July 7, 1797 – February 2, 1858

ID: I00011
 Name: Mary Polly Kimsey
 Sex: F
 Birth: 7 JUL 1797 in Bedford Co., TN
 Death: 2 FEB 1858 in Sublimity, Marion Co., OR

Father: James Kimsey b: 1750
Mother: Mary Crowley b: ABT. 1760

Marriage 1 William Barnett Simpson b: 27 JUN 1793 in Warren Co., TN
bulletMarried: 13 APR 1813 in Warren Co., TN
  1. Has children Martha Jane Simpson b: 19 FEB 1830 in Howard Co., MO
  2. Has children Eleanor Simpson b: 15 MAY 1814 in Warren Co., TN
  3. Has children Thomas Knight Simpson b: 10 MAR 1816 in Warren Co., TN
  4. Has children Benjamin F. Simpson b: 29 MAR 1818 in Warren Co., TN

  5. Has children Harriet Simpson b: 31 MAY 1820 in Howard Co., MO

  6. Has no children William Barnett Simpson b: 29 DEC 1836 in Platte Co., MO
  7. Has children David Simpson b: 19 APR 1828 in Howard Co., MO
  8. Has children Elizabeth Simpson b: 5 AUG 1826 in MO
  9. Has children James Simpson b: 23 DEC 1833 in Warrensburg, Johnson Co., MO
  10. Has no children Mary Ann Simpson b: 10 JUL 1824 in MO.
  11. Has children Cassia Simpson b: 6 JUN 1822

Copied from pages 121 to125 of “FOR WE CANNOT TARRY HERE” by Kirke Wilson ,   San Francisco, 1990.

The Kimsey family originated in Scotland where Benjamin McKimsey, an older brother of James born in 1725, fought at the Battle of Culloden and fled to safety, with his family, to Ireland.  According to family legend, McKimsey and his party crossed Ireland on foot before catching a ship to Maryland where both Benjamin and his brother James, with their name simplified to Kimsey, settled. Before 1750, the two brothers relocated to Virginia where Benjamin settled in Augusta County and James in Henry County. About 1768, James moved to Augusta County near his brother where both lived during the Revolutionary War. The brothers, after some delay, swore loyalty to Virginia in 1778. About 1785, the brothers moved again. James Kimsey and his family settled on the Duck River in what is now Tennessee where two Kimsey daughters married Simpson sons.107  Called “Polly” by the members of her family, Mary Kimsey married William Simpson and her older sister Elizabeth Kimsey married William’s older brother James Simpson.108 James Kimsey was killed in the War of 1812, presumably in Tennessee. Mary Kimsey, the daughter of James Croly, moved, with her daughter and her Simpson in-laws, to Missouri where she died in 1835.109


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