Elizabeth Leiper Janeway was the fourth child and first daughter born to the Rev. Jacob Jones Janeway and Martha Gray (Leiper) Janeway. Her father was a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for over thirty years, and later served as vice-president of Rutgers College. The subject married John Van Nest in 1834. The Van Nests had residences in New York and in Newark, Summit, and Glen Ridge, New Jersey. This portrait was a gift to the Society from the subject's granddaughter.
Gift of the Estate of Mary Vanderpool Van Nest though Sarah H. Van Nest
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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