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ANDREW SIMPSON, bef 1649 (Scott's Comfort, Charles Co., MD), d (Culpeper Co., VA), Will - 2 Nov 1744 (Charles Co., MD), probate 3 Dec 17441; m ELIZABETH GREEN, of (Culpeper Co., VA), [b abt 1680 (MD), bro of Thomas & dau of Robert Green, formerly of MD, d ca 1789 (Culpeper Co., VA)], children:


2M   JOSEPH GREEN, b abt 1706 (Culpeper Co., VA)




1. Cunningham, Barbara. Research letter, 15 July 1996. MD Calandar Wills 1744-1749, Vol. 9, pg. 7: "SIMPSON, ANDREW, Charles Co. 2 Nov 1744; 3 Dec 1744. To son THOMAS, personalty; To son JOSEPH GREEN SIMPSON, personalty; To dau ANN CLARK, personalty; To grandson, JNO. SEMMES, son of CLEBURN SEMMES, 5 shillings; To dau MARY, personalty; To dau CLARE, personalty; To wife JULIANA, personalty and residue of estates, sol extx. Test: Jos. M. Semmes, Wm. Hugan. 23. 657-659"


JOSEPH GREEN SIMPSON, b abt 1706 (Culpepper Co., VA), son of Andrew & Elizabeth (Green) Simpson; m ELIZABETH AULDER, children:

1F   SARAH "Sally" B., b abt 1743 (Culpeper Co., VA); m SAMPSON BOBO [b ca 1738 (Culpeper Co., VA), brother of Lewis Bobo, d 17 Apr 1804 (Spartanburg Co., SC, bur (Union Co., SC), poss Cross Keys "family cem"], children: (unknown children/birth order)1




1. Jan, email 24 May 1996 ( She provided the initial Green/Simpson data.


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SAMUEL SIMPSON, Occup (Mercantile Business), Military, Rev. War: [Union Co., SC Militia under Col. Brandon "before the fall of Charleston"1; Pvt., 2nd GA Contl Battalion (pay rcds for 1 Jan 1779);2 Bounty Land (23 Nov 1784 - 230 acres & 29 Nov 1784 - 230 acres Washington Co., GA "bounded (on reserve) all sides vacant, cut by branch of Beaverdam creek, survey 570")3], d 18 Oct 1797 (Cross Keys, Union Co., SC) intestate ; m1 unknown; m2 NANCY BOBO [b ca 1790 (prob Spartanburg Co.,SC) dau of Sampson & Sarah B. (Simpson) Bobo, last of Spartanburg Co., SC; she had 4 marriages (m1 Jeremiah Holland, m2 Samuel Simpson, m3 John Colbert & m4 Matthew Patton)], children: [RESEARCH:;;;]

   Ref: 26 June 1809 WILLIS BOBO -- "WILLIS BOBO and his wife et al vs James Richardson et al. In Partition, On motion of Mr. Farrow, Solicitor for petitioners, and in open court and agreeing, ordered that the said tracts of land containing 300 acres known by the name of Cross Keys and the money arising from the sale to be equally divided between the said DELILAH, SOPHIA SUSANNAH, JOHN and SAMUEL according to their prayers said land to be sold on first Saturday in December next. Sold by virtue of above order to BARRAM BOBO the Cross Keys for $851. high bid."

0F   SARAH HOLLAND 4 (1790), [from Nancy & Jeremiah Holland] [RESEARCH:]

1F   DELILAH, b ca 1788 (Spartanburg, SC); m WILLIS BOBO [from Samuel's m1]5 [RESEARCH:]

2F   SOPHIA, aka "Sophire," b ca 1790; m JAMES I. RICHARDSON [RESEARCH:;]



5M   SAMUEL PIERCY6, b ca 1796 (SC) [from Samuel's m2]

0M   WILLIAM L. PATTON (abt 1806) [from Nancy & Matthew Patton] [RESEARCH:]

NANCY BOBO   "I am researching the PATTON surname of Union Co., SC and in my research found information on the marriage of Capt. MATTHEW PATTON to the widow NANCY BOBO SIMPSON.

