I have found something interesting. In the 1810 Wayne County Census, there is a George Nevil, over 45, with who I assume is his wife, age 26-45, and 8 kids. That would make him born around 1765 or earlier. There are also three others on that census that look like a variation of Nevels, although the transcribers don't agree. I think there is a Enoch Navels, a Henry Navels and a James Navel. None of them are there in 1820. However, in 1830, in Wayne County, there is a Lucy Nevel, age 20-30, and 3 other females (5-10, 10-15 and 15-20)living next to William Keeth. Now, my records about William Keeth say that he was married to Sarah "Sally" Nevels on November 28, 1815 in Wayne Co, Ky and that she died on January 31, 1825 in Wayne Co., Ky. AND THAT SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF GEORGE NEVELS AND UNKNOWN.
I checked for where the George Nevil of the Wayne Co 1810 census could have gone. Can't find him (although there is a George Nevil born around 1775 in VA who shows up with his son, George, in Indiana by 1850. Wrong age, but by only a decade so might be him). There is a George Nevil living in Washington Co, MD in 1778 and a George Nevil living in Rutherford Co, NC in 1782. Could this be the 1810 George Nevil?
Anyway, the 1810 George Nevil had 2 sons under 10 in 1810. Our George shows up as born in 1809 in several census, although his headstone says 1814, but I think that is a later headstone. Also, our George says he was born in KY. And, our George shows on the 1860 Pulaski census as George Nevil. Finally, there is the Sarah Nevel who married William Keeth, who might have been our George's sister (There are 3 girls in George Nevil's household who were of the appropriate age to marry in 1815). Later, in 1830 living
in Wayne Co, there is Lucy Nevel and 3 other girls, who could all have been daughters of George Nevil (there are 5 daughters in the 1810 census).
Obviously, Lucy and Sarah could have been George Nevil's daughters, without our George being one of his sons. It is possible that George Nevil moved on to Indiana, along with his son George (not our George).
Hope this isn't too confusing. Thought it should be considered. Maybe the Newells, Navels, and Nevil are all related. Wayne and Pulaski are right next to each other. I know I have other ancestors who moved from one to the other.
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