Person:Alexander Simpson (5)

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Alexander Simpson
b.abt. 1742
  • HAlexander Simpsonabt 1742 - abt 1809
  • W.  Elizabeth (add)
m. bef. 1775
  1. Isaac Simpson1775 - bef 1839
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Name Alexander Simpson
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1742
Marriage bef. 1775 to Elizabeth (add)
Death[1] abt. 1809 Hardy County, Virginia

Alexander Simpson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 79.--25th April, 1777. Charles Phillips to Alexander Simpson. Delivered to William Clendennin, October, 1779, on Buffalow Lick Branch of Cathey's River, part of tract conveyed to Charles by William Magill, 1st March, 1769, patented to James Bell, deceased, 1st December, 1740, conveyed by William and James Bell to Magill, 18th March, 1760. Teste: John Phillip.


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - Conrad Carr and Madelina, his wife, vs. Martin, Rudolph and Leonard Shobe--O. S. 55; N. S. 19--Bill filed in Hardy 1797. In 1792 Martin Shobe died testate, leaving four sons and one daughter, viz: Martin, Rudolph, Leonard, Jacob and Madaline. Martin Shobe, Sr's. wife was Elizabeth. Jacob died in 1791. Alexander Simpson, aged 54 years, deposes in Petersburg 11th June, 1796. John Heaton (Hetten), aged 46, deposes in Petersburg 11th June, 1796. Leonard Hyer, aged 45, deposes in Petersburg 11th June, 1796. John Baker, aged 25 or 26 years, deposes in Petersburg 11th June, 1796. Daniel Conner, aged 40 years, deposes in Petersburg 11th June, 1796. Jacob Reintzel, aged 38 years, deposes in Petersburg 11th June, 1796. Lawrence Shooke, aged 63 years, deposes in Petersburg 11th June, 1796. Copy of Martin Shobe's will dated 16th May, 1792, proved in Hardy, August, 1797. Wife Elizabeth, son Rudolph, son Leonard, son Jacob.
  • Vol. 2 - Lemons vs. Woolford--O. S. 179; N. S. 63--Bill 4th November, 1805. Deed 4th October, 1794, by Alexander Simpson and Elizabeth, his wife, of Botetourt to Charles Scott of Bath County, 200 acres on Simpson's Creek in Botetourt, corner George Lemon. Recorded in Botetourt, April, 1795. Bond by Daniel Woolford of Bath to Conrad Lemons of Botetourt dated 22d July, 1800, above 200 acres. Charles Scott is dead, leaving heirs and representatives, viz: Sibert and Thomas Scott. John Malaly and Elinder, his wife, late Scott; Peter Flete and Polly, his wife, late Scott (his children), and Elender Scott, his widow.
  • Vol. 2 - Selden vs. Turnbull--O. S. 417; N. S. 151--Several bills and cross bills. Bill by Wm. Bushby and Murray Forbes, executors of Thos. Stockdale before 1807, that on 21st March, 1796, Robert Turnbull, now deceased, gave Stockdale his obligation for £331. Robert died in 1802, at Winchester, and administration granted to Adam Douglass, whose sureties are Thos. Parker, Lawrence Batter (Butler) and John Jolliffe. Douglass secured his securities by deeds of trust on property in Loudon and Hardy Counties. Miles Selden has purchased the interest of Ann Turnbull, relict and sole distributee of Robert. Suit revived in name of William Selden, administrator of Miles Selden. Next of kin of Ro. Turnbill are two brothers living in Scotland. Deed, 12th October, 1801, by Ro. Turnbull of Frederick to (Ann McMullen of Frederick and) Adam Douglass, 348 acres on Opeckon, marriage settlement. Recorded in Frederick. Deed, 5th November, 1805, between Adam Douglass of Frederick, Thos. Parker, Lawrence Butler and John Jolliffe of Frederick, Obed Waite of Frederick, deed to indemnify Parker, Butler and Jolliffe, 2-1/2 (21-1/2?) acres in Hardy bought from Aaron and Moses Walton, adjoining Alexr. and Jonathan Simpson. Deed of trust dated 20th November, 1810, between Joseph Lewis, Jr., of Loudon County; Ro. Page of Frederick, Thos. Parker, Lawrence Butler and John Jolliffe of Frederick, tract land in Culpeper. (Note: this Alexander Simpson?)

Records in Botetourt County, VA

1780 May 11 - Alexander Simpson failed to appear for jury duty (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 320)
1780 May 16 - Samuel Givens sold 133 acres on James River to Alexander Simpson (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net, Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 565)
1782 - Alexander Simpson taxed for 183 acres, Solomon Simpson was taxed for 325 acres and John Simpson’s estate was taxed for 24 acres (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)
1782 - June 13 - Alexander Simpson appeared for jury duty (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 358)
1786 - January 10 - Alexander Simpson was allowed to build a grist mill over Mill Creek on his own land. (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 407)
1786 - August 8 Wm & Mary Lawrence sold land on James River to Alexander Simpson (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)
1787 - April 11 Alexander Simpson was appointed to view a road proposed by James Wright (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 421)
1787 May 9 - Alexander Simpson sold 133 acres on James River to David May (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net) James Simpson appeared in court (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 422)
1787 September 13 - Alexander Simpson bought 320 acres on Cowpasture River from Aaron Hughes (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)
1790 April 6 - Alexander Simpson obtained a grant of 120 acres adjoining McBell (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)
1790 April 7 - Alexander Simpson obtained a grant of 400 acres on Craigs Creek (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)
1792 May 5 - Alexander Simpson obtained a grant of 250 acres on Longs Entry Creek (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)
1792 September 11 - Alexander Simpson was appointed surveyor of the road (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 451)
19 Jul 1793. - Land Grant - Alexander Simpson, 200 acres in Botetourt Co VA "... on both sides of the Cowpasture River and also on both sides of HANLEYs Mill Creek adjoining the Land of GEORGE LEMONS, JOHN HANLEY Jun'r and his own Land ... Beginning at a Maple and two elms on the bank of the River on the East side ... crossing the River to a spanish oak corner to the Land of said LEMONS ..." [Source: VA Land Office Treasury Warrant #14183 issued 12 Sep 1782. Survey 26 Jun 1789].
1794 July 17 - Alexander Simpson sold 250 acres on Longs Entry Creek to Matthew Harvey (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)
1794 August 11 - Alexander Simpson sold 120 plus 400 acres on Craigs Creek to James Breckenridge (Botetourt Co. VA Settlers by Charles T. Burton, Bonnie Simpson-Valko bsimpson@tcsn.net)
1800 - Alexander Simpson and Nancy Phillips were married (Annals of Southwest Virginia by Lewis Preston Summers p. 523)
[Source: http://www.nonawilliams.com/names/simpson/simpsons_botetourt_va.htm]

Notes

An IGI submission has Alexander Simpson as the son of a James Simpson (more research necessary).


Note: is Alexander Simpson of Botetourt same one in Hardy County, or two different ? Research needed.

Citations

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/c/h/Barbara-A-Schneider-Cutchogue/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0286.html
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).