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Name: Chanse Nichol <>
Date: 2015-10-01
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Thomas Ray Simpson
Richard Nuette Simpson (My Great Grandfather)
Samuel Thomas Simpson (My Grandfather)


Name: Bradley James Simpson <>
Date: 2015-07-23
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Thomas Simpson - Judge
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Florence, NE
Thomas and his family were originally from DeKalb County, TN.
His son John and family came to Florence in 1870.
John was a Captain for the Union Army during the Civil War, he is my great-great-grandfather and is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery here in Omaha, as are most of his descendants.


Name: Cheri Simpson Beavers <>
Date: 2014-09-23
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Richard L "Dick" Simpson & M. Caldonia Jones
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? West Plains MO Howell County
I loved reading the family history so well put together. Thanks to all of you for your time and labor to get this history together for the rest of us to enjoy.

Name: dan simpson <>
Date: 2014-03-25
P.S Uncle Mac provided info for his mothers death certificat.

Name: Dan Simpson <>
Date: 2014-03-25
Does anyone have info on Lee Simpson's wife, Sara Jane "Janie" Jones. She supposedly was the niece of Lee's stemp-mom, Michelle Caldonia "Doney" Jonees. I have been unable to trace her heritage at all. I know who Doney's parents were, but nothing seems to work. Uncle Mac Simpson provided the info for his mother, Janie, but he did not know her mother and father' names.


Name: Dan Simpson <>
Date: 2014-03-12
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Lon Simpson was my Grandpa
I wrote that original family history that you show on this website. It was written back in the early 80's, and we have found out so much more with the internet. My work was all done from microfilm, visits to various libraries, and conversations with older Simpson's. One of the most informative, back in the late 70's was Lewis Simpson, alson Agnes & Raymond Milsap.

Name: Paige Rodriguez <>
Date: 2014-02-17
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Warren Thomas simpson
Warren Thomas Simpson is my grandfather. His father is Thomas Jason Simpson and mother cordelia Simpson. I think that makes Peter Ryan Simpson and Nancy moreland my 5th great grandparents. I have alot of fond memories in Alton visiting my grandparents.

Name: Bonnie Simpson <>
Date: 2013-09-09
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Guilford County North Carolina
I am descended from Nathaniel Simpson who went to Kentucky, William Hawkins Simpson who moved on to Texas, Rolla Elmer Simpson, and Elmer Paul Simpson. My Dad moved us to California in 1962. I will continue to study your information. I find it so interesting! Thank you.

Name: Maggie (Simpson) Carpenter <>
Date: 2012-11-01
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? William and Maggie Simpson
My great grandparents were William and Maggie. I have seen the headstone. We used to come down for Decoration Day.
Their son Jake Simpson was my grandfather and his son Burt Simpson is my father. My father was born in Birch Tree, Mo.
I too remember going to Wilderness in summers, especially for Decoration Day.


Name: Carol Simpson Duarte <>
Date: 2011-09-05
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? John Simpson (1830)
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? CA, TX, OK
Thank you....the 5 Simpson Brothers....I am proud to say the 4th man standing....John Simpson is my Great Grandfather. His son Thomas Jefferson Simpson had a large family in Pottawatomie, OK, and their children spread in the 1930's dust bowl to TX and CA. Our family, from Bill T. Simpson, of Imperial Valley, Ca. now lives near Sacramento, Ca.

I am looking forward to your next famiely reunion!

Carol Simpson Duart


Name: William Martin Jr <>
Date: 2011-08-26
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Thomas Carey Simpson
Thomas Carey Simpson was my great great grandfather. His daughter Sara Simpson was my grandfather's(Glen Martin) mother. Sara and family moved from Missouri/Arkansas in the 1920's and settled in the Youngstown area.

Name: Ed Gooden <>
Date: 2010-04-13
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Ellen Olive Simpson
Abraham Gooding (Gooden) married Ellen Simpson in Cannon County, TN and moved west with the Simpson's. His mother in law Lucretia Simpson is found on the 1880 census living with them in Benton, Ms. My grandfather, Joseph Gooden and his family lived in Thayer where my father was born in 1899. Have you ever heard of the Gooden family? Joe had a barber shop, cafe and then a hardware store in Thayer.

