Biography of Daniel W. Simpson
Howard County, IN Biographies





DANIEL W. SIMPSON was born in Rush County, Ind., October 19, 1839, and is the son of Solomon and Lovicia A. (Conaway) Simpson, natives of Indiana, and of English descent. Daniel spent his boyhood days at home on the farm, and in August, 1862, enlisted in Company D, Sixty eighth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered in at Greensburg, Ind. He participated with his regiment in battle at Munfordsville, where they were taken prisoners, paroled and returned to Indianapolis. They remained here until the spring of 1862, when they were exchanged and sent to Nashville, thence to Resaca, where they engaged in battle. Thence they marched to Knoxville, Tenn., and from there to Cowen Station, where Mr. Simpson was taken sick and was sent to the hospital at Nashville. The following spring he joined his regiment and was detailed to drive and guard cattle for the army; he was cut off from his regiment, and was transferred to Sherman's army, and was with him on the march to the sea. They went to Savannah, Ga., thence to Raleigh, N. C., and thence to Columbia, S. C., and while they were here the surrender of Richmond took place; Sherman then went to Washington, where he disbanded. Mr. Simpson returned to Indianapolis, and received his discharge in July,1865, having served in the army three years. He returned home and the following fall was married to Sarah A. Walker, born April 26, 1847, and daughter of John and Clara (Sales) Walker, natives of North Carolina and of English descent. Shortly after this marriage, he came to Howard County, and began farming with his father in Union Township, and he has since followed agricultural pursuits. Mr. and Mrs. Simpson have had five children - Emma J., born August 17, 1867; Clara L., born July 13, 1870; Mary C., born May 18, 1872; Guy O., born April 17, 1875; and Mamie L., born October 13, 1880. Mr. Simpson is an active politician in the Republican ranks, having cast his first vote for President Lincoln in 1860; and Mrs. Simpson is a prominent member of the Christian Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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