Thanks Terry. I'm so confused on the groupings. I think the Hannah that I mentioned, wife of Dodds, is actaully the sister to John (married to Delilah) not the daughter. I'm ready to pull my hair out! ;0)
I'm just going to paste in everything that I have and maybe with the help of others out there, we can make some sense of it all. I have pretty solid sources, birth / death / family records, up to John & Delilah's generation.
I show John's father as William Simpson and mother's name as Mary. Working from their son, my James B., backwards I found the following online:
Biographical Sketch of James B. Simpson, Crawford County, Missouri
>From "History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford and
Gasconade Counties", Biographical Appendix, Goodspeed Publishing
James B. Simpson, a pioneer citizen of Crawford County and an old and
respected resident of this portion of the State, was born in Franklin
County, MO., March 11, 1818, and is now, therefore, a little past the
allotted age of three-score years and ten. Eight children were in the
family of his parents, John S. and Delilah (Greenstreet) Simpson, of
whom he was the youngest. His father came originally from South Caro-
lina, while his mother was a native of Kentucky. They were among the
pioneer citizens of Missouri, and bore their full share in the devel-
opment and improvement of the section where they made their home.
James' birth occurred at an early day in the county's history, when
but little had been done in the way of improvement, and when mischiev-
ous Indians kept the watchful settler on the alert at all times. Owing
to the primitive condition of schools while growing up, he was denied
the privileges of but a limited education until quite a large boy, but
through his own efforts he has acquired a good knowledge of the curr-
ent affairs of the day, and keeps well posted on all general subjects.
In 1838 he was married to Miss Mary, daughter of John and Sarah Cant-
ley, nee Gibson. To them have been born four children, three of whom
survive: John G., Martha J. and Mary E. All are married and have
homes of their own. Mr. and Mrs. Simpson still reside upon the old
homestead, and can claim eighteen grandchildren, and three great
grandchildren. They are well preserved in years, and enjoy the re-
spect of a wide circle of friends. Mr. Simpson is a stanch Democrat,
and has held the office of justice of the peace for twelve years.
Himself and wife are members of the Baptist Church.
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Then moving to James' parents... I found these notations by Margaret Mcclure (more of her research toward the bottom):
James (is this supposed to be John not James?) and Delila had 8 children according to Goodspeed's History of Washington, Jefferson, Gasconade, Crawford and Franklin Cos MO.
HISTORY OF CRAWFORD COUNTYMO Vol 1, James B. md. 2nd 1873 to Mary Sanders. This would have been a marriage of convenience or care because James would have had to be a min. of 73 at this time, wonder if this isn'ta son James B?? mmm research by Judy German
* Death: in poss Osage Co, MO
Father: William SIMPSON b: ABT 1750 in prob NC
Marriage 1 Delila GREENSTREET b: in poss Franklin Co, MO
* Married: BEF 1818 in poss Franklin Co, MO Children
1. James B SIMPSON b: 11 MAR 1818 in Franklin Co, MO
And then for John's father William... Please credit Rick Petersen / email@example.com
for the following information on William Simpson:
Heirs of William Simpson (possibly 14 children) from Deeds in Caldwell County Kentucky for the children of William Simpson, deceased, to disposne of each one's 1/14th share of the described land. (Sent to Hallie Mantle, by Mary Lou Delahunt.)
Deed, recorded Caldwell County, KY.
Heirs of Joseph Simpson, deceased of Princeton, Kentucky 1831:
John Simpson, wife Delila of Franklin Co.,MO
James Simpson, wife Rachel;
Daniel Simpson, wife Rachel;
Ruth, wife of Anthony Margraves;
Moses Simpson, all of Gasconade Co MO, in 1832.
Thomas Simpson, wife Kezah.
Hannah, wife of William Dodds;
Nancy Edds, deceased;
Rachel wife of Caleb Boly (aka Baley) all of Gasconade Co MO, in
1835 but not recorded in Kentucky until 1853.
William wife Martha, Caldwell County Kentucky.
Heirs of Isaac Simpson of Saline Couty, Illinosi, 1853;
the 14th child is possibly Juriah, wife of Robert Barr, Caldwell
Co.,KY who are listed in deeds but not specifaclly as heir of
Miss Mantle's 1850 Census Notes: " Anthony Margrave, married Rutha
Simpson in Caldwell County, KY, 21 Jun 1814.
1838 William Simpson deceased Anthony Margrave apptd adm of estate.
William Simpson, The Elder, Gasconade Co MO Probate records James Simpson died intestate on 27 Oct 1845, William Sassey appd administrator.
There are several Simpson women that need fathers:
Mary Simpson married Thomas Mason 13 Feb 1834.
