Location: Dekalb County TN

Biography of Wright Simpson

WRIGHT SIMPSON, a prominent citizen residing four miles northeast of Alton, is a native of DeKalb County, Tennessee, born in the year 1839, and is the son of Thomas Simpson and Nancy (Moreland) Simpson, the father a native of Rockingham County, N. C., and the mother of Carter County, East Tennessee The parents were married in Warren County, Tennessee, and resided in that and DeKalb Counties until 1853, when they came to Missouri, where they located in township 24, range 4 and section 13. This farm was in the dense woods and the nearest neighbor lived as far away as Alton. Mr. Simpson owned 440 acres of land and with the assistance of our subject cleared the place and became the owner of a fine tract. There his death occurred March 19, 1873, when seventy-seven years of age, his birth occurring October 7, 1796. Mrs. Simpson was born November 12, 1794, and she died in December, 1855. They were married June 4, 1817. While a resident of Tennessee Mr. Simpson was trustee of his district, and after coming to Missouri he represented the county in the Legislature from 1855 to 1858. He introduced the bill making Howell a county. After the war he held the office of county judge. In politics he was a Democrat. Farming was his principal occupation in life. Peter Simpson, grandfather of our subject, was...

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Biography of I.C. Stone

I. C. Stone, is of English, Irish and Scotch descent. His ancestors settled in the colony of North Carolina. Their descendants mainly kept pace with the tide of immigration to the new States and Territories. The paternal grandfather, Thomas Stone, probably of English, and Scotch origin, married Miss Sally Corder,of Scotch family, about 1789 in North Carolina on the waters of the Yadkins River, and not long after settled in Tennessee, where the father, C. H. Stone, was born December 22, 1796. The maternal grandfather, Joseph Allison, supposed to be partly of English and known to be partly of Irish origin, married Jane Donaldson, a native of Ireland, and settled in Orange County, N. C., about twelve miles northwest of Hillsboro. Here the mother, the youngest child of her parents, was born about 1793. Here she lived until maturity and obtained an ordinary education. The grandfather Allison had settled in White County and grandfather Stone had settled in Jackson County, Tennessee, before 1818. At the home of the former in White County, the father and mother were married in October 1818. They had five children of whom our subject was the fourth and the only son. In 1826 our subject was taken to Smith County, two miles from the mouth of Hickman Creek, and they’re reared, and received a county school education. The father was an independent farmer of...

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DeKalb County, Tennessee Cemetery Transcriptions

Tennessee Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Tennessee county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. West Cemetery (hosted at DeKalb County, Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project) Following Cemeteries (hosted at Anne’s Genealogy ) Bildad Cemetery Indian Creek Cemetery Martin Cemetery Mt. Holley Cemetery Pisgah Cemetery Salem Cemetery Smithville Cemetery Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery Whorton Springs Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at DeKalb County Tennessee USGenWeb ) George Cemetery Groom Cemetery...

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