Hi Jim, got your response and am trying to make a sensible answer. Don't worry about red faces, I'll have my share before we figure this out. I'm finding you may be right on John from Cape Porpoise. I have more information on him, (have to find it) but he may have suffered from the "Lumpers". No one I know claims him in their Family Line. Do you know of any? Coincidence is a big factor, but it does seem reasonable that it may be just that. I have documentation somewhere that says, John Simon, known as Simon is the guy who was in Plymouth Colony. He later moved to Cape Porpoise and was known in Wells, York County, Maine. He had a wife Elizabeth, and another, Mary Batson, her father left his estate to John. John, Mary, and Elizabeth were Simon's children. There is information on their where-abouts in Wells, everthing on John seems to go blank after he left Wells for Nantucket. This is not my line so I skipped over it! Thomas of Dorchester was established much earlier than the later Thomas, the Blacksmith. The Maine Historical Society, the N.E. Gen Soc. and a raft of other sources have info on T of D On my families ties to the Trott's the confirmation is overwelming, it is the other branches of the Trotts that don't seem to have documentation. Many families on Peaks Island are quite the Genealogists. They all come from the first families. The Cleeves association is the largest.I have tried to send a copy of their work. The Skillins info is a case of mis identity! One of my family once wrote that Christopher Hussey who came here in 1632 was eaten by cannibals on Cape Florida! I want to know who was there while he was being eaten, or did they find the bones and say, "that looks like Christopher" Keep Truckin,John PS Do you have info on the later Trott's?