Oops, my prior post included a mistake near the end of the 3rd paragraph, which should have read as follows:
In June I visited the Morris County area, and I was able to visit for the first time a place called Raccoon Island, which an elderly McConnell relative had said was the home of our McConnell family many years ago. On the island I talked to an older resident who said something about seeing a map naming a family that owned the island many years ago. When I left the island, I visited a local library seeking that map. I don't think that I found that particular map, but I did get to look at a map that I had seen before with fresh eyes. I recognized the surname of the owner of Raccoon Island as a member of a neighboring family, and this was no surprise. The surprise came when I noticed the names of the owners of the neighboring island, Halsey Island. The owners of that island were listed on the map as “E. C. Hurd and Heirs of Wm B Lefever”; the name Hurd was familiar as the name of another neighboring family, but the name Lefever was familiar only as a possible variant form of the name Lefeber, which is the name of one of the very few DNA matches for my cousins.