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1850 William C Ivins (age 32, born in New Jersey) lived in Trenton East Ward, Mercer County, New Jersey with Hannah H Ivins (age 32), George W Ivins (age 16), and Hannah Hooper (age 15). [1]

1856 Hannah H. Ivins, daughter of Wm C Ivins and Elizabeth D. Ivins, was born on February 5, in Trenton, New Jersey. [2]

Elizabeth Decou married William C. Ivins. They had children Alexander, Hannah, Peter Ellis, William Penn, Caroline Derbyshire, Sarah, Mary, Susan D., and Howard. [3]

1860 William C Ivans (age 42, born in New Jersey),farmer, lived in Ewing, Mercer County, New Jersey, at post office Princeton, with Elizabeth D Ivans (age 32), Sarah Ivans (age 5/12), Walter Jenny (age 12), Victor B Tulane (age 8), William Wilson (age 22), Margaret Wilson (age 21), and Sarah F White (age 15). [4]

1870 William C Ivins (age 52, born in New Jersey) lived in Ewing, Mercer County, New Jersey, at post office Ewing, with Elizabeth Ivins (age 41), Hannah H Ivins (age 14), Mary D Ivins (age 6), Peter E Ivins (age 3), and Susan D Ivins (age 1). [5]

1880 William C Ivins (age 62, born in New Jersey), married, self (head), Teacher, lived in Ewing, Mercer County, New Jersey (father born in New Jersey and mother born in Delaware) with Elizabeth Ivins (age 50), Hannah Ivins (age 24), Peter E. Ivins (age 13), Susan D. Ivins (age 11), and Howard Ivins (age 9). [6]

1885 William C Ivins (age 60+), perhaps this William, lived in Ewing, Mercer County, New Jersey with Hannah H, Susan D, and Howard Ivins. [7]

1898 An obituary reports [8] [9]:

Died, at his residence near Trenton, N. J., on the eighth of Fourth Month, 1898, William C. Ivins, in the eighty first year of his age; a member of Trenton Particular and Chesterfield Monthly Meeting. He was strongly attached to the ancient principles and doctrines of Friends; and was a regular attender of meeting till prevented by impaired health a few months previous to his decease. During the last few years, he was pervaded with a quiet, gentle, forgiving spirit; and dwelt much in retirement. Many testimonies have been borne to his kindness to his neighbors and friends, and practical sympathy to those in need. His last will and testament closes with a desire that if he has wronged or dealt harshly with any, that such will forgive him for the blessed Redeemer's sake. After a long, useful and well spent life, we reverently believe that he has been safely gathered with the ransomed and the redeemed of all generations.

A biosketch reports [10]:

William C. Ivins was a son of Mahlon K. and Lydia (De Cou) Ivins, ... William C. Ivins was born near Yardville, in Mercer county. New Jersey, February 5, 1818, and died in Trenton, April 12, 1898. He was liberally educated, a graduate of the famous Friends' School in Westtown, Chester county, Pennsylvania. For thirty years he was a successful school teacher, teaching in a school on a farm of which he was owner, and which he also cultivated. He married Elizabeth De Cou, born in Burlington county, New Jersey, 1829, died August 15, 1884, a daughter of Peter and Mary (De Cou) De Cou, whose children were: Elizabeth, Qiarles, Miriam, Peter Ellis, Susan, Barkley.


[1] United States Federal Census, 1850, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[2] New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980, [FamilySearch Record].

[3] Francis Bazley Lee, ed., Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1907), 509, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[4] United States Federal Census, 1860, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[5] United States Federal Census, 1870, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[6] United States Federal Census, 1880, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[7] New Jersey State Census, 1885, [FamilySearchRecord].

[8] The Friend, A Religious and Literary Journal 71 (1898), 416, right column, [InternetArchive].

[9] The American Friend, (1898), 740, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[10] Francis Bazley Lee, ed., Genealogical and Personal Memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1907), 784, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].