Threads 450 and 451 are duplicates of 452 (sorry!).
None of the information from my family's researchers indicates who Reverend John Simonton's family was, nor from what branch he came, nor how he was related to other Simontons (from PA, ME, NJ, NC) mentioned in this forum.Can anyone link this John Simonton to other branches?
I note that successive generations of these Simontons moved west from Philadelphia (Chester Co.), to Harrisburg (Dauphin Co.), to Greene Co., then south to Virgina (now West Virginia).This pattern is typical of the dispersal of early Scotch Irish settlers, who arrived in the population centers of the East coast, then dispersed west and south into the then frontier areas (western PA and VA, etc.).