|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1774|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1848|
Thomas, of Maryland, and Sarah, of North Carolina, initially located in Tenn. About 1805, having in mind the purchase of land in the Indian Territory, Thomas Simpson removed to the vicinity of Harrison, Hamilton Co, Ohio, and there awaited preperation of lands for market. When the party was being made up for the purpose of making the survey of the "Twelve Mile Purchase", Simpson joined them to act as hunter. They covered the area from Michigan to the Ohio river.
In the fall of 1809 the party built a log-cabin in what is now the northeastern part of Jennings township, which they used durning the survey. Upon completion of the survey, and in Dec 1809, Mr Simpson, by means of a four-horse wagon, moved his family, consisting of his wife and 6 children into the cabin and lived there the rest of his life. "The Simpson Cabin where red men were often fed and treated with kindness."
Thomas Simpson served as a Private in the Company of Capt John Brison of the Indiana Militia, in the war of 1812, from Franklin Co, then (1812) called the Indian Territory. In 1814, Thomas Simpson, deacon and Sarah Simpson signed
a petition to establish New Bethel Regular Baptist Church, in Lyonsville.
Excerpt from the History of Fayette County, Indiana, 1917:
"Henry C. Simpson..., a son of William and Ada Simpson, the former of whom was born in Tennessee , a son of Thomas and Sarah (Mabry) Simpson, natives, respectively, of Maryland and North Carolina, who located in Tennessee and who moved thence, in 1805 or 1806, to Ohio, whence, in 1809, they came over into Indiana and settled in what afterward came to be organized as Fayette county, on a tract of land entered from the government on a line between Jennings and Waterloo township, where they established their home, among the very first settlers in this part of the state.
On that pioneer farm Thomas and Sarah Simpson spent the remainder of their lives, his death occurring in 1848, he then being seventy-five years of age. She survived him about seventeen years, her death occurring in 1865, she then being nearly ninety-two years of age. Thomas Simpson and his wife earnest members of the Baptist church and took an active part in the development of the religious life of that community during the formative days of the settlement. They were the parents of ten children."
Sarah Elizabeth Mabry Simpson (1774 - 1865)
Tabitha Simpson Dawson (1794 - 1874)*
Note: First settler on Simpson Creek - Birth calculated from gravestone inscription.
Created by: IvaSueShepardSmith
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
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