John Calvin Simpson

1843–1862 (Age 19)
Leake, Mississippi, United States

The Life of John Calvin

When John Calvin Simpson was born in 1843, in Leake, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Simpson Jr., was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth "Bettie" Baker, was 25. He married Jane Payne about 1879. He died in 1862, in Attala, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 19.

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John Calvin Simpson
1843–1862
Jane Payne
1845–

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 18

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1861 · Ship Island is Captured by Union Forces

Age 18

Ship Island was an important port for French Louisiana as it helped to establish the growth of the Gulf Coast. It is nicknamed “Plymouth Rock of the Gulf Coast.” Later it helped Union forces capture New Orleans and Mobile. Located there is Fort Massachusetts. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, volunteers from Connecticut were sent there. It was used as a place for the POW Confederate soldiers. This area was important to the Battle of Vicksburg and General Sheridan’s victory at Cedar Creek.

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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  • John G Simpson in household of William Simpson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John G Simpson in household of William Simpson, "United States Census, 1860"

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