Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Simpson Clan Volume XVI, Issue 3, Winter 2000/2001

Simpson Reunion
Murfreesboro, TN
June 9 & 10, 2001

Sidney Simpson is, once again, hosting a family reunion for the descendants of Peter S. SIMPSON of Tennessee. Descendants of Peter S. SIMPSON’s relatives are also welcome.

The reunion will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10 starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Old Forte Park Building #1. This is the same building previously used.

Bring enough food for your family and a little extra to share. Also bring pictures from the past reunions, also pictures of any who have departed.

Contact Sidney Simpson, 437 Shirley Lane, Smyrna, TN 37167, phone 615-896-0625  or Gloria Giesen, 1146 Skyview Drive, Lancaster, WI 53813-9405


Seeking the parents of James SIMPSON (born 1788 in New Jersey) husband of Rachel MILLS (died 1845 Union Co., Ohio).

Contact Dwight C. Stewart, 9515 Bartley Drive, Louisville, KY 40291-3213

Isaac Simpson
of Warren Co., TN, and Nacogdoches Co., TX.
Feb., 2001 - by Don Simpson

Nona has recently sent me a question that led to the following and that illustrates the wealth of information on Simpsons and others that can be mined from back issues of this newsletter, The Simpson Clan, especially in conjunction with the excellent indexes by Carolyn W. Bayse.

Nona had been asked by a correspondent for information on the following SIMPSON. Julia (SIMPSON) MORROW, b. 11 Oct., 1796, Virginia; d. 1830, Washington Co., Illinois; md. Robert MORROW, 28 Nov., 1816, Warren Co., Tennessee. Robert MORROW was a son of Robert & Elizabeth (SHAW) MORROW of Warren County but formerly of Guilford Co., North Carolina. Robert, Sr., died in Warren Co. 18 Mar., 1824.

Because of the marriage of Robert & Julia occurring in Warren Co., Tennessee, Nona wondered if Julia could be related to the Thomas SIMPSON clan that early removed from North Carolina to old Warren County, Tennessee, but that has proven not to be so.

Nona has abstracted the early land grant surveys for lands in Warren County and published those in a four volume set titled Warren County Tennessee Plat Book. Two of those abstracts mention as adjoining property the land of the heirs of Robert MORROW, deceased, located on the Barren Fork of Collins River (vol. 2, pp. 28 & 142). Collins River runs through the east part of Warren County and the Barren Fork runs from west to east, heading along the present line between Cannon & Coffee County passing west through McMinnville & entering Collins River just east of that town. The Thomas SIMPSON clan was located on the headwaters of Hickory Creek in present Coffee County and some miles southwest of Barren Fork.

The 1820 census of Warren County lists Thomas SIMPSON’s son, Peter R. SIMPSON and his sons, Thomas and Valentine, among other residents of the head of Hickory Creek, on page 19. Robert MORROW is listed on p. 5 of that census and on the same page is an Isaac SIMPSON. I do not find Isaac listed on any later census in Warren County, nor

do I find him in Washington Co., Illinois where the MORROWs later lived. Checking Nona’s plat abstracts I do not find any mention of Isaac SIMPSON.

Using Carolyn Bayse’ index to the first ten volumes of The Simpson Clan I found mention of an Isaac SIMPSON who may be the same as the one on the 1820 census of Warren County. In volume 10, issue 3, pp. 5-8, is a detailed account of the probate of the estate of Isaac SIMPSON, deceased, in Nacogdoches County, Texas.

Those records state that Isaac SIMPSON had died intestate in April, 1840, and that at the Oct. term of the Probate Court of Nacogdoches County, Oscar ENGLEDOW was appointed Administrator of the Estate. The report of settlement (No. 122 on Settlement Docket) states that after settlement of the Estate, there remained $88.55 due to “Polly FOSTER and Julia MORROW’s heirs of said decedent, their residence unknown.” The Court then ordered that the said sum be paid over for their benefit to the Treasurer of the State of Texas. It appears that because two of the daughters or their heirs had residence unknown to Oscar, that their part of the Estate had to be deposited with the State Treasurer until some disposition could be made of that fund. Since Julia MORROW had died in 1830 in Illinois it is likely her heirs were among those for whom the remainder was set aside.

Returning to Nona’s abstracts of Warren County plats, I find that an Oscar ENGLEDOVE was chain carrier on a survey for John ENGLEDOVE of an eight acre  tract located on Barren Fork (vol.1, p. 58). It appears that the name ENGLEDOW was transformed into ENGLEDOVE by the clerks in Warren County.

