James Hendley Simpson

James Hendley Simpson

Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Death 9 Feb 1880 (aged 60)
Burial Weimar, Colorado County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 69177453 · View Source
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He was the son of French/Gilbert Simpson line. French/ Gilbert Simpson married first Elizabeth Ash/Ish, and 2nd Elizabeth Fairfax born 1798, their daughter Phebe Simpson was born 1832/33 in Loudoun Co.,Va. Elizabeth would be my Mary (Fairfax) Cooksey's aunty:) Elizabeth was William Fairfax Jr.'s younger sibling.

Belive the mother of James Hendy Simpson was Elizabeth Ash/Ish. Phebe Simpson would be his half sister.

He was a slaveholder in Va.
A few facts:

Lived near Manassas at Union Mill
Owned slave Benjamin Johnston b 1795 alive aft 1873 per wife's deposition (Bestey Johnston) born free

James Hendley Simpson of Fairfax Co., VA
John Henry Payne
Payne was freed "from the motives of benevolence."
John Summers

Deposition of Betsey Johnson (born free)
I am above 66 years old. I live near Clifton in Fairfax co, Va where I have lived since the war. I was born in Fairfax where i have resided all my life. I am a married woman, was married sometime before the war. My husband was a slave of James Simpson near Union Mill. He was a union man; I mean my husband was. He lives with me now. His is not joined in this petition because the property was mine. I have 8 children only three are with me now. I was free born.

Source: Southern Claim #10094
Betsy Johnson, Fairfax County, Va Abstracted by Michell A Krowl
Northern Va Genealogy Vol 2 Jan 1997 Number 1 Page 29
Depositions taken before A W Chilton, Special Commission,er Dec 5, 1873, at Alexandria VA.

Deposition of Benjamin Johnson
Charles Gaskins (colored)
Betsey Johnson
Tasco Gaskins (colored)

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  • Created by: Anne Rupert
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Hendley Simpson (12 Mar 1819–9 Feb 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69177453, citing Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Weimar, Colorado County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Anne Rupert (contributor 21366448) .