More Descendants of William Simpson and Elizabeth Hocking
|Rufus Marion Simpson|
Jesse L. WILLIAMS
"I was born among the green hills of Back Creek, Iredell County, North Carolina on the 14th day of March 1844...My great grandfather, Isaac ROBINSON, came to North Carolina about the year 1747, about the time the SHERRILLs came and settled on the Catawba river near where the Mooresville bridge now crosses the river. He married Rachel SIMPSON. She had two brothers, Reuben and William, both soldiers in the Revolutionary war. William on the Whig side and Reuben on the Tory. When the battle of Ramseurs Mill between the Whigs and Tories was on, William was off on scout and hearing the sound he dashed off at break neck speed for the battlefield thinking he would get a chance to kill his brother Reuben, but his horse gave out and before he could reach the field on foot the Tories had fled and Reuben with them. He [Linda’s note: Reuben] had considerable property and after the war it was confiscated and he left the county about the year 1780.
"My great grandfather, Isaac ROBINSON, moved to Haywood County with his family, leaving my grandfather, John ROBINSON, then a boy about 10 years of age with his uncle Adam PERKINS, an old man living by himself..."
So--Isaac ROBINSON and Rachel SIMPSON moved to Haywood Co., North Carolina. (Haywood was
formed out of Buncombe). W. A. DAY also said, according to Byron, that Isaac ROBINSON's mother was a PERKINS.