Moniteau County Missouri

Simpson Family Cemetery listings


Location in Township 43, Section 15, Range 16, west of High Point and south of Latham.


In the Recordings of Burris Fork, Harrison and Pilot Grove Township Cemeteries, it states:
Andrew Simpson purchased land from the United States government on October 5, 1832 and built a log house northwest of the eventual site of the Simpson mine.

In later years a family cemetery was established north of the Simpson home. In this cemetery Mr and Mrs Andrew Simpson and their son, Thomas, were buried. There were approximately 15 to 20 unmarked graves in the cemetery, now known only to a few. Old timers used to swear that a mysterious light appeared from the cemetery, circling around the mine at night. The source of the light was never known and it has not been reported in recent years. The above information taken from an article "Simpson Coal Mine" on pages 35 - 37 of the 1980 History of Moniteau County book.

The cemetery was bulldozed over many years ago according to Vincel Allee and told to Betty Williamson about 1983.


Legal description of cemetery from Deed book 11, pages 585 and 586: Beginning at the southwest corner stone of the SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 15, Township 43, Range 16 and running thence N 35 rods, thence East 11 rods to the SW corner of graveyard plat, the tract of land herein conveyed; thence north 8 rods to NW corner of graveyard plat; thence East 8 rods to NE corner of graveyard plat; thence south 8 rods to SE corner of graveyard plat; thence west 8 rods to SW corner of graveyard plat or beginning stone, said graveyard plat containing 64 square rods or 2/5 of an acre; for the purpose of a family burying ground and for no other purpose, so long as the same shall be required and used for such purpose.


The preceding information comes from Betty Williamson, who has researched the Simpson line.


The legal description places the cemetery in this area.


* = Calculated Date based on age; d/o = daughter of; s/o = son of; w/o = wife of; m = married


Last Name, First Name, Middle, Birth Date, Death Date, Comments


Simpson Andrew -- 1804 - 1843/1845 -- m 1827 Feb 28 to Mariah Miller in Allen Co, KY
Simpson Mariah -- 1810 - 1878 Nov 05 -- m 1827 Feb 28 to Andrew Simpson in Allen Co, KY

Simpson Thomas Jefferson -- 1840 - 1901/1905 -- s/o Andrew & Mariah Simpson


Worthley -- Cem book states John Worthley told Vincel Allee one of his aunts was buried in this cem. On 1850 census, 17 y/o William Worthley &  
                    10 y/o Mary Worthley were living w/Mariah Simpson & family



The following came from a search for Mariah Miller and Andrew Simpson on and then following the WorldConnect link.


  • Name: Mariah MILLER

  • Birth: ABT. 1810 in Kentucky

  • Death: 5 NOV 1878 in Moniteau County, Missouri

  • Burial: Simpson Family Cemetery, Pilot Grove Twp, Moniteau, Missouri

  • Note:

    1850 Census of Moniteau County, Missouri
    28 SIMPSON, Mariah 40 KY, Henry 22 Ky, Bayla 18 MO, William 12 MO, Thomas J. 10 MO, Mary 8 Mo, WORTHY, William 17 TN, Mary 10 MO

    1860 Census of Moniteau County, Missouri
    # 82 SIMPSON, Mariah 50 Ky, Henry H. 52 (Wrong), KY. William 22 MO, Thomas 20 MO, Mary 18 MO, CONAWAY, Mary 20 MO

    Marriage 1 Andrew SIMPSON b: ABT. 1804, d: Abt 1844



    1. Henry H. SIMPSON b: ABT. 1830 in Kentucky

    2. Bayla SIMPSON b: ABT. 1832 in Missouri

    3. William H. SIMPSON b: ABT. 1838 in Missouri

    4. Thomas Jefferson SIMPSON b: ABT. 1840 in Missouri

    5. Mary SIMPSON b: ABT. 1842 in Missouri


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