Through the fascinating science of DNA, I've identified 2 new Simpson cousins!
Barbara in California, a very knowledgeable and helpful lady, is my father's 3rd cousin, once removed, sharing 0.52% of his DNA and his 3rd great grandparents, Sampson Coumbs and Grace Cole, who were born in Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England in 1808 and 1807, migrating to Canada about 1830. Soon after arriving in Canada, Sampson and Grace gave birth to their second child, Mary Coumbs, who became the mother of Delilah Grace Berlinguet, grandmother of Charles Elijah Davis, and great grandmother of Grace Merle Davis, my grandmother.
Apparently, Grace is popular family name.
Our other new cousins are Callie Hathcoat and her grandson, Joseph. Callie and my father are 6th cousins, sharing 0.28% of their DNA and the same 5th great grandfather, Thomas Hathcock Sr. (1718-1818) of North Carolina. As I posted earlier, the Hathcocks are the family of Emma Hethcote, Lowell Simpson's mother.
This connection was very interesting because this was a branch in the family tree that became a little shaky for me the further I climbed along it. The paper trail simply became too sketchy. Fortunately, this DNA evidence validates the research and confirms our relationship with Thomas.