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:
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:
Was this the Thomas Simpson who was mentioned in The Simpson Clan, Vol. 1 #4, p. 4 by Virginia Redman Manley, "North Carolina Land Grants in South Carolina, Volume 2 Anson & Mecklenburg Counties, 1749 - 1770, Benjamin Thomson File #1122 (1636); Gr. # 1016; Book 13, p. 11 (15, 11) 200 acres on North side of Cataba on both sides Rum Creek . . . Bairels line . . . Thomas Simson's line . . . 17 May 1754, Matt Rowan."
Is this the Thomas Simpson of Surry Co., North Carolina who was in the Cherokee Expedition under General Rutherford in July 1776? Among the names on the list were:
p. 74 #38 David Rees
p. 76 #4 Samuel Cummings, #5 John Hawkins
p. 77 #42 Capt. James Robinson
p. 80 #52 Thomas Simpson, #57 Charles Perkins; born 3 Feb 1728/29.21
This child's name may be Martha or Matthew.
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:
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)
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):
This Thomas Simpson appeared on 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. 56]
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):
p. 74 #38 David Rees
p. 76 #4 Samuel Cummings, #5 John Hawkins
p. 77 #42 Capt. James Robinson
p. 80 #52 Thomas Simpson, #57 Charles Perkins.60
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:
Perhaps he was the William Simpson researched by Don Simpson in The Simspon Clan, Vol. X Issue 4, Spring 1995: "Jacob Mileham and William Simpson were co-owners of a tract of 5,000 acres of land in Bedford Co., Tennessee. The deed of purchase was witnessed by Archibald Simpson (William's son?). On 10 August 1810 Joseph and Nicholas Branch of Bedford Co., TN sold to Jacob Mileham and William Simpson a tract of 5,000 acres for which they paid $4,000. Witnesses were Benjamin Bradford, Archibald Simpson and Barkly Martin. The land was located on the branch of Duck River and near the present day boundary of Coffee County.
"On 23 August 1810 Jacob sold 455 acres of this land to Robert Bags and the deed was witnessed by Archibald Simpson, Walter Mileham and William Simpson.
"In Wilson Co., Tennessee court records include a power of attorney (FHL film 430419) page 21 records a power of attorney made 3 Sept. 1810, recorded March 1815 by which "Jacob Mileham living in the county of Bedford, Tennessee appointed "my trusty friend" Archibald Simspon in the same county, his attorney to receive from the estate of Joseph Branch of Halifax Co., NC, the sum of $4000. Witnesses were John Curry and William Simpson. It was proven before the Court by John Curry and the probate does not mention William Simpson.
"On the following page of the same book is another Power of Attorney, this by Jacob Mileham and William Simspon of Bedford Co., Tennessee appointing William Scott of Wilson Co., Tennessee their attorney to sue Joseph Branch of Halifax Co., NC and Nicholas Branch of Bedford Co., Tennessee for $4000 plus interest "for the failure of not making a sufficient title to a 5000 acre tract of land." Archibald Simpson, William Simpson and Jacob Mileham signed. Witnesses were Robert Alexander and Ephraim Sherrill. It was dated 1 March 1811 and was presented at the March term of 1815 of Wilson County Court and proven by the oaths of the two witnesses. Apparently the Simpsons and Jacob Mileham had left the area.
"Abstracts of Wilson County deeds show that John Irvin sold to Archibald Simspon 140 acres on Round Lick on 24 March 1801. On the same day 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 Harod and on 4 May 1801, John Curry sold 18 acres on Round Lick to Archibald Simpson.
"The earliest surviving tax list of Wilson Co., TN is 1803 and lists both William and Archibald Simpson in Capt. Wood's District; William with no land, Archibald with 135 acres. Lists survive for the years 1804, 1806 and 1807 and both men are listed on each, always in the same district. William was always listed without land and Archibald with the 135 acres on Round Lick.
