Robert: There were some words in your msg that were crowded so I'm not sure of the exact msg. However, John and Lavina Higby Dean had 4 children prior to his death-killed during the early Rev War invasion of Canada. Silas was the eldest. I'm at my office and don't have specific dates, but the younger siblings were Steven (phen?), Electa, and Lydia. When Lavina remarried her church minister was able to have her children legally taken from her and awarded to legal guardians. Silas went with John Fellow, Rev War general; and the others went to the Higby, Lavina's parents (I think). I know that Lavina maintained contact at least with the girls. In her twilight years she and Lydia were living in the same town and perhaps together. There is apparently an extensive court record of the legal removal of Lavina's children.
This is the basic information I have. There is some specific dates and parents names that I can retreive. Do you know anything of John or Lavina's parents or of John Fellows?
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