Samuel Vermillian Simpson

about 1827–21 August 1877 (Age 50)
Randolph, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Samuel Vermillian

When Samuel Vermillian Simpson was born about 1827, in Randolph, Arkansas, United States, his father, William Samuel Simpson, was 25 and his mother, Nancy, was 51. He married Martha Alice Cloud on 22 March 1853, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Chico Judicial Township, Butte, California, United States in 1860. He died on 21 August 1877, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 50.

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Samuel Vermillian Simpson
Martha Alice Cloud
Marriage: 22 March 1853
Susan A. Simpson
Mary Elizabeth Simpson
John Briggs Simpson

Spouse and Children

22 March 1853
Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States


    Susan A. Simpson


    Mary Elizabeth Simpson


    John Briggs Simpson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Sim .2 English: habitational name from any of three places in Devon, so named from Old English personal name Sigewine + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Saml V Simpson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel V Simpson in entry for Mary E Newman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Martha A Cloud in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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