__________________________ | _Claude Curtis BULLOCK _| | (1904 - 1973) m 1929 | | |__________________________ | | |--Claude Curtis BULLOCK Jr. | | _Robert Tait ERVIN _______+ | | (1863 - 1949) m 1897 |_Elinor McCorry ERVIN __| (1906 - 1998) m 1929 | |_Frances Patterson PYBAS _+ (1871 - 1962) m 1897
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_Hugh ERVIN _________+ | (1730 - 1785) m 1768 _William ERVIN ______| | (1780 - 1839) m 1801| | |_Elizabeth JAMES ____+ | (1750 - 1785) m 1768 | |--Edwin Alexander ERVIN | (1820 - 1878) | _Robert DICK ________ | | |_Eliza DICK _________| (1786 - 1844) m 1801| |_Miss COOPER ________+
_Richard William ERVIN __+ | (1876 - 1950) m 1904 _Thomas Mabry ERVIN ____| | (1910 - 1996) | | |_Carrie Marvin PHILLIPS _+ | (1885 - 1981) m 1904 | |--James Robert ERVIN | | _Perry Leland CLANTON ___+ | | (.... - 1934) |_Jewel Harriet CLANTON _| | |_Hattie COPPAGE _________+ (1899 - 1973)
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_James ERVIN ________+ | (1685 - 1776) m 1704 _John ERVIN _________| | (1716 - 1773) m 1744| | |_Elizabeth JAMES ____+ | (1686 - 1782) m 1704 | |--John ERVIN | (1754 - 1810) | _Robert ELLISON _____+ | | (.... - 1772) |_Elizabeth ELLISON __| (1719 - 1795) m 1744| |_Mary LLOYD _________+
Col. John Ervin commanded Brittons Neck Brigade of Marion's Army. He wrote
the "History of the Ervins" in the "John Ervin Bible"
6/9/49 (The owner of this Bible Mrs. Sarah Sullivan Ervin has it copyrighted - & it is to go only
to Ervins - So please don't use it in any Public way.)
ERVIN (IRVINE) BIBLE RECORDS
Bible belonged to Colonel John Ervin 1754-1810. It passed. to lineal descendant, Erasmus Powe
Ervin, born at Indiantown, S. C., near Kingstree, 1878. Description of Bible: Printed by Alex-
Kincaid his Majesty's Printer Edinburg MDCCLXXVI. "Allowed by authority of the General
Assembly of the Kirk or Scotland, and appointed to be read in the churches." The Psalms are in
METRE "To be sung in Congregations and Families." There are a number of interesting
TABLES, one being, "Table of Kindred and Affinity wherein whosoever are related are
forbidden in Scriptures and by our laws to marry."
(On some extra blank pages has been written a short sketch of the IRVIN FAMILY, which I
Deeming it a privilege and duty, I hereby set down what I Know of our Family history and divers
facts adjudged important for posterity to cherish. The Ereenins, Erwyns, Irvines, Ervins, trace to
antiquity. For this sketch it will suffice to begin with Crynin Irwyn, Abthane of Dule, who held
highest title then conferred in Scotland and was the founder of the line of Kings of the name
Irvine. He married with the daughter of King Malcolm and so they became ancestors of the
Scottish Kings. Later, when the Bruce fled his enemies, sanctuary was found with the Irwyns
and William Irwyn became his companion. The resting place was a holly-grove and so the Holly
forms part of the families Armorial Bearings. In gratitude for his Loyalty Sir William Irwyn was
granted a Barrony which for a thousand years has been possessed by Irwyns To shorten these
annals we continue with John Irvine, Esq., who married with daughter to his kinsman James
Ervin of-Fortrie. Their son John Married as first wife his kinswoman Jeanne Irvine and their son
James Irvine, Esq. was my Grandfather. He married with Elizabeth daughter to Capt. John
William James and his wife Ann Wyndham. It is found that he came of a long line of William
Jameses, and so to distinguish them, each also known by a double name. The Irvine, being
Protestants, left the old Nation during the period of religious upheaval and settled in North
Ireland. Howsoever soon conditions became intolerable and being of courageous and pioneering
spirit they decided to seek a better land in America on the southern Frontier. My grandfather
was a man of huge statue with piercing dark eyes, fearless, of commanding presence, and various
abilities. Thru his veins coursed the blood of centuries of warriors and of his Scottish sires, who
patrolled the borders of Their land repelling many invaders. It was destined that he would be a
leader in rounding-up the first band of colonists for the proposed settlement on Black River in
the State of So. Carolina. His family were amongst those who in 1732 blazed the trail for other
footsteps to follow. This colony of some dozen families, under command of Roger Gordon
sailed from Belfast and endured the hazardous passage of over two months across the Ocean,
beset by Tempest, perils and untold suffering and sickness. One Irvine son perished and was
consigned to the bosom of the deep. My grandfather's family was large, being Rebecca,
Elizabeth, Robert, Marjory, William, Samuel, Annabella (Anne), Jeanne, Gilbert, John, Bruce,
Agnes, Alexander, Hugh, (do not know The order), with a daughter-in-law and some
grandchildren. Great was their sorrow when most of these pa3sed in tragedy of a great mortality.
