I have been researching the Ruffcorn's also.I believe we are comparing apples and oranges.There seems to be at least two Simon Ruffcorns listed here and it is very possible that, like their descendants, they liked the given names so much they repeated them.
I relate to Mary Jane Baker and Lewis Ruffcorn.I too have tracked the Ruffcorn's back to Europe but don't know what limbs I was hanging down from.I am now doing more research in the PA area in hopes of finding more about the Ruffcorn/Baker emigration routes.If you look in the old PA Census, you may find a Baker family and a Ruffcorn family traveling together or in close proximity into Meigs Co, Ohio in the 1800's.There are far too many variants for the spelling of the Ruffcorn name.I found them listed as Rufcom, RufKorn, and other varients.
I will gladly share any information I have provided I get assurances that the information will not be posted to these "non-profit" organizations such as XXX.com that bombard each of the search engines on line with their CD's for sale.These folks make a killing selling our research data.
FYI there is a gentleman in Iowa that has published at least one book on the Ruffcorns.Some may not wish to invest in purchasing these items but I certainly purchase any that I feel will help me in my research.
Another FYI, some may have seen my posted data (without my permission mind you)that lists the mother of Simon of PA as LadyToo.I invented that name to watch it appear on the boards.I know who posted it so let it rest at that.