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Elizabeth Arlington (Simpson)

Birthplace: Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Southy Simpson and Hannah Scarburgh Rogers
Wife of Thomas Bagwell Arlington
Mother of William Thomas Arlington and Anna Simpson Rayfield / Mason
Half sister of Thomas Simpson

Managed by: Carolyn Holmes
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About Elizabeth Arlington

Elizabeth Simpson was born on November 8, 1788 at Accomack County, VA.. She was the daughter of Southy Simpson (ca 1756-1794) and Hannah Scarburgh Rogers (1763-1855).

Information on a paper from the family records, in Southy Simpson's handwriting that was attached to the Revolutionary War Pension Application of her mother, Hannah Topping, shows her as a daughter Elizabeth Simpson, of Southy Simpson and his wife, Hannah, born November 8, 1788.

Elizabeth Simpson married Thomas Bagwell Arlington on April 5, 1809 at Worcester County, MD. Thomas was the son of John Arlington III and Rose "Rosey" Bagwell.

The tombstone of Ann S. Mason (2/24/1812 - 7/21/1852) was erected by her grandmother, Hannah Topping. [Hannah Scarburgh Rogers married 1st Southy Simpson and had a daughter, Elizabeth who married Thomas Arlington; who were the parents of this Ann Simpson Arlington Rayfield Mason. After Southy Simpsons death, Hannah married Garrett Topping & remained his widow from 1817 until her death in 1855.]

Elizabeth Simpson and Thomas Bagwell Arlington were the parents of William Thomas Arlington & Anna Simpson Arlington.

Source: Miles Files



Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, "Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia." Pg. 176. (Tombstone of Ann S. Mason.)

Hannah Topping File, No. W6303. Info from page of family record, attached to Pension Application.

Jody Powell, "Worcester County, MD., Marriage Records, 1795-1865."

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Elizabeth Arlington's Timeline

November 8, 1788
Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Accomack County, Virginia, United States
February 24, 1812
Accomack County, VA, United States