Friday, March 6, 2009

Tennessee, Bedford County

Bedford Co., Tennessee (formed 1807-1808 from Rutherford County)


??? date: Samuel Simpson (wife Rebecca Morrow) moved with his young family to Tennessee. They had five sons. Samuel, William and Nathaniel who lived on Duck River near Nashville, Tennessee. John and Thomas moved to Kentucky and lived 25 miles apart, John in Pulaski County and Thomas in Wythe County, Kentucky. [Wythe County is in West Virginia.] Tradition states that Samuel Simpson was killed at Kings Mountain in 1780. (The Simpson Family of America, author unknown, not dated, copy sent by Shirlie R. Simpson.) There was a Rebecca Simpson whose dates were 1786-1867 in Bedford Co., but her husband is unknown and only 4 of her children: Isaiah (b 1807) - James M. (b 1809/10-d before 1855) - John (b 1812 - d 1869) - Elizabeth (b 1814, d 1901, m Spencer HiIl.) – Fran Laird.


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


1808 March 4 James Simpson entered 226 acres on Little Flat of Duck River, CC: Saml & Jas. Kimzey, Adj. tract owned by David Ross. James and Mary Kimsey also had surveys on Duck River in 1808 (TSLA 2nd Surveyors Dist, www.californios.us/warren/2sd/) This is the James Simpson who married Elizabeth Kimsey. He was the son of Thomas Simpson and Mary Knight of Rockingham Co., NC.


1808 August 17 Archibald Simpson, 300 acres, CC Allan Philandr_, Philandr_ Campbell; adj. Levi Campbell. (TSLA 2nd Surveyors Dist, www.californios.us/warren/2sd/)


1808 August 18 William Simpson, 300 acres, CC: Philandrer Campbell, Archibald Simpson, adj. Levi Campbell, Jesse Cornwell & ____ King (TSLA 2nd Surveyors Dist, www.californios.us/warren/2sd/)


1808 August 19 Archibald Simpson, 150 acres, CC: Isaac Eaton, Wm. Simpson, adj. Wm. Cross and Eddy Hodges; also 204 a adj. Isaac Eaton and Jno. Arnold (TSLA 2nd Surveyors Dist, www.californios.us/warren/2sd/)


1810 February 16 Archibald Simpson was in "Bedford Co. Tenn. Wills & Vital Records from Newspaper" by the Marshes, p 302, from a paper dated 16 Feb 1810: "Sale - Sat 24 Feb 1810, Archibald Simpson, 300a of land lying on Middle Fork of Duck River, judgement by George Maxwell & wife. B. Bradford, Sheriff." From Fran Laird.


1845 March 3 Samuel and Evaline B. Simpson formerly Evaline B. Coldwell of Gibson Co., Indiana to John C. Coldwell, 2 tracts on Duck River adj. Wilson Coats’ survey, adj. road leading from Shelbyville to McMinnville. (Courtesy of Shirley Hopkins)


1849 November 10 W.P. Bobo & others to Samuel Bobo 108 ½ acres. Thomas E. Simpson & Salina his wife, Nathan A. Hodges and Elizabeth his wife, Lucretia J. Bobo, Burrell Bobo & Washington P. Bobo, sold to Samuel Bobo all in Bedford and Lincoln Co., TN all their interest in land in Bedford Co on Big Flat Creek, land which descended to Elijah Bobo from Sarah Pearson. Wit: Kindred Pearson, Rufus Smith (Courtesy of Shirley Hopkins)


1852 February 17 John W. Simpson to William Little and Robert Allison, John W. Simpson has interest to take effect upon the death of Emily Weaver who has a live estate in the same, Dist. 10 John Little & William Little. Wit: E.D. Winsett & R.S. Gantt & W.S. Taylor. (Courtesy of Shirley Hopkins)


1869 October 31 John W. Simpson died (family group sheet of Fran Laird)

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