Bud Hart1

M, b. circa 1895
FatherWilliam Frank Hart b. c 1866
MotherVianna S. Simpson b. c 1866
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1895Bud was born circa 1895 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1915He married Melissa Gibbs circa 1915.1 

Family

Melissa Gibbs b. c 1895

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Melissa Gibbs

F, b. circa 1895
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1895Melissa was born circa 1895. 
Marriage*circa 1915She married Bud Hart, son of William Frank Hart and Vianna S. Simpson, circa 1915.1 
Married Namecirca 1915 As of circa 1915,her married name was Hart. 

Family

Bud Hart b. c 1895

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Oddie Hart1

M, b. circa 1896
FatherWilliam Frank Hart b. c 1866
MotherVianna S. Simpson b. c 1866
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1896Oddie was born circa 1896 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1915He married Charlia Lankford circa 1915. 

Family

Charlia Lankford b. c 1895

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Charlia Lankford

F, b. circa 1895
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1895Charlia was born circa 1895. 
Marriage*circa 1915She married Oddie Hart, son of William Frank Hart and Vianna S. Simpson, circa 1915. 
Married Namecirca 1915 As of circa 1915,her married name was Hart. 

Family

Oddie Hart b. c 1896

Melvina Hart1

F, b. circa 1898
FatherWilliam Frank Hart b. c 1866
MotherVianna S. Simpson b. c 1866
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1898Melvina was born circa 1898 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1920She married Culp (-----) circa 1920. 
Married Namecirca 1920 As of circa 1920,her married name was (-----). 

Family

Culp (-----) b. c 1900

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Culp (-----)

M, b. circa 1900
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1900Culp was born circa 1900. 
Marriage*circa 1920He married Melvina Hart, daughter of William Frank Hart and Vianna S. Simpson, circa 1920. 

Family

Melvina Hart b. c 1898

Sally Ann Bull1

F, b. 25 February 1893, d. 9 June 1982
FatherJames Henry Bull b. 13 Nov 1871
MotherMelvina Clara 'Bek' Simpson b. c 1871
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited2 Sep 2016
Birth*25 February 1893Sally was born on 25 February 1893 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*circa 1908She married James 'Jim' Thomas Thornes Sr., son of Robert Clem Thornes and Rebecca E. Tyler, circa 1908.3 
Married Namecirca 1908 As of circa 1908,her married name was Thornes. 
Census w/husband*1910Sally was listed with her husband in the census of 1910 at Metompkin District, Accomack Co, VA. The HH was headed by James Thornes, a 21 year old clammer. Listed with him were Sallie A. Thornes, a 17 year old wife; and Soctia Ann Thornes, age 1 1/12.3 
Census w/husband1930Sally was listed with her husband in the census of 1930 at Franktown District, Northampton Co, VA. The HH was headed by James Thornes, a 40 year old waterman. Listed with him were Sallie A. Thornes, 36 year old wife; Edward Thornes, a 17 year old son; Mildred C. Thornes, a 10 year old daughter; Sarita G. Thornes, a 10 year old daughter; and Roman Thornes, a 7 year old son.4 
Census w/husband1940Sally was listed with her husband in the census of 1940 at Franktown District, Northampton Co, VA. The HH was headed by James Thorns, a 47 year old clammer. Listed with him were Sallie Thorns, a 46 year old wife; Ramon W. Thorns, a 17 year old son; George Taylor, a 25 year old fisherman and son-in-law; Servader Taylor, a 20 year old daughter; Jackson Taylor, a 2 year old grandson; and Winnie M. Taylor, a 7/12 year old granddaughter.5 
Death*9 June 1982She died on 9 June 1982 at Nursing Home, Parksley, Accomack Co, VA, at age 89. She was shown as Sallie Bull Thornes, the daughter of James H. Bull and Clara Anne Hart and the wife of James Thornes Sr. Burial was in Belle Haven Cemetery, Belle Haven, VA.2 
Burial*Sally was buried at Occohannock Cemetery (Belle Haven East), Belle Haven, Accomack Co, VA.2 

Family

James 'Jim' Thomas Thornes Sr. b. 15 Oct 1889, d. 18 Aug 1969
Marriage*circa 1908She married James 'Jim' Thomas Thornes Sr., son of Robert Clem Thornes and Rebecca E. Tyler, circa 1908.3 
Children 1.Mildred Catherine Thornes4 b. 10 Apr 1919, d. 5 Nov 1930
 2.Serreader Gladys Thornes+6 b. 10 Aug 1919, d. 4 Sep 2000
 3.Roman W. Thornes4 b. 1922, d. 1982
 4.William T. Thornes7 b. 1930, d. 2013
 5.(inf s/o Jim) Thornes7 b. 1934, d. 1934

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Sallie Bull Thornes in the Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1910 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.
  4. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1930 Federal Census, Northampton Co, VA.
  5. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1940 Federal Census, Northampton Co, VA.
  6. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Serreader Thornes Taylor in the Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  7. [S2665] Mitzie Tayor, Thornes Family Information.

James 'Jim' Thomas Thornes Sr.1,2

M, b. 15 October 1889, d. 18 August 1969
FatherRobert Clem Thornes3 b. 10 Mar 1865, d. 19 Apr 1919
MotherRebecca E. Tyler2 b. c 1861
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited2 Sep 2016
Birth*15 October 1889James was born on 15 October 1889 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/parents*1900James was listed with his parents in the census of 1900 at Metompkin District, Accomack Co, VA. The HH was headed by R.C. Thorns, age 35. Listed with him were Rebecca Thorns, a 37 year old wife; Lucy B. Thorns, a 17 year old daughter; Elizabeth Thorns, a 15 year old daughter; Dennis Thorns, a 13 year old son; James Thorns, an 11 year old son; Louis Thorns, a 7 year old son; and Edward Thorns, a 1 year old son.3 
Marriage*circa 1908He married Sally Ann Bull, daughter of James Henry Bull and Melvina Clara 'Bek' Simpson, circa 1908.4 
Census head*1910James was listed as a head of household in the census of 1910 at Metompkin District, Accomack Co, VA. The HH was headed by James Thornes, a 21 year old clammer. Listed with him were Sallie A. Thornes, a 17 year old wife; and Soctia Ann Thornes, age 1 1/12.4 
Census head1930James was listed as a head of household in the census of 1930 at Franktown District, Northampton Co, VA. The HH was headed by James Thornes, a 40 year old waterman. Listed with him were Sallie A. Thornes, 36 year old wife; Edward Thornes, a 17 year old son; Mildred C. Thornes, a 10 year old daughter; Sarita G. Thornes, a 10 year old daughter; and Roman Thornes, a 7 year old son.5 
Census head1940James was listed as a head of household in the census of 1940 at Franktown District, Northampton Co, VA. The HH was headed by James Thorns, a 47 year old clammer. Listed with him were Sallie Thorns, a 46 year old wife; Ramon W. Thorns, a 17 year old son; George Taylor, a 25 year old fisherman and son-in-law; Servader Taylor, a 20 year old daughter; Jackson Taylor, a 2 year old grandson; and Winnie M. Taylor, a 7/12 year old granddaughter.6 
Death*18 August 1969He died on 18 August 1969 at Bloxom, Accomack Co, VA, at age 79. He was shown as James Thomas Thornes Sr., the son of Clem Thomas and Rebecca Tyler. His spouse was Sally Thornes.2 
Burial*James was buried at Occohannock Cemetery (Belle Haven East), Belle Haven, Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

Sally Ann Bull b. 25 Feb 1893, d. 9 Jun 1982
Marriage*circa 1908He married Sally Ann Bull, daughter of James Henry Bull and Melvina Clara 'Bek' Simpson, circa 1908.4 
Children 1.Mildred Catherine Thornes5 b. 10 Apr 1919, d. 5 Nov 1930
 2.Serreader Gladys Thornes+7 b. 10 Aug 1919, d. 4 Sep 2000
 3.Roman W. Thornes5 b. 1922, d. 1982
 4.William T. Thornes8 b. 1930, d. 2013
 5.(inf s/o Jim) Thornes8 b. 1934, d. 1934

Citations

  1. [S2259] findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 73558967 (James T. Thornes Sr.).
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, James Thomas Thornes Sr in the Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1900 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.
  4. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1910 Federal Census, Accomack Co, VA.
  5. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1930 Federal Census, Northampton Co, VA.
  6. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1940 Federal Census, Northampton Co, VA.
  7. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Serreader Thornes Taylor in the Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S2665] Mitzie Tayor, Thornes Family Information.

Dorsey Simpson1

M, b. circa 1900
FatherWilliam A. Simpson b. c 1876
MotherHetty Ann Simpson b. 25 Sep 1879
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1900Dorsey was born circa 1900 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1920He married Beulah Spence circa 1920.1 

Family

Beulah Spence b. c 1900

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Beulah Spence

F, b. circa 1900
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1900Beulah was born circa 1900. 
Marriage*circa 1920She married Dorsey Simpson, son of William A. Simpson and Hetty Ann Simpson, circa 1920.1 
Married Namecirca 1920 As of circa 1920,her married name was Simpson. 

Family

Dorsey Simpson b. c 1900

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Roland Simpson Sr.1

M, b. circa 1902
FatherWilliam A. Simpson b. c 1876
MotherHetty Ann Simpson b. 25 Sep 1879
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1902Roland was born circa 1902 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1920He married Myrtle Spence circa 1920. 

Family

Myrtle Spence b. c 1900

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Myrtle Spence

F, b. circa 1900
ChartsDescendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1900Myrtle was born circa 1900. 
Marriage*circa 1920She married Roland Simpson Sr., son of William A. Simpson and Hetty Ann Simpson, circa 1920. 
Married Namecirca 1920 As of circa 1920,her married name was Simpson. 

Family

Roland Simpson Sr. b. c 1902

Elizabeth B. 'Lizzie' Ewell

F, b. 1874, d. 1943
Last Edited8 Feb 2004
Birth*1874Elizabeth was born in 1874 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*24 December 1890She married Samuel W. Thornton, son of James W. Thornton and Matilda Jane Killmon, on 24 December 1890 at Somerset Co, MD. They were shown only as Samule W. Thornton, age 21 and Lizzie B. Ewell, age 21. No other information was given..2 
Married Name24 December 1890 As of 24 December 1890,her married name was Thornton. 
Death*1943Elizabeth died in 1943.1 
Burial*Her body was interred at Groton's Cem, Hallwood, Acc Co, VA.1 

Family

Samuel W. Thornton b. 16 Sep 1870, d. 1935
Child 1.Stewart Thornton b. c 1892

Citations

  1. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  2. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.

Stewart Thornton1

M, b. circa 1892
FatherSamuel W. Thornton b. 16 Sep 1870, d. 1935
MotherElizabeth B. 'Lizzie' Ewell b. 1874, d. 1943
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1892Stewart was born circa 1892. 

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Alfred Thomas Thornton1

M, b. 1855, d. 1925
FatherJames W. Thornton b. c 1834, d. 7 Jan 1906
MotherMatilda Jane Killmon b. c 1834
Last Edited30 Mar 2004
Birth*1855Alfred was born in 1855 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/parents*1860Alfred was listed with his parents in the census of 1860 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Albert Thornton, age 6 in HH#536 headed by Jas. Thornton of W., a 25 year old oysterman..3 
Census w/parents1870Alfred was listed with his parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Albert Thornton, a 16 year old farm laborer in HH#MT429 headed by James Thornton, a 35 year old farmer..4 
Marriage*26 December 1877He married Alice D. Ewell, daughter of John Ewell and Sarah Ann (-----), on 26 December 1877. He was shown as Alfred T. Thornton, a 24 year old oysterman, the son of James & Jane Thornton and she was shown as Alice D. Ewell, age 19, the daughter of Jno. & Sarah Ann Ewell. They were married by F.H. Mullineaux..1 
Census head*1880Alfred was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1880 at Metompkin Dist, North, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as A.L. Thornton a head of HH, a 25 year old sailor. Listed with him were the following Thorntons: Alice D., a 22 year old wife and house keeper; and Lutitia L., a 10 month old daughter..5 
Reported birth*25 January 1896Alfred reported a birth on 25 January 1896 at Bloxom, Acc Co, VA. It was on this date that Alfred T. Thornton reported the birth of his son Morrell G. Thornton..6 
Marriage*8 December 1901He married Mary C. Berry, daughter of John Berry and Jane (-----), on 8 December 1901 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Alfred T. Thornton, a 44 year old widowed farmer, the son of James W. & Matilda J. Thornton and she was shown as Mary C. Berry, age 35 and single, the daughter of John Berry..7 
Death*1925Alfred died in 1925.2 
Burial*His body was interred at Guilford Ch Cem, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family 1

Alice D. Ewell b. 1857, d. 1901
Marriage*26 December 1877He married Alice D. Ewell, daughter of John Ewell and Sarah Ann (-----), on 26 December 1877. He was shown as Alfred T. Thornton, a 24 year old oysterman, the son of James & Jane Thornton and she was shown as Alice D. Ewell, age 19, the daughter of Jno. & Sarah Ann Ewell. They were married by F.H. Mullineaux..1 
Children 1.Letitia Lee Thornton b. 3 Aug 1879
 2.(son_of Alfred.T) Thornton b. 2 Oct 1886
 3.Alfred J. Thornton b. 1890, d. 1973
 4.Herbert F. Thornton b. 6 Apr 1893
 5.Morrell G. Thornton b. 25 Jan 1896
 6.Clara May Thornton b. c 1900

Family 2

Mary C. Berry b. c 1865
Marriage*8 December 1901He married Mary C. Berry, daughter of John Berry and Jane (-----), on 8 December 1901 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Alfred T. Thornton, a 44 year old widowed farmer, the son of James W. & Matilda J. Thornton and she was shown as Mary C. Berry, age 35 and single, the daughter of John Berry..7 

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  5. [S748] LDS Family History Resource File, 1880 United States Census and National Index (CD Set).
  6. [S786] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume III, 1887-1896.
  7. [S43] Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Register #4, 1896-1925.

