Descendants of Richard Simpson

 

Generation One

 

1. Richard1 Simpson was born before 1663. He  might have married  an unknown person before 1683. He married Anne Gilbert before 1690. He died before 1711 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.1,2

He might be the man who immigrated in 1668 to Talbot Co., Maryland.3 On 24 Jun 1689 Richard was in Spesutia Hundred, Baltimore Co., Maryland.4 18 Jan 1689/90 he was in  Baltimore Co., MD.5 On Dec 1699 he was still in Baltimore Co., Maryland.6

A possible child of Richard1 Simpson and his unknown first wife was:

Children of Richard1 Simpson and Anne Gilbert were as follows:

Generation Two

2. Thomas2 Simpson (Richard1) was born on 5 Nov 1690 at Susquehanna River, St. Georges Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland.13 He married Eleanor Unknown as his first wife circa 1714 at Baltimore Co., MD.14 He married second to Mary Smith, daughter of Emanuel Smith and Susanna Unknown, on 13 Feb 1717/18 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.15

On 7 Nov 1734 he was in  Baltimore Co., Maryland.16

Children of Thomas2 Simpson and Eleanor Unknown were:

Children of Thomas2 Simpson and Mary Smith all born at Baltimore Co., MD, were as follows:

3. Susanna2 Simpson (Richard1) was born on 5 Apr 1692 at St. George's, Baltimore Co., Maryland.24 She married Thomas Knight on 28 Nov 1718 at St. George's, Baltimore Co., MD.25

On 8 Apr 1713 she was in  Baltimore Co., Maryland.26

Children of Susanna2 Simpson and James Collins were:

Children of Susanna2 Simpson and Thomas Knight all born at St. George's, Baltimore Co., Maryland, were as follows:

4. William2 Simpson (Richard1) was born on 14 Feb 1693/94 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.30,31,32 He married Elizabeth Preble, daughter of Thomas Preble and Mary Unknown, circa 1713.33,34 He died after 1746.35

Children of William2 Simpson and Elizabeth Preble were as follows:

5. Anne2 Simpson (Richard1) was born on 25 Jan 1704/5 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.38 She married Samuel Smith on 28 Aug 1726 at St. George's, Baltimore Co., MD.39 She died on 26 Mar 1733/34 at St. George's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland, at age 29.40

Children of Anne2 Simpson and Samuel Smith both born at Baltimore Co., MD, were as follows:

Generation Three

6. Richard3 Simpson (Thomas2, Richard1) was born on 26 Dec 1714 at St. George's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland.43 He married first to Elizabeth (Unknown) before 23 Sep 1739.44,45 He married second to Mary (Unknown) between 1745 and 1752.46 He died in May 1795 at Guilford Co., North Carolina, at age 80.47,48

Between 1764 and 1765 he was in  Rowan Co., North Carolina.49 He left a will on 24 Dec 1793 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.50

Children of Richard3 Simpson and Elizabeth Unknown were as follows:

A stepchild of Richard3 Simpson through his wife Mary was:

7. William3 Simpson (Thomas2, Richard1) was born on 28 Jan 1718/19 at Baltimore Co., MD.51 He married Mary Larrissee on 12 Nov 1739 at Baltimore Co., MD.52,53

Children of William3 Simpson and Mary Larrissee were:

8. Samuel3 Simpson (Thomas2, Richard1) married Mary Unknown . He was born on 4 Feb 1730/31 at Baltimore Co., MD.55  The highlighted portions are not true. I'm not sure what became of Samuel after his birth in old Baltimore Co., Maryland.

[He died in 1783 at Greene Co., Tennessee; Samuel's estate records appeared in court records in Nov. 1783. Bondsman was Asabel Rawlings. Appraisers were James Wilson and Daniel Kennedy.

Possible children of Samuel3 Simpson and Mary Unknown as follows (very tentative):

9. Sarah Collins3 Simpson (Susanna2, Richard1) was born illegitimate on 27 Feb 1714/15 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.57,58 She was baptized on 20 Apr 1720 at St. Georges Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland.59

Children of Sarah Collins3 Simpson and an unknown spouse could have been as follows (very tentative):

10. Light3 Knight (Susanna2Simpson, Richard1) was born on 8 Jun 1719 at St. George's, Baltimore Co., Maryland.62 He was baptized on 20 Apr 1720 at St. Georges Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland.63 He married Rachel Reese on 12 Oct 1743 at St. George's, Baltimore Co., Maryland.64

He appeared on the census of 1776 at Harford Co., Maryland.

