Jesse Edwards

Brief Life History of Jesse

Jesse Edwards was born in 1750, in Sussex, Virginia, United States. He had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Tabitha Pilkinton. He lived in Meherrin District, Brunswick, Virginia, United States in 1810. He died on 26 November 1811, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 61.

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Jesse Edwards
Tabitha Pilkinton
James Jordon Edwards
Thomas Edwards
Diannah Edwards
Tabitha Edwards
James Jordan Edwards
Mary Rebecca Edwards
Martha Edwards
Herbert Edwards

Sources (7)

  • Jessee Edwards, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Jessey Edwards in entry for Richard Vaughan, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • Jessee Edwards in entry for David Williams, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

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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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