Re: John Dura/Duryea m Permellia Davis Central NY
Dear Mr. Tobin,
The short answer is that all descendants of the immigrant couple Joost DuRieux and Magdalena LeFevre are kin. Your wife descends from this couple.
In this regard, Mrs. Tobin is related to the "car guys".
The immigrant couple had several sons. One of these sons is the ancestor of the car guys and another is the ancestor of your wife.
Thus, the consanguinity is quite distant but the cousinship is real and demonstrable.
Of the other sons of Joost^1 & Magdalena^1, I descend from Joost^2, Abraham^2 and Jacob^2. So, I am as equal a cousin to your wife and to the car guys as she is to me --and we are to them.
Thanks for letting us know your source materials.