Samuel Edson1

d. 10 April 1719
Father*Deacon Samuel Edson2 b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Mother*Susanna Orcutt2 b. 1617/18, d. 1699
Marriage*He married Susanna Byram, daughter of Nicholas Byram and Susanna Shaw.3
Death*10 April 1719He died on 10 April 1719 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,4

Family

Susanna Byram b. c 1648/49, d. 12 Mar 1741/42
Children1.Susanna Edson+1 b. 15 Jan 1678/79
2.Elizabeth Edson+2 b. 19 Aug 1684, d. 19 Jun 1716
3.Samuel Edson+2 b. 14 Jan 1689/90, d. 1771

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Edson, pages 153-160.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 107; Susanna Edson was the daughter of Samuel and Susanna. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 465.

Samuel Edson1

b. 28 August 1687, d. 7 January 1749/50
Father*Joseph Edson1 d. b 1712
Mother*Experience __?__1
Birth*28 August 1687Samuel Edson was born on 28 August 1687 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Marriage*30 March 1721He married Mehitabel Brett, daughter of Nathaniel Brett and Sarah Hayward, on 30 March 1721 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,4
Residence*They lived at East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).5
(Husband) Death20 February 1736Samuel became a widower when Mehitabel (Brett) Edson died on 20 February 1736.1,6
Marriage*1 March 1737/38He married second Mehitabel Hayward, daughter of Joseph Hayward and Mehitabel Dunham, on 1 March 1737/38 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5,7
Death*7 January 1749/50He died on 7 January 1749/50 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 62.8,9

Family 1

Mehitabel Brett b. 12 Aug 1692, d. 20 Feb 1736
Children1.Samuel Edson1 b. 2 Feb 1721/22, d. 25 Feb 1801
2.Nathaniel Edson1 b. 5 May 1728

Family 2

Mehitabel Hayward b. 17 May 1701, d. 28 Feb 1776

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 106. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 126.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 465.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 174.
  8. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Edson, pages 153-160, with year of death noted as 1750.
  9. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 465, with date of death recorded as Jan. 7, 1749.

Samuel Edson1

b. 2 February 1721/22, d. 25 February 1801
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of John Bolton
Father*Samuel Edson1 b. 28 Aug 1687, d. 7 Jan 1749/50
Mother*Mehitabel Brett1 b. 12 Aug 1692, d. 20 Feb 1736
Birth*2 February 1721/22Samuel Edson was born on 2 February 1721/22 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*25 February 1801He died a bachelor on 25 February 1801 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at age 79. His gravestone marker, however, said he died in his 87th year.3,4

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 106. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Edson, pages 153-160, with year of death noted as 1800.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 465, referencing G.R.10 and citing a gravestone record from Trinity Church Graveyard, "in his 87th year" with his date of death recorded as Feb. 25, 1801.

Samuel Edson1

b. 14 January 1689/90, d. 1771
Father*Samuel Edson1 d. 10 Apr 1719
Mother*Susanna Byram1 b. c 1648/49, d. 12 Mar 1741/42
Birth*14 January 1689/90Samuel Edson was born on 14 January 1689/90 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2
Marriage*He married Mary __?__.1
(Purchase Right Grantee) Land Grant29 May 1751When ten acres of land within the eight mile grant of the township of Bridgewater, and joining to his other land at Robbins Pond, was laid out to John Bolton on 29 May 1751, the land was laid out upon the purchase right of Samuel Edson from the ten acre grant made on 17 April 1749.3
(Husband) Death1770Samuel became a widower when Mary Edson died in 1770.1
Death*1771He died in 1771.1

Family

Mary __?__ d. 1770
Children1.Susanna Edson+1 b. 14 Dec 1708
2.Ebenezer Edson1 b. 7 Dec 1727

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 106. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 2, pages 215-216.

Deacon Samuel Edson1

b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Birth*1611/12Samuel Edson was born in 1611/12.1
Marriage*He married Susanna Orcutt, daughter of William Ochar.1
(Added Proprietor) Land Grant1656Samuel Edson was one of two men added later to the initial list of fifty-four original proprietors for the development of the town that would become Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony). The original list of men, most if not all from Duxbury, included John Willis, Solomon Leonard, Francis West, John Ames, John Howard, Thomas Hayward, Philip Delano, George Soule, Moses Simmons, John Alden, Christopher Wadsworth and James Lindall and was approved in 1645. When the town of Bridgewater was actually incorporated in 1656 the two new proprietors had been added and there were a total of fifty-six. Of these proprietors, only eighteen, about one-third, actually relocated and became residents of the new plantation. Samuel Edson was probably granted his later proprietor's share in exchange for building the first mill in the town. He had come to Bridgewater from Salem, in Essex County.

The area known as the Bridgewaters was originally inhabited by Wampanoag who called it Saughtuchquett (Satucket). In 1642 when the township of Marshfield was separated from Duxbury and became its own distinct entity, Duxbury petitioned the court for additional land “to the westward” in compensation.

The General Court granted their petition in 1645 and six trustees, Captain Myles Standish, John Alden, George Soule, Constant Southworth, John Rogers, and William Brett were appointed to divide the land. The action by the General Court was primarily an authority to purchase land, and Captain Standish, Samuel Nash, and Constant Southworth were appointed to make the purchase. The deed was signed on 23 Mar 1649.

