Reverend John Simpson

Reverend John Simpson (HM8Y8)

Location: Edgemoor, SC 29712 Chester County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 48', W 81° 4.043'

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[Front Side]
In Memory of
The Reverend John Simpson
1740-1808
Wife
Mary Remer
1743-1812
Minister
Educator
Soldier
Patriot

Married 1765- New Jersey

Graduated Princeton College with high honors 1768Studied Divinity two years under private minister
Licensed to preach by Presbytery of New Brunswick, New Jersey 1770 Preached there two years
Moved to Philadelphia Pastorate 1772

Traveled to Chester County, SC 1773
Ordained and installed 1774 by Orange Presbytery and preached at upper and lower Fishing Creek and Bethesda

[Reverse Side]
During this period Rev. Simpson was very outspoken for the American causes of liberty encouraging his congregations to fight for their freedom from Britain

Due to this Scotch-Irish Presbyterian minister's actions at Alexander's Old Field and Mobley's, the British Commander Christian Huck June 11th 1780 came to capture Rev. Simpson at Fishing Creek Church - finding no one there he burned the church and killed William Strong then burned Simpson's home and library leaving Mrs. Simpson and children homeless

These events of June 11, 1780 led to the Battle of Huck's Defeat

Battles involving Rev. Simpson
Alexander's Old Field
Mobley's
Huck's Defeat
Hanging Rock
Rocky Mount
Fishing Creek

After Revolution in 1790 moved to Pendleton District and continued his ministerial labors until his death in 1808 at Roberts Presbyterian Church
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HM NumberHM8Y8
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByLewisville Preservation Society and Fishing Creek Families
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 493836 N 3850866
Decimal Degrees34.80000000, -81.06738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48', W 81° 4.043'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 0.00" N, 81° 4' 2.58" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3100-3176 State Rd 32, Edgemoor SC 29712, US
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