John Downing Edwards

Male31 March 1829–5 July 1912

Brief Life History of John Downing

When John Downing Edwards was born on 31 March 1829, in Brown, Ohio, United States, his father, James Alexander Edwards, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Tucker Jacobs, was 26. He married Evaline Amanda Ann Parker on 7 November 1850, in Brown, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Iowa Township, Doniphan, Kansas, United States in 1870 and Princeville, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 5 July 1912, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Princeville, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Downing Edwards
Evaline Amanda Ann Parker
Marriage: 7 November 1850
Edwin Barton Edwards
Charles L. Edwards
James Oscar Edwards
William Chase Edwards
Clarence Defoe Edwards
Albert A. Edwards
George L Edwards
Eva Laura Edwards

Sources (14)

  • John Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John D. Edwards, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • John Downing Edwards, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1850Brown, Ohio, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1840: Peoria, Illinois, United States


    Age 25

    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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