Are you sure he died? I see a Joseph Simons who was in Broome County right after the Joseph in Cortland disappears. This is important because I am looking for a Cortland Co. Simonds family who had connections to Broome County families. I am researching Jennings Simons / Simonds who was born in 1809 in Cortland. He was in Oswego County, NY from 1841 on and in 43, he was joined by nephews Charles Francis and Edgar Thornton, who had been born in Broome County 6 and 8 years before. I have no idea where Jennings was from his birth to 1841. Do you have any marriage info on Cynthia, especially her maiden name?