There is MA thesis that discusses the history of the ppl your discussing. Also, take a look in the footnotes so that you can get the reference for the primary docs.
The thesis is
TOBIN, Anita, (1999), The Effect of Centralization on the Social and Political Systems of the Mainland Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq (Case Studies: Millbrook - 1916 and Indian Brook - 1941).
you can locate it at www.collectionscanada.ca/ obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp01/MQ40360.pdf
Tufts, I is in or around Darmouth.That's were some of the Nevins died in the Halifax Explosion.My current theory is that William Nevin (son of Peter Nevin) was either a brother or a nephew of Stephen Nevin, but there is obviously some relation considering there isn't that many Mi'kmaq Nevin family members.Not like some of the other Mi'kmaq names like Paul (where there are several families that aren't even related to one another).
I, originally, told you that the Newall (also spelled Noel in some of the docs) were also from PEI.That's not right, its the Jadis that are also on PEI.Maria Jadis was Matilda Newall MacDonald & Thomas Newall's mother -- there brother is also Chief John Newall MacDonald of IB.Catherine Morris (Maria Jadis' mother) may also be from Indian Brook/Shubie.There is Morris family living on IB.There is also a really famous artist Christine Morris that is a contemporary fo Catherine Morris.But I don't the exact family relation.Matilda Newall MacDonald married Alex Cope (my mother's grandparents) and Chief John Newall MacDonald married June Cope.You can also look all that up on the Ni'kmaq site.
From what I read about the Nevins at Tufts... I think they became part of Millbrook, but they must have moved away or something because I never even heard of them on the Millbrook records before I read the MA thesis.I don't think they landed up on the IB records, because I never knew that they were there.I knew my great grandmother, Nancy Christoff lived there with her adult children:Simon Nevin (my granddad), Uncle Richard Nevin (not the same one from Tufts), and my Aunt Rita Roadknight (she was my granddad half sister).They lived in New Brunswick for a while after living Waycobah and then moved to Indian Brook. My grandfather grew up in Waycobah because his father died and Stephen Nevin (my grand-dad's grand-dad) raised him. Uncle Richard went with my Great Grandmother to NB to be raised with great grammy.I don't know exactly when they all joined IB but it must have been in the late 1930s or early 1940s.My grandfather, Simon Nevin, shows up as a councillor in 1948 and became chief for a while in the 1960s.