A number of fine publications on Nacogdoches County families have appeared in recent decades, some by individuals and some by the Nacogdoches County Genealogical Society. In S. Kae Partin’s They All Came to Texas, vol. 5, pp. 37 - 39, it is stated that Oscar ENGLEDOW was born 13 Nov., 1809, Wythe Co., Virginia, the son of John & Elizabeth (SIMPSON) ENGLEDOW. John & Elizabeth were said to have been married 14 Nov., 1808, in Grayson Co., Virginia. At that date, Grayson County included present Carroll County and the area just south of the Pine Run area where the James SIMPSON family lived (see below). It further states, though it does not offer supporting evidence, that Elizabeth was a daughter of Isaac & Hannah SIMPSON. If this is correct, and I think it likely, then the two heirs mentioned in the Isaac SIMPSON Estate records were not the only children of Isaac & Hannah SIMPSON, but may have been the only two whose current residence was unknown to Oscar ENGLEDOW, the Administrator. If the ENGLEDOW information is correct then Oscar was a grandson of Isaac & Hannah SIMPSON.

Although there were several Isaac SIMPSONs in early Virginia it now seems likely the Isaac SIMPSON of the 1820 census of Warren Co., Tennessee, had come from the area of old Wythe Co., Virginia.

In a part of old Wythe County which was later cut away to form part of present Pulaski County, there was a SIMPSON family whose land lay on Pine Run, a tributary on the north side of New River. James SIMPSON left a will in Wythe County dated 6 May, 1804, and recorded 13 April, 1808. In it he named his wife, Mary, sons William, James, Robert, Hugh, Isaac, John (deceased), & Alexander, and daughters Jean BAXTER, Eleanor MEARS, Mary FOSTER, & Margaret SMITH. Mary SIMPSON made a will 6 Aug., 1808, recorded 12 March, 1809, naming the same children and adding mention of Alexander’s wife, Agnes, and their daughter, Elizabeth.

In Wythe County Deed Book 1, pp. 218-9, is a deed from Cornelius M’GLISTER to Isaac SIMPSON dated 2 March, 1794, for 226 acres of land located on Pine Run of New River. In the same book, p. 311, is a deed dated 9 June, 1795, from Isaac SIMPSON and Hannah his wife to Franklin BRIDGEMAN for the same 226 acre tract. I have not found any deed record in Warren Co., Tennessee, for Isaac SIMPSON but have not had time for an extensive search.

In summary, it appears that Isaac & Hannah SIMPSON from Wythe Co., Virginia, came to Warren Co., Tennessee, probably in company with their son-in-law & daughter, John & Elizabeth (SIMPSON) ENGLEDOW. In Warren County, their daughter, Julia, was married to Robert MORROW, Jr. in 1816 and sometime thereafter the MORROWs moved to Illinois. Sometime after 1820, the SIMPSONs and ENGLEDOWs moved to Nacogdoches County, Texas, where Isaac died in 1840. It is not clear at this point how many or who were the other children of Isaac & Hannah SIMPSON.

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Additional from Barbara Cavanaugh, e-mail address:
Robert (Jr.) & Julia SIMPSON MORROW's 7 children were all born in Warren County, Tennessee.  They are:  William Lockhart MORROW, b. 24 September 1817; John MORROW, b. 27 November 1818, Mary MORROW, b. abt. 1819; Isaac Newton MORROW (a twin), b. 21 March 1821; R.D. MORROW (a twin), b. 21 March 1821 (died when an infant); Alex M. MORROW, b. 22 Feb 1823; and Lafayette MORROW, b. 29 Jul 1825. Robert MORROW (Jr.)'s second family with Elizabeth JOYNER, consisted of 8 more children.  They were all born in Ozark, Greene Co., Missouri.

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William Simpson of Caldwell Co., Kentucky
From the research of Dianna Williams, 5737 E. Jacaranda, Mesa, AZ 85205

Note from Nona: Dianna contacted me sometime ago wondering if her William SIMPSON could be the brother of Reuben SIMPSON. She would appreciate hearing from anyone with additional information about her family.

My earliest known SIMPSON is William born ca. 1750 and died before 1831 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky. He left a will deeding property to my known g-g-g-grandfather Daniel SIMPSON, wife Rachael along with other SIMPSONs that are brothers and sisters in the Gasconade County area of Missouri. His children Joseph, James, Benjamin, Nancy, Hanna, Daniel, John, Moses, Rachael and Rutha were born in South Carolina from beginning in 1775 until their move to Caldwell Co., Kentucky before 1819. My g-grandfather left a letter giving the names of his mother Sarah Hannah SIMPSON, parents as Daniel SIMPSON and Rachel DUFF. In the History of Maries County by King. (where many of these children ended up in the early 1800’s) this family was from Baltimore Co., Maryland. I also have PERKINS, HUGHES, BALLEWs, HIGGINS, BIRCHFIELDs and JONES from Baltimore and they all seemed to have traveled this same path from Baltimore, most of them going to Rowan and Burke Cos., North Carolina then to Kentucky and Missouri, however, my SIMPSONs seems to have gone directly to South Carolina.

