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June 14, 2012

Mary Jane Hill and James Simpson were married 160 years ago – June 14, 1852 – in Garrard County, Kentucky.  Mary was the daughter of Isaiah Hill and Lucy Murphy.  James was the son of Charles Simpson and Elizabeth Scott.  Mary and James had 12 children:  Lucy Jane, an infant that died a few hours after birth, Charles, Elizabeth, George Zachariah, Ann, Curtis, Emma, John, Marion, Elijah and Jones Simpson.

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  1. Can you help me. I have that Mary Jane Hill married James Simpson. I also have that Mary Jane Hill was the dau of of Martin Hill b 10-17-1837 and Anastasia Hagan. Another source has that she married 2nd, Joseph Turner. I cannot find anything so far that she was the daughter of Isaiah Hill. Could there be two May Jane Hill, as the one I show below has the same children as listed above. This is what I have in my database:
    Descendants of Martin Hill:
    1 Martin HILL b: 15 Aug 1801 KY, Nelson Co., District 1 d: Jan 1868
    .. +Anastasia HAGAN, 258-2-7-13-1-6 b: 1804 m: Abt. 1829 d: 06 Aug 1856 KY, Nelson Co. Father: Randolph Hagan, 258-2-7-13-1 Mother: Aliege (Allegy) Hagan, (10-28-6-8)
    2 Amanda Ann HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-1 b: 12 Sep 1830 d: 1898
    2 Pamelia Ann HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-2 b: 16 Nov 1833 d: 1856
    2 Bernard HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-3 b: Abt. 1835
    2 [1] Mary Jane HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-4 b: 17 Oct 1837 d: KY, Garrard Co. Burial: Gunns Chapel, Garrard Co.KY
    … +James SIMPSON b: 16 Apr 1827 KY, Garrard Co. m: 14 Jun 1852 KY, Garrard Co. d: KY, Garrard Co. Burial: Gunns Chapel, Garrard Co. KY Father: Charles Simpson Mother: Elizabeth Scott
    3 Lucy Jane SIMPSON b: Abt. 1853 d: 1853
    3 Charles SIMPSON
    3 Elzabeth SIMPSON
    3 George Zachariah SIMPSON
    3 Ann SIMPSON
    3 Curtis SIMPSON
    3 Emma SIMPSON
    3 John SIMPSON
    3 Marion SIMPSON
    3 Elijah SIMPSON
    3 Jones SIMPSON
    3 unknown SIMPSON
    *2nd Husband of [1] Mary Jane HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-4:
    … +Joseph TURNER, 2H b: Abt. 1837 m: 23 Dec 1861
    2 Catherine HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-5 b: Abt. 1839
    2 Cynthia Ann HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-6 b: Abt. 1841
    2 Cyprian HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-7 b: Abt. 1843
    2 William HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-8 b: 02 Jul 1844
    2 Louis HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-9 b: Abt. 1846
    2 Sarah Frances HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-10 b: Abt. 1848
    2 Thomas HILL, 258-2-7-13-1-6-11 b: Abt. 1850

    • Dottie, the only part of this that is correct is Mary Jane Hill and James Simpson married and have the children you listed. Mary Jane Hill is not the daughter of Martin Hill. She is the daughter of Isaiah Hill and Lucy Murphy of Garrard County, Kentucky. Her mother died in 1850 from childbirth; her father was killed March 13, 1852, during the Hill-Evans feud. Mary Jane did not marry second Joseph Turner – she did not marry a second time. Mary and James are buried at Gunns Chapel Cemetery in Garrard County. Furthermore, Lucy Simpson, oldest child of Mary and James did not die in 1853. She married William Davis in 1874.

  2. Clarification of what I just sent:
    Sorry I did not state it right. Correction: Mary Jane Hill was b. 10-17-1837 (her father WAS NOT BORN 10-17-1837) and that Mary Jane Hill was the dau. of Martin Hill and Anastasia Hagan. I have Mary Jane Hill married James Simpson. Another source has that she married 2nd, Joseph Turner. from Dottie Porter Himes dottiehimes@att.net
    Please help me verify what is right or wrong. Thanks….

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