Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tennessee, Humphreys County

Humphreys Co., Tennessee (formed 1809 from Stewart and Smith Counties)

1799 Thomas Simpson on tax list came to Humphreys County from Barren Co., Kentucky (Don Simpson research report Feb. 1995)

1800 Thomas Simpson on tax list (Don Simpson research report Feb. 1995)

1801-1805 Thomas Simpson and John Simpson tax list (John’s Rev War pension records say he was born in Ireland in 1762, served in Rev. War from Orange Co., NC, resided in Greene Co., TN after Rev. War then moved to Barren Co., KY. He married Mary Haresha. (Don Simpson research report Feb. 1995)

1806 Thomas Simpson, John Simpson, Andrew Simpson Sr., and Andrew Simspon on tax list (Don Simpson research report Feb. 1995)

1807 Nathaniel Simpson, William Simpson and John Simpson on tax list in the Hurricane Creek area, it was in Hickman County then. (Don Simpson research report Feb. 1995) William Simpson and wife Peggy Mattox moved here from Wayne Co., KY lived on Hurricane Creek which was in Hickman County at that time, it became Dickson County in 1820 and in the 1830s it became Humphreys County. (Don Simpson, Report No. 3, June 1995)

1809 Nathaniel Simpson purchased 123 acres on the south fork of Hurricane Creek (Hickman Co.) (Don Simpson research report June 1995)

1810 Thomas Simpson on White Oak Creek (Don Simpson research report Feb. 1995)

1811 Nov. 20 Thomas Simpson and Andrew Simpson witnessed a deed in which John Simpson of Barren Co., Kentucky sold 170 acres in Humphreys County to William Hawkins of Humphreys Co., TN (Don Simpson research report Feb. 1995)

1812 Andrew Simpson Sr. and Andrew Simpson Jr. sold to Thomas Simpson 37 acres on White Oak Creek (Don Simpson research report Feb. 1995)

1812 Thomas Knight was in the company of Capt. Simpson (per David Knight

1817 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)

1820 Hickman County p. 179 Nathaniel Simpson, Benjamin Holland, Samuel Simpson, William Simpson (Don Simpson research report June 1995) (Per E.L. Harris via Shirley Hopkins, this is the Samuel who married Betsy Fulton)

1830 Dickson County p. 337 Nathaniel Simpson, a young Samuel Simpson (prob. son of Nathaniel), Joseph Moore, Nathan Moore, Jesse Epperson etc., page 338 Samuel Simpson (the older one), William Simpson, James Epperson.

1830 Hickman County census, Samuel Simpson age 26-45 with large family (Courtesy of Shirley Hopkins)

1836 tax list Dist. 10 Wm. Simpson 382 acres, Edward M. Simpson, Nathaniel Simpson 100 acres, Thomas Simpson, Samuel Simpson 188 acres (courtesy of Fran Laird)

1837 tax list William Simpson 381 acres, Nathaniel Simpson, 100 acres, Thomas Simpson, Samuel Simpson 188 acres, John Simpson (courtesy of Fran Laird)

1837 D.M. Simpson signed a petition to keep the county seat of Humphreys County in Waverly in 1837. (Courtesy of Fran Laird,

1840 ca Samuel Simpson and family located here

1840 census David M. Simpson (from Fran Laird,

1842 Nathaniel Simpson of Hurricane Creek died (Fran Laird’s chart)

1842 Thomas Simpson died (wife Nancy, children: Andrew, John, William, Elizabeth, Charles C., Asberry, Joel Mills, James A., Rebecca and Nancy). (Don Simpson research report Feb. 1995)

1847 November 22 deed between Samuel Simpson, Thomas Simpson, Nathaniel Simpson, Robert Simpson, Benjamin Simpson and John N. Tidwell for his wife Jeanette formerly Simpson, Lindsay R. Brimm for his wife Jemima formerly Simpson all legatees of Nathaniel Simpson late of Humphreys Co., Tennessee all of Tippah Co., Mississippi of the one part and Nathaniel Simpson of Humphreys Co., Tennessee of the other part, land on the south fork of Hurricane Creek joining Benjamin Holland’s boundary. A John Simpson signed but wasn’t mentioned in the body of the deed (typescript copy courtesy of Fran Laird)

1850 census page 302 #847 Samuel B. Simpson (son of William Simpson & Peggy Mattox) age 43 born Ky, resided in TN 1832-1833, Mississippi 1834-1838, Texas 1840-1845, page 302 #848 Thomas Simpson age 33, wife Nancy 25 both born TN, nearby were Benjamin Holland age 62 born TN, Hardy Holland age 75 born NC, and Mark Holland age 64 born NC (unpublished report #7, 29 June1996 page 4) David M. Simpson (from Fran Laird,

1854 David V. Shipman to David M. Simpson, land, entire interest of heirs of Simeon Buchanan, dec’d, 30 acres on Tenn. River. This entry headed Itawamba Co., MS and Thomas Crafton to William O. Britt, tracts in Dist. 4 in Humphreys Co., excluding school house & what ground David M. Simpson deeded to public. Also David M. Simpson to Thompson B. Gorin, land in Dist. 4 on Tenn. River, mentions interest heretofore claimed by heirs of Simeon Buchanan, dec’d, 1854. (Humphreys Co., TN Deed Book M, pp. 142, 144, 160 courtesy of Fran Laird,

1860 census Samuel Simpson age 52, Eveline 42

1870 census Samuel Simpson age 62, Eveline 52

1875 May 20 William Simpson (husband of Peggy Mattox) died. His father was probably Jim Simpson of North Carolina per The Humphreys County Heritage books (from John Simpson, 7225 Princevalle St., Gilroy, CA 95020, 408-846-9244

1877 Feb 14 Samuel Simpson died 14 Feb. 1877 (born 8 Jan. 1808 in Wilson Co., TN) married Evelina B. Coldwell (per email) buried Wes Simpson Cemetery on Blue Creek


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M. Aune said...

Are there any accounts of mulatto or Native American Simpsons. Around 1830 to 1870, Fayette/Jessamine counties in Kentucky. Any leads/info greatly appreciated.

Nona said...

I don't have any information about mulatto or Native American Simpsons in those areas. If anyone else does, please add comments here.

Thank you.

Merriam Langdon said...

Looking for the same.. Ohio and Indiana. Alzina Matilda and Mary Elsina. Looking for the Parents. Not surfacing in Census data.