Margaret Erwin

about 1816–1861 (Age 45)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Erwin was born about 1816, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Erwin Jr., was 28 and her mother, Jane McClure, was 31. She married William C. Black on 15 September 1840, in Greenbrier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Ray, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Concord Township, Clinton, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died in 1861, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Parkerville, Morris, Kansas, United States.

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William C. Black
Margaret Erwin
Marriage: 15 September 1840
William Thomas Black
John David Black
Priscilla C. Black
Sarah J Black
Virginia Alice Black
Louisa Antonette Black
Abraham Black
Mary Elizabeth Black
Willie Susan Black
Calvin Crittington Black

Spouse and Children

    William C. Black



15 September 1840
Greenbrier, Virginia, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Erwin Jr.


    Jane McClure




    David McClure Erwin


    John Erwin III


    Robert Erwin


    Jane K Erwin


    William Erwin


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 8

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 13

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, and Irish: variant of Irvin .2 German: from the personal name Erwin, from Herwin, a compound of Old High German heri ‘army’ + wini ‘friend’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Black in household of William C Black, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Black in household of Wm C Black, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Erwin, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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