   "The Cross Keys area was settled in the 1750's. When the war between England and France began in 1754, the Indians fell upon the back settlements in Pennsylvania and Virginia. They burned houses and scalped men, women and children. Conditions became worse after 1755, when General Braddock was defeated in Virginia by the French and Indians.

   Numbers of people fled from their homes in the settlements of this section. A great wave of them began pouring into the back country of South Carolina. Among the names of these early settlers who came to what is now the Cross Keys section of Union County, we find: BOBO, Boyce, Dodd, Floyd, Gordon, Holcombe, Jackson, Martin, Martindale, Murphy, Ray, Smith, SIMPSON, Skelton, Rhodes and many others.

   William Rhodes, a cooper and his wife, Elizabeth Rhodes were among the early group. He received a grant of land August 24, 1770, "a plantation of 300 acres, being in County Carven, on a ridge between Tyger River and Enoree River, bounded on all sides by vacan land." William Rhodes kept this grant for several years, but he moved further on toward what is now known as Woodruff, South Carolina. He sold this land to Jesse Dodd of Enoree River for 500 pounds of Sterling, in 1776, who in turn sold it on October 5, 1789 to Andrew Torrance, Esquire for 4,000 pounds of tobacco. Andrew Torrance sold this property to SAMUEL SIMPSON for 50 pounds Sterling. By this time many new settlers had migrated to this part of Union County and established their homes.

   SAMUEL SIMPSON from the Enoree River region recognized the excellent location at the "Cross Roads" for a thriving mercantile business. Two of the most important highways in the "upper" country crossed at Cross Keys. It was then described as "being in the District of Union where the road leading from Union Court House Campbridge, intersects the Charleston Road on the ridge between two rivers."

   SAMUEL SIMPSON died October 18, 1797 intestate, leaving a widow, NANCY SIMPSON and five children. After several years of litigation in the courts and the marriage of the widow, NANCY SIMPSON, to the well known Revolutionary Scout, Captain MATTHEW PATTON of the Fairforest, the estate was sold through the Equity Court of Union County on December 2, 1809 to BARRAM BOBO. The plantation by now, was described as "lying in the Union District generally known and described by the name of "Cross Keys." [Union County Heritage, published by the Union County Heritage Committee in cooperation with Hunter Publishing Co., Winston-Salem, NC; page 336, quoted below was a query submitted by Marion Johnson Bobo]"

   I hope this will be of some help to you, however the date of SAMUEL SIMPSON's death in my article differs from the date you mentioned."7

1.   Moss, Bobby Gilmer. Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution, Gen. Pub. Co., Inc. (Baltimore), 1983, pg. 913. "Sympson, Samuel He served in the militia under Col. Brandon before the fall of Charleston. (A.A.7035;X123)."

2.   Davis, Robert S., Jr. Georgia Citizens & Soldiers of the American Revolution, pg. 118-119 ". . .Samuel Simpson, Pvt.. . . [also] John Cunningham, Capt. . . ."

3.   Knight, Lucian Lamar. Georgia's Roster of the Revolution, Index Printing Co., Atlanta, GA, 1920, pgs (2 bounty land) & 392 "Certified List, Georgia Troops: . . . Simpson, Sam'l.. . . ."Also, pg. 241-2: "Bobough, Lewis. 287 1/2 acres, Washington Co., bounded N. Fred Brown, S. Richard Call, other side unknown. Dec 17, 1784. (Surveyor General's book "E") Warrant 2975, p. 4." [McCall also lists "Bobo, Lewis (S.C.) & Bobo, Sampson (S.C.)" as having served for Georgia in the Rev. War.]

4. Cunningham, Barbara. Email, 4 Sept 2000, 3 Generations of Simpsons. "Edward Mullens' computer disk has [Nancy Bobo's] birthplace as Spartanburg Co., SC." Also "Nancy Simpson to my daughter SARAH HOLLAND Deed of Gift, all my interest & right in the estate of Abraham Holland decd [Laurens Co., SC - Deed Book G, p. 623, 12/9/1802]."