Children of Light3 Knight and Rachel Reese all born at Baltimore Co., Maryland, were as follows:

11. Elizabeth3 Knight (Susanna2Simpson, Richard1) was born on 23 Feb 1719/20 at St. George's, Baltimore Co., Maryland.71 She was baptized on 22 Apr 1722 at St. Georges Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland.72 She married Daniel Reese, son of Solomon Reese, on 28 Dec 1743 at St. George's, Baltimore Co., Maryland.73

Children of Elizabeth3 Knight and Daniel Reese were:

12. David3 Knight (Susanna2Simpson, Richard1) was born on 6 May 1726 at St. George's, Baltimore Co., Maryland.75 He was baptized on 29 Jun 1726 at St. Georges Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland.76 He died after 1776.77

Children of David3 Knight and an unknown spouse were as follows:

13. Mary3 Simpson (William2, Richard1) was born on 4 Feb 1714/15 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.78 She married Samuel Hamby on 20 Aug 1737 at Baltimore Co., MD.79

Children of Mary3 Simpson and Samuel Hamby all born at Baltimore Co., MD, were as follows:

14. William3 Simpson (William2, Richard1) There were two William Simpsons of old Baltimore Co., MD born at about the same time, each of whom could have been the William who married Avarilla Perkins. One was the son of William and Elizabeth Simpson born 31 Mar. 1721 with siblings Mary, Hannah, Sarah, Ann, and John.

The other William was born 28 Jan. 1718, the son of Thomas and Mary (Smith) Simpson with siblings named Eleanor, Gilbert, Thomas, Samuel, Martha and Joshua.

Although no proof has come to light, I've tentatively placed William who married Avarilla Perkins as the son of William Simpson and Elizabeth Preble because of family associations. Sarah Simpson, daughter of William and Elizabeth, married Abraham Robinson and they might have been in Burke Co., NC in 1778 near other members of the same family.

Regardless of who the father of William was, it's virtually certain that William was the grandson of Richard and Ann (Gilbert) Simpson was born on 31 Mar 1720/21 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.83,84 He married Avarilla Perkins on 18 Aug 1742 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.85 He married Elizabeth Hocking on 28 Jan 1768 at Rowan Co., North Carolina.86,87 He died on 8 Oct 1825 at age 104; some say Logan Co., KY but I've seen no proof.88

 Jan 1768 he was in  Rowan Co., North Carolina.89 He appeared on the census of 1790 at Generostee Creek, Pendleton Co., South Carolina; later this area was Anderson Co. South Carolina.90

Children of William3 Simpson and Avarilla Perkins were as follows:

Children of William3 Simpson and Elizabeth Hocking were as follows:

15. Hannah3 Simpson (William2, Richard1) was born on 31 Jan 1722/23 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.98 She married James Crow on 16 Nov 1738 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.99 She died on 1 Mar 1741/42 at Baltimore Co., Maryland, at age 19.100

She lived on 28 Feb 1739 at Baltimore Co., Maryland; James Crow, Hannah Crow and Ruth Beliken were mentioned in these land records. Individuals renting lands from Lord Baltimore's land agents often rented the land for three life times.101

Children of Hannah3 Simpson and James Crow were as follows:

16. Sarah3 Simpson (William2, Richard1) was born on 16 Feb 1729/30 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.104 She married Abraham Robinson on 24 Sep 1744 at Baltimore Co., MD.105 She died after 1782 at Burke Co., North Carolina; Estate papers for Abraham Robinson name his administrators as Sarah and John Robinson. The papers aren't dated but a listing in the Inventory Booklet sets the date as 12 Feb. 1782.

Children of Sarah3 Simpson and Abraham Robinson were:

Generation Four

17. Eleanor4 Simpson (Richard3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born between 1730 and 1770. She married Willis Hicks before 1779; she would have been at least 16 when her daughter Elizabeth Reese Hicks was born (verified as Eleanor's daughter in Richard's will).107

Children of Eleanor4 Simpson and Willis Hicks were as follows:

18. Thomas4 Simpson (Richard3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born on 23 Sep 1739 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.118,119 He married Mary Knight circa 1765.120 He died on 21 Sep 1833 at Johnson Co., Missouri, at age 93.121

He lived in 1768 at Rowan Co., North Carolina.122 He appeared on the census of 1790 at Guilford Co., North Carolina. He appeared on the census of 1830 at Howard Co., Missouri.123

Children of Thomas4 Simpson and (--?--) Unknown were as follows:

Children of Thomas4 Simpson and Mary Knight were as follows:

19. Nathaniel4 Simpson (Richard3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born on 11 Jul 1745 at St. George's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland.159 He married Unknown before 1764. He married Sarah Knight on 3 Sep 1785 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.160,161 He died circa 1830 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.162 His estate was probated in May 1830 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.163

He left a will on 3 Mar 1828 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.164

Children of Nathaniel4 Simpson and Unknown were as follows:

Children of Nathaniel4 Simpson and Sarah Knight were as follows:

20. Richard4 Simpson (Richard3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born before 1748 at Maryland; perhaps.206 He married Selah Unknown circa 1765. He died in Feb 1804 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.207 His estate was probated in Feb 1804 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.

He left a will on 20 Nov 1803 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.208

Children of Richard4 Simpson and Selah Unknown were as follows:

21. Elizabeth4 Simpson (Richard3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born circa 1748 at Maryland. She might have married Thomas Knight circa 1768.230,231 She died before 1812 at Wilson Co., Tennessee.