Name: thomas e simpson <>
Date: 2009-11-20
Your Website none
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? father,wellie e gf,roy ggf,william t gggf richard ggggf,peter r .
your website is great.i live in westplains mo. and have a son named thomas,this name just keeps popping up in our family.if there is any family tree information i could possibly help you with please email me.again great web site,made my day to find it.take care.tom

Name: Lee Ann Shelton-Tally <>
Date: 2009-10-21
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Edna Elizabeth Simpson-Shelton
Edna was my grandmother. She married Mac Shelton. I think her sister was Aunt Leone. I'm not sure who her parents or siblings are? My grandmother was married to a man and had two children before she married my grandfather. She had 2 sons Howard and Floyd. She married Mac Shelton and had 5 children (Melba, Donald, Bruce "Boob", Valgenia, David "Pete". My father is Donald.

Name: Ed Gooden <>
Date: 2009-07-03
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Abraham Gooden m. Ellen Olive Simpson
I've visited youir site before but I think I've never signed in on your guestbook. You have a very nicely done site; very interesting. Abraham and Ellen moved to Oregon County in about 1860 with the Simpson Clan. My grandfather and his brothers lived in Thayer for many years.He (Joel Samuel Gooden) married Lula Langley and had 3 girls and 2 boys, one of which was my father, Earl Ray Gooden b. about 1899 there in Thayer. Does any of this sound familiar to you? Joel and Lula left Thayer in about 1912, but I think some of Joel's brothers remained as well as many of Ellen Olive Simpson's relatives. (Her mother was Lucretia Simpson wife of (I think) Peter Valentine Simpson.

Name: Patrick B. Simpson <>
Date: 2009-02-17
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Polk County, Missouri
I very much enjoy your web site and stories. Your documentation is excellent. Our lines are distantly related. I am directly related to Avington Simpson the Post Master of the Sentinel Prairie Post Office in Polk County, MO in 1851. His father is the British Loyalist Reuben Simpson. Avington's son Timothy Wayne Simpson moved his family to Fresno, CA in 1888. Timothy is my G Grand Father.

Name: Kenneth Earl Turner <>
Date: 2009-01-28
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Elizabeth daughter of Wright Simpson, married Clay Turner
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Augusta, Georgia
Clay and Elizabeth (Simpson) Turner were my paternal grandparents. My Father was Kyle Turner who married Ruth Nicholas.
Nancy Moreland's father Abraham (aka Able) Moreland fought at the Battle of Saratoga. I remember as a child the musket gun of his was in the possesion of Lem Simpson. If it is still in the family it belongs in a museum.
I must find time to get back to my genology research.
Thanks for the information on the Simpson family.


Name: Richard Combs <>
Date: 2008-12-29
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? None, doing research for my son-in-law Ronnie Turner
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? We live in Jackson, Mo.
I enjoyed reading about the Simpson's.
Ronnie, our son-in-law is the great-grandson of Elizabeth
Simpson and Clay Turner.

If you have any family pictures that you might make copies
of I would gladly pay you.



Name: Shelia Counts Buckley <>
Date: 2008-03-31
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? I don't think so
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Lawrence Co.
You did some wonderful work! My GG grandfather was Joseph Valentine Simpson, son of John Anderson Simpson and Margaret Cherry. I have had such fun trying to find out about them.. If you know of a Simpson family reunion, let me know.

Name: Brian Paul Simpson <>
Date: 2008-02-13
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Roy

Good work!! I figure I'm 13th generation. My father is Kenneth W. son of Paul J. who was born in Alton to Roy J. Simpson and Nettie Johnson. I have clear memories of Great-Grandmother Nettie but Roy died when I was a small child. Roy's father was William T. and his grandfather was Richard L. (Dick) Simpson.

I'm a little confused around the date discrepencies that you and Nona have around Peter Ryan and his father Richard's dates but not enough to look it up!!!

