Sunday, October 12, 2014

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New! The Simpson Clan: Volumes 5 through 10, 1990-1995: Series 2


Some of the highlights in this volume are:

Articles by Don Simpson outlining various Simpson families he has researched, including a study of and hand-drawn map of Simpson owned properties in Guilford Co., North Carolina

Articles about the Simpsons of Fairfax Co., Virginia including an extended article about Gilbert Simpson, including hand-drawn maps.

Simpsons of Tennessee, New York, North Carolina, Maryland,  Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas and many more. Queries and family histories compiled by members are also included. 

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Tennessee: Sullivan County

1781-1783  William Sympson (born 25 Oct. 1766 in Pennsylvania) enlisted and served  in the Revolutionary War as a private in the North Carolina troops. He obtained a pension for that service in 1834 in Green County, Kentucky. During his first tour he served as a substitute for his father, Henry Sympson.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Simpsons of Caswell County, North Carolina

1803 Feb 3 George Simpson died. He was the grandfather of E.B. Blaylock (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1804 Nov 2 Mary Simpson, widow of George Simpson, died. (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1857 Nov 8 Hannah Simpson died (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1868 June 1 John Simpson died (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1870 Jan 30 Moses Simpson died (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1872 Sept 23 or 25 George Simpson died (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1873 July 22 Francis L. Simpson died (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1873 Oct 21 George Presley Simpson died (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1878 Oct 29 Philemon H. Simpson died (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1883 July 2 Elizabeth L. Simpson died. (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1890 July 2 John H. Simpson died. (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

1918 July 13 R.B. Simpson died. (Source: Record of Deaths from the records of E.B. Blaylock, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Feb. 2003)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Simpsons of Guilford Co., North Carolina

1819 William Simpson was on the 1819 list of Guilford County, North Carolina Insolvents. He was exempted from or at least protected from punishment for failure to pay the poll tax in 1819. (Source: Guilford County Court Records, August Court 1820, Microfilm C.R. 046.30002, page 726-27).

1864 Sarah Simpson was a ward of M.D. Landreth. In a comment "Ward of full age).  (The Guilford Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 1, Winter 2000, Issue No. 88 page 38)

Friday, March 8, 2013


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This is an excellent research tool for anyone with Simpson ancestry. Included in this book is the full text of all the Simpson Clan newsletters originally published by Nona Williams between 1985 and 1990. It consists of 289 pages, the index contains more than 4600 entries with more than 8500 page references. 

A combined index includes all the names and locations mentioned in the newsletters.

Work is continuing on a second volume in the series.

VARIOUS GILBERT SIMPSONS


THE CONTINUING SEARCH FOR THE KINSHIP



OF THE



VARIOUS

GILBERT SIMPSONS

OF


NORTHERN VIRGINIA NEARBY MARYLAND


  
 Researched and compiled by:
 Robert C. Neibling
 627 Glen Eagles Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542


2007


THE EVIDENCE & BIOGRAPHICAL NARRATIVES


BACKGROUND:

JOHN SIMPSON (ca. 1660’s – 1708) of Charles County, Maryland.

     The progenitor of the Gilbert Simpsons featured in this research paper is a rather obscure individual named John Simpson who lived in Charles County, Maryland in the latter half of the seventeenth century and the beginning of the eighteenth century.  He lived in the same vicinity as Thomas Simpson and was of the same generation to have been his son.  However, existing records do not provide the required proof.  He was probably an adult by the 1680’s but does not appear in the records until 1694.  Little is known of his personal life due to the paucity of public records in which he is mentioned. Research is complicated by the fact that there were two John Simpsons living in the same area of Charles County between 1694 and 1725.  However, the records are basically sequential, separated by the death of the elder John in 1708. 

1.      John,[81] born about 1725[82]; married Sarah Ball, daughter of Richard Ball,[83] and had the following children:[84]
 a.   Ann, baptized on 26 January, 1752 at King George’s Parish, Prince George’s County, Maryland.[85]
b.      Hezekiah, born 10 September, 1753 in King George’s Parish, Prince
      George’s County, Maryland.[86]
  c.   Eleanor, born 23 February, 1755;[87] married William Lawson in 1778 in Prince George’s County, Maryland.[88]
  d.   John, born 18 March, 1760.[89]
  e.   Josias, baptized in August, 1763 at King George’s Parish, Prince George’s County, Maryland;[90] married Sarah Phillips 1/8 December, 1789 at King George’s Parish, Prince George’s County, Maryland.[91]
  f.   Mary Ann, born 26 October, 1769 at King George’s Parish, Prince George’s County, Maryland.[92]
  g.   Susanna, born 24 June, 1772 at King George’s Parish, Prince George’s County, Maryland.[93]
2.   Gilbert,[94] born about 1730.[95] (For further details of his life, refer to IV. Gilbert Simpson).
a.       Thomas, born 5 October, 1763;[99] married Ruth King 7/10 April, 1787 in King George’s Parish, King George’s County, Maryland.[100]
b.      John, born 4 June, 1765[101].
c.       Lewin, born 3 September, 1767; married 18 November, 1794, Elizabeth Burch[102].
d.      Priscilla, born 28 April, 1773[103].
e.       Sarah Ann, born 6 November, 1775[104].
4.  Joseph,[105] born about 1741[106]; married Charity Teneley,[107] who was born about
     
      1747.  Sometime prior to 1782 Joseph moved from Prince George’s County,
      Maryland across the Potomac to Fairfax County, Virginia.[108]  He owned 2 slaves,
      5 horses and 7 cattle. Joseph is listed on the tax lists through 1795.  He died in
      1796 in Fairfax County, Virginia.  He made his will on 21 January, 1795 and it
      was proved on 18 July, 1796. He mentions his wife, Charity, son, George, and
      daughters: Sollime, Mille, and Mimoon.[109] He died in 1796 in Fairfax County,
      Virginia.  Children were:[110] [111]
      a.   Tenely (Phillop (sic.) Tenaley), born 1762 according to the 1776 census or 1
            October, 1764 (perhaps a baptism date?) [112].
      b.   Levi, born 1 June, 1764; died 13 June, 1838; married first, Jane Williams
            and had children: [113] [114] [115] [116]
(1).   Sarah, born 20 September, 1794.
(2).   Ann, born 29 May, 1796.
(3).   Margaret, born 10 December, 1796.
(4).   French, born 12 April, 1800.
(5).   George, born 10 January, 1802.
(6).   Elizabeth, born 15 January, 1804.
(7).   Lewis Conner, born February, 1807.
(8).   Nancy, born 28 March, 1809.
            Levi married second, Nancy Priest and had the following children:
(9).   Joseph, born 8 April, 1818.
(10). Frank, born 8 April, 1818.
(11). Emily, born 29 April, 1819.
(12). Amelia, born 7 June, 1820.
(13). Fannie Louise, born 12 May, 1824.
(14). Lucy, born 12 May, 1824.
      c.   Thomas, born 1766 according to the 1776 census or 5 October, 1768[117].
      d.   George, born about 1768 according to the 1776 census.
      e.   Solline (Salome), born about 1770 according to the 1776 census.
      f.   Amelia, born about 1774 according to the 1776 census.
      g.  Mimoon (Mildred), born 13 September, 1775.[118]
                 5.   William,[119] who was alive at the time of his father’s will in 1780 but had  
                       apparently departed Prince George’s County prior to 1776 as a singleman since he
                       is not mentioned in the census for that year and his marriage is not recorded in
                       Prince George’s County. It is not known where William settled but a William
                       Simpson first appears just across the Potomac in the records of Fairfax County,
                       Virginia as the husband of Elizabeth Gretter in February, 1775.[120]  (See the details
                       under the section V. Gilbert for an analysis of this possible connection).
    6.   Thomas, born about 1750.[121]  He first appears in a record in Prince George’s
           County in April, 1774, making a payment to the estate of George Hardy.
7.      Elizabeth.[122]
8.      Susannah.[123]
9.      Ann.[124]
10.  Juda.[125]
11.  Lydia.[126]

I.   GILBERT SIMPSON (1699-1773) Of Charles County, Maryland and Fairfax County, Virginia.

“Know all men by these presents that I Gilbert Simpson of Truro Parish, in the County of
              Fairfax am held and firmly bound unto George Washington of the County & Parish
              aforesaid in the just and __?___ sum of Five Hundred pounds currt money of Virginia to
              be paid unto the said George Washington his certain attorney, his heirs, Executr, admrs,
              or assigns; to which payment well and truly; to be made I bind myself, my heirs,
             Executers, Administrators firm as by these presents.  Sealed with my seal and dated this
             Twenty 1 day of  November Anno Dom One thousand seven hundred and eighty six.

The Condition of the above obligation is that if the above bound Gilbert Simpson do and shall on or before the 25th of december in the present year, surrender, of cause to be surrendered the tenement containing    acres of land, be it more or less, of which the said Gilbert is seized by virtue of a lease from William Clifton, Gentm deceased to Simpson father of the said Gilbert also deceased, together with all houses, fences, landings, and other  appurtenances thereunto belonging so as that the free and entire use of that may be had by the said George Washington, his heirs, Exrs, Admrs, or assigns with out the let, molestation, or interruption of his the said Gilbert Simpson or any other person or persons claimen by, from esunder him: ____ And shall _____?______, if thereunto required by the said George Washington his heirs, Executers, Admr  or assigns ____?___ the said lease and all his the said Gilberts right, title, and interest the seize legal form, this the above obligation is with & several, otherwise to ______ ________ & virtue.

                                 Signed, Sealed
                                 and delivered in the}                   Gilbert Simp    (sig)
                                  ______ of
                                 George Washington” (sig)

(Note: This paper is torn thereby mutilating the last three letters of Gilbert’s signature).

