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Simpson Cemetery 10-6
Sumner County, Tennessee

We wish to express our gratitude to Margaret Cummings Snider and Joan Hollis Yorgason for their diligent work in compiling the Sumner County Cemetery Book ©1981, and our thanks for allowing us to post these records.  

Typed by Linda Carpenter
2005 - 2010

   

   

3 & 4/10 miles north of Hwy 31-E on Rock Bridge Road. Cemetery is approximately 100 yds west of the road. Some of the stones are enclosed in a rock fence.  (in April, 2006, the stones within the rock wall were totally covered with briars.  It was impossible to photograph these markers.  Leaning over, I could see that these tombstones were still very readable.  Someone had cleaned off the front part of the cemetery, but the areas within the rock wall and behind it are covered with briars and weeds. - jb)  For additional photots of legible markers, view Sandy Bolick's photos at this Find-A-Grave link.

 

McKISSACK, Robert - 6 Aug 1790 - 13 Dec 1823
McKISSACK, Elender - 19 May 1770 - 23 Sep 1845

[Robert and Elender McKissack owned the land upon which Enoch Simpson settled in the 1830's. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

SIMPSON, Martha J. - Wife of Enoch Simpson - 6 Jul 1821 - 26 Apr 1905

[Martha Jane (Johnson) Turner, second wife of Enoch Simpson. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

TURNER, John A. - 29 Jan 1839 - 9 Sep 1853

[John Austin Turner, son of Martha Jane (Johnson) Turner Simpson by her 1st marriage. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

SIMPSON, J. R. - Father - 23 Apr 1854 --
SIMPSON, Mrs. C. A. - Mother - 14 Jun 1852 - 31 Mar 1911

[Joseph Roger Simpson, fourth child and second son of Enoch & Martha Jane (Johnson) Simpson, married Cynthia Ann Wright. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

JOHNSON, Margaret A. - 29 Aug 1834 - 22 Jun 1909

[Margaret Ann Johnson, sister of Martha Jane (Johnson) Simpson. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

SIMPSON, Margaret - Dau of B. E. & Lesbia Simpson - 11 Jul 1914 - 11 Dec 1915
SIMPSON, T. B. - 19 Feb 1842 - 1 Sep 1922
SIMPSON, Fannie - Wife & Mother - 20 Oct 1840 - 8 Jun 1896

[Thomas Benton Simpson, first child and first son of Enoch & Martha Jane (Johnson) Simpson, married Frances Logan Graves. Their son Benjamin Enoch Simpson married Lesbia Hazelton Hunter. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

SIMPSON, M. A. - 28 Jan 1881 - 21 Aug 1881
SIMPSON, C. S. - 7 Nov 1873 - 12 Dec 1874

[Not clear whose children these as they died young and are not listed in any census records. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

WEBB, Sarah - Wife of Henry Webb - 2 Jun 1862 - 14 Apr 1898

[Not clear who she is. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

WRIGHT, R. B. - Confederate Soldier - 14 Dec 1841 - 26 Dec 1917
WRIGHT, Penelope - 24 Nov 1846 - 4 Jul 1928

[Penelope Elviria Simpson, second child and first daughterof Enoch & Martha Jane (Johnson) Simpson, married Robert Barr Wright. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

SIMPSON, Magdalena F. - 15 Jan 1849 - 6 Mar 1929
SIMPSON, Julius T. - 19 Dec 1877 - 29 Mar 1909
SIMPSON, Reese - Son of J. T. & Bessie Simpson - 21 May 1907 - 26 Jul 1914

Added by Sandy Bolick in February, 2010:  There were two graves (on a joint, newer-style, flat granite marker, which may have replaced one or two older markers) which weren't in the survey in the Snider/Yorgason book:

ELLIOTT, William Howard  4 Feb 1880 - 11 June 1938            )
ELLIOTT, Susie Annie  23 December 1883 - 23 January 1939  )

[Magdalena Frances Simpson, third child and second daughter of Enoch & Martha Jane (Johnson) Simpson. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

[Julius Trousdale Simpson, son of Joseph Roger Simpson and Cynthia Ann (Wright) Simpson; married Bessie Ann Neel. * Comments by Michael Hurdle.]

 * See descendants of Austin Johnson's daughter, Martha Jane Johnson Turner Simpson by Erick D. Montgomery.


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