I need to get down to Alton this Spring. I'm in need of a canoe trip. . .

St. Louis


Name: David L Simpson <>
Date: 2007-11-16
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Wilbur J Simpson
My wife is very big into family tree stuff, I will tell her about this site.

Name: Donald C. Ogden <>
Date: 2007-02-24
I knew quite a few peaple in the Wilderess. I knew your grand parents also.

Name: Mary Aune <>
Date: 2007-02-11
Looking for Elsie Simpson, born 1862 or 1864, Related to Dr. James Simpson.

Name: Skip Simpson <>
Date: 2007-01-24
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? ?
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? see below
There are a lot of Simpson up here in Ontario Canada where I live. We are descended from a Wiiliam Simpson who came from teh Capf Fear area of the Carolinas. He remained loyal to the British during the American War of Independance, moved to New York State where he married and then up to Canada. William had a brother Obediah who was born at Cape Fear New Hanover County N.C, in 1755 but that is as far back as I can get. We beleive their father imigrated to North Carolina from Scotland. I have been searching for years but can't find a connection to Obediah or Willam in North Carlolina

Name: Ed Gooden <>
Date: 2006-11-08
Your Website none
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Lucretia and Olive and Ellen Simpson Gooden
1880 census lists my ggrandfather and family in MS. Many children and wife "Olive" and Mother in law, Lucretia Simpson They moved there after the civil war. 1860 census shows he and wife "Ellen" and baby Thomas in Woodside, MO.

Family returned to Oregon County, Mo. My father, Earl Gooden, born in Thayer 1899. Would be great if you knew of these Simpson ladies. I don't know which wife was a Simpson. regards, Ed Gooden


Name: Kay Adams <>
Date: 2006-02-21
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Harvey & Lois (Smith) Simpson
Lois is my mother's neice, the daughter of my mother's brother Clarence Smith. My mom is an Alto born gal and my sister.

Name: Louise Acheson <>
Date: 2005-12-15
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Maybe but Washington State
I love your site. I am searching for my grandfather Samuel Daniel Simpson who was born in 1878 WA.. His mother was thought to be born in Oregon and his father Ireland. I am not sure wheather they were born in WA. and OR. state or if that is the name of the county. I cant find a birth for any of them in Oregon or Washington state. My grandfather was a logger. I dont have either of his parents names but these are names in the family Robert, Lee, Lorne, Russel,Sydonia, Leona, Francis, Adair,Gertrude, Josephine, Betty, Lou, Roy, and David. Samuel disappeared in 1932 to look for work and never returned. Any infomation would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Charles Cameron <>
Date: 2005-11-12
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Thomas Simpson - Nancy Moreland - Wright R. Simpson - Samantha Cates - Nancy Samantha Simpson Bailey


GREAT SITE!! Keep up the good work


Name: Dewey Thompson <>
Date: 2005-09-22
I'm not a Simpson, but I remember your Gandparents. I love your story of your memories. I have been in your Grandparents house and it was just as you described it. The memory of their house that stands out in my mind the most about the house was a inside water pump. I think that was the first I had seen in the Wilderness. May I ask your mothers name? I'm sure I remember her. Tank You for the childhood memory!

Date: 2005-09-09
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? LITTLESTOWN, PA.

Name: Joseph W. Simpson <>
Date: 2005-09-09
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? My dad was from Iowa.
The Family line is shown below:
1. Joseph B. Simpson (1912-1992) Iowa & Matilda Kay Simpson (1913- )
2. Alpha Joseph Simpson (1875-1963) Illinois & Lula Viola Byers (1878-1964)
3. Nelson T. Simpson (1846-1909) Ohio & Racheal Amanda Carter (1849-1936)
4. Robert A. Simpson (1805-1889) Ohio & Mary Law (1809-1858)
5. John Simpson (1766-1841) Ireland & Margaret Mary McElroy (1762-1846)
6. Thomas Simpson (1735-1785) England & Mary Elizabeth McFarland (1740-1832)
7. Thomas Simpson (1682-1761) Ireland & Elizabeth (Unknown)


Name: Barbara York Wright <>
Date: 2005-09-08
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? New York to Michigan
My husbands mother was Anna Marie Simpson. Born in Fowlerville Mi 1912. Her ancestors go back to 1850 in New York and by 1860 were in Michigan.

