Edward Erwin, Sr., of Long Glade, Augusta County, VA
Facts and Events
Edward Erwin, Sr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Advisory on Edward Erwin
There are several conflicting versions of the early Erwin/Irvine family. More research is necessary to determine the correct descendancy of this family.
Some information was obtained from "The Irvines and their Kin" By Lucinda Boyd.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Edward Erwin acquired 350 acres of land in Augusta County on 6 April, 1748, on "Long Glade" as referenced in record below.
- Page 468.--350 acres patented to Edward Erwin, 5th _____, 1748. Teste: Cullen Earp, Nathaniel Bagwill. Acknowledged before James Shaw, a justice for Johnston County, North Carolina.
- Page 498.--19th August, 1766. Patrick Cunningham to Edward Erwin, £80, 230 acres on Thorney Branch; corner William Cunningham's land. Delivered: Edward Erwin, Jr., May, 1767.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 277.--29th November, 1751. Edward Erwin, Sr., yeoman, and Frances, to Edward Erwin, Jr., yeoman, 206 acres, part of 2 patents to Edward, 5th April, 1748, and March, 1747; Long Glade; corner Wm. Brown and John Anderson; Wm. Alexander's corner; John Erwin's line. Teste: Robert, Francis and Benjamin Erwin. Delivered: Benjamin Erwin, May, 1754.
- Page 281.--29th November, 1751. Same (Edward Erwin, Sr.) to Benjamin Erwin, yeoman, 70 acres, part of patent, 5th April, 1748. Long Glade; Kern of Stones. Teste: Edward Erwin.
- Page 285.--Same (Edward Erwin, Sr.) to same (Benjamin Erwin), 141 acres, patented 20th September, 1748. Same.
- 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 446.-(abt. 1777) - Edwin Erwin ( ) to Errowmous Dike, 230 acres patented to John Cunningham 12th May, 1769, and by him conveyed to his son Patrick Teste: John McKemy, Jr.. John Hogshead, Edward Erwin.
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.
Will of Edward Erwin
- Page 480, 13 January 1772, proved 18 March 1772
- In the name of God Amen, I Edward Erwin of the Long Glade and County of Augusta being sick and weak in body tho in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for it and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death it being appointed for all men to die do hereby make my last will and testament as followeth and first I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as for what worldly substance it hath pleased God to bestow upon me it is my will and desire it be disposed of as followeth and first it is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges be duly paid within conventional time after my decease and first I give & bequeath to my will beloved sons Edward Erwin and Francis Erwin all the moveable estate that remaineth after my decease to be divided equally betwixt them except a bed and bedclothes a pewter dish and two plates a chest and side saddle which I give and bequeath to Francess Brown and likewise a black cow and calf which I give to said Francess Brown provided she behaves well and marryeth by consent and if she behaves ill she is not have anything and calling to mind my son-in-law Robert Law I give and bequeath (?) to him and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my trusty and well loved sons Edward Erwin and Francis Erwin Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke disallow and disannul all other former will or wills heretofore made by me whether by word or writing approving ratifying and confirming this my last will and testament and in witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of January 1772. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Edward Erwin, Robert Curry and John Erwin.
- At a court continued and helf for Augusta County March the 18th 1772 this last will and testament of Edward Erwin dec'd was proved by the oaths of Edward Erwin and John Erwin two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Edward and Francis Erwin the Executors therein named who made oath according to law certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form they having with security entered into and acknowledged their bond according to law. [Augusta County Will Book 4, Page 480].
Records of Edward Erwin in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - SEPTEMBER 18, 1746. - (108) Pet. Robert Foile vs. Edward Erwin is rejected.
- 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.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 22, 1766. (239) Viewers for a road from Edward Erwin's to the Market Road that leads to Swift Run.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1767. - (343) Hemp certificates: Andrew Hamilton, Dawson Wade, James Burnsides, John Montgomery, Thos. Brown, Edwd. Erwin, Postle Hover, James Crow, John Henderson. (Note: this is possibly Edward Erwin's son, Edward).
Information on Edward Erwin
From "History of McDowell's and Connections", by C.B. Johnston, pub. 1918:
- Edwin Erwin came from the north of Ireland to Augusta County, Virginia, about 1724, with wife and five sons: John, Robert, Andrew, Edward and Francis. John married in Ireland Jane Williams, and died 1759. Had ten children, Edward, Benjamin, Samuel, Francis. John, Williams, Frances, Jane, Margaret and Mary. Samuel Erwin died 1811; married Mary Curry, in 1769; died in 1801, children were John, Samuel, Robert, Williams, Mary, Sarah.