Henry Edwards Jr.

14 February 1823–2 August 1874 (Age 51)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Edwards Jr. was born on 14 February 1823, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Henry Edwards Sr, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Cross, was 29. He married Mary Ann Goodman on 28 August 1848, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States in 1860. He died on 2 August 1874, in Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Henry Edwards Jr.
Mary Ann Goodman
Marriage: 28 August 1848
Martha Ann Edwards
Andrew Jackson Edwards
William James Edwards
L. L. Edwards

Spouse and Children

28 August 1848
Gibson, Tennessee, United States


    Martha Ann Edwards


    Andrew Jackson Edwards



    L. L. Edwards


Parents and Siblings



    Newit Edwards


    Mrs Mary Polly Cooley


    G. Bright Edwards


    James G. Edwards



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 7

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 12

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Henry Edwards, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry Edwards, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Edwards in entry for William James Edwards, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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