Francis Erwin, of North River and Mossy Creek
Facts and Events
Francis Erwin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Early Land Survey:
- Page 7 - Frencis Erwin, 230 acres, North River. Adjoining the land he lives on, Samuel Erwin, John Davis. [abt. March-May 1780] [Source: Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791 [Augusta & Rockingham Counties], by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 99].
Will and Estate Records of Francis Erwin
- Page 419.--5th August, 1791. Francis Erwin's will--To wife, Jean; to daughter, Susannah; to 3 sons, John, William, Francis; to daughter, Frances, and her elder sister, Jean; to daughter, Susannah; two daughters in Cellibacy, Frances and Susanna; to daughter, Elizabeth Nickel, now married; to daughter, Mary Ervin, married; to daughter, Jean Ervin, married. Executors, sons John and William Ervin. Teste: James Young, Robert Curry, Alexander Curry. Proved, 18th October, 1791, by Young and Robt. Curry.
- Page 446.--2d January, 1792. Frances Erwin's appraisement by John Bell. Jno. Hogset, David Bell.
- Page 272.-- (Undated, abt. 1797) Inventory of Francis Erwin, deceased, at time of death of his son John entitled by his father's will to a portion
- Vol. 2 - Francis Erwin & the heirs of William Erwin, decd., viz: James R. Erwin, Francis Allen and Margaret (late Erwin), Robertson Erwin, Davidson Erwin, Theophilus Gamble & Elizabeth (late Erwin) Robert Erwin; And the heirs & Reps. of Jane Hopkins, decd. (late Erwin) who was also one of the heirs of William; viz: William & Thomas C. Hopkins, infants vs. ____ O. S. 499. N. S. 187.--Bill filed 3rd April, 1835--Francis Erwin, Senr.; died intestate 1791, leaving lands on Long Glade to sons John, William & Francis--John died after his father intestate, unmarried & without issue leaving William, Francis & 5 sisters, viz: Elizabeth, who married Andrew Nichol; Mary, who married William Erwin; Jane, who married John Erwin; Frances, who married James Allen; Susannah, who married George Balsley. William & Francis bought interests of the five sisters (Jane is now widow--Elizabeth is dead; leaving large number children). (See this paper for large number of descendants all over the U. S.) (Note: contrary to this court record, Francis Erwin did not die intestate, his will is included in Chalkey's records, as shown above).
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.