The Bridgewater lands were divided among the inhabitants “by an agreement among themselves”. Unfortunately, there is no record to tell us how the town proceeded to agree to their division, or how, by whom, or when it was determined what residence or other circumstance should entitle anyone to a share. To view the complete list of Bridgewater's Original Proprietors, click on the PDF icon; the photo icons lead to four early maps of the Bridgewater settlement.2,3,4,5,6
Relationship Note*Deacon Samuel Edson was Thomas Snell's uncle.7
Death*1692He died in 1692 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Susanna Orcutt b. 1617/18, d. 1699
Children1.Samuel Edson+1 d. 10 Apr 1719
2.Joseph Edson+1 d. b 1712
3.Josiah Edson Esq.1 b. 1651, d. 4 Oct 1734
4.Susanna Edson+1
5.Elizabeth Edson1
6.Mary Edson+1
7.Sarah Edson1
8.Bethiah Edson1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  3. [S913] Author unidentified, A map identifying the lands of the Original Proprietors of the Bridgewater Settlement, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, c1645-1656, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified). Hereinafter cited as Bridgewater Original Proprietors Map, c1645-1656.
  4. [S888] Author unidentified (although probably a descendant of David Perkins), A map of Old Bridgewater identifying the lands of the Perkins Family and their neighbors, 1680-1730, Old Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 17.995 x 15.555 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of Old Bridgewater, 1680-1730.
  5. [S889] Author unidentified, A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater incorporated June 1, 1716 and called the South Parish, indicating the early highways and paths and the dwelling places of the settlers, at the date of incorporation of the Precinct and before the Census of 1746, Second Precinct, South Parish, Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.48 x 17.51 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the Second Precinct of Bridgewater, 1716-1746.
  6. [S890] Author unidentified, A map of the East Parish of Bridgewater founded from Old Bridgewater December 14, 1723, the Meeting House raised March 14, 1720 and officially incorporated in 1823; the map also includes West Bridgewater, first settled in 1651 from Old Bridgewater and officially incorporated in 1822. The dwelling houses of some of the landowners are identified, c1723, East & West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts: (Hand drawn, not published, creation date unidentified), size: 22.215 x 17.12 inches. Hereinafter cited as A map of the East and West Parishes of Bridgewater, c1730.
  7. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Snell, pages 295-300.

Sarah Edson1

Father*Deacon Samuel Edson1 b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Mother*Susanna Orcutt1 b. 1617/18, d. 1699

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Sarah Edson1

b. 12 February 1704/5, d. 3 March 1732
Relationship4th cousin of John Bolton
Father*Captain Josiah Edson1 b. 1682, d. 16 Jan 1762
Mother*Sarah Packard1 b. 19 Aug 1682
Birth*12 February 1704/5Sarah Edson was born on 12 February 1704/5 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Name VariationShe was called Sary.3
Marriage*2 February 1731She married Elisha Pierce of Scituate, son of Benjamin Pierce and Martha Adams, on 2 February 1731 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4,5
Death*3 March 1732She died on 3 March 1732 in Scituate at age 273
Burial* and was buried in Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3

Family

Elisha Pierce b. 24 Nov 1699, d. 15 Jul 1770
Child1.Sarah Pierce+4 b. 3 Mar 1732

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 106. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume II, Deaths, page 433 referencing G.R.2: citing a gravestone record, Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate. Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.
  4. [S470] Collected by Harvey Cushman Pierce, Seven Pierce Families, a record of births, deaths and marriages of the first seven generations of Pierces in America, including a record of the descendants of Abial Peirce to the present (Strasburg, Virginia and Washington DC: originally printed by Shenandoah Publishing House and reprinted by Higginson Book Company, 1936), Section 4, The Descendants of Michael Pierce of Scituate, Massachusetts, pages 145-214. Hereinafter cited as Seven Pierce Families.
  5. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Scituate Vital Records to 1850, Volume II, Marriages, page 236.

Susanna Edson1

b. 15 January 1678/79
Father*Samuel Edson1 d. 10 Apr 1719
Mother*Susanna Byram2 b. c 1648/49, d. 12 Mar 1741/42
Birth*15 January 1678/79Susanna Edson was born on 15 January 1678/79 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3,1
Marriage*She married John Hayward, son of John Hayward and Sarah Mitchell.1
(Wife) Death14 April 1705Susanna became a widow when John Hayward died on 14 April 1705.1,4
Marriage*17 December 1706She married second Elihu Brett Jr., son of Elihu Brett Esq. and Ann __?__, on 17 December 1706 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5,6

Family 1

John Hayward b. 20 Apr 1667, d. 14 Apr 1705
Children1.Susanna Hayward1 b. 13 Sep 1699
2.Sarah Hayward1 b. 7 Aug 1703

Family 2

Elihu Brett Jr.

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 107; Susanna Edson was the daughter of Samuel and Susanna. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 107.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 486.
  5. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 1, although he identified a different Susanna Hayward who has not been found to have existed. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 60.

Susanna Edson1

Father*Deacon Samuel Edson1 b. 1611/12, d. 1692
Mother*Susanna Orcutt1 b. 1617/18, d. 1699
Marriage*She married Reverend James Keith.2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Keith, pages 214-224.

Susanna Edson1

b. 14 December 1708
Father*Samuel Edson1 b. 14 Jan 1689/90, d. 1771
Mother*Mary __?__1 d. 1770
Birth*14 December 1708Susanna Edson was born on 14 December 1708 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*17 June 1736She married Samuel Hayward, son of Samuel Hayward and Elizabeth Barbour, on 17 June 1736 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4,5
Residence*Susanna and Samuel Hayward moved to Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6
Death*She died in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Edson, pages 153-160. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 107, her father identified as Samuel Edson 3rd. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190, indicated certainty that he married Susanna Edson, daughter of Samuel Edson.
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Edson, pages 153-160, but indicated she "perhaps" married Samuel Hayward.
  5. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, pages 126 and 175.
  6. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.

Adaline E. Edwards1

b. 18 December 1840, d. 3 June 1889
Birth*18 December 1840Adaline E. Edwards was born on 18 December 1840.1
Marriage*8 June 1858She married, as his first wife, Samuel David Anspach, son of Benjamin Anspach and Mary Schuck, on 8 June 1858 in Ohio.1,2
Children*Adaline and Samuel had at least five children together, including one set of twins.1,2
Death*3 June 1889She died on 3 June 1889 in Dubois County, Indiana, at age 481
Burial* and was buried in Mentor Cemetery, Mentor, Dubois County.1

Family

Samuel David Anspach b. 4 Jul 1834, d. 18 Oct 1909

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Adaline L (Edwards) Anspach, Memorial# 65423776. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel David Anspach, Memorial# 65423753.

