When Mary Margaret "Maggie" Edwards was born on 16 May 1843, in Russellville, Brown, Ohio, United States, her father, James Alexander Edwards, was 43 and her mother, Nancy Tucker Jacobs, was 40. She married Neville B Wallace in 1861, in Brown, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Buchanan Township, Atchison, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Pleasant Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 15 February 1924, at the age of 80, and was buried in Home Cemetery, Tarkio Township, Atchison, 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.