Simon was born on September 25, 1829, in Battelle District, Monongalia County, Virginia. On September 25, 1851, Simon married Mary Jane Lemmon, daughter of William and Nancy Lemmon. Mary was born March 26, 1831, in Greene County, Pennsylvania. Mary Jane Lemmon and Elizabeth Lemmon, who married Joseph Shackelford White, were sisters. Simon and Mary had two children, Daniel and William James. Simon lived on the western portion of his parent's land. After William White died in 1860, Simon received a portion of the farm for taking care of his mother, Mary Darling White. Mary died on May 17, 1870, in Monongalia County, West Virginia. She is buried in the William White Family cemetery near where the log cabin is presently located. Simon served as the Postmaster in Maple, West Virginia, from the time it was established on January 6, 1867, until it was closed on January 15, 1915. The Post Office was located in Simon's house, the original William and Mary Darling White log cabin built in 1820. On February 13, 1871, Simon married Sarah Rush. Sarah was born September 23, 1842, and died on June 11, 1911. Her parents were John Rush and Mary Duvall. Sarah and Simon had three children: Mary; Charles, who died as an infant; and John Wesley. Sarah and their daughter, Mary, are buried in the Mt. Tabor cemetery located on a hill near the White Family Reunion grounds. Simon died on September 29, 1916, in Monongalia County, West Virginia.