The subject was the third son of Abraham and Margaret (Field) Van Nest and a descendant of Peter Pieterse Van Nest who immigrated to New Amsterdam from Utrecht, Holland, in 1647. Abraham Van Nest, Jr., was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department of New York. His portrait was a gift to the Society from the estate of his grandniece.
Gift of the Estate of Mary Vanderpool Van Nest through Sarah H. Van Nest
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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