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Rebecca West Nevins1 (F)
b. 1821, d. 1861, #5751
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Father   Samuel Nevins b. 10 November 1788, d. after November 1853
Mother   Elizabeth West b. 1792, d. 1865

Birth* 1821 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA1 
Marriage* 1845 Robert Patterson1 
Death* 1861 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA1 
Note May 1909 Mentioned as deceased in relative's probate file2 

Family   Robert Patterson
Child  1. Robert Maskell Patterson+ b. c 1854

Citations
  1. [S77] LDS FamilySearch, online http://www.familysearch.org, Pedigree Resource File.
  2. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

John West Nevins1 (M)
b. circa 1816, #5752
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Father   Samuel Nevins b. 10 November 1788, d. after November 1853
Mother   Elizabeth West b. 1792, d. 1865

Birth* circa 1816 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA2 
Event-Misc* 1836 on trial for murder in the "Trial of the Engineers", Montgomery, PA,
From http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/montgomery/history/local/mchb0039.txt

DANIEL H. MULVANY, ESQ., was admitted to the bar April 11, 1831. He had previously finished his academic training in the city of Reading, and read law for one year in the office of A. L. King, Esq., of that city. He returned to Montgomery County in 1829, and concluded his legal studies with Hon. Philip Kendall. He subsequently became associated with the Hon. John Freedley, who at that time enjoyed a very large practice in the civil courts of the county. In 1835, Mr. Mulvany retired from the office of Mr. Freedley and entered upon a professional career, the history of that entitles him to be ranked among the most distinguished lawyers of the State. In 1836 he was appointed deputy attorney-general for Montgomery County by William B. Reed, then attorney-general under Governor Ritner. He entered upon the duties of the office with zeal and
industry. One of the most notable cases found upon the records of our criminal courts occurred during his incumbency of the office, i.e., the Commonwealth vs. Joseph Ogleby, Jr., John West Nevins, John Naglee, Jr., Ormes B. Keith and Herman Houpt. These men were all indicted for the murder of George Willauer. The case is better known as the "trial of the engineers," who, while surveying the route of a projected line of railroad
along the Perkiomen, became engaged in a fracas at the hotel of John Hartranft, Sumneytown, which resulted in the stabbing and death of Willauer. The commonwealth was represented by Daniel H. Mulvany, deputy attorney-general, Philip Kendall, Esq., and James M. Pawling, Esq. The defendants were represented by John Freedley, Francis M. Jolly and John B. Sterigere, Esqs., of the Montgomery County bar; Dallas and Hazelhurst, of the Philadelphia bar; and Miles and Montgomery, of the Lancaster bar. The case was tried before Judge Fox, whose charge to the jury is reported in full in the "Norristown Register" of March 30, 1836, together with brief notes of the trial. [See NOTE 36-14.]

[See NOTE 36-14.]

The following gentlemen were drawn as jurymen:

Jacob Wentz
Thomas Reed
George Pechin
Isaac Mather
Abraham Marple
Joseph Kirkner
Beneville Bertolet
James Wells
Jacob Stadleman
James Wood
John Righter
Samuel P. Wetherill
Before proceeding to the trial the court, on application of counsel for the
defendants, made an, order "excluding all the witnesses for the prosecution
from the courthouse till they were examined."

[FINIS NOTE 36-14.]

