James Hugh Simpson

9 December 1858–31 March 1935 (Age 76)
Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of James Hugh

When James Hugh Simpson was born on 9 December 1858, in Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas R Simpson, was 24 and his mother, Louisa Lisenbee, was 22. He married Sarah Catherine Greer on 26 March 1882, in Webster, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Crittenden, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Wood River, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 31 March 1935, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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James Hugh Simpson
Sarah Catherine Greer
Marriage: 26 March 1882
Louisa Ann Simpson
Effie Elma Simpson
Virgie Dell Simpson
Mary Hugh Simpson
Herbert Floyd Simpson
William Thomas Simpson
John Franklin Simpson
Sarah Sylvia Simpson

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  • Marriage
    26 March 1882Webster, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 17
    In 1875 the voters of the county of Madison adopted the township system of county government.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 23
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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    Sources (20)

    • Jim H Simpson in household of Robert Talley, "United States Census, 1930"
    • J H Simpson in entry for Everett Quertermans and Sarah Sylvester Simpson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • J. H. Simpson in entry for Liza Ann Tudor, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967"

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