The Society Of the Cincinnati in The State of Connecticut

The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776-1828. Left: Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (1740-1809) - Speaker of the Us House of Representatives. Right: Jonathan Trumbull Sr. (1710-1785) - Governor of Connecticut
The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775. Right: William Hull (1753-1825) - Lieutenant-Colonel in the Continental Army
The Resignation of General Washington, December 23, 1783. Left: Thomas Y. Seymour (1757-1811) - Lieutenant in the 2nd Continental Regiment of the Dragoons
The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 1777

Surgeon John Simpson

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John Simpson was issued a bounty land warrant in September 1789 and is presumed to have died subsequent to that date.


Surgeon 5th Connecticut, 14th August, 1778; transferred to 2d Connecticut, 1st January, 1781, and served to June, 1783.


Original Member.


Dr. John Simpson was a member of one of two traveling Masonic Lodges at West Point, American Union No. 1. Among the other members were Col. Samuel Wyllys, Major Jonathan Heart, Lt. Robert Allyn, Capt. Stephen Betts, Dr. Jedediah Ensworth, Col. Rufus Putnam Lt. Isaac Tiffany and others of the Connecticut Line. Dr. Simpson was the lodge Secretary.


Connecticut. Adjutant-General’s Office. Record of Service of Connecticut Men In the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War. Hartford: [Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.], 1889. pp. 193, 322, 351, 360, & 374.

Gary L. Heinmiller, Membership in American Union Lodge No. 1 during the Revolutionary War. (

Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution April, 1775, to December, 1783. Washington, D.C.: The Rare Book Shop Publishing Company, 1914. p. 498

Joseph M. Toner, Contributions to the Annals of Medical Progress And Medical Education In the United States Before And During the War of Independence. Washington: Gov’t print. off., 1874. P. 69.

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 15. Connecticut. John Simpson, Warrant 1,942.

Biographical information compiled by V. Allen Gray.