I'm trying to connect the Maine Simonton's to the Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, Georgia etc... clans.(Is this even possible?) I have found a link to the Simonton's of South Carolina, but the other states are mysteries. I have tried Geneaolgy.com, Ancestry.com, Familysearch.com, and the Family Tree Makers CD's with some success. But there are too many pieces missing.
The problems I'm having. Simonton/Symington's from the 1600's. A William Symington was born between 1640-1650 either in Symington, Lanarkshire or Symington, Argylshire where he supposedly died, or possibly in Ireland in the County of Tyrone. (Was William the son of John Simonton/Symington who purchsed the 1000 acres across the lake from Belfast? Or the son of John's brother? Who might that be? Or is it impossible to place this William in Ireland?) He married wife X, and had at least three sons. They were Andrew Simonton of my branch, born around 1671, William Simonton, born around 1673, and George Simonton, born between 1677 and 1680. (Are there anymore sons I don't know about? How about daughters?) The kids supposedly left from Ireland for the New World and arrived in Boston in 1700. I'd been given the date of 1718, and the name of a ship called the "Robert", but this is incorrect. I can now prove their arrival as 1700. They, along with their childhood friend Archibald Douglass, and his sister Annie, proceeded to Falmouth,Cape Elizabeth, and Portland Maine. Different sites say different towns.
Andrew Simonton married Annie Douglass anywhere from 1692 to 1701 depending on what site to believe. That means he either got married in Ireland, or in Maine. (This is nuts.) Andrew and Annie had at least 5 children. Thomas Simonton born between 1701-1709 (Did he marry?) Walter Simonton born between 1701-1709 (Did he exist? Did he marry?) Anne Simonton born about 1705 (married a Thomas Jordan of Kittery, Me., and had a Mary Jordan, or did she?)Andrew Simonton of my branch, born around 1710, and James Simonton born bewteen 1711-1715(Did this James marry an Ann Lane, and have James Simonton and Elizabeth Simonton?) There have got to be more Simonton's in this group. Somebody had to have had children.
Andrew Simonton of Andrew and Annie married Elizabeth Cobb of Middleboro, Mass on November 30, 1730. I can only find one child named Thomas Simonton born around 1736, but I have neard there are a few more. (Does anyone have the names?)
Thomas Simonton of Andrew and Elizabeth married a Mary Jordan (Different Mary J, but of the same Jordan family? Or cousins marrying cousins?) on December 7, 1759. They had three children I can positively confirm. Andrew Simonton was born around 1760,(Did he marry?)John Simonton born around 1761,(Did he marry Mary Jennet Strong, and have the 6 girls? South Carolina connection with the Brices?) and Thomas Simonton of my branch, born November 17, 1762 (married Mary Hatch in 1782, no children, and married Mary Alden in 1786, and had at least 2 boys, named James and John between 1790 and 1802)Thomas Simonton, and Mary Jordan must have had more children. Through the ages, I have heard that as many as 8 boys fought in the American Revolutionary War. I think an unknown brother or 2 of Thomas's had some son's that fought in the war, and this would help the rumors. (What are their names? Did these boys go on to North Carolina, and then Ohio, or to Georgia, and Texas?) There is an also an Abraham Simonton born April 18, 1778 in Maine. I cannot positively link him as a son of Thomas due to the 1778 birth, but I suppose it's possible. This is why I need someone's expertise on the mising names.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to get these loose ends tied up, so I can present a new and improved Family Tree to my parents for Christmas. Just spin me around, and point me in the right direction.
Descendant of Susan Annie Simonton born May 16, 1830.