Name: Isaac Simpson
Died: 28 May 1809
Place: Milford Twp., Butler Co., OH
Married: 8 Mar 1804
Place: Butler Co., OH
The following was taken from page 290 of Pioneer Ohio Newspapers
Scioto Gazette & Chillicothe Advertiser
An account of an accident in Milford township, Butler County, on Sunday
morning, 28 May 1809, in which Isaac Simpson was killed in his well. His
wife's father, Matthias [sic] Richardson, and her two brothers came to help
rescue Simpson and the two brothers were also killed.
Volume Viii, Monday, 12 June 1809, No. 443
Isaac's age at death is unknown. His wife was born in 1781 so we could
probably safely assume that he was born before that. His widow married
There were several Simpson households in early Butler county, some from
- Abraham Simpson. Left a will in 1810 naming wife Jane and sons Jonathan,
Samuel and Jesse.
- Jonathan Simpson. Perhaps Abraham's son. Appears on tax records for 1807
and 1810. He died in 1813. Estate records exist.
- Jesse Simpson. Perhaps Abraham's son. Appears on the Butler county tax
lists for 1806, 1807 and 1810. According to the 1820 census he was born before
1775. Left a will in 1831. It names wife Ann; sons David, Jesse and William;
daughters Elizabeth, Sarah Marshall, Mary Hewitt, Hesterman and Nancy; grand
daughter Hannah Jane McAuley. Interestingly, it's witnessed by Matth J
Richardson, Maria Richardson and Matth Richardson.
- James Simpson (1751-1847). Private, NJ line. Received pension. Born
Somerset county NJ, died Butler county OH. Married Jane Van Syckle in 1775.
(DAR lineage 106816). Appears on the 1806, 1807 and 1810 Butler county tax
lists. His relationship to Abraham, if there was one, is not known.
Jesse Simpson's will is significant because Matthew Richardson was the
father-in-law of Isaac Simpson and sold land to Jesse in 1808. Was Isaac
Jesse's son? If so, it would be odd that he named granddaughter Hannah
Jane McAuley but not Isaac's daughter Ann. You'd think the Richardsons'
presence would have encouraged it. I think, rather, that it's possible that
Jesse was Isaac's brother.
Abraham Simpson's will is interesting for the fact that it names as
executors wife Jane Simpson and Squire Little. To quote John Littell's 1851
Squier [Littell], born 1st Dec. 1776, became a physician, went
to Butler county, Ohio, and had a large practice. He was also a justice of
the peace, and judge of the court. He married Mary Pearce, daughter of
Michael Pearce, formerly of Scotch Plains, but went to Ohio about 1800.
Doct. Littell had no children, and died 16th Nov. 1849.
Aaron Simpson may have been Abraham's nephew. According to Littell, an
Aaron married Jemima Scudder, daughter of Jesse Scudder of Springfield, and
moved near Hamilton (Butler County), Ohio. There's an Aron Simpson found on
page 105 of the 1820 census. Also on the same page are the households of
Jessie Scudder, Hezekiah Scudder and Enoch Scudder, all listed in close
proximity to one another.
John Simpson m Sarah Carle
Abraham m Isaac m Alexander m 1788
Jane Pierson Rachel Drake Elizabeth Cauldwell
Jesse Aaron m
m Ann Jemima Scudder2
Aaron is found on the 1860 census for Butler county (Liberty twp), page
70. His approximate birth year is 1792 and his wife is named Jemima. This is
clearly Alexander's son.
This is largely circumstantial evidence but it suggests that Isaac
Simpson may have been the brother of Jesse and son of Abraham. The big kink
in the theory, though, is that Abraham didn't make any provisions in his
will for Isaac's orphaned daughter, Ann Simpson. It's been suggested that
Abraham was born in 1753. If so, he would not have been old enough to have
been Isaac's grandfather.
Robert Stoy has some relatively detailed information about the Simpsons
on his website. If I am correct, we could have the following as a possible
ahnentafel for Isaac Simpson:3
50. Isaac Simpson
100. Abraham Simpson
101. Jane Pierson
200. John Simpson (c1726-1786)
201. Sarah Carle
400. John Simson (c1690-1773)
401. Magdalene Chine
800. Alexander Simson (c1665-bef 1721)
801. Jannetje Stevenese van Voorhees
1602. Steven Coerte van Voorhees
1603. Willempie Roelofse Seubering
According to Stoy's website, John and Sarah (Carle) Simpson had the
John Simpson 3rd
Margaret Simpson+ b. abt 1750 - 1751, d. 7 Sep 1832
Isaac Simpson b. bt 1756 - 1757, d. 14 Jul 1829
Alexander Simpson b. 2 May 1763, d. 20 Mar 1834
Ephriam Simpson b. Aug 1775
He cites John's will as the source for much of the above (5 May 1786,
Will Book 28, pg 393, New Jersey State Archives, Trenton).
The following Simpson marriages are found in Butler county. I've arranged
them by date.
- 8 Mar 1804, Isaac Simpson to Betsey Richardson, by John Hamilton, JP
- 5 Apr 1805, Jane Simpson to Michael Neman, by Rev J Lee
- 25 Dec 1806, Jonathan Simpson to Elizabeth Berry, by Rev S Gard
- 1 Nov 1814, Betsey Simpson to Isaac Crume
- 26 Jan 1815, Elizabeth Simpson to Thomas Wear
- 11 Sep 1817, Rachel Simpson to Jacob Vanscyac
- 11 May 1821, Mary Simpson to William Hewitt
- 14 Sep 1824, William Simpson to Isabel Brown
- 21 Dec 1827, Hannah Jane Simspon to John McAuley
- 5 Aug 1828, Sarah Simpson to James Marshall
- 31 Nov 1829, Mary Simpson to Michael Hand
- 27 May 1830, Elias Simpson to Margaret Davidson
- 10 Apr 1832, Hester Ann Simpson to John McCauley
- 30 Dec 1834, Lansdale Simpson to Lydia Boyd
- 14 Sep 1836, David Simpson to Amelia Collins
- 2 Apr 1840, John Simpson to Elvira Flora
All original portions ©
Michael Cooley, OrbitInternet.net -