Wednesday, June 27, 2012

James Irwin in Milford Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania


This is what I am able to piece together regarding James Irwin in Pennsylvania.
Facts:
  • born in Cumberland County, PA in 1758
  • James parents are William and Nancy Irwin.
  • 1778-1880 he serves in Revolutionary War (Milford Twp., Cumberland, Co.)
  • Robert Irwin served with James in  Revolutionary War (Milford Twp., Cumberland Co)
  • Robert Irwin’s parents are John and Mary Irwin
  • Robert Irwin history states that he was from Mifflin County, PA
Time Line:
1750 Lack Township, Cumberland County, PA
1758 – James Irwin in born to William and Nancy Irwin in Lack Twp., Cumberland County, PA. 
1763 – Robert Irwin in born to John and Mary Irwin in Lack Twp., Cumberland County, PA.
1768- Lack Twp. splits into Lack and Milford Twps. – James and Robert are now in Milford Twp., Cumberland County, PA.
1777- James Irwin in Milford Twp., Cumberland County, PA served 2 months in the Autumn, on the frontier fighting the British, as a private in Captain William Graham’s Pennsylvania Company and General Potter’s Brigade.  
1778 – James Irwin in Milford Twp., Cumberland County, PA served 2 months in “Standing Stone Valley”  fighting the Indians, as a private in Captain David Boal’s Pennsylvania Company.
1780 – James Irwin in Milford Twp., Cumberland County, PA served 2 months in August, at Kishacoquillas Valley fighting the Indians, as a private in Captain David Boal’s Pennsylvania Company.
1789 – Milford and Lack Twp. become part of Mifflin County, PA
1831 – Milford and Lack Twp. become part of Juniata County, PA
1843 – Milford Twp. splits into Milford and Beale Twps. in Juniata County, PA.  

1 comment:

  1. In your opening paragraph, did you mean to say that James Irwin died in Union, Butler, Ohio, instead of Deerfield? Deerfield was in Warren County.

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