Samuel Ervin, farmer, P.O. Bookwalter, Fayette County, was born in Stokes Township, Madison Co., Ohio, January 31, 1834, and is a son of Joel and Mary (Huffman) Ervin, who are mentioned in the sketch of William Ervin. Our subject was married twice, first, with Nursey Ann Gordon, January 20, 1856, with whom he lived until 1865, when she died; and next, on November 10, 1860, with Rebecca Johnson. To these unions have been born seven children, of whom five survive — William H., John L., Jesse H., Ollie and Wallace. He has been engaged in farming all his life. He is, as were his first and second wives, a member of the Christian Church. He is a good citizen, and is well respected in the community in which he lives.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]