Sunday, November 18, 2007

Kentucky: Fayette County

Fayette Co., Kentucky was formed 1780 from Kentucky Co, Virginia


1788 September 10 John Simpson signed a petition asking the Virginia legislature to establish a convenient tobacco warehouse. (p. 113 in Petitions of the Early Inhabitants of Kentucky to the General Assembly of Virginia 1769-1792 by James Rood Robertson)


1792 Nov. 11 Samuel Simpson and wife Catherine of Fayette County ____ of County of Washington, exrs. Of Ja___ of Kentucky. Joseph Simpson of Clark County, James Simpson in his lifetime in County of Botetourt. (Scott’s Papers: Kentucky Court and Other Records by Hattie Marshall Scott, p. 30.)


1792 December 12 James Simpson, wife Jane, children, Agnes, Alexander, Elizabeth and R____ advice of N____ Simpson and James Johnson. Wit: Gilbert Simpson and Samuel Simpson (Scott’s Papers: Kentucky Court and Other Records by Hattie Marshall Scott, p. 31.)
1794 January 27 Gilbert Simpson made his will naming his sons Thomas, Samuel, John and Gilbert and daughters Jemima Byrn, Susannah Shore, Ann Masterson, Tamer Simpson and Hannah Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 85)


1800 May 25 William Simpson md. Patsy Wardly (From Linda Bollinger)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kentucky: Jefferson County

Jefferson Co., Kentucky was formed 1780 from Kentucky Co., Virginia

1776 May John Simpson and John Muldraugh gave a deposition in 1797 that they had marked trees to establish the claim of Thomas Simpson on Ashes Creek. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86)

1779 In a deposition in 1798 Thomas Simpson testified that in 1779 he was exploring in Kentucky. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1780 May 23 John Simpson entered 1000 acres on Rolling Fork (Survey Book A p. 86)

1780 May 20 Thomas Simpson entered 500 acres on Simpsons Creek (Survey Book A p. 79)

1785 May 23 Jno. K. Simpson witnessed the appointment of Daniel Brodhead of Louisville to act as attorney for Richard Brashear. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 365.)

1784 May 4 Simpson vs. Myers & Co. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 169.)

1785 October 5 Simpson vs. Myers & Co. in Chancery. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 189.)

1785 November 2 Askins vs. Simpson. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 204.)

1785 December 7 Simpson vs. Trustees Louisville, dismissed. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 211.)

1797 May 15 Patrick Simpson of Knox County, territory of the U.S. NW of the Ohio, appointed George Washington Johnston his attorney to assign all Simpson’s rights to two tracts of land in Kentucky to Mary Kellar. Witnesses Robert Baird, Robert Johnston. (Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson Co., KY from the Filson Club History Quarterly, p. 416.)

Kentucky: Lincoln County

Lincoln Co., Kentucky was formed 1780 from Kentucky Co., Virginia

1781 – 1785 Lincoln Co., KY David Simpson obtained land grant of 200 acres surveyed 11 Feb. 1783 on the waters of Paint Lick, corner of Morrison’s survey of 200 acres, line of William Hudson’s heirs settlement land, corner of said Simpson’s other survey, corner of Samuel Haden’s, line of Amos Ross, James Morrison’s line (Virginia Grants Book X, p. 314)

1781 Richard Simpson, 500 acres, William Simpson 500 acres (from Reva Bruhn)

1784 Richard Simpson 500 acres (from Reva Bruhn)

1784 November 2 John Simpson served on a jury (Order Book A p. 41)

1785 September 23 Dedimus awarded William Thompson to take the deposition of Sarah Simpson as a witness for him at the suit of Ross and Hook. (Order Book A p. 252)

1787 Agnes Simpson (widow of William Simpson) was listed as a tithable (Bonnie Simpson Valko)

1789 March 16 Thomas Simpson served on a jury. (Order Book D p. 54)

1789 June 20 Thomas Simpson v. Jacob Myers in Chancery. (Order Book D p. 158)

1789 September 18 Stephen Langford, assignee of Richard Thurman who was assignee of William Simspon who was assignee of Moses Darnall v. Vivion Goodloe on debt. (Order Book D p. 246)

1790 March 3 Thomas Simpson v. Jacob Myers in Chancery. (Order Book D p. 347)

1791 October 12 John Simpson v. John Davenport, Burwell Jackson and Philip Caldwell on debt. (Order Book F p. 45)

1792 March 14 Thomas Simpson v. Jacob Myers and others in Chancery. (Order Book F p. 225)

1796 George Portman in land records from 1796-1806 on Green River (from Reva Bruhn)

1800 Reuben Simpson Sr., George Portman, John Portman, John Portman, Sr. tax list (from Reva Bruhn)

1802 Nov 9 Samuel Simpson married Margaret Portman, daughter of John Portman (from Reva Bruhn)

1803 George Portman married Patsy Coffee (George’s sister, Margaret married Samuel Simpson in 1802, their father was an immigrant and a Baptist minister - from Reva Bruhn)

South Carolina: Pendleton County

Pendleton Co., South Carolina (formed 1798 from Washington District, discontinued)


1790 census Reuben Simpson, Capt. John Simpson, William Simpson, Hugh Simpson (from Linda Bollinger) John Portman (from Reva Bruhn) (Reva says John Portman was the father of Margaret who married Samuel Simpson in Lincoln Co., KY)


1792 August 10 Avington Simpson, son of Reuben and Sarah was born


1792 Nov 19, deed Charles Rolland of Pendleton Co. to Isaac Jones of Elbert Co., GA for L80 for 162 acres. Wit: Reuben Simpson, John Smith, Henry (+) Highsaw, Reuben Simpson made oath 12 Aug. 1794. (from Linda Bollinger) Avington Simpson was born


1800 ca. Reuben Simpson organized a wagon train, destination Wayne Co., KY (from Linda Bollinger)

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 whirlpools...so lots of people died on it not knowing of all them. (from Crystal email: crystal_28_1999@yahoo.com)


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)

Tennessee, Greene County

Greene Co., Tennessee (formed 1783 from Washington District)


1783 November Mary Simpson appt’d adm. of Samuel Simpson’s estate, bond Asabel Rawlings, James Wilson & Dan’l Kennedy appraisers (Don Simpson’s unpublished report #8, September 1996 page 2, NCGSJ Vol. III No. 1 p. 42 & NC Genealogical Society Journal Vol. III, No. 1 February 1977, p. 42)


1783 tax list James Simpson, James Simpson, Mary Simpson, Reuben Simpson, Adam Sherrell, John Sherrell, Phillip Sherrell, Samuel Sherrill, Samuel Sherrell, Jr. (from June Baldwin Bork) Reuben was in the 3rd District which included land between the Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers (Don Simpson research report #10, June 1997)


