Rev. Elisha Denton Simpson

Brief Life History of Elisha Denton

When Rev. Elisha Denton Simpson was born on 15 December 1823, in Indiana, United States, his father, Elisha Simpson, was 36 and his mother, Mary Davis, was 34. He had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with Massa Melissa Trabue. He lived in Taylor Township, Howard, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 May 1907, in Kokomo, Center Township, Howard, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Albright Cemetery, Taylor Township, Howard, Indiana, United States.

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Rev. Elisha Denton Simpson
Massa Melissa Trabue
Eugenia Simpson
Mary Elizabeth Simpson
Eugene H. Simpson
Orin S. Simpson
Lawrence Simpson
Elsie Simpson
Carrie Simpson M.D.
Bertha Simpson
Burr Norman Simpson

Sources (14)

  • Denton Simpson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elisha Denton Simpson - Published information: birth-name: Isaac D. Simpson
  • Denton Simpson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries 1844: Richardville, Indiana, United States 1846: *Howard, Indiana, United States [*Renamed Howard in 1846]


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

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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