Alice D. Ewell1

F, b. 1857, d. 1901
FatherJohn Ewell b. c 1836
MotherSarah Ann (-----) b. c 1835
Last Edited15 Mar 2004
Birth*1857Alice was born in 1857 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*26 December 1877She married Alfred Thomas Thornton, son of James W. Thornton and Matilda Jane Killmon, on 26 December 1877. He was shown as Alfred T. Thornton, a 24 year old oysterman, the son of James & Jane Thornton and she was shown as Alice D. Ewell, age 19, the daughter of Jno. & Sarah Ann Ewell. They were married by F.H. Mullineaux..1 
Married Name26 December 1877 As of 26 December 1877,her married name was Thornton. 
Census head*1880Alice was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1880 at Metompkin Dist, North, Acc Co, VA. She was shown as Alice D. Thornton, a 22 year old wife and house keeper in a household headed by A.L. Thornton, a 25 year old sailor..3 
Death*1901Alice died in 1901.2 
Burial*Her body was interred at Guilford Ch Cem, Acc Co, VA.2 

Family

Alfred Thomas Thornton b. 1855, d. 1925
Children 1.Letitia Lee Thornton b. 3 Aug 1879
 2.(son_of Alfred.T) Thornton b. 2 Oct 1886
 3.Alfred J. Thornton b. 1890, d. 1973
 4.Herbert F. Thornton b. 6 Apr 1893
 5.Morrell G. Thornton b. 25 Jan 1896
 6.Clara May Thornton b. c 1900

Citations

  1. [S551] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1854-1895 (Recorded in Licenses and Ministers' Returns).
  2. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S748] LDS Family History Resource File, 1880 United States Census and National Index (CD Set).

John Ewell

M, b. circa 1836
Last Edited12 Jan 2002
Birth*circa 1836John was born circa 1836 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/another*1850John was listed with another family in the census of in 1850 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as John Ewell, age 14 in HH#921 headed by Thomas P. Lewis, a 40 year old farmer..1 
Marriage*circa 1855He married Sarah Ann (-----) circa 1855. 

Family

Sarah Ann (-----) b. c 1835
Child 1.Alice D. Ewell+ b. 1857, d. 1901

Citations

  1. [S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.

Sarah Ann (-----)

F, b. circa 1835
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1835Sarah was born circa 1835. 
Marriage*circa 1855She married John Ewell circa 1855. 
Married Namecirca 1855 As of circa 1855,her married name was Ewell. 

Family

John Ewell b. c 1836
Child 1.Alice D. Ewell+ b. 1857, d. 1901

William E. 'Bud' Thornton1,2

M, b. 1866, d. 1943
FatherJames W. Thornton b. c 1834, d. 7 Jan 1906
MotherMatilda Jane Killmon b. c 1834
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited8 Apr 2004
Birth*1866William was born in 1866 at Accomack Co, VA.3,2 
Census w/parents*1870William was listed with his parents in the census of 1870 at Metompkin District, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as William Thornton, age 4 in HH#MT429 headed by James Thornton, a 35 year old farmer..2 
Census w/parents1880William was listed with his parents in the census of 1880 at Metompkin Dist, North, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Wm. E. Thornton, a 13 year old son in a household headed by James Thornton, a 46 year old farmer..4 
Marriage*circa 1886He married Amanda S. Kelly, daughter of Edward F. Kelly and Sarah A. Hart, circa 1886.1 
Death*1943William died in 1943.3 
Burial*His body was interred at Wessells Cem, Mears, Acc Co, VA.3 

Family

Amanda S. Kelly b. 1867, d. 1945
Child 1.Duray H. Thornton b. 14 Jun 1887, d. 10 Sep 1887

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.
  2. [S675] Gail M. Walczyk, 1870 Accomack Co, VA, Census, Part 1, Accomack Parish.
  3. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.
  4. [S748] LDS Family History Resource File, 1880 United States Census and National Index (CD Set).

Evelyn Thornton1

F, b. circa 1858
FatherJames W. Thornton b. c 1834, d. 7 Jan 1906
MotherMatilda Jane Killmon b. c 1834
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1858Evelyn was born circa 1858 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1880She married William 'Bill' Ladford circa 1880. 
Married Namecirca 1880 As of circa 1880,her married name was Ladford. 

Family

William 'Bill' Ladford b. c 1860

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

William 'Bill' Ladford

M, b. circa 1860
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1860William was born circa 1860. 
Marriage*circa 1880He married Evelyn Thornton, daughter of James W. Thornton and Matilda Jane Killmon, circa 1880. 

Family

Evelyn Thornton b. c 1858

Jim Ed Thornton Sr.1

M, b. circa 1882
FatherJohn D. Thornton b. c 1857
MotherElizabeth Ann 'Liz Ann' Kelly b. c 1859
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1882Jim was born circa 1882 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1900He married Shorty Ball circa 1900.1 

Family

Shorty Ball b. c 1880
Children 1.Nolan Thornton b. c 1902
 2.Jim Ed Thornton Jr. b. c 1904
 3.Lizzie Thornton b. c 1904

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Shorty Ball

F, b. circa 1880
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1880Shorty was born circa 1880. 
Marriage*circa 1900She married Jim Ed Thornton Sr., son of John D. Thornton and Elizabeth Ann 'Liz Ann' Kelly, circa 1900.1 
Married Namecirca 1900 As of circa 1900,her married name was Thornton. 

Family

Jim Ed Thornton Sr. b. c 1882
Children 1.Nolan Thornton b. c 1902
 2.Jim Ed Thornton Jr. b. c 1904
 3.Lizzie Thornton b. c 1904

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Nolan Thornton1

F, b. circa 1902
FatherJim Ed Thornton Sr. b. c 1882
MotherShorty Ball b. c 1880
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1902Nolan was born circa 1902 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Jim Ed Thornton Jr.1

M, b. circa 1904
FatherJim Ed Thornton Sr. b. c 1882
MotherShorty Ball b. c 1880
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1904Jim was born circa 1904. 

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Lizzie Thornton1

F, b. circa 1904
FatherJim Ed Thornton Sr. b. c 1882
MotherShorty Ball b. c 1880
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1904Lizzie was born circa 1904 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Arseen Thornton1

M, b. circa 1884
FatherJohn D. Thornton b. c 1857
MotherElizabeth Ann 'Liz Ann' Kelly b. c 1859
ChartsDescendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited3 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1884Arseen was born circa 1884 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Citations

  1. [S568] Killmon-Hart-Simpson Family Papers, Dewey Simpson, 1972.

Thomas Simpson Jr.1

M, b. circa 1686, d. February 1728
FatherThomas Simpson Sr. b. c 1660, d. Jan 1726
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1660
Last Edited19 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1686Thomas was born circa 1686 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720He married Rhoda 'Rhody' Clark (Clark? circa 1720.2 
Land bought*1723Thomas bought land in 1723 at Accomack Co, VA. He bought 200 acres of Whitelaw's tract A105, which is just south of the present town of Parksley, from Peter Cornelius. In 1751, Thomas Simpson, son of William (brother of Thomas Jr.), gave a quitclaim deed to Southy Simpson, son of Thomas (Jr.) The deed stated that their fathers William and Thomas (Jr.) had bought the 200 acres jointly from Peter Cornelius, but that the deed had been made out to Thomas Simpson (Jr.) alone, and that he had died before a division had been made with his brother William. The latter had brought suit for such a division against Southy, son and heir of Thomas (Jr.), but William also had died before any settlement was made. The cousins now made an agreement, and Thomas released to Southy any interest in the land he might have inherited..3 
Will - Father's*6 January 1726Thomas was named in his father's will on 6 January 1726 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*February 1728Thomas died in February 1728.2 
Anecdote* He (wife Rhody) died intestate, leaving a son Southy as heir-at-law, and the widow married Peter Parker Copes. In 1755 Southy and wife Comfort Simpson sold 220 acres of the Thomas Simpson Jr. part of Whitelaw's tract A104 to John Dix, Jr., who at the same time sold an inheritance from tract A103 to Simpson, so the two sales were in the nature of an exchange. In 1756 John and Leah Dix sold 100 acres to Mack Williams Wright, it being the eastern end of John's land, including the strip extending to the highway, so he apparently had settled on the western part.4 
Admin of estate*6 March 1728Administration of Thomas's estate was filed on 6 March 1728 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Rhody Simpson was named to administer his estate.2 

Family

Rhoda 'Rhody' Clark (Clark? b. c 1700
Marriage*circa 1720He married Rhoda 'Rhody' Clark (Clark? circa 1720.2 
Child 1.Col. Southy Simpson+ b. c 1720, d. 1779

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 76.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 91.
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1092.
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1088.

Elizabeth Simpson1

F, b. circa 1688
FatherThomas Simpson Sr. b. c 1660, d. Jan 1726
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1660
Last Edited18 Jan 2012
Birth*circa 1688Elizabeth was born circa 1688 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*6 January 1726Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 6 January 1726 at Accomack Co, VA. She appeared to be unmarried at the time..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 76.

Mary Simpson1

F, b. circa 1689, d. before 25 March 1746
FatherThomas Simpson Sr. b. c 1660, d. Jan 1726
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1660
Last Edited18 Jan 2012
Birth*circa 1689Mary was born circa 1689. 
Will - Father's*6 January 1726Mary was named in her father's will on 6 January 1726 at Accomack Co, VA. She appeared to be unmarried at the time..1 
Death*before 25 March 1746Mary died before 25 March 1746 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Admin of estate*25 March 1746Administration of Mary's estate was filed on 25 March 1746 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Charles Rew was named to administer her estate. Thomas Crippen was the security.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 76.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 133.

Rachel Simpson1

F, b. circa 1694
FatherThomas Simpson Sr. b. c 1660, d. Jan 1726
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1660
Last Edited18 Jan 2012
Birth*circa 1694Rachel was born circa 1694. 
Will - Father's*6 January 1726Rachel was named in her father's will on 6 January 1726 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently unmarried at the time..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 76.

Patience Simpson1

F, b. circa 1698
FatherThomas Simpson Sr. b. c 1660, d. Jan 1726
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1660
Last Edited18 Jan 2012
Birth*circa 1698Patience was born circa 1698. 
Will - Father's*6 January 1726Patience was named in her father's will on 6 January 1726 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 76.

John Simpson1

M, b. circa 1700, d. 1742
FatherThomas Simpson Sr. b. c 1660, d. Jan 1726
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1660
Last Edited18 Jan 2012
Birth*circa 1700John was born circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720He married Mary (-----) circa 1720. 
Will - Father's*6 January 1726John was named in his father's will on 6 January 1726 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Was Living30 December 1736John was living on 30 December 1736 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that he, Tobias Bull, Roger Abbott & Thomas Riley were named in John Melson's will to divide the estate upon John's wife death or marriage..2 
Was Living30 December 1740John was living on 30 December 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that he, Edmund Bayly and Southy Rew were named in Isaac Dix's will to appraise and divide his estate between his wife and children..3 
Was Living27 January 1741John was living on 27 January 1741 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that he and Mason Abbott were the securities on the administration of the estate of William Taylor to his widow Mary Taylor..4 
Will*23 December 1741He made a will on 23 December 1741 at Accomack Co, VA. To wife Mary. To son Thomas Simpson plantation and marsh where I now live being 442 acres reserving his mother's thirds. To daughter Sinah Simpson, daughter Mary and Ann (wife Mary mother of all the children). Wife and children residual legatees. Wife executrix. Witnessess were Southy Rew, Job Haddersick, and William Riley..5 
Death*1742John died in 1742.6 
Anecdote* He (wife Mary) left 330 acres from Whitelaw's tract A104 ((ITAL:)John Simpson Part(:ITAL)) that he had inherited from his father Thomas Simpson Sr. and other lands in the vicinity to his son Thomas; according to his father's will he had inherited 200 acres, and is known to have bought 60 acres from tract A117, which leaves 70 acres unaccounted for. In 1760 his son Thomas left to his sisters Siner, Mary and Ann, who married respectively Ralph Justice, Charles Bayly and Thomas W. Rodgers; the land was divided by cross lines parallel to the north line of the tract, the Baylys getting the north strip, the Rodgers the middle and the Justices the one next to the John Dix land. (ITAL:)Mary Bayly Part(:ITAL): In 1765 Mary Bayly and her husband Charles sold her third to Thomas W. Rodgers. After his death, his widow Ann married Jonathan West and in 1770 the Wests sold this original Bayly part to Charles West, who in 1794, with his wife Anne, sold as 104 acres to Charles Rew. ((ITAL:)Ann Rodgers Part(:ITAL)): In 1792 Ann West, as widow of her second husband Jonathan West, sold her own inherited 104 acres to Southy Simpson, who had married her daughter Hannah Rodgers; another daughter, Polly Rodgers, was living on the property, so perhaps what Ann intended to convey was only her life interest in half of it. In 1794 the Simpsons sold to the Overseers of the Poor, the deed stating that they were selling only half of the land; no deed from Polly Rodgers was ever found, but all of this part eventually was owned by the Overseers. ((ITAL:)Sinah Justice Part(:ITAL)): After the deaths of Sinah and Ralph Justice, the title to this part passed to a son William, who in 1805 with his wife Sarah sold their 104 acres to the Overseers "for the use and support of the poor house which has been erected in this county." The Overseers thus owned 208 acres, and while it is not now owned by the county, no disposition of it was ever found.7 
Probate*26 October 1742John's will was probated on 26 October 1742 at Accomack Co, VA.6 

Family

Mary (-----) b. c 1700, d. b 30 Dec 1760
Marriage*circa 1720He married Mary (-----) circa 1720. 
Children 1.Thomas Simpson b. c 1722, d. 1760
 2.Anne Simpson+ b. c 1734
 3.Mary Simpson+ b. c 1740, d. Nov 1817
 4.Sinah Simpson+ b. c 1741

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 76.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 108.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 123.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 114.
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126 (will of John Simpson, wife Mary).
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126.
  7. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1090.

Sarah Simpson1

F, b. circa 1702
FatherThomas Simpson Sr. b. c 1660, d. Jan 1726
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1660
Last Edited18 Jan 2012
Birth*circa 1702Sarah was born circa 1702 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*6 January 1726Sarah was named in her father's will on 6 January 1726 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 76.

Paul Simpson

M, b. circa 1600
Last Edited5 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1600Paul was born circa 1600. 
Was Living29 April 1645Paul was living on 29 April 1645 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Paul 'Sympson,' marriner and Master's mate of the ship "Blessing" of Virginia petitioned the Court for the effects of the deceased John Russell, who accidentally drowned 20 Apr 1645 at Northampton, on behalf of his widow and children in England..1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 16.

