Capt. John NEVIN, ,of the United Irishmen,of Knoxville,Tennessee,USA

Male - 1806


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  • Name John NEVIN 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Suffix ,of the United Irishmen,of Knoxville,Tennessee,USA 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 May 1806  Knoxville, Tennessee.USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The United Irishmen were first founded in Belfast by Presbyterians in 1791. A month later another club was formed in Dublin, with Presbyterian, Catholic and Episcopalian members. The "Northern Star" newspaper in 1792 was also founded by Presbyterians (the editor was Samuel Neilson). Captain John Nevin of Kilmoyle, Co. Antrim (member of the Secession church at Ballywatt) was one of the leaders of the local United Irishmen. He was smuggled through Coleraine in a barrel and escaped to America,disguised as a sailor. An inscription on a commemorative jug reads: To the memory of John Nevin, of Kilmoyle, who was by the Foes of Reform banished from his native home in June 1798. He lived in the State of Exile 7 years, 11 months, 8 days and departed this life in Knoxville Tennessee, 19th May 1806. Much lamented by all his friends, acquaintances and Friends to their country.
    Person ID I6389  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2020 

    Father James NEVIN, ,of Kilmoyle,   b. 1727, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Eliza Clarke CASEY,   b. Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1991  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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