I am so excited to make contact with you -- and to try to put this story together! What your cousin told you fits with where my family information comes to a halt -- Can't wait to hear about the PA census records you have. If your life is anything like mine - I have piles of stuff - just takes time to go through stuff. I will be retiring in just 4 more days and I am hoping to have more time to be able to work on this!
A distant cousin of mine noted our correspondence through this forum and she would like to help us put the pieces together also.
I apologize that it took me this long to answer you!