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NEVILLE, John, soldier, born in Prince William county, Virginia, in 1731; died on Montours island, near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 29 July, 1803. He was engaged in Braddock's expedition in 1755. and then settled near Winchester, Virginia, where he was sheriff. In 1774 he was a delegate from Augusta county to the Provincial convention. He served at Trenton, Princeton, Germantown, and Monmouth, as colonel of the 4th Virginia regiment, in the Revolutionary war, after which he was a member of the executive council of Pennsylvania. Holding the office of United States inspector under the excise law, he was engaged in suppressing the whiskey insurrection in 1794.--His son, Presley, soldier, born in Pittsburg in 1756; died in Fairview, Ohio, 1 December, 1818, was graduated at the College of Philadelphia in 1775, and served throughout the war of the Revolution, part of the time as aide-de-camp to Lafayette. He was taken prisoner at the capture of Charleston in 1780, and subsequently became brigade-inspector and a member of the assembly. From 1792 till 1818 he was a merchant in Pittsburg, and married a daughter of General Daniel Morgan.--Presley's son, Morgan, author, born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1786; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1839, edited the "Pittsburg Gazette," and removed to Cincinnati about 1824. He became secretary of an insurance company there and contributed to the periodicals of that city. He acquired a wide reputation by his tale of "Mike Fink, the Last of the Boatmen," published in the "Western Souvenir" for 1829. He was a pioneer of literature in the west, a skilful musician, and a patron of art.
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