[Sources Needed] Who was Esther/Hester Simmons?

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I found her marriage record to Peter (born Petrus) York. I know based off of DNA and the timeline involved she is my ancestor. But I cannot find record of her birth, her parents or who they might be, any previous marriages or later ones, or her death.

Only Ancestry, with its plentiful unsourced trees, has a family for her... that I know is wrong because every other tree with the same records has that Esther Simmons in the Carolinas.

She married Peter York in 1808 in Ulster County, New York, so I'm guessing (read: hoping) she was 15 or older at the time of her marriage... so I'm guessing she was born 1793 or earlier.
WikiTree profile: Hester York
in Genealogy Help by G. Borrero G2G6 Pilot (108k points)

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Hester Simon

mentioned in the record of Peter York

Name Hester Simon
gender Female
Husband Peter York
Son Peter York

Other information in the record of Peter York

from New York Births and Christenings

Name Peter York
Gender Male
Birth Date 20 Dec 1809
Father's Name Peter York
Mother's Name Hester Simon
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New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C50752-1
System Origin New_York-ODM
GS Film number 823668

Citing this Record

"New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDRT-KDH : 12 December 2014), Hester Simon in entry for Peter York, 20 Dec 1809; citing FIRST DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH,ROCHESTER,ULSTER,NEW YORK, reference ; FHL microfilm 823,668.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Thank you for a source on her being the mother of another child, one of which is listed in her husband's will. I was hoping for information regarding her parents, her birth, her death, prior marriages, or later marriages. Still, thank you for this record. It's good to have a source for another child of hers.
My 2nd great grandfather was christened in another Dutch Reformed Church of Kinderhook, New York as were two of his siblings. That church had extensive baptism records. Maybe the church where the younger Peter York was baptised, would have records of another sibling or other siblings.

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