Looking for info. on his parents or siblings. "He was born on a farm just outside of Trenton, NJ, Aug 12, 1811". Died in Athens Tennessee Jun. 17, 1887. Famous newpaperman in Tennessee- credited with bringing in the Tennessee Georgia Railroad. Wife: Louisa M. Haines of Virginia, born 16 Jan 1814. They were married in Knoxville, TN on 24 Feb. 1842. Children: Joseph Jackson Ivins, Emma C. Ivins, Susan A. Ivins, Mary Hope "Molly" Ivins, Samuel Powell Ivins.