Delinda M. SIMPSON
(Abt 1809-Aft 1885)


Family Links

1. Josiah James ELVIDGE
2. Asahel Marvin "Acel" WICKHAM

Delinda M. SIMPSON 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1809, PA
  • Marriage (1): Josiah James ELVIDGE on 26 Aug 1855 in Johnson Co, IA 1
  • Marriage (2): Asahel Marvin "Acel" WICKHAM on 25 Oct 1864 in Marshall Co, IA 2 3
  • Died: Aft 1885, probably KS 4

bullet  General Notes:

1850 IL CENSUS, Bureau Twp:
Maria D. Simpson, 40, b. PA.
She was living with David Simpson, b. NY, & Elizabeth Simpson, b. PA, and 36 yr. old Jacob Simpson.
(Was Jacob her brother?)

IA, MARRIAGES, 1851-1900:
Name: Delinda M Simpson
Gender: Female
Spouse: James Josiah Eldridge
Marriage Date: 26 Aug 1855
County: Johnson
State: Iowa

1856 IA STATE CENSUS, Cedar Co, Cass Twp:
Delinda Elvidge, 48, married, in IA 2 yrs, b. PA, school m___.
She was listed with the Thomas Baldwin family but there was no apparent husband listed and no one else listed in the household had been in IA 2 yrs.
(Note: Asahel M. Wickham had moved from Johnson Co, IA to Hardin Co, IA by 1856. However, Newton Twp in Johnson Co, IA where Asahel lived and Cass Twp, Cedar Co, IA where Delinda lived had only 1 township between them.)

1860 IA CENSUS, Clinton Co, Spring Rock Twp, Wheatland P.O.:
James "Eldridge", 42, farmer, $1000 real estate, $300 personal property, b. England;
"Delena", 50, b. PA;
"Hariet" Simpson, 11, b. IL;
Elizabeth Simpson, 8, b. IA.
(Listed on the same census page were Jacob Simpson, 46, b. PA, and his wife "Hariet", so perhaps the children were theirs. James Simpson could have been Delinda's brother.)

Pensioner Name: Dalinda M Simpson Elvidge
Event: Pension
Relationship: Widow
Veteran Name: Josiah J Elvidge
Military Unit: 26 Iowa
Company: A
Application Number: WC18259
Pension Application Year Range: 1861 - 1934
NARA Publication Title: Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861-ca. 1934
Record Group: 15
ARC Identifier: 300020
(Filed 21 Dec 1863)

STODDARD CO, MO, Circuit Court, Records Index 1836-1913: R. M. Sheriff Acknowledges Deed: Delinda Wickham BKD p. 25, June 7, 1872
(Note: Is this the correct person?)

1880 KS CENSUS, Cherokee Co, Spring Valley Twp:
"Malinda" Elvidge, 71, boarder, wd, b. PA, father b. NY, mother b. PA.
She was living with the family of John & Adalaide Lane.

1885 KS STATE CENSUS, Barber Co, Kiowa:
Dalinda Elvidge, 75, wd, b. MD.
(Note: Is this the correct person?)


Delinda married Josiah James ELVIDGE on 26 Aug 1855 in Johnson Co, IA.1 (Josiah James ELVIDGE was born about 1818 in England 5 and died on 17 Sep 1863 in Black River Bridge, MS 5 6.)


Delinda next married Asahel Marvin "Acel" WICKHAM, son of William Johnson WICKHAM and possibly Sarah (---), on 25 Oct 1864 in Marshall Co, IA.2 3 (Asahel Marvin "Acel" WICKHAM was born Cal 23 Mar 1810 in Milford Twp, Otesgo Co, NY,7 8 died on 26 Mar 1880 in Steamboat Rock, Clay Twp, Hardin Co, IA 9 and was buried in Steamboat Rock Cem, Steamboat Rock, Hardin Co, IA 9.)



1 IA, Marriages, 1851-1900:.

2 Asahel M. Wickham's Civil War pension request.

3 IA, County Marriages, 1838-1934.

4 1885 KS State Census.

5 Roster & Record of Iowa Troops in the Rebellion, Vol. 3.

6 Civil War Pension Records.

7 Asahel M. Wickham's Civil War pension request.

8 Elsie M. Cameron, MacPherson Family - Some of the Descendants of Adam McPherson.

9 Steamboat Rock Cemetery Records.

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