Dabney Lipscomb ERVIN

HAIRSTON.org ID#275, b. 17 February 1850, d. 4 February 1923
Father*William Ethelbert ERVIN Jr.1 b. 29 Sep 1809, d. 6 Oct 1860
Mother*Sarah McGee KENNEDY2 b. 20 Feb 1816, d. 17 May 1862
Birth*Dabney Lipscomb ERVIN was born on 17 February 1850 in Mississippi.3 
He was the son of William Ethelbert ERVIN Jr. and Sarah McGee KENNEDY.1,2 
Census 1850Dabney Lipscomb ERVIN appeared on the 1850 census of William Ethelbert ERVIN Jr. on 21 November 1850 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.1

 
Census 1860*Dabney Lipscomb ERVIN appeared on the census of 20 June 1860 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.4 
Census 1860He appeared on the 1860 census of William Ethelbert ERVIN Jr. on 20 June 1860 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.4

 
Census 1870*Dabney Lipscomb ERVIN appeared on the census of 20 July 1870 in Police District 3, Lowndes County, Mississippi.5 
Marriage*He married Sallie "Sally" Staples HAIRSTON, daughter of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON and Wortley Virginia MOSELEY, on 15 October 1873 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.3,6 
Patent* On 10 September 1879, Dabney L. Ervin filed a patent for a new and inmproved stove and was given Patent Number 225,812 on 23 March 1880. Coppy attached -->
Census 1880*Dabney Lipscomb ERVIN appeared on the census of 22 June 1880 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.7

 
Census 1900*He appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 in Lowndes County, Mississippi, Dabney L 50, Sallie S 48 (6 of 8 children still living), Wortley V 23, Holly E 21, Sam H 17, Sallie S 16, James E 13, Annie B 9.3

 
Census 1910*He appeared on the census of 26 April 1910 in 2021 College Street, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Dabney L 60, Wortley 32 (daughter.)8

 
Elected*Dabney L. Ervin was elected to the Mississippi Legislature on 7 November 1911. 
Biography*
LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT

DABNEY LIPSCOMB ERVIN
, of Columbus, Miss.. was born February 17, 1850, near that town; the son of William Ethelbert Ervin and Maruh Magee (Kennedy) Ervin. Both his paternal and maternal ancestors served in the American Revolution; those on the maternal side were descendants of the French Hugenots; on the paternal side, were Scotch-Irish. Mr. Ervin's early education was obtained at Oak Grove High School, nearColumbus; his college education was prevented by the Civil War. His occupations have been those of a planter and a newspaper solicitor. He was elected to the Mississippi Legislature on November7, 1911, and was returned to that body in 1915. Mr. Ervin is one of the most thoughtful and painstaking members of the Legislature. With wise economy he combines a proper conception of the needs of educational advancement, knowing that the industrial development of a people is dependent upon intelligent methods and that this is never brought about until the people are given educational advantages. Uplifting the State morally and intellectually, he feels sure is the duty of the public servant, and his greatest desire is to banish fraud and illiteracy from the State. He is greatly trusted and loved by his fellow members. Mr. Ervin is a Democrat, a member of the Methodist Church, being a Steward of the latter. He was married October 15, 1873, to Sallie Staples Hairston, in Lowndse County. Miss.. daughter of Dr. Peter Constantine Hairston. Her ancestors came fromScotland to Virginia, in 1736, and founded oneof the oldest and wealthiest families of Virginiaand later of Mississippi, a paternal ancestor hav~ing been the largest land and slave holder in America. (See Publications of Virginia Historical Society.) Mr. and Mrs. Ervin have six children: Woodley Virginia, Eliza Holley Withoven, Samuel Harden, James Edwin, Mrs. Annie Bryan Rector, and Mrs. Sallie Staples Weatherd. Mr. Ervin was in 1912-14 a member of the following committees: Eleemosynary Institutions; Education; Ways and Means; Census and Apportionment. He now serves with great ability and with justice and fairness to all State institutions on the following committees: Appropriations; Corporations; Eleemosynary Institutions; Military Affairs, and Pensions.

Official and Statistical Register, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI , CENTENNIAL EDITION 1917, BY DUNBAR ROWLAND. LL. D. 
Census 1920*He appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 in 2021 College Street, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Dabney L 69, Wortley O 42.9

 
Death*He died on 4 February 1923 at age 72.10 
Burial*There is an unmarked grave next to Sally Staples Ervin that is thought to be the grave of Dabney L. Ervin.11 

Family

Sallie "Sally" Staples HAIRSTON b. 15 Sep 1851, d. 21 Jun 1904
Children
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1850] 1850 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  2. [S285] Thomas, Betty Wood; The Ervin Family, Genealogy and Local History, The Columbus Dispatch.
  3. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  4. [S1860] 1860 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S55] Harden Hairston Family Bible, 1750-1908. The Holy Bible containing The Old & New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues,.....J. Holbrook's Sterotype Copy., Eighth Edition, Brattleborough, (Vt.), 1817, Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  7. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  9. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  10. [S18] Jennings Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  11. [S17] Hairston Cemetery, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Information and photographs gathered from personal visits.
Last Edited20 Jan 2022