John Simpson

Maleabout 1760–

Brief Life History of John

John Simpson was born about 1760, in South Carolina, United States. He married Arrilla Osburn about 1780, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Simpson
1760–
Arrilla Osburn
1760–1840
Marriage: about 1780
Larkin Simpson
about 1792–
William Simpson
1794–1871
Aba R Simpson
1794–1874
Elizabeth Simpson
1794–1874
Elon Simpson
1794–1874
Osburn Simpson
1794–1874
Rueann Simpson
1794–1874
Abner Simpson
about 1796–1874
Benjamin Franklin Simpson
about 1815–
John L Simpson
1805–1890
James Madison Simpson
1816–1852

Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: John Simpson - Published information: birth-name: John Simpson
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1780South Carolina, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 16

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

    Age 16

    On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

    1791

    Age 31

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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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