Child 1 of 5 of Hendley Simpson & Elizabeth (Farrow) Simpson:
Dr. James French "J F" Simpson of Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.
1) Dr. James French "J F" Simpson - b. 10 Oct 1814, Rapahannock Co., VA.; d. 1890, Greene Co., IL.
SURGEON - 14th ILL REG (Col. Hall - Commander)
Burial: Carrollton City Cemetery , Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #49726411.
Married 19 January 1838 at Madison Co., IL.,to #1:
Harriet G Miller - b. 7 Oct, 1818, OH.; d. 23 Jan 1841.
Burial: Carrollton City Cemetery , Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial # 49726401.
Dr. James French "J F" Simpson -
Married 9 April 1844 at Greene Co., IL. to #2:
Jane Elizabeth Hopkins - b. Sept 1821, VA.; d. 1909, Greene Co., IL.
Burial: Carrollton City Cemetery , Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #49726433.
Father: James Hopkins - b. 1 Oct 1794, Rockbridge VA.; d. 21 Nov 1847, Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.
Burial: Carrollton City Cemetery , Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #52082228.
Mother: Mary Chandler - b. 12 Aug 1797, Rockbridge VA.; d. 21 Aug 1875, Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.
Burial: Carrollton City Cemetery , Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #52082244.
Children (4) of Dr. James French "J F" Simpson & Jane Elizabeth (Hopkins) Simpson:
1) Charles R Simpson - b. 31 March 1845, Greene Co., IL.; d. 1904.
Burial: Carrollton City Cemetery , Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #52859926.
2) Lionel D Simpson - b. 1 Dec 1846, Greene Co., IL.; d. 1905.
Burial: Carrollton City Cemetery , Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #52859918.
3) Julian Hopkins Simpson - b. 11 Feb 1849, Greene Co., IL.; d. 28 Feb 1865.
Burial: Carrollton City Cemetery , Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #49726259.
4) Jennie Mae Simpson - b. 13 May 1858, Greene Co., IL.; d. 1925.
Burial: Carrollton City Cemetery , Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #52859909
Married 17 Feb 1887at Greene Co., IL., to:
George Whitney Harwood - b. May 1855, Trenton, Gibson Co., TN.
Father: William G Harwood - b. 1823, TN.; d, 17 May 1888, Jackson Co., IL.
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #112742603.
Mother: Marietta Grizzard - b. ca. 1828, TN.
Children (2)of George W Harwood & Jennie Mae (Simpson) Harwood:
A) Herrick Hopkins Harwood - b. 6 Dec 1888, Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.; d. 1942.
Married March 6 1913 at Marshall, Calhoun Co., MI, to #1:
Clara L Prosser - b. ca 1895, Chicago, IL.
Father: William Adams Prosser - b. Feb 1863, Wales; d. 3 Aug 1939, Highland Park, Lake Co., IL.
Burial: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #108710505.
Mother: Elizabeth Bell Cheney - b. Oct 1857, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.; d. 15 June 1957, Highland Park, Lake Co., IL.
Burial: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co., IL.Find A Grave Memorial #108707945.
Children (2) of Herrick Hopkins Harwood & Clara L (Prosser) Harwood:
a) Jane Elizabeth Harwood - b. 30 June 1914, WA.
b) Stuart Prosser Harwood - b. 26 Sept 1915, WA.
Herrick Hopkins Harwood -
Married to #2:
Mrs. Clara L (Prosser) Harwood -
Married 10 Feb 1927 at Monrovia, Los Angeles Co., CA., to #2:
George Austin Simpson - b. Sept 1893, NY
Father: George Edward Simpson - b. Aug 1862, NY.
Mother: Emily Atherton Phelps - b. Feb 1862, NY.
B) Sylvanus Dix "S Dix" Harwood - b. 24 July 1893 Carrollton, Greene Co., IL.
