16 Apr. 1799–29 Jan. 1875. Merchant, hotelier, ferry owner, farmer. Born in Burlington Co., New Jersey. Son of Israel Ivins and Margaret Woodward. Married Elizabeth Lippencott Shinn, 1 May 1823, in Burlington Co. Moved to Monmouth Co., New Jersey, before 1840. Baptized into LDS church, by Feb. 1840, in New Jersey. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, spring 1841. Member of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge. Moved to La Harpe, Hancock Co. Excommunicated, 18 May 1844. Publisher of Nauvoo Expositor, 1844. Involved with mob that murdered JS and Hyrum Smith on 27 June 1844. Moved to Keokuk, Lee Co., Iowa Territory, by 1845. Died at Keokuk.