We may be related. My ggg Grandfather was Silas Lavanway. He had a brother named Charles Lavanway. Charles' wife was named Elizabeth. The family migrated from Lower Canada to Vermont around 1800. They first appear on the Vermont Census in 1830 living in Franklin County, Swanton Township. They left Vermont between 1830-1840. Stopped for a time in County Huron, Michigan and finally ending up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Allen County. They appear on the 1840 Indiana Census. Charles went on to Illinois and finally settled in Berrien County, Pipestown TWP, Michigan where died and is buried with his wife. Write me at email@example.com so we can find out if we are cousins.