On the voyage across the family was sorely ill and on safe arrival in Charles Towne it was
necessary to tarry until health was restored. Subsequently the sons Robert and John, last named
being only a lad, with a sister, being of hardihood and daring hearts, were in the vanguard that
opened up the trail from Charles Towne to the Kings Tree. Also of this company were our
kinsmen the Jameses and Wilsons. Some two years later came our kinsmen the Witherspoons
The lad John Ervin was my father, and he later married with Elizabeth daughter to Robert
Ellison, Esq. In South Carolina our name soon became to be spelled Ervin. Oft have I heard my
father tell of this pioneering enterprise, of how their small vessel crept cautiously up the dark
tortuous reaches of the Black River, bordered with thickly forested swamps that shut out the
daylight. Their apprehensions for safety increased when oft the silence was shattered by hideous
and unearthly screams of wild things. On reaching The Kings Tree, great was their surprise to
find nothing but primeval wilderness. Notwithstanding the company scattered to select home
sites near streams or springs. The Irvines chose a bluff about a mile distant and set to work to
fell the mighty trees and clear away undergrowth. A crude shelter was erected tight on the sides
of the prevailing winds. Later when joined by the balance of the family a large cabin was built
with thatched roof and mud chimneys.
My father was one of the few forthright and outspoken patriots of our District at commencement
of the struggle for Independence. His business oft carried him to George Towne and Charles
Towne so he remayned better posted and saw the future more clearly than most of his neighbors.
From the first he cast his lot with America and influenced many others in those early days.
He was most wrathful over the Stamp Act and advised every one to refuse to buy the tea that had
been shipped to Charles Towne. He assumed the office of Commissary - gathered equipment and
medicine for our great cause. Grandmother Elizabeth, that grand Matriarch and venerable war-
Heroine, used her great skill as a nurse in those times before our section got organized. She
suffered blindness in later life. Mother and my wife Jane also did their part nobly by securing
information for my Regiment and for General Marion. We were a house united in one greate
purpose -a fight to the finish for Liberty and America. Our kinsmen the James family from their
arrival in 1732 on thru the dark days of the great struggle, gave without stint of their time and
talent to the welfare of our District. It was William James, brother to my grand mother, who
named Williamsburg, and it was his son the daring Major John James of many brave exploits
who organized the men of our District and could have led them in battle, but instead he
recommended his friend Francis Marion. This was the beginning of Marion's Brigade of which
my regiment was a part. Our Kinsmen among the Ellisons and Witherspoons were conspicuous
in their life and death fight for freedom; howsoever the last named were more prone to the
Now my children - I adjure you, hold fast to your hearts always, your grande and glorious
Heritage. Your forbears have laid downe requisite precepts for you to follow. May they be a
stimulus to laudable ambition, soe you will make worthy contributions to your country, be a
faithful servant to your church and add renown and splendor to the History of the Irvine Family.
My blessings rest upon you. May Jehovah be with you and prosper you."
(In the middle of the Bible are the usual pages for Family Records.)
I John Ervin was born on Monday Mar 25th 1754.
Jennet (Jane) Witherspoon daughter to Gavin W. who became my lst wife Thursday 23rd Jan'y
Margaret Ervin daughter to Hugh E - my second wife B. Sabbath 22nd June 1770.
Samuel my son - born Sat. at 12 O'clock Noon 6th July 1776
Sarah my daughter B. at 1 A. M. 21st Sept. 1777.
John my son born 20 min aft 5 A. M. on 26th March 1780.
Elizabeth my daughter - born 2 A.M. Sabbath 6th Jan. 1782, during Blizzard.
Jane my daughter B. Wed. morning 2nd Jan.1784 at 10 o'clock of the day.
John my son 20th Nov. 1786 at sunrise.
James Robert rny son B. at 35 min. to 5 Nov. 7 1788 of an evening.
Hugh son by wife Margaret B 9th July 1792 about 1/2 hr. after sunrise.
Mary daughter by Margaret B. 21st Nov. bwt. 12 and 1 oclock of the day 1794.
John 3rd of that name in my house b. at 5 P.M. Friday on 2nd Dec. 1796.
(In different writing)
Grandmother & ) (Laura Catherine Nelson was born Friday 19th Feby 1821
Grandfather of ) (
Sen. Sam E. ) (John Witherspoon Ervin B. Monday 27th Mch 1823
Lawrence Nelson Ervin B. 17th October 1845
Elizabeth Gotea Wilson B. 3rd June 1850.
Erasmus Powe Ervin B. Oct. 30, 1878.
John Irvine Sr. Esq. Entered Holy Estate of Matrimony with Elizabeth daughter to Robt. Ellison
Esq. at 11 A. M. on 28th Dec. yeare 1744/5 By Rev. John Rae.