Patricke Simpson

M, b. circa 1600
Last Edited5 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1600Patricke was born circa 1600. 
Was Living5 February 1646Patricke was living on 5 February 1646 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Patricke 'Simson' and Francis Jarvis witnessed the will of Rowland Mills..1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 19.

Martin Simpson

M, b. 1647
Last Edited24 Dec 2012
Birth*1647Martin was born in 1647 at Northampton Co, VA. On 30 Dec 1675 in N'hamp Co Court Jno Luke gave deposition that on 2 Dec being at the house of John Furrs at which time came Marcus Hagamond. William Cascoine, Constable and Henry Gascoine came to search the house of Furrs (by a warrent from Capt. Isaac Foxcroft) for some Ribband which Furrs pretended was stole from his son-in-law (meaning step-son) James Nevels by Marcus Hagamond. And then & there Furrs called Marcus a rogue, theefe & pick pocket rogue, and that Furrs would prove Marcus to be with abundance of such approbrious(sic) language and more John Furrs said I am said to be the biggest theefe in Accomack, but I think Marcus Hagamond is a verier theefe than I and that if Furrs pleased to indict him he could hang him. On the same day the deposition of Henry Gascoine aged 22 years or thereabouts. That on 2 Dec instant going to John Furrs house with his father who went there to make search of some Ribband which Furrs alledged Marcus Hagamond had stole then & there heard John Furrs call Marcus Hagamond thee rogue & pickpocket rogue and said that if he were minded to indict him he could hang him and further said James to bee the veryest rogue in Accomack, but I think Marcus Hagamond is a verier Rogue than I am. The deposition of Martin Simpson aged 28 years or there abouts saith that being in the company with Marcus Hagamond, Marcus told him he took the key of James Nevells chest out of his pocket & caused the same to bee unlocked & put the key in Nevells pocket again. The Deposition of Elizabeth Gunter, aged 20 year or thereabouts, heard Marcus Hagamond declare that he had James Nevills key of his chest the Saturday night & was at his chest and did hear him also that night declare (after some combustion in Furrs house) that they were all well & went to hide the cutlasse in James Nevells chest but could not find it. The depostiion of Mathew Holst, aged 25 years or thereabouts, he hearing John Furrs tax Marcus Hagamond about some Ribband taken out of James Nevells chest heard Marcus declare that he took the key out of James Nevells pocket and went to the chest but took nothing out & put the key in his pocket again. Anne Simpson, aged 16 years or thereabouts, assented to what is above declared..1 
Anecdote*30 December 1675 On 30 Dec 1675 in N'hamp Co Court Jno Luke gave deposition that on 2 Dec being at the house of John Furrs at which time came Marcus Hagamond. William Cascoine, Constable and Henry Gascoine came to search the house of Furrs (by a warrent from Capt. Isaac Foxcroft) for some Ribband which Furrs pretended was stole from his son-in-law (meaning step-son) James Nevels by Marcus Hagamond. And then & there Furrs called Marcus a rogue, theefe & pick pocket rogue, and that Furrs would prove Marcus to be with abundance of such approbrious(sic) language and more John Furrs said I am said to be the biggest theefe in Accomack, but I think Marcus Hagamond is a verier theefe than I and that if Furrs pleased to indict him he could hang him. On the same day the deposition of Henry Gascoine aged 22 years or thereabouts. That on 2 Dec instant going to John Furrs house with his father who went there to make search of some Ribband which Furrs alledged Marcus Hagamond had stole then & there heard John Furrs call Marcus Hagamond thee rogue & pickpocket rogue and said that if he were minded to indict him he could hang him and further said James to bee the veryest rogue in Accomack, but I think Marcus Hagamond is a verier Rogue than I am. The deposition of Martin Simpson aged 28 years or there abouts saith that being in the company with Marcus Hagamond, Marcus told him he took the key of James Nevells chest out of his pocket & caused the same to bee unlocked & put the key in Nevells pocket again. The Deposition of Elizabeth Gunter, aged 20 year or thereabouts, heard Marcus Hagamond declare that he had James Nevills key of his chest the Saturday night & was at his chest and did hear him also that night declare (after some combustion in Furrs house) that they were all well & went to hide the cutlasse in James Nevells chest but could not find it. The depostiion of Mathew Holst, aged 25 years or thereabouts, he hearing John Furrs tax Marcus Hagamond about some Ribband taken out of James Nevells chest heard Marcus declare that he took the key out of James Nevells pocket and went to the chest but took nothing out & put the key in his pocket again. Anne Simpson, aged 16 years or thereabouts, assented to what is above declared.1 
Was Living29 September 1677Martin was living on 29 September 1677 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Martin Simpson was named the administrator of the estate of Robert Butler as his greatest creditor, upon the deceased kinsman Joseph Hickman's relinquishment of the same. Andrew Andrews and James Nevell were securities..2 

Citations

  1. [S2106] Dr. Howard Mackey & Candy McMahan Perry, Northampton Co, VA, Record Book, Deeds, Wills &c, Volume 10, 1674-1678, p. 112-114 (John Furrs accuses Marcus Hagamond of being a pickpocket).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 100.

Joane Simpson

F, b. circa 1640
Last Edited5 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1640Joane was born circa 1640. 
Was Living11 September 1680Joane was living on 11 September 1680 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Joane Simpson and Dr. James Watt witnessed the will of Edmund Kelly, wife Frances. The widow Frances married Robert Fletcher..1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 114.

Ann Simpson

F, b. circa 1650
Last Edited19 Oct 2010
Birth*circa 1650Ann was born circa 1650. 
Was Living27 July 1692Ann was living on 27 July 1692 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Ann (O) 'Simson' and George (X) Green witnessed the nuncup. will of Eustace Parsons at the house of Richard Bundick..1 
Was Living17 November 1693Ann was living on 17 November 1693 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Ann (O) Simpson witnessed the nuncup. will of Susanna Gunter, who had a child Sarah and brothers Robert Widgeon and Edward Gunter..2 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 146.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 149.

Rhoda 'Rhody' Clark (Clark?1

F, b. circa 1700
Last Edited22 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1700Rhoda was born circa 1700. 
Marriage*circa 1720She married Thomas Simpson Jr., son of Thomas Simpson Sr. and (-----) (-----), circa 1720.2 
Married Namecirca 1720 As of circa 1720,her married name was Simpson. 
Administrator*6 March 1727Rhoda was named as administrator of an estate on 6 March 1727 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that she was named to administer the estate of Thomas Simpson.2 
Marriage*circa 1728She married Peter Parker Copes I, son of Giles Copes II and Elizabeth Parker, circa 1728 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Married Namecirca 1728 As of circa 1728,her married name was Copes. 
Will - Husb's*11 February 1760Rhoda was named in her husband's will on 11 February 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife Rhody in the will of Peter Parker Copes..4 

Family 1

Thomas Simpson Jr. b. c 1686, d. Feb 1728
Marriage*circa 1720She married Thomas Simpson Jr., son of Thomas Simpson Sr. and (-----) (-----), circa 1720.2 
Child 1.Col. Southy Simpson+ b. c 1720, d. 1779

Family 2

Peter Parker Copes I b. c 1700, d. b 26 Feb 1760
Marriage*circa 1728She married Peter Parker Copes I, son of Giles Copes II and Elizabeth Parker, circa 1728 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Children 1.Peter Parker Copes II+4 b. c 1730, d. b 31 Jul 1770
 2.Charles Copes Sr.+4 b. c 1740
 3.Solomon Copes+4 b. c 1750, d. b 28 Jan 1778
 4.Capt. Thomas (of Peter Parker) Copes4 b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S1988] Dean Hickman, Melfa, VA,.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 91.
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 79.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of Peter Parker Copes, wife Rhody).

Mary (-----)

F, b. circa 1700, d. before 30 December 1760
Last Edited31 May 2008
Birth*circa 1700Mary was born circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1720She married John Simpson, son of Thomas Simpson Sr. and (-----) (-----), circa 1720. 
Married Namecirca 1720 As of circa 1720,her married name was Simpson. 
Will - Husb's*23 December 1741Mary was named in her husband's will on 23 December 1741 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Son's*10 December 1759Mary was named in her son's will on 10 December 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. She was named as mother Mary Simpson in the will of Thomas Simpson and was to be Extr. However, at probate on 30 Dec 1760 she was dead..2 
Death*before 30 December 1760Mary died before 30 December 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration of Mary Simpson was granted to Ralph Justice with Arnold Morgan & Thomas Bloxom securities..3 

Family

John Simpson b. c 1700, d. 1742
Children 1.Thomas Simpson b. c 1722, d. 1760
 2.Anne Simpson+ b. c 1734
 3.Mary Simpson+ b. c 1740, d. Nov 1817
 4.Sinah Simpson+ b. c 1741

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 202 (will of Thomas Simpson).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 172 (adm of Mary Simpson) & p. 202 (will of Thomas Simpson).

Thomas Simpson1

M, b. circa 1722, d. 1760
FatherJohn Simpson b. c 1700, d. 1742
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1700, d. b 30 Dec 1760
Last Edited11 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1722Thomas was born circa 1722 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*23 December 1741Thomas was named in his father's will on 23 December 1741 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will*10 December 1759He made a will on 10 December 1759. To 3 sisters Siner, Mary and Ann Simpson all my lands and marshes. Mother to have use of same during her life. Mother Mary Simpson executrix. Witnesses Thomas Riley, Major Pettit and Bridget Taylor..3 
Death*1760Thomas died in 1760 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Probate*30 December 1760Thomas's will was probated on 30 December 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. In order of probate Mary Simpson, the executrix named in the foregoing will being dead, Ann Simpson qualified..3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 202.

Sinah Simpson1

F, b. circa 1741
FatherJohn Simpson b. c 1700, d. 1742
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1700, d. b 30 Dec 1760
Last Edited9 Apr 2016
Birth*circa 1741Sinah was born circa 1741 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*23 December 1741Sinah was named in her father's will on 23 December 1741 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently unmarried at the time..2 
Will - Brother's*10 December 1759Sinah was named in her brother's will on 10 December 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently still unmarried..3 
Marriage*circa 1760She married Ralph Justice Jr., son of Richard Justice Sr. and Ann Savage, circa 1760.4 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Justice. 

Family

Ralph Justice Jr. b. c 1730, d. b 28 Oct 1794
Children 1.Ann (of Ralph) Justice+ b. c 1760, d. Jun 1839
 2.William (of Ralph) Justice Senr.+ b. c 1762, d. b 25 Aug 1823
 3.Polly or Sarah (of Ralph) Justice+ b. c 1766, d. b 21 May 1828
 4.Sinah (of Ralph) Justice+ b. c 1768, d. b 1823

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 202.
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1091.

Mary Simpson1

F, b. circa 1740, d. November 1817
FatherJohn Simpson b. c 1700, d. 1742
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1700, d. b 30 Dec 1760
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Last Edited9 Sep 2007
Birth*circa 1740Mary was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*23 December 1741Mary was named in her father's will on 23 December 1741 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently unmarried at the time..2 
Will - Brother's*10 December 1759Mary was named in her brother's will on 10 December 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently still unmarried..3 
Marriage*circa 1764She married Charles (101) Bayly, son of John (47) Bayly, circa 1764.4 
Married Namecirca 1764 As of circa 1764,her married name was Bayly. 
Land sold*1765Mary sold land in 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. She and her husband Charles Bayly sold their third of the John Simpson part of Whitelaw's tract A104 to Thomas W. Rodgers, who had married her sister Ann..4 
Will - Husb's*13 March 1782Mary was named in her husband's will on 13 March 1782 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Will*28 June 1814She made a will on 28 June 1814 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Mary Bayly, widow of Charles. Sons Thomas S. Bayly & John Bayly Extrs. To son Thomas S. Bayly all the land whereon I now live given to me by my dec'd husband Charles Bayly & $100. To son John Bayly $100 & ... To daughter Sarah Floyd £100 & ... To daughter Susannah West £150 & ... To daughter Peggy Bayly $1,000 & ... & 1/6 of the Negroes I acquired by the death of my daughters Nancy Bayly, Elizabeth Bayly & Polly Bayly. The crop now standing to son John Bayly & Peggy Bayly. Remainder to daughters Sally Floyd, Susannah West & Peggy Bayly. If my son John & daughters Sally, Susannah & Peggy shall disturb my son Thomas S. Bayly in possession of the land, then they are to forfeit what has been given them to him. Witt: John Finney, Nancy Savage, Peter Parker & Thomas Ashby..6 
Death*November 1817Mary died in November 1817.6 
Probate*26 January 1818Mary's will was probated on 26 January 1818 at Accomack Co, VA. The will was partly proved on 24 Nov 1817, but was not fully proved until 26 Jan 1818 and put to record. John Finney & George Scarburgh were the securities on the $10,000 bond..6 

Family

Charles (101) Bayly b. c 1730, d. Sep 1782
Marriage*circa 1764She married Charles (101) Bayly, son of John (47) Bayly, circa 1764.4 
Children 1.Thomas Simpson (195) Bayly (I)+ b. c 1765, d. Nov 1827
 2.John (196) Bayly Sr. b. c 1765, d. Dec 1837
 3.Susanna (197) Bayly b. c 1770
 4.Sarah 'Sally' (198) Bayly b. c 1772, d. 20 Jan 1833
 5.Nancy (199) Bayly b. c 1774, d. b 28 Jun 1814
 6.Elizabeth 'Betsy' (201) Bayly b. c 1778, d. b 28 Jun 1814
 7.Margaret 'Peggy' (200) Bayly b. c 1780, d. Nov 1851
 8.Mary 'Polly' (202) Bayly b. c 1781, d. b 28 Jun 1814

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 202.
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1091.
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 334 (will of Charles Bayly).
  6. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 35 (will of Mary Bayly).