While Mr. Mulvany served the office well and with distinction, the
office served him in extending his reputation as a lawyer, bringing him a clientage from all parts of the county, with professional engagements more important in the civil than in the criminal courts. Mr. Mulvany was one of the most self possessed, ingenious and plausible lawyers of his generation. Of him it has been said that "during the forty years of his professional life he was never, in any forensic tilt, betrayed into discourtesy to an
opponent, but was ever the gentleman." He was fertile in methods and always pleasing in his manner when examining witnesses. He had few equals in power and influence with juries; he was persuasive and logical with all elegance of diction that always secured the attention of his auditors, and often moved their impulses and sympathies before he reached their judgments or appealed to their reason. He was certainly devoted to his profession, and we believe his highest ambition was to be deservedly classed among the
ablest lawyers of his generation. He was exceptionally considerate to the junior members of the bar under all circumstances, and sincerely rejoiced to see them rise to the same sphere of influence and usefulness he enjoyed in his last days as all active practitioner. While he always manifested the interest of a public-spirited citizen in the affairs of his country, he was not a partisan who sought political favors. As an orator his services were
required and freely given in emergencies to the political party of his choice, and in his last days, when Rebellion reached its greatest possibilities and rolled its tide of invasion over the hills of his native State, he was among the first and most gallant of his countrymen to tender his services and endure the hardships and peril associated with the life of a soldier. [NOTE: Captain Daniel H. Mulvany, Chapter XVI, "The Great Rebellion".]
He died May 18, 1873.
 
Marriage* 20 May 1844 Anna Thomas Elliott1,3 
Note May 1909 Mentioned as deceased in relative's probate file4 

Family   Anna Thomas Elliott b. 2 September 1820
Children  1. Isaac Elliott Nevins b. 22 Feb 1846, d. 6 Apr 1871
  2. Samuel Nevins+ b. 4 Aug 1847
  3. J. West Nevins b. 1849
  4. Russell Hubbard Nevins b. 1851

Citations
  1. [S78] Joanna Johnson, "message of Jun 15, 2003," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  2. [S77] LDS FamilySearch, online http://www.familysearch.org, IGI.
  3. [S136] John W. Jordan, Colonial Families of Philadelphia, see http://rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/pa/philadelphia/jordan.htm
    If you can get copy of Col. Families of Philadelphia, see pg. 1640..
  4. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Mary Nevins (F)
b. after 1816, #5753
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Father   Samuel Nevins b. 10 November 1788, d. after November 1853
Mother   Elizabeth West b. 1792, d. 1865

Birth* after 1816  
Marriage* (__________) Blake 
Note May 1909 Mentioned as deceased in relative's probate file1 

Family   (__________) Blake
Child  1. Mary F Blake

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Adelaide West Nevins1 (F)
b. 19 December 1823, d. 19 April 1859, #5754
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Father   Samuel Nevins b. 10 November 1788, d. after November 1853
Mother   Elizabeth West b. 1792, d. 1865

Birth* 19 December 1823 prob, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA1,2 
Marriage* 15 July 1844 Robert Lanphier Martin1,2 
Death* 19 April 1859 Lenni, Delaware, PA1,2 
Note May 1909 Mentioned as deceased in relative's probate file3 

Family   Robert Lanphier Martin b. 29 August 1817
Children  1. Col. Archer Martin+ b. 15 Nov 1845, d. 25 Dec 1894
  2. Robert Lanphier Martin+ b. 28 Jul 1847
  3. George Fox Martin+ b. 2 Jan 1850, d. Mar 1923
  4. Mary Nevins Martin b. 27 Aug 1853
  5. Harriet West Martin b. 1856, d. 1931
  6. Samuel Field Martin b. 19 Mar 1859, d. 21 Oct 1861
  7. Littleton L. Martin b. 1866, d. 1893

Citations
  1. [S99] Unknown compiler, First Families of America.
  2. [S107] Ellen Martin, "Descendants of Robert Martin," e-mail to W.M. Nevin, 2 dec 2003.
  3. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Eliza Jane Thomas1 (F)
b. 18 November 1815, d. 18 April 1891, #5755
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Father   Charles Thomas b. 15 February 1784, d. 5 September 1835
Mother   Frances Nevins b. 28 December 1786, d. before November 1853

Birth* 18 November 1815 Norwich, New London, CT1 
Marriage* 18 September 1839 Edwin Bliss Baker1 
Death* 18 April 1891 1 
Note May 1909 Mentioned as deceased in relative's probate file2 

Family   Edwin Bliss Baker b. 10 August 1811, d. 14 December 1893
Children  1. Thomas Otis Baker
  2. Stephen Duncan Baker
  3. Edwin Baker+

