Although there is no proof at this time that they ( Lewis and Simpson ) are kin, I believe they are. I think you confirmed what I had suspected years ago that the my Lewis line starts at Henrico County, Virginia. Also, it has been very difficult to find a breakthrough in Tennessee----Could it not be in Kentucky. My ggrandfather was imprisoned by the United States govenment during the War Between the States and mentions going home and a short time staying with relatives at Franklin, Kentucky. Is this Simpson County? Thanks for the help.