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James Simpson Hemphill

Submitted by Bill Pittman
October 22, 2006

Thank you very much for the roster of Hemphills buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Carroll County, Ms.

The Jas. S. is my great-grandfather James Simpson, and his second wife is Ann Eliza.(A.E.) Vassar Dewey I am pretty sure is the father of Vassar and Simpson. I believe that the Winnie Gray is the same Winne Gray Hemphill from Texas who came to our first Hemphill Reunion. I am pretty sure that the Lewis Simpson is the same person who was elected to the Mississippi Legislature from Carrolll County,Ms. in 1912 the same year my father was elected to the Missisippi Legislature from Pontotoc County, Ms.Lewis Simpson was an uncle of my father, even though they were about the same age.. I believe that Ida Martin was the mother of Martin Simpson Hemphill and Vassar Hemphill. I believe that  Everett Mabry was the youngest son of  James Simpson and second wife Ann Eliza Mabry Moore, but someone needs to check me on this. I am not sure if there are any children by James Simpson's first  wife, Abigail Williams buried in this cemetery.

Two of their sons , John and Robert Cooper(the last child born to Abigail Williams) died in the Civil War. According to the record left by the nineteenth and youngest child, Annabelle Gertrude Hemphill Shipp, MY FATHER'S FAMIY TREE, Philip Walker Hemphill was "my father's cousin" but I have been unable to verify it in documents. I do not know where John(who died in the Battle of Manassas)  Robert Cooper,or Annabelle Gertrude  are buried.

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I am John Hansen, volunteer County Coordinator for Carroll County, Mississippi.  I have family lines from here and hence my interest in establishing as much information as possible on early Carroll County History.

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