Anne Simpson1

F, b. circa 1734
FatherJohn Simpson b. c 1700, d. 1742
MotherMary (-----) b. c 1700, d. b 30 Dec 1760
ChartsDescendants of William Kendall (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Francis Mason (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#1)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown) (#2)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#1)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia) (#2)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited6 Mar 2016
Birth*circa 1734Anne was born circa 1734 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*23 December 1741Anne was named in her father's will on 23 December 1741 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently unmarried at the time..2 
Will - Brother's*10 December 1759Anne was named in her brother's will on 10 December 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently still unmarried. Since her mother, the named executrix, was now dead, Ann Simpson qualified to administer her brother's estate..3 
Marriage*circa 1760She married Thomas Wise (171) Rogers, son of Daniel Rogers and Hannah Scarburgh (43) Wise, circa 1760.4 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Rogers. 
Court - namd in suit*2 November 1769Anne Simpson was named in a lawsuit on 2 November 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. James Rodgers vs Anne Rodgers (exr of Thomas Wise Rodgers, decd) was abated by the death of James.5 
Marriageafter 2 November 1769She married Jonathan (200) West II, son of John (56) West and Anne (178) Godwin, after 2 November 1769.4,5 
Married Nameafter 2 November 1769 As of after 2 November 1769,her married name was West. 
Land sold*1792Anne sold land in 1792 at Accomack Co, VA. Ann West, as widow of her second husband Jonathan West, sold her own inherited 104 acres of Whitelaw's tract A104 to South Simpson, who had married her daughter Hannah Rodgers; another daughter Polly Rodgers, was living on the property..4 

Family 1

Thomas Wise (171) Rogers b. c 1737, d. Mar 1767
Marriage*circa 1760She married Thomas Wise (171) Rogers, son of Daniel Rogers and Hannah Scarburgh (43) Wise, circa 1760.4 
Children 1.Hannah Scarburgh (475) Rogers+ b. 1763, d. 19 May 1855
 2.Polly (476) Rogers b. c 1766

Family 2

Jonathan (200) West II b. c 1726, d. b 1 Feb 1787
Marriageafter 2 November 1769She married Jonathan (200) West II, son of John (56) West and Anne (178) Godwin, after 2 November 1769.4,5 
Children 1.Jonathan (532) West III b. c 1770, d. b 27 Mar 1837
 2.Thomas (533) West b. c 1772, d. b Nov 1829
 3.Kendall (534) West b. c 1774
 4.Robinson (535) West b. c 1776

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 126.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 202.
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1091.
  5. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 62 (2 Nov 1769 Court).

Thomas Simpson1

M, b. circa 1722
FatherWilliam Simpson (I) b. c 1696, d. b 26 Jun 1751
MotherDrummond [74] Wise b. c 1702
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited11 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1722Thomas was born circa 1722 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 March 1751Thomas was named in his father's will on 7 March 1751 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164.

Solomon Simpson1

M, b. circa 1724
FatherWilliam Simpson (I) b. c 1696, d. b 26 Jun 1751
MotherDrummond [74] Wise b. c 1702
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited29 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1724Solomon was born circa 1724 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 March 1751Solomon was named in his father's will on 7 March 1751 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164.

Rachel Simpson1

F, b. circa 1732
FatherWilliam Simpson (I) b. c 1696, d. b 26 Jun 1751
MotherDrummond [74] Wise b. c 1702
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited19 Apr 2017
Birth*circa 1732Rachel was born circa 1732 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 March 1751Rachel was named in her father's will on 7 March 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Simpson gave to eldest son Thomas Simpson 100 acres adjacent to the tract where I now live. To son Solomon Simpson 50 acres of land and marsh on the Bayside. He named a wife Drummond Simpson; daughters Rachel and Tabitha Simpson; and other sons William, Drummond and John Simpson. Wife and son Thomas executors. To son William, upon the condition that he never marry Comfort Taylor, 50 acres of land adjacent to the branch over my father's land, also 50 acres adjacent to the land of Richard Grinalds. Witnessess were Richard Grinalds, Thomas Simpson and Jacob White. In order of probate, Thomas Simpson heir at law to the testator..2 
Marriagecirca 1752She married Hathan Fettaplace Chandler (shoe maker), son of John Chandler I and Margaret Fettaplace (Fettaplace?), circa 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. According to James R. Revell Sr's book, Rachell Custis, the daughter of Capt. Henry Custis of Ravenswood and his wife Rachel Revell (1663-1720), married as his second wife Hathan Fettaplace Chandler, and they had several children. However, naming the youngest son William Sacker Chandler implies that she may have been a much younger Rachel Simpson, who was shown as Rachel Simpson in her father William Simpson's will of 1751. This Rachel was a descendant of Edward Sacker..3,4 
Married Namecirca 1752 As of circa 1752,her married name was Chandler. 
Will - Husb's*8 November 1762Rachel was named in her husband's will on 8 November 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as wife in the will and as Rachel Chandler at probate of the will of Hathan Fettapace Chandler.5 
Est Settm't Husb's*27 April 1763She was named in her husband's estate settlement on 27 April 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. Zerrobabel Chandler (minor heir of Hathan Fettyplace Chandler, decd) with his guardian William Andrews, had no objections, so the will was proved by John Phillips and Laban Rodgers. Executors Rachel Chandler and Caleb Chandler qualified (security: John Kendall and William Smith).6 
Court - namd in suit*3 June 1763She was named in a lawsuit on 3 June 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. Elijah Addison (attorney: James Henry), sued Rachel Chandler (exr of Hathan Chandler, decd) and William Harrison (attorney: Litt Dennis); Addison was to recover 566 lbs tobacco and 30 shillings.7 
Court - namd in suit28 February 1765She was named in a lawsuit on 28 February 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. "John Trytitle," lessee of Joanna Lewis and John Chandler (guardian of Zorrobabel Chandler), sued "Hugh Hold Title" for land in St George Parish. Undersheriff Charles Snead swore he notified tenants Isaac Lewis and Rachel Chandler, who both failed to appear. Unless someone made himself defendants, the plaintiff would be awarded possession.8 
Court - namd in pres*24 February 1768She was named in a presentment on 24 February 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. Levi Nock, who was bound to keep the peace and appear this day because of information provided by Rachel Chandler, came and was discharged, paying costs.9 
Court - namd in suit29 September 1768She was named in a lawsuit on 29 September 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. Rachel Chandler sued Levi Nock, who was granted time.10 
Court - namd in suit28 March 1769She was named in a lawsuit on 28 March 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. Rachel Chandler vs Levi Nock was continued for trial.11 
Court - namd in suit25 April 1769She was named in a lawsuit on 25 April 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. Rachel Chandler sued Levi Nock for breach of marriage contract. The jury was sworn in and then retired. On 26 Apr 1769 it was noted that yesterday’s jury found Levi Nock guilty of breaking a marriage contract with Rachel Chandler and awarded her damages of one penny. However, it appeared “to the Court that a Paper or Writing was handed to the Jury After being Sworn and before rendering their sd Verdict.” This verdict was therefore set aside and a new trial was awarded. On this same day Robert Pyrtle Tyrell was brought before the court and charged with writing a paper given to the jury trying Rachel Chandler vs Levi Nock. Ordered that Tyrell be taken into custody till posting a one-year £20 behavior bond (half from Tyrell, half from a security) and paying costs. Tyrell posted the bond with Thomas Metcalf and Levi Nock as security.12 
Court - namd in suit31 May 1769She was named in a lawsuit on 31 May 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. Levi Nock was found guilty of breach of a marriage contract with Rachel Chandler, who was awarded damages of £1:05:00. Her witnesses: Zerrobabel Chandler (8 days), Joseph Fitzgerrald (2 days) and Leannah East (2 days).13 
Court - namd in ind*29 November 1769She was named in an indictment on 29 November 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. John Dawson Jr was indicted for assaulting Rachel Chandler.14 
Court - named in ord*27 March 1770She was named in a court order on 27 March 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. Rachel Chandler (an absent defendant) to pay George Holden 315 lbs tobacco and costs.15 
Court - namd in suit25 September 1770She was named in a lawsuit on 25 September 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. Rachel Chandler was sued by George Holden.16 
Court - name in stat*30 November 1770She was named in a statement that was recorded in court records on 30 November 1770 at Accomack Co, VA. Accomack County debt included that of the former sheriff for the imprisonment of John Spears (13 days), William Willit (33 days), Rachel Chandler (10 days), William Taylor (3 days), Thomas Fisher (11 days).17 
Bound out her child*31 March 1772She bound out her child on 31 March 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. The churchwardens of St George's Parish bound Levi Nock Chandler to Levy Nock till lawful age to learn the trade of house carpenter.18 
Court - defendant*29 July 1772She was a defendant in a court case on 29 July 1772 at Accomack Co, VA. Thorogood Smith & Company brought action for debts "on account" against the several individuals, including Rachel Chandler who was to pay £2:01:08 and who failed to appear.19 

Family 1

Hathan Fettaplace Chandler (shoe maker) b. c 1690, d. b 26 Apr 1763
Marriagecirca 1752She married Hathan Fettaplace Chandler (shoe maker), son of John Chandler I and Margaret Fettaplace (Fettaplace?), circa 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. According to James R. Revell Sr's book, Rachell Custis, the daughter of Capt. Henry Custis of Ravenswood and his wife Rachel Revell (1663-1720), married as his second wife Hathan Fettaplace Chandler, and they had several children. However, naming the youngest son William Sacker Chandler implies that she may have been a much younger Rachel Simpson, who was shown as Rachel Simpson in her father William Simpson's will of 1751. This Rachel was a descendant of Edward Sacker..3,4 
Child 1.William Sacker Chandler5 b. c 1752, d. b 13 Mar 1786

Family 2

Levin (120) Nock b. c 1736
Child 1.Levi Nock Chandler18 b. c 1764

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164.
  3. [S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix & additional information provided by Emails from James R. Revell Sr.
  4. [S973] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1731-1736, Volume 16, p. 190 (5 Feb 1733/34 Court).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 214 (will of Hathan Fettapace Chandler, wife Rachel).
  6. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 443 (27 Apr 1763 Court).
  7. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 459 (3 Jun 1763 Court).
  8. [S2313] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1764-1765, Volume 20, p. 20 (28 Feb 1765 Court).
  9. [S2314] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1765-1769, Volumes 21, 22, 23, p. 190 (24 Feb 1768 Court).
  10. [S2314] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1765-1769, Volumes 21, 22, 23, p. 239 (29 Sep 1768 Court).
  11. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 11 (28 Mar 1769 Court).
  12. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 16 & 17 (25 Apr 1769 Court).
  13. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 26 (31 May 1769 Court).
  14. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 65 (29 Nov 1769 Court).
  15. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 94 (27 March 1770 Court).
  16. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 143 (25 Sept 1770 Court).
  17. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 154 (30 Nov 1770 Court).
  18. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 238 (31 Mar 1772 Court).
  19. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 268 (29 Jul 1772 Court).

Tabitha Simpson1

F, b. circa 1726
FatherWilliam Simpson (I) b. c 1696, d. b 26 Jun 1751
MotherDrummond [74] Wise b. c 1702
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited11 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1726Tabitha was born circa 1726 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 March 1751Tabitha was named in her father's will on 7 March 1751 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164.

William Simpson (II)1

M, b. circa 1728, d. January 1790
FatherWilliam Simpson (I) b. c 1696, d. b 26 Jun 1751
MotherDrummond [74] Wise b. c 1702
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited22 Jun 2008
Birth*circa 1728William was born circa 1728 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 March 1751William was named in his father's will on 7 March 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. His father left him 50 acres of land adjacent to the branch over his father's land and 50 acres adjacent to the land of Richard Grinalds upon the condition that he never marry Comfort Taylor..1 
Will*8 February 1785He made a will on 8 February 1785. To son William land containing 25 acres till he marries with Betty Prewit, and at his death or marriage to her I give to his son William the land mentioned to him and his heirs forever. To son Richard 25 acres for life, reversion to his son Southy. To son Charles all the rest of my land containing 50 acres. Balance of estate to wife (no name) for life or widowhood and then to my 2 daughters Anne and Tabitha. Son Charles executor. Witnesses Jacob White, Joakim White, Charles White..2 
Death*January 1790William died in January 1790 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Probate*28 January 1790William's will was probated on 28 January 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. In order of probate the will was proved by Joakin White, Jacob and Charles White being since dead..2 

Family

Children 1.William Simpson (III)+ b. c 1750
 2.Salathiel Simpson (II) b. c 1752
 3.Richard Simpson+ b. c 1760
 4.Charles Simpson (I) b. c 1762
 5.Anne 'Nancy' Simpson b. c 1764
 6.Tabitha Simpson b. c 1766

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384.

Drummond Simpson1

M, b. circa 1730
FatherWilliam Simpson (I) b. c 1696, d. b 26 Jun 1751
MotherDrummond [74] Wise b. c 1702
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited11 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1730Drummond was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 March 1751Drummond was named in his father's will on 7 March 1751 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164.

John Simpson1

M, b. circa 1739, d. January 1765
FatherWilliam Simpson (I) b. c 1696, d. b 26 Jun 1751
MotherDrummond [74] Wise b. c 1702
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited26 May 2011
Birth*circa 1739John was born circa 1739 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*7 March 1751John was named in his father's will on 7 March 1751 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Bound Out*30 July 1754He was bound out on 30 July 1754 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. Ordered that John Simpson aged Fifteen years or thereabouts be bound by Church Wardens of Accomack Parish to Solomon Glading till Lawfull Age to Learn the Trade of a Bricklayer he the said Solomon first giving security for Performance of Conditions in the said Indenture.2 
Death*January 1765John died in January 1765 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Admin of estate*27 January 1765Administration of John's estate was filed on 27 January 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Southy Simpson was named to administer his estate. Littleton Dennis was the security.3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 164.
  2. [S116] Accomack Co, VA, Court Orders, 1753-63, p. 58 (30 July 1754).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 174.

Richard Simpson1

M, b. circa 1760
FatherWilliam Simpson (II) b. c 1728, d. Jan 1790
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited27 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1760Richard was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Milit-Beg*circa 1776Richard served in the military circa 1776 at Virginia. He was named as a Seaman in the Virginia State Navy during the Revolutionary War when a named heir, Betsy Simpson, transferred her military land warrant to Solomon Warner on 29 Aug 1834..2 
Will - Father's*8 February 1785Richard was named in his father's will on 8 February 1785 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

Child 1.Southy (of Rich) Simpson b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384.
  2. [S618] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 027, 1834-1835, p. 129.

Southy (of Rich) Simpson1

M, b. circa 1780
FatherRichard Simpson b. c 1760
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited21 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1780Southy was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*8 February 1785Southy was named in his grandfather's will on 8 February 1785 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Land sold*28 July 1804Southy sold land on 28 July 1804 at Accomack Co, VA. The deed showed that Southy Simpson son of Richard of Acc Co, VA, sold part of 24 acres of land to John Wharton for 87 pounds 10 shillings. It was bounded by the lands of Richd Simpson, Laban Parks heirs, Charles Simpson and Dennis Simpson et als. It was signed by Southy Simpson on 30 Jul 1804. Witnesses were Wm. S. Matthews, George Matthews Junr., Jno. Gardner, Luker Parkes, Jno. Ross and Tamy White. It was recorded on 23 Sep 1804..3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384 (grandfather's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384.
  3. [S610] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 011, 1804-1807, p. 87.