Aldin Edwards1

b. October 1825, d. 1 March 1902
Birth*October 1825Aldin Edwards was probably born in October 1825 in New York.2,3
Name VariationHe was called Odd.1
Marriage*25 January 1857He married Isabell Sherwood, daughter of Henry Sherwood and Mary Ann Coleman, on 25 January 1857 in Erie County, Ohio. They were married at the home of Isabell's parents by G. H. Brown, Minister.4,5,1
Census US 1860*11 July 1860Bell B. and Aldin Edwards, who was recorded with only the initial "A" as his first name, were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 11 July 1860 in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. Aldin was 31 years of age and a Liquor Dealer with real estate valued at $1,600 and a personal estate valued at $1,100, and Bell was 22 years of age. Their son, Harrie, was one year old.6
Census US 1870*23 June 1870Odd and Odd Edwards were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 23 June 1870 as boarding residents of a hotel in Tippecanoe, Miami County, Ohio. Odd was 42 years of age and a Wine Rectifier with real estate valued at $3,000 and a personal estate valued at $2,000, and Belle was 35 years of age.7
Residence-2nd Home*between 1880 and 1890While Belle and Odd Edwards maintained their primary residence in Denver, they also had a residence, and owned and operated rental properties and businesses, in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado. Odd was listed in the City Directories for Leadville from 1880 through 1890. During that time period, the names of married women were seldom included in city directories, so while his wife, Belle, was often with him in Leadville, only Odd Edward's name was listed. In 1880 they lived at 431 E. 5th, and in 1881 at 523 E. 6th. From 1882 through 1890 both their home and business address was 514 E. 6th. No occupation was reported for Odd in 1880; he was an engineer in 1881 and 1882; and from 1883 through 1890 he operated a confectionery, a stationery and a news depot, all from 514 E. 6th.8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Illness*9 November 1890Odd's wife had been ill when the Leadville newspaper reported, on 7 September 1890, that she was recovering from her recent illness. Then, on 9 November 1890, the newspaper reported that Mrs. Odd Edwards had recovered enough from her recent illness to be around again.19,20
Residence-2nd Home1891 From 1891 through 1895, both Odd and his wife, Belle, were listed in the Leadville City Directories, she as Mrs. Odd Edwards. Their residence remained 514 E. 6th Street, and Belle operated their news depot business from that address and her business was also listed under "News Dealers and Stationers."21,22,23,24
Residence-2nd Home1897 Beginning in 1897, only Mrs. Odd Edwards was listed in the Leadville Directory. Her address remained 514 E. 6th and her news business grew to include drugs, cigars, and notions. She also had business listings under "Notions and Fancy Goods" in 1897 and 1898, "Cigars and Tobacco" in 1899, and "Notions and Fancy Goods" in 1900. Then, from 1897 through 1900, Lauritz Nyboe was listed in the Leadville Directories as the Manager for the businesses of Mrs. Odd Edwards at 514 E. 6th Street.25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32
Social News*24 April 1898A visit by his wife, Mrs. Odd Edwards, identified as Mrs. Odd Edwards, to Leadville, from Denver, was reported in the Leadville newspaper on 24 April 1898. The story, under "Personal Mention", reported that Mrs. Odd Edwards had been in town for about a week. She was up from Denver looking after the store at 514 East Sixth street, and the numerous tenement houses owned by the worthy couple. Mr. Edwards remained in Denver to, as Mrs. Edwards expressed it, "water the flowers and keep the lawn sprinkled." The Edwards had a beautiful home in the Capital city and an ample where-with-all to enjoy their declining years surrounded by every luxury.33
Fire*22 May 1898 On 22 May 1898, Leadville's newspaper reported that a house owned by Mr. Odd Edwards of Denver was destroyed by fire. The newspaper's headlines announced that "Houses Burn", followed by "Two Totally and One Partially Destroyed on East Fourth Street", and the story reported that:

Shortly before 10 o'clock the previous night, an alarm of fire was turned in and a bright blaze on East Fourth street indicated where the conflagration was raging. A cabin owned by J. E. Coumbs, the grocer, and occupied by two young men, was blazing, and the building next to it, occupied by Mrs. Moss, soon caught fire. Mrs. Moss resided at 420 East Fourth, while the cabin was at 422. Those two buildings were destroyed with nearly all their contents, while the building at 426 East Fourth, occupied by J. F. Joyce and owned by Mr. Coumbs, was badly damaged, but the furniture was nearly all saved.

The house occupied by Mrs. Moss was owned by Mr. Odd Edwards of Denver. The loss was nearly $2,000, partially covered by insurance.

The fire created considerable excitement, and in less than ten minutes a thousand people were on the scene.34
Social News*7 July 1898 On 7 July 1898, Leadville's newspaper reported that Mr. Odd Edwards was up from Denver looking after his real estate interests. Edwards said he intended to remain until water began to come out of the down-town mines.35
Census US 1900*9 June 1900Bell B. and Odd Edwards were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 9 June 1900 at 1564 Marion Street, Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado. Odd was 74 years of age and a Landlord, and Bell was 62 years of age. They owned their house free of mortgage, had been married for 43 years, and Bell had given birth to two children, neither of whom were living.36
Death*1 March 1902He died on 1 March 1902 at age 761
Burial* and was buried in the Odd Edwards Private Family Mausoleum in Block 13, Lot 66, Section ALL, of Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.1

