Wednesday, January 2, 2013


James2 Simpson (1786-1838)
(Hugh1 Simpson)
     
James Simpson, son of Hugh Simpson and Mary Ann Long, was born 18 April 1786 in Pendleton Co., SC.
James is probably is listed in the household of Hugh Simpson enumerated in the 1790 federal census of Pendleton Co., SC.
Head of Family: Simpson, Hugh
Free White Males
16 & up,
incl. head of families
2
Hugh (1761)
Unknown
Under 16
4
Matthew (1784)
James (1786)
Hugh (1787)
Elijah (1789)
Free White Females
incl. head of family
2
Mary (1761)
Mary (1790)
All Other Persons
0

Slaves
0


The family moved to Kentucky then to Davidson Co., TN. But James may be old enough to stay in Kentucky.
James married Margaret Catherine Marrs 17 November 1804 in Logan Co., KY.
Margaret Catherine Marrs, daughter of William Marrs, was born 11 June 1782 probably in Tennessee. The identification of her mother is unknown at this time. Margaret is known as Peggy in several documents.
The household of James Simpson is enumerated in the 1810 federal census of Warren Co., KY.
Free White Males
0 to 10
1
Hugh Wesley (1807)
16 to 26
1
James (1786)
Free White Females
0 to 10
3
Mary (1805)
Elizabeth (1809)
Unknown
16 to 26
1
Margaret (1782)

He may have served in the War of 1812.
Probably around the year of 1820, the family moved and settled in Crawford Co., AR. One source stated that the family moved and settled near Van Buren in 1815 and about 1819 James and four other men blazed the first trail over the Boston Mountains to the western part of Arkansas near Evansville where he and his family settled a short time thereafter and lived there for some time. If this is true, the rest of the children were born in Arkansas but there are several conflicts with some records.
He is listed in the 1821 Crawford Co., AR tax list.
In 1828, Washington County was formed from the Crawford County.
He is listed in the 1828 Washington Co., AR tax list.
He is listed in the 1829 Sheriff’s census of Washington Co., AR.
In the court records of Washington Co., AR, dated 2 March 1829, James was on the panel of grand jury for the circuit court. Also on the same day, the court ordered that James along with John Woody and James Buchanan be appointed commissioners to view and mark a road leading from the town of Franklin in Washington County to George McInturff’s mill, thence to the southern boundary of the county in the best route or course toward Danron’s Lick on Lee Creek. And at the same time, James was appointed as a constable of Vineyard Township.
He is listed in the 1830 Washington Co., AR tax list.
In the court records of Washington Co., AR dated 7 June 1830, James was on the panel of petit jury.
The household of James Simpson is enumerated in the 1830 federal census of Washington Co., Arkansas Territory.
Free White Males
15 – 20
1
William H. (1811)
20 – 30
1
Hugh Wesley (1807)
30 – 40
2
Unknown
Unknown
40 – 50
1
James (1786)
Free White Females
5 – 10
2
Eleanor (1820)
Elizabeth Jane (1822)
10 – 15
2
Minerva (1814)
Ann (1816)
15 – 20
1
Marian (1812)
20 – 30
2
Mary (1805)
Elizabeth (1809)
40 – 50
1
Margaret (1782)

He is listed in the 1832 Washington Co., AR tax list.
In the court records of Washington Co., AR dated June 1832, he was on the panel of grand jury.
He is listed in the 1835 Washington Co., AR tax list.
He may have died around 1838 probably in Vineyard Twp., Washington Co., AR. His son, Hugh Wesley, was the administrator for James’ will but there is no record of the will in the Washington Co., AR records. There is no other document to collaborate with James’ date and place of death as well as his burial location.
Margaret died 26 December 1840 probably in Vineyard Twp. Again Hugh Wesley was the administrator of Margaret’s will and again there is no record of her will. Also there is no other document to collaborate with Margaret’s date and place of death as well as her burial ground.

Children of James Simpson and Margaret Catherine Marrs

Mary Simpson (1805-Unknown)

Hugh Wesley Simpson (1807-1862)

Elizabeth Simpson (1809-Unknown)

William H. Simpson (1811-1855)

Marian Simpson (1812-Unknown)


Ann Simpson (1816-1902)

Nellie Simpson (1818-Unknown)

Eleanor Simpson (1820-Unknown)

Elizabeth Jane Simpson (1822-Unknown)

Sources
1790 U.S. census, Hugh Simpson household, Pendleton Co., SC, page 80, line 16: National Archives micropublication M637, roll 11.
1810 U.S. census, James Simpson household, Warren Co., KY, page 253, line 44; National Archives micropublication M252, roll 8.
“Early Census Lists of Washington County,” Flashback, volume 10, number 4 (October 1960): 49.
Family vital records in the Isaac Simpson Family Bible, In the Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, (Brattleborough, VT: J. Holbrook’s, 1817). Dennis L. Simpson, owner, 1992.
Logan County Genealogical Society, Inc., Logan County, Kentucky, Marriages, 1790-1865 (Russellville, KY: Logan County Genealogical Society, Inc., 1985), 85.
McConnell, Lloyd, contributor, “The First Court Records of Washington County,” Flashback, volume 15, number 2 (April 1965): 3, 4 and 7.
McConnell, Lloyd, contributor, “Early Court Records of Washington County,” Flashback, volume 15, number 3 (July 1965): 3.
Williams, O.E., contributor, “A Tribute to Judge Benjamin Franklin Campbell,” Flashback, volume 3, number 6 (17 October 1953): no page listed.

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