Irwin Family

Subject: Irwin Family
Date: 1999-07-17 21:44:41
In  an earlier e-mail, Joseph asked about Mary Irwin's parents (as in Mary 
Irwin b. ca 1807 in Cumberland Co. KY (now Clinton Co.), who married James 
Dutton of Walker Co., son of John Dutton, grandson of Zach, Sr.)  She was the 
daughter of William Irwin, Sr. and Elizabeth Forester. William Irwin Sr. was 
born 1775/1781 in Cumberland Co. PA, the son of John Irwin, a Revolutionary 
War soldier who fought the British at Trenton and grandson of William Irwin 
of Ireland who emigrated to Cumberland Co.PA and died there.  William Irwin, 
Sr. migrated to Clinton County (formerly Cumberland Co.) PA and married 
Elizabeth Forester, (born ca 1888 in Tennessee, - d. 15 Nov 1844 in Walker 
Co. AL).  She was the  daughter of Robert Forester, a Revolutionary War 
soldier from Virginia whose pension application records his once delivering a 
sealed letter to Gov. Patrick Henry.
	William, Sr. and Elizabeth IRWIN settled in Stockton's Valley in 
Cumberland (now Clinton) Co.  KY where the first of their children were born. 
 Children born after 1820 were born in Lawrence Co. AL.  While in KY, William 
Irwin Sr. fought in the War of 1812 and was in the battle across Lake Erie in 
Canada in which the great Indian Chief Tecumseh was killed.   He is found in 
the 1820 Lawrence Co. AL U.S. census  and in the 1840 census at age 70-80. 
Later he migrated to Walker Co. where his wife, Elizabeth died.  His son 
William, Jr. was living in Walker Co. sometime before 1845.  
	William Irwin, Sr. died in Clark County, Arkansas on 14 Nov. 1849, 
the first of nine to die in a party of families traveling together migrating 
to Texas.  They died of cholera.  His son  William, Jr. and three of his 
children also died in Clark Co. AR of cholera, but his  wife Susan Ann 
(Herring) and daughter, Martha Jane Irwin, survived their bouts with the 
disease and returned to Morgan Co., AL to the home of Susan Ann's father, 
Joseph Herring, where in 1850 the youngest child Susan W. Irwin was born, 
some months after the death of her father.   Martha Jane Irwin later married 
James A. Lollar and they reared a family in Walker Co. where Susan Ann is 
found in their household in the 1870 census of Walker Co.  She along with 
Martha and James Lollar are buried at Dutton HIll Cemetery, Walker Co. AL.  
Children of William Irwin Sr. and Elizabeth Forester (and siblings of Mary 
Irwin Dutton):
	1. Mary "Polly" IRWIN  b. ca 1807 in Cumberland Co. KY, d. after 1880 
in Walker Co. AL  md in 1832 in Lawrence Co. AL -James DUTTON b. ca 1807 in 
Granville, NC d. 30 Apr. 1883 in Walker Co. AL.  They are thought to be 
buried in unmarked graves at Dutton Hill Cemetery in Walker Co. AL
	2. Lovey IRWIN b. ca 1808 Cumberland Co. KY md on Oct 2 1826 in 
Lawrence Co. AL. -Thomas BROWN b. 1871 in Walker Co. AL; came to Walker Co. 
about 1835 and settled west of Jasper
	3. Margaret IRWIN.  One source says she died as a young child.  
Another reported that she married 16 Dec. 1819 in Lawrence Co. AL to 
Tollerson HAMPTON (there was a marriage of two persons by that name on that 
	4. Francis Cunningham IRWIN b. ca 1814 md Debby BEAMS.  Married 23 
July 1835 in Lawrence Co. AL
	5. John IRWIN b. ca 1815 in KY & Martha___________
	6. William IRWIN, Jr. b. 5 Nov. 1816 in Cumberland Co. KY-d. 19 Nov. 
1849 in Clark Co. AR md. 6 Dec 1842 in Morgan Co. AL to Susan Ann HERRING, b. 
8 Nov. 1823 - d. 31 Mar 1894 in Walker Co. AL, buried at Dutton Hill 
Cemetery, Walker Co. AL
	7. Alexander "Alex" Hart IRWIN b. ca 1817 in either KY or Lawrence 
Co. KY?? d. 1856/1860 in MS md ca 1838 in Walker Co. AL to Ellen "Nellie" 
BROWN (a sister to the John B. Brown that Mary Pernelia Dutton (dau. of 
Jarrett Dutton & Charity McDaniel) married.  Mary Dutton and John B. Brown 
also went to MS.  Ellen BROWN was born ca 1821 in Lawrence Co. AL and died 
after 1880 in Itawamba Co. MS. (Do not know if there is a family relationship 
between John B. Brown and Ellen BROWN to the Thomas BROWN who married Lovey 
IRWIN, but I assume there probably was one---Joseph, do you know?
	8. Simeon Bramlet IRWIN b. ca 1822 in  Lawrence Co. AL
	9. Elizabeth IRWIN, b. ca 1824 in Lawr. Co. AL.  Never married.  
Found in the household of her sister Mary Irwin Dutton (and James Dutton) in 
	10. Robert Foster/Forester/Forest IRWIN, b. 21 May 1826 in Lawrence 
Co. AL-moved to Texas about 1852 and is found living in Cherokee To., TX by 
1860 - d. 1900 in Jacksonville, Cherokee Co. TX.  He married Sarah Ann WELLS, 
daughter of Wylie WELLS in Walker Co. AL 4 Mar 1849.  They migrated to TX 
after the birth of their first daughter.
	11.  George Washington IRWIN

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