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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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LUKE NEVIN, grocer, Bloomington; was born in Boyle, Roscommon Co., Ireland, Nov. 14, 1828, and was raised upon a farm; he came to the United States in March, 1849, locating in New York City, where he found employment with the H. R. R. R. Co., continuing until 1853, when he removed to Springfield, Ill., and engaged with the C. & A. R. R. Co.; he removed to Bloomington in 1853, continuing in the railroad service until 1860; in 1860, he engaged in the grocery business; his location is 622 and 624 North Main street, where is to be found a fine grocery, with a well-assorted stock of goods and sold at bottom figures; Mr. Nevin is a pleasant man to deal with, and we find him enjoying a good trade. He has twice married, first to Miss Margaret Judge of his native country; they were married in New York City May 21, 1857 ; she died Aug. 10, 1874, leaving a family of five, and, Oct. 11, 1875, he married Miss Sarah Morris, also of his native country; they have two children.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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