Mary Matilda Simpson

23 July 1809–23 May 1852 (Age 42)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Matilda

When Mary Matilda Simpson was born on 23 July 1809, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Montgomery Simpson, was 25 and her mother, Mary Alice Boone, was 28. She married John Burtle about 1828, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Cinque Hommes Township, Perry, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 23 May 1852, in Perry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in St. Mary, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States.

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John Burtle
Mary Matilda Simpson
Marriage: about 1828
Mary Ann Burtle

Spouse and Children

about 1828
Kentucky, United States


    Mary Ann Burtle






Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 3

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 12

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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)

  • Matilda Layton in household of John B Layton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda Simpson in entry for John B Layton, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Matilda Simpson, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

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