Family

Isabell Sherwood b. Oct 1837, d. 27 Jun 1906
Child1.Harrie Edwards6 b. 1859

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Aldin “Odd” Edwards, Memorial# 13464336. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Odd and Bell B. Edwards, Year: 1900; Census Place: Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado; Roll: 118; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0062; FHL microfilm: 1240118, reporting Odd's date of birth as October 1825. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Aldin “Odd” Edwards, Memorial# 13464336, recording his year of birth as 1827.
  4. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Isabell Sherwood and Aldin Edwards on 25 January 1857 in Erie County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000954128. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Belle B Edwards, Memorial# 13464316.
  6. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. and Bell B. Edwards, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Sandusky, Erie, Ohio; Roll: M653_958; Page: 98; Family History Library Film: 803958. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Odd and Belle B. Edwards in a hotel, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tippecanoe, Miami, Ohio; Roll: M593_1244; Page: 388A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories. (The original set of Leadville City Directories were published for years 1879-1918 (no directories were printed in 1893 or 1896). The 1879 Leadville City Directory also lists the surrounding cities of Kokomo, Malta, and Carbonateville); online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1880, page 140, Odd Edwards, residence 431 E. 5th. Hereinafter cited as Leadville (Colorado) City Directories.
  9. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1881, page 124, Odd Edwards, engineer, residence 523 E. 6th.
  10. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1882, page 123, Odd Edwards, engineer, residence 514 E. 6th.
  11. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1883, page 117, Odd Edwards, stationery and confectionery, 514 E. 6th.
  12. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1884, page 108, Odd Edwards, news depot, 514 E. 6th.
  13. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1885, page 108, Odd Edwards, confectionery, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 258 under "Fruits and Confectionery", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  14. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1886, page 112, Odd Edwards, confectionery, residence 514 E. 6th, also on page 277 under "Fruits and Confectionery", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th, and on page 286 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  15. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1887, page 115, Odd Edwards, stationery, 514 E. 6th.
  16. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1888, page 113, Odd Edwards, confectioner, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 277 under "Fruits and Confectionery", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th and on page 286 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  17. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1889, page 112 Odd Edwards, confectioner, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 273 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  18. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1890, page 112 Odd Edwards, confectioner, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 269 under "Fruits and Confectionery", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  19. [S2474] Belle Edwards November 1890 Leadville Illness Recovery Personal Mention, online at the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection website at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, which we accessed initially from the Lake County Public Library website at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/home, The Herald Democrat, Leadville, Colorado, Sunday, 9 November 1890, page 4, Personal Mention, Mrs. Odd Edwards recovered enough from her illness to be around again, viewed online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/. Hereinafter cited as Belle Edwards November 1890 Leadville Illness Recovery Personal Mention.
  20. [S2474] Belle Edwards November 1890 Leadville Illness Recovery Personal Mention, online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, The Herald Democrat, Leadville, Colorado, Sunday, 7 September 1890, page 3, Personal Mention, Mrs. Odd Edwards recovering from recent illness, viewed online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/
  21. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1891, page 111, Odd Edwards, residence 514 E. 6th and Mrs. Odd Edwards, news depot, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 278 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 614 E. 6th; (we note it should probably have read 514 E. 6th).
  22. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1892, page 113, Odd Edwards, residence 514 E. 6th and Mrs. Odd Edwards, news depot, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 290 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  23. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1894, page 109, Odd Edwards, residence 514 E. 6th and Mrs. Odd Edwards, news depot, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 281 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  24. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1895, page 113, Odd Edwards, residence 514 E. 6th and Mrs. Odd Edwards, news depot, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 297 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  25. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1897, page 121, only Mrs. Odd Edwards, drugs, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 316 under "Notions and Fancy Goods", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  26. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1897, page 222, Lawrence Nyboe, manager for Mrs. O. Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  27. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1898, page 118, only Mrs. Odd Edwards, drugs, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 306 under "Notions and Fancy Goods", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  28. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1898, page 215, Lauritz Nyboe, manager for Mrs. O. Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  29. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1899, page 127, only Mrs. Odd Edwards, cigars, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 321 under "Cigars and Tobacco", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  30. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1899, page 237, Lauritz Nyboe, manager for Mrs. O. Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  31. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1900, page 137, only Mrs. Odd Edwards, notions, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 372 under "Notions and Fancy Goods", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  32. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1900, page 261, Lauritz Nyboe, manager for Mrs. O. Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  33. [S2473] Belle Edwards April 1898 Leadville Personal Mention, online at the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection website at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, which we accessed initially from the Lake County Public Library website at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/home, The Herald Democrat, Leadville, Colorado, Sunday, 24 April 1898, page 6, Personal Mention, Mrs. Odd Edwards, up from Denver in Leadville to look after store at 514 East Sixth street and the couple's numerous tenement houses, viewed online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/. Hereinafter cited as Belle Edwards April 1898 Leadville Personal Mention.
  34. [S2472] Odd Edwards May 1898 Leadville Property Fire, online at the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection website at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, which we accessed initially from the Lake County Public Library website at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/home, The Herald Democrat, Leadville, Colorado, Sunday, 22 May 1898, page 5, headlines "Houses Burn", followed by "Two Totally and One Partially Destroyed on East Fourth Street", one house owned by Mr. Odd Edwards of Denver, viewed online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/. Hereinafter cited as May 1898 Leadville Property Fire.
  35. [S2471] Odd Edwards July 1898 Leadville Personal Mention, online at the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection website at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, which we accessed initially from the Lake County Public Library website at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/home, The Herald Democrat, Leadville, Colorado, Thursday, 7 July 1898, page 6, Personal Mention, Mr. Odd Edwards, up from Denver, in Leadville, viewed online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/. Hereinafter cited as Odd Edwards July 1898 Leadville Personal Mention.
  36. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Odd and Bell B. Edwards, Year: 1900; Census Place: Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado; Roll: 118; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0062; FHL microfilm: 1240118, reporting Bell's date of birth as October 1837.

Alonzo Eli Edwards1

b. 27 April 1834, d. 20 March 1900
Father*Eli Edwards2,3,1 b. 1 Jun 1791, d. 15 Apr 1862
Mother*Catherine Longstreet2,3,1 b. 12 Jun 1792, d. 15 Mar 1863
Birth*27 April 1834Alonzo Eli Edwards was born on 27 April 1834 in Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York.1,2,3
Marriage*1 July 1856He married Lillis C. Frost, daughter of George H. Frost and Zerviah M. Sherman, on 1 July 1856.4,1
Death*20 March 1900He died on 20 March 1900 in Forestville, Chautauqua County, at age 655,2,3
Burial* and was buried in Plot# 115 in Cherry Creek Central Cemetery, Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County.1

Family

Lillis C. Frost b. 4 Jan 1838, d. 5 Sep 1922

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Alonzo Eli Edwards, Memorial# 7919878. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eli Edwards, Memorial# 5949995.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine (Longstreet) Edwards, Memorial# 5950089.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lillis C. (Frost) Edwards, Memorial# 7919915.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alonzo Eli Edwards, 7919878.

