Brenda unfortunately I can not answer all of your questions , The Anna Carter you are referring to that was married to Henry Simpson was Abraham Carters grandaughter that is connected to my Line of Carters from John Carter of Carter's Station.
Wayne Myers has posted info on this site about Nathan Carter and Hannah and about their Marriage license.My GUESS would be that he was a son of Samuel Carterfrom The New Jersey Carter's but I do not have evidence to show this and would suggest you contact Him or Elaine Rowland.
Barbara Baker is Researching The Simpson Line and My guess on Henry Simpsons parentage would be that he is from Andrew Simpson and John Simpson Line that were early residents of Greene County Tennessee and associated with the Galbreath Family.You can look at the Web site carter-cousins.org and find info on this family and on My Carter Line.They are doing a D.N.A research project and have some results posted.I will list some information below that may be Helpful to you.
John Simpson, wife Mary,NC Line,W28011,one Debrah or Deborah Simpson alsoappl as the widofJohn Simpson on R9594,sol m Mary Haresha (a John Young signed m bond with sol on 11Jun1790in Greene Co TN) after which this wife left sol about 1810 & moved to MO,sol was b in1762 inCounty Fermanagh in Ireland near the town of Enniskillen & he came to America about the time of the "Tea Fuss"& he landed at or near New Castle DE & from there he went to Hanover Co PA & just before the start of the Rev he moved to Orange Co NC where he livedduring the Rev & afterwards he moved to Greene Co TN then moved to Barren Co KY then moved to Clay Co KY the part that became Laurel Co KY where he appl 6 Mar 1833 & soldthere21May1841,the wid Maryappl11Jun1845 ColeCo MO& she waslivingtherein 1848, on 25 Feb 1853one Debrah or Deborah Simpson of Laurel Co KYaged 80 made application & she stated she & sol were m in 1810 in Barren Co KY & she stated her maiden name was DeborahPhillips,sol's son Hugh H.Simpson(by sol's wife Mary)wasof Cole Co MO in1845
Court Rec.* May 1777 Orange County, North Carolina, USA, Case #1053 - Folio 1
Issd. Ordered that Andrew Simpson (who is adjudged by this Court the legal Servant of William Galbreath) for his elopement from his said Master service double the time of his absence to wit: Ten months, he having absented himself five months, over and above the time he is to serve by his Indenture, And that the said Andrew Simpson immediately return to the service of William Galbreath, and also that John Simpson (who is likewise adjudged by this court) to be the legal servant of the said Galbreath) return immediately to the service of the said William Galbreath.
Case #1063 - Folio 3
Ordered that William Galbreath deliver up the Indentures of John Simpson son of Andrew Simpson when the said Andw. Simpson shall have served the term of his servitude and paid to the said Galbreath five pounds three shillings Pennsylvania money which he paid for the said John Simpson.
Barbara Baker shows that Henry Simpson who owned 75 acres of land on Tillman's Fork off Lick
Creek in Greene Co., TN, which was owned by Ellis King who bought it in 1805
from Jonathan Fuston, and he in turn bought it from Thomas Fuston in 1802.
Before this time, a John Simpson owned 403 acres (this 75 acres was northern
section of the 403 acres) in 1797 which he bought from William Galbreath.
Henry Simpson was orphaned and indentured to James McPherron in 1817, and in
1818 allowed to be released from his indenture if he would leave Greene
Henry's marriage license was signed by William Jones, Sr. in 1827 in Greene
Co., TN, when Henry married Anna Carter. Henry was a witness to William
Jones, Sr.'s will in 1845 in Greene Co., TN
I found on the web that In 1811, William Hankins bought 170 acres in Humphrey Co., TN from John Simpson of Barren Co., KY for $400. Witnesses were Thomas Simpson and Andrew Simpson.
