On the 25th instant, about 4 o'clock a.m., at his residence in Randolph county (of pneumonia) after an illness of about 15 days, Col. Bird M. Simpson, late captian of the first regiment of Arkansas Volunteer mounted gunmen, and a member of the Legislature. He was interred on the evening of the same day, with Masonic honors, under the direction of Doctor Henry Slavens, and Military honors by Major John Kavanaugh. The procession was deeply interesting, and witnessed by a crowd of spectators. He has left a family, and friends to mourn his depature. --Batesville News.
Arkansas State Gazette, Little Rock (Arkansas) July 11, 1838.