_John ERVIN ___________+ | (1716 - 1773) m 1744 _John ERVIN _________| | (1754 - 1810) m 1775| | |_Elizabeth ELLISON ____+ | (1719 - 1795) m 1744 | |--John ERVIN | (1786 - 1788) | _Gavin WITHERSPOON Sr._+ | | (1712 - 1773) |_Jane WITHERSPOON ___| (1753 - 1790) m 1775| |_Mary WITHERSPOON _____+
_John ERVIN _________+ | (1754 - 1810) m 1775 _Samuel ERVIN _______| | (1776 - 1823) m 1820| | |_Jane WITHERSPOON ___+ | (1753 - 1790) m 1775 | |--Robert Hugh ERVIN | (1822 - 1875) | _Captain John EADES _+ | | (1772 - 1839) m 1802 |_Mary Ann EADES _____| (1800 - 1831) m 1820| |_Jane FEE ___________+ (1781 - 1830) m 1802
 After the Death of His Mother, he was raised by Dr. Grayson
ROBERT HUGH ERVIN
Robert Hugh Ervin, was born September 11, 1822 at Coal Bluff, Wilcox County, Alabama, and died January 11, 1875. His grandparents were Colonel John Ervin, of Marion County, South Carolina, who commanded the Britton's Neck Regiment of Marion's Brigade in the Revolutionary War and Jane Witherspoon. His father, Samuel Ervin, was born in South Carolina July 6, 1776. While residing in Darlington, South Carolina, Samuel was married twice:  Sarah (Dewitt) James. No children resulted from this union.  Harriet Keith. Their three children were Amelia (b.1807), Samuel James (b. 1814), and Harriet (b.1817). After this marriage, Samuel and his family moved to Georgia. In 1810, Samuel, temporarily leaving his family behind, migrated to a part of Mississippi Territory, which later became Baldwin County. There, Samuel established a large plantation. In 1818, his wife Harriet died and was buried in Darlington, South Carolina.
In 1820, Samuel sold his land in Baldwin County, and moved to his new plantation at Coal Bluff, Wilcox County. On July 11, 1820, he married Mary Ann (Eades) Gullett, the elder daughter of Captain John Eades and Jane Fee. She was born March 17, 1800. Samuel Ervin died January 26, 1823. Mary Ann (Eades) (Gullett) Ervin, was previously married to George Gullett, and had two children from that union, John Eades Gullett, born August 20, 1816, and George Samuel Gullet, born March 17, 1819. Mary Ann married Dr. Squire G. Grayson April 9, 1825 and died August 26, after her death, Robert Hugh was raised by Dr. Grayson. John Eades Gullett and George Samuel Gullett were raised by their grandfather, Captain John Eades.
At Samuel's death, the three children by his second marriage, Amelia Ervin, Samuel James Ervin, and Harriet Keith Ervin, moved to Mississippi and were raised by Samuel's Sister, Elizabeth Ervin Ford.
Robert Hugh attended the Medical School of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky from 1840 to 1842 and received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1842. He became a prominent physician in Wilcox County, and successfully operated his sizeable plantation at Coal Bluff.
On January 5, 1848, Robert Hugh Ervin married Sarah Asbury (Tait) Rives, at Dry Forks Plantation. She was the granddaughter of Charles Tait, the first U.S. Federal Judge in Alabama, and Mrs. Ann Lucas Simpson. She was the daughter of James Asbury Tait, the owner of a large plantation, and Caroline Elizabeth Goode. Sarah was born September 1, 1826 and died March 13, 1905.
The children of the couple were:
Albert Goode - b. Sep 20, 1848 - d. Feb 9, 1941 - m. Elizabeth Cumming
Walter Eades - b. Nov 25, 1849 - d. Feb 11, 1851
Jennie Fee - b. Mar 24, 1851 - m. Dr. William Cassin Larkin
Aurora Roberta - b. Mar 18, 1853 - d. Feb 3, 1928 - m. Huriosco Austill
Caroline - b. Nov 23, 1854 - d. Jan 27, 1922 - m. Anderson John Phillips
Leila Grayson - b. Dec 23, 1856 - d. Nov 23, 1923 - m. Dr. Arthur Shaw McDaniel
Martha Beck - b. Dec 3, 1858 - d. Nov 23, 1934 - m. John Wales Pharr
Samuel James - b. Nov 27, 1860 - d. Feb 22, 1917 - m. Madison Coate McWilliams
Robert Tait - b. May 27, 1863 - d. Oct 24, 1949 - m. Frances Patterson Pybas
Robert Hugh and Sarah Ervin built and lived in a fine, large home, which was constructed by a master builder named Montgomery, who also built the old Burford home. The Ervin home and its contents burned in the 1870's. Sarah and her children then acquired "Countryside" from Sarah's brother, Robert Tait. This 6700 square foot house was built in 1855 for Robert Tait by Henry Cook, and remained in the Ervin family until 1991, when it was sold to William R. Phillippi.
In 1853 Doctor Ervin was elected to the State Legislature from Wilcox County and retired from medicine, to manage his plantation and to be active in political affairs. In 1856 he was elected Grand Master of the Masons for the State. In 1861, at the start of the Civil War, he was appointed First Lieutenant in the Alabama Mounted Rifles and under the command of General Braxton Bragg, participated in Battle of Shiloh. In 1863 and 1865, he represented Wilcox and Dallas Counties in the State Senate. In 1872 he was again elected from Wilcox County and served as President Pro Tem of the State Senate until his death in 1875. He was given much of the credit for the settlement of the State debt, which had accumulated during the reconstruction period after the Civil War. After the Civil War, Robert Hugh Ervin continued in political affairs, operated his plantation, and also operated a cotton brokerage business in Mobile.
(Submitted by the great grandson of Robert Hugh Ervin, Robert Tait Ervin III, 126 Silverwood Street, Mobile, AL 36607.)
Sources: Family records and official documents. 720 words
_Thomas Mabry ERVIN _+ | (1910 - 1996) _William Leslie ERVIN _| | | | |_Frances REED _______ | | |--Ronald Frank FAIRCLOTH | | _____________________ | | |_Joan TROTMAN _________| | |_____________________
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________________________ | _John Parker HOLLINGSWORTH _| | m 1932 | | |________________________ | | |--Jeanne P. HOLLINGSWORTH | | _Henry Guy "Pat" ERVIN _+ | | (1881 - 1959) m 1911 |_Mavis Lanell ERVIN ________| (1911 - 1989) m 1932 | |_Susie Pamelia TERRY ___ (1887 - 1967) m 1911