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Irwin Family Bible - PA

Irwin Family Bible - PA

shae lipsey (View posts)
Posted: 942946199000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1412134957000
First...A quick note to anyone that plans on posting a message on this board. Please include dates and places along with names in your queries. It will only waste others time is you are vague. Thank you.

Now for the bible info. It was very old, ripped and hard to read so some dates/names may be altered a bit. Sometimes 1 7 look alike, S J, etc.

I found a family bible of Irwins in PA. It starts with William Irwin b. 5-20-1775 married Mary b. 4-23-1781

Sarah b. 4-1-1815 d. 11-25-1819
Martha b. 4-11-1817
Thomas b. 11-10-1818
Susannah b. 11-6-1820
Mary b. 9-9-1822
Catharine b. ?-9-1824
Wilson b. 10-1-1826
Taylor b. 3-28-1831

William Taylor m. Esther Sensor 12-9-1852

Martha Irwin m. Je??e Parsons 9-27-1833

That is all that was written it. Since finding it, I have learned more about this line. The "Mary" refered to above was Mary Taylor. Her husband William Irwin was the son of John Irwin b. 1-3-1749/50 possibly in Ireland. He married Sarah Iddings on 8-25-1774 in PA. John was the son of William B. Irwin b. 1728 in N. Ireland. He married Isabella Feirs b. about 1749.

I am still researching on William B. Irwin. Please contact me if this is your line and remember none of this info is set in stone =)


Jeri (View posts)
Posted: 946288250000
None of the names sound familiar, although I see they were in the 1800's. My father said that his father was from Bangor County Down Northern Ireland. I have entries about my Irwin's in previous messages. His name was Charles Randolph Irwin, I. Even though my dad said that, I have information of him living in Brick Meeting House, Cecil County, MD. Ring any bells? Thanks. Sorry, I don't have any dates on the earlier Irwin's. Charles the I was married to Elizabeth J. Russell from Chadds Ford, PA.


CONNIE DENES (View posts)
Posted: 946298786000

Irwin Family Bible

Becky Martinez (View posts)
Posted: 948301535000
Hi. I have a Irwin line out of Clearfield Co., Pa. I have John Timbrook Irwin b 1799 d 1854. John's first child was Samuel b 1822. I was wondering if any of this connects with your line? Thanks for your time. Becky

Jesse Irwin-Lancaster County, Pa.

Posted: 951983741000
Edited: 1017843362000
It was interesting that you list a Je??e Irwin. My husband's grandfather was Jesse Lewis Irwin of Lancaster County Pa. Unfortunately, this is all the data I have on him. He farmed in the Quarryville area and there are two other farms that were owned by family. However, his widow and children (now 92 and 60-70 years old) have no idea of his family. Any help would be appreciated to enable me to put together my husband's family tree. I do know that this Jesse died in the 1940's.

The William Irwins of Pennsylvania

Posted: 954697600000
Edited: 994290345000
My husband's father William Frederick Irwin was from Harrisburg Pennsylvania. He was born approx. 1905. His parents were either Edgar or Edward Irwin and his mother was Mabel Walker. There are still many Irwins living in Harrisburg. I believe my Father-in-law was born in West Virginia though.


Posted: 963909963000
Edited: 1036189026000
I see you have a Samuel Timbrook Erwin listed in your message as a first child. Would you please email me the other childrens names at
Thanks Joyce

More bible info. 1854-1879

Shae Lipsey (View posts)
Posted: 964688168000
Closer examination of the bible has revealed more pages of info. I have found the listing of the children born to William Taylor Irwin and Esther Ann Senser-Irwin.

LANING born 2-20-1854 married Emma Lucas on 1-6-1876
MARY born 8-27-1856
LINN born 10-29-1857, died 10-20-1863
HANNAH AMELIA born 1-2-1860 married John M. Green Feb 19, 1883
Infant female stillborn 2-27-1862
JOHN born 3-8-1863
WILLIAM born 7-13-1865
CLARA born 11-17-1867, died 8-2-1869
HARRY born 7-19-1870
WARNER UNDERWOOD born 7-7-1873
SAMUEL MILES born 12-20-1875
MAGGIE MELISSA born 3-24-1879

Warner Underwood was my great-grandfather. He married Minnie Meredith and had one child. Thelma Mae Irwin July 24, 1904. Any info on Warners brothers or sisters would be appreciated.

John Irwin - father of William Irwin

Posted: 964771866000
Edited: 1025110755000
Here is what I have on John - father of your family Bible William Irwin and Mary Taylor I have may have a lot more...will research William B. Irwin for you...
Good luck
Irwin, John Sr. (Same as below)
b. Jan. 3, 1749 or 1750 in Carrickfergus, North Ireland
d. March 26, 1829 in Bald Eagle, Center County, Pennsylvania
-- Another source
d. April 29, 1829 in Chester County, Pa.
s/o William Irwin (b. 1728)/Isabella Feirs (b. ca 1749)
m. Sarah Iddings on Aug. 25, 1774 in Chester County, Pa.
d/o John Iddings/Rebecca Lewis
b. April 30, 1750
d. Aug. 6, 1811
Irwin, William
b. May 20, 1775 in Center County, Union Township, Pennsylvania
d. Jan. 19, 1855
d. May 29, 1858
(Two death dates)
m. Mary Taylor (possibly was second wife)
b. April 23, 1781
1. Sarah Irwin
b. April 1, 1815
d. November 25, 1819
2. Martha Irwin
b. April 11, 1817
m. Parsons
3. Thomas Irwin
b. November 10, 1818
4. Susannah Irwin
b. November 6, 1820
5. Mary Irwin
b. September 9, 1822
6. Catharine Irwin
b. September 18, 1824
7. Wilson Irwin
b. October 1, 1826
8. (Wm.) Taylor Irwin
b. March 28, 1832
m. Esther Sensor on 12-9-1852

