Friday, January 18, 2008

Simpsons of Kentucky: Nelson County

Nelson Co., Kentucky (formed 1784 from Jefferson County)

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, pp. 118-119).

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).

1790 February 3 Thomas Simpson and Abigail Moore where married. (Research of Dwight and Rosemary Barr as cited in (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson" by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 85)

1790 March 2 John Simpson married Mary Norris, bondsman Jo Lewis, Jonathan McCarty and Richard McKay, both Simpson Creek residents stated that Mary was over 21.

1790 July 9 William Edwards and wife Nancy to Regular Baptists, 1 ½ acres on east side of east fork of Simpsons Creek adj. John Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson" by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 89)

1791 February 24 John Simpson and Margaret McElroy were married. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson" by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86, 90)

1795 March 10 David May and wife Mary sold to John Mason of Loudon Co., Virginia 113 acres on waters of Simpson Creek adj. Thomas Simpson and May’s 950 acres preemption. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson" by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86)

1795 July 14 David May and wife Mary to William Monroe, tract in the drains of Simpsons Creek adj. Thomas Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86)

1795 November 12 John Simpson to William Allison, 10 year lease for two tracts, 1 acres near where John Simpson lives and ½ acre near David Coombs house, both on waters of Simpsons Creek. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson" by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 89)

1797 March 30 Deposition by John Muldraugh that he and John Simpson marked trees in May 1776 to establish the claim of Thomas Simpson. Ashes Creek. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86) Depositions by John Muldraugh and John Simpson that they marked trees to establish the claim of Hugh Muldraugh on Ashes and Jack’s Creek in May 1776. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1797 August 22 John E. King and wife Sally to Benjamin Blincoe, 235 acres adj. Oswley’s corner and Thomas Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1797 November 15 Thomas Simpson and wife Abigail to James Woodsmall, 100 acres on Simpson Creek. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1798 September 5 Deposition of Thomas Simpson, age 41, taken at John Eastburn’s states that in 1779 when exploring he saw the improvement near the Eastburn’s house. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1801 September 14 Thomas Simpson, Patrick McGee and William Smiley were deposed on the name of Simpsons Creek. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1806 January 22 Thomas Simpson and Anna Howell were married. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86)

1807 August 28 Thamer Simpson, daughter of Thomas, and Sylvanus May were married with consent of Samuel Simpson and Joseph Robinson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86)

1808 September 13 Benjamin Blincoe and wife Elizabeth of Breckenridge Co. to James Brown 117 acres on Simpson’s Creek adj. Thomas Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1809 April 3 Thomas Blincoe and wife Rebeccah to Benjamin Downs, 117 acres on Simpsons Creek adj. Thomas Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1809 June 7 John Simpson and wife Mary to John Bemiss, land on the east fork of Simpson’s Creek. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 90)

1809 September 19 Esther Simpson married James McElroy. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 90)

1809 November 20 Thomas Simpson and Richard Conner gave depositions concerning the licks along Simpsons Creek. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1810 January 24 John Simpson was mentioned as an adjoining land owner of the lands of Isaac Hite. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 90)

1810 March 9 John Mason and wife Ruth to Vincent Davis, 1013 ¾ acres on waters of Simpson Creek Fork adj. David May and Thomas Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1811 March 2 Thomas Simpson and wife Abigail to Samuel Simpson, 100 acres on east side of Simpson’s Creek. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1812 November John Simpson wrote his will naming wife Mary, son James, daus. Esther McElroy, Jane Simpson and Peggy Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 90)

1812 December 13 Mary Simpson, daughter of Thomas Simpson married Thomas Shore; bondsman Samuel Simpson with consent of James and Samuel Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86)

1813 September 30 Thomas Simpson’s land was mentioned in a deed between William Wren atty for William Wren of Fluvanna Co., Va. to Edmund Gutherie, land on Ashes Creek. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 88)

1814 March 14 Thomas Simpson and Sulvania May 18 ¼ acres on Simpson Creek adj. May. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1814 March 15 Jane Simpson married James C. McElroy. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 90)

1814 May 26 Abraham Hite and wife Elizabeth, Joseph Hite and wife Sarah and Robert Breckenridge exrs of Isaac Hite, land adj. 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 88)

