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In Response To: Re: DEVAN ()
Yes, Greenbery certainly seems a connection.
On Ancestry, I pulled up all "Devan" in MD, using 'soundex,' so get the possibilities: In Frederick, 1790, only John Devine. Closest others, in sound: Charles Divine, Harford; Michael Divine, Harford.
1800: John Dahpan, Frederick; John Diven, D1 Harford; John Devon, D4 Harford; Michael Devaun, PG; Thomas Devaun, PG; Elizabeth Daffin, St Mary's; Joseph Daffin, St Mary's; Kate Dupan, Ann Arundel; Dane Devon, Wills, Allegany; Thomas Divine, Baltimore; R? Duvan, Baltimore; Thomas Devon, All Saints Parish, Calvert; Thomas Daffin, Carolin; George Deviney, N Milford, Cecil; Joseph Daffin, Dorchester;
1850 slaveholder index: Dobbin, Howard C, Ann Arundel; Daffin x 2; Talbot. ONE slave each. 1860 Slave schedules, William Dobbin, St Marys, 1 slave (F, 11)
It seems like in 1850 census, Dauphin, Dabney, Daffin, Defenny, Dupin, Dobben, Dobin, Diffin, Dupen, are distinct groups and not Devan variations. Divine, Divian, Devona, Devine, are clustered; then 7 individuals clustered around Devan: 1 Davin, 6 Devan. Those are the individuals mentioned in previous posting. When switch from 'mulatto' sorter to 'black,' similar surnames, with several Daven, MD-NY-NJ-PA; 16 Devan in various PA counties; then Devine, MD-NY; Devon MD-NY; Dipan DE-MD; Diven-Divine, MD-KY-NJ.
I was doing something else on State Library of VA and put in Devan, MD; came up only with Divine, Devine, for white individuals. Though just preliminary search.