George W Simpson

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GEORGE W. SIMPSON, a lifelong resident and well-known farmer of Cowanshannock township, Armstrong county, was born on the farm where he now resides, Aug. 21, 1857, son of David and Jane (Simpson) Simpson.

John Simpson, his paternal grandfather, was a native of Indiana county, Pa., and early became a pioneer in what is now Cowanshannock township, Armstrong county, settling on the property now occupied by his grandson, George W. Simpson. At this time it was wild land, but he worked at its clearing and development all his active life, and in 1839 erected the substantial two-story brick house, the brick for which was made on the homestead.

The maternal grandfather, Isaac Simpson, was also a pioneer of Cowanshannock township.

David Simpson, son of John Simpson and father of George W. Simpson, was a carpenter by trade, but turned his attention to farming, which he followed until his death, which occurred when he was seventy years old. His children were: I. Newton, Augustus James, Mary Jane, Mary, George W., John C., William and Anderson.

George W. Simpson was reared on the old homestead, which has always been his home, and he spent his life in agricultural pursuits. Recognizing the value of advanced farming, he has adopted many modern ideas in his work, and is known as a progressive and enterprising agriculturist. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, while politically, he is a Republican.

Source: Page 923, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Jeffrey Bish for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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