Looking for John Simison late 1800, had a daughter Jessie in 1885, wife's name possibly Rebecca??

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Jessie Elizabeth 1885-1975 in Indiana. Rebecca's maiden name Branham. Jessie may have 2 brothers. John Simison and Rebecca are thought to have been born in Kentucky
in Genealogy Help by Amy Gagnon G2G Rookie (160 points)
retagged by Lynda Crackett

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Please post a link to one of the profiles, so we can see what sources you already have.  I looked for Jessie, but found no profile.

Ancestry has an Indiana death certificate for Jessie Elizabeth Ray, died Vincennes, Knox, IN, 19 Nov 1975.  Born 6 Aug 1885, Indiana.  Father John Simison, mother Rebecca Branham.
by Living Tardy G2G6 Pilot (733k points)

Thank you so much for your help! Not sure how to tag or if this link can be accessed.  We are stuck at Jessie's parents and possible brothers?   http://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/151458491/person/272013590372/facts

You're welcome, Amy!  The link works for me (I have an Ancestry subscription).  I didn't find anything other than what you have.  Are you sure James was Jessie's son?  I thought it possible he was Thomas Ray's son from a previous marriage.  It looks like there was another Simison family up in Adams County, including a Samuel with a daughter Jessie.  Samuel also had a brother named John, but the dates, places, and marriages don't match up.  Hard to believe they are not related, but your Simisons seemed to avoid public records pretty successfully.  Maybe it's something DNA can help with.

In any case, you should definitely add your Simison/Ray/Curl folks to WikiTree.
Thank you! I am uploading the GEDCOM, this information is on my husband's side

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