"In 1806 the Round Lick Creek area was contained in Capt. Robert Branch's District and included William and Archibald, John and James Curry, and the William Scott who was named in the second Power of Attorney. The adjoining Spring Creek area was in Capt. Roseborough's District and his list included John Herrod who held lands on Spring Creek, Round Lick and Fall Creek, six Alexanders including Robert, five Sherell families including Ephraim Sherrell, and in this company was Peter Simpson. By 1807 Capt. Roseborough's District included in addition to those just mentioned, Peter Simpson's brother-in-law, Daniel Gough, who had been married to Sarah, daughter of Thomas Simpson ca. 1798 probably in Rockingham Co., NC.
"Archibald Simpson sold his remaining 135 acres on Round Lick to John Alexander in February 1807 and the witnesses were James Curry and Robert Alexander. It seems likely that William and Archibald moved to Bedford Co., Tennessee about that time but they probably did not remain there beyond about 1810 or 1812. Neither was listed on the 1820 census of Tennessee.
"The 1820 census of Gibson County, Indiana includes a William Simpson and an Archibald Simpson family, a Peter R. Simpson family and two of Peter's married sons, John and William, with their families. On the 1850 census of Gibson County in Patoka Twp. was the family of Samuel (age 42 born Tennessee) and Evelene (age 32 born Tennessee) Simpson with three children; Sarah 7, Alexander 3 and Edward G. 3, all born Indiana.
"Goodspeed's History of Tennessee has under Humphreys County, a biographical sketch of Alex D. Simpson. It states he was born April 28, 1847 in Gibson Co., Indiana, the son of Samuel and Evalina (Colwell) Simpson. It further states that his father, Samuel Simpson, was born April 9, 1808, in Wilson Co., Tennessee, and his mother, Evalina Colwell, was born April 24, 1818 in Bedford Co., Tennessee. Alex was brought by his parents to Tennessee when he was 8 years old, where they resided at first in Dickson County then after only 18 months there, moved to Humphreys County.
Archibald Simpson had a male age 10-16 on the 1820 Gibson Co., Indiana census (William had no males other than himself) so it seems likely that Samuel was the son of Archibald and was probably born on Lick Fork Creek in Wilson Co., Tennessee. Both William and Archibald were listed on the 1820 census as 45 or older.
"The identities of William and Archibald Simpson can't be proven but the presence of Ephraim Sherrill and Robert Alexander's names on the Simpson documents in Wilson County are probable clues. Published material on the Sherrill family suggests that Jacob Sherrill Sr. moved from the Sherrills Ford area on the Catawba River to Wilson County, Tennessee Ca. 1804 and with him went most of his children's families, excepting that of his son Jacob Junior who remained on Catawba River. Among those who moved to Wilson County with him was his son Ephraim Sherrill, presumably the same who witnessed the power of attorney.
"The Alexander families of Capt. Roseborough's District, Wilson County, were probably part of the numerous Alexanders of old Rowan and Mecklenburg Counties, NC who settled on the east side of Catawba River at an early date. The fact that Robert Alexander and Ephraim Sherrill were the witnesses to the second Power of Attorney suggest that they might have been part of the Sherrills Ford Simpsons from the Catawba River area of North Carolina. This would suggest that the Sherrill's Ford Simpsons and the Haw River Simpsons continued to be in contact with each other for a long time after moving to North Carolina.
"The next question is how were William and Archibald related to each other? The records don't provide an answer but if they were Sherrill's Ford Simpsons then they could have been brothers and grandsons of William and Avarilla (Perkins) Simpson or Archibald may have been a son of William and William may have been that son of William and Avarilla known to us for his animosity toward his Loyalist brother, Reuben Simpson."