William Simpson (IV)1

M, b. circa 1775
FatherWilliam Simpson (III) b. c 1750
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited27 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1775William was born circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*8 February 1785William was named in his grandfather's will on 8 February 1785 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384 (grandfather's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384.

Charles Simpson (II)

M, b. circa 1770, d. before 1810
FatherWilliam Simpson (III) b. c 1750
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited29 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1770Charles was born circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*8 February 1785Charles was named in his father's will on 8 February 1785 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*circa 1788He married Frances 'Fanny' Rew, daughter of Reuben Rew I and Sinah Crowson, circa 1788. When her son Reuben Simpson Sr. gave his son Reuben Simpson Jr. 45 acres of land in 1820, the deed named an Uncle Reuben Rew, who would have been her brother..3,4 
Land sold*1790Charles sold land in 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Charles and his wife Fanny sold land to Reuben Rew..5 
Was Living1 March 1796Charles was living on 1 March 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that he and Daniel Melson witnessed the will of John Stephens..6 
Census head*1800Charles was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1800 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as Charles Simpson, age 26-45. Listed with him were 2 males, one age 10-16 and one under 10 and 3 females, one age 26-45, one 10-16, and one under 10..7 
Death*before 1810Charles died before 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. His wife Fanny was listed as the head of a house hold in the 1810 census.. 

Family

Frances 'Fanny' Rew b. c 1765
Marriage*circa 1788He married Frances 'Fanny' Rew, daughter of Reuben Rew I and Sinah Crowson, circa 1788. When her son Reuben Simpson Sr. gave his son Reuben Simpson Jr. 45 acres of land in 1820, the deed named an Uncle Reuben Rew, who would have been her brother..3,4 
Children 1.Reuben Simpson Sr.+ b. c 1788, d. b 1830
 2.Comfort Simpson+ b. c 1792
 3.Charles Simpson (III)+ b. c 1794
 4.Sinah Simpson+ b. c 1796
 5.Elizabeth 'Betsy' Simpson+ b. c 1803, d. 14 Sep 1877

Citations

  1. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p. 40.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384.
  3. [S569] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Death Register, 1853-1896, p. 45 (daugther Elizabeth Dix's death record).
  4. [S617] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 018, 1819-1821, p. 47.
  5. [S615] Virginia Accomack County, Grantor Index to Deeds, 1663-1799.
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 442.
  7. [S603] 1800 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p. 40.

Anne 'Nancy' Simpson1

F, b. circa 1764
FatherWilliam Simpson (II) b. c 1728, d. Jan 1790
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited20 Sep 2011
Birth*circa 1764Anne was born circa 1764 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*8 February 1785Anne was named in her father's will on 8 February 1785 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*26 August 1789She married Thomas Hudson on 26 August 1789 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Married Name26 August 1789 As of 26 August 1789,her married name was Hudson. 

Family

Thomas Hudson b. c 1765

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384 (father's will).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Tabitha Simpson1

F, b. circa 1766
FatherWilliam Simpson (II) b. c 1728, d. Jan 1790
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited8 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1766Tabitha was born circa 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*8 February 1785Tabitha was named in her father's will on 8 February 1785 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 384.

Samuel Simpson1

M, b. circa 1684, d. before 30 December 1760
FatherThomas Simpson Sr. b. c 1660, d. Jan 1726
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1660
Last Edited19 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1684Samuel was born circa 1684 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Biography*1685There is no direct proof that Samuel was the son of Thomas Simpson Sr. as he was not named in Thomas' will of 6 Jan 1725/6. However, one explanation for not being named in his father will this is that Samuel, through his marriage to Sarah, daughter of Peter Parker, had previously acquired land in a division of Peter Parker's estate in 1710. Samuel's inherited land was in the immediate vicinity of his father's land and adjoining the tracts of his assumed brothers. See Whitelaw's tracts A95, A103 and A104. 
Marriage*circa 1710He married Sarah Parker, daughter of Peter Parker and Winefred Taylor, circa 1710. As a result of his marriage to Sarah, daughter of Peter Parker, Samuel Simpson acquired a portion of Whitelaw's tract A95, which is adjacent to and on the south side of A103, which is in turn adjacent to and on the east side of A104. Thomas Simpson, Sr. and most of the other Simpson of the 1700's were living on or near these two tracts. Samuel's portion succeeded to a son Laban in 1760, who seven years later (wife Esther Barnes of William) left to his son Hancock Simpson..1 
Land Division of*1 January 1710/11Samuel Simpson was named in a division of land on 1 January 1710/11 at Baylys Neck Road, Accomac, Accomack Co, VA. Articles of agreement between Giles Copes & Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Copes & Mary his wife and Samuel Simson & Sarah his wife. Whereas William Parker, Mary Selby formerly Mary Parker, together with her husband Daniel Selby did by a deed dated 19 Sep 1693 did set over to Elizabeth Parker, Mary Parker, Rachel Parker and Sarah Parker, daughters of Peter Parker dec'd, 333 acres on the seaboard side bounded by a fork of Naswatux Creek & southerly on a branch of said creek which devides between William Parkers dwelling plantation and the said land, northerly bounded by another branch of said creek which divides between the land which belonged to Issack Dix dec'd and the said 333 acres westerly running up in the woods as far as the 333 acres of land shall extend. The said land to be equally divided between the aforesaid 4 daughters. And whereas Giles Copes hath married Elizabeth, on of the 4 daughters, Thomas Copes hath married with Mary another of the 4 daughters, Sabastian Croper hath married with Rachell another of the 4 daughters and Samuell Simson hath married with Sarah the other of the 4 daughters; all which became possessed of the land as aforesaid. And Sebastian Croper & Rachel his wife having sold their quarter part to Giles Copes which gives him one half of the said land. The 3 remaining owners now agree to to divide the said land by meets and bounds, with one half to Giles Copes & the other one half to Thomas Copes & Samuel Simson. The deed then went on to describe the meets & bounds of the tracts.2 
Will - Bro-in-law*16 December 1720Samuel was named in his brother-in-law's will on 16 December 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that he was named, along with Henry Custis and the wife of Thomas Copes, as executor of the estate of Thomas Copes. The will indicates that Samuel Simpson has a 'now wife' Sarah, but does not state that Sarah is a daughter of Thomas Copes. Copes leaves clothes that belonged to a deceased daughter Mary to Sarah Simpson. Whitelaw, p. 1064, reveals that Mary Copes and Sarah Simpson were sisters.3 
Anecdote*20 June 1751 On 20 Jun 1751 Edward Edwards named him executor in his will. Samuel and Laban Simpson, along with William Spiers and Jacob Stakes were named in the will. Sacker Parker and Comfort Simpson were witnesses.4 
Will*16 August 1756He made a will on 16 August 1756. He named a daughter Sarah Cropper and grandsons Sacker Barnes, Elijah Simpson and Zopher (Christopher?) Simpson. Son Laban Simpson was a residual legatee and executor. Witnesses were John Dix, William Dix and Nanny Dix..5 
Death*before 30 December 1760Samuel died before 30 December 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..5 

Family 1

Sarah Parker b. c 1682
Marriage*circa 1710He married Sarah Parker, daughter of Peter Parker and Winefred Taylor, circa 1710. As a result of his marriage to Sarah, daughter of Peter Parker, Samuel Simpson acquired a portion of Whitelaw's tract A95, which is adjacent to and on the south side of A103, which is in turn adjacent to and on the east side of A104. Thomas Simpson, Sr. and most of the other Simpson of the 1700's were living on or near these two tracts. Samuel's portion succeeded to a son Laban in 1760, who seven years later (wife Esther Barnes of William) left to his son Hancock Simpson..1 
Children 1.Elijah Simpson+ b. c 1712
 2.Sarah Simpson+ b. c 1716
 3.Laban Simpson+ b. c 1718, d. b 28 Apr 1767
 4.Zopher Simpson (I)+ b. c 1720
 5.Mary Simpson+ b. c 1724, d. b 16 Aug 1756

Family 2

Child 1.Salathiel Simpson (I) b. c 1722, d. b Jul 1777

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1064.
  2. [S2417] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Wills &c, 1692-1715, Part 3 (typed), p. 252 (articles of agreement between Giles Copes & Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Copes & Mary his wife and Samuell Simson & Sarah his wife).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 66 (will of Thomas Copes, wife no name).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 166 (will of Edward Edwards).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201.

Sarah Parker1

F, b. circa 1682
FatherPeter Parker b. c 1648, d. b 21 Sep 1686
MotherWinefred Taylor b. c 1640
Last Edited19 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1682Sarah was born circa 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*21 September 1686Sarah was named in her grandfather's will on 21 September 1686 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a grandaugher Sarah Parker, daughter of Winefred Paker, in the will of William Taylor of Assawoman Crreek.2 
Marriage*circa 1710She married Samuel Simpson, son of Thomas Simpson Sr. and (-----) (-----), circa 1710. As a result of his marriage to Sarah, daughter of Peter Parker, Samuel Simpson acquired a portion of Whitelaw's tract A95, which is adjacent to and on the south side of A103, which is in turn adjacent to and on the east side of A104. Thomas Simpson, Sr. and most of the other Simpson of the 1700's were living on or near these two tracts. Samuel's portion succeeded to a son Laban in 1760, who seven years later (wife Esther Barnes of William) left to his son Hancock Simpson..1 
Married Namecirca 1710 As of circa 1710,her married name was Simpson. 
Land Division of*1 January 1710/11Sarah Parker was named in a division of land on 1 January 1710/11 at Baylys Neck Road, Accomac, Accomack Co, VA. Articles of agreement between Giles Copes & Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Copes & Mary his wife and Samuel Simson & Sarah his wife. Whereas William Parker, Mary Selby formerly Mary Parker, together with her husband Daniel Selby did by a deed dated 19 Sep 1693 did set over to Elizabeth Parker, Mary Parker, Rachel Parker and Sarah Parker, daughters of Peter Parker dec'd, 333 acres on the seaboard side bounded by a fork of Naswatux Creek & southerly on a branch of said creek which devides between William Parkers dwelling plantation and the said land, northerly bounded by another branch of said creek which divides between the land which belonged to Issack Dix dec'd and the said 333 acres westerly running up in the woods as far as the 333 acres of land shall extend. The said land to be equally divided between the aforesaid 4 daughters. And whereas Giles Copes hath married Elizabeth, on of the 4 daughters, Thomas Copes hath married with Mary another of the 4 daughters, Sabastian Croper hath married with Rachell another of the 4 daughters and Samuell Simson hath married with Sarah the other of the 4 daughters; all which became possessed of the land as aforesaid. And Sebastian Croper & Rachel his wife having sold their quarter part to Giles Copes which gives him one half of the said land. The 3 remaining owners now agree to to divide the said land by meets and bounds, with one half to Giles Copes & the other one half to Thomas Copes & Samuel Simson. The deed then went on to describe the meets & bounds of the tracts.3 

Family

Samuel Simpson b. c 1684, d. b 30 Dec 1760
Children 1.Elijah Simpson+ b. c 1712
 2.Sarah Simpson+ b. c 1716
 3.Laban Simpson+ b. c 1718, d. b 28 Apr 1767
 4.Zopher Simpson (I)+ b. c 1720
 5.Mary Simpson+ b. c 1724, d. b 16 Aug 1756

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1064.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 15 (will of William Taylor, Assawoman Creek).
  3. [S2417] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Wills &c, 1692-1715, Part 3 (typed), p. 252 (articles of agreement between Giles Copes & Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Copes & Mary his wife and Samuell Simson & Sarah his wife).