1783 October Reuben Simpson applied for land warrant on the south side of French Broad River (Don Simpson research report #10, June 1997) Note from Julia Rather, Archivist IIII: I checked the 1809 Tennessee Acts and did not find Reuben Simpson October 2, 1809 TO: The Honorable General Assembly now sitting---- the Memorial of Reuben Simpson humbly showeth that in the year 1783 and month of October, he to enter 450 acres lying in the bounty of Greene Co. on the south side of French Broad River, and had the said location together with forty-five pounds Specie Certificate and the office fees deposit in the office comonly called John Armstrong, thee to be duly entered on the books of said office. Your Memorialist states that some time after the location was lodged in the office aforesaid, application was made for the Warrant, and was informed by one of the clerks of said office that General Rutherford had (gosbed?) the entry form being entered at that time, but directed that he would call on some other time when the entry taker might be present. Your Memorialist states that he never afterwards called on the office, but did send for the Warrant and received for answer, that it was not entered on the books, and still understands the entry is not to be found on either the origin books, not the transcript taken by the agent of this state, and that the specie and money is still in the entry office, or the state of N. Carolina and for which he has never received any satisfaction and therefore prays, your Honorable body will grant him such relief as you may deem expedient. Signed Reuben Simpson in script on the 12 October 1809. (Second page) State of Tennessee, Knox County, John Sevier esquire, came before me Archibald Rhea, a justice of the peace for the County aforesaid, and made oath that Reuben Simpson in the year 1783 and in the month of October, did send by him the sum of forty five pounds Specie Certificates, and also the money for the office fees together with a written location for four hundred and fifty acres of land in Greene County on the south side of French Broad River, and requested the deponant to make the entry by lodging the same with John Armstrong Entry Taker of Western lands which the depossoint declares was done in the aforesaid month of October and year 1783 and further maketh (outh?) that he has heard the said Reuben Simpson freqeuently since that time up to the present, complain that he could not obtain the warrant from the entry office, nor compensation for his specie certificate, or the money paid for office fees--Sworn to the 16th day of October 1809. Signed John Sevier before A. Rhea, Justice Peace, Knox County. (Found by Linda Bollinger)


1786 September 28 Reuben Simpson of Greene County sold 140 acres in Lincoln County on the west side of Catawba River “being part of Reuben Simpson’s plantation”, wit: Isaac Robinson and James Holzclaw (Don Simpson research report #10, June 1997)


1787 John Simpson and John Williams were chain bearers for surveying Andrew Simpson's NC Land Grant (from Barbara Baker)


1788 petition signed by Reuben Simpson, William Simpson and Joshua Simpson also Wm. Hamilton, Wm. Kennedy, Thomas Coldwell, Jonathan Cunningham and others (Petition of inhabitants of Greene Co, south of the French Broad, from Linda Bollinger)


1790 February Reuben Simpson served on a jury (Don Simpson research report #10, June 1997)


1790 June 11 John Simpson married Mary Haresha, security John Yauncey (LDS film #873923 found by Ruby Norton) (later in Humphreys Co., TN per Don Simpson) John Simpson who married Mary Harashaw in 1790 in Greene Co., TN moved to Barren Co., KY (that was not the name in 1801 as it changed later to Barren), and in about 1810 or thereafter he took up with his second wife Deborah without benefit of a divorce from Mary. Mary left Barren Co., KY sometime after the birth of her last child in 1813 for Missouri and I am wondering if she stopped in Humphreys Co., TN in about 1817 before moving on to Cole Co., Missouri in 1827. Her daughter Sarah Simpson married George Leslie in 1817 in Humphreys Co., TN. I have Deborah Simpson and her, both wives of John Simpson, pension applications (from Barbara Baker)


1794 11 Nov. Thomas Simpson married Agnes Blackwood, Sec. John Simpson. (LDS film #873923 found by Ruby Norton)


1794 Thomas Simpson was indicted by government. On the same date John Simpson was indicted by government for hog stealing but was found not guilty. (Greene Co., TN Courthouse minutes, found by Barbara Baker)


1795 November Thomas Simpson was indicted by Adam Starns for debt but was found not guilty. Also in Nov. 1795 John Simpson was indicted for debt by Adam Starns and found not guilty. John Simpson was indicted twice more by Adam Starns for debt and each time the jury found for the defendant. (Greene Co., TN Courthouse minutes, found by Barbara Baker)


1796 John Simpson was appointed as overseer of the road and in 1807 he was appointed again (source?) Thomas Simpson on road jury for a road from east fork of Camp Creek to Plumb Creek, an area in northern Greene County near the Hawkins County line (Don Simpson’s unpublished report #8, September 1996) Apparently both Thomas and John lived near each other on Plumb Creek. It looks like it is the same John who owned the land Henry Simpson sold in 1831 on Tilman's Creek (from Barbara Baker)


1796 Thomas Simpson married Catherine Kennedy, Sec James Lloyd (LDS film #873923 found by Ruby Norton) Thomas Simpson was the son of Samuel Simpson and Rebecca Morrow. He was born about 1770 in Botetourt Co., Virginia and married his first cousin, Catherine Kennedy about 1800. She was the granddaughter of Rev. Thomas Kennedy, and his wife Jane Gilkerson. Thomas Simpson and wife both died between 1840 and 1848 in Wayne Co., Kentucky. (The Simpson Family of America, author unknown, not dated, copy sent by Shirlie R. Simpson.)


1797 Thomas Simpson signed as a witness when John Simpson bought land from William Galbreath


1797 May 9 Peter Reader and wife, George Pierce and Reuben Simpson forfeits according to Act of Assemby. (from Barbara Baker and Linda Bollinger)


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)


1806 Not sure of the county but this petition was signed by an Andrew Blackwood and James Simson and Thos Simpson (note a Thomas Simpson married Agnes Blackwood. This petition was complaining about Kentuckians letting their cattle graze on lands in Tennessee. No county was identified. (Petitions to the state legislature)


1807 Reuben Simpson divorced from wife Polly (she might have been a Thompson) She filed for divorce because Rueben had left her and she returned to live with her father. (from Barbara Baker).


1809 Jno? Simsen signed a petition of citizens south of the French Broad and Holston (Legislative petitions)


1809 Oct 12 Reubin Simpson petitioned for “redress in his complaint against John Armstrong’s land office. In 1783 he located 450 acres of land in Greene County on the south side of the French Broad River and afterward applied for a warrant. Although he was paid for the land and the entry fees, he has never received a land warrant or been refunded money.


1813 Capt. William Simpson in Militia in 1813 (from Barbara Baker)


1826 Dec 18 James Simpson married Nelly Britton (LDS film #944386 found by Ruby Norton)


1830 census Thomas Simpson age 60-70

Thursday, November 15, 2007

North Carolina: Washington County [Tennessee]

Washington District, North Carolina was formed 1777 and included all of Tennessee

1775 April 1 A land office was opened for the Wataugans, deeds were made by Christopher Cunningham, Andrew Greer, James Robertson (History of Washington Co., Tennessee courtesy of Barbara Baker page 15)

1776 July 5 the following petitoned Virginia for annexation, among the signers were: James Robertson, Andrew Greer, Christopher Cunningham, Thomas Simpson, Adam Sherrill, Samuel Sherill Jr. and Sr, Ossa Rose and John Robinson (History of Washington Co., TN courtesy of Barbara Baker page 15)

1776, July Gen. Rutherford led 2400 men down the French Broad River to fight the Cherokees to fight the Cherokees in western NC (the area that later became eastern TN) Thomas Simpson (would have been at least 16 years old and born before 1761), William Moreland, Andrew Greer, Capt. James Robinson, James Blackwood, Col. Charles Medlock, Charles Perkins and others (article in Ansearchin News, The Tennessee Genealogical Society, Vol. VII, No. 4, October 1960) (The History of Wash. Co., Tennessee states that Andrew Greer settled there about 1770 and had been in the area about 1766)

1776 November and December petiton to create Washington District was signed by Samuel Sherrill, Jr & Sr., John Sherrill, Hugh Blair, Adam Sherill, Urias Sherrill, Chris. Cunningham, George Sherrill, Thomas Simpson, Thos. Cunningham and others (History of Washington Co., Tennessee courtesy of Barbara Baker p. 16)

1776 Among the members of the court of the newly formed Washington District were Andrew Greer and Thomas Simpson but this court was short-lived (History of Washington Co., Tennessee courtesy of Barbara Baker p. 16)

1777 early in the year Thomas Simpson was not listed as a member of the court (History of Washington Co., Tennessee courtesy of Barbara Baker page 16)

1778 February the first court met and two of the constables were John and Samuel Smith (History of Washington Co., TN courtesy of Barbara Baker)

1778 land grant issued to Lee Roy Taylor for the orphans of John Kennedy dec, William, John, Thomas and Samuel Kennedy. The land adjoined Daniel Kennedy’s. (from Jayne McCarley jaymmcarley@prodigy.net)

1778-1779 tax list no Simpsons on the list, on the list were Samuel Sherrill Sr. & Jr., Adam Sherrill, Andrew Greer Esq., Richard Collett and others (History of Washington Co., TN courtesy of Barbara Baker)

1780 tax list Thomas Simpson, Samuel Simpson (had 4 horses @ value of 210., 3 cattle @ value of 30 and a total value of 240.0.0) (research of Barbara Baker) A Samuel Simpson born 1780 TN was on the 1850 census in Johnson Co., Arkansas (Courtesy of Shirley Hopkins) (is one of these men the father?)

