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Thomas Simpson, Jr.

Birthplace: Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Death: circa 1728 (33-50)
Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Rhoda Clark
Father of Col. Southy Simpson

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About Thomas Simpson, Jr.

[Note: There are discrepancies in the research findings concerning the parentage of Thomas Simpson, Jr. It would seem logical that Thomas Simpson, Jr's father would share the same name & be Thomas Simpson, Sr; however when you study the Land Records & Litigation that they use as a time-line in the narrative, you get a different understanding of the family structure. For example: Thomas Simpson, Jr bought 200 acres from Peter Cornelius in 1723 & a subsequent Quit Claim deed was issued to Southy Simpson in 1751. It states that Thomas Simpson, son of William Simpson & brother of Thomas, Jr. gave the deed to Southy Simpson, son of Thomas Jr. The deed also stated that their fathers (William & Thomas, Jr.) had purchased the land jointly from Mr. Cornelius & when the deed was made out, it was only in Thomas, Jr's name (The text can be read at the URL listed below). I would welcome any further contributions to the validity of the parents of Thomas Simpson, Jr.] Carolyn Holmes 6/27/2019. --------------------------------------

Thomas Simpson, Jr was born circa 1686 at Accomack County, VA.

Thomas Simpson, Jr. married Rhoda "Rhody" Clark circa 1720.

Thomas was named in his father's will on January 6, 1726 at Accomack County, VA. [Note: his father's name is not stated.]

Thomas Simpson, Jr. died in 1728. Both he & his wife Rhody died intestate, leaving a son, Southy Simpson as heir-at-law. (The widow married Peter Parker Copes.) In 1755, Southy & wife Comfort Simpson sold 220 acres of the Thomas Simpson, Jr's part of Whitelaw's tract A104 to John Dix, Jr.; who at the same time sold an inheritance from tract A103 to Simpson. (In essence, the two sales were a land exchange.) In 1756 John & Leah Dix sold 100 acres to Mack Williams Wright; which was the eastern end of John's land, including the strip extending to the highway.

Thomas was named in his father's will on January 6, 1726 at Accomack County, VA. [Note: his father's name was not stated.]

The estate was filed on March 6, 1728 at Accomack County, VA. On this date, Rhody Simpson was named as administrator in the estate of Thomas Simpson, Jr.

Thomas Simpson, Jr. and Rhoda Clark had only one child:

Col. Southy Simpson (b ca 1720 - d 1779).


Miles Files 19.0


Stratton Nottingham, "Accomack County, VA Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800." Pgs. 76 & 91.

Ralph T. Whitelaw, "Virginia's Eastern Shore, A History of Northampton & Accomack Counties." Pgs. 1088 & 1092.

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Thomas Simpson, Jr.'s Timeline

Accomack County, Virginia, United States
Accomack County, Virginia Colony
Age 42
Accomack County, Virginia, United States