Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pennsylvania: Bucks County

Bucks County, Pennsylvania was an original county formed 1682

1764 December 29 Ann Simpson, a cousin of General Grant’s mother, was born in Buckingham Twp. Her parents were William and Nancy Hines Simpson. (John and Ann Simpson Davis by Angie Estep) William and Nancy Hines Simpson were also the parents of William Simpson, who married Isabella Wilson. Beside William, they had Andrew and a James Simpson, who both moved out to the Cumberland. (Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1780 Ann Simpson carried messages for General Washington during the Revolution. (John and Ann Simpson Davis by Angie Estep) Per PA Archives, Ann Simpson was only 16 years old when she carried messages for Genl. Washington. (Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1783 June 26 Ann Simpson and John Davis were married at her parents home. (John and Ann Simpson Davis by Angie Estep)

1810 May 29 the will of William Simpson of Solebury Twsp. PA. “advanced in age” May 29, 1810; Proved February 18, 1818. Son, John Simpson and William Neeley execurtors. Son, John Plantation whereon he lives in Buckingham. Son, Matthew Plantation whereon I live. Daughter, Ann, wife of John Davis. ANDREW, John, William and Thomas, children of son, John. George, Robert, and James, children of Matthew. Daughter, Mary Simpson and her daughter, Emily Simpson. Witnesses: Thomas Smith, Thomas M. Thompson and John Terry. (from Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

An "anonymous" person commented the following:

You forgot Ann's sister Sarah. She was born in Bucks County in 1763, married Robert Miller 18 Nov 1788 in Neshaminey Church, and died 07 Mar 1811 in Northumberland, PA. She is buried at Warrior Run Church Cemetery along with 75 Rev. War veterans. She had a daughter and granddaughter each named Sarah Simpson in her memory. Sarah and Robert were both named in her mother's will.

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Anonymous said...

You forgot Ann's sister Sarah. She was born in Bucks County in 1763, married Robert Miller 18 Nov 1788 in Neshaminey Church, and died 07 Mar 1811 in Northumberland, PA. She is buried at Warrior Run Church Cemetery along with 75 Rev. War veterans. She had a daughter and granddaughter each named Sarah Simpson in her memory. Sarah and Robert were both named in her mother's will.

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