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View Tree for Eli SimpkinsEli Simpkins (b. Bet. 01 Jan 1810 - 1820, d. date unknown)

Eli Simpkins (son of Robert E. Simpkins, Jr. and Elizabeth Duncan) was born Bet. 01 Jan 1810 - 1820 in TN or VA/Tennessee, and died date unknown in (Wayne) or (Lincoln) WV. He married Matilda Staten on Bet. 1845 - 1847.

 Includes NotesNotes 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:
  1. +James Simpkins, b. 25 Jul 1847, (Logan), VA, d. 29 Nov 1929, Hode (Martin) KY.
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