Children of William3 Simpson and Elizabeth Hocking were as follows:
She appeared on the census of 1830 at Walton Co., Georgia.97
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:
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:
A Henry Hicks, age 60-70 (born 1760-1770) appeared on page 144 of the 1830 census of Howard Co., Missouri. (William Simpson and parents Thomas and Mary (Knight) Simpson were enumerated on page 159 of that census record.) He was age 81 in 1850;108,109 married Polly Unknown before 1850; per the 1850 census.110
A Henry Hicks and Willis Hicks lived on 6 Dec 1793 at Tennessee Co., North Carolina; A Willis Hicks lived near Henry Hicks on 6 December 1793 in Tennessee County: Frederick Stump Junr. to Archer Cheatham, both of Tennessee County . . . indenture made 6 December 1793 . . . 105 pounds . . . 320 acres excepting two acres and one half sold to Henry Hicks joining Willias Hicks land including where Henry Hicks's house now stands likewise excepting 25 acres conveyed to Frederick Stump to Mathew Johnston joining the north boundary of said land . . . Sulpher Fork of Red River . . . being part of 640 acres granted by North Carolina to Andrew Thompson grant No. 70 . . . James Smeathers . . . Witness: John Cheatham . . . reg. 11 August 1794.111
He lived between 1797 and 1814 at Christian Co., Kentucky; "it appears that Phillip Hicks was probably a son of Henry Hicks who had been taken from Guilford Co., NC to Tennessee or Kentucky ca. 1787 by his parents and had lived after ca. 1797 in Christian Co., KY. Henry was last listed on Christian Co., KY tax books in 1814."112 He appeared on the census of 1830 at Howard Co., Missouri. He appeared on the census of 1840 at Rives Co., Missouri; by the 1840 census, Henry Hicks (then 71 years old) and wife were listed in Henry Co (then called Rives Co) near several Kimsey families.113 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Big Creek Twp., Henry Co., Missouri; From June Baldwin Bork:
1850 Henry Co, Mo, p.43-#550, Big Creek Twp, Oct 30:
Henry Hicks 81 NC
Polly 76 SC (Is she a 2nd wife?)
They were living very near 3 sons of Littleberry Kimsey, b. 1790 Henry Co, Va (borders Rockingham), d. 1858 Platte Co, Missouri; wife Susan Finley/Findley, b. 1790 SC. Littleberry, son of James Kimsey & Mary Crowley
He and Henry Hicks lived on 6 Dec 1793 at Tennessee Co., North Carolina; A Willis Hicks lived near Henry Hicks on 6 December 1793 in Tennessee County: Frederick Stump Junr. to Archer Cheatham, both of Tennessee County . . . indenture made 6 December 1793 . . . 105 pounds . . . 320 acres excepting two acres and one half sold to Henry Hicks joining Willias Hicks land including where Henry Hicks's house now stands likewise excepting 25 acres conveyed to Frederick Stump to Mathew Johnston joining the north boundary of said land . . . Sulpher Fork of Red River . . . being part of 640 acres granted by North Carolina to Andrew Thompson grant No. 70 . . . James Smeathers . . . Witness: John Cheatham . . . reg. 11 August 1794.117
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:
He appeared on the census of 1790 at Rockingham Co., North Carolina.127
Another family story was published in the Oregon County history book in 1992: "Family tradition reports Peter Simpson and another brother, Richard had booked passage to America from Ireland. They got to the docks, and Richard went back for something. The ship sailed without him, and he had to work for another year and save up money for his passage. Richard may have been an indentured servant. Both served in the Blackhawk War." Although there may be some truth in this story, Peter and his brother were not immigrants;
born circa 1770 at Guilford Co., North Carolina;128 married Unknown Wright? circa 1789 at North Carolina; married Elizabeth Cunningham, daughter of Joseph Cunningham and Jane Unknown, 22 Sep 1795 at Rockingham Co., North Carolina;129 died May 1850 at Cannon Co., Tennessee.130
He appeared on the census of 1810 at Rutherford Co., Tennessee.131 He appeared on the census of 1820 at Warren Co., Tennessee. He appeared on the census of 1830 at Rutherford Co., Tennessee. He appeared on the census of 1850 at Cannon Co., Tennessee.
