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, vfcrook@trellis.net and Ed Johnson, EDEAJ@aol.com , 1998.

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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