Celia Simpson M. William Mason, 27 Sep 1835.
Martha Simpson m. Samuel S. Gibson 20 Oct 1842.
Hannah Simpson m.1st Thomas Branson, 2nd. Stephen Hughes. Hannah b.1 Jan 1819. (might this be a sister to my James B?)
There is also George Simpson, Lavinia Miller 12 Feb 1842 Gasconade
* Birth: ABT 1750
* Death: BEF 1831 in Princeton, Caldwell Co., KY
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
1. Joseph SIMPSON b: Cal 1775 in SC
2. James M. SIMPSON b: Cal 1775 in SC
3. Benjamin D. SIMPSON b: 1777 in SC
4. Nancy C. SIMPSON b: Cal 1780 in SC
5. Hanna SIMPSON b: 1782 in SC
6. Daniel SIMPSON b: ABT 1785 in SC
7. John S. SIMPSON b: Cal 1790 in SC
8. Moses SIMPSON b: 1801 in Caldwell Co., KY
9. Rachel SIMPSON b: Cal 1805 in KY
10. Rutha SIMPSON b: 1806 in Caldwell Co., KY
And there is this research by Margaret Mcclure / firstname.lastname@example.org
APPRAISEMENT OF ESTATE OF WILLIAM SIMPSON Nov. 3, 1803
12 cows and 10 calves, red and white steer, 4 yearlings, bullyearling, red
stear, black horse, bay mare, saddle, kettle, wheel, 3 falling axes,bar share and coller and screw, foot adz, 2 weeding hoes, mattock, large bell,shovel plough, 2 pots, small Dutch oven, spining wheel, 2 rifle guns and shotbags, dozen Delf plates, pewter, tin cups, cotton cards, spoons, lookingglass, 4 beds and furniture, 3 sheets, 2 tin buckets and one caster, 3 lb.feathers, 3 bed quilts, blanket, drawing knife, 3 chairs, doublet, plain bit,large bell, small bell, clevises and link, broad chissel, bar of iron, bar ofsteel, 3 beegums, calf bell, 5 chairs, beg wheel, great coat. Signed: MarySimpson, Admr.
"This day personaly appeered before me a justice of the peace..William
Laughlon, Alexander Stephenson and Jesse Margraves and took oathaccording to Law and proceded on to apprise the property of William Simpson decsed.Signed:
John Stapleton." (Livingston Co. Order Book A, p. 261."Mary Simpson
administratrix of William Simpson dec'd, returned unto court andaccount of the estate of Wm. which was not rec'd on account of some errors in theBill.)
Caldwell Co. KY Deeds
Bk. A pg. 409, 7 Aug 1811
Bk. F " 412, 28 Sep 1831
Bk. H " 89, 7 Dec 1835
Bk. Q " 185, 3 Dec 1835
Bk. N " 213, 12 May 1847
Bk. Q " 476, 31 Sep 1853
Bk. Q " 511, 10 Nov 1853
Some researchers have "some" of William and Marys children born in the Pendleton District of SC. This is not impossible, but it is equally aspossible that they were born in TN, or more likely that it was thepart of North Carolina that became TN.mmm Samuel Simpson is named as a son of William and Mary, yet the estatewas divided into 14 parts and the other children are accounted for, soI don't know exactly where Samuel fits?mmm The various deeds above name at one time or another all the Simpson children and some of the grandchildren
* Birth: ABT 1750 in prob NC
* Death: BET NOV 1803 AND 1813 in Caldwell/Livingston Co, KY
Marriage 1 Mary
* Married: BET 1775 AND 1780 in poss N/SC
1. Nancy SIMPSON b: BET 1775 AND 1780 in TN/NC
2. Joseph SIMPSON b: in prob NC/TN
3. John SIMPSON
4. Daniel SIMPSON b: in Caldwell/Livingston Co, KY
5. Benjamin D SIMPSON b: BET 1780 AND 1785 in Caldwell/Livingston Co, KY
6. Moses SIMPSON b: BET 1780 AND 1785 in prob TN
7. Isaac SIMPSON b: ABT 1798 in NC/TN
8. Ruth SIMPSON b: ABT 1800 in Pendleton District, SC
9. William SIMPSON b: 25 OCT 1800 in NC/TN
10. James SIMPSON b: in Caldwell/Livingston Co, KY
11. Hannah SIMPSON b: in NC/TN
12. Thomas SIMPSON b: in NC/TN
13. Rachel SIMPSON b: in NC/TN
14. Juriah SIMPSON b: in prob KY
This is getting to be a like a Rubic's Cube for me. I know it all fits together, but how?!?
M.A. / OldSole@aol.com