Saturday, August 1, 2015

History of Butler County, Ohio, James Irwin is listed as erecting a still house in early days on his farm which was later owned by his grandson, James Irwin. James Irwin came to Ohio before 1796. On 11 June 1796 when he purchased 534 acres of land, part of Section 27, Township 4, Range 2 in Deerfield Township, Warren County, Ohio, from Freeman Clarkson . Then in 1797, John C. Symmes sell the whole Section 27, Township 4, Range 2 of 640 acres to Elias Boudinot which included James Irwin 534 acres. James then came to Pisgah, the highest point in Union Township, Butler County, Ohio and settle on 360 acres of choice land. James Irwin started the first tan yard. He was the grandfather of Governor William Irwin, of California about 1850 and for several years William Irwin edited the leading newspaper of California. William Irwin was sent to California State Legislature, and later elected governor of California. William Irwin has been conspicuous in the management of California State affairs and known as a representative citizen of the country. Interesting note: James Irwin and his son, Robert Irwin and grandson, William Cox Irwin begin purchasing the land that James Irwin lost due to double selling lots by John C. Symmes in 1797.

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