Person:Robert Erwin (5)

Robert Erwin
b.abt. 1717 prob. Ireland
m. Est. 1709
  1. Andrew ErwinEst 1710-1714 - Bet 1765
  2. John Erwin1715 - 1761
  3. Robert Erwinabt 1717 - 1789
  4. Edward Erwin, of Mossy Creek and Hawkins Co, TNAbt 1720 - 1798
  5. Frances ErwinBef 1727 -
  6. Elizabeth Erwinest 1727-1737 - aft 1775
  7. Francis Erwin, of North River and Mossy CreekABT 1729 - ABT 1791
  • HRobert Erwinabt 1717 - 1789
  • WAnn CrockettAbt 1719 -
m. Bef. 1741
  1. Robert ErwinAbt 1741 -
  2. Benjamin ErwinAbt 1743 -
  3. Jonas Erwin1744 - 1831
  4. Edward ErwinAbt 1745 -
  5. Hannah ErwinBef 1747 - 1826
  6. Joseph Erwinabt 1749 -
Facts and Events
Name Robert Erwin
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1717 prob. Ireland
Marriage Bef. 1741 to Ann Crockett
Death? 1789 Augusta County, Virginia

Robert Erwin was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Robert Erwin's land (Borden Tract, 205 acres, 1748 and 100 acres, 1757) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Robert Erwin (from Benjamin Borden, # of acres not listed (205 acres shown on Hildebrand Map), corner John Carr, 6 Feb. 1748/9

  • Page 505.--15th November, 1757. Same (from Benjamin Borden) to Robert Erwin, �6, 100 acres, part of 92100; cor. Ro. Erwin's former tract in Jno. McKee's line; Hugh Cunningham's line.

Processioning List of 1759

"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 271.--1759: Processioners appointed, viz: Jacob Nicholas and John Burk, in Capt. Kirkley's Company. James Campbell and Andrew Lockridge, in Capt. Robert Bratton's Company. John McCown and Robert Erwin, between the North Mountain and Great Road that crosses the North Branch at Widow Allison's and from River to River.

Records of Robert Erwin in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 89.--4th August, 1766. James McAllister and Mary to Patrick McConnel, £47, 150 acres on a branch of Carrs Creek in the Fork of James River, oak in Borden's patent line; corner Robert Erwin. Delivered: P. McConnell, 21st April, 1781.

Notes on Robert Erwin

From "History of the McDowells and Connections" By John Hugh McDowell, pg. 336:


Robert Irvin, born in Ireland; came to Rockbridge County, Virginia, 1740; died at Rockbridge County. Virginia, 1789; married at Rockbridge in 1825 (must be typo/error), buried at New Monmouth Church, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Nationality of ancestry, Irish.

Hannah Irwin, born at Rockbridge County, Virginia; died at Rockbridge County, Virginia, 1826; married in Rockbridge County, Virginia. 1765, to James Logan, born in Ireland in 1732, died at Rockbridge, in 1825, buried at New Monmouth Church, Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Children of James Logan and Hannah Irvine:
Ann, born in Virgina in 1766.
John, born in Virginia in 1767.
Robert, born in Virginia in 1769.
Alexander, born in Virginia in 1771.
Margaret, l>orn in Virginia in 1772.
Elizabeth, born in Virginia in 1775.
James, born in Virginia in 1777.
Mary, born in Virginia in 1779.
Joseph, born in Virginia in 1781.
Irvin, born in Virginia in 1783.
William, born in Virginia in 1785.
Benjamin, born in Virginia in 1789.

James Logan was a Revolutionary soldier; served three years as private in Capt. Jonathan Langdon's Company, 12th Virginia Regiment, commanded by Col. James Wood. Revolutionary record, Washington, D. C., from official records of the treasury departments of Virginia, Book 11, page 256, where it appears that on the 21st day of April, 1784, he was paid by the hands of Captain McKee the sum of 40 pounds, "agreeable to the act of assembly passed the November session, 1781," for his adjustment of pay for his military service, provided by said act.