Simpson, William, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., Jan. 22, 1812. He professed conversion and united with the Church in June, 1832, and received license to preach June 3, 1837, at Bloomington, Ill. He entered the Illinois Conference in Sept., 1837, and was ordained deacon in Sept., 1839, and elder in August, 1841. His ministry closed with his life, Feb. 22, 1864. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1864, p. 178.