Thomas Copes I

M, b. circa 1660, d. before 4 April 1721
FatherGiles Copes I b. c 1630, d. b 1 Mar 1696/97
MotherMargaret (-----)1 b. c 1635
Last Edited18 Apr 2018
Birth*circa 1660Thomas was born circa 1660 at Northampton Co, VA.2 
Age was judged*7 March 1671/72His age was judged on 7 March 1671/72 at Accomack Co, VA. Xpher Thompson's servant boy named Thomas Coupes was judged to be 12 years old.2 
Will - Father's*23 July 1696Thomas was named in his father's will on 23 July 1696 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Giles Copes, wife Ruth, named sons Thomas & Giles & a daughter Mary Cobb, wife of Samuel Cobb & to the rest of my children 12p apiece.3 
Marriage*circa 1700He married Mary Parker, daughter of Peter Parker and Winefred Taylor, circa 1700.4 
Land Division of*1 January 1710/11Thomas Copes I was named in a division of land on 1 January 1710/11 at Accomack Co, VA. Articles of agreement between Giles Copes & Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Copes & Mary his wife and Samuel Simson & Sarah his wife. Whereas William Parker, Mary Selby formerly Mary Parker, together with her husband Daniel Selby did by a deed dated 19 Sep 1693 did set over to Elizabeth Parker, Mary Parker, Rachel Parker and Sarah Parker, daughters of Peter Parker dec'd, 333 acres on the seaboard side bounded by a fork of Naswatux Creek & southerly on a branch of said creek which divides between William Parkers dwelling plantation and the said land, northerly bounded by another branch of said creek which divides between the land which belonged to Issack Dix dec'd and the said 333 acres westerly running up in the woods as far as the 333 acres of land shall extend. The said land to be equally divided between the aforesaid 4 daughters. And whereas Giles Copes hath married Elizabeth, on of the 4 daughters, Thomas Copes hath married with Mary another of the 4 daughters, Sabastian Croper hath married with Rachell another of the 4 daughters and Samuell Simson hath married with Sarah the other of the 4 daughters; all which became possessed of the land as aforesaid. And Sebastian Croper & Rachel his wife having sold their quarter part to Giles Copes which gives him one half of the said land. The 3 remaining owners now agree to to divide the said land by meets and bounds, with one half to Giles Copes & the other one half to Thomas Copes & Samuel Simson. The deed then went on to describe the meets & bounds of the tracts.5 
Marriage*before June 1714He married Mary (of Thomas) Gray, daughter of Thomas Gray and Jane (-----), before June 1714.6,7 
Will*16 December 1720He made a will on 16 December 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Thomas (under 18) all the land I am now possessed with except from the old road to the new road & the branch left clear which I give to Elijah Simpson. Should my son die without issue 200 acres to Samuel Simpson provided my brother Giles will make an exchange, then to my said brother & his heirs. Should my son die without heirs I give to my son in law Abraham Hooton the land Patrick Clark lives on containing about 140 acres. To daughter in law Ester Hooton. Should my son in law Abraham Hooton decline the aforesaid land, then his brother Samuell to have it, Samuel to pay his brother Abraham 6 cows & calves or 3OOO lbs. of tobacco which Abraham shall think fir in case he refuse the land & my will is that Samuel Hooten shall have the land left by his father John Hooten at Bogetenorton which doth belong to Abraham, & if Giles Copes refuse to make the exchange before mentioned, then Samuel Simson & his now wife Sarah & heirs to have 100 acres at the head of the Neck. To Ester Hooten 1 suit of clothes which belonged to my daughter Mary. The remainder of her clothes to Sarah Simpson & Esther Cropper. Son Thomas to have 7 years schooling in Virginia. Wife, Henry Custis & Samuel Simson Exrs. Mr. William Tazewell to be my attorney both in Virginia & Maryland. Witt: John Metcalf, Henry Custis, Edmund Bowman Cropper, Giles Copes, Pattrick Clark..4 
Death*before 4 April 1721Thomas died before 4 April 1721 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..4 
Land cause*15 May 1797He was named in a land cause on 15 May 1797 at Accomack Co, VA. That the said T. Copes was on the 16 Dec. 1720 seized in his demesne as of fee of and in the premises in the declaration mentioned, together with and contiguous to other lands forming in all one tract of 500 acres; that the said T. Copes being so seized on the day and year aforesaid made his last will & testament in writing, and shortly afterwards died without having altered said will, which said will was probated on the 4 Apr. 1721; that T. Copes the second, son & heir at law of the aforesaid T. Copes the first, afterwards entered into the whole of the said tract of land and was seized thereof under the will of the said T. Copes the first, and that afterwards the said T. Copes the second, being seized as aforesaid, on the 4 Dec. 1741 made his last will and testament and died without having altered said will; that T. Copes the second at the time of his death left issue T. Copes, the third, his eldest son and heir at law, and Southy Copes his second son named in his will aforesaid; that the said Southy Copes by virtue of the said devise upon the death of his said father in the name of the whole, entered into ____ acres, part of the premises in the declaration mentioned, and continued seized thereof to the time of his death, to-wit: on the ____ May 1790 in manner hereafter expressed; we also find that the said T. Copes the third, entered into the residue of the cleared land of the said tract whereof the said Thomas the second was seized as aforesaid, and continued seized thereof to the time of his death on the ____ April, 1785; and we find that no line was ever run between the lands whereof the said Southy Copes and the said T. Copes, third, were seized as aforesaid; We further find that the lands whereon John Starling is mentioned in the will of the said T. Copes the second to have lived, are the same whereon Patrick Clarke in the will of T. Copes the first is mentioned to have lived, and composed a part of the premises in the declaration mentioned; We find that the said T. Copes the third in his lifetime, on the 19 Jan. 1784, made his last will and testament, and afterwards died without having altered said will, which said will was probated on the 1 June, 1785; That the lands mentioned in the will of T. Copes, third, and devised to Hancock and Levin Copes, his sons, comprehend the whole of the lands, as well as those whereof the said Southy Copes was possessed as aforesaid as those whereof the said Thomas Copes, third, was possessed as aforesaid; that the said Hancock & Levin Copes upon the death of the said T. Copes the third, entered into the lands whereof the said Thomas Copes, third, was seized at his death, and claimed the reversion of those lands whereof the said Southy Copes was possessed as aforesaid; that the said Hancock Copes on the 24 March, 1795, made his last will and testament and on the ____ April, 1795, died without having altered said will, which said will was probated 29 Sept. 1795; That John Custis Copes mentioned in the will of the said Hancock Copes, is the same John Custis Copes who is the lessor of the plaintiff; We find that the aforesaid Southy Copes on the 25 May, 1790, made his last will and testament and afterwards died without having altered said will, which said will was probated 29 June, 1790; That Thomas Copes the fourth, the son of the said Southy Copes, and Comfort Copes his daughter, the devisees in the said will mentioned, entered in the premises upon the death of the said Southy Copes and were seized and possessed thereof according to their several rights & titles; that the said Thomas Copes, fourth, being seized and possessed as aforesaid on the ____ Dec. 1793, died intestate and without issue, leaving four sisters, to-wit: Comfort, the wife of Scarburgh West, Leah Parker Copes, Ritter Copes and Catharine Copes, the
defendants in this present action who, as heirs of the said Thomas Copes the fourth, entered into the lands whereof he was seized and possessed as aforesaid, and are still thereof seized &c.8 

Family 1

Mary Parker b. c 1680, d. c 1713
Marriage*circa 1700He married Mary Parker, daughter of Peter Parker and Winefred Taylor, circa 1700.4 
Children 1.Thomas Copes II+ b. c 1706, d. b 1 Dec 1742
 2.Mary Copes4 b. c 1708, d. b 16 Dec 1720

Family 2

Mary (of Thomas) Gray b. c 1660, d. b 4 Oct 1726
Marriage*before June 1714He married Mary (of Thomas) Gray, daughter of Thomas Gray and Jane (-----), before June 1714.6,7 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 65 (Hungars Parish Records).
  2. [S698] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1671-1673, Volume 3, p. 49 (7 Mar 1671/72 Court).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 156 (will of Giles Copes, wife Ruth).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 66 (will of Thomas Copes, wife no name).
  5. [S2417] Accomack Co, VA, (Deeds), Wills &c, 1692-1715, Part 3 (typed), p. 252 (articles of agreement between Giles Copes & Elizabeth his wife, Thomas Copes & Mary his wife and Samuell Simson & Sarah his wife).
  6. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1064.
  7. [S2826] Rob Hall, Ancestors of Sarah Virginia 'Jennie' Aydelotte.
  8. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 59-61 (lands of T. Copes et al).

Sarah Simpson1

F, b. circa 1716
FatherSamuel Simpson b. c 1684, d. b 30 Dec 1760
MotherSarah Parker b. c 1682
Last Edited25 May 2008
Birth*circa 1716Sarah was born circa 1716 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1740She married Thomas Cropper, son of Edmund Bowman Cropper and Elizabeth (-----), circa 1740.2 
Married Namecirca 1740 As of circa 1740,her married name was Cropper. 
Will - Father's*16 August 1756Sarah was named in her father's will on 16 August 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Sarah Cropper in the will of Samuel Simpson..3 

Family

Thomas Cropper b. c 1720, d. b 28 Aug 1781
Children 1.Capt. John Cropper Sr.+ b. c 1740, d. b 30 Jul 1849
 2.Nathaniel Cropper+ b. c 1742, d. b 14 Jul 1780
 3.Elijah 'Elzee' Cropper+ b. c 1744
 4.Levin Cropper+ b. c 1746

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (wife's father's will).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (will of Samuel Simpson).

Thomas Cropper1

M, b. circa 1720, d. before 28 August 1781
FatherEdmund Bowman Cropper2 b. c 1682, d. b 5 Dec 1733
MotherElizabeth (-----) b. c 1690
Last Edited16 Oct 2010
Birth*circa 1720Thomas was born circa 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. Whitelaw shows that when Edmund Bowman Cropper died intestate in 1733 he was succeeded by this son Thomas, who in 1781 left the manor part of his plantation to a grandson Edmund and the balance to a son John..2 
Marriage*circa 1740He married Sarah Simpson, daughter of Samuel Simpson and Sarah Parker, circa 1740.3 
Will - Witnessed22 July 1753Thomas Cropper witnessed a will on 22 July 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Cropper, Septhen Fitzgerald & Susanna Trader were the witnesses on the will of John Blaxton, wife Ann Mary.4 
Will - Witnessed*14 March 1760He witnessed a will on 14 March 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Cropper, Laban Simpson and William Evans witnessed the will of Scarburgh West.5 
Will - Witnessed15 November 1760He witnessed a will on 15 November 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Cropper, Mary West and Elijah Cropper were witnesses to the will of Parker West.6 
Anecdote*30 December 1760 On 30 Dec 1760 Thomas Cropper & John Kitson were securities on the administration on the estate of John Evans which was granted to Anne Evans.7 
Will*14 July 1780He made a will on 14 July 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. To grandson Edmund Cropper my manor plantation. To son John Cropper the residue of my plantation & all other lands I have any claim to not already given, slaves, negro Tobit, he to give a moderate hire for him until the youngest of my son Nathaniel's children be brought up, the said sum to be divided between my son Nathaniel's children. To grandau Ann Cropper, dau of Nathaniel. To grandau Sarah Cropper, daughter of Nathaniel. To grandau Betty, daughter of Nathaniel. Estate given my son John & grandson Edmund to be subject to the payment of two years schooling to William Cropper, son of Elijah Cropper; one years schooling to a bastard of my son Elzee Cropper, & one years schooling to a bastard son of my son Levin Cropper by one of the Bakers. Daughter in law Delany Cropper to have the use of my grandson Edmund's estate till he arrive to 21 years, provided she bring up my said grandson & lives Nathaniel Cropper's widow. Friend Col. John Cropper & son John Cropper Exrs. Witt: John Abbott, John Cropper, Jr., Henry Custis, Smith Millener..1 
Death*before 28 August 1781Thomas died before 28 August 1781 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

Sarah Simpson b. c 1716
Marriage*circa 1740He married Sarah Simpson, daughter of Samuel Simpson and Sarah Parker, circa 1740.3 
Children 1.Capt. John Cropper Sr.+ b. c 1740, d. b 30 Jul 1849
 2.Nathaniel Cropper+ b. c 1742, d. b 14 Jul 1780
 3.Elijah 'Elzee' Cropper+ b. c 1744
 4.Levin Cropper+ b. c 1746

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 330 (will of Thomas Cropper).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1049 (tract A92).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (wife's father's will).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 179 (will of John Blaxton, wife Ann Mary).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of Scarburgh West).
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 200 (will of Parker West).
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 172 (adm of John Evans).

Laban Simpson1

M, b. circa 1718, d. before 28 April 1767
FatherSamuel Simpson b. c 1684, d. b 30 Dec 1760
MotherSarah Parker b. c 1682
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited30 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1718Laban was born circa 1718 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*16 August 1756Laban was named in his father's will on 16 August 1756 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*circa 1758He married Esther Barnes, daughter of William Barnes and Susannah Parker, circa 1758.3 
Land bought*1759Laban bought land in 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. He bought 50 acres of the Jacob Dix part of Whitelaw's tract A103, which is at the corner of the present day Parksley Road and US Route 13, from Edmund Allen. Ten years later his executor joined the widow Esther is a sale to Nathaniel Coverly, Hatter..4 
Was Living14 March 1760Laban was living on 14 March 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Laban Simpson, Thomas Cropper, and William Evans witnessed the will of Scarburgh West..5 
Anecdote* Laban inherited part of Whitelaw's tract A95 from his parents and seven years later left it to his son Hancock Simpson.6 
Will - Witnessed*13 September 1765Laban witnessed a will on 13 September 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Laban Simpson, George Hickman & Sarah Hickman witnessed the will of William Hickman Sr., wife Christian.7 
Will*before 28 April 1767Laban made a will before 28 April 1767 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Laban Simpson's undated will was probated. Father in law William Barns and wife Esther were executors. Land bought of Capt Edmund Allen to be sold if personal estate is not sufficient to pay my debts. Wife to have use of whole estate during her widowhood. Not witnessed, not signed. Proved by James Henry and Southy Simpson. In order of probate Littleton Dennis appointed guardian to Hancock Simpson, heir at law to the testator.8 
Death*before 28 April 1767Laban died before 28 April 1767 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..8 
Probate*28 April 1767Laban's will was probated on 28 April 1767 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Laban Simpson's undated will was probated. Father in law William Barns and wife Esther were executors. Land bought of Capt Edmund Allen to be sold if personal estate is not sufficient to pay my debts. Wife to have use of whole estate during her widowhood. Not witnessed, not signed. Proved by James Henry and Southy Simpson. In order of probate Littleton Dennis appointed guardian to Hancock Simpson, heir at law to the testator..9 

Family

Esther Barnes b. c 1738
Marriage*circa 1758He married Esther Barnes, daughter of William Barnes and Susannah Parker, circa 1758.3 
Children 1.Hancock Simpson+ b. c 1760, d. 1810
 2.Leah Simpson b. c 1762

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (husband's will).
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1087.
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 199.
  6. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1065.
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 225 (will of William Hickman Sr., wife Christian).
  8. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of Laban Simpson, wife Esther).
  9. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236.

Mary Simpson1

F, b. circa 1724, d. before 16 August 1756
FatherSamuel Simpson b. c 1684, d. b 30 Dec 1760
MotherSarah Parker b. c 1682
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited18 May 2019
Birth*circa 1724Mary was born circa 1724 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Married Namecirca 1742 As of circa 1742,her married name was Barnes. 
Marriagecirca 1742She married John Barnes III, son of John Barnes II and Esther [53] Robins, circa 1742 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Administrator29 May 1753Mary was named as administrator of an estate on 29 May 1753 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of John Barns was granted to his widow Mary with John Drummond security.2 
Death*before 16 August 1756Mary died before 16 August 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. She must have died before her father wrote his will in 1756 as he named grandson, Sacker Barnes, instead of her..1 
Court - named in ord*27 August 1766She was named in a court order on 27 August 1766 at Accomack Co, VA. On John Drummond’s motion, Southy Simpson, Charles Bagwell and Thomas Bagwell were to audit/settle his administration of the estate of Mary Barns and John Barns (dec'd).3 

Family

John Barnes III b. c 1706, d. b 29 May 1753
Children 1.Archibald Barnes+4 b. c 1742, d. b 26 Mar 1821
 2.Spencer Barnes5 b. c 1745, d. b 26 May 1817
 3.Sacker Barnes6 b. c 1748
 4.John Barnes IV+7 b. c 1750, d. a 1820
 5.Holt Barnes b. c 1752
 6.Preeson Barnes+ b. c 1753, d. b 28 May 1810

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 141 (adm of John Barns to widow Mary Barns).
  3. [S2314] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1765-1769, Volumes 21, 22, 23, p. 48 (27 Aug 1766 Court).
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1136 (tract A118).
  5. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 324 (31 Dec 1760 Court).
  6. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 330 (25 Feb 1761 Court).
  7. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 483 (30 Aug 1763 Court).

