Martha Edwards

Femaleabout 1819–

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Edwards was born about 1819, in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States, her father, Repps Edwards, was 50 and her mother, Elizabeth Bennett, was 48.

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Repps Edwards
Elizabeth Bennett
Solomon Edwards
Sarah Sally Edwards
Jane Edwards
Celia Edwards
Nancy Edwards
Reverend Bennett Edwards
Isaac Edwards
Martha Edwards
about 1819–
Jonathan Bennett Edwards
Hiram T Edwards
Hiram H Edwards

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Edwards - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Martha Edwards

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World Events (3)

about 1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age NaN

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 3

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

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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