Robert B Edwards

Male1809–16 December 1873

Brief Life History of Robert B

When Robert B Edwards was born in 1809, in Kentucky, United States, his father, William Hamilton Edwards, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Stanton, was 30. He married Rhue Southard on 29 November 1833, in Burke, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Sebastian, Arkansas, United States in 1860. He died on 16 December 1873, in Roseville, Logan, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Hickory Ridge Cemetery, Lavaca, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States.

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Robert B Edwards
Rhue Southard
Marriage: 29 November 1833
Thomas H Edwards
Minera J Edwards
John Francis Edwards
Martha E Edwards
Naomi Jan Edwards
Robert Marion Edwards
James M Edwards
Jane Bell Edwards

Sources (6)

  • R B Edwards, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert Edwards, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Robert B. Edwards, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    29 November 1833Burke, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    Age 3

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 21

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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