Following are abstracts of original deeds:

Deed Book F pp. 412-413, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, 28 September 1831, John BRADLEY Sheriff of this town Princeton to Will LANDON, from the Clerks office of the Caldwell Circuit Court on 5 April 1829 in favor of William O’BUTTERY, administrator of William SIMPSON deceased and against the administration and heirs of Joseph SIMPSON deceased for the trust of $576.95 deposited to the sheriff and placed in the land of Jefferson G. MOOSE. . . two lots of ground in the town of Princeton, Kentucky town lots 12 & 13 sold at Sheriff’s sale. The sheriff conveys to the said LANDEN the aforesaid lotts with their appurtenances [difficult to read] William C. HAYOM? & Eliza his wife, Bum CALDWELL and Martha his wife, William McGOWAN and Caroline his wife, James W. SIMPSON, Essy? (Espy?) SIMPSON, Julian SIMPSON and George SIMPSON heirs of Joseph SIMPSON deceased.

Deed Book H, pp. 89-92 Caldwell Co., Kentucky 7 December 1835 Robert BARR to John SYMPSON and Delila his wife of Franklin Co., Missouri, $20.00 and $80.00 to John SYMPSON attorney in fact of James SYMPSON and Rachel his wife, Daniel SIMPSON & Rachel his wife, Anthony MARGRAVES and Ruth, late Ruth SYMPSON his wife, & Moses SYMPSON  to the said John SYMPSON and delivered to the said Robert BARR, all being heirs at law of William SYMPSON deceased late of the state of Kentucky and now Caldwell County sold to Robert BARR. We John SYMPSON and Delila his wife one undivided fourteenth & by virtue of the letter of attorney one fourteenth parts owned and claimed by James SYMPSON & Rachel his wife, Daniel SYMPSON, Rachel his wife, Anthony MARGRAVES by his intermarriage with Ruth his wife and Moses SIMPSON heirs of the William SYMPSON deceased a tract of land in Caldwell County Kentucky which the said William SYMPSON died seized of on Donaldson’s fork of the Tradewater containing 200 acres

Deed Book Q pp. 185-188, 3 December 1835 between Robert BARR of Caldwell County Kentucky and Thomas SYMPSON of the estate of William SYMPSON late of Kentucky and Keziah his wife, William DODDS and Hannah his wife, late Hannah SYMPSON heirs of the said William SYMPSON, Benjamin SIMPSON son heir of the said William SIMPSON aforesaid, Nancy EDDS late Nancy SYMPSON and heir at law of the said William SYMPSON deceased of Gasconade Co., Missouri, Calob BALY by his intermarriage with Rachel SYMPSON and Rachel his wife of Franklin Co., Missouri of the second part in consideration of $40.00. Signed by William DODDS, Hannah DODDS, Nancy EDDS, Benjamin SIMPSON, Caleb BALEY, Rachel BALEY.

Deed Book Q pp. 511-514, 10 November 1853 between Thomas SIMPSON, Stephen SIMPSON, William SIMPSON, John SIMPSON, Elizabeth SIMPSON and Benjamin SIMPSON of Saline Co., Illinois to Robert BARR.  This deed conveys property to the heirs of Isaac SIMPSON, deceased, heir of William SIMPSON of Caldwell Co., Kentucky. Signed by Thomas SIMPSON, Steven SIMPSON, William SIMPSON, Elizabeth SIMPSON, Benjamin SIMPSON, John SIMPSON and identified as heirs of Isaac SIMPSON deceased

10 November 1853 between Celia MARGRAVES heir of Thomas SIMPSON deceased of Saline Co., Illinois and Robert BARR of Caldwell Co., Kentucky for $10.00 for her interest as heir of the said Thomas SIMPSON deceased.

Deed Book N p. 212, 12 May 1847 Andrew W. McCHEASNEY to William SIMPSON both of Caldwell Co., Kentucky for $350.00, 100 acres on Donaldsons Fork of Tradewater. Signed by Andrew W. McCHENEY and Sarah S. McCHESNEY and witnessed by I.H. McCHESNEY and Thos. M. GROGH

Deed Book Q p. 210, 16 March 1853 William SIMPSON heir at law of Thos. SIMPSON deceased to Robert BARR for $10.00 releases his interest in the land on Donaldson Fork of Tradewater.