The Gilbert Simpson who signed this paper was definitely the son of Gilbert Simpson, Sr. who originally rented the property from William Clifton and he was definitely a resident of Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia when this document was signed.  The Gilbert Simpson who was Washington’s Partner had not lived in Fairfax County for 25 years.  As a matter of fact, in November, 1786, he was living in Kentucky.  Therefore, the evidence in this document, coupled with the definitive entries in George Washington’s ledger books proves the identity of Gilbert Simpson, Jr., son of Gilbert Simpson, Sr.  Further proof is found in an analysis of the various signatures left for posterity by the two younger Gilberts.   
    On 22 June, 1770, the Virginia House of Burgesses signed an agreement with a fourteen resolutions in opposition to Great Britain’s arbitrary imposition of taxes without due representation by the colonies.  The resolutions pledged to impose an embargo of all goods affected by these taxes and a boycott by the merchants on the purchase of such items.  In response to this declaration, the forty-one subscribers or citizens of Fairfax County signed a pledge supporting the agreement and swearing to abide by the resolutions.  Gilbert Simpson was among the signatories of this pledge.[259] 
     A final allegation that must be addressed is the inference that Gilbert Simpson may have been born in Scotland.  The source for this is William E. Lane (1807-1892)[297], the son-in-law of Thomas Simpson of Nelson County, Kentucky, who may have been the eldest son of Gilbert and Tamer (Johnston) Simpson.  The date of birth of 27 June, 1757 coincides with the likely age of Gilbert’s eldest son and is the exact date given to Thomas by many of Gilbert’s descendants.  It is also the exact date cited from Thomas’s family record as documented in the letter of William E. Lane, written 18 October, 1886.  Obviously, the identical dates emanating from the divergent sources would likely pertain to a single individual but it is also possible that Mr. Lane’s letter was the source for both.  Mr. Lane doesn’t name Thomas’s father and gives his place of birth as Scotland.  He further claims that Thomas came from Scotland to Virginia with his father as a young boy.  Assuming Gilbert was Thomas’s father, Gilbert would have emigrated from Scotland to Virginia sometime after Thomas’s birth in 1757 and this scenario would invalidate the theory that Gilbert descended from John Simpson of Charles County, Maryland.   However, Mr. Lane’s knowledge of Thomas’s ancestry is flawed in another significant aspect.  He claims that Thomas Simpson had a brother, John, who was the maternal grandfather of President Ulysses Simpson Grant.  If this were true, the parents of Thomas and John were John Simpson, born in Northern Ireland about 1738, and his wife, Hannah Roberts.[298] [299] This John did, in fact, emigrate as a youngster but from Northern Ireland; not Scotland.  No evidence has been found to substantiate the claim that John and Hannah had a son named Thomas.  Therefore, the claim that Thomas was of Scottish origin is suspect and probably a convoluted conclusion based on the belief that Thomas’s brother was President Grant’s grandfather.  However, other facts in the letter appear to be authentic.  For example, Lane’s article identifies a daughter of Thomas and Abigail named Tamer, born 15 January, 1789 and a son, Gilbert, born 23 January, 1799.  This provides circumstantial evidence that Gilbert and Tamer (Johnston) Simpson were the parents of Thomas.  Further, it is known that Gilbert and Tamer were married in Virginia sometime prior to the birth of their eldest child, Susanna, on 9 May, 1755.  Her marriage to Richard Shores on 18 February, 1773 is recorded in Shelburne Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia.[300]  This provides proof that Gilbert did not emigrate from Scotland sometime subsequent to 1757 as indicated in Mr. Lane’s letter.  Since William E. Lane married a younger daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Moore) Simpson and presumably, a granddaughter of Gilbert and Tamer Simpson, one wonders why the confusion exists about Thomas’s origins in his letter.  First of all, William E. Lane was seventy-nine years old when he wrote his letter on 18 October, 1886 and was near the end of his life.  At this age, one might expect some memory loss and confusion, particularly about events that occurred fifty years before he was born.  Secondly, William never personally met either Thomas or Abigail Simpson.  They were both deceased for over five years when William married Elizabeth Simpson on 31 December, 1830 in Harrison County, Indiana[301] so he had no first hand knowledge of his in-laws’ background.  Third, Elizabeth Simpson, William’s family conduit to Thomas and Abigail, had been deceased for seven years when William wrote his letter so she was not available for consultation or factual verification.  Moreover, Elizabeth was only 24 when her parents died, so even her knowledge of her father’s origins may have been limited.  And finally, there may have been a reluctance on the part of some later descendents of Thomas to link him to Gilbert due to the highly publicized “bad press” Gilbert received from historians as a result of his business venture with George Washington.  If distain for Gilbert existed among some of the early descendants of Thomas, it was apparently not shared by Thomas, himself, because he named one of his sons, Gilbert.  On balance, William E. Lane’s letter is a genealogical goldmine, irrespective of the apparent factual flaws in Thomas’s ancestry.  (See footnote 364 for additional rationale for Thomas being the son of Gilbert and Tamer (Johnston) Simpson).
     This Gilbert Simpson was the son of Joseph Simpson and his wife Sarah Noe of Charles and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland.[413]   He was born about 1730.[414]  He married Mary _______, probably about 1755 or 1756.  Mary was born about 1736.[415]  Gilbert Simpson appears on a “List of Fidelity”, Peter Bowie’s Return, recorded March 25, 1779 at a court held at Upper Marlborough Town.[416]  Gilbert made his will on 21 August, 1787.  It was recorded 25 September, 1787.[417] His will was witnessed by Overton Carr, Jonathan Ridgeway, and John Simpson, presumably, his brother.  Children were:[418] [419] [420]
Conclusion: 
The names Gilbert, French, and John exist in all three family lines so this clue is of little value in trying to determine William’s parentage.  As described above, there is only theoretical evidence that William Simpson was the son of Gilbert Simpson, Jr. (ca.1725–1803) due to uncertainties about a possible earlier marriage for Gilbert.  Conversely, there is some factual as well as circumstantial evidence that William was a son of either Gilbert Simpson, Sr. (1699-1773) or his brother, Joseph of Prince George’s County, Maryland (1705-1782).  The factual evidence that Gilbert Simpson, Sr. had other children not mentioned in his will, coupled with a possible family connection between Beverly Robinson Wagener, James H. Blake, and “nephew John” Simpson, makes a credible argument that William may have been a brother of Gilbert, Jr. and therefore, the son Gilbert, Sr.  However, the reference to “William, son of Joseph” in the Truro records remains the strongest factual evidence of William’s parentage.   Coupled with the facts that two of William Swink’s daughters married into the families of both Joseph and William Simpson and an analysis of the identities of the various William Simpsons in 1775, the preponderance of evidence indicates that William was the son of Joseph and Sarah (Noe) Simpson. Lacking more definitive proof, he is considered a probable son.


      The details of William’s life and his descendants are especially significant to this research paper because he was the progenitor of later Gilbert and French Simpsons into the 19th century.  Based on his marriage date and the approximate birthdates of his children, William was probably born about 1745-1750.  He married Elizabeth Gretter[457], daughter of Michael Gretter,[458] sometime prior to 13 February, 1775.[459] Fairfax County Deed Book M, pages 136-137 records that Michael Gretter of Alexandria sold to his daughter, Elizabeth Simpson, wife of William Simpson, for 50 pounds Lot Number 115 on King Street in Alexandria. Sometime prior to 18 July, 1791, this property was sold to Lawrence Hoof.[460]  On 29 August, 1794, William Simpson purchased from William Hattersley for 150 pounds, twelve shillings 31 ¼ acres of land situated between the Mount Vernon and the Colchester Roads.  Subsequently, William Hattersley died.  The mortgage had been satisfied by payment to William Hattersely in his lifetime and to Samuel, his brother, after his death but the documentation had been lost.  Therefore, Samuel Hattersley and William Simpson reaffirmed the transaction on 18 June, 1803 by William paying the nominal sum of one dollar. This deed was witnessed by Cleon Moore and Gilbert Simpson (presumably William’s son).  It was re-acknowledged by Samuel Hattersley on 7 June, 1811 and recorded ten days later.[461]  On 10 March, 1796, John West and Sarah, his wife, sold to William Simpson for 40 pounds, 5 acres, 7 perches beginning at a stone near Turnpike Gate “on the north/south of Duke Street when extended”.  This sale included a half acre on which Simpson’s house stands previously purchased by Simpson from West.[462]  William Simpson was among the tithables living at Turnpike Gate on 22 September, 1789.[463]  On 19 August, 1799, William Simpson and Elizabeth, his wife, sold to John Simpson (their son) for 20 pounds, their property beginning at the corner of Fendall and Lee’s land on Duke Street extended in the line of Ludwell Lee.  Witnesses were Presley Sanford, Andrew Monroe, and Gilbert Simpson (presumed older son of William and Elizabeth (Gretter) Simpson).[464]  On 5 June, 1804, George Deneale was appointed to sell a tract of land for the heirs of Michael Gretter, deceased, to Alexander Perry.  Heirs were identified as John Gretter; Elizabeth Simpson; Dorothy, wife of John Harper; and Ann, wife of Lawrence Hooff.[465]  William Simpson apparently died in 1811 because the Fairfax County land tax records for 1812 report his 5 acres at the Old Turnpike Gate and the 31 acres near Cameron Run in the possession of his heirs.  By 10 September, 1815, William’s widow, Elizabeth had married, as her second husband, John Gooding.[466] [467] John was deceased by 17 June, 1816[468] and Elizabeth apparently remained a widow. On 17 June, 1817, Elizabeth Simpson, Henry Davis, and John W. Beedler were bonded in the administration of the estate of William Simpson and Elizabeth was named administrix.[469]  The estate was appraised on 16 July, 1817 by William A. Harper, Lawrence Hooff, Jr., William Cassidy, and Samuel Lightfoot.[470]  On 20 June, 1820, Lawrence sold to Samuel Catts for $400.00 his share of the late Michael Gretter’s properties and 2 ¾ acres at the west end of the Turnpike that William Simpson had purchased from John West.  William had lived on this property during his lifetime and Mrs. Gooding was living there at the time of the transaction.  The other property, containing 31 acres, was purchased by William Simpson from Samuel Hattersley and was situated between the Mount Vernon and Colchester Roads.  Both parcels were conveyed by William Simpson to John Hooff in trust for Elizabeth Simpson for her life and after her death, for the use of the children of William and Elizabeth.  The 2 ¾ acres was devised by Lawrence’s brother, Gilbert, to be divided into fourths with each part going to Lawrence, John, Thomas, and Ann Zimmerman.[471]  By 31 October, 1820, Thomas Simpson made his will naming his mother, Elizabeth Gooding, as his only heir and making her the executrix.  John Simpson, son of William and Elizabeth, made his will on 25 September, 1823 and it was proved 16 August, 1824.  He mentions children: Sinah Zimmerman, Peter Simpson, James Simpson, Archibald M. Simpson, Francis Henry Simpson, Sarah Elizabeth Simpson, and Beverly Simpson (a male).[472]  On 19 December, 1832 Sarah, widow of John Simpson, sold her share of the inheritance to Samuel Catts.[473]  On 13 March, 1833 the children of French Simpson, son of William and Elizabeth (Gretter) Simpson sold their Simpson inheritance to Samuel Catts for $150.00.[474]  On 19 March, 1833 Ann Zimmerman, widow of George Zimmerman and daughter of William and Elizabeth Simpson, and Susan Simpson, widow of Gilbert Simpson, son of William and Elizabeth Simpson, sold their share of the Simpson inheritance to Samuel Catts for $140.00.[475]  Based on the foregoing documented evidence and evidence in the references cited, William and Elizabeth (Gretter) Simpson had the following children:[476]

1.   Lawrence[477].
2.      Gilbert,[478] born in the range 1772-1777;[479] married Susanna Zimmerman[480].
3.      John[481], who married first, Ann Nancy Wagener, a daughter of Peter Wagener, Jr. and Sinah (McCarty) Wagener and second, Sarah (Young) Morgan Wagoner.[482]  John was probably the John Simpson who leased two lots adjoining the town of Alexandria from Elisha Cullen Dick and Hannah, his wife, on 1 August, 1795.[483]  Therefore, John was apparently born about 1774 or before.  Lacking pertinent dates, it cannot be determined which of the following children were born to which wife.  However, the names Sinah, Peter W., and Beverly would seem to emanate from the Waggoner line:[484]
a.       Sinah Elizabeth[485], born ca. 1800[486]; married 18 December, 1817 Adam Zimmerman [487] [488] who was born ca. 1798[489].
b.      Peter W.[490], born 17 December, 1800; died 30 June, 1881;[491] married Mary A. Trydell 9 October, 1826,[492] born 9 December, 1805; died 11 November, 1887.[493]  Child:
(1). Peter W., Jr., born 12 October, 1830; died 7 January, 1915; married
      Mary A. _________, born about 1831; died 14 February, 1894.[494]
c.       James, who was living in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1819.[495]  He was a party to a division of 49 acres originally owned by Henry Zimmerman.  In 1821, he also bought property in Aldie, Loudoun County, from William and Catherine Noland.
d.      Archibald M.
e.       Francis Henry[496].
f.       Sarah Elizabeth[497], who married Benjamin F. Shreve.[498]  Benjamin, born 29 August, 1820 in Falls Church, Virginia[499], was the son and Benjamin and Barbara (Swink) Shreve.[500]  Barbara was the daughter of William Swink whose sister, Catherine, married a son of Joseph Simpson.[501]
g.       Beverly[502], who married Elizabeth _______.  She married second, William Andrews.[503]
4.      Thomas[504], who was deceased July 1821.[505] [506]
5.      Ann[507], who married George Zimmerman 23 August, 1806.[508] [509]
6.      William, who was born in the range 1774-1779.[510]  He was deceased by 18 January, 1832.  He married Joanna Lightfoot on 14 January, 1798 in the Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia.[511] [512]  They had children:[513]
a.       Gilbert, born 15 September, 1809 in Alexandria[514] [515]; died 29 July, 1880[516].  He married Margaret A. ______ about 1829.  Margaret was born about 1812 and died 19 February, 1872.[517] [518]  Gilbert was a grocer in Alexandria.  At the time of his death, he was living on St. Asaph Street in Alexandria.[519] Children:[520] [521]
            (1).   Margaret Virginia[522], born about October 1831; died 7 July, 1832.
            (2).   William George[523], born 1834; died 25 February, 1894 in Alexandria,
                     Virginia.
            (3).   James H.[524], born 1836 Alexandria, Virginia.
            (4).   Margaret V.[525], born 20 November, 1837; died 1 December, 1882.
            (5).   Thomas F.[526], born 17 September, 1840; died 25 August, 1885.
            (6).   Henry Clay,[527] born March 1841; died 16 Sept. 1842.
            (7).   Gilbert,[528] born 11 March, 1844; died 26 February, 1921; married
                     Laura V. Jenkins.[529]
            (8).   Mary A.[530], born 16 November, 1845; died March, 1867; married D.
                     E. Dutrow[531].
            (9).   Elizabeth[532], born 1847; died 16 January, 1895.
           (10).  Mary Elizabeth[533], born 1848; died 1851.
           (11).  Rosanna,[534] born 10 March, 1850; died 9 February, 1851.
           (12).  Henry R.[535], born 1852.
b.      William.
c.       Elizabeth, who married James C. Goods[536].
7.      French, who married Ann Lewis[537]and had:[538]
a.       Harry L. (Henry L.), born 20 August, 1805; married Julia A. Cross on 1 February, 1832.[539]  She was born 9 January, 1812, daughter of Reid and Mary Cross.  Henry died 5 February, 1877.  Julia A. died 1 April, 1899.  Children:[540] [541]
           (1).  French Reid, born about 1832; died 8 November, 1839[542].
           (2).  French Reid, born 20 June, 1839; died 16 February, 1899[543].
           (3).  Mary Alice, born about 1845; died 22 November, 1862.
           (4).  Arthur, born 24 February, 1847; died 30 January, 1886[544].
           (5).  Emma, born about 1848; died 8 September, 1850[545].
           (6).  Winfield M., born 12 April, 1852; died 11 May, 1886[546].
b.      Stephen Francis.
c.       Elizabeth, who married Richard Y. Cross.
d.      Mary Frances, who married Samuel Catts.
8.   Francis, probable son.  He is described as probable son because no record has been found confirming his parentage.  However, evidence exists in the names of two of the three of those who were bonded in the administration of his estate.  George Zimmerman was apparently Francis’s brother-in-law, husband of his sister, Ann, and William A. Harper was apparently the son of John Harper who married Dorothy Gretter[547], Francis’s aunt.  The third person bonded was Ann Simpson, apparently Francis’s widow, who was named administrix.  Francis died on 12 January, 1815.  His obituary was recorded in the Alexandria Gazette on 14 January.[548]  The bond was approved on 7 February, 1815.[549]  The estate was inventoried on 11 February, 1815 and was recorded on 4 March, 1815.  The value of the estate was $238.75.[550]  The final accounting of the estate has an entry, “By Cash received from James Popler’s estate”.[551]  This is an indication that Francis may have married Ann Poplar.  
   

