Thank you very much for the reply Ann. the Benjamin fits in with my dates, but also so does his brothers. I guess to find out for sure, I need to start with the info which I know for a fact. Elijah Simonds (b.1740-d.1822)moved to Peru Vt. from Shirley Mass. He was a son of William Simonds, who lived in Shirley, Groton, Woburn area. I need any info on this William Simonds.(who was his father)He is suppose to be desended from William and Judith Simonds. Thanks so much.