(Abt 1824-Bef 1920)
Third husband of Naomi Kountz. Simpson's sons William W. and Harvey D. Criss are from a previous marriage.
Simpson married Naomi S. KOUNTZ on 4 Mar 1867 in Owen County, Indiana. (Naomi S. KOUNTZ was born in 1838 in Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio and died in 1921 in Loup City, Sherman County, Nebraska.)
1 1880 US Census (District 159, Upper Loup, Sherman County, Nebraska). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Simpson Criss (age 56, b. NY), wife Naomi S. (age 40, b. NY) and children William W. (age 22, b. OH), Harvey D. (age 20, b. OH), Haney D. (age 13, b. OH), Lily (age 12, b. OH), Sarah (age 6, b. NE), Daisy (age 5, b. NE) and Simpson (age 1, b. NE), living in Upper Loup, Nebraska. Also in the household is "boarder" Sarah Haney (age 50, b. OH), [Naomi's sister]. Both Simpson Sr. and Naomi indicate that both their parents were born in New York [erroneous, Sarah's parents were born in PA]. Sarah Haney indicates that both her parents were born in Pennsylvania. Simpson Sr. is listed as a "farmer."
2 1890 US Census Veterans Schedule (Loup City, Sherman County, Nebraska). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Simpson Criss, private Co. D, 35th Indiana infantry. Served 15 Sep 1864 to Sep 1865.
American Civil War Soldiers. Surety: 4. Name: Simpson Criss
Enlistment Date: 16 December 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Unit Numbers: 586 586
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 16 December 1864
Drafted in Company D, 35th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 16 December 1864.
Mustered out Company D, 35th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 06 October 1865.
4 1900 US Census (District 184, Clay, Sherman County, Nebraska). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Simpson Criss (age 73, b. Feb 1827, OH), wife Naomi S. (age 60, b. Jul 1839, OH) and son Simpson N. (age 21, b. Oct 1878, NE), living in Clay, Nebraska. Also in the household is "granddaughter" Ella Florence Criss (age 7, b. Aug 1892, Missouri). Both Simpson and Naomi indicate that both their parents were born in Pennsylvania, that they both married at the age of 33, and have had eight children, seven of whom are still living. Ella Florence indicates that her father was born in Indiana and her mother in Nebraska. It is likely that the info was provided by Simpson Jr., and I question the accuracy of his parents and grandparents' birthplaces. Earlier census records are likely more accurate in this regard.