Robert Smith Edwards

31 May 1827–7 October 1907 (Age 80)
Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Robert Smith

When Robert Smith Edwards was born on 31 May 1827, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Edwards, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Bolton, was 21. He married Elizabeth Lackey on 27 January 1848, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Greene, Greene Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 7 October 1907, in Ingalls, Green Township, Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Robert Smith Edwards
Mary Rebecca Gibson
Marriage: 1857
Minnie Edwards
Sarah Olive Edwards
Samuel Gibson Edwards

Spouse and Children

Indiana, United States


    Minnie Edwards


    Sarah Olive Edwards



Parents and Siblings



    William Bolton Edwards


    John Simpson Edwards



    Mary Elizabeth Edwards


    Joseph V. "Joe" Edwards


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 9

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 36

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Robert S Edwards, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert S. Edwards in entry for Thomas G. Edwards, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Robert S Edwards, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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