1781 tax list Thomas Simpson, Samuel Simspon (had 4 horses @ value of 210., 3 cattle @ value of 30 and a total value of 240.0.0) (research of Barbara Baker)

1782? tax list (before 1783) Samuel Simpson (had 630 horses, 30 cattle, for total value of 660.0.0) (research of Barbara Baker)

1783, April 2 Wm. Simson, Saml Simpson, Wm. Kennedy & others signed a petition (Watauga Assn of Genealogists of Upper East TN Vol 31 No. 1)

1784 August 23 attending a meeting at the court house were Benjamin Holland, Daniel Kennedy and others (History of Washington Co., TN courtesy of Barbara Baker page 20)

1785 June 10 a treaty with the Cherokees opened land on the French Broad River to settlement (History of Washington Co., TN courtesy of Barbara Baker page 21)

1787 December a petition was signed by the inhabitants of “Western Country” by a Reuben Simmon (perhaps this was Simpson?), Harmon Kennedy, Robert Simpson, William Kennedy, Moses Kennedy and others (History of Washington Co., TN courtesy of Barbara Baker p. 22-23 & Watauga Assn. of Genealogists of Upper East TN Vol. 30 No. 2)

1778 May Samuel Tate appointed to the first grand jury of Washington County NC along with, among others, John Hoskins; Samuel buys land from Hoskins and wife Ruth in 1783 (Thomas Simpson, apparently a lawyer, married Dorcas Tate, daughter of John Tate, son of Samuel Tate. Samuel Tate was a neighbor and companion of Daniel and Squire Boone in Rowan County NC, was one of the small group who went with Daniel Boone to build the Wilderness Road and Fort Boonesborough, then moved to the Watauga Settlement. He had one son, John, who is fairly well documented – per Les Tate email address lrtate@comcast.net – see Claiborne and Overton Counties, Tennessee for more info).

1790 tax list Samuel Simpson 1 white pole, no black poles, no stud horses, no town lots. In this tax list, he was listed as Samuel Simmons (research of Barbara Baker)

1798 James Simpson on upper Big Limestone Creek (Don Simpson report No. 3, June 1995)

1799 James Simpson and John Simpson (Don Simpson Report No. 3 June 1995)

1800 Nathaniel Simpson witnessed a deed from Peter Moore to Peter Epperson for land on Kendricks Creek (Don Simpson report No. 3 June 1995)

1800 Robert Simpson and Rebecca Lyon were married

1800 October 6 Thomas Simpson was on the delinquent tax list for 100 acres on Horse Creek (General Abstracts from TN Newspapers by Eddleman found by Reva Hopkins Bruhn)

1801 Nathaniel Simpson on Kendricks Creek. (Don Simpson report No. 3 June 1995)

1801 January 14 Thomas Simpson who owned 100 acres on Horse Creek, Washington Co., TN was listed in the Tennessee Gazette, Collection District #2, the following tracts of land were sold for nonpayment of a direct tax within US on Feb. 2, 1801.

1801 John Simpson tax list (per info from Barbara Baker this John Simpson was born 1777 Ireland, died April 29, 1844 Greene Co., Tennessee; married 1st Elizabeth Bowman ca, 1799, married 2nd Barbara Bashar 1 September 1842 Washington Co., Tennessee)

1801 James Simpson, John Simpson, Robert Simpson upper Limestone creek area.

1810 Jan 9 John Simpson & Tolbart/Talbert/Tolbert Haile, Wayne Co. Kentucky, Thomas Murray, Washington Co. Tennessee & Butler/Butlar Hale, Sullivan Co., Tennessee legatees and heirs of Edward Mercer, late of Wash. Co. TO Pointon Charlton Senr; 200 acres on both sides of Kendricks Creek, $1100. Adj: Richard Daniels, James Gates, George Kincheloe. Sig: John Simpson, Tolbert Hale, Thomas (x) Murray, Butler Hale. Wit: John Helm, Pointon Charlton, Polly Snap. CT: May 1811. REG: 9/8/1811 (Washington County, Tennessee Deeds: 1797-1817, Vol. 2 by Loraine B. Rae, Published, copy provided by Larry Herrin)

1810 Pointon Charlton purchased 200 acres on both sides of Kendricks Creek from the heirs of Edward Mercer, deceased. One of those heirs was John Simpson of Wayne Co., Kentucky. (Don Simpson Report No. 3 June 1995)

1816 July Robert Simpson had died by this date (Don Simpson Report No. 3 June 1995)

1818 July John Simpson’s land on the waters of Big Limestone Creek, adjoined land owned by Joseph Clark when John McCracken sold 15 acres to Thos. Nelson. (Watauga Assn. of Genealogists, Vol. 34, No. 2: 2005)

1819 August 9 John Simpson of Wayne Co., Kentucky & Palbert Hale of Wayne Co., Kentucky, Thomas Murray of Washington Co., Tennessee and Butler Hale of Sullivan Co., Tennessee and heirs of Edward Harin of Washington Co., Tennessee paid $1100 for 100 acres on the banks of George Lindriel’s Creek in Washington Co., Tennessee (from Barbara Baker)

North Carolina: Lincoln County

Lincoln Co., North Carolina was formed 1778 from Tryon County which was discontinued in 1779


1783 October Reuben Simpson registered to pay taxes. (Found by Linda Bollinger on the web)

North Carolina: Burke County

Burke Co., North Carolina (formed 1777 from western Rowan, adjoined Tennessee state line)

1777 Thomas Simpson bondsman for Mary Kennedy, other bondsman: Leroy Taylor, deceased not named (From Burke Co., NC Land Records, 1779-1790 and Important Misc. Records 1777-1800, Vol II, p 273: Misc. Estates 1777-1795, courtesy of Linda Bollinger) Thomas Kennedy of Silver Creek was a Captain in the Revolutionary War (Burke: The History of a North Carolina County 1777-1920 With a Glimpse Beyond) by Edward William Phifer, Jr. page 309.

1777 probate record requested by Mary Kennedy, signed by Samuel Simpson and Leeroy Taylor, record in bad shape and does not include the given name of the deceased. (from Jayne McCarley jaymmcarley@prodigy.net) (Don Simpson’s unpublished research report #8, September 1996 page 2)

1777 - 1783 Thomas Simpson, land probably on Upper Creek (Don Simpson’s research report #9, August 1996)

1778, 29 Dec Burke Co., NC Thomas Simpson mentioned in land record near John Perkins, Thomas Davenport and Jonathan Gilbert and Thomas White Jr.

1778 December 29 Samuel Simpson was issued a grant of 200 acres on the south fork of Warrior Fork of Johns River adj. John Perkins, Thomas Davenport, Jonathan Gilbert and Thomas White Jr. (now in Avery Co.) (Don Simpson Report No. 3 June 1995) this land was signed over to Perminus Taylor, chain carriers were Edward Benbow and Joshua Gilbert (Don Simpson’s unpublished report #8, September 1996 page 2)

1778 16 December William Simpson, 100 acres, Bolls Creek joining Abraham Robinson Burke County Land Records Vol. I, So. Hist. Press, pg. 114, #1224 page 403 (Sarah Simpson married 24 September 1744 Baltimore Co., Maryland to Abraham Robinson.)

