John Simpson ~ January 1744 – February 3, 1807

John SimpsonMy name is John Simpson. I was born in January 1744 and died February 3, 1807.

I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Captain James Hurry’s Company of the 4th Battalion of Associators of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I entered the Continental Service with that company. I crossed the Delaware River with General George Washington in 1776 and participated in the battles of Trenton and Princeton.