There are several researchers mystified by Simon Boerum(Burum), including me.If the Continental Congress Simon was the father of Henry Burum, then Henry was illegitimate, a possiblity.If there was a second Simon, he likely died in either the F. And I. War or the Rev. War but, according to tradition in my family, under the command of "Col. Washington."To compound the questions, Henry's mother was born in "Germany," according to her headstone, and lived in an area where there were large numbers of both Dutch and Germans (NJ & PA).I have a copy of the "Bookstaver Chart" (1905) which indicates that Henry's father was indeed the Kings Co., Rep. to the C.C.But a descendent, writing in the early part of the last century, said this was in error.There is also a family tradition that Henry went to Europe to search for his father after he was discharged from the Continental Army, believing that Simon "may have returned home."Someone needs (1)to find a war record for Simon, (2)a pension application from Mary Freeman, (3) a birth or marriage record for either or (4) figure out how to document an illegitimate birth.Anybody wanting to join DAR or SAR can do it on the basis of the son Henry, but establishing his paternity is beyond my skills.Any help greately appreciated.