Alexander Smith Erwin

Alexander Smith Erwin

Male 1843 - 1907  (63 years)

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  • Name Alexander Smith Erwin  [1
    Born 19 Jul 1843  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jun 1907  [1
    Buried Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From Marshall, Charlotte Thomas. Oconee Hill Cemetery of Athens, Georgia, Volume I. Athens, GA: Athens Historical Society, 2009.

      Erwin, Alexander S. 19 Jul 1843 - 7 Jun 1907 [Confederate iron cross ? missing 1998] [Alexander Smith Erwin, s/o Catharine Miles (Wales) & Col. Alexander Erwin who settled in Clarkesville, Habersham Co., in 1829; mother, a native of New Haven, CT, descended from long line of distinguished Congregationalist churchmen; father was a prominent merchant in the frontier settlement & ruling elder in Presbyterian church; trained in law; moved to Athens about 1868; m. 1872 Mary Ann Lamar Cobb; formed law practice with brother-in-law, Judge Andrew Cobb, later Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia; appointed by Gov. Colquitt to unexpired term on Superior Court in 1878 and was elected for a full term in 1879; for many years a ruling elder of First Presbyterian Church. New York Times, 8 Jun 1907: Athens, Ga. June 7 ? Alexander S. Erwin Dead. Said to Have Advanced Furtherest at Gettysburg of Any Confederate ? Judge Alexander S. Erwin, 64, counsel for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, died of heart failure at his home today. He had served as Judge of the Superior Courts of the Western Circuit and as a member of the Georgia Railroad Commission. Was a Captain in Phillips? Legion during the war and it is said that on the battlefield of Gettysburg he advanced further than any Confederate soldier. He leaves a widow, who is a daughter of General Howell Cobb, and seven children.]

    Person ID I0297  Hull
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2010 

    Father William Stanhope Erwin,   b. 1839,   d. 1893  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Ruth Sevier Clark 
    Family ID F967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Lamar Cobb,   b. 15 Feb 1850, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1930, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1872  Athens, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander Smith Erwin, Jr.,   b. 5 Jan 1875,   d. 26 Jul 1899  (Age 24 years)
     2. Mary Erwin
    +3. Howell Cobb Erwin
     4. John L. Erwin
     5. Stanhope Erwin
    +6. Andrew Cobb Erwin,   b. 22 Dec 1884,   d. 16 Feb 1941  (Age 56 years)
     7. William S. Erwin
     8. Catherine Erwin
     9. Julian Erwin
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Alexander S Erwin
    Alexander S Erwin

  • Sources 
    1. [S11225] Oconee Hill Cemetery, Editor: Charlotte Thomas Marshall, (1971 Athens HIstorical Society, Athens, GA).


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