Biographical Review

Biographical Review

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...and improved his farm, erected a substantial residence and other buildings, and became one of the most noted physicians in the county. He practised over a broad section, and later built a drug store and office near his residence, which still stands. Dr. Nevins died September 28, 1860. He had three children--David; Byron, the subject of this sketch; and Valter B., who was born in 1851, and died at the age of ten years. Dr. Nevins was a great admirer of horses, and had bred many fine animals. He speculated successfully in real estate, and was also an extensive dealer in cattle, taking these in payment for medical fees, in order to make payment more easy for the early settlers. He was always ready to assist his neighbors in distress. In politics he was a strong Democrat. His wife was a member of the Presbyterian church, and he himself was very liberal in religious views. Byron A., the Doctor's second son, was educated at Perry Academy and at the Rochester Business College. He entered the book and paper business in Perry, the firm being known as Wygart & Nevins. Selling his interest at the end of one year, his father having died, he took possession of the old homestead, which consists of two hundred and fifty acres. November 9, 1870, Mr. Nevins was united in marriage to Maria, daughter of George and Jemima (Keaton) Johnson, who were both born in England. They came to America, and settled on a farm in Castile, and reared two children. Emma, born January 10, 1847, married George W. Grieves, and has three children---William, George, and John; Maria, Mrs. Nevins, was born July 10, 1849. Mr. Johnson was a Republican, and both himself and wife are members of the Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. Byron A. Nevins have three children--Walter, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 680g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806468
  • 9781236806468