Simpson Family of New York
a work in progress by Jim Doty Martin Jr., 1017 N. Niagara St., Burbank, CA 01505-2628

1. John SIMPSON, b. 3 July 1758, New York, d. 16 January 1812, Camillus twp (in that part that later became Elbridge twp), Onondaga Co., New York, m. ca 1779, probably Newburgh, New York, Deborah COLEMAN, b. 29 October 1763, New York, d. 30 July 1826, Elbridge twp, Onondaga Co., New York. Deborah 2nd m. before 21 June 1813, Onondaga Co., New York, David REDMAN Sr. David is bur with his 1st wife Christina SNYDER in Elbridge Rural Cemetery so it seems Deborah would be bur with John. John and Deborah are possibly bur on the John SIMPSON farm in lot 62 Camillus now Elbridge where a "grave yard in the S.W. comer of the farm formerly owned and occupied by John SIMSON" is mentioned in a David REDMAN Sr. to David REDMAN Jr. deed as a boundary marker in deed book I page 629. Not too far to the north of the S.W. comer and probably also on the old John SIMPSON farm is Redman cemetery. In Redman cemetery John's grandson John 2nd, son of Benjamin is buried on the side of a small knoll. There is nothing atop this knoll but there is enough room for several burials. If there were any, no markers remain today. Surely John and Deborah are buried close to this area.

John served in Rev War as a pvt. in the 4th Reg Orange County Militia. He was also a Corporal in Col. Jonathan HASBROUCK’s Reg. He is identified with Wolvert ACKER and Brom JOHNSON and the trio were noted for hunting Tories. They had a song which began;

"Gallus Brom Johnson rides up and down,
Bringing the poor Tories to Newburgh town"

After the war John and Deborah of Newburgh, Ulster Co., New York, on 17 October 1795, sell ten acres of land in the town of Newbugh to John DOWNS and moved to Onondaga Co., first obtaining a 138 1/2 acre farm in lot 62 on 29 December 1796, 50 acres in lot 35 in 1806, and also in lot 35 a 126 acre parcel with sawmill in 1811 on the bank of the Seneca River.

Col. Jonathan HASBROUCK's home with landing on the bank of the Hudson River in Newburgh was Washington's headquarters late in the war. It is still standing

2. Samuel SIMPSON
3 Benjamin SIMPSON
4 William SIMPSON
Seely SIMPSON, b. 6 March 1787, Newburgh, New York, d. 21 November 1858, Carlton, Orleans Co., New York, bur Brown, also called Two Bridges cemetery, Carlton
6 Mary "Polly" SIMPSON
David SIMPSON, b. 15 February 1795, d. 26 July 1816, Elbridge, New York, buried Elbridge Rural cemetery, d. previous to nine way division of father's estate. John SIMPSON heirs as of 1819 named in Onondaga Co., New York Deed book DD, pp. 521 & 522
7 Hannah SIMPSON (twin)
Moses SIMPSON (twin), b. 22 July 1797, Elbridge, New York, d. 1798, bur probably in family farm cemetery
Ward SIMPSON, b. 4 April 1806, Elbridge, New York, d. 29 May (probably 1806), bur probably in family farm cemetery