     Gilbert Simpson, son of William and Elizabeth (Gretter) Simpson, was born about 1772 to 1777 based on his appearance on the Fairfax County list of tithables along with William Simpson on 21 March, 1793.[552]   He witnessed the sale of property in Alexandria by his parents, William and Elizabeth, to their son, John, on 19 August, 1799.[553]  Gilbert married Susanna[554] Zimmerman,[555] daughter of Henry Zimmerman,[556] in the Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia on 3 February, 1803.[557]  He died sometime between 13 July, 1809 when he wrote his will and 17 July, 1809 when it was proved.  He left his estate to his wife, Susanna.[558]  Susanna did not remarry.  On 12 October, 1819 she purchased property in Loudoun County from her brother, George, for $200.00.  This 49 acres was inherited by George from his father, Henry, upon the latter’s death.  On 3 December, 1819 another son, Jacob, sold his portion of the inheritance to Susanna for $130.00.[559]  On 19 March, 1833 Ann Zimmerman, widow of George Zimmerman and Susan Simpson, widow of Gilbert Simpson, sold to Samuel Catts their portions of two lots originally owned by William Simpson “the Elder”.   One lot, consisting of 3 acres, was on the Little River Turnpike opposite the old turnpike gate and the other, consisting of 31 acres, was on the Mount Vernon Road on the south side of Hunting Creek.[560]  Susannah Simpson made her will in Loudoun County on 20 June, 1842, leaving her estate to her brother, Samuel Zimmerman.  The will was proved on 10 July, 1848.[561]  Therefore, it can be assumed that Gilbert and Susannah had no surviving children.




SUMMARY CONCLUSION


This research paper has documented the lives of the five Gilbert Simpsons who lived in Maryland, just east of the Potomac, and northern Virginia during the 18th century.  Additionally, five other Gilberts are identified as descendants whose lives extended into the 19th century.  Although the parentage of two of the Gilberts in the 18th century cannot be absolutely determined, it was the objective of this paper to document the analyses and the most probable lines of descent of each as well as the proven ancestries of the other three.  It will be noted that the name, French (or Friench), Simpson is nearly as popular as Gilbert in these lines.  Additionally, there are other Gilbert and French Simpsons, not addressed in this paper, who lived in Kentucky during the 19th century.  The determination of their ancestries was outside the scope of this research paper.  Hopefully, this publication will provide a basis for a Simpson researcher to one day discover intermarriages which will explain the proliferation of these names and extend the research.





