NameWilliam Henry SIMPSON I , G Grandfather, S512
BirthJul 1843, Ireland
Death13 Feb 1905, Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
BurialEvergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott
FatherWilliam SIMPSON (1800-1873)
MotherJane MATHEWS (~1815-<1877)
1Sarah E. NEIGHBORS , G Grandmother, N216
Birth22 Aug 1844, Crossroads, Bedford, Virginia
Death31 Jan 1924, Nashville, Barton, Missouri
BurialNashville, Barton, Missouri
FatherAnderson Porter NEIGHBORS (~1821->1880)
MotherMary Ann HORN (~1820->1880)
ChildrenJohn Lewis (~1865-1944)
 George W. (1871-1918)
 William Henry (1869-1954)
 Jane (~1870-<1916)
 Minnie Mae (~1878->1924)
 Mary Maude (Died as Infant) (ca1881-ca1881)
Notes for William Henry SIMPSON I

1850 Johnson County, Warrensburg Twp. (Roll M432-403, Page 7B,Line 39) William’s age is shown in the 1850 Census as nine years. 1860 The family moves to Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri 1870 back to Johnson County, Hzael Hill Twp - William and Sarah are there with John, George and Jane. 1880, William, Sarah and family move to LaCygne, Linn, Knasas.

1884 Bates County, Misouri Directory, Howard Township
Simpson,Wm b. 1841 Ireland w/ S.E. Neighbor b. 1844, Virginia
It could be that William and Sarah are common law

1888 William is listed in the Rich Hill / Butler, Missouri Directory, page 36 working as a section foreman and living at Spruce and 7th Streets

1888 Family photograph taken at Williams Studio, First and Main, Fort Scott, Kansas

1896, William is a laborer, and lives at 518 East 1st Street. 1898, and William works for the KCFtS&MRR. He and his sons William and George live at 1024 East Wall Street. 1901 Fort Scott Kansas City Directory shows William working for Charles & Blevins, grocers, at 700 East Wall Street, Fort Scott, Kansas. Place of residence is 715 East Wall Street, Fort Scott, formerly the grocery of J.L. Messenger. In 1902-3, William is working for the railroad, and lives at 209 N. Caldwell, with son William Henry.

William was a private, 71st Regiment, Company “A”, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Civil War

The 1900 census says that William and Sarah have been married 35 years. That would have their marriage take place in Johnson County, Missouri. No record has been found.
Note: The obituary of William Simpson is largely illegible in the archives we’ve been able to search. Some details, as gleaned by the Old Fort Genealogical Society of Southeastern Kansas:

...he was ill three weeks before he died at the family residence at 213 Little. He died of pneumonia. He was well known in the city. He leaves a wife and 5 children. Will and John for for the railroad and concrete (?). He has a daughter in Pittsburg, Kansas and one in Nevada, Missouri.

The funeral of William Simpson, who died night before last, was held this afternoon at 3:30 from the First Baptist church, conducted by the Pastor, Rev. Griffith. The services were largely attended by the deceased’s old friends and friends of the family. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.
Notes for Sarah E. (Spouse 1)

Fort Scott, Kansas Directory of 1907 reports Sarah as widowed and boarding at 1104 East Wall Street, Fort Scott.

Sarah’s obituary lists precession in death by Jenny, George W., (1918); Mary Maude (1881) Her Death Certificate contained no revelations except that Sarah died of pneumonia. Sarah is buried in a grave with a small brick marker engraved only, “S.E.”
Notes for William Henry & Sarah E. (Family)
The 1900 census says that William and Sarah have been married 35 years. That would have their marriage take place in Johnson County, Missouri. No record has been found.
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