Mary Matilda Simpson

Female23 July 1809–23 May 1852

Brief Life History 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 L 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. Marys Township, Perry, Missouri, United States.

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John Baptist Layton
Mary Matilda Simpson
Marriage: 15 January 1843
Thomas Henry Layton
Ignatius Edmund Layton
Mary Matilda Layton

Sources (11)

  • Matilda Layton in household of John B Layton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda Simpson, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Mary Matilda Simpson Layton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1843Perryville, Perry, Missouri, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (6)

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    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

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Sim(m), Sime (see Sim ) + -son.

    English: occasionally a variant of Sumsion with unrounding of the vowel before the nasal consonant, a dialect feature of southwestern England.

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Simpson or one called Zemson, all in Devon. The one in Holsworthy parish derives from an uncertain first element + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, while the one in Diptford comes from the Old English personal name Sigewine (genitive Sigewines) + Old English tūn. Both the one in Torbryan and Zempson in Dean Prior probably also have the same origin as the Diptford placename.

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

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