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The Lineage of My imediate family

The information here only goes back to my great, great grandfather, Andrew Erskine--the first entry. If anyone can provide information that traces Andrew's linage further back, please, e-mail me and let me know. Also, If you read this page carefully you will notice that there are two entries for Joseph D. Erskine. The reason for this is that Joseph was the sixth child of Andrew and Lucinda Erskine. Joseph D. and Mary Ann Erskine had 7 children, the fourth child, John George, was my grandfather. John George and Martha had 10 children. The nineth was my father, John Junior Erskin. And, yes, my family used to use the final "e" in the spelling of Erskin. There is a story behind why we don't and I'll get around to posting it one of these days.

ANDREW ERSKINE (ca 1821-ca 1898) Born (West) Virginia; Erskines migrated to Highland county,Ohio in 1829; Andrew Erskine married Lucinda Dawson,Highland County, OH, July 2, 1840; Andrew owned personal property in Paint Township, Highland County, OH on which he paid taxes from 1841 to 1844; owned personal property in Fairfield Township, Highland Co., OH in 1845; moved to Iowa 1847; lived in Jefferson County and Wapello County, Iowa; Lucinda Dawson-Erskine died April 1860, age 36, Competine, Wapello County, Iowa; Andrew Erskine married wife #2 Rosanna McVey, 25 April 1861, Wapello County, Iowa; Andrew Erskine owned forty-acers in Adair County, Missouri from 1865 to 1881; married wife #3 Mary Elizabeth (Sorrells) Wortman, widow, 25 August 1878, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri; living in Sullivan County, Missouri in 1880; living in Texas County, Missouri in 1886; Andrew left his home in Cabool, Texas County, Missouri (ca 1898) to visit one of his older sons but was never seen or heard of again; his death remains a mystery. Albert Erskine, son, reportedly was age 12 when his father, Andrew, left home. Andrew Erskine was a farmer, a brick maker and worked for the railroad.

Children of Andrew & Lucinda Erskine:
 
1. Nancy Janeborn1842Ohiodied Missouri
2. John E.born1844Ohiodied1923Missouri
3. Sarah E.born1846Ohiodied
4. Mary C.born1848Iowadied
5. Esther A.born1850Iowadiedbef 1856Iowa
6. Joseph 0. born1852Iowadied1924Oklahoma
7. George M.born1854Iowadied1882Missouri
8. S.Henryborn1856Iowadied
9. Samanthaborn1859Iowadied
Children of Andrew & Rosana Erskine:
 
10. Benjamin Franklinborn1862Iowadied1951Missouri
11. Andrew N.born Iowadied
12. Charles W.born1868Iowadied
Children of Andrew & Mary Elizabeth Erskine:
 
13. Rosa Mayborn1880Missouridied1965Washington
14. Albert Nathiasborn1886Missouridied1973Oregon
NANCY JANE ERSKINE (1842- ) Born Paint Twp., Highland County, Ohio; married_____German; lived Kirksville, Adair Co., Missouri.
JOHN E. ERSKINE (1844-1923) Born Paint Twp., Highland County, Ohio; John's left arm didn't fully develop as the result of being pulled out of place as a baby; married Charlotte 'Lottie' Broyls (1864-1916),ca. 1881 in Missouri; John was a farmer and workedfor the railroad; died in Missouri.
Children of John M.& Chariotte Erskine:
 
1. Emmaborn1883Missouridied after 1949
2. Berthaborn1888 Missouri
3. (dau)born  Missouri
SARAH E. ERSKINE (1846-) Born Fairfield Twp., Highland County, Ohio.
MARY C. ERSKINE (1848-) Born Jefferson County, Iowa.
ESTHER A. ERSKINE (1850-before 1856) Born Jefferson Co., Iowa. Died young.
JOSEPH D.ERSKINE (1852-1924) Born Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., Iowa; Joseph D. Erskine married Mary Ann Pinkerton, daughter of James Y. and Eva Ann Pinkerton, 22 June 1876, Kirksville, Adair Co., MO; Joseph & Mary Ann 'Mollie' Erskine and four children moved to Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas ca 1886; Joseph Erskine held a Government Patent on land in Ford County, KS, dated 10 June 1891; Mary Ann Erskine died Dodge City, Grandview Twp., Kansas on the 6th of August, 1898; buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, KS; Joseph Erskine went to Missouri ca 1912 to visit Frank Erskine, half-brother, and family; Joseph Erskine and four sons, Fred, Charlie, Harry, John & John's family, moved onto a farm near Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri ca 1917; moved fall of 1922 to a farm near Shattuck, Ellis County Oklahoma; Joseph B. Erskine died from a skin cancer on his face 17 January 1924; buried Shattuck, Allmon Cemetery(Rural), Hopewell Twp. , Ellis County, Oklahoma; Joseph D. Erskine was called 'Dody' by the grandchildren.
Children of Joseph D. & Mary A. Erskine:
 
