Henry Simpson

Henry Simpson (abt. 1842 - 1911)

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Pvt. Henry Simpson
Born about in Ohio, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Henry was born about 1842 in Ohio. His parents were born in Virginia.[1]

He was 5 foot 4 inches (1.63m) tall with a light complexion, black eyes and black hair.


  • 1910: Porter
  • 1863, 1905: Barber


  • 1910: Compton Street, Boston, Massachusetts, boarding with Etta J. Jackson, Jay C. Gray, Wilson Dandredge, Benjamin Simms, John Stawders, William Pence, Joseph Evans, Nellie Johnson and Williams Williams
  • 1905: Rooms at 74 Compton, Boston, Massachusetts[2]
  • 1863: Columbus, Ohio (military enlistment)

Military Service

Private in Company G of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first regiment in the United States to enlist men of color. He enlisted from Columbus, Ohio on 9 April 1863. He was 21 years old, single and working as a barber when he enlisted. Mustered out 20 August 1865. After the war, he was a barber in Boston, Massachusetts.

Census Race

  • 1910: Black


He passed away in 1911 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, Massachusetts.



  1. 1910 census
  2. 1905 Boston, Massachusetts City Directory
  • 1905 Boston, Massachusetts City Directory
  • 1910 United States Federal Census Year: 1910; Census Place: Boston Ward 9, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_616; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 1381; FHL microfilm: 1374629 (noted as a Union Army survivor)
  • Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865. Boston, MA, 1894. pg. 371.
  • Find a Grave: Henry Simpson (1842 - 1911)

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54th Massachusetts Company G Descriptive Book
54th Massachusetts Company G Descriptive Book


On 2 Aug 2018 at 02:09 GMT K Raymoure wrote:

Fellow 1910 boarder Wilson Dandredge has caught my eye; I wonder if there's any connection to mystery man James Danridge of Winchester, Virginia. Henry's parents may have been Virginians, too.

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