Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Haplogroup R2 Descendents of Avington Simpson Living in California
by Patrick Simpson

“In1841 we moved to southwest Missouri, leaving our oldest daughter, Mary Cook, behind.  We settled in Polk County, nine miles north of Bolivar, on Jefferson Road.” -Lucinda Payne Simpson

Avington Simpson, son of Reuben Simpson and Sarah Sherrill Simpson, was born in South Carolina about 1792.  He travelled with his family to what would become Wayne County, Kentucky sometime around 1802.1  He is most likely the male son of Reuben Simpson (16 thru 25 years old) listed on the 1810 U.S. Federal Census for Wayne County, Kentucky.2  Around the age of 22, in 1815, he married Lucinda Payne and they started a family.3  With the exception of his oldest daughter, Mary Frances Simpson, who married and remained behind,4 Avington moved his family to Green, Polk County, Missouri in 1841. Census and Family History Records indicate the family members who arrived in Green, Polk County, Missouri were:

Avington Simpson (Male b. 1792)
Lucinda Payne Simpson (Female b. 1797)
Moses Simpson (Male b. 1816)
Reuben Simpson (Male b. 1820)
Rachel Simpson (Female b.1822)
William Simpson (Male b. 1825)
Henry Hardin Simpson (Male b. 1827)
Lucinda W. Simpson (Female b. 1832)
Avington Wayne Simpson (Male b. 1834)
Timothy William Simpson (Male b. 1838)

For information on Avington Simpson, the reader is directed to Nona William’s Simpson Clan Volumes5 and her web-site.6


The focus of this article is Timothy William Simpson.  He is my Great Grandfather.  He is born in Wayne County, Kentucky.  His full date of birth is listed as 27 January 1838.  He is the youngest of Avington’s children.  He is listed as being less than 5 years old on the 1840 U.S. Federal Census.7  I have seen his middle name listed as Wayne and as WilliamWilliam is the middle name given by his family for his obituary, so I will consider that factual.  Sometime in 1841, the family leaves Wayne County, Kentucky to live in Green, Polk County, Missouri.

The 1850 U.S. Federal Census for Missouri shows him living with his family in District 71 of Polk County, Missouri.8  The date of the Census is October 24, 1850.  He is listed as being 12 years old.  It is at this time that the Gold Rush in California is taking place, but Timothy and his older brother Avington Wayne Simpson are too young to follow their older brothers to the California Gold Fields.  The 1850 Census for Placerville, California, taken on Christmas Eve of 1850, lists a Moses Simpson, Reubin Simpson, and William G. Simpson.  Their ages exactly match those of Avington’s children and their birthplace is listed as Kentucky.  Their occupations are listed as “Miners for Gold”.9  The time gap in between the two census records is 2 months, and it might be physically possible for them to move between Missouri and California in that time.

Timothy has two sisters:  Rachel and LucindaLucinda marries Elbert Payne on 7 January 1852,10 but he dies on 25 September of that year, and becomes the first person to be buried in Payne Cemetery.11  Thomas Early, husband of Timothy’s sister, Rachel dies in 1856.  He leaves Rachel with two children.  They are William Paris Early and Syrilda Early.    Timothy’s brother Moses Simpson dies on 15 April of 1854 and becomes the first Simpson buried in Payne Cemetery.

The 1860 U.S. Federal Census, conducted in July 1860 Shows that both widowed sisters of Timothy Simpson have returned to the family home:12

Avington Simpson (Male, Age:  68 yrs.)
Lucinda Simpson (Female, Age:  63 yrs.)
William Simpson (Male, Age:  37 yrs.)
Wayne (Avington) Simpson (Male, Age: 25 yrs.)
Timothy Simpson (Male, Age:  22 yrs.)
Lucinda (Simpson) Payne (Female, Age:  27 yrs.)
Pemilia Payne (Female, Age:  7 yrs.)
Rachel (Simpson) Early (Female, Age:  35 yrs.)
Syrilda Early (Female, Age:  4 yrs.)

