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

Abraham Simpson

Male Aft 1735 - 1771  (< 34 years)


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  • Name Abraham Simpson 
    Born Aft 1735  Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Jul 1771  Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Adms Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I041879  Tree1
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 

    Father John Simpson,   b. Bef 1715, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1744/45, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 30 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Naylor,   b. Bef 1719, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1739, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1735  Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Family ID F11026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne MNU Simpson,   b. Aft 1739, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1755  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Simpson,   b. Aft 1755, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 25 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F23785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; {William Armstrong Crozier}:

      1754..first mention found of Abraham, in which William Hunter in his will mentions "the house and plantation where Abram Simpson now lives". If he now lives there, we can assume he had been in the county for a while.

      5 Sept 1758..John Herndon of Spts. Co sells 416 acres to Abraham Simpson of afsd county for 21 pounds, 13 shillings.

      18 May 1759..William Simson (sic) along with Joseph Brock and Robert Chew sign as witnesses for a real estate sale between James Moore and Samuel Dyer.

      1 Sept 1759..Abraham Simpson and wife Anne sell 150 acres to James Cunningham for 12 pounds 12 shillings. Among witnesses John Herndon and Joseph Brock.

      21 Nov 1759...A deed of gift involving several members of the Bledsoe family in St. George's Parish, includes Abraham Simpson as a witness..also signing Joseph Brock.

      Nov. 4, 1760. Abraham Simpson of Spts. Co. and Ann, his wife, to William Page of King and Queen Co. 4 curr. 100 a. in Spts. Co. Decr. 1, 1760.

      1 Dec 1760..An instrument in which William Bledsoe signs a deed of gift of a Nego Boy to his son Joseph, is witnessed by Abraham Simpson, also Joseph Brock.

      2 July 1764..Abraham Simpson buys 58 acres for 20 pounds from Joseph Bledsoe. Witnesses include John Herndon and Joseph Brock.

      16 Mar 1767..William (X) Simpson executes a mortgage for goods and chattles worth 20 pounds to Roger Dixon.

      5 Sep 1768..Abraham Simpson acquired 156 acres in St. George's Parish for 140 pound, from Joseph and Elizabeth Bledsoe

      18 Jul 1771..Joseph Brock named administrator for Abraham Simpson, decd., John Chew and Edward Herndon as security are witnesses to the instrument.

      18 Jul 1771..Joseph Brock named as guardian to John Simpson,orphan of Abraham Simpson, security for 1000 pound bond signed by Edward Herndon and John Chew.

      1772..Francis (x) Simpson and Mary sell 200 acres to Thomas Pettit...Brock and Chew witnesses.

      1778..Alexander Spotswood (for whom the county was named) leases 170 acres in St. George's Parish to John and Frances Simpson and his uncle Francis.

      1779-80..John and Frankey (prob. Francis) sell 274 acres including Simpson's Ordinary (on the main road from Fredericksburg to Orange and Culpepper Cos). Mentions that property had belonged to Abraham.

      1795..Tilley Emerson is named administrator for Francis estate, with a Herndon as security.

      1795..Edward Herndon is guardian of Gerrard, Claiborne and Elizabeth, orphans of Francis, desc.

      1795..Nicholas Hawkins post bond as guardian of James Hawkins, grandson of Francis, with Tilley Emerson as security.

      Deed book O. page 478 1794-1794 March 24, 1795 Joseph Brock and Mary Beverley his wife, of Spots. County, to Tilly Emerson of same Co. 75 A. purchased of Genl. Alexander Spotswood and Col. Gawin Corbin in Spots. County, etc witnesses: J. Broch, Nimrod Branham, Daniel Branham, Benj. Stubblefield, Edwd. Herndon, Thoma Minor. O. Fowles. September 1, 1795

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      WILL OF JOHN SIMPSON
      In the Name of God Amen: I John Simpson of Brunswick Parish in the County of King George being in perfect senses and memory do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament.
      Item: I give to my son Abraham Simpson one suit of cloaths, one cow and calf which was formerly called his and one small gun and sword.
      Item: I give to my son Francis Simpson one suit of good cloaths.
      Item: I give or lend all my whole estate to my Loving Wife Mary Simpson so long as she remains my widdow, for the maintenance and bringing up [of] my small children but if she should marry again then my will and desire is that my estate may be equally divided amongst my wife and children or at her death to be equally amongst my children.
      Lastly I do here nominate and appoint my brother William Simpson and my Loving Wife Mary Simpson Executor and Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of January 1744/5.

