John Edwards

Male1858–

Brief Life History of John

When John Edwards was born in 1858, in Arkansas, United States, his father, David Edwards, was 46 and his mother, Mary Polly Smith, was 36. He lived in Mulberry Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 5, Delta, Texas, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

David Edwards
1812–1903
Mary Polly Smith
1822–1870
Olive Edwards
1841–
Thomas Edwards
1844–1939
William Edwards
1846–1928
Jessie Agbert Edwards
1849–1923
Susanah Edwards
1852–
Margaret Eveline EDWARDS
1854–1948
John Edwards
1858–

Sources (4)

  • John A Edwards in household of Thomas Edwards, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Household of Thomas Edwards, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Edwards in household of D Edwards, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870

Age 12

Historical Boundaries: 1870: Delta, Texas, United States

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 32

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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