_James Thomas BRAY __ | _Henry Thomas BRAY __| | (1880 - 1918) | | |_Nancy CORDELLIA ____ | | |--Annie Lorene BRAY | | _Shannon FINCH ______ | | |_Annie Mae FINCH ____| (1886 - 1928) | |_Homey EVELINE ______
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_Robert Allen CARLTON ___ | (1842 - 1928) m 1870 _James Frederick CARLTON _| | (1881 - 1961) m 1910 | | |_Emma Adelaide HARRISON _ | (1848 - 1936) m 1870 | |--Elizabeth Adelaide CARLTON | | _________________________ | | |_Nannie Windrom JONES ____| (1889 - ....) m 1910 | |_________________________
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_William Ethelbert ERVIN _+ | (1808 - 1860) m 1833 _Dabney Lipscomb ERVIN ___| | (1850 - 1923) m 1873 | | |_Sarah McGee KENNEDY _____+ | (1816 - 1862) m 1833 | |--Annie B. ERVIN | | __________________________ | | |_Sallie Staples HAIRSTON _| m 1873 | |__________________________
_John ERVIN ___________+ | (1716 - 1773) m 1744 _John ERVIN _________| | (1754 - 1810) m 1775| | |_Elizabeth ELLISON ____+ | (1719 - 1795) m 1744 | |--Samuel ERVIN | (1776 - 1823) | _Gavin WITHERSPOON Sr._+ | | (1712 - 1773) |_Jane WITHERSPOON ___| (1753 - 1790) m 1775| |_Mary WITHERSPOON _____+
Samuel Ervin's grandfather, John Ervin, and his wife Elizabeth Allison (Ellison) were born in Ireland prior to 1720 and migrated to the Williamsburg District of South Carolina in 1732. He died March 18, 1773 and she died November 18, 1795. Samuel's father, Col. John Ervin, was born March 25, 1754 in Cedar Swamp, Williamsburg County, South Carolina, and died May 5, 1810. His wife, Jane Witherspoon, was born January 23, 1753 and died September 20, 1790. Colonel Ervin commanded the Britton's Neck Regiment of Marion's Brigade in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. Seven children were born of this marriage, however four died young. Samuel, the first child of this union, was born on his father's plantation July 6, 1776. His brother, James Robert Ervin, was the great-grandfather of Senator Sam Ervin from Morganton, NC, who was of Watergate fame in the 1970's. His sister, Elizabeth, migrated to Mississippi and married Judge Ebenezer Ford. John Ervin, after the death of his first wife, married Margaret Ervin on October 6, 1791 and had three additional children, Hugh, Mary who died young, and John.
While residing in South Carolina, Samuel Ervin married twice:  Sarah (Dewitt) James. No children resulted from this union.  Harriet Keith. They were married in Darlington, SC and moved to Georgia. Their three children were Amelia (b.1807), Samuel James (b.1814), and Harriet Keith (b. November 10,1817). Samuel's wife Harriet, died and was buried in 1818 in Darlington, SC.
In 1810, Samuel, temporarily leaving his family behind in Georgia, migrated to a part of The Mississippi Territory, which later became Baldwin County, AL, in search of better land opportunities. His sister, Elizabeth Ervin, and their two half brothers, Hugh Ervin (age 16) and John Ervin (age 14) accompanied him, but all three later moved to what became Copiah County, Mississippi.
Samuel established a large plantation in the vicinity of Tensas Lake, near St. Stephens, AL. In 1812, Samuel was elected to the Mississippi Territorial House of Representatives. During the War of 1812, he served in Henry Company of the 1st Regiment of the Mississippi Volunteers. In 1813 Samuel was elected as a Delegate to Congress and Representative to the Territorial Legislature. In 1815 and 1817, he was elected to the House of Representatives of the Mississippi Territorial Legislature.
In 1820, Samuel Ervin sold his land in Baldwin County and moved to Wilcox
County, AL, where he operated a large plantation at Coal Bluff. On July 11, 1820, he married Mary Ann (Eades) Gullett in the home of her father, Captain John Eades. Mary Ann was born March 17, 1800 in Columbia County, GA. She and Samuel had one child, Robert Hugh Ervin, born September 11, 1822. Mary Ann was previously married to George Gullett and they had two children, John Eades Gullett, born August 20, 1816, and George Samuel Gullett, born March 17, 1819.
Samuel Ervin died January 26, 1823, leaving Mary Ann to raise her three small children. On April 9, 1825, Mary Ann married Dr. Squire G. Grayson. Mary Ann died on August 26, 1831, leaving her son, Robert Hugh Ervin, to be raised by Dr. Grayson. Her sons, John Eades Gullett, and George Samuel Gullett, were raised by their grandfather, Captain John Eades.
After the death of Samuel in 1823, Amelia Ervin, Samuel James Ervin, and Harriet Keith Ervin moved to Copiah County, Mississippi and were raised by Samuel's sister, Elizabeth Ervin Ford.
(Submitted by the great-great grandson of Samuel Ervin, Robert Tait Ervin III,
126 Silverwood Street, Mobile, AL 36607)
Sources: Family records and official documents. 560 words.
 In Marion District SC on the Big Pee Dee River was born Samuel Ervin
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_John Ashby RICHBOURG __+ | (1838 - 1883) m 1875 _Hugh Augustus RICHBOURG _| | (1881 - 1932) m 1903 | | |_Isabella Ann MCCOLLUM _+ | (1846 - 1935) m 1875 | |--William Ashby RICHBOURG | | ________________________ | | |_Carrie Faust SHUFORD ____| (1883 - 1961) m 1903 | |________________________