Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Grave of Hiram Simpson Marked-- Part 2: Saw Action art Fort Erie
Derrick Monument Co. of LeRoy and Ideal Burial Vault Co. of Corfu installed both stones.
Records show Hiram Simpson continually moving west from the time he was born near Glen Falls and then spent his childhood in Scipio, and then moved to Troupburg where he joined the New York militia.
He returned there after seeing action at Fort Erie, Ontario. Later, he and Nancy and their seven children lived in East Pembroke.
Despite land grants in Iowa and Arkansas available to him, Hiram stayed in East Pembroke and died in 1867. Wife Nancy died in 1881, a year after receiving the last allotment from the war's pension fund for widows.