1779 William Osborn volunteered as a mounted militia man under Captain William Adams and Lieutenant William Simpson for a tour of three months. Ca 1801 William Osborn moved from Burke Co., NC to Scott Co., KY. (Rev. War Pension Papers of William Osborn per Linda Bollinger)

1779 June 24 land surveyed by William White for John Simpson, 150 acres at Mill Fork and Upper Creek, Mill Fork is probably the branch of Upper Creek that was later known as Simpson Fork, chain carriers Joseph Cople and James Simpson (Don Simpson’s unpublished report #8, September 1996)
1780 John Simpson, Thomas Simpson and Jonathon Robinson indicted by grand jury as Tories. (Tories in Southwestern, North Carolina courtesy of Linda Bollinger)

1782 November 12 Thomas Simpson and John Simpson, subpoena docket for tories witnesses for Thomas Simpson were Thomas Mackey of Silver Creek and William White (Silver Creek enters the south side of the Catawba River in Morgantown), witnesses for John Simpson were Thomas White Sr., David Baker and Jacob Anthony (residents of Upper Creek) (Don Simpson’s research report #9, August 1996)

1785 Burke Co., NC Thos. Simpson vs. Abraham Reese (Misc. papers of Civil & Criminal Cases 1755-1790) Note: Abraham Reese born 11 June 1744, Balto. Co., Maryland, son of Daniel Reese and Elizabeth Knight.

1786 November 16 Thomas Simpson, silversmith, vs. Robert Adams, (Don Simpson research report #9, August 1996)

1786 December 15 Thomas Simpson and John Simpson and other inhabitants of the Three Creeks area (Upper Creek, Middle Creek aka Johns River and Lower Creek) signed a petition (Don Simpson research report #9, August 1996)

1787 April Thomas Simpson vs. Robert Adams, Thos. Simpson juror in trial of overseer of the road from Little Silver Creek to the Pleasant Gardens (Don Simpson’s research report #9, August 1996) Joshua Sherrill (from Reva Bruhn)

1788 July Thomas Simpson vs Robert Adams, Joseph White, Jacob Anthony (Don Simpson’s research report #9, August 1996)

1789, 20 Feb. John W. Simpson was born per his War of 1812 records. He later resided in White Co., Tennessee

1790 James Simpson, (1 male over 16, 1 male under 16) and 1 female John Simpson (1 male over 16, 2 males under 16 and 3 females) probably lived on the North Fork of Upper Creek. Reuben White and Thomas White lived nearby. Thomas Simpson is NOT on this census. (Don Simpson’s research report #9, August 1996)

1794 Wm. Sherrill (from Reva Bruhn) and Thomas Simpson made oath in Burke Co., North Carolina that in 1794 he received a warrant for 4995 acres on Duck River adjoining Gen. Green’s land & that William White sent the warrant to Simpson’s house 17 November 1806 (Courtesy of Shirley Hopkins)

1794 Sept. 23 Robt & Wm. Tate entered 640 acres; border, south side of Simpson’s line on waters of Grassey Creek. (Burke County Land Entries 1778-1795 by Bruce Pruitt on page 109 of Journal of Burke Co. Gene. Soc., Vol. SSI No. IV, Nov. 2003)

1795 April 9 deed proven John Simpson to James Simpson, 150 acres (Don Simpson’s unpublished report #8, September 1996

1800 census no James or John Simpson, just Ralph Simpson age 26-45

1802 Capt. Samuell [sic] Simpson’s company reported a list of taxable men (Journal of Burke County Genealogical Society, Vol. XXIII No. 3, August 2005, page 71)

1806 November 17 Thomas Simpson made oath that about 1794 he received a warrant for 4995 acres on Duck River of Rutherford Co., Tennessee adjoining or opposite Gen. Greene’s land and that William White sent the warrant to Simpson’s house (Tennessee Genealogical Records: Records of Early Settlers from State and County Archives by Edythe Rucker Whitley)

1869 Aug 5 J. SIMPSON received 35 votes for the office of constable in Silver Creek township. His opponent got 82 votes. The following were on the voter rolls: Thos. SIMPSON, Bartlet SIMPSON, J.L. SIMPSON, Joe SIMPSON, J.J. SIMPSON (Journal of Burke County Genealogical Society Vol. XXVI, No. 3, August 2008, page 80.

1870 Jan.1 James I. Simpson, 50 acres on Catawba River adj. lands of Joseph Simpson, Samuel Simpson &; W.F. Avery et al (Journal of Burke Co. Gene Soc. V. XX No. 1, Feb. 2002, p. 10)

1870 Mar.8 James H. Curtis 100 acres on Brindle Branch, waters of little Silver Creek adj. lands of Joseph Simpson and Samuel Simpson and the heirs of John E. Butler (Journal of Burke Co. Gene Soc. V. XX No. 1, Feb. 2002, p. 10)

1870 March 24 Geo. M. Curtis and Jno. W. Simpson 640 acres on Catawba River adj. Henry M. Oneal and A.L. Greenlee and; W.F. Avery.

North Carolina: Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina was formed 1762 from Anson County

1777 Liberty Hall Academy was granted a charter by NC Legislature. John Simpson, Thomas Reese, Waightstill Avery and others were trustees. Dr. McWhorter declined the presidency (Sketches of Western North Carolina by C.L. Hunter, page 154.)

1800 census John Simson, Joseph Simpson, Nathaniel Simpson, Thomas Simpson, James Simison

1801 James Simeson Jr. (NCGSJ v. 2 #1, Jan. 1976, p. 11 estate records). John Simeson, admr.

1810 Tax List: James Simpson, William Simpson, Thomas and John Simpson, Samuel Simpson (NCGSJ XXI No. 3)

1815 Tax List: Samuel Simpson in Capt. Wilson’s Company, John Simpson and Thomas Simpson in Capt. Coburn’s Company, William Simpson and James Simpson in Capt.Laird H. Harris’ Company (NCGSJ Vol. XX, No. 3 pp. 8, 18, 19.)

1828 William Simpson, 1828 (NCGSJ v. 2 #1, Jan. 1976, p. 11 estate records) John and James Simpson administrators. Sale of a slave boy named Washington.

Rowan Co., North Carolina

Rowan Co., North Carolina was formed 1753 from Anson County

1755 William Simpson, Constable (from Linda Bollinger)

1762 William Simpson land grant Bk 5, pp. 47-48, 26 Aug. 1762, 221 acres on the west side of Catawba River adj. Isaac Perkins and Adam Perkins, sold 23 Sept. 1767 to Griffith Rutherford (Don Simpson research report #10, June 1997).