John Sacker Barnes1

M, b. circa 1736, d. before 25 March 1777
FatherWilliam Barnes b. c 1710, d. b 27 Jul 1773
MotherSusannah Parker b. c 1715
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited12 Sep 2013
Birth*circa 1736John was born circa 1736 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1760He married (-----) (-----) circa 1760. 
Court - plaintiff*30 November 1762John Sacker Barnes was a plaintiff in a court case on 30 November 1762 at Accomack Co, VA. The grand jury presented Staton Burton for assaulting John Sacker Barnes and he was found guilty. On 30 Dec 1762 Straton Burton submitted to the court's mercy; he was fined £2 and costs. Witnesses against Burton: Barnes himself and William Willet (both three days).2 
Security on Admin*26 January 1768He was security on the administration of an estate on 26 January 1768 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of William Stake was granted to Rebecca Stakes with John Sacker Barnes & Thomas Hickman securities.3 
Anecdote*26 January 1768 On 26 Jan 1768, John Sacker Barnes and Thomas Hickman were the securities on the administration of the estate of William Stakes to Rebecca Stakes. He would have had to have been at least age 21 by this time in order to be a security.4 
Marriage*circa 1768He married Mary Savage, daughter of Griffith Savage II and Patience Hope, circa 1768 at Accomack Co, VA.5 
Will - Father's*5 February 1773John was named in his father's will on 5 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son John Sacker Barns in the will of William Barns, wife Susannah. He was given the whole of my land, mill & still..6 
Will*29 February 1776He made a will on 29 February 1776 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Sacker Barns. To son William Barns plantation where I now live. To daughter Anne Barns. Son William & daughter Anne residual legatees. Charles Bagwell Exr. Witt: Benjamin Peck, Susannah Barns..7 
Death*before 25 March 1777John died before 25 March 1777 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. Charles Bagwell, the Exr. named in the foregoing will refusing to act, Parker Barnes qualified..8 

Family 1

(-----) (-----) b. c 1735
Marriage*circa 1760He married (-----) (-----) circa 1760. 
Children 1.Anne 'Nancy' Barnes7 b. c 1766
 2.William Parker Barnes9 b. c 1768

Family 2

Mary Savage b. c 1716
Marriage*circa 1768He married Mary Savage, daughter of Griffith Savage II and Patience Hope, circa 1768 at Accomack Co, VA.5 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (maternal grandfather's will).
  2. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 406 (30 Nov 1762 Court) & p. 420 (30 Dec 1762 Court).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 209 (adm of William Stakes to Rebecca Stakes).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 209.
  5. [S129] Accomack Co, VA, Wills & c., 1772-77, pp. 591-606.
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 271 (will of William Barns, wife Susannah).
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 301 (will of John Sacker Barns).
  8. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 301.
  9. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1137 (tract A118).

Elijah Simpson1

M, b. circa 1712
FatherSamuel Simpson b. c 1684, d. b 30 Dec 1760
MotherSarah Parker b. c 1682
Last Edited21 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1712Elijah was born circa 1712 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Heir - named as*16 December 1720Elijah was named as an heir on 16 December 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Copes gave his son Thomas (under 18) all the land I am now possessed except from the old road to the new and the branch left clear which I give to Elijah Simpson. Should my son died without issue, 200 acres to Samuel Simpson, provided by brother Giles will make an exchange..2 

Family

Child 1.Elijah (of Elijah) Simpson b. c 1750, d. b 27 Nov 1832

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (will of Samuel Simpson).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 66 (will of Thomas Copes).

Zopher (Christopher?) Simpson (II)1

M, b. circa 1740
FatherZopher Simpson (I) b. c 1720
Last Edited14 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1740Zopher was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*16 August 1756Zopher was named in his grandfather's will on 16 August 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Zopher (Christopher?) Simpson in the will of Samuel Simpson..2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (paternal grandfather's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 201 (will of Samuel Simpson).

Esther Barnes1

F, b. circa 1738
FatherWilliam Barnes b. c 1710, d. b 27 Jul 1773
MotherSusannah Parker b. c 1715
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited12 Sep 2013
Birth*circa 1738Esther was born circa 1738 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*circa 1758She married Laban Simpson, son of Samuel Simpson and Sarah Parker, circa 1758.1 
Married Namecirca 1758 As of circa 1758,her married name was Simpson. 
Will - Husb's*before 28 April 1767Esther was named in her husband's will before 28 April 1767 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Laban Simpson's undated will was probated. Father in law William Barns and wife Esther were executors..3 
Land sold*1769Esther sold land in 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. She joined with the executor of her husband estate and sold the 50 acres that Laban Simpson had bought in 1759 from Edmund Allen, which is at the present corner of Parksley Road and US Route 13..4 
Will - Father's*5 February 1773Esther was named in her father's will on 5 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Esther Simpson in the will of William Barns, wife Susannah. He also named a granddaughter Leah Simpson..2 

Family

Laban Simpson b. c 1718, d. b 28 Apr 1767
Children 1.Hancock Simpson+ b. c 1760, d. 1810
 2.Leah Simpson b. c 1762

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (husband's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 271 (will of William Barns, wife Susannah).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of Laban Simpson, wife Esther).
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1087.

William Barnes1

M, b. circa 1710, d. before 27 July 1773
FatherJohn Barnes II b. c 1677, d. b 2 May 1738
MotherEsther [53] Robins b. c 1682
ChartsDescendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited12 Sep 2013
Birth*circa 1710William was born circa 1710 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1736He married Susannah Parker, daughter of Sacker Parker and Leah Laylor, circa 1736.2 
Will - Father's*16 December 1737William was named in his father's will on 16 December 1737 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son William Barns and give land between the upper landing point and the little Island and my water mill in the will of John Barns, wife Esther..1 
Will - Brother's*6 September 1756William was named in his brother's will on 6 September 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my brother William Barns and named Extr in the will of Arthur Barns, wife Elizabeth.3 
Will - Son-in-law's*before 28 April 1767William was named in his son-in-law's will before 28 April 1767 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Laban Simpson's undated will was probated. Father in law William Barns and wife Esther were executors.4 
Will*5 February 1773He made a will on 5 February 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. Wife Susannah Barnes. Son George. Son Parker. Daughter Susannah & for want of heirs to my daughter Bridget. To son John Sacker Barns the whole of my land, mill & still. To grandaughter Leah Simpson. Grandson John Hickman. To daughter Esther Simpson. Son John Sacker Barns Exr. Witt: Ambrose Willit, William Bishop, Thomas Willet..5 
Death*before 27 July 1773William died before 27 July 1773 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated. John Sacker Barnes was named heir-at-law to the testator..5 

Family

Susannah Parker b. c 1715
Marriage*circa 1736He married Susannah Parker, daughter of Sacker Parker and Leah Laylor, circa 1736.2 
Children 1.John Sacker Barnes+ b. c 1736, d. b 25 Mar 1777
 2.(d/o Wm.) Barnes+5 b. c 1737, d. b 5 Feb 1773
 3.Esther Barnes+ b. c 1738
 4.George Barnes b. c 1740
 5.Parker Barnes+ b. 1 Feb 1752, d. 1 Jul 1820
 6.Bridget Barnes b. c 1755
 7.Susannah Barnes b. c 1760

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 116 (will of John Barns, wife Esther).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 118 (wife's father's will).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 188 (will of Arthur Barnes, wife Elizabeth).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 236 (will of Laban Simpson, wife Esther).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 271 (will of William Barns, wife Susannah).

Comfort Dix1

F, b. circa 1718, d. March 1784
FatherIsaac Dix III b. c 1695, d. b 27 Aug 1751
MotherBridget (67) Savage b. c 1700
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited7 Aug 2016
Birth*circa 1718Comfort was born circa 1718 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1735She married Thomas Copes II, son of Thomas Copes I and Mary Parker, circa 1735.2 
Married Namecirca 1735 As of circa 1735,her married name was Copes. 
Administrator*1 December 1742Comfort was named as administrator of an estate on 1 December 1742 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date, that at the probate of the estate of Thomas Copes, that she was named as Comfort Copes, widow of the testator..2 
Marriage*circa 1743She married Col. Southy Simpson, son of Thomas Simpson Jr. and Rhoda 'Rhody' Clark (Clark?, circa 1743. 
Married Namecirca 1743 As of circa 1743,her married name was Simpson. 
Will - Father's*8 February 1751Comfort was named in her father's will on 8 February 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my daughter Comfort Simpson and given one shilling current money of Virginia in the will of Isaac Dix. (NOTE: This is in a margin note in the Accomack County will book, which is not in Nottingham's published will book.)1 
Will - Witnessed*20 June 1751She witnessed a will on 20 June 1751 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Comfort Simpson and Sacker Parker were witnesses to the will of Edward Edwards, who named Samuel Simpson executor. Samuel and Laban Simpson, along with William Spiers and Jacob Stakes were named in the will.3 
Will*15 January 1775She made a will on 15 January 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. Comfort Simpson named only a daughter Mary Parker Copes as her sole legatee and executrix. Signed: Comfort (X) Simpson. Witnesses Southy Simpson and John Simpson..4 
Will - Husb's*15 October 1778Comfort was named in her husband's will on 15 October 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. In her husband's will of this date, he named his 'wife' as one of the executors. At probate Comfort Simpson, along with the other named executors qualified..5 
Death*March 1784Comfort died in March 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.6 
Probate*30 March 1784Comfort's will was probated on 30 March 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.4 

Family 1

Thomas Copes II b. c 1706, d. b 1 Dec 1742
Marriage*circa 1735She married Thomas Copes II, son of Thomas Copes I and Mary Parker, circa 1735.2 
Children 1.Thomas Copes III+ b. c 1736, d. Apr 1785
 2.Lt. Southy Copes+ b. c 1738, d. b 29 Jun 1790
 3.Mary Parker Copes b. c 1740, d. b 26 Jan 1807

Family 2

Col. Southy Simpson b. c 1720, d. 1779
Marriage*circa 1743She married Col. Southy Simpson, son of Thomas Simpson Jr. and Rhoda 'Rhody' Clark (Clark?, circa 1743. 
Children 1.Leah Simpson b. c 1744
 2.Lt. Col. Selby Simpson+ b. c 1748, d. Apr 1795
 3.Elizabeth Simpson+ b. c 1750, d. b 15 Oct 1778
 4.Sarah Simpson+ b. c 1752
 5.John Simpson+ b. c 1754
 6.Southy Simpson+ b. c 1756, d. Oct 1794
 7.Elijah (of Southy) Simpson b. c 1758
 8.George Simpson+ b. c 1765, d. 1810

Citations

  1. [S115] Accomack Co, VA, Wills & c., 1749-52, p. 293-294 (will of Isaac Dix, margin note not in Nottingham's will book).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 127 (will of Thomas Copes).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 166 (will of Edward Edwards).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 343 (will of Comfort Simpson).
  5. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 316 (will of Southy Simpson, wife Comfort).
  6. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 343.

Leah Simpson1

F, b. circa 1744
FatherCol. Southy Simpson b. c 1720, d. 1779
MotherComfort Dix b. c 1718, d. Mar 1784
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited13 Nov 1997
Birth*circa 1744Leah was born circa 1744 at Accomack Co, VA. It is assumed that it was this Leah Simpson that, along with her father Southy Simpson, witnessed the will of Sabra Dix dated 5 Jan 1764. Since she would have had to have been of age in order to witness the will, she would have been born at least 21 years prior to the date of the will..2 
Will - Father's*15 October 1778Leah was named in her father's will on 15 October 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a daughter Leah in the will of Southy Simpson..3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 316 (will of Southy Simpson, wife Comfort).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 217 (will of Sabra Dix).
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 316.

Sarah Simpson1

F, b. circa 1752
FatherCol. Southy Simpson b. c 1720, d. 1779
MotherComfort Dix b. c 1718, d. Mar 1784
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Last Edited17 Jan 2017
Birth*circa 1752Sarah was born circa 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*31 July 1775She married John Parker (Parkers Creek), son of John Parker (Parkers Creek) and Sarah (-----), on 31 July 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. John Riley was the security on the M.L.B. of John Parker and Sarah Simpson of Southy..2 
Married Name31 July 1775 As of 31 July 1775,her married name was Parker. 
Will - Father's*15 October 1778Sarah was named in her father's will on 15 October 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as daughter Sarah in the will of Southy Simpson..1 

Family

John Parker (Parkers Creek) b. c 1750, d. b 28 Sep 1801
Children 1.John (Parkers Creek) Parker b. c 1776
 2.James Parker (Metomkin)+ b. c 1778
 3.William Coard Parker b. c 1780
 4.Sarah 'Sally' Parker b. c 1782
 5.Esther Parker b. c 1784
 6.Polly Parker b. c 1786
 7.Littleton Parker3 b. c 1788, d. b 28 Nov 1825

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 316 (will of Southy Simpson, wife Comfort).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 410 (will of John Parker, Metomkin, wife Patience).

John Simpson1

M, b. circa 1754
FatherCol. Southy Simpson b. c 1720, d. 1779
MotherComfort Dix b. c 1718, d. Mar 1784
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of William Kendall (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Francis Mason (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Sir George Yeardley (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited21 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1754John was born circa 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*15 October 1778John was named in his father's will on 15 October 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son John in the will of Southy Simpson..1 
Marriage*24 February 1784He married Anne 'Nancy' (528) West, daughter of Jonathan (200) West II and Ann (205) Smith, on 24 February 1784 at Accomack Co, VA. Charles West was the security on the M.L.B. of John Simpson and Nancy West..2 
Land sold*circa 1790John sold land circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA. John and Anne Simpson began selling the land (part of the Isaac Dix part of Whitelaw's tract A103, which is south-east of Parksley) he obtained from his brother Southy and his wife Hannah in 1787. Sales noted were to his brother Selby, Southy Milliner, Henry Davis and John Moore..3 

Family

Anne 'Nancy' (528) West b. c 1758
Children 1.John Simpson+ b. c 1788, d. 1838
 2.James Simpson b. c 1790

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 316 (will of Southy Simpson, wife Comfort).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1085.

