Hi Jim, these Simonton's are part of my family branch. I have recently found on Ancestry.com that Thomas Simonton, born November 17, 1762 married Mary Hatch first on December 21 1782, and had no children that I'm aware of. It seems that they divorced, and Mary Hathc lived until 1850. Supposedly 4 years later in 1786, this Thomas married a Mary Alden, and had at least 2 boys, James Simonton born June 29 1790, and John Simonton born around 1802, and I'm sure a few more children that I'm tying to find. Eliza Simonton Staples could be the daughter of Mary Alden. Could you help me with the names, and dates of the other children? Or a website to look up?
I'm not so sure I can trust Ancestry.com completely, but It's been fairly accurate so far. I confess that I had never heard of Mary Alden until the last few days. Mary Hatch was always THE wife. Now I'm not so sure. Do you have the birth date for Mary Hatch's husband Thomas?