[1] Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1688-1698, page 78, John Simpson is listed with a debt to the estate of William Roswell some time prior to May, 1695.
[2] Charles County, Maryland court record, Liber V, page 439.
[3] Charles County, Maryland court session, Liber V, pages 440-441.
[4] Charles County, Maryland Court and Land Records, Liber X, page 328 and contributed by fellow genealogist, Ralph D. Smith for this publication.
[5] Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1699-1708 by V. l. Skinner, Jr. and furnished to this author by genealogist Ralph D. Smith
[6] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book A1, page 50 found in FHL microfilm 31284.
[7] Will of Matthew Compton, Charles County, MD Will Book 4, page 235-236, Liber 25, Folio 150, Charles County, MD Orphan’s Court, FHL microfilm 13761.
[8] Charles County, Maryland court record, Liber B2, page 179, 1705.
[9] Charles County, Maryland court record, Liber B2, page 244, 1705.
[10] Charles County, Maryland will of John Young, 29 November, 17047 December, 1705.
[11] Charles County, Maryland will of Thomas Stonestreet, 14 October, 170613 November, 1706.
[12] Charles County, Maryland Deed Book C2, page 61, 24 October, 1706.
[13] Charles County, Maryland Deed Book C2, page 119, 9 November, 1708 (Note: This deed describes property near Piles Fresh that Marmaduke Semmes bought from Robert Hagar, Jr. who, in turn, had purchased it from Thomas Simpson).
[14] Maryland Provincial Court Judgements, FHL microfilm number 12941, Land Patent of John Pile 16 August, 1662, passed to his son, Joseph, 7 November, 1680.
[15] Charles County, Maryland Liber H2, page 214.
[16] Thomas Stonestreet of Birchden, Withyham, East Sussex, England and of Birchden in Charles County, Maryland by Warren Skidmore, 1983.
[17] Maryland Calendar of Wills, Joseph Pile, 16 June, 16918 November, 1692.
[18] Abstracts of Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1699-1708, page 35 by V. L. Skinner, Jr. and contributed for this publication by Ralph D. Smith.
[19] Charles County, Maryland court records, Liber B2, page 404.
[20] Charles County, Maryland court records, Liber B2, page 601/2.
[21] Charles County, Maryland court records, Liber B2, page 526.
[22] Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 21, page 80.
[23] This excellent analysis of 17th century Maryland legal procedures and their application to the estate of John Simpson was graciously provided by Ralph D. Smith of Port Orange, Florida, who has done extensive research on Charles County and written several books on 17th and 18th century Charles County families.
[24] Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1699-1704, pages 41 and 66, contributed by Ralph D. Smith, Port Orange, Florida.
[25] Charles County, Maryland inventory accounts, 1677-1717, FHL microfilm 13740, 26 July, 1709.
[26] Abstracts of Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1711-1713 by V. L. Skinner, Jr., page 12.
[27] Charles County, Maryland Court and Land Records, Liber T2, pages 211-212 which was provided by Ralph D. Smith, Port Orange, Florida for inclusion in this publication.
[28] Charles County, Maryland probate records, inventories – James Williams inventory, 14 January, 1723/4, page 140, FHC microfilm 13740.
[29] Charles County, Maryland Land & Court records, Liber OO.
[30] Charles County, Maryland Land Records, Liber S3, 13 December, 1771.
[31] Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 9, page 56.
[32] Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland by V. L. Skinner, Jr., Liber 45, page 74.
[33] Charles County, Maryland Land and Court records, Liber A3, page 322.
[34] 1758 Charles County Debt Book, page 41 and 1761 Charles County Debt Book, page 46, both of which are found in MSA Microfilm Roll, SR 8231 researched by Ralph D. Smith provided for publication in this paper.
[35] Charles County, Maryland Court Records, 1741-1742/3, published by TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL, page 50, Deposition of Robert McHon given in November, 1741 Court on 23 September, 1741.
[36] Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 9, page 56.
[37] Charles County Debt Book, 1761.
[38] Charles County Land Records, Liber Z, page 205.
[39] Charles County, Maryland court session, November, 1711, Liber E2, page 22.
[40] Charles County, Maryland Land Records, Liber F2, page 43, 8 June, 1714.
[41] Charles County, Maryland Probates – Will of Alexander Willson, 6 February, 1715/63 April, 1716.
[42] Charles County, Maryland court session, June, 1713, Liber E2, page 296.
[43] Charles County, Maryland Administration Account of Philip Briscoe.
[44] Charles County, Maryland Inventory Records, FHL microfilm number 13740.
[45] Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1724-1731, page 129, researched and contributed to this publication by Ralph D. Smith of Port Orange, FL
[46] Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 6, page 137.
[47] Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland by V. L. Skinner. Libers 6-10 (1724-1731); Libers 11-15 (1731-1737), Libers 16-20 (1737-1744), Libers 21-28 (1744-1750) and the contributing research and analysis of Ralph D. Smith.
[48] Survey in a suit between Thomas Marshall, Ptf and Sampson Darrell, Def in Fairfax County, Virginia; Washington Papers, Spencer-Washington Grant of 1748, Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, Mount Vernon, Virginia, MSS-243A.
[49] Author’s Footnote: I checked the following sources in a vain effort to find a primary source reference of John Simpson being brought from England by Augustine Washington: (1). Bryan Allison’s deposition of 1786. [This was the first cited source in Moxham’s book following the reference to John Simpson immigrating from England]. (2.) Bryan Allison’s deposition of 1748.  (3). The actual records of the Principio Iron Works in the Virginia State Library in Richmond.  [As part owner in that enterprise, Augustine Washington had gone to England in that capacity in 1736].  (4). The comprehensive historical sketch of the Principio Company by William G. Whitely in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (1887).  (5). The complete resources at the library on the Mount Vernon estate.  (6). I cross-referenced Swem’s index of the primary and secondary source references looking for a single page mentioning both Augustine Washington and John Simpson. [ In this manner, the Virginia State Papers, Henings Statutes, Tyler’s Quarterly, Virginia Historical Register, the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, and the William and Mary Quarterly, Series 1 & 2 were eliminated as possible sources].  (7). The 22 July, 1737 edition of the Virginia Gazette covering Augustine Washington’s arrival from England.  (8). The Julihn Genealogy by C. E. Julihn which includes a chronology of significant facts in the life of Augustine Washington.   (9). Douglas Southall Freeman’s 7 volume authoritative biography of George Washington. [Augustine Washington’s trip to England was covered but there was no mention of John Simpson]To summarize; none of these sources mentioned Augustine Washington bringing John Simpson from England to be his overseer. 
[50] Deposition of Bryan Allison, Marshall v. Darrell, General Court, 1748, copy at the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.
[51] Prince William County, Virginia Land Causes, Bryan Allison’s deposition dated 25 February, 1786, pages 233-236 and Ruth and Sam Sparacio’s Abstracts of Land Causes, Prince William County, Virginia, 1789-1790, McLean, Virginia, 1992, pages 103-105.
[52] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book A1, page 50, FHL microfilm 31284.
[53] Will of Matthew Compton Charles County, MD, written 19 March, 1744/5 and recorded 9 August, 1747.
[54] Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1699-1708, by V. L. Skinner, Jr., page 10.
[55] Will of Matthew Compton, written 19 March, 1744/5 and proved in Charles County, MD 9 August, 1747.
[56] Fairfax County, Virginia Order Book entry, 23 June, 1749.
[57] Charles County, Maryland Court and Land Records, Liber 42, page 492.
[58] This assessment, moderately paraphrased, was provided by Ralph D. Smith, a genealogist skilled in the legal laws and protocols of Maryland.
[59] Charles County, Maryland Land Records, Liber Z2, page 319.
[60] Abstracts of Inventory Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland by V. L. Skinner, Jr., Libers 37-47, 1748-1751 (Inventory of the estate of Thomas Simpson of St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Liber 45, page 74).
[61] Virginia Court Records, Land Records of Long Standing, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1742-1770 by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, 1988, pages 16-19.
[62] Abstracts of Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers 37-45, 1754-1760 by V. L. Skinner, Jr. (Liber 41, page 486; Liber 43, page 104)
[63] Prerogative Court Inventories, Liber 102 i., folio 114-123.
[64] Abstracts of Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers 67-74, 1771-1777 by V. L. Skinner, Jr. (Liber 68, p. 195; Liber 71, p. 364; Liber 72, p. 10; Liber 73, p. 241; Liber 74, p. 13)
[65] History of St. Mary’s County, Maryland by Regina Combs Hammett, entitled Known St. Mary’s County Emigrants, Samples, 1790-1800, page 87.
[66] Maryland Calendar of Wills, 1744-1749, Volume 9, page 54 (Will of John Fanning dated 1 December, 1745; proved 4 February, 1745/6).
[67] Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court by V. L. Skinner, Jr., Libers 21 through 28 (Account of John Fanning dated 19 May, 1747, executrix, Mary Simpson, wife of Thomas Simpson).
[68] Maryland Records – Colonial, Revolutionary, County, and Church from Original Sources by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, M.S., M.D., Volume I, Provincial Census of August 31, 1776, Prince George’s County: St. John’s and Prince George’s Parishes, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1975, page 75.
[69] Inventories from Maryland’s Orphan Court, Charles County, 1673-1852, FHL microfilm 13740.
[70] Abstracts of Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1724-1731 by V. L. Skinner, Jr., page 94, provided by the research of Ralph D. Smith, Port Orange, FL.
[71] Maryland Records-Colonial, Revolutionary, County, and Church from Original Sources by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Volume I, Provincial Census of August 31, 1776, Prince George’s County, St. John’s and Prince George’s Parishes, Genealogical Publication Company, 1975, page 75.
[72] Charles County, Maryland Inventories, 1717-1735, page 260 and Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1728-1734, by V. L. Skinner, Jr., page 1.
[73] Charles County, Maryland 1733 tax list.
[74] Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1737-1744, by V. L. Skinner, Jr., page 30.
[75] Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1738-1744, by V. L. Skinner, Jr., page 43.
[76] Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records, Liber PP, pages 55-57.
[77] Prince George’s County, Maryland Land Records, Liber PP, Part 2, 1757-1759, pages 246-247.
[78] Prince George’s County, Maryland Debt Books: 1759, not listed; 1760, page 45; 1761, page 59; 1762, page 59; 1763/4, page 30; 1765, page 28 – MSA microfilm roll SR 8232.
[79] Abstracts of the Balance Books of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1770-1777 by V. L. Skinner, Jr., page 4, provided through the research of Ralph D. Smith, Port Orange, FL.
[80] Prince George’s County Maryland Wills, #1T, 1770, pages 152-153, FHL microfilm 14279.
[81] Prince George’s County, Md Wills, #1T, 1770, pages 152-153, microfilm number 14279.
[82] Maryland Records by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Vol I, 1776 census, page 81. (Note: Two John Simpsons are cited in the 1776 census.  One was the son of Joseph, the subject of this sketch, and the other a son of Joseph Green Simpson.  According to Colonial Settlers of Prince George’s County, MD by Elise Greenup Jourdan, the latter’s eldest son was age 10 in 1750.  The other John Simpson, born ca. 1742 according to the 1776 ceusus, was therefore the son of Joseph Green Simpson and wife, Elizabeth.)
[83] Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 16, page 80 provided by Ralph D. Smith, Port Orange, FL.
[84] Based on the research of Ralph D. Smith of Port Orange, FL and shared with this author.
[85] Prince George’s County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885, Volume 1, page 62, by Helen W. Brown and shared by Charles County researcher, Ralph d. Smith.
[86] Ibid.
[87] Ibid.
[88] Maryland Records, Colonial, Revolutionary, County, and Church, from Original Sources, by Gaius M. Brumbaugh, Volume I, page 152.
[89] Prince George’s County, Md. Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885, Volume I, page 62 by Helen W. Brown and researched by Ralph D. Smith, Port Orange, FL.
[90] Ibid.
[91] Prince George’s County, Md. Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885, Volume I, page 62 by Helen W. Brown and researched by Ralph D. Smith of Port Orange, Florida.
[92] Ibid.
[93] Ibid.
[94] Prince George’s County, Md. Wills, #1T, 1770, pages 152-153, microfilm #14279.
[95] Maryland Records by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Vol I, 1776 census, page 88.
[96] Ibid.
[97] Maryland Records by Brumbaugh, Volume I, 1776 census, Prince George’s County, MD, page 78.
[98] Additional details about the children of James and Priscilla Simpson were researched and shared with this author by Ralph D. Smith of Port Orange, FL,
[99] Ibid.
[100] Prince George’s County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885, Volume I, page 63 by Helen W. Brown.
[101] Prince George’s County, Maryland Indexes of Church Records, 1686-1885, Volume I, King George’s Parish (also known as St. John’s), compiled by Helen W. Brown, published by Prince George’s County Historical Society, 1979, page 87
[102] Ibid.
[103] Ibid.
[104] Ibid.
[105] Prince George’s County, Md Wills, #1T, 1770, pages 152-153, FHL microfilm #14279.
[106] Maryland Records by Brumbaugh, Vol. 1, 1776 census, Prince George’s County, page 7.
[107] This marriage is confirmed in the will of Philip Teneley, Sr. dated 13 November, 1772; probated 25 November, 1772 in which he leaves 1 shilling to daughter, Charity Simpson and also in the will of her mother, Grace (Thomas) Tennely, dated 14 November, 1775 and probated 8 January, 1776.  Sources: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 1, page 70 and Volume 16, page 82 and Prince George’s County, Maryland Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885. Volume 1, page 70.  Information contributed by Ralph D. Smith, Port Orange, FL.
[108] Fairfax County, Virginia Personal Property Tax list for 1782.
