Facts and Events
Andrew Erwin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land in Virginia:
- Page 19 - Andrew Erwin, 96 acres, Mossey Creek. Adjoining Davison. June 15, 1762. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 8].
Will of Andrew Erwin
- Page 418.--30th May, 1765. Andrew Erwin's will, farmer--To wife Ann, to son Francis (unmarried), executors, entire estate. Teste: Andw. Scott, Saml. Corry, Benj. Erwin. Brother Edward and brother Francis to be overseers. Proved, 15th October, 1765, by Scott and Erwin. Executors qualify (Ann's mark ), with John King, Samuel Patterson.
Processioning List of 1760
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Page 272.--1760: Processioned by John Malkem and Alex. Blair, viz: For John Young, for Robert Young, for James Anderson, for Alex. Blair, for John Anderson, for John Francey, for Wm. Cunningham, fnr John McKemy. for Walter Trimble, for Hugh Dever, for John Davies, for _____ Doughlas, for Daniel Smith, for Bigham's land formerly known by the name of Gragg's, for Gabriel Pickens, for Robert Poage, for Abraham Smith, for Isaiah Shipman, for David Robiston, for Silas Hart, for John Cunningham, for Henry Smith, for Widow Ramsey, for Thomas Woodal, for Moses Hall, for Andrey McCown, for James Bell, for Edward Erwin, for Alex. Craig, for Wm. Frame, for Thos. Waterson, for Francis Brown, for John King, for John Searight, for John Kear, for Hugh Campbell, for Alex. Kile, for Robert Fowler, for James Gamble, for James Leeper, Sr. and Jr., for James Blair, for Edward Erwin's land formerly known as Brownlee's place, for Adam Stevenson, for Umphrey's place on North River, for Stevenson's place they live on, for Jacob and Christian Roleman, for John Malcom, for William Flimen, for Charles Campbell, for Robert Campbell, for William Brown, for Widow and John and James Alexander, for Michael Dickey, for James Young, for James Patterson, for Andrew Erwin, for John Erwin, for Edward Erwin, for Francis Erwin, for Hugh Campbell, Jr., for James McGill, for Robert Brown, for James Young.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Muster List (as of 1742): No. 1 - Captain John Smith's List: John Smith, Captain; John Moffet, Lieutenant; William Anderson, Ensign; Daniel Daniston, Sergeant; Sam Hogshead, John Hogshead, Will Hogshead, Dan. McAnear, Math. Edmeston, John Finley, Walter Trimble, John Francis, Robert Ralston, John Young, Alex. Blair, Alex. Craig, Thomas Gillespy, And. Erwine, Benj. Erwine, John Erwine, Edw. Erwine, John Trimble, James Trimble, Rob. Moffett, James Wright, Rob. King, Jam. Armstrong, John Pattison, Jas. Lesley, Felix Kanady, Thomas Gordon, And. Mitchell, Jas. Robertson, Gabrl. Pickins, Rob. Leeper, Sam. Moore, John Miller, James Miller, Patr. Quine, Mat. Armstrong, John Ramsey, Dan. Daniston, Sam Northward, Rob. Renick, John Archer, Sampn. Archer, Jam.'s Sayers, Thos. McCulough, George Anderson, John Anderson, Rob. Poage, Rob. Patterson, Jas. Craford, Will Baskins.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 20, 1747. - (329) Andrew Erwin and wife summoned for abusing the children of James Patterson, decd. and to account for the estate left by Patterson to said children. (Note: record shows Andrew had married widow of James Patterson).
- Page 5.--John Hopes to Randolph McDonell (McDowell), on Cook's Crek, 200 acres; patented to John Hopes, 5th September, 1479 [sic s/b 1749]. Teste: Andrew Erwin, Thomas Stevenson.
- Page 202.--10th October, 1749. William Magill's will--Wife, Margaret, and her son, David Gass; sons, James and William, adjoining Charles Campbell; son, John; grandchild, James' son; daughter, Elizabeth. Executors, Robert Cravens, Hugh Campbell. Signed William Magill, Margaret Magill. Teste: Andrew Erwin, Charles Campbell. Proved, 29th November, 1749, when Margaret renounced the will.
