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Sorry you are dealing with this situation. If the quit claim deed has not been recorded you should record the deed immediately. Regardless if the deed was recorded, if it was a valid deed, the deed still conveyed title to you. However, the deed needs to be recorded to protect your interest and put the public on notice that you have an interest in the property.
You do not have to sell or transfer your interest that you have in the property. It would be up to the cousins to bring a partition suit
to force the sale of the property or defend an action that the transfer was not valid. Outside recording that deed, there is unlikely anything you can do to convince the other owners that you have legal title to the property and to leave you alone.
If they want the interest then they should pay you fair market value for your interest if you decide you want to sell.
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