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Children of Jeremiah Simpson and wife Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel Whitney :

i. LYDIA, b. Feb. 17, 1736-7.
ii. JEREMIAH, b. Feb. 12, 1738-9.

Children of Capt. Edward Preble and wife Hannah, daughter of Daniel Simpson:

i. NATHANIEL, b. Jan. 3, 1723-4.
ii. EDWARD, b. Feb. 5, 1725-6.
iii. EBENEZER, b. June 11, 1728.
iv. ABRAHAM, b. Sept. 18, 1733.

ABRAHAM, b. Jan. 14, 1738-9. Children of Capt. Joshua Simpson and wife Maria, daughter of John Bradbury, Esq:

i. BENJAMIN, b. Jan, 2, 1755; m. Mercy Simpson.
ii. ZEBADIAH, b. Oct. 10, 1756; m. Lucy Jacobs.
iii. EDWARD, b. Jan. 26, 1759; m. Priscilla Harmon.
iv. THEOPHILUS, b. Jan. 29, 1763 ; d. unmarried.

SARAH, b. Aug. 14, 1765; m. David Baker.
Children of Nathaniel Simpson and wife Sarah, daughter of
Capt. Thomas Bragdon :

i. WILLIAM, b.
ii. WILLIAM, b. Sept. 2, 1753.
iii. JOE., b. July 25, 1755.
iv. NATHANIEL, b. June 28, 1759.

Children of Ebenezer Simpson and wife Mary, daughter of Peter Nowell:

i. SUSANNA, b. April 21, 1753.
ji. MARTHA, b. Jan. 13, 1755.
iii. Mary, b. Feb. 25, 1757.
iv. MERCY, b. May 13, 1759; in. Benjamin Simpson.

HENRY, b. July 5, 1761. vi. SARAH, b. July, 1764. vii. SARAH, b. Sept. 16, 1765. viji. EBENEZER, b. March 29, 1768. ix. EBENEZER. Jr., b. July 9, 1770; m. Hannah Junkins. Children of Ebenezer, Jr., and Hannah (Junkins) Simpson : i. Ivory, m. Mary Young. ii. MARTHA, m. Daniel Cook. jii. ABIGAIL, M. John Simpson. iv. MARY, m. William Wilson. v. EBENEZER, m. Mary Came. vi. HARRY.



Children of John Simpson and wife Betty, daughter of Samuel Bragdon:

i. BETTY, b. Jan. 19, 1748-9.
ii. TABATHA, b. Feb. 22, 1750-1.
iii. John, b. June 4, 1753.
iv. JOTHAM, b. April 17, 1755.
Children of Henry Simpson, Jr., and wife Tabitha, daughter of
Lewis Bane :

i. ABIGAIL, b. April 10, 1755.
ii. EBENEZER, b. Nov. 10, 1757.
iii. John, b. 10, 1760.
iv. SUSANNA, b. Oct. 9, 1762.

MERCY, b. March 17, 1764.
vi. THOMAS, b. April 8, 1767.

Children of Zebulon Harmon and wife Tabitha, daughter of
Henry Simpson, Jr. :

i. JOHNSON, b. Sept. 2, 1761.
ii. ABIGAIL, b. April 21, 1754.
iii. TABITHA, b. Oct. 1, 1756.
iv. ZEBULON, b. March 4, 1759.

OLIVE, b. Oct. 9, 1761.
vi. DEBORAH, b. March 5, 1764; m. Timothy Simpson.
vii. PRISCILLA, b. Oct. 19, 1766; m. Edward Simpson.
viii. JOSEPH, b. Dec. 8, 1768.

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Child of John Holman and wife Mercy, daughter of Henry Simpson, Jr. :

i. OLIVE, b. Oct. 6, 1766.

Children of Joseph Donnell and wife Miriam, daughter of
Joseph Simpson :

i. Mary, b. Aug. 10, 1763.
ii. JAMES, b. Oct. 24, 1765.
iii. MIRIAM, b. March 6, 1767.