1772 Robert Simmeson and Benjamin Simson each had one tithable on the tax list (Rowan County Register Vol. II, Jo White Linn, Editor – found by Linda Bollinger)

1773 Reuben Simpson was baptized at the Church on the Catawba, NC (from Linda Bollinger)

1778 Feb. 17 James Curry entered 400 acres, border, James McDaniel and William Simpson on one side and Philip Club and Richard Wilson on the other side. Includes some headwaters of Potts Creek (Abstracts of Land Entries, Rowan Co., NC by Albert Pruitt – found by Linda Bollinger)

1778 Aug. 10 Benjamin Simpson entered 300 acres on Long Run, waters of Potts Creek, border, Henry Sloan, includes his own improvements. (Abstracts of Land Entries, Rowan Co., NC 1778 by Albert Pruitt)

1780/1781 Several Independent Companies on the Provincial Establishment were attempted in 1780/1781. One was to be commanded by Captain Reuben SIMPSON, of which we know nothing other than it was to be raised in Rowan County, where SIMPSON was from. (Loyalist Institute: An Introduction to North Carolina Loyalist Units found by Linda Bollinger)

1784 Nov. 4 Benjamin Simpson, 300 acres on Potts Creek adj. John Sloan and Michael Miller (State Grant #583 Rowan Co., NC Deeds found by Linda Bollinger)

1786 Benjamin Simpson on Potts Creek adj. James Curry, Rodfrey Ratz and Richard Wilson. (State Grant #583, Rowan Co Deeds found by Linda Bollinger)

1793 Robert Simeson served on a Grand Jury (Minutes of the Court of P&Qs, Feb. 1793)

1796 Benjamin Simson signed a petition in favor of dividing Rowan County (Rowan County Register, Volume 14, No. 1, February 1999)

1787 James Simpson entered land on middle fork of Bear Creek, Daniel and Squire Boone were south of him on Bear Creek (Fred Hughes’ map of Davie Co., NC)

1796 May 5 Ross Simson apptd gdn to Winnifred Adams under £100 bond with Henry Clement security. Ross Simson apptd gdn of James Simpson, orphan of John Adams 5 May 1796 under £100 bond with Henry Clement security. (Linda Bollinger)

1787 Oct. 1 Simson, John and Rachel Wills; John Bussell, bondsman. Note: John Adams was married to Winnifred Bussell (From Linda Bollinger)

1823 William Simpson, 1 WP on tax list of Capt. Lentz’s Company (Rowan Co Register, v. 16 No. 4, Nov. 2001, p. 3747)

North Carolina: Anson County

Anson Co., North Carolina was formed 1749 from Bladen County


1754, 17 May Anson Co., NC Benjamin Thomson entered land on the north side of Cataba (sic) River adj. Thomas Simson (sic) #4476


1763 tax list Thomas Simpson, Samuel Simpson and Gilbert Simspon (Don Simpson article in The Simpson Clan, Vol. X, No. 4, Spring 1995)


1769 May 4 Thomas Simpson entered 100 acres at the main fork of Mountain Creek SW of Pee Dee, joining the side of the creek (Colony of NC 1765-1775 by Margaret Hofmann #1929, p. 147) (See also Thomas Simpson 1764 Bladen County)


1771 October 12 Thomas Simpson, Getbird Simpson and others ordered to lay out a road from Salisbury road near or about the Lawyers Springs to cross Peedee at the Swift Island or Davis fork from thence to John Wilson’s ford on Clark’s Creek to Mathew Raiford’s fork over Little River where the Cross Creek road crosses the Little River (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)


1774 July 12 Thos. Simpson to Henry Rone, deed pr. by Wm. Noble (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)


1774 July 12 Ordered that Daniel Bankston be overseer of road from Lince’s Creek to mouth of Huwary and that hands Thos. Simpson and others work same (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)


1775 January 14 Administrator of the estate of John Simpson dec’d granted to Thos. Harris. Bond: Richard Farr and Morgan Brown, 150 pounds (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)


1779 February Gilbert Simpson, Thomas Simson and others signed a petition from the inhabitants of the upper end of the county for a division to form Montgomery County. (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)


1779 November Thomas Simpson signed a petition to prevent a new county from being formed. (“General Assemby Session Records, October – November 1779”, Box 1, Joint Papers, Petitions published on pp. 200-201, Vol. XXX, No. 2, May 2004 issue of The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal)


1780-1782 tax lists for Montgomery County: Thomas Simpson, invalid, 196 acres and Gilbert Simpson, 48 acres (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)


1785 January 29 Sale of estate of John Simpson, deceased. Buyers: John Parson, Carney Wright, Thad Harris, John Carruth, Richard Worthen, John Murdock, Sam’l Blackford, Thos. Harris, John Jackson, Thos. Dickson (Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1771-1777)

North Carolina: Bladen County

Bladen County, North Carolina was formed 1734 from New Hanover and Bladen Counties

1747 (ca.) William Simpson settled on the west side of Catawba River near the present village of Sherrill’s Ford (in present-day Catawba County) (Don Simpson, The Simpson Clan, Vol. X, No. 4, Spring 1995)

1764 Thomas Simpson purchased 50 acres from John Bryan on Bryan’s Swamp on Little P.D. (see also Thomas Simpson in Anson Co., NC 1769) Thomas Simpson lost the deed during the war and John Bryan confirmed the sale in court in 1790. (Typescript copy from Shirlie R. Simpson.)

1772 May 22 Thomas Simpson entered 100 acres in the fork of Thos. Bryan’s Swamp which is a branch of Drowning Creek, being the place called Bear Neck and including Bryans old field (Colony of NC 1765-1775 by Margaret Hofmann #1683, p. 129)

1772 May 22 Peter Simpson entered 100 acres in Bladen on Tom Bryans Swamp which is a branch of Drowning Creek, including Simpson’s Improvement and an Indian old field, joining a pond. (Colony of NC 1765-1775 by Margaret Hofmann #3768, p. 286)

Virginia: Campbell County

Campbell County, Virginia was formed 1781-2 from Bedford County

1782 June 6 Robert Simpson died (Bonnie Simpson Valko)

Virginia: Washington County

Washington Co., Virginia was formed 1776-1777 from Fincastle and Montgomery Counties

1777 August 26 Jeany Simpson, a poor child, was bound to George Adams (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 965)

1779 January 27 David Simpson, grandson of David Kinkead, was mentioned in his grandfather’s will (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 1345)

1796 August 16 Samuel Simson purchased 73 acres in Rich Valley on the waters of the North Fork from Michael Fleenor (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 1315)

1796 George Simpson and others witnessed the deed of several people to Elizabeth Russell (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 1315)

1796 December 17 G. Simpson, Andrew Russell and D. Campbell witnessed a deed from William Greenaway to William King in the town of Abingdon (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 1318)

1797 March 15 Isaac Simpson granted license to keep an ordinary in the town of Eversham (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 1362)

1798 June 21 Ruthy Simpson and Thomas Burke were married by Charles Cummings (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 1258)

1835 September 23 George Simpson of Jackson Co., Tennessee had relatives in Abington, Washington County, Virginia on this date per testimony given in court. (Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

Virginia: Montgomery County

Montgomery Co., Virginia was formed 1776-7 from Fincastle, Botetourt and Pulaski Counties


1777 May 6 James McCorkle was appointed overseer of the road from the lower ford of Reed Creek to McCaul’s fording in place of James Simpson. James Simpson was originally assigned this duty in Fincastle County (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 681)


1778 November 3 James Simpson served jury duty 1777 May 6 James McCorkle was appointed overseer of the road from the lower ford of Reed Creek to McCaul’s fording in place of James Simpson. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 698)

1779 November 3 James Simpson earned payment for 8 days of patrolling out of county (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 732) James Simpson was appointed to “view the several ways proposed for the road between the Potters and Muncyes and report . . .” (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 732)


1780 March 7 John and Robert Simpson served on a jury (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 734) James and Robert Simpson on a jury (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 740)


1780 November 7 James, John and Robert Simpson served on a grand jury (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 742)


1781 February 7 James Simpson appointed overseer of the road from Andrew Crockett’s Smith Shop to Reed Creek. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 748)


1781 November 7 James Simpson declined to lay off the dower of Mrs. Dougherty (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 755)


1782 July 2 James Simpson and others were appointed to appraise the estate of Michael Dougherty decd. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 777)


1782 November 30 James Simpson survey of 270 acres on Cedar Run Branch of New River was entered (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 808)

1783 February 11 James Simpson’s entry of 145 acres on Reed Creek, branch of New River was surveyed. (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 897)


1785 February 22 James Simpson served on a jury (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 781)


1785 March 23 James Simpson served on a jury (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 784)


1786 May 23 James Simpson, James Crockett and Thompson Sayers were appointed to appraise the estate of Joseph Baker (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 812)


