Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Simpson

Male 1725 - Bef 1813  (< 88 years)


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  • Name John Simpson 
    Born 1725  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Mar 1813  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I045697  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Joseph Simpson,   b. 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1782, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Sarah Noe,   b. 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1725  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ball,   b. 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years) 
    Married Bef 1752  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Simpson,   b. 26 Jan 1751/52, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hezekiah Simpson,   b. 10 Sep 1753, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eleanor Simpson,   b. 23 Feb 1755, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Simpson,   b. 18 Mar 1760, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Josias Simpson,   b. Aug 1763, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1840, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     6. Mary Anne Simpson,   b. 26 Oct 1769, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Susannah Simpson,   b. 24 Jun 1772, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1859, Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     8. Rebecca Simpson,   b. Bef 1774, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F24660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince George's County, St. John's and Prince George Parishes Maryland State Census 1776, pg 81
      John Simpson, 51: 22: 12
      Sarah, 48: 19: 17: 14: 11: 4
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      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1778-1783
      Folio 153 JOSEPH SIMSON 10/29/1780 08/10/1782
      Bequeaths to:
      I. Thomas Simson --son
      -to have all of the land lying on the south side of the main road
      -to have 1 cow big with calf
      2. Juda Simson --daughter
      - to have all the land lying on the north side of the road but not until after widow's death -to have one cow with calf
      3. Lyda Simson --daughter
      - to have 1 large chest and I bed and furn., 1 iron pot
      4. John Simson --son
      -to have I shilling and no more of the estate
      5. William Simson --son
      -to have 1 shilling sterling
      6. Gilbert Simson --son
      -to have 1 shilling sterling
      7. James Simson --son
      -to have 1 shilling sterling
      8. Joseph Simson --son
      -to have I shilling sterling
      9. Elizabeth Simson --daughter
      -to have I shilling sterling
      10. Susannah Simson --daughter -to have I shilling sterling
      11. Anne Simson --daughter
      -to have 1 shilling sterling
      13. Wife
      -to have all of testator's lands for her natural life
      -all legacies are to be paid after widow's decease
      -named executrix of the will
      Witnesses: Henry Humfrey
      Daniel Frazer
      Phillip Locker
      Then came: Daniel Frazer and Phillip Locker
      Note: the testator signed the will with his mark

      === Witness
      PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND WILLS; Liber T No. #1; 1784-1789;
      Folio 253 GILBERT SIMPSON 08/21/1787 09/25/1787
      "being very weak & low , Bequeaths to:
      1. Joseph Simpson -son
      -to have all of testator's land
      --to take care of and provide for testator's youngest daughters until they come of age or at the their marriage
      2. Susanna (Simpson) -daughter
      Linny (Simpson ?) --daughter
      Cloe (Simpson?) --daughter
      -to have the whole of testator's personal estate to be divided among them as they arrive at the age of 16
      3, Libby (Simpson ?) -daughter
      Mary Ann (Simpson ?) --daughter
      Sally (Simpson ?) --daughter
      -each to have 1 shilling
      4. Robert Phelps --friend
      -named executor along w/ testator's son Joseph
      Witnesses: Overton Carr, Jonathan Ridgway (mark) John Simpson
      Then came the three above named subscribers to the will Note: the testator signed the will with his mark
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 177. At the request of John Simpson, the following Lease was recorded August 28, 1753
      Indenture made June 11, 1753; John Ball, planter in consideration of the rents and covenants to be performed have demise and to farm let to John Simpson part of a tract called "Sisters Delight" containing 60 acres and lying near Piscataway Branch, for the term of 21 years, paying 400 pounds of tobacco on the first day of May yearly. Signed John Ball, John Simpson in the presence of Thomas Taylor, Eleanor O'MacDonald and acknowledged before John Hawkins, Jr., Mordecai Jacob
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 519. At the request of John Simpson, the following Deed was recorded April 9, 1757
      Indenture made April 6, 1757; John Ball, planter, in consideration of 3000 pounds of tobacco paid by John Simpson, planter, has sold part of a tract called "Sisters Delight" containing 66 acres and lying near Piscataway Branch. Signed John Ball, in the presence of John Hepburn, Benjamin Brookes and acknowledged before John Hepburn and at the same time Sarah Ball wife of John Ball relinguished her right of dower.


      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Nov. 5, 1748 - John Symson served as a private in Capt. Thomas Sappington's Company, Prince George's Co., Md. Militia.
      Source: Clark, Murtie J., "Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774," p. 26.

      Jan. 26, 1752 - Ann Simpson, dau. of John and Sarah Simpson, bapt. Jan. 26, 1752 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, p. 62.

      June 11, 1753 - John Ball, of Prince George's Co., planter, leases to John Simpson of Prince George's Co., for the term of 21 years from date of this lease, all that part or parcel of a tract of land called "Sisters Delight," lying near Piscataway Branch, Beginning at a bounded gum ..., and containing 60 acres more or less. The annual rent is 400 lbs. of tobacco due on May 1 each year. Simpson agrees that he will not cut or destroy any timber except for the use of the plantation. Signed John Ball ("X" his mark), John Simpson ("S" his mark.)
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Land Records, Liber NN, pp. 177-8

      Sep. 10, 1753 - Hezekiah Simpson, son of John and Sarah Simpson, b. Sep. 10, 1753 in King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, p. 62.

      Feb. 23, 1755 - Ellender Simpson, dau. of John and Sarah Simpson, b. Feb. 23, 1755 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, p. 62.

