Biography of Dr. Solomon Simpson
Howard County, IN Biographies





DR. SOLOMON SIMPSON, one of the prominent farmers and merchants of West Liberty, is the youngest of a family of eleven children born to Thomas and Sarah (Mabray) Simpson, natives of Georgia and Virginia, and of English descent. Thomas Simpson came to Indiana in 1809, and settled upon the creek now bearing his name, in Fayette County. His father was a soldier in the Revolutionary war under Gen. Marion, and he was a soldier in the war of 1812. Mr. Simpson remained upon his farm, near Connersville, until his death in 1847. Dr. Simpson was born February 15, 1815, and was reared on the farm. At the age of twenty, he was married to Lovicia Conaway, born February 27, 1817, daughter of James and Sarah (Sparks) Conaway, natives of South Carolina, and of English descent. Shortly after his marriage, Mr. Simpson began the study of medicine, and soon entered into a practice which he continued for about forty years, twenty five years of which were spent in Rush County; he sold his farm in 1865, came to Howard County, and purchased 200 acres of land north of West Liberty, where he now resides. Mr. and Mrs. Simpson had eleven children - Marilda J. (deceased), born September 4, 1836; Mary H. (deceased), born January 10, 1887; Daniel W., born October 27, 1839; Sarah A. (deceased), born December 13, 1842; R. H. L., born July 4, 1845; Marshal T. (deceased), born August 28, 1847; John C. (deceased), born February 2, 1851; James T., M. D., born November 18, 1852; S. F., born November 23, 1854; Lovicia A., born July 8, 1857, and Nancy C. (deceased), born June 18, 1859. Mrs. Simpson was an earnest supporter of religious principles until her death, which occurred April 5, 1876. Mr. Simpson in an early day was a Whig, having cast his first vote for President Harrison, in 1836, but later has voted with the Republican party. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is a Phenominal Spirtualist.

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


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