1786 August 22 James Simpson provided security for the administrator of the estate of James Moore; Joseph Moore was appointed administrator of the estate of John Simpson. James Simpson, David Sayers and others provided securities (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 813)


1787 November 6 James Simpson was exempted from paying public tax and county levy on account of old age (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 821)


1790 September 9 James Simpkins [sic] purchased 14 acres on Old Millstone Bottom on Little River from Jno. Pleckenstepher and wife Elizabeth (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 922)


1790? Hugh SIMPSON, James SIMPSON, Jr., and John SIMPSON appeared on a delinquent tax record. The tax list is undated, but might have been compiled when Wythe County was formed in 1790 with these “delinquents” paying taxes in the new county. Henry TROLLINGER and Francis CUNNINGHAM were also on this list. (Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 43, No. 4, Nov. 2005)


1793 August 6 James Simpkins [sic] appointed overseer of the road from the Seven Mile Tree to Little River below Lorton’s Mill (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 839)


1796 February 2 James Simpkins sold 14 acres on Mill Stone Bottom to Messenger Lewis (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 927)


1796 September 27 Allen Simpson purchased 186 acres on Deer Park, head waters of Roanoke River from Ithamar Hubble (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 930)

Virginia: Fincastle County [Kentucky]

Fincastle Co., Virginia (Kentucky) was formed 1772 from Botetourt Co., Virginia

1772 In this year, settlements were made on Simpson’s Creek, the West Fork River and on Elk Creek. John Powers purchased Simpson’s right (a tomahawk improvement) (Chronicles of Border Warfare or a History of the Settlements by the Whites of Northwestern Virginia and of the Indian Wars and Massacres in that section of the State by Alexander Scott Withers, pp. 126).

1773 January 6 Samuel Simpson appointed Constable to act from the Eleven Mile Creek to Spring Creek and across the Holston waters, he to be summonded and sworn. (Fincastle County Court Book 1, Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 594)

1773 May 5 Samuel Simpson v. Francis Whitney and Rachel Whitney, his wife, on case. Continued. (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 54) Samuel Simpson entered himself as surety for Charles Allison and Alexander Campbell who were being sued by Gavin Lawson, assignee of Alexander Stewart. (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 60)

1773 July 6 Samuel Simpson v. John Williams, on debt. (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 71)

1773 July 7 Samuel Simpson v. Francis Whitney (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 80)

1773 September 9 Peter Razor v. Samuel Simpson on petition. Timothy Roark v. Samuel Simpson, on petition. (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 132) Benjamin Cobb v. Samuel Simpson on petition. (Fincastle County Court Book 1 p. 137)

1774 January 24 James Bryan, 175 acres, part of Loyal Company grant, waters of the middle fork of Holston River, beginning on a ridge near Samuel Simpson’s land. (Plat Book A, p. 8)

1774 January 24 Samuel Simpson, 140 acres, part of Loyal Company grant on the waters of middle fork of Holston River, beginning below his improvement, bounded by James Bryan and Arthur Blackburn. Transferred by Simpson to John Branden. (Plat Book A, p. 16)

1774 March 2 Samuel Simpson agreed to stand for the defendant in case he lost in James Lyle v. Richard Higgins. (Fincastle County Court p. 10) Samuel Simpson granted a license to keep an ordinary (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 600)

1774 March 3 Margaret Cochran and James Davis v. Samuel Simpson and William Wilkins, on petition. Defendants did not appear, and judgement was entered for plaintiff. (Fincastle County Court p. 14) George Aston v. Samuel Simpson, on petition. Defendant did not appear, judgment on note awarded plaintiff. (Fincastle County Court p. 22) James Lyle, assignee of Arthur Campbell v. Richard Higgins, on debt. Samuel Simpson appeared to declare surety for defendant. (Fincastle County Court p. 26) Samuel Simpson v. Francis Whitney and Rachel Whitney his wife, on case. Defendants not appearing, a summons was issued. (Fincastle County Court p. 26) Timothy Roark v. Samuel Simpson, on petition. Suit being agreed case dismissed. (Fincastle County Court p. 26)

1774 May 3 William Simpson produced certificate for 583 pounds of near winter rotted hemp, which is ordered certified to the Governor. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 1) (Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 621)

1774 May 4 Robert Buchanan v. James Mauldin on attachment. Defendant not appearing and the garnishee, Samuel Simpson, not appearing judgment awarded plaintiff against defendant and garnishee. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 8)

1774 May 5 Thomas Rafferty v. Samuel Simpson, on debt. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 30) John Kirk v. John Hunt, Samuel Simpson and Alexander Montgomery on case. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 38) John Bowman, assignee of William Simpson, v. Michael Woods, on debt. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 26)

1774 May 6 James Simpson v. Moses Moore, on debt. Case agreed, suit dismissed. (p. 404 Fincastle and Kentucky County Virginia – Kentucky Records and History by Michael L. Cook & Bettie Cummings Cook.) William Cocke and James McCorkle v. Thomas Bailey, Luke Bowyer, Samuel Simpson and John Reed. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 62)

1775 February 7 Mary Welsh v. James McKenney and Samuel Simpson, on replevin bond. (Fincastle County Court Order Book 2 p. 121)

1776 September 3 James Simpson appointed overseer of the road from the ford of Reed Creek to Potter’s and John Montgomery and W. McGavock are to allot the hands for him to keep the road in repair. (p. 454 Fincastle and Kentucky County Virginia – Kentucky Records and History by Michael L. Cook & Bettie Cummings Cook, Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 649)

1776-1777 Washington Co., Virginia formed from Fincastle and Montgomery Counties

1780 December 29 Allen Simpson and William Simpson were awarded Revolutionary War Bounty Land for clearing the road over the Cumberland Mountain into Kentucky Co., Virginia in 1779. The grants were awarded on 29 Dec. 1780. Allen’s was #1226 and William’s was #1227 (Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 45, No. 2, May 2007, p. 130)

Virginia: Botetourt County

Botetourt County, Virginia was formed 1769 from Augusta County

1763 Solomon Simpson and William Simpkins were awarded land grants for their service in the French & Indian War. The location of the grants wasn’t provided (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 1418)

1763 June William Simpson was not able to settle all the debts left by his father-in-law Malcolm Campbell and had to spend 2 months in “goal” for indebtedness. In Malcolm’s will of 23 Feb. 1761, his daughter was named Elizabeth Campbell so apparently she married William Simpson between 23 Feb 1761 and June 1763. (per Kegley’s Virginia Frontier & Article by Bonnie Simpson Valko in The Simpson Clan Spring 2003)

1764 “During this year, and while in the employ of John Simpson (a trapper who had come there in quest of furs) they determined on removing further west. Simpson was induced to this by the prospect of enjoying the woods free from the intrusion of other hunters. A quarrel arose between Simpson and one of the Pringles and they parted company. Simpson crossed over the valley river, near the mouth of Pleasant creek and passing another water course, gave it the name of “Simpson’s Creek”. Thence he went westwardly and fell over a stream which he called Elk: at the mouth of this he erected a camp, and continued to reside for more than twelve months. During this time he neither saw the Pringles nor any other human being and at the expiration of it went to the South Branch where he disposed of his furs and skins and then returned to and continued at his encampment at the mouth of Elk, until permanent settlements were made in its vicinity.” (Chronicles of Border Warfare or a History of the Settlements by the Whites of Northwestern Virginia and of the Indian Wars and Massacres in that section of the State by Alexander Scott Withers).

1770 February 14 James Simpson was appointed surveyor of the road “from the said Gilmore’s to Buffalo Creek” (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 64).

