Notes for Eli Simpkins: Edith Simpkins Meade: Simpkins, 1996, has his marriages: 1) Martha Harris (children: Andrew J., Ely J.(Bunk), George W., James, Stewart, Matilda, Lawyer, Jane (Lockhart), Hiram, Eli) 2) Mary A. Harris (d/o John Chafin--as per Charleston archives) (Children: Jefferson, General, Rebecca) 3) Matilda (Child: Henry). Her book lists descendants of A. J., Bunk, G. W., Lawyer, Jane, Jeff, General, Henry
In 1996 Meade wrote: 1) Sarah "Polly" Tyree (Children: Nancy J. 1829, Sally 1835, Lucinda 1837, John 1839, Louisa 1843, Roseanna 1845, Janie 1849, William 1831)--see 1850 (Breathitt) KY 2) Martha Harris (Children: Andrew Jackson 12 Dec 1871, Eli J. 2 Jan 1867, Hiram 1 Jan 1843, Geo. Washington, James 29 Jul 1847, Stewart, 1845, Matilda J. 1859, Lawyer 1863, Jane, William Riley, Harvey, Leander) 3) Matilda (Children: Henry 1850, Pricey E. 1849) 4) Mary A. Harris (Children: Thomas Jefferson 17 Jun 1874, General, Rebecca)
Note 1880 Matilda listed in (Martin) KY as widow with part of family, but Eli is in (Lincoln) WV with "wife" Mary Ann. I think they must have divorced. Note Mary Ann had child very soon after marriage. 1910 on Big Elk (Martin) KY #97. 1850 (Logan) VA #541 in household of Charles Staten, 25 (her brother?). Note Pricy & Henry are not listed, but Henry C. is listed with a Nancy in Logan Co. She's 36 and H of H; other children with her: Martha, Sarah, Joseph, Robert, John, Jane, a younger Joseph, George, Samuel. Perhaps the older kids are her siblings? Who is she? 1850 (Breathitt) KY "Polly" (Sarah?) 27/27 with all children I list here, plus Nancy; exc. William (in house with Pelfrey and Crawfor, same county 18/18). 1860 (Logan) VA 477 1870 (Pike) KY (Eli, Matilda, Nancy, Hiram, Steward, George, Harvey, William R., Eli, Leander; Mary Harris, Eli, Matilda. Mary seems to be Mary Chafin Harris (d/o Pleasant and Mary). Why her children are named for the Simpkins & why she lives with them??? Eli later marries her, so... 1880 (Lincoln) WV--Eli & Mary Ann; & (Martin) KY--Matilda
Battle of Pt. Pleasant: Daniel and James Simpkins, soldiers. (Pike) KY mg: Silas Clevinger & Jane Simpkins 4 Apr 1865 KY Military Warrants: Simpkins, James, Joseph, William Garrett VA Revolutionary Soldiers: Daniel (Botetourt), James (same), James (Montgomery) 1890 WV Vet's. Index: Kanawaha Co. 2: 72 Marinda J. Simpkins 1806 (Giles) VA tax: William 2 white tith. 1786 (Franklin) VA tax: WIlliam 1 tith over 21 (0 age 16-21) (Botetourt) VA Regt., Catp. John Murray's Co of Vols. (Dunmore's War): Daniel, james 1854 (FLoyd) KY tax: Stratten: Solomon H., John S., James W., Harvey, Washington, John Jr., Zandy, Hezekiah, Faird L., Elizabeth (Morgan) KY Marriages: 26 Jun 1831 Eli/Polly Tyre; 5 Mar 1832 Robt./Elizabeth Morrison; 15 Nov 1846 Robt./Margaret Igo; 17 Apr 1855 Lawrence/elizabeth Hollin
(Martin) KY Mgs: 13 Dec 1912 Albert m. Isabelle Parsley; 14 Feb 1913 James m. Octavia Dials; Nov 1913 John m. Nancy Stepp; 16 Aug 1895 Lawyer m. Mary Ward; 7 May 1880 Stephen m. Matilda J. Maynard; 9 Sep 1889 William H. m. Polly Ann Perry.
AFN DS7x-5H- Stephen Hensley of Cabell, VA
Donald R. Simpkins, 2825 Overlook Dr., Huntington 529-0611, searching this family.
WV 1863-1900 Marriage Index on Gen. Lib.: Mary A. Harris/Eli Simpkins md. 6 May 1875 (Wayne) WV
More About Eli Simpkins and Matilda Staten: Divorce: Bet. 1870 - 1871 Marriage: Bet. 1845 - 1847
Children of Eli Simpkins and Matilda Staten are:
+James Simpkins, b. 25 Jul 1847, (Logan), VA, d. 29 Nov 1929, Hode (Martin) KY.