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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

IRWIN, Misner

MISNER IRWIN
taken at Thorntown, Indiana
circa 1880

1880 Census, Shannondale Township, Montgomery County, IN
IRWIN, Misner, 73yo, born in Ohio, of Maryland parents
IRWIN, Mary, 45, daughter, at home, born in Indiana, of Ohio parents
IRWIN, Esther, 34, daughter, housekeeping, born in Indiana, of Ohio parents
Also in this household or directly next door to Abigail IRWIN, 76, born in OH of MD parents (a sister to Misner.)

Findagrave.com adds info:
  Birth:  Mar. 22, 1807, Ohio, USA
  Death:  Feb. 28, 1888, USA
  Misner Irwin was born in Ross County OH.
  He maried Margaret Blain 4 Nov 1830 in Highland Co. OH.

  Burial: Irwin Cemetery
  Bowers, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA

Various trees at Ancestry.com reveal that Misner was born 22 Mar 1807 in Ross County, OH, to parents Samuel Kennedy Irwin and Esther Dean. He married Margaret Blaine on 4 Nov 1830, and had the following children:
  James B. Irwin (1832-1833)
  Mary Irwin (1836- )
  Samuel Irwin (1838-1873)
  William A. Irwin (1841-1881) married Martha Ann Strain (1841-1928).
  John W. Irwin (1843-1919)
  Esther Irwin (1845-1926) married John Lutz (1861-1935).

Wife Margaret died in 1849. Misner died 28 Feb 1888.

Misner had 15 siblings; Joseph, Justin, Katherine, Abigail, Jessup, Augustin, Jared, William, Samuel, John, Robert, Price, twins Allen and Asa, Nancy Jane, James Laten.

Bio of Misner Irwin from "History of Montgomery County, Indiana"
by H. W. Beckwith
published in 1881

Misner IRWIN, farmer, Bowers, is a native of Ross Co, OH b. 1807 and pioneer settler of Sugar Creek Twp. He was here before the Indians were gone. His parents were Samuel and Ester (DEAN) Irwin, the former a native of Virginia, the latter a native of Ohio. His father came to Ohio in 1800 where he was marr, then immigrated to Indiana, Montgomery Co in 1829. Mr. Irwin's father raised a family of 14 children and d. in 1834 in the 53rd year of his age and his mother in 1865 in her 84th year. In 1830 he was marr. to Margaret BLAINE daughter of James & Mary, both natives of Pa. By this marriage he has 8 children; James B. and Samuel (Deceased) Mary; William A; John W and Ester. Wm. A. was in the 3-months service during the late war (Civil War).

In 1868 Misner's beloved wife and kind mother were called form earth to heaven. She died firm in the religion of Christ. His grandparents, Jerod and Jane Irwin came from Scotland. His mother's people are of Irish descent. Mr. Irwin began life poor and now has a farm of 56 acres in good cultivation and lives at his ease, enjoying the fruits of a well-spent life. In politics he is a radical Republican.


The date above for the death of Misner's wife is incorrect - her stone clearly says she died in 1849.

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