Children of Elizabeth4 Simpson and Thomas Knight were as follows:

22. Jane4 Simpson (Richard3, Thomas2, Richard1) was born on 9 Apr 1753.273 She married Peter Marcillot on 12 Sep 1774 at North Carolina.274 She died on 1 Apr 1815 at Rockingham Co., North Carolina, at age 61.275

Children of Jane4 Simpson and Peter Marcillot were as follows:

23. Thomas4 Knight (Light3, Susanna2Simpson, Richard1) was born on 9 Feb 1745/46 at Baltimore Co., Maryland.286 He married Margaret Unknown before 1770.287

He appeared on the census of 1776 at Harford Co., Maryland.

Children of Thomas4 Knight and Margaret Unknown were as follows:

24. Reuben4 Simpson (William3, William2, Richard1) There were two distinct Simpson families in Wayne Co., Kentucky at the same time. Not related to Reuben and his family were the Simpsons who descended from John and Christian (Campbell) Simpson. In 1773 John and Christian left Belfast, Northern Ireland, with their four sons Christopher, Thomas, William and David. They arrived in Charleston, SC on the "Pennsylvania Farmer". In 1775 John Simpson obtained a land grant of 350 acres on the Black River near Kingstree, SC from King George III. Fifty additional acres were granted for each son. Their 5th son, Samuel, was born before the grant was issued.

In 1799 John and Christian with sons and Roger Carson and family moved to Lincoln Co., KY, in an area that later became Wayne Co. In 1809 John Simpson died and was buried at the Hutchison Graveyard near Old Salem Church in Wayne Co., KY. In 1824 Christian was buried beside John. Their son Thomas and his wife Catherine claimed 200 acres along the Cumberland River. Others who followed later were Christopher and wife Mary, William and wife Mary and James. Some of the members of this family settled in Wayne Co. and some were in Pulaski Co. These Simpsons are not to be confused with the family of Reuben Simpson whose forebears were in colonial Maryland by the 1680s

Reuben was born on 6 Oct 1743 at St. Georges Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland.292 He married Sarah Sherrill between 1762 and 1765 at Rowan Co., North Carolina.293,294 He was baptized in Sep 1773 at North Carolina.295 He died between 1833 and 1838 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.296,297,298 His estate was probated on 29 Nov 1838 at Monticello, Wayne Co., Kentucky.299

He lived on 11 Oct 1783 at Lincoln Co., North Carolina.300 He appeared on the census of 1790 at Pendleton Co., South Carolina.301302 He appeared on the census of 1810 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.303 He appeared on the census of 1820 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.304

Children of Reuben4 Simpson and Sarah Sherrill were as follows:

25. Rachel4 Simpson (William3, William2, Richard1) was born circa 1749. She married Isaac Robinson before 1769 at North Carolina; probably.

Children of Rachel4 Simpson and Isaac Robinson were:

26. John4 Simpson (William3, William2, Richard1) John was the second child of William and Elizabeth was born before 1775. He married Arilla Osburn after 1794.374

He appeared on the census of between 1830 and 1840 at DeKalb Co., Georgia.375

Children of John4 Simpson and Arilla Osburn were as follows:

27. Thomas4 Simpson (William3, William2, Richard1) Information about this family was provided by John Simpson, 7225 Princevalle St., Gilroy, CA. 95020, 408-846-9244, email: jtsimps@ibm.net on UFT web site as follows:

Thomas5 Simpson (William Iii4, William ii3, William2, Richard (Sr)1) was born, 1775. He married Mary Cummings. Mary was born 1786. Thomas Simpson and Mary Cummings had the following child: . 89 i. Jane Francis6 Simpson was born, 1839. She married Michael E Maher. Michael was born 1842.

If true, Mary would have been age 53 when Jane Francis was born.

Perhaps this is the Thomas Simpson who was on page 219 of the Wayne Co., KY census in 1830: Born between 1770-1780, wife born between 1770-1780, children: 2 males born 1800-1810, 1 female born 1800-1810, 1 male born 1810-1815, 1 female born 1810-1815, 1 male born 1815-1820, 1 female born 1815-1820, 1 male born 1820-1825 and 1 male born 1825-1830 was born in 1775. He married Mary Cummings after 1793.378 He died circa 1859.

Children of Thomas4 Simpson and Mary Cummings were as follows:

28. James4 Simpson (William3, William2, Richard1) Information about this family came from the "Letter of 1874" and Leonard McCown, 217 W. 14th St., Irving, TX 75060. The 1880 census lists Samuel's mother and father as born in South Carolina was born circa 1780 at South Carolina. He married Ruth Alexander after 1798.386 He died in 1841 at DeKalb Co., Tennessee.

He lived at Temperance Hall, Smith Co., Tennessee.387

Children of James4 Simpson and Ruth Alexander were as follows:



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Many people have contributed to the fund of knowledge we now hold on these Simpson families. I cannot name them all here but the major contributors have been Don Simpson of Salt Lake City, Dr. Byron Gibson of North Carolina, Linda Bollinger of Irving, Texas and June Baldwin Bork of Apple Valley, California, The Simpson Clan, newsletter.

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