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Near Chester in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Reverend John Simpson
 
Reverend John Simpson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, November 23, 2008
1. Reverend John Simpson Marker
 
Inscription.
[Front Side]
In Memory of
The Reverend John Simpson
1740-1808
Wife
Mary Remer
1743-1812
Minister
Educator
Soldier
Patriot

Married 1765- New Jersey

Graduated Princeton College with high honors 1768 Studied Divinity two years under private minister
Licensed to preach by Presbytery of New Brunswick, New Jersey 1770 Preached there two years
Moved to Philadelphia Pastorate 1772

Traveled to Chester County, SC 1773
Ordained and installed 1774 by Orange Presbytery and preached at upper and lower Fishing Creek and Bethesda

[Reverse Side]
During this period Rev. Simpson was very outspoken for the American causes of liberty encouraging his congregations to fight for their freedom from Britain

Due to this Scotch-Irish Presbyterian minister's actions at Alexander's Old Field and Mobley's, the British Commander Christian Huck June 11th 1780 came to capture Rev. Simpson at Fishing Creek Church - 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

Battles involving Rev. Simpson
Alexander's
 
Reverend John Simpson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, November 23, 2008
2. Reverend John Simpson Marker
Reverse Side
 
Old Field
Mobley's
Huck's Defeat
Hanging Rock
Rocky Mount
Fishing Creek

After Revolution in 1790 moved to Pendleton District and continued his ministerial labors until his death in 1808 at Roberts Presbyterian Church
 
Erected 2004 by Lewisville Preservation Society and Fishing Creek Families.
 
Location. 34° 48′ N, 81° 4.043′ W. Marker is near Chester, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Steele Village Road and Fishing Creek Church Road. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Fishing Creek Church. Marker is in this post office area: Chester SC 29706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fishing Creek Confederate Monument (here, next to this marker); Fishing Creek Revolutionary / Confederate War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Colonel Robert Patton (a few steps from this marker); Fishing Creek Church (a few steps from this marker); Wilbur G. Grant Reservoir of Chester Metropolitan District (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of White's Mill (approx. 4.1 miles away); Brattonsville (approx. 7.6 miles away); A House of Untold Stories (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Additional comments.
 
Fishing Creek Church Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, November 23, 2008
3. Fishing Creek Church
 
1. Reverend John Simpson
Reverend John Simpson was the first pastor of Good Hope Presbyterian Church, 1789 to 1808 near Iva, SC. Good Hope was founded three months before Roberts Presbyterian Church and is the oldest continuous Presbyterian Church in Anderson County. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted December 1, 2009, by Dennis Ronald Metz of Iva, South Carolina.
 
Fishing Creek Church Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, November 23, 2008
4. Fishing Creek Church
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,014 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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