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The Reverend John Simpson (1740-1808), was a Presbyterian minister, Whig leader and Patriot in the American Revolution.

Of Scotch-Irish descent, Simpson married Mary Remer (1743-1812) in 1765 in New Jersey. Graduated Princeton College with high honors 1768, and was licensed to preach by Presbytery of New Brunswick, New Jersey 1770, where he preached for two years before moveing to Philadelphia Pastorate in 1772. In 1774 he was installed at Chester County, South Carolina and preached at upper and lower Fishing Creek and Bethesda.

Due to Simpson's actions at Alexander's Old Field and Mobley's, the Loyalist commander Christian Huck came to capture Simpson at Fishing Creek Church on June 11th 1780, but 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. After Revolution in 1790 moved to Pendleton District and continued his ministerial labors until his death in 1808 at Roberts Presbyterian Church.[1] [2] [3]

References

  1. ^ Michael Sean Nix, November 23, 2008 http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=13799
  2. ^ Breed, William P. (William Pratt),, Presbyterians and the Revolution, c1876, Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication.
  3. ^ Sam Thomas THE 1780 PRESBYTERIAN REBELLION AND THE BATTLE OF HUCK'S DEFEAT http://www.sciway3.net/clark/revolutionarywar/1780-Huck_noframes.html

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