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I don't know if I have been looking at all of this too long, but I am in desperate need of help. I am a descendent of Reece Bowen of Chester Co., SC and Ann I Singleton McCullough, second wife of Reece Bowen through their daughter, Rosannah Bowen settled last in Dickson Co, TN. According to correspondence I received from a relative, Reece Bowen's first wife Sarah Strong Bowen, daughter of Christopher Strong, and grandaughter of Christopher Strong, Elizabeth Bowen Betts all died of smallpox in 1827. Within six months, Christopher returned to Chester, married his second wife Rosannah McCullough (somewhere I found her last name, just can't remember where) and brought back Rosannah's cousin Ann I. Simonton McCullough, Rosannah's cousin, as a wife for Reece Bowen. I have no idea how Ann ties in to the Simonton line or if I'm even related to the Christopher Strong line. Another correspondence I have says that the Strongs and Simontons intermarried as in brothers marrying sisters. This correspondence lists Charles Strong who married Jenet Gaston, and a possible brother, James who married Elizabeth Unknown. They came here on the same ship and settled near Fishing Creek, SC. Also mentioned is two more possible brothers, a Robert and John, who only had girl children. Also states that John Simonton and Sarah Simonton and Mary Simonton who married Wm. McCullough are all the children of Robert Simonton of NC and wife Mary/Margaret. It says the Simontons came to America in the early 1600's, first to Maine and then to Pennsylvania, where somoe stayed and this one line came on the NC. So if the Strong's were in SC and the Simontons were in NC, and the Simonton McCullough girls were in SC, how did that happen? I know this is long, but I hope someone can help me sort this all out. Thanks in advance!!!