Ann Edwards1

d. 6 June 1732
Marriage*18 September 1661She married, as his second wife, Daniel Pond, son of Robert Pond and Mary __?__, on 18 September 1661 in Dedham.1,2
(Wife) Death4 February 1697/98Ann became a widow when Lieutenant Daniel Pond died on 4 February 1697/98.1,3
Death*6 June 1732She died on 6 June 1732 at age 92.1

Family

Daniel Pond d. 4 Feb 1697/98
Children1.Robert Pond+1 b. 8 Aug 1667
2.Jabez Pond+1 b. 6 Mar 1677, d. 6 Nov 1749

Citations

  1. [S1293] Edward Doubleday Harris, A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond, and his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: William Parsons Lunt, 1873), Daniel Pond, pages 9-11. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Pond and his descendants.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 127. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 28.

Benjamin Heaton Edwards1

b. 28 July 1857, d. 24 June 1909
Relationship6th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Lathan Edwards1,3 b. 8 Apr 1820, d. 16 Jan 1866
Mother*Celia Jane Heaton1,2 b. 23 Aug 1830, d. 11 Nov 1904
Birth*28 July 1857Benjamin Heaton Edwards was born on 28 July 1857 in Taylor County, Iowa.4
Marriage*25 December 1882He married first Annie Genophia Findley, daughter of William Henry Findley and Elizabeth Thompson, by license dated 25 December 1882 at the Court House, Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa. Their names, as they appeared on their license, were B.H. Edwards and G.A. "Finley."5,1
(Husband) Death15 March 1887Benjamin became a widower when Annie Genophia (Findley) Edwards died on 15 March 1887 at age 25.5
Marriage*1888He married second Haidee Belle Risher, daughter of Louis Risher and Sarah E. McKinley, in 1888 in Prescott, Adams County, Iowa.6,1
Death*24 June 1909He died on 24 June 1909 in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, at age 511
Burial* and was buried in Section 76 of Topeka Cemetery, Topeka.1

Family 1

Annie Genophia Findley b. 2 Feb 1862, d. 15 Mar 1887

Family 2

Haidee Belle Risher b. 1868, d. 1941

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Heaton Edwards, Memorial# 14296569. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Celia Jane (Heaton) Edwards, Memorial# 5951132.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lathan Edwards, Memorial# 5951085.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Heaton Edwards, Memorial# 14296569, reporting that, although his gravestone noted his year of birth as 1861, the Bible record of his parents reported his date of birth as 28 July 1857 and that the census of 1860 agrees with the earlier date of birth.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Annie Genophia (Findley) Edwards, Memorial# 44062032.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Haidee Belle (Risher) Edwards Warren, Memorial# 14296575.

David Edwards1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*15 November 1849He married Mahala Elam, daughter of John Elam and Phebe Heaton, on 15 November 1849.1

Family

Mahala Elam b. 13 May 1831, d. 15 Dec 1874

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 167-168. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Deborah Edwards1,2

b. 29 March 1823, d. 5 October 1824
Father*Eli Edwards1,2 b. 1 Jun 1791, d. 15 Apr 1862
Mother*Catherine Longstreet1,2 b. 12 Jun 1792, d. 15 Mar 1863
Birth*29 March 1823Deborah Edwards was born on 29 March 1823 in Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York,3,1,2
Death*5 October 1824 and died on 5 October 1824 in Ellington at the age of 1 year, 6 months and 6 days.3,1,2
Burial*She was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Ellington.3

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Eli Edwards, Memorial# 5949995. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine (Longstreet) Edwards, Memorial# 5950089.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Deborah Edwards, Memorial# 100698602.

Eleazer Edwards1

Deed Memorial*27 October 1749A memorial of a lease dated 27 October 1749 whereby Eleazer Edwards the younger of London, merchant, did devise unto Samuel Gerrard of Gibbstown in the county of Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland all those two several parcels of land commonly called and known by the name of Tankardstown, containing on the east part 219 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and on the west part 186 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and all those two several parcels of land called Castlemartin land, containing on the east part 92 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and on the west part 90 acres, little more or less, and all that parcel of land called Great Addanstown containing 7 and 20 acres Irish measure, little more or less, and all that parcel of land called Betaghstown containing 142 acres Irish measure, little more or less. Which said several parcels of land do contain in the whole and together, by estimation, 756 acres Irish plantation measure or 1,225 English statue measure or thereabouts, according to a survey formerly taken thereof by Alexander Stewart by order and appointment of the Fraternity of Drapers of the city of London. All which said lands are situate, lying and being in the baronies of Kells and Navan in the county of east Meath in the Kingdom of Ireland. And all messuages, tenement houses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, cottages and all other erections whatsoever now standing and being in and upon and of right belonging to the said premises or any part thereof, together with all mills, wares, fishings, fowlings, waters, water courses, and all other profits, commodities, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby devised, belonging or in any wise appertaining.

To hold from the first day of May before the date thereof for 46 years at the yearly rent of £260 without any deduction except for land tax.

In which lease is contained a covenant for executing a lease or grant of the premises to the said Samuel Gerrard, his executors, administrators or assigns, in case the said Eleazer Edwards, his executors or administrators shall, during the continuance of that lease, purchase, obtain or take a further grant or lease from The Master and Wardens and Brethren and Sisters of the Fraternity of Drapers, their successors or assigns, for all such further term, estate or interest so to be purchased or obtained one year only excepted at the same rent and covenants as are in said lease contained.

