John, A few years ago you wrote a response to a question I asked about the marriage of my Ancestors Joseph Guess and Constance Taylor, the couple was married by a Squire Swift at the home of Mary, Constance Taylors Mother.Joseph Gist/Guess B 1761/62 is believed to be a Grandson or Grgrandson of Joseph and Ann Simpson Gist (She was the daughter of John and Sister to Richard Simpson)You explained to me how Squire Swift was somehow, related to the Simpsons. Now with the Edney family we have another connection. Several Pasquotank, N.C. families which included Edneys, moved before 1800 to the Davidson Co. (Nashville, Tn. area). Some of the other families were Jacksons, Koens, and many more, in fact the area they lived in is still referred to by some as, Pasqo. My research is pointing to a John Jackson & Lovey Koen marriage, this couple had a daughter Sarah who married Jacob Felker,abt. 1817 Nashville, Tn. They had a daughter Lydia, who married Joseph and Constance Guess's Grandson William Guess, after both families moved to Caldwell County, Kentucky. I am pretty sure that an Edney was married into the Jackson or Koen, back in Pasqotank, before the move to TN. Have you come across any accounts of the Gist/Guess family in Orange or Caswell Cos. in North Carolina?? They were part of the Simpson family also. Those of us who are researching Joseph have no idea who his Parents were. Joseph and Ann Simpson Gist/ Guess had at least 4 sons and ? daughters in Fairfax, Va.. The only son who seems to have left any trails for the researcher is John. I have found quite abit on the Simpsons too, which leads me to ask you if you know if the Richard Windson who was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expidition was a Simpson/Windsor descendent??? As you know the Lewis family lived close to the Simpsons and though I do not think any of them actually participated in the expidition, I thought they were related to Meriweather Lewis??