Monday, February 18, 2008

Tennessee, Wilson County

Wilson Co., Tennessee (formed 1799 from Sumner County)

1801 Andrew Simson and William Simpson signed a petition regarding the annexation of Wilson & Smith Counties (TN petitions Vol. 1, pp. 81, 82) Archibald Simpson married Mary Curry ca. 1801 (Article by Bonnie Simpson Valko in The Simpson Clan Spring 2003)

1801 March 24 Archibald Simpson (probably from Hawkins Co., TN) purchased 140 acres on Round Lick (article by Don Simpson Vol. X No. 4 Spring 1995)

1801 April 30 Archibald Simpson sold 23 acres on Round Lick to John Harod (article by Don Simpson Vol. X No. 4 Spring 1995)

1801 May 4 Archibald Simpson bought 18 acres on Round Lick (article by Don Simpson Vol. X No. 4 Spring 1995)

1803 tax list William Simpson, Archibald Simpson in Capt. Wood’s District (article by Don Simpson Vol. X No. 4 Spring 1995)

1806 tax list William Simpson, Archibald Simpson in Capt. Robert Branch’s district (article by Don Simpson Vol. X No. 4 Spring 1995)

1806 tax list John Herrod, five Sherrell families and Peter Simspon in Capt. Roseborough’s District, the Sherrills came from the Catawba River area of NC (article by Don Simpson Vol. X No. 4 Spring 1995)

1807 tax list Peter R. Simpson and Daniel Gough (husband of Sarah Simpson) (article by Don Simpson Vol. X No. 4 Spring 1995)

1807 Feb. 21 Archibald Simpson sold his remaining land on Round Lick to John Alexander and probably moved to Gibson Co., Indiana for 1820 census (article by Don Simpson Vol. X No. 4 Spring 1995)

1808 January 8 Samuel Simpson born (died 14 Feb. 1877 Humphreys Co., TN) married Evelina B. Coldwell (per email) on 1850 Gibson Co., Indiana census with children Sarah, Alexander and Edward G. Simpson (article by Don Simpson Vol. X No. 4 Spring 1995)
1811 March 1 Power of Attorney in suit between Jacob Mileham and William Simpson plaintiffs and Joseph Branch, defendant of Halifax Co., NC, William Simpson of Bedford Co., TN, signed by Jacob Mileham, William Simpson and Archibald Simpson. Wit: Robert Alexander and Ephraim Sherrill (article by Don Simpson Vol. X No. 4 Spring 1995)

1813 Jan. 28 John W. Simpson to Wm. Glenn, lot #13 in Sparta. Test: Robert Pucket, Alexander Lowrey. (Deed Books)

1817 December 16 Nathan Simpson and Polly S. Mitchel were married, surety Nathan Simpson and Henry B. McDonald, Wit: F.C. Crutcher

1829 May 7 Nathan Simpson to Robert Jennings, 102 acres on Fall Creek. Wit: J. Jennings (Wilson Co Deeds)

1830 Mar. 20 Henry Whitlow, admr. of Nathan Simpson dec’d to Wm. H. Smith, 47 acres on Falling Creek (Wilson Co Deeds)

1837 Robert Tate (son of John Tate Sr) dies and his will, prepared the previous year, is filed in Wilson County TN court. It lists the following heirs: sister Dorcas Simpson of Overton County, Tennessee, sister Mary Ragan of Washington County, Arkansas, brother Alfred Carter Tait of Overton County [TN], brother John Tait [John Tate] of McMinn County [TN], niece Margaret Simpson Ely of Overton County (dau of John), niece Nancy Jane Tait of McMinn County (dau of John), niece Elizabeth Tait "who is the daughter of Vincent Benham Tait of White County, Tennessee" (but does not list her two brothers), nephew Robert Tate Simpson of Overton County (son of Dorcas Tate Simpson; none of Robert's siblings are listed.). nephew James McDonald Tait of McMinn County (son of brother John) (Les Tate email lrtate@comcast.net)

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