William David Simpson

8 July 1824–24 January 1907 (Age 82)
Perry, Alabama, United States

The Life of William David

When William David Simpson was born on 8 July 1824, in Perry, Alabama, United States, his father, Joseph SIMPSON, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca DUNCAN, was 32. He married Sarah Embrey Selman on 1 August 1850, in Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Centerville, Leon, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Concord, Leon, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 24 January 1907, in Leon, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Rusk, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William David Simpson
Sarah Embrey Selman
Marriage: 1 August 1850
Joseph Willis Simpson
Benjamin T Simpson
James Edward Simpson
David Wilburn Simpson
Daisy Mozane Simpson
John Cabot Simpson
William Anderson Simpson
Albert Newton Simpson

Spouse and Children

1 August 1850
Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Isabella Simpson


    Hugh M Simpson


    Thomas SIMPSON



    Mary Ann Simpson


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 2

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 

Age 22

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

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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Story Highlight

Nailing the Coffin

My grandfather's oldest daughter Irene Simpson Rountree recalled a story about Aunt Julia as they called her. Julia was the second wife of William David Simpson and Albert Newton Simpson, my grandfath …

Sources (3)

  • W D Simpson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Simpson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm Simpson, "United States Census, 1860"

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