1. George Fredrickborn1877MOdied1929Oklahoma
2. Luella 'Lula'born1878MOdied1914Kansas
3. Charles Wesleyborn1880MOdied1943Kansas
4. John Georgeborn1884MOdied1962Kansas
5. Harryborn1888KSdied1956Kansas
6. Bessie Evaborn1890KSdied1965Kansas
7. James Edwardborn1892KSdied1932Kansas
GEORGE M ERSKINE (1854-1882) Born Iowa; George married Anna E. Griggs, June 3, 1880, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri; George Erskine was a broommaker; he died September 30, 1882; buried Forest-Lewellyn Cemetery, Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri. No children.
HENRY ERSKINE (1856-) Born in Iowa; Henry worked for the railroad in Missouri; was known to be living in Greencastle, Sullivan Co., MO.
SAMANTHA ERSKINE (1859-) Born in Wapello County, Iowa; Samantha was known to be living in Missouri with her family.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ERSKINE (1862-1951) Born Wapello County, Iowa; Frank worked for the railroad; lived in Missouri, Kansas, and for a while in Oklahoma; was short in statue, about 5' 5"; F. Erskine is recorded in Newton Co., MO Pioneers of the Six Bulls, Vol.1, as Chief Railroad Detective, Frisco R.R.; married Elizabeth Irene Altis, daughter of Abraham Henry & Nancy Jane Altis, 18 Aug. 1889, Cabool, Texas Co., Missouri; Frank Erskine died 25 August 1951 in Purcell, Jasper Co., MO; buried Spring Valley Cemetery, Newton Co., Diamond, Missouri '(sometimes called Tipton Ford, MO); Location of cemetery is where Highway 71 intersects old Highway 60, turn east approximately 11/4 mile.
Children of Frank & Elizabeth Erskine:
 
1. Walter Edwardborn1890MOdied1955KS
2. Hattie Mayborn1891MOdied 1918
3. Minnie Leeborn1892MOdied1973MO
4. Jessieborn MOdied
5. Allie/Ollie I.born1898MOdied1901MO
6. Charles Franklinborn1900MOdied1964MO
7. Artborn1902MOdied 1944
ANDREW M. ERSKINE (ca. 1864- ) Probably born Wapello County, Iowa; Andrew M. appears on Probate Records Index number 438, Texas Co., Missouri, dates 1885,1886,1888; three names listed of: ERSKIN, Benj. F.; Andrew M.;& Charles W., minors; shown with Andrew Erskin, Guardian. Andrew M. does not appear on the 1880 U.S. Census. Nothing more is known about him.
CHARLES W. ERSKINE (1868- ) Born Wapello County, Iowa; Charles W. appears on the 1880 U.S. Census as age 12, living at home with father,Andrew Erskine; nothing more is known about him.
ROSA MAY ERSKINE (1880-1965) Born Sullivan County, Missouri; married #1 Charlie Griffin (1849-1932); #2 husband John Silver; Rosa May had one daughter, Mary Moretta Silver; Rosa May died 29 May 1965, Kelso, Washington, Rosa May was born April 7,1880.
Child of John & Rosa May (Erskine) Silver:
 