5. Cunningham, Barbara. Email, 4 Sept 2000. Most of the genealogy data was provided by Barbara's 1996 research ( Nancy Bobo Simpson was married several times: m1 JEREMIAH HOLLAND, m2 SAMUEL SIMPSON, m3 JOHN COLBERT, & m4 Capt. MATTHEW PATTON.

6. Cunningham, Barbara. Email, 4 Sep 2000, 3 generations of Simpsons. "Data from Samuel Piercy Simpson from Melanie Nolan 10 Nov 1994."

7. Patton, Joyce. Email, 10 Dec 1996 at


SOPHIA (aka "Sophire") SIMPSON, b 6 Jan 1790 (SC) "70 in 1860"1 dau of Samuel Simpson, L (Cross Keys, Union Co., SC) , 1850-60 (Henry/Weakley Co., TN) & 1863 (Franklin Co., IL)2, d 23 Sep 18653 (West Frankfort, Franklin Co., IL), bur Town Heights Cem; m JAMES I. RICHARDSON (aka "RICHERSON") ca 1809 (Union Co., SC) [b 28 July 1777 (SC), "80 in 1860", d 8 May 1864 (West Frankfort, Franklin Co., IL), bur Town Heights Cem], children: [RESEARCH:;;]

1F   MARTHA JANE, b 6 Dec 1810 (SC) "50 in 1860," d 12 Feb 1892 (Franklin Co., IL), bur Harris Cem (Williamson Co., IL); m THOMAS RAY 29 Mar 1863 (Henry Co., TN) [b 28 Feb 1813 (TN), d 25 Sep 1875, bur Harris Cem]

2F   DELILAH, b 1812 (TN); m WILIAM L. PUTNAM 22 May 1832 (Williamson Co., TN) [b 1808 (SC)]

3M   WILLIS, b 14 Sep 1813 (SC) "47 in 1860," d 2 Fe b 1892 (IL), bur Boner cem (West Frankfort, Franklin Co., IL); m LYDIA A. NARMORE 15 Feb 1844 (Henry Co., TN) [b 9 May 1823 (TN), d 2 Sep 1910 (IL), bur Boner Cem]

4F   SUSAN, b 1815 (SC) "40 in 1860," d 16 Aug 1887, bur Harris Cem

5F   ELIZABETH, b ca 1820 (SC) "35 in 1860"

6M   SAMUEL, b ca 1824 (SC), L 1850-60 (Henry Co., TN), d 4 Jun 1864 (Memphis, TN); m LUCY EZELL 27 Sep or 4 Oct 1848 (Henry Co., TN) [b 1825 (TN), d 15 Jan 1892 (Franklin Co., IL), bur Boner cem]

7M   JAMES FRANKLIN, b 22 Jan 1827 (Union Co., SC), d 23 May 1921 (Franklin Co., IL), bur Harris cem; m MARY ANN WILKINS2 5 Nov 1847 (Weakley Co., TN) [b 3 Mar 1889 (Franklin Co., IL), dau Henry Llewellyn Wilkins & Candis O'Neals] [RESEARCH:]

8M   JASON/ISHAM, b 1824 (SC) "25 in 1850", L 1850 (Henry Co., TN), d 1871, bur Harris cem; m P. ELIZABETH WILKSON [b 1835 (TN), d 23 Jan 1890 (Frankling Co., IL)

9F   LOUISA, b 1832 (SC) "25 in 1860," d 12 Dec 1870, bur Harris cem; m JAMES THOMAS HARRIS 25 Aug 1868 (Franklin Co., IL) [b 26 Dec 1819 (TN), d 7 Jan 1900 (Williamson Co., IL)  

1. Cunningham, Barbara. Letter, 30 May 1996. Includes census data for 1820, 1850 & 1860.

2. Hemetz, Valoree. Email, 25 Aug 2000. "An old letter passed down through the family shows that James & Sophie's son, JAMES FRANKLIN RICHARDSON (RICHERSON), went back to TN to see what had become of the SIMPSON family and they found a cemetery with the name "BOBO". It didn't go into any details."