[109] Fairfax County Will Book G, pages 230-231 from Virginia County Court Records, Will Abstracts of Fairfax County, Virginia, 1794-1795, by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, page 84.
[110] Maryland Records by Brumbaugh, Volume 1, 1776 census, Prince George’s County, page 7.
[111] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book G, page 230, Will of Joseph Simpson, 31 January, 1795; 18 July, 1796.
[112] Prince George’s County Maryland Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885, Volume I, King George’s Parish (also known as St. John’s) compiled by Helen W. Brown, published by Prince George’s County Historical Society, 1979, page 87.
[113] Bourbon County, Kentucky Will Book K, page 553, FHL microfilm 183136.
[114] Bourbon County, Kentucky Will Book M, page 478, FHL microfilm 183137.
[115] Ancestry.com, My Virginia, D.C., Pennsylvania, New Jersey Genealogies, dfox.pifox@shentel.net.
[116] Ancestry World Tree Project: 30453, Ancestry.com (for dates of birth of Levi Simpson’s family) at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=:a30453&id+I302.
[117] Prince George’s County, Maryland Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885, Volume I, King George’s Parish (also known as St. John’s) compiled by Helen W. Brown, published by Prince George’s County Historical Society, 1979, page 87.
[118] Prince George’s County, Maryland Indexes of Church Registers, 1686 – 1885 in two volumes, Volume I, King George’s Parish (also known as St. John’s), compiled by Helen W. Brown and published by the Prince George’s County Historical Society, 1979.
[119] Prince George’s County, Md. Wills, #1T, 1770, pages 152-153, microfilm number 14279.
[120] Fairfax County Deed Book M, pages 136-137, 13 February, 1775.
[121] Prince George’s County, Md Wills, #1T, 1770, pages 152-153, FHL microfilm #14279.
[122] Ibid.
[123] Ibid.
[124] Ibid.
[125] Ibid.
[126] Ibid.
[127] Charles County, Maryland Court and Land Records, Liber NNN, page 785, 1 July, 1765 (On this date, Gilbert give his age as “66 years or thereabouts”.
[128] Charles County, Maryland Circuit Court records, Liber Z (Will of John Young 29 November, 1704-7
November, 1704, mentioning Gilbert Simpson as the youngest son of John Simpson), FHL microfilm 13752.
[129] Charles County Court and Land records, Liber O2.
[130] The Tennison Family of Southern Maryland, Volume 3, by Ralph D. Smith, 4233 S. Peninsula Dr.,
Daytona, FL 32127, May 2000, pages 48-49.
[131] Charles County Maryland Court and Land Records, Liber M2, page 222, 6 April, 1730 (Elizabeth, wife of Gilbertus Simpson, is listed as one of the heirs of James William concerning a “friendly” sale of land by Thomas Simpson and wife, Sarah, to the heirs).
[132] Charles County, Maryland  Court and Land Records, Liber N3, page 785, 1 July, 1765.
[133] Charles County Maryland Deed Book O, page 292.
[134] Charles County, Maryland Court and Land Records, Liber N3, page 785, 1 July, 1765.
[135] Ibid., Liber T2, page 216, Court of August, 1736.
[136] Maryland Calemdar of Wills – William Williams, 19 November, 1735-5 May, 1736.
[137] Register of Births, Marriages, and Burials for Charles County, Maryland.
[138] Charles County, Maryland Court and Land Records, Liber T2, page 216, Court of August, 1736.
[139] Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book E, pages 416-418, 14 August, 1741.
[140] Charles County, Maryland Land Records, Liber X2, page 74.
[141] Survey Map of Clifton Neck, 1755, by T.H. and copied by George Washington in 1760, Internet Site:   http://lcweb2.loc.gov.8081/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/gmd.
[142] Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book E, pages 418-428.
[143] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book A, pages 442-444.
[144] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book C, page 319.
[145] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book A, page 178-179.
[146] Colonial Soldiers of the South, by Murtie June Clark, 1983.
[147] Charles County, Maryland Land Record Book Z2, page 319, 11 August, 1748.
[148] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book A, pages 526-527.
[149] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book B, pages 175-176.
[150] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book entry, 17 August, 1763.
[151] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book entry, 19 December, 1759.
[152] The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, Volume 6, W. W. Abbot, Editor, University Press of Virginia, page 378.
[153] The Papers of George Washington, Library of Congress, Colonial Series, Volume 7, page 100, W. W. Abbot, editor.
[154] George Washington’s Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 5, Financial Papers, Ledger
Book A, page 137, Internet Site: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html.
[155] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book E, page 14-16.
[156] The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, Volume 7, page 515; Volume 8, pages 515 & 557;
and Volume 9, page 227.
[157] Ibid., Diaries, pages 115, 155.
[158] Charles County, Maryland Court and Land Records, Liber N3, page 785, 1 July, 1765 (Deposition of
Gilbert Simpson, age 66, to confirm boundaries of Wood’s Addition).
[159] George Washington’s Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 5, Financial Papers, 1750-
1796, Ledger Book A, page 209.
[160] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book C, page 188, Gilbert Simpson’s will.
[161] George Washington’s Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 5, Financial Papers, 1750-
1796, Ledger Book B, page 152.
[162] George Washington’s Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 5, Financial Papers, 1750-
1796, Ledger Book B, page 152, Internet Site: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html.
[163] Extracts from the family Bible of John and Mary Simpson in the NSDAR headquarters, case files of Issac Farrow.
[164] The 1787 Census of Virginia, by Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, Volume 2, Fairfax
and Loudoun Counties, Virginia.
[165] Loudoun County, Virginia Deed Book X, page 425, 13 April, 1797 (Deed of gift by Samuel Moore to his daughters, Mary Simpson and Ann Hendley Chinn).
[166] Loudoun County, Virginia Court Order Book H, page 108, 13 August, 1783 (John Simpson and Anthony Amond ordered to pay debt to Michael Howard plus interest from 20 January, 1781).
[167] Loudoun County, Virginia Land Tax Records, 3rd Battalion, 1782.
[168] Loudoun County, Virginia Court Order Book X, page 192 (On 11 September, 1797, John Simpson was named overseer of the road from Goose Creek to a branch running north to Silas Roses’ plantation.)
[169] Loudoun County, Virginia Death Records – NSDAR headquarters (French Simpson’s obituary 1855
stating he was born near Oatlands plantation).
[170] The Simpson Family History based on the research and documentation of James Hendley Simpson (1884-1977) between the years 1907 and 1957.  A copy has been preserved by family members in the Texas State Library.
[171] Loudoun County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Records, 1782-1801.
[172] Fairfax County, Virginia Personal Property Tax lists 1786 and 1787 (Violinda Payne listed in 1786 but not in 1787).
[173] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book C, page 188 (Gilbert Simpson’s will which mentions granddaughter, Kessiah (sic)).
[174] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book E, pages 191-193; Alexandria Hustings Court Deed Book M, page
408; and Alexandria City and  County Deed Books A, page 323 & H, page 479 (These sources identify the children of Violinda Payne and their spouses.) 
[175] Loudoun County Will Book F, page 461 (John Simpson’s will).
[176] Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book CC, pages 207-216, estate records of Noble Beveridge.
[177] Loudoun County Circuit Court Order Book entry, 13 April, 1801.
[178] Loudoun County, Virginia Deed recorded 10 April, 1765 – Henry Taylor and Susanna, his wife, and William Whitely send greeting in consideration of the love and affection they have unto  Margaret Whitely, daughter to Susanna and sister to William.
[179] Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book F, page 461.
[180] Extracts from the family Bible of John and Mary Simpson, NSDAR headquarters, case files of Isaac
Farrow.
[181] The Simpson Family History, researched and written by James Hendley Simpson (1884-1977) between the years 1907 and 1957.  A copy was preserved by family members in the Texas State Library.
[182] Loudoun County, Virginia Order Book V, 11 October, 1802 (John Simpson’s will proved by oath of William Fields and John Beveridge).
[183] Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book G, page 39 (Inventory of John Simpson’s estate, 25 February,
1803).
[184] Loudoun County, Virginia Deed Book RR, page 256, 16 September, 1813.
[185] Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book K, page 439, 25 April, 1814-7 July, 1814.
[186] Transcriptions from the family Bible of John and Mary Simpson, NSDAR headquarters, case files of Isaac Farrow.
[187] Simpson Family History, a personal essay by James Hendley Simpson (1884-1977), compiled between 1907 and 1964, the information from which was extracted and cited by Derrick Pitard on the internet at Pitard.net Genealogy.
[188] Ibid.
[189] Ibid.
[190] Loudoun County, Virginia Marriage Records to 1891 Compiled by Aurelia M. Jewell.
[191] Transcription of John Simpson’s family Bible record, NSDAR case file of Isaac Farrow.
[192] Ibid.
[193] Loudoun County, Virginia Marriages collected by Dorothy Murray for Hunting For Bears, Inc.
[194] Loudoun County, Virginia probate records, Will Book L, page 148.
[195] The transcription of John and Mary Simpson’s family bible give her name as Violinda but she is apparently named Ann Violinda in the personal essay of James Hendley Simpson in his Simpson Family History, cited on internet site Pitard.net Genealogy.  Could she have been named after her two aunts, Ann and Violinda, daughters of Gilbert?
[196] Transcription of John Simpson’s family Bible record, NSDAR case file of Isaac Farrow.
[197] Loudoun County, Virginia Marriages collected by Dorothy Murray for Hunting For Bears, Inc.
[198] The Skillman’s of America and Their Kin, by William Jones Skillman (1906-1908) and published in the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record and republished and expanded by William Alfred Skillman, April 2000, Chapter 5, Vol. XXXVIII, January 1907, pages 29-34.
[199] Transcription of John Simpson’s family Bible record, NSDAR case file of Isaac Farrow.
[200] Culpepper County, Virginia marriage records.
[201] DAR case files for Isaac Farrow, NSDAR headquarters, Washington, D.C.
[202] Transcription of John Simpson’s family Bible record, NSDAR case file of Isaac Farrow.
[203] Taken from North Fork Regular Baptist Church cemetery records, Loudoun County.  John Simpson’s Bible record claims he was born on 12 June, 1774.  Cemetery record considered more accurate.
[204] Loudoun County, Virginia Marriages collected by Dorothy Murray for Hunting For Bears, P.O. Box 204, N.S.L., Utah.
[205] North Fork church cemetery, Loudoun County, Virginia.
[206] A transcription of the family bible of John and Mary Simpson states Elizabeth was born in 1770 but states that the entry was nearly illegible and could be 1780.  Actually, the birth year was 1790 according to a personal essay by James Hendley Simpson written between 1907 and 1964, the contents of which were extracted and provided at the web site of  Pitard.net Genealogy.
[207] Marriages of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1757-1853, compiled by Mary Alice Wertz.
[208] Transcription of John Simpson’s family bible record, NSDAR case file of Isaac Farrow.
[209] Transcription of John Simpson’s family Bible record, NSDAR case file of Isaac Farrow.
[210] Ibid.
[211] Ibid.
[212] Ibid.  However, cemetery record gives birth year as 1797.
[213] North Fork Regular Baptist Church cemetery, Loudoun County, Virginia.
[214] Transcription of John Simpson’s family Bible record, NSDAR case file of Isaac Farrow.
[215] The Simpson Family History, a personal essay by James Hendley Simpson written between 1907 and 1964, the contents of which were extracted and displayed on the web site of Pitard.net Genealogy.
[216] Ibid.
[217] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book, 1756-1763, FHL microfilm 31322 (Ann is listed as a  “possible” daughter of Gilbert Simpson, Sr. because he was her security in the grand jury court case
involving her “base-born” child as reported by Col. John West.)
[218] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book, 1770-1772, FHL microfilm 31323, item 2, entry dated 21 November, 1771.
[219] Fairfax County Bond Book, 1752-1782, page 184.
[220] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book D1, pages 353-354.
[221] The 1787 Census of Virginia by Netti Shreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, page 1058.
[222] George Washington’s Papers in the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 5, Financial Papers, 1750-1796, Ledger Book B, page 25, Internet Site:http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html.
[223] Ibid., page 29.
[224] Loudoun County, Virginia Court Order Book L, page 326 (“do allot Valinda Payne her dower in her late
husband Jonah Payne, dec’d”)
[225] Loudoun County, Virginia Court Order Book P, page 98, 9 April 1793 states, “Verlinda Skinner, late Verlinda Payne, widow of Josiah Payne, dec’d proportion of the slaves of the said Josiah Payne was  returned into the court and ordered to be recorded”.
[226] Loudoun County, Virginia Court Order Book Q, page 39, 13 October, 1794.
[227] Loudoun County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List, 1804.
[228] Fairfax County, Virginia  Will Book E, pages 191-193, 20 January, 1787 (This is the estate disposition of John Lomax wherein the children of Josiah Payne and of John and Ann Dalton are to each receive one- third of the estate); Alexandria Virginia Hustings Court Deed Book M, page 408, 13 November, 1799 (This record identifies Josias Payne as a half-brother of John Lomax and states that Josias died leaving a son, John, and two daughters: Henrietta, who married Christopher Skillman and Keziah, who married John Beveridge.  A William Hepburn bought their share of the inheritance for 90 pounds each); Alexandria City & County Deed Book A, page 323, and H, page 479, 28 September, 1801 and 19 October, 1804, respectively (These sources contain the same information but also names Jacob Payne as a brother of Josias and half-brother of John Lomax).
[229] Loudoun County, Virginia Deed Book 2S, pages 372 & 409-411, 12 April, 1815.
