Jervis was born in Huntington, New York, the son of Timothy and Phoebe (Bloomfield) Jervis. He was one of the pioneers in the development of railroad systems in America. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his niece.
Gift of Emma Ruthven Ludlum
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