Let me introduce you to James Simpson. He was born on January 12th in
Columbiana, Ohio in 1833
and at the age of 14, moved to Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
James married Sitha Barton on January 12th, 1860 near Akersville PA.
James and Sitha had 9 children (6 boys and 3 girls).
He served during the Civil War in Company M. 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry.
His enlistment was at Chambersburg, PA and lasted from Feb. 26, 1864 until
August 19, 1865. He was injured near Winchester, VA when his horse
fell through missing planks on a bridge.
When his horse fell on him, it severely injured his pelvis and back.
One of James' sons, Asa McClelland Simpson, is shown seated at
the far right in the family photo.
The photo was taken about 1905 in Mount Union, PA.
The five sons in this family photo were all in World War I at the same time.
One of them (Roy Elliot Simpson) died in France and the others returned home alive.
Roy Elliot Simpson is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.. My grandfather (Norman Lester Simpson) is shown standing behind his mother,
Norman Lester Simpson was wounded while in France during WWI and was awarded
a "purple heart". Click on the family photo to see an enlarged