When Edward Edwards was born on 8 May 1793, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert 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.
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.
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