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EDWARD A IVINS, of Falls township, a representative of one of the old and honored families of Bucks county, may be properly mentioned among the citizens who are contributing their quota toward the development of the agricultural interests of the community. He is a native of Penns Manor, the date of his birth being February 11, 1858.

Aaron IVINS, grandfather of Edward A. IVINS, resided at Penns Manor, Falls Township, where he successfully conducted agricultural pursuits for a number of years. He married Hope AARONSON, and they were the parents of three children; Edward A., Aaron R., and Stephen WOOLSTON. His second wife, whose maiden name was Hannah EASTBURN, bore him two children, one of whom died in childhood, the other being William Henry IVINS, of Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

Edward A. IVINS, eldest son of Aaron and Hope (AARONSON) IVINS, was born in Penns Manor, July 30, 1828. The occupation to which he was reared he made his life work, being accounted one of the practical and progressive farmers of his locality. He enjoyed the confidence of the entire community, and was thoroughly trustworthy in all the relations of life. He was united in marriage to Anna BROWN, who was born in Penns Manor, May 23, 1830, a daughter of Moses and Ann (HARVEY) BROWN, lifelong residents of Penns Manor. Moses BROWN was born in 1792, was a farmer by occupation, and died May 16, 1874, aged eighty-eight years. His wife, Ann (HARVEY) BROWN was born in 1794, and died January 10, 1852, at the age of fifty-eight years. They were the parents of five children; Alice, who died in infancy; Elizabeth, who became the wife of Thomas HEADLEY and died at the age of eighty-five years; Sarah, born 1820, died at the age of twenty-one years; Mary, born 1825, died in 1871; and Anna, aforementioned as the wife of Edward A. IVINS. The family on both sides were members of the Friends Society. The children born to Edward A. and Anna B. IVINS were as follow: Annie, who died unmarried; De Witt Clinton, a resident of Plainfield, New Jersey; Edward A., mentioned hereinafter; M. HARVEY, a resident of Langhorne, Bucks county, and William Henry, deceased. Edward A. IVINS, father of these children, died at Penns Manor, August 12, 1900.

Edward A. IVINS, second son of Edward A. and Anna (BROWN) IVINS, entered the public schools of Penns Manor at the usual age, and after studying for some time became a student in the Friends Central School, of Philadelphia, conducted by Aaron B. IVINS, a relative. When he had completed his course of study he entered the employ of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company as clerk in the counting department, and remained there for eighteen years, this fact being ample proof that he was one of its most trusted and capable employes,(sic) discharging the duties assigned to him in a conscientious and painstaking manner. In June, 1900, prior to the death of his father, he returned to the old homestead and assumed its management, and since then has given his attention exclusively to the same, his energy and enterprise being resultant factors in making this one of the fine farming properties of the locality, having thereon all the improvements usually found upon the estate of a careful, energetic and progressive farmer.

Edward A. IVINS married Mary L. THOMAS, who was born January 8, 1863, a daughter of Jonathan and Mary Ann (KNIGHT) THOMAS, deceased, who were well known residents of Bensalem township, and the parents of eleven children, among whom were the following: Ellwood, Carrie, wife of J. J. BROADHURST, of Langhorne; Howard, Reese, Henry, Russell, Mary, wife of Edward A. IVINS: Franklin, and Clinton THOMAS; they also had a step-daughter Ellen THOMAS. One child was the issue of the marriage of Edward A. and Mary L. IVINS, A. Russell Thomas IVINS, born January 19, 1892.

Test taken from page 343-344 of:

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

Transcribed February 2002 by Joan Lollis of IN. as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project,

Published February 2002 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb

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