      His
      John III Simpson
      Mark
      Sign'd & Declared by the said ) John Simpson to be his last ) will and Testament in Presence of
      Her
      Pricilla [P] Mullikan
      Mark
      His
      Burton [X] Mullikan
      Mark
      Samuel Angell

      At a Court held for King George County on Friday March 1st 1744/5.
      The Last Will & Testament of John Simpson, Deceased, was presented into Court by William Simpson his Executor who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Burton Milligan and Sam- Angell& admitted to record, the said William Simpson with John Pattison entred into Bond in the sum of One Hundred Pounds for the same. Mary Simpson his Widdow & Relict came into Court and declared her refusal to stand to her said husband's will whereupon it is ordered that the said Executor account with her for her part of the said estate according to law.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      Sept. 5, 1758. John Herndon of Spts. Co. to Abraham Simpson of Co.
      afsd. 21 13s. curr. 416 a. in Spts. Co. Witness, Wm. Carr. Sept. 5, 1758
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      1749-1770 Culpeper County, Virginia, Will Book A: Pg 374-375
      1760 George Hume's Estate. Administration Account. (some entries) Cash recd of George Wheatley; Do recd of William Breedlove; Do reed of Saml. Orr; 1761 - Cash recd of William Davis; cash found in the house; Cash recd of William Sturdy; Cash recd of Lynn Banks; cash recd of Capt. Henry Field Junr; cash recd of Thos. Allan; cash recd of ABRAHAM SIMPSON; cash recd of James Keith; cash recd of John Maganan; cash recd of Capt. Henry Field; cash recd of Rich. Young; cash recd of Danl. Brown; cash recd of Henry Elly; cash recd of Frances Grant; cash recd of William Pickett, cash recd of Jos. Rosson; Contra 1760. Cash pd Roger Dixon; cash pd Rose Sadler; cash pd Saml. Orr; cash pd Alexr. Hume; cash pd William Lightfoot; cash paid to the Office; cash pd Nathl. Hickinson, cash pd Danl. Brown; cash pd Charles Duncan, cash pd James Hord; cash pd Lynn Banks; cash pd Charles Morgan; cash pd Jacob Elistone; cash pd Charles Yates; cash pd John Connor; cash pd Maur Clayton;
      June 22d 1762 E. - Accepted George Hume, Admor.
      June 21st 1764. The above accot. Rendered to the Court & ordered to be recorded.
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      1761-1766 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book F; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      July 2, 1764. Joseph Bledsoe of Spts. Co. and Elizabeth, his wife, to
      Abraham Simpson of same Co. 20 curr. 58 a. in Spts. Co. Benja. Johnston, John Harrison, John Herndon, Joseph Brock. Septr. 3, 1764.
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      1766-1771 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book G; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      Septr. 5, 1768. Joseph Bledsoe of Spts. Co. and Elizabeth, his wife,
      to Abraham Simpson of sd. Co. 140 curr. 156 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., given sd. Joseph Bledsoe by his father, Wm. Bledsoe, and whereon the sd. Jos, lately lived, bounded by lands of Wm. Hunter, Decd. John Schoolar, Alexander Spotswood and Moses Bledsoe, Decd., etc. No witnesses. Septr. 5, 1768.
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      Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
      DEEDS - DEED BOOK H 1771-1774
      page 289 - Decr. 25, 1771. John Campbell and Mary, his wife, and Alexander Spotswood to Daniel Simpson, of Spts. Co. Lease. 119 acres. "Sd. Daniel Simpson, his son, Abraham, and Frederick Gholson," etc. 500 lbs. tob. yearly. Jno. Spotswood, Mann Page, junr.; R. C. Page, James Lewis, Jos. Brock, junr. May 21, 1772.
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      Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Daniel Simpson
      Name: Daniel Simpson
      Date: 25 Dec 1771
      Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
      Property: 119 acres
      Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
      Remarks: John Campbell and Mary, his wife, and Alexander Spotswood to Daniel Simpson, of Spts. Co. Lease. 119 acres. "Sd. Daniel Simpson, his son, Abraham, and Frederick Gholson," etc. 500 lbs. tob. yearly. 21 May 1772.
      Description: Lessee
      Book date: H
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      1771-1774 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book H; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      Novr. 22, 1771. Wm. Ilunter, of Spts. Co., to John Simpson, junr., of
      same Co. 100 curr. 58 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., conveyed by Wm. Bledsoe to John Taliaferro, by Deeds, Oct. 6, 1730, etc. Witnesses, Francis Taliaferro, John Thornton, Jos. Brock, Francis Simpson, John Harrison, D. Simpson. May 21, 1772.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; {William Armstrong Crozier}:
      Augt. 10, 1779. John Simpson (son of Abram), and Frankey, his wife,
      of Spts. Co. to Wm. Richards of Orange Co. 3500 curr. 274 a. in Spts. Co., whereon Simpson's Ordinary stands, on main road from Fredksbg. to Orange and Culpeper Counties, and adjoins lands of Col. Alexander Spotswood and Mattapony, and is laud formerly patented by Wm. Bledsoe, 58 a. conveyed by the sd. Bledsoe to Jno. Taliaferro and afterwards conveyed to Abraham Simpson, father to the sd. John, the remainder the sd. Abraham purchased of heirs of Will. Bledsoe, except 100 a. in fork of the runs which was devised to Peachey Bledsoe, son of Moses Bledsoe, who was son and heir of the sd. Wm.; and is all that land possessed by Abram Simpson, father of the sd. John, who claims the same as son and heir at law to the sd. Abram, etc. Witnesses, Jno. Welch, Jacob Whitler, John Robinson, Jos. Craig, Jno. Chew, jr. Feby. 17, 1780