1814 June 20 Hezekiah Murphy and wife Sally to Edmund Cotton land on the east side of east fork of Simpson’s Creek, a branch of Salt River, bounded on the north by Thomas Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 87)

1816 June 8 Indenture between Robert Simpson and Peggy his wife and Hugh Smith and Ann his wife of Mercer County, Thomas Goodwin of Shelby County, for $60.00, land on south side of Salt River (Nelson County Deed Book 12 published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 20, #2 Winter 2004, page 15)

1817 October 12 Samuel Simpson married Elizabeth Scott. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86)

1818 March 10 Thomas Simpson and wife Abigail to Edmund Cotton waters on Simpson’s Run. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 88)

1818 September 7 Margaret Simpson married George H. Garton. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 90)

1819 March 2 Thomas and Abigail Simpson to son Gilbert, $1,100 acres where Thomas Simpson now lives, being part of 500-acre grant entered and patented in name of sd. Simpson, near forks of run called Simpson’s Run, adj. Samuel Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 88)

1821 April 23 Nancy Simpson married Burwell Rhodes. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 86)

1821 August 14 Gilbert Simpson of Nelson Co. to Archibald Pitt, 100 acres near fork of Simpson’s Run at south end of Thomas Simpson’s 500 acre survey of which this 100 is a part, adj. Samuel Simpson’s 100 acres deeded him by Thomas along with 4-5 acres entered in the name of Drakeford Gray. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 88)

1821 October 23 Samuel and Elizabeth Simpson of Nelson County to James Blincoe, 100 acres on the east side of Simpson’s Creek on Simpson’s Run, part of 500 acre survey of Thomas Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 88)

1825 July 12 Mary Simpson married John McElroy. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 90)

1825 August 28 Thomas Simpson (born 27 June 1757 in Fairfax Co., VA, married Abigail Moore) left a will (Will Book F, p. 124, wr. 22 July 1825, codicil 25 July 1825, pr. 11 Sept. 1826. Mentioned were wife Abigail, daughters Betsey, Hannah, and sons Samuel and Gilbert and children Tom, Mary Shore, Eleanor Silkwood, Nancy Rhodes, John Simpson. His daughter, Tamer wasn’t mentioned, but her husband Silvanus May and her son Allen May were mentioned. Thomas Simpson is thought to be the son of Gilbert Simpson of Loudoun Co., Virginia who married Elizabeth Williams 6 April 1730. In 1784 Gilbert Simpson was in Franklin Twp. Fayette Co., Pennsylvania on a tax list but by 1786, he was in Kentucky. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 85)

1825 November 19 Thomas Simpson to James Heady 56 ½ acres on Simpson’s Run adj. Vincent Davis, James Heady and sd. Simpson’s land. Signed by Thomas and Abigail Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 88)

1827 November 1 Gilbert Simpson of Spencer County to Samuel Brown of Nelson County, 90 ¾ acres, being part of Thomas Simpson’s 500 acre survey adj. James Blincoe, Simpson’s Run. Signed by Gilbert and Isabel Simpson. (“Simpson Creek and Thomas Simpson by Robert P. Moore, published in Nelson County Genealogist Vol. 19, #4 Summer 2003, page 88)

1835 Oct 20 Appraisal of estate of Thomas R. Elder by J. Simpson, Ben Aloom(?) (Nelson County, Ky Will Book 2, page 169)

1837 March 27 Jonathan Simpson was one of the witnesses of the will of Wm. R. Hynes (Will Book 2, p. 187, published in The Nelson County Genealogist, Vol. 20 No. 4 p. 20.)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

anyone know who karon happuck simpson was.married james barclay in 1800 in nelson co ky.

Sharp Family Genealogy said...

If you've found any information about James Barclay and Karonhappuck Simpson, I'd love to share notes!

Ron Schramm said...

Ms. Williams,

I am trying to work my way back through my mother's family. My search so far has ended with my great great great uncle, Hiram Simpson, who appears to have been born in Harlan, Kentucky in February of 1849. It appears he moved to Indiana and had several offspring, including, Ambrose, Nathaniel, Ephraim and Charles. I was able to track Hiram via my mother's recollections and census data from 1940 wherein Ambrose Simpson was listed as a nephew in my grandfather's domicile.

Thank you
Ron Schramm
ronaldschramm@hotmail.com

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