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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   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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JAMES M. NEVIN, attorney at law, Elizabeth and Pittsburgh, is a grandson of James Nevin, of Scotch ancestry, who emigrated from Ireland with his parents shortly after the Revolution, and settled on Peter’s creek, in Mifflin township. The grandfather of our subject removed to Columbiana county, Ohio, in 1832, where James M. Nevin was born in 1849, his father being Abraham S. Nevin, son of James, and his mother being Mary J. (Campbell) Nevin. Mr. Nevin received his early education at the common schools, graduated from Monmouth College in 1879, and also graduated from the law department of the State University of Iowa in 1881, and also from the law department of the Washington University of St. Louis in 1882. He is a member of the Iowa, Missouri and Pennsylvania bars, and commenced the practice of his profession in the fall of 1882 at Pittsburgh and Elizabeth. In 1884 he was married to Lucile, daughter of Rev. John A. and Elizabeth (Fisher) Gordon, of Southern Ohio. They have two children, James G. and Lucile. Mr. Nevin and his wife are members of the U. P. Church of Elizabeth.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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