1. Mary Morettaborn  died 1988
ALBERT MATHIAS ERSKINE (1886-1973) Born Cabool, Texas County, Missouri,26 November 1886; Albert told his family that he was twelve years old when his dad left home to visit one of his older sons; life was hard for Albert as a young lad; his mother helped in the homes of people who were ill; Albert spent much of his youth living near Neosho, Missouri; Albert lived as an adult in Cerona, California where he married Miss Florence Lockwood of Dayton, Washington on 12 January 1907; they lived in a brick cottage on East Sixth Street which Albert had recently purchased from E. Lewis for $1200. 00; He later married Dorothy Dablen, 21 June 1946 in Portland, OR; lived 6021 S.E. Bush, Portland. Albert was a stone & brick mason by trade; died July 1, 1973 in Portland, Oregon.
Children of Albert Mathias & Florence Erskine:
 
1. Maxine Sylviaborn1909CAdied 1916
2/3 Twins-names unknown  died at birth
4. Kenneth Arthurborn1914 died 1987
5. Glenn Albertborn1916 OR
JOSEPH D. ERSK1NE (1852-1924) Born Jefferson Co., Iowa, 11 January 1852; father, Andrew Erskine (ca1821-calS9S), born West Virginia; mother, Lucinda (Dawson) Erskine (1824-1860), born Ohio; Joseph was the sixth child born to this family; lived in Jefferson County and Wapello County, Iowa; Joseph's mother died when he was eight years old; moved to Adair County, Missouri when he was about age thirteen (13); Joseph D. Erskine married Mary Ann 'Mollie' Pinkerton,daughter of James Y. and Eva Ann Pinkerton on 22 June 1816, in Kirksville, Adair Co., Missouri; Joseph and Mary Erskine and four children moved from Kirksville, Benton Township, Adair Co., Missouri to Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas ca 1886, a trip of about six weeks by covered wagon; Joseph Erskine held a Government Patent on land containing 150 26/100 acres, Ford County, KS dated 10 June 1891; Mary Ann Erskine, wife of Joseph, died Dodge City, Grandview Twp.,KS on 6 August 1898, buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Kansas; the above mentioned land was sold April 1902; the family lived on other farm land in the Saw Log Creek School area, north of Dodye City; moved to a farm near Willow Springs, Howell Co., Missouri about 1917 also moving to Willow Springs was Joseph's four sons: Fred, Charlie, Harry, John & John's family; friends and relatives from Kirksville, Missouri with surnames of: Holt, Pratt, German, Beum, Schofield, Pinkerton, and others, had moved to the new land of Oklahoma about 1900 and encouraged others to join them; Joseph Erskine with sons Fred & Fred's family, Charlie, John & John's family, Harry, and half-brother Frank Erskine & Frank's families, moved to farm lands near Shattuck, Ellis County, Oklahoma in 1921- 1922; moving from Dodge City, Kansas to this same area was the daughter of Joseph Erskine, Eva Ann Erskine-Knoefler & husband Ernest& family; three children were born during this time- Bertha P. Erskine, dau. of John & Martha; Troy Elmer Knoefler, son of Ernest & Eva; Marion Robert Gillmore, son of Sam & Minnie (Erskine) Gilmore, grandson of Frank Erskine; Joseph D. Erskine died 17 January 1924, cause of death was carcinoma of left jaw; buried Allmon Cemetery (Rural), Shattuck, Ellis County, Oklahoma; Joseph D. Erskine was lovingly called 'Dody' by friends & grandchildren.
Children of Joseph D. & Mary A. Erskine:
 
1. George Fredrickborn1877MOdied1929Oklahoma
2. Luella 'Lula'born1878MOdied1914Kansas
3. Charles Wesleyborn1880MOdied1943Kansas
4. John Georgeborn1884MOdied1962Kansas
5. Harryborn1888KSdied1956Kansas
6. Bessie Evaborn1890KSdied1965Kansas
7. James Edwardborn1892KSdied1932Kansas
GEORGE FREDRICK ERSKINE (1877-1929) Born Kirksville, Benton Township, Adair Co., Missouri; married Effie Mae Ereckson-Hanson (1888-1977), daughter of Ereck & Iowa Ellen (Bogue) Ereckson; Fred and Effie moved to Willow Springs, Howell Co., MO about the same time lived on farms about one mile from each other; married 02 June Willow Springs; moved to Ellis Co., OK, October 1922; Fred died 04 July 1929, buried Allmon Cemetery (Rural), Shattuck, Ellis Co., OK. beside his father, Joseph D. Erskine; Fred loved music,taught Sunday School classes, served as a Lay Minister for the community Methodist Church.
Children of Fred & Effie Erskine:
 
