Do you know anything else about Jennings Simonds that might help me track him down? I live in Constantia, Oswego, NY in the immediate area where Jennings and his family lived. I hope to learn more when I can get to the county seat to check the deeds. I haven't found any reason to think Jennings disappeared because he died: he's not buried in Union Settlement, West Monroe, NY where many other people from this part of Contantia (the hamlet of Gayville) are buried. I suspect Jennings and his family left the area after the 1854 death of Simonds' friend and business partner, Seth Gifford. I'd love to exchange information. BTW, the Constantia Town Historian has no public records to assist in this. I AM the town historian, and there are NO records going back that far.