Re: John Simmons, d. 1773 Bute NC
"No. It's proved that she was mother of Frederick and Burwell, but not proved that she was the wife of Thomas Lee (1726-)."
We know there was a Thomas Lee with wife Mary and they were the parents of Frederick and Burwell from the Bristol Parish birth records. Are you saying that this Thomas Lee (with wife Mary and these sons) may not have been Thomas Lee b 1726 but possibly another of the various Thomas Lees descending from Hugh?
That was my point - that maybe we should consider some of these other Thomas Lees descending from Hugh who fall into the right age frame.
There might be a death or estate record for Thomas Lee about 1761 in Georgia. I have no idea how reliable this is, but it might be worth considering.