Although Timothy Simpson is listed as still living at home in 1860, he is engaged to marry Lucinda Y. Payne.  In that year he purchases two 40 acre tracts of public land in Polk County13 and on 11 October 1860, Timothy and Lucinda are married.14  Also in 1860, Timothy’s sister Rachel marries James Williamson Paine of Macon County, Missouri.15  They have one daughter together.  She is named Lucinda B. Paine.  This begins an alliance of the Paine and Simpson Families that will stretch across the following 6 decades.

Missouri does not secede from the Union during the Civil War, but many of its Citizens do.  Missourians are torn apart by the Civil War.  Many families, like the Simpson’s, are originally from Southern States and feel their allegiance belongs to the confederacy.  Within this Simpson family opinions and allegiances are split.  Timothy Simpson’s mother describes this time:

“I shall not try to describe our troubles, as all know how Southern Missouri suffered during the war.  Two of my sons were in the Southern Army, and one joined the Army of the North, and my husband at the age of seventy-two was murdered in his bed.  No one knows the horror of warfare and strife, but he who has tried them.  Houses of all kinds were burned, men killed or driven from their homes.  We had some friends in Macon County, Missouri, who wrote for us to come there, that times were not so bad as where we were.  My family consisted of a widowed daughter and a little girl, and a grandson seventeen years old.  We bundled up our few goods and started for Macon County on the 5th day of Oct., 1863 and through many troubles we arrived there.”16

Timothy is one of the 2 sons who join the Confederate Army.  In August 1862, he leaves his wife and new born son, Samuel.  On 10 August he enlists in the 11th Missouri Infantry Regiment as a Second Sergeant.17  He is serving in the 11th regiment when his father is murdered in the winter of 1863.  He serves in the regiment until 1865, when it surrenders to federal troops.

At the time of his surrender, Timothy holds the rank of a Junior Second Lt. in Company G.  On 7 June 1865, Timothy signs his parole and returns home to Polk County.18

The 1870 U.S. Census shows the family of Timothy Simpson living in the Town of Green in Polk County.19  He is 32 years old and Lucinda is 26.  They now have 3 sons:

Samuel Simpson (Male, Age:  8 years)
John Simpson (Male, Age:  5 years)
Joseph Simpson (Male, Age:  1 year)

Not listed is an infant daughter who died within a year of her birth.

Throughout that decade, Timothy’s family grows yearly.  The 1880 U.S. Census 20 shows the family:

John W. Simpson (Male, Age:  14 years)
Paris “Joseph” Simpson (Male, Age:  11 years)
Jesse William Simpson (Male, Age:  9 years)
Jasper Thomas Simpson (Male, Age:  7 years)
Annie E. Simpson (Female, Age: 5 years)
Perry W. Simpson (Male, Age:  4 years)
Charles M. Simpson (Male, Age:  2 years)
Henry C. Simpson (Male, Age:  5 months)

Not listed is the oldest son, Samuel.  He is now 18 and working as a Farm Laborer.  The 1880 U.S. Census shows him living nearby as a farm laborer on his Uncle’s farm.21  In two years he is dead.  Is the cause disease or a farm accident?  Unknown.

Sometime in the year 1888, Timothy Simpson accompanied by his family and nieces and nephews of his late brother Moses Simpson, relocate to the town of Fresno, California.  The date of their arrival can be determined by information found in newspaper articles.22  He is 50 years old and his wife Lucinda is 44 years of age.  Their family:

John W. Simpson (Male, Age:  22 years)
Paris (Joseph) Simpson (Male, Age: 19 years)
Jesse William Simpson (Male, Age:  17 years)
Jasper Thomas Simpson (Male, Age: 15 years)
Annie E. Simpson (Female, Age:  13 years)
Perry W. Simpson (Male, Age:  12 years)
Charles M. Simpson (Male, Age:  10 years)
Henry C. Simpson (Male, Age:  8 years)
Ethel Simpson (Female, Age:  6 years)
Loula Simpson (Female, Age:  4 years)

Also making the journey is the family of James Williamson Paine (Married to Timothy’s sister Rachel) and the family of Hank Bissell, who has married a Paine sister.  The following is a list of Simpson family members who came west to California and their children.