- Vol. 1 - 1751. - Petition for road from John Davis's Mill to Woods's Gap, or to the road now clearing over the mountain near said Gap: Andrew Erwin, Robert Fowler, Edward Erwin, Francis Ervin, Charles Campbell, Michael Dickey, Hugh Diver, John Davies, John Francis, Andrew McCombe, John Magill, Hugh Campbell, Robert Carskadan, William Frame, Robert Campbell, Robert Brown, Charles Diver, Daniel Smith, William Alexander, James Patterson, William Magill, John Erwine, Edward Erwine, Benjamin Erwin, William Brown, Henry Smith, David McCammis, James Anderson, Robert Gamble, Francis Brown, Gabriel Pickens.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 28, 1751. - (574) Road ordered from John Davis's mill to Wood's New Cleared Gap, and John King, with Andrew Erwin, John McGill, Wm. McGill, Robert Fowler, Hugh Campbell, John Erwin, Edward Erwin, Robert Carscaden, Francis Erwin, Edward Erwin, Wm. Frame, Benj. Erwin, Charles Campbell, Robert Campbell, Wm. Brown, Michael Dickey, Robert Brown. Henry Smith, Hugh Diver, Charles Diver, David McCummins, John Davis, Danl. Smith, James Anderson, John Francis, Wm. Alexander, Robert Gamble, Andrew Combe, James Patterson, Francis Brown, Gabriel Pickens, keep it in repair.
- Page 201.--27th November, 1751. William and Robert Brown to Robert Campel, 220 acres. Corner Jno. Anderson; corner John Erwin; Thos Erwin's line. Elizabeth, wife of William. Teste: Andrew Erwin, Hugh Cample.
- Page 209.--20th May, 1752. Samuel Wilkins of Anson County, North Carolina, to Edward and Robert Shankland, 400 acres. Where said Wilkins lately dwelt, sold to Samuel by Robert McKay et als. Cooks Creek. Part of 1,865 acres sold to Wilkins by McKay. Teste: Peter Scholl, Will Brown, Andrew Erwin.
- Page 16.--20th March, 1754. John Erwin's bond as administrator of Geo. McSwine, with sureties Andrew Erwin, Robert McClenachan.
- Vol. 2 - Page 313.--19th October, 1754: Elizabeth, daughter to Wm. Willson (runaway), bound to Andrew Erwin.
- Vol. 2 - Page 314.--19th October, 1754: David, son to Wm. Willson (runaway), bound to Andrew Erwin.
- Page 456.--27th January, 1757. Edward Erwin, Sr., yeoman, to Francis Erwin, yeoman, £200, 184 acres, part of 350 acres patented to Edward, 6th April, 1748; cor. Edward Erwin, Jr., kern of stones; cor. Benj. Erwin. Also 100 acres, part of 220 acres patented to Edward, March, 1747; cor. Wm. Brown and Wm. Alexander. Teste: John, Andrew, Edward Erwin. Sent to Francis Erwin by order 28th September, 1774.
- Page 170.--15th September, 1758. William Dryer's estate sold to viz: Jno. Mooberry, Ephraim Love, Wm. Cunningham, Wm. Craig, Richard Shanklin, David Nelson, Edward McGary, Charles Differ, Jno. Hughbanks, John Cravens, Thos. Fulton, Wm. Ingles (English), Jas. Thomas, Andrew Erwin, Margt. Dyer, Mathew Black, John Herman, Wm. Brown. Sold and appraised, 5th December, 1759, viz: John Farris, Hugh McGary, Robt. Minnis. Cash due by John Cally. Settlement by Margaret Cravens, late Margaret Dyer, administratrix.
- Page 140.---28th March, 1759. John Erwin and Jean to Wm. Curry, £20, 200 acres, part of 400 patented to John, 16th August, 1756, on Long Glade, a branch of North River, Shanando; corner Francis Erwin. Teste: Andrew, Francis, Edward Erwin. Delivered: Executor of grantee, 17 June, 1812.
- Page 122.--2d October, 1761. Robert Cravens' will--Mark. Executors, wife, and son, John Cravens; wife, Mary, a negro wench called Knelly. To son William, tract called the Great Meadow, 141 acres. To daughter Mary, 124 acres she now lives on. To grandchildren, Zebulon and Robt. Harrison, 200 acres on east side Linville's Creek. To daughter Margaret Harrison. To daughter Agnes, tract she lives on. To Magee (Maggie?). To son Robert. To daughter Elizabeth Cravens. To grandson Robert Cravens, 160 acres, called Wait's Cabin, on the Creek below Joseph Cravens. To grandson John Cravens, brother of Robert above. To granddaughter Mary Black, 470 acres where Saml. Monsey lives to be sold. Nine (9) children, viz: (?) Teste: Archd. Huston, Mathew Thompson, Daniel Love. Proved, 18th May, 1762, by Archd. Huston and Danl. Love. Executors qualify, with Edward Shanklin, Andrew Erwin, Mary ( ) her mark.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1766. - (171) Andrew Erwin vs. John Burnsides.--Abates by death of plaintiff.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1766. - (205) David Wilson, son of William Wilson, formerly bound to Andrew Erwin, deceased, to be bound to Francis Erwin, Jr., heir-at-law and executor of said Andrew, he teaching him the trade of a shoemaker. Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Wm. Wilson, to be bound to Francis Erwin, Jr.