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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Family Time Line

Jesse Edwards
1750–1811
Tabitha Pilkinton
1760–1815
James Jordon Edwards
1775–1832
Thomas Edwards
1775–1856
Diannah Edwards
1778–
Tabitha Edwards
1780–1839
James Jordan Edwards
1780–1861
Mary Rebecca Edwards
1785–
Martha Edwards
1789–
Herbert Edwards
1792–

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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