How great to hear from you!I would love to share info with you in hope that you and your grandmother might have some new information for me about this family.I will cut and paste the children and grandchildren of Catherine "Kate" PARSLEY SIMPSON DAVIS LEWIS.Perhaps someone else will recognize them?
The 1840 census for Spencer Co Ind records the John SIMPSON family as having a boy and a girl born 1835/40??? Since they married in Jan of 1840...that did seem too soon?But since twins are in the family ... !!? ... and IF everything had gotten started a little early !!!??BUT John SIMPSON may have been married before our Kate!!!And those 2 children could be from a previous marriage?
... if I figured it right, you and I are 3rd cousins - once removed?
Descendants of Catherine "Kate" Parsley[aka PASLEY]
CATHERINE "KATE" PARSLEY was born 1820/25 Rockport, Spencer Co, Indiana, and died 1870/75 in Ste. Genevieve Co, Missouri.
She married (1) JOHN SIMPSON January 23, 1840 inSpencer County, Indiana.
She married (2) unknown DAVIS..... location unknown .... but family seems to have come to Missouri in 1855.
She married (3) PETER J. LEWIS August 09, 1866 in Ste.Genevieve Co, Missouri.
Children of CATHERINE PARSLEY and JOHN SIMPSON are:
1. ELIZABETH SIMPSON, b. Spencer Co, Indiana; d. Feb 6, 1885 Ste.Genevieve Co, Mo.
2. CLOTILDA SIMPSON, b. Abt. 1844 Spencer Co, Indiana; d. Aft. 1860 Ste.Genevieve Co, Mo.
3. JOHN HARVEY SIMPSON, b. Feb 21 1846 Spencer Co, Ind; d. Mar 28 1924 Hobart,Kiowa Co, Okla.
4. MARY MELISSA SIMPSON, b. Jan 1848 Spencer Co, Ind; d. 1911 Ste.Genevieve, Missouri.
Child of CATHERINE PARSLEY and _______ DAVIS is:
5. MISSOURI ADELINE "IDA" DAVIS, b. May 2 1858 Ste.Genevieve, Missouri; d. May 13 1939 Randolph Co, Ill.Ida married Richard HAPPEL who had come to Ste.Genevieve Missouri from Bavaria.Ida reported that Mr.SIMPSON had been killed???... that her father, Mr.DAVIS had died???Peter LEWIS remarried after the death of Kate.New step mom was mean to all step children????.......
Child of CATHERINE PARSLEY and PETER LEWIS is:
6. WILLIAM SHERMAN LEWIS, b.Oct 1 1866/67 Ste.Genevieve Co, Mo; d.Aug 9 1936 Schuline, RCI.
*** Ida DAVIS and Richard HAPPEL took young Billy to live with them when they married. Billy was raised as another of the HAPPEL family...... Billy never married.
Generation No. 2................
MISSOURI ADELINE "IDA" DAVISwas born May 02, 1858 in , Ste.Genevieve, Missouri, and died May 13, 1939 in , Randolph, Illinois.She married RICHARD HAPPEL January 29, 1875 in Ste.Genevieve, Ste.Genevieve Co, Missouri.
Children of MISSOURI DAVIS and RICHARD HAPPEL are:
i. MICHAEL HAPPEL, b.Feb 12 1876 Ste. Genevieve, Mo; d. Mar 25, 1951, Alton, , Ill.
m. Mary Cecilia ARNOLD
ii. EMMA HAPPEL, b.Nov 1 1877 Ste.Genevieve, Mo; d. Jun 9 1954, Sparta, RCI.
iii. HENRY HAPPEL, b. Mar 1880 Ste.Genevieve, Mo; d.infancySte.Genevieve, Missouri.
iv. KATE HAPPEL, b. May 1882, , Ste.Genevieve, Missouri; d. October 1945, , , Illinois.
v. "JOSEPH" HAPPEL(STILLBORN TWIN) born & died Abt.1884 Ste.Genevieve, Mo
vi. "MARY" HAPPEL(STILLBORN TWIN) born & died Abt.1884 Ste.Genevieve, Mo
vii. RICHARD J. HAPPEL, b.Apr 18 1886 Ste.Genevieve, Mo; d.May 21 1955, Osceola, Missouri.
viii. WILLIAM "WILLIE" HAPPEL, b.Jul 25 1889 RCI;d.Feb 21 1973 Belleville,St.Clair,Illinois.
m.Elizabeth Jane KARSTETTER
ix. MARY HAPPEL, b. Jan 26, 1892 RCI;d. July 04, 1979.
m.#1. Edward MINES .. #2. Joseph HOY .. #3.John BENZE
x. CHARLES "CHARLIE" HAPPEL TWIN, b. Jul 13 1894 RCI; d. May 28, 1975, Walsh, RCI.
m. Margaret Viola KARSTETTER
xi. SOPHIA HAPPEL TWIN, b. July 13, 1894, , RCI; d. 1936.
xii. ALICE HAPPEL, b.Aug 17, 1897 RCI; d. Jan 16, 1980 St.Clair, Illinois.
m.#1.Alfred TOLBERT .. #2. Robert PATE
xiii. OLIVER HAPPEL, b. Sep 20 1899 RCI; d. 1899 RCI.
xiv. JOHN HAPPEL, b. May 16, 1902 RCI; d. July 14, 1904, Sparta, RCI.