Citations
  1. [S77] LDS FamilySearch, online http://www.familysearch.org, IGI Individual Record.
  2. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Julia Anna Thomas1 (F)
b. 17 April 1817, #5756
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Father   Charles Thomas b. 15 February 1784, d. 5 September 1835
Mother   Frances Nevins b. 28 December 1786, d. before November 1853

Birth* 17 April 1817 Norwich, New London, CT1 
Marriage* 8 June 1841 Rev. Charles Huntington Chester1 
Note May 1909 Mentioned as deceased in relative's probate file2 

Family   Rev. Charles Huntington Chester b. 14 October 1815, d. before 1880
Children  1. William Nevins Chester b. 7 Jun 1842
  2. Mary Chester b. 24 Sep 1843, d. 28 Mar 1844
  3. Thomas Chester b. 29 May 1845
  4. Sarah Elizabeth Chester+ b. 15 Jan 1847
  5. Eliza Chester+ b. 11 Dec 1848
  6. Rev. Carlos Tracy Chester+ b. 17 Mar 1851
  7. Fredrick Chester b. 19 May 1853
  8. Clara Chester b. 14 May 1855
  9. Porter Lee Chester b. 29 Jan 1857

Citations
  1. [S77] LDS FamilySearch, online http://www.familysearch.org, IGI Individual Record.
  2. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Cornelia Leonard Perkins (F)
b. 2 March 1821, #5757
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Father   Thomas Shaw Perkins1 b. 10 August 1793, d. 14 October 1844
Mother   Marianne Griswold1 b. June 1801, d. 21 September 1869

Note* Mary Russell Hubbard; In an article entitiled "Catalog of American Portraits, Archives of the National Portrat Gallery, Washington DC" it mentions that you might look there for famous people, but you will find others there as well "Whether or not that person made even a signifant contribution - if that person was American and lived - they are interested"... "However, if perchance you wanted to find out about a Connecticut lady named Mrs David Nevins who lived in Norwich, you certainly wouldn't find that in most places where you looked, but you go to the National Portrait Gallery and just because they are interested in persons not normally found in any book of famous Americans, there will be a portrait of Mrs David Nevins. It hanges in Hampshire England, but was painted fy Rembrandt Field and it is recorded in the National Portrait Gallery."
     With that clue, a search on Nevins was done on the internet index for the National Portrait Gallery http://portraits.npg.si.edu/pnpg.htm and these entries were found:
Name: Nevins, Mary Hubbard
Born: 1775 Died: 1875?
and
Name: Blake, Mary Hubbard Nevins, Mrs Blake, Francis Stanton, Mrs Nevins, Mary Hubbard
Born: 1819 Germantown/Pennsylvania/United States of America Died: 1844
     Neither set of years match the wife of Captain David Nevins, whose maiden name is Mary Hubbard. However, the years of the second one would work for the wife of Captain David's grandson, David Henry Nevins, whose wife's name is unknown. So it is a guess that she is the subject of the portrait, and not Captain David's wife. The one "born 1775" is probably the wife of Captain David, but with errors in the dates.
     Another entry is Name: Nevins, Anna; MacDowell, Marian... with no dates. Since David Henry's daughter Marion married a MacDowell, this entry probably refers to her.
     Unidentified Nevins found in the search are:
Name: Nevins, James Born: 1790 Died: 1866 Occupation/Distinction: Banker/Commerce, Business and Administration
Name: Nevins, Peter J Born: 1810 Died: 1910? Occupation/Distinction:
Name: Nevins, Thomas Born: 1783 Died: 1839 Occupation/Distinction: Planter/Agriculturist/Natural Resources

2 
Birth* 2 March 1821 Waterford, Connecticut, Daughter of Thomas Shaw Perkins and Marian Griswold3 
Marriage* 25 May 1847 David Henry Nevins; Russell Nevins says their marriage is in the Hyde Book, page 1012. Marriage is in Vital Records of New London, CT by Barbour. This source says marriage was performed by Rev. Troyon Edwards3,4,1 

