This connection is tentative, and only documented here for the sake of gathering information to confirm the link. Confirming that Xavier is the son of Louis and Amelia would provide the maiden name of Amelia.
|Xavier Simpson||Louis Simpson||(family)|
- Philomene Surprenant
- Abt. 1860
- Mar 1837
- 26 Sep. 1909
- Fiskdale, Massachusetts
The case for connecting Xavier to Louis and Amelia as a child is looking pretty good, but I'd like a little more data.
He was born at just the right time to be an early child of a typical young newly-wedded couple, Louis and Amelia. (We don't have a source for the marriage date, but judging by their ages, I would expect them to marry around 1835.)
He immigrated from Canada to Southbridge, Massachusetts, just like, although later than, Louis and Amelia. However, he probably would have been living on his own, or as a married person before his parents moved, so such a disconnect is expected.
Death record for Xavier Simpson
United States Census, 1900 for Xavier Simpson
Name: Xavier Simpson Titles: Residence: Southbridge town (south of river but north of South St. & Main St.), Worcester, Massachusetts Birth Date: Mar 1837 Birthplace: Canada Fr Relationship to Head-of-Household: Self Spouse Name: Philomine Simpson Spouse Titles: Spouse Birth Place: Canada Fr Father Name: Father Titles: Father Birthplace: Canada Eng Mother Name: Mother Titles: Mother Birthplace: Canada Fr Race or Color (expanded): White Head-of-household Name: Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Years Married: 40 Estimated Marriage Year: 1860 Mother How Many Children: Number Living Children: Immigration Year: 1878 Enumeration District: 1678 Sheet Number and Letter: 9B Household ID: 149 Reference Number: 66 GSU Film Number: 1240694 Image Number: 00254 Household Gender Age Xavier Simpson M Spouse Philomine Simpson F Child Augustin Simpson M Child Xavier Simpson M Julienne Surprenant F Rosalie Surprenant F
United States Census, 1880 for Xavier Simpson
Name: Xavier Simpson Residence: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Birthdate: 1836 Birthplace: Canada Relationship to Head: Self Spouse's Name: Philemene Simpson Spouse's Birthplace: Canada Father's Name: Father's Birthplace: Canada Mother's Name: Mother's Birthplace: Canada Race or Color (Expanded): White Ethnicity (Standardized): American Gender: Male Martial Status: Married Age (Expanded): 44 years Occupation: Farm Laborer NARA Film Number: T9-0566 Page: 196 Page Character: B Entry Number: 307 Film number: 1254566 Household Gender Age Xavier Simpson M 44 Spouse Philemene Simpson F 40 Child Phillemon Simpson M 17 Child Joseph Simpson M 15 Child Adelos Simpson M 14 Child Napoleon Simpson M 12 Child Geoggianna Simpson F 10 Child Angelea Simpson F 8 Child Augustine Simpson M 4 Child Francie Simpson M 4M
Canada Census, 1871 for Xavier Simpson
Name: Xavier Simpson Gender: Male Age: 33 Calculated Birth Year: 1838 Country or Province of Birth: Québec Marital Status: Married Ethnic Origin: Anglaise Religion: Catholique Census Place: St-Hugues e, Bagot 122, Quebec Page Number: 116 Line Number: 20 House Number: 372 Family Number: 417 Film Number: 2229029 Library and Archives Canada Film Number: C-10067 Digital Folder Number: 4395478 Image Number: 46 Household Gender Age Xavier Simpson M 33 Louis Simpson M 9 Philomene Simpson F 7 Adélard Simpson M 4 Paul Simpson M 2
Canada Census, 1881 for Xavier Simpson
Name: Xavier Simpson Title: Gender: Male Age: 43y Calculated Birth Year: 1838 Birthplace: Quebec Marital Status: Married Occupation: Farmer Ethnic Origin: French Religion: Cath Head of Household: Xavier Simpson Born During Last Year: Census Place: St-Hugues, Bagot, Quebec, Canada District Number: 58 Sub District: E Division: Page Number: 80 House Number: 1025874 Family Number: 423 Digital Folder Number: 4463575 Image Number: 00528 Film Number: 1375836 Library and Archives Canada Film Number: C-13200 Household Gender Age Xavier Simpson M 43y Philomene Simpson F 39y Philomene Simpson F 17y Joseph Simpson M 15y Adelard Simpson M 13y Napoleon Simpson M 11y Marie Simpson F 9y Arselie Simpson F 7y Augustin Simpson M 4y Xavier Simpson M 1y