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1750 - Alexander Erwin and William Blackstock listed as freeholders in West Pennsborough township tax list. Alexander Erwin was born December, 1723, so he is 26 years old in this record. He appears to have lived in West Pennsborough Township, Cumberland County, PA from the time his parents moved there until his death. The rest of William Irwin's sons are younger than age 21 years, thus they cannot own real property in their own name and would not be on this tax list. I would think the 100 acres held by William Irwin's estate should be in this list but it is not. Perhaps Alexander is taking responsibility for the taxes due on it and his listing is for this 100 acres. He is much older than William Irwin's other sons and probably has taken responsibility as head of the family and all of William Irwin's family is probably living with him on William's 100 acres.
1751 - Alexander Erwin and William Blackstock listed in West Pennsborough tax list.
1753 - Alexander Erwin, Robert Erwin, Widow Erwin and William Blackstock listed in West Pennsborough township tax list, and David Baird is listed in the Middleton township tax list. Alexander Erwin is now age 29. William Erwin's son, Francis, is now age 22 so he is old enough to own property but he is not listed in the tax record so he is probably living with Alexander as is the rest of William Irwin's family. William's son, Robert, is only age 13 in 1753, so he cannot be the Robert Erwin listed in this tax record. The Widow Erwin could possibly be William Erwin's widow, but may be related to this other Robert Erwin.
1762 - Alexander Erwin taxed on 100 acres of warranted land. 1763 - Alexander Irwin taxed on 100 acres of warranted land.1764 - Alexander Irwin taxed on 100 acres of warranted land in West Pennsborough tax list.
1765 - Alexander Erwin taxed on 100 acres of warranted land, 2 horses, 2 cattle, and 3 sheep in West Pennsborough tax list.
1766 - Alexander Irwin taxed on 100 acres of warranted land, 20 acres of it cultivated, 2 horses, 2 cattle, and 3 sheep; Widow Baird taxed on 140 acres unwarranted land, 40 acres of which is cleared, 1 horse, 1 cattle, and 1 sheep.
1778 - Alexander Irwine taxed on 35 acres, 4 horses, 4 cattle, and 1 negro.
1779 - Alexander Erwin taxed on 100 acres, 2 horses, 3 cattle, and 1 negro.
1780 - Alexander Irwin taxed on 114 acres, 3 horses, 8 cattle, and 1 negro.
Alexander Irwin of West Pennsborough township dies between 8 Jun 1780 and 5 Jul 1780 per the will abstract . His executor is Agnes Irwin, [his wife?].
From papers of Capt. John Irwin listing the births of his father, William Irwin's, children:
1. Alexander Irwin..…......b. December 1723
2. Ann Irwin.....…….........b. 1726 3. Francis Irwin......……..b. March 30, 1731 4. Mary Irwin......…...….....b. May 2, 1732 5. John Irwin (Capt.)…....b. Feb. 19, 1735 6. Margaret Irwin..…........b. Aug. 10, 1736 7. William Irwin.....……....b. Feb. 22, 1738 8. Robert Irwin (General) b. Aug. 26, 1740 9. Elizabeth Irwin....….…..b. April 23, 1742 10. child...............................b. a few days after April 21, 1743
11. Sarah Irwin....……........b. July 4, 1744
12. James Irwin........……...b. Aug. 19, 1745
13. Samuel Irwin.....…….....b. April 11, 1747
[SOURCE: "A History of the Upper Country of South Carolina from the Earliest Periods to the Close of the War of Independence," by John H. Logan, A.M. Vol II "A Journal of Personalities, Traditions and History of the Revolution in South Carolina."]