My husband's ggrandfather Simon Thomas was came from Penn. He married an Archer. He moved to Tenn. or Ga. had Andrew, (my husbands's grandfather) and other siblings which includes They then came to Southern Illinois, where they settled, bought land etc.
Andrew married and had 4 daughters his wife died, and he married a 16 year old girl(he was 53 at the time). They had 6 children, including my husband father Andrew.
Grandfather and his new wife moved to Essex, Mo. where he died at the age of 69. His wife and children came back to Southern Illinois. She was ill and died at the age of 42. The children were scattered to different families who raised them.
You are probably not inteested in this, but I thought it was interesting.
Thank you for your response.
Iona and Jerry Carroll