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Simpson of Washington Co prior to 1850

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Simpson of Washington Co prior to 1850

Posted: 1368234824000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Simpson, Reid, Wilson, Ritter
J. [John?] W. Simpson
b. ca.1810
m. 1835-1846 Elizabeth, Washington Co.AR?
[not Adams?? = a SC marriage]
b. ca. 1816

William T. Simpson
b. 19 Apr 1850 Washington Co. AR
d. 16 Oct 1889 Washington Co. AR
m. 22 Jul 1873 Mahala S.Ritter Washington Co. AR
b. 6 May 1850 Washington Co. AR
fth: Young E.Ritter 19 Nov 1810 IL -10 Apr 1866 AR, m.29 Jun 1836 AR
mth: Melinda Wilson 7 May 1814 IL - ?
d/o Jeremiah Wilson & Martha Reid/Reed
Cora D. b.13 Sep 1876 d.
Hugh S. b.11 Apr 1879 d.
Inez Ida b.31 May 1881 d. 8 Jul 1889
Hosea Andrew b.6 Aug 1883 d.
Mattie S. b.2 Feb 1885 d. 30 Jun 1886 Washington AR
Roy T. b.20 Apr 1887 d. 9 Jul 1888 Washington AR
Don Ade Coots b.27 Nov 1872 [I’m not sure how he fits in]

Information from my cousin, Lucille Garner, of Jacksboro TX. She visited Simpson cousins in Washington Co. AR & may have transcribed data from family Bible. She called her Simpson kin “salt of the earth.” We have a direct Simpson ancestry through Keziah Simpson Reid [Reed] also. Both families were probably Scots Irish, like the Wilsons.
Peter Wilson
Note: many deaths within two years suggests a communicable disease like TB.

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