Col. William Ethelbert ERVIN ID#19, b. 16 August 1780, d. 6 November 1839
Father*Hugh ERVIN b. a 1726, d. 25 Sep 1785
Mother*Elizabeth JAMES
Birth*Col. William Ethelbert ERVIN was born on 16 August 1780 in Williamsburg, South Carolina.1,2 
He was the son of Hugh ERVIN and Elizabeth JAMES
Marriage*Col. William Ethelbert ERVIN married Elizabeth DICK on 19 November 1801 in South Carolina.1,2 
Census 1830*Col. William Ethelbert ERVIN appeared on the census of 1830 in York, South Carolina, Capt. William Ervin, males 30-39 1, 60-69 1, females 10-14 1, 40-49 1, slaves 9.3
Property*Bought a large tract of land from the Choctaw Nation. 
Religion*He was made a Ruling Elder of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Mississippi in March 1834.4 
Will*He left a will on 11 October 1839, Mentioned: Sons - John Milton, James Washington, Edwin Alexander, William, Daughters - Margaret Mariah Gibson, Jane Magdelen Ervin, Sarah Ann Ervin. Probate Book E, Page 482, Lowndes County, Mississippi. 
Death*He died on 6 November 1839 in Lowndes, Mississippi, at age 59.1,4,2 
Burial*He was buried in Liberty Hall Cemetery, Lowndes, Mississippi.5 
Probate*His estate was probated on 30 January 1843 in Lowndes, Mississippi, Probate Book E, Page 482. 


Elizabeth DICK b. 6 Dec 1786, d. 10 Dec 1844

Sources (

  1. [S284] Ervin Family Birth, Marriage and Death Records from 1780 to 1857 estimated to have been written in 1857 and is in very poor, but readable condition. Passed down by my great grandmother Virginia Antionette Ervin's family after she died in 1890., Personal Collection - original documents.
  2. [S285] Thomas, Betty Wood; The Ervin Family, Genealogy and Local History, The Columbus Dispatch.
  3. [S1830] 1830 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  4. [S3] Baird, Rev. E. T.; Historical Sketch of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Lowndes County, Miss Prepared for the Semi-Centennial Celebration, June 21, 1884 - Columbus, Mississippi - 1885.
  5. [S287] Ervin Family Cemetery at Liberty Hall, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
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