Joshua Abner Simpson

30 March 1849–1905 (Age 55)
Carroll, Missouri, United States

The Life of Joshua Abner

When Joshua Abner Simpson was born on 30 March 1849, in Carroll, Missouri, United States, his father, Joshua Simpson, was 62 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Cooper, was 33. He married Paulina Newsom in 1873, in Bosworth, Carroll, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Carroll, Carroll, Mississippi, United States in 1850. He died in 1905, at the age of 56.

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Joshua Abner Simpson
Paulina Newsom
Marriage: 1873
William "Willie" Green Simpson

Spouse and Children

Bosworth, Carroll, Missouri, United States


    William "Willie" Green Simpson


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 11

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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  • Joshua A Simpson in household of Joshua Simpson, "United States Census, 1850"

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