The lease was witnessed by Samuel Purlement of the city of Bath, gentleman, and Bartholomew Hall of Clongill, Meath, and the memorial was witnessed by the said Bartholomew Hall and Michael Argent of the city of Dublin, gentleman. Samuel's brother Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan signed and sealed the memorial in the presence of Bartholomew Hall and Michael Argent, and the within named Bartholomew Hall gave his oath that he saw the lease of which the within is a memorial executed by the party thereto and saw the within memorial signed and sealed by Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, brother and sole executor of the within named Samuel Gerrard, deceased. The memorial was registered on 26 May 1750.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1750; Film# 560264, Volume 139, pages 446-447, Deed Number 94944, images 426-547. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.

Eli Edwards1

b. 1 June 1791, d. 15 April 1862
Birth*1 June 1791Eli Edwards was born on 1 June 1791 in New York.1
Marriage*2 January 1816He married Catherine Longstreet on 2 January 1816 in Scipio, Cayuga County, New York.1
Death*15 April 1862He died on 15 April 1862 in Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York, at age 701
Burial* and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Ellington.1

Family

Catherine Longstreet b. 12 Jun 1792, d. 15 Mar 1863
Children1.Vincent Edwards1,2 b. 6 Nov 1818, d. 1892
2.Lathan Edwards+3,1 b. 8 Apr 1820, d. 16 Jan 1866
3.Harriet Edwards1,2 b. 6 Oct 1821, d. 11 Feb 1850
4.Deborah Edwards1,2 b. 29 Mar 1823, d. 5 Oct 1824
5.Phidelia Edwards1,2 b. 3 Jun 1824, d. 31 May 1841
6.William Ulysses Edwards1,2 b. 7 Jun 1832, d. 4 Mar 1906
7.Alonzo Eli Edwards1,2,4 b. 27 Apr 1834, d. 20 Mar 1900

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Eli Edwards, Memorial# 5949995. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine (Longstreet) Edwards, Memorial# 5950089.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lathan Edwards, Memorial# 5951085.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alonzo Eli Edwards, Memorial# 7919878.

Elizabeth Catherine Edwards1

b. 29 April 1860, d. 4 June 1934
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Lathan Edwards1,2 b. 8 Apr 1820, d. 16 Jan 1866
Mother*Celia Jane Heaton1,3 b. 23 Aug 1830, d. 11 Nov 1904
Birth*29 April 1860Elizabeth Catherine Edwards was born on 29 April 1860 in Taylor County, Iowa.1
Name VariationShe was called Libby.4,1
Marriage*26 December 1876She married, with her mother's written consent, Elmer Dennis, son of Hiram Dennis and Mary Ann McKinley, on 26 December 1876 in Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa.4,1
(Wife) Death5 October 1931Elizabeth became a widow when Elmer Dennis died on 5 October 1931 at age 80.4
Death*4 June 1934She died on 4 June 1934 in Villisca, Iowa, at age 741
Burial* and was buried in Villisca Cemetery, Villisca.1

Family

Elmer Dennis b. 15 Sep 1851, d. 5 Oct 1931

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Catherine (Edwards) Dennis, Memorial# 5949878. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lathan Edwards, Memorial# 5951085.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Celia Jane (Heaton) Edwards, Memorial# 5951132.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elmer Dennis, Memorial# 5949819.

Harrie Edwards1

b. 1859
Father*Aldin Edwards1 b. Oct 1825, d. 1 Mar 1902
Mother*Isabell Sherwood1 b. Oct 1837, d. 27 Jun 1906
Birth*1859Harrie Edwards was born about 1859 in Ohio.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. and Bell B. Edwards, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Sandusky, Erie, Ohio; Roll: M653_958; Page: 98; Family History Library Film: 803958. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Harriet Edwards1,2

b. 6 October 1821, d. 11 February 1850
Father*Eli Edwards1,2 b. 1 Jun 1791, d. 15 Apr 1862
Mother*Catherine Longstreet1,2 b. 12 Jun 1792, d. 15 Mar 1863
Birth*6 October 1821Harriet Edwards was born on 6 October 1821 in Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York,3,1,2
Death*11 February 1850 and died on 11 February 1850 in Ellington at age 28.3,1,2
Burial*She was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Ellington.3

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Eli Edwards, Memorial# 5949995. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine (Longstreet) Edwards, Memorial# 5950089.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Harriet Edwards, Memorial# 100698162.

Henry T. Edwards1

b. May 1847
Birth*May 1847Henry T. Edwards was born in May 1847 in Virginia.1
Name VariationHis full name was Henry Thomas Edwards1,2
Name Variation and he was also called Thomas.2
Marriage*1875He married Mary E. Gochenour in 1875 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1,3

Family

Mary E. Gochenour b. 28 Apr 1859
Child1.Laura Cecelia Edwards1 b. 22 Aug 1879, d. 1940

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry T. and Mary E. Edwards, Year: 1900; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 33; Enumeration District: 0007. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Mary E. Edwards, (their surname transcribed as "Edward" by Ancestry), Year: 1880; Census Place: Salt Lick, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1400; Page: 485A; Enumeration District: 010. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mary E Gochenour and Henry T Edwards in 1875 in Braxton County, West Virginia, United States. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.

John Edwards1

Marriage*He married Mary Hanford.1
Will*1744John Edwards left a will dated 1744 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and included the children of his "late daughter Mary Dennie."1

Family

Mary Hanford
Child1.Mary Edwards+1,2 b. 7 Jul 1695, d. 1722

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), Volume I, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.

