Berry Franklin Edwards

25 February 1831–7 April 1917 (Age 86)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Berry Franklin

When Berry Franklin Edwards was born on 25 February 1831, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Richard Clifford Edwards, was 36 and his mother, Mary D Fender, was 34. He married Mahalah Emeline Austin on 23 September 1853, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Glade Creek Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Chestnut Hill, Ashe, North Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 7 April 1917, in Weaver, Durham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States.

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Berry Franklin Edwards
Mahalah Emeline Austin
Marriage: 23 September 1853
Richard Franklin Edwards
Sarah Jane Edwards
Candis Cordelia Edwards
Elbert Jefferson Edwards

Spouse and Children

23 September 1853
Ashe, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 22

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 31

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Berry Edwards, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Berry Edwards in household of Richd Edwards, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Berry F Edwards, "United States Census, 1910"

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