1.  John Williamson Simpson and Emily Susan Paine.  John Simpson is Timothy Simpson’s nephew.  He is the son of Timothy’s deceased brother Moses Simpson.  He was born in Polk County, Missouri on 7 March 1847.  He marries Emily Susan Paine on 5 April 1868.23    Kansas State Census Records reveal the following family members:24

James (or John) Williamson Simpson Jr. (Male b. 14 June 1869)
W. Alex Simpson (Male b. 30 January 1861)
Nancy Jane Simpson (Female b. 6 January 1873)
Sarah Ann “Sadie” Simpson (Female b. 6 June 1875)
Charles Cooper Simpson (Male b. 29 December 1879)
Frank Simpson (Male b. 12 January 1882)

The 1900 U.S. Federal Census shows John Williamson Simpson and Emily Susan Simpson as residents of Township #3 in Fresno.25  In the 1910 Census he is still living in Township #3 and listed as a widower.26  He is still found in Township #3 in the 1920 27 and 1930 Census.28  He dies in Fresno, California on 12 March 1932.

2.  Lucinda Paine the only daughter of Timothy’s Sister Rachel Simpson and James Williamson Paine.  She is married to William Lock Fletcher.29  The 1900 U.S. Federal Census record shows the family living in Monterey, California.30  Her name is listed as “Lou Fletcher” The census shows the following family members:

Wilmoth Fletcher (Female b. 15 May 1890)
Imogene Fletcher (Female b. June 1893)

3.  William Moses Kepley and Lucinda Ann Simpson.  Lucinda Ann Simpson is Timothy Simpson’s niece.  She is the daughter of Timothy’s deceased brother Moses Simpson.  She was born in Polk County, Missouri on 29 September 1849 and dies in Fresno, California on 20 November 1923.  Lucinda marries William Moses Kepley on 14 March 1872.31  They do not show up in U.S. Federal Census for Fresno, California until 1910 32 when they are listed as living in Township #3.  Census records reveal the following family members:

Charles Wesley Kepley (Male b. 1874)
Mary “Mollie” E. Kepley (Female b. 1876)
Nancy J. Kepley (Female b. 1879)

Even though the 1890 Census is lost, we can look in on these Simpson families courtesy of Timothy W. Simpson’s writings.  Timothy wrote extensively about yearly family reunions and celebrations.  These writings were published in a Fresno Newspaper called the Daily Republican, which later became the Fresno Bee.  These stories provide a wealth of genealogical information regarding the Simpson, Paine, and Bissell families.  Here is one such article.  I have transcribed it exactly as it appears in the original edition of the Fresno Daily Republican on 19 May 1898.

The Paine, Bissell, and Simpson Families Annual Celebration33

On the 15th instant,34 after the gentle refreshing showers, which had fallen the previous night.  While the air was freshly impregnated with the fragrance from the flowering plants and the birds chirped forth their songs in ecstatic joy – there it was that the Paine, Bissell, and Simpson families began to assemble for the annual reunion, which for several years past they have observed in commemoration of the birthdays of three of the Paine Family.35

On account of the recent rain and the consequent dampness it was rather late when all had arrived at the home of J.C. Paine, near Fowler, the designated place for the celebration.  It was here that a brother recently returned from a visit to the southern states met a sister from Missouri,36 and another from Monterey of this state.37  Here it was that many relatives and friends met in sweet communion, who had been separated for many months, yet even years.

After the prolonged and pleasant greetings were over and the vehicles were relieved of their burdens of eatables, the senior masculines joined in discoursing upon the different topics of the day, but the feminines chose rather to discuss mostly without topics; while the juveniles of both sexes gave vent to their joyous exclamations and peals of innocent laughter.

Hush!  I hear the clink and clatter of innumerable dishes, and upon them rested the most interesting part of the program.  Soon they were placed upon the extended table, some forty feet long, located on the east porch of the residence.  When the Turkeys and Chickens were carved and the Hams were sliced, and all things were ready, then after a brief silence, with grateful hearts, the Giver of all good was remembered in humble thanks for His manifold blessing.

Soon after all were giving due respect to what was before them, and it is in order to say that none went away hungry.  “Cigars!” shouted Henry Winnis of Reedley, as he presented a box of Havanas to the delight of the men.