Lathan Edwards1

b. 8 April 1820, d. 16 January 1866
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Eli Edwards2,3 b. 1 Jun 1791, d. 15 Apr 1862
Mother*Catherine Longstreet2,3,4 b. 12 Jun 1792, d. 15 Mar 1863
Birth*8 April 1820Lathan Edwards was born on 8 April 1820 in Scipio Center, Cayuga County, New York.5,2
Marriage*13 May 1850He married, as her first husband, Celia Jane Heaton, daughter of Benjamin Heaton and Barthena Evans, on 13 May 1850 on Macoupin Island, Macoupin County, Illinois.1,6,7
Census US 1850*31 October 1850Celia Jane and Lathan Edwards appeared on the 1850 census taken on 31 October 1850 in a place described as between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene County, Illinois. Lathan was 30 years of age and worked as a laborer, and Celia Jane was 20. Celia's father, stepmother and siblings were enumerated in the preceding household on the same census page.5
Death*16 January 1866He died on 16 January 1866 in Taylor County, Iowa, at age 452
Burial* and was buried in North Grove Cemetery, Hepburn, Page County, Iowa.2

Family

Celia Jane Heaton b. 23 Aug 1830, d. 11 Nov 1904
Children1.Ovanda Barthenie Edwards8,2 b. 25 Mar 1851, d. 4 Aug 1862
2.William Heaton Edwards9,2 b. 29 Mar 1853, d. 18 Mar 1873
3.Benjamin Heaton Edwards10,2 b. 28 Jul 1857, d. 24 Jun 1909
4.Elizabeth Catherine Edwards11,2 b. 29 Apr 1860, d. 4 Jun 1934
5.Stillman Brown Edwards12,2 b. 15 Jan 1862, d. 7 Jan 1947

Citations

  1. [S1682] Heaton / Rusk Bible and Transcriptions, from copies of original Bible pages supplied by Don W. Clarkson in 1998 and typed as read by Glenda Frank Moser who originally shared the photos and her transcriptions with Ancestry.com on 31 August 2014. Don Clarkson was identified as a descendant of Sarah Ann Rusk and a link to Glenda's Ancestry tree was found online at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/58145564/…, recording Macoupin Island's county in Illinois as Greene County, although it had become a part of the newly formed Macoupin County on 17 January 1829. Hereinafter cited as Heaton / Rusk Bible and Transcriptions.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lathan Edwards, Memorial# 5951085. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eli Edwards, Memorial# 5949995.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine (Longstreet) Edwards, Memorial# 5950089.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lathan and Celia Jane Edwards, Between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene, Illinois; Roll: M432_108; Page: 61B; Image: 130. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S266] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online at https://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp, her name transcribed as "Justus, Jane", recording the date of their marriage license as 13 May 1850, the same date as their marriage, and citing Volume 001, page 0094, license number 00002796, in the county of Greene. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Celia Jane (Heaton) Edwards, Memorial# 5951132.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ovanda Barthenie Edwards, Memorial# 5951165.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Heaton Edwards, Memorial# 5951176.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Heaton Edwards, Memorial# 14296569.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Catherine (Edwards) Dennis, Memorial# 5949878.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Stillman Brown Edwards, Memorial# 15013519.

Laura Cecelia Edwards1

b. 22 August 1879, d. 1940
Father*Henry T. Edwards2 b. May 1847
Mother*Mary E. Gochenour2 b. 28 Apr 1859
Birth*22 August 1879Laura Cecelia Edwards was born on 22 August 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia.1,2
Marriage*8 September 1900She married first, as his second wife, John E. Watson, son of John Watson and Catharine Thrash, on 8 September 1900 in Braxton County, West Virginia.3
(Wife) Death28 December 1902Laura became a widow when John E. Watson died on 28 December 1902 at age 39.4
Marriage*18 March 1908She married second, as his second wife, William Albert Simmons, son of John S. Simmons and Leah V. Simmons, on 18 March 1908 in Braxton County.1,5
Death*1940She died in 1940 in Jefferson County, Ohio, at about age 611
Burial* and was buried in Quaker Cemetery, Richmond, Jefferson County.1

Family 1

John E. Watson b. Jan 1863, d. 28 Dec 1902

Family 2

William Albert Simmons b. 22 Apr 1865, d. 11 Sep 1947

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura Cecelia (Edwards) Simmons, Memorial# 42849466. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry T. and Mary E. Edwards, Year: 1900; Census Place: Otter, Braxton, West Virginia; Roll: 1756; Page: 33; Enumeration District: 0007. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Laura C Edwards, age 21, born in Braxton County, West Virginia, and John E Watson, age 36, born in Ritchie County, West Virginia, on 8 September 1900 in Braxton County, West Virginia. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  4. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of J. E. Watson on 28 December 1902 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 39, born about 1863, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  5. [S1387] West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Laura Watson, age 28, born in Braxton County, and W A Simmons, age 42, born in Braxton County, on 18 March 1908 in Braxton County, West Virginia.

Mary Edwards1

b. 7 July 1695, d. 1722
Father*John Edwards1,2
Mother*Mary Hanford1
Baptism*7 July 1695Mary Edwards was baptized on 7 July 1695 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1,2
Marriage*She married as his first wife John Dennie, son of Albert Dennie and Elizabeth Wakeman.1,2
Death*1722She died after the birth of her last child Elizabeth, who was probably born around 1722.1
Will*1744Mary's father, John Edwards, left a will dated 1744 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and included the children of his "late daughter Mary Dennie."1
(First Wife) Land Records The distribution of John Dennie's Connecticut real estate as bequeathed in his will of 1744 was not known to researchers until 2002 and presented many questions. He left his real estate in two parts: two-thirds of his Connecticut property directly to his nine named children, and one-third of all his estate forever "both real and personal whether in this province the colony of Connecticut or elsewhere" to his widow Sarah. This bequest created an estate in real property in Connecticut for Sarah (Webb) Dennie, his widow. Because Sarah died without leaving a will, it was left to the courts to identify and name Sarah's children and heirs.

Land records in Fairfield and in Ridgefield, both in Fairfield County, Connecticut, gave researchers information on the identity of Sarah's heirs. The land records also clarified John Dennie's two wives and clearly identified their two sets of children. Sarah (Webb) Dennie's children were named, and those of Mary (Edwards) Dennie were identified as the other children. Joseph Dennie appeared with Sarah's children as her heir, but not as her son.

The Dennie children all eventually, after they attained their majority, or for the girls, married, sold their Fairfield and Ridgefield real estate. Researchers noted in their report, as an aside, that the real estate was of small value compared to the other property they inherited from their father.