3. Hemetz, Val. Email 12 Sept 2000. From old Frankfort Heights Cem, Franklin Co., IL. Also, Val clarified the children's names & data. (All source materials are not indicated here-- See

4. Gray, Loranna L. Email, 31 Aug 2000.

Note: P. Carter was listed below Louisa in the 1850 census as "P. CARTER, b ca 1834 "26 in 1860" (m)."



I am a Simpson descendant out of South Carolina.  Has anyone ever found out who Delilah's father, Samuel, descends from?  I am looking for some possible connection between Samuel Simpson and Edmond Simpson in Union County. 
A John Simpson died in Union County in circa 1786 and a Samuel Simpson was administrator of his estate.  Edmond Simpson states in his Revolutionary War pension application that he was born in Wilkes County, NC on Sept. 7, 1765 and went to Georgia for a couple years after the war with his father and then to Union County, SC.  Edmond Simpson and Samuel Simpson both appear on Revolutionary Roster's of William Lenoir's Company in Wilkes County, NC.  In Wilkes County, NC deed records is a Samuel Simpson selling land in 1794 as administrator of John Simpson, deceased, who died in Union County, SC. 
Edmond Simpson appears in Union County deed book with a suit brought by State of SC for bastardy.  His security was Samuel Simpson.  This was June 1, 1792 court.  Edmond Simpson and Elizabeth Newman were both fined in this case.  If this couple married, I don't know of any record for it.  Edmond appears in Union County deeds buying land from Moses and Ann White on 12/4/1795.  He and his wife Zelphy are selling a part of this land on 4/9/1796 to Edward Prince.  It is pretty much confirmed that Edmond Simpson married Zilpha Murphy, daughter of Simon Murphy and Sarah Duke in Union County.  Zilpha dies supposedly in 1806.  Edmond Simpson appears in will of Eleanor Beard of Union County, SC of 1823 as her son-in-law, no wife named.  Edmond Simpson dies 1835 Union County, SC and names the following children in his will:  Samuel, William, Polly Campbell, Edmond Simpson, Jr., (dies 1836) and his son Bird's two oldest sons.  In the estate record of Ellender/Eleanor Beard Cochran, daughter of Eleanor Beard, as stated in her will, distribution was made around 1840 to Samuel Simpson, William Simpson, and Mary Campbell. 
I can't find Edmond Simpson in 1790 census in SC, unless he appears as Edward Agenson, but he can be tracked in 1800 through 1830.  Edmond Simpson appears in Union County deed records on Frenchmen's Creek and sells to William Simpson on 2/6/1833 for $6 fifty acres and on 8/14/1834 for $62.50 (?) fifty acres both on Elisha's Creek (this is all lower Union County near Cross Keys).  
The following Simpsons were members of Padgett's Creek Church:  Samuel and Sarah Simpson joined 1802 and left 1805, joined: Milly Simpson 1826, Mary Simpson 1829, Edmund, Washington, Patsy, Wm and Edmund, Jr. 1832, Edmund Simpson excluded 1834, Washington Simpson excluded  1834, Patsy Simpson excluded 1837, and Wm Simpson dismissed 1842.
I'm sorry to send so much information but I'm trying to establish the Simpson connections here.  I have had the estate papers of Samuel Simpson died 1797 for many years.  Edmond Simpson did buy a gun and a couple other small things from this estate, but other than that he does not seem involved in this record. 
Based on the census records Samuel, William, Mary Polly Simpson Campbell, and Edmond, Jr., children would be from the Beard wife of Edmond, Sr.  My ancestor is William who left Union County and went up to Spartanburg County where he married Elizabeth Snoddy in 1844, daughter of John and Mary Snoddy and they went on to Pendleton, Anderson County, SC in 1852 where my direct line stayed.  William and Elizabeth Simpson named their children: John William, Mary J. M. (Mariah), and Richard Augustus.  They did have a son who died very early, but name not known.
If you know anyone who is trying to find Delilah's ancestors, I would appreciate hearing from you.  Thanks,
Cynthia Simpson Hattersley <cynthia hattersley <>, 8/13/10

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