Thomas W. Simpson

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
March 1, 1883, page 3
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Messrs. A. H. Simpson and brother, of Lumpkin, Ga., are in the city, having come up to attend the funeral of their brother the late Mr. Thomas W. Simpson, which occurred Tuesday morning.


The Free Press
March 8, 1883, page 3

Death of Mr. Thomas W. Simpson.

It was with sadness to learn of the death of this estimable citizen in Atlanta, on Sunday, the 25th ult. No notice appeared in these columns last week, for the reason that the writer was in no condition mentally or physically, to give any attention to the paper at the time on account of domestic anxiety.

Mr. Simpson has been in declining health for some time, but his friends had no idea that his death was so near. A few days before his death, he went to Atlanta and placed himself under the treatment of Dr. U. O. Robertson, late a practicing physician of this county. Up to the evening before his death, it was thought he was improving under the treatment of his physician and his friends were hopeful of an early recovery.

Mr. Simpson was born in Lumpkin, Stewart county, Ga., November, 1839. His early life was spent in the shop of his father, who was a cabinet maker; but, he afterwards, (since the war) engaged in the milling business with Mr. W. L. Mansfield, of Marietta, and came to this county in 1870, where he has been engaged in mercantile and other pursuits, and in all the relations of life was esteemed a quiet good citizen.

The deceased volunteered as a soldier of the “Lost Cause,” in 1861, and was a member of Co. I, (Stewart Grays) Second Georgia regiment, with Paul J, Semmes as his colonel, was slightly wounded on the seven days fight around Richmond, and finally surrendered at Appomattox and returned to his home at Lumpkin. He was a faithful soldier and true to his country.

Mr. Simpson’s death is all the more sad for the reason that his youngest child was born the day before his death. But his remains rest in our beautiful Oak Hill cemetery, where they were interred on Tuesday the 27th ult. Peacefully may he sleep and green grow the turf over his grave.


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