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Samuel Augustus ERWIN

Samuel Augustus ERWIN[1, 2]

Male 1786 - 1854  (68 years)

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  • Name Samuel Augustus ERWIN 
    Born 17 Mar 1786 
    Gender Male 
    Misc Casey Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    After death of spouse, Sarah/Sally Riffe Erwin, Sam left area. 
    • He allowed his two young children to become guardians of maternal grandfather, Christopher Riffe, a well thought of man in Casey Co., KY.
    Occupation Honey Grove, Fannin Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    surveyor, postmaster 
    Residence 1837 & 1854  HONEYGROVE, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel Augustus Erwin has large gravestone marker in Honey Grove, TX, stating that: " Virginia-born Samuel Erwin was married in 1819 in Tennessee to Sally Rodgers Crisp (1795-1860), in a ceremony performed by locall magistrate David Crockett. First settler in the Honey Grove area, Erwin arrived here in 1837 and surveyed land grants for other pioneers. A surveyor by profession, he platted the townsite for his frient B.S.Wolcott in 1848. He was the town's first postmaster and one of Fannin County's earliest Justices of the Peace."

      Crockett Park Monument, same area, indicates that Honey Grove was named by Crockett, but he died before it could become a town. Old friend, Sam Erwin, continued on and became the founder. Monument reads in part, that Crockett traveled by riverboat, horseback and on foot, entering Texas along the Red River, camping at a site half a mile northeast of this park, he found wild bees and honey in hollow trees...and called the campsite a " Honey Grove." it is said that he told his friends he would settle here later, but in a few weeks he died in cause of freedom. at the Alamo.
      One of Crockett's old friends, Tennessee Surveyor Samuel A. Erwin..became the first settle here (1839( and first postmaster (1846)..Benjamin S. Wolcott, arriving in 1846, added land of his own to his wife's legacy from James Gilmer. With Erwin as co-founder, he platted the town of Honey Grove on the Gilmer Grant..."
    Died 13 Jun 1854  Honey Grove, Fannin Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1744  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2009 

    Family 1 Sally RODGERS CRISP,   b. 1795,   d. 1860  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1819  TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • spouse #2; married in TN by longtime friend, Justice David Crockett. They then moved to TX.
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F1243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah\Sally RIFFE 
    Married Bef 1813  Casey Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • RE; LETTER FROM TOM EVANS DATED AUG 1, 1998 ;
    Children 
    +1. Mary\Polly Ann ERWIN,   b. 25 Dec 1813, Ellisburg, CASEY CO, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. William Carroll ERWIN,   b. 22 Sep 1815,   d. 1848, Ellisburg, CASEY CO, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F1576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S198] Imported GEDCOM file.

    2. [S193] Imported GEDCOM file.