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Misner IRWIN, farmer, Bowers, is a native of Ross Co, OH b. 1807 and pioneer settler of Sugar Creek Twp. He was here before the Indians were gone. His parents were Samuel and Ester (DEAN) Irwin, the former a native of Virginia, the latter a native of Ohio. His father came to Ohio in 1800 where he was marr, then immigrated to Indiana, Montgomery Co in 1829. Mr. Irwin's father raised a family of 14 children and d. in 1834 in the 53rd year of his age and his mother in 1865 in her 84th year. In 1830 he was marr. to Margaret BLAINE daughter of James & Mary, both natives of Pa. By this marr he has 8 children; James B. and Samuel (Deceased) Mary; William A; John W and Ester. Wm. A. was in the 3-months service during the late war. In 1868 his beloved wife and kind mother were called form earth to heaven. She died firm in the religion of Christ. His grandparents, Jerod and Jane Irwin came from Scotland. His mother's people are of Irish descent. Mr. I. began life poor and now has a farm of 56 acres in good cultivation and lives at his ease, enjoying the fruits of a well-spent life. In politics he is a radical Republican.