Fannin County, Texas

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Samuel Augustus Erwin (March 17, 1786 - July 13, 1854)

Virginia-born Samuel Erwin was married in 1819 in Tennessee to Sally Rodgers Crips (1795-1860), in a ceremony performed by local magistrate David Crockett.  First settler in the Honey Grove area, Erwin arrived here in 1837 and surveyed land grants for other pioneers.  A surveyor by profession, he platted the townsite for his friend B. S. Walcott in 1848.  He was the town's first postmaster and one of Fannin County's earliest justices of the peace.

Location:  Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove

Information on Samuel Erwin is on the Fannin County GenWeb site and the Honey Grove Preservation League site.

Samuel Augustus Erwin