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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Family Time Line

Robert Smith Edwards
1827–1907
Mary Rebecca Gibson
1838–1906
Marriage: 1857
Minnie Edwards
1858–1924
Sarah Olive Edwards
1862–1941
Samuel Gibson Edwards
1868–1923

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1857
Indiana, United States
children

(3)

    Minnie Edwards

    Female1858–1924Female

    Sarah Olive Edwards

    Female1862–1941Female

    Male1868–1923Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    William Bolton Edwards

    Male1825–1865Male

    John Simpson Edwards

    Male1825–1881Male

    Male1827–1907Male

    Mary Elizabeth Edwards

    Female1829–1899Female

    Joseph V. "Joe" Edwards

    Male1833–1856Male

+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.
1863

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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