[230] The Skillman’s of America and Their Kin, written by William Jones Skillman (1906-1908) and published in the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record and Republished and Expanded by William Alfred Skillman, April 2000, Chapter 5, Volume XXXVIII, January 1907, pages 29-34.
[231] Ibid.
[232] Loudoun County Will Book F, page 461, 8 December, 1796, John Simpson’s will.
[233] Loudoun County Will Book CC, pages 207-216 (Estate account of Noble Beveridge, brother of John
Beveridge, shows that John Simpson, son of John and Mary (Moore) Simpson, served as administrator for Mrs. Keziah Beveridge).
[234] The Papers of George Washington and specifically, George Washington’s personal ledger account books A and B, provide conclusive proof that Gilbert Simpson (of Pohick) was the son of Gilbert Simpson of Clifton Neck.  Washington was acquainted with and had business dealings with all three Gilbert Simpsons and with Violinda Payne, Gilbert, Sr.’s daughter.  The various account entries for Gilbert Simpson, Jr. through the years 1760 to 1786 give his residence as “Fairfax” and “Pohick”.  Moreover, in his final transaction dated 21 November, 1786, Gilbert states his residence as Truro Parish”.  This transaction involves the sale of the Clifton lease back to Washington and makes reference to Gilbert’s father who rented the property on Clifton Neck.  At this time, the other Gilbert Simpson was already settled in Kentucky.   Finally, a comparison of the signature on the 1786 document with seventeen samples of Gilbert (Washington’s partner) provides additional proof.  This evidence was analyzed and presented in detail in the research paper by Robert C. Neibling in 1999 (Revised 2001) entitled Profiles of the Three Gilbert Simpson of Eighteenth Century Fairfax County, Virginia and published in Northern Virginia Genealogy, Volume 7, 2002.
[235] This research paper was published in Northern Virginia Genealogies, Volume 7, 2002, pages 837-925.
[236] George Washington’s Papers at the Library of Congress (1741-1799), Series 5, Financial Papers, 1750-1796, Ledger Book A, page 81 and continued in Ledger Book B, page 29, Internet Site: http://lcweb2.loc.
gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html.
[237] George Washington’s Papers at the Library of Congress (1741-1799), Series 4, General Correspondence, 1697-1799, Chronological Index 10 November, 1785-5 April 1787, image numbers 668-670, Internet Site: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html.
[238] The Five George Masons, Patriots and Planters of Virginia and Maryland by Pamela C. Copeland and Richard K. MacMaster, published for the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall by the University Press of
Virginia.
[239] Fairfax County, Virginia  Court Minute Book entry 21 March, 1757, FHL microfilm 31322 which records that Catharine Simpson, wife of Gilbert Simpson, was a witness for Benjamin Sebastian in a suit 
with Patrick Rowan.
[240] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book, entry 24 March, 1753, FHL microfilm 31321.
[241] Ibid., entry dated 17 May, 1759.
[242] George Mason (I) – Including One Line of Descent and Related Lines….., pages 17-18, by Martha Stuart Helligs.
[243] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Minute Book, entry 17 May, 1759, FHL microfilm 31322.
[244] Virginia’s Colonial Soldiers by Lloyd DeWitt Bookstruck, Genealogical Publishing Col, Inc., 1988.
[245] Colonial Soldiers of the South (1732-1774) by Murtie June Clark, 1983.
[246] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book, pages 175-176.
[247] George Washington’s Papers at the Library of Congress (1741-1799), Series 5, Financial Papers, 1750-
1796, Ledger Book A, page 81, Internet Site: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html.
[248] Survey map of Clifton Neck, 1755, by a ‘T.H.’ and copied by George Washington in 1760, Internet Site:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov.8081/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/gmd (Library of Congress).
[249] Interpretative May of Fairfax County, Virginia in 1760 by Beth Mitchell, 1987.
[250] Surname abstracts of Fairfax County Court Order and Minute Books, edited by Edith Moore Sprouse,
FHL microfiche 6330198.
[251] Ibid, 21 August, 1759.
[252] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Minute Book, 19 March, 1761, FHL microfilm 31322.
[253] Various Fairfax County Court Order and Minute Book entries, 1759-1801.
[254] The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, Volume 8, page 70.
[255] George Washington’s Papers in the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 5, Financial Papers, 1750-
1796, Ledger Book A, page 300, Internet Site: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html.
[256] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book, 15 August, 1768, FHL 31323, Item 1.
[257] Surname abstracts of the Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order and Minute Books, edited by Edith Moore Sprouse, FHL microfiche 6330238, 21 December, 1772.
[258] Fairfax County Virginia Court Order Book entry 20 November, 1770, FHL microfilm 31323, Item 2.
[259] Library of Congress, file number 1434 (Copy provided to Robert C. Neibling by Dwight Barr).
[260] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book C, page 188.
[261] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book entry 17 November, 1773, FHL microfilm 31279.
[262] Fairfax County, Virginia Bond Book, 1752-1782.
[263] Fairfax County Will Book F, page 65.
[264] George Washington’s Papers in the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 5, Financial Papers, 1750-
1796, Ledger Book B, page 29, Internet Site: http://lcweb2.loc,gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html.
[265] Ibit., page 25.
[266] Fairfax County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List, 1782.
[267] Ibid., 1787.
[268] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book S, pages 535-537.
[269] Fairfax County, Virginia Land Tax Records, 1787.
[270] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book S, page 462, 13 February, 1790.
[271] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Minute Book entry 16 October, 1793, FHL microfilm 31325, Item 1.
[272] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book entry, 20 October, 1785, FHL microfilm 31323, Item 3.
[273] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book I, page 260.
[274] Surname abstracts of Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order and Minute Books, edited by Edith Moore
Sprouse, FHL microfiche 6330122, entries dated 16 May, 1803 and 18 July, 1803..
[275] Fairfax County, Virginia Land Tax Records, 1811.
[276] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book S, pages 535-537.
[277] Surname abstracts of Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order and Minute Books, edited by Edith Moore
Sprouse, FHL microfiche 6330122, entry dated 18 July, 1803.
[278] Implied Marriages of Fairfax County, Virginia by Marty Hiatt and Craig Robertson and Fairfax County Deed Book S1, page 533.
[279] Ibid., FHL microfiche 6330046, entry dated 15 November, 1784.
[280] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book G, pages 115-116.
[281] See Footnote 83 and Profiles of the Three Gilbert Simpsons of Eighteenth Century Fairfax County, Virginia by Robert C. Neibling, 1999 (Revised 2001).
[282] Letter from Gilbert Simpson to George Washington, 27 April, 1784, George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 4, General Correspondence, 1697-1799, Internet Site:
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query,  image 430.
[283] The First Hundred Years at Mount Vernon by Robert Moxham, page 38.
[284] Survey in a lawsuit between Thomas Marshall, Plaintiff, and Sampson Darrell, Defendant, in Fairfax County Virginia; Washington Papers, Spencer-Washington Grant of 1748, Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, Mount Vernon, Virginia, MSS-243A.
[285] George Washington, A Biography by Douglas Southall Freeman, Volume One, Young Washington, page 56, which reads, “In 1736 or during the first wintry months of 1737, he left his family at Epsewasson and went again to Britain.
[286] Deposition of Bryan Allison, Marshall & Darrell, General Court, 1748, copy at the Mount Vernon Ladies Association and Prince William Land Causes, Bryan Allison’s deposition 25 February, 1786, pages 233-236.
[287] George Washington, A Biography by Douglas Southall Freeman, Volume One, Young Washington, page 56.
[288] The published accounts in Freeman’s George Washington, and also, Moxham’s Mount Vernon state that the edition date for the Virginia Gazette was 15 July.  Actually, it was a week later, 22 July.  This indicates that the source for this information was from secondary (published sources); not primary sources.
[289] Research Aids:  Early Naming Conventions Prior to 1800 at www.tarver-genealogy.net.
[290] Abstracts of Inventories of the Prerogative Court, Libers 37-47, 1748-1751, by V. L. Skinner, Jr., (Liber 45, page 74).
[291] Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, Libers 11-15, 1731-1737 by V. L. Skinner, Jr. (Liber 14, page 293).
[292] Maryland Calendar of Wills, 1744-1749, Volume 9, Family Line Publications, Westminster, Maryland 21157, page 54-55.
[293] Solving the Identities of Gilbert Simpson (1699-1773) of Charles County, Maryland and Fairfax County, Virginia & His Son John Simpson (1739-1801) of Fairfax County, Virginia and Loudoun County, Virginia by Robert C. Neibling, 1998 (Revised 2001).
[294] Robert Mackhorn’s will dated 17 October, 1745; proved 20 December, 1745.
[295] Charles County, Maryland Land & Court Records, Liber A3, page 332 (Elizabeth Mahone, age 76, testifies to the parentage of Anthony Semmes on 10 May, 1755).
[296] Virginia Court Records, Land Records of Long Standing, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1742-1770 by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, 1988, pages 16-19.
[297] William E. Lane married Elizabeth (Betsey) Simpson, youngest daughter of  Thomas and Abigail (Moore) Simpson based on his letter 18 October, 1886 to Messrs. Harden & Spahn, Lebonan, Indiana, published in Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana, compiled by Harden and Spahn, Lebanon, Indiana, May 1887.
[298] Ancestors of American Presidents compiled by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1989.
[299] Articles by G. E. McCracken published in The American Genealogist, Volume 51(1975), 52 (1976), and 53(1977).
[300] Northern Virginia Genealogist, Volume 1, Number 1, 1996, Marriages Performed by Reverend David Griffith, Shelburne Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia, 1772-1775.
[301] 1830 Federal Census, Harrison County, Indiana, Boone Township listing: (1) Gilbert Simpson, age 30 to 40, a female, age 20 to 30, and a male age 5 to 10; (2) (living next door) William E. Lane, age 20 to 30 and a female, age 20 to 30; and (3) (nine households down) Thomas Shores, age 50 to 60, a female, age 40 to 50, younger males, 1 - 10 to 15, 1 - 0 to 5, & younger females, 2 – 5 to 10, 2 – 10 to 15, and 1 – 15 to 20.
[302] Survey in a lawsuit between Thomas Marshall, Plaintiff, and Sampson Darrell, Defendant, in Fairfax County, Virginia; Washington Papers, Spencer-Washington Grant of 1748, Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union, Mount Vernon, Virginia, MSS-243A.
[303] Abstracts of the Inventories and Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland (1699-1708) by V. L. Skinner, Jr., page 10 and provided to me by fellow genealogist, Ralph D. Smith of Florida.
[304] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book A1, page 50.
[305] Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book E, pages 416-431.
[306] Map – A Plan of William Clifton’s Neck Land. Platted by a scale of 50 poles to the Inch by TH 1755 and copied by G. Washington 1760.
[307] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book A, pages 442-444.
[308] St. Mary’s County, Maryland Administration Accounts from Prerogative Court records – Payment made to John Simpson from the estate of Samuel Johnston, 24 August, 1730.
[309] The excellent research of Dwight and Rosemary Barr of Midvale, Utah.
[310] Gilbert Simpson’s will, Fayette County, Kentucky Mixed Records, Volume 7, page 3.
[311] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book C, pages 123-124, Will of Hannah Johnston.
[312] Virginia’s Colonial Soldiers by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983.
[313] Loudoun County, Virginia Deed Book C1, pages 61-64.
[314] Ibid., pages 59-61.
[315] Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book A, pages 137-138.
[316] Loudoun County, Virginia Tithable Lists, 1761-1773.
[317] The Papers of George Washington, Confederation Series, page 315.
[318] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book, 19 June, 1769, FHL microfilm 31323, Item 1.
[319] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book, 21 January, 1771, FHL microfilm 31323, Item 2.
[320] Ibid., 16 September, 1771.
[321] The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, Volume 9, W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig,
Editors page 113, unnumbered note..
[322] Ibid., page 142.
[323] Ibid., page 148.
[324] Ibid., page 185.
[325] Ibid., page 217.
[326] Ibid., page 234.
[327] Ibid., page 241.
[328] The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, Volume 9, page 290, W. W. Abbot & Dorothy
Twohig, Editors.
[329] Ibid., 315.
[330] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book entry 20 September, 1773, FHL microfilm 31279.
[331] The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, Volume 9, W. W. Abbot & Dorothy Twohig,
Editors, page 342
[332] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book, entry 15 March, 1774, FHL microfilm, 31279.
[333] Ibid.
[334] Fort Necessity and Historic Shrines of the Redstone Country, Washington Bicentennial Issue, 1732-1932, published by the Fort Necessity Chapter, Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Uniontown, PA, 1932, pages 88-90.
[335] The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, Volume 10, page 45, W. W. Abbot & Dorothy
Twohig, Editors.
[336] Ibid., page 153.
[337] Ibid., page 164.
[338] Virginia Court Records in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Volume 1, page 525 by Paul Crumrine.
[339] The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, Volume 9, page 113, W. W. Abbot & Dorothy
Twohig, Editors.
[340] The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, Volume 10, page 207, W. W. Abbot & Dorothy
 Twohig, Editors.
[341] Ibid., page 288.
[342] Ibid., page 323.
[343] George Washington Papers, Series Two, Letterbooks. Letterbook 11, 11 April, 1783, Internet Site:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/gwseries2.html.
[344] Ibid., 13 February, 1784.
[345] Ibid., 14 February, 1784.
[346] Ibid., 27 April, 1784.
[347] The Diaries of George Washington, Volume VI, 1784-June 1786, Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig,
