William Erwin

Brief Life History of William

When William Erwin was born in 1764, in Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, George Irwin, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Morrison, was 28. He married Mary Adams on 13 October 1788, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 20 November 1835, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States.

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William Erwin
Mary Adams
Marriage: 13 October 1788
John Erwin
Margaret Erwin
George Erwin
Mary Erwin
Dorcas Erwin
Mira Erwin
John A Erwin
Melissa Erwin
James Erwin
Andrew Ervin

Sources (11)

  • William Ervin, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • William Ervin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Ervin, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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1767 · Tryon Palace

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.


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1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Irvine .

English: from the Middle English personal name Everwin, Erwin, perhaps from Old English Eoforwine (eofor ‘boar’ + wine ‘friend’) but mostly from an Old French form of the cognate ancient Germanic name Everwin, or from a different ancient Germanic name, Herewin, with loss of initial H- (first element hari, heri ‘army’).

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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