29 Oct Henry Waldrop Simpson
May 16, 1822
Henry Waldrop Simpson
The first child born of a permanent record in Fayette County, Georgia was Henry Waldrop Simpson. He was born on May 16, 1822 the son of Cain Simpson and Belena Waldrop. His great grandfather was James Waldrop, a Revolutionary War soldier buried in Fayette County. Henry W, Simpson married Kezzie Wallis in March of 1849 and they had nine children. During the War Between the States he fought in Company “D”, 44th Georgia Regiment from Clayton County, Ga. He was also a Mason. G. W. Wood wrote an obituary of him in the Fayetteville News, March 10, 1910: … “as a father, he was tender and considerate, ‘not provoking his children to wrath.’ As a citizen, was loyal to all the political traditions of his country, state, and section. He was orthodox in everything. He followed no strange gods, political or otherwise. As a neighbor, he was obliging, never refusing to assist or bear his part in anything for public welfare. To his friends, he was loyal and true. Everyone had a generous, cordial welcome to his company, his home and board.” Henry W. Simpson is buried in the Wallis Cemetery in Clayton County, Ga.
By: John Lynch
Source: The History of Fayette County 1821 – 1971