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James Irwin

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This is the branch of family you are looking for, I have much more than this:
NOTE: There are two complete sets of genealogy on the following James Irwin; they are the same person but some data is different; make your own comparisons and check with sources.)

Irwin, James (Irvine)
b. ca 1700 in Glencoe Village, County Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland
d. April 1778 at Irwinton Mills, Peters Township, Franklin, Pa.
He is buried in White Stone Cemetery, Church Hill, Pa.
NOTE: Came to America in 1729 with wife and children.
Another researcher and LDS reports:
d. Feb. 23, 1778 in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
s/o Robert Irvine/Margaret Wylie of Glencoe Village, County Antrim, N. Ireland
s/o David Irvine/Sophie Gault of Glencoe, Ireland
s/o Robert Irvine/Elizabeth Wylie
s/o Alexander Irvine, 10th Laird of Drum
s/o Alexander Irvine, 9th Laird of Drum
and so on back to the time of Macbeth
m. Jean (probably McDowell)
Several researchers say she was a McDowell.
b. ca 1714 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
d. Nov. 27, 1789 in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa.
(Had 10 children)
1. James Irwin
b. April 14, 1720 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
d. July 25, 1784 in Pennsylvania
2. John Irwin
b. ca 1722 in Northern Ireland
NOTE: LDS says he was born ca 1729
d. January 1796 in Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pa.
m. Martha Maclay? (Notes and Queries)
m. Mary Hoge (Hogue)
d/o Judge John Hoge of Hogestown, Pennsylvania
1. John Irwin
2. Robert Irwin
3. Mary Irwin
b. 1775
m. David Agnew in 1772 of Gettysburg, Pa at Green Castle.
NOTE: David Agnew was an ensign in the Revolutionary War. He and his wife lived and died at Gettysburg. Mary Agnew however remarried when David Agnew died to a Rev. Alexander Dobbin. He built a fine stone house which is still being shown to tourists. Rev. Dobbin conducted the first classical school west of Susquehanna River.
4. (daughter)
m. James Ramsay
Had a son:
James Ramsey Jr.
3. Archibald Irwin (Maj.)
b. 1724/1725 in Glencoe Village, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
NOTE: LDS claims his birth was 1728 in Glencoe Village
NOTE: Alternate research has him born 1734
d. January 1799 leaving a widow and nine children
NOTE: LDS claims Jan. 23, 1798 in Franklin Co., Pa.
NOTE: He served in the military and became a major
in the Continental Army. He also served in the
French and Indian War as an ensign in 1756.
NOTE: He was great-grandfather of President William
Henry Harrison.
He married twice:
m. Jean B. McDowell ca 1757 in Mercersburg, Pa.
b. 1734
d. 1803
d/o William McDowell
NOTE: Archibald and Jean are both buried at Church
Hill Cemetery.
They had nine children
1. James Irwin
b. April 14, 1758 in York County, Pennsylvania
d. Nov. 9, 1843 in Cincinnati, Ohio
m. Margaret "Peggy" Piper Smith
d/o William Piper/Sarah McDowell
Had eight children:
1. Archibald Irwin
b. 1788
2. Mary Smith Irwin
b. 1790
m. James McClellan
s/o John McClellan
3. William Irwin
b. 1791
m. Anna Hamilton
4. James Irwin
b. 1797
d. 1798
5. Archibald James Irwin
b. 1798
d. 1867
m. Mary Stuart Hunter
6. Matthew Irwin
b. 1800
d. 1869
m. Florence Wilson
Mary McClelland Irwin
m. Thomas A. Creigh - DAR ID Number 12840
7. Jane F. Irwin
b. 1803
d. 1852
8. --
2. Mary Irwin
b. Feb. 14, 1760
d. June 28, 1828
m. Matthew Van Lear
s/o John Van Lear of Williamsport, Maryland
Had ten children:
1. Jane Van Lear
2. John Van Lear
3. Mary Van Lear
4. Eliza Van Lear
5. William Van Lear
6. Matthew Van Lear
7. James Van Lear
8. Howard Nelson Van Lear
9. Joseph Sims Van Lear
10. Sophia Van Lear
m. Archibald Findlay (cousin)
s/o William Findlay
3. Margaret Irwin
b. Sept. 10, 1761
d. unmarried
4. Nancy Irwin
b. April 27, 1763
d. July 27, 1824
m. William Findlay - who was governor of Pennsylvania (1817-1820) anda U.S. senator.
1. Samuel Findlay
2. Archibald Findlay
m. Sophia Van Lear
d/o Matthew Van Lear
3. James Findlay
4. John King Findlay
5. Robert Smith Findlay
6. Jane Findlay
m. Francis Rawn Shunk, another governor of Pennsylvania.
5. William Irwin
b. Feb. 5, 1766
d. July 16, 1824
m. Mary Smith
d/o Robert Smith/Grizzela Newall
6. Jane Irwin
b. June 22, 1769
m. Col. James Findlay
brother of William Findlay (above)
7. Elizabeth Irwin
b. Aug. 24, 1767
d. March 20, 1814
m. Robert Smith, brother of William Smith, founder of Mercersburg, Pa. He was also Speaker of the House of Representatives, a state senator and associate judge.
8. Archibald Irwin Jr.
b. Feb. 13, 1772
d. Oct. 1, 1798
d. March 3, 1840
m. Mary Ramsey (first wife)
d/o James Ramsey
1. Jane Irwin
m. William Henry Harrison Jr.
2. Elizabeth Irwin
m. John Scott Harrison, bro/of William Henry Harrison Jr.
father of President Benjamin Harrison
m. Sydney Grubb on Dec. 15, 1853 (second wife)
d/o Joseph Grubb/Isabella Polk
9. John Irwin
b. March 4, 1773
drowned in childhood.