Determined researchers explained their strategy by stating that complete land research for a parcel of property required that deeds be located for all the land sales of the heirs of John Dennie, which they called "the two thirds of the property" and of the heirs of Sarah Dennie, or "the one third of the property". They believed these transactions would identify all the interested parties in the entire package of real estate under review. They knew they were looking for a minimum of two deeds: one for the nine children of John Dennie and one for the court determined heirs of John's widow, Sarah (Webb) Dennie. Unfortunately, they did not know the maximum number of deeds they were looking for, since each of the children could have sold separately, one at a time.

Extensive research of the Dennie family land records in both Fairfield and Ridgefield was said by the researchers to have been "revealing, surprising and astonishing." They took special note in the first two land sales in the grouping and the unity of eight of the heirs. Eight of the nine children named in John Dennie's will joined together to sell all their two thirds interest at one time in one transaction. The deed named each of the eight stating "which said [children] are eight of the children and heirs of John Dennie late... Whereas the same John Dennie by his last will and testament duly proved gave and bequeathed unto his said eight children and his other son Joseph two full third parts of all the real estate... nine acres in Fairfield..." The deed was dated 24 Jan 1758 and recorded 8 Jun 1762. All of the parties named except Joseph signed at one time.

The second deed they found recorded in Fairfield was the sale by the Sarah Dennie heirs, again excepting Joseph. Sarah's four children were named and described as "children and heirs of Sarah Dennie late of Boston deceased intestate... whereas Mr. John Dennie late... by his last will duly proved approved and allowed gave and bequeathed to his widow the said Sarah Dennie one full third part of all his real estate in fee simple... The same Sarah soon after dyed intestate leaving the said William Thomas Sarah and Abigail and one Joseph Dennie her children and heirs". The deed was dated and recorded on the same dates as the first deed, 24 Jan 1758 and 8 Jun 1758, respectively.

The researchers also noted that William Dennie had received a double portion as the eldest son of the intestate Sarah, not the eldest son of John, and sold both parts. Sarah's other three children each received and sold one part. Joseph Dennie had received one portion which he would sell separately, later. John Dennie's son John had received two portions of his father's estate, and each of his siblings had received one. All, except Joseph, sold in full in the first deed described.1

Family

John Dennie b. 7 Oct 1694, d. b 3 Feb 1747
Children1.Albert Dennie+1 b. 4 Mar 1716
2.John Dennie+1 b. 1717, d. 1 Aug 1777
3.Mary Dennie+1 b. 11 Dec 1717
4.Grizzel Dennie1 b. 18 Sep 1720
5.Elizabeth Dennie1

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), Volume I, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.

Mary Edwards1

b. 1824, d. 1857
Birth*1824Mary Edwards was born about 1824 in Kentucky.1
Name VariationShe was called Polly.2
Marriage*6 October 1839She married Robert Ratliff on 6 October 1839 in Pike County, Kentucky.1,3
Census US 1850*8 August 1850Mary and Robert Ratliff were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 8 August 1850 in Pike County, Kentucky. Robert was 30 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500, and Mary was 26 years of age. They were enumerated with their five children. John A. and Mary J. were ages 9 and 7 years, respectively; Arminta E. and William B. were ages 5 and 2 years old, respectively; and the baby, James M., was 5 months old. Neither of the parents could read or write, and none of the children had attended school within the census year.1
Death*1857She died at about age 33, after her son Carrol was born on 26 May 1856 and before her husband married a second time on 24 December 1857. Her death left her husband with eight young children ranging in age from 16 years to newly born.4,5

Family

Robert Ratliff b. 1820
Children1.John A. Ratliff1 b. 1841
2.Mary J. Ratliff1 b. 1843
3.Arminta Elizabeth Ratliff1 b. 27 Jun 1844, d. 6 Oct 1901
4.William B. Ratliff1 b. 1848
5.James M. Ratliff1 b. Jan 1850
6.Elijah Ratliff2 b. 19 Apr 1852
7.Eda Ratliff4 b. 1854
8.Carroll Ratliff4 b. 26 May 1856

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Robert and Mary Ratliff, Year: 1850; Census Place: Pike, Kentucky; Roll: 217; Page: 451b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1687] Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Elijah Ratliff on 19 April 1852 in Pike County, Kentucky, USA, son of Robert Ratliff and Polly Edwards. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 6 October 1839 in Pike County, Kentucky, USA, of Robert Ratliff and Mary Edwards, citing FHL Film# 001943483. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of R. and Sarah P. "Ratcliff", Year: 1860; Census Place: Sherrill, Texas, Missouri; Page: 1103. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S190] Missouri, U.S., Compiled Marriage Index, 1766-1983, online at www.Ancestry.com, marriage on 24 December 1857 in Dent County, Missouri, of Robert Ratliff and Sarah P. York. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Compiled Marriage Index, 1766-1983.

Ovanda Barthenie Edwards1

b. 25 March 1851, d. 4 August 1862
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Lathan Edwards1,3 b. 8 Apr 1820, d. 16 Jan 1866
Mother*Celia Jane Heaton1,2 b. 23 Aug 1830, d. 11 Nov 1904
Birth*25 March 1851Ovanda Barthenie Edwards was born on 25 March 1851 in Greene County, Illinois,1
Death*4 August 1862 and died on 4 August 1862 in Taylor County, Iowa, at age 11.1
Burial*She was buried in North Grove Cemetery, Hepburn, Page County, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ovanda Barthenie Edwards, Memorial# 5951165. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Celia Jane (Heaton) Edwards, Memorial# 5951132.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lathan Edwards, Memorial# 5951085.

Phidelia Edwards1,2

b. 3 June 1824, d. 31 May 1841
Father*Eli Edwards1,2 b. 1 Jun 1791, d. 15 Apr 1862
Mother*Catherine Longstreet1,2 b. 12 Jun 1792, d. 15 Mar 1863
Birth*3 June 1824Phidelia Edwards was born on 3 June 1824 in Ellington, Chautauqua County, New York,3,1,2
Death*31 May 1841 and died on 31 May 1841 in Ellington at age 16, just 2 days short of her 17th birthday.3,1,2
Burial*She was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Ellington.3

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Eli Edwards, Memorial# 5949995. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine (Longstreet) Edwards, Memorial# 5950089.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Phidelia Edwards, Memorial# 100699112.