2 Samuel SIMPSON, b. 9 May 1780, Newburgh, New York, d. 4 Jul 1806, Camillus later Elbridge, New York, bur probably in family farm cemetery., m. a daughter of John KESTER and Charity SNYDER
Benjamin SIMPSON (Jr.), b. 22 February 1805, Elbridge, New York, d. 5 Jun 1827, Clarendon, Orleans Co. New York, m. Sarah Ann. Probate papers show Benjamin had no children mention widow Sarah Ann, aunts and uncles Seely SIMPSON, John SIMPSON, Polly TAPPAN, Hannah KESTER Ira SIMPSON, and the children of Benjamin SIMPSON. This document signed by Asa SIMPSON. There is no mention of Margaret, the child of William SIMPSON, or any of his mother's siblings
3 Benjamin SIMPSON, b. 21 November 1782, Newburgh, New York, d. 30 September 1822, Elbridge, New York, bur Elbridge Rural cemetery, m. Elizabeth REDMAN, b. 15 October 1790, Orange Co., New York, d. 30 April 1864, Clinton Co., Iowa, bur in William BROWN family farm cemetery S.E. of DeWitt, Iowa, daughter of John REDMAN and Sarah (John REDMAN, b. 14 February 1769, d. 12 May 1827, bur Redman cemetery Elbridge, New York, is found on 1790 census Newburgh, New York with David REDMAN and John SIMPSON, all of whom came to Onondaga Co., New York, also in this migration were Daniel VAIL who served in 4th Orange Co Militia and bur Elbridge and Moses CARPENTER from Warwick in Orange County whose daughter Susannah married Col. Michael REDMAN) (Newburgh, New York, now in Orange County, was in Ulster County in 1790). Benjamin purchased land near his father's and later the Erie Canal passed through his farm probably after his death, though this section may have opened in April or August of 1822). The Erie Canal opened the entire length on 25 October 1825 with the passing of the first boat "Seneca Chief”.
SON, d. prior to his father
SON, d. prior to his father
DAUGHTER, d. prior to her father
10 John SIMPSON (II, Second, Jr.)
11 Elizabeth "Betsy" SIMPSON
Michael SIMPSON, b. 6/9 June 1819, Elbridge, New York, d. 13/16 September 1841, Elbridge, New York bur Elbridge Rural cemetery
12 William Ward SIMPSON
4 William SIMPSON, b. 4 February 1785, Newburgh, New York, d. 9 April 1814, Elbridge, New York, bur Elbridge Rural cemetery, married but name of wife unknown. No one in the SIMPSON family was appointed Guardian for Margaret at William’s death. The Guardian was Truman ADAMS. Perhaps he or his wife were some relation to William's wife.
Margaret SIMPSON, property dispersed to her on 18 June 1821, when she came of age (what age?). In 1833 William WEAR of Newburgh, New York was appointed special Guardian of Margaret under aged 21 to sell her land in Onondaga Co. The relationship of William WEAR, if any, is unknown
5 Asa SIMPSON, b. 10 October 1789, Newburgh, New York, d. 19 April 1868, Carlton, New York, m. before April 1814, Mrs. Minerva (FISH) ELLIS, b. 6 Jun 1794, Cayuga Co., New York, d. 10 Jul 1858, Carlton, New York, daughter of Nathan FISH and PRITCHARD, both bur Mt Albion
cemetery, Albion, New York. Minerva had a daughter by previous m. Halliet D. ELLIS, b. 8 Aug 1811. Asa lived Aurelius, Cayuga Co. New York, moved to Carlton in 1822
13 Dalphon V. SIMPSON
Walter W. SIMPSON, b. 2 June 1815, Aurelius, New York, d. 31 July 1888, Wall Lake, Iowa, first m. Ophelia BOARDMAN, b. 1824, d. 14 May 1880, bur Mt Albion cemetery, Albion, New York, daughter of Col. John BOARDMAN and Hannah H. FULLER Walter second m. about one month before his death, his cousin Margaret SIMPSON, b. 14 December1823, Elbridge,  New York, d. 18 Aug 1902, Wall Lake, Iowa, daughter of John SIMPSON and Mary WALROD, both bur Wall Lake, Iowa cemetery
14 Nathan Fish SIMPSON
15 Fannie M. SIMPSON
Eliza SIMPSON b. 19 October 1819, Aurelius, New York, d. 3 June 1825, Carlton, New York
Ellen W. SIMPSON, b. 7 December 1821, Aurelius, New York, NFI
Thomas W. SIMPSON, b. 20 April 1825, Carlton, New York, d. 11 August 1825
16 Emery Hall SIMPSON
17 Enos Throop SIMPSON
18 John Chamberlain SIMPSON
6 Mary "Polly" SIMPSON, b. 13 January 1793, Newburgh, New York, d. 27 April 1884, at the home of her daughter Alzina in East China twp, St Clair Co., Michigan bur Rosehill Cemetery East China twp, m. Asher TAPPEN, b. 6 September 1785, Camillus twp (in that part that later became Van Buren twp), Onondaga Co., New York, d. 9 October 1858, bur Adair cemetery, Adair, Michigan (Casco twp), son of Rev War patriot "Deacon" John TAPPEN and Sarah MUNSON, Asher and Polly moved to Casco twp, St Clair Co., Michigan in 1837. Most, if not all descendants, have adopted the spelling TAPPAN
19 Hannah TAPPEN
20 David TAPPEN
John TAPPEN, b. 2 May 1816, Camillus/Van Buren twp, Onondaga Co., New York
DEBORAH TAPPEN, b. 25 May 1818, Camillus/Van Buren twp, Onondaga Co., New York
21 Alzina TAPPEN
22 A(t)chisen TAPPEN
23 Allen TAPPEN
24 Rochester TAPPEN
25 Benjamin TAPPEN
26 James V. TAPPEN
27 Bradford Chase TAPPEN
to be continued

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