Hugh Irvine/Sr. married with Mary daughter to Robert Ellison on 29th Dec. 1751 on Sabbath.
Margaret Irvine married with Jno Edwards on 2nd May 1772 at 10 o'clock of a morning.
John Ervin/ Jr. & Col. was united in Matrimony with Jane daughter to Gavin Witherspoon
Evening of 10th Jan. 1775. Ceremony by Rev. James Edmonds. She is descendant of Reformer
Robert Ervin married together with Jane Ervin on 18th September 1788.
Sara Ervin with Richard Welch, Soldier of American Revolution son of James W. of Charleston
and descendant of Reformer John Welch - on 10th June 1791.
John Ervin/Jr. and Margaret Ervin daughter to Hugh E. on Evening of 6th Oct. 1791.
James Robert Ervin to Elizabeth Powe daughter to General Erasmus Powe Noon 3rd Feb. 1813.
John Ervin - Harriet Glenn Pope on June 5th 1827.
James Robert Ervin to Mrs. Ann Vereen 2nd Jan. 1834
John Witherspoon Ervin with Laura Catherine Nelson grand-daughter of Capt. Jared Nelson on
21st Nov. 1844. (Grandfather & Mother of Sen. Sam Ervin)
Laurence Nelson Ervin to Elizabeth Gotea Wilson on 27th Dec. 1871.
Erasmus Powe Ervin to Sara Lucile Sullivan on March 6, 1907. (? )
James Irvine Inf. passed on April 3rd 1753
John Ervin or Irvine my honored father Departed this life at 12 o'clock of the day on 18th Mch.
James Irvine Esq. my venerable gr. father son to John and grandson to John passed on Sabbath
morn. at 3 o'clock of 31st July 1776 ripe in years.
Elizabeth Ervin grand daughter to John in fall of 1766
Robert Ellison Esq. my grandfather passed on 1st May 1772.
John Ervin my son died on Oct. 9th, 1780, 8 months.
Elizabeth James Irvine departed this life Sat. evening at 11 O'clock on 1st Dec. 1782 in midst of
Hugh Ervine/Sr. passed on 25 Sept. at 20 min. after noon 1785.
James Ervin passed on 13th Sept. 1784.
Jane Ervin my Daughter on 14th Aug. 1786, aged 2 years.
John Ervin my son passed on 13th Nov. 1788, aged 2 years.
Jane Witherspoon Ervin my wife - at daybreak Friday 20th Sept. 1790, Aged 37 years.
Sara Ervin my daughter - on 26th Jan. 1791, aged 14 years.
Elizabeth Ervin my loving mother and consort to John Ervin Sr. passed about midnight 18th
Nov. 1795, lamented by family and community.
Mary my daughter by Margaret - on 3rd Oct. 1796.
Robert Ervin passed on 30th Jan. 1797. (Son of John Ervin Sr.)
Margaret Ervin my wife departed this life 3rd Aug. 1798 in her 28th year.
Col. John Ervin distinguished leader in War of American Revolution departed this life on
Tuesday morning first of June 1810.
Hugh Ervin on 24th July 1817.
Samuel Ervin on fifth May 1823.
Elizabeth Powe Ervin wife of James Robert E. - died Friday 8th June 1832.
James Robert Ervin passed away on Sunday of 26th June 1836.
John Ervin died on 5th Nay 1876.
Laura C. Nelson Ervin on Friday 29th July 1887 at 1 P.M.
_James FLEMING _______________ | _John FLEMING _______________| | (.... - 1750) | | |_? Stuart of ATHOL ___________ | | |--John FLEMING | | _John WITHERSPOON ____________ | | (1670 - 1737) m 1693 |_Janet (Jeanet) WITHERSPOON _| (1695 - 1761) | |_Janette (Janet) WITHERSPOON _ (1670 - 1734) m 1693
__ | _John FORD __________| | (1767 - 1826) m 1790| | |__ | | |--Samuel FORD | (1816 - 1857) | __ | | |_Catherine ARD ______| (1773 - 1854) m 1790| |__
_____________________ | _John HULL ___________| | | | |_____________________ | | |--Adella Pauline HULL | (1844 - 1942) | _Commander GORE _____ | | |_Rhoda Carolina GORE _| (.... - 1917) | |_____________________
 From Carolyn Ervin Hand's (Mrs. Samuel E. Hand) Pedrigree Chart
_Crinan ERYVINE __________________+ | (0980 - 1045) _ DUNCAN I , King of Scotland_| | (1001 - 1040) | | |_ BETHOC , Princess of Scotland.__+ | | |-- MALCOMB III , King of Scotland | | _ SEWARD , Earl of Northumberland_ | | |_Sibyl F _____________________| | |__________________________________
__ | _David WILSON _______| | | | |__ | | |--David D. WILSON | (1790 - 1868) | __ | | |_Jane MORROW ________| | |__