Feb. 28 aged 46 yrs.
Farewell my wife and children all,
From you a father Christ doth call.
Mourn not for me; it is in vain
To call me to your sight again.
Death: 28 February 1850, St. Louis County, Missouri
Burial: Cold Water Cemetery, Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri
Family members buried in Cold Water Cemetery:
Wife: Mary Patterson Harris
Children: Lucy Harris, Elizabeth Harris Hyatt, Elisha D. Harris, John W. Harris, Lewis S. Harris, Amy J. Harris, and Mary V. Harris
• Simpson Harris and Mary Patterson were married on 23 February 1825.
• Will: St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri Probate Records-778/32II (96) Vol. 2 1849-1861. Page 5, Simpson Harris, Wrtn 12-9-34, Rec. 4-24-50. “Mary Harris wf., Elisha Patterson and Dan T. Patterson, guardians, children unnamed, Durrett Patterson relations, next-generation, (married Matilda Harris) Isaac Jones & Matilda Harris Wits. D:130.
1840 Census: St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis County, Missouri, Roll: 231; Page: 236; Family History Library Film: 0014858. Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Will of Simpson Harris. Missouri. Probate Court (St. Louis City); Probate Place: St Louis, Missouri, Record of Wills, Vol E-3, 1850, page 130.