Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tennessee: Hawkins County

Hawkins Co., Tennessee was formed 1786 from Sullivan County

17__ Aiken, George; Conn, James; Carey, Patrick; Graham, Hugh; Johnston, John; Kain, James; McCance, Abraham; McCance, James; McCance, James; McKinny, Archibald; Neill, Samuel; Ninney, Patrick; Nugent, Nancy; Rogers, Joseph; SIMPSON, William; Wright, Hance; Wright, James Jr.; Wright, James Sr. (Index of the Hawkins County Circuit Court Minutes, held at the Hawkins County Courthouse in Rogersville, Tennessee, courtesy of Barbara Baker)

1797 March 6 Archibald Simpson (probably from Botetort Co., Virginia) purchased 200 acres from Francis Maybury this is near the Kendricks Creek area of Washington Co. (Don Simpson Report No. 3 June 1995)

1798 Jan. 1 Archibald Simpson sold his 200 acres to Thomas Campbell (Don Simpson Report No. 3 June 1995) Thomas Campbell is Archibald's uncle. Thomas Campbell is a brother of Elizabeth Campbell Simpson, Archibald's mother. (Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1799 (not sure this was in Hawkins County) Thos. Simpson signed a petition for a ferry & ford across the Clinch River (TN Petitions Vol. 1, p. 79) “The Clinch River runs from Dickenson County, Wise County, and Scott County Virginia. Then goes into Hancock County ....from there it fills the Cherokee Lake in TN, would possibly been in Hancock County. The Clinch River is well known for it many lots of people died on it not knowing of all them. (from Crystal email:

1800 May 27 deed James Guthrie & Archibald Simpson To George Maxwell, this deed was registered in Hawkins County but James Guthrie was from Greene Co. TN (from Barbara Baker) ("Mary Simpson, dau of Andrew Simpson of Cumberland Co.,PA. and his wife Ann West. Mary was born 1744 in the Cumberland. She married 3 times, 1st Samuel Barr, 2nd Richard Wallace and 3rd James Guthrie. I couldn't find the children she had by Guthrie, but I know there was at least one son, James Guthrie Jr. I think this James Guthrie of Green Co.,TN is this fellow. Now, were William Simpson of Botetourt Co., VA related to these Simpsons of Cumberland Co.,PA?"from Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1812 Archibald Simpson was a legatee of Samuel Curry. The Curries probably lived in the eastern edge south of the Holston, an area that adjoins the counties of Sullivan, Greene and a panhandle of Washington. (Don Simpson’s report #3 June 1995)

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