Family   David Henry Nevins b. 26 April 1811, d. between 3 December 1881 and 9 November 1882
Children  1. Russell Henry Nevins+ b. 12 Oct 1852, d. 21 Dec 1916
  2. Marion Griswold Nevins b. 1857
  3. Cornelia Leonard Nevins b. 1859
  4. Anna Lousa Nevins b. 1862

Citations
  1. [S90] Genealogy of Cornelia Leonard Nevins, Handwritten genealogy, circa 1920 unknown repository.
  2. [S54] CT Society of Genealogists, The Connecticut Nutmegger.
  3. [S60] Unknown author, Emails and other correspondance from Joanna Johnson <e-mail address> in spring of 2002. She got her early information from Russell Henry Nevins (David Henry, Henry, Capt David, David the immigrant).
  4. [S92] Unknown short title, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/barbour/newlond_main.htm, see N to Q.

Russell Henry Nevins (M)
b. 12 October 1852, d. 21 December 1916, #5758
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Father   David Henry Nevins b. 26 April 1811, d. between 3 December 1881 and 9 November 1882
Mother   Cornelia Leonard Perkins b. 2 March 1821

Birth* 12 October 1852 New York City, New York1 
Marriage* Catherine Brown 
Residence* May 1909 Miami, Florida, Mentioned in relative's probate file2 
Death* 21 December 1916 New York City, New York1 

Family   Catherine Brown
Children  1. Russell Hubbard Nevins b. 26 Feb 1880, d. 14 Jul 1951
  2. Henry Brown Nevins
  3. William Russell Nevins b. 17 Dec 1883
  4. Frank Wells Nevins+
  5. Roger Griswold Nevins+ d. 9 Dec 1970

Citations
  1. [S60] Unknown author, Emails and other correspondance from Joanna Johnson <e-mail address> in spring of 2002. She got her early information from Russell Henry Nevins (David Henry, Henry, Capt David, David the immigrant).
  2. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Marion Griswold Nevins (F)
b. 1857, #5759
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Father   David Henry Nevins b. 26 April 1811, d. between 3 December 1881 and 9 November 1882
Mother   Cornelia Leonard Perkins b. 2 March 1821

Birth* 1857 listed as 23 in 1880 census1 
Census1880* 1880 Waterford, New London, CT1 
Marriage* Edward Alexander MacDowell 
Note* May 1909 Peterborough, New Hampshire, Mentioned in relative's probate file. Husband's first and middle name from Joanna Johnson2,3 

Citations
  1. [S77] LDS FamilySearch, online http://www.familysearch.org, 1880 census
    FHL Film 1254109
    NA Film number T9-0109
    Page Number 758B.
  2. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..
  3. [S60] Unknown author, Emails and other correspondance from Joanna Johnson <e-mail address> in spring of 2002. She got her early information from Russell Henry Nevins (David Henry, Henry, Capt David, David the immigrant).

Cornelia Leonard Nevins1 (F)
b. 1859, #5760
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Father   David Henry Nevins b. 26 April 1811, d. between 3 December 1881 and 9 November 1882
Mother   Cornelia Leonard Perkins1 b. 2 March 1821

Birth* 1859 2 
Census1880* 1880 living with her father, Waterford, New London, CT, Gives Cornelia's age as 21 (birth year 1859)3 
Residence* May 1909 103 Waverly Place, New York City, New York, Mentioned in relative's probate file4 

Citations
  1. [S90] Genealogy of Cornelia Leonard Nevins, Handwritten genealogy, circa 1920 unknown repository.
  2. [S77] LDS FamilySearch, online http://www.familysearch.org, 1880 census
    FHL Film 1254109
    NA Film Number T9-0109
    Page Number 758B.
  3. [S77] LDS FamilySearch, online http://www.familysearch.org, FHL Film 1254109
    NA Film Number T9-0109
    page number 758B.
  4. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Anna Lousa Nevins (F)
b. 1862, #5761
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Father   David Henry Nevins b. 26 April 1811, d. between 3 December 1881 and 9 November 1882
Mother   Cornelia Leonard Perkins b. 2 March 1821

