Where would we be if it wasn't for Gayle Mark and the Bozarth Beacon, stepping up to the information challenge one more time?
Now, all we have to determine is who are Bathsheba's parents - because:
Just because Simon stood up for her at her marriage is not enough for me to be convinced that she is his daughter.He wouldn't have left her out of his will, or would he?.He included all the other kids even the females (married and un-married). Showing favorites among both the girls and the boys.
Simon may have been her grandfather (it is real possible that she was Thomas' daughter -- what ever happened to Thomas, anyhow?).Simon may have been her uncle (she could be one of Henry's kids) and we know that Simon had at least one other sibling besides Henry.Plus, Jean (the Alpha American Bozarth) may have had more kids once they arrived in America.