Editors, University Press of Virginia, pages 1-23.
[348] The Papers of George Washington, Confederation Series, Volume 1, W. W. Abbot, Editor.
[349] George Washington Papers, Series Two, Letterbooks, Letterbook 11, 10 July, 1784, Internet Site:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/gwseries2.html.
[350] Ibid., 31 July, 1784.
[351] The Papers of George Washington, Diaries, Series 4, pages 21-25, Donald Jackson, Editor, University Press of Virginia..
[352] George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 5, Financial Papers, 1750-1796, Ledger Book B, page 138, Internet Site: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html
[353] The Papers of George Washington, Diaries, Series 4, page 24, note 1, Donald Jackson, Editor, University Press of Virginia.
[354] Franklin Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania Tax List.
[355] Gilbert Simpson: Washington’s Partner in Settling His Western Pennsylvania Lands by Cecil E. Goode,
published in the Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, Volume 4, Nr. 4, page 165 – April, 1979.
[356] Gilbert Simpson: Washington’s Partner in Settling His Western Lands by Cecil E. Goode. Printed in the Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, Volume 4, Number 4 – April, 1979.
[357] Ibid., page 166.
[358] Ibid.
[359] Fayette County, Kentucky Mixed Records, Volume 7, page 19.
[360] Fayette County Land Tax Records.
[361] Fayette County, Kentucky Mixed Records, Volume 3, page 15.
[362] Fayette County, Kentucky Mixed Records, Volume 7, page 3.
[363] Genealogical research of descendants Dwight and Rosemary Barr, Midvale, UT.
[364] Northern Virginia Genealogy, Volume 1, Number 1, 1996, Marriages Performed by Rev. David Griffith, Shelburne Parish, Loudoun County, 1772-1775.
[365] The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series 10, March 1774-June 1775, Beverly H. Runge, Editor, pages 153-154.
[366] The source for Thomas’s biographical family record is a letter written by his son-in-law, William E. Lane on 18 October, 1886 and published in Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana by Harden and Spahn, Lebanon, Indiana, 1887, pages 109-116.  Rationale for thinking this Thomas was the son of Gilbert and Tamer is:  (1). This Thomas had a son named Gilbert (born 23 January, 1799) and a daughter named Tamer, (born 15 January, 1789), (2). Thomas’s date of birth coincides with the likely age of Gilbert’s eldest son and is the exact date given to Thomas by many of Gilbert’s descendants, (3). The will of Aaron Moore, Thomas’s father-in-law, was proved in Fayette County, Pennsylvania in 1785 where Gilbert was managing Washington’s mill.  The 1785 Personal Property Tax List for Fayette County, PA confirms Gilbert Simpson in Franklin Township and Aaron Moore in Springhill Township.  Thomas and Abigail were married the year before, presumably in Fayette County, since the parents of both were living there at the time, and (4). Thomas Simpson’s daughter, Mary, married Thomas Shore, who is alleged by some genealogists to be a son of Richard and Susannah (Simpson) Shore.  This is indicative of a family connection between two siblings of Gilbert and Tamer (Johnston) Simpson.
[367] Thomas Simpson’s family record from a letter written by his son-in-law, William E. Lane, 18 October, 1886 and published in Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana by Harden and Spahn, Lebanon, Indiana, 1887, pages 109-116.
[368] Ibid.
[369] Gilbert Simpson is listed on the 1785 Personal Property Tax List in Franklin Township and Aaron Moore in Springhill Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Aaron’s children continue to be listed on the tax lists of Springhill Township through 1789.
[370] Ibid.
[371] Aaron Moore’s will, written 18 October, 1781 while a resident of Monongalia County, (West) Virginia; proved Fayette County, Pennsylvania in October, 1785 in which he names wife, Mary, daughters: Sarah, Elizabeth, Nancy, Abigail, Ruth, and Martha; and sons: Aaron and Henry.
[372] Historical Collections of Adams County, Ohio, Vol. 1, by Carl N. Thompson, pages 152-153.
[373] Fayette County, Pennsylvania personal property tax lists, 1785-1789, FHL microfilm 102751 record Gilbert Simpson as a tax payer in 1785 along with a “Landowners Part” amounting to 1 18 9.  In 1786, Gilbert is missing and Gen. Geo. Washington is listed as paying 1 18 9.  Thomas Simpson should have been listed in the 1786 list with Washington if he had replaced his father.
[374] Grantor/Grantee Indexes, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, FHL microfilm numbers 863545 and 857794.
[375] The Composite 1787 Census of Virginia by Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love, 1986-1987.
[376] The details of Thomas Simpson’s life in Nelson County, Kentucky were provided by Robert P. (Bob) Moore of Lexington, Kentucky in response to my earlier publication of the “Three Gilbert Simpsons”.  His detailed research is sincerely appreciated.
[377] Nelson County, Kentucky Deed Book 5, page 623, 5 September, 1798 provided by Robert P. Moore.
[378] Nelson County, Kentucky Deed Book 5, page 307, 30 March, 1797, deposition by John Muldraugh, provided by Robert P. Moore and published in an article, Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson, Nelson County Genealogist, Volume 19, #4, Summer 2003, page 86.
[379] Washington County Will Book B, page 223, written 25 November, 1812; proved 8 March, 1813 mentions wife, Mary; son, James; daughters, Esther McElroy, Jane Simpson, Peggy Simpson.  Exrs: son-in-law James McElroy and wife, Mary.  Witnesses: Samuel McElroy, Andrew Muldraugh, Sally Thompson, and Phil Washburn (Reference Robert P. Moore’s article, Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson, Nelson County Genealogist, Volume 19, #4, Summer 2003, page 90.
[380] James Simpson made his will on 12 December, 1792 and it was proved in Fayette County, Kentucky in July, 1793.  He mentions wife, Jane; sons, Alexander and R-------(obert?); daughters, Agnes and Elizabeth; and executors, his wife, ---n (John) Simpson and James Johnson.  (Reference: Burnt Records of Fayette County, Kentucky, Volume 7, page 19 & Robert P. Moore’s article, Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson, Nelson County Genealogist, Volume 19, #4, Summer 2003, page 94).
[381] James, Jane, John, and William Simpson, Elizabeth Muldrough, and James Johnson, executors of James Simpson, deceased appoint Joseph Simpson of Clark County their attorney (Source: Burnt Records of Fayette County, Kentucky, Volume 3, page 15).
[382] The Kentucky Gazette, 1787-1800 by Karen Mauer Green, 1985, states that en entry for Volume VI, Number XLVIII, 17 August, 1793 reads: “James Johnston and John Simpson, executors of the estate of James Simpson regarding a bond from James Simpson to Christopher Bryan for land in Botetourt County, Virginia”.
[383] Nelson County, Kentucky Will Book F, page 124 provided by Robert P. Moore.
[384] Letter written by Thomas Simpson’s son-in-law, William E. Lane, 18 October, 1886 and published in Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana by Harden and Spahn, Lebanon, Indiana, 1887, page 114.
[385] Ibid.
[386] Nelson County, Kentucky Will Book F, page 124, provided by the research of Robert P. Moore.
[387] Thomas Simpson’s family record from a letter written by his son-in-law, William E. Lane, 18 October, 1886 and published in Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana by Harden and Spahn, Lebanon, Indiana, 1887, page 114.
[388] Nelson County, Kentucky Marriage Records provided by researcher, Robert P. Moore.
[389] Thomas Simpson’s family record from a letter written by his son-in-law, William E. Lane, 18 October, 1886 and published in Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana by Harden and Spahn, Lebanon, Indiana, 1887, page 114.
[390] Nelson County married records provided by researcher, Robert P. Moore.
[391] Ibid.
[392] Nelson County, Kentucky Marriage Records, Thamer Simpson, daughter of Thomas, to Sylvanus May 28 August, 1807, witnesses: Samuel Simpson and Joseph Robinson, provided by Robert P. Moore.
[393] Thomas Simpson’s family record from a letter written by his son-in-law, William E. Lane, 18 October, 1886 and published in Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana by Harden and Spahn, Lebanon, Indiana, 1887, page 114.
[394] Nelson County, Kentucky marriage records, provided by researcher, Robert P. Moore.
[395] Thomas Simpson’s family record from a letter written by his son-in-law, William E. Lane, 18 October, 1886 and published in Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana by Harden and Spahn, Lebanon, Indiana, 1887, page 114.
[396] Ibid.
[397] Ibid.
[398] Ibid.
[399] Spencer County, Kentucky Marriages and Vital Statistics by Eula Richardson Hasskarl, 1979, page 33, provided by researcher, Robert P. Moore.
[400] Letter written by Thomas Simpson’s son-in-law, William E. Lane, 18 October, 1886 and published in Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana by Harden and Spahn, Lebanon, Indiana, 1887, pages 109 -116.  (Author’s Footnote: Mr. Lane was 79 years old when he authored his detailed letter documenting his life and that of his wife and their parents.  In doing so, he provided a valuable service to Simpson and Lane descendants by recording events which would otherwise have been lost to history.   However, due to the frailties of age or errors in fact, Mr. Lane was wrong about at least one statement in his letter.  He states that Thomas had only one brother, John, who was the maternal grandmother of General and President, Ulysses Simpson Grant.  This allegation is contradicted by other known facts in the documented ancestry of President Grant).
[401] Letter written by Thomas Simpson’s son-in-law, William E. Lane, 18 October, 1886 and published in Early Times in Boone County, Indiana by Harden and Spahn, Lebanon, Indiana, 1887, page 114.
[402] Genealogical research of descendants, Dwight and Rosemary Barr, Midvale, UT.
[403] Fayette County, Kentucky Will Book A, page 34.
[404] Fayette County, Kentucky Deed Book 7, page 350, FHL microfilm 8698.
[405] Fayette County, Kentucky Deed Book 8, page 200, FHL microfilm 8698.
[406] Fayette County, Kentucky Deed Book 8, page 350, FHL microfilm 8698.
[407] Fayette County, Kentucky Deed Book 8, page 350, FHL microfilm 8698.
[408] Fayette County, Kentucky Deed Book 8, page 350, FHL microfilm 8698.
[409] Genealogical research of descendants Dwight and Rosemary Barr, Midvale, UT.
[410] Fayette County, Kentucky Will Book C, page 487-490, FHL microfilm 8967 – Inventory of the estate of  John Simpson dated 13 May, 1815 in which he mentions slaves Phillip and Jane who were bequeathed to John in his father’s will. (Note: This inventory confirms that this John was the son of Gilbert.  Another John Simpson was closely associated with Thomas Simpson in Nelson County as early as 1776 and they could easily be confused as brothers.  He was apparently the John Simpson who made his will in Washington County, Kentucky on 25 November, 1812; proved 8 March, 1813.  In his will he mentions wife, Mary; son: James; daughters: Esther McElroy, Jane Simpson, Peggy Simpson.  While his identity has not been researched for this publication, with a son named James and a daughter, Jane, it is likely that he was the son of the James Simpson who died in Fayette County in 1793 leaving a widow, Jane.  A John Simpson was one of the executors of his estate.  The Kentucky Gazette, 1787-1800 by Karen Maurer Green, 1985, Volume VI, Number XLVIII, 17 August, 1793 reads, “James Johnston and John Simpson executors of the estate of James Simpson regarding a bond from James Simpson to Christopher Bryan for land in Botetourt County, Virginia”.)
[411] Genealogical research of descendants Dwight and Rosemary Barr, Midvale, UT.
[412] Fayette County, Kentucky Will Book A, page 34.
[413] Will of Joseph Simpson written 29 October, 1780 and proved 10 August, 1782 in Prince George’s County, Maryland Wills, #1T, 1770, pages 152-153, FHL microfilm # 14279.
[414] Maryland Records by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Volume 1, 1776 census, page 88.
[415] Ibid.
[416] Ibid., page 303.
[417] Prince George’s County, Maryland will book T1, page 253.
[418] Ibid.
[419] Colonial Setters of Prince George’s County Maryland, compiled by Elise Greenup Jourdan, Willow Bend Books, Westminster, Maryland, page 313.
[420] Prince George’s County, Maryland Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885, In Two Volumes, Volume I, King George’s Parish (also known as St. John’s), Queen Anne Parish, Compiled by Helen White Brown, published by Prince George’s County Historical Society, 1979, pages 119-121.
[421] Ibid., page 62.
[422] Prince George’s County, Maryland Orphan’s Court Records, 1791-1803, page 91, researched and contributed to this publication by Ralph M. Smith, Port Orange, FL.
[423] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book I, page 260.
[424] Transcribed copy of John Simpson family bible record in the DAR case files of Isaac Farrow, National Headquarters, DAR.
[425] Loudoun County, Virginia Death Records, National Headquarters, DAR.
[426] North Fork Baptist Church cemetery records, National Headquarter, DAR.
[427] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book BB, page 356.
[428] A Cumulative Index, Court Order Books of Fairfax County, Virginia, 1749-1802 by Edith Moore Sprouse, (18 July, 1803, John Simpson refused to be executor of estate of Gilbert Simpson and William Johnston appointed in his stead).
[429] These five John Simpsons are: (1) a son of William, of Thomas, of John (FX County Order Book, 9/22/1789, page 94); (2) a son of Baxter, of Thomas, of John (FX County Personal Property Tax List, 1996-1800); (3) a son of Thomas, of Baxter, of Thomas, of John (FX County Minute Book, 10/16/1797, page 23); (4) a son of John, of John, of William, of Thomas, of John (FX County Personal Property Tax List, 1801-1804) & (5) a son of Moses, of George, of Richard, of John (FX County WB G, pages 334-336.
[430] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book BB, page 356 and Fairfax County Minute Book, 10/16/1797, page 111.
[431] Fairfax County, VA Will Book I, page 260, will of Gilbert Simpson, 11 October, 1802.
[432] Alexandria Hustings Court Deeds 1783-1797 compiled by James Munson, Heritage Books, page 66, deed dated 24 April, 1787.
[433] Fairfax County, VA Deed Book M, pages 136-137, 13 February, 1775.
[434] Fairfax County Road Orders, 1749-1800 by Beth Mitchell, June 2003, page 165, shows Gilbert Simpson as a tithable “from Accotinck along the Colchester road to Pohick Run” and Peter Wagener “from Pohick Run to Colchester”, both entries dated 16 October, 1797, pages 118 and 119.
[435] Fairfax County, VA Will Book I, page 260, will of Gilbert Simpson, 11 October, 1802.