1770 June 16 Samuel Simson appeared on the tax list with one tithable (from the head of Reed Creek to Stolnackers). Also on the list were John and Robert Crow and Archibald Buchanan. William Simpson had one tithable in the list taken by John Bowman. Also on that list was Thomas Smith. William Simpson was on the list of delinquents. An Alexr. Suter was on this list. (The Virginia Genealogist Vol. 10, 1966)

1770 June 25 Soloman Simpson purchased 196 acres on Looney’s Creek from William and Susannah Preston. Witnesses: Martin Baker, Robert Bowen and George Robinett (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 537)

1770 October 9 A jury was appointed to plan a road from James Simpson’s to the mouth of the South River (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 92)

1771 March 14 Solomon Simpson served on a jury (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 111)

1771 March 15 James Simpson proved a certificate for 540 pounds of hemp (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 112)

1771 April 11 William Simpson vs. Andrew Boyd. (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 116-117)

1771 May 16 James Simpson was replaced as surveyor of the road (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 124) James and wife Jane Simpson sold 100 acres on a small branch of James River called Hazley Bottom to Uriah Humphries (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 542)

1771 July 10 Willm Simpson and William Robinson were neighbors, each with one tithable, on the tax list of James Robertson on the north and south fork of Roneoak in Capt. David Robinson’s company. James Simpson was on Benjamin Estill’s list with 3 tithables and 243 acres of land. James Simpson was on the list taken by John Bowman with 1 tithable. Saml. Simpson, Robert Crow, Thos. Crow and Archibald Buchanan were on the list of tithables in Capt. Campbell’s Company. (The Virginia Genealogist Vol. 10, 1966)

1771 August 12 James Simpson with 3 tithables appeared on a tax list by Benj. Hawkins who was ordered to take Robinson’s and Arbuckle’s tithables. (The Virginia Genealogist Vol. 10, 1966)

1771 October 11 Willm. Simpson vs. Willm. Herbert (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 138)

1771 November 13 William Simpson vs. William Herbert (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 142)

1772 September 9 Jas. Simpson served on a jury (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 152) Solomon Simpson served on a jury (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 155)

1773(?) or earlier Arch. Campble and Wm. Simpson appeared on an undated list of delinquent tax payers (“Botetourt County Delinquents” by Barbara Vines Little in Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 41, No. 3, August 2003 – Ms. Little notes that this list was probably made before the Revolutionary War)

1773 March 12 James Greelee vs. James Ritchey and Wm. Simpson (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 181)

1773 May 12 Church wardens bound out John Simpson, orphan of Andw. Simpson, to Saml. Thompson, John and Wm. Simpson served on a jury (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 187)

1773 July 14 Wm. Simpson was appointed Constable (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 195)

1773 September 16 Solomon Simpson served on a jury (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 207)

1774 January 8 The will of Archibald Campbell (son of Malcolm) was written and probated 12 April 1774. He gave to William Simpson’s son, John Simpson, a plantation in Botetourt County on Mill Creek. He also gave to William Simpson’s son, Archibald Simpson, a tract on Mill Creek (Article by Bonnie Simpson Valko in The Simpson Clan Spring 2003)

1774 March 30 James Simpson’s land on Indian Creek was surveyed (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 497)

1774 April 12 The will of Archibald Campbell was probated. He left a plantation to John Simpson, son of William Simpson on Mill Creek. To William’s son, Archibald Simpson he left a tract of land on the lower side of Mill Creek. (Will Book A, p. 78 article by Bonnie Simpson Valko in The Simpson Clan Winter 2002/2003)

1774, Sept. 10. John Simpson Sgt and Wm. Simpson, Pvt were in John Murray’s Company of volunteers. Daniel and James Simpkins were also privates in that company. James Simpson was in Capt. Phil Love’s company (Documentary History of Dunmore’s War pp. 406-407 and Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers, p. 1410-1411)

1774 November 8 Solomon Simpson was one of several men appointed to consider a road “from Wm. McClelan’s . . .” (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 235)

1774 John Simpson, son of William Simpson, inherited 42 acres on Evans Spring Branch by the will of Archibald Campbell (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1775 May 9 Solomon Simpson bought 125 acres on Looney Creek from William Hair (Hare) (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1777 February 11 William Simpson was appointed surveyor of the road “from his shop to the line of Montgomery County . . .” (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 258)

1779 August 13 Andrew Henry vs. Solomon Simpson and Margaret, his wife, in case for slander. Damages in the amount of 3 £3 awarded to Henry. (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 292-293)

1779 October 12 Jas. Simpson purchased 242 acres on Roanoke from John Bryan Sr. (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 564)

1779 December 10 Solomon Simpson’s successfully proved in court that he had served as a soldier in the first old Virginia Regiment commanded by Colo. Washington. (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 301)

1780 February 10 William Simpkins [sic] proved his claim that the served in the old Virginia Regiment commanded by Colo. Washington and Solomon Simpson was his “heir at law” (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 304) William Simpson, deceased soldier of the 1st Virginia Regiment under Col. Washington, Solomon Simpson, heir-at-law (Article by Bonnie Simpson Valko in The Simpson Clan Winter 2002/2003)

1780 April 13 The court recognized Solomon Simpson’s right to a land grant. (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 313)

1780 John Simpson, son of William Simpson, died. He left 42 acres to his brother, Archibald Simpson (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1780 May 11 Alexander Simpson failed to appear for jury duty (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 320)

1780 May 16 Samuel Givens sold 133 acres on James River to Alexander Simpson (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net, Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 565)

1781 February 12 James and wife Jean Simpson sold 54 acres on the north west side of Cowpasture River to James Cooper. (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 567)

1781 May 3 Mary Simpson and James Hughes were married. She was born about 1773 and died after 1810, possibly in Bath Co., Kentucky. (Thanks to Jim Veregge for this link to the record.)

1781 Jas. & Jean Simpson are shown as the parents in the marriage between Margaret Johnston and Jas. Hughes. (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 513)

1782 Alexander Simpson taxed for 183 acres, Solomon Simpson was taxed for 325 acres and John Simpson’s estate was taxed for 24 acres (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1782 June 13 Alexander Simpson appeared for jury duty (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 358)

1783 May 8 James Simpson served jury duty (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 372)

1785 Solomon Simpson died. His wife was Margaret inherited 325 acres on Looney Creek. (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1785 Alexr Simpson appeared on the state census with 8 white persons, 1 dwelling house and 6 other buildings. He was on Capt. Pryor’s list which was south of the James River in present-day southwestern Botetourt County (Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 45, No. 3, Aug. 2007)

1786 January 10 Alexander Simpson was allowed to build a grist mill over Mill Creek on his own land. (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 407)

1786 May 14 Wm. Campbell was appointed guardian of Archibald Simpson, orphan of Wm. Simpson, decd. Henry, Wm., and David Wright securities (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 409)

1786 August 8 Wm & Mary Lawrence sold land on James River to Alexander Simpson (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1787 February 13 William Hill was appointed Capt. “…in the company lately commanded by Geo. Frazer; Joseph Simpson, Lieut., and Robert Galloway, Jr., Ensign (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 418)

1787 April 11 Alexander Simpson was appointed to view a road proposed by James Wright (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 421)

1787 May 9 Alexander Simpson sold 133 acres on James River to David May (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net) James Simpson appeared in court (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 422)

1787 September 13 Alexander bought 320 acres on Cowpasture River from Aaron Hughes (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1790 April 6 Alexander Simpson obtained a grant of 120 acres adjoining McBell (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1790 April 7 Alexander Simpson obtained a grant of 400 acres on Craigs Creek (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1790 September 7 Archibald Simpson, son of William Simpson, inherited 42 acres from John Simpson (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1790 August 24 Archibald Simpson, son of William, sold 72 acres to William Campbell (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1790 September 7 Archibald Simpson’s (son of William Simpson) inheritance from John Simpson is disputed by Nathaniel Evans’s estate (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1791 Wm. Higginbotham and Peggy Simpson were married (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 512) Mary Simpson married Randol Hughes (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 513)

