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  • September 11: Richard Wright Simpson is born on his father's farm near Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina. His father was Richard F. Simpson, a native of the Laurens District, South Carolina, and a graduate of South Carolina College. His mother was Margaret Taliaferro, a native of the Anderson District, South Carolina, whose parents were Virginians by birth. (Simpson, R. W., "History of Old Pendleton District with A Genealogy of the Leading Families of the District", original printing by Quilla Printing & Binding Company, Anderson, South Carolina, 1913; reprint by Bradford Publishing Company, Covington, Tennessee, no year given, page 5.)



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