[436] Fairfax County, VA Will Book J, page 68, 22 February, 1807.
[437] Fairfax County, VA Will Book K, pages 46-48, 17 October, 1808.
[438] Fairfax County, VA Will Book J, pages 56-59, 16 February, 1807.
[439] An Alexandria Hustings Court deed dated 1 August, 1795 records the rental of  two acres from Elisha Dick and his wife by John Simpson, indicating that he was born by 1774 or earlier.
[440] Fairfax County order book entries, 24 March, 1753 and 17 May, 1759, FHL microfilm 31321.
[441] Fairfax County, Viginia Court Minute Book entry 21 March, 1757, FHL microfilm 31322.
[442] Prince George’s County Will Book #1T, 1770, pages 152-153, FHL microfilm #14279/
[443] Maryland Records by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Volume 1, 1776 census.
[444] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book M, pages 136-137, 13 February, 1775.
[445] Minutes of the Vestry, Truro Parish Virginia, 1732-1785 published by the Pohick Church, Lorton, Virginia, 1974, page 141.
[446] Early Church Records of Alexandria City and Fairfax County, Virginia by F. Edward Wright, page 137, Extracts From Truro Parish Vestry Book.
[447] Fairfax County Deed Book R, pages 431-434 (Henry and Matilda Lee deeded three fishing ponds below the Lower Falls of the Potomac to Nelson Reed, James Reed, Robert Reed, Joseph Simpson and William Swink).
[448] Fairfax County Road Orders by Beth Mitchell, page 128.
[449] Fairfax County, Virginia Court Order Book abstracts.  In a court case 21 April, 1789 Joseph Simpson was asked to show why a proposed road from Great Falls to Alexandria should not go through his field.  He lived between William Swink and Gustavus Scott.
[450] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book G, page 230 recording Joseph Simpson’s will (31 January, 179518 July, 1796) witnessed by Jackson Swink and William Swink.
[451] St. John’s and Prince George’s Parish Records, Maryland Records, by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Volume 1, 1776 census, page 10.
[452] Note: In William Swink’s will he mentions his daughter, Catherine Simpson.  She was born ca. 1769.  Joseph Simpson lived nearby and had sons, Thomas, born ca. 1766 and George, born ca. 1768.  William and Joseph had both moved from Pr. George’s Co., MD to Fairfax Co., VA about the same time and settled near each other.  Their children were undoubtedly raised as friends and neighbors and this evidence indicates Catherine married a son of Joseph even though no marriage record has been found.   Catherine’s husband was probably either Thomas or George, who were near the same age as Catherine.
[453] Will of William Swink dated 21 April, 1821 and recorded 10 March, 1822 in Fairfax County Will Book M, page 335.
[454] Ancestry World Tree Project: OUR VA, D.C., MD, PA, NJ, TX, GA, NC, NY GENEALOGIES.
[455] William is mentioned as the oldest son of Thomas Simpson in his will dated 13 October, 1734 and living on the 123 acres that he was bequeathed.  Therefore, he must have been born about 1712 (Prince William County, Virginia Will Book C, pages 16-17).
[456] William is missing from the 1796 Fairfax County, Virginia Land Tax Records, indicating that he died the previous year.
[457] Fairfax County Deed Book SS, page 1, 30 June, 1820.
[458] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book I, page 341, 5 June, 1805 (Names children of Michael Gretter as: Elizabeth Simpson; Ann Hooff, wife of Lawrence Hooff; Dorothy, who married John Harper; and John Gretter).
[459] Fairfax County Deed Book M, pages 136-137.
[460] Alexandria Town Records, page 311, 18 July, 1791.
[461] Fairfax County, VA Deed Book LL, page 125, FHL microfilm number 31303.
[462] Fairfax County, VA Deed Book Y, page 443,
[463] Fairfax County Road Orders, 1749-1800 by Beth Mitchell for the Fairfax County History Commission, June, 2003.
[464] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book BB, page 356, researched and shared by Simpson researcher, Mary Gregg.
[465] Alexandria City, Virginia Deed Book I, page 341, researched and shared by Simpson researcher, Mary Gregg.
[466] Implied Marriages of Fairfax County, Virginia by Marty Hiatt & Craig Robertson, editors, 1974, page 82.
[467] Fairfax County Deed Book, SS, page 1, Lawrence Simpson to Samuel Catts.
[468] Will of John Gooding dated 10 September, 1815; proved 17 June, 1816 and recorded in Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book L1, pages 58 and 59.
[469] Alexandria City Will Book 2, page 193.
[470] Arlington County (Alexandria) Account Book 3, page 23.
[471] Fairfax County Deed Book SS, page 1, researched by Simpson researcher, Mary Gregg and shared with Robert C. Neibling.
[472] Fairfax County VA Will Book N, page 277, researched by Simpson researcher Mary Gregg and shared with Robert C. Neibling.
[473] Fairfax County VA Deed Book AAA, page 303, researched by Simpson researcher, Mary Gregg, and shared with Robert C. Neibling.
[474] Fairfax County VA Deed Book AAA, page 374, researched by Simpson researcher, Mary Gregg, and shared with Robert C. Neibling.
[475] Fairfax County VA Deed Book AAA, page 377, researched by Simpson researcher, Mary Gregg, and shared with Robert C. Neibling.
[476] In addition to the sources cited, many of the dates cited are based on the excellent research of Simpson descendant, Anna Corbin Dodson and shared Lynne Simpson, wife of George, cousin of Anna.
[477] Fairfax County Deed Book, SS, page 1.
[478] Ibid.
[479] Fairfax County Virginia Personal Property Tax List, 1793 (Gilbert Simpson is listed with William as a white tithable.  Normal age for a youth is 16 to 21).
[480] Loudoun County, Virginia Deed Book, AAA, page 49.
[481] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book AAA, page 303.
[482] The Implied Marriages of Fairfax County, Virginia by Marty Hiatt and Craig Robertson, 1994 cited primary source Fairfax County Will Book J1, pages 266-268 provides the entry: “Simpson, John & Ann Nancy Wagener, daughter of Peter and Sinah Wagener”.   However, a review of the actual will of Sinah Wagener lists her children as Sinah B. Morton, Mary E. Beal, Ann M. Simpson, Sarah C. Redd, and Peter Wagener and in a follow-on court case contesting the will, the wife of John Simpson and daughter of Sinah Wagener is named, Nancy.  Fairfax County Deed Books UU, page 68 and AAA, page 303-304 give the name of John’s widow as Sarah Y.   These primary source records indicate that John was married twice: first to Ann Nancy Wagener and second to his sister-in-law, Sarah Y. ________, widow and administrix of estate of Peter Wagener, Jr.  Family information from Betty Schwalm identifies this second wife as Sarah (Young) Morgan Wagoner. (Reference: Implied Marriages, page 199 & Fairfax County Order Book, 1824, pages 129 & 190 and the records of family genealogist, Betty Schwalm of Arlington, Virginia, shared by researcher, Mary Gregg).
[483] Alexandria, Virginia, Alexandria Hustings Court Deeds, 1783-1797, compiled by James D. Munson, page 169, item 291, deed dated 1 August, 1795.
[484] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book N, page 277 (26 September, 1823-11 August, 1824 – John Simpson’s will).  Although John was married twice, it is assumed that most, if not all, of the children were born of his first wife due to the probable origins of their first names within Ann Nancy’s family.
[485] Apparently named for her grandmother or her Aunt Sinah.
[486] 1850 federal census, Alexandria, Virginia.
[487] Fairfax County DB AAA, page 299; WB N, page 277-278.
[488] Alexandria & Alexandria (Arlington) County Virginia Minister Returns & Marriage Bonds – 1801-1852, transcribed by T. Michael Miller, Heritage Books, Inc., 1987.
[489] 1850 federal census, Alexandria, Virginia.
[490] Apparently named for his grandfather, Peter Waggoner (Wagener).
[491] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia, Volume 2, by Wesley E. Pippenger (Methodist Protestant Cemetery, c. 1833).
[492] Alexandria and Alexandria (Arlington) County, Virginia Minister Returns & Marriage Bonds – 1801-1852, transcribed by T. Michael Miller, Heritage Books, Inc. 1987.
[493] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria Virginia, Volume 2, by Wesley E. Pippenger (Methodist Protestant Cemetery, c. 1833)
[494] Ibid.
[495] Loudoun County, Virginia Deed Book 3A, page 390 (James Simpson bought property adjoining Aldie from William and Catharine Noland).
[496] Probably named for his uncle, Francis Simpson.
[497] Probably named for her aunt, Sarah Waggoner.
[498] Information from the ancestry of family genealogist, Betty Schwalm, and shared by Simpson genealogist, Mary Gregg.
[499] Ibid.
[500] Ancestry World Tree Project: Our VA, D.C., MD, PA, NJ, TX, GA, NC, NY GENEALOGIES, 2007.
[501] Will of William Swink dated 21 April, 1821; recorded 10 March, 1822 in Fairfax County Will Book M, page 335 which names daughters Catherine Simpson and Barbary Shreve.
[502] Undoubtedly named for his uncle, Beverly Wagener.
[503] Fairfax County DB BBB, page 98.
[504] Fairfax County Deed Book SS, page 1, 30 June, 1820.
[505] Fairfax County Will Book  M, page 229.
[506] The research of Anna Corbin Dodson of Alexandria, Virginia and shared by Lynne Simpson, wife of George, cousin of Anna..
[507] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book M, page 229.
[508] Fairfax County DB AAA, 377; DB VV, page 370; Will Book N, 148.
[509] Alexandria and Alexandria (Arlington) County, Virginia Minister Returns & Marriage Bonds, 1801-1852, transcribed by T. Michael Miller, Heritage Books, Inc., 1987.
[510] Fairfax County Personal Property Tax List, 1793 (William is mentioned with his father as a White Tithable.  Normal age for a youth in this category is 16-21).
[511] The research of Anna Corbin Dodson of Alexandria, Virginia.
[512] Early Church Records of Alexandria City and Fairfax County by F. Edward Wright.
[513] Fairfax County DB AAA, page 48.
[514] Alexandria Virginia Orphans Court Records, September, 1822 Minute Book (Gives Gilbert’s date of birth as he is bound as apprentice for Joseph Dodds).
[515] Records of the Methodist Protestant Cemetery transcribed by Carrie White Avery, 1922 and T. M. Miller, 1992.
[516] Obituary Notices from the Alexandria Gazette, 1784-1915, Compiled by the staff of Lloyd House, Alexandria Library, Heritage Books, Inc., 1987.
[517] The research of Anna Corbin Dodson of Alexandria, Virginia; shared by Lynne Simpson, wife of George, cousin of Anna.
[518] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia by Wesley E. Pippenger, Volume 2, pages 178-179 (Methodist Protestant Cemetery, 1833).
[519] The research of Anna Corbin Dodson; shared by Lynne Simpson, wife of Anna’s cousin, George Simpson.
[520] Ibid.
[521] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia by Wesley E. Pippenger, Volume 2, pages 178-179 (Methodist Protestant Cemetery, 1833).
[522] Methodist Protestant Church cemetery.
[523] The research of Anna Corbin Dodson of Alexandria, Virginia; shared by Lynne Simpson, wife of George A., cousin of Anna.
[524] Ibid.
[525] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia, Volume 1, by Wesley E. Pippenger, January, 1992 (Inscriptions of the Methodist Protestant Church (1833).
[526] The research of Anna Corbin Dodson of Alexandria, Virginia; shared by Lynne Simpson, wife of George A., cousin of Anna.
[527] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia, Volume 2, by Wesley E. Pippenger (Methodist Protestant Church cemetery).
[528] Ibid.
[529] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia, Volume 2, by Wesley E. Pippenger (Union Cemetery of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1860)).
[530] The research of Anna Corbin Dodson of Alexandria, Virginia; shared by Lynne Simpson, wife of  George A., cousin of Anna.
[531] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia, Volume 2, by Wesley E. Pippenger, page 144 (Methodist Protestant Cemetery, 1833)
[532] The research of Anna Corbin Dodson of Alexandria, Virginia; shared by Lynne Simpson, wife of George A., cousin of Anna.
[533] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia, Volume 2, by Wesley E. Pippenger (Methodist Protestant Church cemetery).
[534] Ibid.
[535] The research of Anna Corbin Dodson of Alexandria, Virginia; shared by Lynne Simpson, wife of George A., cousin of Anna.
[536] Fairfax County DB AAA, page 49; DB WWW, page 104; Fairfax County WB N, page 148.
[537] The excellent research of Anna Corbin Dodson of Alexandria, Virginia; shared by Lynne Simpson, wife of George A., cousin of Anna.
[538] Fairfax County Deed Book AAA, page 374-377, 13 March, 1833.
[539] Alexandria and Alexandria (Arlington) County, Virginia Minister Returns and Marriage Bonds, 1801-1852, transcribed by T. Michael Miller, Heritage Books, Inc., 1987.
[540] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia, Volume 1 by Wesley E. Pippenger, January 1992 (Inscriptions from the Trinity United Methodist Church (1808)).
[541] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia, Volume 2 by Wesley E. Pippenger, page 72-73, (Inscriptions from the Union Cemetery of the Methodist Episcopal Church South (1860).
[542] Obituary Notices from the Alexandria Gazette, 1784-1915, compiled by the staff of the Lloyd House, Alexandria Library, Heritage Books, Inc., 1987, page 289.
[543] Ibid.
[544] Ibid.
[545] Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia, Volume I, by Wesley E. Pippenger, January, 1992, page 139, Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery.
[546] Obituary Notices from the Alexandria Gazzette, 1784-1915, compiled by the staff of the Lloyd House, Alexandria Library, Heritage Books, Inc., 1987, page 290.
[547] Alexandria City and County Deed Book Extracts, Volume 1, 1801-1818, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, page 86, Indenture dated 6/5/1804, recorded 12/22/1804, page 341.
[548] Obituary Notices from the Alexandria Gazette, 1784-1915, Compiled by the staff of the Lloyd House, Alexandria Library, Heritage Books, Inc., 1987, page 289.
[549] Alexandria City, Virginia Will Book 1, page 342.
[550] Arlington County (Alexandria), Virginia Account Book 2, page 102.
[551] Arlington County (Alexandria), Virginia Account Book 2, page 316.
[552] Fairfax County, Virginia list of tithables, 1793, List B.
[553] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book BB, page 356.
[554] Fairfax County DB AAA, page 377
[555] Fairfax County DB P2, page 294, 3 February, 1803.
[556] Loudoun County Virginia Deed Book 3A, page 49.
[557] Early Church Records of Alexandria City and Fairfax County, Virginia by F. Edward Wright
[558] Fairfax County, Virginia Will Book J, page 218.
[559] Loudoun County, Virginia Deed Book 3A, page 54.
[560] Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book AAA, page 377.
[561] Loudoun County, Virginia Will Book 2D, page 143, FHL microfilm 32286.

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