Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pennsylvania: Southwest Region

Southwest Pennsylvania

1759 July 15 Samuel and John Simpson served under Capt. Evan Shelby (Tenmile Country)

1762 June 4 John Simson, 100 acres on north side of Little Juniata opposite to Robert Caldwell, executed 5 Oct. 1762 (Kittochtinny Historical Society Vol. XV p. 38)

1770-1780 Samuel and Gilbert Simpson signed an undated petition (Tenmile Country) ("There was a Gilbert Simpson who George Washington sent to PA to look after his estates there. Gilbert grew very homesick for Virginia and his wife, who he had to leave behind. George said Gilbert was not dependable, as he (George) found things on his PA land too untidy and not cared for. Somehow, I think the above is a different Gilbert. This Gilbert will later appear on the Cowpasture in VA in Chalkleys." - Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1774 January 8 “Bill filed in Harrison County August 21, 1797; at a very early period of adventures into the western country, Jacob Rees came into the county now Harrison [WV] and bought from Wm. Williams July 31, 1775 a tract on Ten Mile Creek which Williams had bought of John Jones who purchased it of John Simpson, the original improved, by bill of sale Jan. 8, 1774. When Indians became active Rees moved to Grundy’s Blockhouse on Simpson’s Creek and in 1781 he removed to Frederick County from when he came.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1780 Thomas Simpson was in Capt. William Harrod’s company

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