Edward Edwards

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Edwards was born on 8 May 1793, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Nathaniel Edwards, was 34 and his mother, Nancy F Quesenbury, was 25. He married Nancy Clemmons on 19 December 1815, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died on 8 June 1869, in Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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Edward Edwards
Nancy Clemmons
Marriage: 19 December 1815
James Tompkins Edwards
Robert Edwards
Hannah Edwards
William Carroll Edwards
John Lasater Edwards
Eliza Ann Edwards
Prescilla Edwards
George William Edwards
Martha Frances Edwards
Mary Ann Edwards
Albert Greene Edwards

Sources (9)

  • Edward Edwards, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Edwards - Government record: birth: 8 May 1793; Wilson, Tennessee, United States
  • Edward Edwards, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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Historical Boundaries: 1813: Warrick, Indiana Territory, United States 1816: Warrick, Indiana, United States

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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