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NEVILLE, Joseph, a Representative from Virginia; born in 1730; burgess for Hampshire County 1773-1776; member of the conventions of December 1, 1775, and May 6, 1776; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of the State house of delegates in 1777, 1780, and 1781; in 1782 was engaged with Col. Alexander McLean, of Pennsylvania, in settling by survey the long-standing dispute over the boundary line between the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); was not a candidate for reelection in 1794; died in Hardy County, Va., March 4, 1819.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present