History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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MOSES HARVEY IVINS, one of the enterprising citizens of Langhorne Manor, whose success in life has been mainly due to his own exertions and business qualifications, is a lineal descendant of Isaac IVINS, a native of England, who left his native land about 1700 to seek a home in the new world.  He located in Mansfield, Burlington county, New Jersey, where he established a county store from which he derived a comfortable livelihood for his family, which consisted of his wife, whose maiden name was Sarah JOHNSON, and ten children.  His death occurred July 19, 1768.  Aaron IVINS, son of Isaac and Sarah (JOHNSON) IVINS, married Ann CHESHIRE, and among their children was a son Aaron, who was united in marriage to Hope ARONSON, and they in turn were the parents of a son Edward ARONSON, who married Annie BROWN.

Moses Harvey IVINS, son of Edward ARANSON and Annie (BROWN) IVINS, was born in Falls township, Bucks county, March 15, 1862.   He attended the public schools adjacent to his home, the Friends Central School, Philadelphia, and Ryder & Stewart’s Business College of Trenton, New Jersey.  The early years of his life were spent on his father’s farm, whereon he remained until 1890, when he engaged in the various branches of seed farming on his own account.  He pursued this line of work successfully for eleven years, in Falls township, after which he disposed of it and since then has been engaged in various financial undertakings of a public and beneficial nature.  Mr. IVINS takes a keen interest in all that pertains to the welfare of the community in which he resides, and the esteem in which he is held is evidenced in the fact that he was chosen a member of the borough council.  He adheres to the tenets of the Friends’ faith, and his politician affiliations are with the Republican party.  He is a member of Bristol Lodge, No. 25, A. Y. F. and A. M., of which body he is past master.  He is eligible to membership in the Sons of the Revolution through General Jacob BROWN, of Bucks county.  His wife is a member of the Delaware County Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution through, Second Lieutenant Cornelius VANSANT.

On April 8, 1890, Mr. IVINS married Sarah Buckman PARSONS, of Falls township, daughter of Charles Anderson and Mary (BUCKMAN) PARSONS, and granddaughter on the paternal side of Isaac and Lydia (ANDERSON) PARSONS, the latter named dying at the age of one hundred years and one day.  On the maternal side she is a granddaughter of Spencer Worthington and Sarah (Williamson) BUCKMAN, and great-granddaughter of Mahlon and Charity (VANSANT) WILLIAMSON.   Their children are: Margaret Parsons, born March 29, 1891; Maurice Harvey, born April 18, 1890; Ralph Stanley and Alice Loraine (twins), born March 27, 1898.  These children are being educated by a private tutor and in the public schools of Langhorne Manor.


Text taken from page 687 of: 


Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed December 2006 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

Published December 2006 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/


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