I am not researching the Waterman or Simmons surnames, but my husband has come across original guardianship papers for Thomas, Mary & Deborah Waterman (minors under age of 14) dated 01Jun1785. Transaction took place in Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.(before Maine became a state) Father was Abijiah Waterman who died in 1782. Guardian was Zebedee Simmons. Other names mentioned were Nathan & Stephen Simmons. I am attaching scanned copies of the guardianship papers.