1. Andrew Ereckborn1921 Missouri
2. Margie Lorineborn1929Oklahomadied1971Oklahoma
LUELLA 'Lula' ERSKIN (1878-1915) Born Kirksville1 Adair Co., Missouri; married J. C. Boyd, widower, Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas; Lula died 09 January 1915, buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City,Ford Co, KS beside her mother, Mary Ann Erskin; no children.
CHARLES WESLEY ERSKIN (1880-1943) Born Kirksville, Adair Co., Missouri;Charlie lived with the family in Missouri and Oklahoma; worked on the farm; was very good with horses; returned to Dodge City, KS 1929 in his horse-drawn buggy; died of heart condition 10 Jan. 1943; buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, KS near his mother, Mary, sister Lula, and brother Harry; Charlie was never married.
JOHN GEORGE ERSKIN (1884-1962) Born Kirksville, Benton Township, Adair Co., Missouri; married Martha Allen (1894-1964), daughter of George H. & Katie (Lorrettz) Allen, on 22 September 1911; lived in Kansas all their married life except a few years in Missouri & Oklahoma; John loved to fish, a farmer, enjoyed being with people; died 27 August 1962, buried Scott City Cemetery, Scott Co.,Kansas.
Children of John & Martha Erskin:
 
1. Joseph Henryborn1912Kansasdied1980Kansas
2. Lilly Tressieborn1913Kansasdied1990Kansas
3. Francesborn1914 Kansas
4. Albert Williamborn1917 Kansas
5. Tiny Girlborn1919Missouridied1919Missouri
6. Bertha R.born1922Oklahomadied1990Kansas
7. Robert Leroyborn1924 Kansas
8. Elmer Danielborn1926 Kansas
9. John Juniorborn1929 Kansas
10. Alvy Deanborn1934 Kansas
HARRY ERSKIN (1888-1956) Born Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas; Harry lived with the family in Missouri and Oklahoma; worked on the farm; a shy man, he never married; July 1923, age 35, while working on the construction of the new Ford County Court House, Harry suffered a heat stroke which resulted in severe brain damage; was admitted for care at Larned State Hospital, Larned,KS; after his recovery, he was discharged from the hospital, however he decided to return to reside there and work as a butcher at the hospital for the remainder of his life; died 16 November 1956 due to a coronary occlusion;buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Kansas beside his brother Charles Erskin.
BESSIE EVA ERSKIN (1890-1965) Born Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas; married Ernest Frederick Knoefler, son of John & Ernestine (Reichelt) Knoefler,on 18 February 1913; Ernest was a carpenter & cement mason;lived all their married life in Dodge City,KS except for a short time in Oklahoma; Bessie was devoted to her church & her family; died 18 August 1965, buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Ford Co., KS beside her husband.
Children of Bessie Eva Erskin-Knoefler & Ernest F. Knoefler:
 
1. Esther Leonaborn1914Kansasdied1992Kansas
2. George Ernestborn1918 Kansas
3. Troy Elmerborn1922 Oklahoma
JAMES EDWARD ERSKIN (1892-1932) Born Dodge City, Ford Co., Kansas; Jim Erskin's occupation was Boiler Maker for the A T & S F Railroad; married Louisa Gertrude Cook about 1915; Louisa died 16 November 1923, buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, KS; Jim married some time later, Viva Miller, widow; James Edward Erskin died 13 June 1932 while eating dinner with his brother, John Erskin and family in Shallow Water, Scott County, Kansas; buried Scott City Cemetery, Scott Co., Kansas.
Children of James Edward & Louisa Gertrude Erskin:
 
1. George Henryborn1917Kansasdied1976California
2. Ruthborn1919Kansasdied1919Kansas
3. James Edward, Jr.born1921Kansasdied1988California
4. Vernon Lee Royborn1923 Kansas
Children of James Edward & Viva Erskin:
 
5. Marionborn  Kansas
6. Paulineborn  Kansas
7. Richardborn1932 Kansas