From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Simpson, Peter

(born: 1848) 

Born in Clark County, KY, Simpson attended Berea College and became a teacher. He taught at a number of schools, many of which he helped build with his bare hands. He earned $12 per month. He later owned a grocery store in Winchester, KY, where he was considered a prominent businessman of ample means. He is listed in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census as a single man, and he was still a grocer. For more see Biographical Sketches of Prominent Negro Men and Women of Kentucky, by W. D. Johnson.

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“Simpson, Peter,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 15, 2024,

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