Listen!  For I hear the melodious tones of the piano accompanied by the softer notes of the guitar and with them mingle voices of friends who had thus joined in years gone by.  Again I hear the jingle of spoons and saucers.  What can this be?  Ice cream to a certainty, and that in most wonderful abundance.  The weather was not of a character to allow the greatest pleasure from the last part of the banquet – the thermometer registering 65 – 70 degrees above zero – not withstanding this fact no one was willing to accept the excuse for not participating.

Sweet are the recollections of these reunions from year-to-year and sweeter still while in the full enjoyment of their realities, but I reckon the joys of these reunions are not to be compared with the joys that await the faithful in that grand and glorious reunion in the sweet beyond, and when the roll is called up yonder may you and I be there.

Those present were:

Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Paine                   
Mr. & Mrs. H.L. Paine
Mr. & Mrs. H.B. Bissell
Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Simpson 38
Mrs. Molly (Mable?) Hodshire
Mrs. W.L. Fletcher 39
Mr. & Mrs. T.W. Simpson 40
Mr. & Mrs. Winnis
Mr. & Mrs. Kepley 41
Mr. & Mrs. T.E. Braley
Mr. & Mrs. Kolp
Mr. & Mrs. Bachant
Mr. &; Mrs. Barstow
Mr. &; Mrs. G.L. Garrett
Mr. &; Mrs. Frank Bissell
Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Simpson, Jr. 42
Mr. Earnest Hodshire
Mr. Frank Simpson  43
Mr. Raymond Bissell
Mr. Bissell Garrett
Mr. Jamie Paine
Mr. Charly Paine
Mr. Willie Paine
Mr. Victor Paine
Mr. Lyman Paine
Mr. Jessie Paine
Mr. Jim Kepley
Mr. Jessie Bachant
Mr. Perry Simpson 44
Mr. Clyde Bissell
Mr. Charles Bissell
Mr. Ethel Bissell
Mr. Charly Simpson 45
Mr. Mark Kolp
Mr. Emmett Lindsey
Mr. John Huntley
Miss. O. Connor
Miss. Lou Bissell
Miss Sadie Simpson 46
Miss Myrtle Garrett
Miss Leona Garrett
Miss Jessie Paine
Miss Maudie Paine
Miss Loula Simpson 47
Miss Ethel Simpson 48
Miss Willimuth Fletcher
Miss Emogene Fletcher
Miss Emma Kolp
Miss Susie Kepley
Miss Loula Kolp
Miss Winnie Bachant
Miss Ada Bachant
Miss Fannie Paine
Miss Gracie Simpson 49

From Clifton, May 18, 1898 TWS

This was one of five articles written by Timothy Simpson describing the tight knit community of families that uprooted from their Macon County, Missouri homes and moved to the State of California. 

At the turn of the 20th Century, Timothy and Lucinda Simpson are living with their son Jasper in Fresno, California.  Timothy is now in his early ‘60’s and Lucinda is 56 years of age.  Their 2 youngest daughters, Ethel (18 Years old) and Loula (16 years old) are living in the residence too.50  By 1910 their 2 youngest daughters are now married and the elderly Simpson couple are living in a house on Church Street in Fresno with their nephew, John Williamson Simpson, his granddaughter, Emily Susan Kepley, and Timothy’s  son Joseph Parris Simpson (Name misspelled by the census taker).51 Although he’s 73 years old, Timothy stays active.  He is no longer a farmer, but gives Real Estate Agent as his occupation to the Census taker.

On 9 October 1910, Timothy William Simpson and Lucinda Simpson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.   The event earned them a small article in the Society Section of the Fresno Morning Republican Newspaper:52

“Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Simpson, residing near the corner of East and Church avenues, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at their home today, the invited guests being the children, grandchildren and other near relatives of the aged couple.  About fifty in all will be present.