Elizabeth SIMPSONwas born abt 1845 Spencer Co, Indiana, and died Feb 06, 1885 in Ste.Genevieve, Ste.Genevieve Co, Missouri.She married Francois Joseph LAPORTE Apr 15, 1874 in Ste.Genevieve, , Mo.
Children of Elizabeth SIMPSON and Francois LAPORTE are:
i.Lillie E. LAPORTE.
ii.Henry (aka BRIDGEMAN) LAPORTE, b.1872, Ste. Genevieve Co, Mo; d. 1951, Ill; m. unk.
iii.William F. LAPORTE, b.Jan 21, 1873, Ste. Genevieve Co, Mo; d. _____ Old Mines, Missouri.
iv.Rosalie Nancy LAPORTE, b.1877, River Aux Vases, Mo; d. Aug 1879, River Aux Vases, Mo.
v.Marie Emelia LAPORTE, b.Jul 21 1879 River Aux Vases, Mo; d.Mar 9 1910 Bonne Terre, St.Francois Co, Mo.
vi.Claude Brunette LAPORTE, b. Feb 21, 1882, River Aux Vases, Mo; d. Herculaneum, Missouri.
vii.Mary Azelia LAPORTE, b. Aug 13, 1884, River Aux Vases, Missouri.
John Harvey SIMPSONwas born Feb 21, 1846Spencer Co, Ind, and died Mar 28, 1924 Hobart, Kiowa Co, Okla.He married Ellen TUCKER November 20, 1870.Ellen was the d/o Andrew Henry TUCKER and Ellen CALLIOTT.
Children of JOHN SIMPSON and ELLEN TUCKER are:
i. Mary Ellen SIMPSON, b. Sep 05, 1874 Mo; d. Aug 04, 1961, Hobart, Kiowa Co, Oklahoma.
ii.John Bryon SIMPSON, b. Jan 23 1879, Texas; d. Dec 16, 1971, Booker, Lipscomb Co, Texas.
iii.Claude Jocephas SIMPSON, b. Aug 07, 1882, Texas; d. April 01, 1946.
m. Abby RAMSEY
iv.Thomas Henry SIMPSON, b. Dec 13, 1885, Texas; d. Aft. 1961, Levelland, , Texas.
v.Julia Evaline "EVA" SIMPSON, b.Oct 08, 1887, Texas; d. Aft. 1961, Westmoreland,California.
vi.Nora (Nova)Bell SIMPSON, b.Dec 09, 1890,Oklahoma Terr.; d. Aug 31, 1957;
m. Marvin SMOTHERMAN, July 17, 1907.
vii.Daniel Horace SIMPSON, b. Oklahoma Territory; d. Nov 1977, Hobart, Kiowa Co, Oklahoma.
Mary Melissa SIMPSON was born January 1848, Spencer County, Indiana, and died 1911 in Ste.Genevieve, , Missouri.She married Henry COURTOIS December 20, 1868 in Ste Genevieve, , Missouri.He had been married before and had some children.........[aka ? COURTAWAY][Court-toy]
Children of Mary M. SIMPSON and Henry COURTOIS are:
ii.Mary Jane COURTOIS, b. 1866, , Ste Genevieve Co, Missouri. [probably daughter of Henry's #1 Wife.
m. William C. WATTS [prob]
iii.Kate COURTOIS, b. Sep 1869, Ste.Genevieve Twp, Ste.Genevieve Co, Missouri.
iv.Mary Odile COURTOIS, b. 1870, Ste. Genevieve Co, Mo;
m. LOUIS PAPIN, Sep 13 1888, Ste. Genevieve Co, Missouri.
v.Mary Isabel COURTOIS, b. 1872, Ste. Genevieve Co, Mo;
m. Louis M. LUNSFORD, Mar 5, 1889, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri.
vi.Margarette COURTOIS, b. Dec 1875, , Ste Genevieve Co, Missouri; d. 1902.
m. Martin B. BECKLER
vii.John COURTOIS, b. 1876, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri.
m. unknown and had children.......
viii.Julia COURTOIS, b. 1878, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri;
m. JohnR. GAMMON, May 19, 1898, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri.
ix.G. James COURTOIS, b. Nov 1880;
m. ADA LEMONS.
x.Joseph Ames COURTOIS, b. Jan 3, 1885, Ste. Genevieve,Mo; d. Aug 18 1962 Detroit,Michigan.
m.Anna May SKAGGS
xi.Mary Blanch COURTOIS, b.May 11 1887 Ste.Genevieve Co,Mo; d.Feb 1968 Southfield,Michigan.
m.Joseph Francis Felix MENTIER
xii.Charles Alexander COURTOIS, b. Oct 10, 1890.
xiii.Margie May COURTOIS, b. May 1893. .... may have married CHAMP????