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History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois: together with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent individuals, and biographies of representative men, History of Illinois. 1885; Publisher: Springfield Ill; Continental Historical
"Dr. James French Simpson, a native of Culpepper county, Va., was born Oct. 10, 1814, his parents being Hendley and Elizabeth (Farrow) Simpson, both natives of Virginia, the former of Loudon county, and the latter of Culpepper county. His father engaged in farming, but was a wealthy gentleman with associations in only the highest society. In 1835 he removed his family to Illinois, and located at Medora, Macoupin county, where he and his wife spent the balance of their days.
James F. had spent the early years of his life in Virginia, and was there educated. He afterward entered a general merchandise store as a clerk, and was thus engaged until he was 20 years of age, in the meantime beginning the study of medicine. Nov. 19, 1834, he came to Medora, ILL., where he finished his medical studies under Dr. Farrow. In 1837 he came to Carrollton, where he has since remained. He immediately engaged in the mercantile business, which he followed several years, and then bought a drug store and continued in the drug business for eight years, at the expiration of which time he began the practice of medicine, in which he continued about 27 years. By that time he had accumulated some little means and hence decided to retire from practice.
In Jan., 1838, Dr. Simpson was united in marriage with Harriet C. Miller, a native of Ohio; unfortunately, she was a lady of very poor health, and did not survive many years, dying in 1841. In 1844 the doctor was joined in marriage with Jane E. Hopkins, daughter of James and Mary (Chandler) Hopkins, natives of Rockbridge, Va. By this marriage there have been four children ? Charles R., born March 31, 1845, now married; Lionel D., born Dec. 1, 1846; Julian H., born Feb. 11, 1849, died Feb. 28, 1865; Jennie Mae, born May 13, 1858. Dr. and Mrs. Simpson are members of the Baptist church. Dr. Simpson is a strong prohibitionist, and has received the highest honors which that party could confer, having received at various times the nomination for the respective offices of governor, auditor and elector, and penitentiary commissioner.
During the late civil war -the doctor was called into the army as a supply surgeon by Gov. Dick Yates, and remained in charge of the 14th 111. Reg,, commanded by Col. Hall.Dr. Simpson has, during his residence here, been an active, energetic citizen, and his pleasant manners have made for him many friends."
History of Greene County, Illinois: Its Past and Present, Containing a History of the County ; Its Cities, Towns, Etc. ; a Biographical Directory of Its Citizens ; War Record, Clement L Clapp / Contributor.Publisher Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd, 1879.Original from Princeton University.
"SIMPSON, Dr. J. F., proprietor Occidental Hotel, S. Main St., Carrollton, Ill. Dr. J. F. Simpson is a native of Virginia; born in Rapahannock Co., Oct. 10, 1814. His father was Hendley Simpson, who was born in Loudoun Co., Virginia, growing to manhood with wealth and a position in society second to none. He married in Culpepper Co., Miss Elizabeth Farrow, a daughter of John and Margaret Farrow. James, whose fortunes we now follow, passed his early years in Virginia, where he entered upon the study of materia medica. In 1835, his parents moved from Virginia to the central part of Illinois, Macoupin Co., Medora, where he completed his medical studies under Dr. Farrow. In due course of time he became a practicing physician. In 1837, he moved to Carrollton, where he opened up a general merchandise store, where he continued several years. In 1840, he purchased the drug store of Buel G. Wheeler, and for eight years conducted a successful drug trade. Disposing of his interest, he now turned his attention to the practice of his profession. Since this date his honorable career here, where has practiced as a physician for a period of thirty_five years, is well known. He has always been a warm advocated of temperance, and his unselfish devotion to the poor and oppressed, have made him an honored name. For twenty years he has been identified as an officer of the county's poor. In 1872, his name was put forward for the office of Penitentiary Com., on the Prohibition ticket; in 1874, he became a nominee for State Treasurer, and in 1876, his name was put forward for Governor of the State; a member of the Sons of Temperance, in 1860, he held, during one term, the position of Grand Worthy Patriarch of the division. As proprietor of the Occidental Hotel, of this city, his urbane manners and well known energy have brought him the patronage of the commercial and business public, who appreciate the kind attention vouchsafed by the Dr. and his excellent lady."