I am the Reverend Father MARK EDWARD SIMONTON Priest of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd, Anglican Rector of Rawdon and Regional Dean of the Laurentians in Quebec Canada and Baron Serjeant of the Barony of Cushnie Lumsden in Scotland. I have no children. I am the younger brother of RICHARD FRANKLIN SIMONTON Jn, who has two children THEODORE FRANKLIN and ALEXANDER MARK. Our father is RICHARD FRANKLIN SIMONTON the only child of WILLIAM HATTIE and his wife ETHEL BUNTYN. His father was WILLIAM EDWARD SIMONTON by his first wife. His two full sisters were MATTIE and EUNICE. His brothers and sisters by his fathers second wife CLAUDE WILLIAMS (the wife of his dead brother HARDY) were (As I have from family memory) RURLE, DEWITT (who had two sons DEWITT and TOM and TOM has three sons MICHAEL, DAVID and STEVE), GARLAND, MYRTLE and ALBERT.
WILLIAM EDWARD's father was WILLIAM B the second son of MOSES and his wife ORRY WELDON. MOSES's father was THEOPHILUS by his wife REBECCA POTTS. I believe his father was ROBERT the son of THEOPHILUS and his wife MARY SMITH. This is as far back as I know at this point.
I have seen several lists of the children of WILLIAM EDWARD that seem to be incorrect. Some include names I have never heard of. My information comes from the memory of my father his cousin DEWITT and my great Aunt PAGE who died last year aged 100. I have also seen no references to the fact that he had two wives (the first died in childbirth with EUNICE).
I understand that WILLIAM EDWARD had two brothers: HARDY and OSCAR. HARDY had five children: GEORGE, ELLIS, WILLIS, MARTHA and ALBERT LEE. OSCAR had three children: LEWIS, OPLE and MILDRED.
I have no records of any male descendants from HARDY's sons GEORGE, ELLIS, WILLIS or ALBERT LEE. LEWIS had a son RAY that had two children ROBERT and WARD. WARD has two children CARSON and JESSIE. So my understanding is that the only living descendants of WILLIAM B (my great, great grandfather) with the Simonton surname are: (through WILLIAM HATTIE) RICHARD FRANKLIN, RICHARD FRANKLIN Jn, MARK EDWARD, THEODORE FRANKLIN and ALEXANDER MARK; (through DEWITT) DEWITT, TOM, MICHAEL, DAVID and STEVE; (through OSCAR, WILLIAM B's brother) ROBERT, WARD, CARSON and JESSIE. That is only fourteen Simonton descendants spanning five generations.
If anyone has any other information about this line please let me know. I hope that this informatin will prove useful.
Fr Edward Simonton OGS
Rector of Rawdon and Regional Dean of the Laurentians
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