James Harrod Edwards was born from 18 September 1818 to 1825, in Kentucky, United States. He married Lucinda Jane Rickard on 2 December 1847, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Union Township, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died on 2 January 1884, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States, and was buried in Little Vine Church, Union Township, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States.
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.