The 1st Simpsons in America
Photo taken 26 aug 1888
Second and third generations of our Simpsons in America.
Front Row -
William Henry SIMPSON b. abt jul 1842, prob Antrim, Ireland
m. Sarah Elizabeth NEIGHBORS, abt 1864 prob Linn, Kansas
d. 13 feb 1905 Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
Sarah Elizabeth NEIGHBORS b. 28 aug 1844 Crossroads, Bradford, Virginia
m. William Henry SIMPSON abt 1864 prob Linn, Kansas
m. James Benjamin Hoffman, abt 1919 Nevada, Barton, Missouri
d. 31 jan 1924 Nashville, Barton, Missouri
John L. SIMPSON b. abt 1865 prob Johnson, Missouri
m. Mary A. SWEENY 2 feb 1896 Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
m. Mary Elizabeth DAVIS 25 dec 1905 Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
d. 15 dec 1944 Tyler, Smith, Texas
Back row - Jane SIMPSON b. abt 1870 prob Johnson, Missouri
d. aft 1916 bef 1925 prob Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
George W, SIMPSON b. about 1868 prob Johnson, Missouri
m. Martha Spratt 24 may 1888 Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
d. abt 1918 Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
William Henry SIMPSON b. 14 jun 1869 Fayetteville, Johnson, Missouri
m. Ada Mae BROWN 11 sep 1907 Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
d. 25 jan 1954 Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
b.27 jan 1954 Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
Minnie Mae SIMPSON b. abt 1878 prob Linn, Kansas
m. Bert NOBLE 3 mar 1895 Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas
d. aft 1924
Fred Sustik’s family began as Fred L. Simpson Jr. before his life was changed by events of the times and his adoption.   
William Simpson and his wife Jane, along with their son William H. Simpson who was born in Ireland in 1846 during the
second year of the “Great Irish Potato Famine left Ireland.  The events of those tumultuous years resulted in his family
coming to the United States through New York and eventually settling in the Kansas and Missouri area.  The earliest
Simpson family member to American as can be ascertained is William Simpson, born in Antrim Ireland 23 March 1800.  He
eventually settled in the Kansas Missouri area.  He was married to Jane Mathews, born Ireland in 1815.  William and Jane
had 1 child, William Henry born July 1843 in Ireland.   William Sr.died 2 May  1873 at the age of 73.  He is buried at the
Liberty Cemetery, Fayetteville, Johnson Missouri.  Jane died about Sept 1877, Fayetteville, Johnson, Missouri at age 62.

Great Great Grandfather, William H. Simpson was born 1843 in Atrim Ireland  He served as Corporal in the Second Kansas
Battery, Light Artillery during the Civil War. From Aug 20,th 1862 to Aug 11 1865.  He was promoted to Corporal Sept 10th
1862 and then to Sergeant.  He married Sara E, Neighbors who was born on 22 August 1844, Crossroads, Bedford
Virginia. and died 31 Jan 1924, Barton, Missouri at age 79.   In 1880 they were living in La Cygne, Kansas.  They had the
following children: (John L. 1867 Missouri Great Grandfather), George  1868 Missouri, Jane 1870 Missouri, Wiliam 1875
Missouri, Minnie 1878 Missouri.

Great Grandparents:  John L Simpson was born in 1865 Boicourt Linn Kansas, and married Mary E.Davis on 25 Dec 1905,
Fort Scott Bourbon Kansas. Mary E bares 7 children as: Frank S. 1897, Leo  - 1899, John 1902, Theresa - 1904, Fred L.
1908 –  (Fred’s father), Leona M 1913, Edward A. 1916.

In 1896, John a laborer, and lives at 1215 East Pine. During 1898 John began working  for the KCFtS&MRR Railroad.
He, his father, and brothers George and William H. were living at 1024 East Wall Street. Fort Scott, Through 1903 John is
still working as  laborer, and living at 1211 East Pine Street. Fort Scott, Kansas.  By 1905 John working as a railroad car
repair for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, and that he has moved to 212 North Little, with his brother, William H.

In 1907, John  moved to 421 South Little. In  1909 John is working as a yard inspector for the St. Louis and San Francisco
Railroad, and that he has moved to 209 South Caldwell. By 1911, John is working as a rail car inspector for the St. Louis
and San Francisco Railroad, and  moved to 316 Andricks. In 1920 John is still working for the San Francisco railroad, and
moved to 801 South Little.

John L's mother’s obituary of 1925 indicates that John is still alive as of that date. In 1930 John has moved in with his
daughter Theresa and son-in-law, Harrell W. Dobbins in McCamey, Upton, Texas (West Texas, near Odessa)

Mary E.’s obituary 1937 says that John lived in Detroit at the time. Mary Davis was born in Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, Mar
1888-died 19 Nov 1937 San Rafael California buried Fort Scott Kansas.  Her father was Asael B.Davis born in Indiana, and
her mother was Elizabeth Randal Blevins born 1853 in Illinois.

John died 15 Dec, 1944 at 84 yrs old, at his daughter Theresa Dobbins home in Tyler Texas.
Fred L Simpson married Eva Richetti
(born 3 Sept, 1912, Davies, West
Virginia) on May 5th, 1928.  Eva was 16
and Fred L. 20 yrs
Fred Lawrence Simpson Jr
Adopted as Fred Henry Sustik Jr.
Born 3 June 1929, d. 20 Oct