NOTE: 3 Generations later:
Hannah IRWIN
b. Jan. 2, 1860
Had an out-of-wedlock child
married John Miles GREEN who adopted the child,
Calvin Wilson GREEN
Irwin, John Sr.
b. Jan. 3, 1750 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
d. March 26, 1829 in Bald Eagle Valley, Center County, Pa.
s/o William Irwin (1728)/Isabella Feirs
m. Sarah Iddings on Aug. 25, 1774 in Chester County, Pa.
b. April 30, 1750
d. Aug. 6, 1811 in Center County, Pennsylvania
d/o John Iddings/Rebecca Lewis
s/o William Iddings/Mary Moore
1. William Irwin
b. May 20, 1775 in Chester County, Pennsylvania
d. May 29, 1858 in Unionville, Center County, Pa.
m. Mary Taylor
NOTE: He raised a large family (SEE ABOVE).
William was one of early school teachers in the Baldeagle Valley, Center Co., Pa.
2. Rebecca Irwin
b. April 4, 1778 in Chester County, Pennsylvania
d. May 13, 1778 (as an infant)
3. Isabella Irwin
b. Dec 1, 1779, Chester County, Pa
d. Sept. 13, 1834 in Center Co., Pa unmarried
4. John Irwin Jr.,
b. Oct 12, 1782 in Chester County, Pa
m. Mary Fisher, d/o William Fisher/Hannah Packer
d. Jan 19, 1859 Center County, Pa.
5. Martha Irwin
b. April 1, 1789 in Chester County, Pa.
d. 1896 in Center County, Pa.
6. Mary Irwin
b. April 26, 1785 in Chester County, Pa.
d. Sept. 13, 1795 in Robeson Twnsp, Berks Co., Pa.
NOTE: John came to America in 1772 settled first in Berks County. Moved to the wilderness of Baldeagle Valley in 1800 with other families, the Iddings and the Fishers to near the town of Milesburg, Pa.

William B. Irwin

Posted: 964773298000
Edited: 1025110755000
Shae Lipsey:
Here is what I have in Irwin Index on William B. Irwin m. Isabella Feirs father of John Irwin, father of your William Irwin:
Irwin, William B. (Irvine)
b. 1728 in Northern Ireland (probably Belfast)
d. Nov. 30, 1773 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
s/o ?
m. Isabella Feirs in 1749 in Northern Ireland
NOTE: She came to America in 1801 first to Center
County, Pa, then to Washington and Red Stone (probably
Fayette County, Pa.) and was not heard from again.
Several of her children preceded her to America.
Had nine children: (ALL born in County Antrim, Ireland)
1. John Irwin Sr.
b. Jan. 3, 1750 in Antrim Co., Ireland
d. April 29, 1829 in Chester County, Pa.
m Sarah Iddings on Aug. 25, 1774 (by Anglican
Ceremony -- W. Nantmeal Twp., Chester Co., PA)
b. April 30, 1750
d. Aug. 6, 1811
(NOTE: John came to Chester County Pa in 1774 (out of Belfast) He is
shown in 1790 at Brandywine Manor, Pa; in 1791 at Robeson, Berks
County, Pa.; in 1795 at the Bradford Meeting; in 1799 going from
Robeson to Brandywine; and in 1801 relocating to Bald Eagle, Centre
County, Pa. having purchased the 400-acre McLaughlin Farm.
2. Martha Irwin
b. March 2, 1752, Antrim County, Ireland
3. James Irwin
b. July 26, 1754 Antrim Co., Ireland
4. William Irwin
b. June 23, 1757, Antrim Co., Ireland
5. Nathaniel Irwin
b. Dec. 8, 1759, Antrim Co., Ireland
(Reportedly came to America in 1801 with mother Isabella Feirs and his
brother, Matthew Irwin.).
6. Elizabeth Irwin
b. Nov. 15, 1766, Antrim Co., Ire.
7. Matthew Irwin
b. Nov. 5, 1768, Antrim Co. Ireland
Came to America in 1801 with Mother and brother John, and nephew
John--settled Bald Eagle Valley until 1804;
went to Red Stone, Washington Co., PA.
(SOURCE: Chester County Historical Society at West Chester, Pennsylvania by John
Robert Irwin, 93 Biddle Rd., Paoli, Pa. in 1940.)
(SOURCE: Data compiled by C. L. Bolam, 911 S. Main, DuBois, PA 5/14/81)
(SOURCE: Hollyroots: Harry E. Irwin 3707 Acosta Road, Fairfax, Va 22031-3801.)
(SOURCE: Holly Leaf Chronicle - 4th quarter 1995)
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