Children of Thomas4 Simpson and Mary Knight were as follows:
He left a will on 13 Mar 1852 at Platte Co., Missouri.147
He was born 27 Jun 1793 at Rockingham Co., North Carolina;152,153 married Mary Kimsey, daughter of James Kimsey and Mary Croley, 13 Apr 1813 at Warren Co., Tennessee;154,155 died 3 Nov 1858 at Sublimity, Marion Co., Oregon, at age 65.156
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:
He left a will in Sep 1822 at Guilford Co., North Carolina.169
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:
She and Jacob Periman appeared on the census of 1830 at Wilson Co., Tennessee.249 She and Jacob Periman appeared on the census of 1840 at Greene Co., Missouri.250 She appeared on the census of 1850 at Polk Co., Missouri; age 72, residing in the household of Williamson and Elizabeth Johnson.251
Thomas Knight, Wm. Pratt and George Brown witnessed the will of Moses Short on 17 Sept. 1809. Exrs. were James Blair and William Blair on 17 Sep 1809 at Rockingham Co., North Carolina.259 He lived before May 1844 at Rockingham Co., North Carolina; William Simpson bequeathed land adjoining Thomas Knight and James B. Taylor to his daughter-in-law, widow of Absolum Simpson, when he made his will. The will was undated but was probated in May of 1844.260 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Rockingham Co., North Carolina.
He appeared on the census of 1840 at Greene Co., Missouri.267
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:
Information received from Linda Bollinger: "In his records, Avington Simpson listed a spouse for each of Reuben's children except William. He left that blank;"
He appeared on the census of 1810 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.320
She appeared on the census of 1810 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.324
He appeared on the census of 1810 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.329 He appeared on the census of 1820 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.330 He appeared on the census of 1830 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.331 He appeared on the census of 1840 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.332
He appeared on the census of 1810 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.348 He was 13 Apr 1819 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.349 He appeared on the census of 1820 at Wayne Co., Kentucky.350 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Lawrence Co., Indiana; The Samuel Simpson who was on the 1830 census in Wayne Co., KY 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 Samuel Simpson, son of Reuben and Sarah, left Wayne Co., KY after selling his land in 1827.
Samuel's brother, Elisha moved to Lawrence Co., Indiana so they might have gone together.351
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:
Note from Gregory Little: I would like to point out that the John Robinson, given as a son of Isaac Robinson and Rachel Simpson died in what is now Catawba County and is buried at Rehobeth UMC in Terrell, NC. He married Jane Clark, who came from Iredell County, NC, across the Catawba River from the John Robinson homesite, which is located just south of the Marshall Power Station off Hwy.150. John inherited his land from his granduncle Adam Perkins, the brother of Avarilla Perkins, the wife of William Simpson. I have documentation to support these assertions. Thanks again for your contribution to my genealogical research. I hope I've been able to return the favor to a small degree. Best regards,Greg Little
Gregory Little, Hinter den Gaerten 1086157 Augsburg Germany Tel. (0821) 2281239
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: email@example.com 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:
He lived Mar 1838 at Cannon Co., TN.389
He lived at Temperance Hall, Smith Co., Tennessee; Matthew and James Simpson are listed as early residents of the Temperance Hall area.390 He was his name appeared in Dr. Wright's daybook between 1832 and 1833 at DeKalb Co., Tennessee.391
She appeared on the census of 1860 at District 12, Liberty (Hannah's Branch), DeKalb Co., Tennessee; she lived with her sister, Orpha, in 1860 and was identified as a 50 year-old "old maid."392
He appeared on the census of 1850 at DeKalb Co., Tennessee.393
Perhaps he's the William C. Simpson who signed a petition on 27 Nov. 1837 in Smith County, Dist. 11 in 1837 at Smith Co., Tennessee.396
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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