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 dzzzzzs@juno.com)


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, flamar1@msn.com)


1840 ca Samuel Simpson and family located here


1840 census David M. Simpson (from Fran Laird, flamar1@msn.com)


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, flamar1@msn.com)


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, flamar1@msn.com)


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 jtsimps@ibm.net)


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

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tennesse, Stewart County

Stewart Co., Tennessee (formed 1803 from Montgomery County)


1809 Elisha Simpson had no white poll,1 slave and 188 acres of land. Nathan Simpson had 1 white poll and no land. (Tax List, Kindall’s District, Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. XVII, No. 1/14, Summer 2003)


1810 Elisha Simpson had no white poll,1 slave and 188 acres of land. Nathan Simpson had 1 white poll and no land. (Tax List, Kindall’s District, Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. XVII, No. 1/14, Summer 2003)


1811 Elisha Simpson had no white poll,1 slave and 188 acres of land. Nathan Simpson had 1 white poll and no land. (Tax List, Kindall’s District, Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. XVII, No. 1/14, Summer 2003)

Tennessee, Lincoln County

Lincoln Co., Tennessee (formed 1809 from Bedford County)


1838 May 3 Samuel Buchanan, wife Sally, sons: James M. Simpson & William Buchanan (Wills & Inventories of Lincoln Co., TN 1810-1921 by Helen & Timothy Marsh, Southern Hist. Press, 1989, p. 30 courtesy of Fran Laird, flamar1@msn.com)


1858 April 5 Joseph Commons . . my daughter Sarah, wife of Simpson Buchanan. . . will dated 21 Feb. 1858 & proved 5 Apr. 1858 (Wills & Inventories of Lincoln Co., TN 1810-1921 by Helen & Timothy Marsh, Southern Hist. Press, 1989, p. 30 courtesy of Fran Laird, flamar1@msn.com)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Tennessee, Franklin County

Franklin Co., Tennessee (formed 1807 from Bedford and Warren Counties)


1812 C. Simpson signed a petition (Petitions to the General Assembly of Tennessee #27-1-1812)

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)

Tennessee, Warren County

Warren Co., Tennessee (formed 1807 from White County)


1810 and earlier Simpson’s Mill was in operation (The Warren County Story)


1820 Aug. 10 Nathaniel Hunt of Franklin Co. to Valentine Simpson of Warren County, waters of Hickory Creek, 50 acres, NE corner of Peter Simpson’s 50 acres tract to Doak’s line, Peter Simpson’s SE corner. Test: George Price and J.C. Isaacks (Warren Co Deeds Bk 1, p. 81)


1823 Sept. 23 The Legislature authorized John Martin, John Perkins and John Simpson to build a bridge across the Caney Fork River near the mouth of Barren Creek. (The Warren County Story)


1831 Dec. 23 John Martin, John Perkins and John Simpson were authorized to build a bridge across Caney Fork River near the mouth of Barren Creek (Warren County Story by Eugene M. Wiseman)


1834 May 31 Josiah F. Marfand and John W. Ford, whereas John W. Simpson and Theadrus B. Rice late of the firm of Rice and Simpson at the Jan. session of the county court recovered judgment against John W. Ford for $187.54. Test: B.L. Ridley, John Cunningham (John W. Simpson was a lawyer in White County) (Deeds Book 1 p. ?)


1840 John Simpson’s name appears on the census on pg. 2

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tennessee, White County

White Co., Tennessee (formed 1806 from Overton, Jackson and Smith)

1800 Thomas and his brother William Wesley Hash came to White County in early 1800 and built a cabin west of Calfkiller River. These brothers hunted and explored, going back and forth to NC. When they returned to Tennessee they found that Daniel Walling had obtained title to their Calfkiller site during their absence. Richard Simpson married Louisa Hash, 7th child of Thomas. (Warren County Story)

1813 J.W. Simpson signed a petition requesting that old revolutionary soldiers to meet and train the troops and John W Simpson signed a petition opposing the creation of a toll-gate on the road leading from the Bledsoe Courthouwe, across Cumberland Mountain, to William Crane’s. (Petition #21-3-1813)

1813 Petition to authorize Maj. John W. Simpson to continue the upkeep of the turnpike which he opened in 1809 (Petiton to the assembly #23-3-1813

1814 James Simpson of White County to William Morrison, negro girl named Cherry, 18 years. Attest: Eli Sims, Henry Lyda (Wilson Co Deed Book)

1818 Apr. 13 James Simpson, 10 acres, (Grant #11464 Bk. P, pg. 69)

1820 census James Simpson (Don Simpson research report #8, September 1996)

1826 Nov. 4 James Simpson, 18 acres (Grant #1828)

1827 James Simpson’s will mentioned wife Elizabeth, granddaughter Polly Simpson, daughter of “my daughter Elizabeth Simpson, dec’d; sons William and Randal and daughter Rodale Ledbetter, wife of Geo. M. Ledbetter. (T.J. Barnes Papers from TSLA)

1830 census James Simpson (Don Simpson research report #8, September 1996), Thos. Simpson (00001-00001), John W. Simpson (0000001-120001)

1836 Apr. 12 John Simpson bought land from George Allen (Deed Book I, Vol. 9, pg. 379-381)

1838 James H. Jenkins et al vs. William Simpson, original bill heard in White County Chancery Court. (Supreme Court Records, Box 60, Middle Tennessee Supreme Court Records: Second Series by Betsy Ragsdale and Gale Williams Bamman in Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. XVII, No. 2/61, Fall 2003.)

1839 Aug. 9 William Simpson of White Co to Thomas T. Crowder, sold land John Simpson had purchased from George Allen in 1836. (Deed Bk. I, Vol. 9, p. 379-381)

1840 census James Simpson (Don Simpson research report #8, September 1996)

1850 census James Simpson age 81, born PA (Don Simpson research report #8, September 1996) John W. Simpson, age 61, born NC and Jane age 58 born NC (Don Simpson research report #9, August 1996)

1854 June James Simpson will named Bartlett, John, Freeland, Locky

1862 March 6 John W. Simpson died, W.M. Simpson admr. (Don Simpson research report #9, August 1996)
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