MY QUESTION: Benjamin Dever was my direct ancestor. I have found no cousins of his that would be Grace Nevin. Can someone please identify how this family is related? I thought perhaps Elvin Dunbar was the connection, but can find nothing to confirm this suspicion. How are the Nevin and Dever family connected?
Here is what I have identified about the Nevin family thus far: Apr 1833 William Nevins is born in Ohio Dec 1833 Elizabeth Daugherty (who will eventually marry William Nevins) is born, either in Ohio or Virginia
1860 James Busic is born to Arthur Busic and (according to the 1925 Linn Co Census) Elizabeth Way. James is identified as Elizabeth Nevins son in at least one census.
Around 1860, based on children's births (who is the mother of Inez?) William Nevins and Elizabeth Daugherty married
1826-1862 Inez Nevin is born
July 1872 Maude Evelyn Nevin is born
April 1874 Grace Nevin is born
1876 William Alexander Nevin is born
22 Jul 1870 Census Wm. Nevins (aged 38), Libby (35)(William's wife), Inez (9), James (9) (This is probably the Busic boy, although here his surname is Nevins)
1885 Census CENTER POINT, IOWA Elizabeth Navin 51 James E Busic 24 Maud E Nevin 12 Gracie M Nevin 10 William A Nevin 8 Louisa J Kirby 56 (relationship to the Nevin family unknown)
1894 Maude marries Elvin Dunbar (is this a variation of DaVar or Dever?)
Apr 1896 Elizabeth dies
1900 Census in School District 21, Custer, South Dakota William is living alone with his 2 children, Gracie and William.
26 Aug 1919 in Custer, Custer, South Dakota William Nevin (the father) dies
1920 Census Jefferson, Buchanan, IOWA Record for Ben Dever. In his house were his cousin Grace Nevin, his wife Nellie and two children Lyle (Lisle) and Geraldine. Ben (31), Nellie (26), Lisle/Lyle (5), Geraldine (2) and Grace, the 44 year old cousin, lived in household /family 167/170.