Marilyn,Just saw your message of 6/28/02 to me about Joseph B. Hungerford and this message.As Richard Hungerford says, "The jury is still out as to whether Simeon's father is Samuel or Daniel Hungerford."I moved to Vermont in June to try to knock down my Hungerford brick walls.Research in the UVM archives has me definitely leaning towards Samuel being the father of Simeon.I went to Hartford for a week and searched their archives attempting to prove Simeon's birth, but all records of New Fairfield, where Simeon was born, were burnt in a fire in 1857(?).I checked all the church records they had, but no baptism of Simeon.
So, my answer to your question #1.I haven't seen anything in my searching mentioning an Elijah as this Simeon's father. Stanley says Daniel, others say Samuel and Mary.I'm going with Samuel as father of Simeon because of what I recently found at UVM.In 1763, three years before Simeon was born and when Levi was 4 yrs. old, Governor Wentworth of New Hampshire "granted" (i.e. sold) territory to Samuel Hungerford which became Hungerford, VT (now Sheldon) and Highgate, VT.The towns were "charted to Samuel Hungerford and others on 18 August 1763."Source: p. 110 - History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties" by Lewis Cass Aldrich - pub. 1891.I find no Daniel in my VT searches and, to me,it's too much of a coincidence that Levi and Simeon would end up on the land which Samuel purchased in 1763, if they were not his sons.
Question #2.Simeon did not migrate to TN.He was active in the Town of Swanton (he was doing duty as a Selectman for the town) up until he died in 1819.Elizabeth Birchard, his wife, stayed in Swanton until she died in 1827 (she is in the 1820 census and is buried in Swanton next to Simeon and their two daughters).
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me off-list.I don't remember the numbers Stanley had for Simeon, but I know he is listed twice.One was #52, I think, the other I forget.I have Simeon and Levi in Swanton and Highgate 1790 Censuses.There is also a Simeon and Levi in the 1790 Census for Lanesborough, Massachusetts and a Thomas Hungerford on the same page.Can these be the sons of Elijah for whom you are searching?Mimi