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

Amos Simpson

Male 1690 - 1748  (58 years)


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  • Name Amos Simpson 
    Born 9 Dec 1690  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Dec 1748  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I105939  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2018 

    Father Thomas Simpson,   b. Bef 1666,   d. 11 Aug 1709, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Pierpont,   b. Bef 1670,   d. Aft 1709, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Married Bef 1686  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F31367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Jones,   b. Abt 1669, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1716 and 1724, All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1716  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
      Amos Simson and Elizabeth Duvall m. 24 Apr 1716.
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F24993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Levina Reynolds,   b. 31 Jan 1699/00, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 22 Apr 1725  St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Amos Simpson,   b. Abt 1718, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1748, Christ Church Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     2. Sarah Simpson,   b. 1720, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1798, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Henry Simpson,   b. 9 Feb 1721/22, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F15512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Amos Simson and Elizabeth Duvall m. 24 Apr 1716
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      Amos Symson 39.153 AA £82.9.4 Dec 17 1748 Dec 19 1748
      (also Amos Simpson)
      APpraisers: Joseph Hall, John Warfield.
      Mentions: Thomas Sympson, Charles Sympson.
      Mentions: Lydia Stringer, D. Dulany attorney for Mr. William Hunt.
      Administrator: Amos Simpson.
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      Amos Sympson 27.186 A AA £82.9.4 £82.9.8 Nov 16 1749
      Payments to: Daniel Dulany, Esq., Mr. William Hunt (merchant in London).
      Administrator: Amos Sympson.

      === Contributed by Donna Cooper

      Among the deed records of Anne Arundel County there is one dated 02 April, 1725, & recorded 13 May, 1725, from Thomas E. Reynolds & wife, Eliza Reynolds, of Anne Arundel County to “our loving son-in-law Amos Simpson and loving daughter Levina Simpson of the said county. This was for a two hundred & ten acre tract called Amoses Choice taken out of an eight hundred thirty acre tract called Food Plenty.

      In Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court, Libers 37 - 47, 1748 -1751, by V. L. Skinner, Jr., on page 24 is listed an inventory for the Estate of Amos Symson of Anne Arundel County, made Dec. 17, 1748, & filed with the Court, Dec., 19, 1748, by the Administrator, Amos Simpson [Jr.], and mentioning Thomas Sympson, Charles Sympson, Lydia Stringer, & D. Dulany attorney for Mr. William Hunt. Mr. Hunt was a merchant in the local Village of Londontown on the South River.

      "Anne Arundel County Deed Book PK, p. 414, as abstracted in Abstracts of Land Records, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, vol. III, edited by Rosemary B. Dodd, Patricia M. Bausell, has “Eliz. Simpson, widow, and Amos Pairpoint, Anne Arundel Co., planter, are firmly bound to Amos Simpson, Richd. Simpson, Rachell Simpson, Mary Simpson, Sarah Simpson, and John Simpson, orphans of Thomas Simpson, late of Anne Arundel Co., deceased, in sum of £38.08.03. Dated 15 Aug., 1711. The condition is that they are to receive payment when they come of age respectively. Signed Eliz. (X) Simpson, Amos Pearpoint. Witnessed by Char. Kilburn, John Teak.” There may be an error in dating this record and perhaps should be 15 Aug., 1710, since in Nov., 1710, Elizabeth was married to Francis Day." The Simpsons of early Anne Arundel Co., MD Oct., 2009 - Donald R. Simpson, http://simpsongenealogy.blogspot.com/2009/11/simpsons-of-early-anne-ar undel-co.html (accessed 9/3/11).

      "B. Amos Simpson, b. 09 Dec., 1690; d. about 1748; married 1st 24 April, 1716, at All Hallows Parish, Elizabeth Duval; married 2nd by 1725, Levina Reynolds, daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Reynolds.

      The record mentioned above listing the orphan children of Thomas & Elizabeth Simpson indicates that at the time of that record (15 Aug., 1710?) Amos was still not “of age,” i.e. still not 21 years old. This would suggest that he was born after 1688 at the earliest, and possibly no earlier than 1690 if that record was actually made in Aug.,1711. If born in 1690 he would have been about 25 when married to his first wife.

      Some authors have claimed that Amos’ first wife, Elizabeth Duval, was the Elizabeth (Jones) Duval, widow of John Duval. [see for instance Donna Valley Russell’s “First Families of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1649 - 1658, vol 2: The Headrights,” where on page 42 she states that John Duvall, the son of Maureen Duvall, was married to Elizabeth Jones, daughter of William Jones of South River, and that Elizabeth married second on 24 April, 1716, Amos Simpson. In the same work on page 83, Donna states that William Jones sold on 17 August, 1689, to “John and [daughter] Elizabeth Duvall a tract of land between South and Severn Rivers.”] If John Duval & Elizabeth Jones were already married by 1689, then Elizabeth must have been at least 18 years old (born ca. 1661) and may have been older. She would have been at least 55 years old when married to Amos Simpson and it seems unlikely she could have been the same Elizabeth Duval who married Amos Simpson. However, lacking any evidence of Elizabeth’s age the Elizabeth Duval who married Amos Simpson remains an uncertainty.

      Among the deed records of Anne Arundel County there is one dated 02 April, 1725, & recorded 13 May, 1725, from Thomas E. Reynolds & wife, Eliza Reynolds, of Anne Arundel County to “our loving son-in-law Amos Simpson and loving daughter Levina Simpson” of the said county. This was for a two hundred & ten acre tract called “Amoses Choice,” taken out of an eight hundred thirty acre tract called “Food Plenty.”

      In Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court, Libers 37 - 47, 1748 -1751, by V. L. Skinner, Jr., on page 24 is listed an inventory for the Estate of Amos Symson of Anne Arundel County, made Dec. 17, 1748, & filed with the Court, Dec., 19, 1748, by the Administrator, Amos Simpson [Jr.], and mentioning Thomas Sympson, Charles Sympson, Lydia Stringer, & D. Dulany attorney for Mr. William Hunt. Mr. Hunt was a merchant in the local Village of Londontown on the South River." The Simpsons of early Anne Arundel Co., MD Oct., 2009 - Donald R. Simpson, http://simpsongenealogy.blogspot.com/2009/11/simpsons-of-early-anne-ar undel-co.html (accessed 9/3/11).

      "His [Captain John Duvall's] relict after a widowhood of some 5 years married on April 24, 1716, Amos Simpson, a widower of All Hallow's Parish. Simpson became the guardian of the minor children and on or about June 29, 1721 petitioned the court to evaluate the landed estate of his ward, Lewis Duvall, the son and heir of John Duvall, deceased. The court accordingly appointed Henry Sewell and Peter Porter to make a fair and equitable valuation.13

      13. A.A. Co. Deeds, Liber C W, folio 399"
      SIMPSON Amos, m. by 22 April 1725, Levina, dau. of Thomas Reynolds, Sr., and his wife Eliza (AALR SY#1::91).
      Jos. Green, m. by 1738, Eliza, widow of George Alder ([CHLR?] Liber 17:80).