Name: Louise Acheson <>
Date: 2005-09-08
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Possibly Washington state
I am searching for a Samuel Daniel Simpson (called Dan) born in 24 July 1878. His father was supposedly from Ireland or Irish. Anyone who has any information please email me. I love your site by the way. It is really put together nice.

Name: Kimberly Lemons <>
Date: 2005-09-08
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? noah wright simpson and julia george simpson
i would love any information on this family especially noah's wife julia. I cannot find anything on her. They are my husbands greatgrandparents. I have Noahs father as Thomas Carey Simpson and his father was Thomas James married to Mancy Moreland. TJ's father was then Peter Ryan and his father was Thomas. I have a few more generations going back. Anything would be greatly appreciated thankyou.

Name: Debbie Overton <>
Date: 2005-07-21
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Thomas and Nancy 'Moreland' Simpson and descendants
Denise, If you would like a few more Simpson obituaries, I could add to what you have. Is there a way to directly access your guestbook and read what others have said in their comments?

Name: Gail Goodwin (Mrs. Norman C.) <>
Date: 2005-07-04
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Sarah E. (sometimes Gertrude)
I am looking for information concerning Sarah E. Simpson, born3/21/1876 possibly in Alton, Oregon, Mo. - daughter of Thomas C. and Mary Jane (Whitten) Simpson. She married Joseph P Martin. She goes by Sarah, Elizabeth, Gertrude. She was a Simpson, a Martin, and died the widow of Glen Harvey in Youngstown, Ohio.

Name: Deborah Overton <>
Date: 2005-05-10
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? James Peter and Lucy Jane 'Bell' Simpson
I enjoyed reading about your grandparents. Your grandmother was a very sweet person with a beautiful smile. My grandparents are Jimmy and Lucy Simpson. Most people in the Wilderness called them Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Lucy. My grandfather helped build the Wilderness School and the Presbytarian Church that was later changed to a Free Will Baptist Church. He helped paint the Pathway to Heaven that was at the front of the church for many, many years before it was covered in the 1970's during renovation. I would love to find a picture of the painting, but to my knowledge none exist. I lived in the Wilderness from 1964 until 1972 and have memories of many of the people you mentioned.

Name: Vicki Jackson <>
Date: 2005-04-24
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? My 4th great grandparents were Thomas and Nancy Moreland Simpson. John and Martha Harbin Simpson were my 3rd great grandparents
I'm glad I came across your listing in the Simpson message board. It's always fun to discover new "cousins" who enjoy genealogy.

Name: Dan Simpson <>
Date: 2005-04-04
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? SAme as yours
I am the person that wrote the family history that started your quest.

Name: Donita Barkley <>
Date: 2005-03-27
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? Peter Andrew Simpson family
I was once married to Jim Simpson, eldest son of Venton and Muriel Norton Simpson. Venton's dad was P. A. Simpson. His mom was Ruth Haynes. She had been married to his brother first and had two kids, Garnett and Dewey, then she and P. A. had Venton and Mable. Ruth and Peter are buried at Wilderness, along with others of this family. Venton is buried in Winona at Mt. Zion, as is Jim. Muriel is still living.
I have enjoyed your site. It's very impressive and inspires me to try something like this.


Name: Gary Simpson <>
Date: 2005-03-23
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Harrison county, Mo.
I'm hunting for my ancestors. Can go back to 1814 with my gggrand father. Trying to find his parents, their route from Kentucky and then back to the United Kingdom area. If you have not read how the name of Simpson came about, you should. At least I found it interesting. I enjoyed your web site, keep up the good work. Gary Simpson

Name: Jeanne Lincoln <>
Date: 2005-03-20
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? One that was a shoemaker
Nona used to have Pharaby Simpson who married Willie Hopkins from Wake/Nash County, NC in Rutherford County, TN. Willie and Pharaby's son Thomas Allen Hopkins divorced wife, Martha Parsley, Shannon Hopkins and went to the Civil War, was wounded at Port Gibson,MS and moved to Oregon County, MO and married a Mary Jane Crow. His uncle was a Simpson who taught Thomas the shoemaking business. Can't find now. Have Pharaby's father as Peter Ryan Simpson.