T. W. Simpson and Miss Lucinda Payne were married in Polk County, Missouri, on October 10, 1860. They resided In Missouri until 1887, when they removed to Fresno County, where they have since lived.
Mr. and Mrs. Simpson are the parents of twelve children, ten of whom are still living, the two oldest being dead.   One died In Infancy and the other at the age of twenty years.  Those living are: J. N. Simpson of Santa Clara County; J. W. Simpson and Mrs. Anna K. Simpson, both of Yerington, NV; J. P. Simpson, J. T. Simpson, Perry W. Simpson, Charles M. Simpson, H. R. Simpson, Mrs. Ethel E. Primrose, and Mrs. Lula M. Buckman.”

Timothy William and Lucinda Simpson are recorded one final time in the 1920 U.S. Federal Census.53  He is 83 years old and she is 76 years old.  They have lived through the Civil War and World War I.  They participated in the great western migration and crossed the western plains in a wagon train to California.   On 23 June 1923, Lucinda Payne Simpson dies at the age of 79.  On 3 December 1924 the Fresno Daily Republican (Now Called “The Fresno Bee”) publishes a final article on Timothy William Simpson.

TIMOTHY WILLIAMS SIMPSON IS SUMMONED BY DEATH 54


Timothy Williams Simpson, father of JN (Joseph), JT (Jasper Thomas), and HR (Henry Robert) Simpson of Fresno died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ethel E. Primrose, near Caruthers.  He is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Anna E. Forbes of Los Angeles and Mrs. Lulu M. Buckman of Oakland, and two other sons, Perry Simpson of Omaha and Charles M. Simpson of Oakland.

Simpson had lived in California 38 years.  He was 86 years old and a native of Kentucky.  Arrangements for funeral services will be made by the Mission Undertaking Company.   Interment will be made in the Masonic Plot of Mountain View Cemetery.  Simpson belonged to Fresno Lodge #247 Free and Accepted Masons.

Endnotes

1. Ancestry.com. Kentucky Land Grants [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997. Original data: Jillson, Willard Rouse. The Kentucky Land Grants. Vol. I-II. Louisville, KY, USA: Filson Club Publications, 1925

2.United States Federal Census Year: 1810; Census Place: Wayne, Kentucky; Roll  8; Page: 373;Family History Number: 0181353; Image: 00371.

3. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Source number: 15341.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: WAY.  Yates Publishing.

4. Avington Wayne Simpson’s Civil War Diary:  The Historical Society of Polk County Missouri, Bolivar, Missouri

5.  The Simpson Clan, A Collection of Newsletters, Nona Williams, R.O.F.E. Publications, Copyright 1998

6.  http://www.nonawilliams.com/names/simpson/simps001.htm#e296

7.  United States Federal Census Year: 1840; Census Place: Wayne, Kentucky; Roll 126; Page: 159; Image: 991; Family History Library Film: 0007832.

8. United States Federal Census Year: 1850; Census Place: District 71, Polk, Missouri; Roll  M432_411; Page: 66B; Image: 138

9.  United States Federal Census Year: 1850; Census Place: Placerville and Vicinity, El Dorado, California; Roll M432_34; Page: 331A; Image: 167.

10. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Source number: 415.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Submitter Code: SAS

11. www.findagrave.com.  Find a Grave Memorial# 8990839 Created by: DeLoss McKnight III.  Tombstone Inscription reads: “He was the first person buried in Payne Cemetery.  This location chosen because of its beauty and wide shade trees.” Payne Cemetery, Polk County, Missouri

 12. United States Federal Census Year: 1860; Census Place: Greene, Polk, Missouri; Roll  M653_641; Page: 162; Image: 161; Family History Library Film: 803641

13. Ancestry.com. U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: United States Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007.

14. Ancestry.com. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.

 15. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc. 2004.  Source number: 366.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Submitter Code: SAS.

16.  Avington Wayne Simpson’s Civil War Diary:  The Historical Society of Polk County Missouri, Bolivar, Missouri

17. NARA M322.  Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Missouri

18. IBID

19. United States Federal Census Year: 1870; Census Place: Greene, Polk, Missouri; Roll  M593_800; Page: 30B; Image: 64; Family History Library Film: 552299.

20. United States Federal Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Greene, Polk, Missouri; Roll  T9_710; Family History Film: 1254710; Page: 359.2000; Enumeration District: 119; Image: 0732.

