David D. Erwin, Att.

American Biographical History of Eminent and Self-made Men: Michigan Volume,  By F. A. Barnard, Published 1878, Western Biographical Publishing Co., page 32
  Erwin, David D., Lawyer, Muskegon, was born near Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois.  He is a {great} grandson of one of the Revolutionary patriots, General David Erwin, who was with General Washington when he crossed the Delaware. His {great} great-grandfather emigrated to this country, from Ireland, in 1740. Mr. Erwin commenced his education at Rushville; attended the Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois; and entered the office of the County Clerk of Schuyler County, Illinois, in 1864. He was Deputy in the Circuit Court of the same county, until May, 1867; when he went to Muskegon, and became Deputy Clerk of that county. In 1869 he began the study of law with Gray, Smith & Nims. He was admitted to the bar in 1870, and is now a member of the well-known firm of Smith, Nims & Erwin. He has held the positions of Recorder of Muskegon; member of the School Board; and Receiver of the Chicago, Saginaw and Canada Railroad. He is a member of the Democratic party. Mr. Erwin was married, November 21, 1870, to Miss Florence Tillotson, formerly of Glenn's Falls, New York.

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