James Nicholas Edwards

20 June 1840–28 January 1918 (Age 77)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of James Nicholas

When James Nicholas Edwards was born on 20 June 1840, in Missouri, United States, his father, Rev Newton Orom Edwards, was 23 and his mother, Martha Farleigh, was 23. He married Alice Elizabeth Bacon in 1859, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Piney Township, Texas, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Lynch Township, Texas, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 28 January 1918, in Upton, Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Plato, Texas, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Nicholas Edwards
Alice Elizabeth Bacon
Marriage: 1859
Cynthia Ann Edwards
Emily Edwards
Sarah Lee Edwards
William James Edwards
Sylvester Hampton Edwards
Ransom Newton Edwards
Albert F. Edwards
Willard Bazil Edwards

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  • Marriage
    1859Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 20
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (13)

    • James M Edwards in household of Nuton O Edwards, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nicholas Edwards in entry for Earl L Schueren and Anne Evans, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • N O Edwards, "United States Census, 1880"

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