|Birth: ||1740, Ireland|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1813|
General Michael Simpson was the son of Thomas Simpson.
In 1755, he became an ensign to a company that marched to the frontier with the Gen. Forbes expedition.
In 1775, he became lieutenant in Capt. Matthew Smith's company, which marched to Boston, there soon after joined by Gen. Arnold's expedition against Quebec. After returning he was made first lieutenant under Gen. Hand, of the First Pa. Line, and commanded the company at the battle of Long Island.
1 Dec. 1776 he was commissioned captain and showed great bravery as a commander in the battle of Princeton, Brandywine, Trenton, Germantown and White Plains.
He won local distinction as a brigadier-general of the militia of York County.
Fought in the Indian forays and Revolutionary War.His brother William Simpson, was among the first killed in the war.
Elizabeth Simpson (1734 - 1806)
Paxton Presbyterian Churchyard
Created by: Robert Viguers
Record added: May 22, 2010
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