Jefferson County Tennessee
1.Register of Deeds Volume 6 May 1804 - January 1806
91-46 Andrew and Jean Lewis Deed to James Simpson. Jan. 18, 1805 - Aug 20, 1804; 640 Acres $2,000.00 Green County including an island in the French Broad River and his improvements on the out lands; being a tract of land granted to to Andrew Simpson by the State of North Carolina, Letters Patent bearing date Aug. 11, 1789. Test; John Hicks; Richard Hicks; Jesse Hicks; Mary Simpson. Signed Andrew Lewis; Jean Lewis, his wife. October Sessions 1804. Then was the within deed proven in court and recorded. Let it be registered Test Singned J. Hamilton, Clk.
WHEREAS; John Simpson, a Revolutionary War Veteran, served at
(17) months with the North Carolina troops as a Patriotic
soldier in the fight against
the tyrannical King George III of England; and
WHEREAS; John Simpson lived in Laurel County, Kentucky, on thee
Moores Creek, now, since 1858, Jackson County, Kentucky, and
died, May 21, 1841 (Note this part of Laurel County became Jackson County in 1858)
and was interred on a farm now owned by Ollie and Jake Lakes.
The burial site is
situated on the south side of Kentucky Highway 577,
approximately 2/10 of a mile
fiom the junction with Kentucky Highway 30; and
WHEREAS: The place of John Simpson's internment , a small burial
site of no more
than a dozen graves, has long been neglected and the exact
location of his grave and
most of the other graves has been obliterated and lost due to an
error in nearby road
WHEREAS; Mary Simpson Gabbard, the oldest living near relative
Simpson desires that a proper memorial stone, in a more suitable
place, be erected to
commemorate her great, grandfather and his service to our
WHEREAS, the Cornett's Chapel Cemetery, is a well kept and
endowed cemetery of
which Mary Simpson Gabbard is a supporter, and is located
approximately 1 % miles
north east or 3.0 miles via. Hwy 577 and the Cornett's Chapel
WHEREAS, Charles L. Hillard, President of the Cornett's Chapel
Association has granted permission for a memorial stone for John
Simpson to be
placed in the cemetery, and affirms the same by affixing his
THEREFOR, I, William O. Smith, Judge Executive of Jackson
proclaim that Mary Simpson Gabbard, is hereby granted permission
to remove a
token shovelful of earth from the abandoned and neglected burial
site of her great,
grandfather, John Simpson and inter it in an appropriate place
in the Comett's
Chapel Cemetery, and erect thereon a memorial to John Simpson's
memory and as
an acknowledgment of the service he rendered to secure for all
of us, "Certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness
and that this action be recorded in the minutes of the meeting
of the Jackson County
Fiscal Court as a matter of public record.
Judge Executive, Jackson County, Kentucky
POSSUM TROT ROAD
To Stan Cornelious, Jan Sparkman and any other descendant of
John Simpson, a Rev War Veteran, buried in Laurel County in
1841, that part now Jackson County..
I have received the military stone for John Simpson as an
agent of Mary Simpson-Gabbard. Asyou may already know, John
Simpson was buried in a small burial place and the exact
location within that area is not known.The nearby Cornett's
Chapel Cemetery is a well cared for cemetery. It is the wish of
Mary Simpson Gabbard that the stone beset there.
Brenda it is hard to trace the Simpsons from Ireland to Pennsylvania and sort out the Andrew and John Simpsons hopefully more records can be produced from North Carolina and Tennessee , that will show the parentage of Henry Simpson or his Tie if any to The John Simpson that was in Tennessee and ended up in Barren County Kentucky.
Laurel County was formed in 1826 from Clay, Knox, Rockcastle & Whitley Counties.
Barren County, Kentucky was formed from Green and Warren Counties. It was created on 20 Dec 1798.
Clay County, Kentucky was formed from Madison and Floyd Counties. It was created in 1806.
Jackson County, Kentucky was formed from Clay, Estill, Laurel, Madison, Owsley, and Rockcastle Counties in 1858.
Good Luck from Joseph Carter.