Col. Southy Simpson

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Col. Southy Simpson

Birthplace: Accomack County, Virginia Colony
Death: before March 26, 1779
Accomack County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Simpson, Jr. and Rhoda Clark
Husband of Comfort Dix
Father of Southy Simpson

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About Col. Southy Simpson

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A104233

Col. Southy Simpson was born circa 1720, a son of Thomas Simpson, Jr. & Rhoda Clark of Accomack County, VA.

Col. Southy Simpson was a Revolutionary War Veteran. He served in the American Revolution in 1775 at Accomack County, VA. Col. Southy Simpson commanded the 2nd Regiment of the Virginia Militia until his death in 1779.

Circa 1743 he married Comfort Dix, a daughter of Isaac Dix III and Bridget Savage.

In 1748 Southy sold land at Accomack County, VA. He sold 75 acres of Whitelaw's Tract A105, which is just south of the present town of Parksley, to Solomon White and in 1752 after the settlement with his cousin Thomas, Southy and wife Comfort sold the balance of 125 acres to White.

Southy bought land in 1755 at Mantomkin, Accomack County, VA. Southy bought Dix's part of A103 from Isaac & his wife, Leah. In 1774 Southy and wife Comfort sold the land to Charles Bagwell; however he deeded it back 5 months later and in 1779; Col. Southy Simpson left everything to his wife Comfort for the duration of her life; then all was to be sold.

In 1786 the executor sold the home plantation of 200 acres to two of Col. Simpsons, John & Southy Simpson.

In 1787 Southy & Hannah Simpson deeded his interest in 170 acres of it to his brother and 2 years later they sold a retained balance of 30 acres to his brother Selby Simpson. John & Anne Simpson soon began selling the land in small parcels. The proceeds of these sales went to his brother Selby, Southy Milliner, Henry Davis & John Moore.

Col. Simpson had a child bound to him on February 27, 1759 at Accomack County, VA. It was ordered that John Elmore, age 14 years (or thereabouts) be bound by the Church Warders of Accomack Parish till lawful age; to Southy Simpson to learn the "art & mystery" of a Mariner. Southy first gave security for the performance of the Indenture.

Southy was living on July 28, 1762 at Accomack County, VA. On this date, James Pettigrew was named to administer the estate of William Onions; the widow relinquished her right to qualify. Southy Simpson was the security.

When the will of Thomas Wise Rodgers was probated on 4/28/1767, Southy Simpson was appointed guardian of Hannah Scarburgh Rodgers & Polly Rodgers, heirs at law to the testator. [Note: Southy's son, Southy Simpson married Hannah S. Rodgers in 1786.]

He made a will on October 15, 1778 at Accomack County, VA. To son Selby, my silver sword and 1,000 current money to be paid after my death. Balance of the estate to my wife during her widowhood. At her death or marriage, all of my lands & marshes; also my water grist mill to be sold & 250 of the proceeds to my granddaughter, Elizabeth Simpson Marshall. The remainder, together with the balance of my estate to be divided by my 6 children: Leah, Sarah, John, Southy, Elijah & George. Sons, Southy, Elijah & George were executors.

Col. Southy Simpson died at Accomack County, VA in 1779. His will was probated on May 25, 1779 at Accomack County, VA.

There were 8 known children born to Col. Southy Simpson & Comfort Dix: [Note: Since only 6 children were named in Col. Simpson's will, one can presume that 2 must have died prior.]

Leah Simpson (b ca 1744); Lt. Col. Selby Simpson (b ca 1748 - d April 1795); Elizabeth Simpson (b ca 1750 - d 10/15/1778); Sarah Simpson (b ca 1752); John Simpson (b ca 1754); Southy Simpson (b ca 1756 - October 1794); Elijah Simpson (b ca 1758) and George Simpson (b ca 1765 - d 1810)


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Col. Southy Simpson's Timeline

Accomack County, Virginia Colony
Age 36
Accomack County, Virginia
March 26, 1779
Age 59
Accomack County, Virginia Colony