I am searching for any information concerning my GGrandmother Nellie Catley McDevitt. Nellie was born in New York on June 10-1872. Her parents names were Thomas Catley & Rachel Birmingham.Nellie became an orphan around six years old and a family named Hefner from Illinois ended up raising Nellie. I have no idea what happened to Nellie's parents of if the Hefner's were relatives.I'm trying to find out how a family in Illinois ended up raising a little girl from New York. If you have any information on Nellie or the Hefner's that raised her please contact me.I believe the Hefner's had 3 children of their own. Nellie attended a school named Hefner as well.Nellie ended up marring William McDevitt on 8-16-1889 in Lexington, Illinois. Thank you in advance.