off thare I Want you to remember me in your prayers and pray to our father Who heareath in Secret to Spare our lives to See each other in this one ____ ___ if it is not his Will that We Shold meet in this wourld that We may meet at his rite hand Whare We may Sing prases to him forever So _____ for this time your loving Sarah E. FOWLER.

To be continued

Samuel Simpson, son of Reuben Simpson and Sarah Sherrill of Wayne Co., KY

Nona Williams


Samuel SIMPSON has been reported as the man who married Betsy FULTON but a study of land records and census records prove this to be incorrect. His wife was named Nancy as early as 1827 when they sold their land in Wayne Co., Kentucky.


1. Samuel SIMPSON (Source: Wayne County, Kentucky Related Families, (1984), pp. 130, 137.) was born 3 January 1783 in North Carolina He married Nancy PORTMAN (Source: (1) June Baldwin Bork, Wayne County, Kentucky Deeds, (Apple Valley, CA: privately published, 1993), Book C page 359-360, July 28, 1827, (2) Diary of Lt. Avington Wayne Simpson, (from the files of Linda Bollinger), Grandfather Reuben SIMPSON's family viz Sarah SHERRILL his wife, Samuel is listed as marrying Miss PORTMAN. Note: It's possible that Nancy was a second wife and not a PORTMAN.

Samuel was about age 27 in 1810 and apparently was living with his parents. The household of Reuben SIMPSON consisted of a male aged over 45, a female in the same age group and a male between the ages of 16-26. There were no young children in the household.

The Samuel SIMPSON who was on the 1830 census in Wayne Co., Kentucky was aged 20-30 and was too young to be the son of Reuben. There was no Samuel SIMPSON on the 1840 census. I believe that he and his wife Nancy left Wayne Co., Kentucky after selling their land in 1827. I don’t know where he lived in 1830 and 1840 but he could be the Samuel SIMPSON who was on the 1850 census of Lawrence Co., Indiana in 1850.

That household was made up of the following:

Samuel SIMPSON 66 m farmer $400. Tennessee. (b ca 1784)

Nancy SIMPSON 42 f Kentucky (born ca 1808) (name is Nancy but this one wasn't old enough to be the wife reported on the 1820 census)

William SIMPSON 23 m Kentucky (born ca 1827) (this child could have been born in Kentucky before they left for Indiana)

Preston SIMPSON 21 m Indiana (born ca 1829)

Lydia SIMPSON 24 f Kentucky (born ca 1826) (was this a daughter-in-law?)

June SIMPSON 17 f school Kentucky (born ca 1833)

Elisha SIMPSON 16 m school Indiana (born ca 1834)

Eliza SIMPSON 14 f school Indiana (born ca 1836)

Nancy SIMPSON 12 f Indiana (born ca 1838)

Samuel SIMPSON 03 m Indiana (born ca 1847)

Children of Samuel SIMPSON and Nancy PORTMAN are:

2 i. Unknown6 female SIMPSON, born Bet. 1810 - 1820 in TN (Source: June Baldwin Bork, Wayne County, Kentucky 1820 Census, (Apple Valley, CA: privately published, 1991), p. 83.).

3 ii. Unknown female SIMPSON, born Bet. 1810 - 1820 (Source: June Baldwin Bork, Wayne County, Kentucky 1820 Census, (Apple Valley, CA: privately published, 1991), p. 83.).

4 iii. Unknown female SIMPSON, born Bet. 1810 - 1820 (Source: June Baldwin Bork, Wayne County, Kentucky 1820 Census, (Apple Valley, CA: privately published, 1991), p. 83.).

5 iv. Unknown female SIMPSON, born Bet. 1810 - 1820 (Source: June Baldwin Bork, Wayne County, Kentucky 1820 Census, (Apple Valley, CA: privately published, 1991), p. 83.).

6 v. Unknown male SIMPSON, born Bet. 1810 - 1820 (Source: June Baldwin Bork, Wayne County, Kentucky 1820 Census, (Apple Valley, CA: privately published, 1991), p. 83.).


QUERIES

Nancy E. SIMPSON WILLIAMS was b. Dec 28, 1808 in South Carolina (according to 1850 Meriweather County Census); d. March 17 1882 in Meriweather County, Georgia, buried at Flat Rock Primitive Baptist Church, Meriweather Co., Georgia, married Stephen WILLIAMS b. July 18, 1808 in South Carolina.; d. June 21 1897 in Meriweather Co., Georgia b. at Flat Rock Primitive Baptist Church, Meriweather Co., Georgia.