      1757 - John Ball, brother of Richard Ball, deeded 66 acres of "Sisters Delight" to John Simpson, the husband of his niece Sarah Ball."
      Source: Wilson, Don, "Hillary Ball and his Descendants," pub. in the Prince George's County Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 10, No. 5, Jan. 1979, pp. 6-7.
      Comment: Wilson states that John's wife Sarah Ball was the dau. of Richard Ball (1703-1775) and wife Eleanor (b. ca. 1708, d. by 1773.)

      Mar. 1758 - The muster roll of Capt. Francis Ware's Company of Maryland Militia Troops at Fort Frederick County, Maryland. in the French & Indian War includes John Simpson.
      Sources: (1) Clark, Murtie J., "Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774," p. 89, and (2) Meyer, Mary K., "Maryland Muster Rolls 1757-1758," pub. at Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 70, No. 2, Summer 1975, pp. 224-6.
      Comment: This may be a John Simpson of Charles Co. if there is such because Francis Ware lived in Charles Co.

      1759-1765 - John Simpson is in the 1759-1765 Prince George's Co., Md. Debt Books with part of "Sister's Delight," 66 acres, as follows:
      --1759, p. 60
      --1760, p. 42
      --1761, p. 55
      --1762, p. 55
      --1763/4, p. 29
      --1765, not there

      Mar. 18, 1760 - John Simpson, son of John and Sarah Simpson, b. Mar. 18, 1760 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, p. 62.

      Aug. 1763 - Josias Simpson, son of John and Sarah Simpson, bapt. Aug. __, 1763 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, p. 62.

      Oct. 26, 1769 - Mary Ann Simpson, dau. of John and Sarah Simpson, b. Oct. 26, 1769 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, p. 63.

      June 24, 1772 - Susanna Simpson, dau. of John and Sarah Simpson, b. June 24, 1772 at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Source: Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, p. 63.

      Feb. 27, 1775 - The Prince George's Co., Md. will of Richard Ball, probated Oct. 16, 1775, leaves (among other beqests) 1 feather bed and 1 cow to dau. Sarah Simpson.
      Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 16, p. 80, and (2) Keddie, Leslie & Neil, "Prince George's County, Maryland Wills, 1770-1777," p. 13.

      1776 - The 1776 Census of St. John's and Prince George's Parishes, Prince George's Co., Md. shows John and Sarah's family as follows:
      --John Simpson, age 51
      --male, age 22 [son Hezekiah]
      --male, age 12 [son Josiah]
      --Sarah Simpson, age 48
      --female, age 19
      --female, age 17
      --female, age 14
      --female, age 11
      --female, age 4 [dau. Susannah]
      --no slaves.
      Source: Brumbaugh, Gaius M., "Maryland Records, Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church, from Original Sources," Vol. 1, p. 81.

      Oct. 1776 - The Prince George's Co., Md. administration account of Richard Ball shows legatees: ... Sarah Simpson ....
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1771-1777," p. 163.

      Oct. 1776 - John Simpson is surety for the administration of the Prince George's Co., Md. estate of Richard Ball by executor Richard Ball.
      Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Balance Books of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1770-1777," p. 90.
      Comment: Sarah Simpson is also shown as a legatee in this record.

      1790 - John Simpson, Sr. is in the 1790 Census of Prince George's Co., Md., as follows: 1-0-4-0-0.

      1800 - John Simpson is in the 1800 Census of Prince George's Co., Md., p. 209, as follows: 10201-02001-00.

      Mar. 1813 - Prince George's Co., Md. -- petition of Josias Simpson and Ann Bryan, for division of real estate of John Simpson; same cannot be divided due to size of land and number of interested parties. --John Reed Magruder, Clerk, Prince George's County Court.
      Source: Dixon, Joan M., "National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1811-1813," p. 265.
      Comment: This and the next two records could belong to either this John Simpson or his son of the same name if the latter died unmarried; the heirs would be the same in either case.

      Mar. 2, 1815 - Prince George's Co., Md. Commissioners appointed on petition of Josias Simpson & Ann Brian, for a division of the real estate of John Simpson; number of parties & small quantity of land, the estate cannot be divided. --Joseph N. Burch, guardian.
      Source: Dixon, Joan M., "National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1814-1817," p. 88.

      July 27, 1816 - Prince George's Co. Court, April Term, 1816. Commission: Josias Simpson & Ann Brean [sic], for division or sale of real estate of John Simpson, under the act of Direct Descents. Representatives to appear on first Monday in September.
      Source: Dixon, Joan M., "National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1814-1817," p. 211.
      ===
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1793-1794; Liber JRM 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 157. At the request of Michael Lowe the following Deed was recorded August 13, 1793
      Indenture made August 13, 1793; Whereas James Gordon, Henry Riddell, John Campbell, John Campbell, Jr., Alexander Low and William Ingram did in court at April and September Terms 1791 did recover judgment against John Simpson heir at law and Timothy Keith and Juda Keith his wife devisees of Joseph Simpson fo the sum of 77 pounds 16 shillings and 6 pence current money the penalty of a bond and 600 pounds of tobacco cost of suit to be released on the payment of 25 pounds and 8 pence current money and interest thereon and costs of suit upon which judgment writs of fieri facias was issued to the sheriff to levy the lands of Joseph Simpson in the hand of John Simpson and Timothy Keith and Juda Keith his wife; whereupon William Dent Beall, sheriff by virtue of the writ did enter on part of the "Two Johns" containing 75 acres and expose it to sale and Michael Lowe was the highest bidder for the price of 46 pounds and 6 pence current money of Maryland which was paid. Now this indenture witnesseth that William Dent Beall, sheriff in consideration of the premises and sum of money has sold to Michael Lowe the aforesaid tract. Signed William Dent Beall, sheriff in the presence of and acknowledged before John Smith Brookes, Joseph N. Baynes

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