Children of Peltiah Simpson and wife Mary, daughter of
Nathaniel Donnell :

i. PAULINA, b. April 8, 1780.
ii. POLLY, b. Nov. 2, 1784.
iii. OLIVER, b. Dec. 16, 1786.
iv. Rufus, b. July 22, 1790.
v. GEORGE, b. Aug. 29, 1793.

Children of Timothy Simpson and wife Deborah, daughter of Zebulon Harmon:

i. RUTH, b. April 2, 1789.
ii. ANDREW, b. July 18, 1792.

Children of Joseph Simpson, 3d, and wife Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel Bragdon:

i. JOSEPH, b. May 5, 1773.
ii. MARY, b. April 24, 1775.
iii. MERCY, b. Oct. 18, 1777; m. Jonathan Donnell.

Child of Jonathan Donnell and wife, Mercy, daughter of Capt. Joseph Simpson, 3d.

i. JAMES, b. Sept. 24, 1798.

Children of George Simpson and wife Mercy, daughter of Isaac Stover:

i. WILLIAM, b. Aug. 18, 1767.
ii. JOHN, b. March 25, 1769.
iii. MARY, b. June 2, 1771.
iv. OBIDIAH, b. July 27, 1773.

Children of Daniel Raynes, Jr., and wife Betty, daughter of Nathaniel Simpson :

i. GEORGE, b. Feb. 17, 1799.
ii. OLIVE, b. Dec. 25.
iii. BETSEY, b. Dec. 29, 1803.
iv. CHARLES, b. March 19, 1806.

Children of John Simpson and wife Susanna, daughter of Capt. Solomon Varrell :

i. DANIEL BRAGDON, b. March 6, 1815.
ii. MARY E., b. Nov. 17, 1816.
Children of Joseph S. Simpson and wife, Olive Preble :
i. MIRIAM, b. Jan. 9, 1820; unm.
ii. HARRIET MARIA, b. June 4, 1822; m. William Seavy, April, 1840.
iii. JOSEPH JABEZ, b. May 17, 1824.
iv. DANIEL WEBSTER. b. Sept. 12, 1827; d.

CAROLINE MATILDA, b. April 12, 1831; m. George Donnell.




When he came to this country I have not ascertained. He is found in York in 1638, and prior to that time had married Jane, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Norton.* I give copies of deeds from York Records, book VI, folio 74, which show his location.

CONTRACT. "This writing witnesseth that I William Hooke now Governor of Accamenticus in New England, and one of ye Patentees of that Plantation, for and in consideration of a Marriage heretofore solemnized between Henry Simpson of Accamenticus aforesaid and Jane ye Daughter and heir of Walter Norton, Lieutenant Colonel, Sometime a Pattentee of this Plantation, but now deceased, as also for Divers other good causes and considerations, me hereunto moving Have Given, Granted and confirmed, And by these presents doe give, grant and confirm to the afores'd Henry Simpson, his heirs and Assigns, one p'cell of Land in Accamenticus aforesaid, Bounded with ye land of Roger Gard, lately set out by me William Hook And Samuel Maverick, one other of ye Pattentees on the North side ye River of Accamenticus, on ye West side ye Bass Creek, And from thence Northeast, Joining with ye land of Arthur Bragdon on ye south Side And the bounds of Accamenticus on ye east side, Together with third part of a pcell of Meadow ground lying on ye North Side of a pcell of land lately granted to Roger Gard aforesaid, near ye aforesaid land with thapurtenances to ye said Henry Simpson, his heirs and Assigns forever, the said Henry Simpson Yielding, paying and performing to our Sovereign Lord the Kings Matie, all such Rents and reservations as in ye Pattent for Plantation are expressed. In witness whereof, I ye said William Hooke have hereunto set my hand & Seale the thirteenth day of March in ye fourteenth year of ye Reign of our Sovereign Lord King Charles. Anno Domi. 1638. Sealed and delivered in presents of

William Hook, (his seal.) William THOMPSON, ROGER GARD.