Children: Robert Newton WILLIAMS (my ggrandfather) b. Abbeville Dist. South Carolina. Aug 1829, John WILLIAMS, James WILLIAMS, Cynthia WILLIAMS m. George WOOSTER, Mary WILLIAMS m. Edwin COOPER. Any help will be appreciated

James C. Williams, 1187 S. Lake Shore Blvd, Lake Wales, Fla. 33853. e-mail Jamesw9773@aol.com


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I am a PERKINS researcher and am interested in the Mary SIMPSON, daughter of Reuben SIMPSON and Sarah SHERRILL, who is listed in Avington SIMPSON's journal as having married a Mr. PERKINS.


I am researching the PERKINS of Baltimore Co. Maryland and have gotten to Solomon PERKINS, born about 1760 in North Carolina, who married an Elizabeth Unknown, date and place unknown, and had seven known children (probably more born earlier who died in infancy most likely). Children were Isaac PERKINS, b. circa 1795, Daniel Reese PERKINS b. 1797 (my ancestor), Elisha PERKINS b. 1799 and Solomon PERKINS b. 1801. There were also three girls but haven't learned their first names yet.


Solomon PERKINS owned land in Logan Co., Kentucky along the Tennessee state line in Red River country in 1796 but sold it almost immediately after acquiring it. He then turns up in Christian Co. Kentucky by 1799 and then in Livingston Co. Kentucky by 1800, along with William SIMPSON and other Simpsons. Solomon went to southern Illinois in 1807 with his brother Richard to get established. He filed a claim for land and brought the entire family in 1808 from Kentucky to Illinois. He died before October 1809 and since the land office didn't open until 1814, they never got title to their land. Lewis BARKER, also from Livingston Co. Kentucky, ended up buying Solomon's land. Lewis BARKER's daughter Jane married Solomon's son Isaac, who died in Illinois in 1832 in the Black Hawk War. Solomon's wife Elizabeth remarried in 1811 to a Nathaniel ARMSTRONG and they had several children.


What interests me about Mary SIMPSON, daughter of Reuben SIMPSON and Sarah SHERRILL, is that she married a PERKINS sometime after 1784 (per Avington SIMPSON's journal). What doesn't quite fit is that Reuben and Sarah SIMPSON have another daughter named Elizabeth born 1785. Solomon's wife by 1809 was definitely named Elizabeth


Reuben SIMPSON in Pendleton District South Carolina in 1790 is interesting because that's where Solomon PERKINS was, too


One possibility is that Mary SIMPSON was the first wife of Solomon PERKINS and perhaps died and Elizabeth Unknown was wife #2 ... I have not found any marriage records for Solomon PERKINS in Kentucky, so I believe he would have married either in North Carolina or South Carolina.


Another interesting coincidence is that Reuben's daughter Avarilla winds up in Daviess Co., Indiana where some of our PERKINS are also.


It's probably the REESE connection that I'm most interested in figuring out. I have three Daniel Reese PERKINSes in my direct line, down to my grandfather. The name is used repeatedly by descendants of all four brothers, also the names Solomon, Elisha and Isaac. I find it very interesting that the SIMPSONs also have a REESE connection, back to the

Daniel REESE in Baltimore Co. Maryland who married Elizabeth KNIGHT. What's more, Daniel REESE's father was named Solomon! We have a lot of Solomons in our branch of the family as well.


I'm wondering if the William SIMPSON in Livingston Co. Kentucky who died ca 1807is a brother of Reuben SIMPSON (the blood enemies during the Revolutionary War) or a cousin perhaps

Ann Fourt. 7630 Provincial Dr., McLean, VA 22102 Email address: afourt@northlink.com

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Crawford R. SIMPSON, born 11-17-1837 in Grant Co., Kentucky. He moved to Greenville, Hunt County, Texas ca. 1859. Died in Greenville 12-26-1881.

A. V. SIMPSON, born 10-30-1874 in Greenville, Texas, married Birdie RHYNE of Avinger, Texas on 1-7-03. Died in Avinger, Texas on 10-7-1957.

Rhyne SIMPSON, born 12-6-1903 in Avinger, Texas. Died in Halifax, Nova Scotia (while on a business trip) on 6-5-1971.

Phil Simpson, P.O. Box 100, Avinger, Texas 75630. Tel 903-562-1234 x15, Fax 603-909-7865. email: philsimpson@att.net

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ENDNOTES:

[1] More information about this family can be found in this newsletter Vol. XIV, No. 1 Summer 1998 p. 1-6 and Vol. XVII, No. 1, Summer 2001, p. 1-2 (includes a photo of Rufus Marion Simpson).

[2] Cherokee County, Georgia Marriage Book B, page 267.
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