Friday, June 25, 2010

John W Simpson & the Cherokees

I am posting this query on behalf of Phyllis Simpson Bishop.
I have hit a brick wall on John W Simpson B. 1803 NC then moved to WV. d. 1888. His father was born in Ireland and nothing on his mother.
Have you heard of anything in your research about a Simpson boy being kidnapped by renegade Cherokees?
This is the story I have ran across more than once about John W. He was involved in hiding Cherokees during the time of Trail of Tears.

He married Rhoda Webb 1850 she was B. abt 1813 VA and D. abt 1875 VA. Her mother was Redflower Native American B. 1790 Wyoming Co VA and D. abt 1816 VA and M. George Webb abt 1812 VA.this is all I can find about her.(WYoming Co., Virginia was later in West Virginia.)

The Webb history has be well searched and there is a book on the Webbs. Years of searching and am still blocked.

Please post responses in the comments section below and Phyllis will check back. Thank you.


Tina Weatherly said...

Phyllis please contact me. I found a church where John was baptized in Ireland. I am working on Simpson family tree. I am Benjamin Patton Simpson grandaughter. I live in Arkansas. My grandfather was born in 1900 in Pike county. Maybe we see if we are searching in the same Simpsons. I have never been to Pike county Indiana. Please email me at

Anonymous said...

Phyllis, I have a bit of info. on your Simpson/Webb connection that may be helpful. Please contact me at

Michele Collins said...

I am interested in any info that you may have on Redflower then her daughter Rhonda Elizabeth Webb, then her daughter Serlida Webb to Cynthia Belcher/Webb. I am trying to confirm if Cynthia & Isaac Belchers son Lewis Belcher was my GGgrandfather.
My Ggrandfather was Nelson Wallace and his biological father was Lewis Belcher, so I have been told.
Please help, any info would be greatly appreciated.
Not sure if I have the correct Lewis Belcher linage or not.