William Irwin

Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William

When William Irwin was born in 1841, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, his father, William M. Irwin, was 37 and his mother, Rhoda Coppinger, was 29. He married Sarah Susannah Foster about 1858, in Benton Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Cass Station, Bartow, Georgia, United States in 1850.

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William Irwin
Sarah Susannah Foster
Marriage: about 1858
Anna E Erwin

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Susannah Foster


about 1858
Benton Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States


    Anna E Erwin


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 5

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 31

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish, Scottish, and English: variant of Irvin .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Irwyn, Erwyn, or Everwyn, Old English Eoforwine, composed of the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wine ‘friend’.3 From the Welsh personal name Urien ( see Uren ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • W M Erwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Erwin in household of Wm M Erwin, "United States Census, 1850"

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