BIOGRAPHIES, Greenbrier County, WV - "E"
AMOS ROBINSON ERWIN - son of John A. and Mary E. (BLACK) ERWIN,
was born in Irish Corner district, Greenbrier County,December 6, 1860.
He is descended from John ERWIN, one of the earliest settlers in this
district, who received his patent for the land he here settled from
the colonial government of Virginia as early as 1785. John A. ERWIN
was a soldier in the Confederate service during the war between the
States, and he died in 1879. His widow is living with Amos R.,
subject of this sketch. Amos R. ERWIN owns 300 acres of good land,
well watered, well improved, an excellent orchard and all the cleared
land well adapted to farming and grazing. The timbered land is covered
with oak, chestnut, poplar and hickory. His land lies about three miles
from Ronceverte, and the same distance from Caldwell Station, on the
Chesapeake & Ohio railroad. At Fort Springs, Greenbrier County,
June 29, 1881, Amos R. ERWIN wedded Annie R. LIVESAY, who was born
at Fort Springs, June 13, 1861. Jesse R. and Eveline (TUCKWILLER)
LIVESAY, residents of Fort Spring district, near Ronceverte, are her
parents. Bessie Evelyn ERWIN, born March 28, 1882, is the sunshine
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. ERWIN. Amos R. ERWIN receives his mail
at Monroe Draft, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
Transcribed and submitted by Valerie Crook, email@example.com and Ed Johnson, EDEAJ@aol.com
Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H.H. Hardesty and Company, 1884.
Rpt. in West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock.
Richwood: Comstock, 1974.
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