Name: LaDonna Bedsworth <>
Date: 2005-03-20
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? JR & Elizabeth Simpson
Denise I especially enjoyed reading the story about your grandparents. It brought tears to my eyes. As a kid we had so much fun visiting there and we always managed to get into some sort of trouble. Honestly I could see both
Aunt Jessie and Uncle Irvin standing at the gate waving goodbye.
Great job!


Name: james michael (mike) <simpson>
Date: 2005-03-20
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? james monroe simpson
my dad was the youngest brother of irvin. we had 8 kids in our family. he was married to patricia ann byrne of kansas city.michael bobby dennis steve diane sponsler in ca. tim pam and scott. monroe, bobby and scott passed away. all live in kc but diane. michael has 3 kids andy, michael , and megan. bobby had 3 ryan rudy and tiffany. dennis has 1 jeff. stevr has 1 zack. scott has 1 tia.

Date: 2005-03-19
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? simpsons and fosters
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? clay county
jessie and ervin were my aunt and uncle. my mother mildred simpson foster was a sister to ervin. my mom and dad are jesse and mildred foster. i am 49 years old. karen is a little older than me and glenna a little younger. i have spent many good times at there house. i remember the closet well. who sibling are you, larry wayne or saundra? i remember oleta picture always on the tv. my dad told me that her death was heart breaking.

Name: Liza Ross <>
Date: 2005-03-15
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Ohio
my great grandmother was born Rosa P.Simpson,abt.1870,daughter of Aaron and Sarah(Skank) Simpson...all born and died in Ohio(Warren/Butler County.
I really like your site here,the links are terrific and your family story is too!
Liza Ross


Name: Sara Lynn Simpson <>
Date: 2005-03-14
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Prince William Co., VA
From Virginia, my ancestors came to Burndt Prairie,White Co., IL. This group of Simpsons is well-documented in a 672-page book called Simpson Connections, pub. 1987 by Robert H. and Twilah M McFarland. I am receiving the Simpson publications regularly but seldom find anyone from this branch. I wonder how we are connected to the Simpsons of Missouri? Please feel free to email me with Simpson family in the subject if you would like to communicate further. Sara L. Simpson of Illinois.

Name: Mary Aune <>
Date: 2005-03-14
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Kentucky
Looking for my great-grandmother, Elsie Simpson, born 1862 in KY. Father: unknown Simpson, born in Scotland. Mother: unknown, born in USA, probably Native American. Had 3 children with Luther B Duckerson of Nicholasville,KY, in 1888,1902 and 1903. Any info or leads greatly appreciated

Name: Bonnie Simpson Valko <>
Date: 2005-03-13
Your Website Don't have one
Who are your Oregon County Simpson ancestors? None that I know of.
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? Monroe Co.,MO
This is a wonderful story; it should be published, it is just great!
My Simpsons emigrated from Mercer Co., KY to Monroe Co., MO. After the War Between the States, my grandfather moved to Montana, where he homesteaded the Bitterroot Valley. He was a great gentleman, with Southern manners and loved to sing in the church Choir. He raised horses and cattle, which he also loved. Daddy was just like him.
Bonnie Simpson Valko


Name: Wallace E. Davenport <>
Date: 2005-03-13
If you aren't an Oregon County Simpson, where? GA and AR
My grandmother, Mamie Ellen Simpson was born in AR but her father, William Taylor Simpson and her mother, Margaret Bethuel Weaver both came from GA.They moved to AR abt 1869.
I think she came from DeKalb but have not found him yet.
Thanks for all your hard work on hehalf of free genealogy.
Houston, Texas