 21. United States Federal Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Greene, Polk, Missouri; Roll  T9_710; Family History Film: 1254710; Page: 350.4000; Enumeration District: 119; Image: 0714.

22.  The Fresno Morning Republican; Sunday, October 9, 1910; Page #12; Column #3

23.  Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Source number: 28.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Submitter Code: SAS

24. Ancestry.com. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Original data:  1885 Kansas Territory Census. Key West Locality, Coffey County; Microfilm Roll KS1885_26, Page #19, Line #15, Family 39

25.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA Census Place: Township 3, Fresno, California; Roll  T623_85; Page: 26B; Enumeration District: 4.

26.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Census Place: Township 3, Fresno, California; Roll T624_76; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 32; Image: 429.

27.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Year:  1920; Census Place: Township 3, Fresno, California; Roll T625_96; Page: 28B; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 401.

28. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Year: 1930; Census Place: Township 3, Fresno, California; Roll 117; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 58; Image: 865.0.

29. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.  Source number: 367.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Submitter Code: SAS.

30. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900.  Census Place: Monterey, Monterey, California; Roll  T623_94; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 9.

31. Ancestry.com. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.

32. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.   Census Place: Fresno Ward 8, Fresno, California; Roll T624_75; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 50; Image: 1198.

33.  The Fresno Morning Republican; Thursday, 19 May 1898; Page# 8; Column #5.

34. Timothy referred to the actual date as an “instant”.  This 15th instant is 15 May 1898

35.  Emily Susan Paine Simpson b. 5/5/1840; Missouri Ann Paine b. 5/4/1851; James C. Paine b. 5/3/1853

36. Mary “Mollie” Catherine Paine Hodshire out from Missouri

37.  Lucinda Paine Fletcher.  Only daughter of James Williamson Paine and his second wife, Rachel Simpson

38. John Williamson Simpson and Emily Susan Paine

39.  Lucinda Paine the only daughter of Timothy’s Sister Rachel Simpson and James Williamson Paine

40.  Timothy William Simpson and Lucinda Y. Payne

41.  Andrew Pinkney Kepley and Nancy Jane Simpson.  Nancy Jane Simpson is the daughter of John  William Simpson and Emily Susan Paine.

42. John (or James) William Simpson Jr. and wife Annie Forbes.

43. Frank Simpson is the son of John William Simpson Sr.

44. Perry Simpson is a son of Timothy William Simpson

45.  Either Charles M. Simpson (a son of Timothy Simpson) or Charles Cooper Simpson (a son of John William Simpson, Sr.)

46. Sarah Ann “Sadie” Simpson a daughter of John William Simpson and Emily Susan Paine.

47.  Loula Simpson a daughter of Timothy William Simpson and Lucinda Y. Payne

48.  Ethel Simpson a daughter of Timothy William Simpson and Lucinda Y. Payne

49.  Infant daughter of John (or James) William Simpson and Annie Forbes.  Dies before the 1900 Census.

50.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.  Census Place: Township 4, Fresno, California; Roll T623_86; Page: 29B; Enumeration District: 11.

 51.Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.  Census Place: Township 3, Fresno, California; Roll T624_76; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 32; Image: 429.

52. The Fresno Morning Republican; Sunday, October 9, 1910; Society Section; Page #12; Column #3

53. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.  Census Place: Township 3, Fresno, California; Roll T625_96; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 463.

54. The Fresno Bee; Wednesday, 3 December 1924; Page #8; Column #3

2 comments:

Pappa Ron said...

This is beautifully done. I'm Ron Simpson, coming from a different line, starting with Richard Simpson in Virginia. None of the names you list ring a bell as mine, even though Richard Simpson's line moved west through Kentucky/Tennessee and Missouri. Then on to California, including Fresno. My great grandfather Simpson was justice of the peace in Madera. But there is one similarity: where does the middle name Williamson come from? We have several Simpsons with Williamson as their middle name.

Richard Rael said...

I am Avington Great Great Great Grand son. I reside in Denver. My Great Grand Mother Addie Frizzell (Simpson) is Avington's grand daughter. She reised in Auro Colorado. My tree is available on ancestry.com. Here is a link.

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3058243/family?cfpid=-1780430802

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