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

Josias Simpson

Male 1763 - 1840  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Josias Simpson 
    Born Aug 1763  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 May 1840  Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I045703  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father John Simpson,   b. 1725, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 1813, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 88 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F24660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Phillips,   b. Bef 1776, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Dec 1789  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Rev. Simpson,   b. 3 Sep 1792, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1863, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F24663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Barker,   b. Bef 1782, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1828, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Married Bef 1809  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F24664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      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

      Dec. 1/8, 1789 - Josias/Josiah Simpson m. Sarah Phillips at King George's Parish, Prince George's Co., Md.
      Sources: (1) Brown, Helen W., "Prince George's County, Maryland, Indexes of Church Registers, 1686-1885," Vol. 1, p. 62, (2) Brumbaugh, Gaius M., "Maryland Records, Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church, from Original Sources," Vol. 1, p. 153, and (3) Barnes, Robert, "Maryland Marriages, 1778-1800," p. 207.

      Sep. 3, 1792 - John Simpson, son of Josias and Sarah Simpson, b. Sep. 3, 1792 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.

      1800 - Josiah Simpson is in the 1800 Census of Prince George's Co., Md., p. 209, as follows: 00001-00011-00.

      1802-1809 - Josias Simpson is in the 1802-1809 Personal Property Tax Lists of Fairfax Co., Va. (2 tithables in 1807; 1 tithable in the other years.)
      Source: Mary Lynn Felsberg.

      1810 - Josiah Simpson is in the 1810 Census of Fairfax Co., Va., as follows: 00101-00101-02.
      Comment: There is no Josias Simpson in the 1810 Census of Prince George's Co., Md.

      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.

      1809-1818 - Josias/Josiah Simpson is in the 1809-1818 Land Tax Lists of Fairfax Co., Va., as the owner of 90 acres of land on Pohick Run, land previously owned by a Barker.
      Source: Robert C. Neibling.
      Comment: This record indicates that Josias had m. his 2nd wife Nancy Barker by 1809.

      Nov. 15, 1819 - Eli Offutt, administrator de bonis non with will annexed of Edward Washington, deceased, of Fairfax Co., deeds to Josias Simpson, of Fairfax Co., for $1418.30, 508 acres and 22 poles on the north side of Pohick Run, adjacent to Fitzhugh's Patent known as "Ravensworth," being part of above land which Doddridge P. Chichester sets up a claim supposed to be about 25 1/2 acres is hereby accepted to be conveyed by this instrument, being part of the land clear of dispute said Edward Washington by last will & testament directed to be sold.
      Source: Fairfax Co., Va. Deed Book RR, p. 190.

      1820 - Josias Simpson is in the 1820 Census of Truro Parish, Fairfax Co., Va., as follows: 000001-00001.
      Comment: There is no Josias Simpson in the 1820 Census of Prince George's Co., Md.

      Apr. 1, 1828 - The Fairfax Co., Va. will of Nancy Simpson, in which she says she was formerly Nancy Barker, probated Nov. 17, 1828. The will mentions beloved husband, Josiah Simpson, and references land bought of James ____imsly [Grinsley?] & Ann his wife on Oct. 16, 1803 on the northeast side of the North Branch of Pohick Run at the corner of John Hughes land ... Ward's line ... Washington's line ... consisting of 90 acres. After Josiah's death, land to go to Harrison Simpson Wheeler Barker, son of John Harrison Barker. The will also mentions nephew, Presley Barker; niece Eleanor Barker, wife of John Harrison Barker; Frankey Barker & Siner Grinsley, formerly Siner Barker, daughter of my brother John Barker, executor.
      Source: Fairfax Co., Va. Will Book P, p. 240.

      1830 - Josias Simpson is in the 1830 Census of Fairfax Co., Va., as follows: 000011001-120001.

      Apr. 13, 1833 - The Fairfax Co., Va. will of Josias Simpson, presented in Court for probate on May 18, 1840 by Susanna Gates. "Unto my son John Simpson, $5.00 to show that I have not forgotten that I have a son; I have already given him what I considered a full share." Also mentioned is daughter, Susanna Gates, all the rest and residue of my estate and she to be executrix. No security to be required. Witnesses: F. F. Ratcliffe, M. M. Ratcliffe, George T. Mason, Chapman Skinner.
      Source: Fairfax Co., Va. Will Book S No. 1, p. 178.
      Comment: Josias' inventory is at Will Book S No. 1, p. 390.

      Nov. 1, 1833 - John Simpson, of Fairfax Co., Va., deeds to Josiah Simpson, of Fairfax Co., Va., for $1000, 408 acres, 3 roods, 22 poles on the north side Pohick adjacent to Fitzhugh's great patent known as "Ravensworth," that part of land which Dodridge P. Chichester sets up a claim to about 25 1/2 acres is hereby excepted and not intended to be conveyed in this instrument, not because he considers Chichester's claim thereto valid, but because he considers the title vested in him good and wishes to settle the dispute himself, the said 25 1/2 acres is included in the boundaries following: said John Simpson purchased this of Eli Offut, administrator of Edward Washington, deceased, the deed being Nov. 15, 1819. Deed acknowledged Nov. 28, 1833 by John Simpson and his wife, Henrietta [formerly Beck.]
      Source: Fairfax Co., Va. Deed Book BBB, p. 126

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