1792 May 5 Alexander Simpson obtained a grant of 250 acres on Longs Entry Creek (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1792 September 11 Alexander Simpson was appointed surveyor of the road (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 451)

1793 Soloman Simpson and Eliz. Lantern, daughter of Reuin Lanter, were married (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 523)

1793 June 11 Solomon Simpson’s 40 acres on Back Creek of James River was sold by the executor of his estate to Jacob Johns. (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1794 July 17 Alexander Simpson sold 250 acres on Longs Entry Creek to Matthew Harvey (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1794 July 22 Margaret Simpson obtained 26 acres on Looney’s Creek from a grant. This land was reduced later by survey to 13 ¾ acres. (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1794 August 11 Alexander Simpson sold 120 plus 400 acres on Craigs Creek to James Breckenridge (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)

1796 Elisabeth Sempson [sic] married Thomas Otey (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 519)

1797 July 11 James Simpson appointed surveyor of the road (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 472)

1797 September 14 Thomas Simpson was granted a license to keep an ordinary at his house (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 473)

1798 June 12 Thomas Simpson appointed Constable (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 475)

1800 James Simpson appeared on the tax list with one white male and 6 horses. (The Virginia Genealogist Vol. 10, 1966)

1800 January 17 Jas. Simpson was listed a a parent in the marriage between John Hicks and Margaret Hewett (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 512)

1800 Alexander Simpson and Nancy Phillips were married (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 523)

Virginia: Amherst County

Amherst County, Virginia was formed 1758 from Albermarle County


1767 April 7 Samuel Shannon to John Morrison, 175 acres branch of Rockfish near Blue Mountains, lines, Thomas Shannon, William Crow, William Simpson. Witnesses: James Dinwiddie, Joel Crawford, Robert Dinwiddie. (Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1775 February 6 Thomas Shannon of Fincastle, to Simon Ramsey of Amherst County, 75 acres, branch of Rockfish near the Blue Mts, lines of William Irvine. Witnesses: William Simpson, John Murrell, David Simpson, Allen Simpson. (Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1776 October 22 David Simpson was one of the signers of a petition of dissenters from the Church of England of Albermarle, Amherst and Buckingham (Simpson Families copy sent by Albert Carr)


1779 May 1 Alexander Henderson Sr. of Amherst County & Parish to Alexander Jr. for 100 pounds, 150 acres both sides of Rockfish, Lines James Henderson, mountain spur, Francis Meriwether, William Simpson, Alexander Patton. Witnesses: James and Andrew Henderson, James Dinwiddie. (Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1780 October 9 William Simpson contributed 42 sheaves of oats to the Revolutionary Army (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1780 October 24 William Simpson contributed 2 bushels of oats to the Rev. War effort (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1781 March 10 William Simpson contributed 1 peck of corn and hay and 2 horses to the Rev. War effort. (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1781 June 17 William Simpson contributed four diets to Revolutionary War effort. (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1781 June 19 William Simpson contributed 400 lbs. hay to the Rev. War effort (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1781 August 17 William Simpson contributed 3 bushels of corn for British prisoners of war (Public Service Claims, Court Booklet 62-1922, p. 24, found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1787 January 1 William Simpson died on Rockfish Branch, administrators bond, Agnes Simpson, David Simpson, Moses Hughes, Alexander Henderson (Book 3, page 22f - Bonnie Simpson-Valko)


1787 April 2 Inventory of the estate of William Simpson, admr bond: Agnes Simpson, David Simpson, Moses Hughes, Alexander Henderson (Book 3, page 32 – Bonnie Simpson Valko)


1789 September 26 David Simpson and wife Margaret and Agnes Simpson sold to Hudson Martin land on Rockfish River where David and Agnes Simpson were living and another tract of land purchased by William Simpson deceased. Witnesses: Nathaniel Clark, James Simpson, Nicholas M. Lewis, William Miller and Joseph Simpson. (Amherst Co., VA Deed Book F, 1785-1791 pages 454-455 found by Bonnie Simpson Valko)

1789 October 7 Order to Nathan Crawford, William Harris, and John Dawson to quiz Margaret, wife of David Simpson. (Bonnie Simpson Valko)

Virginia: Bedford County

Bedford County, Virginia was formed 1753 from Albemarle and Lunenburg Counties


1774 October 12 Robert Simpson II born


1779 William Simson married married Elizabeth Read

Virginia: Albermarle County

Albermarle County, Virginia was formed 1744 from Goochland and Louisa Counties

1746 July Josiah Clapham to William Sympson to Alexander Patton. ("William must have sold this land later to Patton" - Bonnie Simpson-Valko)

1749 May 10 Alexander Patton to John Thompson, 172 acres both sides Taylor Creek, adjacent Archibald Woods, mountain spur, a branch. Witnesses: William Simson, William Maler(?), John Morrison. (Bonnie Simpson Valko.)

1753 William Simpson and Agnes May were married. (Bonnie Simpson Valko)

[West] Virginia: Hampshire County

Hampshire County, [West]Virginia was formed 1753 from Frederick and Augusta Counties

1753 December James Simpson was one of the justices of the newly formed court. (A History of the Valley of Virginia by Samuel Kercheval)

Virginia: Frederick County

Frederick County, Virginia was formed 1738-43 from Orange and Augusta Counties

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 whence he came.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

Virginia: Augusta County

Augusta County, Virginia was formed 1738-45 from Orange County

1746 March 8 James Simpson was appointed to work on a road ordered from Cowpasture to Carter’s Mill

1747-1759 James Simpson was appraiser of estates (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1750 August 28 James Simpson was on a list of “Added to tithables” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1751 November 15 James Simpson ordered to view, mark, keep in repair a road on petition of inhabitants of the South Branch, a road from their wagon road up to the South Fork to Peter Reed’s mill (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1751 November 28 James Simpson orderd to lay off road from Cowpasture to Burden’s Tract. (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1753 June 16 James Simpson was mentioned in new commissions of Justices (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1753 November 23 James Simpson was one of the workers on the road from North Fork of James River to Renix’s Road.

1756 February 13 James Simpson, coler, Collier?, witnessed a deed (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1756 March 17 Attachment vs. James Campbell by James Simpson (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1756 November 19 Ann Montgomery bond with James Simpson as admx. of James Simpson (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1757 December 29 James Simpson executor of Andrew Muldrough (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1758 March 18 Deed from Robt. Breckenridge to James Simpson, 35 pounds, 242 acres, patent on south side of “Buffelo Creek opposite Long Berch top of Whiskey Hill.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1762 April 20 James Simpson’s estate appraisement (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1762 May 19 Geo. Wilson’s bond as adm. of James Simpson (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1762 November 15 Deed James Simpson and Jane to John Handey, 300 acres on Cowpasture (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1763 June 23 Estate of James Dunlap, payment to James Simpson

1764-1769 William Simpson was mentioned (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1764 November 23 Robt. McClenachan qualified adm of James Simpson, formerly granted to Geo. Wilson (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1765 October McClenachan vs. Crawford: James Crawford debtor to James Simpson (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1767 Processioners appointed: James Simpson with three others, between “Buffelow and James River.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr) James Simpson was on a list of Supernumeraries (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1767 November 18 James Simpson was appointed surveyor of the highway from Cow Pasture to Gilmer’s Gap (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1772 John Simpson deposed in Harrison County that in 1772 he made an improvement on Mud Lick Run (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

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)

1776 August “Paid from estate of Wm. Fitzjeral dec. by John McCaslin, adm.: To Edward Simpson for his son.” (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1795 January 20 James Simpson, orphan, to be bound to Michael Poffenbarger to learn the art and mystery of a potter (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)

1798 February 20 Peter Simpson signed a petition of inhabitants of the Great Calf Pasture to change the river road (Chalkeleys in Simpson Families from Albert Carr)
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