Birth* 1862 listed as 18 in 1880 census, after 1860 as she is under 21 in her father's 1881 will1 
Census1880* 1880 Waterford, New London, CT2 
Residence* May 1909 103 Waverly Place, New York City, New York, Mentioned in relative's probate file3 

Citations
  1. [S77] LDS FamilySearch, online http://www.familysearch.org, 1880 census
    FHL Film Number 1254109
    NA Film Number T9-0109
    Page Number 758B.
  2. [S77] LDS FamilySearch, online http://www.familysearch.org, 1880 census
    FHL Film Number 1254190
    NA Film Number T9-0109
    Page Number 758B.
  3. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Edward Alexander MacDowell (M)
#5762

Marriage* Marion Griswold Nevins 

(__________) Starr (M)
#5763

Marriage* Lucretia Nevins 

Family   Lucretia Nevins b. 26 June 1817
Children  1. Lucretia M Starr
  2. Henry Starr
  3. Chandler Starr
  4. David N Starr
  5. Florida L Starr
  6. Elizabeth S Starr+

Lucretia M Starr (F)
#5764
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Father   (__________) Starr
Mother   Lucretia Nevins b. 26 June 1817

Birth*  
Note* May 1909 Rockford, Illinois, Mentioned in relative's probate file1 

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Henry Starr (M)
#5765
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Father   (__________) Starr
Mother   Lucretia Nevins b. 26 June 1817

Birth*  
Note May 1909 Rockford, Illinois, Mentioned in relative's probate file1 

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Chandler Starr (M)
#5766
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Father   (__________) Starr
Mother   Lucretia Nevins b. 26 June 1817

Birth*  
Note* May 1909 Rockford, Illinois, Mentioned in relative's probate file1 

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

David N Starr (M)
#5767
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Father   (__________) Starr
Mother   Lucretia Nevins b. 26 June 1817

Birth*  
Note* May 1909 Rockford, Illinois, Mentioned in relative's probate file1 

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Florida L Starr (F)
#5768
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Father   (__________) Starr
Mother   Lucretia Nevins b. 26 June 1817

Birth*  
Marriage* (__________) Manny 
Note* May 1909 1606 Fifth Ave, North Seattle, King Co., Washington, Mentioned in relative's probate file1 

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Elizabeth S Starr (F)
#5769
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Father   (__________) Starr
Mother   Lucretia Nevins b. 26 June 1817

Birth*  
Marriage* (__________) Brown 
Note* May 1909 Mentioned as deceased in relative's probate file1 

Family   (__________) Brown
Children  1. Malanethon S Brown
  2. Elizabeth Brown
  3. Alice S Brown
  4. Frances A Brown

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

(__________) Manny (M)
#5770

Marriage* Florida L Starr 

(__________) Brown (M)
#5771

Marriage* Elizabeth S Starr 

Family   Elizabeth S Starr
Children  1. Malanethon S Brown
  2. Elizabeth Brown
  3. Alice S Brown
  4. Frances A Brown

Malanethon S Brown (M)
#5772
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Father   (__________) Brown
Mother   Elizabeth S Starr

Birth*  
Note* May 1909 Rockford, Illinois, Mentioned in relative's probate file1 

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Elizabeth Brown (F)
#5773
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Father   (__________) Brown
Mother   Elizabeth S Starr

Birth*  
Marriage* (__________) Needham 
Note* May 1909 Rockford, Illinois, Mentioned in relative's probate file1 

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Alice S Brown (F)
#5774
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Father   (__________) Brown
Mother   Elizabeth S Starr

Birth*  
Marriage* (__________) Green 
Note* May 1909 Rockford, Illinois, Mentioned in relative's probate file1 

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..

Frances A Brown (F)
#5775
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Father   (__________) Brown
Mother   Elizabeth S Starr

Birth*  
Marriage* (__________) Williams 
Note* May 1909 Rockford, Illinois, Mentioned in relative's probate file1 

Citations
  1. [S51] Unknown author, Probate file of Anna Key Neins (1909) at the NY County Surrogate's Court. Included is an extensive chart of relatives..


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