1814–1889

May 9, 1814, Ship­pens­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia.

June 2, 1889.

Spring Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Ship­pens­burg, Penn­syl­vania.

Edward was the son of Ma­jor Da­vid Ne­vin and hus­band of Ma­ry Peirce.

He was ed­u­cat­ed in Arts at Jef­ferson Col­lege, Can­ons­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia (1833) and in The­ol­o­gy at Prince­ton Sem­in­a­ry (1836).

He held sev­er­al pas­tor­ates as a Pres­by­ter­i­an min­is­ter, 1836–57; then as a Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter (1857–68); then, af­ter a rest of six years through ill health, as a min­is­ter of the Re­formed Church, first at Lan­cas­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia, then in Phil­a­del­phia. His works in­clude:

  1. Always with Us
  2. Beneath His Wing
  3. Come Up Hi­ther, Come Away
  4. Crown of Glo­ry, The
  5. Happy, Sav­ior, Would I Be
  6. I Have Read of a World of Beau­ty
  7. Live on the Field of Bat­tle
  8. Mount Up on High! As if on Ea­gle’s Wings
  9. O Hea­ven, Sweet Hea­ven
  10. Pearly Gate, The