Peleg moved to Warren Co. Prior to the Civil war from Rome NY. His father came to Rome from Stamford Vt. Benajah Matteson lived near Jeremiah Brainard in Vt and in NY. Does anyone have any information about Simon and his children?? Laban Norton Matteson b. 1812 bought land near Shaftsbury, Bennington Co. Vt in 1830. Where did he get the money?? Is he Simon's illegitimate son by Jeremiah brainard's wife? Who were the children fathered by Simon by Jeremiah Brainard's wife? When was the lawsuit filed in Rome NY by Mr. Brainard? Laban moved to Warren Co. Illinois after the Civil War from Stamford Vt. Was it to be close to his uncle and cousins?