A true Copie of the original Transcribed and compared Decemb'r 23, 1700, by Jos. Hamond. Regist’r.”

* Lieut-Col. Walter Norton was one of the Patentees of Agamenticus, now York. Sir Ferdinando Gorges in his “Brief Narration," (Collections of Maine Historical Society, vol. II, page 48), writes of him: “This gentleman was one I had long known, who had raised hiniself from a soldier to the quality he had, from a corporal to a sergeant and so upward. Be was painful and industrious, well understanding what belonged to his duties, etc.” The time when he came to this country is not well established, but probably 1634. His widow, Eleanor, married William Hooke, 1640, and removed to Salisbury, N. H. Joohe died 1654. They had three sons, Jacob, Josiah and Wiliam. October 29, 1660, Mrs. Eleanor Hooke, relict widow of Capt. Walter Norton, and relict widow of William Hooke, deceased, made a contract with Capt. Thomas Clark. (York Records, book I, folio 99.)

ABSTRACT. Richard Vines, Steward Gen'l unto Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Knight, Lord Proprietor of the Province of Mayn, sold Henry Simpson ten acres of marsh on South side of river Accamenticus, lying opposite the farm of William Hook, Governor; for two shillings yearly, May 28, 1640. Delivered to Simpson by Thomas Gorges Esquirc, June 29, 1640.

Henry Simpson appears to have been Agent and Surveyor for the Patentees, laying out lands for them. He died before 1650. His widow Jane married second Nicholas Bond before May 31, 1650.7

“June 16, 1688, Jane Simpson, alias Bond, sole heir of her father, Capt. Walter Norton, conveyed all her real and personal estate to her only and living son, Henry Simpson. "

Children I find : i. HENRY, JR., of York, m. Abigail Moulton, 16708 by Capt. Francis

Raines. Aug. 11, 1674, he made an agreement with Widow Patience Hatch about land which was the property of his father and which fell to him after his father's death.|| He sold land April 7, 1680 to Edward Johnson, of York, which his father bought of Henry Norton.1 Administration was granted on his estate to Lieut. Abraham

Preble in 1692. ii. Daniel, of York, m. Frances, daughter of Roger?, Jr., and Hannah

(Furber) Plaisted. July 2, 1701, they sold their interest in estate of Roger Plaisted, senior to John Partridge.** Dec. 2F, 1701, they sold a marsh formerly in possession of Ensign Henry Simpson to Samuel



1795, May 14, in Dorchester, Mass., John Crane, Jr., of Passama

quoddy, and Miss Mary Wheeler of Dorchester. 1796, Oct. 2, in Dorchester, Mass., Ziba Boiden of Passamaquoddy,

and Elisabeth Shepard of Milton. 1816, May 23, Eben Noyes, merchant of Eastport, and Miss Maria

B. Sinith of Bucksport.
July 21, Joseph O'Brien, merchant of Redding, Penn., to Miss

Nancy Darling of Bucksport.
December, in Horton, Nova Scotia, Silas Hatch of Bangor,

and Mrs. Mary Huston, daughter of Mr. Richard Curry. 1817, June, in Newburyport, Mr. Nathan Hadlock of Bangor, and

Miss Ann Call.
Dec. 25, in Castine, William Witherle and Sarah Bryant.

* York Records, Book VI, Folio 151.
+ Maine Hi-torical and Geneological Recorder, Vol. IV, Page 61.

York Deeds, Book VI, Folio 74.
Maine Historical and Gen. Recorder, Vol. IV, page 61.
York Deeds, Vol. 2, Folio 165.
1 York Deeds, Vol. 3, Folio 78.
**York Deeds, Vol. 6, Folio 120.
++ York Deeds, Vol. 6, Foilo 176.

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