4. Martha Irwin
b. 1733 in Peters Township, Franklin County, Pa.
d. May 11, 1802 in Laurel Hill, Fayette, Pennsylvania
m. Capt. George Paull
s/o Hugh Paull of Frederick County, Virginia
Among their children:
1. James Paull, a very famous Indian fighter
Plus 3 daughters
NOTE: Capt. Paull was a young Virginia of Scottish ancestry.
m. Mr. Neeley
NOTE: Martha married again after George Paull's death
5. Elizabeth Irwin
m. William McConnell
m. Aaron Torrence - a widower
d. before 1778
6. Lydia Irwin
b. ca 1740 in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa.
m. Moses Porter
7. Joseph Irwin
b. Aug. 15, 1736
d. Aug. 28, 1803 in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa.
m. Violet (Violette) Porter
b. 1738
d/o James Porter
1. Joseph Irwin Jr.
2. Myrtilla Irwin
b. 1765
m. John Sterrett
3. Jean Irwin
4. Mary Irwin
m. William Young
5. Elizabeth Irwin
b. 1771
6. Rebecca Irwin
m. John Gamble
8. James Irwin
d. before 1791
9. Mary Irwin
b. ca 1734 in Ireland
m. William Nesbitt
10. Jean Irwin
b. ca 1738 in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa.
d. 1781 in Circleville, Pickway County, Ohio
Buried in Pickway County, Ohio
m. John Boggs
(See: Boggs Family - surname file)
11. Margaret Irwin
b. ca 1742 in Mersbrg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
d. before 1795
m. Thomas Patton 1752
b. 1726
d. 1808
They had seven children
NOTE: The record of the James Irwin (Irvine) family of Cumberland Valley in Pa. is listed with Paull-Irwin family at Virginia State Library in Richmond, Virginia.
(SOURCE: The Name and Family of Erwin, compiled by the Media
Research Bureau, Washington, D.C. It reads therein:
"Another James Irwin settled at Conococheague, Pa. about the middle of the 18th century and was the father there of James, Joseph, Archibald and Elizabeth, Martha and others of whom the son, Archibald married Jean McDowell and was the father by her of James, Mary, Nancy, Jane, Elizabeth, Archibald Jr. and John.")
(Same as below with varied information)
Wills: James Irwin, 1766: Peters Twp, Cumberland Co Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mary Ann Million. USGENWEB)
"Will of James Irwin In the name of God Amen. I James Irwin of Peters Township in the County of Cumberland and Province of Pennyslvania blacksmith being very weak in body but of sound and disposeable mind and memory thanks be toGod for the same Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all once to die do this twenty sixth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six make and ordain this my last will Testament that is to say principally and first I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it and my Body to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named, and as Touching such wordly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I will Devise and Dispose of them in manner following:
Namely First I allow all my just debts and funeral Expenses to be paid out of my personal Estate Iem I will and devise unto my sons Joseph Irwin and James their heirs and assigns the plantation I now dwell to be equally divided as to quantity and as it may best suit the Improvements allowing Joseph the side whereon he now lives and James the other half including my old improvements the said James paying unto my beloved wife Jean Ten pounds Yearly together with her maintenance and the full use of the house I now live in during her natural life, also I give and devise unto my son James my waggon and Team still and still vessals Likewise I give and Devise unto my beloved wife Jean the third of all the remainder of all my personal Estate Exclusive of her mare and saddle Bed and Furniture Likewise I give devis and bequeath unto my son Archibald Irwin his heirs and assigns all my right Title and Interest in or to the plantation I purchased from Andrew Simpson adjoining the tract I now dwell on
Also I will that the plantation whereon my son in law Aaron Tarrens daughter Elizabeth now lives on be sold at the discretion of my Executors the one third of the Value thereof be Given to my daughter Elizabeth her heirs or assigns and the remainder to be Equally Divided amongst the children of ther the said Elizabeth Born to William McConnel Decd. also I will and devise unto my two Grand Children Phineas Porter and Jean Porter their heirs and assigns a tract of land in Fannet Township for which I obtained an order of Survey Likewise Iallow my plantation in Air Township (called the Cove settlement) for which Iobtained an order of survey for in the name of Joseph Irwin, to be sold and Divided amongst the rest of my children in manner following Viz. Unto my son John Irwin his heirs assigns the sum of Ten pounds Pennsylvania Currency and unto my daughter Jean Boggs the sum of twenty pounds and to my daughter Lidia Porter Ten pounds to my son Joseph and my daughter Martha Pawl five shillings Sterling Each Likewise I will and devise unto my son Archibald Irwin his Heirs or Assigns a Tract of Land in Awhick (sic) which I bought of Mr. Croghan for which I obtained and Order of Survey out of the land Office he paying to my son in law Daughter Thomas Margaret Patton their heirs or assigns the sum of Twenty pounds Currency out of said Plantation when recovered and it is also my will that what remains of the Price of the plantation in the Cove and my personal Estate after all Just Debts and Legacys above mentioned be discharged shall be to the use and behoof of my son James afsd. his heirs and assigns and lastly I do hereby ordain and appoint my son James together with my son in law William Nesbit to be Executors to this my Last will and Testament to see that the same be Executed according to the true Intent and meaning thereof. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand Seal the year Day above written. The words Thomas Margaret Patton Interlined before signing. James Irwin Signed Sealed and Acknowledged by said James Irwin as his Last Will and Testament in presence of J. Mazwell Wm. Lowery Robt. Vance
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