New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 1857|
Remains removed from the Presbyterian Cemetery on September 23, 1891.
From A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop
Reverend James McVean, who was born near Johnstown, New York in 1796. He was a graduate of Union College in 1813 and of Princeton in 1819. It was said that he spoke seven languages with fluency and that the chair of Greek at Princeton was always open to him. He came to Georgetown about 1820 and married Jane Maffitt Whann in 1828. For twenty years he was the principal of a classical seminary for boys in Georgetown, the same one founded by Dr. David Wiley. There a large number of young men were prepared for college, who afterwards attained distinction in various professions or government positions of trust and honor. He was for twenty-five years superintendent of the Presbyterian Sabbath School.
He died July 8, 1847 and as a testimonial of respect, the Board of Common Council and Aldermen, of which he was a member, suspended business for eight days, and crÍpe was worn on the arm for thirty days.
Jane Maffitt Whann McVean
Margaret Whann McVean Mackall (1832 - 1909)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Hill, Lot 570.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Sep 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58944308