Southy Simpson1

M, b. circa 1756, d. October 1794
FatherCol. Southy Simpson b. c 1720, d. 1779
MotherComfort Dix b. c 1718, d. Mar 1784
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter) (#1)
Descendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter) (#2)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Col. John Wise (Gentlemen, Chesconessex)
Last Edited21 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1756Southy was born circa 1756 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Rev War Veteran*1775Southy served in the Revolutionary War in in 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. The pension application of his widow Hannah Topping showed her first husband Southy Simpson was in the Accomack County Militia under the command of his father Col. Southy Simpson. On one occasion he was sent to Watts Island to burn Robert Parker's house as he was considered a Tory..2 
Will - Father's*15 October 1778Southy was named in his father's will on 15 October 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Southy Simpson in the will of Southy Simpson..1 
Marriage*circa 1780He married (d/o_Thos.) Copes, daughter of Thomas Copes III and Susanna (-----), circa 1780.3 
Marriage*2 June 1786He married Hannah Scarburgh (475) Rogers, daughter of Thomas Wise (171) Rogers and Anne Simpson, on 2 June 1786 at Accomack Co, VA. William Gibb was the security on the M.L.B. of Southy Simpson and Hannah Rodgers. Her Rev. War Pension application shows they were married on 4 Jun 1786, 2 days after the marriage license bond was issued. According to Dorman she was his 3rd wife..4,5,6 
Death*October 1794Southy died in October 1794.7 
Admin of estate*18 November 1794Administration of Southy's estate was filed on 18 November 1794 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that John Parker was named to settle the estate of Southy Simpson. John Poulson security.7 
Est settm't*19 May 1800Southy estate was settled on 19 May 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. 19 May 1800 (Audit & Rec'd) - Thomas Cropper, Deputy Sheriff for John Burton Sheriff Extr. Amounts paid to John Wise Esq. for sundry items as attorney for Simpson's estate..8 

Family 1

(d/o_Thos.) Copes b. c 1755, d. b 19 Jan 1784
Marriage*circa 1780He married (d/o_Thos.) Copes, daughter of Thomas Copes III and Susanna (-----), circa 1780.3 
Child 1.Thomas Simpson b. c 1782

Family 2

Hannah Scarburgh (475) Rogers b. 1763, d. 19 May 1855
Marriage*2 June 1786He married Hannah Scarburgh (475) Rogers, daughter of Thomas Wise (171) Rogers and Anne Simpson, on 2 June 1786 at Accomack Co, VA. William Gibb was the security on the M.L.B. of Southy Simpson and Hannah Rodgers. Her Rev. War Pension application shows they were married on 4 Jun 1786, 2 days after the marriage license bond was issued. According to Dorman she was his 3rd wife..4,5,6 
Children 1.Nancy Simpson b. 6 Jun 1787, d. 6 Aug 1792
 2.Elizabeth Simpson+ b. 8 Nov 1788
 3.Southy Simpson Jr. b. 20 Nov 1790, d. 24 Jul 1792

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 316 (will of Southy Simpson, wife Comfort).
  2. [S915] Hannah Topping File, No. W 6303.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 355 (will of Thomas Copes Sr.).
  4. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  5. [S915] Hannah Topping File, No. W 6303, Information from page of family record in hand writing of Southy Simpson which was attached to the Penson Application.
  6. [S940] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 548 (Anthony West Family).
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 411 (adm. of Southy Simpson).
  8. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 488 (settlement of Southey Simpson).

George Simpson1

M, b. circa 1765, d. 1810
FatherCol. Southy Simpson b. c 1720, d. 1779
MotherComfort Dix b. c 1718, d. Mar 1784
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Last Edited21 Oct 2006
Birth*circa 1765George was born circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*15 October 1778George was named in his father's will on 15 October 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son George in the will of Southy Simpson..1 
Land bought*1791George bought land in 1791 at Accomack Co, VA. He bought Lot No. 19 in the town of Accomac from Dr. John Boisnard and his wife Esther..3 
Marriage*28 May 1801He married Leah Melson on 28 May 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. William Kelley was the security on the M.L.B. of George Simpson and Leah Melson..4 
Death*1810George died in 1810. He was the head of a house hold in 1810 and his wife Leah was the head of a house hold in 1820.. 
Census head*1810George was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1810 at Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA. He was shown as George Simpson, age 26-45. Listed with him were 4 females, one the same age as he, and 3 under 10..2 

Family

Leah Melson b. c 1780
Children 1.Polly Simpson b. c 1802
 2.Rachel Simpson b. c 1805

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 316 (will of Southy Simpson, wife Comfort).
  2. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census, p. 90.
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1017.
  4. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Betsy Selby Simpson1,2

F, b. February 1792
FatherLt. Col. Selby Simpson b. c 1748, d. Apr 1795
MotherElizabeth Drummond b. 25 Feb 1770, d. b 3 May 1813
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter) (#1)
Descendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter) (#2)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited22 Aug 2006
Birth*February 1792Betsy was born in February 1792 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Father's*20 March 1795Betsy was named in her father's will on 20 March 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as my daughter Betsy (underage) in the will of Selby Simpson..1 
Marriage*29 July 1806She married John W(harton) Watson, son of Ephriam Watson and Tabitha (234) Wharton, on 29 July 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. William Tunnell was the security on the M.L.B. of John W. Watson and Betsy S. Simpson..3,2 
Married Name29 July 1806 As of 29 July 1806,her married name was Watson. 
Land cause5 May 1809Betsy was named in a land cause on 5 May 1809 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that a jury impaneled and returned the following verdict:      That Selby Simpson was in his lifetime and at the time of his death, seized in fee of the lands in question, and on the 20 Mar. 1795, duly made and Published his last will & testament as follows: (abstract) To wife whole estate until my daughter Betsey arrives to lawful age or marries, and then an equal division to be made of the said estate between my wife & daughter and unborn child; should both my children die under the age of 21 and without heirs, wife to hold & enjoy my whole estate forever. That the unborn child mentioned in said will was born about 5 or 6 months after the death of the testator, and departed this life on the ____ day of July 1796, under age, intestate, unmarried and without issue; that Betsy Selby, the daughter & devisee of the testator, and one of the lessors of the plaintiff, was under the age of 21 and was unmarried and without issue at the time of the death of the infant child, and that the said Betsy Selby intermarried with John Watson, the lessor of the plaintiff, on the 29 July 1806; we also find that the said Betsy was born on the ____ day of Feb. 1792; that from the evidence of John Burton, the witness and writer of said will, that it was his impresssion that the testator intended to make an equal division of his estate, both real and personal, between the said Elizabeth, his wife, and his daughter Betsy, in case his said wife had not been pregnant, but that the said testator did not tell him so, and that the testator declared that in case his said daughter and unborn child should die he did not wish any of his brothers ever to have or enjoy any part of his said estate &c..2 
Land cause*12 March 1812Betsy was named in a land cause on 12 March 1812. It was on this date that the following land settlement was made -- That Elizabeth Tunnell, John W. Watson & Betsy Selby, his wife, together & undivided hold 8 acres of land in the parish of Accomack on Metompkin Creek whereof Selby Simpson late of this said county devised to the said Elizabeth, his widow, now Elizabeth Tunnell, and Elizabeth Simpson, now Elizabeth Watson, and afterwards the said Selby had a child born of the said Elizabeth, his widow, which said child has departed this life an infant, unmarried and without issue, by reason whereof the said Elizabeth is entitled to 1/3 of the said land and the said John W. Watson and Elizabeth are entitled to 2/3 & c..4 

Family

John W(harton) Watson b. c 1782
Child 1.Thomas Watson b. c 1808

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 460 (will of Selby Simpson).
  2. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 79 (Selby Simpson dec'd).
  3. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  4. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 125 (Tunnell vs. Watson, partition suit).

(-----) Simpson1

?, b. September 1795, d. July 1796
FatherLt. Col. Selby Simpson b. c 1748, d. Apr 1795
MotherElizabeth Drummond b. 25 Feb 1770, d. b 3 May 1813
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited21 Oct 2006
Will - Father's*20 March 1795(-----) was named in an unknown person father's will on 20 March 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Selby Simpson named an unborn child in his will..2 
Birth*September 1795(-----) was born in September 1795 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Death*July 1796(-----) died in July 1796 at Accomack Co, VA.3 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 460 (father's will).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 460 (will of Selby Simpson).
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 79 (Selby Simpson dec'd).

John W(harton) Watson1

M, b. circa 1782
FatherEphriam Watson1 b. c 1752, d. b 31 Mar 1823
MotherTabitha (234) Wharton1 b. c 1762, d. b 30 Oct 1826
ChartsDescendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter) (#1)
Descendants of Henry Bagwell (Ancient Planter) (#2)
Descendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Richard Bennett (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Hill (Gentleman, Hunting Creek)
Descendants of Randall Revell (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited15 Jul 2014
Birth*circa 1782John was born circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*29 July 1806He married Betsy Selby Simpson, daughter of Lt. Col. Selby Simpson and Elizabeth Drummond, on 29 July 1806 at Accomack Co, VA. William Tunnell was the security on the M.L.B. of John W. Watson and Betsy S. Simpson..2,3 
Security on MLB*15 December 1808John W(harton) Watson was the security on a M.L.B. On 15 December 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. John W. Watson was the security on the M.L.B. of Thomas James and Anne Bagwell Watson.2 
Will - Brother's*22 May 1822John was named in his brother's will on 22 May 1822 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as brother John W. Watson and named Extr in the will of Littleton Watson.4 
Will - Father's*22 May 1822John was named in his father's will on 22 May 1822 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son John W. Watson in the will of Ephraim Watson, wife Tabitha. He & Theodore W. Adair were also named Extrs.1 
Anecdote*1 November 1826 On 1 Nov 1826 in Accomack County, Wm. C. Watson & Thomas Watson bought items at the estate sale of Mrs. Tabitha Watson. (Acc Co Inventories &c, 1828-1830, p 273, recorded 27 Oct 1828) Thomas Watson gave Jno. W. Watson as his security. Selected other buyers were Walter Finney, Seth Bell, James H. Dix, Jno. R. Wise & Thos. V. Colona. At settlement it was noted: That a load of goods was bought from J.W. Watson's to the ware house & a horse & cart & Negro man; John M. Watson was paid for appraising & writing; Expenses in attending and taking the deposition of Frances West in Philadelphia. (NOTES: Administration on Tabitha Watson's estate was granted to James H. Dix on 30 Oct 1826 with Levi Dix, John Y. Bagwell & Richard L. Rew securities. She may have been the Tabitha Dix that married John Watson of Israel on 21 Sep 1809 when Hancock Simpson was security on their M.L.B. I can't find an Israel Watson in any records so far. That may be a typo in Turman's marriage book. John W. Watson married Betsy Selby Simpson in 1806 and had a son Thomas Watson born circa 1808. They were probably the Jno. W. & Thomas Watson shown above. The Thos V. Colona shown in the inventory above was Thomas Virgil Colonna, son of William Colonna and his wife Elizabeth Watson, as shown in Hacks Neck and Its People, p. 113 - Colonna family.) 

Family

Betsy Selby Simpson b. Feb 1792
Child 1.Thomas Watson b. c 1808

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 571 (will of Ephraim Watson, wife Tabitha).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 79 (Selby Simpson dec'd).
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 573 (will of Littleton Watson).

Peter Parker Copes I1

M, b. circa 1700, d. before 26 February 1760
FatherGiles Copes II b. c 1663, d. b 6 Jan 1730/31
MotherElizabeth Parker b. c 1672
Last Edited20 Jun 2014
Birth*circa 1700Peter was born circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*circa 1728He married Rhoda 'Rhody' Clark (Clark? circa 1728 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*4 March 1728/29Peter Parker Copes I received by deed of gift on 4 March 1728/29 at Baylys Neck Road, Accomac, Accomack Co, VA. Giles Copes, planter, gave his son Peter Parker Copes, the 83 acres of this tract that he had purchased of Sabastian Cropper and Rachel his wife dec'd, adjoining land he had with his dec'd wife Elizabeth and upon the land of Samuel Simpson.4 
Administrator*6 January 1730/31Peter was named as administrator of an estate on 6 January 1730/31 at Accomack Co, VA. Peter Parker Copes, who swore that Giles Copes died without a will, was granted administration on his estate. Edmund Baily, Bowman Cropper, Andrew Finney and Samuel Rain or any three of them, were ordered to inventory and appraise the estate of Giles Copes.5 
Est Settm't Father's*9 January 1730/31He was named in the settlement of his father's estate on 9 January 1730/31 at Accomack Co, VA. The inventory of Giles Copes was presented by Peter Parker Copes, his administrator.6 
Will*11 February 1760He made a will on 11 February 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. To wife Rhody plantation where I live with my water mill during her widow, then to my two sons Charles & Parker Copes to be divided between them. Two youngest sons Thomas & Solomon Copes residual legatees. Wife Exec. Witt: Southy Simpson, Laban Simpson, Richard Dix..1 
Death*before 26 February 1760Peter died before 26 February 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved. Peter Parker Copes heir at law to the testator..1 
Admin of estate*26 March 1760Administration of Peter estate was filed on 26 March 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Parker Copes was granted to Parker Copes with Charles Bagwell & Sebastian Cropper Jr. securities.7 

Family

Rhoda 'Rhody' Clark (Clark? b. c 1700
Marriage*circa 1728He married Rhoda 'Rhody' Clark (Clark? circa 1728 at Accomack Co, VA.3 
Children 1.Peter Parker Copes II+1 b. c 1730, d. b 31 Jul 1770
 2.Charles Copes Sr.+1 b. c 1740
 3.Solomon Copes+1 b. c 1750, d. b 28 Jan 1778
 4.Capt. Thomas (of Peter Parker) Copes1 b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 198 (will of Peter Parker Copes, wife Rhody).
  2. [S2416] Mary Frances Carey, The Copes Family of Accomack County, Virginia, Four Early Generations.
  3. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 79.
  4. [S104] Accomack Co, VA, Wills, Deeds & c., 1715-29, Part 2, p. 293 (Giles Copes to son Peter Parker Copes).
  5. [S972] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1724-1731, Volume 15, p. 360 (6 Jan 1730/31 Court).
  6. [S600] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds & Wills, 1729-1737, Part 1, p. 123 (inventory of Giles Copes, Peter Parker Copes admr).
  7. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 171 (adm of Parker Copes to Parker Copes).